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The Intellectus Community Rules and Guidelines
You represent and warrant that You (You) will comply with the following rules (“Rules”), as well as editorial guidelines (“Guidelines”) as may be communicated to You in writing from time to time by Intellectus Comm.
a) Except with the express permission of Intellectus Comm (your assigned editor), all Content posted on our partnered publications shall be written by You, and not anyone writing on your behalf. The Content will be original and not previously published in any form.
b) The Content will not contain material that is racist, sexist, obscene, profane, vulgar, sexually-explicit, defamatory, libelous, mean-spirited, threatening, or in violation of any copyright, trademark, right of privacy, publicity, or any other laws.
c) The Content will not be fraudulent, intentionally misleading or deceptive, and all statements in the Content, which are asserted as facts, are true and/or based upon reasonable research for accuracy.
d) You will disclose to Intellectus Comm in writing any actual or potential conflict of interest, including but not limited to any financial interest in any product, firm, or commercial venture mentioned and/or related to the subject of the Content.
e) You will notify Intellectus Comm of any material changes related to your professional associations such as change of employer, job function, etc.
f) Links should be placed in the Content only as appropriate to further the topic, and You will not accept monetary payment or any other consideration from any third party for placing a link within the Content as part of any link payment scheme, link exchange, or otherwise.
g) If you mention or link to a company, product or service that you are or have been involved with, you need to disclose this to the readers. This includes current or previous employment, current or previous clients, stock or bond ownership, or any other relationship that could reasonably be thought to bias your perspective. Example: “In the latest Unisys Security Index, we found that nearly 60 percent of Americans surveyed say a security breach involving their personal or credit card data would make them less likely to do business at a bank or store they commonly use. (Disclosure: I am employed by Unisys.)”
j) You will secure, at your expense, the rights/license granted to Intellectus Comm pursuant to this Agreement, for any third party intellectual property (i.e. images such as photography or other artwork) You include in the Content. If you have not created the work yourself and it is not in the public domain, you must obtain the rights to use it in your articles. These rights can be obtained from the artist him/herself, through an online service, and/or under a properly cited Creative Commons License. Please note, however, that some “free” online images services extend users an unpaid license only for the personal use of the images. The use of such images in your blog would be a commercial purpose and may require the payment of a fee. Check the terms carefully and if You have not secured the proper rights You should not include such work in the Content.
k) You may not use Intellectus Comm’s (or its parent, subsidiary or partner) trademarks, in connection with the Content or otherwise, without Intellectus Comm prior written permission.
l) Content must be accompanied by a short bio/signature that contains your name, title and company (as applicable), as well as current and past employment information that is relevant to the Content’s main topic, and the following disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this Blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Intellectus Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or partner publications.