Guest post agreement

Thank you for showing interest in writing a guest post for us. We’re glad you’re here.

Please take a moment to review this entire page as it explains the guidelines, the submission process, and other important details.

This will ensure that your submission meets what we’re looking for and improve your chances of getting the article published on our website.

Article guidelines

Before sending us your article, make sure it follows these guidelines:

  • Article must have a minimum of 500 words but not more than 2000 words
  • Article must be free of spelling mistakes
  • Article must be free of plagiarism
  • Article must be unique and not previously published anywhere else
  • Article must not violate any copyrights, patents, or trademarks
  • Article must not contain unlawful, hateful, and threatening language
  • Article must not contain any promotional materials
  • Article must be search engine friendly (use proper headings, paragraphs, etc)
  • Article may include relevant pictures and videos with proper attributions, permission to use, or related licenses (you may be asked to show proof)
  • Article may contain up to 5 links to other websites (no affiliate links)
  • When quoting or using factual information, you must link to authoritative sources right within the article to back it up
  • All statements in the article asserted as facts must be valid and based on evidence and related research
  • Article must be submitted in one of the following formats: Word, Google docs or PDF

You may email your article to info@smartoptions.io

Ownership and credit

If your article is accepted and published, your information will appear along with it. As such, make sure to also include the following along with your article submission:

  • A photo of yourself at Gravatar.com
  • A short biography (no more than 300 words)
  • A link to your website
  • Links to your social media channels

You understand and agree that the article and related materials submitted and published by us will become our exclusive property. You understand and agree that you don’t have the right to republish the article on your own website or anywhere else (e.g. web, print, etc).

Review process

We’ll do our best to review all submitted articles as quickly as possible. Most of the time it won’t take longer than 5 to get back to you.

Not all submitted articles will be accepted. We reserve the right to refuse any article at our sole discretion. If your article is not accepted, we’ll get in touch with you to let you know so you could possibly make another submission.

Article publishing

If your article is accepted, it will be added to our publication queue and published according to its schedule. We’ll send you a notification when that happens. Note that we reserve the right to make corrections and changes in the article as we see fit (such as its format, wording, spelling, etc). You will be notified of such changes and will have a chance to review them before the article is published.

Promotion and engagement

Once your article is published, we’ll promote it to our audience and you’re required to promote it to yours for wider exposure and better engagement. This may include sending a newsletter, posting on your social media channels, making an announcement or linking to it from your own website.

You must also take active part in replying to all comments left for your article, respond to questions, and otherwise engage with the audience during the first day since its publication.

Failure to comply with these requirements may result in your article being removed from the website.

Compensation

We’re happy to compensate our writers for their articles. The amount depends on various factors such as the length and quality of the article and is discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Legal disclaimer

This guest post agreement (“Agreement”) sets forth the general guidelines, requirements, terms, conditions, rights, and obligations when you (“Writer”, “you” or “your”) wish to submit a guest post article (“Article”) for the smartoptions.io website (“website”). This Agreement is legally binding between you and this website operator (“operator”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “writer”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the guidelines, terms, conditions, rights, or obligations, you must not accept this agreement and may not submit any articles.

By submitting an article for publishing on the website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and the operator, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your article submissions and publishings.

Independent contractor status

Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be interpreted as creating or establishing any partnership or joint venturers. You acknowledge that you act as an independent contractor. You are not considered an employee and are not entitled to participate in any employee plans, arrangements, or distributions by the operator. You must not act as an agent of the operator and must not provide any services under the name of the operator.

You must not under any circumstances (i) enter into any agreements on behalf of the operator, (ii) incur any obligations on behalf of the operator, (iii) act for or to bind the operator in any way, (iv) sign the name of the operator, (v) represent that the operator is in any way responsible for your acts or omissions (vi) refer to the operator as a customer in any manner or format, or (vii) use our logo or name in a way that implies that you and the operator are partners or that we have endorsed you, your website or your products or services. You must obtain express written permission for any use of the logos, trademarks, or other intellectual property that belong to the operator.

Ownership of intellectual property

Upon submitting an Article, you give the operator a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, and fully sub-licensable right and license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, use, perform, make derivative works of or otherwise use the Article and likeness in any form, media or technology, now known or later developed for any purpose including commercial purposes.

Limitation of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will the operator, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers or licensors be liable to any person for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, cover, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, revenue, sales, goodwill, use of the content, impact on business, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity) however caused, under any theory of liability, including, without limitation, contract, tort, warranty, breach of statutory duty, negligence or otherwise, even if the liable party has been advised as to the possibility of such damages or could have foreseen such damages.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold the operator and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, and licensors harmless from and against any liabilities, losses, damages, or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with or arising from any third party allegations, claims, actions, disputes, or demands asserted against any of them as a result of or relating to your Article, your use of the Services or any willful misconduct on your part.

Severability

All rights and restrictions contained in this Agreement may be exercised and shall be applicable and binding only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable laws and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this Agreement illegal, invalid or unenforceable. If any provision or portion of any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is the intention of the parties that the remaining provisions or portions thereof shall constitute their agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof, and all such remaining provisions or portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

Dispute of resolution

The formation, interpretation, and performance of this Agreement and any disputes arising out of it shall be governed by the substantive and procedural laws of Maharashtra, India without regard to its rules on conflicts or choice of law and, to the extent applicable, the laws of India. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in Maharashtra, India, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You hereby waive any right to a jury trial in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.

Assignment

You may not assign, resell, sub-license or otherwise transfer or delegate any of your rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent, which consent shall be at our own sole discretion and without obligation; any such assignment or transfer shall be null and void. We are free to assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, to any third party as part of the sale of all or substantially all of its assets or stock or as part of a merger.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its terms at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. An updated version of this Agreement will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Agreement unless otherwise specified. Your future Article submissions after the effective date of the revised Agreement (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

Acceptance of these terms

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By submitting an Article for publishing on the website, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not submit any Articles.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Agreement, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

https://smartoptions.io/contact/
info@smartoptions.io

This document was last updated on May 26, 2022

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