2014 Advertising Rates
2014 Advertising Terms & Conditions
2014 Closing and On-Sale Dates
2014 Material Requirements
2014 Advertising Terms & Conditions
- Harper’s BAZAAR, published by Hearst Communications, Inc.,
Hearst Magazines Division (“Publisher”), will not be bound by
any condition appearing on order blanks or copy instructions
submitted by or on behalf of the Advertiser when such condition
conflicts with any provision contained in Publisher’s rate card
or with its policies, regardless of whether or not set forth in the
rate card. All references herein to Advertiser include Advertiser’s
agency, if there is one, and Advertiser and its agency shall be
jointly and severally liable for Advertiser’s obligations hereunder.
- Publisher reserves the right to decline or reject any
advertisement for any reason at any time without liability even
though previously acknowledged or accepted. If an advertisement
is accepted for publication, the Advertiser agrees that it will not
make any promotional references to Harper’s BAZAAR without the
prior written permission of the Publisher.
- Short rates: Advertisers will be short-rated if the space upon
which billings have been based is not used within the 12–month
- Agency commission: 15% to recognized agencies. Bills are
rendered on publication date. Payment in U.S. currency required.
Net due 30 days from invoice date. Interest will be charged at rate
of 1.5% per month or, if less, the maximum lawful interest rate, on
past-due invoices. New Advertisers must either remit payment
with order or furnish satisfactory credit references, subject to
- The Advertiser agrees to pay the amount of invoices rendered
by Publisher within the time specified on the invoice.
- Orders 30 days beyond current closing date will be accepted
only at rates prevailing, and only on a space-available basis
(and subject to the other terms and conditions herein). Orders
containing incorrect rates may be accepted and, if accepted,
charged at regular rates. Such errors will be regarded as only
- All agencies or direct advertisers must supply Publisher with a
legal street address and not just a post office box.
- Orders specifying positions other than those known as
designated positions are accepted only on a request basis, subject
to the right of Publisher to determine actual positions.
- Advertisements in other-than-standard sizes are subject to
- Harper’s BAZAAR is a member of the Alliance for Audited
Media (AAM). Harper’s BAZAAR reports its total circulation
on an issue-by-issue basis, which is audited by AAM. Harper's
BAZAAR does not guarantee circulation to regional advertisers,
and regional circulations reported to AAM are used only as a basis
for determining rates. For newsstand distribution purposes, a 5%
margin must be allowed for regional circulations.
- Rates, conditions, and space units are subject to change
without notice. Any discounts are applicable during the period in
which they are earned. Any and all rebates from earned discount
adjustments must be taken by the Advertiser within six (6) months
following the period in which such rebates were earned or they
will be deemed expired.
- Schedule of months of insertion and size of space must
accompany all orders and are binding upon Advertiser upon
receipt unless terminated in writing prior to the applicable closing
date(s). So-called “space reservations” are not considered by
Publisher as orders or binding upon it in any way.
- Reproduction quality is at the Advertiser’s risk if Publisher’s
specifications are not met or if material is received after closing
date even if on extension. All queries concerning printed
reproduction must be submitted to Publisher within 45 days of
- Advertising film will be destroyed, if not ordered returned, 12
months after last use without liability.
- No rebate will be allowed for insertion of wrong key numbers.
- The Advertiser agrees that in the event Publisher commits
any act, error, or omission in the acceptance, publication, and/
or distribution of their advertisement for which Publisher may be
held legally responsible, Publisher’s liability will in no event exceed
the cost of the space ordered and further agrees that Publisher
will not under any circumstance be responsible for consequential
damages, including lost income and/or profits.
- The Advertiser represents that it not only has the right to
authorize the publication of any advertisement it has submitted
to Publisher, but that it is fully authorized and licensed to
use (i) the names and/or the portraits or pictures of persons,
living or dead, or of things; (ii) any trademarks, service marks,
copyrighted, proprietary, or otherwise private material; and (iii)
any testimonials contained in any advertisement submitted by
or on behalf of the Advertiser and published by Publisher, and
that such advertisement is neither libelous, an invasion of privacy,
violative of any third party’s rights, or otherwise unlawful. As
part of the consideration and to induce Publisher to publish such
advertisement, the Advertiser agrees to indemnify and save
harmless Publisher against all loss, liability, damage, and expense
of whatsoever nature (“Losses”) arising out of copying, printing,
or publishing such advertisement (“Claims”). In the event that
any advertising campaign for Advertiser includes sweepstakes,
contests, email distribution, and/or other promotional elements that are managed either by the Advertiser or by the Publisher on
behalf of the Advertiser, the Advertiser also agrees to indemnify
and save harmless Publisher against any and all Losses arising out
of the publication, use, or distribution of any materials, products
(including prizes), or services related to all such promotional
elements provided by the Advertiser including, without limitation,
those arising from any Claims.
- The Advertiser agrees to indemnify and save harmless
Publisher from all loss, damage, and liability growing out of
the failure of any sweepstakes or contest inserted by them for
publication to be in compliance and conformity with any and all
laws, orders, ordinances, and statutes of the United States, or any
of the states or subdivisions thereof.
- All orders accepted are subject to acts of God, fires, strikes,
accidents, or other occurrences beyond Publisher’s control
(whether like or unlike any of those enumerated herein) that
prevent Publisher from partially or completely producing,
publishing, or distributing Harper’s BAZAAR.
- All advertisements must be clearly identified by the trademark
or signature of the Advertiser.
- Words such as “advertisement” will be placed with copy that, in
Publisher’s opinion, resembles editorial matter.
- Cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations for orders are
not binding on Publisher unless in writing and received at least
45 days prior to the advertising closing date for inside or outside
cover pages and for all inside pages, prior to the advertising
closing date. Thereafter, orders may not be cancelled or changed
by the Advertiser without the acknowledgement and acceptance
of Publisher. If orders are not cancelled on time, the Advertiser
agrees that it will be responsible for the cost of such cancelled
- A copy of any proposed insert must be submitted to Publisher
prior to printing of the insert. In no event shall Publisher be
responsible for any errors or omissions in or the production quality
of any furnished insert.
- The Advertiser agrees to reimburse Publisher for its attorney’s
costs and fees in collecting any unpaid billings for advertisements.
- The parties agree that the details contained on orders will be
treated as confidential or proprietary information and shall not be
disclosed to third parties.
- All issues related to advertising will be governed by the laws
of the State of New York applicable to contracts to be performed
entirely therein. Any action brought by Advertiser against
Publisher relating to advertising must be brought in the state
or federal courts in New York, New York, and the parties hereby
consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.
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