User-generated content: submitting material for publication
MENAFN only publishes material submitted by registered users.
We accept no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us,
and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy.
The views expressed are the personal opinions of the experts named. They may not represent
the views of MENAFN or any other organization unless specifically stated.
MENAFN attempts to provide a range of views from the academic and research community.
Users may submit material for publication under the following terms and conditions:
1.Publication of any material you submit to us will be at our sole discretion.
We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to
publication, or to refuse publication.
2.You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide
license to publish and communicate to the public any material you submit to us in any format,
including without limitation print and electronic format. You also agree that we may permit
other parties to publish and communicate to the public any material you submit to us in any format.
3.You warrant that any material you submit is your own original work and that you own the
copyright and any other relevant rights. If you would like to tell us about material that isn’t your
copyright and which we may want to use, please tell us who owns it so we can ask permission to republish.
4.You warrant that the material you submit is not obscene, offensive or otherwise illegal.
5.You agree not to submit material that is deliberately intended to upset other users.
6.You will take reasonable steps to ensure that any material you submit is not defamatory
of any person. If you suspect that material may be defamatory (or if you are not sure), you must
tell us at the time you submit the material to us.
You acknowledge that any breach of these conditions may cause us damage or loss.
You agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third-party liabilities, claims, costs,
loss or damage we incur as a result of your breach of conditions (2) to (6) above.
You must act honestly and in good faith in your dealings with us and (if requested) you must provide
us with reasonable assistance to settle, defend or investigate any third party claims arising as
a result of our publication of material you submit to us.
We reserve the right to remove your access to individual services completely if we believe you are abusing
the services in any way. Interactions with our site are governed by our Community Standards (see below),
which expand on the points above and are incorporated in these Terms of Service.
You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines if you choose to post any content or comments to the site. General principles for authors, disclosure and peer review MENAFN is committed to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct. Authors have a duty to ensure that their work maintains the good name of MENAFN and that of the academic and research community. MENAFN requires authors to disclose any potential conflict of interest. A conflict exists where an individual’s interests diverge from their professional responsibilities such that an independent observer might reasonably conclude that the author has been unduly influenced by their own interest. Publication must include information on the sources of financial and in-kind support for the research, and must reveal actual or potential conflicts of interest. Research, as a general principle, should not be reported before it has been subjected to a recognized process of peer review. Registration
When you register, you are registering as a personal user of MENAFN. Access to registration areas is by your
Username and password.
Your use of the site is an agreement to abide by our Terms and Conditions.
We allow you access to the registration areas of the site on the basis that:
1.Your Username and password are personal to you and will not be used by anyone else to access MENAFN.
2.You do not create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the site or other users;
nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user.
3.You comply with these terms and conditions.
If, for any reason, we believe you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our discretion,
cancel your access to the registration areas of MENAFN immediately and without notice.
Termination of Registration
If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered
stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your Username and password will
become invalid on MENAFN immediately.
Community standards and participation guidelines
We want MENAFN to be a place for intelligent discussion. By posting, you’ll be contributing to independent,
We want the discussion of an article to be, if anything, more illuminating than the original article and we need your
help to do that. Follow these guidelines to help keep things on track.
•Don’t attack people and don’t respond to attacks – report them and move on.
• Keep your posts on topic and constructive.
•Take responsibility for the quality of the conversations you take part in.
•Above all, respect others and their opinions.
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We may publish your contributor profile, which will include personal information, on MENAFN website.
We may also disclose this information to organizations who assist us in operating MENAFN website.
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