Terms of Use

Overview

Welcome to Photogpedia.com (the “Site”). Photogpedia has created this Site as a non-profit photography learning platform, providing information and education for visitors to study and develop as photographers.

In these terms and conditions, “we” “us” “Site” and “our” refers to Photogpedia.com.  Your access to and use of all information on this website is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.

We reserve the right to amend this Notice at any time and your use of the Site following any amendments will represent your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions as amended. 

We, therefore, recommend that each time you access our website you read these terms and conditions. This Agreement was last modified on Jan 12th, 2020.

Acceptance of our Terms

By visiting the website photogpedia.com, viewing, accessing or otherwise using any of the services or information created, collected, compiled or submitted, you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions of Service. You understand, agree and acknowledge that these Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the Site.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that photogpedia.com may contain proprietary and confidential information including trademarks, service marks, and patents protected by intellectual property laws and international intellectual property treaties. Photogpedia.com authorizes you to view and make a single copy of portions of its content for offline, personal, non-commercial use. Our content may not be sold, reproduced, or distributed without our written permission. Any third-party trademarks, service marks, and logos are the property of their respective owners. Any further rights not specifically granted herein are reserved.

Indemnity

You understand and agree that Photogpedia.com shall in no event be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages arising from or in connection with your use of our website. By accessing our website, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, actions, damages, costs, and expenses including legal fees.

Hyperlinks

Photogpedia.com may include hyperlinks to third-party content, advertising or websites. Such links are provided for convenience only and we take no responsibility for the content and maintenance of or privacy compliance by any linked website. You acknowledge and agree that photogpedia.com is not responsible for and does not endorse any advertising, products or resources which they provide.

Blogs or individual may link to our website.  Any such linking will be entirely your responsibility and at your expense. By linking, you must not alter any of our website’s contents including any intellectual property notices and you must not frame or reformat any of our pages, files, images, text or other materials.

Privacy

We undertake to take all due care with any information which you may provide to us when accessing our website.

However, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you may provide to us.  Information you transmit to us is entirely at your own risk although we undertake to take reasonable steps to preserve such information in a secure manner.

Our compliance with privacy legislation is set out in our Privacy Policy

Copyright Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Service infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) of any person.

Photogpdia presents both public domain and copyright protected photos. Copyright-protected photos are showcased in accordance with fair use principle:

  • as historically significant artworks
  • as used for informational and educational purposes
  • as readily available on the internet
  • as low-resolution copies unsuitable for commercial use (max resolution of 100kb)

All material is for educational and non-profit purposes only.

Any copyrighted material mirrored on this site is intended for private personal study. All original photographs and articles are copyright to their respective owners.

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and will remove copyright protected photos or artwork, or block them for users from countries where infringement is alerted. But mostly we try to get the photographer’s permission to showcase their photography/work.

Ideally, we would welcome an opportunity to work with them by either watermarking any photos or decreasing the file size to the lowest quality possible (the max file size of all photos is currently less than 100kb).

Copyright infringement – Notices to Photogpedia

If you still wish to contact us regarding infringement notices relating to copyright of images used by us (which we hope you don’t) this is what we’ll need.

For us to respond to an infringement notice, it must contain the following:

  1. Identification of the work or material being infringed.
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location, for example, the web address (URL) for the image and a brief description of the image;
  3. Information to indicate if you are the owner of the image or the authorized agent or licensee of the owner of the image; and
  4. Your contact information including your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  5. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed.

Please read our full policy before sending us an infringement notice.

Please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the above information to hello[at]photogpedia.com

If your infringement notice does not contain the above information we may not respond to your notice. 

We will not respond to an automated infringement notice. Please either issue the notice yourself or choose an agency that uses a human to issue the notices. 

Any payments we make for license fees will be based on the average British market rate of GBP £30 per image (based on images with the expected use of 500,000 or fewer times), unless you can demonstrate the amount should be different.

Please do not send a request requiring a response within less than 7 days.

Be aware that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and lawyers fees) for misrepresenting that any content is infringing your copyright.

Entire Agreement

You understand and agree that the above Terms constitute the entire general agreement between you and Photogpedia.com. You may be subject to additional Terms and conditions when you use, purchase or access other services, affiliate services or third-party content or material.

Changes to the Terms

Photogpedia.com reserves the right to modify these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion and without any notice. Changes to our Terms become effective on the date they are posted and your continued use of photogpedia.com after any changes to Terms will signify your agreement to be bound by them.