ForbiddenFiction.com Terms of Service
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Welcome to ForbiddenFiction.com! ForbiddenFiction.com (“Site”) provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), which may be updated by us from time to time. We will inform you that there have been changes when you visit the main page of the Site, but we are not liable for failure to note specific changes to the TOS. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time by clicking on TOS in the navigation menu. Failure to observe the TOS is grounds for suspension or termination of your ForbiddenFiction.com account.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
ForbiddenFiction.com is an erotic publisher. We host fiction and artwork by professional authors and artists, staff announcements and blog posts (“Site Content”), other blogs, articles, and a variety of discussion forums which may include information, text, images and other materials (“User Content”) provided by other users of the Site (Site Content and User Content collectively, “Content”). Access to any Content at our Site and using any features available on our Site is collectively referred to as “Service”. Without limitation, you acknowledge and understand that ForbiddenFiction.com is not a dating service or a matchmaking dating site.
3. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
4. OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT
You understand that ForbiddenFiction.com is likely to contain explicit sexual depictions and discussion of a variety of practices, both legal and illegal. While you may find certain material objectionable, you hereby waive any right to refund, censure, or other legal recourses against us if you should be offended, traumatized or otherwise damaged by any Content on our Site. ForbiddenFiction.com does not condone or advocate illegal activities. However, ForbiddenFiction.com supports free and creative speech, respects artistic freedoms, and will not censor User Content based on personal beliefs. Further, ForbiddenFiction.com does not monitor the User Content of its Site.
5. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) abide by the rules that are posted for different sections of this Site; (b) abide by your local laws and the laws of the state of California, U.S., as applicable to your actions when viewing and posting of Content to the Site; (c) honor the requests made by ForbiddenFiction.com agents such as forum moderators, website administrators, and script developers, etc.; and (d) read and accept changes to the rules and TOS of ForbiddenFiction.com when they are updated.
Paid memberships also require timely payment of membership dues. Failure to pay dues will result in a paid memberships change in status to an unpaid account and the corresponding lessening of Services. ForbiddenFiction.com may change the cost and features of membership at any time. Prepaid membership fees will not be subject to change until their duration has completed. Failure to follow this TOS can result in the immediate suspension of your account and forfeit of any membership dues paid. Membership fees are not refundable.
6. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (i) immediately notify ForbiddenFiction.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security by e-mailing ForbiddenFiction.com administrators, and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session if your computer will be used by others. ForbiddenFiction.com cannot and will not be liable for your failure to comply with this Section. Your account will be suspended and remaining dues forfeited if we determine that you have allowed another person to use your account or share with anyone the Site Content (defined below) without our prior written permission.
7. USER CONDUCT
You understand that all User Content is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated. This means that you, not ForbiddenFiction.com, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available via ForbiddenFiction.com. ForbiddenFiction.com does not control or monitor the User Content posted via the Service and does not guarantee the quality of such User Content. Under no circumstances will ForbiddenFiction.com be liable in any way for any User Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.
You agree NOT to use the Service to:
- (a) upload, post or otherwise make available any User Content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, or infringing third-party rights, including without limitation copyrights, right of publicity, and right of privacy;
- (b) download, use, modify, distribute, copy, display, or reproduce the Site Content without prior written permission from ForbiddenFiction.com, except as permitted under fair use/fair dealing aspects of copyright law;
- (c) impersonate any person or entity;
- (d) upload, post or otherwise make available User Content to which you do not have the legal right to make available;
- (e) upload, post or otherwise make available material that is unsolicited advertisements, promotional material, spam, etc. (Please note that adding your site to the url field provided in profile pages is not considered unsolicited advertising. We welcome you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about placing authorized advertising with us.);
- (f) disrupt the flow of normal dialogue or negatively affect the ability of others to chat in real time;
- (g) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service;
- (h) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
- (i) stalk or otherwise harass other users, or otherwise make unwelcome advances.
You acknowledge that ForbiddenFiction.com does not pre-screen User Content, but that ForbiddenFiction.com and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, ForbiddenFiction.com administrators shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise deemed inappropriate for the Site.
You acknowledge and agree that ForbiddenFiction.com may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ForbiddenFiction.com, ForbiddenFiction.com staff, its users or the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your User Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. These changes will be made based on the software and/or hardware without notification.
8. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
ForbiddenFiction.com reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that ForbiddenFiction.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that ForbiddenFiction.com, at its sole discretion, may terminate your account and remove and discard any User Content, for any reason and without any liability to you, if ForbiddenFiction.com believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. ForbiddenFiction.com may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that ForbiddenFiction.com may immediately deactivate or delete your account, suspend posting privileges and bar any further access to ForbiddenFiction.com without any liability to you. Further, you agree that ForbiddenFiction.com shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.
The Service may provide links to other World Wide Web sites. Because ForbiddenFiction.com has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that ForbiddenFiction.com is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that ForbiddenFiction.com shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
You understand that ForbiddenFiction.com is not responsible if links to other World Wide Web sites are inactive. If links are inactive or contain inappropriate content, then please notify the ForbiddenFiction.com administrators of this problem by e-mailing them.
11. COPYRIGHT IN USER CONTENT
All rights and titles in the comments and other User Content on ForbiddenFiction.com belong to the authors and the respective rights holders. If you post, upload, or otherwise make available any User Content (including, without limitation, comments and discussions) on the Site, you grant us a non-revocable, perpetual, royalty-free, fully-paid-up, worldwide license to broadcast, copy, display, distribute, make derivative works, modify, reproduce, use, and otherwise exploit such User Content. You further agree to indemnify us from and against any claims related to such User Content. Lastly, you agree to waive your right against any author for claims related to any comments or discussions between you and such author and release such author from any liability related to such comment or discussion between you and the author.
12. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
ForbiddenFiction.com respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you feel that your writing was copied in violation of your copyright by another writer on ForbiddenFiction.com, please contact email@example.com with a DMCA removal request.
You agree that you will not download or copy any of the Site Content without express permission from ForbiddenFiction.com. Print and ebook copies of most fiction on ForbiddenFiction.com are available for purchase. Purchase of ebook editions include the right of the purchaser to download and read, but not to copy, reproduce, display, or distribute to others or for the benefit of other readers.
ForbiddenFiction.com reserves the right to refuse, suspend, terminate or ban from membership anyone found to be sharing ours or another’s copyrighted material illegally or otherwise without permission.
Please report any violations of these terms to ForbiddenFiction.com administrators by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 02-20-2015