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Guest Post Policy

Candour welcomes contributions from guest bloggers. To be considered for publication, guest blog posts must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All posts must be useful and relevant to our audience of ministers, elders, lay and youth leaders within Presbyterian and Uniting congregations around Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Guest post submission is not a guarantee of publication.
  • All guest posts must be grammatically correct and free of spelling errors.
  • All guest posts may include a 2-3 sentence author bio, which will be published at the end of the guest post.
  • All guest posts must be original.
  • The use of photographs and images in guest posts is welcome. However, all images must be properly attributed.
  • We reserve the right to edit posts, so please don’t be offended if we make changes.
  • No guest posts may be self-promotional or include marketing links.
  • When responding to guest posts see our Blog Acceptable Use Policy.

Blog Acceptable Use Policy

We welcome contributions to any of the conversations on this blog – after all that’s what blogging is all about! If you do make a contribution, this acceptable use policy sets out the terms for submitting comments or posts on the Candour Blog.

Submission of contributions

To add a Contribution to the Blog, please type your contribution in the space provided, and then press “Post Comment”.

Contributions are moderated

The Blog is moderated, which means that before they are published, contributions are checked by the Blog Moderator for compliance with our contribution and editorial standards. Submitting a contribution is not a guarantee of publication.

Contribution standards

We encourage you to engage in debate and conversation with bloggers on this site, and ask that you consider these standards when contributing to the conversation:

  • This blog is considered an extension of the Presbyterian Church. Therefore, any speech that is considered inappropriate in a church is inappropriate on this blog. This includes, but is not limited to, profanity; racist, sexist or discriminatory remarks; personal attacks.
  • Be respectful of others. It’s okay to disagree; it’s not okay to be disagreeable. Please respect others and their opinions, and be civil when you disagree.
  • Contributions must not infringe any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property right.
  • Please do not include URLs of third party websites which may contain offensive or illegal material.

Breach of standards

If the Blog Moderator considers that a breach of standards has occurred, we may, at our sole discretion, take any of the following actions:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Blog
  • immediate, temporary or permanent removal of the offending Contribution already posted on the Blog
  • issue a warning to you
  • Or any other action, including legal action, we deem appropriate.

Complaints

If you feel that the contribution standards have been breached, please contact us at Presbyterian Church, Assembly Office, PO Box 9049, Wellington, ph 04 801 6000, or email us.  We will then review the contribution and identify if it complies with the standards outlined above.

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