This Agreement is between Benedetto Lee Photography (“Photographer”) and [You] (“Client”) which includes Client’s principals, employees, affiliates and representatives. Client agrees that it has the legal authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of its employer, company or organisation. Photographer’s relationship with Client is that of an independent contractor.
“Image(s)” means the photographic material, whether still or moving, created by Photographer pursuant to this Agreement and includes, but is not limited to, transparencies, negatives, prints, or digital files, that were captured, recorded, stored, or delivered, in any type of analogue, photographic, optical, electronic, magnetic, digital, or any other, media.
2. USAGE RIGHTS AND OWNERSHIP
Client acknowledges that Photographer is the Author of the Image(s) and also the first and sole owner of all copyrights of the Image(s). The Image(s) and all copyrights remain the exclusive property of Photographer without limitation. All usage rights to the Image(s) granted explicitly by Photographer to Client appear on the reverse side of this Agreement. No electronic publishing, or Internet use, of any kind, is permitted unless explicitly stated.
IMAGES ARE LICENSED FOR SPECIFIC USE(S) AND ARE NOT SOLD.
Client understands and agrees that it is not buying the Image(s) but is paying only for a licence to use the Image(s) as specified on the reverse side of this Agreement. Note that buying the copyright to the Image(s) will always be much more expensive than any licensing fee.
Unless otherwise agreed, the term of licence begins from the date Photographer receives full payment of the invoice.
Unless otherwise agreed, any rights granted are always limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable and non-assignable. Image(s) may not be used in a logo, corporate identity, trademark or other service marks.
The use of any Image(s) by Client will not constitute a work of joint authorship.
Copyright metadata contained within any digital file may not be altered or removed, without the express consent of Photographer.
Unless otherwise agreed, Photographer retains the right to use the Image(s) for his self-promotion.
3. PHOTOGRAPHIC INTEGRITY AND ALTERATIONS
The client will not make or permit any alterations, including, but not limited to, additions, subtractions, or adaptations, with respect of the Image(s), alone or with any other material, without the prior express permission of Photographer. Normal reproduction adjustments for colour, contrast, brightness, sharpness, and cropping are permitted.
Any alteration or modification of any Image(s) will not constitute a work of joint authorship.
4. GENERAL LIABILITY AND RELEASES
Photographer will take all reasonable care in the production of the Image(s) and the performance of this agreement. But Photographer will not be liable for any loss, damages, or costs, suffered by Client, or by any third party, arising from Client’s use of any Image(s).
The client will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, Photographer, his contractors, and his representatives, against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, that may arise from Client’s use of any Image(s).
The photographer is not responsible for obtaining model, property, trademark, copyright, or any other releases in connection with the Image(s) unless expressly stated in this Agreement. It is Client’s responsibility to obtain all necessary permissions for any Image use that requires a release or other consents.
Should Photographer agree to deliver any releases, it is Client’s responsibility to determine whether such releases are suitable for Client’s purposes. Photographer gives no warranty or guarantee as to the legal validity of any release.
Time is of the essence for receipt of full payment under this Agreement.
NO RIGHTS ARE GRANTED UNTIL PHOTOGRAPHER HAS RECEIVED FULL PAYMENT, INCLUDING, IF APPLICABLE, ANY LATE-PAYMENT CHARGES. UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED, THE USE OF ANY IMAGE(S) BEFORE FULL PAYMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AN UNAUTHORIZED USE. CLIENT AGREES THAT THE REASONABLE AND STIPULATED AMOUNT THAT WILL BE PAID TO PHOTOGRAPHER FOR SUCH AN UNAUTHORIZED USE WILL BE DOUBLE THE INVOICE TOTAL.
Where usage rights before full payment are granted, Photographer reserves the right to rescind any such usage rights if Client fails to make timely payment.
All invoices are due upon receipt. Adjustments of amounts or terms must be requested within ten days of invoice receipt.
Photographer does not provide any receipts to Client. Photographer’s invoice will serve as Client’s receipt for work performed and services rendered. Bank transfer fees and wire fees are the responsibility of the Client.
6. CREDIT LINE AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Placement of a credit line or copyright notice is required only if specified on the reverse side of this Agreement. If a credit line or copyright notice is required but not actually provided, Client agrees that the amount of DOUBLE THE INVOICE TOTAL is the fair and reasonable compensation that will be paid to Photographer for the loss of recognition, or lack of copyright protection, resulting from the lack of, or an improper, copyright notice or credit line.
7. CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS
To do my best work, I focus (no pun intended) on only one client per day. Once Client and Photographer have agreed to time(s) and date(s) for a photography assignment, Photographer will not accept work from any other client for the same time(s) and date(s).
Where Client postpones or cancels an assignment, Client will pay all expenses incurred by Photographer up to the time of postponement or cancellation, plus all fees for any subcontractors booked for the assignment, and:
(a) Thirty-five percent of Photographer’s fees for delay, or cancellation, less than twenty-four hours from the scheduled time, or
(b) Fifty percent of Photographer’s fees for postponement, or cancellation, after Photographer, has departed for location