Terms & Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before signing up as a member of Camera Club or submitting your images to Camera Club.

Terms

The words "image", "picture", "pic" and "photo" are used interchangeably to refer to any image displayed on this website or in our newsletters. The word "content" may refer to any image or text found on this website or in our newsletters.

Camera Club Membership

Joining Camera Club is free and is open to all residents of South Africa. You need to be a member to submit your images and to comment on other members' images. Click here to sign up.

You do not need to be a member to subscribe to our newsletter.

Camera Club reserves the right to terminate a membership if the member fails to comply with the terms & conditions set out herein.

Commenting on Images

When commenting on images, please bear in mind that photographers will be looking for constructive comments and positive feedback. Please keep unpleasant, destructive comments to yourself. Please see the Acceptable Usage section below.

Although the image descriptions are published on our website in English, you are welcome to add your own comments in any official language of South Africa.

Submitting Your Images

Please read our Entry Rules, our Copyright Notice and our Privacy Policy before submitting your images.

All images submitted to this website must be your own work. You must own or control the rights, licenses and permissions to any images that you submit to us. You must have prior permission, if applicable, to submit the subject matter of the images that you send to us. (E.g. ask people if you may take photos of them and submit them to Camera Club.) You will be held liable for any infringements of the above.

By submitting an image to Camera Club you are granting Camera Club a non-expiring, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use that image on our website. The image may also be used, at any time and at our discretion, on websites that we use to promote Camera Club, such as our Facebook page, and in our sponsors' media. You may submit images that have been entered into other competitions or that appear on other websites, as long as their rules permit it.

Images submitted to our website may be displayed with or without the photographer's name, the image's description and comments made about the image. We reserve the right to add our own commentary to any images submitted to this website, as we have done from time to time on our Blog page and in articles we have published.

You may digitally edit your images, but please provide full details of the editing work done. From time to time we may have a theme that encourages digital manipulation, but in general excessive digital manipulation is discouraged. This is because we are a Camera Club, not a Photoshop Club. Therefore please keep digital manipulation to a minimum unless we post a note on the Submit page to the contrary. Acceptable types of digital editing include cropping, colour and contrast correction, removing smudges and other unwanted elements, straightening the image, etc. Please contact us if you have any queries about the level of digital editing that is permissible.

Please do not resubmit images that are very similar or identical to images that have already appeared as a Pic of the Day on Camera Club.

We reserve the right to edit titles and descriptions of images, although this is usually limited to the correction of spelling & grammar mistakes, and translating descriptions into English.

Using Images From This Website

Images appearing on this website may be downloaded and used for private use only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited.

Please see our copyright notice for more information.

Acceptable Usage

This website is intended to be a family-friendly website and some of our members are young teenagers. Therefore we will not tolerate any content that contains or promotes subject matter that is of an adult-oriented or suggestive nature, is sexually explicit, pornographic, violent, racially or ethnically objectionable, or is otherwise offensive to the online community. Content containing profane or inappropriate language or imagery is not permitted. Content that promotes gambling or similar activities is not permitted. Content that infringes on any third party's intellectual property rights, copyright or confidentiality agreements is not permitted.

Camera Club may remove or amend any images or comments that it feels are not appropriate for this website. Members whose conduct is not in line with our usage guidelines may have their membership terminated.

 

Camera Club reserves the right to update these terms and conditions from time to time.