Website contributor agreement

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If a freelance or other external provider supplies content for your website, you should ensure that there is a written contract setting out the licensing terms and other terms upon which that content is provided.


This website contributor agreement has been designed for use in relation to the supply of written and other material by a contributor to a website publisher, whether on a one-off or ongoing basis. The agreement comes in three versions: one for use where the contributor is being paid a fee; one for use where the contributor is paid commission; and another for use where the contributor is unpaid.

Typically, contributions will take the form of written works, but they might also be photographs, illustrations, videos or other copyright-protected works. The nature of the contributions can be specified in the agreement, or agreed in writing elsewhere. Similarly, the date, dates or timetable for the provision of the contributions may be in the agreement or elsewhere.

The contributor will retain ownership of the copyright in the contributions, granting to the publisher a right to publish the contributions. Optionally, rights to edit and translate contributions may also be granted.

The template includes a standard set of warranties regarding the legality of the contributions. It takes account of the possibility that the contributor may not be the author of the contributions (for example, because the contributor is a limited company whose employees or contractors are the authors).

In addition, the publisher may impose quality standards upon the contributor, for example requirements that contributions are "of a good professional standard", "conform with the publisher's guidelines for authors" or "are relevant to the website readership".

The commission clauses in the commission version are flexible. The commission payable is determined by reference to a "Base Amount" with respect to each "Trigger Event" - and these phrases can be defined in a number of different ways.

UNPAID VERSION

  1. Definitions
  2. Term
  3. Deliverables
  4. Operator Materials
  5. Intellectual Property Rights
  6. Consideration
  7. Contributor's confidentiality obligations
  8. Warranties
  9. Limitations and exclusions of liability
  10. Termination
  11. Effects of termination
  12. Status of Contributor
  13. Notices
  14. Subcontracting
  15. General
  16. Interpretation

SCHEDULE 1 (DELIVERABLES PARTICULARS)

  • Specification of Deliverables
  • Timetable
  • Operator Materials

PAID VERSION

  1. Definitions
  2. Term
  3. Deliverables
  4. Acceptance
  5. Operator Materials
  6. Intellectual Property Rights
  7. Charges
  8. Payments
  9. Contributor's confidentiality obligations
  10. Warranties
  11. Indemnity
  12. Limitations and exclusions of liability
  13. Termination
  14. Effects of termination
  15. Status of Contributor
  16. Notices
  17. Subcontracting
  18. General
  19. Interpretation

SCHEDULE 1 (DELIVERABLES PARTICULARS)

  • Specification of Deliverables
  • Timetable
  • Operator Materials
  • Financial provisions

COMMISSION VERSION

  1. Definitions
  2. Term
  3. Deliverables
  4. Acceptance
  5. Operator Materials
  6. Intellectual Property Rights
  7. Commission payments to Contributor
  8. Interest on late payments
  9. Audit
  10. Confidentiality obligations
  11. Warranties
  12. Indemnity
  13. Limitations and exclusions of liability
  14. Termination
  15. Effects of termination
  16. Status of Contributor
  17. Notices
  18. Subcontracting
  19. General
  20. Interpretation

SCHEDULE 1 (DELIVERABLES PARTICULARS)

  1. Specification of Deliverables
  2. Timetable
  3. Operator Materials
  4. Financial provisions
The document comes in Word .doc format. The unpaid version is 24 pages, while the paid version is 30 pages long, including in each case the Schedule, endnotes, cover page and execution provisions; the commssion version is 30 pages long including 14 pages of guidance notes.

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