Where can I use Discusmedia images?
We offer quite a wide range of granted rights to use our imagery. These are various types of publications, both online and offline, as well as numerous kinds of derivative artwork. Please refer to our terms and conditions in the EULA section of this website.
What are the historical maps you offer to purchase here as imagery?
Our historical antique map collection was used to be part of earlier joint Discusmedia.com/Photoeurasia.com project discontinued in 2009. These are different maps of mostly European cities and places as they looked before WWI. All items in this section taken from private collections of members and associates of this project have been carefully scanned applying light restoration, where necessary.
What are the historical maps you offer to purchase here as prints?
All images stored in the Historical maps section may be purchased in form of paper print. Prints are done according to available sizes (full and reduced for images bigger than 20x30 cm in original dimensions) on high qualitative photographic paper. Choose "Order Print"-option in "image preview, pricing and specifications"-section and select required map size with or without scaling. Your prints will be delivered to you unfolded by post in a safe packaging. What is the size of the files? Most images of the Photo section are quite similar in size. Map images sizes may dramatically vary in bytes from small to quite huge due to original extent of the scanned items. DiscusMedia.com always displays the exact size of each image in terms of pixels and file size. This will ensure that you do not pay extra for the size that you do not need.
Will images I download or prints I receive have watermarks on them?
Some comp images may be watermarked with former Photoeurasia.com-project logo. Majority of recently added ones are not watermarked. When you purchase and download an image, it arrives to you without any watermarks. Correspondingly, any paper prints will not have any watermarks also.
Can you search images for me?
Yes, we provide a free search assist facility. Please let us know a few criteria via our online query form on the “Contacts” page, and we will get back to you in the next business day. Overseas customers: please note that we are a Europe-located company, so real difference in time can be slightly bigger.
Do you publish offline catalogues?
No, all of our images can be found online. To keep moderate costs for the customer, we do not publish any printed catalogues.
Is there any time limit for downloading the images?
Once you have confirmed purchasing any image(s) from your cart, there is one month (30 days) time limit set for you for downloading. However, if you fail to download the image(s) within this limit for some reason, please contact us, and we will happily help you restore your download settings.
How long does it take to download each image?
The download time depends on the size of the images and the speed of your internet connection. The higher the resolution, the longer it takes. Some map image files may be very big. Obviously, a fast internet connection would speed up this process. To make it easier for you, we have the exact size of each image shown in its details.
Can you zip up all the images I ordered into one file for me to download?
Yes, if you buy several images, they may be downloaded both separately one by one, or as a single zip folder. However, please note that we deliver all files in jpeg format which is the most economical graphic format for downloading, and no existing technology gives you a possibility to make the final file size smaller in zip folder than the arithmetic sum of sizes of all zipped images. A download zip folder size will be almost exactly equal to the sizes of separate files contained in this folder.
How long does it take to get ordered images?
You may download the images immediately after payment has been confirmed by our authorised online payment provider PayPal.com . Hard copies' dispatch post may take up to 3 weeks depending on delivery address, however we always try to speed this process up to provide better service for our customers. For other details please refer to the ‘Payment and Security' section .
Do you deliver images on a CD-ROM?
Usually we do not offer delivery of any matter on CD-ROMs. However, you may apply for such option using our “Contacts” page. Delivery will be done via international express mail operators and charged separately EUR 36.00 for any number of CDs plus EUR 14.00 for collecting your images to CD-ROM and burning (per 1 CD). This applies to all locations worldwide that international courier companies support; all at the same charge. Please note that this option is available only after you have paid the full sum of remuneration.
Payment and Sequrity
What are the payment options?
You can pay by all major international credit cards, wire transfer, PayPal and other payment means offered by PayPal.com, being one of the well-renowned, reliable and secure payment gateways.
Is your web site secure?
None of our web site modules requires any customer data that can be considered violating your security. Our payment gateway is handled by PayPal.com , one of the most established online merchants in the world with thousands of secure transactions daily. All data sent to PayPal.com is encrypted with 128bit security features.
How do you protect my privacy?
Can I get an invoice for my accounting purposes?
All prices are available on the website. Delivery charges apply additionally when you order printed map images and they are included to the total price of your purchase. When you confirm purchase, our system auto-generates a receipt for your order, which contains full costs and may be considered an invoice, valid for your accounting purposes together with bank transaction statement containing PayPal.com's and our remarks. PayPal.com adds no extra charges to your purchase costs. Please use either 'print receipt' or 'save receipt as' options at Step 3 of the online checkout before you are transfered to PayPal.com. An online version of this receipt is e-mailed to you together with further downloading instructions. Alternatively, we can post you a paper-based copy on demand if you apply to our support team later on providing your full order data and confirm address for postal or fax delivery.
Do you reinvoice me automatically?
In most cases, no. For your purchases confirmed by PayPal.com gateway no reinvoicing is foreseen. We send invoices only when you apply for these and never subscribe you to any automatic billing situation.
How much is a single image?
Images may have different prices. Basically, the prices depend on the image size; discounts off the standard prices may be applied to the images that need deeper technical correction. For the exact price, please check out the images. All prices are quoted and displayed next to the images in different resolutions on 'image preview, pricing and specifications'-pages. Delivery prices for hard copies are calculated based on actual postal costs including a small dispatch fee applicable once to all hard copies in a delivery. You will see the final delivery costs pointed out separately in your cart before confirming an order.
Do your prices contain any taxes?
No, all prices are quoted totally tax free. Our EU-located customers may be charged 19% VAT separately when invoiced. Others have to take care of paying any other applicable taxes on their own behalf, this includes specific sales taxes, customer taxes, value added taxes, etc. Please also refer to our EULA section .
Discounts. Rebating policy
What are the discounts obtainable from DiscusMedia.com?
In addition to permanent technical discounts that we allow with some image prices in connection with their physical condition (see above) , Discusmedia.com offers a great customer loyalty scheme granting you accumulative rebate up to 33% of your images' costs . The rebate level starts from 5% when your order cost exceeds 100 (one hundred) euros and reaches maximum depending on your overall value no matter what was the time period during which you had purchased all this imagery. Accumulative sum includes all your purchase prices with actual discounts.
Does your loyalty scheme consider my first purchase?
Yes, it does. But only in the case that you became a registered user before starting adding may-be imagery to your Cart. Registration procedure is very simple and will not take more than a pair of minutes from you, but it grants you benefit of probable dicount from even your first purchase as well as other benefits, like your Lightbox storage for future references, etc.
Does your loyalty scheme consider including printed images and additional services' costs to accumulative rebating?
No, it does not. For purposes of discounting, DiscusMedia.com accumulates prices of your digital imagery only. As usual, we do not provide any discounts to hard copies, additional services and postal deliveries.
Terms and conditions of use
What are the license terms and conditions?
We may represent numerous original media collectors, but if not stipulated separately, rights granting scheme and applicable costs are the same for any standardized item presented by Discusmedia.com. The original historical maps as sold on my main website are no longer within copyright, but our digital version is copyrighted and re-selling rights in the original digital format are not offered. All images are Royalty Free, exact information can be found on our licensing page. Please read the EULA (End User Licensing Agreement). The images can be used and re-sold in printed form, such as for illustrations in academic publications, on book covers etc. and in electronic digital form on academic, personal or non-profit websites. Please credit discusmedia.com when used in this way.
Are there any specific rules of using map images?
You use any imagery received from our web site on the same terms and conditions. Historical maps provided here do not bear any specific copy or other rights, as they are either public domains according to international copyright regulations (mainly due to the age of the originals) or initially belong to sources granting us rights to display them here. We offer these images as being unique and rare specimens of large collections on selected topics.
An important legal notice for web site users: we strongly believe that all map images stored in our system and displayed to you here are not copyright-ptorected by their origin. This is based on the general Copyright Principles worldwide; in overwhelming majority of lands the copyright age does not last over 70 years after an author's death (so called post mortem auctoris - rule) or publication date. However there might be some excemptions to the rule discovered by third parties - for example in such specific cases when a work considered as anonymous may keep protection by it's authors' heirs. Please let us known upon such cases immediately and we will delete such an image from public displaying.
Can I use your preview images for my final artwork?
The displayed low-resolution images with watermarks may be used for preliminary layouts only and you are free to copy them to any retrieval system of your own for evaluation purposes. However, they may not be used in any final materials distributed even inside your company or any materials distributed to the public, including (but not limited to): advertising and marketing materials or any online or other electronic distribution system, except that you may transmit images digitally to your clients for their review, and may not be distributed, sublicensed or made available for use or distribution separately or individually, and no rights may and will be granted to low-resolution image(s).
Is it possible to use images that I download in an assignment for a customer?
You can use any image from DiscusMedia for a third party project. Please notify your customer that they do not have the right to sell any individual images.
Is it possible to resell the images that I download?
No, generally you may not resell the images that you download from Discusmedia. They are only intended for your own use, private or corporate, in publication materials and on websites. However, you can purchase an image on behalf of a third party, but then you have to make a separate profile at DiscusMedia.com, and the corresponding third party, not you, will be granted the available rights. And off course you keep all the rights for any derivative products created by your own with use of our images.
Is it allowed to create an online gallery of your images or sell templates with your images embedded?
No, either is strictly forbidden by our terms and conditions. Discusmedia.com is an online gallery itself and users can point directly to our website, and offering templates with our images embedded in them is against the EULA.
Can I claim copyright to an image I have modified?
Of course, you may modify an image and use it, but you may not claim copyright to that image itself. The resulting one is a derivative work in terms of internationally recognised copyright legislation, and Discusmedia continues to possess rights for any images that have been modified by you. The images can be used and re-sold in printed form, such as for illustrations in academic publications, on book covers etc. and in electronic digital form on academic, personal or non-profit websites. Please credit discusmedia.com when used in this way.
Customer relations and technical items
Do you offer support by phone?
No, we only support users by e-mail in order to keep costs low for our customers. Please visit our “Contacts” page to fill in an online support request form. The “Contacts” link can be found from here, in the header of any page of the Discusmedia web site.
What is your refund policy?
Since we provide all necessary data up-front, we do not provide refunds for downloaded items. There is no reliable way for us to track downloaded files and their use. Refunds are applicable to data sent on hard media only. See also our limited warranty policy in the EULA section.
Is it possible to buy images without being registered? How do I create an account?
You can collect any images to Cart without preliminary registration within one session, although you must register to be able processing your order. The system will offer you automatic registration when you complete with cart contents and ready to checkout. When checking out you will receive an automatic email containing your login (your email is set as login by default) and autogenerated password. Later on you can log in using these credentials and change password as you wish. Without having your profile created, you can only view the website contents with comp images in low resolution with watermarks on them. More, we do not have a technical possibility to store cart contents for future sessions for anonymous users. Registration procedure is very simple and will not take more than a few minutes. Becoming a registered user prior to starting adding images to cart grants you also a benefit of sharing our customer loyalty programme from the very first purchase.
Does my registration have any time limits?
No, once registered, you retain your profile and may work with DiscusMedia as long as you wish. You can also edit your personal data in case they change, with no aftermath to your profile.
Shall my browser be able to accept cookies?
What shall I do if I forget my login (username) or password?
Please visit the ‘Password Recovery' page to have your password sent to your e-mail address. Username (your e-mail address) cannot be automatically restored, so please save it in a separate offline media if you use another one from your permanent to work with DiscusMedia. If you forget your login, the most convenient way to continue working with DiscusMedia is creating a new profile, which would not take more than a few minutes. However, if you would wish to recover your full profile data, please contact us using our online query form.
Can I share my login and password with friends or partners?
No, according to our EULA terms and conditions , you must keep your login and password to yourself. These may be passed over to another authorized person within your organization in the case of registered corporate users only.