Terms & Conditions For Submitting Channel Content
The Standard Licence Terms and Conditions which are appended to this deal specific terms sheet (the “Conditions”), together with these Specific Terms, are the terms which apply to the use of any Content that you grant the Company permission to use or may submit or provide to the Company (defined below) or upload via our website, as such Content is further defined below. These Specific Terms form part of the Conditions, and together they shall constitute the agreement entered into between you (“Contributor” or “You”) and the Company in relation to the Content (“Agreement”).
By entering into this Agreement, you hereby grant the Company on a non-exclusive basis, the irrevocable and perpetual right to use the Content (defined below) for the Permitted Use (defined below). In consideration for you granting the licence to the Content under this Agreement, the Company may use, or consider (at its sole discretion) the use of, the Content for the Permitted Use.
Defined terms used in these Specific Terms shall have the meanings set out in the attached Conditions, unless otherwise defined herein.
The following definitions shall have the following meanings:
COMPANY: CATERS NEWS AGENCY LIMITED (company registration no. 04372269 whose registered office is at 68 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6AF).
CONTENT: means the still or moving images or photographs and/or video clips provided by you to the Company, described on the Form including content uploaded to, or contained in, the link(s)/URL(s) to channels referenced in the Form (“Channel(s)”) at any point in the past, present or future (the “Content”).
LICENCE: The licence granted under clause 6.1 of the Conditions shall be a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence in the Territory to use the Content and any Derivative Works for the Permitted Uses.
ONLINE PERMISSION FORM: means the online form sent to you by the Company which is completed by you when you submit or provide Content to the Company. (“The Form”)
PERMITTED USES: means the right to:
(a) edit, modify reformat and/or make changes to the Content, including without limitation to create any Derivative Work, incorporate advertisements or other material or content within the Content, or adapt any part of the Content for any of the permitted uses described below, and the right to use, reproduce, publicly perform, promote, display, distribute, license, monetise, and commercialise any such Derivative Works or adaptations of the Content, for any of the permitted uses described below;
(b) copy, store, use, modify, reproduce, reformat, distribute, publicly perform, display, license and monetise any Content or any part thereof or any Derivative Work (as applicable):
(i) in any video, recording, programme, motion picture, film, or other audio or audio visual content, including in or as part of a Clip Show or channel, to be distributed, broadcast, transmitted, played, or viewed through any audiovisual services, whether by the Company, or any member of its Group (including in respect of any of its Brands) in any format and on any media whether now known or in the future developed, whether viewed, downloaded or streamed, by any and all end user devices (including but not limited to mobile, mobile or desktop apps, television, set-top boxes, gaming consoles), including without limitation via over-the-top (OTT) media service, television (in any form, including but not limited to cable, satellite, digital terrestrial, streaming service, TV on Demand, connected TV (CTV)), any website, app or other platform or technology, any social media, Video on Demand or video sharing platforms (including without limitation Snapchat and YouTube), whether now known or in the future developed;
(ii) within or as part of any promotional materials (including as part of a trailer or advertisement for any of the foregoing) in any format and on any media whether now known or in the future developed, and whether by the Company, or any member of its Group or (including in respect of any of its Brands), which is viewed, downloaded or streamed, by any and all end user devices (including but not limited to mobile, mobile or desktop apps, television, set-top boxes, gaming consoles), including without limitation via over-the-top (OTT) media service, television (in any form, including but not limited to cable, satellite, digital terrestrial, streaming service, TV on Demand, connected TV (CTV)), any website, app or other platform or technology, any social media, Video on Demand or video sharing platforms (including without limitation YouTube);
(iii) copy, store, use, modify, reproduce, reformat, distribute, publicly perform, display, license and monetise any Content or any part thereof or any Derivative Work (as applicable) by the Company, or any member of its Group or any third party, including in respect of any of its Brands, in respect of which the Company is paid a fee or royalty for the Content, in any format and on any media, whether now known or hereafter developed.
Where the Contributor is a company, the person signing this Agreement confirm that they have full authority to sign on behalf of the company.
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These terms and conditions (“Conditions”), together with the Specific Terms, set out the terms and conditions which apply to the use of any Content that you may submit or provide to the Company or upload via our website. References to “us” and “we” are to the Company. References to clauses are to clauses in these Conditions. References to “you” or “contributor” are to the person, company or entity identified in the Specific Terms.
Please read these Conditions and the Specific Terms carefully. If you do not agree with any of the terms of the Agreement you should not submit Content to us or sign this Agreement.
By signing this Agreement, you agree to be bound by and enter into an agreement with the Company on the terms set out herein.
This Agreement shall come into effect and be effective from the date on which it is signed by you (hereinafter referred to as the “Effective Date”).
1.1 The following definitions shall have the following meanings in these Conditions:
“Brands” means The Positivity Fix, Beast Seekers, 9Lives, Filter Flirt, Caters TV, Caters Clips, StoryTrender, LifeTrender, VuViral, Life on the Edge, Pawsome Pets, Hooray Hippo, Okay Really, Deep Blue DiscoveryPlanet Wild TV, Videlo, and any other brands owned by or associated with the Company or any of its Group that are created from time to time, including after the Effective Date.
“Clip Show” means the use of the Content or any Derivative Work, in combination with other content, within a clip compilation, show, episode, programme, series or channel, to be distributed, broadcast, transmitted, played, or viewed for any Permitted Use.
“Content Management System” means an archive maintained and/or operated by the Company, its Group and/or any third party, through which content is displayed and/or made available to third parties.
“Content Requirements” means the content requirements with which all Content must comply, as set out in clause 2.
“Data Protection Legislation” means all applicable privacy and data protection laws and regulations as amended, replaced or updated from time to time in England and Wales relating to the processing of Personal Data and the privacy of electronic communications, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR (as defined in and amended by the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and amended by the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, and any successor legislation to the UK GDPR or the Data Protection Act 2018.
“Derivative Work” means any work created which is based on or incorporates the Content, including without limitation translations of the Content or any part thereof, adaptations of the Content for the purposes of creating compilations of content or combining the Content with other content, the incorporation of sub-titles, captions, or other material or content within the Content, any other adaptation, edit, abridgement or condensation of any part of the Content for any Permitted Use, or any programme, show, episode, series or channel incorporating the Content or any part thereof.
“Group” means in relation to a company, that company, any subsidiary, or any holding company from time to time of that company, and any subsidiary from time to time of a holding company of that company. Each company in a Group is a member of the Group.
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all intellectual property rights including patents, copyright and related rights, rights in software, trade marks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in design, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.
“Moral Rights” means all rights of the creator of copyright works, customarily referred to as moral rights or any similar rights subsisting in any territory in the world, including the right of integrity, the right to be identified, and the right against false attribution.
“Permitted Uses” shall have the meaning set out in the Specific Terms, and “Permitted Use” shall mean any of the Permitted Uses.
“Personal Data” means any information which relates to an identified or identifiable natural person from which it is possible to identify that person directly, as further defined in the Data Protection Legislation. Examples include, but shall not be limited to, imagery of an individual, names, usernames, email addresses, telephone numbers, identification numbers, location imagery or data, IP addresses or cookie identifiers.
“Specific Terms” specific terms relating to this Agreement as set out in the specific terms sheet to which these Conditions are attached.
1.2 References to clauses are to clauses of these Conditions. Clause headings shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
1.3 A reference to a holding company or a subsidiary means a holding company or a subsidiary (as the case may be) as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.
1.4 Words in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa. A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being, taking account of any amendment, extension, or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.
1.5 Where the words ‘include’, ‘including’, ‘for example’ or ‘in particular’ are used in this Agreement, they are deemed to have the words ‘without limitation’ following them.
2 Content Requirements
2.1 All Content submitted to the Company must comply with the following conditions:
(a) Content must be of good quality.
(b) Content must not feature identifiable persons or minors, unless you have the express written consent of the relevant individual(s) or of that minor’s parent or legal guardian in accordance with clause 3.1(b) of these Conditions.
(c) Content must not contain any material which infringes the copyright or any other Intellectual Property Rights of a third party.
(d) you must only submit Content that has been taken or created by you. You must not submit Content which:
(i) is embedded with watermark or copyright notices; or
(ii) has been created by a third party or has been taken from any physical or online source, unless you have obtained the relevant third party’s prior written consent in accordance with clause 3.1(b) of these Conditions and paid all royalties due to such third party in respect of the use of their work.
2.2 Content must not contain imagery or content which:
(a) is sexually explicit or suggestive, violent, profane or pornographic, contains nudity, or promotes the excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol;
(b) promotes illegal use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);
(c) any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous or any particular political agenda or message;
(d) is obscene or offensive, derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, endorses any form of hate or hate group or contains any other material that is threatening, hateful, discriminatory or that could encourage the commission of a criminal offence;
(e) is defamatory or libellous;
(f) contains any trade marks, logos or trade dress owned by third parties, or advertises or promotes any brand or product of any third party, without permission;
(g) contains any personal identification, such as licence plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses;
(h) contains software viruses or files designed to damage or disrupt the good working order of any computer or telecommunications equipment;
(i) contains any material which infringes the copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights, or other proprietary rights or privacy rights of a third party or which breaches the confidentiality of a third party; or
(j) contains any other material which is considered to be inappropriate,
which together shall be referred to as “Inappropriate Content”.
2.3 The Company will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Company to disclose the identity of or to locate anyone posting any Inappropriate Content or other similar material onto the Site.
3.1 You must not include within any Content provided or submitted to the Company:
(a) any material which is owned by, or has been created by, a third party, including by way of example only but not limited to, any Content containing a cover (i.e. a new version of someone else’s song) or any material comprising any pre-existing recorded content (such as clips from other films or programmes, music or samples from other records, photographs or graphics), or other content or material which has been taken from another physical or online source, without the prior written consent of the relevant owners of such material and paying all royalties or other payments due in respect of such use. The Company will not be liable for any such royalties or payments and will be entitled to recover them from you if any subsequently prove to be payable; or
(b) any Content which features any identifiable person or minor, unless you have the express written consent of the relevant individual(s) or of that minor’s parent or legal guardian, such consent to include confirmation that no royalties or other payments are due in respect of the use of such Content.
3.2 When submitting or providing Content to the Company which incorporates any third party material or features any identifiable person or minor, you must provide details to the Company of the third party material contained, or identifiable person or minor featured, within the Content and you must provide promptly upon request from the Company at any time, such written evidence of the consent or permission from the relevant owner, person or guardian as is required, in such format provided by, the Company.
4 Data Protection
4.3 Should you become aware that any Third Party featured in Content you have submitted to the Company wishes to withdraw their consent for the Company to process or use their Personal Data you must immediately notify the Company in writing using the subject ‘Consent to Process Personal Data Withdrawn’.
5 Warranties and representations
5.1 You warrant and agree that:
(a) all Content is original and that it has not been copied wholly or substantially or partially from a third party;
(b) you personally created and produced the Content;
(c) you have the authority and rights to grant the licence under this Agreement;
(d) you own all Intellectual Property Rights in such Content, or you have the necessary licences, rights and consents in writing from the owners of such Content to grant to the Company the licence granted under clause 6 of these Conditions and you will provide to the Company written evidence of all such licences, rights, consents and permissions promptly upon request from the Company;
(f) the Content has not been copied wholly or substantially from a third party and the use of the Content by the Company in accordance with the licence granted under clause 6 of these Conditions will not infringe any Intellectual Property Rights or Moral Rights of any third party;
(g) the Content is not defamatory and the use of the Content by the Company in accordance with the licence granted under clause 6 of these Conditions will not infringe any publicity or personality rights of any person;
(h) you will not, directly or indirectly, challenge, or permit or authorise any third party to challenge, the Company’s right to use any of the Content in accordance with this Agreement;
(i) you have obtained all necessary consents or permissions in writing from any identifiable person or minor featured in the Content from the relevant individual or from the relevant minor’s parent or legal guardian; and
(j) you are not in breach of any employment or other contract with any third party by granting the licence to the Company under clause 6 of these Conditions.
5.2 You must be over the age of 18 to enter into the Agreement and/or to upload any Content to our website.
5.3 You agree to provide to the Company all relevant information relating to the Content which the Company may find necessary or useful in order to use or sell the Content for any Permitted Use.
5.4 You agree to indemnify and keep the Company and its Group indemnified from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including legal fees) suffered or incurred by the Company or its Group arising out of or in connection with any of the following:
(a) a breach by you of any of the warranties set out in clause 5.1;
(b) any failure by you to obtain the necessary licences, rights and consents in writing in and to any Content that you provide to the Company in accordance with clause 3 of these Conditions;
(c) any claim that the Content infringes the Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary or privacy rights of a third party or breaches a duty of confidentiality to a third party;
(d) any claim that the Content infringes any data protection rights held by a third party;
(e) any claim for royalties or other payments due to third parties in respect of the use of the Content;
(f) the inclusion of any Inappropriate Content in any Content or any failure to comply with the Content Requirements;
(g) any challenge, including by you or any third party, to the right of the Company, any of its Group Companies, or any licensee, to use the Content for any of the Permitted Uses under this Agreement, or the enforcement by the Company of any of its rights under this Agreement;
(h) any other breach of the Conditions by you.
6.1 By submitting or providing any Content to the Company, you grant to the Company a worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable and transferable licence in the Territory to use the Content and any Derivative Works for the Permitted Uses. The Company shall be permitted to sub-license or assign any of its rights to use the Content for any of the Permitted Uses to its Group and any third parties in the Territory. You agree that the Company or any member of its Group shall be entitled to edit, re-size, crop and/or correct technical errors in the Content, and include its watermark on any Content, in order for it to be used in a Derivative Work or for any Permitted Use.
6.2 Where the Contributor is an individual, you irrevocably and unconditionally waive, and confirm that you have absolute waivers from any other person who is involved in creating or who features in the Content of, the benefit of all so-called Moral Rights or performers rights which you or they may have in the Content, and, so far as is legally possible, any broadly equivalent rights that you or they may have in any territory of the world. Where the Contributor is a company, it confirms that it has absolute waivers from any employee, consultant or contractor engaged in creating or who features in any of the Content, of the benefit of all so-called Moral Rights or performers rights which they may have in the Content, and, so far as is legally possible, any broadly equivalent rights that they may have in any territory of the world. To the extent that such moral rights cannot be waived under the applicable laws of any jurisdiction but you, or anyone involved in creating or who features in the Content, may consent to the doing of all acts or the omission of all acts that, but for such consent, would be an infringement of such moral rights, then you irrevocably and unconditionally grant such consent and confirm that anyone involved in creating or who features in the Content has given such consent. You agree not to bring, support, maintain or permit any action or claim to the effect that any treatment, exploitation or use of the Content infringes your Moral Rights or the Moral Rights of any person involved in creating or who features in the Content.
6.4 At no time shall the Company or any member of its Group be obliged to monetise, publish, display or share any Content submitted to the Company. The Company and any member of its Group, as applicable, will retain sole discretion as to which Content shall be shared with any other party by any method or which shall be published or displayed in any Content Management System or any section of their websites which may be accessible to third parties. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall constitute a representation that the Content will be published in any Content Management System of the Company and/or its Group, and neither the Company nor any member of its Group shall be obliged to publish or display any Content in any Content Management System.
7 Right to remove Content
7.1 The Company or any member of its Group, as applicable, reserve the right to stop distributing or otherwise licensing, selling, or monetising any Content (if applicable) and to remove any Content from their websites at any time without notice and at their sole discretion even if the Content was previously accepted, for any reason, including (without limitation):
(a) any Content which the Company or any member of its Group considers to contain Inappropriate Content or which does not comply with the Content Requirements or any other of these Conditions;
(b) where you fail to provide written evidence of any licence or consent of a third party owner of material contained in the Content or identifiable person or minor featured in the Content upon request from the Company in accordance with clause 3.2;
(c) any Content in respect of which the Company or any member of its Group has received notification that such Content infringes, or may infringe, the Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary or privacy rights of a third party or breaches a duty of confidentiality to a third party; and/or
(d) any Content in respect of which the Company or any member of its Group has received notification that such Content infringes, or may infringe, data protection or any privacy rights of any third party, or in respect of which any consent to process any Personal Data contained within the Content has been withdrawn.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of the Company’s security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and must not disclose it to any third party. The Company has the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by the Company, at any time, if in the Company’s opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Conditions.
9 Limitation of liability
9.1 Nothing in this Agreement will exclude or limit either the Company’s or your liability for:
(a) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(b) death or personal injury caused by its negligence;
(c) wilful breach of this agreement; or
(d) any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.
9.2 Subject to clause 9.1, the Company’s total liability under this Agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, shall not exceed £1,000.
9.3 Subject to clause 9.1, the Company shall not be liable to you under or in connection with this Agreement, or any collateral contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for:
(a) any loss of profits, business, goodwill, reputation or loss of damage to, or corruption of data; or
(b) any special, indirect or consequential losses.
10 Written Communications
Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications the Company may send to you should be in writing. You accept that communication with the Company will be mainly electronic. The Company may contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on its website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that the Company provides to you electronically complies with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
11 Transfer of rights
11.1 The agreement between us is binding on you and the Company and on each party’s respective successors and assigns.
11.2 You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Company.
11.3 The Company may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of any or all of its rights or obligations under this Agreement.
12.1 The rights and remedies of either party in respect of this Agreement shall not be diminished, waived or extinguished by the granting of any indulgence, forbearance or extension of time granted by such party to the other nor by any failure of, or delay by the said party in ascertaining or exercising any such rights or remedies. The waiver by either party of any breach of this Agreement shall not prevent the subsequent enforcement of any subsequent breach of that provision and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of that or any other provision.
12.2 Nothing in this Agreement creates any partnership, fiduciary, or employer/employee relationship between us.
12.3 The parties acknowledge that, in entering into this Agreement, neither party has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or implied from anything said or written in negotiations between the parties prior to such agreement except as expressly stated in this Agreement.
12.4 If any of the provisions in this Agreement are determined by any court or competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be deemed deleted from the Agreement, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Agreement which shall remain in force.
12.5 No variation of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
12.6 A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this Agreement.
12.7 This Agreement and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. Each party agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any such dispute or claim (although the Company reserves the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of this Agreement in your country of residence or any other relevant country).