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Welcome to TG Storytime. Don't be afraid! These Terms of Service are not designed to steal anything or violate your privacy. We just need to set some proper expectations in case we get lawyered up on.
  1. Acceptance of Terms
    TG Storytime 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 notify you of any changes by posting to the main page of the site, but we are not liable for failure to note changes to the TOS. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time by clicking on Terms of Service at the bottom of every page. Failure to accept these terms will deny you the right to post content to TG Storytime by not allowing you to create an author account. Failure to observe the TOS is grounds for deletion of your writing, forum posts and in some cases will lead to the termination and black listing of your author account. Sorry, but at times, we have to do what we have to do to keep it a great website for everyone to enjoy.
  2. Description of Service
    TG Storytime provides writers and readers with a place to post and read stories, review stories and to communicate with other authors and readers through forums. Unless explicitly stated, all new features shall fall under the terms of the TOS.
  3. In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web. Please be aware that some contributions to TG Storytime contain adult and explictit content. Stories that contain mature content require a statement that you are of age to legally read the material if an author appropriately rates their piece. It is your obligation to leave areas that are unpoliced, misrated or allow adult content if you are not of the age of consent in your area. TG Storytime is not responsible for the misrating of adult oriented content but will re-classify or remove content if the misrating is brought to the attention of TG Storytime staff. Please be aware that some contributions to TG Storytime may contain illegal and copyrighted material. TG Storytime staff will make every effort to remove said material from TG Storytime's web site. If you run across said material, the staff of TG Storytime requests that you alert them via e-mail so that appropriate action can be taken. Please see "Section Nine: Copyrights and Copyright Holders" and "Section Ten: Domestic Copyrights" for more information on reporting copyright violations.
  4. 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 such as but not only the posting rules; (b) uphold the local laws as applicable to your actions when viewing and posting of content to the site; (c) honor the requests made by TG Storytime agents such as forum, story and mailing list moderators, etc. as applicable to your actions on the site; (d) honestly verify your age of consent when requested by the site (e) check for updates and update notices of the rules and the TOS on the main page and with in pages on TG Storytime and (f) maintain a usable email addrress.
  5. Author Account, Password & Security
    • (a) You will attain the ability to upload your writing to TG Storytime through your Author Account upon completing the TG Storytime's Author Registration process. 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 TG Storytime of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security by e-mailing the TG Storytime administrators, and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session if your computer will be used by others. TG Storytime cannot and will not be liable for your failure to comply with this Section.
    • (b) You give TG Storytime the non-exclusive rights to publish your uploaded writing on TG Storytime. The non-exclusive publishing rights end when you remove your writing.
    • (c) Your information you provide to TG Storytime is completely private and will never be sold or transferred to another entity and will not be used for marketing purposes. You assume any resposnibility for TG Storytime's use of the email address you provide, and you consent to receive email at that address.
  6. Author/Poster Conduct
    You understand that all information, text, images or other materials ("Content") are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, not TG Storytime, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available via the TG Storytime. TG Storytime does not control the Content posted via the Service and does not guarantee the quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will TG Storytime be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.
  7. You agree not to use the service to:
    • (a) upload, post or otherwise make available make available any Content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or otherwise objectionable;
    • (b) impersonate any person or entity;
    • (c) upload, post or otherwise make available Content that you do not have the legal right to under the law.
    • (d) upload, post or otherwise make available material that is unsolicited advertisements, promotional material, spam, etc;
    • (e) disrupt the flow of normal dialogue or negatively affect the ability of others to chat in real time;
    • (f) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service;
    • (g) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
    • (h) stalk or otherwise harrass other users;
    • (i) upload Author Fiction without prior permission from the parties appearing in the story.
    You acknowledge that TG Storytime does not pre-screen Content, but that TG Storytime 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, TG Storytime administrators shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You acknowledge and agree that TG Storytime 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 TG Storytime, TG Storytime staff, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your 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 done with out notification based on the software and/or hardware. The author is advised to check the formatting of their piece. If you've read this far, you really enjoy punishment, don't you?
  8. Modifications of Service
    TG Storytime 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 TG Storytime shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
  9. Termination
    You agree that TG Storytime, in its sole discretion, may terminate your account and remove and discard any Content, for any reason if TG Storytime believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. TG Storytime 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 TG Storytime may immediately deactivate or delete your Author Account, suspend chatting and posting priveleges and bar any further access to TG Storytime. Further, you agree that TG Storytime shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. See Section Six for information on TG Storytime termination.
  10. Links
    The Service may provide links to other World Wide Web sites. Because TG Storytime has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that TG Storytime 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 TG Storytime 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 while TG Storytime makes an effort to verify links on the site, TG Storytime is not responsible if links to other World Wide Web sites are bad. If links are bad in the Links section of TG Storytime or contain inappropriate content, TG Storytime and its administrators requests that users notify the administrators of this problem by e-mailing them or by posting to the TG Storytime Government Forum. We're almost to the end!
  11. Copyrights
    TG Storytime respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, there are two methods of recourse depending on the nature of the infraction. If you have a copyright abuse complaint based on theft or misrepresentation of your piece by other authors, please see Section Ten: Domestic Copyrights.
  12. Domestic Copyrights and Coyright Agents
    TG Storytime respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you feel that your writing was copied with out permission and in violation of your copyright by another writer on TG Storytime, please provide TG Storytime administrators with the following information via e-mail:
    • (1) Pen name and e-mail address.
    • (2) Contact information for the author you feel is violating your copyright. This information should include the author's pen name, e-mail address, and author profile url.
    • (3) The url of the piece that you have the copyright for, the date that the story was posted, and the title of the piece.
    • (4) The url of the piece that you feel is in violation of your copyright, the date the alleged infringed piece was written and the title the alleged infringed piece.
    • (5) Supporting and collaborative evidence that demonstrates copyright infringement.
    • (6) A short message detailing the nature of the copyright infringement.
    After this has been received, TG Storytime administrators will seek to determine if the piece in question is in violation of your copyright and then respond accordingly. If you beleive you have a copyright abuse complaint with material that is owned outright and intended for private use or sale, provide TG Storytime with the following information:
    • (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
    • (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
    • (3) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
    • (4) your address, telephone number, and email address;
    • (5) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    • (6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
    After this has been received, TG Storytime administrators will seek to determine if the piece in question is in violation of your copyright and then respond accordingly.
  13. Violations
    Please report any violations of the TOS to TG Storytime administrators by using the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of every page.
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