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Unsolicited Query Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS – RELEASE AGREEMENT
BY QUERYING Martin Sustainable, hereinafter known as “MARTIN SUSTAINABLE”, a person or persons sending the query, hereinafter known as “AUTHOR”, agrees to the following:

1. AUTHOR understands that MARTIN SUSTAINABLE has adopted the policy of refusing to accept, consider, or otherwise evaluate unsolicited queries, hereinafter known as “QUERY”, unless the AUTHOR has agreed to all terms and conditions as outlined in this release agreement, hereinafter known as "AGREEMENT".

3. AUTHOR specifically acknowledges that MARTIN SUSTAINABLE would refuse to accept, consider, or otherwise evaluate any QUERY in the absence of each and all of the provisions of this agreement. It is understood that no confidential or contractual relationship beyond this AGREEMENT is established by AUTHOR submitting QUERY to MARTIN SUSTAINABLE.

3. AUTHOR shall retain all the rights to submit their QUERY or similar material to persons or companies other than MARTIN SUSTAINABLE.

4. AUTHOR warrants that AUTHOR is the sole owner and author of QUERY that AUTHOR has the exclusive right and authority to submit the same QUERY to MARTIN SUSTAINABLE upon the terms and conditions stated herein, and that all the elements of said QUERY are summarized in the QUERY section of the MARTIN SUSTAINABLE CONTACT form. AUTHOR agrees to indemnify MARTIN SUSTAINABLE and all its associates, owners, writers, creative personnel, employees and volunteers, hereinafter known as “ASSOCIATES”, against all liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs (including reasonable attorney's fees), or expenses arising in connection with any breach or alleged breach of the foregoing.

5. AUTHOR agrees that nothing contained in this agreement, nor the fact of AUTHOR’s submission of said QUERY to contact form, shall be deemed to place MARTIN SUSTAINABLE or any of its ASSOCIATES, or any person or entity to whom MARTIN SUSTAINABLE shows said QUERY, in any different position than anyone else to whom AUTHOR has not submitted said QUERY with respect to any portion of said QUERY which does not constitute protectable literary property.

6. AUTHOR recognizes that MARTIN SUSTAINABLE and its associates have access to and/or may create literary materials and ideas which may be similar or identical to said QUERY in theme, idea, plot, format or other respects. AUTHOR agrees that AUTHOR will not be entitled to any compensation because of the use of any such similar or identical material that may have been independently created by MARTIN SUSTAINABLE or any ASSOCIATE, or may have come to MARTIN SUSTAINABLE or such associate from any other independent source.

7. AUTHOR agrees than no obligation of any kind is assumed or may be implied against MARTIN SUSTAINABLE by reason of MARTIN SUSTAINABLE’S review of the said QUERY or any discussions or negotiations that may occur between AUTHOR and MARTIN SUSTAINABLE and its ASSOCIATES, except pursuant to an express written agreement hereafter executed by MARTIN SUSTAINABLE and AUTHOR which, by its terms, will be the only contract between MARTIN SUSTAINABLE AND AUTHOR.

8. AUTHOR has retained at least one copy of said QUERY, and AUTHOR hereby releases MARTIN SUSTAINABLE of any and all liability for loss of, or damage to, the copies of said QUERY submitted to MARTIN SUSTAINABLE hereunder.

9. AUTHOR agrees to follow  requirements as specified in the contact page and guidelines sections of the MARTIN SUSTAINABLE website.

10. AUTHOR hereby states that AUTHOR understands and accepts that MARTIN SUSTAINABLE will not be required to contact or to respond to AUTHOR or to provide AUTHOR with information or explanation of the disposition of their QUERY or to communicate any reason or explanation for MARTIN SUSTAINABLE's decision to respond or not to respond to the AUTHOR or the AUTHOR's QUERY. 

11. AUTHOR hereby states that AUTHOR understands and accepts that any consideration, review of and/or decision about QUERY by MARTIN SUSTAINABLE and its ASSOCIATES is, by nature, subjective and that MARTIN SUSTAINABLE does not warrant or guarantee QUERY will be considered or that submission of said QUERY will lead to any agreement 
between AUTHOR and MARTIN SUSTAINABLE.

12. AUTHOR hereby states that AUTHOR has read and understood this AGREEMENT and that no oral representations of any kind have been made to AUTHOR, and that this AGREEMENT states AUTHOR’s and MARTIN SUSTAINABLE’s entire understanding with reference to the subject matter hereof. Any modification or waiver of any of the provisions of this AGREEMENT must be in writing and signed by both AUTHOR and MARTIN SUSTAINABLE.

13. AUTHOR hereby states that by sending any message or QUERY to 
MARTIN SUSTAINABLE, AUTHOR has digitally signed this AGREEMENT and has agreed to all its TERMS AND CONDITIONS, RULES and FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS herein.