BEFORE submitting ANY Guest Posts to us please read the following terms and conditions carefully. By submitting Guest Posts to be published on Tower Hamlets News website, or on any other site owned or operated by Tower Hamlets News, you are indicating that you agree to the terms laid out below. The Terms and Conditions for Guest Authors may be changed or updated at any time and they will apply to all Guest Posts. This includes any posts that you have already submitted to us, and any subsequent posts. The most current and up-to-date version of the Terms and Conditions for Guest Authors are laid out below.
They have the same effect as an agreement in writing therefore, if you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not submit posts to Tower Hamlets News.
Terms and Conditions for Guest Authors
1. You are not an employee of Tower Hamlets News.
When you submit Guest Posts to Tower Hamlets News, you are doing so as an entirely independent individual, not as an employee of Tower Hamlets News. This means you are entirely responsible for obtaining and paying for any and all of your own equipment and facilities which enable you to write and submit posts to Tower Hamlets News. This includes but is not necessarily limited to your computer or laptop, internet access, any third-party clearances and licenses and everything else you may need in order to be able to create and submit Guest Posts to Tower Hamlets News. You agree that you are not entitled to, and do not expect, any wages, compensation, commission, or remuneration of any kind for any of the content, be it written, pictorial or otherwise that you submit. By submitting Guest Posts to Tower Hamlets News you also agree that you understand you are not eligible for any employee benefit plans or schemes, remuneration, commission or payments either now, or at any time in the future, as a result of your submission of posts and our subsequent use of them.
2. You may not claim to be a representative of Tower Hamlets News.
While you may be permitted to advertise the fact that you have had your work published on Tower Hamlets News, and you are fully permitted to share your published articles on social media and those of other Guest Authors on Tower Hamlets News, you may not act as an agent or representative of Tower Hamlets News, or attempt to bind Tower Hamlets News to any obligations, or commitments, paid or otherwise. As a Tower Hamlets News Guest Author you must not attempt to identify yourself as a representative or employee of Tower Hamlets News while attending or covering events, trips or enjoying travel experiences. This is the case even if you have been given an opportunity to travel or work with one of our clients or partners because they have seen your work on Tower Hamlets News or we have recommended you to them. Any engagement you undertake is entirely as an independent and you are responsible for your own contract and relationship with outside companies, brands, or travel operators.
3. It is your decision how, when and if you submit posts for publication.
You agree that you are not under the direction or control of Tower Hamlets News and you accept that you have complete control and autonomy over the manner and means by which you submit Guest Posts for Tower Hamlets News. Because you are an independent, you are at all times your own boss and you can stop posting at any time. If you do decide to submit a post, you accept that it is your decision as to when, where and how often you write and submit posts to Tower Hamlets News. Tower Hamlets News may provide you with guidelines and advice for successful writing, tips on how to write effectively, or information related to topics that are attractive to our readers however, you accept that this does not constitute any form of direction or commission of your work. You are free to write or provide content for anyone else you want at any time. You can write about anything you want providing it is in some way connected or related to Tower Hamlets and likely to be of interest to our readership. Tower Hamlets News reserves the right to reject your Guest Post submission for any reason. Likely reasons would be that the content of your submission violates our Terms and Conditions for Guest Authors or that the quality or content of your writing falls below the standard our readers expect from our website. If your Guest Post is rejected, you will be informed. You may or may not be offered the opportunity to revise your post and re-submit. You may or may not be offered guidelines on revisions which would increase its suitability for publication. You accept that this would not constitute direction or commission of your work in any way and that you remain an independent author on our platform.
4. You should submit your posts once they are complete and ready for publication.
By submitting a post to Tower Hamlets News you are representing to us that your Guest Post, written text, photos and any other content you submit is your own original work and content, or that you have the expressed and clear rights and permissions to use and license it to us under proper licensing. You also represent to us that your Guest Post content, written or otherwise, does not infringe or violate any law, rule or regulation. Nor does it violate the rights or intellectual property rights of any person or entity (or encourage anyone else to do so). You also represent to us that your content, written, pictorial, photographic or otherwise is in no way objectionable, inflammatory or inaccurate, nor is it obscene, pornographic, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, threatening, or harassing and is not otherwise against the interests of Tower Hamlets News or our users as a whole. Furthermore, unless you have been asked by Tower Hamlets News to provide us with an advertisement in graphic or written form, or you have been given expressed permission in writing, you represent to us that your Guest Post and its content, written, pictorial, photographic or otherwise, is not an advertisement or solicitation of business or contributions. We reserve the right, but do not have any obligation, to remove any or all of your Guest Posts that fail to comply with the terms and conditions for Guest Authors, or for any other reason, at any time, without notice or explanation provided to you.
5. Do not add affiliate links or advertising to your guest posts.
Though you are free, and indeed encouraged, to add hyperlinks to your Guest Posts for the benefit of readers, in order to provide readers with further information or links to useful websites, you must not add affiliate links, clickable or non-clickable advertisements, or sales or marketing links, to your posts. Affiliate links are considered to be links which you would stand to benefit financially from by our readers clicking on, opening, or following and subsequently making purchases through the links you provide. The one exception to this is that you are permitted to provide a link directly to your own blog or website, business or otherwise, in your biography and ‘Author Profile’. Tower Hamlets News may, according to our sole discretion, provide you with permission to make mention and link to your own blog, business or website in the body of your Guest Post under certain circumstances. Such mention of your own website or business concerns must meet the condition of it being likely to be of genuine service or interest to our readership and not merely an advertisement. This judgement is at the sole discretion of Tower Hamlets News editorial and administrative teams and Tower Hamlets News reserves the right to make corrections to, edit, or reject any post you submit including removing or adding any links as we see fit without consulting you.
6. You should clearly disclose any financial or other interest in your posts.
Tower Hamlets News aims to be as transparent with our readers as possible. Tower Hamlets News Guest Authors should therefore disclose any financial gains, compensation, complimentary goods or services they receive, or conflicts of interest, related to the issue they have written about. This includes written content and pictorial or photographic content. If a Guest Author receives any payment or income, complimentary goods or services or other benefit from a company, organisation, group, or individual with a financial stake in the issue he or she is posting about, that information should be clearly disclosed at the bottom of the applicable Guest Post. It is usually sufficient to add a simple statement that you have received payment to write the article or that you have recently been working with the company concerned, or that you have received complimentary products, services or opportunities or other form of financial compensation from the company, product or service you are writing about. Please remember however, Guest Authors are not permitted to submit posts that include links which are paid for in whole or in part by marketing firms, and that affiliate links or direct links which result in financial gain are also not permitted.
7. We reserve the right to monetise and gain financially from your guest posts.
Tower Hamlets News reserves the right to add adverts or links to your post which may or may not include affiliate links from which Tower Hamlets News may stand to benefit financially or otherwise. Tower Hamlets News reserves the right to place advertising of our own choosing upon your Guest Post, in the sidebar, or any other visible area near to it. By submitting a Guest Post to Tower Hamlets News for publication, you are stating that you understand and accept that Tower Hamlets News is financially supported in part by the generation of revenue from marketing and advertising and that this income is in part generated by adding links, including affiliate links, and advertisements to your Guest Posts and the areas shown around your Guest Posts. If you are not in agreement with this, or in deed any of the terms and conditions for Guest Authors, you should NOT submit any Guest Posts to Tower Hamlets News. The placing, choice, content or any other feature of advertisements or affiliate links on or around your Guest Posts is non-negotiable. Tower Hamlets News may refuse to publish any post you submit with or without providing a reason, and may remove any post you have previously submitted and had accepted for publication at any time, without providing a reason, regardless of whether advertising had been placed upon it.
8. You should correct any errors prior to submission.
You should take great care to ensure that there are no errors in your Guest Post before you submit it for publication. If your post does contain any error, factual or otherwise, or if it violates the terms and conditions for Guest Authors in any way, you accept that you are responsible for any consequences that arise as a result of publishing it. If you are notified of any error in your Guest Post, either before or after publication, and whether you are notified by Tower Hamlets News or a third party source, you must correct or retract it at your first opportunity and within 24 hours after being notified. If you make any substantive changes to your Guest Post once it has been published, including any error corrections, you must note this at the bottom of your post. This includes matters of fact, but not changes to spelling, grammar or style or any minor editorial corrections. In the interest of transparency for our readership, you should provide a ‘note to readers’ that an earlier version of the post had an error which has since been corrected. Please note: if a correction/retraction is due to a legal complaint of defamation, then the correction/retraction must be posted in as prominent a location as the defamatory content.
9. There are no guarantees with regards to Guest Posting on Tower Hamlets News.
Tower Hamlets News platform aims to provide a forum for you to share your ideas, stories, experiences, recommendations, thoughts and other expressions, however it is made available to you “as is”. This means that there are no guarantees of any results you may wish for based upon the publication of your Guest Post or other submissions. Tower Hamlets News is subject to changes, both in design and function, and Tower Hamlets News could be temporarily or permanently suspended, without notice to you at any time. Tower Hamlets News operates without providing any guarantee to you that it will operate free of errors, viruses, bugs or service breakdowns. Tower Hamlets News does not in any way guarantee that your participation on the platform will fulfil any requirements or wishes you may hope for or expect from Guest Posting on Tower Hamlets News or becoming a part of our community.
10. You own the copyright to your submissions; however we have the right to use them.
When you submit Guest Posts to Tower Hamlets News, you remain the owner of the copyright to all your content, hence you can post it anywhere else you wish. However, by submitting any content to Tower Hamlets News (including text, videos, photographs, audio and any other materials), you are granting Tower Hamlets News a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license to exercise all rights under copyright law with respect to such content, which Tower Hamlets News may use, publish and distribute (with or without your name and identifying features) on their websites and other properties, including those of their affiliates and business partners. This includes the use of your materials for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery.
11. We may be legally required to provide information about you.
By submitting any Guest Post to Tower Hamlets News, and by applying to become an approved Guest Author on Tower Hamlets News even before any Guest Post has been submitted or published, you are agreeing that if Tower Hamlets News is legally required to disclose information we have about you (including your IP address, location, name, user name or any other information), you have given us permission to do so, without the need to provide any notice or notification to you. We will however endeavour to contact you in the first instance.
12. You remain responsible for any complaints and enquiries about your posts.
13. These terms and condition constitute our entire agreement.