Upon a contract of work being agreed, the following terms will apply:
– For the purposes of this document, the phrase “the Supplier” will refer to Pete Nottage. Similarly, the expression “the Client” will refer to the entity purchasing either voiceover or presenting services from Pete Nottage. Unless agreed in writing prior to commencement of work, the Supplier will work under these conditions only. Written instructions from the Client to proceed will be taken by the Supplier as an implicit acceptance of these terms. Any breach in these terms may result in the supply of future services being withdrawn.
– Fees for voiceover services are based on many calculating factors, including the length of the project and the intended usage. It is therefore the responsibility of the Client to research this information prior to the recording of the script. Any additional usage beyond the scope of this initial agreement must be disclosed by the Client to the Supplier at the point of intended further use. The Supplier reserves the right to vary the service price to take account of any changes in usage or size of project requested by the Client which were not disclosed at the time of booking.
– Standard usage agreements for UK radio commercials are for twelve (12) months and are arranged on a per voice, per script, per radio station basis, unless otherwise indicated. Audio requested by the Client for demonstration-only purposes remains the property of the Supplier and should be used solely for evaluation purposes. It is not to be used for any other purpose without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
– Voiceover services intended for use in UK television commercials will be charged based on the number of Television Ratings (TVR’s) purchased for the specified campaign. If TVR’s are not forthcoming, the Supplier will provide a quote based on 50 TVRs and it will be the responsibility of the Client to inform the Supplier if and when the figure has been exceeded. If the campaign subsequently fails to hit the estimated number of TVRs, no refund will be offered.
– In the event that the Client cancels any booked session either with less than twenty-four (24) hours notice, or after the Supplier has delivered a fully-recorded script, the Supplier reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the fees payable under the terms of the booking.
– It is imperative the Client checks any scripts or similar documentation for errors or omissions in advance of sending to the Supplier. Additionally, it is the Client’s responsibility to inform the Supplier regarding the correct pronunciation of unusual or difficult words. If the Supplier sees such a word, he will attempt to find the correct pronunciation but success will not be guaranteed. Re-recording such words after the fact will incur an additional 50% charge on top of the agreed price. Any accidental mispronunciation by the Supplier will incur no charge.
– Audio files, unless otherwise requested, will be delivered to the Client in WAVE format, via a secure link to an online server. Unless agreed between the Supplier and the Client, all audio will remain on this server for one calendar year from the day of recording.
– The Client warrants and undertakes that:
(a) they will be responsible for obtaining and paying for all necessary licenses and consents for the use of any copyright material contained in, or the inclusion of any person or persons in their production, and;
(b) they will indemnify and keep the Supplier indemnified against all actions, proceedings, costs, damages, expenses, penalties, claims, demands and liabilities arising from any breach of the above warranties or in any manner whatsoever in consequence of the use of any copy or matter supplied by the Client.
– Unless otherwise specified by the Supplier in writing, payment is due within thirty (30) days of the date of invoice. Acceptable payment methods are direct bank transfer or Paypal. If paying by Paypal, the Supplier reserves the right to charge an additional handling fee. In the case of a new client, or client operating outside of the United Kingdom, a 50% fee may be requested in advance. This decision is at the discretion of the Supplier.
– In accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, as amended and supplemented by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2002 (EC Directive), the right is reserved to charge interest at 8% above the late payment period reference interest rate based on the relevant Bank of England base rate on all amounts outstanding for more than 30 days from the date indicated on the invoice; and further to make a statutory compensatory charge on late payments, as follows: for amounts below £1,000 a charge of £40; for amounts between £1,000 and £10,000 a charge of £70; and for amounts above £10,000 a charge of £100. Such charges may be applied and added to the debt. Details of these charges can be found at the DTI’s website: www.payontime.co.uk.
Terms last reviewed: 16/09/2018
I’m going to try to keep this brief because we’ve all got stuff to do and it’ll be lunchtime soon.
If you’re reading this, that means that either you would like me to do something for you or I’ve done something for you in the recent past. This is all great – double high fives all round. However, since May 2018, new legislation has meant that the slapdash operation I have the audacity to call my business is now obligated to create this seventeen-hundred-word document of bland legalese in order to inform you of any potentially nefarious plans I have involving your data, which as we both know is quite frankly a ridiculous exercise. So let’s plough on through the nuts and bolts and then we can all go and have cake.
The bottom line (and I cannot stress this enough), is this:
I honestly do not have the time nor inclination to do anything untoward with your data.
It’s nothing personal; I’m sure your data is much more special than everyone else’s data out there, it’s just that I have stuff I need to get done and a small child who constantly wants to talk about trains. Unless you specifically request otherwise, I will simply use your data for contractual obligations and reasons of a legitimate business interest. That’s it.
WHO I AM
I’m Pete. Hello. Although if we’re already in a working relationship, you should kind of know that already. Bad form on your part, that.
I provide voiceover and presenting services via my business: PeteNottage.co.uk. I’m not a limited company, I’m not VAT registered, I don’t have a team of shareholders who vote on stuff and then scrape off the profit – I’m just one man, a sole trader, primarily working from the spare room of a standard suburban house that may or may not have a mouse infestation, depending on whether or not you’re involved in the property valuation business.
WHAT I COLLECT
I collect information about you when we connect. This information principally takes the form of your name and email address. If I’m supplying my services I’ll probably take your physical address as well, otherwise my invoices will look depressingly sparse. My website contains a contact form and a bit of Google Analytics code (see specific section below), but aside from that, it captures no data at all. Honestly. With all the love in the world, until you start offering me money to say words out loud, I do not know and could not care less about who you are.
My website also links to content hosted on third-party sites, such as YouTube and Soundcloud, but considering they both operate their own respective privacy policies, I’ll be damned if I’m expected to take responsibility for them as well.
All data is stored in the following ways:
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m unbelievably tardy when it comes to replying to email. Seriously. Proper hopeless. If you’ve ever got in touch for any other reason than to offer me work, you’ll know it takes me at least a solid week to reply. But that’s not to say I’m carefree with your data. Any email correspondence we have is stored so securely and tied up so tightly with a neat two-factor authentication bow, even I struggle to log in sometimes. So if you’re a data thief, good luck sunshine.
In 2014, my crazy-talented web designer presented me with the site you’re probably looking at right now. I mean, look at it. It’s proper nice, right? It’s so good, in fact, that it resulted in him getting poached by a big web agency in New York that probably gives him three golden hovercrafts every month just for being so bloody good. Anyway, point is, at the same time as the site launched, he set me up with a Google Analytics account. Apparently it tells me how many people have visited the site and which country they’ve come from, but I personally see it more as a rolling stock of consistently low numbers. The only information I’ve ever managed to glean from it is exactly how many times an anonymous person has made the little animated plane on the front page do a loop-the-loop. If you think that in any way constitutes sensitive data then quite frankly, you’re beyond help.
I don’t have a mailing list. But I DO have a Mailchimp account. Yeah, I know. I think the intention was to kind of future-proof myself a bit, just on the off-chance that I might want to take myself more seriously later in life. Didn’t really work though, did it? I think the main thing that put me off using it properly was the fact that I don’t have the first clue as to how Mailchimp works. My old flatmate once told me it was really simple to use, but then again, he also used to swear blind that badgers can run at 38 miles an hour, so perhaps he wasn’t best placed to educate me on all things marketing. Point is, if I ever DO send out marketing emails, your data will remain locked up tighter than a tight thing, with everything crammed so full of ‘unsubscribe’ links that you’ll think all your Christmases have come at once.
Xero is my accounts software of choice and I use it quite a lot. I need to do this in order to gets paid. Due to its very nature, this is probably where I store the most sensitive of data, but considering I don’t collect any financial information such as credit card details or bank account numbers, any data stored within this system is pretty much worse than useless. The only person other than myself who has access to it is my accountant – and he’s far too busy and important to faff about swiping information and all that nonsense. I mean, he owns two offices! Two! And one of them’s in London! Although I think I’ve got off the point somewhat. Main thing is, your data’s secure here too. Any dormant information will be retained for six years (as required by HMRC) before being digitally taken round the back of a barn and digitally shot in the digital face.
I signed up to Nimble in 2015 in the hopeless belief that a CRM system would make me get more work. Turns out that’s not the case. All it’s left me with is a recurring monthly financial drain and a slight whimper whenever I summon enough energy to log in. Upon contact between us being made, this database automatically syncs with my email to access data such as your name, email address and any recent correspondence between us. This is good and stuff.
Long story short, I don’t collect any data via social media. Not a bit. I’ve got the bare bones of a branded Facebook page, but I never use it. I don’t even think it’s live. I might get round to sorting it out one day, but I very much doubt that’ll happen in the immediate future. Hell, if we’re talking about unlikely things that might happen one day, I could go all-out and buy myself some Facebook ads at some point. Then you’ll have reason to be properly worried. Have you seen the kind of stuff Facebook can do with data? That’s some proper Black Mirror shit right there.
Moving on to Twitter: I’ve honestly no idea how this works. I have an account, as well as a fleeting knowledge on the subject, but other than occasionally retweeting particularly amusing pieces of visual political satire that usually involve puns, I hardly use the bloody thing at all. It’s probably fair to say no data is taken from here at all.
I’m not on Snapchat because I am not twelve.
I can honestly say that I will never leave unsecured copies of your data lying about anywhere. I mean, I hardly ever leave the house. My working day primarily consists of talking to myself in a room and occasionally voiding my bowels. Once that’s all done, there’s literally no time left in the day to leave your data on a train or to paint it onto the wall of the local leisure centre or to sell it to a bloke with no teeth who I met in a bar in New York in 2011. Point is, when it comes to me and your data, you don’t need to worry. I will look after it and treat it with respect and deliver it safely home by ten. All pieces of software that access your data are password protected with two-factor authentication, which is a posh way of saying that I now need to remember twice as many security things as I used to, which considering I’m getting on a bit is incredibly annoying.
RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN
Even after reading all of the above, you might still feel a little bit uneasy that a chump like me has access to your basic data. And you know what? That’s totally understandable. To be honest, I’d probably feel the same if I was in your shoes. So if you ever want me to remove all details of you from my records, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me to piss right off. I’ll remove all traces of you within 24 hours, no questions asked. And apart from occasionally lighting a candle in your memory, or whispering your name into the cold night air, you’ll never hear from me again.
Now. Let’s have that cake.
(This policy was last updated on the 16th June 2018 – and considering the sheer amount of time taken to create it, will probably be reviewed again once Hell has frozen over.)
Pete Nottage is a presenter, voiceover and writer.
A man of many skills (including walking, talking and occasionally doing a mixture of the two), Pete’s quirky and irreverent style injects fresh new life into any project.
His regular work includes continuity for Channel 4 and station branding for BBC 6Music. He was the launch voice of both 4Music and 4Seven and he has written continuity scripts for the likes of Jimmy Carr and Matt Berry. He is currently writing and presenting his own Internet series The Curious Man’s Guide.
He is slightly more exciting than this biography would have you believe.
Smart Studio – Fischerappelt (2010-2012)
Great Pictures With Sony Ericsson – Firecracker Films (2010)
The Show – EyeSeeSound (2009)
Squeeze18 – Crystal Clear Television (2009)
Silk FM – Macclesfield (2002-2005)
Home FM – Huddersfield (2004-2005)
Dune FM – Southport (2005)
Channel 4 (2005-Present): Scripting and voicing live links of original material.
Outback Truckers – Discovery (2013-Present)
Secret Removers – Objective Scotland (2012)
Sorority Girls – 12 Yard Productions (2011)
YearDot – So Television (2009)
A&E Outback – Discovery (2008)
Channel 4 (2005-Present)
Radio Imaging Voiceover:
BBC 6Music – Male Station Voice (2009-2017)
The Hits Radio – Male Station Voice (2009)
Other Clients Include:
Wilkinson, Science Museum, Mercedes Benz, Sony, Ben & Jerry’s, Sting, Bolton Wanderers, Euronics, Bauer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Noel Gallagher, Heineken, National Express, The Jeremy Kyle Show, Nokia, Idlewild, Russian Standard Vodka, XFM, Asda, H&M, Tim Minchin, Top Gear, Sony Playstation, Wickes, Hugo Boss, Bensons For Beds, TFL, BT, The Co-operative, RAC, BBC iPlayer
Channel 4 Voiceover Workshop (2011)
Oxford Fashion Week (2009)
Future Leaders Magazine (2011)
The Anchorwoman (2007)
Pete’s clients include:
Pete’s presenting clients include:
Pete’s voiceover clients include:
- Channel 4
- BBC 6Music
- Manchester United
- Noel Gallagher
- The Science Museum
- Tim Minchin
- Maroon 5
- BBC iPlayer
- Stone Roses
- Top Gear
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Hugo Boss
- Premier Christian Radio
- Russian Standard Vodka
- Bensons For Beds
- Red Bee Media
- The Co-Operative
- Sony Ericsson
- Crystal Clear TV
- The Local Radio Company
- Living TV
- Visit York