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Terms Of Use

 

Welcome to ModernPublish Social Network!

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of ModernPublish Social Network's Website. 

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use ModernPublish Social Network's website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.


The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Client", “You? and “Your? refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", “Ourselves?, “We?, “Our? and "Us", refers to our Company. “Party?, “Parties?, or “Us?, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves.

All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Oman. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By using ModernPublish Social Network's website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with ModernPublish Social Network’s privacy policy.

Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.

License

Unless otherwise stated, ModernPublish Social Network and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on ModernPublish Social Network All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from http://Connect.ModernPublish.com/ for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

Republish material from https://Connect.ModernPublish.com/
Sell, rent or sub-license material from http://Connect.ModernPublish.com/
Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from http://Connect.ModernPublish.com/
Redistribute content from ModernPublish Social Network (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

User Comments

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.
Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data ('Comments') in areas of the website. ModernPublish Social Network does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of ModernPublish Social Network, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion.

To the extent permitted by applicable laws ModernPublish Social Network shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.


ModernPublish Social Network reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.


You warrant and represent that:
You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party;
The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy
The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.


You hereby grant to ModernPublish Social Network a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.


Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:
Government agencies;
Search engines;
News organizations;
Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; and
System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.


These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.


We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:
commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce, American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union;
dot.com community sites;
associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites,
online directory distributors;
internet portals;
accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and
educational institutions and trade associations.


We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of ModernPublish Social Network; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to support @modernpublish.com. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

By use of our corporate name; or
By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.
No use of ModernPublish Social Network’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

Iframes

Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavor to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Credit & Contact Information

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General Rules 

Tone and culture of MP forum/Social network. MP forum/Social network is our home. To make it an overall enjoyable place to be, we have to set expectations about the behavior of everyone who enters our home. 

The tone of conversation in our forum/Social network is important to us. If you are a new member, browse around the boards for a while to get a feel for our culture. Look at the flow of our conversations to get a sense for what we consider to be acceptable in posts and topics. 
If you're new and immediately start posting with proper comments, if you are reported for any bad comments, don't be surprised if you're banned. 
If the above guidelines is not for you, then this is probably not the place for you. 
If, on the other hand, you enjoy respectful and engaging dialogue, and have a sense of courtesy to others... welcome! Enjoy! 

A- Specific Rules 

- No bad words please. (Don't test our filters.) 
- No flaming, no insults, no name calling. Your post will be deleted. 
- No belligerence. If, in the opinion of our moderators, you display aggressive, relentless, or belligerent behavior, you are subject to being banned. If you want to have a future here, be kind. 
- No yelling. (Don't do ALL CAPS..!)** 

- No excessive punctuation (e.g. strings of exclamation marks or question marks), to include use of special characters in subjects to make the topic stand out in the topic listing. Apostrophes must be used appropriately at all times. ( :P) 

- MP forum/Social network Content -- Sexually explicit pornographic images are not allowed. Explicit images of violence are not allowed. In addition, "adult content" is not allowed, which includes erotic images, erotic text, and links to erotic content. Please use your judgment, and respect that the moderator team and the board owner have final say. (FAQ) 

- Sometimes newcomers ask questions that have been asked and answered before. That's okay. Help them out, and politely show them where the answer can be found. The forum/Social networks are a big place and though we try to make information accessible, it takes a little while to get used to where everything is. If a newbie question really bothers you, just skip by that post and move on. Someone else will probably help. 

- No trolling. This includes posts that seem designed to incite angry responses, or posts that seem designed to dissuade writer’s enthusiasts. This is a writer’s forum/Social network! If you prefer other readers, you are still welcome here; but don't try to turn this into a bad forum/Social network. 

--Sorry, no discussion of politics or religion. We've found that these discussions, about beliefs that are held deeply, tend to go off the rails very quickly, so our culture here is to not have those discussions. 

--Members may not charge other members for friendship. This includes charging any member for signature space. (Also known as the Dan Rinnert rule...) 
- Posts related to Kindle books. Authors, we do allow you to post about your Kindle book, but only in the Book Corner board. See detailed author rules below. Do not post links that use non-MP forum/Social network Amazon affiliate links. We will delete your posts, or update your Amazon links to the MP forum/Social network affiliate link. 

- Use of affiliate tags. We reserve the right to add links, or update links, in your MP forum/Social network posts with links that contain MP forum/Social network affiliate codes. We may delete or modify posts that contain outside affiliate links. Posting of outside affiliate links is against forum/Social network rules and may result in banning. 
- Links to your website. We don't allow posts that are designed to get people to go to other sites to make their Amazon book or Kindle purchases. You may have a discrete link to your site in your post in the last at the bottom of your post. 

However, you may put a link to your website, but not to other people’s websites including Amazon etc. Let your website have those links instead. 

- Accessory Makers: Posts promoting your Kindle covers, lights, or other accessories are allowed through our promotions program - contact us for details via email or form. Posts that are not cleared through our promotions program may be locked and/or deleted. We reserve the right to remove or replace external sales and affiliate links. Overbearing, off-topic, or repeated posts about commercial products will be deleted. 
If you want regular presentation of your commercial product, email us at support@ modernpublish.com about our programs for advertising, giveaways, or other promotions. 

- DRM (Digital Rights Management): We do not allow threads or posts that include instructions, or links to instructions, on ways to hack, crack, or otherwise get around DRM protections. The term 'DRM' refers to access control technologies used by publishers and copyright holders to limit usage of digital content. Kindle books, e-books in general, purchased music, and other published digital content typically contain DRM controls. It is acceptable to post about DRM in general, e.g. to discuss DRM-related issues and benefits. 

- PID tools: Utilities that derive personal identifiers (PID) for your Kindle reader are considered by Amazon to be in violation of their terms of service. We do not allow posts that provide how-to instructions, source code, or links for obtaining these scripts. 

- Chat: Follow the above rules when in the forum/Social network rooms in our chatroom. This includes the Author Central, the Writers' Cafe room, and the Book Corner room. You can set up your own sub-room for your own chat topics or for when a topic might be a little sensitive to others. Just clearly label those sub-rooms when you name them, so that members have fair warning before venturing in. But this does not mean to right anything against the rules, refer to the above “A- Specific Rules”, no bad words, no profanity, no insult etc. 

- Usage: Text and photos that you post in MP forum/Social network may be used by MP forum/Social network in other media settings; for example, in our Kindle blog or in guides or other publications that MP forum/Social network may assemble from time to time. 
- Signatures/bottom of posts: Generally, you may have text signature or graphics of your eBook cover, including hyperlinked text. Do not post embedded videos in signatures or bottom of posts. Graphics or words that are offensive, distracting, or otherwise detract from the forum/Social network may be removed at the sole discretion of our moderator team. 

A signature at the bottom of posts, in length and height, can be no larger than the area X'd off below. It is 89 default font characters wide, and 10 default font characters high. That's about 800 x 140 pixels. This is enough for 8 book covers (which, when made through our Link-Maker, are 125 pixels high, you can have more covers if they are smaller) plus two lines of plain text. Keep your signature to that size or smaller; otherwise it may be changed or removed. 

- Empty posts: Members who make repeated short-phrase posts may be viewed as posting simply to bump their post count or to make their forum/Social network signatures more prominent. Those posts may be deleted and repeat offenders may be banned, at the sole discretion of the moderator team. 

- Web tracking bugs: Members who use web tracking images in their posts, signature, or avatars will be banned. 

- Posting retaliatory bad reviews on an author's Amazon page because of posts here is a bannable offense with no repeal. 

- Departure Announcements: If you choose to leave MP forum/Social network, we allow you to make a post announcing your departure from the community. For members who announce their intention to leave MP forum/Social network, we will honor the request to separate from our community by disabling the member account. This will stop our automated board notifications from going out. It also disables other board features (PM notifications, and access to chat room, author pages etc.) You will still be able to browse the boards as an unregistered guest. We hope this addresses your wishes to leave our community. 
To help us in managing this, we will consolidate "I'm leaving MP" announcements into a single thread in the forum/Social network Comments area. If you change your mind in the future, just contact us through the email in the site footer, with a request for us to re-enable your account. 
Of course, members who wish to stop posting here may simply do so at any time. And people who are taking short breaks for one reason or another may post about that; that's different. Our site has no rules that prevent people from taking a break from the boards when they wish... and many do so and then return later. Rather, the above is to address the people who choose to announce their departure from the community. 

- Authors: We are fortunate to have quite a few authors who have joined MP forum/Social network. Here are some guidelines about getting the word out about your books: 
- You may post one thread about your book, in the Book Corner board. You can use that thread to introduce your book, include a brief review, etc. 
- Do not post about your book in other boards 
- In the Book Corner board, Authors are strongly encouraged to use the link maker to include a link with a cover of their book, which takes interested folks directly to Amazon where people can read reviews, sample the book and buy it if they want. 
- Do not "bump" your thread with the word "bump" or through similar tactics. You are welcome to keep your thread "lively" by posting information about your book (reviews, author interviews, etc.) - but do not do so more than once per week. Of course, you can always reply to comments from others in the thread. After you've replied, you may not bump the thread for 7 days. The simple rule to remember for your book thread: no back-to-back posts from you that are closer than 7 days apart. 
- Do not engage in "quid pro quo" bumps in which you bump threads of other authors in return for them bumping yours. 
- No setting up of multiple accounts ("sock puppets"). We have ways of identifying these, even when attempts are made to disguise those accounts through IP-cloaking tools. (Note: if you're using an IP-cloaker or IP-blocker, you're probably high on our watch list.) 
- Do not send unsolicited private messages (PMs) or emails to any members to promote your books or other wares. 
- Do not re-post Amazon reviews here. If you do have reviews of your book at other sites, you may include a link (don't repost the whole review) to that site. 
- You may list your book, and a small graphic if desired, in your forum/Social network signature or at the bottom of each post. 
- We do not allow explicit cover images or titles, and will remove posts or signatures containing those subject to our sole discretion. See note above about "family-friendly" content. 

- Some authors have had contests or promotions to publicize their book. If you are interested in doing that, please PM a moderator to make sure the promotion is in line with forum/Social network guidelines. 
Thanks for sharing your questions, opinions, expertise, and passions. Have a good time and we'll see you out in the boards. 

-Admin
MP forum/Social network Admin