FictionPad Terms of Service

Agreement

By visiting or utilizing this site in any way, you hereby agree to these Terms Of Service ("Terms").

Censorship

FictionPad will not censor or edit the content posted by users of this site (with the exception of violations of these Terms). By using this site, you expressly relieve FictionPad from any and all liability arising from your use of any way of this site. FictionPad is not responsible for content that is offensive, objectionable, or inaccurate.

Plagiarism

You agree that the stories you contribute to this site are your own creations and not the works of others.

Content Ratings

You must adhere to the FictionPad rating system to rate your content for age-appropriateness:

  • All Ages: Intended for all audiences. Content should be free of any coarse language, violence, and adult themes.
  • Ages 9+: Suitable for more mature children, 9 years and older, with minor action and violence but without serious injury. May contain mild coarse language. Should not contain any adult themes.
  • Ages 13+: Suitable for teens, 13 years and older, with some violence, minor coarse language and minor suggestive adult themes.
  • Ages 16+: Not suitable for children or teens below the age of 16. Possible strong but non-explicit adult themes, references to violence and strong coarse language.
  • Ages 18+: Content is only suitable for mature adults. May contain explicit language and adult themes.

Inappropriate Content

This site is largely be self-policed. If inappropriate or unauthorized content is discovered, please contact the staff of FictionPad at support@fictionpad.com.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold FictionPad, its owners and its affiliates harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters, including damages or losses related to your use of this site.

Loss of Content

FictionPad will endeavor to maintain any content posted to the site. However, FictionPad is not responsible for any loss of any content posted to the site for any reason. We recommend you maintain a separate backup copy of your work on your own computer.

Mature Content

You agree not to read stories rated Ages 18+ unless you are at least 18 years old. By registering for access to those stories, you are indicating that you are at least 18 years old.

Other's Use of Your Content

You hereby authorize others to create links to your posted content, and to read and review your work, but not to reproduce or redistribute it without your prior approval.

Non-Authorized Use

You agree not to use the site for any advertising or subscription revenue purposes. You agree not to use the site to collect personal information from its users for commercial solicitation purposes.

Privacy

FictionPad utilizes browser cookies and other methods to store users' non-personal identifying information in order to enhance the site's functionality and performance. Users' personal information is known only to the site's staff and will not be distributed to any third party for any reason. Third party advertisers may collect users' non-personal identifying information solely for purposes of optimizing advertising content.

You agree not to violate the privacy of other FictionPad users.

Removal of Content

FictionPad reserves the right to remove any user content without prior notice, for any reason including but not limited to content that violates these Terms.

Security

You agree not to intentionally disrupt the site's functionality or features.

Use of Content

You agree to not copy, distribute or utilize any part of any content of this site, with the exception of content that you have created.

Unauthorized Content

FictionPad does not allow content that promotes hate crimes, rape, child abuse or pornography, or other obscene or defamatory material. You agree not to publish any graphics or images to this site that include nudity of any kind.

User Accounts

All users wishing to post content must create their own user account. You solely are responsible for the information in your account and for not breaching another user's account. FictionPad reserves the right to terminate a user account without prior notice, for any reason, including the posting of unauthorized content. You agree not to use your account for illegal or commercial activity.

Any personal information you provide will be known only to the staff of FictionPad. Users may occasionally receive email notifications from FictionPad, but we will not sell, rent or give your email address to any third party.

User Content

FictionPad is not involved with the creation of any user-submitted content on this site and therefore assumes no liability relating to copyright, trademark, licensing or ownership of said content.

You are responsible for content you submit to the site and the consequences of posting or publishing them. You affirm that you own or have the necessary rights, permissions or licenses to publish content you post on this site. You also agree not to submit any content that is copyrighted or which you do not have full license and authority to publish. FictionPad is not responsible for any claims to rights or licenses to any content posted to the site. You grant FictionPad the right to reproduce and distribute the content you post on this site. Any content you publish on this site must adhere to the guidelines established in these Terms.