Terms of Service

Last updated: April 30, 2019

By submitting an article for publication on the VISIBLE Magazine website, you agree to the terms set out below, which may be updated from time to time. If you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not submit your posts.

Submissions: You represent to us that any articles, photos and any other content you submit (1) is your original content or properly licensed content that you have the express right and permission to license to us; (2) does not infringe or violate any law, rule or regulation or the rights or intellectual property rights of any person or entity (or encourage anyone else to do so); (3) is not objectionable, inaccurate or inflammatory; and (4) is not obscene, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, or racially or ethnically offensive, (5) is not an advertisement or solicitation of business or contributions; or (6) is not otherwise against the interests of VISIBLE Magazine or our users as a whole. We have the right (but not the obligation) to not publish/remove any or all of your article/posts that fail to comply with the foregoing, or for any other reasons, at our sole discretion without notice to you.

Disclosure: In an effort to be as transparent with our readers as possible, VISIBLE Magazine contributors shall disclose any financial conflicts of interest related to the issue or a topic they are writing about. If a contributor receives payment or income from a company, organization, group, or individual with a financial stake in the issue he/she is weighing in on, that information shall be disclosed at the bottom of the applicable post. Moreover, contributors shall not submit posts that include links that are paid for in whole or in part by marketing firms.

Corrections: If your post contains a factual error, you must contact us to correct or retract it within 24 hours after notice. If you wish to make substantive changes (including error corrections) after your post has been published, you must inform us so we can revise the post. In the interest of transparency, we may note to readers that an earlier version of the post had an error that has been corrected. Note: if a correction/retraction is due to a legal complaint of defamation, then the correction/retraction must be posted in as prominent a location as the defamatory content.

Site & Services: VISIBLE Magazine provides a forum for your ideas and expression, but is made available to you “as is” without guarantee of any results based upon the publication of your post, is subject to changes and could temporarily or permanently be suspended without notice to you, and without guarantee that it will operate free of errors, viruses, bugs or service breakdowns.

Posting and Engagement Guidelines: We highly value the exchange of experiences and stories. It is through this exchange that we have the opportunity to build empathy and create the narrative change needed to transform the world into a more inclusive and equitable space. For this to happen in a meaningful way, each participant must assume their responsibility in maintaining communication based on trust, mutual respect, and a basic level of civility. VISIBLE Magazine seeks to amplify voices from traditionally underrepresented communities. We encourage the use of this space to recognize and investigate your privileges. We ask that participants assume and have positive intent, while being accountable for the impact of your actions and words. Posts or comments that contain profanity, implied or direct demeaning remarks or are perceived with that intent will be removed from the page. Should participants refuse to engage respectfully, VISIBLE Magazine has the right to remove excessive posts and restrict continued participation in this forum.

Copyright: You own your submissions, but we retain rights to use them. You own the copyright to your submitted content and you can post it anywhere else you wish. However, by submitting any content to VISIBLE Magazine (including text, videos, photographs or audio materials), you grant VISIBLE Magazine a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license to exercise all rights under copyright law with respect to such content, which VISIBLE Magazine may use, publish and distribute (along with your name and identifying features) on its website as well as for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery. We do not require exclusives, so you are welcome to share your stories through other media outlets. However, we request that you reference VISIBLE Magazine as the original source of publication. Please request that the editor include a link to our site at the bottom of your article.

VISIBLE Magazine (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this Service are also copyrighted works. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on VisibleMagazine.com.

Copyright Complaints: Just as VISIBLE Magazine requires users to respect our copyrights, and those of our affiliates and partners, we respect the copyrights of others. If you are a copyright owner and you believe that your copyrighted materials have been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please see our DMCA Notice Policy.

Complaints and Inquiries/Choice of law. If you violate any of the Contributor terms, or we receive an inquiry or complaint about your post, you agree that you are responsible, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless VISIBLE Magazine, and any of its parent companies, affiliates, employees, offices, and directors, for all resulting claims and liabilities. This agreement is governed by Texas law, and if we have a dispute about it, or about any content that you submit to us, you agree that venue for any such dispute shall be solely in any court of competent jurisdiction located in Dallas County, Texas. These terms make up the entire agreement between you and us and cannot be changed unless VISIBLE Magazine agrees to it in writing.

Entire Agreement. These Terms and Conditions and VISIBLE Magazine’s Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and VISIBLE Magazine regarding the subjects covered.