Marai Photo Award Terms of Use

1. Scope of these Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (the "ToU") govern the use of the website available at: (the "Platform"), published by Agence France-Presse.
Agence France-Presse reserves the right to modify or to update these ToU at any time and at its sole discretion. Please consult these ToU on a regular basis as any modification thereto becomes effective upon publication on the Platform.

2. Use of the Platform

2.1 Ownership of the Platform:

This Platform (including but not limited to its features, software components, data, graphic design and any other components displayed or operated therein) and all the content displayed on this Platform are the exclusive property of AFP, its affiliates, partners, providers and/or licensors and are protected by intellectual property laws.

2.2 Use of the Platform:

The content available on the Platform is provided "as is", for information and non-commercial purposes only.

Users may share parts of the Platform and the content available on the Platform for strictly personal, private, non-commercial purposes only.

Any other use, in particular, any download, reproduction, communication to the public or distribution of the Platform and/or its content, in whole or in part, for any other purpose and/or by any other means, without AFP's written approval, is strictly prohibited.

AFP reserves the right to interrupt, restrict or terminate access to this Platform at any time, without notice and without incurring any liability to this respect.

2.3 Files uploaded through the Platform:

By uploading files through the Platform, users warrant that the uploaded files are free of software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, impair or limit the functionality of the Platform, of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

3. Disclaimers and limitations on liability

This Platform is supplied "as is". AFP (including its partners and providers) disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all express, implied or statutory warranties of any kind with respect to the Platform, including but not limited to all warranties (1) of quality, availability, fitness for a particular purpose, (2) of title and non-infringement, (3) that the Platform will satisfy users' expectations or requirements. AFP does not warrant the security, harmlessness, reliability, timeliness, suitability or accuracy of this Platform or the results user may obtain by using this Platform. AFP does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the Platform or that AFP will correct all defects or prevent third party disruptions, unauthorised third party access, failures, delays and other problems inherent in the use of the internet.

In no event shall AFP (including its partners and providers) be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special or related damage or any other damage arising out of or related to the use of this Platform, including but not limited to, loss of use, revenue, profits or data, whether based on tort (including, without limitation negligence or strict liability), contract or other legal or equitable legal grounds, even if users had been advised or had reasons to know the possibilities of such damages. Users shall bear the entire costs if they have to resort to services, repairs or corrections arising from the use of this Platform.

4. Miscellaneous

Should any provision or part of a provision of these ToU be held illegal, invalid or unenforceable by a court or other decision rendered by a competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the provision shall remain in full force and effect and the validity and enforceability of all other provisions in these ToU shall not be affected or impaired.

5. Governing law and jurisdiction

The use of this Platform is governed by the laws of France. By using this Platform, users consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the French courts located in Paris, France, for the resolution of any disputes.