Terms and Conditions for Guest Post Writers

Please read these Terms and Conditions before accepting and submitting your Guest Post to Mas & Pas:

1            Information about us and our website

Mas & Pas is a parenting website (the Website) accessible via www.masandpas.com. The Website is operated by Mas & Pas Limited (we or us). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 11130731 and registered office address Ground Floor, 2 Woodberry Grove, London, England, N12 0DR.

2            Information about these terms

2.1         These are the terms and condition (Terms) which apply when you submit an article, essay or other piece of writing (Your Submission) for us to post on the Website. By submitting writing, you are contracting with us.

2.2         Please read these Terms carefully as you must accept them before you make Your Submission to us.

2.3         We may change these Terms at any time by amending this page. We may notify you by email if significant changes are made, but please check this page each time you make a submission to us you will be agreeing to the Terms in the form at the time you make Your Submission.

2.4         These Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms. Individuals based in Scotland or Northern Ireland may choose to bring proceedings in their own respective jurisdiction.

3            Making Your Submission

3.1         By making Your Submission to us you agree to allow us to post the content you submit on the Website. Your Submission must not have already been made available elsewhere, whether online or in print, including on your own website or blog.

3.2         When you make Your Submission we ask that you provide certain mandatory information to us:

3.2.1     your name;

3.2.2     your e-mail address; and

3.2.3     the name you wish to appear with Your Submission if posted(Author Name).

3.3         If we decide to post Your Submission we will post your Author Name with it. Your Author Name can be your own name, a pseudonym or “anonymous” (if you do not wish to be named as the author of Your Submission).

3.4         If you do not provide the requested information stated in clause 4.2 Your Submission may be rejected.

3.5         When you make Your Submission you may also include the following optional information:

3.5.1     details of your personal blog, website or social media account(s);

3.5.2     a short author biography (one or two sentences about yourself); and

3.5.3     Additional Author Information.

3.6         You may request that any of the Additional Author Information stated in clause 4.5 is posted along with Your Submission. If you wish for us to post any of your Additional Author Information please include it with Your Submission.

3.7         Including any Additional Author Information is entirely at our discretion and we do not promise that we will include any Additional Author Information in the posted piece.

3.8         Please note that our Privacy Policy applies to certain information that you provide to us. The Privacy Policy does not form part of these Terms or any other agreement between us and you. The Privacy Policy is accessible on the Website.

3.9         By making a Submission you are agreeing to grant us and our sub licensees a royalty free, transferable licence to copy, edit, post, distribute, share and make available the Additional Author Information your provide.

3.10       You acknowledge that we are not obliged to make any payments, including royalty payments, to you or any collection society in respect of use, copying, sharing or making available of Your Submission by us or any third party anywhere in the world.

4            Reviewing Your Submission

4.1         We will review Your Submission and decide whether or not we wish to post it on the Website. Posting of Your Submission is entirely at our discretion and we do not guarantee to post it.

4.2         We aim to notify you of our decision within 30 (thirty) days from the date you submit Your Submission (Review Period). We will notify you using the email address you provide when making Your Submission.

4.3         You agree that Your Submission is exclusive to us and you must not make it available elsewhere online, in print or in any other form unless permitted to by these Terms.

4.4         If we notify you we do not intend to post Your Submission, or you do not hear from us within the Review Period, you may make Your Submission available elsewhere.

5            Posting Your Submission

5.1         If we notify you that we intend to post Your Submission this does not mean it will be posted immediately and we may post it at a later date at our discretion.

5.2         We may make changes to Your Submission before posting at our sole discretion.

5.3         We will notify you once Your Submission is posted using the email address you provide when making Your Submission.

5.4         Once we post Your Submission you are permitted to post a link on your website, blog or social media account(s) to the page where it is hosted on our Website. We reserve the right to withdraw this permission at any time.

5.5         We may share, distribute and link to Your Submission on social media websites or any other third party website or platform at our discretion.

5.6         You must not make available Your Submission, in whole or in part, including on your website, blog or social media account(s), unless we notify you in writing that you are permitted to do so.

5.7         We may decide to remove Your Submission from the Website or remove of block links to or from Your Submission at any time. If we decide to remove Your Submission from the Website we will notify you in writing using the email address you provide and you may post Your Submission elsewhere after receiving this notification from us.

6            Copyright

6.1         By submitting Your Submission you grant us a perpetual worldwide transferable and licence to the full copyright and all other rights and interests of any kind in the content you submit to which you are, or may become, entitled, including:

6.1.1     the right to reproduce Your Submission;

6.1.2     the right to modify or make changes to Your Submission at our sole discretion;

6.1.3     the right to store Your Submission; and

6.1.4     the right to distribute and make available Your Submission, including posting it on social media websites operated by third parties .

6.2         Subject to the licence granted under Clause 7.1, you retain all ownership of the copyright and all other rights or interests in Your Submission.

6.3         The licence you grant us is perpetual and royalty free and you acknowledge you are not entitled to any payment for any permitted use under licence.

7            Moral Rights

7.1         You, agree to waive all moral rights in respect of the use to be made of Your Submission to which you may now or at any future time be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under any similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.

8            Warranties

8.1         By submitting content to be posted on the Website you represent and warrant that:

8.1.1     you are the sole legal and beneficial owner of the copyright and all other rights and interests in Your Submission, including in any images included in Your Submission;

8.1.2     Your Submission is wholly original and has not been copied wholly or substantially, directly or indirectly, from any other material;

8.1.3     You have not licensed or assigned any rights in Your Submission;

8.1.4     Your Submission has not already been made available elsewhere in whole or in part, online, in print or in any other form; and

8.1.5     you will not make available Your Submission in whole or in part elsewhere online, in print or in any other form, unless:

(a)         we notify you that we do not wish to post Your Submission on the Website during the Review Period;

(b)         the Review Period has expired and we have not told you we wish to post Your Submission on the Website;

(c)          we notify you in writing that you may post Your Submission elsewhere, subject to any conditions in that notification; or

(d)         we notify you in writing that we are removing Your Submission from the Website.

9            Indemnity

9.1         You agree to indemnify and at all times keep us fully indemnified against all actions, proceedings, costs (including outside legal costs and disbursements), claims and damages whatsoever incurred by and/or awarded against and/or compensation agreed by us in consequence of any breach or non-performance by you of any of these Terms.

9.2         If you become aware that any third party makes a claim, or intends to make a claim against you or us in relation to Your Submission you must notify us immediately.

10          Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

10.1      We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

10.2      We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with Your Submission or any other information you submit to us.

10.3      You agree not to make Your Submission for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

11          General

11.1      Assignment and other dealings

11.1.1   You may not assign, sub-contract, charge or otherwise transfer or deal with any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent.

11.1.2   We shall be entitled to assign, sub-contract, charge or otherwise transfer or deal with any of our rights or obligations under these Terms without your prior written consent.

11.2      Waiver

11.2.1   A failure or delay by us to exercise any right or remedy provided under these Terms or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under this agreement or by law shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

11.3      Severance

11.3.1   If any provision or part-provision of these Terms is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these Terms.

11.4      Entire agreement

11.4.1   Except where otherwise provided in these Terms, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede and extinguish all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to their subject matter.

11.5      Third party rights

11.5.1   No one other than a party to these Terms, their successors and permitted assignees, shall have any right to enforce any of the Terms.

11.6      No partnership or agency

11.6.1   Nothing in these Terms is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between any of the parties, constitute any party the agent of another party, or authorise any party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of any other party. Each party confirms he/she is acting on his/her own behalf and not for the benefit of any other person.

12          Contacting us

If you have any queries about these Terms, or need to inform us of any relevant information, you can contact us by emailing info@masandpas.