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1.1. This website is owned and operated by Hothouse Fiction.
1.2. These terms and conditions govern your use of this website ("Website") produced by Hothouse Fiction, including participation in the Website's bulletin-board or forum facilities ("Discussion Areas").
1.3. Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Since the Website is designed to provide a forum for the robust and free-flowing exchange of information, opinions and comments, and an enjoyable and informative experience for all, Hothouse Fiction requires its users to abide by certain rules. Your use of the Website will constitute your agreement to comply with these terms and conditions.
1.6. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not use the Website.
# 1.5. These terms and conditions may be modified by Hothouse Fiction from time to time. Notice of revisions will be announced on this page. Continued use of the Website by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to these terms and conditions, so it's wise to check this page regularly.
# 1.6. Your failure to follow the Website's rules, whether set out in these terms and conditions or posted at other locations on the Website, may result in termination of your access to the Website, without notice, in addition to Hothouse Fiction's other remedies.
2. Use of the Website by You
2.1 The Sites are only for your personal use. You may not use the Website for commercial purposes or in any way that is unlawful, or harms Hothouse Fiction or any other person or entity, as determined in our sole discretion.
2.2. All material on the Website belongs to Hothouse Fiction. You may retrieve and display content from the Website on a computer screen or mobile device, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorised use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of material obtained through the Website.
We may change the Websites or delete Content or features at any time, in any way, for any or no reason.
# 2.3. You acknowledge that Monster Republic is a proprietary term and that you may not use it without written permission from Hothouse Fiction.
# 2.3. You may not authorise others to use the Website, and you are responsible for all of your own use of the Website. You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language, or to place on the Website any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Website any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, invades anyone's privacy, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation. You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
# 2.4. Other than connecting to Hothouse Fiction servers by HTTP requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to Hothouse Fiction 's servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Website or otherwise.
# 2.5. You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Website or post in a Discussion Area, including but not limited to text, photographs and sound, does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.
# 2.6. You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the Website or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others' use of the Website. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the Website.
# 2.7. You acknowledge that has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of all sites linked to from this Website (external websites) and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to from this Website. Linking to any other service or site from this Website is at your sole risk.
3.1 There are links on Hothouse Fiction web sites to third party web sites which Hothouse Fiction has no control over. Hothouse Fiction accepts no responsibility or liability for any third party practices on third party websites. Hothouse Fiction advises you to carefully read 3rd party privacy statements prior to the use of any third party website.
3.2 Any third party web site that links to this web site must not: - create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of this site; - imply that Hothouse Fiction is endorsing it or its products or services; - use any Hothouse Fiction trademark displayed on any Hothouse Fiction web site without permission from Hothouse Fiction; - infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person; - be a web site that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.
3.3 Hothouse Fiction expressly reserves the right to request that any link in breach of these terms be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.
4. PUBLIC FORUMS AND COMMUNICATION
4.1 “Public Forum” means an area, site or feature offered as part of a Hothouse Fiction website that enables you to send submissions for viewing by one or more users or visitors to the Site, including a chat area, message board, instant messaging, mobile messaging, social community environment, profile page, conversation page, blog, e-mail function (including electronic greeting cards and send-to-a-friend e-mails).
4.3 Postings to Public Forums are not private. You grant Hothouse Fiction a perpetual royalty free non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, distribute and sub-licence any information or material you supply or communicate to the Website via such postings, in any medium now in existence or hereafter developed, for any purpose, including commercial uses.
4.4 Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online through a Public Forum, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. We cannot guarantee the security or privacy of any information you choose to disclose through any of these media; you make such disclosures at your own risk. We recommend that you do not give out personal information (e.g. telephone, e-mail, or home address) about yourself or anyone else through a Public Forum.
4.5 You are and shall remain solely responsible for the submissions you create on or through any of the sites submitted and/or posted under your username or otherwise by you in any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting and posting the same.
4.6 You acknowledge that the use of any Submission posted in any Public Forum is at your own risk. For example, we are not responsible for, and we do not endorse, the opinions, advice or recommendations posted or sent by users in any Public Forum.
4.7 We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit Submissions at any time and for any or no reason including, without limitation, if your Submission fails to conform to the Rules of Conduct, in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum. If we elect to screen Submissions, there may be a delay in the posting of such content in a Public Forum to allow for a review process. If we have questions about your Submissions including, without limitation, the copyright, we may contact you for further information including, for example, to verify that you own the copyright or otherwise obtained permission to post the material.
4.8 Your ability to access and browse Public Forums and/or to submit and/or post Submissions within a Public Forum may be subject to certain age restrictions and/or related procedures or terms and conditions that we may revise in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason. Any such age restrictions, procedures and terms and conditions will be posted within the Public Forum, as applicable.
5. RULES OF CONDUCT
The following Rules of Conduct apply to the site. By using the Sites, you agree that you will not post any submission that:
1. (a) is defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, or an invasion of a right of privacy of another person; (b) is bigoted, hateful, or racially or otherwise offensive; (c) is violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit; or (d) otherwise harms any person or entity;
2. is illegal or encourages or advocates illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them, including a Submission that is, or represents an attempt to engage in, child pornography, stalking, sexual assault, fraud, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, drug dealing and/or drug abuse, harassment, theft, or conspiracy to commit any criminal activity;
3. infringes or violates any right of a third party including: (a) copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or contractual rights; (b) right of privacy (specifically, you must not distribute another person's personal information of any kind without their express permission) or publicity; or (c) any confidentiality obligation;
4. is commercial, business-related or advertises or offers to sell any products, services or otherwise (whether or not for profit), or solicits others (including solicitations for contributions or donations);
5. contains a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tampers with, impairs or damages any of the Sites or any connected network, or otherwise interferes with any person or entity's use or enjoyment of the Sites;
6. is antisocial, disruptive, or destructive, including “flaming,” “spamming,” “flooding,” “trolling,” and “griefing” as those terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet; or
You acknowledge and agree that when using the Sites, you may be exposed to submissions from a variety of sources, and that Hothouse Fiction is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such submissions.
6. Copyright Complaints
6.1 Hothouse Fiction respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Hothouse Fiction may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the access of users, subscribers and account holders who infringe the copyright rights of others.
6.2 If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on any Hothouse Fiction web site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the web site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact Hothouse Fiction.
7. Competitions and Prizes
7.1 From time to time Hothouse Fiction will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions on this website. These are subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time.
8. Hothouse Fiction Editorial and Deletions Policy
8.1 Hothouse Fiction reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional terms and conditions that apply to specific parts of the Website. Such additional terms and conditions will be posted in the relevant parts of the Website, and will be clearly identified. Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional terms and conditions.
9. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
9.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim or matter arising under these terms and conditions.
9.2 For the exclusive benefit of Hothouse Fiction Hothouse Fiction shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence.
10. Use of Personal Data Provided on the Website
11. ACCESSING A SITE FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
11.1 To access a Hothouse Fiction website from your mobile device, and to licence and download Content from the Site you must have (i) permission from the person that pays the bill, (ii) sufficient credit as a customer of a network provider.
11.2 When you access any of the Sites from your mobile device, your network provider's standard messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply. You should check with your network provider to find out what plans are available and how much they cost.
# 12.1. These terms and conditions are the complete and entire agreement between the parties and supersede any prior terms, conditions or agreements, whether written or oral.
# 12.2. If any of these terms and conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
# 12.3. Failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
13. Contact Details
Hothouse Fiction Ltd
The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane