TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WEBSITE USE AND DIGITAL DELIVERY OF IMAGES
NOTICE TO USER:
This is a legal agreement between you ("licensee") and PictureLux. (hereafter referred to as "AGENCY","PictureLux", "WE" and "OUR"). Use of PictureLux's site or acceptance of digitally delivered files indicates your consent to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not wish to be bound by this agreement, do not accept the digital files and discontinue using this site immediately.
OWNERSHIP OF THIS WEBSITE AND IT'S CONTENT:
This website is owned and operated by PictureLux. All content included on our site, or digitally delivered, such as photographs, illustrations, images, text, audio clips, video clips, software and general design (referred to as "content") is owned by PictureLux or our content providers and is protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress and other US and international laws relating to intellectual property. For the protection of PictureLux and our content providers, images may be watermarked and/or digitally watermarked. For select television and film publicity images, PictureLux is not the copyright owner and is only providing access to its copy. You are solely responsible for obtaining additional third party clearances. PictureLux does not offer any advice and you must determine what rights you may need. Most Images are only available for editorial use and no advertising use shall be granted without express written consent.
"PictureLux" logos are registered trademarks of PictureLux. You may not use our trademarks without written permission.
Comp Use: PictureLux grants, media professionals only, a personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive right to copy the low resolution images you have selected onto your computer hard drive and to use the image and any derivative works or copies (collectively, the "Image") on one computer and with one user at a time only in the United States. The Image may only be copied, modified and incorporated in materials for comprehensive layouts ("Comps"). Please note that a fee may be assessed for this use. The Images may not be used in any final materials distributed internally or to the public. You must contact PictureLux to obtain permission for additional use.
Additional Use: PictureLux grants you the non-exclusive right to use the Images providing full payment of PictureLux’s INVOICE IS MADE WITHIN 30 DAYS. PictureLux’s Invoice will set forth the details of the order and conditions of use. Unless otherwise agreed, use of any Image is limited to one year from date of invoice. To obtain exclusive rights you must contact an account representative at PictureLux.
USE RESTRICTIONS – (PROHIBITED)
Use of the Image beyond the terms of the limited license agreement without first obtaining an additional license.
The creation of any derivative use of an Image unless indicated on the invoice.
Alteration or cropping unless the change is approved by PictureLux in writing.
Use of the Image in a manner that is defamatory, pornographic or obscene, whether directly or in context or juxtaposition with specific subject matter.
Use of the Image in any way that violates a depicted person’s right of privacy or publicity, or to infringe on any trade name, trademark or service mark.
ARCHIVE, REPUBLISH or TRANSMIT any Images on any DATABASE without PictureLux’s prior written consent.
Copy or publish any of the Images to a network or bulletin board, or otherwise distribute or allow any of the Images to be distributed to or used by anyone other than the authorized users, without prior written consent from PictureLux.
Sublicense, re-license, rent or lease any of the Images.
Use of the Images to promote a business that sells or licenses photographic images, or otherwise competes with PictureLux in any manner.
Use of software to "crawl" or search our database and/or retrieve Images or related information without prior written consent from PictureLux.
Ship, transfer or export any of the Images into any country or use any of the Images in any manner prohibited by any export laws, restrictions or regulations.
No model releases or other releases exist on any Images unless the existence of such release is specified in writing by PictureLux.
Licensee agree to indemnify and hold PictureLux 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 an Image or any breach of this agreement.
PictureLux gives no rights or warranties with respect to the use of names, trademark, logo types, registered or copyrighted designs or works of art depicted in any image, and the user must satisfy itself that all necessary rights, consents or permission as may be required for reproduction are secured. PictureLux identified the caption for each image to the best of its ability, but cannot be held responsible for erroneous or incomplete caption information.
PictureLux only provides access to the images in it's Archive and unless otherwise specified in writing, PictureLux is not the copyright or trademark owner of any images on this site or images delivered digitally. Images are provided for editorial purposes solely. User is responsible for securing any additional permissions.
In any event and under all circumstances, the limit of liability of PictureLux shall be the sum paid to PictureLux per the invoice for the use of the image involved.
"AS IS" DELIVERY OF DIGITAL IMAGES:
The PictureLux Site and it's content are provided to you on an "as is" basis. We make no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to: the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law.
Although we use our reasonable best efforts to insure the accuracy of the content on our site, we make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, correctness or reliability of the content. Further, we make no representations or warranties that the functional aspects of our site will be uninterrupted or error-free or that our site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. (Because some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of implied warranties, some of these exclusions may not apply to you.) You acknowledge that your use of our site is at your own risk.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Neither PictureLux nor our content providers, directors, officers, employees, partners, licensors or agents will be responsible or liable to you for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages that result from your access to our use of the content on our site or from images delivered digitally.
PROTECTION OF IMAGES:
Other than the above listed Comp Use, Images may not be used in any way, until an invoice indicating User's right to use same is paid in full. Unless otherwise specifically stated, Images remain the property of PictureLux or the particular copyright owners. Use is granted for the United States only, unless otherwise specified. User 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 digital files made therefrom other than as specified herein. Full credit and copyright information must remain with file.
All rights not specifically granted herein to User are reserved for PictureLux's use and disposition without any limitations whatsoever.
In the event you utilize an Image other than for the usage indicated on our Invoice, we agree to forego our right to sue you for copyright infringement and you agree to pay, as liquidated damages, a retroactive license equal to ten (10) times the normal price we would have charged for such unauthorized use within ten (10) days of our billing such fee. If you fail to timely make such payment, this liquidated damage provision shall be void and we shall have the right to sue for copyright infringement and/or breach of contract, for which we will shall seek all damages and remedies available, including attorney's fees and all associated costs.
RETENTION OF DIGITAL FILES:
Digital files may be retained for sixty days or until the date indicated on the invoice. Unless this period is extended in writing, you must delete the Images from all electronic and removable media and destroy any other copy of the Images, except as licensed under this Agreement. PictureLux's copyright information and Image identification number must be retained with the digital files while you retain them.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES:
Linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site or any changes or updates to such sites. We are not responsible for web casting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. You acknowledge that we provide the links to you only as a convenience. We do not endorse the linked sites or their use or contents.
GENERAL WEBSITE RESTRICTIONS:
NO META SEARCHING OR FRAMING: You may not take the results from a PictureLux search and reformat and display them, mirror or “frame” the PictureLux home page or results pages on your Web site. You may not link to any page of the Web site other than the home page located at www.PictureLux.com. You may not send automated queries of any sort to PictureLux’s website.
NO MINORS: Services on the web site are available only to, and may only be used by individuals eighteen years and older who can enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law.
PASSWORD PROTECTION AND SECURITY:
The search section of this web site (PictureLux Picture Vault) is password protected. Only registered users who have received an authorized Password from PictureLux and who are using their own unique password are permitted to access this web site. A condition of accessing the website is that you shall not divulge, upload, rent, sell, loan or exchange your password with any other person regardless of whether such person is another employee or subcontractor engaged by you or your employer or otherwise. If you become aware of any loss, theft or misuse of your password, you must inform us in writing immediately, otherwise may be liable for any loss or damage arising from such misuse. We reserve the right to terminate your access in the event of any misuse of your password.
Images used editorially must always appear with a credit line and copyright notice acknowledging the photographer as the holder of copyright and PictureLux as representative of copyright. In the event of omission of credit, then in addition to PictureLux's other remedies, the invoiced fee shall be tripled.
DISPUTES OR CLAIMS:
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 Los Angeles, California, pursuant to the commercial arbitration 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 California. If User of this contract is 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, said User expressly agrees that any dispute 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. User agrees to be subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court in Los Angeles County.
If PictureLux 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 User.
You are bound by this agreement when you access our site and until you have destroyed all content that you have downloaded, copied from our site or received via digital delivery; you are, in addition, bound by this agreement whether you downloaded or copied the content under the terms of this agreement or otherwise. This agreement is governed by the laws of the state of California, USA, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Venue for any action respecting this agreement, or use of content shall be in the state and federal courts sitting in Los Angeles County, California, and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. We reserve the right to make changes to our site and to this agreement at any time without notice.
This agreement is not assignable or transferable on the part of User.
This contract contains all the terms of the agreement between us (PictureLux and User) concerning transmission, delivery and review of Images, and no term or conditions may be added or deleted unless made in writing and signed by both of us. These terms and the terms of any subsequent invoice supersede any and all terms of the client's purchase order. Any subsequent invoice you may issue may contain additional terms relating to the rights granted and the type of usage allowed.
Time is of the essence in the performance by User of its obligations for payments.
All sales are final.
Payment of the invoice 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 PictureLux within ten (10) days after receipt of invoice. In the event that any Images are used by User in publications, User shall provide PictureLux with two (2) free copies of such publication immediately upon printing.
PictureLux licenses its images for editorial use. Please contact a PictureLux representative for any non-editorial projects. We recommend the use of our searchable image database to locate images for your needs. Alternately, our team of knowledgeable and friendly researchers will help you find the perfect photo per your specifications. Just email us your image requests with details about your project and the subjects or situations that you are looking for and we will advise you about the images we have related to your request. Once you have decided what you would like to use, we will negotiate a license fee for the use of the photograph(s). We strive to make your search for images as easy and efficient as possible.
PictureLux images must be licensed before use. The content can be licensed for specific, predefined usages, which requires that you identify how, where and to what extent an image is used.
Please understand that you are not purchasing the photograph itself, just a license to use an image. You are not allowed to edit or alter images unless authorized in writing from PictureLux.
Identification of copyright owner and agency must be identified in such a way that prevents any doubt of ownership or representation. Omission of such image and copyright information will incur a surcharge of triple of the agreed usage fee. PictureLux will inform you of image and copyright information which will be stated in our license/invoice.
Images may be stored locally for a limited time and you must limit access to those persons who are directly involved in creation of the licensed use as set out as part of our invoice. You must also not make images publicly accessible. Following your licensed use, you must cease to use all images and delete/destroy any hard copies and digital files. Images are represented by PictureLux and remain the property of our Contributors.
Any license granted by PictureLux is on the condition that, if necessary, you obtain any third-party rights and clearances. You agree to provide PictureLux with proof of all such rights upon request. Images may not be used as a trademark, for unlawful purpose, to defame any person, to infringe on privacy, to break any copyright or trade name of any person or entity. Please note that PictureLux has no rights in connection with any of the personalities depicted in its photographs. Additional licensing from the subject of the photograph, or other parties, may be required and is the sole responsibility of the end user (licensor).
Please understand that when licensing an image from PictureLux there is limited usage of the image based on the license you are granted as set forth in our license / Invoice unless otherwise specified in writing. This license is only granted providing you meeting all conditions imposed in the agreement. Failure to meet these criteria will void any license granted to you and may constitute a violation of copyright law.
The license granted to you is non-transferable; work produced incorporating the image must be for your own use or for the use of your direct employer, client or customer, who must be the end user of the work. Re-selling or re-licensing is not permitted.
All of PictureLux's images are protected by international copyright laws and may not be copied or used in any manner without PictureLux's written consent.
PictureLux maintains relationships with 29 international partners providing Global Support and a distribution network servicing the following countries/territories:
UK Germany (including Austria) Italy Spain Japan France Finland Poland (including Hungary) Romania Russia (including Ukraine) Czech Republic (Including Eastern Europe) Australia (including New Zealand) Taiwan Portugal / Brazil Netherlands (including Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Germany) Argentina Latin America Latin USA Canada Israel South Africa United Arab Emirates
Seeking additional worldwide representation. Please contact PictureLux if you would like to distribute our material in your territory.
PictureLux is an independently owned celebrity and entertainment photo agency specializing in digital stock photography of Celebrity Events and Premieres.
We supply premium quality photography to the world’s media professionals. Our seasoned team of photographers has extensive experience covering major Entertainment and Celebrity events. Personal service is given to all clients by our sales and research staff and our editors work closely with all contributors, ensuring quality and consistency. Never a research fee and with personalized attention, PictureLux will meet your budget while providing premium service.
We have tens of thousands of images, great photographers, and a digital delivery system to bring all of the latest Events and Celebrity A-listers to your desktop from Hollywood and beyond.
Rest assured that you are in great hands when you contact PictureLux, the Hollywood, Celebrity and Entertainment Stock Photo Agency and Media Outlet.