writerselection.com Terms & Conditions
Welcome to writerselection.com web site (the “Site”) The term “us” or “we” or “our” refers to writerselection.com The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the Site, including writers and reviewers.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Your use of the Site is subject to the terms and conditions herein, as updated by us from time to time, and the then current rules and policies posted on the Site, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference. We will endeavour to notify you of changes to the Terms and Conditions by posting to the main page of the Site and will make an effort to send a notice to the mailing lists, but we are not liable for failure to note changes to the Terms and Conditions. The most current version of the Terms and Conditions may be found via the navigation links on the Site. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the terms of this document and the rules and policies posted on the Site, the Site rules and policies shall govern. Notwithstanding anything set forth above in this paragraph to the contrary, we will not make changes to your rights in posted work as described in the Section below titled “writerselection.com’s USE OF CONTENT SUBMITTED INCLUDING REVIEWS OR COMMENTS BY WRITER MEMBERS & READER MEMBERS” without your consent.
writerselection.com’s USE OF CONTENT SUBMITTED INCLUDING REVIEWS OR COMMENTS BY WRITER MEMBERS & READER MEMBERS
A) By submitting material to the Site, you automatically grant writerselection.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the submission in connection with the writerselection.com Website and writerselection.com’s (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the writerselection.com Website (and derivative works thereof).
B) As a Writer Member you grant writerselection.com the right to publish your work as an e-book and as hard copy in compilation volumes with other writer members work. These publications may be sold via writerselection.com and any other outlet as determined by writerselection.com. For this you will receive royalties as laid out in the ‘ROYALTIES’ section below
C) As a Reader Member you grant writerselection.com the right to publish your reviews / comments free of charge as writerselection.com deems necessary
D) You grant writerselection.com the right, at no charge, from time to time to edit, copy, distribute or make generally available to the public the titles of submitted work, your pen name, and/or short excerpts from work posted to the Site by writers for the purpose of promoting your work, writerselection.com or the Site.
E) You acknowledge and agree that writerselection.com may preserve work you post to the Site and may also disclose such work 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 Terms and Conditions; (c) respond to claims that any work violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of writerselection.com, its owners or operators or third parties.
Except as specifically described above, Writer Members & Reader Members retain all rights to the work they post to the Site.
For work published by writerselection.com you will receive the following royalties.
From e-book sales contributing authors will collectively receive 50% of download sales profit.
i.e. Royalties will be divided equally between the number of authors involved in each volume.
Royalties will be paid every quarter (1st January, 1st April, 1st July, 1st October,) If the royalties due to individual members in any quarter are less than £5, payment will be held back to the following quarter.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT YOU POST
You understand that all work and communication posted to the Site, including work posted by Writer Members and Reader Members (“Content”) is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, not writerselection.com, are entirely responsible for all Content that you post or otherwise make available via the Site.
USE OF THE SITE
You agree not to utilize or otherwise access the Site for any unlawful purpose or for any purpose that encourages or facilitates unlawful or criminal conduct or to post or transmit any material that is in any way infringing or otherwise in violation of the rights of others, including but not limited to engaging in conduct that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, or otherwise objectionable. You further agree not to utilize the Site for the purpose of advertising or solicitation without the express prior written consent of writerselection.com, and you agree not to use the Site to promote other on-line services that are competitive with writerselection.com or the Site.
POSTING OF CONTENT
In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant writerselection.com all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage writerselection.com or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, libellous, threatening, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission, and such liability shall survive any termination of these Terms and Conditions or your membership to the Site. writerselection.com reserves the right at any time to remove material that it deems overly offensive, that is not consistent with this policy, or that it deems a harm to the site’s ongoing business.
YOUR USE OF CONTENT
You may make a single copy of Content posted to the Site by authors and reviewers on your hard drive or in print for your own personal, non-commercial use only. You may not modify, publish, transmit, distribute, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, in whole or in part, any Content other than your own. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of Content will be permitted without the express permission of writerselection.com and the copyright owner. You may not remove, change or obscure any copyright notice, author attribution, trademark legend or other proprietary notice. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights in the Content by downloading or printing copyrighted material. You shall not use Content or the Site in any manner except as expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions or any rules and policies posted on the Site.
CHANGES TO THE SITE
All features of the Site are subject to availability, and writerselection.com and its owners and operators shall have no liability in connection with the temporary or permanent unavailability of particular features of the Site. writerselection.com may, at any time, without liability, change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site without notice, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use. Changes will not be made to your rights in posted work as described in the Section above titled “writerselection.com’s USE OF CONTENT SUBMITTED INCLUDING REVIEWS OR COMMENTS BY WRITER MEMBERS & READER MEMBERS” without your consent.
SUBSCRIBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
Users of the Site are required to complete the Site’s registration process. Your membership to the Site is not transferable or assignable. You maintain full responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for all activities that occur under your password or account. You shall not permit (a) any other person to use your password or to access the Site under your registered user name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You agree to (i) immediately notify writerselection.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security by e-mailing the writerselection.com administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org , and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session if your computer will be used by others. writerselection.com bears no responsibility for your failure to comply with this section or to take appropriate security measures.
YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
You agree to: (a) abide by the Terms and Conditions and all other rules and policies posted on the Site; (b) honour the requests made by writerselection.com and its agents with respect to your actions on the Site; (c) provide us with accurate, complete registration information, when registering as user of the Site; and (d) check for updates and update notices of the Terms and Conditions and the rules and policies posted on the Site.
USE OF ADULT CONTENT
Some contributions to writerselection.com may contain adult Content. It is your obligation to leave areas with adult content if you are under the age of consent. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against writerselection.com with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold writerselection.com, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensees harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT
writerselection.com does not control or monitor the Content posted via the Site and does not guarantee the quality of such Content. The Site Content is supplied by third party members of the Site and not the owners or operators of writerselection.com or the Site. The information and opinions in the Content represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by nor does it necessarily reflect the belief of writerselection.com. Neither writerselection.com or its owners or operators are responsible for the Content, accuracy opinions, advice or statements made on the Site by anyone other than authorized writerselection.com employees or agents. You understand that by accessing the Site, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
The Site may contain links to other web sites. Inclusion of any linked web site to our Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked web site by us. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or opinions expressed in such web sites, and such web sites are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Site.
You agree that writerselection.com may, in its sole discretion and without liability, terminate your membership to the Site or remove and discard any Content with or without notice, if writerselection.com believes, in its sole discretion, that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms & Conditions or the Site rules and policies or that your activity interferes with proper use of the Site by others. All provisions of these Terms and Conditions which by their nature are intended to survive the termination of your membership or these Terms and Conditions , including but not limited to the clause below “DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION” shall survive any such termination.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION
The site and all features thereof are provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied including, but not limited to, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose other than those warranties which are implied by and incapable of exclusion under applicable law. Neither writerselection.com, nor any of its owners officers, directors, operators, partners, employees, agents, subcontractors, licensors, successors, assigns, affiliates, or third party suppliers (collectively “affiliated parties”) warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability of any information obtained from the site, or the results that may be obtained from use of the site.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will writerselection.com or its affiliated parties be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential (including but not limited to lost business or lost profits) or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the site, the content contained on the site, or otherwise. You specifically acknowledge that neither writerselection.com nor its affiliated parties are liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other members and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
The negation and limitation of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the agreement between us and you. This site would not be provided without such limitations.
In the event the above limitation of liability is prohibited by applicable law, the total aggregate liability of writerselection.com and its affiliated parties in connection with any claim arising out of or relating to the site shall not exceed one hundred pounds sterling (£100), and such amount shall be in lieu of all other remedies which you may have against writerselection.com or its affiliated parties.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless writerselection.com and its affiliated parties from and against all claims, damages, liability and expenses (including legal fees), arising out of or in connection with your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your use of the site, including but not limited to, any material you post to the site.