Terms of Use

DESCRIPTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

By visiting or using this website "QwertyThoughts.com"("Site") or/ and all its subdomains, across all geographies and online or mobile platforms and applications, you agree to the following terms, the Qwerty Thoughts privacy policy, and the Community Guidelines. If you do not agree to any of these, then please do not use the Qwerty Thoughts Website.

"Qwertythoughts.com", or its all "subdomains", or "us" or "we" or "our" refers to Qwerty Thoughts. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of the Site, including writers, readers and viewers.

Qwerty Thoughts is a registered trademark and the sole property of the owners of Qwerty Thoughts, and should not be used anywhere in any context without the written permission of the owners.

Qwerty Thoughts reserves the right to change these Terms of Use any time without prior information and at its discretion. You hereby acknowledge that your continued use of the Website constitutes consent to the latest version of these Terms of Use that is reflected by the 'Last modified' heading below. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. If you have any questions, doubts or comments, please contact us through the contact us form.

We will endeavor to notify you of changes to the Terms of Use agreement by updating them on this page and will make an effort to send a notification to the mailing lists, but we are not liable for failure to note changes to the Member Agreement. The most current version of the Member Agreement is posted at the bottom of the page on the Site. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the terms of this Member Agreement and the rules and policies posted on the Site, the Site rules and policies shall govern, and you agree to be bound by the terms mentioned here.

WEBSITE

A. These Terms of Use apply to all users of the QwertyThoughts.com Website, including users who are also contributors of text content, information, and other materials or services on the Website.

B. The QwertyThoughts.com website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by QwertyThoughts.com. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, QwertyThoughts.com will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the website, you expressly relieve QwertyThoughts.com from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

USER ACCOUNTS, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

Users of the Site are required to complete the Site's registration process with complete and accurate information. Your membership to the site is not transferable or assignable and you are not allowed to use any other individual’s account for your use without permission. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify QwertyThoughts.com immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. You shall not permit (a) any other person to use your password or to access the Site under your registered user name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. QwertyThoughts.com bears no responsibility for your failure to comply with this section resulting in any liability or losses to you, but you may be liable for the losses of QwertyThoughts.com or others due to such unauthorized use.

You are not allowed to create more than one account as using multiple accounts for any malicious activity will result in immediate account termination.

QwertyThoughts.com reserves the right to terminate any account without notice.

GENERAL USE OF THE WEBSITE

QwertyThoughts.com hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Use, provided that:

A. You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to Content Submissions (defined below), without QwertyThoughts.com's prior written authorization.

B. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website.

C. You agree not to access Content Submissions (defined below) or QwertyThoughts.com Content through any technology or means other than the Website itself.

D. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of QwertyThoughts.com. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without QwertyThoughts.com's express approval:

* sale of access to the Website or its related services on another website;

* use of the Website or its related services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue;

* the sale of advertising, on the QwertyThoughts.com website or any third-party website, targeted to the content of specific Content Submissions or QwertyThoughts.com content;

* and any use of the Website or its related services that QwertyThoughts.com finds, in its sole discretion, to use QwertyThoughts.com's resources or Content Submissions with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for QwertyThoughts.com, QwertyThoughts.com content, or its Content Submissions.

E. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders,", “crawlers” or "offline readers," that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the QwertyThoughts.com servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, QwertyThoughts.com grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. QwertyThoughts.com reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website (e.g. comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their Content Submissions.

F. In your use of the Website, you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, QwertyThoughts.com Community Guidelines, and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

G. QwertyThoughts.com reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the QwertyThoughts.com Website at any time.

CONTENT SUBMISSIONS - USE OF CONTENT SUBMITTED BY WRITERS & RIGHTS OF WRITERS

The provisions of this section apply to site members.

A. By submitting material (all written material, for example- manuscripts, published books, drafts, stories, poetry etc.) to any area of the Site, you automatically grant Qwerty Thoughts non-exclusive rights to display the work on the Site and in its social media at no charge to Qwerty Thoughts.

B. You grant Qwerty Thoughts the right, at no charge, from time to time to copy, distribute or make generally available to the public the titles of submitted work, your pen name, and/or short excerpts from work posted to the Site by writers for the purpose of promoting your work, Qwerty Thoughts or the Site.

C. You acknowledge and agree that Qwerty Thoughts may preserve work that you post to the Site and may also disclose such work if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Member Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any work violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Qwerty Thoughts, its owners or operators or third parties.

D. Except as specifically described above, Members retain all rights to the work they post to the Site. Qwerty Thoughts will not submit the work of Members for publication or publish it to the general public unless the author has approved by either written or electronic means. By posting your work to the Site, Qwerty Thoughts does not obtain any purchase or publication option or otherwise restrict the freedom of Members to market, publish, or sell work they post to the Site. Qwerty Thoughts may from time to time establish additional forms of rights management and ownership programs applicable to work posted to the Site. Participation in these offerings will be solely at the discretion of each Member.

E .Manuscripts, unpublished work specifically submitted to Qwerty Thoughts by the Member for the purpose of finding a third party publisher through the services of Qwerty Thoughts will allow Qwerty Thoughts to keep the rights of the content submitted until an agreement has been made between the member, publisher and Qwerty Thoughts about deciding the terms and share of royalty upon the content’s publication by the third party publisher.

F. Direct agreements or talks between the third party publisher assigned or matched by Qwerty Thoughts to the Member and his unpublished work is not allowed and may face legal action if infringed.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT YOU POST

You understand that all work and communication posted to the Site, including work posted by authors and other content posted by members ("Content") is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, not Qwerty Thoughts, are entirely responsible for all Content that you post or otherwise make available via the Site.

USE OF THE SITE

You agree not to utilize or otherwise access the Site for any unlawful purpose or for any purpose that encourages or facilitates unlawful or criminal conduct or to post or transmit any material that is in any way infringing or otherwise in violation of the rights of others, including but not limited to engaging in conduct that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, or otherwise objectionable. You further agree not to utilize the Site for the purpose of advertising or solicitation without the express prior written consent of Qwerty Thoughts, and you agree not to use the Site to promote other online services that are competitive with Qwerty Thoughts or the Site.

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

Members own a copyright in their original content that they post to the Site.

Qwerty Thoughts owns a copyright in all aspects of the Site original to it, including but not limited to, selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Site, as well as in Qwerty Thoughts's original content on the Site.

POSTING OF CONTENT

You shall not post or otherwise make available on the Site any material which is protected by a copyright, trademark or other proprietary right other than your own. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission, and such liability shall survive any termination of this Member Agreement or your membership to the Site.

YOUR USE OF CONTENT AVAILABLE ON QWERTY THOUGHTS

You may make a single copy of Content posted to the Site by Members on your hard drive or in print for your own personal, non-commercial use only. You may not modify, publish, transmit, distribute, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, in whole or in part, any Content other than your own. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of Content will be permitted without the express permission of Qwerty Thoughts and the copyright owner. You may not remove, change or obscure any copyright notice, author attribution, trademark legend or other proprietary notice. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights in the Content by downloading or printing copyrighted material. You shall not use Content or the Site in any manner except as expressly permitted by this Member Agreement or any rules and policies posted on the Site.

COPYRIGHT DISPUTES

You agree that the enforcement and arbitration of copyright disputes on the Site will be governed by this policy document, the DMCA copyright rules and the rules of the appropriate Government.

CHANGES TO THE SITE

All features of the Site are subject to availability, and Qwerty Thoughts and its owners and operators shall have no liability in connection with the temporary or permanent unavailability of particular features of the Site. Qwerty Thoughts may, at any time, without liability, change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site without notice, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use. Changes will not be made to your rights in posted work as described in the Section above titled "USE OF CONTENT SUBMITTED BY WRITERS & RIGHTS OF WRITERS" without your consent.

YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

You agree to: (a) abide by the terms of the Member Agreement and all other rules and policies posted on the Site; (b) honor the requests made by Qwerty Thoughts and its agents with respect to your actions on the Site; (c) provide us with accurate, complete registration information, including your age of consent, when registering as user of the Site; and (d) check for updates and update notices of the Member Agreement and the rules and policies posted on the Site.

THIRD PARTY CONTENT

Qwerty Thoughts does not control or monitor the Content posted via the Site and does not guarantee the quality of such Content. The Site Content is supplied by third party members of the Site and not the owners or operators of Qwerty Thoughts or the Site. The information and opinions in the Content represent solely the thoughts of the author and is neither endorsed by nor does it necessarily reflect the belief of Qwerty Thoughts. Neither Qwerty Thoughts or its owners or operators are responsible for the Content, accuracy opinions, advice or statements made on the Site by anyone other than authorized Qwerty Thoughts employees or agents. You understand that by accessing the Site, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Site may contain links to other websites. Inclusion of any linked web site to our Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked web site by us. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or opinions expressed in such web sites, and such web sites are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Site.

TERMINATION

You agree that Qwerty Thoughts may, in its sole discretion and without liability, terminate your membership to the Site or remove and discard any Content with or without notice, if Qwerty Thoughts believes, in its sole discretion, that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Member Agreement or the Site rules and policies or that your activity interferes with proper use of the Site by others. All provisions of this Member Agreement which by their nature are intended to survive the termination of your membership or this Agreement, including but not limited to the clause below "DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION" shall survive any such termination.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION

A. The site and all features thereof are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are implied by and incapable of exclusion under applicable law. Neither Qwerty Thoughts, nor any of its owners, officers, directors, operators, partners, employees, agents, subcontractors, licensors, successors, assigns, affiliates, or third party suppliers (collectively "affiliated parties") warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability of any information obtained from the site, or the results that may be obtained from use of the site.

B. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Qwerty Thoughts or its affiliated parties be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential (including but not limited to lost business or lost profits) or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the site, the content contained on the site, or in connection with Qwerty Thoughts contests, competitions, paid promotions or otherwise. You specifically acknowledge that neither Qwerty Thoughts nor its affiliated parties are liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other members and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you.

C. The negation and limitation of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you. This site would not be provided without such limitations.

D. In the event the above limitation of liability is prohibited by applicable law, the total aggregate liability of Qwerty Thoughts and its affiliated parties in connection with any claim arising out of or relating to the site shall not exceed thirty US dollars ($30), and such amount shall be in lieu of all other remedies which you may have against Qwerty Thoughts or its affiliated parties.

E. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Qwerty Thoughts and its affiliated parties from and against all claims, damages, liability and expenses (including attorneys' fees), arising out of or in connection with your violation of this member agreement or your use of the site, including but not limited to, any material you post to the site or your participation in anything related to Qwerty Thoughts.

MISCELLANEOUS

This Member Agreement and any rules and policies, as amended from time to time, that are established by Qwerty Thoughts and posted on the Site constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior written or oral agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Site, the Content, and the subject matter of this Member Agreement. This Member Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the courts in Delhi Jurisdiction, India, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import. Should any part of this Member Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

TRADEMARKS

Qwerty Thoughts and each of its logos are trademarks and intellectual property of Qwerty Thoughts Media Private Limited, All rights reserved. Trademarks appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners.