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Group Description

Take part in Picturing Democracy - the Parliament Week Photo Project.

Today’s democracy has been shaped by people and places all over the UK. For Parliament Week 2011 we want to record as many of these as possible, and we need your help.

What does a picture of democracy look like?
That is open to individual interpretation but it be could be a photo of a place near to you where an important event that shaped democracy in the UK has taken place, or one which has been shaped by democracy. It could be a building, a statue or a monument (or anything else) that commemorates an historical event or person that contributed to the development of democracy, or an image that represents a modern story of democracy in UK.The only restriction is that pictures should be of something other than the Houses of Parliament itself.

Submitting a photo
Photos can be taken on digital cameras or mobile phones. They can be submitted in colour, sepia or in black and white and can be enhanced to make the picture brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content.

We also ask that photos are submitted with a short paragraph, identifying the subject of the photograph and its democratic significance.

For more information about our terms and conditions go to our group rules page.

Group Rules

1. By submitting a photograph/photographs to the Parliament Week Photo Project you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your submission.

2. You agree to submit photograph(s) only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of others.

3. By submitting a photograph/photographs to the Parliament Week 2011 Photo Project you agree that your photograph can be shown on the Parliament Week Flickr site and accessed by anyone. You also agree to grant to the Parliament Week Project Team, free of charge, permission to use your content in the following ways: (a) reproduced or exhibited as in the Houses of Parliament, (b) published in any associated book or printed materials produced in conjunction with Parliament Week, (c) reproduced in any external promotion related to Parliament Week or the Parliament Week Photo Project. Your photo will be credited to you or your Flickr username.

4. Your photograph(s) will not be sold for commercial purposes.
5. Copyright of your photograph(s) will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it. However, you are not entitled to exploit the name or any trademarks or other intellectual property of the Parliamentary Authorities in the future use of the photograph(s).

6. In order that the Parliament Week Photo Project can use your photograph(s), you confirm that it is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give the Parliament Week Project Team permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your photograph or the consent of their parent or guardian if they are under 16.

7. We will endeavour to credit your name with your photograph(s), unless you request otherwise, but this may not always be possible. The Parliament Week Project Team may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution to the Parliament Week Photo Project.

8. You agree not to endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with the Parliament Week Photo Project.

9. You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature to the Parliament Week Photo Project. Contributing material to the Parliament Week Photo Project with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited. You agree to submit to or share with the Parliament Week Photo Project only contributions, which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of the Parliament Week Photo Project or third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

10. If you're under 16, please get a parent or guardian's permission before submitting content to the Parliament Week Photo Project. Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).

11. Where your photograph clearly identifies anyone, you must ensure you have their permission before uploading or e-mailing it in order to enter the competition. If your picture includes children under the age of 16 you must ensure that their parent or guardian has consented to the photograph being used by the Parliament Week Photo Project in the ways described in point 3 above.

12. The Parliament Week Photo Project reserves the right to edit or delete any photograph or comments submitted to the Parliament Week Photo Project at any time, for any reason.

13. The Parliament Week Project Team has the right to decide which pictures will be published. Its decision will be final.

14. You agree not to use or attempt to use the Parliament Week Photo Project for the purpose of political campaigning.

15. The photographs posted as part of the Parliament Week Photo Project are created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the Parliament Week Photo Project. The Parliament Week Project team are not responsible for any content posted by members of the public to the Parliament Week Photo Project or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through the Parliament Week Photo Project. Any links to third party websites from the Parliament Week Photo Project do not amount to any endorsement of that site by the Parliament Week Project Team and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

16. The Parliament Week Photo Project content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the Parliament Week Photo Project, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the extent permitted by law, The Parliament Week Photo Project excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. The Parliament Week Project Team does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by the Parliament Week Project Team is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the Parliament Week Project Team for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

17. The Parliament Week Project Team does not warrant that functions available on www.parliamentweek.org or any third party imaging hosting sites that Parliament Week Project Team may use will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that www.parliamentweek.org or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

18. The Parliament Week Project Team may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you have any questions about contributing content to the Parliament Week Photo Project then please send an email to parliamentweek@parliament.uk.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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