Use Of Site

In consideration of ‘Belfast Photo Festival’ allowing you to access the site, you are deemed to have accepted the Terms. The Terms shall take effect immediately on your first use of the site. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following Terms please do not access and/or use the Site.

1. Use of Content and Linking to the Site

1.1 This Site is intended for use by residents of all countries.

1.2 You acknowledge and agree that the entire content, design and the selection and arrangement of the content and material contained in this Site, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, (collectively and individually, the "Content") is protected by copyrights, trade marks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. You acknowledge and agree that You are permitted to use the Content only as expressly set out below, and any use such as, but not limited to, copying, reproducing, republishing, transmitting, distributing, offering any of the Content to the public, or creating derivative works of the Content is prohibited without the prior express written authorisation of Belfast Photo Festival

1.3 All Content on the Site remains the property of Belfast Photo Festival, or, in respect of certain images, the author of the image.

1.4 You may retrieve and display Content on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone, and store temporary copies of the Content in electronic form on hard drive, disk or on your PDA or mobile telephone for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not store permanent copies of the Content in any form. You may not store any copies of the Content on any server or other storage device connected to a public or open network whereby such Content may be viewed or retrieved by any third party.

1.5 You may not use the Site for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation or commercial exploitation;

1.6 You may not create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content.

2. Exclusion of Liability

2.1 While Belfast Photo Festival will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information in the site, Belfast Photo Festival makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, correctness, reliability or otherwise with respect to such information, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any omissions or errors (including, without limitation, typographical errors and technical errors) in the Content.

2.2 Use of and browsing in the Site is done at your own risk. Neither Belfast Photo Festival, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the site, nor any naming right sponsors, event sponsors and third parties affiliated with the Belfast Photo Festival (Event Partners) shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, or browsing the site, or downloading of any materials, data, text images, video, or audio from the site, including, without limitation, damage to, or viruses that may infect, Your computer equipment or other property as a result thereof. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the site is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

3. Registration

3.1 On registration, you must provide Belfast Photo Festival with accurate, complete registration information and it is your responsibility to inform Belfast Photo Festival of any changes to that information (including in particular your e-mail address).

3.2 Each registration is for a single user only. On registration, you will choose a user name and password. Belfast Photo Festival does not permit any of the following:

any other person sharing your user name and password;

access through a single name and password being made available to multiple users on a network.

3.3 You are responsible for all use of the Site made by you or anyone else using your user name and password (collectively, "ID") and for preventing unauthorised use of your ID. If you believe there has been any breach of security such as the disclosure, theft or unauthorised use of your ID or any payment information, you must notify Belfast Photo Festival immediately.

3.4 If on registration (or on amendment of your registration details) you provide Belfast Photo Festival with an email address that will result in any emails Belfast Photo Festival may send you, being sent to you via a computer network operated by or on behalf of your employer or college (or similar) then you are warranting that you are entitled to receive emails at that address. You also agree that Belfast Photo Festival may refrain from sending you any emails to such address without notifying you, even if you have subscribed to receive them, if we receive a request from your employer or college to stop sending emails to that address.

4. Information on the Site

4.1 Information in the site, including these terms, is subject to change without notice. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by Belfast Photo Festival. Your continued use of the site after changes are posted means You agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

4.2 Belfast Photo Festival makes no representations that the content in this site is appropriate or available for use in all countries. Those who do access this site are solely responsible for compliance with local laws of the country in which the content is accessed.

5. Privacy Policy / Data Protection Statement

5.1 Belfast Photo Festival takes the privacy of the users of the Site seriously. Belfast Photo Festival is registered under, and will process your personal data in accordance with, data protection legislation.

5.2 Persons Aged Under 16 Belfast Photo Festival will treat your data as confidential and will not transmit this data in any way or form to a third party.


5.3 Belfast Photo Festival strictly protects the security of your personal information and your choices for its intended use. However, we cannot guarantee that any information you submit to us will be free from unauthorized third party intrusion.


5.4 Your e-mail address and other personally identifying data will be known to Belfast Photo Festival only when you voluntarily submit such information to our websites. We may use this personal information to contact you if we change our services or terms or if we need to give you notice under those terms.

5.5 We process personal data collected via the Site for the purposes of:

running competitions

conducting market research surveys

providing You with information about products and services we offer and

providing You with information about products and services offered by our Event Partners.

5.6 We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal data to others outside Belfast Photo Festival or share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners, except where you have provided permission to do so.

5.7 If you decide at any time in the future that you wish to cease receiving information from partners, you may change your preferences at any time through contacting us by e-mail at:

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5.8 Like most organisations, we also use data in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified) to share with business partners and other third parties for the purposes of:

building up marketing profiles

assisting strategic development and

auditing usage of the site.

This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you.

6. Availability of Site

Whilst Belfast Photo Festival endeavors to ensure that the Site is normally available 24 hours a day, Belfast Photo Festival will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. Belfast Photo Festival does not guarantee the functions contained in the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected even if Belfast Photo Festival is aware of them. Additionally, Belfast Photo Festival makes no warranty that the Site services or its server are free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties.

7. Communication

From time to time, Belfast Photo Festival(and its associated companies, organizations and institutions) may ask that you transmit to the Site by electronic mail Your feedback on Belfast Photo Festival products and/or services. Any communication or material You transmit or post will be (a) treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by Belfast Photo Festival, (b) become the property of Belfast Photo Festival and shall exclusively now and hereinafter own all rights, title and interest therein, and (c) used without restriction by Belfast Photo Festival or its affiliates or any Event Partners at its sole discretion without any obligation, compensation or other liability to You. Such use may be for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting whole or in part, in any medium and in any manner on this Site or otherwise. Belfast Photo Festival shall be under no obligation to respond to any such communication.

8. Intellectual Property and Trademarks

8.1 Belfast Photo Festival may publish any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to it or to the site at its sole discretion and it shall be entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material prior to publication.

8.2 Belfast Photo Festival recognizes that You, the author of any material submitted, posted, uploaded, emailed or otherwise transmitted to Belfast Photo Festival or to the Site retain full ownership of the copyright under Chapter IV of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 (as amended).

8.4 The names images and logos identifying the Belfast Photo Festival, event Partners or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and/or trade marks of the Belfast Photo Festival trademarks displayed on the site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Belfast Photo Festival, the Belfast Photo Festival, event partners or third parties. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of the Belfast Photo Festival, event Partners or third parties. In the event that you misuse any trademark, patent, design right or copyright in violation of these terms, Belfast Photo Festival and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates and/or associated companies and/or Event Partners will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

9. Competitions

The Open Submissions are subject to additional terms. See Open Submission Terms and Conditions:

10. Links to Other Sites

10.1 This Site may link to other sites not maintained by or related to Belfast Photo Festival. Such hyperlinks are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by, endorsed or otherwise affiliated with this Site or with the products and services of Belfast Photo Festival. Belfast Photo Festival has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or links to any other sites. Viewing all other sites is at your own risk.

10.2 In the event that Belfast Photo Festival may, from time to time, allow for discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin board, and the like on the Site, Belfast Photo Festival is under no obligation to monitor or review such transmitted information and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such transmitted information nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy of any such information. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Belfast Photo Festival will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Belfast Photo Festival to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

11. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

11.1 These Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, Northern Irish/English law.

11.2 The courts of Northern Ireland/England shall have the non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute that may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms or the legal relationship established by them.

12. Changes to these Terms

Belfast Photo Festival reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Site and its related services. Due to its policy of updating and improving the Site, Belfast Photo Festival may wish to change these terms. If you use the Site or related services after Belfast Photo Festival has published or notified you of the changes, You are agreeing now to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to be bound by those changes, you should not use the Site (and should cancel your subscription to any related services).

13. General

13.1 You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these terms.

13.2 If any portion of these terms is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that part shall be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

13.3 Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

13.4 If Belfast Photo Festival is in breach of any of its obligations under these terms and Conditions or the Rules or under statute or common law, Your rights and remedies will be limited to the right (if any) to recover damages in an action at law and in no circumstances will you be entitled by reason of any such breach to enjoin or restrain the distribution, exhibition, broadcasting, advertising or exploitation of any photographs or any entry.

13.5 These terms, and, if you enter the Open Submission, the competition(Open Submission) rules, set out the entire understanding and agreement between you and Belfast Photo Festival with respect to the site. You acknowledge that any other agreements between you and Belfast Photo Festival with respect to the site are superseded and of no force or effect.

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