• Section I

  • Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus (MFFL) is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising lupus awareness through outreach efforts and by partnering with the medical community, foundations, and government organizations. The mission of Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus is to EDUCATE the public and the medical community about lupus, ADVOCATE for earlier life-saving diagnoses, SUPPORT people living with lupus, and COLLABORATE with government and foundations to fund research toward a cure. To support this mission, MFFL shares and promotes blog content that is relevant to the populations served by MFFL. The MFFL audience is primarily comprised of lupus patients and their family, friends, and caregivers. MFFL welcomes guest posts that cover a variety of lupus-related topics, including without limitation lupus information, autoimmune disorders, living/coping with a chronic illness, the patient perspective, and general nutrition, health, and wellness. If you would like to be a guest writer and submit a guest post outside this list but consistent with the MFFL mission, please submit your ideas via the "upload" button at the bottom of this page as all relevant suggestions will be considered. MFFL strives to continuously produce the highest standard of excellence in communications, creating easy-to-digest, accurate, informative publications that are written in a warm and friendly tone, and reflective of the MFFL mission. Submissions that are consistent with the MFFL mission, brand, and audience needs will be more likely to be selected (although not guarantied) for publication.
  • Section II

  • All blog posts must comply with the MFFL Terms of Service, which are set forth below. Please read these Terms of Service carefully before proposing a blog for acceptance and publication. By accessing or using all or any portion of the Service or by clicking the "I accept" button, you acknowledge your acceptance of these Terms of Service and represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms of Service. You agree to enter into these Terms of Service electronically and that these Terms of Service are enforceable like any written negotiated agreement signed by you. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, MFFL does not grant you the right to use the Services and you should click on the "I do not accept" button and cancel operation of the Services.
  • Section III

  • You should review periodically the most current version of the Terms of Service. MFFL may, in its sole discretion, modify, or revise these Terms of Service at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Your continued use of the Service (as defined herein) shall constitute your acceptance to these Terms of Service. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms of Service and other agreements on the MFFL website, these Terms of Service shall control. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. 1. Description of Service and Proper Use. The MFFL website and blog features are a web publishing service ("Service(s)"). You will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. You must be at least eighteen years of age to use the Service. MFFL reserves the right to refuse the Service to anyone at any time without notice for any reason. You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Service, for any posts that you make, and for any consequences thereof. You agree that you will use the Service in compliance with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations. MFFL does not endorse, support, represent or guaranty the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted by you or third parties via the Service or endorse any opinions expressed by you or third parties via the Service. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted via the Service will be at your own risk. MFFL reserves the right to edit any guest post at any time. All search engine optimization (also known as SEO) information (i.e. ALT text, meta descriptions, and the like) must be approved or created by MFFL. 2. Guest Posts. Your posting of content via the Services is considered a guest post. Guest posts must be original work, not yet published on any other website, chat, forum, or social network. Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted as to any content submitted, including without limitation text and images. You are solely responsible for ensuring that submission of content to MFFL does not conflict with any copyright or publication rights already granted to other publishers, and MFFL is not responsible for any infringement of external publication rights. Your authorship will be acknowledged on the Services, but the content will be the property of MFFL as provided herein. Quotations from other sources must be cited properly. 3. No Further Posting. Once your content has been submitted to and posted by MFFL, you may not publish it anywhere else in part or in whole, whether online or in a paper version, including your on own website or blog. Once your post has been used by MFFL, however, you may promote it on your own website or blog using a few sentences or an excerpt to describe the post (as preapproved in writing by MFFL), including a link to the post on the MFFL website. No other links will be permitted in a guest post except as preapproved by MFFL in writing. MFFL reserves the right to add links where appropriate, as determined by MFFL in its sole discretion. 4. No Compensation. MFFL does not pay for any submissions via the Services. If you submit a post to MFFL, you do so with the knowledge that you will not be entitled to any compensation or payment for writing the post. 5. Author Links. You will be allowed to have up to a maximum of three external links to your website and/or social media platforms within the author acknowledgement/bio section of the post so long as the links do not lead to a site not approved by MFFL. MFFL reserves the right to remove the author acknowledgement link(s) at any time. 6. Intellectual Property Rights of MFFL. You acknowledge that MFFL owns all right, title, and interest in and to the Service, including all intellectual property rights ("Rights"). The Rights are protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws. Accordingly, you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works from the Service. You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automated device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Service. 7. Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights. By submitting, posting, or displaying content on or through the Services, you assign to MFFL all Rights in the content including without limitation all copyright interests. You represent and warrant that you have all the right, power, and authority necessary to assign these rights to MFFL. MFFL furthermore reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display, or transmit any content submitted by you in its sole discretion. 8. Photos. MFFL will allow photos and images to be submitted with the post as long as they comply with this section. You must be the holder of the copyright of the images/video or the image/video must be licensed under an appropriate creative common license or in the public domain, the proof of which must be submitted along with any image/video showing that it does not infringe on any copyright laws. MFFL reserves the right to edit or change the image/video if necessary and the right to deny, remove, or replace the provided images/videos with images/videos of MFFL's choosing. If people are included in the image, you must provide a written release allowing the use of likeness. Images must be relevant to the topic of the post and in line with the MFFL mission. Image sizes should comply with MFFL specifications. 9. Technical Guidelines. Guest post submissions should be kept between 500 and 1,000 words and should be submitted in Word format. In MFFL's discretion, longer posts may be allowed if the topic warrants, but the final length of the guest post shall be determined solely by MFFL. Source links should be completely listed as endnotes and not linked within the document. You must supply a title for the guest post (no more than ten words), which may be edited by MFFL in its sole discretion. You must provide your full name, physical address, phone number, email address, and links to your website, blog, and/or social media platforms. You must supply your author biography with each guest post submission. The author biography should be no more than 75 words and will be placed as MFFL determines. You should provide a photo as your headshot or image that may (or may not) be used as determined by MFFL in its sole discretion. You are encouraged to prepare content that is "evergreen," meaning that the content is not only relevant now but will be relevant years from now and in all cases the content should be relevant enough for it to be shared with MFFL users. 10. No Agency or Membership. By providing a guest post, you agree that you are in no way becoming a part of MFFL, an agent of MFFL, or authorized by MFFL, and you shall not hold yourself out to be a member of MFFL. 11. Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that (a) all of the information provided by you to MFFL to participate in the Service is correct and current and (b) you have all necessary right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts required of you hereunder. 12. General Practices Regarding Use and Storage. You agree that MFFL has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any content and other communications maintained by the Service. MFFL retains the right to create limits on use and storage at MFFL's sole discretion at any time with or without notice. 13. Content of the Service. MFFL reserves the right to prescreen and preapprove any and all content submitted for the Services and to remove any content that is off-topic, inappropriate, or offensive. Content posted to this Blog does not represent the opinions of MFFL. You agree not to post any content that is, and MFFL reserves the right to remove postings that are, (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of any intellectual property right of another, (d) in violation of any law or regulation, or (e) otherwise inappropriate, as determined by MFFL in its sole discretion. MFFL can choose to block or remove any posting at any time. You agree to report to MFFL any posting you feel should be removed and provide a statement of your reasoning for requesting removal. 14. Disclaimer of Warranties. You understand and agree that the Service is provided to you on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. MFFL makes no representation, warranty, or guaranty as to the reliability, timeliness, quality, suitability, availability, reliability, accuracy, or completeness of the Services or the content contained therein. MFFL hereby disclaims all conditions, representation, and warranties, whether express, implied, statutory, or otherwise, including without limitation any implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE or non-infringement of third-party rights. 15. Limitation of Liability. Even if MFFL has been previously advised of the possibility of damages, in no event shall MFFL be liable for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation any direct, indirect, punitive, special, exemplary, incidental, consequential, or other damages of any kind arising out of or in any way connected with (a) these Terms of Service, (b) the Services, including without limitation the use or inability to use the Services, (c) the content, or (d) any interruption, inaccuracy, error, or omission, regardless of cause in the Services or content. 16. Privacy. As a condition of using the Service, you agree to the terms of the MFFL Privacy Statement as posted at the bottom (footer) of the Molly's Fund Website, which may be updated from time to time. 17. No Resale. Unless expressly authorized in writing by MFFL, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes (a) any guest post including your own, (b) any portion of the Service, (c) use of the Service, or (d) access to the Service. 18. Publicity. Any use of MFFL's trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, or other distinctive brand features requires the prior written consent of MFFL. 19. Termination; Suspension. In its sole discretion at any time and for any reason, MFFL may terminate the Service and these Terms of Service or suspend or terminate your account. In the event of termination, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to your account or any files or other content contained in your account. This section and Sections 14, 15, 18, and 20 through 26 shall survive termination. 20. Indemnification and Release. You agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify MFFL and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorney fees (at trial and on appeal), of every kind and nature. You also hereby release MFFL and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claims, damages, or liabilities arising from the use of photographs/images submitted with the guest post (including without limitation any re-use, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion, or use in a composite form, either intentionally or otherwise that may occur). 21. Entire Agreement. These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and MFFL related to your use of the Service and supersede any prior agreements between you and MFFL. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use certain other MFFL services, affiliate services, third-party content, or third-party software. 22. Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of MFFL to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect. 23. Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising of or related to use of the Services or the Terms of Service must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose. 24. Choice of Law; Jurisdiction; Forum. These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Oregon without regard to such state's rules regarding conflicts of laws. By using the Service, you agree that federal district court located in Portland, Oregon, or Clackamas County Circuit Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims and actions arising out of or relating to the Service and/or your use of this site. 25. Copyright Information. MFFL will respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed on the Service, please contact us at [email protected] for information on how to file a notice of infringement. 26. Additional Author Representations, Warranties, and Agreements. By signing below [clicking I ACCEPT], you certify that you are the author and/or sole owner of the material that you are submitting to MFFL. You agree to all of the Terms of Service set forth herein. You further acknowledge that MFFL may reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative materials, and otherwise use the material for any purpose, in any form, on any media. You agree to indemnify MFFL for all damages and expenses that may be incurred in connection with the material. You acknowledge that that MFFL has editing rights to conform the guest post with the MFFL style and article length and that MFFL reserves the right to reject the guest post for any reason. You also acknowledge that you will not receive compensation, monetary or otherwise, for the work that you submit to MFFL and you waive any right to royalties or other compensation that may arise from or related to the use of the guest post.
  • Section IV

  • If you have agreed to the terms of service as stated above and checked the "Yes" box, please fill in the box with the proposed blog topic/title and upload a sample of your work or your proposed blog below.
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