Terms of Use

This web page represents a legal document that serves as our Terms of Service and it governs the legal terms of our website, contrastly.com, sub-domains, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, “Website”), as owned and operated by Contrastly.

Capitalized terms, unless otherwise defined, have the meaning specified within the Definitions section below. This Terms of Service, along with our Privacy Policy, any mobile license agreement, and other posted guidelines within our Website, collectively “Legal Terms”, constitute the entire and only agreement between you and Contrastly, and supersede all other agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website and the subject matter contained herein. We may amend our Legal Terms at any time without specific notice to you. The latest copies of our Legal Terms will be posted on our Website, and you should review all Legal Terms prior to using our Website. After any revisions to our Legal Terms are posted, you agree to be bound to any such changes to them. Therefore, it is important for you to periodically review our Legal Terms to make sure you still agree to them.

By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by our Legal Terms. Please review them carefully. If you do not accept our Legal Terms, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept our Legal Terms, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.

The last update to our Terms of Service was posted on May 13, 2018.


  • The terms “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Contrastly, the owner of the Website.
  • A “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our Website, but has not registered as Member.
  • A “Member” is an individual that has registered with us to use our Service.
  • Our “Service” represents the collective functionality and features as offered through our Website to our Members.
  • A “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.
  • All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website are collectively known as our “Content”.

Legal Compliance

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website. Contrastly reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Legal Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to cancelling your Member account, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information, as allowed under our Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property

Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such service marks/trademarks, without the prior written permission of the corresponding service mark/trademark owner. Our Website is also protected under international copyright laws. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of our Website is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you ownership rights of any kind in our Website.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to third party websites. Contrastly has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk.

Refunds & Exchanges (Contrastly Store)

Due to the nature of digital products we do not offer refunds or exchanges. Contrastly will consider granting a refund that is requested in a reasonable timeframe and that meets certain internal criteria (such as a customer having ordered the same product twice), and will grant refunds at its reasonable discretion. Nothing herein grants an obligation by Contrastly to grant a refund.

Pricing and Currency

All products for sale on Contrastly and processed via the Contrastly store are listed in USD currency. This includes our Premium Lightroom Presets, Premium Photoshop Actions, and eBooks.

FTC Disclosure

Since December 1, 2009, the FTC requires online publications to disclose whenever they receive any sort of compensation – be it in the form of free products or monetary compensation.

First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Contrastly accepts monetary compensation for advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, as well as free products and services. Our main business is Lightroom Presets, Photoshop Actions, and eBooks, but we do receive monetary compensation via advertising and sponsored content.

Now for the not-so-obvious. Contrastly relies partly on advertising revenues, affiliate commission, and other forms of revenues to keep going. We are a profitable website, but we got there by providing honest reviews, recommending great products (that we use ourselves) and provide links to relevant products when appropriate. We pay our writers well and care deeply about the photography industry.

Please note that the advertising space or sponsored content published on this site may not always be directly identified as paid or sponsored. The views and opinions expressed on Contrastly are our own. Any product claim, statistical information, citation or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider in question.

All this to say that when you read an article on Contrastly, we may include links in the content of the article that point to third party websites. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. We also earn a commission from sites such as PhotographyPla.net, ShutterSweets, B&H Photo, On1 Software, Photzy, BuySellAds, ImpactRadius, TradeDoubler, Google Adsense and various others. We get paid a small amount every time you click and/or purchase something from those 3rd party websites. This is, in part, how we can operate this website and keep both our writers and our readers happy.

General Terms

Any claim relating to Contrastly’s website shall be governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

Our main email address is hello@contrastly.com.