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Submission Agreement and Disclaimer


Many people have asked us for a comprehensive database containing good experiential exercises that they can easily find for their workshops and seminars. FActivities.com if our answer to that request at FacilitatorU.com.


Our goal is to build the largest online database of experiential exercises to over 1,000 exercises in 20 categories within the coming year. As this site grows, we plan to offer a "site membership" entitling user to access the growing database of hundreds of exercises. We will also very likely offer the database in an ebook format with quarterly updates.

The quality and breadth of content we're able to provide will depend largely on people like you...fellow facilitators, trainers, coaches, teachers, etc., who have designed compelling activities that have been proven out through their use in the real world. Let me briefly explain how submitting your exercises here will help you. If you're interested, continue to read our submission guidelines that will lead you to our online form where you can submit your material.

Benefits to Authors

- You retain copyright to your material for you own use elsewhere. You simply license the copyright to Factivities.com and its users and licensees.

- Every exercise you submit will contain your bio, including any contact info and website links you desire. Your exercise will be exposed to thousands of facilitators and trainers helping to effortlessly spread the word about your work.

- The Factivities.com site will be advertised weekly in our Master Facilitator Journal going to over 9,000 readers. When this site is officially launched, we will vigorously market it through all of our FacilitatorU.com sites.

- Free database access if you submit 3 or more exercises.

  • Submit 3 exercise or more and get full database access for 6 months from date of official launch.

  • Submit 5 exercises or more and get full database access for one year from date of official launch.

  • Submit 10 or more exercises and get free lifetime membership to database.

- Submitting your exercises will help build this database, making it a better tool for your own use as a facilitator.

Submission Guidelines

- By submitting material, you acknowledge that you are the owner of the work and all copyrights therein, and have the
authority and intention to license the work to Factivities.com and its users and licensees. We do not pay for exercises, and do not accept exercises that are primarily advertisements.

- Exercise must be well written and complete to the best of your ability. Factivites.com will help you with any questions you have about completing our submission form and will perform any required editting of the exercises you submit. Factivities.com will be the final judge as to what is posted on this site.

- The author agrees to license all copyright in the work to Factivities.com and its users and licensees. The
license is nonexclusive, and does not prevent the author from using or republishing the exercise after it is published by Factivities.com.

- The author grants Factivities.com and its users and licensees non-exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute,
publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works and otherwise use the material for any purpose in any form and on any media.

- We have an online submission form for your exercise that is fairly comprehensive. Therefore, you may wish to click here for a sample exercise format that you can print out and use as a guide to formatting your exercise before you go to the form. Or, you can click here to email our autoresponder that will email you a text format that you can follow then cut and paste your results into the form.

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact us and we'll respond promptly.

Copyright Guidelines

The following guidelines are intended to assist you in qualifying your exercises for submission to Factivities.com. Please note that these guidelines are not intended to constitute legal advice. As the submitter of your exercise, you are ultimately responsible for the legality of your submissions. If listing your exercise violates intellectual property rights or other third party rights, the listing may be immediately removed from Factivities.com.

Guidelines on creating legally compliant listings

To help you create listings that do not infringe on the intellectual property rights of others, we've prepared the following guidelines. While we hope that you find these guidelines useful, please understand that they are not intended to constitute legal advice. These are general guidelines that should be used as rules of thumb. If you have specific questions about the legality of your item, you should contact an intellectual property attorney.

Create your own content

You should avoid "borrowing" text or images (including photos) from other web sites, without specific permission from the owner. Contrary to popular belief, simply because images and text may be found somewhere on the Internet does not necessarily mean that they are unprotected by copyright laws. Copyright laws apply to the Internet, and manufacturers or other copyright owners may object to the use of text or images that they own or created.

Your exercise must be your original work

Only submit exercises that are your original work. If you are modifying or using part of someone else’s work in your exercise, it's your obligation to provide us with permission for its use from the copyright owner of this work prior to submission.

Granting use of your exercise

By submitting your exercise, you are granting permission to Factivities and its licensees non-exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, and create derivative works using your exercise in accordance with its published intent.

Dispute Resolution Process

Because Factivities is not an expert in your intellectual property rights, and cannot verify that everyone who submits an exercise truly has the rights they say they have, we need your help in identifying items, which do not appear on their face to infringe your rights.

How to report a complaint to Factivities.com

If you have a good faith belief that a listing on Factivities infringes your copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights, all you need to do is email us the following information:

o Your name, email address, and telephone number.
o The URL and name of the exercise you are concerned about.
o Explain your concern to us.

Upon receiving your complaint, we will immediately remove the listing in question from our site while we contact you to fully investigate your claim and seek to resolve it to our mutual satisfaction.

Editorial Process

User submitted content will be reviewed and posted immediate after is has been edited and approved by our staff. You will be given full credit for the content which you submit, but to protect ourselves Factivities.com reserves the right to use all submitted content without limitation.

Please include your contact information in the exercise form so that we can contact you with any questions we have about your exercise.

In addition, if you have any other content such as reviews, previews, editorials, articles, guides, or anything else you would like us to publish that would be of interest to facilitators and group workers, please contact us for submission instructions.

Submission Agreement

By I hereby warrant that the exercise or activity that I have submitted to Factivities.com titled ________________________________________ (the “Work”) is my own original work, and does not include any material that infringes upon any existing copyright or any other third party rights.

I further warrant that I am the sole owner of the copyright in the Work, and I have the authority to grant a nonexclusive license for its publication by Factivities.com and its licensees. I hereby grant Factivities.com and its licensees a nonexclusive license to make reproduce, distribute, publish, display, create derivative works, and make commercial use of part or all of the Work provided that all copies bear the appropriate copyright and ownership acknowledgement. This nonexclusive license does not preclude my publishing, or offering for publication, the Work in any other media or locations. I warrant that this nonexclusive license does not breach any other obligation or agreement to which I am a party, and that the Work does not contain anything that is unlawful, libelous, or which would, if published or posted on the Internet, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy.

I agree to indemnify Factivities.com for all costs and fees of any legal action that may arise through allegations that the Work infringes upon any third party's rights. I agree that Factivities.com is not responsible for the use of the Work by third parties, and I will hold Factivities.com harmless in the event that a user engages in any activity using the work that infringes upon any parties intellectual property or other rights.

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Please complete and fax this form to 877-768-9016. Click here to access a printable version of this form. Clicking the "I Agree" button below means means you have read, understand and agree to the above. You will then be taken to our online exercise submission form. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE with the above or if you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.


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