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  1. Application of terms & conditions.
    The following terms & conditions;

    1. Apply to all users of the worldsteel image library
    2. Do not apply to providers of images and videos who retain their own copyrights
  2. Use of the worldsteel image library
    1. By using the worldsteel image library and/or downloading any material from it, the user acknowledges that the regulations as stipulated in this document will apply to him. In the case of the user accessing the website on behalf of a client, the regulations as stipulated in this document apply to both the user and the client. worldsteel reserves the right to change this agreement at any time without further notice. Use of the site will be subject to the version of the terms & conditions published on the website at the time of use
    2. This website is owned and operated by the World Steel Association (worldsteel), a non-profit trade organisation registered in Belgium (company registration number 08032224) at Avenue de Tervueren 270, 1150, Brussels.
    3. All images and other content provided by worldsteel are owned by worldsteel and its contributing members. All images and other content are protected by international copyright laws.’
  3. Use of images
    1. The image library designates images and videos as ‘available for editorial use’. As such, images and videos can only be used in editorial print and digital media including:
      • Newspapers, magazines, books, newsletters
      • Blogs, websites, videos
      • Broadcasts and documentaries
      • Social media sites
      • Mobile apps
      • Software applications
      • School, college & university projects
      • PowerPoint presentations
      • Online learning systems
    2. Accreditation of worldsteel/the photographer must accompany the image wherever it appears. This information can be found in the meta data provided with each image and video.
    3. Editorial use is defined as use for non-commercial purposes.
    4. The images from the image library may not be used for commercial purposes, including use that endorses or promotes a company, cause, product or services. Below are some examples of acceptable and prohibited use for editorial images, which apply when used in either printed or digital formats: Acceptable use of images to illustrate truthful articles within:
      • Websites
      • Magazines
      • Newspapers
      • Blog posts
      • News broadcasts
      • Documentary broadcasts
      • Books
      • NewslettersProhibited use of images
      • Advertising (through any medium)
      • Advertorials
      • Commercial brochures
      • Commercial websites
      • Product packagingExample: You are launching a social media campaign highlighting the use of steel in the oil and gas industry. You download an image of an oil rig to be the background of an infographic over which you are going to include facts and figures. This is acceptable editorial use. Example: Your company is redesigning your website to feature more images on the home page. You use a photo of a steel rolling mill downloaded from the image library. This is not acceptable editorial use as it promotes your company.Example: You are contributing to a feature on the future of the steel industry in a national newspaper. You download an image of a blast furnace control room and pass it on to be included in the feature. This is acceptable editorial use. In the case of any doubt the user is strongly encouraged to inform worldsteel of their intentions.
    5. The following uses are not permitted under any circumstances:
      • Use of an image in a pornographic, defamatory or otherwise unlawful manner
      • Use of an image in connection with an unflattering or unduly controversial subject
      • Use of an image in a logo, corporate ID, trademark or service mark
      • Use of an image for redistribution or resale
  4. Restrictions
    1. The user may not make the images available in any medium accessible by any other persons, with the exception of user’s sub contractors who may reproduce the images, subject always to the provisions of this Agreement.
    2. The user may not sublicense, sell, assign, convey or transfer these Terms & Conditions or any rights under this Agreement.
    3. The user may not sell, license or distribute any end product containing the images in a way that is intended to allow or invite a third party to download, extract or access the image. The user may not include the images in an electronic template intended to be reproduced by third parties on electronic or printed products.
    4. The user may not use or display the Image(s) on websites or in any other medium designed to induce or involving the sale, license or other distribution of merchandise.
    5. The user may not explicitly state or imply that they are the original creator of any image.
    6. In the case of an image featuring a model or property used in connection with a subject that is potentially unflattering or unduly controversial to a reasonable person, the user must accompany each such use with a statement that indicates that:
      1. The image(s) is being used for illustrative purposes only; and<
      2. Any person depicted in the image(s), if any, is a model.
    7. The user shall abide by any restriction on use of the images notified by worldsteel before, after or at the time of delivery of the images, either in the information accompanying the images.
    8. Minor changes including but not limited to resizing and cropping is permitted but any manipulation must not amount to distortion or derogatory treatment of the image.
    9. The user is responsible for any changes the user makes to an editorial image and any claim made against you as a result. worldsteel encourages keeping image manipulation to a minimum and strongly advises that the user does not adjust an editorial image in any way which could change the perceived message or context of the image.
    10. While reasonable care has been taken to correctly identify and caption the subject matter, worldsteel does not warrant the accuracy of such information and accepts no liability for loss or damage incurred by the user or any third party caused by errors connected therewith.
  5. Copyright and credit
    1. No ownership or copyright in any images shall pass to user by downloading it.
    2. Any publication right (as defined in the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996) arising from the user’s use of any image shall vest in worldsteel and the user hereby assigns all such rights arising to worldsteel.
    3. For any images reproduced in an editorial manner, the user must include accreditation in the form of worldsteel Image Library/Photographer’s name adjacent to the images or in a credits section. For images or videos used for a feature film, broadcast television or cable production, the user must include a screen credit at the end.
  6. Choice of Law / Jurisdiction
    1. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.In the case of dispute, the user shall abide by the decision either of
      • The English and Welsh courts
      • A court of international arbitration nominated by worldsteel. The decision on the court hearing the dispute shall be made solely by worldsteel.
    2. If worldsteel is required to enforce its rights as a result of any breach of these terms, whether legal proceedings are commenced or not, the user agrees to indemnify worldsteel in respect of all reasonable legal fees and costs incurred by worldsteel in relation thereto.
  7. Indemnity
    1. In the case of a breach of this agreement, it is incumbent on the offending party to fully indemnify, defend, and hold harmless worldsteel against all claims and legal fees and expenses.