Website Standard Terms and Conditions of Use

1.     1. Introduction.

The Masque Network Standard Terms And Conditions (these "Terms" or these "Website Standard Terms And Conditions") contained herein on this webpage, shall govern your use of this website, including all pages within this website (collectively referred to herein below as this "Website"). These Terms apply in full force and effect to your use of this Website and by using this Website, you expressly accept all terms and conditions contained herein in full. You must not use this Website, if you have any objection to any of these Website Standard Terms And Conditions.

This Website is not for use by any minors (defined as those who are not at least 18 years of age), and you must not use this Website if you a minor.

The Masque complies with US Federal Code 2257, and all authors and models are over the age of 18.

This document works in tandem with the Guidelines posted on each The Masque Network site and does not override them in any way.

2.     Intellectual Property Rights.

Other than content you own, which you may have opted to include on this Website, under these Terms, The Masque Network and/or its licensors own all rights to the intellectual property and material contained in this Website, and all such rights are reserved.

All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners and corporate affiliates. Any original characters and plot are the property of the author. No money is being made from any work on this website. No copyright infringement is intended.

You are granted a limited license only, subject to the restrictions provided in these Terms, for purposes of viewing the material contained on this Website,

 

3.Restrictions.

All stories, poetry, drawings, digital art and photographs are owned and copyrighted by the submitting authors and artists and may not be reproduced without the express permission of the creator.

You are expressly and emphatically restricted from all of the following:

1.     publishing any Website material in any media unless you are the original author or artist;

2.     selling, sublicensing and/or otherwise commercializing any Website material unless you are the original author or artist;

3.     publicly performing and/or showing any Website material unless you are the original author or artist;

4.     using this Website in any way that is, or may be, damaging to this Website;

5.     using this Website in any way that impacts user access to this Website;

6.     using this Website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in a way that causes, or may cause, harm, either personally or technologically, to the Website, or to any person or business entity;

7.     engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this Website, or while using this Website;

8.     using this Website to engage in any advertising or marketing;

9.     promoting or publishing any material that displays, promotes, glorifies, advertises, or in any way supports child pornography. It will be reported to the authorities.

Certain areas of this Website are restricted from access by you and The Masque Network may further restrict access by you to any areas of this Website, at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion.  Any user ID and password you may have for this Website are confidential and you must maintain confidentiality of such information.

All graphics, code, and site text are completely owned by The Masque and may not be reproduced. (c)2000-2014 TheMasque.net, with the following exceptions: The Masque runs on eFictionSMF and Coppermine, with extensive modification gathered around the web. The Masque logo art is by artist C. Walton. Background and side bar graphics by J. Kiss and C. Walton.

4.              Your Content.

In these Website Standard Terms And Conditions, "Your Content" shall mean any audio, video, text, images or other material you choose to display on this Website. With respect to Your Content, by displaying it, you grant The Masque Network a non-exclusive, worldwide, revocable, royalty-free, license to use, publish, translate and distribute it on the Website.

Your Content must be your own and must not be infringing on any third party's rights without clear and blatant disclosure and disclaimer. The Masque Network reserves the right to remove any of Your Content from this Website at any time, and for any reason, without notice.

To our knowledge, every original story is totally fictional.

All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners and corporate affiliates. Any original characters and plot are the property of the author. No money is being made from any work on this website. No copyright infringement is intended. We feel that fanfiction and derivative works can help fans capture the essence of the original yet still be creative and stay active in the fandom. Legally, we use Hustler Magazine, Inc. et al. v. Jerry Falwell to justify publishing fanfiction and fanart as respectful and loving "parody" of original work and no author or artist derives income from publishing at The Masque, nor does The Masque receive income from the publishing of derivative works.

DMCA Copyright Notification:
The Masque Network is an online service provider as defined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We provide legal copyright owners with the ability to self-publish on the internet by uploading, storing and displaying various media utilizing our services. If you believe that your copyrighted content has been posted by a The Masque Net user without your knowledge or consent, please contacting us.

 

5.              No warranties.

This Website is provided "as is," with all faults, and The Masque Network makes no express or implied representations or warranties, of any kind related to this Website or the materials contained on this Website. Additionally, nothing contained on this Website shall be construed as providing consult or advice to you.

6.              Limitation of liability.

In no event shall The Masque Network nor any of its officers, directors and employees, be liable to you for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website, whether such liability is under contract, tort or otherwise, and The Masque Network, including its officers, directors and employees shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website.

7.              Indemnification.

You hereby indemnify to the fullest extent The Masque Network from and against any and all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of or in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.

8.              Severability.

If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.

9. Variation of Terms.

The Masque Network is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review such Terms on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of this Website.

10.           Assignment.

The Masque Network shall be permitted to assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms without any notification or consent required. However, you shall not be permitted to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.

11.           Entire Agreement.

These Terms, including any legal notices and disclaimers contained on this Website, constitute the entire agreement between The Masque Network and you in relation to your use of this Website, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings with respect to the same.

12.           Governing Law & Jurisdiction.

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon, and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Oregon for the resolution of any disputes.