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  1. The Article. The Article will be authored solely by the Writer and will not be co-authored.  The Work is intended to showcase Writer and Writer’s business in order to generate and boost Writer’s reputation and credibility. Publisher will not be responsible or required to pay any royalty to Writer and Writer expressly waives any right to seek royalty payments or credits in anyway related to the Article. Publisher reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject any submission that does not meet Publisher’s criteria. Publisher is not obligated to utilize the rights granted in this Agreement.
  2. Promotion. Writer will use their best efforts to promote the Article and Work through means such as email distribution, social media outreach and all other means commercially acceptable and available.         
  3. Editing. Publisher reserves the right to edit the Article. Publisher may make typographical, spelling, and grammatical changes to the Article without Writer’s consent and shall have the right to make any revision to the Article which it may deem desirable in the interests of uniformity and style of the Work.
  4. Name/Likeness. The Publisher shall have the right to use the name, likeness and biographical data of the Writer in relation to the Article and Work or on any derivative work thereof, and in advertising, publicity or promotion related thereto and may sub-license such rights for the purposes of fulfilling its obligations hereunder.
  5. Grant of Rights.  In consideration of Publisher publishing and marketing the Article to the Work at Publisher’s expense, Writer hereby grants to Publisher the right to reproduce, publish, license for publication and or distribute the Work and/or Article in whole and in part in all editions, forms and media including but not limited to, in printed, visual, audio, electronic or any other medium, and in turn to authorize others to do the same, in the English language and in any translations without limitation. This grant includes without limitation the right to edit, duplicate and to use or re-use the Work and/or Article in whole or part as Publisher may elect and to broadcast, exhibit, market, sell and otherwise distribute the Work and Article and any derivatives of the Work and Article either in whole or in parts, and either alone or with other products, for commercial and/or non-commercial internet, print or any other purpose that Publisher in its sole discretion may determine. This grant includes the right to use the Work for promoting or publicizing any of the aforementioned uses. All right, title, and interest in and to collective Work shall be and remain the sole property of Publisher including any derivatives of the Work, and including all trademark and copyright interests, and Writer acknowledges that Writer has no interest or ownership in the Work or any derivatives of the Work or its copyright or trademark related thereto. The rights granted Publisher herein are perpetual and worldwide. Writer shall not acquire any right, title or interest in the collective Work by virtue of this Agreement or otherwise. Writer shall not in any way or at any time dispute or attack the validity or harm or contest the rights of Publisher in or to collective Work and/or the Article. Any unauthorized use of any of the Work by the Writer shall be deemed an infringement of the rights of Publisher therein.
  6. Waiver. Writer waives any and all right of content approval, and any and all claims for compensation arising from the use of the Article. Writer waives any and all claims (including without limitation claims of defamation or invasion of privacy, or of infringement of moral rights or rights of publicity or copyright.) arising out of or in connection with, any use, alteration, or use in any composite form hereunder of the Work. Writer hereby releases and discharges the Publisher, together with all principals, shareholders, officers, employees, agents, successors, heirs, assigns and affiliates of Publisher from any and all liability arising out of or in connection with the making, producing, reproducing, processing, exhibiting, distributing, publishing, transmitting by any means or otherwise using the Article in the Work.