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The Sugar Quill's Terms of Service

The Sugar Quill ( & is a non profit website that seeks to do the following:

  1. Provide forums that offers members a place to discuss the Harry Potter books in an intelligent, thoughtful manner.
  2. The steps we will take toward meeting this goal:

    • Regularly review Topic Suggestion Thread for new discussion ideas as suggested by readers
    • Monitor threads for off-topic, repetitive, irrelevant, or rude posts
  3. Offer as many writers as is reasonably possible a process that allows each to work with a beta reader to improve writing skills and a place to archive and receive feedback on finished stories.
    • Create clear guidelines on what types of stories the Sugar Quill will accept
    • Create a fair and understandable process that allows the Sugar Quill to accept as many new writers as possible without causing our beta readers to tear their hair out in frustration
    • Endeavor to return stories to readers in a reasonable amount of time
    • Recruit and keep talented beta readers (please remember to thank your beta reader!)
  4. Maintain as archive of well-written stories and essays that provide entertainment for readers and inspiration for writers.
    • Continue to recruit excellent derivative fiction and essays
    • Establish Recommendations thread by which our members can suggest stories and essays that would fit well within the SQ archive
  5. Make the Sugar Quill a fun place for readers, writers, and administration
    • Periodically re-evaluate goals and steps taken toward meeting goals
    • Make sure that the Sugar Quill guidelines are understandable
    • Provide threads and email addresses by which members can offer feedback on the site

All users of our beta reading services and visitors to our website must comply with and understand the following:

  1. The Sugar Quill attempts to monitor its discussion boards for material we consider inappropriate, but does not guarantee suitability of content for all readers. You acknowledge that The Sugar Quill is viewed/read at your own risk.
  2. Although we provide links to other websites, we are not responsible for any material at these sites. You acknowlege that you link to these other websites at your own risk.
  3. In accordance with the United States Federal Trade Commissions Children's Online Privacy & Protection Act, we do not accept nor solicit material from readers under 13 years of age. Please do not post or submit stories to The Sugar Quill if you are under the age of 13.
  4. The Sugar Quill will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (e.g., your real name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily (for example, when posting on a board or requesting material provided by the Sugar Quill, such as fund raising premiums).
  5. When you do provide us with personally identifiable information, we will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us. In this regard, we will not give, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information to anyone outside the Sugar Quill organization unless we first disclosed it to you at the time of collection.
  6. The Sugar Quill is run by volunteers with busy lives. When submitting a story to be beta read, you acknowledge that although we will strive to return the story within a reasonable amount of time, we cannot make promises. Please, be patient.
  7. Although we at The Sugar Quill encourage thought and discussion, we reserve the right to remove, limit access to, or censor posts, threads, stories, or other material that we believe are inappropriate for this website at any time.
  8. The Sugar Quill does not share stories with other websites, fanzines, or sources without the permission of the author.
  9. When submitting a story, you agree to provide an accurate email address so that we may return the story to you and/or contact you for future information.
  10. The Sugar Quill attempts to post ratings information in the header of each story when appropriate. Ratings roughly follow the system used by the Motion Picture Association of America. We generally interpret these ratings as follows:
    • G - General audience
    • PG - Some material may not be suitable for children
    • PG13 - Some material may be inappropriate for people under 13
    • R - Material may not be appropriate for people under 17
    Please read the rating. If you believe you do not meet the standards implied by these ratings, you must agree not to read the story. Stories not rated are assumed to be appropriate for the same audiences who enjoy the Harry Potter books, but because such things are subjective, this may not always be the case. As stated earlier, read at your own risk.

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Service, please direct them to the Sugar Quill . Be advised that this document was not drafted by a legal professional and is subject to change.

Now, please - go have fun and enjoy our website!


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