Terms of use

May9.ru Photo Bank Terms of Use

(hereinafter referred to as the “Terms of Use”)

  1. General Provisions
    1. These Terms of Use set out the terms and conditions for using the photographs (hereinafter also referred to as the “Content”) available in the Photo Bank section of the website at https://photo.may9.ru/ (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”).
    2. The Content in the Photo Bank section of the Website may be used without obtaining further written consent from its copyright holder to the extent permitted by these Terms of Use, and the copyright holder of the Content reserves the right to license the Content to other parties.
    3. These Terms of Use apply to both natural and legal persons, including news agencies, online and print periodicals and other media outlets (hereinafter referred to as the “User”).
  2. Content use
    1. The Content available in the Photo Bank section of the Website may be used as follows:
      1. worldwide (hereinafter referred to as the “Territory”);
      2. from the date when a specific item of the Content was uploaded to the Photo Bank section of the Website, until December 31, 2020 (inclusively) (hereinafter the “Term”);
      3. by any means that are not contrary to current Russian law and international law; provided that any works created by processing the Content (derivative works) may be used on the Territory throughout the Term and by any means permitted for the Content by these Terms of Use. Any further distribution of the Content by the User is permitted exclusively free of charge.
    2. The User shall not use the Content for any purposes that violate Russian law, the laws of other countries, or for any purposes that discredit the creator/copyright holder of the Content, or any individuals depicted in the Content, or other persons. The User is not granted any right to use images of an individual, branding, logos, whether registered or non-registered, or any copyright-protected designs, works of art or architectural monuments depicted in the Content. The User guarantees that he or she will not modify the Content (including through the use of technical means), including any modifications that distort the concept of the Content, discredit the honor, dignity or business reputation of any persons depicted in the Content or any institutions they represent. The User agrees and acknowledges that he or she shall not use and/or allow third parties to use the Content for promoting any persons, goods or services, or register the Content (or parts thereof) as trademarks.
    3. When using the Content, the User shall include the credits of its creator/copyright holder as specified on the page where the Content can be viewed on the Website.
    4. In the event that the User intends to use the Content after the expiration of the Term, the User shall obtain a permission to do so from the copyright holder of the Content, which is Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.
  3. Miscellaneous
    1. The relationship between the copyright holder of the Content and the User (these Terms of Use) shall be governed by Russian law – in particular, articles 1286.1 and 438 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Any disputes and disagreements arising from or in relation to the use of the Content shall be resolved by the Moscow Commercial Court or the Khamovniki District Court of Moscow in accordance with the current substantive and procedural law of the Russian Federation.
    2. By reproducing (copying) the Content from the Website, the User agrees to accept these Terms of Use.
    3. These Terms of Use may be amended from time to time unilaterally and without any specific notice to the User. A new version of these Terms of Use shall come into effect upon its publication on the Website at: https://en-photo.may9.ru/.
    4. These Terms of Use were drawn up in the Russian language. The Terms of Use may be translated into other languages. In the event of any discrepancies between the original text of these Terms of Use in Russian and a text in another language, the Russian-language version shall prevail.