Disclaimer & Copyright

FotoArk Disclaimer

Use of this site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. Your use constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions as at the date of your first use of the site.
  2. FotoArk reserves the rights to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified.
  3. FotoArk is a personal website/blog as such it will not be treated as a commercial venture nor shall it be held responsible for any personal acts pertaining to its content.
  4. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any third-party.
  5. This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos regarding or relating to FotoArk are provided “as is” without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. In no event will FotoArk, its author/s, webmaster/s be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the use or in connection with such use or loss of use of the site, whether in contract or in negligence.
  6. FotoArk does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials.
  7. Copyright restrictions:
    Please refer to the FotoArk copyright statement below.
  8. FotoArk takes no responsibility for the content of external internet sites. Other websites that we link to are owned and operated by third parties and FotoArk has no control over them. The fact that we include links to other websites does not mean that FotoArk approves of or endorses any other third-party website or the content of that website. We accept no liability for any statements, information, products or services that are published on or are accessible through any websites owned or operated by third parties.
  9. Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the site including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non confidential and nonproprietary information. Please see the privacy policy below.
  10. FotoArk does display affiliate advertising, direct advertising and contextual advertising throughout the site. FotoArk takes no responsibility for the content of these links and shall not be held liable for any actions that may occur. FotoArk displays advertising for the purposes of maintaining the website. FotoArk may, in the future also use funds raised through advertising for in relation to other associated costs in running the website.
  11. Fotoark shall not be held responsible for any 3rd party comments left on the website. Such comments are the sole responsibility of the original comment submitter. While FotoArk strives to moderate all comments for vulgarity, and or spam. Should you feel aggrieved by any comments written by a 3rd party on FotoArk then you may contact FotoArk directly.
  12. If these terms and conditions are not accepted in full, the your use of this site must be terminated immediately.

Privacy Policy

FotoArk takes your privacy seriously. As such the following privacy policy is strictly adhered to.

You may give FotoArk personal information about you, such as your name, your contact email and other contact details on various places on the website.

Comments submitted to FotoArk may be used, without owner description, for future publication and usage for FotoArk materials.
The information you give FotoArk will never be rented, sold, or shared to third parties.

You may request to have your own comment either edited or removed by using the contact form. However due to the nature of the website, there maybe a delay of 4 plus weeks in waiting for a response.

In the unlikely event a comment on FotoArk causes you offence, or if your feel another commenter is harassing you, then feel free to write using the contact form; stating your issues/reasons.

FotoArk does not engage in spam, 3rd party email lists, or public newsletters of any kind.

Copyright

Copyright statement

All text, video and photography within this site are protected under U.S. and international laws as copyrighted works and are the exclusive property of FotoArk. Excluding: thumbnail images or photographs where by the original author is linked to, or mentioned,any image ads or image ad related links; and or any image, text or video material used for purposes of reporting or journalistic viewpoints.

Anyone who displays, reproduces, copies, creates derivative works, or sells textual, photographic, video or audiovisual programs for commercial or non-commercial purposes without permission violates international copyright law and is liable for copyright infringement.

Liability for copyright or trademark infringement involves the potential for significant civil damages, including in particular cases, statutory damages, liability for up to three times actual damages, and attorneys legal fees.

F.A.Q.’s

1) Can I use any photograph on FotoArk?

Yes, with the following 3 conditions:

  1. Only for non commercial purposes
  2. Email FotoArk first
  3. Link back to FotoArk stating that FotoArk is the copyright holder

Example: You may use this image so long as you email first, and then give a link back to FotoArk –

Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore in Pakistan

(photograph credit: FotoArk)

You may not use any photography that is supplied by a 3rd party on FotoArk e.g. guest photographers, or photographs indicating that they belong to someone else.

2) Can I use any text from FotoArk?

Yes, again you need to abide my the following:

  1. Only for non commercial purposes
  2. Email FotoArk first
  3. Link back to FotoArk stating that FotoArk is the copyright holder

Example: “Many photographers do not understand the benefits of SEO …” (source: FotoArk)

3) I would like submit photographs to FotoArk, who owns the copyright?

You do! FotoArk is strongly committed to copyright protection. Any article, post, or photograph you submit to FotoArk remains accredited to you.

For submission of photographs you may host your photographs and FotoArk will link to you. You may also watermark them, or let FotoArk do it for you.

4) I would like submit an article to FotoArk, who owns the copyright?

Again, you do! However we would ask that you submit original content and do not submit it to another site.

5) I have a question about all this, what can I do?

No problem, just send us an email with your question.

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