TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
These are the terms and conditions for use of the Silverthought website
(www.silverthought.com) and affiliated sites or web pages that are operated
by Paul Hughes. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access www.silverthought.com
on any device.
using this website, you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which
shall take effect immediately on your first use of the site. If you do
not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms, please do not
access and/or use the Silverthought website.
changes we make to the Terms and Conditions will be reflected on this
Entertainment purposes only
This website provides information of an entertainment nature, including
short stories, serialized fiction, sample chapters of novels, full novelizations,
collaborative writing projects, and flash fiction. Silverthought does
not accept any liability for your use of or interpretation of the information
contained on this website. Silverthought shall use its reasonable endeavors
to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate and
up to date. Silverthought may make improvements or changes in the information,
services, products, and other materials on this website, or terminate
this website, at any time without notice.
Use of material appearing on Silverthought
For the purposes of this agreement, "material" means written
text or graphics published on the Silverthought website, whether copyright
Silverthought/Paul Hughes or a third party.
may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these
for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You also agree not
to adapt, alter, or create a derivative work from any Silverthought content
except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You are not allowed
to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic
or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic
or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on the
may not reproduce any part of the Silverthought website, or transmit it
to or store it in any other website without a prior agreement in writing
from the Silverthought owner (Paul Hughes), who can be contacted by email
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Silverthought disclaims all express
and implied warranties with regard to the information, services, and materials
contained on this website. You must not rely on any statement we have
published on the Silverthought website without first taking specialist
the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any damages arising
as a result of your use of this website, or any loss caused as a result
of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing or reading
the material or any part of it.
give no warranties of any kind concerning the Silverthought website or
the material published on it. We do not warrant that functions contained
at this website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects will
be corrected. We do not warrant that the Silverthought website or any
of its contents is virus free (although we endeavor to ensure that this
is so). You must take your own precautions in this respect, as we accept
no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or
by anything that has destructive properties.
Links to other websites
This website contains links to other websites that are independent of
Silverthought and are maintained by third parties. Silverthought is not
responsible for the content of any third-party websites and shall not
be liable for any damages or injury arising from the contents of such
websites. Any links to other websites are provided as a convenience to
you as a user of this website and do not imply Silverthought's endorsement
of the linked websites or association with their operators.
This website is controlled and operated by Silverthought from its offices
in Evans Mills, NY. Silverthought makes no representation that materials
on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations.
Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on
their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws,
if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review
these terms and conditions regularly, as you will be deemed to have accepted
a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted.
PUBLISHING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
submitting content to the Silverthought website, you are deemed to have
accepted these terms and conditions:
Any content submitted to the Silverthought site remains the intellectual
property of the author or copyright holder (you may re-publish your content
or adaptations of your content elsewhere). However, by submitting content
to the Silverthought website, you grant permission for Silverthought to
publish your content on the Silverthought website and to modify, adapt,
edit, reproduce and create derivative works based on your content (for
example, to publish an excerpt in Silverthought email newsletters or press
releases), without payment to the author or copyright holder, in perpetuity.
(See disclaimer below.)
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Silverthought holds the author
or copyright holder responsible for any defamatory or libellous remarks
made in the content they submit. Libel means to defame or take away a
good name. Libel can be proven even when the plaintiff is referred to
indirectly. The tests of defamation include: hatred, ridicule or contempt;
causing the subject to be shunned or avoided; 'lowering a person in the
estimation of right-minded people'; and implying a lack of qualification,
knowledge, skill, capacity, judgment or efficiency to conduct business.
Malicious falsehood means the publication of a false statement that damages
a person. In criminal defamatory libel one publication could be the subject
of both civil and criminal proceedings and the defamer could be made to
Where you are invited to submit any contribution to Silverthought (including
any text or graphics) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant
Silverthought a one-time non-exclusive electronic (or non-exclusive reprint)
right and license to publish your contribution on the Silverthought website.
If you do not want to grant to Silverthought the rights set out above,
please do not submit your material to Silverthought.
Where you are invited to submit any contribution to Silverthought (including
any text or graphics) you warrant that your contribution:
is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available
to Silverthought for publication on the Silverthought website and other
purposes outlined above; and
is not defamatory; and
does not infringe any law; and
you indemnify Silverthought/Paul Hughes against all legal fees, damages
and other expenses that may be incurred by Silverthought/Paul Hughes as
a result of your breach of the above warranty.
Removal of content
Silverthought has the right to remove content from the Silverthought website
at any time without advance notice or explanation.
is not legally bound to remove content that is published on the Silverthought
website at the request of the author or copyright holder. However, it
is our policy to do so; if you would like your content to be removed from
the Silverthought website, please email email@example.com,
with a note explaining the reasons for your request, and every attempt
will be made to remove the content as soon as possible.
is committed to ensuring the protection of personal information of our
staff, customers, clients, and users of this web site. We are committed
to keeping personal information accurate, confidential, secure, and private.
collects personal information about you only when you knowingly and willingly
provide it, and we will not share or otherwise profit from the distribution
of personal data beyond the use it was provided to fulfill.
Collection of Personal Information
Silverthought collects personal information from users when they register
for our forum, make a purchase from our bookstore, or when they contact
When an individual registers for our forum they are required to provide
their name, email address, and password. This information allows us to
deliver services to them in a secure manner and enables them to change
their preferences associated with the forum. We also ask subscribers for
additional information, which is not required to participate in the forum.
The purpose of gathering this optional information is twofold: 1) With
a greater understanding of our users we can develop services even better
suited to the needs of our community and 2) to generate a statistical
profile of all community members that is shared with users of said forum.
Note that Silverthought will not sell to or share your email address or individual
information with any third party.
a forum user cancels his or her membership, that individual's personal
information (name and email address) will be deleted from our membership
database. Any posts the user has elected to make, however, will still
have the personal information they provided displayed. This is to ensure
accountability for all content on our forum. If a user wishes to delete
their posts, they may do so before canceling their membership.
When a visitor makes a purchase from the Silverthought bookstore, our
third-party merchant service provider (PayPal) collects personal information
in order to validate billing. Of this information, email address, name,
and shipping address are made available to Silverthought. This information
is used to verify the buyer's identity and to resolve delinquent accounts.
When you send us an email you provide us with your name and email address,
along with any other information you provide in the body of your email.
This information may be shared with persons outside of Silverthought only
when they are required to receive this information in order to respond
effectively to your query. We retain all email correspondence indefinitely
in order to improve our services according to customer feedback.
Limitation of Liability
confidentiality and security is not possible over the Internet. Internet
use and communication is subject to interception, loss, and alteration.
On whichever site you provide personal information, it is possible for
a third party to view that information. You acknowledge and agree that
Silverthought shall not be responsible for any damages you may suffer
as a result of the transmission of confidential or sensitive information
over the Internet, and that all such communications will be at your own
hope you find this statement informative and clear. Please email site
owner Paul Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
regarding any questions you may have. You may also contact Silverthought
in writing at:
PO Box 72
Evans Mills, NY 13673