The Network is founded and owned by Christina Lattimer T/A People Development Network. The Network is a magazine a based business community specialising in networking with and sharing information about business in the Leadership, HR, and People Development fields. We also include services for contributors in the field of People Management generally. Contributors not providing services within this remit will not be accepted. Contributors which serve Leaders, Managers, HR Professionals, Business Owners and those interested in Personal Growth will generally be accepted, although we reserve the right to refuse contributions without explanation.
We aim to provide a specialised and unique platform for both contributors and industry clients to share and gain benefit from, by way of sharing services, products, events, books, articles and thought leadership.
In the following terms and conditions, the People Development Network is referred to as “The Network”. The Network is hosted on https://peopledevelopmentmagazine.com.
We provide a range of services for people who are industry experts in the People Development field and PR Agencies representing those industry experts. We also collect subscription sign-ups from readers interested in aspects of our publication.
About authorised agents
The submitter of the information when contracting paid or unpaid services of The Network will be assigned the responsibility of the Authorised agent of the individual or business.
The Authorised Agent must be over the age of 18. Profiles published on The Network must be authentic and provide links to authorised agents (or in the case of a PR Agency, their client’s) websites and/or social media accounts.
Owners of The Network accept no liability for any article made by unauthorised persons.
Authorised Agents, must provide a valid email address and all other information requested in the sign up/purchasing process.
In signing up for membership of the Network, you are deemed to have read and accepted all the general provisions set out in the Network Membership Terms and Conditions and Small Print Conditions. You also agree to abide by the Network Membership Policies.
Responsibilities of authorised agents
You agree that you are responsible for your submissions and postings and any consequences thereof. You agree when using The Network websites, social media forums and books, articles, emails etc, only to publish, transmit, upload or distribute materials that are legal, proper, decent, honest and accurate.
You must abide by copyright laws at all times. The Network owner accepts no responsibility under the terms and conditions for copyright infringements caused by submission by the Authorised Agent.
You must have permission to use any images in your articles. People Discovery or the People Development Network accept no liability for any unauthorised use of images or breach of copyright.
In submitting amendments, changes or articles, you agree to keep your comments civil, tasteful and relevant. In particular, you further agree that submissions will be original and your work, not copied from anyone else, and not an impersonation unless categorically stated and accredited to the source.
By these terms and conditions, you agree not to Post any literary, artistic, audio, video or data content to the Website apart from original works of a personal and non-commercial nature that have been created by you, or for which you have obtained the right to copy, distribute and Post them from the author (or through the lapse of copyright).
You will have purchased the right to publish images and you will own or have acquired the right to publish them. If you do not have suitable images you will let us know and we will provide licenced images from our stock.
Language and limitations on content
Submissions will be in the English language. They will be legal, proper, decent, honest and accurate. Be relevant to the business in question. Will not contain profanity, swearing, obscenities or any language likely to offend Will not contain threats, prejudice or hate speech. Will not be untrue, misleadingly incomplete, defamatory, inappropriate, indecent, obscene, offensive or malicious. Will not be unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful or sexually or racially offensive, or restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Network. Will not be illegal, or encourage or incite people to commit any crime. Will not breach the confidence of or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others or infringe any patent, trademark, copyright, moral right, database right, trade secret or another proprietary right of any party. Will not contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the Network website or the operation of another’s computer.
Will only contain websites and links which the business has authorised the use of.
The owners of the Network reserves the right at all times to disclose any information posted by Authorised agents or other agents of the business as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. By these terms and conditions, The owners of the Network reserves the right to delete or modify any listing or content at any time, for any reason and where appropriate will provide a full or proportionate refund.
If notified of content which allegedly does not conform to any of the above terms, The owners of the Network may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the allegedly infringing content.
The owners of the Network accepts no liability or responsibility for performance or non- performance of such investigation. The owners, of the Network, reserves the right to terminate or restrict access to any or all membership privileges at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
The owners of the Network reserves the right to protect consumers from false, misleading or illegal reviews of businesses and makes every effort to refer any breach of the laws relating to ‘falsely representing oneself as a consumer’ to governmental and policing bodies.
Any articles, listings or promotions which do not meet the minimum criteria will not be published. We notify you if this is the case to give you the option to meet the minimum standards. If you do not wish to upload an amended article, listing or promotion, and you have paid a fee, we will not refund your fee but will consider mutually agreed amendments.
Acting with integrity
You also agree, by way of example and not as a limitation, that when using the Network Website, you will not:
- Impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is Posted.
- Register for more than one account in your name.
- Collect email addresses or other contact information from the Website to send unsolicited emails or communications or for any commercial purposes.
- Use the personal details of other contributors or subscribers except to contact them in a manner which could reasonably be expected.
The network magazine and its contents are offered in good faith. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and the Network does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the details listed. Classified entries/bios of companies do not imply any form of recognition, recommendation or guarantee of the company or the products and services provided. Readers are advised to check any information offered in the magazine or profiles to their satisfaction before relying upon it.
Many of the benefits and services offered by the Network are sourced via 3rd party social media platforms and applications. The Network can operate subject to the rules and policies of those social media platforms and 3rd party applications. The Network accepts no responsibility for changes to services and applications made by these 3rd parties.
Sharing information on the website and across social media platforms
The Network will publish and share information from contributors across our social media platform created by The Network. All we guarantee is the exposure that is within our social media network. We do not guarantee increased leads or sales by such exposure, simply because we have no control over the market demand, quality of interest about your products, services, events, books, or advertising. The specific nature of the exposure is determined by the rules, practices, and accessibility of the social media sites and we can not control their actions, decisions or the availability of their services.
Once an article is accepted, it will remain on the site for a minimum of two years. This includes free and paid articles. Any agreed links in paid articles will also be included for 24 months. You should try to submit evergreen articles which stand the test of time. Articles which become outdated or stale because at the time of publication will not stand the test of time. In reality, we will keep generally keep an article on-site for much longer than 24 months. Articles may be deleted after 24 months if:
- The content is thin and not/no longer relevant to our audience
- Articles are not attracting readers
- Articles become stale or old news
We do not accept liability for any external or otherwise technical or hacking incidents which render the website unworkable. In such circumstances where we are not able to honour 24 months publication, we will not be liable for our inability to do so. No refunds outside of the following refund policy will be available.
Cancellation and refund policy
We reserve the right to cancel a free or paid service without having to provide a reason, although of course if problems arise we would do our utmost to resolve.
Cancellation by The Network
We reserve the right to cancel any of our services within 14 days of sign up if our terms and conditions are violated. All material submitted will be removed. We will issue a full refund if within 14 days. If for any reason we need to cancel our contract between 14 days and 1 month, we will offer a 50% refund of fees. After 1 month, we do not offer a refund. For events, we will issue a full refund before your event is shared. Once shared, you will not receive a refund. If any paid article submitted does not pass the review of the article, and the authorised agent is unable to amend, we will issue a full refund where payment has been made.
Cancellation by an authorised agent
A full refund will be given if any article is withdrawn before review and publication. If an article or event is withdrawn after review and publication, no refund is due. If a Premium Author contract or a PR Agency contract is terminated before the end of the contract or before all articles are submitted/published. Any articles reviewed and published will be charged per article at the cost of a full paid article. This amount will be deducted from any fee refunded. Additionally, if a contract for either of those services has been in existence for 6 months or longer, no refund will be issued.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of our Terms and Conditions please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org