Terms & Conditions

Foto-Buzz Terms and Conditions

Foto-Buzz is a trading name for Blue Ice Media Ltd.

The following terms take effect on the date and time of your sign-up. By requesting membership of Foto-Buzz you agree to these terms and conditions. Foto-Buzz will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the Member’s failure to comply with these provisions.

Membership Subscriptions

1 All subscriptions are for the period selected from the date and time of signup. No refunds will be given if you decide to leave us early or if your membership is terminated by us for activities against the spirit of the site (see below).

All memberships are automatically renewed. You will be automatically sent a renewal notice 1 month before the end of your membership period. You are responsible to opt out of this renewal if you do not wish to continue your membership.If at any time a credit card charge is refused or a payment due is not made, Foto-Buzz may, at its sole discretion, immediately suspend or terminate the Membership.

2 The subscription is determined by Foto-Buzz and we reserve the right to make changes without notice, due to market conditions, manufacturer or supplier product discontinuation.

3 We reserve the right to charge VAT on membership subscriptions where applicable.

4 Although every care will be taken to prevent downtime, Members will not be entitled to credit or a refund for times when Foto-Buzz is experiencing any downtime or is otherwise unavailable.

Membership Termination

1 You may terminate your Foto-Buzz membership at any time, but these Terms and Conditions remain in force until the expiry date of your current membership period.

2 You may terminate your membership renewal payment early but your membership remains active until the end of your purchased membership period. Otherwise your Membership will terminate at the end of the time period you have paid for and will start again as soon as you have made the appropriate payment. If you wish to fully terminate your membership and have all your data removed then please contact us at: removals@foto-buzz.com

3 Foto-Buzz may terminate your Membership at any time in the event of a breach of this Agreement by the Foto-Buzz Member or anyone accessing Foto-Buzz using the Member’s account.

Your data

1 When you join FotoBuzz you allow us to store your name and email address  and we do so through newsletters or by direct email to individual members when we need to communicate with you. Your data is stored securely and will not be shared with any other organisation or company.

2 At the end of your membership, your data is retained for 12 months so that if you re-join, your account can be easily re-activated. If you do not wish us to retain your details at the end of your membership you can contact us and request we delete it immediately. We will endeavour to deal with such requests as swiftly as possible. Contact: administration@foto-buzz.com

3 Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information regarding the usage of your data.

Member Responsibilities

1 A Foto-Buzz Member is responsible for keeping their password and account details confidential. The Foto-Buzz Member agrees to notify Foto-Buzz of any unauthorized use of the Foto-Buzz Member’s password or account or any other security breach.

2 The Foto-Buzz Member is responsible for and must provide all computer, telephone and other equipment and services necessary to access the site. In addition, Foto-Buzz Members are responsible for any access charges incurred through on-line services, telephone companies, or Internet service providers used in obtaining access to the site.

3 All under-18s must have parental consent to be a member.

4 A Foto-Buzz Member may not authorize any minors or adults to access their FotoBuzz Member account.  The Member is responsible for supervising any activity using the Member’s User Name and accepts any actions taken that affect a Foto-Buzz Member’s account by a minor or an unauthorised party.

Membership Behaviour

1 You agree that if you behave in a rude, aggressive, racist or otherwise derogatory manner towards any Foto-Buzz Member or staff that your membership can be immediately revoked without discussion, recourse or appeal or refund.

2 It is not permitted to use Foto-Buzz to promote any workshops carried out by yourself or others, seminars or photographic trips of any kind without the express written permission of the directors.

3 The use of any information contained within the site to run your own commercial activities is expressly forbidden. Any transgression will result in immediate termination of your membership and may result in legal action. By agreeing to these Terms & Conditions you agree to waive the right to any appeal.

4 Foto-Buzz, at its sole discretion, may also terminate this Agreement at any time without cause, and may suspend access to Foto-Buzz with or without notice, to any user. No refund will be given or discussion entered into. By agreeing to these terms and conditions you agree to waive the right to any appeal.

5 As a Foto-Buzz member you have a moral responsibility to respect Foto-Buzz membership. If at any time we hear of any actions that contradict this, and these actions are verified, then we will remove your membership without further consideration.

Meetups and workshops

1 All monies for Meetups are non refundable and non transferrable. This is non negotiable and by booking your place on a Meetup you agree to this. If you cancel or do not attend the event then you are not entitled to any form of refund. If we have to cancel then of course wherever possible you will get a full refund.

2 Unless otherwise stated you are responsible for your own insurance and travel arrangements on Foto-Buzz Meetups and all other external activities.

3 In any dispute the decision of Blue Ice Media Ltd is final and no discussion will be entered into.

4 While we will do our utmost to provide the best experience possible we cannot be held responsible for weather conditions or unpredictable wildlife behaviour that could affect the activity.

5 Other Meetup-specific Terms & Conditions will be specified on the individual Meetup page or made clear to participants via email communication.

The Lounge, Tech Lounge & Critique Lounge

1 The chat lounges and image critique area is for adults only and you must always behave in a friendly, reasonable and responsible manner towards your fellow Foto-Buzz Members and the Management of FotoBuzz and those acting on their behalf (moderators). If you excessively criticise in an unfair way any posted image or are personally rude or offensive then your Membership will be terminated without recourse.

2 Any views expressed or advice given by Members does not necessarily reflect those of Foto-Buzz administration and we cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from such views.


1 All competition judging is subjective and the decision of the judges is final, no formal discussion will be entered into.

2 Any negative or derogatory comments against judges decisions will be considered against the membership principles of the website and membership will be immediately terminated without recourse.

Intellectual Property

1 This website is owned by Blue Ice Media Ltd and is operated under www.foto-buzz.com and www.foto-buzz.co.uk.

Unless otherwise noted in this website, we own the copyright with respect to all created content on the website. Content includes: Pictures, text, graphics, logos, trademarks, and software server information. All rights to content, services, and server information are reserved. Any modification made to the content of this website by a third party is a violation of our copyright. Additionally, this website may, from time to time, contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting to you, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the website or any pictures and information displayed on the website, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these conditions; or (b) with the prior written permission of Blue Ice Media Ltd or the prior written permission from such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of information displayed on the website. If the Member breaches this condition then membership can be immediately terminated without recourse.

2 When you upload images for FotoMissions or your gallery you retain copyright of your images at all times. You agree to allow us to display your uploaded images within the Foto-Buzz website (either on the competition page or the homepage), to display those images in external social media if you are a FotoMission Winner (but solely for publicity purposes for Foto-Buzz) and to be used in any eBooks that we may produce for the Foto-Buzz community in connection with FotoMissions. At all times Foto-Buzz respects the integrity of your copyright but may use your images for publicity purposes with your permission.

3 All views expressed on the Foto-Buzz site are for internal use only and publication outside of the Foto-Buzz website is not permitted in any form without the express permission of Blue Ice Media Ltd. This includes any social media, online forums or any other medium that we deem appropriate. If the Member breaches this condition then membership can be immediately terminated without recourse.

4 You may not use any information contained within this website for commercial purposes (for example if you are charging a fee for your services).

5 Information on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We do our best to make its descriptions as accurate as possible, but do not guarantee that the content of the website is completely error-free.

Company Details

Foto-Buzz is the trading name of Blue Ice Media Ltd, a wholly owned UK Limited company. Our registered address is 3 Pinfold Close, South Luffenham, Rutland LE15 8NE. Company No:11684227