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Use of Content

Creative Commons Licenses

Users retain their copyrights to all submitted works. If a user republishes his or her work elsewhere, we do require you to include this credit line: “First appeared in SMITH Magazine, smithmag.net.”

All user submissions to SMITH are governed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. This means visitors are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the submitted work with attribution, for non-commercial purposes only, and cannot make derivative works from the submitted work.

By submitting information to SMITH, you grant SMITH a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that information at its sole discretion, including storing it on its servers and incorporating it in other works in any media now known or later developed including without limitation published books in all formats. If you do not wish to grant these rights, it is suggested that you do not submit information to this website. SMITH reserves the right to select, edit and arrange submissions, and to remove information from the website at any time at its sole discretion.

Editing of Content

SMITH reserves the right to edit content in the reader Story Projects. When we do edit reader content, we do so with a light touch, mainly for purposes of copyediting and formatting, and very rarely for language. Readers have the right to remove a story if they do not agree with the changes, or can contact us at news@smithmag.net us to discuss.

External Link Disclaimer

SMITH contains links to external, third party web sites along with relevant commentary to provide our visitors with an up-to-date digest of current news stories.

By providing links to other sites, SMITH does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to SMITH.

SMITH does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor do we represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Visitors to SMITH assume complete responsibility and risk in your use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

SMITH Comments and Discussion Terms of Use

In order to make our Comments interesting and informative for our users, the following guidelines must be adhered to by all users posting and/or viewing comments:

- If a comment is made using your identity it will be deemed to have been posted by you.
- Do not post abusive, obscene, threatening, harassing, defamatory, libelous, offensive or sexually explicit material.
- Do not intentionally make, false or misleading statements.
- Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service.
- Do not post material that infringes copyright.
- Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law.
- Keep all comments relevant and ‘on topic’ to the particular SMITH posting open for comments.
- SMITH will not accept responsibility for information posted in the Comments.

If SMITH receives notice that any posting is not in keeping with these terms and conditions or the intended use of the Comments, SMITH may remove that posting and/or any other related postings.

Please note that unless SMITH is notified of a posting that is not in keeping with these terms and conditions then we will not remove it, furthermore we do not exercise any form of editorial control or censorship of Comments other than the above stated procedure.

Contacting Members

SMITH community members may contact other members via the “contact me” function under each user’s name. Users will not see each others’ emails via “contact me.” If a user does not respond to a “contact me” message, the sender of the message understands this person does not want to be contacted and agrees not to send subsequent messages.

Removal of Member and/or Stories

SMITH reserves the right to remove any member and his or her stories, for any reason the Editors deem appropriate. These reason include but are not limited to: stories that promote commercial entities; offensive or incendiary words; aggressiveness toward other community members; any story that the Editors decide is not conducive to productive community engagement. Editors reserve the right to remove specific comments or stories for any reason without warning.

Notification of Changes

Whenever SMITH changes our Terms of Use, we will post those changes to this Statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users will be aware.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or notices of violations to these terms and conditions, please contact us at info -at- smithmag.net or via post at SMITH Magazine, 33 W. 17th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011