April 3, 2020
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SongwriterNews  – will not share your personal information with third parties – see our Privacy Policy for full details. Other information used to advertise, promote and share news about emerging artists, mainstream artists, events, releases etc. is shared as part of our effort to raise the profiles of those featured and promoted on our posts and pages and other connected media.

Advertisers – Advertisers are required to create an account and provide a valid email address and contact details in order to use advertising facilities on this site.  Advertising space on this website is deemed suitable for, but not limited to, the promotion of  music venues, events & gigs, releases of original creative material by artists, musicians, producers and songwriters and additionally, studio & production services and  tuition, educational, tutorial, coaching  and songwriting advertisers relevant to the music industry, creatives and the live and emerging music scene. All advertising is subject to prepayment and at our discretion and we reserve the right not to publish any media or supporting content which, in our opinion does not comply with our policies, terms and conditions and the guidelines and directives published by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Media – If you upload images to this website, you confirm that the images and supporting content that you upload, are original and that you are the copyright holder and/or have the full permission of the copyright holder to upload such images and supporting content for, but not limited to, the purposes of publication, publicity and advertising, you also grant us a royalty-free non-exclusive right to use these images and any additional or supporting content for the purposes of publication, publicity and advertising.  All Images and supporting content should comply to standard advertising regulations as determined by the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK, we do however, retain the right in all cases to edit, remove, withdraw from publication or  refuse to publish, any material which, in our determination, is unsuitable for publication on this site. Our decision is final in this and no correspondence will be entered into.  You should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Images uploaded for use as ad banners should conform to the approximate dimensions & ratios indicated in the product narrative. In order to benefit from the full visual effect of the ad banner, for all banner sizes the text and informational content should be kept away from the edges of the banner to ensure that any automated resizing adjustments do not affect the presentation of the content.

ADZones Advertising display Space is provided to advertisers on this site in specific areas called Adzones. To use an adzone, advertisers must provide a suitable banner – or use our banner creation service, available at an extra cost in our range of services. Banners should conform to advertising standards as defined, but not limited to, the standards set out in the Media section of our terms and conditions. All Adzones are capable of promoting multiple ads and use of the space is non exclusive. The transition time between banners and the transition effect are applied automatically to the adzone, any changes to these criteria are effected to enhance site performance and overall user experience and changes and adjustments do not form part of our service offering to advertisers.   Adzone space may be purchased in campaign blocks of 4 weeks per campaign. Purchasing multiple campaign blocks  may attract a discount thereby reducing the overall cost of the adspace subject to the product add-on limitations. A maximum of 2 concurrent banners per advertiser is permitted in any single adzone – advertisers may choose to advertise in multiple adzones – any adzone space purchased in any time period may not be left empty – in the unlikely event that adspace is purchased and left empty or a blank and/ or unmarked banner is supplied, the full charge will apply and the space will be filled by a standard site-default replacement. Advertisers are required to upload a banner at the time of completion of the order. Instructions on how to do this are included in the order completion process. Only one banner per product order period will be accepted. Banners cannot be changed or substituted during a live advertising period. Withdrawal of a banner after the live date but before the end of the campaign period will attract a service fee in addition to any pro-rata camapign time charged in weekly blocks. Advertisers should provide a relevant and functional weblink to the release platform, product, event or service they are advertising – provision to add a suitable link is included as part of the pre-checkout process – the link must lead visitors directly to a platform suitably equipped to provide the visitor with immediate access to the advertised media, product or service – (in the case of track or album releases a link aggregator site is acceptable). Links to popular video media platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo are acceptable, however, video content may not be uploaded directly to adzones via the banner upload facility and in the unlikely event that any video content, gifs or animation is detected it will be automatically removed by our system to ensure the smooth running of the adzone platform. Adzones are provided for the display of sales impact banners and are not suitable for displaying narrative. If advertisers require a narrative to be displayed – a product page option should be purchased and will run concurrently with the adzone campaign. Product page visibility can be extended on completion of the adzone campaign – please contact our press room team quoting the original order number. Adzones, category listings, social media offerings and all elements used or offered as part of our Mini Campaign Product packs are subject to availability are subject to change without prior notice.

Articles & Submissions – All articles, copy and submissions of prose, narrative and images submitted via our Press Room Portals is subject to review by our proof readers and copy editors – we reserve the right to edit, withhold, withdraw or preclude publication of any copy which is not, in our opinion, deemed suitable for our platform – our decision is final on this and no correspondence will be entered into.  Furthermore, by submitting articles to this site for publication, you confirm that you are the author and legal copyright owner of all copy, prose, narrative and images and have the legal right to submit for publication. You also agree to grant us a non-exclusive, royalty free, unrestricted licence to use all such images and copy, prose and narrative for the purposes of publication on your behalf on our platform. You further agree to assume all responsibility for all images and the validity and accuracy of all copy and to indemnify songwriternews and it’s publishers from any liability whatsoever incurred as a result of publication of said material.

Managed Listings – Purchase of a Managed Listing product requires that customers have provided suitable public access via links or references to a social media account containing full information regarding the event to be listed – our press room will harvest information and corresponding image – or profile image if no corresponding image is available, in order to produce an effective listing on our pages. By purchasing this product, you confirm that you are the social media account owner, event organiser and are legally authorised to give us the non-exclusive, royalty free rights and unrestricted permissions to use any material pertaining to the event in order to list and publicise on your behalf. Wherever possible, copy from the original listing on the designated social media channel will be harvested and published verbatim, however, where our press room deem reasonable, changes may be made for editorial and continuity purposes. The listing period runs from monday to sunday. Publication takes place from 9am on a monday morning and listings will go live a maximum of 7days prior to the event – this includes the day of the event as part of that 7 day period. Managed listings purchased during a 7day period including the date of the event will be published same working day – or next working day – if the 3pm press call cutoff is missed. For Repeat Listing Products – A single event description, repeating the event at the same time for the designated number of days within a 7day period will be published in a one-off transaction. This product does not include any edits or changes. Cancellation policy on managed listing products – listings may be cancelled up to a minimum of 1 working day before publication – please be aware that Covid19 special offer managed listings are non pro-rata and are non-refundable once published.

Platform – All of our websites and online services are hosted on our behalf by a hosting provider in secure data-centres and are subject to the terms and conditions of service of the hosting provider. Server uptime and site availability are subject to the SLA (Service Licence Agreement) of the Hosting Company and whilst we seek to provide a continuing, reliable and accessible service, advertisers agree to indemnify SongwriterNews and Vadercor Ltd. and the hosting provider from any claim of impact, loss of visibility, consequential loss and/or perceived loss due to unplanned or unavoidable downtime incurred during any period. Any planned maintenance is scheduled for periods after midnight UK time and before 6am. This is an automated platform providing services to multiple contributors and site visitors and our administrators regularly monitor site performance and activity for the benefit of advertisers, fans, visitors, songwriters and music lovers. Transactional functions – all purchase transactions are handled by our shopping cart, however, all payment transactions via the checkout take place securely via PayPal. Songwriter News is not a party to your financial information card details etc and we do not hold any client financial data.

All terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice E&OE .

 

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