Your acceptance of these terms is an absolute condition of your access to and use of any image(s). Downloading and/or using any image(s) from RED EDGE IMAGES confirms your acceptance of these terms and forms a legal contract between you and RED EDGE IMAGES.
If you do not agree to the following terms, as may be amended, do not download or use any Image(s).
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
These Terms and Conditions serve as a non-transferable contract (also referred to below as an "Agreement") between you (the person viewing this web site and using our Images) and us (RED EDGE IMAGES).
"Creator" refers to the photographer or artist responsible for producing the Images (pictures) on this web site.
"Client", "You and "Your" refer to the individual viewing RED EDGE IMAGES web site and to the individual downloading Images from this web site and to the recipient/licensee of the Images and its/your representatives.
The terms "Us", "Our" and "We" refer to RED EDGE IMAGES, the authorised agent for the creators of the Images on this web site. "User" means the individual, legal entity or agent entering into this Agreement or any employee or contractor of such individual, legal entity or agent that edits, manipulates or modifies the Images or are otherwise directly involved in the creative process including, but not limited to, photo editors, photo researchers, photographers, art directors or designers. All Users shall only use the Images in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
"Comp Use" is defined as the creation of a temporary test use, rough layout or comprehensive rendering of a proposed work for client review, internal company review or testing. The Image may not be used in any materials distributed or accessible to the public or in any final product or use, including, without limitation, any online or other electronic distribution system (except you may transmit comps digitally or electronically for their review) and may not be sold or sublicensed alone or as part of any product.
"Digital Medium" means a digital format such as a fixed hard disk, compact disc ("CD"), removable data stick, e-mail, etc. containing Images that have been converted into digital files and provided to you by us subject to these Terms and Conditions.
"Image" means a photograph, picture, transparency, negative, design, artwork, painting, graphic work, diagram, montage, illustration, drawing or engraving as well as any Image on a computer disk, or on magnetic tape, or transmitted electronically in digital form, or stored in a computer-based retrieval system, or any other item that may be offered by us to you for the purpose of Reproduction, together with all accompanying metadata and other material.
"Reproduction" means any form of copying, displaying or publication of the whole or part of any Image made available to you by us, whether such Image is altered or manipulated in any way or not by you, and whether reproduced by printing, photography, photocopying, scanning or slide projection (whether or not to an audience) by electronic, digital or mechanical means.
"Reproduction" also means the downloading and/or storage of an Image by any means, including digitally. "Reproduction" is also understood by you and us to include the use, either in whole or in part, of any Image as an artist's reference, as the basis for producing an artist's illustration, or for producing a comp, layout or presentation to a customer. Further, "reproduction" is specifically understood by you and us to include the display of an Image on an Internet web site.
"Text" means any words, information or data comprising a caption, extended caption, keywords or any other words in written or digitally stored or transmitted format that we may offer either for the purpose of Reproduction or for the purpose of providing specific information about an Image.
"Non-transferable" means that the work you produce using our Images must be for your own use, or for the use of your direct employer, client, or customer, i.e. the end-user of your work. You may not sell, rent, loan, give, sub-license, or otherwise transfer to anyone our Images or the right to use the Images and nothing you produce shall grant or purport to grant to any third party a right to use or reproduce the Image(s). You agree to take all commercially reasonable steps to prevent third parties from reproducing or distributing the Image(s), including affixing a copyright/credit line as described in Clause 9 below and implementing appropriate security protection and compliance procedures – see Clause 15, "Anti-Piracy", below.
All images offered by RED EDGE IMAGES are Rights Managed, which means that an image is licensed for use exclusively by a Client for a specific purpose, size, territory print run and period (which is 3 years unless stated otherwise in the Invoice/Licence). The same image may be licensed to other Clients for the same purpose (e.g. a book cover) running concurrently in different territories, or for different purposes in the same territory.
1. Your Agreement
(a) RED EDGE IMAGES may agree to fulfil your picture request and grant you the use of our Images in accordance with the specifications of use stated on our Invoice/Copyright Licence and on the condition that you agree to the Terms and Conditions herein. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR USE ANY IMAGES CONTAINED IN THIS SITE.
(b) No variations or changes of these Terms and Conditions shall be effective unless agreed to in writing by RED EDGE IMAGES and you. These Terms and Conditions supersede any and all terms on your purchase order, or your Client’s purchase order, or either your or your Client’s standard operating procedures. No action of RED EDGE IMAGES other than an express written waiver may be construed as a waiver of any clauses of this contract.
(c) None of the rights of reproduction you may purchase under the terms of this contract are assignable or transferable without our written permission.
(d) All rights that are not specifically granted to you herein are reserved for RED EDGE IMAGES’ use and disposition without any limitations whatsoever.
2. Ownership of Images and Rights
Unless otherwise specifically stated in writing by us, the Images on this web site remain the exclusive property of RED EDGE IMAGES or a specific Creator. For the avoidance of doubt, no copyright or other intellectual property right in the Images on this web site is transferred to you without a specific Invoice/Copyright Licence defining the rights we have granted to you.
3. Reproduction rights
(a) Limited reproduction rights are granted to you for the Images on our web site in low- resolution format as follows, subject to the Terms and Conditions herein: you may view the Images on this web site and you may use them in a composite, layout or customer preview layout. In conjunction with those authorised uses, you may download low-resolution Images from this web site to your computer desktop or send them by e-mail, free of charge, subject to the prohibitions set out in Clause 4 below.
(b) Reproduction rights for high-resolution Images are subject to the Terms and Conditions herein and are strictly limited within our Invoice/Copyright Licence to the specific uses specified, together with any limitations also specified regarding the period of time during which, or territory within which, you may use an Image. High-resolution digital copies may be sent to you on a CD or by email or may be downloaded from the site by approved registered users only. Non Credit Account holders will be required to pay our Invoice in full before delivery of any images takes place.
(c) In the absence of any contrary language in our Invoice/Copyright Licence, you may: (i) use our Image(s) on any single computer at any one time. The Images as well as the contents of the Digital Medium are deemed "in use" on a computer when loaded into either the temporary or permanent memory of that computer; (ii) copy the Images into any machine-readable or printed form for back-up or archival purposes provided that any copy includes the Images' copyright notices; (iii) reproduce and use any of the Images according to the purpose stated on the Invoice/Copyright Licence only, and subject to the provisions of Clause 5 below; and (iv) exercise the reasonable amount of digital manipulation necessary in order to prepare the Images for reproduction (so called "pre-press" work), such as minor modifications or enhancements of colours or colour balance, minor reduction or intensification of contrast, or minor retouching, subject to the restrictions in both Clauses 4.b and 5. below
You may not (a) transfer or assign any rights to the Digital Medium or the Images; (b) alter or merge, in whole or in part, the Digital Medium or any Images so as to create a derivative work (See Clause 5 below); (c) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Images or any software contained on or in the Digital Medium, subject to applicable law; (d) copy the Digital Medium or reproduce or use the Images except as provided above in Clause 3 (a); (e) use the Images in any way that might be deemed defamatory, libellous, pornographic, or obscene. (f) store or transmit the Images electronically or digitally, except as provided above in Clause 3. (g) copy or reproduce any CD that we may provide to you, nor the Image(s) it contains, or the materials that accompany it, except as specified in these Terms and Conditions and the relevant Invoice/Copyright Licence; (h) remove any copyright or trademark material or notice from any place where it appears on our CD, or its accompanying materials. (i) post Images online or place them in any other electronic distribution system in a downloadable format, FTP or similar nor enable them to be distributed via mobile telephone devices.
5. Derivative works
If you intend to use any of our Images for the purpose of creating a "derivative work" you must contact us and receive prior approval to do so. A "derivative work" is defined as anything sourced from or referenced from our Images. If you clone, copy, trace, shrink, stretch, significantly alter colour, flip or flop, or include the Image(s) or any part thereof in a montage, or use the Images as the basis for an artist's reference, or change the Images in any other way you create a derivative work. Such derivative work may be used only as permitted in accordance with a valid Invoice/Copyright Licence from us.
6. Releases and Permissions
(a) No valid model or other releases exist for any Image on our web site unless the existence of such releases is specified in writing by us. You agree to indemnify and hold the Image Creators and RED EDGE IMAGES harmless against all claims arising out of the use of any Images where the existence of such release(s) has not been specified in writing by us. In any event, the limit of our liability shall be the sum paid to us per our Invoice/Copyright Licence for the uses of the particular Images involved.
(b) RED EDGE IMAGES gives no rights or warranties with regard to the use of names, trademarks, logotypes, registered or copyrighted designs or works of art depicted in any Image, and you must satisfy yourself that all necessary rights, model releases, permissions or consents which may be required for Reproduction are obtained.
7. Condition of Digital Files
It shall be presumed by us that the Images we supply to you on CD, or by email, have been received in good, usable condition unless you notify us otherwise within 5 business days of receipt of the Image files.
8. Copyright Notice
(a) Our Images are protected by copyright. All rights to the Images are owned by the Creators and licensed by RED EDGE IMAGES.
The Creator of the Image(s) hereby asserts his or her rights to be identified as author of the works in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. (b) A copyright and credit line must be included with the reproduction of our Images in the following format: "copyright /RED EDGE IMAGES".
This copyright credit line should be adjacent to or within the Image(s) in type no smaller than that of related text.
(c) If the copyright credit line is omitted or incorrect a penalty of an additional 50% of the fee specified in our Invoice/Copyright Licence will be payable.
9. Samples of Printed Publications
If our Images are used by you in a print publication you agree to send to us, at your cost, two (2) free samples ("tear sheets") of the relevant pages containing our Images within thirty (30) days of publication. In other media, alternative evidence of use must be provided to us if requested. Failure to supply tear sheets or such alternative evidence of use shall be considered to be a material breach of these Terms and Conditions.
10. Administrative Costs
The Client shall pay for courier, express or any other special delivery arrangement requested. The Client shall also pay Value Added Tax (and any equivalent or substitute tax) on all sums payable under these Terms and Conditions. Refunds will only be given at the discretion of the company management.
11. Term of Licence
The term of the Licence we issue you for use of our high-resolution Images is for the period specified in our Invoice/Copyright Licence. Our Agreement will terminate automatically without further notice from us once the term specified in our Invoice/Copyright Licence has expired.
Customers who have established an account in good standing with RED EDGE IMAGES have the option of receiving an Invoice for their use of our high-resolution Images. However, until such an Invoice is issued to you for the applicable Reproduction fee for the use of our high-resolution Images neither party is committed to grant or to use any Reproduction rights in any of our Images. After a Reproduction fee has been agreed and an Invoice/Copyright Licence issued and subsequently paid by you, you are granted specific reproduction rights and you may then use the Images, subject to these Terms and Conditions.
(a) Time is of the essence in the performance of your obligation to pay our Invoice/Copyright Licence. You only have the right to reproduce our Images when our Invoice/Copyright Licence has been paid in full.
(b) Any Reproduction by you before payment of the relevant Invoice/Copyright Licence constitutes an infringement of copyright and a breach of this Agreement, thus entitling us to rescind the Invoice/Copyright Licence and rendering you liable for the payment of damages. NO RIGHTS OF REPRODUCTION ARE GRANTED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED BY RED EDGE IMAGES.
(c) If payment is not made by you in accordance with 13.(a) above then we may revoke the applicable Invoice/Copyright Licence and recover damages or, at our option, we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at 4% above the official dealing rate of The Bank of England per annum on the outstanding balance.
(d) All sums required to be paid to us under these Terms and Conditions are expressed net of Value Added Tax (and any equivalent or substitute tax), which (if and to the extent payable on such sums) shall be paid by you.
Either party may immediately terminate this Agreement without payment of compensation, or other damages caused to the other party solely by such termination, by giving written notice to the other party if any one or more of the following events occurs:
(a) the other party commits a material breach of any of its obligations under this Agreement which cannot be remedied;
(b) the other party fails to remedy, or persists in, any breach of any of its obligations under this Agreement after having been required in writing to remedy or desist from such breach within a period of 30 days;
(c) the other party or any partner in the other party proposes a voluntary arrangement within the meaning of Section 1 or Section 253 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or an interim order is made in relation to the other party under Section 252 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or any other steps are taken or negotiations commenced by the other party or any of its creditors with a view to proposing any kind of composition, compromise or arrangement involving the other party and any of its creditors;
(d) the other party is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of Section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or calls a meeting for the purpose of passing a resolution to wind it up, or such a resolution is passed, or a resolution is passed by the directors of the other party to seek a winding up or administration order, or the other party presents, or has presented, a petition to appoint an administrator, or has an administrative receiver, or receiver appointed of all or any part of its business, undertaking, property or assets.
(e) in the event that we terminate this Agreement you must immediately (i) stop using our Images and (ii) delete the Images and all copies of them from all of your electronic and/or magnetic media and destroy all other copies of the Images within your possession or control, or, upon request of RED EDGE IMAGES, return all such copies to us.
15. Anti-piracy and Unauthorised Use
(a) You will provide us with any information which we might reasonably request regarding the anti-piracy measures you have undertaken, i.e., actions you have taken to ensure and prevent the illegal copying and reproduction of the Images or Digital Media you obtain from us by friends, associates, colleagues or co- workers.
(b) We calculate the fee specified in our Invoice/Copyright Licence by relying in good faith on the information you provide to us for the intended use and reproduction specified in that Licence. Since it is difficult to quantify the loss or damage incurred if you use the Images other than in accordance with this Agreement, including but not limited to the number of uses, the publication utilised, or the size of reproduction, we shall have the option to forego our right to sue for copyright infringement and breach of contract if you pay, as liquidated damages, a sum equal to three (3) times the normal fee which we would have charged for such use, within fourteen (14) days of RED EDGE IMAGES Invoicing you for such fee. If you subsequently fail to make such payment to us we shall have the right to sue you for copyright infringement and breach of contract.
(a) You shall indemnify and hold us harmless against all claims, loss, damage, proceedings or costs with respect to Images that have been Reproduced without effective rights, model releases, permissions or consents.
(b) You agree to indemnify and hold harmless RED EDGE IMAGES against all claims, demands, costs, damages and related expenses, whether foreseeable or not, arising directly or indirectly in respect of any claims that the Reproduction of any Image provided to you by us infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party. For the purposes of this clause, the term "Intellectual Property Rights" shall include: copyright, database right, patents, registered designs, trademarks and service marks (whether registered or not), design right, and all similar property rights including those subsisting in any part of the world in drawings, software inventions and confidential information.
(c) You agree that you will not use or permit the use of our Images to defame any person or violate any person's right of privacy or publicity, for any obscene or indecent purpose, or in any other way which is illegal or unlawful. You further agree not to use or permit the use of our Images as a trade or service mark, or claim any proprietary rights of any sort in the Image(s) or any part thereof. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless against any claim, loss, damage or liability of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising from any use of our Images other than in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(a) You agree that you accept these Terms and Conditions with the full knowledge that our liability is limited and that the prices and charges payable to us have been calculated accordingly.
(b) RED EDGE IMAGES PROVIDES ITS WEB SITE AND ONLINE IMAGES, THE ACCOMPANYING DATA (INCLUDING CAPTIONS) AND ANY DIGITAL MEDIUM IN WHICH THE IMAGES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR ENDORSEMENT AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY AND ACCURACY. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF THE IMAGES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR COMPUTER BUGS, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR GIVE ANY WARRANTY OTHERWISE AS TO THEIR FUNCTIONALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY.
(c) EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT, ALL EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY AND/OR CONDITION OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
(d) IN NO EVENT WILL RED EDGE IMAGES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM USE OR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (i) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE IMAGES OR (ii) THE INABILITY TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL RIGHTS TO THE IMAGES (INCLUDING MAKING ADDITIONAL COPIES). IN ANY EVENT, THE LIMIT OF LIABILITY OF THE RED EDGE IMAGES SHALL BE THE FEE PAID FOR THE IMAGES TO US.
(e) SOME U.S. STATES AND COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OR ALL OF THE LIMITATIONS ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE PROHIBITED OR SUPERSEDED BY YOUR STATE OR NATIONAL PROVISIONS.
18. Other Provisions
(a) If any provision or portion of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which this Agreement is intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that provision is illegal, invalid or unenforceable it shall be severed and deleted from this Agreement and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
19. Interpretation, Governing Law & Disputes
(a) These Terms and Conditions, as well as any disputes or claims arising under or relating to this Agreement, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England. Disputes arising under this Agreement shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, RED EDGE IMAGES shall have the right to commence and prosecute any legal or reasonable action or proceeding before any non-English court of relevant jurisdiction to obtain injunctive or other relief in the event that, in the opinion of RED EDGE IMAGES, such action is necessary or desirable.
(b) This Agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly disclaimed.