Submission of images for examination or use is conditioned upon the Recipient agreeing to all the terms contained herein.
Terms relative to submission
Terms as to use
Unless otherwise specifically stated, images remain the property of VII Photo or the particular photographer. VII Photo represents that it has the right to grant the license on behalf of the contributor. Upon submission of and payment of an invoice to VII Photo a license is only granted to use the images for the use specified on the invoice and for no other purpose, unless such images are purchased outright. Recipient does not acquire any right, title or interest in or to any image, including, without limitation, any electronic reproduction or promotional rights, and will not make, authorize or permit any use of the particular image(s), plate(s) or digital files made there from other than as specified herein. Full credit and copyright information must remain with the image.
If Recipient desires to re-use an image or extend previous usage, then Recipient must request and pay for additional rights prior to publication. You agree not to make, authorize or permit any use of an image or its derivative (use of an image as a source to create another image) except as authorized by the invoice. In the event you use an image for any use other than that indicated on the invoice, including but not limited to the number of uses, the publication using, or the size of the reproduction, VII Photo agrees to forego its right to sue for copyright infringement and breach of contract if you pay, as liquidated damages, a sum equal to ten (10) times the normal price we would have charged for such use, within 10 (ten) days of us billing such fee. This is not a penalty but an agreed fair use charge. If you fail to make such payment in ten (10) days, we shall have the right to sue for copyright infringement and breach of contract. No model releases or other releases exist on any images unless VII Photo specifies the existence of such release in writing. Recipient shall indemnify VII Photo against all claims arising out of the use of any images where the existence of such release has not been specified in writing by VII Photo. In any event, the limit of liability of VII Photo shall be the sum paid to it per the invoice for the use of the particular image involved. User will hold VII Photo harmless from all claims for the use of the images, including defamatory use. VII Photo gives no right or warranties with respect to the use of names, trademark, logo types, registere d or copyrighted designs or works of art depicted in any image, and the client must satisfy himself that all necessary rights, consents or permissions as may be required for reproduction are secured.
Digital files are provided .as is.. VII Photo makes no representation or warranty, either express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, non infringement, quality of image, or compatibility with any computer hardware or other equipment, operating system or software program. You may have additional rights under some state laws.
This agreement is not assignable or transferable on the part of the Recipient.
This contract contains all the terms of the agreement between VII Photo and Recipient concerning delivery and review of images, and no terms and conditions may be added or deleted unless made in writing and signed by both VII Photo and Recipient. These terms and the terms of any subsequent invoice supersede any and all terms of the Client.s purchase order. Any subsequent invoice VII Photo may issue may contain additional terms relating to the rights granted and the type of use allowed. No rights are granted until payment is made to VII Photo even though Recipient has received an invoice.
Payment herein is to be net thirty (30) days. A service charge of two (2%) percent per month on any unpaid balance will be charged thereafter. Any claims for adjustment or rejection of terms must be made to VII Photo within ten (10) days after receipt of invoice. Recipient shall provide VII Photo with two (2) free copies of such publication immediately upon printing.
Rights are being reserved to Recipient when an invoice is created. If Recipient cancels an order within ten days after the invoice is issued, VII Photo will refund 50% of the agreed fee. After ten days no refund shall be made and Recipient is responsible for full payment of the invoice.
mages used editorially should bear a credit line in the form “[name of photographer or creator of the Artwork] / VII”. VII Photo reserves the right to charge a treble fee for use without a credit. Recipient must register copyright in their name to afford protection to the image. Such copyright shall be immediately reassigned upon request, without charge.
All rights not specifically granted herein to Recipient are reserved for VII Photo.s use and disposition without any limitations whatsoever.
Recipient agrees that the above terms are made pursuant to Article 2 of the UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE and agrees to be bound by same. Objection to any terms must be made in writing within ten (10) days.
Limitation of liability
Under no circumstances will VII Photo or the owner of the image be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages as a result of the use of the Images. In any event, the limit of liability of the copyright owner of the image and VII Photo shall be the fee paid for the artwork to VII Photo.
You agree to indemnify and hold VII Photo, its officers, director, employees, and the copyright holder, harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from the use of any image or any breach of this agreement.
Disputes or claims arising out of submission and/or use
Any and all disputes, with the exception of copyright claims, arising out of, under or in connection with this agreement, including, without limitation, the validity, interpretation, performance and breach hereof, shall be settled by arbitration in New York, New York, pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in the highest court of the forum, State or Federal, having jurisdiction. This agreement, its validity and effect, shall be interpreted under and governed by the laws of the State of New York. If you are an agent for or an employee of a non-U.S. Company but operates in a place of business in the United States or its territories, you expressly agree that any dispute regarding this contract shall be adjudicated within the United States in the manner described here.
If Recipient of this contract is an agent for or an employee of a non-US company but operates in a place of business in the United States or its territories, said Recipient expressly agrees that any disputes regarding this contract shall be adjudicated within the United States in the manner described here.
Copyright claims shall be brought in the Federal court having jurisdiction.
If VII Photo is caused to present claims or suit as a result of any breach of the above terms set forth, it shall be made whole for such reasonable legal fees or costs by Recipient or user herein.