Barreto.photography operates in the United Kingdom and under its copyright sections of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. For further clarifications, below are excerpts from the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
Ownership of Copyright Works: Creator and First Owner
In the case of written (including software and databases) theatrical, musical or artistic (including photographic) works, the author or creator of the work is also the first owner of any copyright in it. The only exception to this is where the work is made by an employee in the course of his or her employment.
In the case of a film, the principal director and the film producer are joint authors and first owners of the copyright (and the economic rights). Similar provisions to those referred to above, apply where the director is employed by someone.
In the case of a sound recording the author and first owner of copyright is the record producer, in the case of a broadcast, the broadcaster; and in the case of a published edition, the publisher.
Copyright is, however, a form of property which, like physical property, can be bought or sold, inherited or otherwise transferred, wholly or in part. So, some or all of the economic rights may subsequently belong to someone other than the original creator or first owner. In contrast, the moral rights accorded to authors of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and film directors remain with the author or director or pass to his or her heirs on death. Such moral rights will last as long as copyright lasts provided the creator did not waive his moral right. Source: www.ipo.gov.uk
Ownership of Copyright Works: Commissioned Work
Since most of Barreto.photography's work is commissioned work, the IPO states the following:
When you ask or commission another person or organisation to create a copyright work for you, the first legal owner of copyright is the person or organisation that created the work and not you the commissioner, unless you otherwise agree it in writing.
Even though the legal owner of copyright is the creator, it is possible that the commissioner may be considered by the courts to be the beneficial owner of copyright and therefore entitled to legal ownership. This could be where you intend to stop others using or copying the work that has been commissioned for instance a logo designed to be used as your trade mark.
Whilst it might sometimes be possible for a commissioner to argue that he is the beneficial owner of copyright, it is wiser that copyright issues are dealt with as part of the contract so that everyone knows where they stand. In copyright law, it is possible to set out beforehand who will be the owner of copyright in a work yet to be created. It is therefore sensible for an agreement about a commission to cover ownership of this future copyright if it is desired that you, rather than the creator, should be the owner. The agreement must be in writing signed by or on behalf of the creator to be effective. Commissioning contracts can also cover who is licensed to use the copyright material to be created.
If the commissioning contract does not deal with copyright, it may still be possible for you to use the copyright work that you commissioned without seeking permission, but only for the specific purpose that was understood by everyone at the time of the commission (an implied licence could be argued to exist.) For any other uses, it will normally be necessary to ask the creator for permission. Source: www.ipo.gov.uk
Health & Safety
Barreto.photography considers health and safety at work to be of fundamental importance. We have always striven to create a humane organisation, where people matter. This clearly applies to our own company members, but it also affects those with whom we collaborate, and for whom we provide our professional skills.
We do not think that health and safety is an imposition. It is part of our design and management process, and properly integrated it will create a better and more economical product.
It is our policy to take into account in all activities the requirements of all relevant health and safety law, and to continuously seek improvement wherever possible and appropriate.
In particular it is our policy to provide adequate time and resources to:
* Ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare everyone including clients, temporary and contract staff, and of other persons affected by our actions.
* Provide such health and safety training, specialist advice, information, instruction, and supervision as may be necessary to everyone involved with a project.
* Provide means of consultation on health and safety matters for all company members, and other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
* Keep the measures taken to promote health and safety under regular review.
* Monitor our performance in complying with this policy.
Equality & Diversity
Barreto.photography statement on diversity and inclusion:
Barreto.photography recognises that to produce work of high quality, to maintain our reputation for innovation and creativity and to understand and delight our clients we need to fully embrace the skills, talents and knowledge that only a diverse workforce can deliver.
Code of Practice
We recognise and respect each others' differences and strive to build a working environment where our different values and perspectives are actively harnessed to create the best solutions for our equally diverse client base.
We will work to ensure that everyone feels their contribution is valued and their successes are celebrated through our processes and through our training and development.
The diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce is supported by our ethics on sustainability and human rights.
Barreto.photography's principles of diversity and inclusion extend to our clients, our suppliers and all those with whom we choose to work.
Barreto.photography is a provider of photography imagery, established in 2010, to the public sector and private businesses.
Mission: To create value through imaging.
Objectives: To deliver this, the company aims to:
* Meet the needs of its clients by providing services of recognised value.
* Seek continued enhancement of its performance through improved processes.
* Create conditions where people of high ability are able to achieve their highest potential.
* Achieve final delivery by using the company's wide knowledge and skills.
* Maintain honour and mutual respect in relationships with clients, members of the company and collaborators.
Outcome: In meeting these objectives, the company will:
* Deliver projects which are recognised for their quality.
* Provide opportunities for company members and collaborators to develop rewarding careers.
* Achieve a performance which will sustain the long-term success of the business.
* This will result in the company being known for the excellence and creativity of all that it does for clients and for society at large.
Barreto.photography is committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.
The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:
* Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
* Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its power requirement.
* Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
* Source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
* Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to Barreto.photography.
Within 24 hours of the booking call time, the full booking fee will be charged and payable by the client unless the booking is re-scheduled within 24 hours of the cancellation in which case, half the booking fee will be charged and payable by the client.
Outside 24 hours of the booking call time but within 48 hours of the booking call time of the booking date, then half the booking fee will be charged and payable by the client.
The full booking fee will be charged and payable by the client for bookings of more than three days duration: within a period equal to or less than the length of the booking, then Saturdays, Sundays and bank and public holidays are excluded for the purpose of determining the cancellation notice period.