Terms and Conditions

Last updated on January 10th, 2023

These terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”) govern your use, in any manner, including viewing content, of Contributed Content Connection (“CCC” or “us,”) contributedcontentconnection.com website. The Service is owned and operated by Contributed Content Connection, a Delaware Limited Liability Company.

1. General

Contributedcontentconnection.com is the web site for the use of the members of Contributed Content Connection, a centralized hub for news article opportunities between Expert Sources and Media Outlets (the “Service”). There are two types of memberships in Contributed Content Connection: (1) Expert Sources and (2) Media Outlets. The scope of your access to the site is dependent upon the type of membership you have. Pre-approval, as determined by Contributed Content Connection in its sole discretion, is required.

The two (2) types of memberships are further defined as follows:

Media Outlet: You must represent or work on behalf of a Media Outlet for the purpose of publishing news, articles, blogs or content. To become a member, you submit a request at the website (“Requests”) after signing up (“Sign Up”). Prior to posting a first submission request, you must provide Expert Source guidelines after your Contributed Content Connection profile and sign up is completed. Please note that Contributed Content Connection reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject or deny any submissions and/or profiles.

Expert Source: You are a person or entity, or represent a person or entity, which may be able to provide written contributed content in response to a Media Outlet’s submission request. To become an Expert Source, you must either select, complete and return the subscription application, with options available at https://contributedcontentconnection.com/login/ or sign up for Contributed Content Connection’s emailed newsletter and complete a profile prior to offering a Media Outlet a “pitch,” which outlines suggested content and credentials in response to submission requests.

2. Intellectual Property

We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to Contributed Content Connection via the Service. Any data you upload whose copyright is your own, remains yours. You may not duplicate copy or reuse any portion of the HTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, or visual design elements or concepts without express written permission of Contributed Content Connection.

3. Activation and Use

3.1 Access to contributedcontentconnection.com. In order to access the contributedcontentconnection.com web site or post a submission request, you must be a member of Contributed Content Connection. Media Outlet Members login after subscription sign up (https://contributedcontentconnection.com/subscriptions/media-outlet/) and post a submission request.

Expert Sources access the service by registering. Upon registering, Expert Sources will receive, from time to time, email listings of submission requests submitted by Media Outlets. Also, Expert Sources can view submission requests in real-time on the web site if they are a paying subscriber. If an Expert Source has relevant knowledge or information which he or she believes, in good faith, can assist the Media Outlet with regard to the specific submission request, then the Expert Source may provide that information in response. The Expert Source may not respond if the information is not in specific response to the submission request and the Expert Source may not utilize any information contained within the submission request for any other purpose.

Further, you:

— understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may be unencrypted and involve (a) transmission over various networks and (b) changes to conform and adapt to the technical requirements of connecting networks and devices;

— understand that Contributed Content Connection cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Service. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe;

3.2. The RULES OF Contributed Content Connection. The RULES OF Contributed Content Connection are:

1) Expert Sources will receive periodic emails with requests from Media Outlets worldwide and/or real-time web site access of the same. Scan the emails and web site, and if you’re knowledgeable about any of the topics, answer, via pitch, the Media Outlet directly through the platform.

2) Do not spam Media Outlets with off-topic pitches in response to their submission requests.

3) Do not pitch products in your submission request pitch unless the Media Outlet specifically asks for a product.

4) You’re not allowed to harvest any Media Outlet information provided in the Contributed Content Connection emails or website for any reason.

5) Reply to Media Outlet requests with complete, relevant answers to their questions, include credentials and all required information. Do not reply to Media Outlets with incomplete information or solely, “Would like to talk to you about this.”

6) If you are replying to a Media Outlet request on behalf of your client, directly reply with your client’s response. Do not reply solely with “My client can speak about this.”

7) Do not include attachments in your reply to a Media Outlet.

8) If you have relevant supplemental information or collateral that is helpful to the story, use a service like Dropbox to send links to the Media Outlet in your pitch.

9) Media professionals are encouraged to perform additional due diligence prior to pitching.

3.3. Impermissible Uses. You understand that you may not:

— modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely claim or imply that it is associated with the Service, contributedcontentconnection.com or Contributed Content Connection;

— reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion (including, without limitation, the contents of the Contributed Content Connection emails or similar notifications, the web site’s written content, the look and feel of the web site content, and the contents of the web pages of the Service, use the Service or access the Service without the express written permission of Contributed Content Connection;

— verbally, physically, or otherwise abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) any Contributed Content Connection member or Contributed Content Connection employee, agent or officer;

— upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited email, SMSs, or spam messages;

— transmit worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature;

— as an Expert Source, utilize the information provided in a submission request other than to provide a relevant response to a submission posted by a Media Outlet;

— violate the RULES OF CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION set forth in section 3.2, above;

— violate any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations; or

— plagiarize, violate or otherwise infringe upon the trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or any other rights of any person, firm or entity, expressly including but not limited to libel, slander or invasion of rights of privacy, publicity or “moral rights.”

Further, you:

— are solely responsible for your interactions with other members. As an Expert Source you will only contact the Media Outlet with relevant responses to specific submission requests. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor and/or mediate disputes between You and other members;

— are solely responsible for the content or information you transmit to other members;

— agree that Contributed Content Connection has no responsibility or liability for the deletion, corruption or failure to post, store and/or forward any messages or other content (and/or to do so in a timely manner), including without limitation pitch materials maintained or transmitted by the Service.

3.4. Representations and warranties. You represent and warrant that you will not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you submit materials as a Media Outlet or register to receive emails as an Expert Source, you represent and warrant that you:

— are a current Expert Source or Media Outlet of the Service and meet the qualifications of same as defined in Section 1 hereof

— are at least 18 years of age

— are human (accounts accessed by “bots,” spiders, or other automated methods are not permitted)

— will use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations

— will not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other members to buy or sell any products or services through the Service

— will not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other members

— will not post on the Service, or transmit to other members or to Us or our employees, officers, directors and agents, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party’s rights (including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, trade secrets, and rights of privacy and publicity) or is subject to an enforceable privilege (including, without limitation, attorney-client or trade secret privileged material)

— in connection with any content provided by you to Contributed Content Connection or its affiliates via the web site or via electronic mail (“User Content”), you warrant and represent to Contributed Content Connection that you have all rights, title and interests necessary to provide such User Content to Contributed Content Connection, and that your provision of the User Content to Contributed Content Connection shall not infringe any third party’s proprietary or personal rights, including but not limited to any trademark, copyright, patent, or trade secret

3.5. Monitoring and Enforcement. While Contributed Content Connection has the right to monitor activity and content associated with the Service, we are not obligated to do so. And since we do not, and may not have the ability to control or actively monitor content, we do not guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using the Service, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact us to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, plagiarism, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the website.

3.6. Member Responsibilities. You agree that you:

— are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login and membership account and your use of the Service, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur, and content posted, under your account with or without your knowledge;

— will not share your login with anyone else;

— will not share any confidential or privileged information received from the Service with any third parties;

— will not use information received from the Service, such as member contact information, to help vendors pitch clients or, if an Expert Source, to contact Media Outlets based upon the information obtained from the Service for any reason other than to specifically respond with relevant information to submission requests;

— will not falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present; and,

— will not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communications which include information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.

4. Backups

While contributedcontentconnection.com may maintain backups of its servers, it cannot warrant or represent that such backups will provide full or partial coverage of the User Content. Accordingly, you must maintain backups of any User Content.

5. Grant of Access; Additional Terms of Service

5.1. You are granted a nonexclusive, non-concurrent, nontransferable, limited right to access the Service. Your responsibility extends to all activity and use under any member account information (e.g., email) that you use. You may use the Service functionality only via contributedcontentconnection.com and you may not download, copy, reuse or distribute that functionality.

5.2. Contributed Content Connection reserves the right to monitor use of the Service to ensure compliance with these Terms of Service. If we determine that you are not in compliance with this Agreement, Contributed Content Connection reserves the right to take appropriate action including, but not limited to, suspension or cancellation of your account.

5.3. You may not copy, modify, reproduce, retransmit or otherwise utilize the Contributed Content Connection content in any other fashion or for any other purpose without the express written permission of the content’s owner.

5.4. You hereby grant Contributed Content Connection a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully-paid license to use, copy, perform, or revise any User Content, including but not limited to any press query to be distributed via the Service.

5.5. You agree to immediately notify Contributed Content Connection of any unauthorized use of the Service or any other breach of security. Contributed Content Connection cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

6. Warranties; Limitation of Liability

6.1. Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You understand that Contributed Content Connection may use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage and related technology to run the Service.

6.2. Contributed Content Connection does not warrant that (i) the Service will meet your specific requirements; (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable; (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material obtained by you through this Service will meet your expectations; (v) all submission requests submitted by Media Outlets will be posted and/or be posted in a timely manner; (vi) all pitches and/or responses otherwise to submission requests posted will be timely and fully forwarded to the Media Outlet; and, (vii) any errors in the Service will be corrected.

6.3. Due to the number of Expert Sources from which information on the Service is obtained, and the inherent hazards of electronic distribution and the Internet, there may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in obtaining or accessing such information and the Service. Contributed Content Connection disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability or availability of information accessed through the Service. Contributed Content Connection disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, mis-delivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material.



6.6. To the extent permitted by law, Contributed Content Connection’s entire liability for damages for any claims arising under or in connection with your use of the Service, regardless of the cause of action, whether in contract or in tort (including without limitation, breach of warranty and negligence claims) shall be limited to $100. In no event shall Contributed Content Connection have any liability to YOU for any claims or demands of third parties OR ANY lost profits, loss of business, loss of use, lost savings or other consequential, special, incidental, indirect, exemplary or punitive damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. NEITHER CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS, SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ITS NEGLIGENCE OR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN DELIVERING THE SERVICE AND ANY INFORMATION THROUGH THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY THE YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION.

6.7. CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION shall also have no responsibility or liability for any content created or posted by you or other third parties, as either an Expert Source or a Media Outlet.

7. Termination

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION may suspend or terminate your account at any time at its discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if your account becomes delinquent or you breach any term or condition herein, then, in addition to any of its other rights or remedies, CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION reserves the right to suspend your access to the Service, without liability to you. Further, CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION reserves the right to publicize the identity of any misuser of CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION to all users of the Service and/or publicly otherwise.

8. Privacy

Registration data and other information about you are subject to CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION’s Privacy Policy. If you are located outside the United States, by subscribing to any CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION service, you consent to your data being sent to the United States and transmitted, stored and utilized pursuant to the provisions of United States law.

9. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION, its employees, officers, directors, affiliates, contractors, attorneys, third party vendors and agents (“Indemnitees”) against all claims, demands, expenses, liabilities, losses, costs, and damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that the Indemnitees may incur in connection with (i) your use of the Service or any hyperlinked web site; (ii) a violation of any of your representations, warranties or obligations under this Agreement; (iii) content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the Service, (iv) your use of the Service, (v) your connection to the Service; or (vi) your violation of any rights of another including but not limited to another’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrets, or other intellectual property right.


10. Disclosure

We may disclose content and information about you, including contents of communications, if we deem it reasonably necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or respond to legal process; or (2) protect the rights, property, personal safety or interests of any of the Council members, CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION and/or its employees, officers, directors, contractors, attorneys and agents, its customers, or the public.

11. Content

As a Media Outlet or Expert Source, you are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available on or through the Service and/or as a result of a posting on contributedcontentconnection.com. By posting your content on the Service, or responding to a posting on the Service, you grant us a license to copy, distribute, modify and publicly display content that you post on the Service. The purpose of this license is to serve the mechanical and electronic requirements of maintaining the website and its associated syndication technologies. This license does not extend to any use outside of this scope. This license is granted and in force as long as the content exists on the site. Your use of the Service is in consideration for this license, we will not otherwise pay you for User Content. You represent and warrant that you have not granted and will not grant any rights inconsistent with this license.

12. Proprietary Rights

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION owns and retains, to the fullest extent of the law, all rights in the Service including but not limited to its copyrighted material, trademarks, trade secrets, and other proprietary information. You will not distribute, transmit, transfer, offer, copy, publish, display, modify, or sell, assign, or sublicense any portion of the Service, its code, or any proprietary information on the Service, or any intellectual property or other proprietary right in any of the foregoing. You will not reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or proprietary information, or obtain unauthorized access to the Service. The foregoing does not apply to User Content.

13. International Use

You agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding user conduct on the Internet and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding obscene and indecent content and communications and those regarding the transmission of technical and personal data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

14. Fees and Payments

14.1. You shall pay any fees or charges to your account in accordance with the fees, charges and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. All payment obligations are non-cancelable and all amounts paid are nonrefundable.

14.2. Charges, if applicable, for access to the Service are billed in advance on a monthly or annual basis and you authorize CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION to charge the credit card on file for each monthly or annual payment. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of use of the Service or for upgrades/downgrades. You must provide CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION with valid credit card information to use certain functionality of the Service and you represent that you are the cardholder of the credit card used for payment and are authorized to provide this authorization. CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION reserves the right to modify its fees and charges and to introduce new charges at any time. For any upgrade or downgrade in service level, your credit card will automatically be charged the new rate on your next billing cycle. If you miss a payment, CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION may notify you by phone, e-mail or mail, but has no obligation to do so. An invalid credit card or failure to remit payment in no way relieves you of payment for the Service.

14.3. If you cancel the Service before the end of your current paid month or year, your cancellation will take effect at the end of your current billing period at which time your access will be terminated.

14.4. All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes based solely on CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION’s income. You agree that we may add such charges to your credit card for payment as part of your monthly or annual account fees. If you believe your bill is incorrect, you must email us in writing within 60 days at the following address:


14.5. You agree to provide CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION with complete and accurate billing and contact information. You agree to update this information within 30 days of any change to it. If the contact information you have provided is false or fraudulent, CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION reserves the right to terminate your access to the Service in addition to any other legal remedies.

14.6. Unless otherwise agreed to by CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION, amounts will be billed in U.S. dollars.

15. E-mail and Public Communications

“Communications” means letters, e-mails, postings, responses to postings, or other types of communications to the editors, Webmaster(s) or employees of CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION, and messages posted in connection with discussions on the web site including the pitches and/or response to submission requests. You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through a forum on the web site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, privileged, trade secret, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.

You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services, except with regards to the provision of relevant information in response to a specific submission request.

Subject to the terms of the CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION privacy policy, in general, we will not monitor or edit the contents of submission request or site emails unless required in the course of normal maintenance of the web site and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION; (2) protect and defend the legitimate business interests, rights or property of CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION, its users, customers, members, or affiliates; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our members or the public. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their communications. CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any forum communications or content.

By uploading materials in response to any submission request through the Service, or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.

16. Refund Policy

We are so convinced that you will love our subscriptions, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with our services for any reason, you can get a full refund within 30-days of your initial payment. You can also cancel your subscription at any time through your dashboard under “My Account”. To receive a full refund within 30-days of making your initial payment, please send your request to: support@contributedcontentconnection.com

17. Miscellaneous

17.1. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Delaware exclusive of its conflict of laws provisions. Any suit hereunder will be brought in the federal or state courts located in the State of Delaware, and you submit to the personal jurisdiction thereof. The parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this Agreement.

17.2. The failure of CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION. All rights not expressly granted to you herein are reserved by CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION, LLC.

17.3. You acknowledge and agree that you and CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION are independent contractors, and nothing herein shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or employment relationship. Neither party has the authority to enter into agreements of any kind on behalf of the other, nor shall either party be considered the agent of the other party.

17.4. You consent to receive communications from CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION concerning the Service electronically by email to the email address you provided in connection with your account. You also consent to receive communications by telephone or by postal mail sent to any postal address you provided in connection with your account. You may change the email or postal address to which CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION sends communications by notifying CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION in writing (which may be by email). Notices provided to you via email will be deemed given and received on the transmission date. Official correspondence to CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION must be sent via email to: support@contributedcontentconnection.com

17.5. You are responsible for all activity occurring under your account and shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with your use of the Service. Your obligations shall be binding on your heirs, successors and assigns.

16.6. These Terms of Service, as presently in effect, and as modified from time to time, constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and govern your use of the Service. These Terms of Service supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter including, but not limited to, prior versions of the Terms of Service. CONTRIBUTED CONTENT CONNECTION reserves the right to modify these Terms of Service or its policies relating to the Service at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version on the Service. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. We may change or discontinue any part of this Service, without notice, at any time, at our sole discretion.

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