Inside Track Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Effective as of September 11, 2017

The following summarizes terms of use ("Terms of Use") governing your submission of content to Inside Track. It is vitally important that you read the Terms of Use carefully as your submission of content constitutes your agreement to be legally bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use.

This Rights Agreement (the “Agreement”), effective as of September 11, 2017 is by and between Uptime Institute, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company with an office located at 20 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018 (together with any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Uptime Institute, LLC, collectively “Uptime Institute”) and contributors of materials submitted that are accepted by Uptime Institute for publication by Uptime Institute (“Contributor”). Uptime Institute and Contributor are collectively referred to as the “Parties.” This Agreement governs Contributor’s works submitted to Uptime Institute (including, but not limited to, articles, reports, presentations, graphics, photographs, or other items) that are accepted for publication by Uptime Institute, with attribution to Contributor, from time to time (collectively, “Submissions”).

  1. Contributor’s Grant of Rights

    1. Contributor hereby grants to Uptime Institute, and to Uptime Institute’s successors and assigns, a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license and right to publish, reproduce, use, modify, make editorial changes, display, sell copies and distribute Contributor’s Submissions; provided, however, that Uptime Institute may exercise the foregoing license and rights only in or on Uptime Institute digital or print publications or other media, whether branded or custom, including, but not limited to, Inside Track, the Uptime Institute Journal or any Internet or Intranet site over which Uptime Institute exercises control.

    2. Contributor grants the foregoing license and rights without claim of royalty or other compensation to Contributor.

  2. Contributor's Representations and Warranties

    1. Each Submission is or will be the original creation of Contributor and of no other person and does not and will not infringe upon any copyright, patent, or other third party proprietary right or violate any applicable law;

    2. Contributor has the full right and authority to enter into this Agreement and to grant the license and rights granted hereunder. This Agreement does not and will not violate or conflict with, or result in a breach of, any obligation of Contributor;

    3. Contributor has not previously assigned, transferred, encumbered, or conveyed the rights granted under this Agreement; and

    4. The Submissions are not and will not be defamatory, nor will they invade any right to privacy or publicity.

  3. Indemnity. Contributor shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Uptime Institute from and against any loss, liability or expense (including attorneys’ fees) resulting from any breach of any representation and warranty of Contributor in this Agreement.

  4. Relationship between the Parties. Uptime Institute and Contributor are independent contractors. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to constitute or create a partnership, joint venture or employment relationship between the Parties, and neither Party is or shall be deemed to be an agent or representative of the other.

  5. Assignability. This Agreement and the rights granted to either Party hereunder may not be assigned, sublicensed or transferred, in whole or in part, by either Party without the prior written consent of the other Party, except to a successor to substantially all of the business or assets of Uptime Institute by merger or acquisition. Where consent is required, it shall not be unreasonably withheld.

  6. Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the procedural and substantive laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles.

  7. Severability. If any term hereunder is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, all remaining terms will remain in full force and effect.

  8. Waiver. The failure of either Party at any time to require performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the Party’s right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall either Party’s waiver of a breach of any provision of this Agreement be taken or held to be a waiver of any further breach, or of the provision itself.

  9. Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except in writing signed by the Parties or their duly authorized representatives. This Agreement supersedes any previous agreements between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and shall not be effective until signed by both Parties. This Agreement is confidential and not for distribution.

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Inside Track Author Guidelines


Dear author:

Thank you for agreeing to develop an article for Uptime Institute’s Inside Track. We are sure your contribution will help many others make good decisions regarding their data center or solve a difficult problem.

  • Articles submitted to Inside Track should be of general interest to data center professionals.
  • All submissions should be between 1000-1500 words long (English only). Graphics, tables, pictures, and illustrations can add valuable information, and you should provide 3-4 figures or more. Alternatively, authors may choose to make a Powerpoint presentation of between 15-20 slides. The author should take care to include enough explanatory text so that the reader can understand the main points of the presentation.
  • Please use the attached Word or Powerpoint template when writing the article.
  • Possible topics include design, engineering, operations, and technology issues. Case histories are also welcome. Please do not send product reviews, commercial messages, or disparaging comments about competitors.
  • All articles should explain or demonstrate how data center professionals can improve the performance of their data centers.
  • Authors should limit the scope of their articles to their personal experiences or expertise; however, it is perfectly acceptable to seek help from a colleague or even add a co-author.
  • Authors are also responsible for correctly spelling any names that appear in the article and using correct titles for individuals named in the article.
When complete, please send the article to Kevin Heslin (see contact information below). Please note that submission of the article constitutes acceptance of Inside Track’s copyright agreement. The copyright is intended to preserve Uptime Institute’s rights to further use of the publication and also a reminder that the author is responsible for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted images or text.

Uptime Institute reserves the right to refuse publication of any article.


Kevin Heslin
Chief Editor, Uptime Institute
518 731 2357