Terms of Service Agreement


Our Terms of Service Between USER and Crothers Consulting LLC, DBA Journalist Direct: The following Terms and Conditions constitute an Agreement (hereinafter called "Agreement") between Journalist Direct a subsidiary of Crothers Consulting LLC ("Crothers Consulting LLC") a United States of America corporation, having its principal location of business in Princeton, New Jersey, USA and you the "USER"). Through your registration for service, paid and/or trial submission of copy and/or other information to Crothers Consulting LLC, and Journalist Direct, USER is in agreement to following Conditions and Terms of Service. Services may be withheld from accounts that are overdue. Crothers Consulting LLC reserves the right to deny our service to any company, entity or person.


USER acknowledges and understands that Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct services are non-refundable under any circumstances unless we are unable to provide the service or product we advertise. The moment USERS News Release or copy is paid for and is sent to the media, USER or customer will not be entitled to any refund. USER understands and acknowledges and agrees that Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct does not and will not accept news releases for pornographic materials, illegal activity, press that promotes hatred, violence, tobacco-related, cryptocurrency, CBD related, casino, gaming/gambling, prejudice, terrorism or anything we deem that the majority of the public would feel is unethical. Crothers Consulting LLC will not be held liable for services that may not be completed due to complications or failure with third party equipment or services including transfer of xml information. Crothers Consulting LLC makes every attempt to disseminate, promptly and accurately all news and information received by USER. Any inadvertent errors by Crothers Consulting LLC will be corrected promptly upon notification or discovery, with no additional charge. This obligation to correct the error shall constitute the sole liability of Crothers Consulting LLC.


USER is responsible for the content and accuracy of all news copy, including images, quotes from third parties, logos and other information submitted by USER. Due to the volume of news, information and copy submitted to Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct we cannot and will not be responsible for verifying any facts contained therein. USER represents and warrants to Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct that (i) it has the right to deliver through Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct all information and copy submitted to it, (ii) it will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and laws relating to "spam", and (iii) no information or copy submitted by USER or on USERS behalf will contain any content that is libelous, slanderous, obscene or otherwise defamatory, false or misleading or which violates any copyright, right of privacy or publicity or other right of any person. USER shall indemnify and hold harmless Crothers Consulting LLC, Journalist Direct and owners, third party vendors, including distributors, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of or relating to any breach by Member of the foregoing representations and warranties or otherwise arising out of or relating to the contents or nature of copy and other information provided by USER or anyone acting on USER behalf. Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct have the right to deny or edit copy or other information as it sees necessary.


Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct at its sole discretion, has the right to delete any news release, trial or paid, from its website, pull any news release from dissemination or deny approval to any news release, trial or paid. USER acknowledges that Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct has the right to remove any news release(s), at any time, without notification or refund of monies previously paid. Examples may include, but not limited to, notification from search engines for content warning and external parties for incorrect information. Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct do not promote any offers to buy or sell any securities. All news releases and other information transmitted by Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct is mandatory to display contact name and phone number along with a identifiable source supplied by USER.


This information ads legitimacy to the release by identifying who is responsible for the content. This information may not be the name of an agency acting on behalf of USER. Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct does not warrant or guarantee that the services provided by Crothers Consulting LLC, Journalist Direct will be error free, including delays, interruption in service, omissions, losses or defects, whether human or mechanical. Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to its services, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability or suitability for print or broadcast. The liability of Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct to USER shall be limited to the refund of the fees paid by USER if we fail to provide the services we provide and in no event will Crothers Consulting LLC or Journalist Direct or affiliates be liable for any indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or incidental damages. Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct does not warrant or guarantee specific placement or pickup by journalists of any news release within its services, but will make available your news release to the appropriate media point(s) through our network where a reporter or editor may best be able to decide on usage; further, once a story has been distributed, we will not issue a refund, in part or in full due to lack of results or feedback. You consent to receive communications from Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct concerning your use of the Products and Services ("Communications"). These communications may include those required, by law to send to you concerning Products and Services or ("Required Communications"). The Communications may also be those that Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct sends to you for other reasons. You consent to receive Communications electronically. Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct may provide these Communications to you by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided in connection with your account or by posting the Communication on the Journalist Direct network. You also give consent to receive Communications by other methods including telephone and postal mail. The phone number and address we will use for contact will be that which was provided by you when setting up your account. You may change the e-mail or postal address to which Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct sends Communications by editing your profile on our website.


USER acknowledges that after distribution of their news release, user will not be able to retract, change, delete or alter information in their news release that has been distributed to any of the Journalist Direct web site partners or network including RSS feed and JavaScript partners that pull feeds from the Journalist Direct web site. If information is required to be changed in a news release, Journalist Direct will make efforts to change the information on the release that is stored in the database on the Journalist Direct website with no guarantees that this change will take effect of any of its partner sites. User also acknowledges that in the event a news release is distributed with information that was required to be changed after the release date, they will not hold Journalist Direct, Crothers Consulting LLC, or any of their distribution partners liable in the event a news release is distributed. USER agrees that they have full written permission from any companies mentioned in their news release other than their own. User also agrees they have full written permission from anyone else's name mentioned in their news release other than their own. USER acknowledges that they will not submit a news release mentioning the ticker symbol of another company that trades publicly without the express written permission of an immediate director/owner. Failure not to forward this written permission via e-mail to Journalist Direct may result in the removal of ticker symbol information.


USER acknowledges that they will not submit a news release with direct mention of the name of another company without the express written permission of an immediate director/owner. Failure to do so will result in immediate removal of the news release, closure of the account and potential legal action. USER acknowledges that they will not submit a news release mentioning a lawsuit/litigation, or potential lawsuit or litigation. Nothing within any of the Products and Services shall be construed conferring any license under Crothers Consulting LLC, Journalist Direct or any third party intellectual property rights, whether by implication, waiver, estoppels or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, USER acknowledges and agrees that certain content available through and used to operate particular syndication websites and Products and Services is protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights of Crothers Consulting LLC, Journalist Direct and its affiliates, licensors and service providers. Unless expressly provided to the contrary, you are in agreement that you may not modify, deface, alter any of the trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property made available by Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct in connection with the Products and Services. You also agree not to display yourself or web site as being in any way affiliated with, endorsed by or sponsored by Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct. You agree not to use any of the service marks, trademarks logos or other Content accessible through the Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct network for any purpose other than the purpose for which such Content is made available to users by Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct.


You are in agreement not to defame or disparage Crothers Consulting LLC or its website, Journalist Direct, trademarks or service marks of Crothers Consulting LLC of any part of the Products and Services. Information, services, methods and processes made available to the USER are the intellectual property of Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct. You agree to use this service for its intended purpose and not for the sole purposes including, but not limited to, the reverse engineering of the site and / or its processes and the inclusion of such processes or services in a derivative service. You acknowledge and agree that you and Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct are independent contractors under these Terms and Conditions, and nothing herein shall be construed to create a corporation, joint venture, agency, or employment relationship. Neither party pursuant to these Terms and Conditions has authority to enter into agreements of any kind on behalf of the other and neither party shall be considered the agent of the other. Should the Terms and Conditions be violated by you, or if you violate any other rights of Crothers Consulting LLC, Journalist Direct and the Crothers Consulting LLC network of sites, Crothers Consulting LLC reserves the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you, including, without limitation, terminating any and all user accounts on any and all of the Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct network web sites. USER acknowledges that Crothers Consulting LLC and the Journalist Direct website reserve the right to distribute videos that are submitted by its users to Journalist Direct. Distribution may include, but not limited to other video related websites or directories. USER acknowledges and agrees that the news distribution lists, distribution channels or distribution outlets on the Journalist Direct press distribution website may not be accurate due to changing editors at different news sources combined with the addition or removal of email requests. Journalist Direct does attempt to keep an accurate as possible list. You acknowledge and agree that you and Crothers Consulting LLC’s and Journalist Direct are independent contractors under these Terms and Conditions, and nothing herein shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or employment relationship. Neither party pursuant to these Terms and Conditions has authority to enter into agreements of any kind on behalf of the other and neither party shall be considered the agent of the other.


Should the Terms and Conditions be violated by you, or if you violate any other rights of Crothers Consulting LLC, Journalist Direct and the Crothers Consulting LLC the "Company" network of sites, Crothers Consulting LLC the "Company" reserves the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you, including, without limitation, terminating any and all user accounts on any and all of the Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct network web sites.


You are solely responsible for the content and accuracy of all information, data and content of any kind posted, delivered, uploaded or submitted by You or on Your behalf to Journalist Direct for distribution by Journalist Direct, whether in the form of copy, text, images, video, audio files or other form, and regardless of the format, including all logos, proprietary marks, distribution lists, links and URLs (collectively, the "Content"). Content, as processed by Journalist Direct for distribution, is referred to herein as "Releases." Because of the volume of information and copy submitted to Crothers Consulting LLC via Journalist Direct, Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct cannot be responsible for verifying any facts contained therein. You represent, warrant and covenant to Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct that: (i) You have the right, power and authority to submit the Content to Journalist Direct for distribution and to issue Releases; (ii) You will comply with all federal, state, local and international laws, rules and regulations applicable to Your use of Crothers Consulting LLC's services; (iii) You have obtained all of the authorizations and consents required in connection with distribution lists provided by You; (iv) no Content submitted by You will contain any material that (a) is obscene or pornographic, (b) is libelous, slanderous, defamatory or otherwise false or misleading, (c) violates any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right, right of privacy or publicity, or any other right of any individual or entity; (v) You shall take commercially reasonable precautions to ensure that the Content will not contain any (a) computer virus, Trojan horse, trap door, back door, Easter egg, worm, time bomb, packet bomb, cancelbot, scripts or macros, (b) programs or links to macros, scripts or programs, or (c) other code that alters, destroys or inhibits the operation of, or infiltrates, computer systems or data run through such computer systems; and (vi) there exists no legal reason that Journalist Direct should deny its services to You. You further represent, warrant and covenant that if any part of Your business includes online gambling, gaming or lotteries (collectively, "Online Gambling Business"): (A) You shall conduct your Online Gaming Business in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in all applicable jurisdictions (including, without limitation, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act 31 U.S.C. 5361 et seq.); and (B) You shall take all necessary measures (including, without limitation, any and all technological measures, such as "geo-filtering") to ensure that persons residing in jurisdictions whose laws prohibit the participation in any online gambling, gaming or lotteries are unable to access any of Your websites (including any pages or microsites) that offer Online Gambling Business. You shall indemnify and hold harmless Journalist Direct and its agents, affiliates, assigns, employees, directors, officers, representatives, contractors and third party suppliers, licensors and distributors, including Journalist Direct, from and against any and all loss, damage, liability, cost and expense (including reasonable attorney's fees and costs) incurred in connection with a third party claim or action arising out of or relating to (x) acts or omissions that, if proven, would constitute a breach by You of the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants, or (y) Your use of Journalist Direct's services, including any work product or data provided in connection with such services. Journalist Direct reserves the right to reject Content for any reason in its sole discretion and judgment, or refuse or cease distribution of any Release or remove any Release, in each case if it determines that the Release is objectionable or may result in liability. You grant to Crothers Consulting LLC a worldwide, royalty free, perpetual and sublicensable right and license to reproduce, distribute, sublicense, translate, archive and create derivative works of the type created by a news release distribution business from any Content or Release. You acknowledge that: (i) Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct do not verify that the Content complies with Section 1 of these Terms and Conditions, or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions; (ii) Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct's distribution lists may change from time to time, Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct do not guarantee distribution of a Release to any specific distribution point; (iii) Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct do not guarantee that any Release will be picked up by any website, media outlet or member of the media; (iv) that once distributed and viewable by the public, a Release may be publicly accessed, viewed and downloaded in perpetuity; (v) Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct have no responsibility or liability for the license terms of any Terms of Use, Terms of Service, or other terms or conditions of any social media site (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest) to which a Release is distributed; and (vi) under no circumstances will Crothers Consulting LLC and Journalist Direct be liable for any Content. Crothers Consulting LLC is not warranting that its services, including any work product or data provided in connection with the services, will be delivered error-free or without defect (including errors of omission, or interruptions, delays or other timing errors), whether human or mechanical. Journalist Direct's services, including any work product or data provided in connection with the services, are provided "as is" and Crothers Consulting LLC disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose or suitability for print or broadcast. The total cumulative liability of Crothers Consulting LLC to You for all claims or actions of any kind, including claims or actions based in tort, strict liability, breach of contract or breach of warranty, shall be limited to the amount of the fees paid by You allocable to the Journalist Direct service giving rise to the claim(s) or action(s).


In no event will Crothers Consulting LLC or its affiliates or agents be liable to or through You for any indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or incidental loss, damage or expense, including loss of profits or loss of use, even if Crothers Consulting LLC or its affiliates or agents had been advised or should have known of the possibility of such loss, damage or expense, arising out of or in connection with Journalist Direct's services, including any work product or data provided in connection with the services, any act or omission of Crothers Consulting LLC relating thereto, or Your use of or inability to use Journalist Direct's services, including any work product or data provided in connection with the services, or arising from any other cause whatsoever. Crothers Consulting LLC shall not be liable to or through You for any delay or inability to perform due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God, governmental acts (including the request or actions of any federal or state regulatory agency, any national securities exchange, or by any professional regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), war, fire, acts of terrorism, civil commotion, flood, explosion, severe weather, acts or omissions of third parties, strikes or labor disputes, failure or unavailability of communications infrastructure (including, but not limited to, networks, carriers and internet and satellite providers), and system malfunctions.


I acknowledge that Crothers Consulting LLC does the best they can to match editors, however recognize that sometimes errors can happen and editors that may not be specific to my industry might receive my news.