PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY ARTWORK OR PHOTOGRAPHY TO PHOTOS ON CANVAS
By submitting your images through Photos On Canvas website you are acknowledging that you have read the terms and conditions and copyright notice below and agree that you are bound by these conditions.
A copyright is owned by the person who has taken the photograph and a copyright exists in most images and artwork, even ordinary family snaps. There can be multiple copyrights residing in the photograph and its subject. A copyright in an image is created. A copyright can exist as an ownership right when the image is created or photograph shot and a copyright gives the owner the exclusive right to make copies, publicly distribute copies, publicly display the work, and prepare other works based on the original. Therefore it is illegal to copy, print or digitally reproduce photographs or art created by others without their authorisation. A copyright still exists after 70 years from the death of the life of the author and can reside in copyright owners estate or successors. International law imposes both civil and criminal penalties for violation of a copyright. Photos On Canvas and its customers are each subject to the copyright law.
A considerable amount of time is invested by artists in composing and creating their works and when determining the price to charge for their services they have the expectation that clients would subsequently purchase their prints. Therefore if the prints are obtained elsewhere, the photographer/artist loses the chance to recover a fee for their time and energy. If reproductions of their work are produced without their knowledge or input photographers/artists can be concerned about the artistic integrity of their works since their name is associated with their works. There could be other reasons so Photos On Canvas recommends that you discuss these issues with the professional. In this way the photographer/artist can explain their situation, and you may then be in a position where you can purchase or obtain permission to order the prints.
You must always presume that images downloaded from the internet or scanned or copied from print publications are protected by copyright. Therefore it is always best to request permission from print publications before making reproductions so as to resolve in advance any likely copyright problem.
Should you have any queries as to what is legal always consult a lawyer that specialises in copyrights or log onto the Australian Copyright Council website for further information at Australia Copyright Website
Photos On Canvas Divisions of The Canvas Art Factory always respects the intellectual property of authors and creators of visual images and we ask our customers to do the same.
The Canvas Art Factory ( www.Photosoncanvas.com.au ) is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
We have adopted the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner at www.privacy.gov.au.
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including [interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.photosoncanvas.com.au, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies- delete all that aren’t applicable] and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only:
For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
Where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
The Canvas Art Factory ( www.photosoncanvas.com.au will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information. In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.