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Terms and Conditions

The use of this website is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read this User Agreement carefully.

General

In visiting screenshot-media.com you are agreeing to be legally bound by the following terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the site. If you do not agree with the rules contained in this Agreement, please do not use the Service. SCREENSHOT may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting online. Please review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. To continue to use screenshot-media.com after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

Use of material on this site

Your use of screenshot-media.com is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that, as between SCREENSHOT and you, SCREENSHOT is the sole owner of all content on screenshot-media.com, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the site.

You may download and print extracts from screenshot-media.com for your own personal and non-commercial use only, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print. You may not use any SCREENSHOT content for any other purpose without our prior written approval. Except as expressly authorised by SCREENSHOT, you are not allowed to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on screenshot-media.com.

If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these terms and conditions, please contact us at enquiries@screenshot-media.com. If you operate a news aggregation service that charges a subscription fee to its users, then you need to approach SCREENSHOT directly to discuss your licensing requirements.

You agree to use screenshot-media.com only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of screenshot-media.com. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within screenshot-media.com.

Disclaimers and limitation of liability

The content of screenshot-media.com, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to screenshot-media.com, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in SCREENSHOT Content. Nothing on screenshot-media.com is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of reading screenshot-media.com. You can access other sites via links from SCREENSHOT. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning screenshot-media or SCREENSHOT content. In particular, we do not warrant that screenshot-media.com or any of its contents is virus-free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to screenshot-media.com, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

Third-party advertising

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on screenshot-media.com. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on screenshot-media.com, please contact enquiries@screenshot-media.com.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

The content of screenshot-media.com, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to screenshot-media.com, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Contributions to the site

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to screenshot-media.com you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant SCREENSHOT the right to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed. You warrant that your contribution:

You warrant that the content you submit to us does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual. You agree to indemnify SCREENSHOT against all legal fees, damages, and other expenses that may be incurred by SCREENSHOT as a result of your breach of the above warranty, and waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on screenshot-media.com and the purposes specified above. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

If you are under 16, you confirm that you have permission of your parent or SCREENSHOT to submit content.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SCREENSHOT, its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees and expenses, arising out a breach by you of these terms and conditions or arising out of a breach of your obligations, representation and warranties under these terms and conditions.

No waiver

Our failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms of service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of SCREENSHOT.

Privacy policy

This is SCREENSHOT's Privacy Policy for screenshot-media.com. This document explains SCREENSHOT's policies for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information on screenshot-media.com. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as "data" below) that may be collected by this site.

Collection of data

As on many websites, the site editor may automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on this site (if it is indeed the site editor's policy to display advertising) is set forth below.

Use of data

Data may be used to customise and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data from being made available to third parties unless

(i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy;

(ii) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data;

(iii) a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider;

(iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement;

(v) it is found that your use of this site violates the site editor's policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by the site editor to protect the site editor's legal rights and/or property;

or

(vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this policy.

In the event you choose to use links displayed on this website to visit other websites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites. SCREENSHOT uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Cookies

Like many websites, this website sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience—to remember your personal settings, for instance. Advertisements may display on this website and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer; such cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the parties providing the advertisement. However, the parties providing the advertising do not have access to this site's cookies. These parties usually use non-personally identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to this site.

For more information about this type of online advertising, cookies, and how to turn this feature off, please visit this link.

Please note that turning off advertising cookies won’t mean that you are not served any advertising, merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.

Advertising

We have partnered with Freestar to provide advertisements on our website. You can view the Freestar Privacy Policy on its website.

Editorial team information


When SCREENSHOT was created three years ago, it set out to be a premium culture and entertainment Gen Z publisher first and foremost. While we've since evolved into a media company with many arms (agency and strategy), our mission has remained the same. We offer next generation audiences content that is refreshing, entertaining and easy to digest without ever compromising on quality. We know what our audience cares about and deliver them precisely that.

Led by Editor-In-Chief Alma Fabiani, the SCREENSHOT editorial team is made of a core team of journalists aged 22 to 25, who each have specific areas of expertise, and a wider team of just over 150 contributors. You can find out more about the SCREENSHOT team here.

Ethics policy/editorial code


The purpose of this code is, above all, to protect and foster the bond of trust between screenshot-media.com and its readers, and therefore to protect the integrity of SCREENSHOT and its journalism, however it is published.

As a set of guidelines this will not form part of a journalist's contract of employment, nor will it form part, for either editorial management or journalists, of disciplinary, promotional or recruitment procedures. However, by observing this code, journalists working for SCREENSHOT will be protecting the independence, standing and reputation of themselves and their colleagues. It is important that freelancers also abide by these guidelines while on assignment for SCREENSHOT.

Press Complaints Commission (PCC) Code of Practice

SCREENSHOT - in common with most news publishers in Britain - considers the PCC's Code of Practice to be a sound statement of ethical behaviour for journalists. It is written into our terms of employment that staff should adhere to the Code of Practice. It is published below so that all editorial staff can familiarise themselves with it.

1. Professional Practice


Attribution


a) Anonymous quotations

We recognise that people will often speak more honestly if they are allowed to speak anonymously. The use of non-attributed quotes can therefore often assist the reader towards a truer understanding of a subject than if a journalist confined him/herself to quoting bland on-the-record quotes. But if used lazily or indiscriminately, anonymous quotes become a menace. We should be honest about our sources, even if we can't name them.

There may be exceptional circumstances when anonymous pejorative quotes may be used, but they will be rare - and only after consultation with the Editor-in-Chief. In the absence of specific approval, we should paraphrase anonymous pejorative quotes.

b) Anonymous contributions

Articles commissioned by screenshot-media.com should be published anonymously or pseudonymously only in exceptional circumstances, for example where the author's safety, privacy or livelihood may be compromised, and only with the permission of the relevant editor or managing editor. In these cases, readers should be made aware that identities have been obscured or withheld. This provision need not apply to user-generated content published or reproduced on our digital platforms, or to authors with established pseudonyms commissioned or hosted by screenshot-media.com in that capacity.

c) Credits

Staff must not reproduce other people's material without attribution, other than in exceptional circumstances - for example where the source cannot be identified - and only with permission of the most senior editor on duty. The source of published material obtained from another organisation should be acknowledged, including quotes taken from other newspaper articles. Bylines should be carried only on material that is substantially the work of the bylined journalist. If an article contains a significant amount of agency copy then the agency should be credited.

Bribery and facilitation payments

The Bribery Act 2010 takes a robust approach to bribery and creates a number of criminal offences, which even if committed abroad can be prosecuted in the UK. These include (i) bribery - ie offering someone in the UK or abroad a financial or other advantage to improperly perform an activity (whether public or private), (ii) being bribed and (iii) bribing a foreign public official. In some circumstances, offers or acceptances of hospitality and/or facilitation payments paid to public officials abroad in order to secure or expedite the performance of a routine or necessary action will come within the Act. There is no public interest defence, although where an individual is left with no alternative but to make a facilitation payment in order to protect against loss of life, limb or liberty there may be a defence of duress. Staff should always discuss with their managing editor beforehand if they are concerned that any payments might fall into these categories and, if such payments are requested or made, they should inform the Editor-in-Chief or their managing editor of the circumstances as soon as they are able to afterwards.

Bribery and facilitation payments

The Bribery Act 2010 takes a robust approach to bribery and creates a number of criminal offences, which even if committed abroad can be prosecuted in the UK. These include (i) bribery - ie offering someone in the UK or abroad a financial or other advantage to improperly perform an activity (whether public or private), (ii) being bribed and (iii) bribing a foreign public official. In some circumstances, offers or acceptances of hospitality and/or facilitation payments paid to public officials abroad in order to secure or expedite the performance of a routine or necessary action will come within the Act. There is no public interest defence, although where an individual is left with no alternative but to make a facilitation payment in order to protect against loss of life, limb or liberty there may be a defence of duress. Staff should always discuss with their managing editor beforehand if they are concerned that any payments might fall into these categories and, if such payments are requested or made, they should inform the Editor-in-Chief or their managing editor of the circumstances as soon as they are able to afterwards.

Children

Special care should be taken when dealing with children (under the age of 16). To be photographed or interviewed, children must have parental consent first and foremost. Articles that include significant intrusions into children's private lives without their understanding and consent need a strong public interest justification. In view of the longevity of online material, editors should consider whether children's identities should be obscured to protect them from embarrassment or harm as they grow older. These provisions extend to writers who are considering making their own children the subject of an article. Consent to publication should be sought where the child is reasonably considered able to make an informed decision.

Commissioning

SCREENSHOT supports good commissioning practice, including fair treatment of freelances.

Copy approval

The general rule is that no one should be given the right to copy approval. In certain circumstances, we may allow people to see copy or quotes but we are not required to alter copy. We should avoid offering copy approval as a method of securing interviews or cooperation.

Copyright

Journalists should not use content from non-authorised third-party sources - whether pictures, text or other media - without obtaining the necessary permissions. There are limited legal situations where permission may not be needed but you must check with the picture desk or editorial legal before using without permission.

Direct quotations

Should not be changed to alter their context or meaning.

Endorsements

Journalists should not agree to promote through copy, photographs or footnotes the financial interests of prospective interviewees or contributors, or their sponsors, as a means of securing access to them. Promotional information about a subject or author provided in footnotes should be included only where, in the editor's judgment, it is of genuine interest or assistance to the reader.

Errors

It is the policy of screenshot-media.com to correct significant errors as soon as possible. Journalists have a duty to cooperate frankly and openly with SCREENSHOT readers' editors and to report errors to them. All complaints should be brought to the attention of the readers' editors.

External assistance

Journalists should not engage the paid services of external non-journalistic agents or assistants without the prior knowledge and approval of the Editor-in-Chief.

Fairness

The more serious the criticism or allegations we are reporting the greater the obligation to allow the subject the opportunity to respond.

Grief

People should be treated with sensitivity during periods of grief and trauma.

Legal

Our libel and contempt laws are complex and constantly developing. The consequences of losing actions can be expensive and damaging for our reputation. Staff should a) familiarise themselves with the current state of the law and seek training if they feel unconfident about aspects of it; b) consult our in-house lawyers about specific concerns on stories.

Payment

In general, SCREENSHOT does not pay for stories, except from bona fide freelance sources. The editor or their deputies must approve rare exceptions.

PCC and libel judgments

Judgments by the PCC and the outcome of defamation actions relating to SCREENSHOT should be reported promptly.

Photographs

Digitally enhanced or altered images, montages and illustrations should be clearly labelled as such.

Privacy

In keeping with both the PCC Code and the Human Rights Act, we believe in respecting people's privacy. Much journalism may be intrinsically intrusive but we should avoid invading anyone's privacy unless there is a clear public interest in doing so. Proportionality is essential, as is proper prior consideration where privacy issues may be involved. To borrow from the recommendations made by the former

The degree of intrusion must be justified by the seriousness of the story and the public good that is likely to follow from its publication. Likewise, the grounds for investigation must be strong; we do not conduct 'fishing' expeditions unless the issue, suspicion and prospects of success are all serious. Caution should also be exercised about reporting and publishing identifying details, such as street names and numbers, that may enable others to intrude on the privacy or safety of people who have become the subject of media coverage.

Race

In general, we do not publish someone's race or ethnic background or religion unless that information is pertinent to the story. We do not report the race of criminal suspects unless their ethnic background is part of a description that seeks to identify them or is an important part of the story (for example, if the crime was a hate crime).

Sources

Sources promised confidentiality must be protected at all costs. However, where possible, the sources of information should be identified as specifically as possible.

Subterfuge

Journalists should generally identify themselves as SCREENSHOT employees when working on a story. There may be instances involving stories of exceptional public interest where this does not apply, but this needs the approval of a head of department. This applies to anything we publish, including any information obtained by the subterfuge of others.

Suicide

Journalists are asked to exercise particular care in reporting suicide or issues involving suicide, bearing in mind the risk of encouraging others. This should be borne in mind both in presentation, including the use of pictures and in describing the method of suicide. Any substances should be referred to in general rather than specific terms if possible. The feelings of relatives should also be carefully considered.

Verification

Trust in the authenticity and reliability of our sources is essential. Digital communications and a fast-moving news environment present special challenges for verification, and scepticism should therefore be the starting point for web and email sources. We must be tenacious in seeking reliable corroboration and should state the level of substantiation we have been able to achieve (ie, "SCREENSHOT has been unable independently to verify the facts"). Do not state as fact information about or from someone who we cannot authenticate (ie, "A student who says she witnessed the riot," not "a student who witnessed the riot"). Where relevant we must be open with readers in saying what medium was used to conduct an interview. Satisfaction with sources is the responsibility of desk editors as well as reporters and correspondents and sub-editors should be confident in challenging the dependability of information.

2. Personal behaviour and conflicts of interest


Commercial products

No SCREENSHOT journalist or freelance primarily associated with SCREENSHOT should endorse commercial products unless with the express permission of their head of department or managing editor. Neither should they be involved in producing advertisement features (advertorials).

Confidentiality

Desk editors with access to personal information relating to other members of staff are required to treat such information as confidential, and not disclose it to anyone except in the course of discharging formal responsibilities.

Conflicts of interest

Staff journalists should be sensitive to the possibility that activities outside work (including holding office or being otherwise actively involved in organisations, companies or political parties) could be perceived as having a bearing on - or as coming into conflict with - the integrity of our journalism. Staff should be transparent about any outside personal, philosophical or financial interests that might conflict with their professional performance, or could be perceived to do so.

Interaction with readers

Our most important relationship is the one we have with our readers and site users. Courtesy applies whether an exchange takes place in person, by telephone, letter, email or social media.

Corrections policy


SCREENSHOT makes every effort for content to be completely accurate upon publication. If a correction is required, however, we are transparent and update a story if new information either adds to or invalidates the original story. We will issue corrections for factual errors or if rogue typos in the copy could cause audiences to misunderstand the story.

We almost always leave all editorial content live, with notes and corrections as needed. We may, in rare instances, remove content from our website, social media pages, or related platforms for legal reasons or extenuating circumstances. Removal will never be at the direction of, or be influenced by, our advertisers and will always be approved by editorial leadership.

If you've spotted a possible mistake in our editorial content please let us know so that we can look into it. You can email alma@screenshot-media.com or enquiries@screenshot-media.com.

Fact-checking policy


SCREENSHOT is committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online. For any content we publish, we always make an effort to cross-check data and information found online by relying on independent, third-party fact-checking organisations who are certified through the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) to identify, review and take action on this content, as well as other authoritative publications.

The main focus of our fact-checking approach is identifying and addressing viral misinformation, particularly clear hoaxes that have no basis in fact. Fact-checking organisations prioritise provably false claims, especially those that are timely or trending and important to the average person.

Below are some of the fact-checking platforms we use at SCREENSHOT to conduct accurate article research:

Ownership and funding information


SCREENSHOT is an independent publication and media company which also comprises a full-service agency arm, SCREENSHOT Agency.

 

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