Terms of Service

Last update March 15, 2017

 

This document describes the terms on which One Lit Place offers you access to its online community (“Community”).  One Lit Place reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. When an amendment is made, we will notify all members via the Community News forum. If at any time you decide that you no longer agree to these terms of service you may freely leave our community by following the instructions found here.

 

Member conduct. You agree to adhere to the rules and guidelines listed in the community Code of Conduct without question and agree to abide by any additional and/or future rules or amendments put in place by the administrators of this site.

Proper use.

  • The Community is open only to those 18 years of age or older. You agree and acknowledge that by registering for membership in the Community you are 18 years of age or older.
  • You agree that you are the sole owner and user of your account and that you will not share your password with any other individual.
  • You agree you will not post any material that is defamatory or knowingly false or misleading, invasive of others’ privacy, pornographic, violent, racist, mean-spirited, or violates any applicable laws.
  • You agree to not harm, hack, spam, modify or corrupt the security of the site, its features or its functionality in any way.
  • You agree to not copy, steal, modify, claim or remove in any way another member’s posts or information.

Email account validation.
 You agree to maintain a current and working email address in your contact information so you may receive correspondence and any updates.

Validity of account. In the spirit of transparency and integrity, all members in the Community must accurately identify themselves throughout the Community and in the Member Directory by full legal name or a preferred name by which you are commonly referred and identified. You may not use handles, false identities, or assumed names created for the purposes of this community or any other virtual community. One Lit Place reserves the right to request you change your name if not in adherence with this term and may revoke your membership if you are found to contravene these terms.

Photographic representation. As with the above term, you agree to use a photograph of yourself throughout the Community and in the Member Directory that is an accurate representation of your authentic person. No avatars, cartoons, signs or symbols, or photos of anyone or anything other than your own person are permitted.

Ownership of posts and copyrighted material.
 Each member owns and retains all rights to his or her posted information and content. One Lit Place owns a copyright of the website and all its functionality, design and all other aspects and features of the website in addition to all original content on the site.

Personal postings.
 You acknowledge and agree that One Lit Place has a non-exclusive right to publish, store, archive, backup, or relocate your content to another area of the site as deemed necessary by the administrators. The non-exclusive publishing right ends when your content is removed from our forums or other area of the Community.
You also accept that if your content or other materials are deemed to be in violation of the Code of Conduct, they may be deleted.
 You understand that although you may delete your content, and in so doing, remove One Lit Place’s right to further publish that work, it may still remain on the website’s host server for a period of time. If the website ever fails and requires restoration, your work may return to the site. Either we will remove it or you may contact us to have the work removed again.

Backing up materials. One Lit Place does not back up content and postings from members. You are solely responsible for keeping backups of all of the content you post and you understand and agree that we are not liable should you be unable to access any content or data on the site including content or data you or other members have posted, or should you be unable to access One Lit Place itself.

Proprietary rights of member content. It is strictly prohibited to remove, claim, modify or steal any other member’s postings or information. However, by posting comments, work or any other proprietary information, you assume all risk and will have no recourse against One Lit Place as the system provider for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights to which you may claim ownership.

Proprietary rights of One Lit Place. The system’s elements, functionality, design, and intellectual property and content are not to be reproduced, copied, modified or distributed electronically or in print, without our express permission.

Freedom of speech. 
The behaviors and activities of members of this privately owned website are governed by the Code of Conduct and this Terms Of Service agreement.

Privacy policy.
 By using our forums you consent to the collection, storage and use of member information as set forth in our Privacy Policy. Any personal information you post in the Member Directory is visible only to those in the community and administration of One Lit Place. You are aware that all personal information you post including email address, home address, telephone number and any other private information in your Member Directory profile or at any other point in the community area is done at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability.
 The administration of One Lit Place takes the integrity of the Community seriously and in the event there is a breach of the Code of Conduct, particularly inappropriate behavior or postings, they will be removed as soon as is possible and the situation dealt with as specified in the Code of Conduct. One Lit Place cannot, however, be held responsible for the content, accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message on these forums. All posts should be considered the opinions of the respective authors and not that of the administrators, staff, or owners of this site.

Account termination and deactivation.
 Account termination means your account details are deleted from our forums and database.
 You understand and agree that the administrators of One Lit Place may terminate any account they deem to be in violation of this agreement or any other Website policy at any time. You understand and agree that you may freely cancel your membership at any time and for any reason by contacting contact@onelitplace.com.

Automatic membership renewal. Your membership will automatically renew for another one (1) year term on the calendar anniversary of the membership, unless either party provides notice to the other of its intent to terminate this agreement, in writing, not less than thirty (30) days before the end of the then current term. Failure to provide timely written notice will cause the membership to renew automatically. All memberships renew at the current subscription rate regardless of any rate previously paid. If  subscription is renewed at a promotional or discounted rate, that rate will remain in effect for one year.

Early Cancellation of Account. If within the first seven (7) days of your membership you are not satisfied with your membership in the One Lit Place community and wish to cancel your membership, you may submit, in writing, a cancelation notice to contact@onelitplace.com prior to the end of the seventh (7) day (11:59 p.m. EST). You will be refunded the full annual membership less any fees incurred.

Website modifications. One Lit Place reserves the right to add, remove, or modify the features or services provided, at any time and without notice. Such additions, removals, or modifications do not entitle you to a refund, and we do not accept any liability for any losses incurred by you or other parties in the event of such additions, removals, or modifications.

Liability. By using this site, you agree that you assume all risk associated with your use and participation. One Lit Place is not responsible for the damage or loss of any posted materials. One Lit Place expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with posted material or any other content or information posted to One Lit Place by Community members. Your continued use of the Website constitutes as acceptance of these terms.

 

By using the Website and posting in this community, you agree to be bound by this TOS agreement.