Guest Post Agreement
This Guest Post Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered between the undersigned independent author, hereafter referred to as “Author”, and Hauseit Group LLC, hereafter referred to as “Company”. The Company operates the website at Hauseit.com (the “Site”).
In consideration of the covenants and conditions hereinafter set forth, Company and Author agree as follows:
Author is submitting written and other content for the Company to consider posting to the Site from time to time (the “Work”), which may include articles, blogs, info-graphics, drawings and other content. Company hereby agrees to consider posting Author’s Work on the Site or on other sites affiliated with the Company, in exchange for the rights granted to the Company hereunder by Author. It is within the sole and absolute discretion of Company as to whether or not it uses or continues to post to the Site or any other websites affiliated with the Company any of the Work, and Company may remove Author's Work from the Site or other sites affiliated with the Company at any time for any reason without notice.
RIGHTS TO COMPANY
(a) The Work is being commissioned by the Company on a “work for hire” basis as such term is defined under U.S. Copyright Law.
(b) Author hereby irrevocably grants and assigns to the Company, its successors and assigns, all rights, title, and interest to the Work and any revised editions and derivative works, including but not limited to the full and exclusive copyright to the Work, and the full and exclusive rights, by itself or with others, throughout the world, to print, publish, republish, distribute, post on websites, and transmit the Work and to prepare, publish, distribute, post on websites, and transmit derivative Works based thereon, in English and in all other languages, in all media of expression now known or later developed, and to license or permit others to do so. The Company’s rights shall include but not be limited to:
(1) The right to publish and sell the Work in all languages throughout;
(2) Periodical or newspaper rights prior to or following any book publication, including any syndication rights throughout the world;
(3) Any and all moral rights associated with the Work;
(4) Commercial and merchandising rights throughout the world;
(5) Any and all electronic rights, including but not limited to the rights to post all or any of the Work and derivative work thereof on Web sites, electronic newsletters, and online services; and
(6) The right to be the “canonical” source for Web publication of the Work.
(c) To the extent any of the materials and writings prepared by Author hereunder do not qualify as “work for hire” under applicable law, or are not assignable for any reason, Author hereby irrevocably and unequivocally waives enforcement of all such rights.
DELIVERY OF WORK
The final text for the Work shall be submitted via the Company’s guest posting platform or other electronic format specified by the Company.
RIGHTS OF THE AUTHOR
Author shall have the following rights, and only the following rights, with respect to the Work:
(a) If the Company posts the Work on a website, then Author’s name and company name will be included as part of the post, together with a short biography of Author.
(b) Author has the right to include the Work in books or e-books.
Author agrees that Company may use, at Company’s sole discretion, Author’s name, likeness, image and voice in connection with maintaining the posting of or otherwise using the Work. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company uses the Work on sites other than Hauseit.com, the attribution may at the discretion of the Company also include a reference link to Hauseit.com or other sites.
CHANGES, EDITS AND COPYRIGHTS
(a) Company shall have the right to edit and delete portions of the Work as it determines in its sole discretion, without any approval from or notice to Author.
(b) Company has the right to add to the pages containing the Work hyperlinks, boxes linking to other articles, products, or services, advertisements, and any other matter determined appropriate by the Company.
OWNERSHIP OF INFORMATION
Any and all data and information concerning usage and readers of the Work shall be deemed solely owned by the Company. Any use of Company’s name or trademark(s) by Author shall require prior and written authorization from Company.
Author agrees to comply with all editorial policies of the Company established from time to time by the Company and made available to Author.
Author will not be entitled to any monetary or other compensation. Author will not be entitled to any portion of revenue if revenues are generated by Author’s Work, or any rights or equity in the Company.
Author represents and warrants that the Work is original; the Work has not previously been published and is not in the public domain; Author has the right to enter into this Agreement and owns and can convey the rights granted to the Company; the Work contains no libelous or unlawful material or instructions that may cause harm, damage, or injury; the Work will not infringe upon or violate any copyright, trademark, trade secret or other right or the privacy of others; and the Work does not contain any affiliate links or link to link farms; and statements in the Work asserted as fact are true or based upon generally accepted professional research practices. Author represents that the Work as provided by Author is professional of a high grade nature and quality.
Author agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold the Company and its successors, officers, directors, agents, shareholders, and employees harmless from any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, cost, liabilities, expenses and damages arising out of, or in connection with any breach of this Agreement by Author.
RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES
Author is independent of the Company. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating an employer-employee relationship, as a guarantee of future employment or engagement, or as a limitation upon the Company’ sole discretion to cease using Author’s services or posting Author’s Work.
(a) Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles.
(b) Entire Agreement. This Agreement, contains the entire agreement and understanding between the parties hereto and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements, representations and warranties between them respecting the subject matter hereof.
(c) Amendment. This Agreement may be amended only by a writing signed by Author and by a duly authorized representative of the Company.
(d) Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or condition of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person, place or circumstance, shall be held to be invalid, unenforceable or void, the remainder of this Agreement and such term, provision, covenant or condition as applied to other persons, places and circumstances shall remain in full force and effect.
(e) Notices. Any notice, request, consent or approval required or permitted to be given under this Agreement or pursuant to law shall be sufficient if in writing, and if and when sent by by email to Author or to the Company by email, as the case may be.
(f) Disputes. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, any and all disputes, controversies or claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or breach thereof, shall be finally resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its rules, regulations, and procedures, and judgment on the decision and award, if any, rendered by the arbitrator or arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration shall be conducted in the English language, in the City and State of New York. The arbitrator or arbitrators shall decide the dispute in accordance with the substantive law of the State of New York. In the event that any issues of arbitrability must be resolved, such issues shall be resolved by arbitration consistent with this provision. Each party agrees to bear its own costs of arbitration.
Your acceptance of the terms contained therein, signified by your initials, shall be deemed execution of the actual agreement.