Terms of Service

Terms of Usage

Your Acceptance

By using and/or visiting this website (collectively, including all Content available through the luminarynovels.com domain name, the “Luminary Novels Website”, or “Website”), You comply and assent to the Terms of Usage/ Terms of Use/ Terms of Service, which are published at https://www.luminarynovels.com/terms-of-service/ and which are incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Luminary Novels Website.

These Terms of Use apply to all users of the Luminary Novels Website, including users who are also contributors of novel content, translations, information, and other materials or services on the Website. The Luminary Novels Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by Luminary Novels. Luminary Novels has no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, Luminary Novels will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve Luminary Novels from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Luminary Novels Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website you visit.

Website Access

Luminary Novels hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in this Terms of Use, provided that: (i) your use of the Website as permitted is solely for your personal, noncommercial use; (ii) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without Luminary Novels’s prior written authorization; (iii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purpose; and (iv) you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.

In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create an account. You may never use another’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that happens on your account. Although Luminary Novels will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Luminary Novels or others due to such unauthorized use.

You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Luminary Novels servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Luminary Novels grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Luminary Novels reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or use identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Luminary Novels content, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to Luminary Novels, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the United States, and foreign laws and international conventions. Content on the Website is provided to you as-is for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Luminary Novels reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Luminary Novels Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Luminary Novels Website or the Content therein.

User Submissions

The Luminary Novels Website may now or in the future permit the submission of novels, translations or other communications submitted by you and other users (“User Submissions”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Luminary Novels does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions.

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submission, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Luminary Novels to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable protection.

Luminary Novels Terms of Service

Last updated: July 28, 2023

1. Acceptance of Terms

This document contains the Terms of Service (“Terms”) for luminarynovels.com (the “Website” or “Site”), owned and operated by Luminary Novels, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our”, or “Luminary Novels”). These Terms govern your access and use of our services, including our Website, any applications, mobile applications, and all content and services available via the Website (collectively, the “Service”).

By using our Service, you (“you” or “user”) agree to be bound by these Terms and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these Terms, you should refrain from using our Service.

2. User Eligibility

By using our Service, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. If you are under 13, you may not use our Service.

3. User Submissions

Our Service allows users to post original and translated novels, and other literary content (“User Content”). You retain the ownership of your User Content, and you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your User Content for the purpose of operating, developing, providing, and improving the Service.

You are solely responsible for the User Content you post, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness. By posting User Content, you represent and warrant that you have all rights, permissions, and licenses needed to post such User Content and to grant us the rights granted in this Terms.

4. Prohibited Conduct

In using our Service, you agree not to:

  • Engage in any illegal activities;
  • Post or distribute any obscene, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or abusive content;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the Service, or servers or networks connected to the Service;
  • Violate these Terms, applicable laws, or any other applicable regulations or guidelines.

5. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

We respect copyright law and expect our users to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on our Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our DMCA policy.

6. Modifications to the Service

We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Service, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice.

7. Termination

We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Service, in whole or in part, if we believe that you have violated these Terms, or for any other reason, without notice or liability.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Service is provided “as is” and “as available”. We disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

9. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall we be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses resulting from your access to or use of, or inability to access or use, the Service.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which Luminary Novels, Inc. is located, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within this jurisdiction for any actions for which we retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction.

11. Changes to these Terms

We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. If we make changes to these Terms, we will notify you by updating the date at the top of this page and providing a notice on our Service.

12. Contact Information

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at: [insert contact information]

Your use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of these Terms as they may be amended from time to time.

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