Requirements to be accepted as a "TalkMarkets Certified" Contributor Your participation in on-line communications as a contributor of content to TalkMarkets Inc. and affiliate ("TalkMarkets") websites and services are generally not edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by TalkMarkets. Notwithstanding the foregoing, TalkMarkets reserves the right to monitor content on its websites and to remove content which TalkMarkets in its sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, or that infringes on the intellectual property right of others or is in violation of TalkMarkets’ operating policies. In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of TalkMarkets website users and avoids the harm that can result from disseminating statements that are false, malicious, violate the rights of others, or otherwise harmful, it is necessary to establish rules to protect against abuse.
We expect complete integrity from our contributing authors as do our readership. Only content contributors who have never been convicted of a felony, prosecuted for any securities-related issues and/or who have never been barred from the securities industry can apply for TalkMarkets certification as a contributor. Additionally, by applying to be considered for TalkMarkets certification, contributors certify that all content submitted to TalkMarkets are accurate and truthful to the best of his/her knowledge as well as, has not been plagiarized from other sources and does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of others.
Contributor Content Limitations
As a contributor of content to TalkMarkets websites and services:
Disclosure of securities purchases and intentions
To avoid stock manipulation and protect our readership from inappropriate stock promotion, TalkMarkets does not allow contributors to submit content discussing public company stocks (e.g. print, audio or video submissions) without including a disclosure. This statement must include:
For example, disclosures may include: "Disclosure: Short Company A stock at time of writing" or "Disclosure: I am the head of investor relations for Company A." If the contributor has no conflicts of interest and no position in stocks mentioned in his or her content, the following disclosure should be made "Disclosure: None."
TalkMarkets prefers that our authors use their real identities when submitting content. Using your actual name not only becomes a powerful vehicle for self-promotion but also provides added credibility to your submissions. Contributors whom prefer to do so may remain anonymous to our readership through the use of a pseudonym. However, to protect our readership, these contributors must provide TalkMarkets with their legal name and contact information. TalkMarkets shall maintain confidentiality of each identity requesting anonymity and will never disclose such identity without the contributor’s express consent.
TalkMarkets requires that any content submitted to TalkMarkets does not infringe upon the rights of any other party. Proper citations and links are required when quoting source and all quotes must be within the parameters of “Fair Use”. Any accusations of plagiarism will be thoroughly investigated. If an author is found to have plagiarized content, that content will be removed and the contributor shall be banned from contributing to TalkMarkets in the future. You agree to indemnify TalkMarkets for any losses that it sustains due to your misuse of the intellectual property rights of others.
TalkMarkets Contributor Promotion
TalkMarkets takes great steps to promote our contributors and provide them with the platform and tools to reach an extensive, worldwide audience. Therefore, to submit content to TalkMarkets, contributors must:
If you are unsure if you qualify or believe your application is deserving of special consideration due to extenuating circumstances you are invited to discuss your eligibility directly with TalkMarkets. Please contact our editorial team at editorial@TalkMarkets.com. All inquiries and correspondence will be kept completely confidential.