Terms and conditions

By accessing or using this web site currently located at www.ukphotographics.co.uk (the Site) and owned by UK Photographics, the user of this Site and any individual or entity on whose behalf a user accesses or uses the Site (collectively You or Yours as appropriate) agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions and to our Privacy Policy. Please read both carefully and often as they are subject to change. Your continued use of the Site after the posting of changes to the Terms and Conditions constitutes acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use the Site.

General Disclaimer
The material that appears on the Site is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before You act on information You have found on our Site, You should confirm any facts that are important to Your decision. UK Photographics is not responsible for and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers, by others to whose sites we link, or users who post a classified advertisement.

Membership subscription
The membership fee to access the full Site and all of its services is a single non-refundable annual payment of thirty-five pounds (24.95), including VAT. The membership fee is payable upon registration and billed to the Members credit card account (or by such other payment method as UK Photographics may specify).

Use of the Site
The services offered by UK Photographics are only available via access to the Site. The Member must have internet access and an e-mail address to be eligible to receive the benefits of membership.

UK Photographics provides access to a shopping area on the Site that offers members goods and services at a discounted price. In addition the Site offers access to a range of other content including a monthly magazine, various directories of services, a regular competition for cash and other prizes, a gallery section where members can post their own images and a forum where Members can exchange ideas and information.

Forums, Photo Galleries and other public posting areas
UK Photographics wants to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas, but we cannot and do not review every posting made in the forums and other public posting areas. You may well read any given posting before anyone on the UK Photographics staff does. You can expect these areas to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organisations other than UK Photographics. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a Member, from a celebrity or 'expert' guest, or from a member of our staff. There is no substitute for healthy scepticism and Your own good judgement.

Responsibility for what is posted in the forums, galleries and other public posting areas on the Site lies with each Member - You alone are responsible for material You post. You agree not to post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy the Site or that infringes on the rights of others. Postings to the Members' Gallery will initially enter an administrative holding area to allow UK Photographics to ensure that the images posted meet the technical requirements of the Site. UK Photographics will not review the images posted for any other purpose. We retain the right to deny access, with forfeiture of the membership subscription, to anyone who we believe has violated these terms or any other term of this agreement. Although UK Photographics cannot monitor all the postings in the forums, galleries and other public areas, we reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.

Intellectual Property Rights
You will not use the Site to violate anyone's copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to the Site You are representing that You are the owner of the material, or are making Your submission with the express consent of the owner. Submitting material that is the property of another without the consent of its owner is not only a violation of this agreement, but may also subject You to legal liability for infringement of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights.

Except for personal reference, content may not be downloaded, reproduced or re-used in any form or by any means without prior written permission of UK Photographics. If you wish to obtain permission to use material from the Site, please contact us at customerservice@ukphotographics.co.uk.

Ownership of Submitted Material
All material, except images, you submit to any of our forums, galleries and other public posting areas becomes the property of UK Photographics and may be reproduced, modified and distributed as we see fit in any medium and for any purpose. UK Photographics claims no ownership rights in any image posted to an area on the Site. However, with regard to images posted by you on the Site, you grant non-exclusive, world-wide royalty free license to modify, publish and reproduce said material solely for the purposes of displaying, distributing and promoting UK Photographics.

You agree not to use the Site, other than the Classifieds section of the Site, to advertise products or services or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services or to make donations of any kind, without prior written permission of UK Photographics. If you wish to obtain such permission, please contact us at customerservice@ukphotographics.co.uk.

From time to time members post their e-mail addresses in our forums and other public posting areas. You agree not to gather these e-mail addresses for purposes of spamming or any non-personal or commercial purposes.

Links to Third Party Sites
The Site may contain links to third party web sites (Third Party Sites). UK Photographics has no control over Third Party Sites and we do not endorse, have not reviewed and are not responsible for the availability of Third Party Sites. You acknowledge that use of Third Party Sites is at Your own risk and that UK Photographics is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss You incur with products or services on Third Party Sites. Moreover, you acknowledge that UK Photographics is not responsible directly or indirectly for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency or other aspects of Third Party Sites.

We welcome links to our Site. You are free to establish a hypertext link to this Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of Your site by UK Photographics.

Without the prior written permission of UK Photographics You may not frame any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another Web site or other service any intellectual property of UK Photographics or any of its licensors. Requests for permission to frame our content may be sent to customerservices@ukphotographer.co.uk

Registration and Password
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your personal information and password. You are responsible for all uses of Your registration, whether or not authorised by You. You agree to immediately notify UK photographics of any unauthorised use of Your registration or password.

Site Security Rules
Members and other users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including without limitation,

  1. accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorised to access
  2. attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation
  3. attempting to interfere with service to any user host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, 'flooding' 'spamming' 'mailbombing' or 'crashing'
  4. sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or
  5. forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. UK Photographics will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve and co-operate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Advertisers and partners
UK Photographics does not accept any liability whatsoever for the content of sites advertising on the Site. UK Photographics is not responsible for the products, services, words or actions of any organisation with whom we may have a commercial arrangement.

Disclaimer of warranties and limitations of liability
This Site is provided by UK Photographics on an "as is" and "as available" basis. UK Photographics makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the operation of this Site or the information, content, materials or products included on this Site. You expressly agree that your use of this Site is at your sole risk.

To the full extent permissible by applicable law, UK Photographics disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties for satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose. UK Photographics does not warrant that this Site, its servers or e-mail sent from ukphotographics.co.uk are free of viruses or warrant its uninterrupted availability. UK Photographics will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental and consequential damages and loss of business or profits. Loss or damage for personal injury or death arising out of our negligence are not excluded.

You agree to indemnify and hold UK Photographics, its officers, subsidiaries and affiliated companies harmless from any and all claims, demands or other liabilities, including legal fees and costs, that are made by any third party due to or arising from Your use of the Site or Your breach of these Terms and Conditions.

If any provision of these Site Terms and Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Applicable Law
These terms and conditions are governed by English law. Any grievance or dispute is subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.