These Freelance Terms relate to USF Addicts, i, www.usfaddicts.net and other paper and online publications owned by USF Addicts.
The Company is happy to publish material which is supplied by freelance contributors; it is showcased on our website daily and appreciated worldwide by our users of our website.
Freelance contributors should be aware that the Freelance Terms are the terms of business that will apply to all material you provide to us however supplied.
These Freelance Terms will not be varied, the only exception to that would be in the event that expressly agree in writing to a variation. If any freelancer is not happy with the Freelance Terms then they should not offer us any materia. Any material supplied to us for publication is deemed to have been supplied in full knowledge and acceptance of these Freelance Terms.
A) RIGHTS IN THE MATERIAL
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, we need to have certain rights to allow us to make further use of the contents of the website.
One example is that since the early days of the internet we have put the contents of the paper online, on our own websites, and supplied it to those of other third party hosts. This gives our material much greater exposure and ensures that the quality writing the Company publishes is widely available to interested readers on a variety of websites.
Contributors will note that apart from the right of first publication, which has to be ours exclusively, all of USF Addicts’s other rights are non-exclusive: this means that contributors can also exploit the material themselves.
1. You retain copyright
2. USF Addicts 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 contribution and non-exclusive thereafter:
2.1 the right to first publication in any medium;
2.2 the right to syndicate, distribute, license, republish or retransmit the material in all present and future media and formats, including print, electronic, online, telephony, mobile and tablet apps and all others; and.
2.3 the rights in the title, format and any pseudonym used in respect of your contribution.
3. In addition we also have the following non-exclusive rights:
3.1 the right to store your contribution in any database or archive in any present or future media or format. You are free to store and allow access to your contribution on databases for personal purposes provided nothing competes or conflicts with the rights you have granted us; and
3.2 the right to translate, amend, cut or alter your material as we think appropriate.
The exercise by you of any of these rights is conditional on it not leading to any conflict of interest with USF Addicts, and to your procuring a proper acknowledgement to USF Addicts and its product is given on any further use of your material together where possible with a link to the material on USF Addicts’s website.
You agree that we 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 our rights under these Terms.
B) EDITORIAL STANDARDS
The reputation of the USF Addicts brand, in the USA and around the world, is based on the editorial independence, integrity and high journalistic standards of our publications. Anyone who supplies material to any of our publications must ensure that their conduct and the material they submit are ethical, legal and proper. You agree to cooperate fully with USF Addicts should any complaint be made about your material.