Publication or use of Content displayed on the Platform is subject to payment of an Agreed Fee to the Supplier of that Content (or a company authorised to receive payments on their behalf) and the terms below. The WEBSITE TERMS and PAYMENT TERMS form part of this agreement.These Terms may be amended at any time by posting the amended terms to this page. These User Terms were last amended January 2022.
  1. DEFINITIONS:• The term Graphic News refers to the supplier of the Graphic News Service. This service was originally produced by Graphic News Ltd (GN) , and from January 2022 by Graphic News Collective LLP (GNC) - a partnership formed by ex-GN staff - under a license from GN. GNC also manages the platform on behalf of GN.
    Suppliers supply Content to the Platform . The Platform collects online payments on behalf of the Suppliers and disperses them to the Suppliers, charging a percentage to support the development of the platform and to promote visual journalism internationally. The Platform includes not only but also associated websites such as and
    • The term Content includes the graphics, pictures and words visible on the Website pages, what can be obtained from those pages by downloading, copying and pasting, or sent by e-mail, rss or FTP, but excludes any proprietary trade marks belonging to Suppliers. Content is protected by international copyright, trademark and database laws and is the responsibility of the Suppliers.
    • The term Graphic includes not only the overall design but also the visual elements, words and coding used in their construction and with which they are associated, and all rearrangements, modifications, or translations made of these regardless of the form or media in or on which they are supplied, or storied or copied to.
    • The Unlimited Deal offered by Graphic News to media publishers is one for which the monthly fee is agreed in advance and doesn't depend on downloads or any other measures of usage. It also allows an unlimited number of people to access the service with their own LoginID. It only allows access to Content supplied by GNC.
      Depending on the Fee paid, either a Personal Educational License or a Professional Editorial license is given by the Supplier.
    • PERSONAL EDUCATIONAL LICENSE: This allows content to be:-
      • used for the personal interest and education of the person who paid the Agreed Fee;
      • used by teachers for classroom teaching and by students in scholastic projects;
      • published on a personal non-commercial blog or website that is educational and has less than 1000 unique visitors each month or for which less than Euro 200 advertising revenue accrues each month. A link must be included to the Graphic News Website.
      This license does NOT allow use by an artist or designer as visual reference to create new images for commercial use.
    • PROFESSIONAL EDITORIAL LICENSE: This allows content to be: –
      • shared between people within the organization or company that paid the Agreed Fee;
      • used as a source of information or visual reference, provided the source is acknowledged;
      • published in print, digital or social media owned, produced and effectively controlled by the person, organization or company that paid the Agreed Fee (the "Permitted Publications"), provided the use is in the context of the publisher's own editorial coverage. Content may be published more than once, but for an unlimited deal only within the period of the subscription.

      Graphics may be reproduced as supplied, modified, or the words edited or translated, or the drawn elements used separately or in alternative designs, subject to inclusion of an appropriate credit. Giving the right to reproduce, translate or modify Content shall not be deemed to be a transfer of copyright. Pictures included within Content may only be used in that context, and only provided the source from whom the pictures were obtained is included whenever Content is published. This license may NOT be transferred, sold or otherwise disposed of without expressed written permission.
    • Users are given a LoginID to access Content on the Website. LoginIDs may only be used by the person to whom they are supplied, unless specifically supplied as a multi-user LoginID. LoginIDs must be held securely and not communicated to any other person.
      • Group accounts allow the person, organization or company that paid the Agreed Fee to have more than one user, each with their own LoginID, provided these users are employed or otherwise controlled by them.
      • Group accounts have a Main Contact who is the first point of contact with the Website Manager and with other Users in the group. The Main Contact, or other User given User Administration permissions, may invite people to join the group or to sign on to receive e-alerts, may delete Users from the Group, give Users permissions to download, manage other Users, and/or review financial information.
    • Content obtained from The Website may only be stored and copied to enable the permitted use, and must not be supplied to third parties without express written permission. Content downloaded as part of an unlimited deal must be deleted from all storage devices when the subscription ends. Content that was published may only be retained in the context in which it was previously published, and must not be used as a source for re-use in a different context.
    • Access to the Website and the permissions associated with a LoginID, including the use of embed code, may be terminated at any time at the absolute discretion of the Website Manager.
  4. CREDITS & COPYRIGHT An appropriate credit must always be included whenever a graphic is published. Content published as supplied by Graphic News should include the credit GRAPHIC NEWS as in the supplied item. If the Graphic has been modified this should be indicated in the credit, for example GRAPHIC NEWS/PUBLICATION. The credit should only be abbreviated, for example to GN, when space limitations make a full credit impossible or when the credit relates to a single element, either alone or contained within a larger graphic. GRAPHIC NEWS should be quoted as a source (rather than given a copyright credit) only if a graphic has been used as visual reference.
  5. LIABILITY • Users should: Ensure that Content used does not breach any applicable laws, rules, regulations or local market conventions; Notify the Website Manager immediately should any problems arise with the Content; Remove any Content from a website or other recurring publication within 24 hours if reasonably requested so to do; Indemnify the Supplier for any losses incurred by the Supplier due to the User not complying with the terms of this agreement.
    • Suppliers will: Take all reasonable efforts to make sure Content is suitable for the Permitted Use and that any required third party permissions have been obtained; Agree to respond without delay should a User report a problem with Content; In no event be liable for loss or damage due to any errors or inaccuracies in the Content or actions taken in reliance on these; due to delays, unavailability, or limitations of connectivity due to the internet or matters of a similar nature; due to technical factors including viruses; due to any factor beyond their reasonable control.
  6. AMENDMENTS Reasonable amendments to these Terms may be made at any time by posting the amended terms on the Website. If any of the terms of this agreement are held to be illegal or unenforceable the validity and enforceability of the remainder shall continue in full force and effect. The provision in question shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable term which corresponds as far as possible with the original.
  7. LAW Failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy under this agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. A person who is not a party to these terms shall have no right under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these terms of use. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. All Terms are in the English language; Translations when available are for the convenience of user, and should there be a difference in meaning or interpretation, the English language version will take precedence.

If you have any questions about these terms or have any problem relating to the Content on the Website, please contact The Website Manager via the Contact Us link on the website. They will forward your question to the relevant Supplier.

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