Photo Licence Agreement
Who we are
Welcome to the ARTHAS internet site. In these terms and conditions, “we” “us” or “our” refers to ARTHAS and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies and third party contractors. These Terms and Conditions apply to all ARTHAS internet sites which reference these Terms and Conditions, including without limitation: the ARTHAS website www.arthas.ch, blogs and social accounts, and interfaces through applications and other online services, products and features we may make available, whether accessed via computer, mobile device, smart TV or otherwise (collectively the “Sites”). By using the Sites, or any of the products, features or services available on or through the Site (collectively the “Services”), you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by these terms and conditions and such other additional or alternative terms, conditions, rules and policies which are displayed or to which you may be directed in connection with any particular Site or Service (collectively, the “Terms and Conditions”). If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to use the Sites or Services.
Registration, accounts and passwords
Certain Services made available on the Sites may require registration or subscription. Should you choose to proceed with the registration or subscription process, you agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself, and to update such information to ensure it is kept accurate and complete. You agree to be responsible for: (a) maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords or other account identifiers which you choose or are assigned one as a result of any registration or subscription on the Sites, and (b) all activities that occur through such account. You agree to notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account. We are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, your failure to comply with this section.
Restriction on use of materials
The Sites and each of their entire contents, features and functionality, including but not limited to all information, software, code, text, displays, graphics, photographs, video, audio, musical works, performances, design, presentation, selection and arrangement (the “Content”) and the Services are owned by ARTHAS and/or its licensors, and are protected in all forms by intellectual property laws including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and any other proprietary rights.
ARTHAS grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license, to the extent possible, to use and display on your computer or other electronic access device the Content and Services for your own personal and non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify the Content or any copyright and other proprietary notices in relation to such Content. Except as provided herein, you agree not to reproduce, make derivative works of, retransmit, distribute, sell, publish, communicate, publicly display, broadcast or otherwise make available any of the Content obtained through the Site or Services, including without limitation, by caching, data scraping, framing or similar means, without the prior written consent of ARTHAS and any other copyright owner of such Content.
If you print off, copy or download any part of the Sites in breach of these Terms and Conditions, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. You have no right, title, or interest in or to the Sites or to any content on the Sites, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by ARTHAS. Any use of the Sites not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
ARTHAS and all associated designs and logos are trademarks of ARTHAS. All other product, brand and company names and logos used or mentioned on the Sites or any of the Services may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Any use of any trademarks appearing on the Sites or any of the Services without the express written consent of the owner of the trademark is strictly prohibited.
We want people to respect the safety and well-being of others while using the Sites. In consideration of the availability and your use of the Sites and the Services, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge that ARTHAS may investigate any violations of law and may cooperate with law enforcement in this regard.
In using the Sites and Services, you agree not to:
- Post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute/share any materials, information or content constituting, advocating or encouraging conduct that is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent;
- Defame, abuse, stalk, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation, rights relating to their intellectual property, privacy and publicity;
- Post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;
- Post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any information, materials or content (including for greater certainty, software) which contains a virus, cancelbot, trojan horse, worm or other harmful or disruptive component;
- Access or collect data from our Sites using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access;
- Transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertisements or promotions without our prior written consent, commercial activities or sales, including without limitation any spam, sales promotions, barter, or advertising or any other similar solicitation; or
- Impersonate or attempt to impersonate ARTHAS, ARTHAS staff, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses, or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
We can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions.
Responsibility for minors
In cases where, as a parent or legal guardian, you have authorized a minor to use the Sites or any of the Services, you recognize that you are fully responsible for: (i) the online conduct of such minor; (ii) controlling the minor’s access to and use of the Sites or any of the Services; and (iii) the consequences of any misuse by the minor. You acknowledge that some of the areas of the Sites may contain material that is inappropriate for minors.
You own the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on the Sites and Services you use. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.
However, to provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions to use this content.
Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Sites, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such material expressly grants) us a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide right and license to host, use, broadcast, televise, exploit, communicate, distribute, modify, adapt, run, copy, transmit, publicly perform or display, translate, and create compilations and derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on the Sites, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others. Such license shall apply with respect to any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. In addition, you warrant that all “moral rights” in such materials submitted by you have been waived in favour of ARTHAS and that you own or have the right to use the intellectual property contained therein.
If you are a minor, you must have permission from your parent or legal guardian to upload any materials to our Sites. In the event that material is uploaded without permission, all uploaded material will be removed immediately and without notice to you.
We cannot be responsible for the content or accuracy of any information provided by other users on the Sites. When using the Sites, you may not post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any information, materials or content that do not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the Sites. Your use of the Sites for commercial purposes of any kind is strictly prohibited. Please note that ARTHAS reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, or in violation of these Terms and Conditions.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: (A) THE SITES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THAT ARTHAS MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS (“WARRANTIES”) OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND THAT ANY SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND (B) ARTHAS SPECIFICALLY MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT THE SITES OR SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITES OR SERVICES, WILL BE PROVIDED ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS OR THAT SUCH SERVICES OR THE RESULTS DERIVED THEREFROM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS.
ARTHAS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to add to, remove, modify or otherwise change any part of these Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Except as otherwise expressly contemplated herein, changes will be effective when notice of such change is posted on the Sites. Please check these Terms and Conditions regularly for updates. If any change is not acceptable to you, you must discontinue your use of the Sites and any of the Services immediately. Your continued use of the Sites or Services after any such changes are posted will constitute acceptance of those changes. Further, ARTHAS reserves the right to change, modify, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Sites, Services or Content from time to time without notice or liability and for any reason whatsoever.
Please exercise discretion while browsing the internet. Please note that certain links on the Sites may take you to other websites. ARTHAS provides these links only as a convenience and not as an endorsement by ARTHAS. These linked sites are not necessarily under the control of ARTHAS. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses and other destructive elements. ARTHAS is not responsible for the content of any such linked sites or any other web page which is not part of the Sites and under ARTHAS’s control. Unless otherwise expressly provided, ARTHAS makes no representation or warranty regarding, and does not endorse, any linked site or the information, products or services appearing thereon. Accordingly, you agree that ARTHAS will not be responsible or liable in any way for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in any site linked from the Sites.
Dealing with third parties
You acknowledge and agree that your correspondence or business dealings with any third parties, including any merchants or advertisers, found on, or through, the Site or Services, including payment for and delivery of related goods and services, and all other terms, conditions, representations and warranties related to such dealings, are solely between you and such third parties. ARTHAS assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any charges you or any user of your account incurs when making purchases or other transactions in this manner. Further, the responsibility for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws in connection with any such transactions shall be yours alone. You agree that ARTHAS shall not be responsible or liable in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, any such dealings or transactions.
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Sites infringes your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) by submitting written notification to us with: (a) your physical or electronic signature, (b) identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed, (c) identification of the material you believe to be infringing in enough detail to locate it, (d) your name and contact information, (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law, (f) a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate, and (g) a statement that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Copyright notices may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that any material or activity on the Sites is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and legal fees, disbursements and charges).
Limitation of liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL ARTHAS, INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, AND ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, SAVINGS, GOODWILL OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ARTHAS HAD BEEN ADVISED OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (A) THE USE, INABILITY TO USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES OF ARTHAS SITES, (B) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR MODIFICATION TO ANY OF YOUR CONTENT OR TRANSMISSIONS, OR (C) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO ARTHAS SITES OR SERVICES.
You expressly acknowledge that ARTHAS has entered into this agreement, and has and will make the Sites, Content and Services available to you in reliance upon the limitations and exclusions of liability and the disclaimers set forth herein, and that the same form an essential basis of the bargain between you and ARTHAS. You expressly agree that the limitations and exclusions of liability and the disclaimers set forth herein will survive, and continue to apply in the case of, a fundamental breach or breaches, the failure of essential purpose of contract, the failure of any exclusive remedy or termination of this agreement.
All Sites and Services are controlled, operated and administered by ARTHAS from its offices within Switzerland. ARTHAS makes no representation or warranty that the Sites or Services are appropriate or available for use at any locations outside Switzerland. If you access the Sites from outside Switzerland, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. You may not export any of the Content accessible through the Sites in violation of applicable export laws and regulations. These Terms and Conditions shall be interpreted, construed and governed by the laws in force in Bern, Switzerland. Subject to the Arbitration and Actions paragraph below, each party hereby agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Bern, Switzerland, and to waive any objections based upon venue.
Arbitration and actions
Except where prohibited by applicable law, any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions, your use of any Site or Service or the relationship which results from these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, the performance, breach, enforcement, existence or validity of the matters provided for in these Terms and Conditions which cannot be amicably resolved, even if only one of the parties declares that there is a difference (collectively, a “Claim”), will be referred to and finally settled (to the exclusion of the courts) by private and confidential binding arbitration held in Bern, Switzerland in German and governed by Swiss law. The arbitrator shall be a person who is legally trained and who has experience in the information technology field in Switzerland and is independent of either party. Any such Claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim, controversy or dispute of any other party. You agree to waive any right you may have to commence or participate in any class action against us related to any Claim and, where applicable, you also agree to opt out of any class proceedings against us. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to pursue the protection of intellectual property rights and confidential information through injunctive or other equitable relief through the courts.
You acknowledge and agree that ARTHAS, in its sole and absolute discretion, may, without notice to you, suspend or terminate your account or your use of, or access to, the Sites or Services, and remove and discard any information or content related to the Sites or Services (and your use thereof), for any reason, including where ARTHAS believes that you have violated any of these Terms and Conditions. You further agree that ARTHAS shall not be liable to you or to any other person as a result of any such suspension or termination. If you are dissatisfied with the Sites or Services or with any terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices of ARTHAS in operating the Sites or Services, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Sites or Services.