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    Advertising on Optom Forum

    Optomforum is viewed mainly by optometrists who practice in Australia. This makes it a very targeted and niche audience.

    Appropriate advertising would be from wholesalers and equipment suppliers, financial consultants, education providers, marketing consultants and business consultants.

    Advertising on the forum and throughout all pages of the site is available through banner ads. The ads shown to each user change with every page view.

    The advertiser is to supply banner ads of 468x60 and 728x90 in size. It is best to supply both sizes as this way they can be shown in more locations throughout the site.

    The advertiser is to supply the URL to which the ad should link when clicked.

      The price of advertising with banner ads is:
    • $105 plus GST for three months.
    • $192 plus GST for six months.
    • $360 plus GST for twelve months.

     

    Submitting Free Articles to Optomforum

    Article submission is open to anyone with an article which may be of interest to the readership of this site.

    The article may be included on this website at the discretion of the administrator. Article publication may be delayed to suit the needs of the website.

    The article may be refused publication for any reason at the discretion of the website administratior.

    The article may be displayed on the site indefinitely or removed from the site at any time at the discretion of the website administrator.

      Your articles should;
    • be 400 to 650 words in length
    • be about some optical/health industry related topic you are knowledgable in, which will make people want to know more or to remember you as being a person of authority on that topic
    • have a two sentence review of the author with a photo of the author
    • not be openly a selling a product or service
    • include one link to your website or other website of your choice
    • avoid mentioning specific companies or organisations, but it is OK to have the author's business information in the review of the author

    By submitting your article on our site, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use your article.

    There is no fee for article submission.

     

    Paid Articles in Optomforum

    Advertorials will be posted as Featured Articles for one month, then they will be available for viewing amongst other articles. Featured articles will have an image link from the home page and the summary will be emailed to the Optom Forum members. After one month featured articles become normal articles. Normal articles must be found amongst other articles on the articles page.

      Advertorials are to have
    • Headline - not more than 10 words
    • Introduction - not more that 25 words which may be used on the website home page
    • Feature image - this is the image that may be shown of the home page page of the site as a link to your advertorial. It should not just be your company name or logo, but it may include your logo. The image should be a jpg or gif. Not animated gif.
    • Advertorial Text: approx 400-650 Words.
    • Links: can be used as needed within the article.
    • Images: up to 4 images in the article. No animation.
    • Videos: one embeded video is acceptable.

    Advertorials will be labelled Sponsored Articles or something similar.

    There will not be more than three advertorials in any calendar month.

    The fee to publish an Advertorial is $200 plus GST.



    Premium Listing in Directory

    All wholesaler and business listings will be premium listings.
      Premium Listings will include:
    • Name of Company
    • Web address link, phone number, facebook link
    • Description of business and products - up to 50 words
    • Company Logo

    The fee for a premium directory listing is $75 per year plus GST.

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    1. In these terms and conditions “We” or “Us” refers to A & I Consulting Pty Ltd (ABN 43 059 636 225).

    2. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia. You and A & I Consulting Pty Ltd agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts Victoria. If you choose to access this site from another location compliance with any applicable local laws is your responsibility.

    3. By using this website you accept these terms and conditions as the terms of a legally binding contract between you and Us and you acknowledge that you have read and understand these terms and conditions.

    4. If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force and effect.

    5. You indemnify us and keep us indemnified for any loss or damage suffered by you or any third party as a result of you (i) infringing on our intellectual property rights or (ii) using this website or its contents in a malicious or defamatory manner or (iii) providing us with incorrect, false or misleading information.

    6. We make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, regarding this site or its contents. You use this site on an ‘as is’ basis at your own risk. To the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages), which you may suffer in connection with your use of this site. You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against any claim made against us in connection with your use of this site.

    7. We do not endorse or accept responsibility for the content of any advertisements on this site or the content of any sites that we may link to.

    8. We do not accept liability for any loss or damage, which you may suffer in connection with your reliance on any information contained in this website. We do not warrant that information contained on this site is accurate, complete, or current.

    9. We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time.

    10. The material on this site is protected by copyright. Unless otherwise indicated, all rights in all content, are owned by A & I Consulting Pty Ltd.

    11. You are not authorised to use this site or the contents of this site for any purpose other than personal information.

    12. We will not sell trade or distribute the personal details of our members or mailing list subscribers to any third party except as specified in clause 13 below.

    13. In the event of a sale of this website any personal information collected by us about you may be transferred to and shared with the purchasor of this website.

    14. We may use Google Adsense or other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

    15. We may keep your e-mail address on our records for the purpose of marketing and promotional communication.

    16. We may keep records of email communication between us and you.

    17. You may un-subscribe from our mailing list at any time by following a link on the e-mail or by contacting us.

    18. By submitting, posting, commenting or displaying your content on our site, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use your content. If you believe that your work was copied or posted on our Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us. We will respond to allegations of copyright violations in accordance with laws relevant in Victoria, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) if relevant. Please note that you will be liable for damages if you misrepresent your ownership of any copyrights.

    19. The forum on this website is not open to the general public. You declare that you are part of the optical industry if you register as a member of the forum.

    20. You remain solely responsible for the content of your forum posts, blogs and comments, and you agree to indemnify us for any consequences of your forum posts, blogs and comments. We reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you.

    21. You agree to never give your forum access password to any other person. You also agree to never use another member's account to post messages or browse this forum.

    22. You do not have to use your real name on this forum. However, please be aware that your identity can be uncovered in the even of legal proceedings or serious misconduct. Your IP address is recorded with every post you make.

    23. Although the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and we will not be held responsible for the content of any message.

    24. You warrant that you will not post on this forum any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

    25. The owners of Optom Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.