Hardy's Yearbooks
Photography Copyright Policy


"Hardy's Publishing Ltd takes measures to respect the wishes of photographers in relation to their copyright whilst limiting Hardy's Publishing Ltd' liability for infringement. Hardy's Publishing Ltd also helps customers make an informed choice as to which photographers to use."

This Photography Copyright Policy governs the manner in which photographs and other images collected from users (each, a "User") of the https://www.hardysyearbooks.co.uk/ website ("Site") or provided by any other means to Hardy's Publishing Ltd for the creation of printed and/or digital media including yearbooks. Furthermore this photography copyright policy applies to the Site and all other products and services offered by Hardy's Publishing Ltd.


Hardy's Publishing Ltd seeks to ensure that their customers respect the copyright of photos taken by their respective photographers (copyright holders) whilst also limiting Hardy's Publishing Ltd' liability relating to infringement of that copyright.

Photographers make agreements to grant Hardy's Publishing Ltd with a licence to use their photos and in exchange Hardy's Publishing Ltd take the measures detailed in this document to respect photographers' copyright. Where an agreement hasn't been made with a photographer then Hardy's Publishing Ltd will seek to make such an agreement and failing that may refuse to use photos by that photographer within a customers' yearbooks.

To help Clients make an informed choice as to which photographers to use and to quickly communicate a photographer's policy to customers, Hardy's Publishing Ltd makes a list of photographers available to customers which detail the particulars of that photographers' current policy and/or custom agreement(s) with Hardy's Publishing Ltd.

Photographers are encouraged to suggest changes to these measures that we take in regards to our copyright policy and to the copyright policy itself. Please contact John Hardy (managing director) at Hardy's Publishing Ltd directly to discuss such suggestions.

Important copyright notice regarding uploaded photos - please read carefully:

You are providing Hardy's Publishing Ltd with permission to use your uploaded photos in your yearbooks.

You may only upload photos:

  • which you have taken yourself (does NOT include scanned photos which you didn't take)
  • OR you have received permission to use from the copyright holder (and provided such permission to Hardy's Publishing Ltd

If you wish to upload photos taken by a photographer, you MUST first contact Hardy's Publishing Ltd providing the name of the photographer and a description of the photos.

Please note that:

  • owning a photo does not automatically give you a licence to copy/scan/print/use that photo
  • photos stored on school databases (e.g. SIMS) do not automatically come with licences to use them
  • the copyright of a photo is held by the photographer, and only they can give permission for its use
  • if in doubt please contact Hardy's Publishing Ltd or the person/company who took the photos
  • not knowing who took a photo does not give you the right to use it

IMPORTANT - We recommend checking with your school photographer - before photos are taken - that they will provide you with a licence to use their photos in your yearbooks and/or similar products without charge or that the appropriate licence fees are agreed in advance.

To help Clients make an informed choice as to which photographers to use and to quickly communicate a photographer's policy to customers, Hardy's Publishing Ltd makes a list of photographers available to customers which detail the particulars of that photographers' current policy and/or custom agreement(s) with Hardy's Publishing Ltd.

LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT PROVIDE PERMISSION TO USE THEIR PHOTOS:

Van Cols - The Old School, School Lane, Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4BN T: 01206 271521 E: info@van-cols.co.uk
Yellow School Photographers - The Old Stables, Peewit Hill Close, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 1DH T: 023 8040 4070
Colourfoto - Image House Jubilee Trading Estate, E Tyndall St, Cardiff CF24 5EF T: 029 2044 8210 W: www.colorfoto.co.uk
Fraser Portraits - Fraser Portraits Ltd, 206 The Broadway, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8DP T: 01202 692433 W: www.fraserportraits.com
Astra Colour - 35 The Quadrangle, Findon Village, West Sussex, BN14 0RB T: 01903 877 677 W: www.astracolour.co.uk
Hayeley Lehman - Hayley Lehmann Ltd, The Den, 2 Dingle Close, Barnet, Herts,EN5 3EL T: 020 8447 5706 E: contact@hlschools.co.uk
Snappers Photography T: 01962 779548 W: http://www.snappersphotography.co.uk

Gillman and Soame - McKay Trading Estate, Station Approach, Bicester OX26 6BZ T: 01869 328200 E: enquiries@gillmanandsoame.co.uk
The School Photography Company - Beaumont Close,Banbury,OX16 1TG W: www.schoolphotographs.co.uk
Ward Henry - The Hub, Twyford Mill, Oxford Road, Adderbury, OXON, OX17 3SX T: 0844 372 7337 W: www.ward-hendry.com
H Tempest Ltd - The Colour Laboratory, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3HU - T: 01736 752411 W: www.htempest.co.uk

Changes to this policy

Hardy's Publishing Ltd may at it's own discretion, update this photography copyright policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect and uphold photography copyright. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this photography copyright policy periodically and become aware of any modifications.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Photography Copyright Policy please contact us at:

Hardy's Publishing Ltd
15C High St, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5DP
United Kingdom
Tel: 01594 840400
Email: office@hardysyearbooks.co.uk

This document was last updated on August 18th 2016