Website Terms and Conditions of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND BY ALL TERMS, POLICIES AND GUIDELINES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

These terms and conditions of use ("Site Terms") apply to your use of this website (the "Site"), and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with MImage cc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are over the age of 18 and are lawfully able to accept these Site Terms. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you further represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Site Terms on such entity's behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify MImage cc for violations of these Site Terms.

Customer Privacy Policy

Mimage cc shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from:
http://www.polity.org.za/attachment.php?aa_id=3569

Detailed Description of Goods and/or Services

Mimages offers a comprehensive, on-line stock library of exceptionally high quality images.  On-line licensing makes all images available for immediate purchase and download.

The library is open to high quality submissions for both royalty-free and rights-managed license models.  Photographers select the images they want to sell, decide what rights to offer and what prices to charge, receiving an industry competitive percentage of the profits from each image licensed.

Ownership of the Site and its Contents

This Site is owned by MImage cc. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the content featured or displayed on this Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, moving images, sound, illustrations, software, and the selection and arrangement thereof ("Mimages Content"), is owned by MImage cc, its licensors, or its third-party image partners. All photographic images are owned by the individual photographers and copyright holders, all images forms part of "Mimages Content".

All elements of the Site, including the Mimages Content, are protected by copyright, trade dress, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property.

Use of the Site

This Site and the Mimages Content are intended for customers of MImage cc. You may not use this Site or the Mimages Content for any purpose not related to your business with MImage cc. You are specifically prohibited from: (a) downloading, copying, or re-transmitting any or all of the Site or the Mimages Content without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with MImage cc; (b) using any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (c) manipulating or otherwise displaying the Site or the Mimages Content by using framing or similar navigational technology; (d) registering, subscribing, unsubscribing, or attempting to register, subscribe, or unsubscribe any party for any MImage cc product or service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; and (e) using the Site or the Mimages Content other than for its intended purpose. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable communications regulations and statutes.

You represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, those relating to the Internet, data, e-mail, privacy, and the transmission of technical data exported from South Africa or the country in which you reside.

Copyright Infringement Policy

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable laws, MImage cc has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at MImage cc sole discretion, account holders who infringe the intellectual property rights of MImage cc or any third party.

Copyright Complaints

If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright that you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below:

Copyright Agent
MImage cc Legal Department
copyright@mimages.co.za

We may give notice of a claim of copyright infringement by means of a general notice on the Site, electronic mail to a user's e-mail address, or by written communication sent by registered mail to a user's address.

Trademarks

Mimages Trademarks, the Mimages logo, and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of MImage cc and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of MImage cc or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "Mimages" or any other name, trademark or product or service name of MImage cc without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of MImage cc and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.

Links

You may not use a Mimages logo or other proprietary graphic of MImage cc to link to this Site without the express written permission of MImage cc. Further, you may not frame any MImages trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the Mimages Content, without MImage cc express written consent.

MImage cc makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, directly or indirectly, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or websites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of MImage cc and MImage cc is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. MImage cc provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by MImage cc of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through the Site, regarding the payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that MImage cc shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.

Forums & Other Interactive Services or Areas

The Site may include discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the Site ("Interactive Areas"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:

a. Any message, comment, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or other material ("User Content") that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, harmful to minors, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;

b. User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law.

c. User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or contract right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to transmit, distribute and reproduce such User Content;

d. User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;

e. Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or solicitations;

f. Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, indentification numbers and credit card numbers;

g. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and

h. User Content that, in the sole judgment of MImage cc, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all capital letters, or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text), or which may expose MImage cc or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

Further, you agree not to delete or revise any User Content posted by any third party. MImage cc takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is MImage cc liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. As a provider of interactive services, MImage cc is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although MImage cc has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Content posted in any Interactive Area, MImage cc reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site. You acknowledge and agree that MImage cc may access, use or disclose any information about you or your use of this Site, including without limitation any User Content to comply with the law or any legal process; protect and defend the rights or property of MImage cc; or to protect the safety of our company, employees, customers or the public.

If you post User Content to the Site, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant MImage cc and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. You grant MImage cc and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Site; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.

Registration Data and Account Security

In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Company, to keep it accurate, current and complete; (c) maintain the security of your password and identification; (d) notify MImage cc immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security; (e) accept all responsibility for any and all activities that occur under your account; and (f) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Company.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MImage cc, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, employees, agents, third party information providers and independent contractors against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to any User Content that you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, your conduct, your use or inability to use the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Site Terms or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorized use of the Mimages Content, or your violation of any rights of another.

Disclaimer

THIS SITE AND THE MIMAGES CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND MIMAGE CC AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES EXCLUDE, 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. MIMAGE CC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MIMAGES CONTENT, OR THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SAME, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, AND DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON OR IN THE MATERIALS OF THIS SITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT MIMAGE CC, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MIMAGES CONTENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR THE MIMAGES CONTENT IS FREE FROM INFECTION BY VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES.

MImage cc uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the Mimages Content, but we make no representations or warranties as to the Mimages Content's accuracy, correctness or reliability.

MImage cc offers a search feature within the Site. MImage cc explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the content or availability of information contained in our search index or directory. MImage cc also disclaims any responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of any directory or search result.

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.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL MIMAGE CC, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE MIMAGES CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM MIMAGE CC, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO MIMAGE CC' RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF MIMAGE CC, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO MIMAGE CC FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, MImage cc reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account and/or to block your use of the Site.

Miscellaneous Provisions

Any waiver of any provision of the Site Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by MImage cc. If any clause in these Site Terms is found to be unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Delivery Policy

All business is conducted on-line. On-line licensing makes all images available for immediate purchase and download.

Return and Refunds Policy

Because the online products for sale are image files, there is no physical product, and the client only purchases the specific images needed, no refunds or returns will be accepted by Mimage cc..

Payment options accepted

Payment may be made via Visa and MasterCard credit cards or by bank transfer into the Mimage cc bank account, the details of which will be provided on request.

Credit card acquiring and security

Credit card transactions will be acquired for Mimage cc via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for ABSA South Africa. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to www.paygate.co.za to view their security certificate and security policy.

Customer details separate from card details

Customer details will be stored by Mimage cc separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to www.paygate.co.za

Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency
The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction Currency is South African Rand (ZAR).

Responsibility

Mimage cc takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including sale of goods and services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of goods. The responsibility is subject to the customers acceptance of the General Terms and Conditions as explained here.

Country of Domicile

This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and Mimage cc chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature.

Applicable Law and Venue

Any dispute relating in any way to your use of the Site or the Mimages Content shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Johannesburg, South Africa, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate MImage cc's intellectual property rights, MImage cc may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any country, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this provision shall be conducted by a single arbitrator under the rules then prevailing of the South African Arbitration Provision. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to the Site Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Variation

MImage cc reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. When we make changes, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of the Site Terms. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. We encourage you to review the Site Terms whenever you visit one of our websites.

Company Information

This website is run by Mimage cc (close corporation) based in South Africa trading as Mimages™ and with registration number 2008/183534/23 and members M. v.d. Merwe, C. Diedericks, A.E. Roodt.

Mimage cc Contact Details

Questions or comments about the Site or Site Terms may be directed to MImage cc at :

Physical address : 22 Lebensraum Place, Hurlingham Manor, Randburg, South Africa

email : info@mimages.co.za

tel: +27 11 886 7886