Featureworld Privacy Policy, Cookies, Terms and Conditions

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Selling a story via Featureworld is the safest way to get your story into a newspaper, magazine or on TV.

Contents: Selling your story, Cookies, Syndication, Buying a story, Website terms and conditions.

Selling your story

* By filling in a form on this website, emailing or contacting Featureworld by phone, you are not agreeing to sell your story.

* All conversations between Featureworld and any potential interviewee are strictly confidential. If after speaking with us, you decide not to go any further then we respect this. We need your consent in writing before approaching any editor to sell your story.

* Featureworld respects your privacy. Therefore your details are never passed to any third party without your expressed written consent.

* All deals are put in writing for you to sign before you go ahead.

* In order to obtain the very best deal for you, before approaching Featureworld we ask prospective interviewees not to speak with other agents or with publications directly until they have spoken to us first.

* Before contacting Featureworld we invite you to read about the sell my story policies below, which explains how we sell your story safely…

* Featureworld is regulated by the Editor’s Code as set out by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). In addition Featureworld abides by Ethical journalism – our policy for responsible journalism.

Sell my story package:  more about how Featureworld sells your story safely.

* Please understand, despite our very best efforts, it is not always possible to sell a story and our decision to turn stories down is final.

 Contact Featureworld by post:

Featureworld Ltd: 238a London Road, St Albans AL1 1JQ

* Please note Featureworld is unable to accept any unsolicited post or material, such as books, that are posted to us and we are unable to return any even if you enclose an SAE.

Please note as an online press agency, priority is given to those who approach Featureworld via a sell my story form or email.

Contact Featureworld by phone or text: 07979 750616

Featureworld Ltd is a company registered in England no: 5826131

Cookies

* This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies, a small computer file written to the computer that is visiting the site.  You can stop your browser accepting cookies, or stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. Settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Featureworld only uses information to analyse general usage of the website. Nothing is done to collect personal or identifiable information, and the data is only analysed by Featureworld internally. Featureworld does not pass information to third parties.

Featureworld Syndication Terms and Conditions

Featureworld stories can only be sold by Featureworld. We do not grant anyone else the rights to syndicate stories or any associated photos. You will need to contact us to ask about purchasing a story or any photos. For definition in these conditions Featureworld Ltd is referred to as The Company.
Use of Content
1    The Company grants to the Customer a limited, non-exclusive right to use Content in the Territory for the Permitted Use only and for no other purpose without the written consent of the Company. The licence granted is a single use licence and permits the Customer to use the Content in one publication only unless otherwise expressly agreed by the Company.
2    Content may not be used for advertising, commercial, merchandising or any other purpose and the Customer may not edit, sell, sub-license, assign or transfer the  Content to any third party unless expressly agreed by the Company.
3   Price and payment
4 The Fees payable Content will be as quoted by Featureworld at the time of inquiry. All Fees quoted are quoted in pounds sterling and exclude VAT, which shall be payable (where applicable) at the appropriate rate in addition to such Fees.
5 Payment must be made in pounds sterling unless otherwise agreed by the Company and must be made directly in Featureworld bank account. We do not accept cheques.
6 For one-off syndication, where we have not syndicated copy and photos to you before,  Payment must made at the time of order.
7 If you have previously been a Featureworld customer, and we have never experienced any payment difficulties, you will be sent an invoice. The Customer shall pay in full and cleared funds all invoices within 30 days of the date of invoice.
8    Time for payment is of the essence.
9    Without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company, if the Customer fails to make any payment under these Conditions on the due date for payment then the Company shall be entitled to:
(i)    charge the Customer interest on the unpaid amount at the rate of four per cent (4%) per annum above the then current base rate of Natwest Bank plc from the due date for payment until payment is received in full by the Company; and
(ii)    suspend the Customer’s access to the Content or require the customer to remove any copy and photos from their website until the Company has received payment in full.
7    Refunds policy
8    Refunds in respect of Content will only be made if the Customer can show to the Company’s reasonable satisfaction that there is a legal reason why the story could not be used.
9    Liability
9.1    The Company warrants that any Content is of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for the Permitted Use.
9.2    The Company gives no warranty or representation that the Content will not infringe the intellectual property rights or other proprietary or privacy rights of a third party. The Customer hereby acknowledges and agrees that it uses the Content “as is” at its own risk.
9.3    Save as expressly set out in these Conditions, the Company makes no representations or warranties about the Content.
9.4    Nothing in these Conditions shall exclude or restrict either party’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from that party’s negligence, or for fraud, or for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
9.5    The Company shall not in any circumstances be liable to the Customer for any of the types of loss listed below whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise. Those types of loss are as follows:
(a)    loss of profits;
(b)    loss of revenue;
(c)    economic loss;
(d)    loss of business or contracts;
(e)    loss of anticipated savings or goodwill;
(f)    losses arising from loss of data;
(g)    any losses which arise other than directly and naturally from a breach of contract or other losses which a courts holds to be consequential, special or indirect losses;
(h)    any losses suffered by the Customer arising from any claim against it by a third party for any of the above types of loss.
9.6   The Company’s entire liability whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise under these  Conditions, shall be limited to the Fees paid by the Customer to the Company during the 12 months prior to the date on which such cause of action arises.
10    Links to third party websites
10.1    The site may contain links to the websites of other companies, whether affiliated with the Company or not.  The Company cannot give any undertaking that products purchased from third party websites will be of satisfactory quality, and any such warranties are DISCLAIMED by the Company absolutely.  This DISCLAIMER does not affect the Customer’s statutory rights against the third party seller.
10.1 Events outside our control
10.2 Neither party will be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of its obligations under these Download Conditions due to any event which is outside that party’s reasonable control.
11 Written Communications
11.1 Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications the Company may send to the Customer should be in writing. The Customer accepts that communication with the Company will be mainly electronic.  The Company may contact the Customer by e-mail or provide the Customer with information by posting notices on the site.  For contractual purposes, the Customer agrees to this electronic means of communication and the Customer acknowledges that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that the Company provides to the Customer electronically complies with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
12 Notices
12.1 All notices given by the Customer to the Company should be sent to the Company:
By e-mail to:     [email protected], or
By post to:      Featureworld Ltd, 238a London Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 1JQ UNITED KINGDOM.

12.2 The Company may give notice to the Customer at either the e-mail or postal address the Customer provides to the Company when registering as a Customer.
12.3 Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on the site, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or two days after the date of posting of any letter.  In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
13 Transfer of rights
13.1 The contract between the Customer and the Company is binding on the Customer and the Company and on each party’s respective successors and assigns.
13.2 The Customer may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of any of its rights or obligations under these Conditions without the Company’s prior written consent.
13.3 The Company may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of any or all of its rights or obligations under these  Conditions.
14 General
14.1 The rights and remedies of either party in respect of these Conditions 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 these Conditions 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.
14.2 Nothing in these Conditions creates any partnership, fiduciary, employer/employee relationship or other professional relationship between the Customer and the Company.
14.3 These Conditions represent the entire agreement between the Customer and the Company in relation to the subject matter of this agreement and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between the Company and the Customer. 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 these  Conditions.
14.4 If any of these Conditions are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
14.5 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.
14.6 The Company may revise these Download Conditions at any time by updating this page or by posting notices elsewhere on the site. Any changes to these Download Conditions shall be applicable from the date of posting on the site. Customers should check these Conditions each time they download any Content from the site.
14.7 These Conditions are governed by the law of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the site (although the Company retains the right to bring proceedings against the Customer for breach of these Conditions in their country of residence or any other relevant country).
15 About Us
15.1 The site is owned and operated by Featureworld Ltd a company registered in England and Wales with company number 5826131 and having its registered office at 238a London Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 1JQ Our VAT number is 825406048.

Buying a story: Featureworld Terms and Conditions

All stories sold to publications, television, websites or other media are sold under these terms and conditions and it is expected that any editors purchasing a story from Featureworld are fully conversant with them. If you disagree with these terms and conditions then do not purchase a story. Please note the term publication also includes television, websites and all other media.

Rights Photos and Copy

Featureworld Ltd retains all rights to all stories and photos that are supplied whether first rights, second rights or syndicated to any publication within your group, outside your group or anywhere in the world or to any publication, Television, internet publication, media outlet or any other outlet whatsoever. Publication is only permitted with written agreement under these terms for one use only in the named publication/online when the appointed Featureworld Ltd journalist’s byline MUST be credited at all times on the copy and all collect photos associated with any story and personal photos supplied by the interviewee or Featureworld Ltd MUST be credited copyright: featureworld.co.uk both in the online version (if applicable) and in the printed publication. When buying a story you agree that if copy or photos are not properly credited to Featureworld and the named Featureworld writer at the outset (ie it is not enough to publish and then correct at a later date) then you undertake to pay double the agreed published price of the story to compensate for potential lost revenue caused.

Featureworld stories are only ever sold on a one use only basis in a named publication or website. We do not permit any rights whatsoever under any circumstances ever for any syndication, reproduction, republishing of any stories, copy or photos both past, present and future – this includes use of the story, republication by another publication or website within your group or associated media. By selling a story, photo, news article or feature to any one individual or publisher Featureworld does not assign the copyright to the publisher. Furthermore Featureworld Ltd copy and photos are not to be made available to a third party via library or cuttings or for study or for academic use. Parts of them are not to be reprinted in parts of any subsequent feature/story/copy without our prior expressed permission in writing.

If any company wishes to reuse, republish or resell any photo (even if it a photo taken by a staff photographer) associated with a story supplied by Featureworld Ltd or collect photo or any copy or any story or any part of any story/copy that is supplied by Featureworld Ltd then permission can only be granted via Featureworld Ltd and this permission must be requested in writing and granted in writing.

Where a publisher, magazine, newspaper or other media outlet (be it print or online) publishes words, pictures, stories, features or news articles, Featureworld maintains the right to reproduce that work subject to the terms of sale.

Any reproduction of work not authorised by Featureworld is in breach of UK Copyright Law and the Terms and Conditions of sale.

Payment

Payment for any work or supply of tips, contact details or photos/collects must be made no more than 30 days from date of invoice. Any queries with an invoice must be made in writing within seven days from date of invoice. Late payments will be dealt with under the terms of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 and in addition organisations that do not pay promptly may no longer be offered stories.

Once a publication has agreed to purchase a story from Featureworld, then a contract is formed between Featureworld and that publication. If having commissioned Featureworld, the story is subsequently presented by another agency and if the publication wishes to then purchase the story from another agency – including where an interviewee has decided to engage another agent or for any other reason – then the publication will pay Featureworld half of the agreed fee.

Stories that have been commissioned from Featureworld which are spiked or disused (through no fault of Featureworld) will be entitled to the full agreed amount.

Cuttings

Featureworld maintains the right to print online clippings of our own work or provide links to online scans of our work for display and reference purposes.

Featureworld reserves the right to withdraw any story for any reason at any time, typically if we believe it is no longer in the interests of the interviewee for their story to be published.

Waiver of liability

While Featureworld endeavours to carry out all reasonable checks on stories and photographs provided, the publication must make its own checks as to whether provided stories and photos are publishable and legally sound and furthermore Featureworld cannot indemnify or be responsible for any complaints, loss or litigation brought against the publisher or any individual as a result of any published articles.

Entire Agreement

This agreement will be construed in accordance with and under and pursuant to the laws of the United Kingdom.

By working with Featureworld we acknowledge that anyone purchasing a story from Featureworld has read these terms and conditions, understood its terms, has sought legal advice if necessary and have voluntarily accepted it.
Featureworld website terms and conditions

1) Introduction
These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
(2) Licence to use website
Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.
You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
(c) show any material from the website in public;
(d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
(e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website;
(f) redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution(3) Service Access
While we endeavour to ensure that the website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Access to the website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

(4) Acceptable use
You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the website any material that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience.
You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
We shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting material in breach of this clause 4.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.
You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.
(5) Restricted access
Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.
If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.
We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

(6) User generated content
In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website, for whatever purpose.
You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.
Notwithstanding our rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.

(7) Limited warranties
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website (excluding user content) is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).
(8) Limitations of liability
Nothing in these terms and conditions (or elsewhere on our website) will exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Subject to this, our liability to you in relation to the use of our website or under or in connection with these terms and conditions, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, will be limited as follows:
(a) to the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature;
(b) we will not be liable for any consequential, indirect or special loss or damage;
(c) we will not be liable for any loss of profit, income, revenue, anticipated savings, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, or information;
(d) we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
(8.1) Third party content
Featureworld sometimes uses third party sources to generate content, whilst every effort is made to ensure the availability and accuracy of third party content, featureworld.co.uk shall not be made liable for any loss or damages suffered by any party using third party content displayed on this website to the fullest extent that may exclude or limit such liability.
(8.2) Circumstances beyond reasonable control
In any event, featureworld.co.uk will not be liable to you for any failures, interruptions, delays or other matters of a similar nature arising out of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
(8.3) Links to other sites and resources
Where this Site contains links to other sites and resources, which are provided by third parties, these links and resources are provided for your information only and you access them at your own risk. We have not reviewed all of the third party websites and we do not control and are not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. We therefore do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found  there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. We are not liable or responsible for the content of third party sites or resources.

(9) Indemnity
You hereby indemnify and hold harmless featureworld.co.uk and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions

(10) Breaches of these terms and conditions
Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

(11) Variation
We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(12) Assignment
We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.
You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

(13) Severability
If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
(14) Exclusion of third party rights
These terms and conditions are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

(15) Entire agreement
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
(16) Law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

 Contact Featureworld by post:

Featureworld Ltd: 238a London Road, St Albans AL1 1JQ

* Please note Featureworld is unable to accept any unsolicited post or material, such as books, that are posted to us and we are unable to return any even if you enclose an SAE.

Please note as an online press agency, priority is given to those who approach Featureworld via a sell my story form or email. 

Contact Featureworld by phone or text: 07979 750616

Featureworld Ltd is a company registered in England no: 5826131

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