By submitting your application to the AlignLife program, you (“Author”) agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. You grant AlignLife the irrevocable right to publish, in full, the articles you submit through this program on the AlignLife family of sites and any other websites.
  2. You confirm that every article you submit is your own article and that you have full rights to submit such articles for publication. You also confirm that you have not copied sentences or paragraphs from other sources and submitted them as your own. Plagiarism is not tolerated, and any author found plagiorizing content will have their account deleted and all content removed. NOTE: Quotations, statistics and other text elements may be freely copied from other sources as long as they are appropriately attributed.
  3. You confirm that the information contained in your article is true to the best of your knowledge and that you will not submit knowingly false information unless it is clearly marked as satire or comedy.
  4. You confirm that you shall openly disclose any conflicts of interest with any product, service or organization you promote in your articles. You may do this by simply mentioning your role (“I am the founder of this organization…”) or your relationship: (“I am an employee paid by this organization”), etc.
  5. All external links must be approved if they link outside of the AlignLife sites.
  6. You agree that the articles you submit to AlignLife for publication under this program shall be exclusive to AlignLife for a period of at least 90 days. As long as the content is altered and not the exact copy you are free to publish them elsewhere after 90 days.
  7. AlignLife may, at its choice, decide to terminate your author account at any time for any reason.  We will provide an email notice when terminating an author account. It is not our intention to terminate any author engaged in honest journalism and quality content creation.
  8. Likewise, you may choose to terminate your account at any time. The articles you have written are property of AlignLife and can not be deleted or removed.
  9. AlignLife also reserves the right to modify and update these Terms and Conditions as it sees fit.
  10. In the case of disagreement, you agree to first attempt to resolve the disagreement in good faith by communicating with AlignLife.  If a mutually agreeable decision cannot be reached via direct communication, you agree to resort to arbitration to resolve the disagreement in the State of Illinois. You also agree that the loser of the arbitration decision shall pay all arbitration fees and any related legal fees.