Terms and Conditions for Contributors

These terms relate to submissions to the Urban Daters.  These Terms set out the Urban Dater's agreement with external content contributors to this publication.

‘Material’ means any Material intended for publication, from content ideas as well as actual content itself, as well background Materials which have been used directly or indirectly for Material intended for publication.

By submitting Material for publication or by agreeing to prepare Material for publication for the Urban Dater’s websites and publications, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms which will take effect immediately. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms please do not access or contribute to the Urban Dater’s website or offer your Material for publication.

VARIATION OF THESE TERMS

1. These Terms will not be varied, the only exception to that would be in the event that the Urban Dater’s Editor in Chief has expressly agreed in writing to a variation. If any external contributor is not happy with these Terms then they should not offer the Urban Dater any Material, nor accept remuneration. Any Material suggested to or supplied to the Urban Dater for publication is deemed to have been supplied in full knowledge and acceptance of these Terms.

2. The Urban Dater may change these Terms at any time by posting the changes online and it is your responsibility to check them every time you submit Material for publication.  If any external Contributor is not happy with these Terms then they should not offer the Urban Dater any Material or accept any compensation from the Urban Dater. Any Material supplied to Company for publication is deemed to have been supplied in full knowledge and acceptance of the most recent updated  Terms as displayed on the Urban Dater’s website.

RIGHTS

It is very important for both parties that there is a clear understanding early on over who can exercise which rights in the Material. As is the case with other publishers, the Urban Dater needs to have certain rights to allow it to make further use of the Materials for the benefit of both parties.

In addition to the content of the Urban Dater’s publications appearing online on the Website, Material may also be supplied by the Urban Dater to the websites of other third party hosts, thereby ensuring that the quality writing the Urban Dater publishes is widely available to interested readers on a variety of websites.

Content is further supplied by the Urban Dater to a range of newspapers, magazines, websites, on mobile and tablet apps, and other media outlets rights are licensed to a range of third parties.

You will note that all the Urban Dater’s rights in the Material are non-exclusive: this means that you can also exploit the Material.

The Urban Dater will require exclusive online usage rights for your content in accordance with the Terms below.  Such a variation to these Terms must be negotiated with your editorial contact at the Urban Dater in writing.

Unless otherwise agreed:

(a). You retain copyright.

(b) The Urban Dater has the following rights, which are worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and sub-licensable, and, are exclusive for one year from the date of delivery of your Material and non-exclusive thereafter

(b)(i) the right to syndicate, distribute, license, republish or retransmit the Material in all digital media formats, whether on the web, mobile device, or tablet

(c)In addition the Urban Dater also has the following non-exclusive rights which apply to all your Material submitted to the Urban Dater and any Contribution made by you to the Website, whether that includes text, photographs, graphics, video or audio in any format:

(c)(i) the right to store your Material in any database or archive in any present or future media or format. You are free to store and allow access to your Material on databases for personal purposes provided nothing competes or conflicts with the rights you have granted the Urban Dater; and

(c)(ii) in respect of all of the above, the right to translate, amend, cut or alter your Material as the Urban Dater thinks appropriate.

(d) You agree that the Urban Dater can use an image of you in association with your Material for purposes of publicity, promotion and any other activity related to the exercise of its rights under these Terms.

At the expiration of one year, you may republish Material digitally by including a hyperlink to the original source.

PAYMENT/CONSIDERATION

(a) If your editorial contact from the Urban Dater has agreed to pay you a fee for your Material, such a fee will be a single all-inclusive fee for all the rights granted above.

(b) The Urban Dater operates a self billing system for the payment of external contributions. External contributors must  supply their Paypal  payment details to the commissioning editor or the person to whom they have arranged to supply their Material, on the first occasion of supply. Unless any other rate or fee is agreed at the time of commission/agreement, any payment will be made at the Urban Dater’s prevailing rates.

(c) Whether or not a monetary fee has been agreed, you agree that for your Material to be considered for publication is adequate consideration for the rights granted herein.

EDITORIAL STANDARDS

Your Material must comply with all editorial standards specified on this Company’s website.  If you choose not to comply with direction from our editorial team, the Urban Dater reserves the right to cancel the agreement to publish your Material without compensation.

WARRANTIES, INDEMNITIES AND LIABILITY

You warrant that your Material:

(a) is your own original work and that neither it, nor any exploitation or use which the Urban Dater might make of it, will infringe any person’s rights, including but not limited to intellectual property, privacy, performance, data protection or any other right;

(b) is not defamatory of any person or entity; and

(c) is not likely to render you or the Urban Dater in contempt of court or in breach of any criminal law, including (but not limited to) improper obtaining, processing or disclosure of data, surveillance, harassment, trespass, bribery or any other law or regulation whether during the course of your journalistic activities or otherwise.

You hereby agree to indemnify the Urban Dater against all costs, claims, losses and liabilities incurred or suffered by the Urban Dater as a result of any breach of your warranties or obligations under these Terms.

To the extent permissible in law, the Urban Dater will not be liable for any loss including but not limited to the following (whether such losses are foreseen, known or otherwise) loss of data, loss of revenue or anticipated profit, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill or injury to reputation, losses suffered by third parties, any indirect, consequential or exemplary damages.

SEVERABILITY

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of this Terms of Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Terms of Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.