"Our", "we", "us", collectively, refer to Indiepolis' owners, its agents, representatives, directors, and system operators.
"Indiepolis", "website", "site", collectively, refer to theindiepolis.com, and/or all features, products, services, and/or Content described, offered, and accessible by Indiepolis.
"You", "member", "user", collectively, refer to the person utilizing this website.
"Services" refers to all features, products, services, and/or Content described, offered, and accessible by Indiepolis.
"Content" refers to a creative experssion and includes, without limitation, video, audio, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, tools, written posts, replies, comments, information, data, text, software, scripts, executable files, graphics, and interactive features, any of which may be generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services.
"User Content" refers to Content that an Indiepolis member submits, transfers, or otherwise provides to the Services. Content includes, without limitation, all User Content.
When you create an Indiepolis Account ("Account") through our Services, you'll be asked to provide information such as your username, password, and email address. We use your email address to verify your Account and to communicate with you.
As part of the Services, your email communications with us consist of administrative communications relating to your Account for purposes including but not limited to Account verification, Account recovery, password reset, or Account termination. We may also send you emails in response to your queries relating to your use of our Services. Note that we will never email you to ask for your password or other Account information; if you receive such an email, please ignore it.
Your email address is never publicly viewable unless you publish it through Services that are publicly viewable. Your password stored in datebase is hashed and salted.
Upon the creation of your Account, a unique string of characters will be generated as your Account's identifier ("Account ID"), which is publicly viewable.
An Indiepolis "Book" is a collection of information about one or more written "Works" that are original prose or poetry content of which you are the sole or partial author. When you create a Book, you'll be asked to provide a sample of such Works. For more Book-related files, please read Indiepolis Guide.
An Indiepolis "Project" is a user-initiated process that involves two Accounts and one Book for the sole purposes of receiving or providing Book Services necessary for improving and/or publishing the Works promoted by said Book. You may communicate with another Account by sending messages or transferring files through interfaces provided by a Project.
"Book Services" include, without limitation, beta-reading, editing, proofreading, cover design, and reviewing, which are provided by Indiepolis users.
Files necessary for the creation of an Indiepolis Book and transferred files in Projects are "Essential Files".
Messages and transferred files in a Project are only accessible by you and the other user. However, we may need to review or monitor your electronic correspondences through our Services and other communications from time to time. In addition, we reserve the right to copy and distribute to third parties any information associated with your use of our Services, except for Essential Files. Therefore, you should not expect to have a right to privacy in any of your communications or in any material you post to Indiepolis, or in any information or material relating to your account that is at any time generated by Indiepolis.
Indiepolis utilizes Amazon Simple Storage Service to store Book-related files and transfered files of Projects.
We also collect and anaylze information about your activities in order to display statistics, such as populations of the website and the useage of Book Services.
Your Account Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. We may enable additional security features in the future. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your Account and information by creating a unique, secure, and protected password and limiting access to your computer and browser by logging out after you have finished accessing your Account on the Services.
We seek to protect your information, including your Account Information, to ensure that it is kept private; however, we can't guarantee the security of any information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.
To delete your Account, please contact us and present your proof of ownership.
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