Subscription Plans

Usage of a Visual Pursuits website for your organization and the Image Competition Manager program are provided under a subscription license. Different subscription plans are available including a FREE plan.

When you initially create a website, you will have a 60 day free standard subscription so you can evaluate the service. If you do not subscribe at that time it will convert to a FREE subscription described bellow. Inactive accounts are automatically deleted after 90 days. Premium trial subscriptions are available by sending a Support Request via the Help menu on your website.

A FREE subscription will provide a website that will display some advertisements on certain pages and will have other limitations. The table below compares the features available for the different subscription plans.

Feature FREE Plan Standard Subscription Premium Subscription
Use of the Image Competition Manager Program Check Check Check
Use of Website Check Check Check
Ads appear on Website Check    
Upload and Download Images Check Check Check
Manage Membership and Roles Check Check Check
Manage Competitions Check Check Check
Display Competition Results Check Check Check
Manage Events and Website Calendar   Check Check
E-mail Members   Check Check
Display Photo Galleries   Check Check
Website Document Storage   Check Check
Website and Images Backed Up   Check Check
Maximum Members 30 Varies Varies
Storage Limit 1.0GB Varies Varies
Number of Host Headers (web addresses per website) 1 Up to 5 Up to 5
Website Judging     Check
Custom Web Pages     Check
PayPal Buttons     Check
Voting in Discussion Forums     Check
Website Critiques     Check
Voting and Rating Competition Images     Check
Custom Roles and Groups     Check

You may change your subscription plan at any time. A purchased subscription plan will be needed if you need additional storage, need the more advanced feature, do not want ads displayed, or if you have more than 30 organization members. Prepaid fees will will not be refunded if you downgrade your plan.

Note that inactive FREE subscriptions are automatically deleted if there are no user logins for 90 days.

Significant discounts are available for organizations that are members of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). Please visit the PSA Website for information on becoming a member organization.

Our purchased subscription prices are inexpensive if you consider the tremendous savings in time for your members and competition managers. The cost is under $3 per member per year for PSA member organizations.

If you are interested in subscribing to a Standard Plan or need to change your subscription status, please contact us at CustomerService@VisualPursuits.com or use the Support Request form accessed via the Help menu of your website or from this website.

Standard Subscription Plans

Subscription plans are payable in advance of the period covered. Refunds are not available for early cancellation or downgrading of a subscription. Member counts are the number of members defined by your organization as being "active". Disk space utilization is based on the sum of all disk space used to store your organization's files and images. You will be notified if you start to exceed your limits. "New Images/Year" is the number of new images that can be used by your website without incurring any additional variable charge. Please see the section on "Variable Charges" below.

Councils, PSA, and organizations with no direct membership need special handling and subscriptions are based on storage usage rather than membership and must subscribe at the 50 member or higher level. Some features require a Premium Subscription, which has a different price schedule below.

Plan Max Members New Images/Year Max Storage Non-PSA Member Charge PSA Member Charge
Free Subscription 30 1000 1GB Free Free
Standard Subscription 15 600 1.8GB $73/year $46/year
Standard Subscription 30 1200 3.6GB $109/year $79/year
Standard Subscription 50 2000 6.0GB $163/year $133/year
Standard Subscription 75 3000 9.0GB $230/year $200/year
Standard Subscription 100 4000 12GB $297/year $267/year
Standard Subscription 125 5000 15GB $361/year $331/year
Standard Subscription 150 6000 18GB $418/year $388/year
Standard Subscription 200 8000 24GB $490/year $460/year
Standard Subscription 250 10,000 30GB $600/year $570/year
Standard Subscription 300 12,000 36GB $707/year $677/year
Standard Subscription 350 14,000 42GB $816/year $786/year
Standard Subscription 400 16,000 48GB $925/year $895/year
Standard Subscription 450 18,000 54GB $1034/year $1004/year
Standard Subscription 500 20,000 60GB $1143/year $1113/year

Premium Subscription Plans

A Premium Subscription includes all of the features of a Standard Subscription plus enables certain advanced functions of the software and website, such as Website Judging and Custom Web Pages. Information on features can be found on your website by using the "Help" menu.

Subscription plans are payable in advance of the period covered. Refunds are not available for early cancellation or downgrading of a subscription. Member counts are the number of members defined by your organization as being "active". Disk space utilization is based on the sum of all disk space used to store your organization's files and images. You will be notified if you start to exceed your limits. "New Images/Year" is the number of new images that can be used by your website without incurring any additional variable charge. Please see the section on "Variable Charges" below.

Councils, PSA, and organizations with no direct membership need special handling and subscriptions are based on storage usage rather than membership and must subscribe at the 50 member or higher level.

Plan Max Members New Images/Year Remote Judged Images/Year Max Storage Non-PSA Member Charge PSA Member Charge
Premium Subscription 30 1200 300 3.6GB $145/year $115/year
Premium Subscription 50 2000 500 6GB $217/year $187/year
Premium Subscription 75 3000 750 9GB $306/year $276/year
Premium Subscription 100 4000 1000 12GB $395/year $365/year
Premium Subscription 125 5000 1250 15GB $475/year $445/year
Premium Subscription 150 6000 1500 18GB $556/year $526/year
Premium Subscription 200 8000 2000 24GB $651/year $621/year
Premium Subscription 250 10,000 2500 30GB $798/year $768/year
Premium Subscription 300 12,000 3000 36GB $941/year $911/year
Premium Subscription 350 14,000 3500 42GB $1086/year $1056/year
Premium Subscription 400 16,000 4000 48GB $1230/year $1200/year
Premium Subscription 450 18,000 4500 54GB $1375/year $1345/year
Premium Subscription 500 20,000 5000 60GB $1595/year $1565/year

Variable Subscription Pricing

In order to keep the subscription prices as low as possible, we use some variable charges based on your usage of our services. Those organizations with more usage will naturally need to pay more. To simplify the process for most organizations, an allocation of some variable items is included in each subscription. You will only get an invoice for additional changes if you exceed the allocation associated with your subscription.

Your Visual Pursuits subscription has the following limits:

  1. Total Active Members
  2. Total storage used by competitions, galleries, and file uploads.
  3. Total new images placed in galleries or competitions per subscription year. This is listed in the price schedules above. Additinal charges will be invoiced if the limit is exceeded.
  4. Total images participating in Website Judging each year. (Requires a Premium Subscription.) This is listed in the price schedules above. Additinal charges will be invoiced if the limit is exceeded.

 

Councils and Non-Club Organizations

For photo club councils and other non-club organizations that hold competitions, membership may not be an accurate indication of the services consumed by the organization. These organizations must subscribe to at least the 50 membership level and the membership limit will not be used. You must inform us if you have this type of organization.

Additional Variable Charges

  1. $0.06 per new image added in excess of the image limit included in your subscription.
  2. $0.08 per image processed with the Website Judging feature in excess of the image limit included in your Premium Subscription.

Variable charges are handled on a partially pre-paid basis. If you are subject to variable changes and the balance in your account drops below $10, a new payment will be required that equals your current balance plus a prepay of $25. Invoicing is performed as needed for these charges, but no more frequently than once per month.

You can view your current usage and billing status using your website menu "Administration", "Subscription Status".

Please contact us at Support@SoftwarePursuits.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding our pricing structure.

Example Charges

For a 75 member club, the annual Standard Subscription charge is $230/year, discounted to $200/year for PSA member clubs. 3000 new images may be added to galleries and competitions without any additional charge. Up to 9GB of storage may be used for all competitions, galleries, and uploaded files.

For a 100 member club, the annual Premium Subscription charge is $395/year, discounted to $365/year for PSA member clubs. 4000 new images may be added to galleries and competitions without any additional charge. Up to 12GB of storage may be used for all competitions, galleries, and uploaded files. 1000 images could be judged using the Website Judging feature without an additional charge. If you used 5000 images in the year, there would be an additional change of $60, or $0.06/image above the 4000 image subscription limit. If 4000 images were judged using the Website Judging feature, there would be an additional change of $240, or $0.08/image above the 1000 image subscription limit.

For a council, an annual Standard Subscription would be $163/year, discounted to $133/year for a PSA member council. Up to 6GB of storage may be used with pricing taken from the 50 member subscription item. If all council submissions are from other Visual Pursuits websites (other clubs), no additional changes are likely unless the storage limit is exceeded or other optional services are used.

For a non-club organization using a Premium Subscription, the minimum subscription level would be for 50 members (although the member limit is not used). Up to 6GB of storage may be used and 2000 new images would be permitted without any additional charge. 500 images could be judged using the Website Judging feature without an additional charge. The annual subscription would be $217/year. If you process 3000 new images during the year, an additional a variable charge of $0.06/image for 1000 images would be incurred, or an additional $60. If those same images were all processed using the Website Judging feature, there would be an additional change of $80.



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