Last updated: December 31, 2018
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the www.f-bom.com website, including but not limited to the F-BOM Feminist Book of the Month subscription service, exclusive videos, and “Ask the Author” areas (“the Service”), operated by F-BOM (“us”, “we”, or “our”).
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By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.
You are considered a member of the F-BOM community if you have purchased a membership from the F-BOM website. Members will be required to choose a unique username and create a password. This membership also includes the ability to pose questions to the F-BOM author and read F-BOM author blog posts. Anyone who is not a member of F-BOM may not read F-BOM author blog posts or pose questions to the F-BOM author. Your username and password are for your use alone. Do not share this information with anyone else.
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The website associated with our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“content”). You are responsible for the content you post. F-BOM is dedicated to providing a harassment-free website experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, geographic location, linguistic ability, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of website members in any form. Members violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from membership without a refund at the discretion of the F-BOM staff.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
Comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, geographic origin, or linguistic ability
Sexual images or commentary in spaces not specifically dedicated to discussions of sexual content
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Unwelcome sexual attention or comments
“Dogpiling” – encouraging members to band together to harass a specific individual or group
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Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
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Flashing graphics, such as animated GIFs, as these are an epilepsy and migraine hazard
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Anything illegal under the laws of the state of Minnesota, where F-BOM is based
Anyone found to be violating the content and harassment rules will be asked to stop immediately. Should you continue violating the content and harassment rules, you will be banned from the website by a moderator, and should you commit a further violation after having your ability to post on the website reinstated, your membership will be cancelled without refund.
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The F-BOM website, the Her Story Arc blog, their logos, and all content provided on the website is the intellectual property under copyright or trademark of F-BOM. Novels and other material hosted on our website related to the subscription service are the intellectual property of the author. Any material you post in the website must be yours to post, whether because it is your own intellectual property or through the Fair Use exception to copyright doctrine, or with proper attribution and permission of the intellectual property holder, if necessary. Excerpts from the BOM for book discussion purposes are explicitly allowed.
Your copies of the e-books will be provided to you without Digital Rights Management (“DRM”) software. However, these copies are provided to you and you alone. Do not violate the author’s intellectual property rights by copying the book and providing it to someone else. F-BOM is dedicated to promoting works by women, and pirating their book is against our core values, in addition to being illegal.
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Except where required for postal services and financial processing, F-BOM will not require use of a legal name. F-BOM will also not sell, disclose, or distribute your personal information, including email address, physical address, or financial information to any third party unless required to do so for processing of payment or subscriptions. F-BOM will never ask you for your password and will only delete information you post on our forums if it violates the Content or Intellectual Property terms listed above.
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