terms and conditions
By using this website you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please cease to use this website. This website is available to both members and non-members. Members are registered with the website and may submit content. Non-members may only view the content of the website. These Terms and Conditions are split into:
general Terms and Conditions which apply to everybody; and
members’ Terms and Conditions which apply only to members.
MEMBERS’ TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Members are professionals with a lot of experience in the field they write about. You warrant that:
you fall into this category
you are at least 18 years old
the information in your application is not misleading.
We decide whether to accept each application. We have the right at our discretion to refuse applications for membership. Once a member, you must abide by these Terms and Conditions at all times. If you don’t, we have the right to remove you as a member of the website.
You will only publish articles that are:
not in breach of any law
suitable for all ages
related to your expertise
You take full responsibility for the content of your articles. We do not accept any responsibility for the content of your articles. We reserve the right to remove any article from the website for any reason at any time.
When you post articles on this website you warrant to us that:
it is your own work;
you own the copyright in it; and
it has not previously been published on the internet
You must not post work on this website of which you do not own the copyright. All copyright in the articles you publish on this website will remain yours. When you put an article on this website you grant to us a perpetual and exclusive licence to publish the article on the internet. You also warrant that you have the right to grant such a licence to us.
If you use a trademark in your article that is new to the website, tell our editorial team. Provide us with the correct wording of acknowledgement and we’ll do our best to add it to the website’s trademark page. You must not use any trademark that does not belong to you unless you have the owner’s permission.
Articles must be in English aimed at an international audience. The first language of many readers may not be English. You may use any recognised form of spelling and grammar (e.g.: UK, US or international English).
Our editorial team publishes editorial policy guides. You agree to publish articles within the editorial policy guidelines. This is a loose framework, not a strict set of rules. If you need clarification, consult with our editorial team. What ‘fits in’ with the website is a subjective judgement. In cases where there is a dispute, the final decision rests with our editorial team.
Membership of the website is for your personal use only. You agree not to divulge your password nor allow anyone else to access your account. You can propose other people as members, but you may not assign your account to someone else.
Marketing and Promotion
Article content must be informative and unbiased. You must not include promotion or marketing within the article. You may promote your products and services in the profile information, providing you do it in a discreet way. In cases of any dispute around the profile information our editorial team shall have the final decision. We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your membership if you breach this obligation.
We abide by the Adsense terms and conditions. If you participate in Adsense Share, then you must abide by the Adsense terms and conditions as well.
Disclaimer of liability
We will do our best to maintain a simple-to-use, fast, up-to-date website. We will also drive readers towards good articles. However, we do not give any warranty as to the type of visitor, volume of traffic or availability of the website. We will not be responsible for any loss arising from:
any deletion of your article(s);
any suspension or cancellation of your membership;
any unavailability of the website;
any substandard performance of the website; or
any other member’s article(s).
Updates to Terms and Conditions
We may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time. Check for any changes before publishing an article. When you publish an article you are deemed to accept the Terms and Conditions in effect at that time.
As a member you may post comments on the website forum. You are responsible for everything you post on the forum. You agree that you will not post anything that is or may be:
intended to cause offence; and/or
contrary to any law.
By using the forum you also agree that we are not responsible or liable for any comments posted by other members.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This part of the Terms and Conditions applies to all users of the website. All users of the website are subject to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of them you must cease use of the website immediately.
Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer
All articles on the website are the responsibility of the author. We do not monitor or control the content of articles.
Please tell us if:
you find any information that you believe is inaccurate or incorrect; or
you believe any information posted on the website is defamatory or if it infringes your rights.
We accept no liability for any of the articles on the website. You should independently check any information on the website before relying on it. Information may be incorrect or out of date.
Any opinions expressed on the website are the opinions of that author only.
We cannot and do not exclude any liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence. We also cannot and do not exclude any liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
We are not responsible for any advice or information provided to you by the author of any article.
This website may contain links to other websites. There are provided for your convenience only. We are not liable for the content of any other website that you may access.
You agree to make fair and legal use of the website. You must not do anything that might:
bring the website into disrepute;
disrupt the operation of the website; or
disrupt any other user’s enjoyment of the website.
English law applies to these terms and conditions. Any dispute will be heard by the English courts. You are deemed to have accepted this when you use the website.