We at Imagine Forest would like to thank you for your interest in using our website. We want to make sure that you feel settled in at Imagine Forest and that you understand the rules before joining our humble website. In order to be a member of Imagineforest.com, you must accept the following terms and conditions
The following is an agreement between Imagine Forest (“us”, “our” and “we”), and any person or other legal entity, (“you”, “your” or “account holder”) who wishes to use the Imagine Forest website. Whether as the holder of an account on the Site (“Member”) or merely to browse the website (Members and other users of the Site are collectively described in this agreement as “Users”).
Imagine Forest is a website which allows members to write stories online and share them with other users. It also has a number of resources and activities to support aspiring writers.
These terms and conditions ("Terms") apply to all and any use of imagineforest.com. This includes any postings, emails and other communications made to or using it. If you use Imagineforest.com, you agree to comply with these terms. If you do not accept these terms, then you should leave this website and discontinue use of the services immediately. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you wish to become a Member, communicate with other Members through the Site and make full use of the Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the registration process.
Unless permitted on this site, this website is for personal and non-commercial use only, and may not be used for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement. In addition, you may not reproduce, copy, duplicate, sell or resell any part of the Service.
Imagine Forest owns all materials that appear on this website, including any slogans, logos, designs, graphics, pictures, images, text, content, images or other materials. All such rights of Imagine Forest are hereby asserted and reserved, and you may not make any unauthorized use of the Content, including using Content in a way that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, using Content in a commercial manner, or otherwise infringing on Imagine Forest’s rights.
You are however, allowed to print the stories or books that you as a member of Imagine Forest created on the website. These can only be used for personal use and should not be sold or distributed to anyone else in a commercial setting.
Imagine Forest also uses emojis in places throughout the site. The emoji library we use is Twemoji, you can find licencing information about this library and more details here (https://twemoji.twitter.com/).
Please read this separate Rules Of Imagine Forest document for rules of the website.
These rules apply to all website visitors, including public visitors and members of Imagine Forest (Please ask a grown-up to read these for you, if you do not understand):
Imagine Forest has the sole discretion to determine whether Content is Prohibited Content, and any Content submitted to the Service may be subject to examination from time to time. Imagine Forest may delete, move, and edit Content for any reason, at any time, without notice. Imagine Forest in no way guarantees the accuracy, non-infringement, quality or appropriateness of Content available through the Service.
Any breach or non-compliance of any of these User Conduct terms will entitle Imagine Forest to immediately and without notice (i) terminate any Member account, which could result in the permanent loss of any data in the account and any User Content of the Member, and (ii) block you from any further use of the Site and Service.
Your friend code is a unique code containing numbers, letters and special characters. Along with this unique friend code, users must also set up a friendship question and answer. Both the unique friend code and friendship question, allow Imagine Forest users to safely share their books with verified friends (and not just random strangers). This also lowers the risk of inappropriate content being viewed and any other offensive behavior.
To add friends on Imagine Forest, the user must enter their friend’s unique code, answer the friendship question correctly, and then wait until the other person accepts their friendship request. This process creates a safe and secure environment for our younger users. Only users which are your verified friends can view your activity feed, read your books and comment on them.
Your unique friend code and friendship question are created to keep you safe online. For this reason, you must follow these important rules:
Please remember that your unique friend code has been created to keep you safe online. If you do not follow the above rules, your account could be banned for compromising your own safety and the safety of others online.
These Terms also apply to use of our blog. You are responsible for any comments you post here, Imagine Forest will not be held liable for any offensive or illegal content (as described above). Any competitions ran on the blog, will include their own terms and conditions within their blog post, along with a description of the prize.
The views expressed in stories are of the individual creators or writers of those stories and not those of Imagine Forest, unless specified otherwise by Imagine Forest. In particular but without limitation to the above Imagine Forest are not responsible for and disclaims all liability in respect of any comments, views or remarks expressed in stories or books created by users of the website. Imagine Forest give no warranty and make no representation as to the accuracy, currency or validity of the information and material contained within the user created stories and shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused as a result of any use of such material. It is also important to note that Imagine Forest reserves the right to remove content from the Site at any time, without notice, for any reason, or for no reason, in its sole discretion.
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.
Copyright protects writers or creators of content from having their work copied and shared without permission.
Copyright is automatically given to the creator of content, the moment the content is created or published.
In the case of Imagine Forest, a writer automatically gains copyright over their book the moment they hit the “Publish” button.
How does copyright protect your books? Here are some ways in which copyright protects the members on our site:
Please remember that ideas can NOT be copyrighted. When an author writes a book on Imagine Forest, it is the text or sentences that they used that are copyrighted ONLY. Also images used in books can not be copyrighted, as these are public domain, so anyone can use these.
Copyright is very important to Imagine Forest. All content on this website including blog posts, printables and stories written by our users are copyrighted. Below are our general rules in regards to copyright.
Apart from general copyright guidelines, we also have specific guidelines for stories and books written by our users/members. Below are our copyright guidelines relating to books published on Imagine Forest:
Please Note: Failing to follow these results can result in legal action against you, as it is illegal to copy or plagiarise the content on another website without written permission from the owner.
Imagine Forest respects intellectual property rights. If you believe that any Content on this Site infringes on another's intellectual property rights you may email us at info(at)imagineforest.com. Imagine Forest reserves the right to remove Content and User Content without prior notice. Imagine Forest may also terminate a Users’ access to the Site, immediately and without notice, if Imagine Forest believes, in its sole discretion that the User is infringing any third party rights ( including but not limited to any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, other intellectual property rights, moral rights, privacy rights or publicity rights).
The Imagine Forest website will be maintained on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Imagine Forest gives no guarantee that the website will always be available, or that it will work perfectly. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Imagine Forest exclude liability for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of your use of Imagineforest.com. We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data on the site or any stories you created.
Imagine Forest has the right to terminate this Agreement and immediately remove, cancel or suspend access to and use of Imagineforest.com for any reason, including if you break the rules or these Terms, if Imagineforest.com is bought by another company, or for any other reason.
Anyone linking to imagineforest.com must not imply or suggest affiliations to Imagine Forest that do not exist, and the link may not refer to or portray Imagine Forest in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive manner.
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Imagine Forest may make alterations to these Terms from time to time. These changes shall become effective immediately as soon as they are posted on this site.
All questions, comments or enquiries should be sent by email to: info(at)imagineforest.com
Date Last Updated: 10th Oct 2020