Website contributor agreement (unpaid)
Under this version of our website contributor agreement, a person may create material (such as written works) for publication upon another's website, although the contributor does not receive any payment for the contribution.
The contributor either grants a licence to the website operator or assigns (ie transfers) the contributor's rights in the contribution to the operator.
To help ensure that the agreement takes effect as a contract, a provision is included specifying that the website operator will pay the contributor a nominal sum. As an alternative, you could have the agreement executed as a deed. No consideration is required where an agreement takes the form of a deed.
Although the contribution is provided without charge, this agreement still includes a range of protections for the website operator, such as warranties and indemnities relating to the contribution. These are on the whole optional, and can easily be removed in appropriate cases.Ask about this document
Website contributor agreement (unpaid) contents
- Definitions: definitions.
- Term: commencement of term; end of term.
- Deliverables: obligation to deliver deliverables; feedback on deliverables; timetable for delivery of deliverables; deliverables warranties (no acceptance procedure).
- OperatorMaterials: supply of second party materials; licence of second party materials; warranties relating to second party materials.
Intellectual Property Rights: assignment of intellectual property rights in deliverables; licence to use deliverables; mixed assignment and licence of rights; licensing of third party materials; waiver of moral rights in deliverables; further assurance (intellectual property).
- Consideration: consideration benefiting first party.
- Contributor's confidentiality obligations: first party confidentiality undertaking; disclosure of confidential information by first party to certain persons; exceptions to first party's confidentiality obligations; disclosures of second party confidential information mandated by law etc; first party to stop using confidential information upon termination; first party to return or destroy confidential information following termination; first party confidentiality obligations after termination.
- Warranties: first party general warranties; second party warranty of authority; exclusion of implied warranties and representations.
- Limitations and exclusions of liability: caveats to limits of liability; interpretation of limits of liability; no liability for loss of profits; no liability for loss of revenue; no liability for loss of use; no liability for loss of opportunities; no liability for loss of data or software; no liability for consequential loss.
- Termination: termination by either party without cause; termination by either party upon breach; termination upon insolvency.
- Effects of termination: surviving provisions upon termination; termination does not affect accrued rights.
- Status of Contributor: first party is independent contractor not employee; no redundancy or compensation.
- Notices: methods and deemed receipt of contractual notices; contact details for contractual notices; substitute contact details for notices.
- Subcontracting: no subcontracting without consent; subcontracting permitted; first party responsible for subcontracted obligations.
- General: no waiver; severability; variation written and signed; no assignment without written consent; no third party rights; entire agreement; governing law; exclusive jurisdiction.
- Interpretation: statutory references; section headings not affecting interpretation; calendar month meaning; no ejusdem generis.
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- Specification of
Deliverables: specification of deliverables prompt.
- Timetable: timetable prompt.
: second party materials prompt.OperatorMaterials