Campaign submission guidelines

Stuff you should know before you submit content to us for our #definecare collaborative poem

By submitting content, you agree to the following:

  • I understand how the content I submit will be used.
  • I understand that IMO does not have to use my submission.
  • I understand that IMO may wish to make changes to my submission (e.g. make it shorter) before uploading it to IMO or the Children’s Commissioner website or associated channels.
  • I understand that anyone can see my submission on the internet after it is uploaded to IMO or the Children’s Commissioner website or associated channels.
  • I understand that IMO does not have any say over how my submission may be used by others after it is uploaded to IMO, the Children’s Commissioner’s website, and/or associated channels.
  • I understand that IMO will share anything I say in my video/photo(s)/audio/text that causes concern about my safety or someone else’s safety with someone who can help.
  • I agree that my submission can be uploaded onto IMO or the Children’s Commissioner website or associated channels.
  • We’ll anonymise all content before publishing it on IMO to protect your identity, and we’ll never use your real name (unless you’re over 16 and you choose otherwise).
  • Once we publish your content on IMO, it’s on the internet and accessible by anyone. Other people can comment on it (we moderate comments, and we don’t tolerate bullying, hate speech or racial slurs).
  • Once we’ve published your content, we have no control over how others may use it – for example, it might be shared and commented on using different online platforms
  • We may need to make small editorial changes to content before publishing. We’ll let you see any changes we’ve made to your content before we publish it, and you can decide to withdraw your permission to publish at any time before Wednesday 7 May 2020.
  • If you say something in your submission that makes us worry, or if we’re not sure what you mean, we may contact you to find out more. If we think that you or another young person is unsafe, we have a duty to share this information with other organisations that can help protect you. If we need to share your information with other people who could help, we’ll always tell you what we’re doing and why we’ve decided to do it.
  • On your request, at any time before Wednesday 7 May 2020 you can withdraw your consent by emailing hello@imohub.org.uk and we will not publish your submission.
  • We know that talking about and sharing your experiences can sometimes be difficult. If you want to talk to someone right now about how you’re feeling, or about anything that’s worrying you, you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111.