The West Sweden Tourism Board Digital Image and Media Bank ("the Image Bank") is made available and managed by the West Sweden Tourism Board, corp. ID 556459-4538, Regionens Hus, 405 44 Gothenburg, Sweden ("West Sweden Tourism Board"). The terms "we", "our" and "us" used below refer to the West Sweden Tourism Board.
The West Sweden Tourism Board was set up in 1999 and is a publically funded, non profit company. It is owned by the Västra Götaland Region, and it aims to provide information about the visitor industry in the Västra Götaland region, to encourage the development of west Sweden destinations and visitor industry, and thereby to increase competitiveness among the tourism operators in the region. This work is often carried out in cooperation with both national and international partners. The Image Bank is new and our intention is to update it continuously.
Press and Travel Operators
We reserve the right to refuse to provide any person with login details for the Image Bank.
- images from the Image Bank may not be used for personal or commercial purposes (commercial purposes include for example advertising for external companies, individual products or services such as advertising supplements),
- images from the Image Bank must always be used in such a way that it is clear that they illustrate the destination West Sweden or parts thereof,
- images must be downloaded from the Image Bank again each time an individual image is to be used (the reason for this is that the conditions and/or restrictions for the use of the image in question may have been changed since the last time it was downloaded),
- the name of the photographer/copyright holder of an image must always be included in a way which is generally accepted in the trade and media channel concerned (the first and last name of the photographer/copyright holder must always be stated together with /westsweden.com – for more information about credits, please see "Credits" section below),
- no images from the Image Bank may be in any way transferred to any third party.
The Image Bank and the images it contains may be used free of charge to inform about and promote the destinations Bohuslän, Dalsland and Västergötland in West Sweden by representatives of the Press who have been given login details for editorial purposes, unless otherwise stated next to an individual image.
Travel operators that have been provided with login details may use the Image Bank free of charge to inform about and market the destinations Bohuslän, Dalsland and Västergötland in West Sweden.
Press and Travel Operators may use images from the Image Bank in social media like Twitter and Facebook, provided that West Sweden is properly credited for copyright.
Images in the Image Bank may not be used in any context which is incompatible with Swedish or international law, or which may be perceived as offensive, misleading or unlawful. Images from the Image Bank must also not be used in any context which is derogatory to the copyright holder or to persons depicted in the images.
The name of the copyright holder must always be stated together with /vastsverige.com when images from the Image Bank are used. The credits must be positioned as close to the image as possible and in a way which is generally accepted in the trade and media channel concerned. The credit must contain at least the first and last name of the copyright holder and a reference to vastsverige.com in the following format:
First name Surname/westsweden.com
We will do our best to ensure that the Image Bank always works well. However, we are not responsible for any technical faults which may limit your ability to use the Image Bank or to any data lost due to such faults or other technical problems relating to the Image Bank. We are also not responsible for incorrect image information.
You are personally responsible for the access to and use of any images you have downloaded from the Image Bank. In connection with updates and service work being done to the Image Bank we reserve the right to close some or all functions of the Image Bank without prior notice.
We reserve the right to revoke your permission to use the Image Bank or individual images in the Image Bank and may remove your access to the Image Bank without warning.
Use of personal data
As a result of you being issued with login details and using the Image Bank, we will handle your personal data. Our main purpose when using your personal data is to fulfil our commitments to you as a user of the Image Bank.
Our ambition is to provide information to all users of the Image Bank. We will therefore use your personal data to ensure that you receive relevant information, offers and interesting services from us or our partners. Where information is provided by one of our partners, your personal data may also be handled by this partner.
The personal data we use will be limited to what you directly or indirectly provide us with when you apply for login details for the Image Bank. We will only use your personal data during the period when you use the Image Bank, until you cancel your agreement with us.
Applicable law and resolution of disputes