Thursday, 04 October 2012 17:30

Site Use Agreement

By using (herein referred to as Youth Imagination), members agree to abide by the terms of conduct:

I understand that Youth Imagination is owned by Silver Pen, a non-profit organization (501(c)3), and its primary goal is to provide services to preteen and teen writers.

I promise that I will treat my fellow members with dignity and respect. I will use appropriate, civil, and professional language in my messages, forum posts, and story comments. I will maintain high standards of decorum, as befits members of a creative community, in my interactions with other members of this site. Story review comments are expected to be constructive, positive, and supportive of fellow members.

I understand that I shall have access to the services and functionality that Youth Imagination provides at their sole discretion. Currently, these services are free, but Youth Imagination retains the right to charge for current or future services. If the fee structure changes, I understand that I shall be given the option of continued use at the new fee, or to terminate my account.

I understand that I may not transfer nor share my password for my account with anyone.

I understand that I am solely responsible for my work and that Youth Imagination is only a passive conduit, and that publishing my work at Youth Imagination is not a substitute for registering it with the US Copyright Office.

I represent that my work is (1) original; (2) does not infringe on any copyright; (3) does not violate any laws or regulation; (4) is not defamatory or libelous; (5) is not obscene, gratuitously violent or contain pornographic material; (6) does not contain any viruses.

I further warrant that I have not misrepresented any information about myself in my profile or anywhere else on the Youth Imagination site.

I understand that Youth Imagination is a private, secure site, and that my work posted on the site is protected from search engines, and that posting my work on Youth Imagination does not compromise my first electronic rights and does not constitute a "publication" of my work.

I understand Youth Imagination is a moderated site maintained for a community of people with a common interest. As a moderated site, I understand stories and other written materials submitted to Youth Imagination may be reviewed for editorial and site policy compliance. I also understand that if the content of a story is inappropriate for Youth Imagination that it will be deleted and that I do not have to be notified of such action.

I understand that as a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the author. If a copyright infringement occurs on the Youth Imagination site, it is at my discretion and expense to prosecute. Youth Imagination is not responsible for infringements.

I understand that, with the author's approval or with the author's request for a review, I may download a copy of his or her work to my computer or device for the sole purpose of providing requested review. The term "review" in this sense includes all aspects of providing feedback, comments, critiques, voting, ratings or other forms of opinions regarding the author's work. I will make good-faith and reasonable efforts to protect his or her work from any copyright infringement.

I understand that if I do not abide by the rules set by Youth Imagination that my membership will be revoked and my posted stories will be deleted.

I understand that Youth Imagination may amend the user agreement at any time.

By using Youth Imagination I agree to these terms.


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