Terms & Conditions

Terms of use 

This service has been created and developed to be used by Public Relations and Marketing agencies, in house PR and Marketing teams, freelance PR and Marketing professionals and business owners who do their own PR or Marketing activity. Account details can be shared within the teams, but should not be shared with anyone outside of the company which the account is registered to.  

The site can be used to upload a range of business and lifestyle content including, but not limited to, breaking news and traditional press style stories, thought leadership articles, industry commentary, business interviews, listicles, advice articles, trend pieces and more. We are a truly regional publication, therefore, all content must have a link to the North East or Yorkshire. 

Before submitting, the account holder must read the editorial guidelines and it is their responsibility to ensure they are understood and adhered to.

All submitted material is checked by the Portfolio North team which withholds the right to deny any stories which they deem to not meet our editorial guidelines. 

We will not publish any content which is untruthful, misleading, offensive or politically charged. 

All articles must be uploaded with a quality image. 

We do not guarantee in what timeframe a story will be uploaded.

The Portfolio North team is not available to approve or upload stories on a weekend, bank holiday, between Christmas and New Year, any dates required for staff training purposes or during times of unexpected leave. 

We withhold the right to refuse to publish any story without explanation or notification. 

Any material you upload to our site is considered non-confidential. We have the authority to use, copy, distribute, and disclose such material to third parties for any purpose. Furthermore, we reserve the right to reveal your identity to any third party making claims that the material you posted or uploaded on our site infringes upon their intellectual property rights or violates their right to privacy.

All content supplied via the Portfolio North PR Membership must adhere to the British Code of Advertising Practice and Advertisng Standards Authority if required to do so. 

We are not required to provide any proof of insertion of an advertisement.

We will have no liability in connection with any delay in the publication of an advertisement or any contributions.

All editorial must be submitted in a timely fashion and we do not accept liability for any deadlines missed. Any embargoed releases must be labelled clearly and we do not accept liability for posting before the embargo date and time. 

Accessing our site 

We reserve the right to modify or withdraw services without notice, absolving us of liability for any unavailability.

At times, access restrictions may apply to specific site sections or the entire platform. 

User identification codes, passwords, or any confidential information as part of security procedures must be treated as private. Sharing log-ins with other parties outside of your team is forbidden. Any failure to comply with the terms could result in the deactivation of your account at any time.

Ensuring your access to our site and informing all individuals accessing it through your internet connection about these terms and ensuring compliance are your responsibilities.

Sign up and Transactions

Sign ups must be made buy the booking system under the Submit A Story tab. Once the order has been made and when sums are cleared funds, a contract for advertising services will be established, unless stated otherwise. We are not obligated to approve any stories until funds are collected. We retain the right to reject any sign ups for any reason and are not obligated to notify the service user. 

For further advertising sponsorship inquiries, contact us at [email protected] to receive a proposal and project plan. A contract for the services outlined in the proposal is formed upon your acceptance and receipt of any payable sums in cleared funds.

Once an order is placed, cancellation is not permitted. If placing an order or agreeing to a proposal on behalf of a third party, you must be authorised to do so. 

Transactions are processed by woo commerce and we do not accept any liability or responsibility for actions taken by this supplier. 

Reliance on information posted

We trust that all account users provide well researched and factually correct content. We therefore are not liable or responsible for the advice given by our site content by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Links from our site

Links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided by account users who are responsible for ensuring that the links are appropriate and correct. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Linking to the site

We encourage sharing articles and linking back to our site in a way which is transparent and fair. Any links with a misleading association are not prohibited. 

Intellectual property 

We hold all intellectual property rights in the material published on our site, protected by copyright laws globally, and all rights are reserved.

You are permitted to print copies and download extracts of any page(s) from our site for personal reference, sharing material within your organisation or clients. However, you must not modify the printed or digital copies, and any use of illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or graphics must be in conjunction with accompanying text.

Acknowledging our status (and that of identified contributors) as authors is mandatory when using material from our site. Commercial use of any materials on our site requires obtaining a license from us or our licensors.

Violation of these terms of use by printing, copying, or downloading any part of our site will result in an immediate suspension of your account pending investigation. At our discretion, you may need to return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. Furthermore, you agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, resell, or exploit any content published by Portfolio North. 

By providing us with content, you grant us the ability to use the content across all Portfolio North platforms for any purpose. 

Story lifespan

Successfully submitted and uploaded stories will be included on the site for a minimum period of six months. The content may or may not be deleted after that time. 

It’s important to note that any material on our site may become outdated, and we are not obligated to update such content at any specific time.

Once published, we are not obligated to amend any content for any reason. 

Development of our site

We are a constantly evolving business and our website is regularly updated. In necessary circumstances, we may suspend access to the site or close it indefinitely. This may include allowing for content changes at our discretion. 

If the website is down for any reason, we are not required to inform service users or provide any refunds for credits or lost content.  

Our Liability

The material presented on our site is provided by account users without any guarantees, conditions, or warranties regarding its accuracy. We explicitly exclude:

All conditions, warranties, and other terms that might be implied by statute, common law, or the law of equity.

Any liability for direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage incurred by users in connection with our site, its use, inability to use, or the results of its use, including linked websites and posted materials. This encompasses:

Harmful activity 

Do not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, or any other malicious or technologically harmful material or attempt unauthorized access to our site. Engaging in malicious activities is a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Any breach will be reported to law enforcement, and your right to use our site will cease immediately. We are not liable for any damage caused by such activities.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact [email protected] 

Privacy Policy 

You can find our privacy policy here. 

Latest issues
Read and download the latest and past editions of Portfolio Magazine
View Archive