1. Application of Terms:
a) These terms and conditions will:
b) apply to all Assignments undertaken by the Photographer for the Client and to all Usage Licences or extended and/or additional Usage Licences relating to such Assignments; and
c) prevail over any inconsistent terms or conditions contained, or referred to, in Client's purchase order, confirmation of order, acceptance of Estimate, or specification or other document supplied by Client, or implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.
"Photographer" means the commissioned Photographer (Otherwise knows as Craig Pitts) whose details are set out in the invoice(s) for an Assignment.
"Assignment" means a commission by the Client of the Photographer for provision of Photographer's services at a shoot for the purpose of creating the Material.
"Advertiser" means any client of the Client for whose benefit or use the Material is commissioned.
"Client" is the party commissioning the Photographer and includes the Client's affiliates, assignees, and successors in title.
"Estimate" means any email or other document electronic or otherwise created by the Photographer
and setting out the Fee and expenses for any Assignment along with information as to Usage Licences. "Fee" means the Photographer's fees as set out in the Estimate.
"Licensed Images" means the still and/or moving images selected from the Material and as specified in the Estimate as to be licensed for use in accordance with these Terms.
"Material" means all photographic material created by the Photographer pursuant to an Assignment and includes but is not limited to transparencies, negatives, prints, digital files or any other type of physical or electronic material recording either still or moving images.
"Shoot Duration" means the number of confirmed days of a shoot whether undertaken consecutively or in separate parts and includes all shoot, travel, recce, preparation or test days.
3. Copyright and Ownership of Materials:
(a) The entire copyright in the pictures is retained by the Photographer, Craig Pitts at all times throughout the world.
(b) Title to all photographs remains the property of the Photographer;
(c) Images will be licensed for use for a specified period. When the License to Use has expired, the images should be returned to the Photographer and a written undertaking given that all digital files have been destroyed. The Client is expected to comply with this requirement within 30 days of expiration of the License to Use. The Photographer reserves the right to make an additional charge for continued use after this period;
(d) The Photographer, supplies the technical and artistic ability to illustrate an idea photographically, and sells the right to reproduce those pictures in a given context. No property or copyright in any pictures shall pass to the Client whether on its submission or on the Photographers grant of reproduction rights in respect thereof;
(e) The Photographer asserts both his moral right to be identified as the author of his work and the right to a credit is asserted in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;
3. Use and Reproduction:
(a) The License to Use only comes into effect once full payment of the invoice has been made. No use may be made of the images until full and final payment – including any late payment charges that may have been levied – has been received by Craig Pitts Photography;
(b) Permission in writing may be granted for image use before payment, however this permission will be immediately revoked if payment of the invoice is not made by the timescale stated on the invoice;
(c) Reproduction rights (if and when granted) are strictly limited to the use and period of time specified on the invoice. An agreement must be reached with Craig Pitts Photography before the pictures are used for a different purpose or after the licence to use has expired;
(d) Reproduction rights are not issued exclusively to the Client except when specified on the invoice;
(e) Reproduction rights granted are personal to the Client and may not be assigned, nor may any picture submitted to the Client be loaned or transferred to third parties save for the purpose of the exercise by the Client of such reproduction rights;
(f) Any reproduction rights granted are by way of licence and no partial or other assignment of copyright shall be implied;
(g) Craig Pitts Photography reserves the right to refuse to supply or grant a reproduction licence to a third party when requested to do so by the Client;
(h) In the case of printed publications, three copies of the relevant pages containing any picture supplied are to be furnished to Craig Pitts Photography free of charge within two weeks. In other media, evidence of use must be made available if requested;
(i) On the Client's death or bankruptcy or (if the Client is a company) in the event of a Resolution, Petition or Order for winding up being made against it, or if a Receiver is appointed, Craig Pitts Photography may at any time thereafter inspect any records, accounts and books relating to the reproduction of its pictures to ensure that the pictures are being used only in accordance with the reproduction rights granted to the Client.
4. Definitions of Reproduction Rights:
The following terms are used when describing the reproduction rights granted by Craig Pitts Photography and the Photographer to the Client:
(a) Internal Use only: The right to use the pictures only within a company for non-commercial purposes; publication in a free in-house magazine not normally available to the public; exhibition within the Client's premises; editorial use in the Client's intranet site;
(b) PR and Press distribution: The right to use the pictures as described in 4(a); plus a licence for third parties to reproduce such pictures in print or electronic media in an editorial context where no fee has been paid to guarantee publication;
(c) Specified Use Only: The right to use the pictures only for the purpose as described on the invoice;
(d) Editorial: One reproduction only of pictures supplied within one print edition of the specified title in an editorial context only.
5. Booking and Cancellation:
(a) The Client will be required to complete a Booking Form, on receipt of the booking form, Craig Pitts Photography will send an email as confirmation. The booking will then be considered Confirmed.
(b) Once the Client has made a booking for a specific time and date and this date/time has been Confirmed, Craig Pitts Photography will not accept any other work from other clients for those times and dates;
(c) As a result, once a booking is Confirmed, if it is subsequently cancelled, a cancellation fee will be charged to the client according to the following schedule: (i) When a client cancels a confirmed booking within 10 business days of any confirmed date, an administration fee of £25.00 will be charged; (ii) When a client cancels photography within less than 10 days business of any confirmed date, a fee of 20% of the booked time rate will be charged. (iii) In addition to this cancellation fee, the client will be charged for any expenses already incurred by Craig Pitts Photography.
6. Payment Terms:
(a) Our payment terms are strictly 14 days unless agreed in advance and in writing;
(b) If payment is not made in accordance with (a) above then Craig Pitts Photography may rescind any Agreement and recover damages, or, at its option, may exercise its statutory right to interest under the Late Payment Of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998;
(c) A fee of £15 will be made for each account reminder, duplicate invoice, or any other paperwork, correspondence or phone calls involved with the pursuance of a debt. This fee is non-refundable, and represents the additional time spent pursuing overdue invoices;
(d) The Client's right to reproduce a picture arises only when Craig Pitts Photography invoice relating to the grant of such right is fully paid (including interest charges levied on late payment of the invoice or invoices). Any reproduction before payment of the invoice constitutes an infringement of rights and a breach of this Agreement entitling Craig Pitts Photography to rescind the Agreement and rendering the Client liable for the payment of damages;
(e) If any invoice issued to the Client is not paid by the Due Date, then all unpaid invoices issued to the Client become due of immediate effect, even if it is less than 14 days from the issue date, and that Craig Pitts Photography may consider these invoices as overdue when pursuing legal action for the recovery of said debts;
(a) Unless a rejection fee has been agreed in advance, there is no right to reject on the basis of style, composition or editing.
8. Liability and Indemnity:
(a) While Craig Pitts Photography takes all reasonable care in the performance of this agreement generally, it shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Client of by any third party arising from use or reproduction of any picture or its caption;
(b) The Client agrees to indemnify Craig Pitts Photography in respect of any claims or damages or any costs arising in any manner from the reproduction without proper reproduction rights of any picture supplied to the Client by Craig Pitts Photography
(c) It is the Client who must satisfy himself that all necessary rights, model releases or consents which may be required for reproduction, are obtained and it is acknowledged that Craig Pitts Photography gives no warranty or undertaking that any such rights, model releases or consents have or will be obtained whether in relation to the use of names, people, trade marks, registered or copyright designs or works of art depicted in any picture. In the event that the picture is issued or reproduced by or with the authority of the Client then the Client shall indemnify Craig Pitts Photography against any loss or damage, proceedings or costs where such rights, releases or consents have not been obtained.
9. Applicable Law:
(a) This Agreement shall be subject to and constructed according to English Law and the parties agree to accept the exclusive direction of the Courts of England;
(b) No variation of terms and conditions set out herein shall be effective unless agreed in writing by both parties.
(c) Email communication constitutes a contract in law, unless the Client specifically states they will not accept this and instead provides hardcopy paperwork of all relevant agreements and contracts.
10. Client Confidentiality:
a) The Photographer and Craig Pitts Photography will keep confidential and will not disclose to any third parties or make use of information communicated to them in confidence for the purposes of the photography, save as may be reasonably necessary to enable the Photographer or Craig Pitts Photography to carry out their obligations in relation to the commission.
Our terms are strictly 14 days unless agreed in advance and in writing.
Payment by BACS is preferred and bank details will be provided on the invoice.