Terms & Conditions
Updated: February 26, 2019
We encourage you to read and review these Terms periodically. If at any time you no longer agree to the Terms & Conditions, you should immediately cease use of the Postcard Press website and services. If any of these Terms are unclear or you have concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Postcard Press
Postcard Press is a travel press, blog, and community with a focus on cultural and sustainable travel. Postcard Press provides informational and creative content for entertainment purposes only. To better understand what Postcard Press aspires to, review our Mission and Vision Statements. If you have any questions about the nature of Postcard Press, email us at email@example.com.
Accuracy of Information
Postcard Press provides informational and creative content that is intended for entertainment purposes only. While we strive to provide you with well-researched and up-to-date information, we make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness and are not liable for any errors or omissions nor for the availability of this information on the Postcard Press website.
That being said, if you notice content in one of our posts is outdated or incorrect, feel free to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can provide our readers with an update.
Availability of Site
The Postcard Press website is available to our users free-of-charge on an “as-is” basis. We are not liable should the website go down or be terminated. Additionally, we are not liable for any broken links or other missing content. Should you notice any broken links or anything unusual with the website, feel free to contact us at email@example.com so that we can investigate the issue and provide an update, if available.
Postcard Press wants to ensure a safe and respectful community for our users. We also recognize how important it is to safeguard the privacy of children online. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to use the Postcard Press website, submit content, or participate in contests or other promotional events. We do not collect or maintain information for anyone known to be under the age of 18, and further, we ask that minors do not submit personal information to Postcard Press.
Blog and Social Media Comments
Copyright Notice [Our Copyright]
Unless otherwise stated, all written content on our website or social media outlets is owned by Postcard Press, or our affiliates and guest bloggers, and is protected by copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property laws. Additionally, many of the photos and graphics used on our website and social media channels are owned by Postcard Press or are used under a licensing agreement with the owners. Some of the photos we use are available publicly through creative commons licenses (CC) from third-party sites such as Pixabay.com.
To ensure that the rights of Postcard Press, our guest bloggers, community, and licensors are not infringed, you must contact us for permission to use, in any way, photos or content from our website or social media channels in. Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “License Request.” In your email, you must include:
- A link to the content you would like to use
- A description of the specific content you will use
- Detailed description of how and where you would like to use the content
We will consider your request or refer you to the proper copyright owner. You do not have the right to use any content until you receive express permission from Postcard Press or the proper copyright owner. Postcard Press and the copyright owners reserve the right to deny your request or require a royalty payment for your use.
License to Us [Your Copyright]
If you plan to submit content to Postcard Press in any way—through article proposals, contests, comments on our blog posts, etc.—you are providing Postcard Press with a license to use your content on our website and social media channels, as well as in any future publications produced by Postcard Press, in any way we see fit and to identify you as the author of the content as we deem appropriate. Additionally, you are affirming that any content you submit is original content for which you hold copyright ownership. By submitting any type of content to Postcard Press, you are agreeing to our license in perpetuity.
In order to submit a proposal to Postcard Press, you must be at least 18 years old. Postcard Press will not accept content from minors. By submitting a proposal, you are certifying you are 18, and if it is later discovered that you were not 18 at the time of submission, your content will be removed from the Postcard Press website, social media, and other publications, and you will be banned from submitting future content to Postcard Press.
By submitting a proposal to Postcard Press, through our submissions webpage, you are certifying that the content you plan to produce is 100% original, that you are the copyright owner of all related content, and that the content has not been previously published anywhere else, including on a personal blog or social media. If it is later discovered that any of your submitted content is not original or infringes on a third-party’s copyright, your content will be removed from the Postcard Press website, social media channels, and publications, and you will be banned from working with Postcard Press in the future.
If your article submission is accepted for publication, you agree to grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, unrestricted, one-month exclusive, worldwide license to use, modify, excerpt, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works and compilations of, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, broadcast, and distribute, in whole or in part, on the Postcard Press website, social media channels, and in any publications currently existing or that may be developed in the future.
Submitting your article grants us an exclusive license that is effective from submission until one month after publication. After one month, you retain the right to post your content on your own website or another forum. You agree that any subsequent posting will identify Postcard Press as the original publication and will include a direct link to your article on our website. After one month of publication, Postcard Press retains an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, unrestricted, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, modify, excerpt, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works and compilations of, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, broadcast, and distribute, in whole or in part, for any purpose we see fit (including for use on our website, social media channels, and any future publications), even unrelated to your article.
By submitting photographs or other visual graphics with your article, you are granting Postcard Press an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, unrestricted, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, modify, excerpt, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works and compilations of, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, broadcast, and distribute, in whole or in part, any submitted photographs or other submitted content for any purpose we see fit (including for use on our website, social media channels, and any future publications), even unrelated to your article.
For any way in which we use your content, we agree to always identify you as the author and copyright owner. Your submitted content will only be used by Postcard Press, and any outside party seeking to use your content will be referred to you to grant or deny permission as you see fit.
When submitting your proposal and subsequent article, you will be asked to sign a licensing agreement that will provide detailed information about your license to us and your rights to re-use your content.
If you are looking for a mutually-beneficial affiliate relationship with Postcard Press, this is separate from our submission process. Contact Postcard Press directly at email@example.com.
By entering a contest or promotional events sponsored by Postcard Press, through our website or any social media channels, you are granting Postcard Press an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, modify, excerpt, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works and compilations of, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, broadcast, and distribute any submitted photographs or other submitted content for any purpose we see fit (including for use on our website, social media channels, and any future publications), even if you are not selected or featured as a contest or promotion winner or participant.
If we use any of your content, submitted for a contest or promotional event, we agree to always identify you as the author and copyright owner. Your submitted content will only be used by Postcard Press, and any outside party seeking to use your content will be referred to you to grant or deny permission as you see fit.
We create all of our content and the photos and graphics used on our website, social media channels, and other publications that are owned by Postcard Press or are used under a licensing agreement with the owners. Some of the photos we use are available publicly through creative commons licenses from third-party sites such as Pixabay.com. We strongly support and are protective of the creators’ copyrights.
If you believe your copyright has been violated, please send us a DMCA takedown notice at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “DMCA Takedown Notice.” Please include the following information in your notice:
- Your name, address, and email address;
- A description of the content that you believe has been infringed;
- A link to the alleged infringement or a description of where the alleged infringing content can be found;
- A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the content is not authorized by you–the copyright owner or authorized agent–or the law;
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or the authorized agent; and
- An electronic signature of the copyright owner or authorized agent acting on behalf of the copyright owner
Your allegation will be immediately investigated and any infringing content will be removed from the Postcard Press website, social media channels, and any other publications.
Mailing List Subscribers + Email Policy
Third-Party Services Disclaimer
Postcard Press is a member of Amazon Associates and may use theirs or other affiliate links within our content when appropriate. If you make a purchase using these links, we will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Our editorial content will never be influenced by affiliates, and we will only link to products we believe may be useful. Postcard Press is not liable for any purchases made via these links or any content found on these external sites–we always encourage you to do your own research to determine whether or not a product will meet your needs and standards. Postcard Press will always indicate the use of affiliate links in the article, if relevant.
External Links Disclaimer
Postcard Press routinely uses external links within our content to provide you with additional information and greater context. While we endeavor to ensure the links provided represent responsible and accurate information, we are not liable for any errors, inaccuracies, or statements made via external websites. The use of external links does not represent an endorsement of the external website or its authors.
Postcard Press is also not liable for any broken or misdirected links. Postcard Press will routinely check to ensure links are not broken; however, we encourage our readers to let us know if they encounter any broken or suspicious links. Contact us at email@example.com and we will review the matter.
Disclosure of Information
Postcard Press will never sell, trade, rent, or provide your personal information to others. IP addresses may be used to gather aggregate statistics about site and article visits in order to analyze visitor habits, traffic patterns, and to administer the site. There is no personal information tied to your IP address for this purpose. We only collect personal information you choose to share with Postcard Press.
Postcard Press will only release personally-identifiable information when we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable laws, governmental requests, judicial proceedings, court order, or legal process, etc.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including but not limited to, negligence, shall Postcard Press or any of our staff be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special, or punitive damages, including lost profit, lost revenue, loss of data, or other damages arising from your use of, or inability to use, the site or any services made available through the site or us in any way, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, our liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.
Updates to Terms
As Postcard Press evolves and expands our Terms & Conditions will too. We encourage you to review this page periodically. Updates to the Terms & Conditions will be indicated by the date at the top of this page and noted in the next published newsletter.
These Terms & Conditions and your use of Postcard Press are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law.