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If you are visiting or intend to enter Life Framer, you should read these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and our competition Rules. If you have any concern or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us – [email protected]

Terms and Conditions of use

Introduction

These terms and conditions shall govern your use of  Life Framer (www.life-framer.com). This website is managed and operated by G & W MEDIA LLP (“G & W MEDIA LLP” or “Us” or “We”).

By using this website, you must accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

If you register with this website, submit any material to this website or use any of the website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website (or of the age of majority in jurisdictions in your respective country); by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age (or of the age of majority in jurisdictions in your respective country).

Copyright notice

Copyright (c) 2013-2018 Life Framer (G & W MEDIA LLP)

Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions: We own all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in this website and the material on this website apart from the photographs published on the website. All the photographs published on this website are copyrighted by their respective owners as indicated alongside each photograph.

We respect your rights and do not claim copyright for works photographs submitted to the Award. You will retain full copyright in each entry. In addition, your moral rights are respected. Whenever your work is published on this website you will be credited. Failure to publish a credit due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition. We will seek to correct any errors or oversights when notified.

Licence to use website

You may: (a) view pages from our website in a web browser; (b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser; subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.

Except as expressly permitted by the section above or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer. You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes. Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.

Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not: (a) republish material from our website (including republication on another website); (b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website; (c) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or (D) redistribute material from our website.

We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

Acceptable use

You must not: (a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website; (b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;

You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

Registration and accounts

Entrants may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website.

You must not use any other person’s account to access the website, unless you have that person’s express permission to do so.

User login details

If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a user ID and password. Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out below; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.

You must keep your password confidential. You must notify us if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.

Cancellation and suspension of account

We may:(a) suspend your account; (b) cancel your account at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website.

Limited warranties

We do not warrant or represent: (a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; (b) that the material on the website is up to date; or that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these Terms and Conditions and our Rules, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.

Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law, and, if you are a consumer, your statutory rights will not be excluded or limited by these terms and conditions, except to the extent permitted by law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this section and elsewhere in these terms and conditions govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage. You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions.

Class action waiver

You and G & W MEDIA LLP agree that each may bring claims against the other only in your or its individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative action. Unless both you and G & W MEDIA LLP agree, no arbitrator or judge may consolidate more than one person’s claims or otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify G & W MEDIA LLP, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of your use of this website or any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may: (a) send you one or more formal warnings; (b) temporarily suspend your access to our website; (c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website; (d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website; (e) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or (f) suspend or delete your account on our website.

Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

Third party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations. We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to sections above we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Trade marks

Life Framer trademarks, our logos and our other registered and unregistered trade marks are trade marks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.

The third party registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners and, unless stated otherwise in these terms and conditions, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.

Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time. The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of this website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our competition rules, privacy and cookies policy shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with UK laws.

Our details

This website is owned and operated by G & W Media LLP. We are registered in England and Wales, our registration number is OC382349 and our registered office is at Southborough, Walford Road, Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5PQ. You can contact us by email ([email protected]) or using any other email addresses published on our website.

Last updated: 22/06/2018

Privacy Policy

 

This privacy policy (hereafter, the Privacy Policy) sets out how G & W Media LLP (hereafter, “G & W MEDIA LLP” or “Us” or “We”) processes Personal Data and how various obligations under the Data Protection Legislation  are met.

G & W Media LLP is registered in England and Wales, our registration number is OC382349 and our registered office is at Southborough, Walford Road, Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5PQ.

G & W Media LLP is considered as being the Data Controller under this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to all visitors and customers using or accessing this website and our associated services.

For any privacy-related questions, you can contact us by email ([email protected]) or using any other email addresses published on our website.

Your rights

You may instruct us by email ([email protected]) at any time to not process and/or delete some or all of your personal information. This will exclude data we are required to retain for accounting or security purposes, and any data we are required to retain by law. In addition, you can unsubscribe from our email newsletters using the link at the bottom of each edition.

Collecting personal information

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website – your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit);

(b) information that you provide to us when you register to the award – your name, username, billing country, email address, social media accounts;

(c) information that you provide when submitting images to the award – image files and statements or image descriptions if provided (you should avoid submitting image files with EXIF GPS location metadata).

(d) information that you provide when you complete your public profile page – your name, profile picture, biographical information, uploaded images and any statement or descriptive information if provided;

(e) information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters – your name and email address;

(f) information that you provide when buying physical content from us, such as the Life Framer Annual – your name, email address and postal address

Using personal information

Personal information submitted to us through this website will be used for the purposes specified in this Privacy Ppolicy or on the relevant pages of this website. Any information you provide through this website will be used in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR). You can refuse to provide personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from submitting to the award or using certain part of the website.

Your personal information is collected only for the purpose of administering your entry, membership or other purchase (e.g. of the Life Framer Annual), or keeping you abreast of news with the award. This information is kept secure and confidential, and is not shared.

We may also use your personal information to:

(a) personalize this website for you;

(b) enable your use of the services available on this website;

(c) supply to you services or goods purchased through this website;

(d) send you our email newsletter (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter) or other “system” emails, such as password reset requests or payment notifications/receipts even if you have not opted-in to email marketing lists;

(e) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);

(f) manage complaints, feedback and queries, and handle requests for data access or correction, or the exercise of other rights relating to Personal Information

(g) keep this website secure and prevent fraud;

(h) administer social media and web advertising campaigns. These service providers use cookies on our site and/or pixel tracking to serve ads across the different platforms – Google AdSense & DoubleClick (privacy policy, opt out) Facebook (privacy policy, opt out);

(i) manage our business operations and IT infrastructure, in line with our internal policies and procedures, including those relating to finance and accounting; billing and collections; IT systems operation; data and website hosting; data analytics; business continuity; records management; document and print management; and auditing ;

(j) comply with applicable laws and regulatory obligations (including laws and regulations outside your country of residence), comply with legal process and court orders; and respond to requests from public and government authorities (including those outside your country of residence);

(k) establish and defend legal rights to protect our business operations, and secure our rights, privacy, safety or property, and that of our group companies or business partners, you, or other individuals or third parties; to enforce our terms and conditions; and pursue available remedies or limit our damages.

All of our financial transactions are handled through our payment services providers, Braintree (privacy policy) and Paypal (privacy policy). We will share information with our payment services provider only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via this website.

Our web servers and hosting are managed by us and our contractor on the LiquiNet Ltd platform. This includes website hosting, backups, web database, file storage, and log files. Our Content Delivery Network (CDN) may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. MaxCDN’s privacy policy can be found here.

Disclosing personal information

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, contractors, officers, insurers, professional advisers, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. Some of those employees or organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using our websites and services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

We may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

G & W MEDIA LLP acknowledges that all individuals have the right to access the personal information/data that we maintain about them. If you want to access, correct, or delete your data, you should contact us as [email protected].

Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.

External links

This website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, external websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of external websites.

Our cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. We use both session and persistent cookies on this website and the purposes for which they are used, are as follows: to recognize a computer when a user visits this website, to track users as they navigate the website, to personalize the website for each user and to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users.

If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browser to refuse cookies before using our website. Certain features may not function properly if you do so.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website (privacy policy, opt out). Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

Data breach procedures

Should any event occur where your data has been lost, stolen, or compromised, our policy is to alert you via email within 48 hours of our team becoming aware of the event. We will also report such incident to any required authority.

Last updated: 25/06/2018

Rules

These rules are in place to protect your rights as well as ours. Along with our more general Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, they constitute the entire agreement. By entering the Life Framer Photography Award, you are deemed to have read and accepted all aspects of the rules described on this page. If you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us – [email protected]

Competition

The Life Framer Photography Award, encompassing both the monthly themed competitions and the yearly Series Award (‘Award’) is open to both amateur and professional photographers (‘Entrants’) aged 18 years and over (or of the age of majority in jurisdictions in their respective country), and from all over the world. Entrants must not be an employee, officer or agent of Life Framer, nor an employee, officer or agent of any person or organisation involved in the running of the Award, nor a family relation of any such person.

The applicable costs for entering the Award are set out on the website, and the prizes shall be as specified on the website.

There is no maximum number of entries to the Award per person.

The monthly themed competitions and the Series Award that make up the Award shall close for entries at the time and on the date specified on the website. We may extend the deadline without prior notification if needed.

Usage and rights

Your copyright and moral rights:

Life Framer respects the rights of Entrants and does not claim copyright for the photographs submitted to the Award. Entrants retain full copyright in submitted photographs.

In addition, the moral rights of Entrants are respected. Whenever their work is published by Life Framer (and partners) they will be credited. Failure to publish a credit due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition. Life Framer will seek to correct any errors or oversights when notified.

Image eligibility:

By entering the Award, you (as an Entrant) warrant to Life Framer that you created your competition entries, that you are the author of your work, you own all of the copyright in those entries, that it does not include trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any other third person or entity and that the use by Life Framer of the entries in accordance with these terms and conditions will not infringe any person’s intellectual property rights or other legal rights. You must not submit to the award any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

You will be responsible for any claim made by any third party in respect of your entry and to fully indemnify Life Framer and its sponsors in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing. Life Framer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that does not comply with any of the above, even after the entry is submitted on the competition website.

Use of works:

By entering the award, you agree that any work you submit may be used by Life Framer (and partners) solely for purposes in connection with the Award or future Awards, and any successor website and no other purpose. These uses include:

  • Judging the competition
  • Displaying entries on the Life Framer website and social media outlets, and those of its partners
  • Displaying the entries at the gallery exhibitions
  • Displaying the entries in a book, magazine or exhibition catalogue, or similar
  • Using the entries on posters, postcards, adverts both online and offline to promote the award
  • Cropping and re-sizing the work as necessary to fit pre-defined formats to promote the award and any related exhibitions
  • Sub-licensing the entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest (the Entrant will be notified of such reproductions prior to publication, and have the right to refuse)
  • Inclusion within any materials promoting the Award or any exhibition organised by Life Framer

You hereby grant Life Framer a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence in each entry throughout the world in all media for the uses described above for three years following the date of announcement of the winners.

You acknowledge your responsibility for protecting your entry against misuse by third parties, through means such as the embedding of metadata. Life Framer (and its partners) can assume no responsibility and is not liable for any misuse of your work by third parties.

Any reproduction of entries outside of the uses listed above will occur only after receiving the Entrant’s express permission. The Entrant will be contacted and given the opportunity to negotiate any such usage with the parties concerned independently of the Award.

Life Framer uses the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While Life Framer guarantees that photographers will be fully credited when posting images on social media and through any of the other channels listed above, Life Framer cannot guarantee that others who copy or repost images will do the same.

Judging

Within 3 days of each competition end, Life Framer’s editors will screen entries and submit selected entries to the judge for his or her review. The judge will then select the shortlist and 1st, 2nd Prize entries based on the photographic skill, artistic sensibilities, emotion, impact and originality. The decisions of the judge are final.

Images submitted will be treated completely anonymously throughout the whole process to ensure total fairness. The judge will have sole discretion of his or her selection and attempting to contact any judge directly in order to influence them will result in disqualification of the Entrant.

Life Framer aims to announce the shortlist and winners for each contest within ten days of the submission close date. The winners and shortlisted photographers will be notified by email and published on the Life Framer website and associated social media. The 1st Prize Entrant will have 90 days from the email date to claim their cash prize (they will be notified of their prize and any further instructions in the email). Failing to do so will result in loss of the prize. Winners are accountable for costs associated with the award acceptance, such as any applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes.

Life Framer reserves the right to change, or modify the prize at any time before the end of the Award, but will make sure to inform all Entrants.

If a competition Entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements or is subject to any entry restrictions, that Entrant shall not be entitled to be adjudged a winner, and will not be entitled to a prize in any circumstances.

Image specification

Entrant’s images should be sized under 2mb each and in .jpg or .png format. There is no need to name images as they will be automatically named according to the theme during upload. If images have individual titles, these can be included in the description / statement box during the upload process.

Right to cancel

Life Framer reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Award at its own discretion if not capable of continuing as planned for any reason that is beyond its control.

If the Award is cancelled in a particular month, Life Framer will refund the entry fees for all Entrants of that month and will not reserve the right to use any of the submitted photographs. There will be no refunds associated with the cancellation of the end-of-year exhibitions.

Refunds

Life Framer does not provide refunds.

Modification of competition rules

Life Framer reserves the right to change the competition rules. If this happens, all Entrants whom the changes affect will be notified by email.

Legal responsibility

Life Framer will take no responsibility for the repercussions of any photograph submitted to the Award, nor any problems incurred by the Entrants while participating in the Award.