Terms and Conditions and Editorial Standards

Definitions

“We”, “us”, “Football Blogging Awards” or “Football Blog Network” means Football Blogging Awards Ltd.

“You” means the person filling in the Football Blog Network Application, who warrants that they are a representative of the site applying for inclusion on the Football Blog Network, authorised to enter into an agreement with us.

“Terms” means these terms and conditions, including as updated from time to time.

Terms

 

Terms and Conditions

You agree to abide by, and understand and accept (as appropriate) the Editorial Standards, Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure and Technical Requirements.

You agree, if requested, to display a specified Football Blog Network logo on the homepage of your site in a prominent position and each article page.

You agree to notify us promptly of any change of ownership of your publication, and/or change of contact details.

You agree to notify us promptly of any change to the design of your site, or any technical changes (such as the introduction of a requirement to register) which may affect our ability to make requests to your web site to determine the headlines, URLs and contents of articles published.

Football Blogging Awards makes no warranty as to the fitness of its Services for any purpose. We will accept no liability for any loss or damage, whether direct or consequential, resulting from the use of its Services or the inclusion or exclusion of links from its Services.

Football Blogging Awards may terminate its relationship with you at any time by removing links to your site from its Services and by stopping its systems from accessing your website to determine the headlines, URLs and contents of articles published. If you wish to terminate your relationship with us, you may contact us.

We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time without notice.

 

Editorial Standards

The Football Blogging Awards expects all publishers to follow these best practices to remain part of the Football Blog Network.

Articles must be original, hosted on your own website, and not consist of text substantially copied, rehashed, plagiarised, adapted, aggregated, or syndicated from other sources. They must add value to the Football Blog Network and be materially different from those that are already on the Football Blog Network.

All articles must be proof-read, fact-checked and assessed for overall suitability prior to publication. On sites with more than one writer, there must be appointed editor(s) responsible for so doing. Articles must never be directly or automatically generated from user content.

Articles must conform to high standards of spelling, grammar, punctuation and prose.

Articles must be accurate and well-researched and claims must be substantiated. Rumours, speculation or supposition must not be presented as statements of fact.

Articles must be substantial. Articles must be longer than one hundred and fifty (150) words, excluding quotes from other sources.

Articles must feature relevant headlines, which must be factually accurate and not sensational or misleading.

Content must refrain from sectarian, racist, defamatory or libellous language; hate speech; excessive or inappropriate profanity or insulting language. It must abide by the laws of England and Wales, or any other relevant jurisdiction.

Additional best practices may be required to be maintained by members publishing content in particular subject areas.

The Football Blog Network aims to provide the highest possible quality service, and we need to be able to maintain an environment suitable for all. We therefore endeavour to investigate all serious issues or complaints that are brought to our attention, and to take appropriate action.

The Football Blog Network reserves the right to amend or improve its Editorial Standards, Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure at any time without notice.