Before you begin to browse this website, please read these Terms carefully. By entering the or website (the “Website”) or beginning to read it or both, you are expressing your agreement with the following Terms of Use.

The Website is owned and operated by PPF Art a.s., which is registered and operates under Czech law, with its head office at Na Pankráci 1658/121, Praha 4, postal code 140 21, the Czech Republic (“PPF”). PPF reserves the right to change or amend these Terms of Use without notice. In view of this, we recommend that you read these Terms of Use whenever you enter or use the Website. Your using the Website after changes to the Terms of Use means that you agree with the changed Terms of Use. If you choose not to accept these Terms of Use, you cannot use the Website. PPF expressly refuses any terms and conditions proposed by you which would add to these Terms of Use or be in conflict with them; such terms and conditions will be considered null and void.


The contents of the Website, including all text, graphic design, graphics, images, photographs, including snapshots, exhibited on the Website, as well as the selection and arrangement of the sets contained on the Website (“Contents”), are protected under current Czech law on copyright and associated rights and related amendments (Act no. 121/2000 Sb.; hereafter “Copyright”). PPF is the sole copyright holder of the Website and all its contents.

Regardless of the aforementioned, some materials, photographs, images, or text exhibited by PPF on the Website (particularly the trademarks and logos) may be the property of third parties, and may therefore be protected under relevant regulations for the protection of intellectual property rights.

Any user of the Website shall, while using the Website, uphold current Czech legislation, and shall always act in keeping with this legislation as well as high ethical standards and these Terms of Use, and shall in no way bring the good name of PPF into disrepute.

You may show the Contents of the Website on the monitor of a computer or mobile telephone, you may print individual pages on paper (but may not make photocopies of them), and you may store these pages in an electronic form on a disc or in your mobile telephone (but not on a server or other storage device linked to a network) solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, unless otherwise stated in these Terms of Use regarding part of the Content.

The Content of the Website may not be reproduced, altered, or used commercially in any way, except in cases expressly stated below in these Terms and Conditions. Without thereby limiting the general validity of the restrictions mentioned in the previous paragraph, you may not in particular do any of the following without the prior written permission of PPF:

  • redistribute the Content, transfer it, republish it (including as part of a library, archive, or similar service);
  • remove notices of copyright or trademark from copies of the Content created in keeping with these Terms of Use;
  • create a database in electronic form or structured manual form by the systematic downloading and storage of the whole Content or any of its parts.

When using the Website, you may not compromise the security, integrity, or, in short, the operation of the Website, or use the Website for the transfer of harmful files or try to enter potentially private areas of the Website. Furthermore, you are obliged to respect PPF’s copyright to the Website and also the rights of third parties to the materials and texts presented by PPF on the Website (particularly trademarks and logos), which are the property of third parties and enjoy protection under relevant regulations for the protection of intellectual property rights. You have no right to these articles of intellectual property. You may not dispose of these articles of intellectual property in any way without the prior written permission of PPF.

Special terms for using the Photographs

The term “Photograph” includes all photographs that have been placed on the Website, particularly photographs of works of art exhibited in the Josef Sudek Studio, which are protected by copyright, in digital form, and any textual information related to them, as lower-definition images (hereafter “Preview Photographs”).

Entering the database and looking through it is free of charge.

Authorized use of Preview Photographs

PPF allows you to download Preview Photographs free of charge on your computer and to use them on your computer when you are deciding about whether to request permission to download a Print-quality Photograph under the following terms of use. You are not entitled to use the Preview Photographs for anything other than the aforementioned purpose. It is therefore expressly forbidden to use a Preview Photographs for any of the following:

  • as a resulting product of the user of the Website;
  • in connection with a resulting product of the user of the Website;
  • public distribution;
  • on-line distribution or distribution by means of another distribution system.

PPF therefore grants you no other permission with regard to the Preview Photographs.

Authorized use of Print-quality Photographs

The use of Print-quality Photographs always depends on the prior written permission of PPF.

To obtain permission to use Print-quality Photographs, please fill in the electronic “Request” form. In the request, state the purpose for which you intend to use the Print-quality Photograph and to what extent and for how long. With regard to the aim and time span for the use of the Photographs, which you shall state in the request form, it will be exclusively up to PPF whether your request will be granted or turned down and whether you will be able to use the Print-quality Photograph. In order to obtain permission to use the Print-quality Photograph, you are obliged to provide complete and true information when filling in the request form. If your request is granted, you will be able directly to download the Print-quality Photograph through the Internet from the server and to use it for the purpose stated in the Request.

By downloading a Print-quality Photograph, you by no means become its owner. A Print-quality Photograph may be used solely for the purpose and in the means and to the extent stated by you in the Request that has been granted by PPF or under the Terms of Use set by PPF.

In no case are you entitled to dispose of the Print-quality Photograph as you see fit. The user who has been granted permission to download a Print-quality Photograph commits himself or herself to use that Photograph only in keeping with the aim and in the way and to the extent for which he or she has been permitted to download the Print-quality Photograph and to use it, and only once.

For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby stipulated that unless otherwise expressly stated by PPF, namely, on the basis of your Request, the following in particular is forbidden:

  • to transfer, sell, or in any other way provide for use to another person or to make available to this other person a Photograph downloaded in print quality;
  • to make a copy of a Photograph downloaded in print quality;
  • to use a Print-quality Photograph for any purpose other than that for which PPF has granted permission;
  • to use a Print-quality Photograph to an extent or in a way other than that for which PPF has granted permission;
  • to copy, alter, change, transform, or otherwise manipulate a Photograph;
  • to use a Print-quality Photograph in any country other than the Czech Republic.

It is, furthermore, expressly forbidden to do any of the following with a Photograph downloaded in print quality:

  • to include it in materials or to link it to works or materials in violation of Czech law and in disregard of ethical standards, or posing a threat to public order, or by its content not corresponding to the interests or intentions of PPF, with misleading or false reports or materials, or materials that affect the rights and legitimate interests of PPF and Affiliated Companies or other third parties, with materials that are counter to human dignity and/or are by their content discriminatory with regard to religion, race, sex, and/or propagate violence or any other illegal behaviour;
  • to use it contrary to the interests of the photographer or in a way that constitutes an infringement of the rights or legitimate interests of the photographer of the Photograph or of third parties.

You are in no way entitled to transfer, sub-licence, or assign to third parties the permission granted to you by PPF to use Photographs downloaded in print quality.

The right to use a Print-quality Photograph arises on the day when PPF granted permission, but only for the purpose and to the extent and in the way for which PPF granted its permission.

“Preview Photographs” a Print-quality Photograph is not an exclusive right. PPF is entitled to grant the same right to other entities, or to grant a third party the exclusive right to use certain Print-quality Photographs, and thereby to limit your right to use the selected Print-quality Photographs (unless otherwise agreed).

In the event that some of these points are infringed or when using the Photograph (whether a Preview Photograph or a Print-quality Photograph) in violation of the terms of use as they are stated above in the Terms of Use, please be aware that:

  • such use of the Photograph may be considered prejudicial to the rights and legitimate interests of PPF;
  • PPF is entitled to demand you to pay contractually stipulated damages to the sum of 50 000 Kč (fifty thousand Czech crowns); the indemnity is unaffected by this;
  • you shall compensate PPF for all damages that arise with the violation of the aforementioned terms and conditions, which have thereby resulted in an infringement of the photographer’s/photographers’ copyright or that of third parties.

In the event that you request to combine the Photograph with an authorial work (of literature or art), PPF reserves the right to ask you to present the work for approval.

After using a Photograph, you are obliged, and pledge, to delete each Photograph from the storage device on which you have stored the Photograph.

In the event of violating the terms and conditions stated in the previous two paragraphs, PPF shall be entitled to demand from you the payment of contractually stipulated damages to the sum of 10 000 Kč (ten thousand Czech crowns).

With regard to contractually stipulated damages, it shall generally hold that the payment of contractually stipulated damages does not relieve you of the responsibility to pay compensation for damages that have been incurred by PPF. The amount of the contractually stipulated damages is not included in the compensation for damages incurred by PPF.

If you are interested in using the Photograph on behalf of your employer, you shall state, and thereby commit yourself, that you have been authorized to this licence agreement on behalf of your employer.


The Content of this Website is intended for the public. All information provided on the Website is solely for your information and is intended for general use. Some of the information published on the Website has been taken by PPF from other sources that it considers reliable. PPF, however, in no case vouches for the correctness or current relevancy of the published information.

PPF has done all it can to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the information published on the Website, but technical or typographical errors may occur. Once these have been determined, they may be corrected if PPF deems it fit.

PPF bears no responsibility for possible damages that the users may incur in connection with using the Website.

In view of the number of sources from which PPF acquires its Content, and in view of the nature of electronic distribution by means of the Internet, PPF provides no guarantee as to the Website, Content, software, or services that are available through the Website (collectively “Website Services”). The Website Services are, in particular, provided “as is” with all their mistakes and as available. To the extent provided by the relevant legislation, PPF thereby refuses any guarantees, terms and conditions, or duties of any nature, in particular guarantees of competence for a certain purpose, express or statutory warranty, or warranty or responsibility concerning the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the Content and Website Services.


The Website contains links to other Websites on the World Wide Web provided by independent third parties (“Third-Party Websites”), either directly or by frames. When visiting Third-Party Websites you should familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions of using them. PPF is not responsible for the rules and procedures of other parties or for the content or availability of linked Third-Party Websites, and will not be a party to, or in any way responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such Third-Party Websites.

The Website may contain links to other websites operated by entities controlled by, in control of, and under common control with, PPF (“Affiliated Companies” and “Affiliated Companies Websites”). When visiting Affiliated Companies Websites, you should acquaint yourself with their terms of use. For the avoidance of doubt, we state that PPF bears no responsibility for the availability or content of Affiliated Companies Websites and will not be a party to, or in any way responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such Affiliated Companies Websites.


PPF respects the privacy of the users of its Website. PPF collects only personal data (for example names and addresses or e-mail addresses) that has been provided to PPF voluntarily by the users themselves. PPF uses this data solely for the purposes for which the data was provided. Occasionally the data may be used to link PPF with the user in order better to determine the users’ needs.

PPF does not exclude the possibility that access to some parts of the Website or the provision of particular Website content may be conditional upon the provision of some personal data in the best form of the Personal Data Protection Act (no. 101/2000 Sb.) and Amendments to Other Acts, as amended. In such a case, PPF pledges to deal with personal data provided by the user in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (no. 101/2000 Sb.) as well as other laws, as amended.

PPF, in connection with the possible gathering of personal data as mentioned above, pledges to store the provided personal data securely and to protect it from unauthorized manipulation by third parties, to protect it from misuse, theft, or publishing. The personal data provided will be stored on a computer server in a controlled and protected environment ensured by modern hardware and software.


Part of the Website may contain information from third parties (“Contributors”). Contributors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Website complies with the law. PPF is not responsible for any error or inaccuracy in material provided by Contributors.


“Cookies” are information files that are transferred from the Website to the hard disc of the user’s computer. With the help of cookies, the Website remembers certain information, which facilitates the use of the Website for the user.

Like most websites, this Website uses cookies for a wide variety of reasons. PPF, for example, keeps track of the total number of visitors to the Website as an anonymous aggregate number.

If you do not want to download cookies or if you want your browser to inform you each time a cookie is being downloaded, use the options of your browser settings. If you block all cookies, you may be unable to take full advantage of all the Website features.


PPF states that the aim of this Website is to ensure the maximum accessibility of all its Content and functions to all users of the Internet.

PPF reserves the right to limit access to certain information on the Website (“protected information”) and to enable access only to users who meet certain criteria, which PPF may state on the Website or which follow from the relevant law. Users who do not meet these criteria will be denied access to this protected information.


Except for some of the Terms of Use and licence agreements relating to the use of the Photograph expressly intended for use by a third party, the publishing of any information or data on the Website is not of the nature of a legal act that would result in a legal relationship between PPF and the user of the Internet, unless otherwise stated in individual cases.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, current legislation of the Czech Republic. Any dispute arising in connection with the use of the Website and its Content shall be settled at a relevant court of the Czech Republic under Czech law.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. The headings in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal meaning or effect.

Only PPF is entitled to change these Terms of Use or to add to them. Legal relations that have arisen between PPF and the user of this Website before the change or nullification of the Terms of Use shall be guided by the version that was in effect on the day that these relations arose.

The Terms of Use of the Website are valid and in force on the day they were published. The Terms of Use will be published on June 6, 2011.

These Terms of Use exist in an English version and a Czech version. In the event of a discrepancy between the Czech version and the English version of the Terms of Use, the Czech version shall take precedence.

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