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Terms and Conditions



Dear Customer,

This translation in is a pure courtesy and must not be considered a legal document, the only valid legal document is the Italian text. By accessing you accept to be bound to the terms and conditions laid down in the Italian version.

What follows is a contract between you (“Customer”) and Mediafriends srl  (“Mediafriends”) owner of the site Please read this document carefully before subscribing to our site. By using our gallery of images you state that you have understood and accepted the terms of this agreement.

People under the age of 18 do not have the permission to use this site without the supervision of an adult (people over 18 years of age) and we ask people under age not to register with the site to obtain an account and not to give us any personal information. By using this web site without supervision and/or by registering an account or purchasing a license of any type of content through the web site, you implicitly declare that you are older than 18 years of age.


1.Subscribing to “consultation services”

The subscription contract is considered valid and effective only under the following essential and concurrent conditions:

  • when the Customer has read and accepted these General Conditions;
  • when the Customer has filled out in all parts and accepted the subscription form in the web site;
  • when the Customer has exactly paid the subscription;
  • when the Customer has received the notification of receipt from of the subscription containing: user ID, password and payment receipt.

The text of this Contract and of the General Conditions will remain at the disposal of the Customer who is invited to reproduce it on paper or optical media, on his private control panel.

2. Providing the "consultation services"

The "Services" are offered “as they are”; the Customer, through the activation request, states that he/she has carefully viewed them and considers them in line with what they intend to use them for. reserves the right to change the technical features of the “Service/s” in any moment.
Variations to the “Service/s” may be:

  • integrative, to improve and/or expand the functions;
  • limitative, to limit their functions or eliminate some others.

The Customer will be informed of the variations of the “Service/s” via email. In case of variations to the “Service/s”:

  • integrative, the "Customer" will not have to pay any extra fees until the expiration of the subscription period in force at the time of the integration, except for the right of to ask for an extra fee starting from the first subscription after the integration;
  • limitative, the Customer may ask for the cancellation of the contract by sending a registered letter with return receipt no later than 10 days from the receipt of the variation  communication of the “Service/s”. After this period the modifications will be considered  fully accepted. has in any case the right to suspend or interrupt the “Service/s” with a notice of at least 30 days and the Customer has the right to a reimbursement only for  the amount equivalent to the period he/she did not use the service.

The industrial and intellectual property rights and all the relating economic and property rights concerning all the material, the programs, the code (even if implemented in web pages, documents or programs made by the Customer) that offers the Customer in relation to the “Services” offered, including the media and documentation, remain a full and exclusive property of itself. The Customer can use it only for the relating period and according to the modalities laid down in this contract.

3. Cost of the service

The amount due for the subscription to each “Service” and the conditions for receiving any discounts and/or promotions are those effective at the moment the Customer sends in the request, as indicated on the site, 7 days: 8 Euro, 1 month: 20 Euro, 1 year: 150 Euro. reserves the right to change the costs of the subscription to the “Service/s” even if there are not integrative variations as per the above section 2, by sending a written notice to the Customer.  
For those who have one or more subscriptions, this modification will be applied starting from the first subscription period following the one in force at the moment of the modification.

4. Duration of the contract and renewal

The contract will last, according to the type of subscription plan chosen, respectively:

  • 7 days
  • 1 month (30 days)
  • 1 year (365 days)

and will start from the day of activation of the “Service/s”.
Renewal of the subscription, needed to continue to use the “Service/s” chosen, is done by subscribing to a new contract and paying the relating amount.

5. Modality and terms of payment

Payment of the cost of the “Service/s”, including Vat and without rounding off, must be made in advance and in just one installment with credit card, or Paypal. The "Services" shall be activated only after has verified that the “Service/s” have been fully and exactly paid.
The invoices shall be sent in PDF format, via e-mail, to the email address indicated by the Customer.  

6. Termination: exercising the right to withdraw  from “remote contracts” concerning goods or services.

The Customer, upon filling out the subscription form, can decide to activate the service starting from two different periods:

  • From when the customer receives the communication sent by confirming that the subscription request has been accepted (containing: user ID, password and  payment receipt) with consequent exclusion of the right to withdraw for the following ten days and with possibility to log onto the web site. From the receipt of the communication, the request form and the consequent subscription to the “Service/s” will be considered final.
  • After ten work days from receiving the communication from stating that the subscription request has been accepted (containing: user ID, password and  payment receipt) with consequent possibility to exercise the right to withdraw  according to indicated terms and at the same time the impossibility to log onto the site until this period has passed. After ten days the request and subscription to the “Service/s” chosen shall be considered accepted.

The right to withdraw from the contract can be exercised by sending a written communication to the Mediafriends s.r.l. headquarters as specified in section  11. Communications below through a registered letter with return receipt. The communication can be sent also through telegram, telex, email and  fax, providing it is confirmed through registered letter with return receipt no later than 48 hours after.

7. Obligations of undertakes to keep the “Service/s” efficient with continuity for the duration of the contract.

However the “Service/s” may be interrupted for technical problems, routine and/or extraordinary maintenance, power shutdown, reasons beyond our control, including natural events or regulations approved by the Authorities.   
If is forced to interrupt the “Service/s” for exceptional events, it will try to limit the period of interruption and/or malfunctioning as much as possible.
The Customer is aware that may interrupt the “Service/s” for justified safety reasons and/or confidentiality reasons even for more than 24 work hours by informing the Customer in any form and/or with any means. In any case the Customer cannot demand any compensation for the interruption of the “Service/s”.

Mediafriends undertakes to catalog the photographic material with maximum consistency and accurateness according to the key words indicated. However, Mediafriends cannot assure the proper representation of these key words, image descriptions or their integrity. Mediafriends cannot be held responsible against the user or third parties for the consequences of any imprecise information, error or omission in the web site, regardless of the cause.

8. Obligations of the Customer

By accepting this agreement the Customer is aware that the images/photos being viewed are protected by copyright and hence cannot be used, copied or reproduced in any way directly or indirectly) and cannot be used, copied or reproduced either in whole or  in part. The only possible way to use them is by viewing them in our archive.

The user name and password that Mediafriends will send the Customer are to be considered personal, hence they must be used only by the Customer. Any other person that desires accessing the site must have a user name and password that will be given when the subscription is purchased.

The Customer can use the subscription on one computer per session. Simultaneous access from more than one computer using the same user name and password is not possible. We assure you with our monitoring activity  that nobody can access your account using your  password and user name.

9. Assistance provides technical assistance exclusively in relation to the “Service/s” offered. The “Service/s” are available 24 hours a day every day of the year, except for periods of routine or extraordinary maintenance that may entail the interruption of the “Service/s” or due to reasons beyond the control of

10. Liability

The Customer shoulders the full responsibility for the use he/she will make of the “Service/s” offered by
No compensation for damages can be requested to neither for direct and/or indirect damages caused by the use or failure to use the “Service/s”.
The Customer agrees to relieve from any civil and penal responsibility resulting from the illegal or incorrect use of the “Service/s” used, even if caused by third parties or to third parties through the Customer’s system.

11. Communications

All communications sent to in accordance with this contract shall be valid if sent in writing and through registered letter with return receipt, possibly sent prior via fax, via telegram or via e-mail to:

Mediafriends s.r.l.

Viale Papiniano 49 20143 Milano Italy

Fax: +39 02 89 42 46 86


12. Competent court

Any controversy or claim arising out of this agreement, its validity, interpretation and implementation of these General Conditions shall be settled exclusively by the Court in Milan.

13. Processing of personal data (Legislative decree no. 196/2003)

The Customer is aware that all personal data is kept in the archives of and that their utilization is limited to the company and the companies connected to it solely for administrative purposes and  for the forwarding of commercial and promotional material deriving from the activity of
The Customer also has the right to view, cancel and rectify the personal data or object to the use of the data if processed in violation to the regulations in force.

The Customer explicitly authorizes and the external bodies or companies connected to it to send commercial proposals via fax, ordinary mail and email.