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Writer's Block Group collects your information in order to record and support your participation in site activities. If you enter a contest, for example, information is used to qualify the entry and contact you regarding awards. The information you provide is also used to keep you informed about activities or articles related to your specified interests.
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As a Chat Room user, you are responsible for the consequences of posting your messages in the chat room. Writer's Block Group does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of material posted by Chat Room users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You should note that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk. Writer's Block Group does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users. If notified by you of communications which allegedly do not conform to this Chat Room Agreement, we will investigate the allegation and take a decision whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. Writer's Block Group has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. We reserve the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the Chat Room for violating the Chat Room Agreement or the law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive.
Restrictions on the Use Of the Chat Room and Discussion ForumsThe use of the chat room and discussion forums for the following purposes are considered illegal and action will be taken against users who violate the terms of this agreement:a. Use of the Chat Room and discussion boards for any purpose in violation of local, state, or national laws of any country.
b. Post material that is copyrighted, unless user is the copyright owner or has the permission of the copyright owner to post it.
c. Post material that reveals trade secrets, unless user owns them or has the permission of the copyright owner.
d. Post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others.
e. Post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity.
f. Post sexually-explicit images.
g. Post advertisements or solicitations of business.
h. Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or post comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear that the discussion is free-form).
i. Post chain letters or pyramid schemes.
j. Impersonate another person.
License: By posting communications, User grants:a. To the Writer's Block Group: A royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, distribute, perform and display those communications alone or as part of other works in any form or media.(Note:This agreement adapted from portions of the chat room agreement of Writers.net,copyright © 2000 Internet Concepts LLC.)
b. To other users: The right to access, view, store, and reproduce the communications for personal use.
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