Contributor Terms & Conditions

Are you interested in becoming a contributor and publishing informative and relevant content on the Inside Hospitality Solutions website?

We know you have expertise in your category relevant to your product and services. We will be delighted to provide you with contributor access to the InsideHS membership platform to share that expertise.

Of course, the added benefit is to place your brand and expertise so it is visible to all members.

However, we do have to protect our members and readers.

For the benefit of our members and suppliers, we will ensure that contributor submissions in whatever format, news, articles, product updates, events and more, all meet the expectations of the hospitality audience.

These Terms and Conditions are designed to offer a guide for contributors to maximise the potential of any content you wish to promote or share with the Inside Hospitality membership.

First, we ask you to read these terms and conditions and submission guidelines.

Then you can send your most welcome original and previously unpublished content, sharing your knowledge, insights and advice to or via our online form and remember to include your contact details.

Once approved – yes, we have to do this to protect our members, your content will be published in the appropriate InsideHS channel.

You can, of course, share your published content with your clients, contacts, and social media channels, and InsideHS will be on hand to offer support and guidance as you require.

Content: Tips and Ideas on Content Submissions.

Write about your industry or area of expertise based on your first-hand experience in the hospitality industry. ​

Be informative! Our members are seeking your best advice and knowledge, and by demonstrating expertise, you will attract valuable sales lead contacts without needing a sales pitch. To be honest, we will probably reject blatant sales pitch content.

Where it is appropriate, you can, of course, provide insight into your products and services; however, you should always look to educate and inform the audience. Consider that an educated audience is an educated buyer!

Include your unique insights and expertise. ​Be original. Be a thought leader. Stand out from the crowd.

Our recommendation is to avoid jargon, long passages or technical writing.

The InsideHS audience prefers helpful, straightforward, easy-to-read content.

We can provide guides on how-to-write great content; however, always consider using an attractive title and text format with bullet points and short scannable paragraphs.

We recommend a call-to-action: What should the reader do next? That is not a BUY NOW option.

Readers should be encouraged to find out more, comment, engage and contact the author.

Contributor Content Guidelines:

In addition to the above, every article must meet our general requirements:

  • Content Submissions must be from registered suppliers, members or specifically invited guest contributors only.
  • Your Name, Company Name, Website and contact details must be included with your submissions.
  • Your content should be between 500 and 1500 words depending on the theme and topic.
  • Always Include an introduction and a conclusion (what next) paragraph.
  • You should always offer a link or some form of source acknowledgement where you reference any source or a third party.
  • All stated facts and statistics within the content provided must be substantiated and accurate.
  • Images and Video: These should all be royalty-free or the submission owner’s intellectual property.

Contentious Content & Content Moderation:

We are here to help guide and inform our membership, so any content deemed detrimental to those aims will have to be removed. We want you to spread the good news!

For the benefit of our members, we will remove any affiliate links or links to inappropriate sites deemed detrimental to the audience.

Our contributor content submission opportunity is not designed for the publication of Press Releases. We can help you with online PR where required.

To protect members, our editors reserve the right to refuse or to edit all content submitted for publication, including:

  • Grammar, spelling and syntax;
  • Submission formatting; and
  • Content length and links.

We will assume that all content supplied by you is free from plagiarism and any confidentiality, copyright or publication permission infringement.

Submissions must be free from the promotion of any harmful or detrimental content; sexual, racial, age-related, disability, religious or other content deemed unsuitable for membership promotion.

Content submissions must be checked to ensure members are not exposed to viruses, pop-ups, unwanted software installations or malicious code.

Any breach of these guidelines will remain the legal responsibility of the submission source.

Link Policy:

Links within the body of text provided must add value to the content, and the link must be trustworthy.

Any links deemed detrimental to our members will be removed.

The Legal Bit:

InsideHS wants to publish your contributor content to our membership:

1 By submitting content, you will acknowledge that Inside Hospitality Solutions LLC have an indefinite grant of rights/license publishing rights.

2 The copyright of the content remains with the content author.

3 The right to use the submitted content as it appears in the Publications in advertising and promoting IHS, its publications and products, and the right to excerpt and create teasers and summaries of that content.

4 The right to use your name and likeness professionally and to publish information about you in connection with the advertising and promotion of the content.

5 You represent and warrant that the submission will not knowingly:

  • Contain any untrue statements or material that is deceptive, fraudulent or intentionally misleading;
  • Invade any right to privacy; and
  • Infringe upon any statutory or common-law copyright or otherwise violate any third party’s rights or applicable law or regulation.

6 You agree to cooperate in the defence of any legal action brought against IHS arising from the publication of your Content submission, and you agree to retain all notes, drafts and copies relating to the Work for three (3) years from acceptance.

7 You agree and represent that you will disclose to IHS in writing any actual or potential conflict of interest, including but not limited to any financial interest in any product, firm, or commercial venture relating to the content subject.

8 You agree and represent that You will not use your association with IHS to advertise or otherwise promote or identify yourself in any speaking engagements or public appearances without the prior written consent of IHS.

9 You will not use your association with IHS to solicit or accept free or discounted gifts or services.

10 You agree and represent that you will clear, at your expense, the rights outlined above for any third-party content you include in the content submission.

11 You shall indemnify IHS and hold IHS harmless against any liability, cost or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred due to any breach of your representations or warranties.

12 You acknowledge and agree that IHS will moderate, review and edit your content submission at its discretion.

Liability of Content Contributors:​

In its sole discretion, IHS may publish, withdraw, postpone or alter any content you provide. You understand that you are responsible for any legal claims arising from the content you offer and that IHS intends to treat such content as covered by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act’s safe harbor.

Contributor Guidelines/Conditions:​

As a contributor, you agree to abide by the terms of these Guidelines. You also agree to check the guidelines for any amendments periodically. Your failure to follow the Guidelines/Conditions, particularly those about copyright infringement, will result in termination of this Agreement.

Relationship of the Parties:​

Nothing herein shall be construed to create an employer-employee relationship between IHS and You.

You are an independent contractor, not an employee or agent of IHS or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

You have the right to control the means, manner and method by which you create the content, and you assume responsibility for the quality, scope and accuracy of that content.

Contributor Term and Termination:​

This Agreement shall remain in effect until terminated by either party upon written notice. All provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination shall survive, including any grant of rights/license.


This Agreement contains our entire understanding and may not be modified, waived, assigned or discharged orally. Any modifications, waivers, assignments or discharge must be in writing and signed by you and by us.

Governing Law/Jurisdiction:​

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey.