FREELANCE WRITERS AGREEMENT In consideration of the mutual covenants made herein, the parties agree as follows: Parties. Writers are engaged in the business of writing articles and other materials on a freelance basis. The Cleveland Observer is engaged in the business of newspaper publication. Relationship. The parties expressly agree and acknowledge that the relationship created by this Agreement is one of Independent Contractor. The Cleveland Observer is not the employer of Writers, and Writers are not, and will not be treated as, an employee of The Cleveland Observer for federal tax purposes, or any other purposes. Contract Period. This agreement will begin today and shall continue until terminated as provided by either party. If either party violates a term of this Agreement, then the other party (the “Non-breaching Party”) may terminate this Agreement, effective immediately upon delivery of written notice of termination by the Non-breaching Party. Not withstanding the foregoing, either party may terminate this Agreement at any time for any or no reason, effective upon thirty (30) days written notice. Services to be Provided by Writers. Writers agrees to submit, on his or her sole initiative, written articles to The Cleveland Observer on the a subjects proscribed in the tile and content of said article. The manner and method of producing these Articles is solely at the discretion of Writers; The Cleveland Observer has no right of control over Writers manner or method of performance under this Agreement. Writers will submit Articles in accordance with the schedule of copy deadlines being used by The Cleveland Observer. Representations and Warranties of Writers. By submitting an Article to The Cleveland Observer , Writers represents and warrants that the Article is Writers original work, that the Article is not owned by any third party, that the Article is accurate, that the Article has not been obtained by unlawful means, that the Article has not been previously published in any manner or medium, specifically including, but not limited to, print or electronic means, and that publication of the article by The Cleveland Observer will not violate any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party. Repost of previous Publication. Any article submitted and is not the source of said article and had been published previously must have written permission by the owner of the article or the publication attached to the article submission form provide on this website or by email submitted to Compensation. The Cleveland Observer will agrees to pay Writers published by The Cleveland Observer under an agreed contract, sign and dated by both the Writers and publisher. Under no circumstances will Writers be paid on an hourly, daily or other basis that is a function of time. Writers acknowledges and agrees that The Cleveland Observer will only pay Writers for Articles that are published and The Cleveland Observer has the sole and exclusive authority to determine whether or not to publish any and all Articles submitted by Writers. The Cleveland Observer agrees to pay Writers under contract for photograph published in conjunction with an Article; however, Writers understands and agrees that The Cleveland Observer may publish, at its sole discretion, any number of photographs less than or equal to those submitted by Writers with the Article. Taxes. As an Independent Contractor, Writers shall be responsible for the reporting, deposit and payment of any and all federal, state, and local taxes, including but not limited to income taxes, FICA taxes, and unemployment taxes incidental to the performance of, or payment under this Agreement. Assignment and Ownership of Intellectual Property. Writers hereby understands and agrees that all Articles submitted to, and published by, The Cleveland Observer under this Agreement shall be considered works for hire, and further, to the extend any intellectual property right does not pass pursuant to a work for hire, Writers hereby assigns to The Cleveland Observer all rights to publish the Article, and all previously submitted articles of Writers, in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which it can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device, including without limitation the rights to archive, republish, edit, repackage or revise any Article in any manner as The Cleveland Observer sees fit. The rights conferred upon The Cleveland Observer by this agreement shall be exclusive to The Cleveland Observer once it publishes the Article.