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Contributors Terms

Last Updated

23 December 2019

Contributors Terms


Members of the public may wish to submit content for publication by The Speaker Media Limited. In these terms, ‘content’ means any copyright work as set out in copyright legislation, such as data, images, videos, graphics and written pieces. When you submit any content to us, you agree to be bound to all of the following terms and conditions.

By submitting content to us for potential publication, you agree and represent that it is all your own work, or that you have authorisation of the owner of the content to submit it to us. You or the owner of the content will remain the owner of the copyright in the content submitted to us. By submitting content to us, you are though granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to store, use, publish or transmit your content in any format on any medium available to us either now or in the future. You agree that we may also authorise our partners, contacts or any third-party to use, publish or transmit your content in any format on any medium available either now or in the future.

We, or authorised parties reserve the right to publish, cut, crop, make additions to or edit your content at our or their sole discretion. We, or authorised parties may temporarily or permanently remove or restrict access to your content published by us or them. You acknowledge that while we or authorised third parties may make changes to your content, we and third parties are not obliged to review or edit the content you submit to us before publication. Therefore, you should check your content for any errors or other potential issues before submitting it to us. You agree that submitting content to us does not act as a guarantee of its publication by us or any third parties.

You acknowledge that any views expressed in your content do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Speaker Media Limited and we will not endorse your content. Your content should not explicitly state or otherwise imply or suggest that we may endorse your content. We, and our authorised partners reserve the right to publish a disclaimer with submitted content to make clear it is neither written by or endorsed by us or them.

You acknowledge that when you contribute content to us that you are doing so at your own discretion. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing between our organisation and you, content you to submit to us will not be in exchange for any payment of any kind. We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted to us and published by us or authorised third parties.

You warrant that any content you submit to us is not threatening, may reasonably be deemed as offensive, invasive of another’s privacy, harassing, libellous, misleading, fraudulent, inciting violence or advocates illegal activity or contains parts which may be likely to be challenged by the law. You warrant that any content you submit to us does not infringe any intellectual, proprietary or privacy right of any individual, group or party.

Any questions over these terms should be directed to

Welcome To The Speaker Media Limited

Contributors’ Terms

‘The Speaker’ and ‘speakerpolitics’ refer to the publication and services operated by The Speaker Media Limited (referred to in this policy as “we”, “our” or “us”). The Speaker Media Limited is a registered company in England & Wales under Company Number: 11746949. Our registered office is Enterprise & Innovation Services, Bowland Main, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England, LA1 4YT. These contributors’ terms will explain the terms for anyone submitting content for potential publication at (referred to in this policy as the “website”) or otherwise by The Speaker Media Limited.

In these terms, ‘content’ means any copyright work as set out in copyright legislation and covers both content intended for publication as well background content which has been used directly or indirectly for content intended for publication. These terms do not cover sponsored content submissions, which have a separate set of terms, which can be accessed from our policies page.

By submitting content to us for potential publication on our website, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the following terms which will take effect immediately. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms, please do not contribute content to the website or offer content for potential publication. Content sent or supplied to us for potential publication is deemed to have been supplied in full knowledge, understanding and acceptance of the terms laid out here. Please note that by using our website, you are also agreeing to our Terms of Use policy, which is available from our policies page.

These terms will not be varied, except if we agree explicitly in writing to a variation. We may change these terms at any time and it is your responsibility to check them every time you submit content for potential publication. If the terms are updated, they will be displayed on this page and you agree to be bound by the latest version of these terms at the time of submitting content for potential publication.

When Might We Accept Contributions?

We are happy to accept contributions from external contributors at any time for potential publication. This is no way acts as a guarantee that any content submitted may be published.

Content you submit must be your own work and must not plagiarised, partially or completely copied from another source without prior written consent. Content you provide must be free of viruses and other malicious software. Content must not be written in a way or include materials that could be deemed offensive, racist or sexist. Content must not contain materials which are illegal, promote illegal activity or are likely to face legal challenges. If you are providing images, graphics or other materials with your content, submitting these means that you agree they are owned by and are the property of you at the time of submission. If we find any materials to be in breach of this, we reserve the right to reject your submission and any future submissions by you to the website.

You agree to be held responsible for any views or opinions expressed in content you provide to us. We will not endorse your views and your content must not lead a reader to believe we may endorse your viewpoint. We reserve the right to publish an accompanying notice or otherwise to alert our readers to any content that is neither written nor endorsed by us.

Your content must be written in English. We reserve the right to only publish content which we feel fit for our site and audience. For this reason, we recommend that content be written in an accessible and understandable format, and also checked for spelling and grammar mistakes before being submitted to us. Content should be fact-checked and referenced using reliable sources. If we find content you submit to us to be obviously false, inaccurate or misleading, we may reject your submission and any futures submissions of content by you to our website.


Who Will Own The Content?

When you submit content to us, we will require and will assume the exclusive right to first publication in any medium. The following exceptions may apply to this;

Unless otherwise agreed in writing by a representative of our organisation, the following terms will apply and will be effective from when we first receive content from you;

You agree that any variation of these terms must be agreed in writing by us prior to any variation taking place.


Will My Content Be Published?

You agree that by submitting content to us, this does not act as a guarantee of your content being published. We may not publish your content for a set period of time or at all, and we may or may not give reasons for this. You also agree that we may take down, move or restrict access to your published submitted content at any time, with or without explanation.

Provided your content meets all of the terms set out in this policy, and we consider it appropriate for our website and audience, we will usually publish your content if possible. We will attempt to contact you if we publish your contact.


How Will My Data Be Protected?

We are serious about the protection of personal data and have explained how we use and look after your data in our Privacy Policy, which can be accessed from our policies page.


Will A Payment Be Made?

No payment of any form will be made in exchange for content submitted to us. There will be no exceptions to this, unless we agree it prior to publishing your content in writing or in a contractual agreement.


Warranties, Liability and Indemnity

You warrant that your material is your original work and complies with all the terms set out above. You confirm that you are over the age of 16 years old.  If you are not over the age of 16 years old and wish to submit content to us, you must get prior permission from your parent of guardian.

To the extent permissible in law, we will not be liable for any loss including but not limited to the following (whether such losses are foreseen, known or otherwise) loss of data, loss of revenue or anticipated profit, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill or injury to reputation, losses suffered by third parties, any indirect, consequential or exemplary damages.

You agree to indemnify us against all costs, claims, proceedings, demands, losses, damages, expenses or liability whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly as a result of any breach of these terms by you and any negligence or breach of duty by you.


English Law

By submitting any content to us, you understand and agree that these terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. You also agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to any dispute that may arise in connection with the terms stated here.





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