Terms and Conditions

In using the following Services on this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

1. Accepting the Terms

1.1 In order to use the Services, you must firstly agree to the Terms and Conditions. You may not use the Services if you do not accept the Terms.

1.2 You can accept the Terms by:

(A) clicking to accept or agree to the Terms, where this option is made available to you by AfricaFreak in the Author registration interface for any Service; or

(B) by actually using the Services. In this case, you understand and agree that AfricaFreak will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.

2. Content & Media

5 Golden Rules:

2.1 Posts must be original pieces written for AfricaFreak.

2.2 Posts cannot be republished.

2.3 Articles must be non-promotional. The promotional aspect of things will be highly emphasized both on your vCard, Author Page, and in your Extended Bio.

2.4 Media, such as images or videos, are primordial. However, they will only be allowed if they are your own, are royalty-free, or if you were specifically given permission to use them.

2.5 While AfricaFreak is committed to making sure you abide to the previous above points, it will not take any responsibility if you were to do otherwise.

3. Plagiarism & Spamming

Plagiarism is a criminal offence and will not be tolerated. The website will simply not be held responsible for anything related to the matter, and offenders will be banned immediately.

Spamming, and spammers, is another aspect with zero tolerance. If you consider yourself one of them, your presence will not be permitted on this website. The exit is only one “Back” button away!

4. Writing

4.1 Contributors are expected to write quality content on a regular basis (ideally once per month).

4.2 Contributors who do not meet these guidelines will be considered as “inactive”, and may be removed from the system without further notice. All existing articles however, will be kept on the website unless the author decides otherwise.

5. Moderation

5.1 To ensure high quality articles and avoid unwanted content, all submitted articles will initially be pending for review.

5.2 africafreak.com/blog reserves the right to decline any submission that does not comply to sections 2 and 3 of the “Terms and Conditions”.

5.3 In order to minimize the risks of censure and put all the chances on your side, remember to stick to the following:

Appropriate Niche (African Safaris, Wildlife and Conservation, Environmental Concerns, etc).

Quality Content. Posts will be judged according to various criteria: Originality, Uniqueness, Appropriateness of Spelling and Grammar, Word Choice, etc.

Own Content. Please review sections 2 and 3 for more details.

6. Your Passwords and Account Security

6.1 You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services.

6.2 Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to AfricaFreak for all activities that occur under your account.

6.3 If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify AfricaFreak immediately.

7. Registration

7.1 By registering, you are deemed to have read and agreed to our “Terms and Conditions”.

7.2 Registration does not guarantee you a place as a contributor. Your demand will be reviewed and we will be in contact with you shortly, provided your profile meets our prerequisites.