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By Edited Feb 16, 2016 11 22

1. Essence of Agreement. InfoBarrel is a service of My Passion Media Inc. (collectively referred to as " InfoBarrel "), owning and operating the www.infobarrel.com Internet Site (the "Site"), that offers you a free publishing platform for the purpose of publishing original content and materials in any field of interest, whether in written, visual, audio, video or any other technological form supported by InfoBarrel (the " Original Content" or the "Materials "), under and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

2. Acceptance of Terms. The actual use of the Site shall be construed as and attest your unconditional, unlimited and unreserved acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth herein, and shall be considered as a binding agreement between you and InfoBarrel and an undertaking on your behalf to comply with the terms and conditions set forth herein (above and hereinafter referred to as the " Agreement ").

3. Compliance Form. . In order to be able to publish any Original Content on the Site you may be required to complete a simple registration process and form, in which you are required to submit your valid email address, certain personal details, Google Adsense Publisher details for the transfer of any advertisement impressions you shall be entitled to receive under this Agreement, and any additional information which InfoBarrel, in its sole discretion, shall deem necessary (the "Compliance Form "). In order for InfoBarrel to be able to supply any Google Adsense Impressions you may be entitled to receive under this Agreement, certain personal details must be provided in a full and accurate manner, whether as part of the Compliance Form or any other form InfoBarrel may require to fill in for the purpose of and prior to the fulfillment of the Google Adsense impressions. You are requested to notify us of any change in any of the details contained in the Compliance Form.

4. Content. You hereby understand, acknowledge, undertake, represent and warrant that any Original Content sent by you with the intention it be published on the Site shall comply with the following requirements: (i) be original work; (ii) shall have not been previously publicly published, in whole or in part, on the Internet or in any other media (iii) shall not contain any content of any kind whatsoever that is libelous, illegal or infringes any third parties' copyrights; (iv) if any third parties' copyrights are included in the Original Content, the express, unrestricted and unlimited permission of such copyrights owner for the use of such copyrighted materials has been obtained prior to submitting the Original Content; (v) shall not contain any derogatory, offensive, unlawful, harmful, threatening, vulgar, profane, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory or tortuous content;

5. Rights Granted. By submitting your Original Content for publication on the Site, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally grant InfoBarrel, and any of its affiliates (hereinafter also referred to as "InfoBarrel"), an irrevocable, perpetual, unlimited free of charge and exclusive right to publish the Original Content on the Site and/or on other Internet Sites the Original Content shall be referred to by InfoBarrel (hereinafter also referred to as the "Site"), as InfoBarrel shall deem suitable under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, as well as allow users of the Site to view and further use the Original Content, free of charge, for any such purpose permitted by InfoBarrel, provided such use shall not be for profit generating purposes. Without derogating from the above, InfoBarrel shall be entitled to edit, delete, cutback, rephrase, reproduce, copy, translate, merge, add, use and make use of the Materials, in whole or in part, in any way or manner and at any time, as InfoBarrel shall deem appropriate in its sole discretion. InfoBarrel reserves the right to deny publication and remove any content for any reason. The decision to deny publication or remove content is up to the sole discretion of InfoBarrel and it's representatives.

6. Author's Rights. You shall continue to retain all authorship and copyrights to the Materials submitted for publication through the website.

7. Writing Guidelines. InfoBarrel may publish, from time to time, writing guidelines for Original Content submitted for publication (such as but not limited to: number of words, use of paragraph headings, structure guidelines, etc.). If such guidelines are published, the Original Content shall be required to comply with such guidelines.

8. Publishing Period. For avoidance of any doubt, InfoBarrel does not undertake to and shall not be obligated to publish any Materials submitted for publication on the Site, nor does InfoBarrel undertake to or shall be obligated to publish any of the Materials on the Site for any minimum or certain period of time.

9. Advertising & Links. You hereby understand, acknowledge and agree that the pages on the Site will contain advertising and promotional materials as well as links to other sites (a "Linked Site"), as shall be determined by InfoBarrel in its sole discretion. InfoBarrel is not and shall not be responsible for any content, services, products or goods which appear and/or are advertised on any Linked Site, nor for the availability and functionality of such ("Linked Sites"). InfoBarrel reserves the rights to remove, in its sole and absolute discretion, any and all links which may appear in any Original Content. Without derogating from the above, InfoBarrel will remove from the Materials any links that link/refer to advertisements or any other content of promotional/advertising nature.

10. Remuneration. The publishing of Original Content submitted by you on the Site, shall entitled you to receive a certain number of Google Adsense ad impressions, as provided herein:

(i) InfoBarrel will provide Google Adsense ad impressions in the amount of 75 % of the net amounts it shall actually receive from Google Adsense advertising on the page on which the Original Content appears and which are relatively attributed to your Original Content, as shall be determined by InfoBarrel (the " Commission "); Changes or differentiations in the rate of the Commission may be made by InfoBarrel in its sole and absolute discretion. InfoBarrel may, in its sole and absolute discretion, supply Google Adsense impressions as referral commissions with respect to user-referrals.

(ii) Commissions accumulated through the Google Adsense program is subject to the terms and services of the Google Adsense program.

(iii) InfoBarrel shall not be liable in any way or manner for Google Adsense payments.All inquiries regarding Google Adsense payments should be taken up with the Google Adsense program.

(iv) You shall be responsible for any and all personal taxes due and payable with respect to payment of Commissions you shall receive from Google Adsense.

11. Privacy Policy. Personal details provided by you in the Compliance Form, shall be kept in confidence, provided that such information may be used by InfoBarrel for the following purposes (i) if required to be provided under any applicable laws; (ii) internal uses and future communication.

12. Anti-Spam/Junk Mail Policy. You undertake, represent and warrant not sending any emails, messages or otherwise communicate with any other users of the Site, which is not wanted or requested by such users. Bulk email messages that will be sent to a group of people who have no desire to receive such messages are forbidden.

13. Fraudulent Use. You undertake, represent and warrant not to, directly or indirectly, by yourself or through any third party, generate in any way or manner, by use of any means of technology, software or otherwise, any increased, artificial or false traffic, usage, viewing, or entrances to any Original Content, advertisements, banners, or other content and materials of any kind in order to, whether for the purpose of increasing your Commission payments or any other purpose.

14. No Employer-Employee Relationships. No employer-employee relations exist or shall exist with InfoBarrel and the use of the Site and/or the submission of Original Content to the site does and shall not create any such relationship.

15. Operation of the Site. InfoBarrel reserves the right to suspend and/or modify the operation of the Site and/or to discontinue or cease, temporarily or permanently the operation of the Site, as it shall deem necessary in its sole discretion. No prior notice shall be required to be given by InfoBarrel with respect to any of the above mentioned events and you shall have no claim whatsoever against InfoBarrel or any of its directors, officers or employees upon such action. The suspension, discontinuation or ceasing of the Site's activity shall not affect your right to payment of Commissions due with respect to such period before the discontinuation of the operation of the site.

16. Termination of Rights. If InfoBarrel shall be in the opinion that you have not complied with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, in whole or in part, InfoBarrel shall be entitled to terminate your right to submit and/or publish Original Content on the Site, and to cancel any registration of your to the Site. Upon the termination of your rights notice shall be sent to you by InfoBarrel. Consequently to and concurrently with the termination of your rights as provided herein, your rights to any future Google Adsense impressions will also cease.


18. Limitation of Liability. To the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law, InfoBarrel and any of its shareholders, directors, officers or employees shall not be liable for any damages, losses or expenses, direct or indirect, sustained or suffered by you by or as a result of the use of the Site or the Original Content, even where notice of the possibility of incurring such damages, losses or expenses was given.

19. Indemnification. You hereby agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold InfoBarrel, its directors, officers, employees and consultants harmless, immediately on demand, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, and expenses, arising out of your use of the Site and the breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement by you.

20. Governing law. The provisions of this Agreement and any matters relating hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Canada. You hereby irrevocably agree that the competent courts in the Province of British Columbia shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning this Agreement and any matter arising with respect thereto.

21. Entire Agreement. The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement with respect to your use of the SITE, whether your Original Content is submitted and published or not. InfoBarrel may change and/or modify this Agreement, and any term and condition thereof, in its sole and absolute discretion, without being required to provide any prior notice of any such change and/or modifications.

22. Waivers. No failure or delay to exercise any right, power, or remedy under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of any such right, power, or remedy.

23. Absence of Third Party Beneficiaries. No provisions of this Agreement, whether expressed or implied, are intended or shall be construed as conferring upon or giving any third party any rights, remedies or other benefits of any kind whatsoever.

24. Language. This Agreement is in the English language only. Any versions hereof in any other language shall be for accommodation only and shall not be binding upon InfoBarrel.

25. Notices. Any notices to be sent to you by InfoBarrel shall be sent to the email address registered in the Compliance Form, and shall be deemed to have been received within 24 hours. Any notices to be sent by you to InfoBarrel shall be sent to such email address published on the Site, and shall be deemed to have been received within 24 hours.


Dec 12, 2009 5:21pm
There's a spelling/grammar error in #5 - "a irrevocable" should be "an" instead.
Dec 12, 2009 6:35pm
Thanks JP, the error has been fixed.
Dec 30, 2009 9:10pm
I just joined. Is there an author resource box, as in Ezine? Thank you.
Jan 4, 2010 1:47pm
Hi uakoko,

There isn't currently a resource box yet. We are working on one and hope to have it up in the near future.
Apr 5, 2010 5:33pm
(ii) shall have not been previously publicly published, in whole or in part, on the Internet or in any other media

I previously published an article on another site, but took it down a week ago. Can I publish it here?
Apr 5, 2010 5:48pm
Hi TinasTreasures,

Yes, if the article has been removed from where it was previously published, you can then publish it on Infobarrel.
Apr 11, 2010 3:03pm
I'm unclear on whether we can add images from the web or not... How can you tell the difference? I've used both web and personal pictures.
Apr 12, 2010 9:23pm
Is the only way to earn revenue through an already created Google Adsense account or is there another way?
Apr 13, 2010 3:07pm
You can also earn with Chitika and Amazon.
Jun 7, 2010 8:57am
I have two sites, one of which is a blog on wordpress, if I give their addresses in my "about me" section of my account, does this violate section 9 about content of a promotional or advertising nature?
Jun 7, 2010 1:59pm
Hi Mttimlin,

The section that you are referring to is in regards to articles. Your about me section does not follow these rules. You can write mostly anything in your about me section as long as its not hateful, spammy or inappropriate.
Jun 12, 2010 3:54pm
So if I publish an article with InfoBarrel and I still own the rights to my writing, does that mean I can publish it with someone else later? Or I could sell the article to a magazine later? Or if I decided to write a book, I could include content I've already published on InfoBarrel? Am I understanding the situation correctly because I think I could do any or all of those things with my writing, since I still own the rights?
Jun 15, 2010 2:47pm
Yes this is correct. But keep in mind that if you publish your article elsewhere online, it will get removed from Infobarrel because we don't accept duplicated content as we feel it hurts the integrity of the site and its members.
Aug 9, 2010 9:31am
Hi, I was wondering what would happen if I closed my account with you at some point in the future, or what would happen if I died (sorry to be so morbid). Would all the articles I've written still stay in place, and would any outgoing links still remain? Thanks, just thinking long term!
Aug 9, 2010 9:32am
Hi, I was wondering what would happen if I closed my account with you at some point in the future, or what would happen if I died (sorry to be so morbid). Would all the articles I've written still stay in place, and would any outgoing links still remain? Thanks, just thinking long term!
Aug 10, 2010 5:32pm
Hey Stefan00,

If you close your account with us all of your articles will be removed as well, if you die however your articles will remain as is.
Dec 28, 2010 2:39pm
Does duplicate content also refer to videos, for example YouTube videos that I've created, even if the accompanying article related to the video is completely new? I assume it does, but wanted to double check.
Aug 18, 2011 6:37pm
Is there a minimum age to sign up?
May 1, 2013 9:45am
Thank you for InfoBarrel. It's my new home and I love reading all of these great articles and interacting with a great community.
Jul 9, 2014 12:52am
How do I agree to T&C?
Aug 6, 2014 6:07am
In our articles, can we include some contextual texts linking to authority sites like wikipedia, .edu, or .gov sites?
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