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Welcome to the NPL website naturepl.com. Below are the terms that govern your use of this site.
These terms constitute a legal agreement between you and Nature Picture Library Limited. ("NPL" "we" or "our"). Please read this agreement ("agreement") in its entirety before you continue to use this website or download any image. If you do not agree, discontinue using the site.
Ownership of our Website
This website is owned by NPL. All of the content featured or displayed on this website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, images ("Content"), is owned by NPL and its content providers.
Protection of Intellectual Property
All elements of NPL's websites, including, but not limited to, the general design and the Content, are protected by trademarking, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. Except as explicitly permitted under this or another agreement with NPL, no portion or element of this website or its Content may be copied or retransmitted via any means and this website, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of NPL unless otherwise expressly agreed.
Indemnification for Breach
You agree to indemnify NPL against any losses, expenses, costs or damages howsoever incurred as a result of your breach of the Terms of this Agreement or your unauthorised use of the Content and related rights.
How you may use the content on this website
Images, other than watermarked/ comp images, may only be used commercially once you have entered into a licence agreement and paid the relevant fee. Watermarked / comp images may only be used for your internal layouts for sample purposes or for proofing presentations to end clients.
NPL does not grant you any licence to use these Images in any final materials distributed either internally or externally by yourself or your company, including any electronic or online system. Except for this limited, internal testing and sample use, NPL grants you no other rights, and you may not distribute, sublicense or make available for use or distribution any watermarked / comp images.
NPL will only issue high resolution images for "comps" or layout purposes after a separate agreement is entered into.
Retention of Metadata
NPL’s copyright notice and image identification reference which appear in the Image file must remain with your digital copy of the Image at all times. You will retain the copyright notice, the name of NPL and the respective photographer/artist, the respective RM or RF Image reference and any other information or metadata that is embedded in the electronic file that comprises any Image which you have downloaded from the Website or otherwise received from NPL. Failure to maintain the integrity of the copyright information will constitute a breach of this Agreement.
Model and Property Releases
i. NPL gives no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the existence of any Release associated with the Image. ii. NPL gives no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the use of names, trademarks, logos, uniforms, registered or copyrighted designs or works of art depicted in the Image. iii. You must satisfy yourself that all necessary rights, consents or permissions as may be required for Reproduction of the Image have been secured.
The information you supply on the registration form will be kept on a database for purposes as registered under the Data Protection Act. If you authorise us to send you promotional materials, we may do so using either the email or the mailing addresses you have provided on the registration or billing information screens. From time to time we may notify you of special promotions, new products or services, or other information that may interest you. We will not send you information if you expressly inform us you do not wish to receive such materials.
If you would like to revise the information provided to us, or feel that what we currently have on record is incorrect, you may contact us to request an update the information in the "Your account" section of this website.
This website and its content are provided "as is" and NPL excludes to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law any warranty, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The functions embodied on, or in the materials of, this website are not warranted to be uninterrupted or without error. You, not NPL, assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction due to your use of this website.
Except as specifically stated in these Terms or elsewhere on this website, or as otherwise required by applicable law, neither NPL nor its directors, employees, licensors, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental, or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, your inability to use, or the performance of this website or the Content whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
NPL uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the Content, but we make no representations or warranties as to the Content's accuracy, correctness or reliability.
Some US states and foreign countries do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for certain categories of damages. Therefore, some or all of the limitations above may not apply to you to the extent they are prohibited or superseded by state or national provisions.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales whose courts are the courts of exclusive jurisdiction.
This agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods or any other similar convention or laws, the application of which are expressly excluded.
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions, prices and other information and available contractual licence terms featured on this website without notice. These conditions set out the entire agreement between NPL and you relating to your use of this website.