Terms and Conditions

Willem Semmelink Photography Terms and Conditions
We aim to serve you with a simple and effective website to purchase our photographs. We follow the industry standard to condition all our photographs upon the Terms and Conditions of our business, as it is often best for everyone to have some things written down so that we all know what is what, who does what and when, and what happens if something goes wrong.

In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” is Willem Semmelink trading as Willem Semmelink Photography. “The client” is any body of persons, firm, or Company with whom the Photographer enters into a contract for the sale of goods or provision of services by the Photographer.

1. Copyright:
The copyright Designs and Patents Acts assign the copyright of the images to the photographer.

2. Ownership of Materials
The content and images used on this website are the property of and copyright by Willem Semmelink, Willem Semmelink Photography. Certain images may be utilized on other websites under the control of the Photographer and/or Willem Semmelink Photography. No images or content may be copied, duplicated or otherwise taken from the website without express written permission from Brandon Barnard Photography and/or the creator of the work. Title to all Photographs remains the property of the Photographer. When the License to Use the material has expired the Photographs must be returned to the Photographer in good condition within 30 days. The Photographer also asserts his/her statutory right to be identified in the circumstances set out in Sections 77-79 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or any amendment or re-enactment thereof.

3. Use
By making a purchase, a License to Use for private purposes comes into effect from the date of payment of the relevant invoice(s). Private use excludes any right to publish, sell, advertise, or make commercial use of the photograph. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, products on this website are sold exclusively and only for private use. Permission to commercial clients to use the Photographs for commercial, publishing, reselling, supply to third parties or other purposes will normally be granted upon payment of a further fee, to be mutually agreed. Note: An agreement must be reached with the Photographer before the Photographs may be used for other than private use.

No use may be made of the Photographs before payment in full of the relevant invoice(s) without the Photographer’s express permission. Any permission which may be given for prior use will automatically be revoked if full payment is not made by the due date or if the Client is put into receivership or liquidation.

4. Exclusivity
A Commercial Client may be authorized to publish the Photographs to the exclusion of all other persons including the Photographer. However, the Photographer retains the right in all cases to use the Photographs in any manner at any time and in any part of the world for the purposes of advertising or otherwise promoting his/her work. After the exclusivity period indicated in the License to Use the Photographer shall be entitled to use the Photographs for any purposes.

5. Client Confidentiality
The photographer will keep confidential and will not disclose to any third parties or make use of material or information communicated to him/her in confidence for the purposes of the photography, save as may be reasonably necessary to enable the Photographer to carry out his/her obligations in relation to the commission.

6. Indemnity
While the photographer takes all reasonable care in the performance of this agreement generally, Willem Semmelink shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Client or by any third party arising from use or reproduction of any image or its caption.
a. The Client agrees to indemnify the photographer in respect of any claims or damages or any costs arising in any manner from the reproduction without proper reproduction rights of any image supplied to the Client by the photographer.
b. It is the Client who must satisfy himself that all necessary rights, model releases or consents which may be required for reproduction, are obtained and it is acknowledged that the photographer gives no warranty or undertaking that any such rights, model releases or consents have or will be obtained whether in relation to the use of names, people, trademarks, registered or copyright designs or works of art depicted in any image. In the event that the image issued or reproduced by or with the authority of the Client then the Client shall indemnify the photographer against any loss or damage, proceedings or costs where such rights, releases or consents have not been obtained.

7. Payment
The Photographer reserves the right to retain all of the Client’s materials in his possession until all monies owed to the Photographer have been paid in full. Furthermore, the license to reproduce images created by the Photographer will also be revoked until payment has been made.

a. Payment terms are strictly 30 days from date of order by automated transfer on this website or third-party financial or banking partner. Clients are advised to send payment by any method affording proof of delivery. We understand and will exercise our statutory right to claim interest and compensation for debt recovery costs under the late payment of commercial debts act if we are not paid according to agreed credit terms.
b. If payment is not made in accordance with above then the photographer may rescind this Agreement and recover damages, or, at their option, may exercise their statutory right to interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act.
c. If any invoice issued to the Client is not paid by the Due Date, then all unpaid invoices issued to the Client become due of immediate effect, even if it is less than 30 days from the issue date, and that Willem Semmelink Photography may consider these invoices as overdue when pursuing legal action for the recovery of said debts.
d. A fee of R120.00 may be made for each account reminder, duplicate invoice, or any other paperwork, correspondence or phone calls involved with the pursuing of a debt. This fee is non-refundable, and represents the additional time spent pursuing overdue invoices.
e. The photographer reserves the right to suspend ongoing services, such as (but not limited to) the Downloadable Web Page or other distribution of images, once any invoice issued to a Client becomes overdue, and also reserves the right to inform the reason of this to third parties to whom this suspension of service affects.
f. On the Client’s death or bankruptcy or (if the Client is a company) in the event of a Resolution, Petition or Order for winding up being made against it, or if a Receiver is appointed, the photographer may at any time thereafter inspect any records, accounts and books relating to the reproduction of their images to ensure that the images are being used only in accordance with the reproduction rights granted to the Client.

8. Expenses
Where extra expenses or time are incurred by the Photographer as a result of alterations to the original brief by the Client, or otherwise at their request, the Client shall give approval to and be liable to pay such extra expenses or fees at the Photographer’s normal rate to the Photographer in addition to the expenses shown as having been agreed or estimated.

9. Rejection
Unless a rejection fee has been agreed in advance, there is no right to reject on the basis of style or composition.

10. Cancellation
A booking is considered firm as from the date of confirmation and accordingly the Photographer will, at his discretion, charge a fee for cancellation or postponement.

11. Electronic Storage
Other than the purposes of production for the licensed use(s), the Photographs may not be stored in any form of electronic medium without the written permission of the Photographer. Manipulation of the image or use of only a portion of the image may only take place with the permission of the Photographer.

12. Force Majeure
Notwithstanding legislation to the contrary, in the unlikely event that either the Client or the Photographer fail to perform their obligations the liability of one party to the other shall be limited to the total value of the contract. Neither party shall be liable for indirect, consequential loss or any claims from 3rd parties.

13. Applicable Law
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of South Africa.

14. Variation
These Terms and Conditions shall not be varied except by agreement in writing.

15. All contracts and transactions between the Photographer and the Client whether made orally or in writing are subject to these terms and conditions which shall be deemed to be incorporated into any contract between the Photographer and all or any of its Clients.