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Terms and conditions

» Terms and Conditions
» Acknowledgements, Representations, and Warranties
» Registering for an account
» "Standard" Royalty-Free License
» "Extended" Royalty-Free License
» Editorial license for using our Media
» Free images section
» Model and property releases/clearances
» Contributors rights & obligations
» Unauthorized use
» Refund policy
» Subscription
» Cupons
» Referral program
» Copyright, Pricing and Compensation
» Trademarks
» Disclaimers
Terms and Conditions

Any use of this web site provided by Lifeographies.com is subject to these Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before accessing or using our website. These Terms and Conditions may be amended, modified or replaced by other terms and conditions, e.g. pricing structure. By continuing to access Lifeographies.com and/or download, upload or use any material listed under the Lifeographies.com domain you signify your agreement to be bound by the current Terms and Conditions posted on the site at the time of your use. The Terms and Conditions apply to you and any of the Buyers you may represent when accessing and/or downloading Content from Lifeographies.com. Should you disagree with any of the current Terms and Conditions, please discontinue your use of Lifeographies.com and erase all downloaded Content and any existing copies which no longer conform to the current Terms and Conditions.

Use of this site 
This site is owned and managed by Lifeographies.

All Content (photo, vector, audio and video material and any related info materials in any medium) provided by Lifeographies is owned by Lifeographies and by the suppliers of the Content (referred to as Contributors), members of the Lifeographies community. All Content is protected by international copyright laws. 

The site contains both watermarked and non-watermarked Content. The usage of both watermarked and non-watermarked Content is only allowed as described in the present Terms and Conditions.

Lifeographies reserves the right to suspend or revoke partial or full access to this website at any time. Do not apply for or register additional accounts if Lifeographies has suspended or revoked your access. Instead, contact us.

You will comply with all applicable laws when using Lifeographies. We reserve all rights not specifically granted to you.

Additionally, we do not allow any of the following while accessing our site: (1) access or search our site and/or retrieve Content or related information by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available public interfaces; (2) access, use or interfere with any of the non-public areas of Lifeographies; (3) test or try to breach the security or authentication methods of the site.

Any violation of the present Terms and Conditions subjects you to immediate revocation without notice of any licenses granted to you. Should this situation occur, you agree to immediately stop using this site and delete all related Content and any existing copies.

Lifeographies does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy or veracity of any information or Content provided by its Contributors. You should be aware that by using the site, you may be exposed to Content that may seem offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate to its context.

You are solely responsible for taking all necessary steps to gain any third-party consent eventually required by the specific use of any Content provided by Lifeographies or its Contributors.

If you believe a specific Content or a Contributor is representing an infringement, please report it to us. Lifeographies cannot adjucate disputes between third parties. In infringement issues Lifeographies reserves the right to terminate or suspend the account of the Contributor committing the infringement.

Should an account be terminated because of a violation or infringement, Lifeographies will be under no obligation to make any payments resulted from a violation or infringement Content.

You hereby confirm that you are at least the minimum age in the applicable authorized jurisdiction or that you have the consent of your parent(s) or legal tutor(s) to use this site.


Acknowledgements, Representations, and Warranties

By using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read the following statements and you agree to be bound by them without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to these statements, you do not have our consent and should exit the Site immediately.

Lifeographies is an online platform allowing its registered Contributors to upload and sell their Content under specific licensing conditions.

All the available Content is stored on Lifeographies servers.

The Contributor is aware of the uploaded Content modifications that take place through an automated process, such as the addition of a watermark or resizing of Content. The Contributor is solely responsible for these automatic modifications.

The review and approval of uploaded Content is done by editors who are part of the Lifeographies team. The review and approval is intended only to identify obvious infringements or violations. Lifeographies is not responsible for any infringement or violation related to the uploaded Content. The Contributor is solely responsible for the ownership, truthfulness and correctness of their uploaded Content. Should Lifeographies be made aware that a Content or a Contributor infringes or violates any terms or laws, it will suspend or terminate the account of the involved Contributor. Lifeographies has no right or ability to control the activities of Contributors who create and upload Content on the site.

Lifeographies only acts as an intermediary between the registered Contributors and the potential license purchasers. The sole financial gain of Lifeographies results from operating fees collected from Contributor’s sales

By registering an account on Lifeographies you verify that your country of residence is the same as your billing address.

All business Contributors established in the EC have the obligation to correctly and truthfully fill their VAT Identification Number. Our system automatically validates the filled VAT Identification Number against the VIES system.

The Contributor is solely responsible for the truthful completion and payment of any country related taxes.

Use of watermarked Content

All Content and Content sample is visually or digitally watermarked. It is forbidden to use watermarked non-sample Content in any testing or final materials. For internal testing purposes, you can download watermarked sample Content. It is forbidden to use watermarked sample Content in any final materials. In order to have access to non-watermarked Content you must buy the corresponding licenses of use for the specific Content. It is forbidden to distribute, sublicense, change or remove any visible or digital watermark, or disassemble, reverse engineer, or decompile any watermarked Content.


Registering for a Lifeographies account

Access to any non-watermarked Content is allowed only to registered users. By registering an account, you agree to provide complete, true and accurate information. Lifeographies reserves the right to refuse the creation of an account. The account creation also implies agreement of the current Terms and Conditions.

You are solely responsible for the confidentiality of your account and/or password. You are liable for payment of all Content downloaded using your account, with or without your permission or knowledge. Should you suspect any misuse of your account you shall immediately change your access password and contact us.

Deactivation or deletion of a user’s own account may be requested at any time. Deletion of a user account is only possible if there is no activity of any type related to that account. Accounts with activity will be deactivated and their records archived in compliance with the Swiss laws.

All Content licenses acquired through Lifeographies are awarded solely to the account owner and only to be used for the owner’s projects. It is forbidden to transmit licenses acquired through Lifeographies to any other party without Lifeographies’s written consent.

We reserve the right to refuse any image submission that we consider as not marketable.


"Standard" Royalty-Free License

The license type “Royalty-Free” grants the Buyer the right to use the bought Content as many times as desired forever, with a few restrictions. There are no other license fees involved except for the initial one-time fee. This type of license is granted only for non-watermarked Content procured from Lifeographies.

Acquiring a Royalty-Free license does not transfer the copyright or ownership of the Content. It is forbidden to sell, license for use, or in any way distribute the downloaded Content for reuse.


Allowed Uses and Restrictions 

The regular Royalty Free license allows you to use the downloaded Content in either printed or electronic media, provided it does not contradict any of the restrictions listed below.

• Any printed or digital media which incorporates the downloaded Content in an essential matter is forbidden (for example web templates, t-shirts, calendars, postcards etc.).
• Making the downloaded Content available on any website for download is forbidden (for example wallpapers etc.).
• You may not use the downloaded Content at a width exceeding 1080 pixels for web use unless it is manipulated and integrated in your site’s design.
• The maximum number of copies for printed materials is 500.000 copies.
• This license awards rights only to the person downloading the Content within the company owning the account.

The Royalty-Free license applies also to the Content downloaded from our “Free” section. For this type of Content the maximum number of copies for printed materials is limited to 10.000.


"Extended" Royalty-Free License

To extend the rights and privileges of the “Standard” Royalty-Free License, you can opt for one of our “Extended” Royalty-Free licenses. Not all Content is available for this type of license. You can find below the restrictions for our “Extended” Royalty-Free licenses.

Multi-Seat (unlimited):
This license applies to an unlimited number of seats within the same organization that holds the account. This license is required for any Content that will be stored on a shared storage.

Multi-Print No-Resale:
After the purchase of this license the customer is granted with the additional right for an unlimited number of copies of printed materials.

Multi-Print Resale (unlimited):
After the purchase of this license the customer is granted with the additional right for an unlimited number of copies of printed materials for resale purposes (for example t-shirts, mugs, calendars, greeting cards etc).

Multi-Web Resale (unlimited):
This license additionally allows unlimited number digital media which incorporates the downloaded Content in an essential matter for resale purposes (for example web templates, screensavers, e-cards, wallpapers etc.).

For any other details regarding usage or these licenses, you are strongly advised to contact us.


Editorial License:

Content which feature logos, brands, recognizable products, events or celebrities are licensed as editorial use meaning they can only be used as part of newsworthy stories. When uploading to the editorial section you do not need to attach a model release. Not all images are appropriate for editorial use. For example, a studio shoot with no model release is usually not acceptable for the editorial section. The editorial license of a Content does not allow the customer to use the Content for any commercial, promotional, advertising or merchandising use. Sensitive usage restrictions also apply. The customer is solely responsible for the usage given to such Content. The editorial license is included in all the other licenses available on Lifeographies. All Content acquired under this type of license must include the following credit line: “[Photographer’s Name]/Lifeographies.com”. Manipulation of the Content such as cropping or regular brightness/contrast corrections are allowed only if it does not affect the visual message of the image.


Unauthorized use

You may not:
• Upload any Content that violates any law, regulation or statute.
• Download Content from Lifeographies only through methods officially provided by Lifeographies.
• Use downloaded Content in any defamatory, immoral, obscene, pornographic, racist, illegal way.
• Use downloaded Content in any way that might promote violence or discrimination towards race, gender, religion, faith or sexual orientation.
• Use the downloaded Content as a trademark or service mark.

The Contributor is fully responsible for all the uploaded Content and shall be held liable for any violations or infringements connected to their uploaded Content.

Lifeographies will not be held responsible for any of the Content the Contributor uploads to the site.


Model and Property Releases/Clearances

When uploading Content meant for Standard or Extended Royalty-Free licensing, the Contributor must attach the required model or property releases where needed. The Contributor is solely responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the uploaded model or property releases.

Model releases need to contain the following information: Photographer name and contact information, photographer signature, model name and contact information or legal guardian name and contact information for underage models, model signature or legal guardian signature for underage models, witness name and contact information, witness signature, dates for all signatures.

Property releases need to contain the following information: Photographer name and contact information, photographer signature, property description and location, owner name and contact information, owner signature, witness name and contact information, witness signature, dates for all signatures.

The Buyer is solely responsible for the correct and truthful use of the acquired licenses as well for determining whether the intended use of the Content requires additional licenses or model/property releases.


Refund Policy

Purchase refund: If the purchased credits or subscription has not been used within 30 days from the purchase date. This applies to both subscriptions paid in full or with discounts. No refund will be made after the reactivation of a subscription.
Credits refund: You may ask for a credits refund within 7 days of the download date if the downloaded Content contains technical flaws or if credits have been deducted from your account due to a technical error on Lifeographies.


Subscription

Subscriptions allow you to buy credits for a lower price per credit (for all Content) monthly or yearly, without daily limit. Renewed monthly or yearly, they are the recommended choice for large amounts of files. Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of the subscription period. Discounts only apply to the first period of the subscription. The renewal of the subscription will charge the full current price of the subscription. If the payment of the renewal was not received by Lifeographies in due time, your subscription will be cancelled.


Coupons

Lifeographies only uses two types of discount coupons: percentage discount or amount discount. These coupons can be used when purchasing credits or for the initial activation of a subscription.

Due to a change in Content sale strategy, all coupons issued by Lifeographies before the 20th of May 2017 have been canceled. All coupons bought before the 20th of May 2017 directly from Lifeographies will be fully reimbursed. Lifeographies is not responsible for any coupons purchased from third parties and will not refund the costs resulted from those transactions.


Copyright, Pricing and Compensation

By uploading any Content to Lifeographies, the Contributor grants Lifeographies non-exclusive license to use the Content for promoting the website and to act as an intermediary between the Contributor and the Buyer for the sale of the Content licenses. The Contributor is the rightful owner of all the proprietary rights of the Content including copyright.

Lifeographies reserves the right to change the pricing and compensation policy at any time due to changes in our Content sale strategy. If a Contributor does not consent to a change in pricing or compensation, the only option is to terminate their account.

Once the balance of the Contributor has reached the default minimum threshold of 100$ or the threshold set by the Contributor (must be higher than 100$), the threshold amount will be automatically transferred to the Contributor’s account in the following 14 days. The Contributor must have a valid transfer account set up, otherwise the payment will not be able to be done within the standard timeframe of 14 days. Lifeographies reserves the right to delay a payment request until any suspicious details have been cleared or to refuse the payment in case of infringements or violations on the Contributor’s part.

If your account is terminated by your own choice before the minimum payout threshold is reached, Lifeographies will transfer the amount to the account provided by you. In case an account is terminated by Lifeographies because of an infringement or violation, your earnings will be forfeited in Lifeographies sole discretion.

If you suspect that any Content on Lifeographies constitutes any infringement or violation, please immediately send a notification to our support and provide all details or information requested by them.


Referral program

Through our referral program we provide 0.5% from all credit packages bought by a designer that you referred, forever. Additionally, we provide 0.5% from all sales made by a Contributor that you referred, forever.


Free images section

All free images are donations from our Contributors and can be found in the “Free Images” section. These images are free of charge for all available licenses. The Buyer is only allowed to download 1 free image per day.


Trademarks

You may not use any registered or unregistered trademarks of Lifeographies.com. These include but are not limited to trademarks, service marks, internet domain names, services and logos used and displayed in Lifeographies.com.


Disclaimers

LIFEOGRAPHIES’ SITE AND CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. LIFEOGRAPHIES OFFERS NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE. ANY GUIDANCE PROVIDED BY LIFEOGRAPHIES IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE.LIFEOGRAPHIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY SERVICE, CONTENT, INFORMATION ACCURACY FROM THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND ANY OTHER WARRANTY ARISING FROM ANY LAW.UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER WILL LIFEOGRAPHIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE OF THE CONTENT OR LIFEOGRAPHIES’ SERVICES EVEN IF LIFEOGRAPHIES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER SHALL LIFEOGRAPHIES’ LIABILITY EXCEED THE LICENSE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE USE OF THE SPECIFIC CONTENT.



Contributors rights & obligations

All registered Contributors on Lifeographies are NON-EXCLUSIVE. Contributors can upload Content which is available on other stock agencies.

The compensation (Revenue Share) of the Contributor depends on the level of the Contributor and the type of Credits used by the Buyer (Standard Credits or Subscription Credits) and is described in the
License Information section and are part of this Terms and Conditions. Lifeographies reserves the right to change the compensation policy at any time due to changes in our Content sale strategy. If a Contributor does not consent to a change in pricing or compensation, the only option is to terminate their account.

Once the balance of the Contributor has reached the default minimum threshold of 100$ or the threshold set by the Contributor (must be higher than 100$), the threshold amount will be automatically transferred to the Contributor’s account in the following 14 days. The Contributor must have a valid transfer account set up, otherwise the payment will not be able to be done within the standard timeframe of 14 days. Lifeographies reserves the right to delay a payment request until any suspicious details have been cleared or to refuse the payment in case of infringements or violations on the Contributor’s part.

If your account is terminated by your own choice before the minimum payout threshold is reached, Lifeographies will transfer the amount to the account provided by you. In case an account is terminated by Lifeographies because of an infringement or violation, your earnings will be forfeited in Lifeographies sole discretion.

Contributors are not allowed to download their portfolio (partly or completely). Contributors who lost their own Media during a hardware failure are asked to contact support to receive a copy of their own files.