Canva offers a library of amazing content to use in your designs, including photos, icons, illustrations, video, audio, fonts and templates (Content). By using a piece of Content in a Canva Design, you’re bound by this agreement.
What license applies to Free Content?
Under the terms of this Agreement, we grant to you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable (subject to section 4A below) worldwide license to use the Free Content for the Permitted Uses defined in sections 5 and 6 below (Free Content License).
Under the terms of this agreement, we grant you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable (subject to section 4A below), worldwide license to use Pro Content or Pro Template in a single Canva Design, for the Permitted Uses defined in sections 5 and 7 below (Pro Content License or One Design Use License).
A license is issued to you when you Export a Canva Design, for each piece of Content contained in your Design. Free Content licenses are issued at no cost. Pro Content Licenses are issued:
(a) by paying, if you’re a free user; or
(b) at no additional cost if you have a valid Canva subscription.
Each Pro Content License allows you to use the Content in one Canva Design, so you must pay to obtain a new license each time you wish to use the same piece of Content in a new Design (including a Design that has been Magic Resized). If you have a subscription, then a new license is automatically issued to you each time you Export a new Design containing that Content.
You may transfer a Canva Design containing Content (Free or Pro) to a client for the client’s own use, subject to the following terms:
For the avoidance of doubt, this section 4A does not entitle you to transfer or sub-license Content to your client for use outside of a Canva Design, or on a standalone basis (unless the license terms allow this).
These are the things this Agreement permits you to do or make with Canva Designs that contain Content (Free or Pro):
The use of Pro Content in online or electronic publications, including web pages, blogs e-books and videos, is limited to a maximum of 480,000 total pixels (for example, 600px x 800px) per Content file where un-edited, unless the use is:
In which cases, the pixel limit shall not apply.
Between November 3 and November 17 2021, Canva will be providing a series of templates in collaboration with Netflix to celebrate Stranger Things Day. These templates are for personal use on social media and as Zoom backgrounds. You may not print designs made using these templates (e.g. to make merch) or do anything with the templates that suggests that you are affiliated with Stranger Things or Netflix. Otherwise, have fun!
Between July 24 and December 17 2022, Canva will be providing a series of templates in collaboration with AMC for The Walking Dead x Canva "Designing Dead" Fan Art Contest. These templates are for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purposes. These templates may not be used to create any merchandise.
Free Content has fewer restrictions than Pro Content – you can use it in the following additional ways:
If your Canva Design contains any Pro Content, you can’t use it for these purposes.
You can use Pro Music for all of the permitted uses in section 5, with the following limitations:
One of the reasons we’re able to make our amazing Canva for Education product available for free to teachers and students is because it is for non-commercial purposes. Canva for Education users may only use Pro Content for educational, non-commercial purposes.
If you want to use Canva to create designs for commercial purposes, you’ll need to create a separate Canva account and use that account for those designs.
You definitely can’t do these things with any free or Pro Content on Canva:
The Pixabay, Pexels and CC0 licenses may permit some of these activities - please check the relevant license.
If you find out – from Canva or somewhere else – that there’s a claim of infringement of another’s right for which Canva might be liable, you have to stop using the Content immediately, at your own expense. This applies whether the claim is threatened, potential or actual. You also have to immediately delete or remove the Content from your premises, computer systems and storage (electronic or physical); ensure that your clients, printers or ISPs do likewise; and let Canva know as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com.