Terms of Use

By sharing material on The Indie Writer’s Network, you agree to abide by the following terms.

You shall not upload, post, transmit, transfer, disseminate, distribute, or facilitate distribution of any content, including text, images, video, sound, data, information, or software, to any part of the Website, including your profile (“Profile”), the posting of your Service (“Offer”), the posting of your desired Service (“Want”), or the posting of any opinions or reviews (“Feedback”) in connection with the Website, the Service, the service professional, or the Service User (all of the foregoing content is sometimes collectively referred to herein as “Submitted Content” and the posting of Submitted Content is sometimes referred to as a “Posting” or as “Postings”) that:

  • misrepresents the source of anything you post, including impersonation of another individual or entity or any false or inaccurate biographical information for any service professionals; * provides or create links to external sites that violate the Terms of Use; * is intended to harm or exploit any individual under the age of 18 (“Minor”) in any way;
  • is designed to solicit, or collect personally identifiable information of any Minor, including, but not limited to, name, email address, home address, phone number, or the name of his or her school;
  • invades anyone’s privacy by attempting to harvest, collect, store, or publish private or personally identifiable information, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, passwords, account information, credit card numbers, home addresses, or other contact information without their knowledge and willing consent;
  • contains falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage IndieWriteNet.com or any third party;
  • is pornographic, harassing, hateful, illegal, obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, threatening, discriminatory, racially, culturally or ethnically offensive; incites, advocates, or expresses pornography, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, hatred, bigotry, racism, or gratuitous violence; encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; promotes racism, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; contains nudity, violence or inappropriate subject matter; or is otherwise inappropriate; Don’t use this website to launder money or advertise for services you aren’t offering here.
  • is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third-party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the rightful owner to post the material and to grant The Indie Writer’s Network all of the license rights granted herein;
  • contains or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as pirated computer programs or links to them, information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protection devices, pirated music or links to pirated music files, or lyrics, guitar tabs or sheet music, works of art, teaching tools, or any other item the copy, display, use, performance, or distribution of which infringes on another’s copyright, intellectual property right, or any other proprietary right;
  • is intended to threaten, stalk, defame, defraud, degrade, victimize, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals for any reason on the basis of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, or religion; or to incite or encourage anyone else to do so; * intends to harm or disrupt another user’s computer or would allow others to illegally access software or bypass security on websites or servers, including but not limited, to spamming;
  • impersonates, uses the identity of, or attempts to impersonate a The Indie Writer’s Network employee, agent, manager, host, another user, or any other person though any means;
  • advertises or solicits a business not related to or appropriate for the Website (as determined by The Indie Writer’s Network in its sole discretion);
  • contains or could be considered “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, “affiliate marketing”, or unsolicited commercial advertisement;
  • contains advertising for ponzi schemes, discount cards, credit counseling, online surveys or online contests;
  • distributes or contains viruses or any other technologies that may harm The Indie Writer’s Network, or the interests or property of The Indie Writer’s Network users;
  • contains links to commercial services or websites, except as allowed pursuant to the Terms of Use;
  • is non-local or irrelevant content;
  • contains identical content to other open Postings you have already posted; or
  • uses any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of Postings without the express written consent of The Indie Writer’s Network.