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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions


These Terms set out the legally binding terms which apply to everyone who accesses or uses the websites at www.ifi.ie, shop.ifi.ie, www.irishfilm.ie and www.ifiarchiveplayer.ie  (“Websites”). Please read the Terms carefully before using these Websites. By accessing or using these Websites, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms, you must leave this Website immediately.

These Websites are owned and operated by Irish Film Institute (“IFI”) (a company registered in Ireland, whose registered office is at 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2).

Your statutory rights

Nothing in these Terms affects your statutory rights as a consumer, or excludes or limits our liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, or for any other liability which we cannot exclude or limit under law.

Contact us

If you have any comments, questions or complaints about this Website or any aspect of our services please contact us by one of the methods set out in the Contact us section of the Website www.ifi.ie.


Your privacy is important to us. Please see our Privacy Statement (which forms part of our Terms of Use) for details about what information we collect and how we use and protect it.


All images are copyright of the Irish Film Institute unless otherwise stated.

The information e.g. photographs, images, worksheets,sound and video recordings, graphics, artwork, text, animation (collectively called ‘Content’) contained in this Website is protected by copyright laws.

Copyright can cover issues such as moral rights, database rights, publication rights, rental and lending rights and performer’s rights.

The Content of the site comprises of IFI copyright, non-IFI copyright and out of copyright material.

The names, marks, images and logos identifying the IFI or third parties are proprietary marks of these organizations and may not be reproduced without their prior written permission. Anyone republishing material from the IFI Archive Player without permission is liable for any resulting infringement of copyright.

Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders of materials included on this Website in order to obtain their permission to publish it.

Every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders of materials included on this Website, if visitors consider materials to be their copyright and have not been contacted by the IFI Archive Player team, please contact us at ifiplayer@irishfilm.ie.

The IFI Archive Player is provided for historical, educational and information purposes only and the Website and its Content are made available ‘as is’ and ‘as available’.


Use of the IFI Archive Player


Access to, and use of, the IFI Archive Player (the ‘Website’) is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully as your access to and use of the IFI Archive Player website will be deemed as acceptance by you of the terms of use.

Each individual page is considered as a broadcast. In addition, any attempt to mount this material on another website will be considered an act of communicating the Content to the public without the consent of the copyright owner which will infringe the Right of Communication to the Public. Database Right will also be an issue as the site itself constitutes a database regardless of the status of the individual items incorporated in it.

Copyright in a broadcast Web page covers the signal sent, whereas copyright and database right cover the contents, so copyright would be infringed by:

  • copying of screen pages onto a computer
  • photographing multiple pages from the screen
  • showing screen pages in public to a paying audience
  • including screen pages on another website
  • Using screen-capture software and uploading said content to another platform.


Non-permitted use

Other than as expressly permitted by these terms of use, you may not copy, download, reproduce, publish, republish, post, transmit, modify, adapt, translate, manipulate, add to, delete from, adapt, distribute or otherwise use any Content in whole or in part, in any medium without the IFI’s prior written permission or without the written permission of the relevant copyright holder. In addition, users shall not be entitled to reproduce Content (or any part thereof) without any identification mark or other mark of origin relating hitherto. To find out more about accessing Archive film material held in the IFI Irish Film Archive, please email access@irishfilm.ie .

No Content, or any part thereof, may be permanently copied or reproduced in any form or reproduced on any other system or website, or stored in or transmitted to or from any other electronic or digital from in whole or in part.

The IFI reserves the right to require the removal of any link established by a third party between the Website and any third party website.


Third party copyright

From time to time the Content may include certain third party materials for which the copyright is not owned by the IFI . You may not print (or otherwise store in any permanent form) any items which state that copyright is not held by the IFI.


Permitted use

Access to and use of the Website is permitted only by individuals for personal and/or educational use or non-commercial purposes. Subject to certain limitations there is no infringement by ‘fair dealing’, e.g. using material for research (non-commercial) or private study, criticism or for news and current affairs.

You may access and download the Content and store a copy on a temporary basis for the sole purpose of viewing such Content without alteration or addition. You may print any Content (other than third party copyright) in whole or in part provided that such reproduction is to be used for personal and educational purposes only.


Hyperlinking policy

You do not have to ask permission to link to this Website as long as it is a link directly to our homepage. It is the responsibility of the linking site to direct the users to read and understand the conditions of use information on our Website, before entering the site.

However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The IFI Archive Player page must load into the user’s entire window.

The IFI Archive Player does not sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve of any information or statements appearing in any website which may be linked to the Website (nor in sites referred to in or linked to such websites).

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of linked websites. We cannot guarantee that these links will work at all time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.


Copyright infringement

We have put in place technical solutions to track and trace all copyright infringement of this Website. All instances of infringement will be pursued.



In no event shall the IFI Archive Player be liable for any damage to your computer equipment or software which may occur on account of your access to or use of the Website, or your downloading of materials, data, text, or images from the Website, whether caused by a virus, bug or otherwise.

The IFI Archive Player does not warrant:

  • That the information selected for the Website is comprehensive, complete, verified, organized or accurate
  • That it is licensed by the copyright owner of any third party Content to include or reproduce such Content in the Website
  • That the Website or its Content will be uninterrupted or error-free
  • That the server from which the Website is available is free of viruses or bugs.


Limitation of liability

The IFI Archive Player shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether in contract, Tort (including negligence) or otherwise, arising from the Content or the Website.

The IFI Archive Player shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever arising from the operation or content of such third party websites.

Information on this Website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The information contained on the Website may be changed at any time without prior notification or obligation.

Please note that the above legal and disclaimer notices may be updated by us from time to time. By browsing our Website you accept that you are bound by the current legal and disclaimer notices and therefore recommend that you check these each time you re-visit the IFI Archive Player site.


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