TERMS & CONDITIONS
TERMS OF BUSINESS
All bookings at Mattison Studio are subject to the terms within this agreement.
Mattison Studio is a trading name of JB LTD.
Bookings must be made in advance.
We require 50% deposit to be fully cleared in our account before we are able to confirm a booking. The balance must be paid in full within a month of the invoice for the total of the works conducted. Deposits are non refundable.
CONDITIONS OF HIRE
Mattison Studio operates on 4h to 8h booking slots, including all setup, backup and break time unless stated otherwise by ourselves in writing.
We reserve the right to change these terms at our discretion.
CANCELLATION POLICY – FEES AND CHARGES
The fee for booking the session is non refundable. The fees shall not be reduced on account of the client’s failure to use the studio for any or all of the period of the booking and/or the client’s cancellation of the booking or any part thereof after the cancellation period. Additional fees for credit card payments and overseas transfers may apply.
If the Period of Booking is exceeded for any reason, the Client shall be charged an overtime fee of £80 per hour for studio and engineer.
The Company reserves the right to amend the Overtime Fee prior to the commencement of the Booking.
By making a booking the Client acknowledges that they or their representatives shall be responsible for ensuring the suitability of the studio for the client’s purpose, that the client’s equipment shall be compatible with the studio to a good working order, and any problem or damage caused by use of clients own equipment will be the entire fault of the Client and subject to any charges.
It is a condition of accepting any studio booking that the person making the booking will be held liable for payment of any invoice relating to the booking whether or not they nominate a third party to be invoiced. You acknowledge that in the course of your use of the Studio you may have access to information (whether written or otherwise) relating to Mattison Studio and/or Mattison Studio’s clients and/or Mattison Studio’s clients recordings or recording activities which is (a) not readily known by the general public and (b) not directly related to the purpose of your use of the Studio (“Confidential Information” which for the avoidance of doubt includes the fact that other Mattison Studio clients are working at the Studio what they are working on and who they are working with). You agree that you will not disclose to any third party or use any Confidential Information nor publish nor disseminate or allow the publication and/or dissemination of any Confidential Information in any media (including by means of photographs or recordings of any kind) including without limitation on social media platforms/sites.
The client is allowed collection of their recordings and session data materials immediately upon payment of Mattison Studio’s invoice/s applicable to the session or any other outstanding account prior to the session.
THEFT / DAMAGES
The client will be liable for any damages or any theft that occurred or that can be attributed to the client before, during or after the period of your session. At no time will Mattison Studio be held responsible for the theft, loss or damage of any of the Client’s equipment and personal belongings during or after the hire period.
BACKUPS and STORAGE
After the session, masters, session data and materials shall be held by Mattison Studio solely at the risk of the client.
Mattison Studio is at no time responsible for the storage of session data or masters. Mattison Studio shall be entitled to dispose of masters and session data if the client has not requested their session stored or backed-up.
In the event of a complete studio breakdown due to fundamental equipment failure Mattison Studio will at its own discretion aim to either replace or repair equipment (as soon as can easily be arranged) or credit or refund to the client the booking fee or studio time in respect of the booking and shall have no liability or obligation to the client beyond these remedies.
Notwithstanding any other terms and conditions contained herein Mattison Studio shall be entitled on notice to the Client to terminate its agreement with the Client with immediate effect in the event that (a) any of Mattison Studio’s staff are subjected to any abuse and/or threatening behaviour or (b) the Client or any person attending the studio at the request or with the permission of the Client partakes in any criminal activity or conducts themselves in any way that a reasonable person would expect to bring Mattison Studio into disrepute.
You agree that if Mattison Studio terminates the agreement pursuant to any one or all of such events mentioned in the preceding sentence then (1) the entire studio fee for the relevant booking will become immediately payable to Mattison Studio (2) you shall immediately leave Mattison Studio premises and Mattison Studio reserves the right to procure that you are escorted from the premises; and (3) Mattison Studio shall be entitled to refuse any future requests for studio bookings from the Client and to inform the Client’s authorised representatives and any person who hired the studio of the breach of our terms and conditions of hire.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
It is a condition of entry to the Recording Studios that the terms of this agreement are to be adhered to prior, during and after the duration of the Client’s session. In case of any conflict of terms, the terms contained within this TERMS OF BUSINESS shall prevail over all others. Terms of this policy are specifically accepted by the Client unless they are waived by Mattison Studio
Such waiver shall be effective only with the prior written consent of Mattison Studio.
The Client hereby warrants undertakes and agrees that it shall procure that each of the Client’s Personnel shall abide by the Studio’s rules, regulations and health and safety policy and that it shall be responsible:
(a) for the actions of the Client’s Personnel upon the Company’s premises;
(b) for any and all injury, loss or damage to any person’s equipment or premises (including, without limitation, the Studio’s equipment or premises) caused by any act or omission of the Client’s Personnel, or as a result of any defect in or inappropriate specification of the Client’s Equipment or the Media Materials generally;
(c) for the cost of the hire of any Client’s Equipment;
(d) for any costs and expenses incurred by the Company on behalf of the Client at the Client’s request;
(e) for any and all loss or damage to the Client’s Equipment which shall be at the sole risk of the Client.
A copy of our Public Liability Insurance can be obtained by request.
“Agreement” means the agreement comprised in the Booking Form and these Conditions
”Booking” means the hire of the Studio for the Period of Booking and subject to the other terms and conditions specified in the Booking Form and this agreement
“Client” means the person or company referred to in the Booking Form
“Client’s Equipment” means equipment brought onto the Company’s premises by the Client, or the Client’s Personnel or any servant agent or contractor for and on behalf of the Client
”Client’s Personnel” means persons invited by the Client to enter the Studio during the Booking
“Client’s Recording” means a recording made before the Period of Booking which is delivered to the Company by the Client in connection with this Agreement
“Company” means JB LTD t/a Mattison Studio
“Conditions” means these conditions
“Studio” means the recording studio and the equipment specified in the Booking Form