Contributor Guidelines

For Contributions / Collaborations expected to lead to publication by Tech-enhanced Life ("TEL") of an article or piece of research or exploration synthesis (“Contribution”), Tech-enhanced Life has the following guidelines.

In the event these conflict with the Terms of Use, the Terms of Use shall be the defining document.

 

Guidelines

If you want to collaborate, but don't want to follow these guidelines, that may be possible, but only with written agreement from Tech-enhanced Life.

  1. Contributions must be your own original work that has not been published on any other website, forum, chat or social media network, unless specifically otherwise agreed in writing by TEL.
     
  2. Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted.
     
  3. When quoting others, please make sure to properly cite your source.
     
  4. Once the Contribution has been submitted to TEL you may not publish it anywhere online, in part or in whole, including your own website or blog.
     
  5. If we use your Contribution, you may promote it on your own website, Facebook, Twitter or other social media forums. Promoting does not mean you post the entire article on these forums. You may include a link to your Contribution and a short sentence or two explaining what the article is about.
     
  6. Affiliate links shall not be included in Contribution submissions. TEL reserves the right to add its own affiliate links where appropriate.
     
  7. Contribution writers will receive writing credit as author at the beginning of the Contribution. Contribution writers may create a profile page on the Tech-enhanced Life website, and the author credit on the Contribution will link to that page. Profile pages can include links to the author's website and or social media.
     
  8. TEL welcomes images and/or video to accompany your Contribution as long as they meet the following requirements:
    1. The Contribution writer must be the copyright holder of the image/video OR the image/video must be licensed under an appropriate creative commons license or in the public domain. Proof must be submitted along with any image/video showing that it does not infringe on copyright laws.
    2. TEL reserves the right to change/edit the image/video if necessary.
    3. If people are included in the image/video, then the Contribution writer must provide a written release allowing use of likeness.
    4. Video/image submissions must be relevant to the post.
    5. TEL reserves the right to deny or remove any image/video it deems inappropriate or contrary to the values of the TEL company and brand.
       
  9. TEL will share and promote the Contribution on a variety of social media networks, but does not guarantee any particular site or audience reach.
     
  10. Links to any third-party site must be relevant to the topic and approved by TEL. Excessive links or links that appear to be affiliated or spam related will be removed at the discretion of TEL.
     
  11. All Contributions are reviewed and approved by TEL prior to posting. TEL reserves the right to edit Contributions where necessary.
     
  12. TEL reserves the right to refuse publication or remove a Contribution without prior notice to the Contribution writer.
     
  13. Contributions will be subject to the Terms of Use of this website.