Terms & Conditions of Business
All Photography undertaken by Chris Jepson is governed by the following Terms & Conditions
All images, content, and design are the copyright of Chris Jepson with moral rights asserted. No use of them may be made without my written consent. The only exceptions to this are the context in which my images are sometimes shown, ie within the excerpts of newspaper cuttings. These excerpts, but not the images are the copyright of their respective owners.
No use of my images may be made on social media, blogs, mobile applications, in print, online or via email without prior permission.
Authorised usage fees are negotiable subject to a minima as agreed expressly by Chris Jepson.
Online use is subject to a minimum term.
If an image appears without credit a 100% uplift on these figures may be payable.
Unauthorised use may incur penalties for abuse of moral rights and flagrancy.
Full terms and conditions of commissioning below.
DEFINITIONS – For the purpose of this agreement “Photographs” means all photographic material furnished by the Photographer, whether transparencies, negatives, prints, digital files / images or any other type of physical or electronic material.
CONTRACT & VARIATION – These terms & conditions shall apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms & conditions put forward by the Client or Agency. These terms and conditions shall not be varied except by agreement in writing by the Photographer.
LIABILITY – The Photographer accepts no liability for non-supply of pictures for whatever reason. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that all the necessary clearances have been obtained to allow the pictures to be taken without hindrance or infringements of trademarks or copyrights.
REJECTION – Any queries relating to the Pictures or the invoice must be raised immediately upon receipt. Pictures cannot be rejected for reasons of style or composition.
PAYMENT – Invoices must be paid within the specified period of 30 days. Overdue invoices will be subject to interest at a rate that will be notified on request or at least seven days prior to becoming effective on a specific invoice. Currently, under The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act (1998) and 2013 Regulations , a debt recovery fee of £40.00 will be charged and interest on overdue debts will be charged base rate +8%.
DISCOUNTS – Any discounts made by the photographer will be automatically revoked and the full amount charged on all invoices not paid within the specified 30 days.
COPYRIGHT – The Photographer retains full Copyright in all images, at all times throughout the world.
LICENCE – The Client is licensed to use Pictures only for the purpose(s) agreed and specified on the invoice. No licence becomes effective until the invoice is paid in full. No use may be made of the Photographs before payment without the Photographers express permission. Any permission for prior use will be automatically revoked if full payment is not made by the due date or if the Agency is put into receivership or liquidation. The licence is granted to the named Client only and is not transferable. Permission to use the Photographs for purposes outside the terms of the licence will normally be granted upon payment of a further fee, which must be mutually agreed before such further use.
EXCLUSIVITY – The Client will be authorised to publish the Photographs, within the term of the licence, to the exclusion of all other persons where relevant including the Photographer. However, the Photographer retains the right in all cases to use the Photographs in any manner at any time in any part of the world for purposes of advertising or otherwise promoting his work. After the exclusivity period indicated in the Usage Licence the Photographer shall be entitled to use the Photographs for any purposes.
ELECTRONIC STORAGE -Save for the purposes of production for the licensed use(s), the Photographs may not be stored in any form of electronic medium without the written permission of the Photographer.
CANCELLATION & POSTPONEMENT – A booking is considered firm as from the date of confirmation. accordingly the Photographer will, at his discretion, charge a fee for cancellation or postponement. Currently a 100% cancellation fee or 50%, of the photography fee, will be charged on any job postponed on or later than 24 hours before the scheduled time booked.
APPLICABLE LAW– This agreement shall be governed by the laws of England & Wales