Terms of supply

Thank you for choosing to license pictures, video or copy (content) from SWNS. With over 100 original stories daily we are the UK’s first choice for fascinating, important and viral news. SWNS is a company registered at The Media Centre, Emma Chris Way, Filton, BS34 7JU

Use of our content is on the following terms


While credits are not mandatory we would respectfully ask that the credit line photographer / SWNS is used where possible.


You may not:
Create any derivative use of SWNS content unless requested and agreed in writing
Sublicense, re-license, rent or lease any SWNS content
Use SWNS content in a manner that is defamatory, obscene, or illegal
Use SWNS content in any way that violates a depicted person’s right of privacy or publicity, or to infringe on any trade name, trademark or service mark.
Allow any SWNS content to be distributed to or used by third parties without prior written consent


All our editorial staff have undergone IPSO training and are expected to comply with the IPSO code of conduct. SWNS also has checks and balances in our editorial workflow to ensure as well as we are able that our content is supplied ready to publish. However SWNS is not a publisher and has no editorial control over the manner and context in which our content is used. Publishers are therefore expected to exercise their own discretion and judgement in relation to IPSO guidelines, privacy law, data protection legislation, libel and copyright.


SWNS reserves the right to automatically terminate the license contained in this agreement without notice if you or your employer fail to comply with any provision of this agreement. Upon termination, you and your employer must immediately stop using the content, delete the content and all copies from all magnetic media and destroy all other copies. SWNS reserves the right to discontinue the use of any content for any reason and elect to replace the content with an alternative Upon notice of any discontinuance of the use of a piece of content, you, your employer and your client, if applicable, agree not to use the content in the future.


Images made available on this website, to the best of our knowledge, will not be manipulated in any way other than to remove blemishes and colour casts that are a result of the digital image production process. Unless clearly stated pictures will not be manipulated to change their emphasis in any way including but not limited to moving, cloning, cropping and distorting.


Content made available on this website is provided as-is, while we endeavour to take all steps to ensure the accuracy of our content, the authenticity of our content and their copyright status, all risks related to the results or use of the content are assumed by the user. You agree to indemnify and hold SWNS harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising from the use of the content or any breach of this agreement. No model releases or other releases exist on any image unless specified in the caption on the image.