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Photo Library terms of use

These terms and conditions constitute an agreement with the user or registered user of this site ("You") and the European Space Agency ("ESA"), with head office at 24 rue du Général Bertrand, CS 30798, 75345 Paris CEDEX 7, France.

Access to, and use of, the ESA Photo Library for Professionals website constitutes acceptance of the following general terms and conditions.
Neither ESA nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the website.
While ESA tries to maintain a high level of technical operability and security of the ESA Photo Library for Professionals website, we inform you that you browse and use the website at your own risk. Therefore ESA does not warrant that the functional aspects of the website will be uninterrupted or error free or that this website, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. Please note that ESA may change material on the website without prior notice. ESA will be grateful for any feedback with regards to functional errors or content inaccuracies.

Personal data privacy
By accessing the ESA Photo Library for Professionals website, certain information about users, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the site, software used and time spent, as well as other similar information, will be stored on servers. These will not specifically identify users and the information will be used internally for website traffic analysis only. If users provide unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this site, this information will be used for statistical purposes only and will not be published or made available for general access.
ESA does not sell or rent its website users' names, addresses, email addresses or other personal information.
If you are registered in the ESA Photo Library for Professionals website and would like to discontinue your account, please contact ESA (

Use of IP address
The IP address is a number that is automatically given to your computer when you are surfing on the internet. Servers and ‘big computers’ that host web pages, automatically identify your computer through its IP number. ESA uses IP addresses in order to carry out statistics, however, as IP addresses and personal identification are not linked to each other users remains anonymous.

Use of cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual hard drive for record-keeping purposes; passwords are not saved in cookies. Cookies help ESA to know which pages are visited most often and helps ESA to ensure that its website responds to users' needs.
If you do not wish to receive a cookie, or if you wish your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, you may use the option on your web browser to disable cookies.
Click on the 'help' section of your browser to learn how to change cookie preferences. However, please note that if you disable all cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all the features available on this website.
ESA does not use personal identification details transferred through cookies either for promotion or marketing purposes, nor will such information be shared with a third party.

All material published on the ESA Photo Library for Professionals website is protected by copyright and owned or controlled by ESA or the party credited as the provider of the content, software or other material.
You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the content, software, material or services, in whole or in part, without obtaining prior written authorisation.
This Authorisation shall be governed and shall be interpreted in accordance with the law of France. All disputes arising out of, or in connection with, the present Authorisation shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules. The language of arbitration shall be English. The place of arbitration shall be Paris, France.

Last update on 24/05/2018