Legal Disclaimer for Contributors
This legal agreement (“Agreement”) sets forth the general guidelines, requirements, terms, conditions, rights, and obligations when you (“Writer”, “you” or “your”) wish to submit a guest post article (“Article”) for the copyrighted.com website (“website”). This Agreement is legally binding between you and Copyright RPM Inc. (“Copyright RPM Inc.”, “we”, “us” or “our”).
If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “writer”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the guidelines, terms, conditions, rights, or obligations, you must not accept this agreement and may not submit any articles.
By pitching and submitting an article for publishing on the website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and Copyright RPM Inc., even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your article submissions and publishing.
Independent contractor status
Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be interpreted as creating or establishing any partnership or joint venturers. You acknowledge that you act as an independent contractor based on the terms provided in this Agreement and any written communications between you and Copyright RPM Inc. You are not considered an employee and are not entitled to participate in any employee plans, arrangements, or distributions by Copyright RPM Inc. You must not act as an agent of Copyright RPM Inc. and must not provide any services under the name of Copyright RPM Inc.
You must not under any circumstances (i) enter into any agreements on behalf of Copyright RPM Inc., (ii) incur any obligations on behalf of Copyright RPM Inc., (iii) act for or to bind Copyright RPM Inc. in any way, (iv) sign the name of Copyright RPM Inc., (v) represent that Copyright RPM Inc. is in any way responsible for your acts or omissions (vi) refer to Copyright RPM Inc. as a customer in any manner or format, or (vii) use our logo or name in a way that implies that you and Copyright RPM Inc. are partners or that we have endorsed you, your website or your products or services. You must obtain express written permission for any use of the logos, trademarks, or other intellectual property that belong to Copyright RPM Inc.
Ownership of intellectual property
Upon submitting an Article, you transfer all of its ownership rights to Copyright RPM Inc. and give Copyright RPM Inc. a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, and fully sub-licensable right and license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, use, perform, make derivative works of or otherwise use the Article and likeness in any form, media or technology, now known or later developed for any purpose.
Responsibilities and modifications
You agree to comply with the terms of this Agreement as well as any terms agreed upon in the communications with Copyright RPM Inc. Without limiting any of those terms or representation, we have the right to, in our own sole discretion or upon failure to uphold any part of this Agreement, terminate this Agreement or edit or remove any Article that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any of our policies or is in any way harmful or objectionable.
Limitation of liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Copyright RPM Inc., its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, or licensors be liable to any person for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, cover, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, revenue, sales, goodwill, use of the content, impact on business, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity) however caused, under any theory of liability, including, without limitation, contract, tort, warranty, breach of statutory duty, negligence or otherwise, even if the liable party has been advised as to the possibility of such damages or could have foreseen such damages. You assume all legal liability for the accuracy, scope, quality, and any possible outcomes as a result of or relating to your Article.
You agree to indemnify and hold Copyright RPM Inc. and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, and licensors harmless from and against any liabilities, losses, damages, or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with or arising from any third party allegations, claims, actions, disputes, or demands asserted against any of them as a result of or relating to your Article, your use of the Services or any willful misconduct on your part.
All rights and restrictions contained in this Agreement may be exercised and shall be applicable and binding only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable laws and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this Agreement illegal, invalid, or unenforceable. If any provision or portion of any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is the intention of the parties that the remaining provisions or portions thereof shall constitute their agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof, and all such remaining provisions or portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.
Dispute of resolution
The formation, interpretation, and performance of this Agreement and any disputes arising out of it shall be governed by the substantive and procedural laws of Ontario, Canada without regard to its rules on conflicts or choice of law and, to the extent applicable, the laws of Canada. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in Ontario, Canada, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You hereby waive any right to a jury trial in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.
You may not assign, resell, sub-license, or otherwise transfer or delegate any of your rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent, which consent shall be at our own sole discretion and without obligation; any such assignment or transfer shall be null and void. We are free to assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, to any third party as part of the sale of all or substantially all of its assets or stock or as part of a merger.
Changes and amendments
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its terms at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. An updated version of this Agreement will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Agreement unless otherwise specified. Your future Article submissions after the effective date of the revised Agreement (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.
Acceptance of these terms
You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By submitting an Article for publishing on the website, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not submit any Articles.