Acceptance of terms
This page provides information about the following:
- Services offered by Business Mondays
- Transactions & currency
- Customer service contact details
- Refund policy
- Security capabilities and policy for transmission of payment card details
- Accessing our website
- Uploading content, images and other materials to our site
- Content standards
- Other services
- Intellectual property rights
- Your personal information
- Copyright terms
- Revisions of terms
Services offered by Business Mondays
We provide a range of free and paid-for digital publishing platform services to PR agencies and business news desks.
- Press release sharing, publishing and distribution through the Business Mondays website
- Featured article & enhanced publishing services
- Content publishing to social media & other online platforms
- Other associated digital publishing & publicity services
Transactions & currency
Any paid-for digital services are quoted in GBP (£ pounds sterling).
Customer service contact details
Should you need to contact us, please send us an email to: [email protected]. We take customer service very seriously and strive to reply to all customer service enquiries as quickly as possible.
If for any reason you consider that a digital service is not as describes or not of satisfactory quality, please contact us at [email protected] so we can arrange a refund of any fees you might have paid.
We collect a variety of information in order to deliver our services and we are committed to upholding the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Why we collect information:
Due to the nature of both our free and paid services we need to collect information about the people and businesses that use our services. Some of this information is collected so that we can share your news/content with the correct attribution to you, the creator of the content. Other information is collected so that we are able to comply with any complaints (for example; copyright breaches, liable, content miss-representation etc).
Information we collect:
- Name of the person using our services.
- Your business name and address
- Your business email address & phone number
- The IP address from which you are sharing your news story
We retain this information for as long as there is a valid business requirement. If you wish to find out what information we hold, please contact us a [email protected].
Security capabilities and policy for transmission of payment card details
Our website is NOT used for storing, decrypting or transmitting any payment card details. If you choose to use a paid-for digital publishing service, you will be redirected outside of our website to Stripe Payments. Stripe has been certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1 which is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. This gives you the reassurance that your payment card details are kept secure. You can read more about security at Stripe here.
Accessing our website
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend our website service without notice.
We will not be held liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
We reserve the right to restrict or limit access to some parts of our site, or our entire website without notice.
If you choose a user name and password as part of our website you must treat this information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any password or account at any time if we think you have not complied with any of our terms and conditions.
Articles and other information posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim any liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Because our website is updated on a regular basis any of the information on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The information published on our site is provided without any guarantees or warranties as to its accuracy. This means that we cannot be held responsible for the results of actions that might have occurred as a result of visiting our website:
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
- Any loss of income or revenue;
- Any loss of business;
- Any loss of profits or contracts;
- Any loss of anticipated savings;
- Any loss of data;
- Any loss of goodwill;
- Any wasted time.
Uploading content, images and other materials to our site
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and we have the right to use, copy, distribute, amend and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
You should ensure that it is lawful for you to distribute content and images through our website and in the event that you have breached someone else’s copyright you acknowledge that you are responsible for the breach (and not us). If you have any doubt about who owns the copyright please do not upload content to this website.
In uploading written content and images you give permission for the content and images to be re-used across other online (and off-line) publications and websites within our network.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right not to publish or to remove any material or content you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with our content standards.
All website content contributions must:
- Be factually accurate.
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Should comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
- Should not contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- Should not contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Should not contain promote sexually explicit material.
- Should not promote violence.
- Should not promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Should not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
Should not be likely to deceive any person.
- Should not be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Should not promote any illegal activity.
- Should not be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Should not be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Should not be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- We retain full editorial control over contributions to our site and may refuse to publish or take down any material already published for any reason whatsoever.
You retain ownership of the copyright in any contributions made to our site, but upon submission, you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free licence to publish and continue publishing without limit as to time, and whether or not you continue to be a registered user, all such contributions.
In the future, we may provide additional services on our site including direct emails from us or our associates.
Intellectual Property Rights
You warrant that the publication of content and other contributions which you contribute will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person or organisation.
Responsibility for Your Content:
You alone are responsible for Your Content. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use and authorise the use of Your Content as described herein. This includes your understanding that you are responsible for obtaining permission from any business or person that you represent in content submitted to this website and that you agree that you have also obtained the express permission of the owners of any images that are submitted. You alone are responsible for any breach of copyright as a result of using images that you do not have agreement from the copyright owner. If you are not sure about the allowed usage permissions of photos or content please do not submit.
You may not imply that Your Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by us.
Our Right to Use Your Content:
We may use Your Content in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, incorporating it into advertisements and other works, creating derivative works from it, promoting it, distributing it, and allowing others to do the same in connection with their own websites and media platforms.
As such, you hereby irrevocably grant us worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, sub-licensable, transferable rights to use Your Content for any purpose. Please note that you also irrevocably grant the users of the Site and any Other Media the right to access Your Content in connection with their use of the Site and any Other Media. Finally, you irrevocably waive and cause to be waived, against us and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content. By “use” we mean use, copy, publicly perform and display, reproduce, distribute, modify, translate, remove, analyse, commercialise, and prepare derivative works of Your Content.
We may make edits to Your Content. Edits might include making changes to (or changing) accompanying photos, and changes to Your Content title or text.
You hereby undertake to indemnify us and keep us indemnified in relation to any losses, costs and expenses incurred by us or our employees or representatives as a result of any breach by you of these terms.
Your Personal Information
We may process personal information for certain carefully considered and specific legitimate business purposes that are in our interests and enable us to enhance the services we provide, but which we believe also benefit our customers, which include some or all of the following:
- Where the processing enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of our customers
- to identify and prevent fraud
- to enhance the security of our network and information systems
- to better understand how people interact with our websites
- to provide postal and/or email communications which we think will be of legitimate interest to you
- to determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising.
Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your Personal Data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish, and if you wish to do so please send an email stating your wishes to [email protected]
It is important that anyone who chooses to share news, articles, or any other content which includes photographs, videos or any other imagery reads, understand and agree that you understand your responsibilities for ensuring that you have the necessary copyright licence to share photos and content:
All photographs, images and written content are generally protected by copyright. Therefore you will need to have the permission of the copyright licence owner of all material uploaded to our website.
You should ensure that it is lawful for you to distribute both content and photographs through our website and for us to publish and share the content and photographs uploaded by you. In the event that you have breached someone else’s copyright which, in turn, causes us to breach copyright, you acknowledge that you are responsible for any breach (and not us).
Images that you have found on the internet are generally protected by copyright unless you have obtained the necessary and correct licence from a photo stock library.
If you have any doubt about who owns the copyright of your photos and content please do not upload content to this website.
If a copyright licence is breached and compensation or fees are claimed by or on behalf of the copyright owner, any costs incurred by Business Mondays or our agents, we will reclaim the costs from you.
Revisions of terms
These terms are supplementary to any other terms found elsewhere on our website.