I. Whereas, the Artistic Contributor (hereafter AC) agrees to provide content to Accede Magazine (hereafter Accede) for its online and/or print publication, known by the same name. This agreement to be a current contributor for Accede Magazine is not binding or contractual in length, and either party may walk away at any time. ( Independent not an employee.)

II. By signing this agreement AC agrees that content published on Accede must be original and AC owns the rights to, or has permission to, use the material. (No Plagiarizing.)

III. AC agrees that Accede retains the right of acceptance or rejection and the right to edit any submissions. AC gives Accede permission to reproduce, distribute, and edit any content provided by you as a contributor. ( We check for typos and then publish it.)

IV. By signing this agreement AC agrees that posts may only be edited/removed at the AC’s request and/or at the discretion of Accede. (We decide what goes up and stays up)

VII. By signing this agreement AC agrees to abide by copyright laws and FTC guidelines when publishing content. No content, photos, or videos shall be provided for publication without written consent from any and all of the original authors, photographers and/or content provider. AC warrants such consent has been obtained and permission granted from the original provider. ( No stealing pictures, text, etc.)

VIII. By signing this agreement AC understands that there is no compensation of any kind for the content provided by Accede. AC understands that any benefits that received for contributions are voluntarily offered by Accede and no expectation of goods or services should be expected. ( Volunteers Only)

IX. By signing this agreement, AC agrees that for twelve months publication, AC will not start a competing Magazine in print or online or via website with a similar demographic. This would be an online magazine/site with a blog and/or other content aimed at women’s lifestyle, with contributing mid-life writers, or other similar features to that of Accede. ( Don’t compete for at least a year)

X. AC agrees to adhere to the Editorial Guidelines stated by Accede. (Keep it classy)

XI. AC shall indemnify Accede and hold Accede harmless from any and all loss, cost, expense and damages on account of any and all manner of claims, demands, actions and proceedings that may be instituted against Accede on grounds alleging that any content submitted hereunder by or on behalf of AC violates any copyright or any proprietary right of any person, or that it contains any matter that is libelous or scandalous, or invades any person’s right to privacy or other personal rights. AC agrees at AC’s own expense, to promptly defend and continue the defense of any such claim, demand, action or proceeding that may be brought against Accede, provided that Accede shall promptly notify AC with respect thereto. The AC shall reimburse Accede for any amount paid by Accede in settlement of claims or in satisfaction of judgments obtained by reason of publication of such advertising copy, together with all expenses incurred in connection therewith, including but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs. (If someone says you did bad and sues us, we’ll let you know and expect you to be responsible on that.)

XII. Should any part of this Agreement, for any reason, be declared invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion, which remaining portion shall remain in force and effect as if this Agreement had been executed with the invalid portion thereof eliminated and it is hereby declared the intention of the parties hereto that they would have executed the remaining portion of this Agreement without including therein any such part, parts, or portion which may, for any reason, be hereafter declared invalid. ( Each paragraph stands alone.)

XIII. This writing contains the entire Agreement of the Parties. No representations were made or relied upon by either party, other than those expressly set forth in this Agreement. No agent, employee or other representative of either party is empowered to alter any of the terms hereof, unless done in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer, employee or other representative of the respective parties. (This is it!)

XIV. Accede reserves the right to refuse publication of questionable articles or advertisements in any of its publications. All authors, advertisers, exhibitors and speakers appearing in Accede publications, social media, or meetings are hereby on notice of this policy. ( Just because you submit, doesn’t mean you get published)

XV. This Agreement shall be construed under the laws of the South Carolina. Venue for any legal actions regarding this Agreement shall be in the state of South Carolina.

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