Circus-Maximus.com. Standard Terms and Conditions
Standard Terms and Conditions (“Standard Terms”),
made and entered into as of the date of the signature,
govern the relationship between Circus-Maximus, Inc.
(“CM”) and Writer with respect to Writer
submitting articles to CM for the purpose of being published.
(Capitalized terms not otherwise defined shall have
the meanings set forth in Section 1 below.) By signing
the Standard Terms, Writer is expressly agreeing to
comply with and be bound by all the terms and conditions
set forth in these Standard Terms.
Definitions. As used herein, the following
terms shall have the following meanings:
a. “Agreement” means, collectively,
the Standard Terms and Conditions.
b. “Articles” means, collectively,
those articles that Writer is submitting to CM for the
purpose of being published.
c. “CM” means Circus-Maximus,
Inc., a Virginia corporation.
d. “Publication” means
CM ’s websites or other media.
e. “Writer” means the party
who wrote the Articles and who is submitting the Articles
to CM for the purpose of being published.
Grant of Rights. Writer hereby irrevocably
grants, conveys, and assigns exclusively to CM, forever
and throughout the universe: (i) all right, title, and
interest in and to the Articles, and any and all parts
thereof, free and clear of any and all claims, liens,
and encumbrances, including interactive media rights,
Internet rights and book rights, and the right to utilize,
reproduce, and exploit any of the foregoing rights;
(ii) the right to utilize, reproduce, exploit, advertise,
and promote Writer’s name, likeness, photograph,
and biography in connection with the Publication, CM’s
main web site located at www.Circus-Maximus.com, any other
web sites owned by CM, and any advertising and publicity
relating thereto; and (iii) the right to edit the Articles
in any manner CM deems appropriate.
Rights Reserved to Writer. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, Writer reserves the nonexclusive right
to use and reuse the Articles in any form, manner, and
media that Writer determines, so long as Writer does
not use or reuse the Articles in connection with or
for the benefit of any online or print media that competes
with the Publication. CM will have the sole discretion
to determine whether media competes with the Publication.
Except as set forth in the foregoing sentences, Writer
reserves no other rights of any kind or nature whatsoever
in or to the Articles, all such rights being granted
to CM pursuant hereto.
Writer’s Representations and Warranties. Writer hereby represents and warrants to CM that: (i)
Writer has full and complete right, title, and interest
in and to the Articles, has not sold, granted, conveyed,
or assigned any of Writer’s right, title, or interest
in or to the Articles to any person or entity and has
the full power, capacity, and authority to grant to
CM the rights granted herein; (ii) no liens, encumbrances,
claims, proceedings, and/or litigation presently exist
or are pending with respect to the Articles; and (iii)
the Articles are wholly original with Writer and shall
not infringe upon or violate any statutory copyright,
common law rights, proprietary rights, or any other
rights whatsoever of any person or entity.
Writer’s Indemnification. Writer indemnifies,
defends, protects, and holds harmless CM and each of
its members, managers, employees, licenses, agents,
representatives, successors, and assigns, as well as
any third parties claiming rights through CM, from and
against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses,
and costs of any kind resulting in connection with or
otherwise resulting from the breach by Writer of any
of the foregoing warranties.
Writer’s Release. Writer releases, discharges,
and acquits CM and each of its members, managers, employees,
licenses, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns,
from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses,
and costs of any kind that Writer may now or hereafter
have against CM, whether for defamation, invasion of
privacy or publicity, or otherwise, arising out of or
in connection with the exercise of any rights granted
Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes
the entire agreement among the parties and supersedes
and cancels any prior agreements, representations, warranties,
or communications, whether oral or written, among the
parties to this Agreement relating to the transactions
contemplated by this Agreement or the subject matter
Miscellaneous. This agreement will be governed
by and construed in accordance with the laws of the
Commonwealth of Virginia (without regard to conflicts
of law principles), and the parties hereby consent to
the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia and
Federal courts located within Loudoun County, over all
matter relating hereto. In the event of any litigation
between or among the parties arising out of this Agreement,
the successful or prevailing party will be entitled
to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and
other costs in connection therewith. This Agreement
may not be amended, modified or supplemented except
pursuant to an instrument in writing signed by each
of the parties. This Agreement may not be assigned by
any party without the other Party’s prior written
consent, and any attempted unauthorized assignment will
be null and void.
evaluation and approval is at the sole discretion of
of material are we looking for?
Circus-Maximus.com staff wants writers who are passionate
about strategy & most especially VGA Planets. Therefore,
we hope that prospective writers would be able to generate
their own story ideas. You can write about anything
you want, as long as it is VGA Planets related. If you
write it, we’ll find a place to fit it in. This
doesn’t mean you should just engage in long diatribes
about your fantasy team or anything of that nature.
We want to emphasize that submissions should appear
professional and similar to something you would find
in a newspaper. Analytical pieces should be well researched
(with corresponding citations) and written, while humorous
pieces should actually be funny.
no length requirement, but size does matter. Articles
should be long enough to cover the subject in some detail,
but not so long that you're just repeating yourself.
You can look at about 800-1200 words as a general guideline,
but don't get into a counting panic; the quality of
the article is far more important than how long it is.
Excessively long articles will be broken up into 2 or
more parts by the Circus-Maximus.com staff and posted
as a series of articles.
writing and submitting articles, we ask that prospective
writers contact the Circus-Maximus.com staff. We want
to know what your story is about, when you expect to
send it to us, and approximately how long you expect
it to be (rough estimates are fine).
submissions should be e-mailed to Submissions.
Please, attach the article as a MS Word document that
includes the body of the article and a short hook. If
you have any pictures or graphics that you want included
in the article please attach them to the e-mail, but
only if you own the rights to the images.
should include the name that you wish to be known as
on your by-line.
writers should inquire about becoming full-time columnists.
Circus-Maximus.com envisions that people who are interested
in writing on a weekly basis can be elevated from Staff
Writer (guest columnists) to a full Columnist. Please
e-mail Jobs if you are interested.