Welcome to Ghostmistress!
The Ghostmistress.com site is an online literary forum that allows teens to share, review and promote writing. Before you start using the Website, please take a few minutes to read the following so that you understand the rules of the road.
1. Your Agreement
3. General Rules and Regulations
You must abide by the following rules and regulations when you use the website:
5. User Community
6. Content Policy. You will not submit any Publication or User Community Content (collectively, “Content”) to the Website that:
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Ghostmistress’s agent with notice in accordance with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including (i) a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed and the specific location on this Website where such work is located; (ii) a description of the location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (iv) 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; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
If you believe the Website contains material that is libelous of you or otherwise violates your non-copyright interests, please notify us. Ghostmistress will make all reasonable endeavors to investigate your concern within a reasonable time and, if appropriate, remove the offending Content.
8. Links to Third Party Websites. The Ghostmistress Website may contain links to third party websites. Any such links are provided for your convenience only. Ghostmistress does not control those websites, and is not responsible for their contents or practices, including their privacy practices. Ghostmistress does not endorse the operators of those sites, nor does Ghostmistress endorse or make any representations with respect to the contents of those sites or any products offered on those sites.
9. Miscellaneous Legal Stuff
- Ghostmistress is not in any manner responsible for the communications and materials posted or created by users accessing the Website. You acknowledge that by providing yourself with the ability to view and distribute Content on the Website, Ghostmistress is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any Content or activities on the Website.
- This Website and the Content and any other materials provided through the Website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. GHOSTMISTRESS DOES NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE, THE CONTENT AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE WEBSITE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, A COURSE OF DEALING OR TRADE USAGE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GHOSTMISTRESS OR ANY OF ITS MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, LOST DATA OR INFORMATION, LOSS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF GHOSTMISTRESS IS INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusion of certain warranties or limitations of liability, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. Ghostmistress’s liability in such case will be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
- You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Ghostmistress and its officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, affiliates, suppliers, successors and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses (including without limitation reasonable fees and costs for attorneys and investigations) arising out of, based on, or in connection with: (i) your use of and access to the Ghostmistress Website, and any Content you submit to the Website (including, but not limited to, any claims relating to infringement or violation of any third party copyrights, rights of privacy or publicity and other intellectual property rights) or (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive your use of the Ghostmistress Website.
- These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may be assigned by Ghostmistress without restriction.
- This Agreement, and all matters arising directly or indirectly from your access to or other use of this Website, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of New York, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.
- If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability shall apply only to such provision and shall not in any manner affect or render illegal, invalid or unenforceable any other provision of this Agreement, and that provision and this Agreement generally shall be reformed, construed and enforced so as to most nearly give lawful effect to the intent of the parties as expressed in this Agreement.
- This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Ghostmistress with respect to the Website, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the Website.
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