CONTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT

This Agreement is intended to cover any and all works, including, but not limited to, articles, blogs, photographs, illustrations, audio recordings, video recordings, and/or any other content which you create and/or have created and submit and/or have submitted to Supportal, Inc. (hereinafter, “Supportal”), to publish and/or post and/or broadcast and/or display and/or stream and/or reproduce and/or distribute and/or otherwise use or license for use (hereinafter, “Publish” or, in noun form, “Publication”) by Supportal (hereinafter, the “Work”).

You (hereinafter, “Writer”) and Supportal agree to the following terms:

  1. Writer hereby agrees to grant Supportal a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license to use, copy, adapt, publish, distribute, display, perform, or reproduce any work published by Writer on any website, forum, discussion board, publication, or medium now known or later developed which is owned and/or managed by Supportal, or alternatively, any site with which Supportal has established a collaboration agreement. In which case, Supportal will notify the Writer that said publication is being done under a collaboration agreement.

  2. Supportal reserves the right to edit, remove, or not to publish the work and/or any submission(s) without prior notice.

  3. Writer represents that all intellectual property created by Writer and submitted to Supportal is owned wholly and exclusively by Writer and that it does not infringe on any third-party intellectual property rights. Writer will protect, defend, indemnify, reimburse, compensate, and hold harmless, in whole or in part, Supportal, from and against any claims, damages, and/or losses incurred or sustained resulting from or based upon (in whole or in part) the actual or alleged infringement or misappropriation of any third-party intellectual property rights.

  4. Writer will retain full copyright to original works; however, if Writer decides to repost part of the original content submitted to Supportal, whichever outlet it appears in must publish this line at the top of the piece and link to MeetSupportal.com: “This originally appeared on Supportal. Republished here with permission." In addition, a link in the first line of text must direct back to the original on MeetSupportal.com. Additionally, for 90 days immediately following the original publication of Writer’s piece, other outlets may display 25% of the word count with a note reading “To read more, click here,” linking to the piece on MeetSupportal.com.

  5. Writer agrees that Supportal may publish any appropriate disclosures to inform readers, users, listeners, or viewers of your paid outside activities for companies or industry groups that have figured or are likely to figure directly in coverage by Supportal or that have a direct interest in the tenor of coverage.

  6. Writer agrees that remuneration is not to be received for the work and that Writer is not eligible for and shall not receive any employee benefits, including, without limitation, compensation, payment of taxes, and premiums for health, workers’ compensation, and unemployment insurance. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement and no amendment or waiver shall be valid unless in writing and signed by both Writer and Supportal. This Agreement supersedes any prior agreement(s) between Writer and Supportal regarding Work(s), and if Writer has not previously entered into an agreement with Supportal regarding Work(s), this Agreement shall apply to all Work(s) as if the Agreement were in force at the time of submission of any Work(s). This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of Delaware.

To contact us about any of the information contained within this Contributor Agreement, please email us at help@meetsupportal.com. This Contributor Agreement is effective on: