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TTerms and Conditions of use and Privacy Policy


Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use the Platform for Prose website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which govern our relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website. Please also read the Privacy policy below. 



The term ‘Platform for Prose’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website hosted by ( please see for their terms and conditions). The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:


  1. See the Use of Cookie policy on the website for more details. 

  2. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  3. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

  4. From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s) or social platforms. This includes our affiliation with Amazon from March 2019 through which we will receive a small % on qualifying purchases. This contributes towards the costs of running the site.  

  5. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out  of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

  6. You accept that we reserve the right to modify, suspend, or block access at any time for any reason without notice or notification of that reason. By signing up as a member of the site you agree to us keeping a record of your contact details as you have provided. These details will only be used for contacting you about platform but we are not responsible for liability associated with any unauthorised access to the site that may occur or any infringement thereafter by third parties. 

  7. You may change or discontinue your use of the website at any time. To unsubscribe, use the contact form to request to be removed. We will then revoke your access to the member only content.

  8. The content of the website is for general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. You accept that we reserve the right to modify or delete any of your information at any time and without notice.

  9. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any other party for any suspension, modification, termination, or lack of availability of this website or any of its contents. You understand that any of these circumstances may occur with no notice from us to you and we will not be liable for any of these in anyway.

  10. You agree to only provide us with your original prose or poetry content of which you are the sole author. You own a copyright on the original works when they appear on the website but by submitting them to us you give us non-exclusive rights to display the works that you have submitted to us using a presentation format of our choosing. This includes only displaying parts of works where appropriate. You will not receive payment from us for this at any time. You also grant us the permission to inform our other users of the presence of the work on our website through a newsletter and through other social media platforms if we choose although this remains at our discretion. If your work is selected for publication elsewhere you will inform us of this. 

  11. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

  12. To revoke rights from us you must inform us through the contact form on the website that you wish to withdraw the specific work from the website.

  13. With the exception of the specific exclusions in point 15 (see point 15 below) users retain all rights to their work. Should you no longer wish to maintain your membership to Platform for Prose you understand and agree that communications, files, and any other data that has been sent to site administrators may remain stored.

  14. You acknowledge and understand that submitting work to us does not constitute the formation of a contract of any kind between you and us. It does not guarantee that work sent to us will be displayed on the website. We reserve the right to not display work on the website and are under no obligation to provide reasons to you or any third party for this.

  15. You acknowledge and agree that we may also disclose your contact details (name and email address) or content of any prose or poetry you submit if required to do so:

    by law in the belief that such disclosure is reasonable in order to comply with any legal process or anything unlawful, or where they are considered to indicate any unlawful matter

    in the belief of or to respond to claims that any work violates rights of any others

    to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Platform for Prose administrators or the company that hosts the website or any associated third parties.

  16. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

  17. You acknowledge and agree that we may at any time and without notice delete poetry or prose from the website for any reason of which we are under no obligation to inform you.

  18. You accept and acknowledge that works submitted to us will be viewable by the general public who access the Platform for Prose website. We will not be held responsible for any communications or other incidences that occur between other parties who have access to you as a result of accessing you or your work on or through this website. You remain responsible for the your own safety online and use of the website is purely at your own risk. You are also responsible for maintaining your own security online and in relation to your access to the website. We will only post details on the website for the purposes of an author biography and will only provide details as provided by you unless we consider them to be inappropriate and therefore reserve the right to amend such details as we see fit.

  19. We will not pass on to anyone your name or email address with the exceptions of specific points as detailed in point 15 as above. However, you should not expect to have a right to privacy in any of your communications or in any information or material relating to you and we will not be held responsible for any such occurrence or any event of any digital issues (such as viruses or other security issues) that may arise from use of the Platform for Prose website. ( see Privacy policy)

  20.  Intellectual property rights to all aspects of the Platform for Prose name or any other aspects of its format remain ours and to the host company No user or third party has permission to reproduce, modify, distribute or transcribe any of the works on the website electronically or in print. 

  21. You shall have absolutely no come back against us for any actual or alleged breach of any rights whatsoever. You use the website Platform for Prose at your own risk. We hold no liability with regard to you or any third party with regard to your use of the website Platform for Prose and any other social media platform that we may also use in connection with the website nor any event that may occur or arise from using the website or the links from the website in any way. We will not be liable or responsible to you or any third party associated with you or those not associated with you for loss or damage of any nature as a result of direct or indirect use of the website. This includes no liability on our part for any loss, damage or any other consequence as a result of having used the website. 

  22. If you have any questions about these terms and conditions please contact the site administrators via the contact form.



Privacy policy

Platform for Prose is committed to protecting the privacy of its users.


We will not share your information with others without your prior consent except in point 15 of the terms and conditions. (see terms and conditions for more information).  You will not receive unsolicited marketing emails from Platform for Prose with the exception of communications from time to time regarding your registration, postings, submitted work or our newsletter or e-zine. This may include communications about significant changes to our privacy policy that will otherwise be posted here. The personal information we store about you is that that you provide us on your signing up / logging in to the website. By using our website you are confirming that you have read and agree to this privacy policy and our terms of use. If you do not agree then please do not thereafter use the website.


We will not pass on your individual user details to third parties except where we are required do in law or where we suspect unlawful actions of users (see terms and conditions) or in order to protect the running of our website, its users and ourselves. We are not liable for any communications from or the storing of data by the hosts of our website. 


We use cookies to monitor use of our website using Google Analytics. This information is anonymous and is only used by Platform for Prose to monitor traffic to our site. Refer to the Google Analytics policy on Google for how that information is stored. We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others without your prior consent but as in point 15 of the terms and conditions we reserve the right to pass on information as required to do so by law or where we believe that unlawful or potentially unlawful activity is taking place / has taken place.


Our site is accessible via the Internet and so is accessible internationally, beyond the European Union. This means that, where you choose to post your data on the site, this could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the European Union may be deemed to have occurred. By signing up to Platform for Prose you agree to giving your consent for this transfer. We accept no responsibility or liability for any breach of security of any of your information nor that of any breach by or through the hosts of our website.


Please read this policy in conjunction with the full terms and conditions of use.


© Platform for Prose 2015, updated October 2016, March 2019  All rights reserved

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