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As a Guest Contributor (“You”) agree to allow Andrew Nicholls Design & Associates Compendium of Design (“andacod”) to publish original articles and documents written by You (the “Posts”) on the andacod website (“”). You grant andacod the non-exclusive, worldwide right to publish on, syndicate, and distribute all or a portion of the Posts and docuements in any language, worldwide.

You grant andacod the right to use Your name, likeness, information about You, and the logo of Your website, if applicable, in connection with the Posts and documents.

Except for the rights granted andacod in this agreement, You retain all rights, including copyright, in the Posts and documents.

You represent and warrant that You have the right to grant these rights; that all Posts and Documents are original; that they do not knowingly contain any untrue statements, invade any right of privacy, or infringe upon any statutory or common-law copyright, or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; and that all statements in the Posts and Documents that are asserted as facts are true and/or based upon reasonable research for accuracy.

You agree to cooperate in the defense of any legal action brought against andacod from the publication of the Posts or Documents. You agree to reveal to andacod any actual or potential conflict of interest, including but not limited to any financial interest in any product, firm, or commercial venture relating to the subject of the Posts or Documents. andacod reserves the right to remove from any of the Posts that violate its publishing standards, available on the web at

andacod may illustrate the Posts or Documents. You grant andacod the right to edit the Posts or Documents for publication.

andacod reserves the right to make changes to your submission(s) without notice. Possible changes include rewriting a title or subtitle, reformatting headings and paragraphs, changing a featured image, and removing undisclosed affiliate links. We will often make these editorial changes instead of rejecting a submission. If the author does not wish editorial changes made by the editorial team, a private note should be left at the top of the submission indicating the writer would prefer the editorial team reject submissions not fit for publication. In the event the submission is rejected, the author will need to make the necessary changes before re-submitting.

Modification of published content

A published Post or Document cannot be modified or deleted after 24-hours. Exceptions during the 24-hour period include:
  • typos or grammatical issues
  • internal broken links
  • minor fixes in references

With the few exceptions mentioned above, no modifications are possible after Posts or Documents have been published. It is at the discretion of the editorial staff to make changes within the 24-hour post-publication period. In some cases, we may reject to make a minor change if it was already in the final submission.

Removal of published content

In exceptional circumstances, andacod reserves the right to remove Posts, Documents, links, or other content from andacod's online platforms. Such action may be taken when (i) andacod has been advised that Posts or Documents are defamatory, infringes a third party’s intellectual property right, right to privacy, or other legal rights, or is otherwise unlawful; (ii) a court or government order has been issued, or is likely to be issued, requiring removal of such Posts or Documents. Removal may be temporary or permanent. Metadata (e.g. title and authors) will be retained and will be accompanied by a statement explaining why the Post or Document has been removed.

This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia. By submitting Posts to andacod, You indicate acceptance of these terms.