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Shutterstock reassures contributors with this letter

Hello all,

I just wanted to share this email I just received from Shutterstock.

Seems like the cool attitude the U.S. had towards COVID-19 is changing drastically. Anyhow, I find it nice that Shutterstock thought of sending us this letter. So far, I haven’t received anything from Adobe Stock or 123RF….

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Dear Shutterstock Community,

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops, all of our lives will undoubtedly be affected. Families, communities, and businesses are navigating a truly unprecedented global event. In this time of crisis, we know our role is to not only help you continue to operate, but also to help you adapt to your changing reality.

I’m reaching out with an update from the Shutterstock team to reassure you that we are working tirelessly to keep our employee and contributor community safe while at the same time continuing to serve you.

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our community, beginning with our employees. Following the recommendations of governments and public health experts, we have restricted travel and transitioned to fully remote work in every one of our global offices so that our staff can work safely from their homes and continue to support you without disruption.

We are also encouraging safe practices for our contributors. This community of over 1 million artists around the world remains the heartbeat of our organization. We want each and every one of them to stay safe, follow the latest guidance from global and national health organizations and remember that no content is worth putting themselves or others at risk.

Businesses all over the world will have to evolve to accommodate this fluid situation. We have already seen some industries grind to a halt, while others will be forever altered. We understand that budgets, timelines, and projects will be revised as you pivot strategy, and we want to reassure you that we will continue to support each of you as your needs change.

As people everywhere seek to understand this changing landscape, we are committed to providing tools and resources to help our customers and contributors navigate this challenge. Here are a few ways we are already doing that:
• For those who might be expanding their business online in these uncertain times, we’re offering this curated image collection free of charge
• For those who are telling the story of the outbreak as it unfolds, our Editorial collection is being updated constantly with high-quality images
• For anyone who is creating or licensing content from Shutterstock, we’re continuing to share helpful guidelines about how to best represent this unprecedented situation

We value your support as we all face these challenges together. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to support@shutterstock.com. Additionally, if you are aware of other ways in which we can help others with our technology, please let us know.

Stay healthy and safe,

Stan Pavlovsky
President and COO of Shutterstock

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