ritzpix.com*

in the pursuit of a new, more convenient novelty photo book publisher i was putting a bit of research into Ritz Camera/Wolfe Photo (and who knows how many other stores they’ve bought out?). i was semi excited that they can print them in 1 Hour* (* why cant you ever find the * at the end of advert?) so im on the website signing up for an account to investage the abiltiy to produce and print my book thur them and i decided to take a look at the Terms and Conditions of Use* (also named UMLA or End User Agreement in the software world) while skimming the 20ish page document i read these two statements (luckily near the top)…...

CONDUCT AND CONTENT

(a) Users of the Service, whether or not Members, may not use the Service to store, share or transmit Prohibited Content. Generally, Prohibited Content includes Submitted Content or other material that RitzPix.com believes:

  • misrepresent(s) your or any third party’s identity, affiliation or connection with a person or entity;
  • imply(ies) or state(s) that we endorse or are in any way associated with Submitted Content;
  • contain(s) any false, misleading, deceptive, sexually suggestive, abusive or harassing content;
  • promote(s) hatred, racism, bigotry, physical violence or emotional abuse against any individual or group;
  • is unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or otherwise contain(s) offensive content;
  • contain(s) photographs or words containing or depicting objectionable subject matter, including but not limited to photos depicting or containing the following: excessive violence, nudity, obscenity, sexual explicitness, and harassing content; or
  • contain(s) any information or computer code that is intended to, or is likely to, damage, interfere with, alter, intercept or expropriate any data or system, such as Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots and other unauthorized computer programming routines.

(b) RitzPix.com has the sole discretion to determine whether Submitted Content is Prohibited Content, and all Submitted Content shall be subject to review and examination from time to time. RitzPix.com may delete, move, and edit any Submitted Content for any reason, at any time, without notice.

AND…..

COPYRIGHT

By posting, storing or transmitting Submitted Content on or via the Site, you thereby grant RitzPix.com and the Site Host a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, publicly perform and display, distribute, syndicate and otherwise use such Submitted Content in connection with providing the Service to you (“Submitted Content License”). By posting, storing or transmitting Submitted Content on or via the Site, you represent and warrant that: (i) you own all right, title and interest in and to such Submitted Content or have the necessary approvals and permissions to grant RitzPix.com the Submitted Content License described above; (ii) such Submitted Content, and the exercise by RitzPix.com and the RitzPix.com Site Host of our rights under the Submitted Content License does not violate applicable law or the intellectual property rights of others, including, but not limited to, patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, publicity, privacy and contract rights; and (iii) such Submitted Content does not contain software viruses, spiders, spybots, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, any form of spam, or any other content that is prohibited under these Terms of Use. For the avoidance of doubt, you hereby acknowledge and agree that any breach of the foregoing representations and warranties by you shall be deemed a violation of these Terms of Use to which your indemnification obligations shall apply as provided below under the Section titled “INDEMNITY.”

I guess this means i cant use ritz to print my “family friendly” artwork cause its not suitable for them to steal my work and use it in their own advertizements and likely selling stock photos or your grubby children to geddy images. oh well.


*subject to change in anyway to fuck you over at any point

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