Terms of use

The use of www.roger-viollet.fr website is governed by the conditions stated below, that the user agrees to be bound to and to comply with without any reservation simply by using the website. Since these terms and conditions may be amended or supplemented at any time without special notification, users will be bound by the current version of the conditions posted on the site at the time of use.

Site ownership and content

SPL Parisienne de Photographie, the owner and publisher of the website www.Roger-Viollet.fr operates as a photographic agency managing and distributing iconographic & photographic collections under commercial brand Roger-Viollet. Therefore the name “Roger-Viollet” used in the following terms and conditions, means the photographic agency department of SPL Parisienne de Photographie.

The site and all contents therein (texts, images, trademarks, logos, etc ...) are the exclusive property of SPL Parisienne de Photographie, operating under the Roger-Viollet brand, or of its contractual suppliers who hold the intellectual property rights and are protected by French laws and international treaties and agreements on intellectual property.

Roger-Viollet reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend without notice all or part of the services offered on the site, temporarily or permanently. Similarly, Roger-Viollet reserves the right to modify at any time the content and organization of the site.

Configuration Recommendations

The recommended configuration for optimum use of the site www.roger-viollet.fr is:
Display resolution: 1280 X 1024
Browsers : Firefox, IE 10 minimum, Safari, Chrome
The user undertakes to access the site using virus-free hardware compatible with the configuration requirements described above

No transfer of Intellectual Property

The site is intended for research, viewing and selection of images from the photographic collections distributed by Roger-Viollet with the purpose of acquiring a license thereto for a specific use and for a limited term.

No transfer of intellectual property right is effected by viewing or downloading the photographs presented on the website; users are therefore not permitted to reproduce or represent them for any purpose whatsoever without entering into a proper license agreement with Roger-Viollet.

Any user performing a download or copy, by any means whatsoever, of the photographs represented on the site is deemed to have read and accepted Roger-Viollet’s Licensing Terms & Conditions.

Opening an account

Business users may register for a Roger-Viollet account, which grants them access to restricted sections of the website and to images download capabilities. The opening of an account requires the user to provide accurate and complete information enabling him to be identified and, where appropriate, to identify the company or other professional structure he belongs to.

Roger-Viollet may, in its sole discretion, concede or deny the opening of an account. Similarly, Roger-Viollet reserves the right, that the user acknowledges, to temporarily suspend or permanently close, any previously granted account.

The user is responsible for the confidentiality of its access codes to the site and shall not transmit them to any third party whatsoever. The user is also responsible for all activities performed using his access codes and undertakes to notify Roger-Viollet immediately in the case of any unauthorized use of his account that he may become aware of.

Usage restrictions

The photographs on the site may be subject to restrictions as to the type of usage, duration or territory of licensing. They may also be subject to restrictions related to the moral right of authors. The physical availability of a given image on the website therefore does not imply its availability for licensing for a given use.

Such use restrictions may be specified from Roger-Viollet’s Licensing Terms & Conditions or be posted on the website next to the image, or be contained in the IPTC fields, or be notified to the user by Roger-Viollet when issuing a quote for the requested usage. The user agrees to abide by these restrictions, and agrees to indemnify and hold Roger-Viollet harmless from any liability against all claims or lawsuits by third parties arising from their lack of compliance.

Privacy policy

Any personal data that users may be required to communicate, especially in the context of applications for new accounts, is reserved for internal use and will not be forwarded to any third party, apart from Roger-Viollet’s contractors performing technical site management tasks or monitoring invoicing and payments. Similarly, transactions performed on the site by identified users are recorded, and Roger-Viollet retains the data for statistical purposes, and for monitoring and control of use of the images only.

Users have a right to access, amend, rectify and delete data concerning them ("Databases and Freedoms" law of January 6, 1978), on simple request sent to info@roger-viollet.fr or by writing to Parisienne de photographie - Roger Viollet, 6 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France.


Roger-Viollet will not be held responsible for any direct and indirect damage caused to any equipment of the user when accessing the site and / or resulting from its use.

Similarly, Roger-Viollet can not be held responsible for the consequences of any interruption of service, or any difficulties encountered by the user when viewing or downloading photos, or any consequence of the connection to the Roger-Viollet website, including viruses.

Despite the precautions taken to ensure their accuracy, there might be some errors in the photo credits, captions or any other information or document appearing on the site. Save as otherwise stated in the Standard Terms of Assignment, Roger-Viollet does not supply any warranties, express or implied as to the quality, accuracy or completeness of information or documents on the site.

This site contains a number of hypertext links linking to other sites, however, such web sites are not controlled by Roger-Viollet. Roger-Viollet is therefore not responsible for the availability of or the content contained in any linked site.

Copyright of the works of arts represented on the photographs

All copyrights of the protected works reproduced on the photographs on this website are reserved. Any unauthorized use of the works other than private and individual reproduction and viewing is prohibited. To publish or distribute them, you must obtain permission from the authors or rights holders of the authors of the works represented.

For works marked © ADAGP, permission must be obtained from this organization or its correspondents abroad and the corresponding copyrights paid for by the end user: ADAGP, 11, rue Berryer, 75008 Paris - Tel : 01 43 59 09 79