TERMS + CONDITIONST+Cs
Submitting your idea - or request - does not guarantee approval. It will be reviewed, and responded to via e-mail in 2-5 working days. Sometimes a compromise will be offered, or an idea built upon, if the sender just has the basis for a piece.
If your idea gets approved, you have confirmed your permission for dot dot dash to use the agreed upon content on the site, and to meet any given deadlines.
Work isn’t limited to a region, and we encourage people worldwide to take part.
For written pieces: you will be assigned a fair deadline, and a suggested word count. The word count isn’t strict, so if you want to write beyond it, that’s fine. You’re welcome to include images and links offsite. Written pieces can be sent as is, pasted in an e-mail, or formatted in a document and then sent. ddd can make accompanying graphics for social media/thumbnails, unless you say otherwise :-)
For photographs/interviews: If we give the go ahead, you can cc us into an accreditation request. We will send you an advised template for e-mailing an artist’s PR/management. If we approve, but you need help finding any relevant e-mails, we will try to help. We can also e-mail on your behalf, if preferred.
For photographs: The photographs should be e-mailed to us - at the latest - 4 days after the show happening, preferably via wetransfer. They can be edited or unedited, but please specify if the content needs editing. They should always be your own work.
For interviews: The interview can either be recorded (audio or video) or transcribed. Alternatively, we can transcribe, if the individual wants the interview to be a written piece. Deadlines are looser for interviews, but we generally ask for any files within 2 weeks of the interview being conducted. Videos will be hosted on our YouTube channel, audio will be hosted on Soundcloud. If any professional photographs are taken during the interview, the same rules in the condition above - with the exception of the deadline - apply.
These terms and conditions (the "Conditions") apply to all Material (defined below) submitted to dot dot dash ("the Company”), limited to the online publication by the Company (i) at dotdotdash.blog/ (the "Website"); and (ii) on any other website or social media channel operated by or on behalf of the Company. Please read and accept the Conditions before submitting Material to the Company. By submitting Material to the Company via the Website you agree to be bound by the Conditions.
For the purposes of the Conditions:-
2.1 "Intellectual Property Rights" means copyright and any other rights in any work, articles, reports, documents, specifications, instructions, plans, models or designs, software, drawings or other materials whether in writing or presented in any other form, database rights, business names, product names and logos, design rights, unregistered design rights, rights in the nature of copyright and know how, confidential information and any other intellectual property rights; and
2.2 "Material" means any material in whatever format that can be incorporated into the Website including without limitation any text, photograph, graphic, video or audio material and any underlying material.
3. LICENCE OF MATERIAL
By submitting any Material to the Company via the Website or otherwise, you grant the Company a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable licence (including the right to sub-license) of the entire right, title and interest past, present and future in and to the Intellectual Property Rights in and to such Material. You hereby waive any Moral Rights (as defined in Chapter IV, Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) that you are now or may at any time in the future become entitled to. The Company shall have the right to use the Material in any way, including (without limitation) the right to copy, edit, adapt, reformat, translate, create derivative works from, incorporate into other works, distribute, perform, play, broadcast, commercialise and otherwise make available to the public such Material (whether in whole or in part, or copies of the same) in any format or medium currently known or developed in the future, including, for the avoidance of doubt, publication on the Website and as part of any ongoing publishing business as the Company deems necessary, for the full period during which such rights subsist (including all renewals, revivals, reversions and extensions of the same) and thereafter to the fullest extent possible in perpetuity.
4. OWNERSHIP OF MATERIAL
You will remain the owner of the Intellectual Property Rights in Material that you submit. The permission you have granted to the Company is not exclusive and you may continue to use the Material, and allow others to use the Material, provided such use does not interfere with or impair the rights you have granted to the Company. You acknowledge and agree that the Company shall be entitled to be the first to publish the Material and that any future publications of the Material by you or with your published consent online or in print will be credited with the dot dot dash name, logo or hyperlink http://dotdotdash.blog/.
5. CONTENT OF MATERIAL
By submitting Material to the Company you hereby warrant and undertake to the Company that:
5.1 you have obtained all consents and authorisations necessary to allow you to accept these Conditions;
5.2 the Material is your own original work and has been produced by you;
5.3 the Material has not been copied wholly or substantially from any other material and that the exercise by the Company of the rights granted to the Company in these Conditions will not infringe the rights of any third party;
5.4 no other person has been involved with you in the creation of the Material;
5.5 you have not granted or assigned any rights of any nature in the Material to any third party in any part of the world; and
5.6 you have not created the Material in the course of your employment with any entity other than the Company.
6. USE OF MATERIAL
You acknowledge and agree that when you submit Material to the Company:-
6.1 the Company has the right but not the obligation, in its sole discretion, to choose whether or not to use and/or to remove any Material from the Website at any time;
6.2 the Company can position the Material anywhere in the Website as it chooses in its sole discretion; and
6.4 the Material may be made publicly available and that non-registered and registered users of the Website may be able to view and download the Material.
7. LOSSES CAUSED BY USE OF MATERIAL
You hereby undertake to pay the Company on demand the amount of all liabilities, costs, losses, damages, claims, demands and expenses (including without limitation, all legal and other professional fees and expenses, on a full indemnity basis) which may be sustained or suffered by the Company as a result of any breach by you of these Conditions, and in particular the warranties set out in paragraph 5 hereof.
8. GOVERNING LAW
No term of this Agreement is enforceable by any person not a party to it, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
This Agreement and all matters arising from it or relating to it (including any pre-contractual negotiations) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
You and dot dot dash have indicated acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, by submitting the content.