Terms and conditions for using the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Municipalities' media library

Consulting and using images, videos and other data available from the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Municipalities website http://photo.chamonix.com/ signifies the outright acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

These general terms and conditions of use are subject to clauses from the Intellectual Property Code.

Access to data is only reserved for persons who are promoting the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley. The photographs, videos and any other document obtained from the media library cannot, for any reason, be used for commercial means.

Authorized use of the media library's data

All rights reserved by the the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Tourist Office, the Town Halls and the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities concerning:

  • The  publications  promoting tourism that are produced throughout the year;
  • Press relations: photographs must solely be used for promoting tourism in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley;
  • The Internet sites for all purposes and all broadcasters (Tourist Office and Town Halls, but also socio-professionals in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, tour operators, etc.,) insofar as photographs are low definition and cannot be used in printed documents;
  • The social networks;
  • The Tourist Office partners' publications and Internet sites, for the purpose of promoting the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley;
  • The PowerPoint;
  • The TO/AGV catalogues-brochures programming our destination;
  • The PLV;
  • Mobile applications (e.g.: iPhone, iPad, Android). Please note that it is not possible to produce high definition prints of the photographs from these types of applications.

NON AUTHORIZED USE : Any other use during this period requires negotiating separately with the photographer, notably for the following circumstances: Advertising space

It is strictly prohibited for the user or a third party, to produce any duplicates of the photographs. The downloaded file(s) should not be modified. It is prohibited to use the photographs on any network.

It is strictly prohibited to crop or modify in any way photographs that will be published, unless agreed otherwise with the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Municipalities and with their written permission.

Reminder of the rights of each group :



Tourist Office Members 

HR Download Request

Communication Agencies

HR Download Request

Congress/ Seminars / Business tourism

HR Download Request

Tourist Office Staff

HR Download

Institutional Tourist Office

HR Download Request


HR Download

Town Hall and their partners

HR Download Request

Brand Partners

HR Download Request

Tour Operators

HR Download

Access procedure to the media library

Anyone wanting access to the media library must register by filling out the appropriate forms for this service. After examination, the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities reserve the right to accept or refuse the request.

Furthermore the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities can withdraw access and privileges of any user without warning in the event of any misuse or disrespect of the terms and conditions.

The user is responsible for the confidentiality of his password. The user is also responsible for all activities carried out whilst using his Email and password. The user must inform the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalitiesimmediately if he is aware of any misuse of his Email or password.

Any complete or partial portrayal of this site and its contents, for whatever reason, without express permission from the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities, is prohibited and will be considered an infringement sanctioned by articles L 335-2 and under the Intellectual Property Code.

The data (photographs, videos and other documents) obtained by the media library's intermediary must only be used in compliance with the rights that have been been agreed. It is expressly prohibited for the user to transmit to anyone or publish photographs that he has downloaded, unless prior written permission from the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities has been received.

Photographs copyright and credit are obligatory

The Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities grant free downloading user rights of one or several photographs to the user when the request has been validated.

The Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities release the user rights of photographs that are granted in this way. The Chamonix-Mont-Blanc-Valley Municipalities are not responsible for any appeals, claims, complaints or demands from anyone, notably concerning image rights of people figuring in the production, reproduction, publication, telecommunication and diffusion to the public by the user, of one or many photographs that have been cropped or otherwise modified.

The user is obliged to respect copyrights for the photographs and the name of the photographer should be mentioned near the reproduction as follows: © photographer's name. 

An Excel file containing information on the downloaded file(s) will be delivered with the requested images (file name, expiry date, etc.). Users must ensure that they remove the content from their digital and printed media when the rights have expired.

Furthermore, the user is committed to respecting all instructions and restrictions specified in the photographs' captions on the media library's website.


The user certifies that in the event of misuse or prohibited use, the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities are not liable for any appeal against any judicial proceeding, complaint, or any demand from any person related to the use of the images.

Personal data

Personal data provided by the borrower whilst opening his account is conserved in the administration folder. The borrower may access their folder at any time to modify, rectify or remove the personal data concerned (Data Protection Act modified 6th January 1978) by going to the section "My Account".

The personal data that are collected by the Tourist Office of the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley (OTVCMB) are subject to computer registration for a period of 3 years.

If, after this period, you have shown no desire to stay in contact with us, your personal data will be deleted. Also, the information transmitted during a registration on the online photo library are kept as long as the account is not deleted.

Should you have any question about the collection and processing of your personal data by the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Tourist Office (OTVCMB), please contact the data protection officer of the OTVCMB by sending an e-mail to dpo@chamonix.com.

Publication justifications

The user must send two copies of the proof of publication to the Office de Tourisme Intercommunal de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc – 85 Place du Triangle de L’Amitié – 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or by mail to web@chamonix.com et editions@chamonix.com.

Applicable laws, competent courts and contractual documents

These conditions of use are governed by French law. Any use that does not conform to the conditions of use of the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley Municipalities photo library could activate legal proceedings in the competent courts.