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PHOTOLIGA kindly asks you to read carefully and agree to the terms of use of our website prior to registering or uploading a photo. This section include our general terms and conditions to guide you while using the whole range of services provided by PHOTOLIGA. The terms of use cover all aspects of using PHOTOLIGA- from data, images, text to the appropriate rules of conduct and the use of the PHOTOLIGA mobile applications.

The provisions of these terms of use are applicable to all the users of PHOTOLIGA, visitors of the PHOTOLIGA website also included.  

In this very document, PHOTOLIGA may as well be referred to as “we”, “website” and “our”.

The terms of use and rules of using the PHOTOLIGA website can be edited and modified once in awhile. The PHOTOLIGA will notify you about possible updates via e-mail.

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

PHOTOLIGA is happy to welcome you at our website. All the services, contents, data, images, the web pages and all the relevant pages are solely owned and operated by PHOTOLIGA.com.

We ask you to read attentively these very terms prior to using the services provided by our website. We ask you to notice that by accessing our website, any of its web pages, using the services provided by PHOTOLIGA, you accept and agree to be bound by these terms of use and other indicated provisions of the terms of use (“Terms”).

In fact, by accessing the PHOTOLIGA website and using any of the service provided by it, you indicate your agreement to the following terms:

          2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES IN PHOTOLIGA:

PHOTOLIGA is an online photo- platform and a peer-to-peer community that provide a wide range of services for photographs, models and creative people all over the world with a passion for photography and creative visual art.

PHOTOLIGA is a website created specifically for photographers of all levels, the ones of different ages and stages, for both pros and amateurs alike. PHOTOLIGA is aimed to mix all the best practices and experiences in the word of photography now and present you a new extended service where you can easily: get a 24\7 access to a wide collection of photos, graphic arts, use different professional tools, communication services, professional forums, all the other tools and services to post and stock your photos, create your own portfolio, share your own ideas, experiences, discuss in group and comment on other people's works when needed, promote your photos, take part in various photo contests and competitions.

All these options provided by PHOTOLIGA can be easily accessed by means of any digital device or mobile applications whenever you like.

The PHOTOLIGA website's purpose:

PHOTOLIGA is to create an online multifunctional platform for photographers of all levels, pros and amateurs alike. The website includes an active forum for making opinions / studying / reviews and competition for photos and authors.
PHOTOLIGA also aims to simulate competition between authors as it is in real life. We recommend you explore the website, learn the possibilities, read some comments and only then start uploading your photos.

Another goal of this site is to raise the level of photography in Israel, all this by writing and learning of comments and criticism, and by knowledge that every user can share with others.

Please, remember the fact that when you upload a photo, you must notice the rules of the category you are uploading it to. Photo that does not correspond to the rules of the category – will be moved to the category “Other”. Photos with inappropriate content will be removed without any prior notification or warning.

The PHOTOLIGA website has created special areas with mature or adult content. To view or get an access to the photos stored in the “Nude” category, you must be over 18 years old.  


Pornography of any kind will be removed without any prior notification or warning. All the users uploading any porno-related content or any pornography photos will be immediately banned from the PHOTOLIGA website.

Please, be aware that the access to the PHOTOLIGA website and the use of the appropriate services provided by it can be in some way interrupted because of the technical works, equipment dysfunctions, maintenance or because of any other reason that may lie within or beyond the responsibility of the PHOTOLIGA website.

The PHOTOLIGA team does its best to provide you with the high quality services and we will come up with more advanced features to make your digital photo experience more pleasant and unforgettable.

You must remember that the PHOTOLIGA website keeps the right to delete, remove any photo or other materials with inappropriate or offensive content, to forbid access to the site if there occurs any violation of the provisions of the terms of use at the sole discretion of the website administration and without any prior notification of the user.

  1. REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

In order to start using the services provided by the PHOTOLIGA website and become a user of our website, you need to start a personal account within the PHOTOLIGA website. You need to have one active e-mail address, think of your own unique username and a valid password, to provide a true-to-life personal data while registering. You are required to provide complete, updated and current information as prompted by the PHOTOLIGA website registration form. If you do otherwise, it is regarded as violation and a breach of the present terms of use of the PHOTOLIGA website. If you fail to provide a valid and current personal data, the administration of the website preserves the right to block and then completely remove the account of that very person.

It`s forbidden to use the name, personal data or other relevant details of another person or in any way use  a name that is otherwise offensive or vulgar.

The administration of the PHOTOLIGA website bears no responsibilities for your password confidentiality and your account security.

All the services on the PHOTOLIGA website are available to the users who have already reached 18 years old. In case you are 14 years old, you are permitted to use the PHOTOLIGA website under a parental control. We remind you that in this very case parents bear the sole responsibility for children conduct. 

Please note that,

The PHOTOLIGA’s services can be used by individuals who are photographers, models, makeup artists, graphic artists. It`s prohibited for galleries, agents and other market mediators or entities who represent photographers and in any way promote or sell their works.

4. PHOTOLIGA PRIVACY POLICY:

Take into account that all the registration information and your personal details you submitted  about yourself are subject to the privacy policy of the PHOTOLIGA website. To get further details, read the full version of PHOTOLIGA Privacy Policy available at https://photoliga.com/privacy The privacy policy constitutes the complete version of the Terms and Conditions of use of the PHOTOLIGA website.

5. USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY INFORMATION:

Upon completion of the registration procedure on the PHOTOLIGA website the User will get a password and account details via e-mail. The User bears the whole responsibility for providing confidentiality of the password and account details.  

User Data Protection:

The registration on the PHOTOLIGA website is confirmed with a web-link sent to your e-mail address. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third parties and will be used for communication with you on the part of PHOTOLIGA only in the following cases:

  1. Registration confirmation.

  2. If you have lost password, a link for changing the password will be sent to this address.

  3. When you have explicitly marked that you want to receive to your e-mail the replies for a discussion in the forum or in the marketplace.

  4. When your photo is put on the front page by the administrators of the site you will receive a notice.

6. MEMBER CONDUCT

Having agreed with the terms of use of the PHOTOLIGA website you must be fully aware that all kinds of contents, materials, text, photos, visual works, comments, messages and other materials publicly posted and displayed or transmitted in private remain the sole responsibility of the individual who produced and posted such content. The User is

You must be aware that while using any of the PHOTOLIGA website services, you may occasionally come across materials and content that can be regarded as offensive and objectionable. The PHOTOLIGA website is in no way responsible or liable for any kinds of  errors, inaccuracies or omissions in the content displayed at the website. It may also concern any loss or damage occurred while posting any parts of the content on the PHOTOLIGA website.

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services of the PHOTOLIGA website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by the PHOTOLIGA website.

Accepting the PHOTOLIGA website terms of use presupposes that you should never:

  1. Publish pornographic photos or visual works, nude photos of the under-aged, the people who are now under 18 years old, any photos containing any hints of violence, religious and racial discrimination, the photos that may possibly infringe other's person's rights, as well as the photos that could be interpreted as propaganda of any kind of indecent or illegal activities.

  2. You are not allowed to post any sort of reproductions of paintings, photos, newspapers or magazines.

  3. You are not allowed to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any  user of the PHOTOLIGA website;

  4. The PHOTOLIGA website allows you to post the photos for which you have copyright, that is you are the author of the photos you are about to post and display at our PHOTOLIGA website.

  5. If you are a model or a makeup artist, you must indicate the name of the photographer in the name of the photo.

  6. The PHOTOLIGA website prohibits to post and make publicly available any kind of offenses, including but not limited to public clearing up of relationships, provocation, instigation for illegal activities.

  7. The PHOTOLIGA website prohibits posting any kinds of advertisement without prior permission of the PHOTOLIGA website authorities.

If you violate some of the above given regulations or rules, the violating content will be removed straightaway immediately and its owner will be warned. The second violation will lead to a complete removal and deleting from the website without any prior notification.

  1. On the PHOTOLIGA website the user is not allowed to upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;

  2. The user is not allowed to harm minors in any way;

  3. It's prohibited to upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;

  4. On the PHOTOLIGA website it`s prohibited in any way to upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes”;

  5. On the PHOTOLIGA website it's prohibited to upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

  6. Any user on the PHOTOLIGA website is prohibited to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, the state regulations and any regulations having the force of law;

  7. Any user on the PHOTOLIGA website is prohibited to collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs a through m above.

 

7. TRANSPARENCY AND HONESTY STANDARDS:

The administration of the PHOTOLIGA website alongside with its moderators kindly asks all the users of the PHOTOLIGA website and its services to follow certain set of  rules and keep  the necessary transparency and honesty standards while using the PHOTOLIGA website. You should always stick to the ethics and respects the rules of behavior on the PHOTOLIGA website.

  • Please, try to refrain from registering and dealing with multiple accounts for the purpose of voting for or against users’ photographs or images;

  1. You should in no way post copyrighted content which you have no rights or ownership proved by a legal document.

  2. We kindly ask you not to interfere with the proper working of the PHOTOLIGA website or any activities conducted on the website; not to overcome or deceive any measures we may use to prevent access to our webpages;

  3. We kindly ask you not to alter vote counts, blog counts, comments, or any other content or any part of the content of the PHOTOLIGA web pages with the pure goal of getting or earning money in exchange for votes and for taking part in any purposeful and intended effort that can artificially and deliberately change or influence the results of competitions, votes or any other related activities;

  4. We kindly ask you avoid any form of advertising your products or services on the PHOTOLIGA website;

  5. We kindly ask you not to commercially use or sell your profile to other members of the PHOTOLIGA website.

  6. We kindly ask you to report and let us know about any abuse or a breach of the Terms, please, don't hesitate to contact the PHOTOLIGA administration or moderators written at email: support@photoliga.com or do it using our contact form on the website.

  7. We kindly ask you to be kind and polite while communicating with other users on the PHOTOLIGA website. Please, keep in mind that it's only you yourself who is  responsible for your interactions with others and thus making using the PHOTOLIGA website a really pleasant and mutually beneficial experience. The PHOTOLIGA website has the right, however is not obliged, to monitor communication between all the users of the PHOTOLIGA website.

  8. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with us!

7. CONTENT SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION ON THE PHOTOLIGA WEBSITE:

The PHOTOLIGA website recommends you to read this passage attentively before uploading or posting any kind of content to the PHOTOLIGA web pages.

If you submit any content or part of the content to the PHOTOLIGA website you should be well aware of the fact that you grant a non-exclusive license to make use of this content. Moreover, by doing that you provide the PHOTOLIGA website with the warranty that all the content you submitted is owned or licensed by you and ,thus, the PHOTOLIGA website has the right to use and post this very data.  

Please, notice that the PHOTOLIGA website does not claim ownership of the content you submit or make available for inclusion on the PHOTOLIGA website. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the PHOTOLIGA website, you grant PHOTOLIGA the following rights, as applicable:

a. With respect to content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the PHOTOLIGA website, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the PHOTOLIGA website. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the PHOTOLIGA website and will terminate at the time you remove or the PHOTOLIGA website or the PHOTOLIGA authorities delete such Content from the website.

b. With respect to photos, graphics, audio or video you make available for inclusion on the PHOTOLIGA web-pages of the PHOTOLIGA website, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the PHOTOLIGA website solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available.

You should remember that by granting the license to the PHOTOLIGA website you also provide the PHOTOLIGA website with the right to use the content you submitted fully or in part for promotional purposes. PHOTOLIGA can distribute or pass your content to any third party, web-sites, applications, in case this very such Content is attributed to you in accordance with the credits previously indicated by you (login, username, tags, and other kinds of specified data).

SPECIAL PREMIUM SERVICES

The PHOTOLIGA website offers special, extended premium services to the owners of the Premium accounts.

The PHOTOLIGA website kindly asks you to bear in mind the fact that:

PHOTOLIGA may modify, suspend or discontinue Services provided to premium account holders at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice.

FAIR USAGE POLICY

Please, bear in mind that PHOTOLIGA always sticks to a fair usage policy to make sure it can provide all the users of the PHOTOLIGA website services with excellent, high quality services and make their PHOTOLIGA experience the most pleasant adventure of their lives.

8. NO COMMERCIAL REUSE OF THE PHOTOLIGA WEB PAGES

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion or use of, the PHOTOLIGA web pages.

9. TERMINATION

At any time you may terminate or delete your PHOTOLIGA account, any associated email address and access to the PHOTOLIGA website by submitting such termination request to the administration or the moderators of the PHOTOLIGA website.

You agree that the PHOTOLIGA website may, without prior notice, immediately terminate, limit your access to or suspend your PHOTOLIGA account, any associated email address, and access to the PHOTOLIGA web pages. Cause for such termination, limitation of access or suspension shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the TOS or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b)requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) discontinuance or material modification to the PHOTOLIGA website (or any part thereof), (d) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (e) extended periods of inactivity, (f) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities on the PHOTOLIGA websites. Further, you agree that all terminations, limitations of access and suspensions for cause shall be made in the PHOTOLIGA's sole discretion and that PHOTOLIGA shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the PHOTOLIGA web pages.

Termination of your PHOTOLIGA account includes any or all of the following: (a) removal of access to all or part of the offerings within the PHOTOLIGA webpages, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring of further use of all or part of the PHOTOLIGA web pages.

10. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the PHOTOLIGA webpages, including 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 advertiser. You agree that the PHOTOLIGA website shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on any of the PHOTOLIGA web pages.

TERMINATION

The administration and the moderators of the PHOTOLIGA website preserve the right to  terminate the provided services and the very access to the PHOTOLIGA website and account  without any prior notice for any reasons they deem appropriate, the breach the Terms of use included. If the administration of the PHOTOLIGA website decided to cease your access to the PHOTOLIGA services, then your account will be deleted - you can no longer use the services of the website. If it's you yourself who decides to stop using the PHOTOLIGA website services, then you can just deactivate your PHOTOLIGA account. Prior to account termination, we kindly ask you to delete all your personal details and other private data from the PHOTOLIGA website.

CHANGE ON THE PHOTOLIGA WEBSITE

The PHOTOLIGA administration and moderators preserves the right at its sole discretion to edit, alter or in any other way modify the terms and any provisions of the terms of use at any time they consider it appropriate or necessary. The administration of the PHOTOLIGA website may   the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms at any time.

11. LINKS

The PHOTOLIGA website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that PHOTOLIGA is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources. The PHOTOLIGA is not also responsible for any Content, advertising, products on these very sites or resources indicated. You further acknowledge and agree that PHOTOLIGA shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES ON THE PHOTOLIGA WEBSITE

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

a. YOUR USE OF THE PHOTOLIGA WEBSITE AND THE PHOTOLIGA WEBPAGES ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND DISCRETION. THE PHOTOLIGA WEBPAGES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.THE PHOTOLIGA WEBSITES, ITS ADMINISTRATION, MODERATORS, OFFICERS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

b. PHOTOLIGA AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE PHOTOLIGA WEBPAGES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE PHOTOLIGA WEB PAGES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE PHOTOLIGA SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE;

c. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PHOTOLIGA WEB PAGES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, INTERNET ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR DISPLAY DEVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

d. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM PHOTOLIGA OR THROUGH OR FROM THE PHOTOLIGA WEB PAGES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE.

e. A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE PHOTOLIGA WEB PAGES.

13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT PHOTOLIGA AND ITS ADMINISTRATION, MODERATORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF PHOTOLIGA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE PHOTOLIGA WEBPAGES; (b) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (d) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE PHOTOLIGA WEB PAGES.

14. NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in the present Terms of Use, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.

15. NOTICE

PHOTOLIGA may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms of Services, including by but not limited to email, regular mail, SMS, MMS, text message, postings on the PHOTOLIGA website, or other reasonable means now known or hereafter developed. Such notices may not be received if you violate this Terms of Services. Your agreement to this Terms of Services constitutes your agreement that you are deemed to have received any and all notices that would have been delivered had you accessed the PHOTOLIGA webpages in an authorized manner.

16. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT

The PHOTOLIGA website respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. PHOTOLIGA may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please don't hesitate to contact the PHOTOLIGA administration or moderators. :

17. GENERAL INFORMATION

Entire Agreement. The present Terms of Services constitutes the entire agreement between you and the PHOTOLIGA website and governs your use of the PHOTOLIGA services and webpages, superseding any prior version of this Terms of Services between you and PHOTOLIGA with respect to the PHOTOLIGA services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other PHOTOLIGA services.

This very section titles in the Terms of Services are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

MISCELLANEOUS

Please, bear in mind the fact that no joint venture and no employment can occur on the basis of these terms of use. You have no right to bind PHOTOLIGA in any respect on any occasion. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be regarded as a waiver of any further rights hereunder. The PHOTOLIGA website shall not be responsible or in any way liable for any failure to exercise its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond PHOTOLIGA`s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure.

Both sides- The PHOTOLIGA website and its users agree on the fact that these terms of use is the complete statement of the mutual understanding of the parties. It definitely cancels all previous made or concluded written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings associated with the terms of use of the PHOTOLIGA website.  

18. VIOLATIONS

Please report any violations of the Terms of Services to the administration or the moderators of the PHOTOLIGA website.

Last updated April, 15, 2016.


19. COPYRIGHT:

All photographers uploading photos to this site will keep their copyright and the burden of proof of the copyright is on the photographer only, the site will not be a legal side for any matter and claim.
All photos uploaded to this site will be under the ownership of their author and no other person is allowed to use them in any way. This site will not be a legal side for any matter and claim of copyright violation.
The use and publishing of uploaded photos is allowed to PHOTOLIGA and are a natural and integral part of all internal and external pages of this site.
For your attention: Photos that were chosen for “My opinion”,”Photo of the week”, and/or displayed in “Archive of photos of the day”, cannot be removed in any case. Any other type of use of the photo requests a written permission of the copyright owner.
The owner of this site is the only one who owns the copyright of this site: the layout of the pages, their display and design. No person / commercial body / electronic media or anyone else has the right to copy any photo or page from this site. Copying of page / photo from this site will be a one-side violation of copyrights rules.

User who uploads a photo that doesn't belong to him must have the agreement of the author of the photo.

Users with status of model / makeup artist must give credit to photographer (photographer name) in the name of the uploaded photo. Photo that will be found without a credit in the name of the photo will be removed without any explanation (credit in photo description will not be accepted as credit).
For example: Photo’s Name (Photo by: AVI). If the photo is self taken: Photo’s Name (Photo by: ME). If the name of the photographer is not known: Photo’s Name (Photo by: UNKNOWN).

It  is forbidden to post links to sites of illegal downloads. It is a copyright violation and theft. Users who will post such links will be blocked as written in section 11.

20. RULES OF UPLOADING PHOTOS ON THE PHOTOLIGA WEBSITE:

Every uploading of every photo to this site will be a general/legal agreement of every user to all that is written in chapter named: ”Rules” or “Site rules”, and that the user is the owner of copyright of the photo. In case that the photo was taken by another person, it must be written. The burden of proof about permission of uploading this photo is on the user uploading it only and PHOTOLIGA will be a legal side for all matter and claim. PHOTOLIGA will not be a legal side for all matter and claim for photos of under aged children and the responsibility is on the photographer/user/person that uploads the photo. Anyway uploaded photos of under aged children are for consideration of this website owner and can be erased by the decision of the owner without any explanation.


PHOTOLIGA gives the full option to users that uploaded photos to this site, to erase his photos anytime, with exception of photos that were chosen to “My opinion”, “Photo of the week”, or photos displayed in “Archive of photos of the day”. All erased photos are kept in PHOTOLIGA database among with their comments for times the user will want to restore his photos. Uploading a photo requires one active email address. PHOTOLIGA allows uploading photo no larger than 950 pixels height or weight. Uploading a photo will be with reference to user’s status or user’s account.
Free account includes: Personal gallery with no size limit, direct link to the personal gallery, ability to grade and write comments to other’s photos, ability to participate in different forums, receiving updates via email, ability to download PHOTOLIGA Agent, ability to participate in PHOTOLIGA competitions.

PHOTOLIGA management keeps the right to move any photo from category to category, if the moderator decides that the photo is not in the correct category as written in category rules. Photo that will not fit the rules of category will be moved to category “Others” and the author allowed to move the photo to any category he think his photo belongs but not to the category that the photo was removed from.

Any user uploading a photo must write keywords that relate to the photo. Any user who will be found uploading photos with irrelevant keyword will be warned and the photo will be removed.

21. FREE ACCOUNT QUOTA:

User with status >Beginner< is allowed to upload up to 5 photos per week, no more than 200 Kb per photo, no more than 1 photo per day.
User with status >A beginning photographer< is allowed to upload up to 7 photos per week, no more than 250 Kb per photo, no more than 2 photos per day.
User with status >Advanced Photographer< is allowed to upload up to 9 photos per week, no more than 300 Kb per photo, no more than 1 photo per day.
User with status >Photo guru< is allowed to upload up to 14 photos per week, no more than 350 Kb per photo, no more than 2 photos per day.

User with status >Editor's picked photographer< is allowed to upload up to 14 photos per week, no more than 350 Kb per photo, no more than 2 photos per day.

User with status >Model< is allowed to upload up to 14 photos per week, no more than 350 Kb per photo, no more than 2 photos per day.

User with status >Editor's Picked Model< is allowed to upload up to 14 photos per week, no more than 350 Kb per photo, no more than 2 photos per day.

PHOTOLIGA accounts: FREE, PRO, and PRO+– Accounts were created for users who would like more options and possibilities then the free user.


After the purchase of  your account it is impossible to remove it or get refund. It is possible to upgrade an account and the payment will be the difference between the costs. If a user would like to be removed from site, the user will be removed but without any refund.

ACCOUNT QUOTA:

FREE Up to 25 photos per week to upload.
PRO  Unlimited number of photos to upload.
PRO+ Unlimited number of photos to upload.

Models/Make up must choose their status while registering and will be allowed to upload up to 7 photos per week, one photo per day, no more than 300 Kb per photo. In addition every photo published on site by model/make up must include credit to photographer in photo name. Photo that will be published without credit in photo name – will be erased.

Note: Site management can change all written here any time.


   EXPLANATIONS ON USER`S STATUS:

•    Beginner: Every user registered on the site will receive this status. This is not the real status of the photographer; this is user’s status on site only.
•    Advanced: Every user who receives certain number of status votes will receive this status. This is not the real status of the photographer; this is user’s status on site only.
•    Master: Every user who receives certain number of status votes will receive this status. This is not the real status of the photographer; this is user’s status on site only.
•    Photo guru: Every user who receives certain number of status votes will receive this status. This is not the real status of the photographer; this is user’s status on site only.

5.    Guidelines:

-    Every user is allowed to register only once with one valid email.
-    Every user is allowed to vote/grade a photo only once.
-    User that will be found with several user accounts will be removed from the site, without any explanation.
-    Photos that include nudity of any kind will belong to category “Nude”. In any case, every nude photo published on site can be removed any time by decision of a moderator without any warning or explanation.
-    Porno of any kind is prohibited; photos with pornography element will be removed without notice or explanation.
-    PHOTOLIGA site, his owner, the server that the site is stored on, site moderators and administrators will not be a legal side or part for all matter and claim for any mental or financial damage that may be caused by any existing or user added link.
-    PHOTOLIGA site, his owner, the server that the site is stored on, site moderators and administrators will not be a legal side or part for all matter and claim for any mental or financial damage that may be caused by sudden or not sudden stop in site or server action and availability.
-    PHOTOLIGA site, his owner, the server that the site is stored on, site moderators and administrators will not be a legal side or part for all matter and claim for any mental or financial damage that may be caused by viruses, trojans, or any other bugs or malfunctions that are spread through the internet web and might damage user’s or random computer.
-    PHOTOLIGA site, his owner, the server that the site is stored on, site moderators and administrators will not be a legal side or part for all matter and claim for any mental or financial damage that may be caused by published photo with advertising elements. All responsibility in this case is on user that uploaded the photo.

We advise to fill the technical data to every photo you upload.
The main purpose of uploading a photo is for getting comments/critique and votes/grades.
On all users will apply the law of respecting other persons, and fair use of non abusive language.
The comment/critique to a photo will be objective, fair. The comment/critique will be on photo only and will not address the photographer or the model.
User that will use abusive language or personal matters in public towards other users, owner of the site moderators or administrators – will be removed from the site (Ch. 11).
PHOTOLIGA includes a forum named “Boxing match” that within it a user can invite other users to a verbal duel to solve their problems.

6.    Private messages:

Every PHOTOLIGA user owns a private message box. Users are prohibited to publish in public any part of any message that was sent to them or by them without the permission of the other side. Every violation of this rule will cause a removal of the publishing user (Ch.11).
There is absolute forbiddance on every user to use the private messages for asking other users to: vote for his status, vote for him for “Photographer/Critique of the week”, voting/grading his photos. Any user that will be found violating this rule will be removed (Ch. 11).

7.    User’s status:

Every user is allowed to vote for other user’s status by pressing on one of the blue squares in the user’s gallery. Voting is allowed only once a month. Voting calculation is made by an automatic program. Any user can go up or down in status.
Status explanation:
Full blue square: meant for user that his works are on professional level.
¾ blue square: meant for user that his works are very good.
1/3 blue square: meant for user that his works are amateur level.
Empty blue square: meant for user that his works are beginner level.

8.    “Photographer/Critique of the week”:

In every photo of every photographer there is a button that is called “Vote for me as Photographer of the week”. Every user can vote for any photographer once a week only. Once you voted for someone, you can’t vote for anyone else until next week. The photo of the winner of “Photographer of the week” will be displayed on main page of PHOTOLIGA. Any photographer can be “Photographer of the week” only once a month. This rule applies to “Critique of the week”.


9.    PHOTOLIGA registration rules:

Registration and payment for the index is for one year since payment accepted. You can remove your business anytime but without any refund. If you purchased “Bonus” or “Bonus +” and you chosen less categories than written, then your rotation on site’s pages will rise. For example: If you purchased “Bonus” and chose only one category, then your rotation will rise by 3. Rotation can be modified after the purchase. PHOTOLIGA will not be responsible for details of businesses in “PHOTOLIGA index”. PHOTOLIGA’s management keeps the right to change the category of a business. In case that PHOTOLIGA’s management decided to remove your business from the index you will get refund. After payment is accepted your business will be added to the index in 24 hours.

10.    Closing your account:

Closing your account on PHOTOLIGA will erase yours personal gallery but the comments you wrote for photos or in forums will remain. Also your account will not be erased from our server in case you will want to restore it. To close your account, go to your personal info page (http://www.photoliga.com/personal.php) and press the button “Delete PHOTOLIGA account”. After this an email will be sent to you where you will need to confirm your decision. Pressing on the link in the email will close your account.

11.    Penalties:

-    Copyrights violation, theft: permanent removal
-    Curses, offensiveness and usage of abusive language: 30 days removal
-    Double accounts: 30 days removal
-    Publication of private messages: 30 days removal
-    Unauthorized advertisement: 30 days removal
-    Spam: 30 days removal
-    Uploading pornography: 30 days removal
-    Disregard of administration decisions: up to 30 day removal
-    Offence of site administration(including moderators): Removal by decision of administration.
-    Private messaging for status voting: 14 days removal
-    Private messaging for photos voting: 14 days removal
-    Private messaging for recommendation for “Photographer/Critique of the week”: disqualification and 14 days removal
-    Publishing links to illegal downloads: 14 days removal first time, 30 days removal second time.

PHOTOLIGA administration keeps the right to accept or remove members to/from site, edit/erase photos from user’s galleries, edit/erase content from forums and photo’s comments, edit/erase/lock/unlock topics and themes in forums, move photos from categories, all this without the obligation of notice to users.

It is forbidden to advertise on PHOTOLIGA without permission of administration. It is forbidden to upload a photo that was erased by a moderator or to reopen a topic that was locked/erased. All written above will cause a removal from the site for a certain period of time.

All written above is due to future changes and without an obligation of user’s notice.
All written above is unconcealed to any user or random person on site and will apply on anyone that is registered on PHOTOLIGA.
By registering on PHOTOLIGA you agree that PHOTOLIGA can send you emails with information, discounts and events notifications.
Registration on PHOTOLIGA and usage of it services constitute an unsigned agreement to all that is written in Site’s Rules. In case of any question, please contact us or send a message to any moderator or administrator. Also we suggest you to use our FAQ and Workflow help.

Everything written above applies to male and female.
We wish you a pleasant experience on PHOTOLIGA.