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Terms & Conditions

  1. Blue Metaphor Ltd reserves the right to refuse to use, publish or broadcast any information it considers obscene or morally unsuitable or which would breach copyrights, or which is libelous, defamatory or otherwise illegal.

  2. Should such a submission occur, the client will be advised which information was deemed unsuitable, and requested to amend the information. If the client can show good reason to use the “unsuitable” information, its inclusion may be considered.

  3. Blue Metaphor Ltd cannot be held liable for loss or damage caused as a result of third party action or failure.

  4. The client shall provide appropriate security and insurance arrangements for any filming outside of the United Kingdom for which Blue Metaphor Ltd provides crew or equipment and such arrangements shall be notified to Blue Metaphor Ltd in writing in advance of travel to that jurisdiction. Travel expenses will be at the Client charge.

  5. Blue Metaphor Ltd cannot be held liable to any party for any errors on any medium after the client has agreed in writing that the content is correct and accurate and should be posted, published or broadcast.

  6. Client contracts may be modified by agreement in writing at any time to add or delete services to better fit the client’s needs.

  7. If a project requires additional content this is, in effect, a contract change. An amendment will be made to the original contract and, once approved, becomes contractually binding.

  8. E-mail correspondence shall be sufficient to prove changes to agreements for the form and content of programs and projects.

  9. Blue Metaphor Ltd will not commence work on any project until a signed purchase order or equivalent signed document has been provided by the client and a deposit of 30% has been paid.

  10. Blue Metaphor Ltd asserts its full rights as copyright owner of all material that has been captured, processed and/or produced by us, whether or not such material forms part of a finished project.  The copyright of all produced material is solely owned by Blue Metaphor Ltd and is protected under UK law with full title guarantee all the present and future copyright and other intellectual property rights howsoever arising in the content.

  11. Where the Client provides material to us for inclusion in any project, including but not limited to logos, images, trademarks, footage and audio, the relevant permission must be obtained in advance from the original copyright holder. By accepting these terms and conditions, the Client hereby indemnifies Blue Metaphor Ltd against any possible claims, disputes, expenses or similar that may arise from breaching any copyright laws or pre-existing terms and conditions attributed to the material.

    We retain all rights to the usage of footage captured during the production of any client-commissioned project. As part of our video production service, we will grant a time-unlimited license for use of that footage to the Client subject always to the following express condition:

    “Blue Metaphor Ltd retains all copyright over any content we produce. A usage license grants the Client permission to use the content in the state in which we provide it to the Client. Permission is not granted to re-edit, copy or alter the content in any way."

    We reserve the rights to use any footage and related files from any client-commissioned project in our showreels and for other promotional purposes.

    Blue Metaphor Ltd assigns to the Client a license to use the video production in its complete delivered form only.  We do not give permission for any material to be altered, edited or used as part of another production, unless this is expressly agreed in writing.

    Provided that all monies due to us from the Client have been received as cleared funds in our bank account, and provided that the Client is not in breach of anything contained in these Terms and Conditions the Client is granted a perpetual usage license relating to the video material in its delivered form.

    We retain the right to use any of our copyright material for any legal purpose, including its use within projects for other clients unless (a) we have granted an exclusive license to any Client or (b) the material contains trademarks or specific intellectual or imagery copyrighted by the Client.

  12. Any confidential or proprietary information which is acquired by Blue Metaphor Ltd from a client company, person or entity will not be used or disclosed to any person or entity, except when required to do so by law. If required, Blue Metaphor Ltd will sign and adhere to the conditions of any legal Confidentiality Agreement used by the client.

  13. Any contract requiring Blue Metaphor Ltd to work to specific deadlines provided within the written agreement will be deemed to include a proviso that the clients will make themselves reasonably available to communicate with Blue Metaphor Ltd, its servants or agents, as necessary.

  14. Any claims must be made in writing to Blue Metaphor Ltd within 7 days of receipt of the commissioned product. If no claim is made within this period the client is deemed to have accepted the goods at the agreed price.

  15. Should the client have cause to make any complaint about service or programmes, the complaint, if put in writing to a Director, will be acknowledged by Blue Metaphor Ltd within 14 days and a detailed reply will be issued to the client within a further 14 days thereafter. In cases of complaint, all relevant work together with invoice and original materials should be returned to Blue Metaphor Ltd.

  16. Blue Metaphor Ltd shall be under no liability if unable to carry out any provision of the contract for any reason beyond its control including (without limiting the foregoing) legislation, war, fire, flood, drought, failure of power supply, lock-out, strike, or other action taken by suppliers or owing to any inability to procure materials required for the performance of the contract. During the continuance of such a contingency the client may, by written notice to Blue Metaphor Ltd, elect to terminate the contract and pay for work done and materials used but subject thereto shall otherwise accept delivery when available.

  17. These terms and conditions override those of any other party.

  18. This agreement will be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Registered Address: 13 Buchanans Wharf North, Ferry Street, BS1 6HN Bristol, UK

Blue Metaphor Ltd - Company number 14518128

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