Terms of Use

Last updated: 24th April 2017

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Photographers’ Guild of India website.

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on www.photoguildonline.org belong to PGI and/or third parties. The PGI reserves all of its rights in PGI Online Services. Nothing in the Terms grants you a right or licence to use any trade mark, design right or copyright owned or controlled by the PGI or any other third party except as expressly provided.

 

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third­ party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by PGI. PGI has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that PGI shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

 

Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent. You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communication. You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.

 

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion. If we provide you with or you generate a password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that password is kept confidential. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account or password. You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure. You must not use any other person's user ID and password to access our website. We may disable your account on the website in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

 

Content

Your content must be appropriate, civil, tasteful and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet. You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions. You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint. We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

Notwithstanding our rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website. If you become aware of any content on the website that breaches these terms and conditions, please notify us immediately by email or using our website contact form.

The use of a membership account on our website shall be limited to members. Members must ensure that no other persons use, or have access to, their accounts on the website. A membership shall begin at the time and on the day that we grant the member access to PGI member services, and shall continue until terminated in accordance with_______________. We may in our absolute discretion refuse any application for membership.

The charges shall be as specified on our website from time to time. We may vary the charges in our sole discretion at any time, by posting the varied charges on the website. If the member does not wish to pay charges at the new level, the member's sole remedy is to terminate the membership in accordance with the terms of this website.

If a membership is terminated (for whatever reason and on whatever basis) the member shall not be entitled to any refund of any amounts paid to us before such termination. Nor shall the member be released from liability to pay any amounts that were overdue for payment as at the date of termination.

 

Breach of Terms

Without prejudice to our other rights, if you breach these terms and conditions of use in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions of use in any way, we may: (a) send you one or more formal warnings; (b) temporarily suspend your access to the website; (c) permanently prohibit you from accessing the website; (d) block computers using your IP address from accessing the website; (e) contact your internet services provider and request that they block your access to the website; (f) bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise; (g) suspend and/or delete your account with the website; and/or (h) delete and/or edit any or all of your content. 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).

 

Termination of Membership

Memberships may be terminated: (a) by the member at any time giving us written notice of termination; (b) by us giving at least 30 days' written notice to the member; or (c) if the member is insolvent, or fails to pay any applicable charges on the due date, or breaches any provision of these these terms and conditions, or breaches the terms of any other contract between us and the member - by us giving immediate written notice to the member.

Free memberships may be terminated by us giving you written notice of termination at any time, with or without explanation.

 

Variation

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Use at any time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on our website. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.