Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership Agreement

In addition to having read, understood and agreed to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. (“EMI”) and as a condition of becoming a member of, and thereby entitled to participate in, the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Community, You also agree to the following additional Membership Agreement terms (or such terms as may hereafter be amended and posted at this location):

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. How to Become an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member
  2. Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership Benefits
  3. Acceptance of Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Resources
  4. Prohibited Member Content and Conduct
  5. Membership Fees, Termination and Refunds
  6. How We Use Your Membership Information
  7. Member Content Contribution Terms and Conditions
  8. Miscellaneous Terms and Conditions

1. How to Become an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member

In order to become an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ member, all You need to do is the following:

  • Log into Your existing Entrepreneur account, or if You do not have one, create an Entrepreneur account, on the Entrepreneur website at <https://www.entrepreneur.com/login> (the “EMI Website”; and
  • Complete and submit the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ application (“Membership Application”) located at <https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership-network>.

Our editorial team will evaluate Your Membership Application, based on the following information included in that Application:

  • The nature and extent of Your current business activities as revealed by Your company website;
  • The nature and extent of Your business background, experience and accomplishments, education and any areas of expertise as relates to the field of business;
  • Links to any articles or posts written by You and previously published; and
  • The reason(s) why You would like to contribute content as an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member.

If Your Membership Application is accepted, we will send You a notice of acceptance to Your designated email address, which will include instructions on how to pay Your Annual Subscription Fee (see Section 5 below). Once You have completed payment of the Annual Subscription Fee, You will be immediately enrolled as a member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Community and entitled to all of the benefits of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ membership as outlined in Section 2 below. If Your Membership Application is not accepted, don’t be discouraged. You will be able to re-apply for membership after 3 months.

2. Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership Benefits

As an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member, You will be entitled to submit up to four (4) pieces of content per calendar month for possible publication and distribution over the EMI Website and EMI’s various social media channels as EMI determines in its sole discretion (“Member Articles”). All Member Articles shall be submitted to EMI through its CMS platform located at <https://cms.entrepreneur.com > in accordance with the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member Content Contributor terms and conditions outlined in Section 7 below. In addition, all Member Articles You submit will be reviewed by a member of EMI’s editorial staff, and accepted for publication, in EMI’s sole discretion, based on EMI’s Contributor Guidelines located at <https://docs.google.com/document/d/12EPzThPmAzEH6BycVRkPZ9S2KgmA0a7P07utPc6tdE8/edit?ts=5e692733#heading=h.ihby2hobg8j4>. You will be able to check the status of EMI’s acceptance of any of those Articles, as well as to review any editorial notes and comments made by EMI’s editorial staff in connection therewith.

In addition, as an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member, You will have unlimited access to a variety of resources to help You create, run and grow a successful business (“Entrepreneur Leadership Network Resources”), including:

  • Webinars (both live and on demand for later reference), presented by industry leaders and involving their shared tactics and insights on how to create, operate and grow a successful business.
  • Interactive workshops (both live and on demand for later reference) presented by experts in various fields of business on topics critical for entrepreneurial success.
  • Exclusive online groups (collectively, “Chat Groups”), through which You will have access to a network and the support of entrepreneurs to discuss and share ideas and insights on how to address specific challenges faced by Your business.
  • Tools and templates for Your use in growing Your business, such as a marketing campaign planning guide and fitness guide for entrepreneurs.
  • Discounts on one-on-one consulting sessions with recognized experts in various fields of business and entrepreneurship, as well as on books and other EMI products and services geared to business owners and entrepreneurs (both existing and future).

(All Member Articles submitted hereunder and any communications or other information You provide as an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member in accessing or otherwise using any of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network Resources are collectively referred to as “Member Content”.)

3. Acceptance of Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Resources

Whether You are participating in any of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ webinars, workshops, Chat Groups, or otherwise accessing and using any of the other Entrepreneur Leadership Network Resources available to You as an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member, You understand and agree that those Resources are being provided to You “as is”, and the information contained therein represents the views and opinions of the persons or entities expressing them and does not represent an endorsement by, or the views and opinions of, EMI. The Entrepreneur Leadership Network Resources provided hereunder are intended solely for informational and educational purposes, and should not be relied upon without first conducting Your own additional research, including consulting with appropriate licensed professionals and other experts, who can better understand, and whose advice can best take into account and be based on, Your specific circumstances and the laws and other factors relevant to the environment in which You are or will be relying on or otherwise using those Resources. Consequently, You acknowledge, understand and agree that neither EMI nor any of the third parties providing those Entrepreneur Leadership Network Resources make any express or implied warranties or assume any liability whatsoever, concerning the accuracy or reliability of those Resources (including the information contained therein), and including any and all warranties about the legality of, or likelihood of success in relying on, any of those Resources, which could be dependent on a number of factors, including without limitation:

(a) Your specific circumstances,

(b) the laws and regulations of the state, country or other jurisdiction, in which You are or might be conducting business, or

(c) the manner, in which You choose to implement any of the advice or other information contained in such Resources.

4. Prohibited Member Content and Conduct

EMI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take appropriate action, including the removal of Member Content and/or cancellation of an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member’s membership and ability to participate in the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Community, in the event of a Member’s breach of the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement as set forth in Section 5 below, including promotion of, or other communication involving, Prohibited Content or Conduct. For purposes of this Membership Agreement, “Prohibited Member Content or Conduct” means any communication or other material distributed by an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member or conduct by any such Member, which in EMI’s sole discretion:

  • is obscene, indecent, or pornographic material, or material that contains strong sexual, explicit or erotic themes;
  • involves software, applications, products, services, methods, techniques, or tools to violate the rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) of any person or entity;
  • promotes or advocates for the evasion or violation of applicable laws, including criminal activity, defamation, libel or slander, or violation of any third-party’s civil, property or intellectual property rights;
  • promotes or advocates for the use or sale of firearms or ammunition;
  • promotes or advocates for contests, sweepstakes, giveaways, or gambling or other games of chance;
  • promotes or advocates for products, services or businesses of questionable legality (e.g., unproven miracle cures, multilevel marketing, etc.); or
  • promotes, depicts, or otherwise involves alcohol or illegal drug abuse, or use of tobacco or e-cigarette products;
  • promotes, depicts or otherwise involves profanity, violence, or hate speech, bigotry, intolerance, discrimination or harassment, including on the basis of race, nationality, religion, culture, or gender.

5. Membership Fees, Termination and Refunds

Membership fees are due in advance and, when paid, entitle You to a full 12-month Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership (“Annual Membership Fees”). Annual Membership Fees are nonrefundable. Your Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership will be automatically renewed annually and payment of the Annual Membership Fees will be deducted at the time of renewal, unless You cancel Your Membership prior to the next renewal date. To cancel Your Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership, log into Your secure password-protected Membership account and, on the “My Account” dashboard under “Subscription”, click on the “Cancel Subscription” button. If You violate or otherwise breach any of the terms or conditions of (a) this Membership Agreement, including any Prohibited Content or Conduct as set forth in Section 4 above, or (b) any of EMI’s Terms of Service or Privacy Policy (as incorporated herein by reference), You understand and agree that Your Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership will be immediately terminated for cause, any fees previously paid will be forfeited in full, and You will not be entitled to a refund of any of those fees. In addition to termination for cause, You understand and agree that EMI may also terminate Your Membership Agreement and Your Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership at will for any or no reason and without liability therefor, effective at the end of the calendar month in which written notice of termination has been given to You and with a refund of any Annual Membership Fees for the year in which termination occurs, prorated by the number of calendar months remaining in Your Annual Membership following the month in which termination occurs.

6. How We Use Your Membership Information

The personal information we collect from You when You apply for Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership or become an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member may be used by EMI:

  • For the purpose of managing and supervising the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership Program, including communicating with You as an applicant for, or Member of, that Program, and providing You as a Member with the various products, services and other benefits of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Membership; and
  • For such other purposes and in such manner as provided in EMI’s Privacy Policy, and in particular as set forth in Sections 2 and 3 thereof (the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference at <entrepreneur.com/privacy-policy>).

As used in this Membership Agreement, “Personal information” is defined in Section 1 of EMI’s Privacy Policy.

7. Member Content Contribution Terms and Conditions

7.1 As an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member in good standing, You may, at Your sole expense, prepare, and submit to EMI, up to four (4) Member Articles per calendar month, which You have written and which have not been previously published, for review and possible acceptance by EMI (in its sole discretion) pursuant to this Membership Agreement, including these Membership Content Contribution Terms and Conditions (“Content Contribution Terms”) and in accordance with EMI’s Contributor Guidelines located at <https://docs.google.com/document/d/12EPzThPmAzEH6BycVRkPZ9S2KgmA0a7P07utPc6tdE8/edit?ts=5e692733#heading=h.ihby2hobg8j4>. You understand and agree that, if the Member Article is not acceptable to EMI, EMI may, in its sole discretion, give You a chance to revise it. The Member Articles You submit shall not contain any photographs, illustrations, tables and other graphics (collectively, “Images”), unless those Images were created by You and have never been previously published.

7.2 You understand and agree that EMI is under no obligation to accept any Member Article You submit and, if accepted, may decline to publish that Article or discontinue publication of that Article at any time, in its sole discretion and with or without notice to You.

7.3 You warrant, understand and agree that Your acts and any Member Content You contribute as an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member shall at no time be considered the acts or Content (including any views or opinions expressed therein) of, or endorsed by, EMI or any EMI Designees. For good and valuable consideration, You hereby irrevocably transfer and assign to EMI, absolutely and with full title guarantee, all rights (including copyright), title (including ownership) and interest in and to all Member Content, including each Member Article accepted hereunder by EMI and its Affiliates, and its and their respective licensees, sublicensees and other designees, and the successors and assigns of any of the foregoing (collectively, “EMI Designees”), including any Images included in those Articles as allowed under Section 7.1 above. The rights, title and interest You grant EMI in and to all Member Content, including any Member Article accepted hereunder by EMI, shall include without limitation the exclusive worldwide right: (a) to register copyrights in such Content, including any Member Article, in the name of EMI or any EMI Designees; and (b) the right of EMI and EMI Designees to publish, display, distribute or otherwise use all or any portion of such Member Content, including any Member Article (i) in the original language prepared by You or any other language, (ii) in any and all countries and regions throughout the world, and (iii) in any and all forms, formats and media, now known or hereafter developed, including without limitation print, electronic, audio, video, broadcast media, film and other performance media, computer-accessed databases and content feeds, and in such forms as compilations, adaptations, serializations and syndications. EMI shall identify You as the author in the byline, and in EMI’s s copyright registration, of any Member Content, including Member Article accepted hereunder. You also hereby irrevocably waive, to the extent permitted by applicable law, all claims You may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction to any and all rights of paternity, integrity, disclosure, and withdrawal, and to any other rights that may be known as "moral rights", with respect to such Member Content, including any and all Member Articles submitted by You and accepted by EMI. (As used herein, "EMI's Affiliates" means any party, which directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, EMI.)

7.4. Notwithstanding Section 7.3 above and as part of the consideration for the rights irrevocably transferred to EMI, EMI hereby grants You a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-transferable right to publish or otherwise reproduce, in whole or in part, any Member Article accepted hereunder by EMI: (i) on website(s) You own or operate, (ii) in publications, of which You are the sole author, (iii) as part of Your own seminars or other speaking engagements, and (iv) in any other media now known or hereafter developed, for which You are providing the only content, conditioned on the following:​ (a) You will not publish or otherwise reproduce all or any portion of the Article until EMI has first published the Article for a continuous period of not less than ten (10) days in any print publication or online media outlet owned or operated by EMI or any EMI Affiliate; and (b) Your publication or other reproduction of the Article (in whole or in part) is at all times accompanied (i) by the following notice of copyright registration​ and, (ii) if reproduced electronically, by a link from that notice to the initial page of the same EMI website, on which the Article first appeared:

Copyright [year of first publication] by Entrepreneur Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

7.5 Without notice to You and without Your prior approval, EMI and any EMI Designees may, in its/their sole discretion, modify, edit and/or take excerpts from any Member Content, including Member Article accepted hereunder, in order to meet its editorial or space requirements. If EMI makes any material changes in any Member Article and if its production schedule permits, it may send You a copy of the edited manuscript to check for accuracy. You must review and provide any required changes by the deadline stated by EMI. EMI may accept or reject (in its sole discretion) any changes suggested by You.

7.6 You warrant and represent that: (a) You are entitled to transfer and grant EMI the rights specified in these Content Contribution Terms; (b) any Member Article You submit, including any Images included in that Article, is Your own original work, has not been previously published or otherwise reproduced in any medium, and will not infringe or plagiarize the work of any other person or entity. You warrant and represent that You have exercised reasonable care to ensure that the information contained in each Member Article is accurate and does not contain any untrue statements or material that is deceptive, fraudulent or intentionally misleading, or which is defamatory or which invades or otherwise violates any third party's rights. You also agree to retain, for a period of not less than three (3) years after first publication by EMI, all materials used in preparing each Member Article accepted by EMI, regardless of the specific medium in which prepared or stored and including without limitation all notes, memoranda, letters, e-mail messages, and audio or video recordings. You also agree: (a) to assist and cooperate with EMI or any EMI Designees in the defense of any legal action brought against EMI or any such Designees, arising from the publication of any Member Article You submit; and (b) to indemnify and hold harmless EMI and any EMI Designees for any loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees)incurred if any warranty or representation made by YOU in these Content Contribution Terms is found to be incorrect.

7.7 You warrant and represent that You have disclosed to EMI in writing any financial relationships that may exist between You and the companies or individuals that You have written about or linked to in any Member Article(s) You submit to EMI. You further warrant and represent that You have received no remuneration, consideration or compensation of any kind whatsoever from any third party for any Member Content, including in connection with the creation of any Member Article(s) submitted, and including without limitation any remuneration, compensation, or consideration of any kind whatsoever from any companies, or other third parties whose identities, products or services are mentioned, discussed, or otherwise appear in any such Content, including Member Article(s) submitted. You understand and agree that receiving any form of remuneration, consideration, or compensation of any kind whatsoever from any third party shall be considered a breach of this Membership Agreement.

7.8 If You breach the terms of this Membership Agreement, EMI shall have the right, without any liability whatsoever, to terminate this Agreement, effective immediately and to remove any and all of Your Article(s) being published by EMI or any EMI Designees under this Agreement, in addition to such other rights and remedies as EMI shall have under Section 5 above and under applicable law.

7.9 You understand and agree that EMI cannot prevent third parties from downloading, reproducing, editing, distributing or retransmitting any of the Articles accepted hereunder by EMI. Neither EMI nor any EMI Designees shall be liable or otherwise legally responsible to You for any and all claims, damages, expenses, fees, or injuries of any nature whatsoever, arising out of, or in any way related to, any Member Content, including Member Articles accepted hereunder by EMI, and regardless of the media or jurisdiction in which published or otherwise reproduced.

7.10 You hereby grant EMI and the EMI Designees the irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide and fully-paid right to use Your name, likeness, biographical information, and/or voice (the latter, for example, in a video clip or sound file) in any legal manner and in any form, format or media now known or hereafter developed, to promote any Member Content, including Member Article accepted hereunder by EMI, and/or the specific media through which such Content, including any Member Article is being distributed, whether by EMI or any EMI Designees.

7.11 These Content Contribution Terms shall take effect upon Your registration as an Entrepreneur Leadership Network™ Member and shall remain in effect for the life of EMI's copyright ownership in any and all Member Content, including any Member Articles submitted and accepted by EMI, regardless of if or when published by EMI and, if published, continuing thereafter until EMI has ceased publication thereof.

8. Miscellaneous Terms and Conditions

This Membership Agreement contains the entire understanding between You and EMI and may not be modified, waived or discharged orally. Any modifications, waiver or discharge of any of the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement must be in writing and signed or otherwise agreed to by both You and EMI. Except if and to the extent that the federal laws of the United States apply, this Membership Agreement shall be governed solely by the laws of the State of California, excluding that state's conflict of laws rules; and You and EMI agree to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in the Orange County, California. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Membership Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.