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Social Business Blog Terms of Service

By visiting and participating in the Social Business blog you are agreeing to the Terms of Service. These may be amended at any time without notice, and are available here.

Citing the Blog
APA style guidelines recommend that blogs are referenced in the following way:
Author name (year, month, date of posting). Blog post title. [Web log post] (or [Web log comment]). Retrieved from webaddress.
Baker, Michael J. (2014, March 19). The Social Business Blog. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.westburn-publishers.com/XXX

Invitation to Comment
Comment Guidelines - We welcome comments. Comments are published on submission and may be subject to moderation.
Contribute To The Discussion - Blogs are inherently social in nature, which means you can interact not only with the blogger but with the other commenters as well. Please feel free to start a dialogue with someone in the comments (as long as it stays relevant) instead of just leaving a general comment about the blog.
We welcome debate and differing views. If you disagree with a blog or felt that it missed important points, please post a comment expressing your views and offer considered opinion on why you think the blogger is incorrect. If a debate develops through the comments, be ready to acknowledge your own mistakes or misunderstandings, and don't alter previous posts without indicating that you have done so.
Please aim to add value. Provide worthwhile information and perspective, and provide links to external sources where appropriate. Please also be respectful of other users of the site.

Participation guidelines
Some simple do’s and don’ts
•    Contribute to the discussion.
•    Ask questions.
•    Engage with other commenters.
•    Express your own opinions.
•    Stay on topic.
•    Link to external sources where appropriate.
•    Give credit to others where necessary.
•    Be respectful of other users of the site.

•    Post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity.
•    Post material that infringes on the rights of any third party, including trademark, copyright, intellectual property or privacy rights.
•    Post personal information such as phone numbers, e-mail addresses or other contact details, which may relate to you or other persons.
•    Impersonate or falsely claim to be or represent another person or organisation.
•    Post unsolicited or unauthorised commercial endorsements or advertisements for any product, service or publication.
•    Link to any other website or content if that content would breach our Terms and Conditions.
•    Collect or store personal data of other users.
•    Make repetitive postings or “spam”.
•    Post anything on the website that you would not want to be in the public domain.

Moderation of Comments
Comments will be published upon submission. We invite users to notify us if they think any comment on this site does not meet our Terms of Service, and they can report this to the moderator by email to webadmin@westburn.co.uk  We reserve the right to delete any comment. We will not enter into discussions about why comments were deleted.
Our commenting system is provided by DISQUS and you can find out more about DISQUS here http://disqus.com/
And their Privacy Policy http://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466259-privacy-policy

Invitation to Blog
We invite interested authors to submit blogs to our editorial office for consideration. Blogs are editorially reviewed prior to acceptance for publication.
By submitting content to the blog you warrant that the contribution will be original; will not violate or infringe any existing copyright or other right (of whatever nature) of any third party, will contain nothing obscene, blasphemous, defamatory, misleading or otherwise unlawful; and will contain no factual statements which are not true or based upon generally accepted research practices; and you further warrant that you have full power to enter into this agreement. If the contribution does not conform to the warranties set out in this paragraph you will indemnify us against any claims, loss, injury, damage or costs (including legal costs) that arise as a result of your breach of warranty.
By submitting content to the blog you grant a non-exclusive royalty-free licence to Westburn to reproduce the Contribution throughout the world in all forms (present, future and contingent, and including all renewals, extensions, revivals and all accrued rights of action).
By submitting content to the blog, you grant to all other users of the Website a licence to use your content under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY licence. “This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/