Terms of use

Welcome to Reed MIDEM’s photographic library website (hereafter: the “Photo Bank”), which is user-friendly and respectful of its users' rights. Photo Bank is subject to the following website’s terms of use (hereafter: the “Terms of Use”), being specified that the hosting website is ruled by the general terms of use as managed by the owner and host of the website, the company Agélia (Z.I. Sud-Est 4, rue des Landelles - B.P. 91565, 35515 Cesson-Sévigné Cedex). Reed MIDEM, a French simplified joint stock company (société par actions simplifiée) with capital of EUR 310,000, having its registered office at 27 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo – CS 10026 – 92513 Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex – France, registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Registry under the number B 662 003 557, operates the Photo Bank. Reed MIDEM undertakes to respect the privacy of the users of the Photo Bank and wishes to explain hereafter the nature of the information gathered on Photo Bank when you visit it, and the ways in which it shall be used.


The Photo Bank is governed by French law. The purpose of the Photo Bank is to gather the photographs taken by Reed MIDEM and its related partners during Reed MIDEM Tradeshows and to make them available to its Users for downloading and/or the purposes of their publishing in the press, for informational purposes only, at no charge.The Photo Bank is accessible with a personal login and password for the duration as determined by Reed MIDEM.Any use made of it will be deemed to have taken place on French territory. Any access to and/or use of Photo Bank is deemed to the express unreserved acceptance of its user of these Terms of Use.For the purpose of these Terms of Use, Reed MIDEM considers its users (hereafter: the “Users”) to be:

  • Registered journalists
  • Reed MIDEM’s employees.


Photo Bank’s contents in particular, and, without this list being exhaustive, its photographs, architecture, written text(s), graphics, illustrations, images, logos, website design, software and databases are the property of Reed MIDEM and/or of its related partners. Any use, including, but not limited to the reproduction, extraction , communication of the photographs present in the Photo Bank to third parties by any mean and notably in all formats (notably in downloadable formats including MP3, podcast or webcast), by all known or unknown processes, whether entirely or by extracts, on all existing or future material and immaterial carriers, without limitation, such as paper, optic, analogical, digital (CD, DVD) or on electronic networks(including on the Internet), and on any other promotional/marketing tools, is subject to the presence of the reference of the photo credits (name of Reed MIDEM’s partner or Reed MIDEM’s name........) on the photograph.All other rights of use are reserved and are subject to the previous written authorisation of Reed MIDEM or of its partners.

In accordance with Article L.122.4 of the French Intellectual Property Code, any unauthorized reproduction, communication to third parties, extraction, not expressly authorised, whether in whole or in part of the above-mentioned elements, by any process whatsoever, will be deemed an act of infringement of intellectual property rights or of unfair competition, as the case may be, and will be sanctioned accordingly.


You are not allowed to access Photo Bank online services by any means other than the interface that is provided by Reed MIDEM for use in accessing the Service.You agree not to use any part of Photo Bank services, through any means, for the purpose of exploiting commercially any part of said services.


You assume full liability for non-compliance with the Terms of Use.Reed MIDEM assumes no liability whatsoever for:

  • any damage arising from the erroneous, incomplete, objectionable character of the Content and its use,
  • the management and the working order of the website receiving the Photo Bank , nor the Photo Bank
  • the hosting of the website receiving the Photo Bank
  • the storage, the safeguarding, the storing of the data
  • the provision of the access and availability of the server

Reed MIDEM shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to loss of profits, goodwill, data, resulting, inter alia, from (i) the use or inability to use Photo Bank services; (ii) statements or conduct of Users or third parties in the course of accessing or using the services; interruptions of and difficulties in the operation of the services.


Photo Bank may provide links to third-party websites managed by other companies than Reed MIDEM. Reed MIDEM neither publishes nor monitors the sources and content of these websites nor their links with other sites.Due to the open communication nature of the Internet, Reed MIDEM cannot guarantee that communications between you and Photo Bank will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. The Users of Photo Bank use these sites at their own risk.The links to these third-party websites in no manner constitute Reed MIDEM’s approval or validation with the contents of these websites nor Reed MIDEM’s association with the owners and/or the publishers, designers, webmasters, managers or hosts of these websites who each should have their own privacy policy and data collection practices, independent of Reed MIDEM and the Website. Reed MIDEM cannot therefore be held liable for the content, products, services, advertising, cookies, computer code, or any other elements of these website as well as for any and all money damages or losses, whether proven or alleged, consecutive to or while using the information, services or data available on these sites. Reed MIDEM provides these links for the convenience of the visitors to Photo Bank and such visitors access these sites at their own risk.


Reed MIDEM reserves the right to terminate a User’s access and use of Photo Bank services in some specific circumstances, such as, without limitation:

  • User’s violation of the Terms of Use;
  • Requests by law enforcement bodies;
  • Technical or securities issues or problems;
  • Occurrence of a force majeure event, …

You acknowledge and agree that Reed MIDEM shall not be held liable for terminations for cause to the terminated User or to any third-party.


Reed MIDEM respects the privacy of every individual who visits Photo Bank.Reed MIDEM hereby informs you on the terms and conditions under which data that we collect from you on Photo Bank will be used, shared and otherwise treated. This Terms of Use will also instruct you on how you can verify the accuracy, and control certain uses, of the information you provide to us on Photo Bank. Reed MIDEM abides by the constraining French and European rules in terms of protection of personal data and privacy. Personal data processing carried out by Reed MIDEM in the framework of Photo Bank was notified to the French Data Protection Authority, the CNIL (

7.1 - Information collected

Reed MIDEM collects personal data on Users, in accordance with the French Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties Law dated January 6th, 1978 through, inter alia, paper and electronic forms used for participation to Reed MIDEM events, answers to satisfaction questionnaires and participation to surveys as run from time to time by Reed MIDEM, information supplied in the course of visiting Reed MIDEM websites, including information provided upon request by Reed MIDEM to allow it to answer queries on Reed MIDEM’s products and services.The personal data supplied by the Users is processed as follows: the Information includes Users’ names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses and other personal data related to professional activities. The data collected during a User's visit to Photo Bank is classed as “Information”.

7.2 - Use by Reed MIDEM of Information

Reed MIDEM uses Information and shares it on a need to know basis with other organisations, partners or contractors of Reed MIDEM, to enable or to facilitate the performance of contracts entered with the Users for the supply of the Services. Reed MIDEM may also have to disclose Business Information to comply with applicable law and/or court injunction, and to compel respect of rights, property and safety of Reed MIDEM or of third parties.


Rights guaranteed by the French Privacy Law

In accordance with the provisions of French law 78-17 dated January 6th, 1978 related to “Information Technology and Civil liberties” (Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 amended by Law No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004), if you have previously submitted personal data to Reed MIDEM, you have the right to access, rectify or object to the personal data relating to you. You may thereby require any information concerning yourself which would be untrue, incomplete, and ambiguous or obsolete, to be modified, completed, clarified, updated or deleted.If you wish to exercise that right, please writ to the following address: also note that once we receive your request, it may take up to 3 weeks to become effective.


Photo Bank managed by Reed MIDEM uses a secure server to protect personal data. You are fully responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and abstaining from communicating it to any other person and you are solely liable for activities that occur under your password and login. Reed MIDEM disclaims all liabilities for inaccuracy of your personal data and in case of theft, loss, misuse, communication, fraudulent use of your login and password arising from your failure to comply with the above.


Reed MIDEM reserves the right to modify or, in general, to update this notice at any time to change in the law or for other reasons, which we reserve the right to do without prior notice. Such changes shall be posted on Photo Bank itself, no specific prior notice being imposed on Reed MIDEM. These modifications will enter into force as soon as they are posted online on Photo Bank. Therefore you are invited to visit Photo Bank’s version which is constantly online. If Reed MIDEM changes this Terms of Use, your continued use of Photo Bank following the posting of such changes will signify your acceptance of those changes.