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Membership Agreement

Salam Stock Membership Agreement

Definitions

‘Company’ means Salam Stock LP, a company registered in Houston, TX, USA and would include any related body corporate or associated with Salam Stock, also referred to as ‘our’, ‘us’, ‘we’;

‘Site’ refers to the website owned and operated by the Company, namely, www.salamstock.com and www.muslimphotography.com;

'Services' are those services offered by the Company to both the users of the Site and registered Members;

‘Members’ are registered users who have an ‘Account’ with the Site for use of Membership Services.  Members may register either as ‘Buyers’ who can purchase files from the Content or as ‘Contributors’ who can publish Content on the Site for sale at accepted commission rates.  ‘Users’ are all those who utilize the Site in any way. ‘Content’ refers to those media files uploaded by Contributors or Company representatives to be sold on the Site.  Examples of Content are: photography, computer generated images, video, audio, illustration, vector imagery, etc.

‘Privacy Policy’ refers to the Company’s privacy policy available on the Site;

‘Terms and Conditions of Use’ means the terms and conditions that form the agreement between any user of the Site (including Members and non-Members) and the Company, that could be amended at any time, also referred to as ‘TAC’

Membership

The Salam Stock Membership Agreement (‘Membership Agreement’) is an addendum to the Terms and Conditions (‘TAC’) posted on www.salamstock.com (‘Site’) that is binding on all persons who become a Member Salam Stock LP (‘Company’) of the Site or that provide Content for purchase and/or download from the Site.  In the event of any inconsistency between the Membership Agreement and the TAC, the terms of the Membership Agreement shall govern.

You may become a Member (either a Buyer or a Contributor) of the Site free of charge. There are two different types of Membership: Buyer and Contributor.  A Member must choose one or the other, and may not have both types of Memberships attached to one Account.  Should a Member wish to register for another type of Membership, you may contact the Company via the Site or email.

When signing up for Membership on the Site, you will determine for yourself a username and password tied to your Membership Account (‘Account’).  It is absolutely your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the password and all private details associated with your Account.  You agree to immediately communicate to the Company any unauthorized or breached use of your Account, and that you will exit (log out) from your Account at the end of each session.  The Company will not be liable for damages or loss arising with your failure to comply with the Membership Agreement.  

Membership Registration Requirements and Commitments

When signing up for Membership with the Site, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by Membership Registration form (‘Registration Data’) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete in the event that any changes occur in reality corresponding to the Registration Data.  If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or that the Company has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the Company has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of any services offered by the Site.  

With regards to your use of the Site, you agree to: (a) provide current, accurate and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site; (b) maintain and keep updated the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to the Site, to keep it accurate, updated, and complete; (c) maintain the security of your password; (d) notify the Site immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account or other breach of security; (e) accept all responsibility for any and all activities that occur under your Account; (f) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to the Site, and (g) agree to use the Site in accordance with the TAC and Content License Agreement found on the Site.

You may only hold one (1) Contributor Account at a time and may hold one (1) Buyer Account at a time (a total of two accounts), unless you have the explicit written permission from the Site.  Users found to create multiple Accounts for the purposes of re-using promotion codes and offers may be suspended or terminated.  A Member may use only one promotional code or offer once, and not more than once.  Former Members who have been terminated from the Site or those who have voluntarily forfeited their Account may not utilize the services without express written permission of the Company.

You are solely responsible for the content of your profile, messages, and other materials you may transmit to other Members or individuals. 

Membership Behavior

You are solely responsible for your interaction with other Members or Users on the Site. You represent and agree that you will a) you will not disclose any information provided to you through the Service or Site to anyone without the prior permission of the person who provided it to you or the permission of the Site, b) you will not use the Service or the Site to engage in any form of harassment or offensive behavior, including but not limited to the distribution of any sexually and/or racially offensive, harassing, threatening, vulgar, abusive, obscene, libelous, or slanderous, material of any kind, nor any immoral or illegal material, or any material that violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights and privacy rights), c) you will not use the Site for any unauthorized commercial purposes, d) you will not attempt to solicit any monies from any Member or other User of the Service or the Site, e) you will not use the Service to distribute or promote material containing any solicitation for funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services; f) you will not harass others by communicating with someone who has clearly asked you to stop or cease communications, g) you will not post or transmit material which contains viruses or files or programs which are designed to limit or destroy the functionality of computer software or hardware, h) you will not transmit "spam," chain letters, or junk mail between Members or Users, nor will you send or communicate any unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail, i) you agree to never use the Site in a way that could damage or burden the Site or its Members, including but not limited to hacking and denial of service attacks.

Account Profile

When registered as a Member of the Site, you will have the ability to detail your Account Profile (‘Profile’).  You are solely responsible for the content of your Profile.  For Contributor Accounts it is recommend that you make the Profile attractive and appropriate, as it will be publically displayed on the Site.

Quality Standards

Members who become Contributors acknowledge and agree to the Site’s Quality Standards (available for viewing on the Site), and may only upload Content to the Site that conforms to these Quality Standards as posted and made available on the Site.  The Company reserves the right to reject or delete any file you upload should it be deemed not in conformance with the Quality Standards, the Membership Agreement, the TAC, or should the Company deem it to contain immoral, unethical, or inappropriate material. You, should you become a Contributor, agree to upload files, imagery, video, illustration, or any other type of Media in its most complete, highest quality, and most accurate form.

Commission Rates and Prices

Members, by virtue of their Membership, acknowledge, accept and agree to the Pricing Scheme as deemed by the Site for all Content featured and made available on the Site for sale, and acknowledge and agree that the Site shall decide on the Pricing Scheme at its own discretion, and that Users and Members may not articulate nor set for themselves any pricing scheme for any Content they provide or upload to the Site.  Members accept that Content is made available on the Site “as is” and “as available.” Members who become Contributors, by virtue of their Membership, acknowledge and accept and agree to the Commission Rates as deemed and articulated by the Site, and such Members acknowledge that these Commission Rates may change at any time at the sole discretion of the Company.

Credits

Downloading content off the Site from the stock collection of Content often entails the incurring of a fee, which is to be paid using credits.  Credits can be purchased from the Site by those with Buyer Membership Accounts in the Profile area once a Member has logged in.  For any transactions that require payment, you must provide current, complete and accurate information to enable fees to be charged correctly.  As a Member and User you acknowledge and agree that you will not purchase credits unless your billing information is correct.  Such information must be updated regularly and at the time of every transaction for transactions to be valid. 

Credits can be purchased online using trusted and secure payment transfer services such as Paypal and Google checkout.

The price of credits purchased through the Site will be specified by the Company at the time of your purchase.  The purchaser of credits warrants that he/she is the cardholder when presenting credit card information and that the billing information provided is accurate. By approving the purchase of the product or service, you authorize the Company to charge the credit card or PayPal account for the amount of the credits purchase.

Credit Expiration and Refund Policy

Users and Members that purchase Credits from the Site may receive a refund for the Credits purchased up to 30 days after purchase so long as they have not been expended to download Content.  Credits that are expended for download of Content are non-refundable. In the exceptional event that a refund allowed on a Content purchase, there will be a processing fee assessed due to costs charged to the Site by the banking and credit card institutions.  Credits expire one year after the date of purchase. 

Use of Content

You agree and acknowledge that all files listed in Content contain files that are protected by Copyright and other rights.  Users who have posted and/or uploaded files to the Site warrant that they are either the copyright owners of the component parts of that work or are posting the work under license from a copyright owner or his or her agent or otherwise as permitted by law.  Should you not be the author or sole copyright owner of any such files, you agree to never share, reproduce, distribute, publicly display or perform, or prepare derivative works based on any of the Content, without the express written consent of the appropriate owner of copyright in such works, except as expressly permitted in the TAC, the Membership Agreement, the Content License Agreement at the time of the sale or download of such Content. 

Upload of Content to the Site

The Company does not claim ownership rights or copyright ownership of any file or work that you or any Member of the Site uploads or posts to the Site.  You acknowledge and agree that you are the sole copyright owner of any files or works that you upload or post to the Site to be sold as Content.  You acknowledge and agree to never distribute or sell in any way, form, or medium any part of the Content or Service, other than your own Content that you have sole legal ownership rights to, unless it is expressly permitted by the Company or the Site.  You agree and acknowledge that all uploaded Content must conform to the Site’s Quality Standards as specified on the Site.  At the time of upload of any Content to the Site, Members who are Contributors enter into a binding agreement to ensure Content is solely owned by that Contributor and that such Content fully conforms to all the agreements agreed upon and entered into at the time of upload.  You agree not to modify or alter any part or aspect of the Service unless expressly permitted to do so by us or by use of functions on the Service provided by the Company or by the TAC.

By uploading Content, such a Member warrants that the content does not depict subject matter in a manner that violates any laws or individual rights. By uploading content, a Member warrants that the uploading was not done with the intent to harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress, unwanted attention, or discomfort upon another person or entity.

Though you retain the copyright ownership of any Content you upload to the Site, you agree to hereby grant the Company and the Site a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable, assignable, fully paid-up, perpetual, unlimited irrevocable license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, create derivative works of, and publically display such Content, in any and all media or distribution methods, that is uploaded to the Site. 

Model Releases

Any Content that is uploaded that contains identifiable people in it must be accompanied by a Model Release that gives signed permission by the identifiable person(s) to distribute such Content.  Should you fail to provide the Site a Model Release form for such Content, the Site reserves the right (and every other right granted to the Site by any agreement you have taken into) to take down and make unavailable the corresponding uploaded Content.  You testify to the accuracy and correctness of any Model Release you provide to the Site.  By providing a Model Release to the Site, you warrant that the subjects mentioned within the Model Release and in the Content have consented to publication.

Monitoring and Moderation

The TAC shall govern the Membership Agreement’s policy relating to monitoring and moderation.

Copyright Infringement Policy

The TAC shall govern the Membership Agreement’s policy relating to copyright infringement.

Privacy Policy

The Company is very sensitive to your privacy.  Please visit our Privacy Policy located on the Site.  By using the Site (and therefore accepting the TAC), along with accepting this Membership Agreement, you acknowledge and agree to the Privacy Policy. 

Confidentiality

By accepting the terms of the Membership Agreement, you agree to keep all Confidential Information you receive from the Site, the Company, or its Members, completely secret and you will not disclose any such information to any persons whatsoever, except with the express written consent of the Site or the Company or that which is required by law.  Confidential information shall be deemed any information, data, or communication that involves and relates to the business workings and managing of the Company and the Site.

Limitation of Use and Termination

The TAC shall govern the Membership Agreement’s policy relating to limitation of use and termination.

Indemnification

The TAC shall govern the Membership Agreement’s policy relating to indemnification.

Disclaimer

The TAC shall govern the Membership Agreement’s disclaimer provisions.

Limitation of Liability

The TAC shall govern the Membership Agreement’s limitation of liability provisions.

Applicable Law and Venue

The TAC shall govern the Membership Agreement provisions relating to Applicable Law and Venue.

Dispute Resolution

The TAC shall govern the Membership Agreement provisions relating to Dispute Resolution.

Exposure to Viruses

Refer to the TAC for provisions relating to Exposure to Viruses.

Waiver

Refer to the TAC for waiver provisions.

Severability

Refer to the TAC for severability provisions.

Force Majeure

Refer to the TAC for Force Majeure provisions.

Entire Agreement

The Membership Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and supersedes all prior communications, understandings and agreements relating to the subject matter hereof, whether communicated orally or in writing.

Assignment and Transfer

Refer to the TAC for Assignment and Transfer provisions.

Amendment and Changes of the Terms

We reserve the right to amend the terms outlined in the TAC, Membership Agreement, and Content License Agreement from time to time at our sole discretion.  Revisions that are made to any such terms will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised terms on the Site.  The company reserves the right to notify its Members of any changes to such terms (and the effective date of such changes) by sending an email to the address on file provided by you to the Site. If you continue to use the Service after the effective date of the revised Terms, you will be deemed to have accepted those changes.  If you do not agree to the revised terms any revision made to the TAC, your sole remedy shall be to discontinue using the Service and terminate your Membership by informing the Company of your desire to do so via electronic mail. 

Acknowledgement

You agree and acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the Membership Agreement and agree fully to bind yourself to its terms so long as you are a Member of the Site.