Terms & Conditions of Use
The Four Seasons Image Library (the “Library”) is a searchable collection of photographs, illustrations, digital art, moving images, animations, and/or other digitized audio or visual representations and other forms of images, or any portion thereof (the “Image” or “Images”), provided by Four Seasons Hotels Limited and its affiliates (“Four Seasons”) solely for use by employees or contractors of Four Seasons, subject to the terms and conditions set out hereafter. THIS IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND FOUR SEASONS.
YOU MUST READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE USING THIS LIBRARY OR DOWNLOADING ANY IMAGE(S).
The following terms and conditions (the “Terms & Conditions”) govern your use of the Library and form a legal agreement (the “Agreement”) between Four Seasons and you, your company, and/or your employer, as the case may be (collectively referred to herein as “You” or “Your”). You are required to read this Agreement and accept all of its Terms & Conditions by clicking on the “I AGREE” button below to register and before You may access and download any Images from the Library. By agreeing, You confirm that You have read all of the Terms & Conditions and that You will abide by them and be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the Terms & Conditions of this Agreement, click on the “CANCEL” button to decline this Agreement and You will not be granted access to the Library.
1. Grant of License
Four Seasons hereby grants You a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable right to use the Images under the terms of this Agreement. Should You violate the terms of this Agreement, Your license will be deemed automatically revoked.
2. Changes to the Terms & Conditions
The Terms & Conditions were last updated on March 4, 2008.Four Seasons reserves the right to change the Terms & Conditions at any time without prior notice. Your continued access or use of the Library and/or the Images after such changes indicates Your acceptance of the revised Terms & Conditions. It is Your responsibility to review the Terms & Conditions regularly.
The Images are and will remain the exclusive property and copyright of their respective photographers who created the Images, licensors and/or Four Seasons. National copyright laws, international treaty provisions and other applicable laws protect the Images. All rights not
expressly granted are reserved.
4. Authorized Use of Images
The Images may only be used in association with the direct promotion of Four Seasons hotels, resorts, residences and related wares and services in marketing materials created by employees of Four Seasons or independent contractors retained by Four Seasons. The Images may be used in any print, online, film, video, broadcast or multi-media product for promotional, or editorial use, provided such uses do not allow for the reproduction or re-distribution of the Images. Images may not be used for Brand advertising without permission from the photographer as this requires an additional fee in most cases. All use of the Images and all marketing materials which You may create using the Images must comply with any and all other terms and provisions set out in any agreements between You and Four Seasons concerning the creation of such materials and/or with any procedures or guidelines as may be established from time to time by Four Seasons, ncluding all rights of approval by Four Seasons as set out therein.
5. Unauthorized Use of Images
You may not edit, alter or modify the Images in any manner (except for standard colour correction or minor cropping for space imitations). Furthermore, you may not prepare derivative works of the Images. You may not sell, rent, sublicense, grant or otherwise transfer the Images or any rights to reproduce the Images to any person or legal entity. The Images may not be used in any electronic template or application, including without limitation, in any website design, without prior approval from Four Seasons’ Corporate Marketing Department. There may be certain restrictions pertaining to a particular Image included in the Library and You must strictly adhere to any such particular restrictions. Images classified as “Newsletter Images” may not be used for purposes other than in Four Seasons newsletters.
6. Copyright Notice and Credit Line
You agree to provide copyright notices as may be prescribed in the Library for the Images.
7. Disposal of the Images
Following the production of the promotional materials, all reproducible copies of the Images remaining in Your possession or under Your control, or under that of any of Your employees, agents, representatives or suppliers must be erased or destroyed to prevent unauthorized use of the Images.
8. Liability for Unauthorized Use of Images
Any use of the Images in a manner not expressly authorized by this Agreement or in breach of a term or condition of this Agreement constitutes copyright infringement, entitling Four Seasons and/or the copyright owner to exercise all rights and remedies available to it under copyright or other laws. You agree that You shall be responsible for any fees, damages and/or compensation resulting from any such unauthorized use, publication or transmission of any Image and copyright infringement, including any claims by a third party.
The license contained in this Agreement will terminate automatically without notice to You from Four Seasons if You fail to comply with any term or condition of this Agreement. Upon termination, You must immediately:
(i) stop accessing the Library;
(ii) stop using the Images;
(iii) destroy or, upon the request of Four Seasons, return the Images to Four Seasons; and
(iv)delete or remove the Images from your premises, computer systems and storage, either electronic
10. Governing Law
You agree that this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, excluding its conflicts of law rules, and that you will attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and provincial courts located in Ontario.
If one or more of the provisions contained in the Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. Such provisions shall be revised only to the extent necessary to make them enforceable.
No action of Four Seasons, other than express written waiver, may be construed as a waiver of any provision of this Agreement. A delay on the part of Four Seasons in the exercise of its rights or remedies will not operate as a waiver of such rights or remedies, and a single or partial exercise by Four Seasons of any such rights or remedies will not preclude other or further exercise of that right or remedy. A waiver of a right or remedy by Four Seasons on any one occasion will not be construed as a bar to or waiver of rights or remedies on any other occasion.
For the purpose of this Agreement, the singular includes the plural and vice-versa.
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