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SheSpeaks Inc Guidelines for Blog Contributors

 

SheSpeaks is a place for site members, Bloggers, and site visitors and to engage on topics that are interesting to women.

 

As a SheSpeaks Blogger, you are invited to create and publish original posts for the SheSpeaks community to read and comment on.  SheSpeaks’ staff will maintain and monitor the site content but the post content and conversations will reflect your view.

 

As a SheSpeaks Blogger Society member, we encourage your participation in site discussion and conversations.  We believe that publishing on SheSpeaks will help grow your site traffic and engagement.

 

These Blogging Guidelines are to help define the publishing relationship between SheSpeaks and you. 

 

The SheSpeaks Guidelines provide the overall structure for using the site. This document is subject to change at SheSpeaks’ sole discretion.

 

 

1. Accountability

You are legally responsible for your commentary, whether in the form of a post, comment, or content submitted in any manner. You can be held personally liable for any commentary deemed to be defamatory, obscene (not swear words, but rather the legal definition of “obscene”), proprietary, or libelous (whether pertaining to SheSpeaks individuals, or any other entity). For these reasons, you should exercise caution with regards to exaggeration, colorful language, guesswork, obscenity, copyrighted materials, legal conclusions, and derogatory remarks or characterizations.  

You understand that all content posted to SheSpeaks is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. All opinions expressed by users of this site are expressed strictly in their individual capacities, and do not represent the positions, strategies or opinions of SheSpeaks Inc.

 

You agree that SheSpeaks will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions, loss of damage of any kind incurred as a result of any content posted on this site. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

 

 

2.   Posting

While we want to share your opinions as much as possible in the original form SheSpeaks reserves the right in its discretion to refuse to post, edit, revise, or take down any post, comment, or content on the website.  As a general rule we will advise you if we make any changes to your post.  You may not use the SheSpeaks name or SheSpeaks’ client name to endorse or promote any product, opinion, cause or political candidate. Representation of your personal opinions as endorsed by SheSpeaks or any of its affiliated organizations is strictly prohibited.

 

By posting content to SheSpeaks, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use. You agree that you will not knowingly or with intent to defraud provide material and misleading false information. You represent and warrant also that the content you supply does not violate these Terms, and that you will indemnify and hold SheSpeaks harmless for any and all claims resulting from content you supply.

You acknowledge that SheSpeaks has the right to remove in its sole discretion any content that it considers to violate these Terms or any other SheSpeaks Inc terms or agreements.

 

3.   Press Inquiries

Blog postings may generate media coverage. If a member of the media contacts you about a SheSpeaks posting or requests information of any kind, please contact blogteam@shespeaks.com or at 212-830-9880.

 

4.   Blogger Code of Conduct

 

To guide you, and to keep SheSpeaks a positive place for all those who contribute content SheSpeaks offers the following Blogger Code of Conduct.

  1. Strive to be authentic and honest in all of your communications so our community knows that you say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  2. Disclose who you are, complete your profile fully so people know your site and how to follow you.
  3. Be responsible for what you write. Remember that just because you “can” say something doesn’t mean that you should.  When you make an assertion, do so in good faith; state it as fact only if, to the best of your knowledge, it is so.
  4. If material exists online, link to online references and original source materials directly.
  5. Respect copyright, fair use, disclosure laws and other intellectual property rights.
  6. Disagree with others’ opinions respectfully.
  7. Respect your audience – Don’t use ethnic slurs, personal insults, obscenity, or other objectionable language. Show proper consideration for their privacy and for topics that may be considered objectionable or inflammatory.
  8. Write each entry as if it could not be changed; you can add to, but do not rewrite any entry.

 

5.   Rights in the Content You Submit

Under these guidelines any and all works of authorship by you and posted by you to SheSpeaks you permit SheSpeaks to copy, distribute, display, transmit, and remix your Content, royalty-free, on the condition that they credit your authorship each time they do so.

 

6.   Attribution

When publicly displaying or distributing copies of your Content, or

Content as incorporated into a collective work, SheSpeaks will to credit your authorship.

 

7.   Modification of These Terms of Use

SheSpeaks reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.

 

 

8.    Relationship of Parties. 

These guidelines shall in no way constitute or give rise to a partnership or joint venture between the parties.  All operations by each party under the terms of this Agreement shall be carried on by it as independent contractor and not as an agent for the other.  Neither party shall have the power to bind the other.

 

 

9.   Confidentiality. 

Each party may disclose to the other party certain non-public information.  All such disclosures are to be considered as confidential and all such disclosures shall be maintained in confidence by the receiving party

 

10. FTC Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) introduced guidelines to help protect consumers from false claims on product benefits. If you publish comments relating to a product, please be clear that this is your opinion and if a brand or SheSpeaks provided you with the product. Please make that clear in your online and offline conversations and blog posts.