The Open Photographic Society (OPS) maintains this website as a free service to photographers and other people all over the world who care to use it. The site incorporates all sorts of information, products and services which the Society does its best to keep up-to-date, accurate and free from errors or misleading content. However, it is inevitable that some information, products or services may, at some times, include typographical errors errors or other inaccuracies.
Changes are periodically made to the site and its information, products and services to make improvements, reflect changes, correct errors or respond to requests by users. Such changes may be made at any time and without prior notice. Advice and guidance obtained via this website should consequently not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions. In such circumstances, users are strongly advised to seek appropriate professional advice.
OPS makes no representations regarding the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness or accuracy of the information, products and services incorporated within its website. All website content is provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind. All software, products, downloads, text, graphics etc have been tested by the Society and found to be virus free. However, the ever-changing nature of viruses and malware of various types make it impossible for the Society to provide an absolute guarantee of the absence of harmful content. OPS and its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to all website information, products and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for purpose, reasonable effort, title and non-infringement.
This site may contain links to other web sites operated by third parties. OPS neither endorses nor is affiliated with linked third-party sites, and is not responsible for any content of any linked third-party site or any link contained in a third-party linked site, or any changes or updates made to such sites. Such links are provided only as a convenience to users.
OPS shall not be responsible for unauthorized access to, or alteration of, your transmissions or data, any material or data sent or received (or not sent or received), or any transactions entered into through its services. Neither will the Society be held responsible or liable for any threatening, obscene, defamatory or otherwise offensive or illegal content or conduct of any other party, or any infringement of another's rights (including intellectual property rights). The Society is not responsible for any content sent using and/or included in its website or services by any third party.
In no circumstances shall OPS and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation:
- damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Society’s website or services, delay or inability to use the website or related services;
- the provision of or failure to provide services, or
- information, products or services obtained through the website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the website or related services,
whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if OPS or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages.
OPS does not endorse in anyway any advertisers or the contents of advertisements on its webpages. Please therefore verify independently the veracity of all information before undertaking reliance and actioning thereupon. OPS shall be neither responsible nor liable for any consequential damages arising from unverified reliance on the contents of advertisements.
This agreement is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in the UK in all disputes arising out of, or relating to, the use of the OPS website and its related services. Use of the OPS website and its related services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions including, without limitation, this paragraph. You agree to indemnify and hold OPS, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of (or conduct on) the OPS website and related services.
OPS reserves the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of the Society’s website and related services, including its contents, without your prior permission if the Society believes, in good faith, that such action is necessary to:
- conform to legal requirements or comply with legal processes;
- protect and defend the rights or property of OPS or its affiliated companies;
- act to protect the interests of its users (or others).
The Society’s adherence to, and use and execution of, this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of the Society's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the the Society’s website and related services or information provided to (or gathered by) OPS with respect to such use.
If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and OPS with respect to the the Society’s website and related services, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and OPS with respect to the Society’s website and related services.