Terms & Conditions

1 Definitions

For the purposes this agreement the “Photographer” shall mean Marc Gascoigne. The “Client” is the party commissioning the Photographer for the purposes of this agreement. The “Client” shall, where the context admits, include their respective assignees, sub licensees and successors in title. “Photographs” means all material furnished by the Photographer, whether electronic or physical i.e. transparencies, negatives or prints. “Fees” means Photographer’s Fees as set out in the estimate. “Expenses” means any costs necessary to produce the images aside from the Fees. “Estimate” means any document prepared by the Photographer setting out the Fees and Expenses necessary to produce the shoot. “Usages Licence” is the licence granting specific reproduction rights to the Photographs and outlined in the Estimate. “Days” referred to are working days. “Shoot Duration” includes all shoot, travel, casting, recede or other preparation days. “The Shoot” is defined as the number of confirmed days whether the job is undertaken as a whole or in separate parts.

2 Copyright and Ownership of Materials

The entire copyright in the Photographs including ownership of all materials is retained by the Photographer at all times throughout the world. Photography Fees are based on a Usage Licence specified on the Estimate. In the absence of such a licence having been specified in writing, there is no usage granted whatsoever. Changes to the Usage Licence required must be negotiated with the Photographer. For the period specified the Usage Licence is granted exclusively, aside from Photographer’s self promotional purposes. Where Photographs are stored electronically, they must be erased at the conclusion of the agreed usage period. We may require return, in good condition, of photographic material supplied by a Photographer at the end of the Usage Licence period.

3 Use

The Usage Licence comes into effect from the date of full payment of the relevant invoices(s). The period of usage commences from date of first use (or 6 months after shoot date, whichever is sooner). Any permission which may be given for use will automatically be revoked if full payment is not made by the due date of the relevant invoice(s) or if the Client is put into receivership or liquidation. Where use is restricted in the Usage Licence, permission to use the Photograph/s for other purposes will normally be granted upon the full payment of a further fee, to be agreed with the Photographer. The Usage Licence only applies to the Client as stated on the invoice and its benefit shall not be assigned to any third party without the Photographer’s permission. Accordingly, even where any form of ‘All Media Licence’ is granted, the Photographer’s permission must be obtained before any use of the Photographs for other purposes e.g use in relation to another product or sub licensing through a photo library. Note: An agreement must be reached with the Photographer before the Photographs may be used tor other purposes. All further Licences in respect of the Photographs will be subject to these terms and conditions. Any estimates of usage fees to the client are valid for a period of six months only from the estimate date. We reserve the right to renegotiate these fees after this period has expired. Any unauthorised use of the Photograph/s by the Client, beyond the usage constraints agreed with us, will be subject to further usage fees. The Photographer retains the right in all cases to use the Photographs at any time (unless an embargo is agreed with the Client). After the exclusivity period indicated in the Usage Licence the Photographer will be entitled to use and licence others to use the Photographs for any purposes. Fees negotiated for any further usage licence will not be conditional on the exercise of the further rights granted and will be payable when invoiced. Any usage extensions must be negotiated with the Photographer.

4 Indemnity

The Photographer shall only be responsible for obtaining clearance in respect of third party copyright works, trademarks, designs or other intellectual property if this has been expressly agreed in writing before the shoot. In all other cases the Client shall be responsible for obtaining such clearances and will indemnify the Photographer against all expenses, damages, claims and legal costs arising out of any failure to obtain such clearances.

5 Payment 

All figures provided are estimates and not a quotation, therefore allow 10% contingency budget on all estimates. Expenses and production costs to be paid in advance of the Photographic shoot or on demand, whichever is applicable. Terms of payment are immediate on invoices for expenses in advance and 30 days from date of all other invoices. All fees for the right to use Photography once agreed are payable irrespective of whether the usage is appropriated or not. We reserve the right to charge statutory interest on amounts overdue.

6 Contingency 

Expenses Where extra Expenses or time are incurred by the Photographer as a result of alterations to the original brief by the Client, or otherwise at their request, the Client shall be liable to pay such extra Expenses or Fees at an agreed rate in addition to that which has been estimated.

7 Rejection

If the Client is not present during the shoot then the Photographer’s interpretation of the brief is deemed acceptable to the Client. Unless stated in writing on the day of the shoot, there is no right to reject on the basis of style or composition unless otherwise agreed.

8 Cancellation/Postponement/Reshoot 

If a confirmed shoot is cancelled, postponed or it is necessary to reshoot for reasons outside the control of the Photographer (including but not limited to unsuitable weather / light), the following fees plus expenses in all cases are applicable:

On shoots of two days duration or less, cancellation within 2 days notice = 100% of fees plus expenses incurred.

Between 3 & 6 days notice = 75% fees plus all expenses incurred.

7 days notice and over + 25% fees plus all expenses incurred.

On shoots in excess of 2 days duration, cancellation within the number of shoot days or less = 100% of fees plus expenses incurred, within twice the number of shoot days = 75% fees plus all expenses incurred, in excess of twice the number of shoot days 25% fees plus all expenses incurred.

9 Right to Credit

The photographer must be credited on all editorial uses and in other cases if stated in the estimate.

10 Liability

Photographer’s liability in any case is limited to professional fees, which have been agreed. Photographer shall not be liable to Client for any loss of profit, loss of contracts, loss of business or revenues, loss of production or for any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims which arise out of or in connection with the Shoot.

11 Third Parties

Bookings of all third party suppliers are subject to such terms and conditions as these parties may impose – available on request. Model fees estimated cover modelling time and usage as stated on the Estimate. The Photographer takes no liability for model fees incurred due to  additional usages of images above and beyond the usage stated on final invoice. It is the clients responsibility to contact models/model agents directly unless otherwise agreed.

12. Confidentiality

It shall be the sole responsibility of the Client to arrange for the Photographer plus any third party involved to enter into any confidentiality agreement. The Photographer cannot be held liable for any breach of confidentially by any third party.

13. Applicable Law 

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, to whom all parties submit.

14 Variation

These Terms & Conditions shall not be varied except by agreement in writing.