Terms and Conditions for Bloggers, Contributors and Visitors

At the World Youth Organization, we allow some people involved with certain programs, to post content directly onto our website. Please read our full terms and conditions below. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected].

We are Not Responsible For and Do Not Necessarily Hold the Opinions Expressed by Our Content Contributors

Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., bloggers, reporters and other forms of contributors) are theirs alone, not opinions of the World Youth Organization. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute content through our site, the World Youth Organization is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the content. The World Youth Organization and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor our site for inappropriate or unlawful content.

The World Youth Organization and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the World Youth Organization reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in our sole discretion.

We May Discontinue or Suspend Our Site or Terminate Your Use

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, our site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the World Youth Organization shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of our site. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate your access to our site for any reason, and to take any other actions that the World Youth Organization, in its sole discretion, believes to be in the interest of our charity and of our users as a whole.

We Have All Rights In Our Site and Content; You Grant Us Certain Rights When You Submit Content to Us

Our site (including all text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content contained on our site) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United Kingdom and other countries, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have all rights therein. All individual articles, blogs, videos, content and other elements comprising our site are also copyrighted works, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have all rights therein. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on our site.

By posting or submitting content on or to our site (regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving us, and our affiliates, agents and third party contractors the right to display or publish such content on our site and its affiliated publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, with respect to any video submissions to us made by you from time to time, you understand and agree that (unless you and we agree otherwise) we may, or may permit users to, based solely on functionality provided and enabled by our website, compile, re-edit, adapt or modify your video submission, or create derivative works therefrom, either on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other video submissions, and (unless you and we agree otherwise) you shall have no rights with respect thereto and we or our licensees shall be free to display and publish the same (as so compiled, re-edited, adapted, modified or derived) for any period.

You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that:

You own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all such submissions to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms and Conditions; and

You have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms and Conditions.

In furtherance of the foregoing, you agree that you will not:

Submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the rights granted herein;

Publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party;

Submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or

Post advertisements or solicitations of business. We reserve the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice. You understand that when you submit content in any form to the World Youth Organization we may authorize such content to be distributed or syndicated to or published on other World Youth Organization-branded environments.

You Have Rights if You Believe Your Copyright is Being Infringed

If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that any of our content infringes upon your copyright, please click here.

Your Use of Our Content is Restricted

Unless expressly permitted, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way exploit any part of our site or any content thereon, except as permitted under the last sentence of this Section and except that you may make one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing (but subject to the last sentence of this Section), you may not distribute any part of this site or any content thereon over any network, including, without limitation, a local area network, or sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database. Just as we from time to time excerpt materials from other sources in order to support the various commentaries and writings contained herein, we respect the right of others to make “fair use” of the materials contained on our site; accordingly, you may from time to time excerpt and use materials set forth on this site consistent with the principles of “fair use”

We are concerned about the integrity of our site when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with the content of our site. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of our site in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright or that has not been authorized by us.

We are Not Responsible for Linked Sites

We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to our site. Because we have no control over such services, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external services, and that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through such services.

We May be Legally Compelled to Disclose Certain Information

You agree that in the event we receive a subpoena issued by a court or from a law enforcement or government agency, we shall comply with such subpoenas without your consent or prior notice to you and may disclose your IP address, username, name, IP location or other information in response thereto.

Our Liability to You is Limited

The World Youth Organization and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including, without limitation, lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to this site or for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in our site (including, without limitation, as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of these Terms and Conditions). Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of our site.

Reasons for rejecting a submission

When a blogger submits a new post we regulate and edit. In some cases a post may be withheld for posting, below we give the reasons we may give:

  • Extremest Views;
  • Extreme Political Views;
  • Offensive;
  • Racist;
  • Not supported by facts and figures;
  • No references given to support facts and figures;
  • Homophobic;
  • No reference to young people;
  • Poor English;
  • Outrageous claims;
  • Self-Promotion.

And any other reason we deem fit to reject a post. We will always tell you the reason.

Topic Suggestions

As a blogger at the World Youth Organization we want to cover as many subjects as possible, however here are a few suggestions to give you a helping hand:

  • Education (school/college/university);
  • Poverty;
  • Politics;
  • Environment ;
  • Arts;
  • Music;
  • Law;
  • Travel;
  • Tourism;
  • LGBT;
  • Mental Health;
  • Sex Education;
  • Careers;
  • Lifestyle;
  • Fashion;
  • Photography;
  • Online/Social Media.

Please remember, every blog you submit must have relevance to young people.

What we expect from you

  • Write a blog post  at least every month;
  • Write engaging articles which educate, inform and support young people’s views;
  •  Write blog posts between 500-850 words long;
  •  Use correct standard English.