Businesses and individuals using Vimeo to host commercial content are required to use Vimeo Pro, Business, or Premium hosting plans.
Independent artists, production companies, and non-profit organizations can use any of our plans to share examples of their work with the Vimeo community. However, videographers and videography companies that are using Vimeo for hosting videos for customers or to advertise their business will need to upgrade to a Pro or Business plan.
How do we define commercial content?
We define commercial content as:
- Videos promoting or representing a for-profit business or brand
- Videos containing any form of advertising
- Videos embedded on your website (or videos being hosted on behalf of commercial clients)
- Videos that you intend to sell, embed behind a paywall, or offer as part of a subscription or membership
- Company meetings, calls, training, client support, and testimonials
- Webinars, product demos, workshops, tutorials, courses, and coaching
- Using Vimeo as a hosting solution for your videography business
Please note that the following factors do not have an impact on our definition of commercial content:
- Whether or not your content generates revenue
- Whether or not the videos are educational in nature
- Video or account privacy settings
The only exceptions to our commercial policies are for:
- Accredited educational institutions
- Registered non-profits and charities
- Independent production companies, artists, and creative professionals that are using Vimeo to showcase a portfolio of their creative work. (This means videos must be set to public, and the account cannot be used as a hosting solution/tool for your business or a client.)
If you believe that your account qualifies for these exceptions as a non-profit or accredited educational institution, please be prepared to provide documentation for us to review.
Learn more by reading our Commercial Content Guidelines.