Contributing Author Agreement
We look forward to building a great relationship with you as one of our Veggums authors. We strive to treat all of our contributors with fairness and respect, and ask ask the same consideration of you.
Please read this authorship agreement in its entirety. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming a contributing author of Veggums.com. The purpose of this Agreement is to establish requirements and expectations on both ends of the agreement. Please note that throughout this Agreement, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Veggums.com; “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to the author; and “site” and “website” refer to Veggums.com.
By becoming a contributing author of Veggums.com, you understand and agree to the following:
- All content submissions are subject to approval by Veggums
- Content will be attributed to an author profile with the username provided in this agreement
- Veggums reserves the right to modify, reformat, or remove content from the site at any time without notice.
- Veggums has full permission to use submitted contents indefinitely, unless there is documented agreement stating otherwise
- Submitted content may NOT:
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
- Promote illegal activities
- Incorporate any materials which infringe on any intellectual property rights or to violate the law
- Be unoriginal, or plagiarised from other sources
- Is otherwise in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable to us in our sole discretion
Either you or we may end this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice. Written notice can be in the form of mail, email or fax. In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement.
This Agreement will begin upon our receipt of your response, and will continue indefinitely until terminated.
4. Promotion Restrictions
You are free to promote your own websites or social media as a joint effort with Veggums. Certain forms of advertising are prohibited by Veggums.com. For example, spamming and overly aggressive advertising is unacceptable to us and could cause damage to our name. Other prohibited forms of advertising include the use of unsolicited commercial email (UCE), postings to non-commercial newsgroups and cross-posting to multiple newsgroups at once. In addition, you may not advertise in any way that effectively conceals or misrepresents your identity, your online presence name(s), or your email address.
You are solely responsible for complying with all marketing and consumer communication laws.
If it comes to our attention that you are conducting unwanted promotion techniques, we reserve the right to demand an end to these promotion techniques or may consider that cause for immediate termination of this Agreement and your participation with Veggums.com. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to unacceptable advertising, solicitation, or other practices.
Contributing authors shall not attempt to embed any malicious or otherwise irrelevant links or software into submitted content. Any such occurrence will result in immediate termination of this Agreement.
Both parties agree to not reference the other entity in any degrading or obscene way, or any way that portrays the party in a negative light. to use the other’s proprietary materials in any manner that is disparaging, misleading, obscene or that otherwise portrays the party in a negative light.
Veggums.com makes no express or implied warranties or guarantees of service of use of the website. We make no representation that use of the site will be error free or without interruption, and are not responsible for any consequences or results of an unlikely interruption.
6. Representations and Warranties
You acknowledge and agree that:
This Agreement has been read and understood by you and constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms;
You have full authority to enter into and be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, without the approval or consent of any other party;
All information stated to be “Confidential”, including, but not limited to, any business, technical, financial, and customer information, disclosed by either party will remain the sole property of the disclosing party, unless explicitly stated otherwise with written consent.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement at any time at our sole discretion. In such event, you will be notified by email. If any modification is unacceptable to you, please reach out to us immediately. Your continued participation in Veggums.com following the communication of Agreement modifications or posting on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.
You may not modify or waive any portion of this Agreement unless in writing and signed by both parties.
This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written.
You agree that you are an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement will create any sort of business relationship other than that, including partnership or joint venture. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on behalf of Veggums.com.
This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan.