We welcome your product reviews and guest posts on running topics. We particularly want to know about your favorite products. However, we do have a few basic guidelines and rules.
(1) Who may provide posts: We accept product reviews guest posts from our readers and other blogs or content oriented websites that focus on material that would be of interest to runners. However, we do not provide what is essentially financially biased reviews and/or free advertising to brands and ecommerce companies. If you are a brand or have an online store that sells sporting goods and wish to place content on Run Gadget, please see our advertising page.
(2) Topics: Product Reviews and Guest Posts must be on a topic related to running, runners, races, cross training, fitness, or sports nutrition. Absolutely no guest posts will be accepted that would not be appropriate in topic and reading for young people. Posts that appear to be defamatory in nature will not be published. A legitimate and objective negative review is acceptable, but something that appears to be defamatory is not. We also do not accept guest posts that recommend fad diets or products of a questionable value. In regard to dietary supplements, we will accept posts related to items commonly used by runners, such as gels or electrolyte tabs etc, but will not accept posts that recommend fad items or items that have a reputation to be scam products. Use common sense. If you wonder whether something is appropriate, ask first. Please note that we do accept posts that are critical of scam products and that warn against them. What we are trying to avoid here is the favorable marketing of poor products.
(A) Check Whether Your Topic Has Already Been Covered!: We prefer to publish new material on the site. So, if you wish to review a product or write on a topic, check first to see if it has previously been covered. If we have already written on it, we would likely decline your post for that reason. If your topic has been covered, we encourage you include your opinion or review in a comment to the existing post instead.
(3) Original Material Only: Guest Posts and Reviews must be original content and not in violation of any copyright. Guest Posts must also be prepared exclusively for our site(s) and not later be duplicated elsewhere. By submitting a Guest Post, you warrant that you have all appropriate copyrights or licenses for the words and any other material, such as photos, that might be included, and you accept responsibility for any damages that might occur as a result of any copyright violations or defamation caused by your material.
(4) Links: Guest Posts and Reviews may not have more than two self serving links (these are links to websites that you own or control). They may not include the author’s affiliate links. Reviews should link to a product page at a store where the product is available. We reserve the right to change the store it is linked to and/or to add our affiliate links to Reviews. We reserve the right to add internal or affiliate links to suggested or related products after the end of Guest Posts.
(5) Writing and Editing: Reviews and Guest Posts are expected to be well written with meaningful content. We reserve the right to edit posts for grammar and punctuation without notification. We also reserve the right to add our editor’s notes or impressions of a product before or after any Review.
(6) Copyright and License: You give Run Gadget a perpetual license to retain and publish your Guest Post or Review.
(7) No Contract: Acceptance of a Review or Guest Post is gratuitous on our part. There is no binding contract for services or performance from us. We reserve the right to remove or alter Guest Posts or Reviews at any time and for any reason. We do not anticipate removing items absent a violation of one of the above rules, but regardless, we do reserve this right.
(8) No Guarantee of Publishing: Submission of a Review or Guest Post does not guarantee that it will be published. Normally, however, any Review or Guest Post that meets these rules will be published. We will aim to notify legitimately submitted Reviews and Posts of any rejection of the material. However, material that appears to be spam in nature or that blatantly violates these rules will be discarded without notification.
If you would like to submit a Guest Post or Review, please use the following form. In the alternative, you can contact us using the contact form. Thanks!
Disclosure: Run Gadget occasionally reviews products provided to us by a representative of the company. When we do so, we state so at the bottom of the post. We also use affiliate links. See the disclosure page for more details.
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