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The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

We do not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors, and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

User accounts and their associated login information are not to be shared.

This website may contain some material that is not suitable for minors. Visitors to this site should be 18 years or older or have parental permission.

This website, its individual parts and the website as a compilation, is protected under U.S. copyright and other laws. (See below for full Trademark and Copyright statement.) No part of it can be shared, published, or compiled in any format without our express permission.

This website also includes links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the websites. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked websites. You should always browse the web with full virus protection enabled and use common sense to avoid scams.

Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, including the right to block any person from using the site.

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States of America.

If you submit work to us, you agree that you are the legal copyright holder of the submission (if any copyright should exist surrounding the submission), and that there are no legal or copyright restrictions attached to the work, which would otherwise make posting the submission on our website illegal.

Privacy Policy

For Visitors, Subscribers, and Registered Users

We will not sell or share your personal information (including but not limited to contact information, submission reports, story lists, etc.) with any third parties (including editors, no matter how much they may beg) without your consent, except:

If you initiate any financial transactions through our site, we must provide one of our trusted payment processors with the information necessary to process the transaction.

We will provide requested information to comply with legal and criminal investigations only when proper due process is followed.

When we gather information for statistical purposes, the information we report does not include any personally-identifiable data.

Like most websites, we use cookies to provide you with a personalized experience as you use our site. These cookies do not track you when you are not on short-story.net.

If you would like to have your name announced when you have a piece accepted, we will do so only if you have given us permission through your Profile.

For Editors and Publishers of publications listed in our database

We do keep a contact email address for each publication on file. This email address is not available to the public; only our admins have access to it.

Email

For Visitors, Subscribers, and Registered Users

If you sign up for our email newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you do not sign up for our email newsletter or if you unsubscribe from it, we will only contact you as required to provide requested services or to inform you about your account (such as replying to a question or comment that you sent to us, or to send your login information when you request it).

For Editors and Publishers of publications listed in our database

Periodically (no more than a few times a year), we may email you regarding our listing for your publication (for example, to check for accuracy or to inform you of new features for editors). If you do not wish for us to send these occasional messages, please just let us know.

We will also email you when there is activity on your work (in terms of new comments and ratings). You can unsubscribe from these notifications from the "My Profile" section in your account dashboard.

Your Security

If you are a registered user, your password is encrypted and even our admins cannot read it. However, it is your responsibility to maintain your password and never share it with anyone.

We cannot vouch for the content or safety of the outside websites that we link to. You are responsible for protecting yourself from viruses, scams, and other threats when browsing the internet.

Copyright

This website, including but not limited to text, content, video, and graphics, is protected by copyright and other proprietary rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. The website and its database are also protected as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws and treaties. All individual articles, pages and other elements making up the website are also copyrighted works. Use of any of these original works without written permission of the administration team at Short-Story.Net is expressly forbidden.

All quotes and cover images provided in the market listings are the property of their respective copyright holders. Use of any of these original works without written permission of the owner is expressly forbidden.

Permission is granted for linking to this website, so long as it is not done in a manner that implies or suggests ownership or that violates any of our Terms of Service.