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Terms & Conditions

DEFINITIONS
 
For the following document, PWOContests.com and all it's pages shall be referred to as "Site". PWOContests is owned by Photo Weekly Online Inc. ("We") and is accessed by you under the Terms & Conditions described below ("Terms").


ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

BY REGISTERING OR BECOMING A MEMBER OF PWOCONTESTS, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU MAY NOT USE THE SITE OR  IT'S CONTENTS.

MODIFICATIONS OF TERMS

We  reserve the right to modify the Terms at any given time. Any changes will be made using good sense and judgement in an effort to protect both PWOContests and it's users. We will notify users of changes to the Terms via Administrative Announcement in the Forums. You shall be responsible for periodically reviewing the Terms to see if they have changed. Using our services after modification of the terms have been made constitute acceptance on your behalf.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

We offer services which include, but are not limited to, the ability to enter photography contests, create a profile, upload photographs to a portfolio, and interact within the forums. We may alter, add, or delete any services, for any reason, at any time. We reserve the right to limit certain services and/or features, for any length of time, without notice or liability.

OBLIGATIONS

As a condition of using our services, we require you to create an account by providing your name, username, email address and password. We expect this information to be correct, and up to date. Failure to provide accurate information may result in the termination of your account. This includes creating an account with the intent to impersonate another individual, or creating an offensive username. By agreeing to our services, you agree that you are at least 13 years of age or older. Persons under 18 years of age should seek permission from their parents and/or guardians before registering for the site.

USER CONDUCT

All users are expected to act in a civil and lawful manner. You agree not to:
 
 
1.       Submit photographs that do not belong to you, or that you do not hold the rights to.
2.       Choose an offensive username.
3.       Post spam to the forums or link spam on your profile page
4.       Post or link to pornographic materials anywhere on our website.
5.       Allow anyone to sign in to your account and act on your behalf.
6.       Harass, bully, or threaten other users
7.       Post illegal material
8.       Abuse the voting system in a manner deemed to be unfair, biased or malicious
9.       Impersonate, or pretend to be someone else
10.   Transfer or sell your profile to another user


COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP

You retain ALL copyrights to the photographs and images uploaded to PWOContests. We will never sell or transfer the rights to your photographs. We may use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such content on the Site for the purpose for which it  was submitted or made available. We will comply with the Canadian Copyright Act by attributing photographs to their rightful owners, including a copyright logo. In an effort to deter the downloading of photographs from the Site, we have removed the right click "Save As.." functionality.

INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS

We respect the intellectual property of others. If you feel that your copyright or other intellectual property has been infringed upon,  please forward your claim to info@photoweeklyonline.com with the subject "Copyright Infringement". We will process all claims in a timely manner. Copyright Infringement is a serious claim, therefore please be aware you may be liable for damages if you are not truthful, or misrepresent your claims. We reserve the right to remove from our site any material which we feel is infringing the copyright of another person/group. We also reserve the right to terminate the account of any user who infringes on someone else's copyrights.

PRIVACY POLICY

Our privacy policy, while included in the Terms, can be found here: http://www.pwocontests.com/privacy.php
 
INDEMNITY

You will indemnify and hold harmless PWOContests, PhotoWeeklyOnline Inc, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys. fees and cost) from (i) any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Services, violation of the Terms by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account or PWOContests Username, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

DISCLAIMERS

Our service is provided "As Is". The content has been prepared and/or obtained for general information and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide legal, medical, tax, or professional advice. You acknowledge that PWOContests, its owners, partners, employees, officers, directors, attorneys, and agents do not promise or guarantee that the content is correct, complete, or up-to-date. There is no guarantee that the content is correct, complete, or up-to-date for any specific circumstance.
 While we will monitor the content posted by our users/members, we may not be held responsible if said content is deemed inappropriate or offensive. It is your responsibility to fully understand the Terms. If there is anything you are unclear of, please contact us at info@photoweeklyonline.com We will attempt to clarify any parts of the Terms which you do not understand.


LINKS

PhotoWeeklyOnline, PWOContests or it's users may link to external websites. There is no endorsement, guarantee or warranty made or implied with respect to the content and information available at another site, and PWOContests does not monitor any linked sites or evaluate the propriety or correctness of any information available at a linked site. You agree that PWOContests will not be liable for any content on external sites. While we endeavour to make all our links both safe and family friendly, you acknowledge that we are not responsible for any damage , loss or liable caused by content or services external to our site, as well as content posted by other users/members.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event shall PWOContests be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages or lost profits, even if PWOContests has been advised of the possibility of such damages. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

TERMINATION

While we hope it never comes to this, PWOContests may terminate or suspend any or all services, including your account, without prior notice or liability. We may terminate your account  if you fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions listed herein. Upon termination of your account, you will no longer have access to our services. Users have the right to discontinue using our service at any time. Users may request to have their profile and portfolio removed. Upon receiving such notice, We will remove the user's profile in a timely manner. Contest entries will remain on the site. We reserve the right to retain users account and profile information for up to 180 days before deleting them from our records.

LEGAL

We are bound by the law in Ontario, Canada and will act appropriately where we are legally required to. For non legal matters, we will act using our best judgement. We will not be held responsible for consequences which arise from decisions made in good faith.

TRADEMARKS

PWOContests, PhotoWeeklyOnline Inc., it's design, coding, and logos are subject to copyright. You may not represent our companies and/or logos in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. We will however, provide icons and banners which users can use to link to our website. They can be found at the following link: http://www.photoweeklyonline.com/logos