Terms and Conditions Website

1.   Use

Through use of this website you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

2.   Copyright

All photographs, images, and graphics are the copyright of Alligin (UK) Ltd trading as Alligin Photography unless otherwise stated. The copyright includes all content within this website such as photographs, illustrations and text. No reproduction of any content on this website is licensed without the written consent of Alligin (UK) Ltd, and protected by “The copyright Designs and Patents act 1988”.

3.   Ownership

Unless otherwise stated, this Web Site and all its content, is solely the property of Alligin (UK) Ltd and is protected pursuant to copyright and trademark laws.

4.   Authority to Download

You are authorised to view the material on this web-Site on one computer for your personal, non-commercial use only but you may not in so doing remove or amend any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice.

5.   No other copying

Subject to the above, you may not change, modify, copy, distribute, republish or upload any of the material on this website without the prior consent of Alligin (UK) Ltd in writing. No rights are to be transferred to you and no copyrights can be transferred whatsoever.


Terms & Conditions for Commissioned Work

1.   Copyright

(a) The entire copyright in the pictures is retained by Alligin (UK) Ltd at all times throughout the world unless otherwise agreed.

(b) Alligin (UK) Ltd 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 Alligin Photography’s grant of reproduction rights in respect thereof.

(c) Alligin (UK) Ltd and /or named photographers asserts both their moral right to be identified as the author of this work and the right to a credit is asserted in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

(d) Unless otherwise agreed in writing if any picture reproduced by the Client omits the copyright notice or credit line specified by Alligin Photography any fee payable by the Client shall be subject to an increase specified by Alligin Photography, and in any event an increase of not less than 25%

2.   Picture

A picture includes a photograph, transparency, negative, digital scan, design, artwork, painting, montage drawing, engraving or any other item which may be offered for the purposes of reproduction.

3.   Reproduction

(a) Reproduction rights (if and when granted) are strictly limited to the use and period of time specified on Alligin Photography’s invoice.  An agreement must be reached with Alligin Photography before the pictures are used for a different purpose or after the licence to use has expired.

(b) Reproduction rights are not issued exclusively to the Client except when specified on the invoice.

(c) 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

(d) Any reproduction rights granted are by way of licence and no partial or other assignment of copyright shall be implied.

(e) Alligin 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.


4.   Reproduction Uses

The following terms are used when describing the reproduction rights granted by Alligin Photography 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 once 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.   Charges

Unless previously agreed charges will be quoted on a project-by-project basis and will include all work including post-production and delivery in the agreed format.  Travel, accommodation and incidental costs will be charged in addition.   Alligin Photography reserve the right to charge an administrative fee on all fixed price contracts if additional cost is incurred due to client failing to adhere to the terms as set out which incurred extra costs borne by Alligin Photography.


6.   Payment

Payment will be expected for the commissioned work within 30 days of the issue of the relevant invoice unless agreed in writing beforehand.  Late payment will be subject to a 25% surcharge.


7.   Cancellation Fees

(a) Once the Client has made a booking for a specific time and date, Alligin Photography will not accept any other work from other clients for those times and dates.

(b) As a result, once a booking is made, if it is subsequently cancelled, a cancellation fee will be charged to the client according to the following schedule. When a client cancels a booking within two weeks of any confirmed date, a fee of 50% of the booked project rate will be charged. When a client cancels photography within one week of any confirmed date, a fee of 100% of the booked project rate will be charged. In addition to this cancellation fee, the client will be charged for any expenses already incurred by Alligin Photography.