End User License Agreement — Terms of Site Use

By creating an account on this site, you agree to hold ElectricStory.com, Inc.®, its officers, staff, and affiliates, including Baen Publishing Enterprises, Inc., harmless of all damages you may incur. You understand that ElectricStory.com, hereafter ES, does not protect your work from unlawful use, including but not limited to copying without permission and notice by other site users.

By posting content on the ES Community Site, including short stories, novels, poems, collections, anthologies, song lyrics, nonfiction essays, electronic code, and all other text or information put down in the various electronic formats permitted by ES for upload and download, hereafter referred to as the Work, you understand that unless you are specifically offered a contract for the Work, there is no publishing relationship between you, ES, or its affiliates and neither you nor ES incurs any special obligation with regard to the Work. You warrant that you have the legal right to distribute the Work, that the Work does not unlawfully appropriate the name, likeness, personal information, or intellectual property of any person, that ES bears no responsibility for the content of the Work, and that you will indemnify and hold harmless ES in the event that any dispute arises from your dissemination of the Work.

By downloading the Work of others on this site, you agree to maintain copies only for personal review purposes and not to redistribute the Work to third parties without the express written permission of the creator or creators. You agree not to infringe the rights holders' copyright in any way, including by unauthorized redistribution, whether for profit or not; plagiarism; and any unlawful appropriation of the author's name, likeness, concepts, and trademarks.

IF YOU ARE AN EDITOR, AGENT, OR PUBLISHER, you must identify your professional role in your user profile, and ES reserves the right to identify you as an editor, agent, or publisher anywhere your name appears on the site. Failure to identify yourself to ES as an industry professional is grounds for immediate suspension or termination of your account, without notice.

You agree that ES may keep archival copies of all content you post on the site, and use all data it gathers from your use of the site in its marketing and other business functions, including your name and likeness as posted on the site and the synopses of the Work you post on the site. ES will not send you mail without your express permission, nor will it sell your personal information, including e-mail and other addresses to third parties.