Updated on May 21, 2021. See previous versions of this and other policies in our Policy Archives.
Please note there are specific rules that apply to music under the One Design Use License.
When you download content from Canva under a One Design Use License, you agree to the following terms.
Please note that a Canva Design that contains Pro Stock Media licensed under the One Design Use License Agreement may only be used in compliance with the One Design Use License Agreement even if other Stock Media in the Canva Design has been licensed under the Free Media License Agreement, Multi-Use License Agreement (archived) and/or Extended License Agreement (archived) (whichever applicable).
Your failure to comply with the terms herein could result in legal proceedings and the immediate termination of your account.
If you want to use any of Canva’s Stock Media, you have to pay to obtain a license or hold an Eligible Canva Subscription.
If you pay for a One Design Use License, then you can only use that Pro Stock Media in one of your Canva Designs. While the license allows you to change aspects of that specific Canva Design (such as colours or text), you may not Magic Resize the design or edit the PDFs, PNGs or JPGs you will need to pay for another license (unless you hold an Eligible Canva Subscription – in which case you can Magic Resize to your heart’s content!)
Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, we hereby grant to you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable (subject to section 3B below) worldwide license to use the Pro Stock Media in one Canva Design for a Permitted Use (as defined below). Unless the activity or use is a Permitted Use, you cannot do it. All other rights in and to the Pro Stock Media, including, without limitation, all copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights relating to the Pro Stock Media, are retained by Canva and/or its Contributors as the case may be.
We are granting you a license anywhere we can (even Antarctica, penguins!), but you’re not the only one we can give it to and you can’t give it to anyone else.
Subject to the restrictions described under Prohibited Uses below, the following are “Permitted Uses” of Canva designs that contain Pro Stock Media (please pay attention to the specific rules that apply to Pro music):
Canva for Education Users may only use Pro Stock Media for non-commercial purposes. Any commercial uses listed above are not permitted for Canva for Education Users.
Users may create derivative works based on, or incorporating, Pro Stock Media, other than Pro music (see Prohibited Uses of Pro Music below).
In the event that you create such a derivative work all rights in and to Pro Stock Media shall continue to be owned by Canva or its Contributor(s), subject to your rights to use such Pro Stock Media pursuant to the terms and limitations set forth herein.
All other rights in the Pro Stock Media are expressly reserved by Canva for itself and its Contributors.
You may transfer a Canva Design containing Pro Stock Media to a client for the client’s own use, subject to the following terms:
For the avoidance of doubt this clause does not entitle you to transfer or sub-license Stock Media to your client for use outside of a Canva Design or on a standalone basis.
These are the things this license permits you to do with Canva designs that contain Pro Stock Media.
You may not do anything with the Pro Stock Media that is not expressly permitted in the preceding section.
Unfortunately, there are some things you just can’t do under the One Design Use License.
In addition to the Prohibited Uses that apply to all Stock Media (see below), the following uses of Pro music are prohibited:
Listen up! These are specific restrictions that apply to Pro music.
The following Prohibited Uses are not available under this or any other Canva license for Stock Media (including music and video):
(i) Definitely, definitely, definitely can’t do these things with any Stock Media on Canva, no matter which license you buy.
(ii) A trademark has to be a unique symbol which is exclusively used by a brand owner. For that reason, you cannot use any Content from Canva’s library in a trademark, design mark, trade name, business name, service mark. If you use Content in any branded materials, including logos, remember that other Canva users are free to use the same Content and you can’t claim exclusive rights.
Our logo templates are for inspiration – a starting point for your own unique design.
If you want to end this agreement, you don’t have to get Arnold Schwarzenegger involved. Just shred any printed copies of the design and delete any files related to the design.
We can change this license whenever we want.
If anyone takes legal action over any Stock Media you are using, you must stop using the Stock Media, delete or remove the Stock Media, and let us know about it.