Terms of Service

This page describes the terms and conditions that govern your use of the Writing in Darkness website offered by Axel S. Gonzalez ("us," "we," or "Writing in Darkness").

1. General Rules and Definitions

1.1 If you chose to use writingindarkness.com, any of the features of the Site, and/or the Exclusive content on the Writing in Darkness Patreon page (collectively referred to as the "Services"), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and Axel S. Gonzalez ("us," "we," or "Writing in Darkness").

1.2 We may change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service prior to each use of the Site and by continuing to use this Site, you agree to any changes.

1.3 IF ANY OF THESE RULES OR ANY FUTURE CHANGES ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU SHOULD CEASE YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ITS SERVICES IMMEDIATELY. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICES NOW, OR FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES IN THESE OPERATING RULES, WILL INDICATE ACCEPTANCE BY YOU OF SUCH RULES, CHANGES, OR MODIFICATIONS.

1.4 We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time, including the availability of any Services feature, database, or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.

2. Content on the Services

2.1 The contents of the Services, including the Site, are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on the Services (including, but not limited to articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Content") are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Axel S. Gonzalez or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

2.2 The Services and Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in Sub-Section 2.3 of these Terms of Service), create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Services in whole or in part.

2.3 You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Services for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Axel S. Gonzalez or the copyright holder identified by Axel S. Gonzalez.

3. Use of the Services and the Content

3.1 You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Services to take any action that could harm us or a third party. You may not access parts of the Services to which you are not authorized. You may not attempt to circumvent any restriction or condition imposed on your use or access, or do anything that could disable or damage the functioning or appearance of the Services.

3.2 The Services and the Content contain links to other related internet sites, resources, and advertisers. Since we are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to such site.

3.3 Writing in Darkness cannot guarantee the complete and total accuracy of the Services or the Content, and we are not responsible for any errors contained in the Services or the Content. The Services and the Content is not suitable for any purpose other than those provided in Section 2.

3.4 Writing in Darkness does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Services by any of its authors, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. 

3.5 THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

4. Fees and Payments

4.1 We reserve the right at any time to charge fees for access to portions of the Services or the Services as a whole. However, in no event will you be charged for access to the Services unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. Thus, if at any time we require a fee for portions of the Services that are now free, we will give you advance notice of such fees.

5. Miscellaneous 

5.1 These Terms of Service have been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with California law. Any action to enforce these Terms of Service shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in California.

5.2 Correspondences should be sent to: communitypool@writingindarkness.com

5.3 If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us the following information (referred to as the "Notice"). Please be advised that to be effective, the Notice must include ALL of the following:

  1. a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notices of claimed copyright infringement should be directed to: 

By email: asgcaliforniafass@outlook.com