Trinity Mirror

Trinity Mirror

  1. Trinity Mirror will consider complaints under its Complaints Policy concerning editorial content (eg articles and/or photographs) in its print publications and its own websites and/or the conduct of journalists/photographers either employed by us or commissioned by us on a freelance basis. Trinity Mirror accepts complaints directly through its Complaints Procedure or you can seek advice via IPSO who may then refer your complaint back to us to deal with you directly. Trinity Mirror will only consider complaints under this Policy that fall within the Editors’ Code of Practice ( “The Code” ) available here. If you are unsure as to whether your complaint falls under The Code please consult IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation) for guidance at Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, London, EC4M 7LG.

    Website: www.ipso.co.uk

    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Telephone: 0300 123 2220

  2. Complaints NOT covered by the Complaints Policy
    Concerns about matters of editorial policy, taste, decency, impartiality, or disagreements with the opinions of a publication or its columnists on a moral, political or other basis

    Lobbying on the general subject matter of articles and/or campaigns

    Vexatious and/or abusive complaints

    Contractual or other legal matters . If you have a complaint about a legal issue please write to the Legal Department Trinity Mirror PLC One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AP

    Complaints about online material originally generated by Trinity Mirror on any website that is not owned or controlled by Trinity Mirror

    Complaints about User Generated Content (eg comments by members of the public) on any Trinity Mirror website that has not been pre-moderated by us.

    Complaints about spelling/grammar and/or simple matters of fact that do not affect the complainant personally. For these issues please contact the publication directly (see page 2 of the applicable publication for details or the homepage of its website).

    Complaints about advertising - If you are concerned about an advert that has appeared in one our newspapers or websites please refer to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) which is is the regulator for the advertising industry. Website www.asa.org.uk

  3. Discretion
    Trinity Mirror may at its discretion, consider a complaint (where an alleged breach of The Code is significant and there is substantial public interest in considering the complaint) from a representative group affected by the alleged breach, or from a third party seeking to correct a significant inaccuracy of published information. In the case of third party complaints, the position of the party most closely involved will be taken into account. If a complaint comes from multiple complainants, Trinity Mirror reserves the right to respond with one generic reply.

  4. Time Limits For Complaints
    Trinity Mirror will generally only accept complaints under its Complaints Procedure that are made within four months of an article appearing in print or one year of an article first appearing online.

  5. Procedure and Timetable
    Once a Complaints Form is received, we will acknowledge your complaint within 7 days. This acknowledgment may include a request for further clarification as to the nature of your complaint or more detail to help us determine whether there has been a breach of the Code. Our aim is to try to resolve your complaint amicably and quickly. However, if your complaint contains matters that require further research, are of a complex nature and/or require staff to be consulted who may be away, for instance, on annual leave then we will inform you of the expected response date. We will strive to resolve your complaint within 28 days of first receipt of your complaint. If we respond to you and do not hear back for a period longer than 28 days we will conclude that you have dropped your complaint and we will consider the matter closed.

    5a. If you have a disability
    In order to keep a proper and transparent record and archive of a compaint and its contents, all correspondence should be in writing. Cases will not be discussed over the telephone unless there are very exceptional circumstances. However, if you have a disability that prevents you from writing down your complaint and you do not have access to a carer or someone who can write your complaint for you, please contact the Legal Department. We will then try to make arrangements for you to express your complaint in writing. Alternatively you can contact IPSO for assistance. If you have other difficulties in reading or completing the complaints form then please speak to a member of the Legal Department. PLEASE NOTE, that the Legal Department will not discuss the substance of the complaint with you.

  6. Conduct
    In order to fully understand and consider your complaint under the terms of The Code it is vital that all correspondence is conducted with courtesy and is limited to only the issues in hand. Although we appreciate that you may be upset by the publication of an article that has affected you (and we will strive to be sympathetic and considerate in investigating your complaint) Trinity Mirror reserves the right to reject any complaint or contact without further contact where abusive , offensive, insulting or intimidating language has been or is being used.

  7. Referral
    If we cannot resolve your complaint within the 28 day period and we cannot agree an extension of time to see if we can come to a settlement, then you are free to refer this matter to IPSO at the contact details set out above or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. IPSO will then try to broker a settlement between us but if they determine that a settlement cannot be reached, your complaint may be referred for a formal adjudication by the IPSO Complaints Committee.

  8. Changes
    Trinity Mirror reserves the right to amend this Policy at any time, but should this happen, it will adhere to the Policy that was in place at the time of any complaint.

  9. Your data
    Your data, including any particularly sensitive data (such as data relating to criminal records) that you choose to provide as part of the complaint, will be used for purposes of investigating and/or resolving your complaint. In order to investigate, we may need to pass the details provided by you to journalists who have worked on the article complained of or have been involved with allegations you have made in order for them to respond to the allegations made. Further, if the allegation concerns the behaviour of a freelance journalist, confidential source or an agency we may need to pass details of the complaint to them. If you would like the Independent Press Standards Organisation to investigate your complaint, then it will require us to disclose details of the complaint and correspondence. By submitting this form, you consent to your data being processed in this way. If you have any queries about the way that we process the data submitted as part of your complaint, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trinity Mirror PLC Complaints Policy and Procedure

Trinity Mirror PLC is a member of and is regulated by IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation. We adhere to the Editors’ Code Of Practice as enforced by IPSO who are contactable for advice at Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, London, EC4M 7LG.

Website http://www.ipso.co.uk/ email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: 0300 123 2220

1.  If you wish to make a complaint
Trinity Mirror takes all complaints seriously. You are free to contact Trinity Mirror directly to seek a resolution to your complaint or to seek advice via IPSO. However BEFORE making a direct complaint to us please read our Complaints Policy (available here at http://www.trinitymirror.com/complaintspolicy) as it sets out those matters about which we will instigate a formal investigation and those matters which are not covered. Complaints made directly to us will only be considered within the terms of the Editors Code Of Practice (available here http://www.trinitymirror.com/code-of-practice)

If your issue is NOT covered by our Policy there are still options for you to set out your concerns to editorial staff. For instance, if you notice a factual inaccuracy in any of our publications that does not directly relate to you, please contact the publication or website directly using the details set out in the “Comments and Complaints” section on Page 2 of the print publication or the “Corrections and Clarifications” section at the foot of the homepage of the website which is the subject of your concern. Please also feel free to write to the Editor if you have any general concerns about any item in the newspaper.

2.  Procedure

If you wish to complain directly to Trinity Mirror and

  1. you have read our Complaints Policy
  2. are satisfied that your complaint comes within its terms,
  3. your complaint falls within the specified time limit (no later than four months after print publication or one year after first online publication) and
  4. have decided which clause/s of The Code best fit your complaint, please fill in the online form set out here (http://www.trinitymirror.com/complaints-form) and press the “Send” button. If you prefer a paper version please write to Legal and Compliance Department Trinity Mirror PLC one Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AP and you will be sent a Complaints Form together with a copy of our Complaints Policy and Procedure . Please also use this address if you do not have the facilities to upload material and you wish to conduct this complaint in paper form.

In relation to all website services offered by Trinity Mirror plc on this website

We are committed to:

  • protecting the personal information you give us
  • telling you how we use the information we gather about you
  • getting your consent to our disclosure of your personal information.

Our privacy policy is set out in detail below. Any changes to this policy will be posted here.

Please also refer to the Disclaimer of this web site. When we refer to "we" in this policy we mean the activities of the Trinity Mirror Group.

Why we collect information about you

  • We want to offer you a service which you want to use. We may use information about you to help us customise our site to improve its usefulness to you. It can also help us to choose services we think will interest you.
  • Information about you helps us sell space to advertisers of products and services relevant to you so that we can continue to fund the site through advertising and you can continue to use the site for free.
  • In addition to the services we provide on this web site we want to offer you goods and services provided by us and others (with your consent) which are of interest to you.
  • We compile anonymous records of user trends which we may make use of ourselves, or pass to our associated companies or to unconnected parties.
  • What information do we collect from you?

We may collect information from you when you fill in an online registration form for any of our web site services, (e.g., chat areas, forums, shopping, advisory services, competitions etc.). We may also collect information you give us over the telephone or in written or other communications. The type of information we will collect includes, for example, your name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, gender, preferences and, where relevant, financial, credit card or bank details.

We collect information about your use of our sites' web site services through "cookies". Cookies are blocks of text placed in files on your computer's hard drive when you visit a website which contain information to identify you. A cookie does not contain any personal information you have provided us with, except your user name or email address, unless the cookie is attached to personal information collected another way, such as by means of your online registration form.

Where it is lawful and necessary, we may monitor emails you send and receive.

Your Consent

  • We will not make use of your personal information for direct marketing activities, or supply this information to third parties for their direct marketing activities without your consent. When you give us any personal information we may want to use you will be given an opportunity to refuse consent for various uses of your information.
  • If having given your consent you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive direct marketing or information from us or our associated companies or no longer want us to pass your information to third parties, please notify us by email.

How we ensure privacy is maintained

  • We endeavour to ensure that your data is stored securely and to prevent unauthorised access. We have security measures in place to protect your information which we monitor regularly.
  • Unfortunately, despite our measures, because of the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that your information will remain at all times 100% secure. The continuing efforts of hackers to defeat even the newest of security systems means that we can never make this promise.
  • Please be aware that if you disclose information on chat areas, forums or other public services it may be possible for other people to use this information. We are not responsible for the disclosure of any information you post in this way.
  • Our policy is to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and all other legislation which governs the maintenance of privacy in your information.
  • We also require compliance with such legislation by third parties with whom we have arrangements to offer goods or services through the website.
  • Our web sites provide a number of links to web sites not operated by us or by companies associated with us. We take no responsibility for the use of any information about you which is collected as a result of your use of these web sites and this privacy policy does not extend to any web site operated by anybody other than us.

Disclosing your information to third parties

The personal information you give us is only disclosed to other businesses if we have your permission. In particular, even where we have your consent we will only disclose your financial, credit card or bank details to our agents and/or third party suppliers of products or services on a need to know basis including, for example, in relation to the fulfilment of any e-commerce transactions.

  • We may disclose details about use of our web sites to other businesses e.g. to demonstrate patterns of use to advertisers and other business partners. The information we pass on will not include any personal information by which you may be identified.
  • We may forward your personal details to the Police or another regulatory body if we are asked to do so or wish to do so in order to comply with the law or in relation to any suspected misuse by you of our web site or any of our web site services.
  • We endeavour to prevent unauthorised disclosures of your personal information by other people, but we are not responsible for any unauthorised disclosures or other breaches of security or for the actions of others if the information was passed to them with your authority or with the authority of anybody other than us or our associated companies.

Trinity Mirror has a sponsored Level 1 ADR programme for which BNY Mellon acts as Depositary. Each ADR is equivalent to two Trinity Mirror Group ordinary shares. Dividends are paid in US Dollars via the Depositary. Details of the ADR programme are as follows:

Exchange: OTC (Over-The-Counter)
Symbol: TNMRY
CUSIP: 89653Q105
Ratio (ADR: Ord) 1:2

For more information, contact:
BNY Mellon, Shareholder Services
P.O. Box 358516
Pittsburgh PA 15252-8516 USA.

Web: www.adrbny.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Toll Free Tel # for domestic callers: 1-888-BNY-ADRs
International Callers can call: 1-201-680-6825

General

Q - What is the Company's registered address?

A.

One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5AP

Q - What is the registered number of the company?
A. 82548 England & Wales.

Q - When does Trinity Mirror report its financial results?
A. Trinity Mirror announces its interim results in July/August and its full year results in February/March (for December year end). Click for the http://www.trinitymirror.com/investors/events-calendar_1";return this.s_oc?this.s_oc(e):true">financial calendar.

Q - What do I need to do if I wish to transfer my Trinity Mirror shares to someone else?
A. You should complete a Gift Transfer Form and send it with your share certificate to the Registrar at Equiniti Limited, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA

Q - Who is the Company's Registrar?
A. Equiniti Limited

Q - Who do I notify if I have changed my name or address?

A. You should write to the Registrar. If you move house, then you should give details of both your old and new address. If your name has changed, then you should enclose a copy of your marriage certificate in the case of marriage or a copy of the legal document confirming your name change in other cases together with your share certificate(s) for amendment. If you are a sponsored member and hold your shares within a CREST account then you should notify your sponsor of any amendments.

Q - How do I confirm the number of shares that I hold?
A. You can determine the number of shares you hold by adding up all your share certificates, or by contacting the Registrar.

Q - What should I do if I lose my share certificate?
A. You should contact the Registrar and ask for a replacement. You will be sent a form of indemnity to sign and return. A new certificate will then be sent to you. The indemnity will need to be backed by a bank, building society or insurance company who will charge a fee. The Registrars can arrange this for you. There is an administrative charge for the replacement certificate in addition to any indemnity fee. If you hold your shares through a CREST account, you will not have any share certificate(s). Instead, you should receive a statement indicating the number of shares you hold from the broker or financial institution you bought the shares through. If you lose this, replacement statements can be issued as required.

Q - What happens if a shareholder dies?
A. Inform the Registrar by sending a certified copy of the death certificate together with the original Grant of Probate (or a sealed office copy) or the Letters of Administration. The name of the deceased's personal representative(s) will be substituted on the share register while the estate is finalised. There are options for the person entitled to the shares to be registered as the holder of them or for the shares to be transferred or sold. Please contact the Registrar who will provide further details.

Q - What do I need to do if I wish to transfer my Trinity Mirror shares to someone else?
A. For certificated shares you will need to download and complete a Stock Transfer form available at: https://help.shareview.co.uk/4/Help/default/en/Shareholder/Documents/STF_Combined.pdf
If you wish to give your shares to charity, please complete the Sharegift Transfer form. This form and the associated guidance notes can be downloaded https://help.shareview.co.uk/4/Help/default/en/Shareholder/Documents/SharegiftTransfer.pdf_1";return this.s_oc?this.s_oc(e):true">here:

For further information, please go to http://www.sharegift.org/_1";return this.s_oc?this.s_oc(e):true">www.sharegift.org.

Q - On what exchange are Trinity Mirror shares traded?
A. Trinity Mirror shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Q - What is the stock/ticker symbol for Trinity Mirror?
A. TNI

Q - How can I contact the Registrar?
A. You may contact the Registrar in writing, by telephone or by visiting the 'Shareholder Services' within the Equiniti website at http://www.shareview.co.uk/_1";return this.s_oc?this.s_oc(e):true">www.shareview.co.uk

Shares

Q - What do I need to do if I wish to transfer my Trinity Mirror shares to someone else?
A - You should complete a Gift Transfer Form and send it with your share certificate to the Registrar at Equiniti Registrars, The Causeway, Worthing, West Sussex BN99 6DA.

Q - Who do I notify if I have changed my name or address?
A - You should write to the Registrar. If you move house, then you should give details of both your old and new address. If your name has changed, then you should enclose a copy of your marriage certificate in the case of marriage or a copy of the legal document confirming your name change in other cases together with your share certificate(s) for amendment. If you are a sponsored member and hold your shares within a CREST account then you should notify your sponsor of any amendments.

Q - How do I confirm the number of shares that I hold?
A - You can determine the number of shares you hold by adding up all your share certificates, referring to a recent dividend tax voucher or accounting statement, or by contacting the Registrar.

Q - What should I do if I lose my share certificate?
A - You should contact the Registrar and ask for a replacement. You will be sent a form of indemnity to sign and return. A new certificate will then be sent to you. Please note that there is a small charge for this service. If you hold your shares through a CREST account, you will not have any share certificate(s). Instead, you should receive a statement indicating the number of shares you hold from the broker or financial institution you bought the shares through. If you lose this, replacement statements can be issued as required.

Q - What happens if a shareholder dies?
A - Inform the Registrar by sending a certified copy of the death certificate together with the original Grant of Probate (or a sealed office copy) or the Letters of Administration. The name of the deceased's personal representative(s) will be substituted on the share register while the estate is finalised. There are options for the person entitled to the shares to be registered as the holder of them or for the shares to be transferred or sold. Please contact the Registrar who will provide further details.

Q - On what exchange are Trinity Mirror shares traded?
A - Trinity Mirror shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Q - What is the stock/ticker symbol for Trinity Mirror?
A - TNI

Glossary

Annual General Meeting
The annual meeting where shareholders formally approve the directors' actions on their behalf during the past financial year and adopt the Annual Report and Accounts. It is also the meeting at which Directors generally retire and are formally appointed.

Bid Price
The price in the market which a prospective buyer is prepared to pay (BID) to acquire the share. The lower value of the prices in the Bid to Offer spread. The price received when the shares are sold.

Brokers Forecast
Brokers estimate the future performance of a company usually based on key indicators: Pre-tax profit, EPS and DPS. Two future year estimates are shown for each company (the current and next financial period). These figures are used to calculate the forecast consensus of all brokers for an individual company.

Close period
The period, generally of two months, prior to the company's release of its Interim or Preliminary results, when the directors are not permitted to trade in the shares of the company.

Company
The separate legal entity in which an investor is able to acquire a share stake, representing his part ownership of a business.

Corporate Governance
A generic term which describes the ways in which rights and responsibilities are shared between the various corporate participants, especially the management and the shareholders.

Dividend
The payment by the company to its shareholders during the financial period. Usually paid as an Interim Dividend at mid year and a Final Dividend once the final business accounts are prepared and the results known.

Earnings
The profit earned by the company during the financial period. Usually expressed on a per share basis as Earnings per Share (or EPS) and used as the key element of the Price Earnings Ratio (or PER or P/E Ratio) in judging comparative values.

EGM
Extraordinary General Meeting. A meeting of shareholders to discuss and approve special matters proposed by the directors, such as approval of a take-over, or major acquisition.

Equity
The voting capital in the company, represented by the ordinary shares.

EX
Used to indicate that the share is currently available in the market with a lack of certain specific rights and conditions. This might be ex dividend (or XD) where a purchaser is not entitled to the next declared dividend, or ex rights (or XR) where the holder is not able to participate in a proposed new share issue by the company to existing holders on preferential terms. Also see CUM.

Final Results
The announcement and publication of the company's financial results for its latest business period, or financial year, in the form of the Annual Report and Accounts.

Fund Manager
A professional investor, typically in an insurance company, pension fund, investment and unit trust.

Institutional Investor
Entity with large amounts to invest, such as Investment and Unit Trusts, Insurance companies, Pension Funds, Investment Banks and Endowment Funds. Institutional investors are covered by fewer protective regulations because it is assumed that they are more knowledgeable and better able to protect themselves. They account for a majority of overall volume traded and the value of shares held.

Interim
The results covering part of the company's financial year, usually the first six months, and the dividend paid to shareholders out of the profits, or earnings, of that period.

Investor Relations
A department within a public company that distributes information about the company and its financial performance to existing and potential shareholders.

Market Capital
The total Stock Market value of the company's shares, being the total number of shares issued to shareholders multiplied by the current share price.

Market Price
The price at which the share can currently be traded in the market.

Merger
The arrangement by which two companies unite without one attaining direct control over the other.

Mid Price
The normal price quoted in the press for the company's shares, being the mid point in the Bid and Offer spread.

Ordinary Share
The main class of share capital representing the owners interest in the company.

Price Earnings Ratio
This expresses the current share price (P) as a multiple of the earnings per share (E). The P/E ratio is used as a measure of how much the investor is being asked to pay for the investment. It is a means of assessing both the value of the company and also its comparative value and attraction compared to other companies.

Private Investor
An individual who purchases securities for him/herself, as opposed to an institutional investor. Also called individual, small investor or retail investor.

Share
Representing one unit of ownership in a company.

Share Certificate
The document that records the shareholder's stake in the company. An indication of ownership to be returned on the sale of the holding.

Shareholder
A person, institution or company who owns shares in a company or mutual fund. For company shareholders along with the ownership come a right to dividends and the right to vote on certain company matters, including the board of directors. Also called stockholder.

Spread
The difference between the Bid and Offer prices.

Stock
An instrument that signifies an ownership position, or equity, in a corporation, and represents a claim on its proportionate share in the corporation's assets and profits. Also called equities or equity securities or corporate stock. See also share.

Stock Exchange
A Market on which shares or other securities are bought and sold. Examples include the London Stock Exchange (or LSE) and AIM.

Stockholder
Taking the traditional definition, stockholders are lenders and are accounted among the company's creditors. Interest on stocks must be paid ahead of any dividend to shareholders. Share or equity capital is money permanently supplied in exchange for a stake in the ownership of the business. See also shareholder.

Take-over
When one company approaches another company, making an offer to the latter's shareholders, seeking to acquire their shares in sufficient quantities to take control. If the company that is being taken over is listed on the Stock Exchange, a strict protocol of rules and regulations exist to protect the interests of shareholders. A time limit is set for acceptance of the offer. If the company making the offer gets control of 90% or more of the shares, it has a legal right to acquire the remaining 10% of the shares at the offer price. A take-over bid may be friendly, recommended by the board of the company being taken over, or it may be hostile, rejected by the board with the company making the offer going direct to shareholders.

Dividend Policy

The Board is proposing a final dividend for 2014 of 3 pence per ordinary share which, subject to shareholder approval, will be paid on 4 June 2015 to shareholders on the register on 8 May 2015.

The Board expects to adopt a progressive dividend policy aligned to the free cash generation of the Group and the investment required to deliver sustainable growth in revenues and profits. At this stage the

Board expects to pay dividends of some 5 pence per ordinary share in 2015. The final dividend for 2014 will be the first dividend since the suspension of dividends in 2008.

Dividend History

 

YearRecord DateEx-dividend datePayment dateDividend p/share
2008 03-Oct-08 01-Oct-08 31-Oct-08 3.2
2007 09-May-08 07-May-08 06-June-08 15.5
  05-Oct-07 03-Oct-07 30-Oct-07 7.1
2006 05-May-07 02-May-07 08-June-07 17.2
  06-Oct-06 04-Oct-06 31-Oct-06 7.1
2005 05-May-06 03-May-06 9-June-06 15.5
  07-Oct-05 05-Oct-05 01-Nov-05 6.4
2004 06-May-05 04-May-05 10-June-05 14.30
  08-Oct-04 06-Oct-04 01-Nov-04 5.90
2003 07-May-04 05-May-04 07-June-04 12.80
  03-Oct-03 01-Oct-03 31-Oct-03 5.30
2002 09-May-03 07-May-03 04-June-03 12.30
  04-Oct-02 02-Oct-02 31-Oct-02 5.30
2001 03-May-02 01-May-02 05-June-02 12.30
  05-Oct-01 03-Oct-01 31-Oct-01 5.30
2000 04-May-01 02-May-01 31-May-01 12.30
  29-Sep-00 25-Sep-00 27-Oct-00 5.30
1999 02-May-00 25-April-00 31-May-00 11.20
  20-Aug-99 16-Aug-99 29-Oct-99 4.80
1998 12-Mar-99 8-Mar-99 7-May-99 10.10
  02-Oct-98 28-Sep-98 30-Oct-98 4.40
1997 03-Apr-98 30-Mar-98 01-May-98 9.2
  03-Oct-97 29-Sep-97 31-Oct-97 4.0

 

Warning to Shareholders

In recent years, many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. These are typically from overseas based 'brokers' who target UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares in US or UK investments. These operations are commonly known as 'boiler rooms'. These 'brokers' can be very persistent and extremely persuasive. A 2006 survey by the Financial Services Authority reported that the average amount lost by investors is around £20,000.

It is not just the novice investor that has been duped in this way; many of the victims had been successfully investing for several years. Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports.

How to avoid share fraud

1.      Keep in mind that firms authorised by the FCA are unlikely to contact you out of the blue with an offer to buy or sell shares.

2.      Do not get into a conversation, note the name of the person and firm contacting you and then end the call.

3.      Check the Financial Services Register from www.fca.org.uk to see if the person and firm contacting you is authorised by the FCA.

4.      Beware of fraudsters claiming to be from an authorised firm, copying its website or giving you false contact details.

5.      Use the firm’s contact details listed on the Register if you want to call it back.

6.      Call the FCA on 0800 111 6768 if the firm does not have contact details on the Register or you are told they are out of date.

7.      Search the list of unauthorised firms to avoid at www.fca.org.uk/scams.

8.      Consider that if you buy or sell shares from an unauthorised firm you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

9.      Think about getting independent financial and professional advice before you hand over any money.

10.  Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Report a scam

If you are approached about an investment scam you should tell the FCA using the share fraud reporting form at www.fca.org.uk/scams, where you can find out more about investment scams. You can also call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

If you have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Details of any share dealing facilities that the company endorses will be included in company mailings.

 

Trinity Mirror plc standard content commissioning terms

The following standard Terms and Conditions shall apply with regards the the supply of commissioned contributions to any Trinity Mirror plc print or digital publication.

Trinity Mirror plc non-exclusive commission Terms and Conditions
Trinity Mirror plc exclusive commission Terms and Conditions
Trinity Mirror plc Conditions of Purchase

1. DEFINITIONS
 
1.1 "Purchaser" means the company named on the front of this Purchase Order or any associate company thereof on whose behalf an Order is placed.
 
1.2 "Seller" means the person firm or company with whom an order is placed.
 
1.3 "Goods" means the article or things or any of them described in an Order and to be supplied by the Seller.
 
1.4 Order" means the Purchasers official instructions to the Seller in writing to supply the Goods on these conditions and where those instructions conflict with the terms of these Conditions those instructions shall prevail.
 
1.5 "Contract" means the Order and the Sellers acceptance thereof.
 
2. OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE
 
An Order made by the Purchaser shall constitute an offer on the part of the Purchaser which must be accepted by the prompt return of the acknowledgement of an Order form or other similar acceptance in writing by the actual execution of an Order and such acceptance will be deemed to bind the Seller to these Conditions and no Goods shall be supplied by the Seller except in accordance with such conditions
 
3. SOLE CONDITIONS
 
3.1 These Conditions alone shall apply to an Order subject only to any variations in writing signed by both the Seller and the Purchaser. Any printed or standard conditions appearing on any documents emanating from the Seller shall have no legal effect whatsoever. They appear in the documents only because they are printed thereon and the Seller waives any rights he might otherwise have to rely on such conditions.
 
3.2 No other agreement or understanding in any way modifying or supplementing an Order nor any promises or representations made by the representatives of the Purchaser or Seller shall be binding unless confirmed in writing and signed by authorised officers of both parties.
 
4. DESCRIPTIONS AND QUALITY
 
4.1 The Goods shall be supplied in strict accordance with the description and specification contained in an Order and shall not exceed the quantity specified. The Purchaser shall not be liable for any excess costs or charges due to deviations from the specification or stated quality.
 
4.2 The Goods supplied shall be of the very best quality and fit for their purposes. The Goods shall comply with all relevant standards and Codes of Practice and contain no deleterious materials or defective components. The Purchaser reserves the right to reject any of the Goods which are faulty or do not conform to the quality, quantity, standard or description as specified in an Order. The Purchaser may return any rejected Goods at the Seller's risk and expense. Acceptance of the Goods by the Purchaser is subject to a weight check in the receiving store of the Purchaser or on a public weighbridge and to any tests specified in the Order.
 
5. INDEMNITY
 
The Seller shall indemnify the Purchaser against the following: (whether caused by defective design. workmanship or material or by failure of the Seller to supply the Goods in accordance with the terms of an Order or any terms implied by Statute or Common Law) or by any other default or non-compliance of the Seller relating to an Order.
 
a) Loss or expense or damage or injury whatsoever or whensoever arising suffered by the Purchaser or for which the Purchaser may be held liable to third parties:
 
b) Consequential or indirect loss or damage (including without limitation loss of profits. use of contracts) sustained by the Purchaser or for which the Purchaser may be liable:
 
c) Claims in respect of breach of any statutory duty.
 
6. FORCE MAJEURE AND FRUSTRATION OF CONTRACT
 
The Purchaser shall have the right to defer the date of delivery or to cancel any Order in the event of the purchaser's business being interrupted by any conditions beyond its control. ("Force Majeure") The event of Force Majeure shall include, but shall not be limited to acts of God, Government restrictions (including the denial or cancellation of any export or other necessary license), wars, insurrections, Terrorism (or the threat of it), civil commotion, industrial disputes, strikes, accidents, flood, fire and other disasters and for any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Purchaser. Dates by which performance obligations are scheduled to be met will be extended for a period of time equal to the time lost due to any delay so caused, including, but not limited to terms for payment. The Purchaser will not be liable to the Seller for any loss, expenses or costs arising as a result of any deferral or cancellation so caused.
 
7. DELIVERY
 
A separate invoice in respect of each Order shall be sent by the Seller to the Purchaser upon dispatch of the Goods showing inter alia the number and date of the Order. All deliveries shall be made to the place or places and at the time or times specified in the Order accompanied by a delivery note showing Order number and in the case of part delivery the outstanding balance remaining to be delivered. The Goods shall be properly packed and protected against damage and deterioration in transit and shall be delivered, insured and carriage paid in accordance with the purchasers instruction (if any). Unless otherwise agreed in writing between the Purchaser and the Seller, time shall be of the essence and the delivery date or dates specified in an Order shall be condition of the Contract.
 
8. TITLE AND RISK
 
The Goods shall remain at the Sellers risk until accepted by the Purchaser. The property in the Goods shall pass to the Purchaser on delivery or when the Goods become appropriated to the Contract, whichever is the earlier.
 
9. PRICE AND PAYMENT
 
9.1 The price stated in the Order is inclusive of all costs and expenses including packing and transportation costs. No variation in the price of the Goods will be accepted for any reason whatsoever unless reasonable notice thereof has been given in writing by the Seller the Purchaser and an authorised officer of the Purchaser shall have accepted the price variation in writing.
 
9.2 Where the Goods are subject to Value Added Tax or any other taxes the amount legally demandable is to be rendered as a separate item of account and if required by the Purchaser, the Seller shall produce bona fide evidence of the amount paid or to be paid by it in respect thereof.
 
9.3 The Purchaser reserves the right to deduct from any monies due or becoming due to the Seller, any monies due from the Seller to the Purchaser under the Contract or any other contract relating to the supply of goods or services.
 
9.4 The price of the Goods includes the cost of insurance, packaging and carriage of the Goods unless otherwise expressly indicated in the Order.
 
9.5 Any discount period will be calculated from the date the invoice is received by the Purchaser.
 
9.6 Payment for Goods accepted by the Purchaser shall be made at the end of the month following the month of invoice.
 
10. BREACH
 
10.1 Any breach of any term of an Order or any of these Conditions by the Seller regarding time of delivery shall (whether or not the Purchaser has accepted the Goods or any part thereof and whether or not the property in those Goods has passed to the Purchaser) entitle the Purchaser at its option either to treat the Contract as repudiated or treat any such breach as a breach or warranty giving rise to claim for damages.
 
10.2 If at any time after acceptance by the Seller of an Order the Seller (being an individual) commits any act of bankruptcy or compounds or makes arrangement with his creditors, or the Seller (being a company) goes into liquidation either voluntary or compulsory (except a voluntary insolvent liquidation for the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction) or has a receiver or administrative receiver appointed over any of its assets the Purchaser may cancel such Order by written notice to the Seller.
 
10.3 No time given or concession made on the part of the Purchaser shall be construed as a waiver of any of its rights and remedies hereunder or at common law.
 
11. CANCELLATION
 
The Purchaser shall have the right to cancel an Order in whole or in part at any time for any reason whatsoever by giving the Seller notice thereof in writing. In such event, the Purchaser shall pay to the Seller (except where the order has been cancelled due to breach by the Seller) a fair and reasonable sum for all materials used and work done up to the time of the cancellation whereupon the property in such materials shall pass to the Purchaser. The Purchaser shall not be liable for any loss including consequential or indirect loss suffered by the Seller or any third party as a result of such cancellation.
 
12. WARRANTY
 
If the Goods or any part thereof show any defects in design, workmanship or materials or do not otherwise comply with the Contract within a period of 24 months from the date of delivery the Purchaser may at its option either:
 
(a) require the Seller to repair or replace such defective Goods to the satisfaction of the Purchaser (In which case the Clause shall apply to the repaired or replacement Goods) or
 
(b) reject such defective Goods (in which case the purchaser shall return the same to the Seller at the Sellers risk and expense and the Purchaser shall be entitled to purchase equivalent goods elsewhere and any additional expense incurred in connection therewith reimbursed forthwith by the Seller)
 
13. PATENTS
 
The Seller warrants that the design, construction and quality of the Goods comply in all respects with all statutes, statutory rules. Orders, regulations and Codes of Practice which may be enforced or which in any way apply to the Goods and further that any adaptation, sale or use of the Goods by the Purchaser will not infringe any patent, trade mark, trade name, registered design, copyright or other intellectual property right belonging to any third party. The Seller undertakes to indemnify the Purchaser against all loss, damage, costs, expenses, claims and proceedings which the Purchaser may suffer or incur by reason of any breach of their said warranties.
 
14. ASSIGNMENT
 
The Seller shall not without the prior written consent of the Purchaser assign or sub-contract any Contract or any part thereof (except for materials and minor details the makers or supplier of which are specified in the Order). Any such consent shall be conditional upon the assignee or sub-contractor accepting these conditions and shall not, in the case of sub-contracting, relieve the Seller of his responsibility for any of the Goods included in the Order.
 
15. CONFIDENTIALITY
 
The Seller shall treat any Order and all designs, drawings, specifications and information supplied therewith as confidential and shall not disclose the same to any third party without the Purchasers prior written consent or infringe any copyright, patent, trade name, registered design or any other intellectual property right vested in the Purchaser.
 
16. COVERING LAW
 
The Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and each party thereto hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, except where the Goods are being delivered to Scotland in which case the Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scottish law and each party thereto hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.
 
17. ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING REGULATIONS
 
The Seller undertakes, warrants and represents that:
 
17.1 Neither the Seller nor any of its officers, employees, agents or subcontractors has:
 
(a) committed an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (a MSA Offence); or
 
(b) been notified that it is subject to an investigation relating to an alleged MSA Offence or prosecution under the Modern Slavery Act 2015; or
 
(c) is aware of any circumstances within its supply chain that could give rise to an investigation relating to an alleged MSA Offence or prosecution under the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
 
17.2 it shall comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws;
 
17.3 it shall notify the Customer immediately in writing if it becomes aware or has reason to believe that it, or any of its officers, employees, agents or subcontractors have breached or potentially breached any of Supplier’s obligations as set out above. Such notice shall set out full details of the circumstances concerning the breach or potential breach of the Seller’s obligations;
 
17.4 it shall implement and maintain appropriate due diligence procedures for any of its agents and subcontractors to ensure that no MSA Offence shall occur in its supply chain;
 
17.5 it shall, if so requested by the Customer in writing, prepare and deliver to the Customer a written report certifying the steps it has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of its business or that of its supply chain;
 
17.6 it has reviewed a copy of the Customer’s T&C’s and acknowledges it is committed to respecting the rights of workers and ensuring that the Seller is neither causing nor contributing to an MSA Offence.
 
18. FACTORING
 
The Seller is prohibited from factoring or otherwise assigning any of its rights arising from this Order or from varying the terms of payment without the express written permission of the Purchaser signed by its authorised officer.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Except where otherwise agreed in writing, these terms and conditions apply to all material commissioned by Trinity Mirror plc or companies in the Trinity Mirror group of companies (“Trinity Mirror”) for publication in Trinity Mirror’s publications, including newspapers and magazines, websites (however accessed) and apps (“Titles”)

1. You will supply the content described in the Commissioning Email (“the Content”).

2. (a) Trinity Mirror agrees to pay you the Payment subject to its approval of the Content.

(b) Trinity Mirror will account for and pay the Syndication Fee to you. The Syndication Fee is not payable in respect of the uses of the Content set out in sub-clauses 5 (a) (i), (ii) and (iii) below.

3. You agree to comply with:

(a) all current legislation; and

(b) the terms of the IPSO Editors' Code of Practice, which can be found at www.ipso.co.uk.

4. You confirm that:

(a) you own the copyright in the Content;

(b) no rights in the Content are owned or controlled by any other party;

(c) you have the power to grant a licence in the Content; and

(d) the exploitation of the Content by Trinity Mirror under the terms of this agreement will not infringe the rights of any other party.

5. In consideration of the Payment, you grant the rights set out below to Trinity Mirror.

(a) An irrevocable, assignable, sub-licensable, royalty-free worldwide licence authorising Trinity Mirror to exercise any right in respect of the Content which would otherwise be exercisable exclusively by the copyright owner, including without limitation the right to:

(i) edit, store, reproduce and/or publish the Content in any medium;

(ii) distribute the Content to online and digital library services and aggregator sites and to NLA Media Access Limited and other reprographic rights organisations;

(iii) license reproduction of the Content by third parties including cuttings agencies and PR consultancies; and

(iv) syndicate the Content in any medium.

(b) The licence will be exclusive and in perpetuity.

(c) You agree to ensure, in the event you assign the copyright in the Content at any time, that such assignment is subject to the licence granted herein.

(d) The licence is effective whether or not Trinity Mirror publishes the Content.

6. To the extent applicable and to the extent permitted by law, you waive all rights conferred on you by Chapter IV of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world including the right to be identified as the author of the Content.

7. You permit but do not oblige Trinity Mirror to use your name and/or other identifying features (including but not limited to images, trade marks and logos) to promote the Content anywhere in the world and permit but do not oblige Trinity Mirror to authorise others to do the same.

8. You agree promptly to assist Trinity Mirror in defending any complaint arising out of

(a) the Content; and/or

(b) any behaviour on your part relating to the Content including but not limited to any behaviour relating to information-gathering, research or acquisition of material whether or not such material becomes part of the Content.

9. (a) You confirm that you will be working on a freelance basis and shall be wholly responsible for and indemnify Trinity Mirror in relation to:

(i) any income tax, national insurance or social security contributions and any other associated liabilities arising from or made in connection with this agreement; and

(ii) any liabilities for any employment related claim or any claim based on employee or ‘in the employment of’ status (including reasonable costs and expenses) brought by you against Trinity Mirror arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.

(b) Trinity Mirror may at its option satisfy the indemnity in this clause (in whole or in part) by way of deduction from any payments due to you.

10. You consent to Trinity Mirror storing your personal data (for example, your name, address, and contact details and bank account details) for the purpose of enabling Trinity Mirror to exercise its rights hereunder, to pay you monies due to you, and to provide you with any agreed credit.

11. This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the Content and supersedes all other agreements relating to the Content whether oral or in writing. The parties acknowledge that in entering into this agreement they have not relied on any representations, warranties or undertakings other than those expressly set out in this agreement.

12. This agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Except where otherwise agreed in writing, these terms and conditions apply to all material supplied to and published by Trinity Mirror plc or companies in the Trinity Mirror group of companies (“Trinity Mirror”) for publication in Trinity Mirror’s publications, including newspapers and magazines, websites (however accessed) and apps (“Titles”).

These terms and conditions apply to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions contained or referred to in any communication from you to Trinity Mirror including, without limitation, any terms and conditions, acknowledgement or acceptance of order, specification, delivery note, invoice or otherwise.

In consideration of their mutual obligations, you and Trinity Mirror agree to the terms and conditions set out in this agreement.

1. You have supplied content to Trinity Mirror (“the Content”).

2. (a) If a payment (“the Payment”) has been agreed in writing, Trinity Mirror will pay it to you, subject to the publication of the Content.

(b) If a syndication fee (“the Syndication Fee”) has been agreed in writing, Trinity Mirror will account for and pay this to you for any syndication of the Content. The Syndication Fee is not payable in respect of any use of the Content as set out in sub-clauses 5 (a) (i), (ii) and (iii) below.

(c) VAT will also be payable, if applicable.

3. You agree that the Content will comply with:

(a) all current legislation; and

(b) the terms of the IPSO Editors' Code of Practice, which can be found at www.ipso.co.uk.

4. You confirm that:

(a) you either own the copyright in the Content or are the licensee of the Content;

(b) you have the power to grant a licence in the Content to Trinity Mirror; and

(c) the exploitation of the Content in accordance with the terms of this agreement will not infringe the rights of any other party.

5. You grant to Trinity Mirror the rights set out below.

(a) An irrevocable, assignable, sub-licensable, royalty-free worldwide licence authorising Trinity Mirror to do in relation to the Content anything which would, in the absence of such licence, infringe your rights in the Content subsisting in any jurisdiction including but not limited to the right to:

(i) edit, store, reproduce and/or publish the Content in any medium;

(ii) distribute the Content to online and digital library services and aggregator sites and to NLA Media Access Limited and other reprographic rights organisations;

(iii) license reproduction of the Content by third parties including cuttings agencies and PR consultancies; and

(iv) syndicate the Content in any medium.

(b) The licence will be non-exclusive and in perpetuity.

(c) You agree to ensure, in the event you assign the copyright in the Content at any time, that such assignment is subject to the licence granted herein.

(d) The licence is effective whether or not Trinity Mirror publishes the Content.

6. To the extent applicable and to the extent permitted by law, you waive all rights conferred on you by Chapter IV of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world including the right to be identified as the author of the Content.

7. You permit but do not oblige Trinity Mirror to use your name and/or other identifying features (including but not limited to images, trade marks and logos) to promote the Content anywhere in the world and permit but do not oblige Trinity Mirror to authorise others to do the same.

8. You agree promptly to assist Trinity Mirror in defending any complaint arising out of

(a) the Content; and/or

(b) any behaviour on your part relating to the Content including but not limited to any behaviour relating to information-gathering, research or acquisition of material whether or not such material becomes part of the Content.

9. (a) You confirm that you shall be wholly responsible for and indemnify Trinity Mirror in relation to:

(i) any income tax, national insurance or social security contributions and any other associated liabilities arising from or made in connection with this agreement; and

(ii) any liabilities for any employment related claim or any claim based on employee or ‘in the employment of’ status (including reasonable costs and expenses) brought by you against Trinity Mirror arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.

(b) Trinity Mirror may at its option satisfy the indemnity in this clause (in whole or in part) by way of deduction from any payments due to you.

10. You consent to Trinity Mirror storing your personal data (for example, your name, address, and contact details and bank account details) for the purpose of enabling Trinity Mirror to exercise its rights hereunder, to pay you monies due to you and to provide you with any agreed credit.

11. You hereby agree to indemnify Trinity Mirror against any claims, losses, liabilities, costs (including reasonable legal costs) or damages suffered or incurred by Trinity Mirror as a consequence of any breach or alleged breach by you of clause 4 or clause 6 this agreement.

12. This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the Content and supersedes all other agreements relating to the Content whether oral or in writing. The parties acknowledge that in entering into this agreement they have not relied on any representations, warranties or undertakings other than those expressly set out in this agreement.

13. This agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.