Writer's Community Acceptable Use Policy

1. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

You are responsible for using the Service in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and all of our Acceptable Use Policies. These policies may be updated from time to time and are provided below, as well as in our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct.

 

2. Content Restrictions

Under no circumstances will Members upload, post, execute, or transmit any Content that:

  • is unlawful or promotes unlawful activities;

  • is or contains pornographic or sexually obscene content;

  • is libelous, defamatory, or fraudulent;

  • is discriminatory or abusive toward any individual or group;

  • gratuitously depicts or glorifies violence, including violent images;

  • is or contains false, inaccurate, or intentionally deceptive information that is likely to adversely affect the public interest (including health, safety, election integrity, and civic participation);

  • directly supports unlawful active attack or malware campaigns that are causing technical harms — such as using our platform to deliver malicious executables or as attack infrastructure, for example by organizing denial of service attacks or managing command and control servers — with no implicit or explicit dual-use purpose prior to the abuse occurring; or

  • shares unauthorized product licensing keys, software for generating unauthorized product licensing keys, or software for bypassing checks for product licensing keys, including extension of a free license beyond its trial period; or

  • infringes any proprietary right of any party, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other right.

Please see our Code of Conduct for more details.

 

3. Conduct Restrictions

While using the Service, under no circumstances will you:

  • harass, abuse, threaten, or incite violence towards any individual or group, including our employees, officers, and agents, or other users;

  • post off-topic content, or interact with platform features, in a way that significantly or repeatedly disrupts the experience of other users;

  • use our servers for any form of excessive automated bulk activity (for example, spamming or cryptocurrency mining), to place undue burden on our servers through automated means, or to relay any form of unsolicited advertising or solicitation through our servers, such as get-rich-quick schemes;

  • use our servers to disrupt or to attempt to disrupt, or to gain or to attempt to gain unauthorized access to, any service, device, data, account or network;

  • impersonate any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives, including through false association with mjspires.com or Spires House Press, or by fraudulently misrepresenting your identity; or

  • violate the privacy of any third party, such as by posting another person's personal information without consent.

Please see our Code of Conduct for more details.

 

4. Spam and Inauthentic Activity on mjspires.com

Automated excessive bulk activity and coordinated inauthentic activity, such as spamming, are prohibited on mjspires.com. Prohibited activities include:

  • bulk distribution of promotions and advertising prohibited by mjspires.com terms and policies

  • inauthentic interactions, such as fake accounts and automated inauthentic activity

  • rank abuse, such as automated starring or following

  • creation of or participation in secondary markets for the purpose of the proliferation of inauthentic activity

  • using mjspires.com as a platform for propagating abuse on other platforms

  • phishing or attempted phishing

 

5. Services Usage Limits

You will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without our express written permission.

 

6. Information Usage Restrictions

You may not use any information from this site or community platform for spamming purposes, including for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails to users or selling User Personal Information for any reason. Your use of information from the community forums must comply with this site's Privacy Policy.

 

7. Privacy

Misuse of User Personal Information is prohibited.

Any person, entity, or service collecting data from the Service must comply with this site's Privacy Policy, particularly in regard to the collection of User Personal Information. If you collect any User Personal Information from the Service, you agree that you will only use that User Personal Information for the purpose for which that User has authorized it. You agree that you will reasonably secure any User Personal Information you have gathered from the Service, and you will respond promptly to complaints, removal requests, and "do not contact" requests from us or other users.

 

8. Excessive Bandwidth Use

This site's bandwidth limitations vary based on the features you use. If we determine your bandwidth usage to be significantly excessive in relation to other users of similar features, we reserve the right to suspend your Account, limit your file uploads, or otherwise limit your activity until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption. 

 

9. Advertising in the Private Writer's Community

The purpose of this Writer's Community is to support one another. Spires House Press and mjspires.com will allow the posting of links to your published works, upload of images, promotional short book trailers, etc. as long as it is posted in the Promotions Category and not in a way that can be considered as spam. No advertising of any kind should be sent in an unsolicited manner to other members. 

You may not promote or distribute content or activity that is illegal or otherwise prohibited by our Terms of UseCode of Conduct, or Acceptable Use Policy, including excessive automated bulk activity (for example, spamming), get-rich-quick schemes, and misrepresentation or deception related to your promotion.

If you decide to post any promotional materials, you are solely responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations. We reserve the right to remove any promotional materials or advertisements that, in our sole discretion, violate any of this site's terms or policies.

10. User Protection

You must not engage in activity that significantly harms other users. We will resolve disputes in favor of protecting users as a whole.