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Iconotec License Agreement

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The present document is a legal licence between you and the ICONOTEC? company. By placing a order and using the photographs which are provided to you by ICONOTEC?, you expressly acknowledge that you accept the terms of this licence.

All the photographs are protected by the laws on royalties and copyright. The property of the photographs and the commercial rights pertaining to it, belong to ICONOTEC? which only grants you a licence of use for the photographs.

1. Authorised use
This licence is individual, non-transferable and non-exclusive. It gives you the right to use the photographs on any type of medium (apart from the precise regulated uses and forbidden uses bellow), for any sort of utilisation, such as for example the illustration of press articles, packaging, advertising, on-line use, as well as the right to carry out any form of reproduction, printed or digital, needed in what you intend to do with the photographs. This licence is granted to you without a time limit, unless you should fail to respect one of its clauses. This licence allows you to recentre the photographs, to take elements out of them, to use them partially, to touch them up or add elements to them.

2. Regulated use
The photographs may show buildings and architectural monuments which are protected (by copyright - articles L.111-1 to L.132-33 of Intellectual Property Law - and by the laws on images and property - articles 9 and 544 of Civil Law), works of art, objects which are protected (by copyright - articles L.111-1 to L.132-33 of Intellectual Property Law - and the laws on drawings and designs - articles L.511-1 to L.521-4 Intellectual Property Law, registered trademarks (articles L.711-1 to L.716-6 of Intellectual Property Law). It is your responsibility to negotiate directly with the persons entitled to these rights, for the authorisations necessary to the use of the photographs, according to what you intend to do with them.

Prerequisites of use for unsold low resolution images : The unsold low definition images may be used in documents intended for personal non commercial use (model, testing, sample) but should not, in any case, be distributed outside your company or to the general public.

3-Forbidden uses and deeds
It is forbidden to copy, or distribute copies of, CD-ROMs, their documentation and packaging. It is forbidden to resell, give a sub-licence, give, lend, sub-let, distribute the whole or part of an image, whatever its size and resolution. It is forbidden to use the photographs in a context which might be pornographic, political, slanderous, immoral, offensive or degrading

4- Guarantees
ICONOTEC? certifies that it is entitled to all the commercial rights pertaining to the photographs (apart from the rights pertaining to protected buildings, works of art, objects or registered trademarks appearing on the photographs).

ICONOTEC? covers you against the occurrence of faults, incidents, mistakes or malfunction for a period of 30 days starting with the delivery of the order. Should such a situation arise, the only guarantee provided is the replacement of the faulty image or medium.

ICONOTEC? can not, in any case and in any way, be held responsible for any damage or harm, direct or indirect, resulting from the use of the photographs and is not, in any case, under any obligation to make up for them. ICONOTEC? provides no guarantee, express or tacit, as to whether the contents of the CD-ROM or the photographs bought by the users, meet their needs.

You will be solely responsible for any legal action brought against you by a third party, should you fail to respect the terms of this licence. Furthermore, any action failing to respect the afore mentioned terms, will lead to the automatic cancellation of the licence granted to you by ICONOTEC¨, apart from and without any consideration for any legal action which might be brought against you.

5- General points
All rights pertaining to the CD-ROMs and to the photographs are owned by ICONOTEC? and by the authors. The granting of this licence does not imply a transfer of ownership. The photographs are protected by the laws on royalty and copyright. You are therefore under the obligation to use the photographs like any other protected product. Any representation or reproduction, complete or partial, carried out without the consent of ICONOTEC? is a forgery, punishable by a prison sentence of two years and a fine of 1 000 000 Frs. (Articles L.335-2 and following of the Intellectual Property Law).

The present licence is governed solely by French law, and any dispute as to its interpretation or implementation comes strictly under French courts.

However you will use the photographs, you must make sure that the mention of ICONOTEC?'s rights appears visibly as follow :
When the photographer's name appears on the photographs, it is forbidden to remove or modify it. If you are in doubt as to your rights in accordance to this licence, please contact ICONOTEC? directly at :