PERSONAL MEMBERS If you are an individual who appreciates the unique form of visual journalism offered by Graphic News, you can give your support by becoming a Member. As a thank you for your support, you receive unrestricted page views so can enjoy the succinct visual presentation and stories covered by Graphic News. You also receive credits that allow you to download infographics (those available in JPG format) for your own personal interest and education.
FAQ: Why give credits?
Credits allow Members to download an agreed number of graphics, one graphic per credit, without having to go through checkout.
FAQ: Can I purchase more credits if I run out?
Yes, you can buy more credits using the link in your online Account dashboard. Credits are supplied in bundles rather than individually because of banking charges on online purchases.
FAQ: Is there any difference between credits included with membership and those that are purchased separately?
Yes, the credits included with your Membership are non-refundable and can only be used during the membership period. Those that are bought separately last for up to 12 months, but they can only be used if you have an active membership during this period.
FAQ: How can I obtain infographics in modifiable formats?
Contact us for a bespoke arrangement, or use one of the options available to publishers and corporations.
FAQ: What if the graphic I want isn't available as a JPG?
Some types of graphics (such as interactives, videos or animations) obviously cannot be made available as a static JPG. Others may be missing, corrupted, or - for legacy graphics in the archive - were never made available as a JPG. If you contact us we will try to reissue the graphic in the format you want.
FAQ: What can I use the graphic for? Can I publish on my blog?
Personal Members have a Personal Educational License as defined by the User Terms.
This allows content to be used for your personal interest and education or for classroom hand-outs if you are a teacher. It also allows use on personal non-commercial blogs or websites. A website is considered to be non-commercial if it has less than 1000 unique visitors a month or for which less than Euro 200 advertising revenue accrues each month. The license does NOT allow an artist to use Graphic News copyright work as visual reference to create their own images for commercial use. For this a professional license is needed.
FAQ: Are infographics available for free for not-for-profit educational establishments?
Applications are reviewed individually, but the answer is generally "no". This is because our rates are designed primarily to cover our costs. We do not ourselves make a profit and all the revenue we receive is reinvested in the service. I would also note that many so called not-for profit educational organizations pay their staff very "realistic" wages, and some even charge their students more than "realistic" fees. Others give infographics away as a "value added" service or to promote their courses.