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These Terms of Service (the "Terms") apply to your submitting acceptable material to The SamSword site (www.writeious.com) and any of its sub-domains. SamSword (hereinafter referred to as "SamSword") services, and all information and Content (as defined in these Terms) on the SamSword site (together with the design, layout and organization and the underlying source HTML files that implement the hypertext features, is hereinafter referred to as the "Site") may be used solely under the following Terms. Please read the Terms carefully and completely before submitting material to the Site. The Site and these Terms may be changed by SamSword, in its sole discretion, at any time without notice. Authors are advised to read these Terms each time they access the Site for any changes to these Terms.

Content Ownership

All contributed content is licensed under the Creative Commons License unless stated otherwise by the content contributor. Only content items that offer an embedded version of the content are allowed to be redistributed under the CC License, and all other content is not allowed to be re-published under the SamSword Terms of use.

Account Terms

  1. Authors must be 18 years or older to use the Service.
  2. Authors must be a human.
  3. Authors must provide their legal full name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the registration process.
  4. Authors may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, nor, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in their jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
  5. Building traffic to ones content by using any form of cloaking, hidden frames, pop ups, traffic exchange networks, purchased lists, black hat SEO, redirect links, hidden links, cloaking links, tricking people in to clicking links, purchased visitors schemes and any form of automated traffic is strictly prohibited.
  6. Authors are prohibited from using our services in conjunction with any form of network abuse, spamming, spyware, denial of service, or other illegal traffic driving activity. Sending any email to purchased lists or lists obtained by any other method (such as harvesting) is not acceptable.
  7. We currently only accept content in English.
  8. Enticing users to click on Ads is stritcly prohibited.
  9. All content must comply with the Google AdSense TOS
  10. You must own full copyrights to content you publish (No PLR or "free articles" are allowed)
  11. Author may only link to 2 third party websites with authorized content.

Violation of any of the above may result in the suspension of your account and loss of past and future earnings.

Submission of material to the Site is free. SamSword has sole discretion, may accept or reject for any reason material not suited for this site. As a condition to submitting material to this site the Author agrees to the Services offered by SamSword on the Site.

Copyright Infringement Policy

SamSword will respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Proprietary Rights

As between SamSword and its Authors, all right, title and interest in the Site and all information it contains, or may contain in the future, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property rights - excluding all user contributed content to SamSword, (collectively referred to as the “Content”), is the property of SamSword or its licensors and is protected by intellectual property laws and international intellectual property treaties. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained in the Site shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights, to use the Site or the Content displayed on the Site, through the use of framing or otherwise, without the prior written permission of SamSword or any third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on the Site.

Subject to the Author's full compliance with these Terms, the Author is hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to view, download, print and use information retrieved from the Site, provided that: (i) it is solely for the Author’s own lawful, personal, informational, non-commercial purposes: (ii) the Author does not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices; (iii) the Content, or any part thereof, is not modified; and (iv) it is automatically done through the Author's browser software incidentally to using the Site and/or the Services. Except as expressly provided herein, no part of the Site, including, but not limited to, materials retrieved therefrom and the underlying HTML code, may be used, reproduced, republished, copied, reformatted, displayed, reverse engineered, reverse assembled, transmitted, distributed, licensed, sold, resold or exploited in any form or by any means. In no event shall materials from the Site be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from SamSword.

The Author understands and agrees that SamSword may alter, suspend or discontinue the Site and/or the Services and may change any information, features and functions of the Site and/or the Services at any time for any reason, without notice, cost or liability. The Author further understands and agrees that from time to time the Site and/or the Services may be inaccessible, unavailable or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which SamSword may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of SamSword or which are not reasonably foreseeable by SamSword, including, without limitation, interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links, hostile network attacks, network congestion or other failures. The Author acknowledges and agrees that Samsword has no control of the availability of the Site or the Services on a continuous or uninterrupted basis.

SamSword reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, at any time and for any reason, to: (i) remove or disable access to all or any portion of the Site or the Services; and (ii) suspend or terminate the User’s access to or use of all or any portion of the Site or the Services.

Third Party Content Made Accessible by Bukisa

The Site contains hyper-links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of SamSword, and SamSword is not responsible for, and makes no representations or warranties with respect to, the contents or privacy policies or practices of any linked sites or any link contained in a linked site. The inclusion of a linked site is for the Author’s convenience only and is not intended as and should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation by SamSword of the linked site or its content. We cannot guarantee that any Submissions made available via the Site will be free of objectionable content. We therefore assume no responsibility for any Submissions on, or otherwise linked to, the Site.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, SAMSWORD EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES IS AT THE USER’S SOLE RISK. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, SAMSWORD DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT, AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, PENALTY OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO: (i) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; (ii) THE UNAVAILABILITY OR UNINTERRUPTED USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR ANY PORTION THEREOF; (iii) DEFECTS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS ON THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAINTAINS THE SITE; (iv) ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH HYPERLINKS CONTAINED IN THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THEREFROM; (v) AUTHOR’S USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR ANY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AUTHOR AND A LINKED SITE OR ANY SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR ADVICE PROVIDED OR PERFORMED BY A LINKED SITE FOR USER; AND (vi) THE AUTHOR’S USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR THE SERVICES. FURTHER, SAMSWORD DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL A "COVERED PARTY" (AS DEFINED BELOW) BE LIABLE TO AUTHOR OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, RELIANCE OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ECONOMIC LOSS, PENALTIES OR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, FOR ANY MATTER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, THE SERVICES, OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION: (i) THE AUTHOR’S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CHANGES TO OR INACCESSIBILITY OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES; (iii) DELAY, FAILURE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY TRANSMISSION OR DATA; (iv) ANY MATERIAL OR DATA STORED, SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT STORED, SENT OR RECEIVED; (v) ANY TRANSACTION OR AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICE; OR (vi) ANY DATA OR MATERIAL FROM A THIRD PERSON ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES; WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY COVERED PARTY. SOME STATES PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THUS THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO THE AUTHOR. IF AUTHOR IS UNSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, THE AUTHOR’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY REQUIRES THE AUTHOR TO REQUEST THEIR MATERIAL BE REMOVED FROM THE SITE. A "COVERED PARTY" MEANS SAMSWORD, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR, SHAREHOLDER, PARTNER, EMPLOYEE, SUBCONTRACTOR, REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT, SUCCESSOR OR ASSIGN OF SAMSWORD OR ITS AFFILIATES.

Ability to Accept Terms of Service

You affirm that you are either over the age of 18, an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and will abide by and comply with these Terms of Service.

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to samsword@writeious.com

Payment

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Disclaimer

The work published via SamSword does not necessarily define or represent the beliefs and opinions of SamSword. The published work of SamSword does not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of other authors published on this site.



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