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Content Release Contract

Electronic Referral Manager Inc. operates the http://getreferralmd.com and referralMD.co websites. These websites, including all content, features, functionality, programs, applications, or services provided on or through the websites are referred to, collectively, in this Agreement, as the “Site.” By using the Site and submitting an article, whether accessed via computer, mobile device, or other technology, manner, or means, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, which is a binding legal agreement between you and REFERRALMD.

I agree to bestow/allow ReferralMD (hereafter referred to as ‘The Company’) located in San Francisco, a perpetual, world- wide, royalty free, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate the Content (hereafter referred to as ‘Guest Post’) I submit to The Company and to incorporate such Content into the print and online publication(s) (Company’s Publications) of the Company.

All Guest Posts must comply with the following criteria:

  1. Guest Posts must be your own original work that has not been published on any other website, forum, chat or social media network.
  2. Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted.
  3. When quoting others, please make sure to properly cite your source.
  4. Posts will acknowledge your authorship, but will be the property of REFERRALMD.
  5. Once the post has been submitted to REFERRALMD you may not publish it anywhere online, in part or in whole, including your own website or blog.
  6. If we use your guest post, you may promote it on your own website, Facebook, Twitter or other social media forums. Promoting does not mean you post the entire article on these forums. You may include a link to your guest post and a short sentence or two explaining what the article is about.
  7. Submissions should be between 2000 – 4000 words. Longer posts are allowed if it is necessary and relevant, but the final length of the article is decided by REFERRALMD.
  8. Affiliate links shall not be included in guest post submissions.
  9. REFERRALMD reserves the right to add its own affiliate links where appropriate.
  10. Guest Post writers will receive writing credit as author of their post at the end of the article.
  11. Guest Post writers may submit a short bio statement (no more than 50 to 100 words) that may or may not be used at the end of the article.
  12. Guest Post writers will be allowed to have one link to their website within the author acknowledgement. This may not be an affiliate link or point to an affiliate site. If the writer does not have a website, one link will be provided to either Facebook or Twitter. If there is not an appropriate profile for linking, only a name will be provided. REFERRALMD reserves the right to remove the author acknowledgement link within REFERRALMD’s sole discretion.
  13. Guest Post writers must provide a photo of themselves to be included in the author biography.
  14. A separate bio page for Guest Post writers will not be created.
  15. We do not pay for submissions. If you decide to submit a post to our site, you do so with the knowledge that you shall not be entitled to any compensation for writing the post or for any other compensation related to the post.
  16. REFERRALMD welcomes images and/or video to accompany your guest post as long as they meet the following requirements:
    • The Guest Post writer must be the copyright holder of the image/video OR the image/video must be licensed under an appropriate creative commons license or in the public domain. Proof must be submitted along with any image/video showing that it does not infringe on copyright laws.
    • REFERRALMD reserves the right to change/edit the image/video if necessary.
    • If people are included in the image/video, then the Guest Post writer must provide a written release allowing use of likeness.
    • Video/image submissions must be relevant to the post.
    • REFERRALMD reserves the right to deny or remove any image/video it deems inappropriate or contrary to the values of the REFERRALMD company and brand.
  17. REFERRALMD will share and promote the Guest Post on a variety of social media networks, but does not guarantee any particular site or audience reach.
  18. Links to any third-party site must be relevant to the topic and approved by REFERRALMD.
  19. All search engine optimization (“SEO”) information, such as anchor text or alt tags, will be reviewed and subject to inclusion at the discretion of REFERRALMD.
  20. Excessive links or links that appear to be affiliated or spam related will be removed at the discretion of REFERRALMD.
  21. All Guest Posts are reviewed and approved by REFERRALMD prior to posting.
  22. REFERRALMD reserves the right to edit Guest Posts where necessary.
  23. REFERRALMD reserves the right to refuse publication of remove a Guest post without prior notice to the Guest Post writer.
  24. By providing a Guest Post to REFERRALMD, you agree that you are in no way becoming a part of the website or company, nor shall you hold yourself out to be a member of the REFERRALMD website or company.
  25. If a Guest Post submission is inappropriate or needs improvements, a REFERRALMD representative will let you know and offer suggestions so that it may be published at a later time. REFERRALMD will review your submissions in a timely manner. REFERRALMD reserves the right to refuse publication of any Guest Post. By submitting a Guest Post to REFERRALMD, you agree than you have read and understand this agreement and agree to be bound by it.