Use of Image Policy

DOWNLOADING IMAGES FROM THE DATABASE

Copyright Infringement Policy

The following policy has been implemented in an attempt to maintain control over Macroscopic Solutions images.  Unauthorized non-commercial uses of Macroscopic Solutions copyrighted images are subject to DMCA takedown requests without advance notice.  Unauthorized commercial infringements of copyrighted images will be handled by a contracted copyright enforcement organization, which may result in legal action to recover statutory damages as outlined in Title 17, § 504, of the United States copyright laws.

All of the images on www.macroscopicsolutions.com are registered copyright with the U.S. copyright office.

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

Notice to User: THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (“LICENSEE”) AND MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS, INC. BY USING THE MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS WEB SITE AND/OR DOWNLOADING ANY CONTENT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. If you are obtaining image reproduction rights on behalf of your employer, you represent that you have the authority and right to bind the employer to the terms contained in this agreement. If you are acting on behalf of a disclosed principal, both you and your client are jointly liable for payment of any licensing fees. Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers reserves the right to alter, modify or update these terms of use at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates.

Ownership of this Website: This website is owned and operated by Macroscopic Solutions. All elements of the site, including the content and the general design are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress and other US and international laws or treaties relating to intellectual property.

General Website Restrictions

No Meta Searching or Framing: You may not take the results from a Macroscopic Solutions search and reformat and display them, mirror or “frame” the Macroscopic Solutions home page or results pages on your Web site. You may not link to any page of the Macroscopic Solutions web site other than the home page located at [www.sciencesource.com.] You may not send automated queries of any sort to Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers’S system without express permission in advance from Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers.

Permitted Image Usage

Comp Use: Macroscopic Solutions grants Licensee a personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive license to copy the Images selected onto its computer hard drive and to use the image(s) and any derivative works or copies (collectively, the “Image(s)”) on one computer and with one user at a time only in the United States. The Image(s) may only be copied, modified and incorporated in materials for sample use including comprehensive layouts (“comp use”). The Image(s) may not be used in any final materials distributed internally or to the public. All other rights are reserved to Macroscopic Solutions. Licensee must contact Macroscopic Solutions at info@macroscopicsoltuions.com or Photo Researchers at info@sciencesource.com to obtain a license for additional use.

Other than the above Comp Use, Images may not be used in any way, until an invoice granting usage rights is paid in full.

Macroscopic Solutions grants you the non-exclusive right to use the images according to the rights selected and indicated on the menu of the Macroscopic Solutions online licensing process.

Prohibited Image Use

The Following Uses Are Prohibited: The use of the Image beyond the terms of this limited license agreement, without first obtaining an additional license, including any electronic reproduction or promotional rights.

To create any derivative use of an Image unless indicated on the invoice.

To sublicense, re-license, rent or lease any of the Images.

To use the Image in a manner that is defamatory, pornographic or obscene, whether directly or in context or juxtaposition with specific subject matter.

To use the Image in any way that violates a depicted person’s right of privacy or publicity, or to infringe on any trade name, trademark or service mark.

To archive, republish or transmit any images on any database or to a network or bulletin board in a downloadable format or enable it to be distributed via mobile telephone devices, or otherwise distribute or allow any of the Images to be distributed to or used by anyone other than the authorized users, without prior written consent from Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers.

To use any Image in an electronic template or application, including those that are Web-based, where the purpose is to create multiple impressions of an electronic or printed product, including, but not limited to, Web site designs, presentation templates, electronic greeting cards, business cards or any other electronic or printed matter without obtaining a license for such purpose.

To use the Image to promote a business that sells or licenses photographic images, or otherwise competes with Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers in any manner.

Ship, transfer or export any of the Images into any country or use any of the Images in any manner prohibited by any export laws, restrictions or regulations.

Credit: Images used editorially should bear a credit line as indicated by Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers.

Termination: Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers reserves the right to automatically terminate the license contained in this agreement without notice if you, or your employer, fail to comply with any provision of this agreement. Upon termination, you and your employer must immediately stop using the Image, delete the Image and all copies from all magnetic media and destroy all other copies. Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers reserves the right to discontinue the use of any Image for any reason and elect to replace the Image with an alternate Image. Upon notice of any discontinuance of the use of a particular Image, you, your employer and your client, if applicable, agree not to use the Image in the future.

Digital Files: Except as permitted under a license agreement, Licensee must delete any Images downloaded and stored in any electronic and removable media and destroy any other copy of the Images. The copyright symbol, the name Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers and the image number or other identification number associated with the Image(s) may be included as part of the electronic file.

Payment Terms: Time is of the essence in the performance by Licensee of its obligations for payments.

Payment of the invoice herein is to be net thirty (30) days. Any claims for adjustment or rejection of terms must be made to Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers within ten (10) days after receipt of invoice.

Cancellation Policy: Rights are being reserved for Licensee when an invoice is created. If Licensee does not use the invoiced image(s), it must notify Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers within ten (10) days from receipt of invoice.
If Licensee fails to do so, it is responsible for full payment of the invoice.

Links to Third Party Sites: The linked sites are not under Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers’s control and it is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. You acknowledge that Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers provides the links to you only as a convenience and it does not endorse the linked sites or their use or contents.

Indemnity: Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers, and the copyright holder, harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from the use of an Image or any breach of this agreement.

General Disclaimers: MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS GIVES NO RIGHTS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF NAMES, TRADEMARK, LOGO TYPES, REGISTERED OR COPYRIGHTED DESIGNS OR WORKS OF ART DEPICTED IN ANY IMAGE, AND THE LICENSEE MUST SATISFY ITSELF THAT ALL NECESSARY RIGHTS, CONSENTS OR PERMISSION AS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR REPRODUCTION ARE SECURED. MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS IDENTIFIED THE CAPTION FOR EACH IMAGE TO THE BEST OF ITS ABILITY, BUT CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRONEOUS OR INCOMPLETE CAPTION INFORMATION. NO MODEL RELEASES OR OTHER RELEASES EXIST ON ANY IMAGES UNLESS THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH RELEASE IS SPECIFIED IN WRITING BY MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS.

DIGITAL FILES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY OF IMAGE, OR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY COMPUTER HARDWARE OR OTHER EQUIPMENT, OPERATING SYSTEM OR SOFTWARE PROGRAM. MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES THAT THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. THE USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS UNDER SOME STATE LAWS.

Limitation of Liability: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS, OR THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OF THE IMAGES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FROM YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE IMAGES ON THIS SITE. IN ANY EVENT, THE LIMIT OF LIABILITY OF THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OF THE IMAGE AND MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS SHALL BE THE FEE PAID FOR THE IMAGE TO MACROSCOPIC SOLUTIONS AND PHOTO RESEARCHERS.

Unauthorized Use/Retroactive License Fee: Any use of Image(s) in a manner not expressly authorized by this Agreement or in breach of a term of this Agreement constitutes copyright infringement, entitling Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers to exercise all rights and remedies available to it under copyright laws around the world. Licensee shall be responsible for any damages resulting from any such copyright infringement, including any claims by a third party. In addition and without prejudice to Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers’s other remedies under this Agreement, Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers reserves the right to charge and Licensee agrees to pay a fee equal to five (5) times Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers’s normal license fee for use of the Image(s).

Miscellaneous: Jurisdiction and Attorney’s Fees Any and all disputes, with the exception of copyright claims, arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, including, without limitation, the validity, interpretation, performance and breach hereof, shall be settled by arbitration in New York, New York pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in the highest court of the forum, State or Federal, having jurisdiction. This agreement, its validity and effect, shall be interpreted under and governed by the laws of the State of New York. If Licensee is an agent for or an employee of a non-U.S. Company but operates in a place of business in the United States or its territories, Licensee expressly agrees that any dispute regarding this contract shall be adjudicated within the United States in the manner described here. Copyright claims shall be brought in the Federal Court having jurisdiction. Licensee agrees to be subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court of the Southern District of New York. If Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers is caused to present claims or suit as a result of any breach of the above terms set forth, it shall be made whole for such reasonable legal fees or costs by Licensee.

No Assignment: This agreement is not assignable or transferable on the part of Licensee

No Waiver: No action of Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers, other than express written waiver, may be construed as a waiver of any provision of this Agreement. A delay on the part of Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers in the exercise of its rights or remedies will not operate as a waiver of such rights or remedies. A waiver of a right or remedy on any one occasion will not be construed as a bar to or waiver of those rights or remedies on any other occasion.

Entire Agreement: This Agreement and the Invoice contains all the terms of the agreement between Macroscopic Solutions and Photo Researchers and Licensee and no term or conditions may be added or deleted unless made in writing and signed by both parties. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms contained herein and the terms contained on any purchase order or other writing sent by Licensee, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.