Terms, Conditions and Copyright
Essentially, we want our users to be comfortable in submitting their pictures to this site. So, lets keep the rules of ownership simple...
When you upload an image to this site the copyright remains with you. You still own the image, but you give us the right to display it on the site in any manner we choose, and for as long as we choose.
Feel free to browse the site and the images but respect copyright. In response to our most frequently asked question, "No, the images on this site are not free for you to use elsewhere." Contact the contributor if they have left details or alternatively, contact us
noting specific picture numbers and we'll do what we can to help.
If you spot an image that you know is yours, and which has been posted to this site without your permission, please email us, and we will remove it. We will, of course, need proof that you do actually own it before we can do so.
The Nitty Gritty:
- By browsing or contributing to this site you acknowledge these terms as binding for the user relationship between you and us, the operators of this Image Library. We shall not acknowledge any terms to the contrary.
- You hereby agree
- not to transmit any content to this Image Library the reproduction of which infringes copyrights or author's rights or any other rights of third parties
- not to offend, defame or otherwise annoy or cause damage to other users
- not to use the data and email addresses of other users obtained through the Image Library for commercial advertising or to send unsolicited advertising
- not to use the Image Library for pornographic or racist content or material which may be harmful to minors, conveys ideas of national socialism, or glorifies violence etc.
- We reserve the right, but do not undertake any obligation, to review, edit, delete or disable your images and postings if these are, or we suspect them of being, in breach of your obligations as a user or if they violate the law. We may delegate this right, e. g. to other members.
- By transmitting content to our server you guarantee us that you have the right to make this content available for use. At the same time you grant us a right of use in such content. This right of use granted to us comprises the right to publication, distribution, transmission, reproduction in public, publication or similar use of the transmitted content on a worldwide scale, exclusively within our Image Library system, without any claim for remuneration for yourself or any third parties.
- You shall indemnify us from all claims of third parties that these may assert against us for infringement of their rights, notably of copyrights and user, license, competition or other proprietary rights, based on the content you transmitted. You shall reimburse us the costs of any legal defence which may arise as a consequence of your infringing content. You undertake to use your best efforts to support us in the handling of any third-party claims based on your content and notably to submit to us all documents that may be required for defence.
- The content and programming of this Image Library is protected by copyright. Their use shall be subject to the applicable copyright and other protection laws. Any use of such content, in whole or in part, particularly for commercial purposes, requires the prior consent of the holder of the rights. The holders of such rights may be, among others, the users or the administrators of the Image Library. The name of the user who uploaded a photo to the Image Library is displayed publicly, and the copyright for that image resides with that user unless explicitly stated otherwise.
- We guarantee that statutory provisions on data protection are adhered to. We process and save personal data only to the extent necessary for implementation of the user and administrator's site access. By participating in the Image Library through the contribution of pictures and/or comments, you give your express consent to their publication on the Image Library.
- By becoming a participating user you give your consent to the placement and display of advertising on the Image Library.