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  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

    Welcome to The Archive. The Archive 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 and sending a notice to the member mailing list. Failure to observe the TOS may result in deletion of your author account.

  2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

    The Archive provides writers and readers with a place to post, read, review, and receive feedback for stories. Please be aware that some contributions to The Archive contain adult content. Stories that contain mature content require a statement that you are of legal age to read material indicated as such. The Archive is not responsible for the misrating of adult-oriented content but will remove content if the misrating is brought to the attention of The Archive staff.

    Some contributions to The Archive may contain illegal and/or copyrighted material. We will make every effort to remove said material from The Archive. If you run across said material, we request that you contact us so that appropriate action can be taken.

  3. 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; (b) uphold the locals laws as applicable to your actions when viewing and posting content to the site; (c) honor the requests made by The Archive staff; (d) honestly verify your age of consent when prompted.

  4. 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 The Archive, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available via the The Archive. The Archive 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 The Archive 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.

    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) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service;

    (f) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;

    (g) stalk or otherwise harrass other users;

    (h) upload Author Fiction without prior permission from the parties appearing in the story.

    You acknowledge that The Archive does not pre-screen Content, but that The Archive 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, The Archive administrators shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable.

    You acknowledge and agree that The Archive 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 The Archive, The Archive staff, its users and the public.

  5. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

    The Archive 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 The Archive shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

  6. TERMINATION

    You agree that The Archive, in its sole discretion, may terminate your account and remove and discard any Content, for any reason if The Archive believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. The Archive 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 The Archive may immediately deactivate or delete your Author Account, suspend posting priveleges and bar any further access to The Archive. Further, you agree that The Archive shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

  7. LINKS

    The Service may provide links to other World Wide Web sites. Because The Archive has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that The Archive 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 The Archive 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.

  8. COPYRIGHTS and COPYRIGHT AGENTS

    The Archive respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your or another's work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify The Archive 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 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, The Archive administrators will seek to determine if the piece in question is in violation of your copyright and then respond accordingly.

  9. VIOLATIONS

    Please report any violations of the TOS to The Archive administrators through the contact form.
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