Terms & Conditions

Key Points

  • Do not post obscene, illegal, or hateful material.
  • Only post work whose copyright you control.
  • You retain ownership of your work.
  • You grant us a license to use your work on this site.


Please read these terms of use ("agreement" or "terms of use") carefully before using the services offered by Fictionaut.com ("Fictionaut" or "company"). This agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the website at www.fictionaut.com (the "site") and the service owned and operated by company (collectively with the site, the "service"). By using the site or service in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the site, you agree to be bound by this agreement. This agreement applies to all users of the site or service, including users who are also contributors of content, information, and other materials on the site.

Content & Ownership

We do not claim any right of ownership in any manuscripts, comments, reviews, files, images, photos, or any other material ("content") that you post on Fictionaut. After posting your content you will continue to retain all your intellectual property ownership rights and continue to have the right to use your work in any way you choose.

However, by posting content on Fictionaut you hereby grant to us a license to use, modify, publicly display, reproduce and distribute such content on the site. The license you grant us is:

  1. non-exclusive which means you are free to license your work to any one else
  2. fully paid up and royalty free which means you will not be paid by Fictionaut or anyone else for the use of your work on the site
  3. sub-licensable for the purposes of enabling us to host and maintain the site via third parties

This license does not grant us the right to sell your work.

You are solely responsible for the content posted by you and all other material you transmit to us or other members. You represent and warrant that:

  1. you own the content posted by you or have the right to post the content on the site
  2. the content does not infringe the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person
  3. the content does not breach any right of confidence
  4. the content is not libellous or obscene
  5. the content is not in breach of the Official Secrets Act or any other similar legalisation or otherwise unlawful
  6. that if followed any recipes or instructions included in the content will not cause any harm to any person


We work hard to ensure that Fictionaut is available as often as possible. However, due to the nature of the internet, this cannot be guaranteed and accordingly Fictionaut is provided on an "as is" basis. Access to the site may be restricted from time to time to allow for repairs, maintenance, and updates. We reserve the right to take down the site at any time.


You agree to indemnify us and our affiliates against any loss or damage or expense we or our affiliates suffer or incur as a result of you being breach of any of the above warranties. This means that you will be responsible for the loss or damage we suffer as a result of you being in breach of your warranties to us.

Our Right to Remove Content

At any time we may delete content that is flagrantly offensive, infringes the rights of any third party, threatens the safety of another person, or is otherwise unlawful. We will not be required to give you any reason for removing stories, comments, photos, or other material.

Exclusion of Liability

We assume no responsibility for monitoring the site for amongst other things inappropriate or unlawful content, including but not limited to defamatory content. We do not endorse or assume any liability for or any damage you may suffer as a result of any such content, nor do we make any representation or give any warranty express or implied as to the accuracy or lawfulness of the content herein. Due to the volume of content and the community nature of this site, content is not reviewed by us prior to it being posted by users.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Fictionaut is an Online Service Provider under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 ("DMCA"). Fictionaut respects the legitimate rights of copyright owners, and has adopted an efficient notice and takedown procedure as required by the DMCA and described herein. This policy is intended to guide copyright owners in utilizing that procedure, and also to guide authors in restoring access to stories that are disabled due to mistake. For complete information on takedown notices and counter-notifications, please see our Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy.

Reaching us

We can be reached best via e-mail at support@fictionaut.com.

If you feel that Fictionaut is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above address. Alternatively, you may contact the DMA's Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the-dma.org, and state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau.

We work hard to protect your privacy and ensure that Fictionaut is safe and secure for you to use.