Historical Times Magazine and Associated Online Community Platform – Terms of Service

 

These Term of Service govern your access to and use of the Historical Times Magazine website and associated services. By using our site and interactive magazine, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand and agree to abide by the terms set out in this and our other policies.

 

[The Historical Times Magazine Privacy Policy is an integral part of the Term of Service. Please familiarise yourself with that policy here.]

 

  • While we encourage open debate and interaction, respect for a difference of opinion and personal privacy must be observed at all times. Our platform will be a SAFE HAVEN for all. Any persons using hate speech, making unpleasant or nasty accusations, or deliberating goading others into or participating in online bullying will not be tolerated. This includes spamming, misuse of the messaging system or other activities deemed threatening. Violation of this rule will result in an immediate ban with no right of appeal. All reported matters regarding this rule will be adjudicated by the admin team comprising, moderators, contributors and administrators. It is also a violation to use information gleaned from our site to harass, abuse or harm others off site. This includes using our content to contact, advertise, solicit or sell to any member without their prior explicit consent. KEEP IT CLEAN – KEEP IT FRIENDLY.

  • Any posts, threads, images or information posted on or linked to our site must not contain or allude to anything defamatory to others, must not be lewd, obscene, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, indecent, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, libellous or otherwise deemed objectionable.

  • By becoming a member or subscriber to our services, you consent to receive email notifications from us with regards to a variety of topics such as your account, purchases, magazine editions, book deals, events and offers, or other legitimate interests. We will never sell, rent or swap your Personal Data (see Privacy Policy for more).

  • As a condition of use, you are above the legal age of 18, and agree to safeguard your login details and Personal Data as stated in our Privacy Policy as an inherent part of these terms, nor will you attempt to upload any harmful, destructive or disruptive files such as viruses or corrupted data.

  • Copyright of authors’ and contributors’ work remains with them. You are not permitted to use anything from this site, including any posts you have created, for any commercial purposes.

  • Historical Times Magazine requires that submitted articles, features and associated media be original material and exclusive to our magazine for a minimum of three months from the date of release. Contributors and authors are responsible for ensuring that they own the rights to any materials submitted. We CANNOT guarantee all articles, features or videos will be accepted for publication and those that are accepted may be edited for length and style.

  • No member, contributor, author or publisher is permitted to violate the intellectual property of others nor contravene copyright laws; this includes but is not limited to the sharing of work without consent. It also includes sound files, videos, images and text. Historical Times Magazine and associated partners accept no liability for the infringement of IP Law by those who use the site or services.

  • Historical times does not sell authors’ work. Any book purchases will be completed via links to retailers or the author’s own websites. Please be aware that affiliate links may be used in some circumstances with approved partners such as Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble etc.

  • By using our platform and associated services, members, authors and contributors grant to the Historical Times Magazine (and any successor entities) a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, world-wide licence to use, store, repost, display, modify, perform, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works from user content on the site, mobile site, within the magazine and approved third party magazine hosting facilities, now and in the future for the promotion, improvement, development or in the facilitation of services.

  • Historical Times Magazine will never use member content to create new books, collections, anthologies or content for sale unless specific permissions are sought and contracts to protect rights are negotiated and agreed in advance.

  • All articles and posts will be clearly labelled with full attribution given to the contributor/author. Should our admin team deem any article or post offensive, grossly inappropriate, or irrelevant, they have sole discretion over its removal.

  • Members are discouraged from targeting authors with requests for free books, free merchandise or asking them to review unsolicited manuscripts. Members cannot solicit authors with ‘review for a fee’ services. Members contravening this may face temporary account suspensions or even permanent bans.

  • Authors and contributors are not obliged to reply to messages, posts, forum threads or any other form of direct contact. If they choose to interact with you, it will be at their discretion and within their timescales. We value their participation and want this platform to provide positive experiences for all, but they also need to prioritise their creative process first and foremost. Please be respectful of that.

  • Authors and contributors have the right to remove their books, images and profiles at any time.

  • Members have the right to delete their own comments, likes, posts, and threads. They also have the right to deactivate their accounts or unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time.

  • Our admin team reserve the right to switch off commenting, remove posts or ban users deemed persistently antagonistic, inflammatory or hurtful in order to maintain a positive and safe space for all members.

  • Our site and services are for the use of historical fiction fans, authorised authors and contributors and our admin team. It may NOT be used in connection with unauthorised businesses and commercial ventures. Companies, businesses and organisations masquerading as fans should not use the site or services for any purpose. Illegal copying of members information or unauthorised site usage for the purpose of sending unsolicited mail or linking to our site will be investigated and legal advice sought and action taken.

  • Historical Times Magazine accepts no liability for the content of posts and threads provided by members. While we accept no obligation to screen posts and threads, we have absolute discretion to moderate, edit or remove content without prior notice. Similarly, we also reserve the right to allow a free exchange of ideas and opinions, even if you find it personally offensive or objectionable.

  • By using our site and services, you agree to abide by our terms and conditions. You are responsible for your own content, behaviour, the security of your login details and in no event will Historical Times Magazine or its associated services be liable for any loss or damages relating to such activity. If you decide that you no longer agree to our terms, please deactivate your account and cease all connection with us.

  • Historical Times Magazine and associated partners reserve the right to update the Terms of Service and all other policies periodically. A note of the date of amendments will be visible at the top of the page. It is your responsibility to check them from time to time. Continued use of our site and services will be taken as agreement of updated terms.

  • If you have a sound reason for complaint or dispute, you agree to first contact our admin team and allow us to attempt to resolve the dispute informally and amicably.

Last update: 06-08-2021

Terms of Service

Last Update: 20-04-2021

Privacy Policy

Historical Times Magazine Privacy Policy

 

  • Historical Times Magazine, or HT, uses cookies (small packages of software) to help us understand how people use our website. It allows us to provide a better experience for our visitors.

  • You have the right to switch off those cookies at any time. Please be aware that if all cookies are switched off, some functionality of the site may be compromised.

  • We will never swap, sell or rent your Personal Data to any other company.

  • We will do all we can to comply with current GDPR policies set out by the EU.

  • We have no control over sites linked to ours, for example, Facebook, Amazon, author websites etc. You should refer to their policies with respect to how they use your data. We cannot be held responsible for any data breaches experienced by those external sites.

  • We will add dates to when this policy is updated. It is your responsibility to check back from time to time to familiarise yourself with any changes made.

  • By your continued use of our platform, you are agreeing to any modifications or amendments. If you do not agree with the policies, please stop using our platform.

  • Information collected about you will be via two pathways; either you provide data voluntarily or you give us permission to obtain it. This might include your supplied profile images, your name, location, comments, likes, the email address used to sign up or become a member, plus any other information you might provide. We also use analytics collected when you interact with our site, emails, or magazine.

  • There may also be opportunities to participate in events or competitions which will also involve collection of necessary information.

  • If you choose to use our online shop or any of our publisher services, please be aware that payment information may be stored and that there are additional policies regarding sales, taxes, billing information, refunds and deliveries. Please refer to those specifically, prior to making any orders.

  • No members of the Historical Times Magazine or platform have access to your banking details. Our shop is hosted by Wix and all secure payments are processed through Wix and their 3rd party companies dealing with regional taxation. Please refer to those companies regarding your secure data. Historical Times Magazine assumes no liability or responsibility for errors in transmitting data to those authorised third parties.

  • Author and contributor users may also grant permission to link to their personal websites and social media accounts.

  • Historical Times online facilities are achieved via the Wix webhosting platform. To improve performance and functionality, certain data such as IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, number of visitors, email opens and clicks, device information, pages activity and other similar data are collected and aggregated to inform our decisions over development of the magazine and website. This automatic log data is common for most websites and emails. Subscribers are managed securely through the email service provider Sendfox.

  • Authors retain all rights over their work. In using our site and magazine, authors and contributors give us permission to display promotional materials such as book covers, profile images, biography information, book descriptions, posts and articles.

  • The Historical Times Magazine and its associated platform do not target persons under the age of 18 and therefore do not knowingly collect data from minors. If you should discover any minors using our site without parental or guardian’s consent, please inform us. 

  • Our website allows a certain amount of social interaction via forum threads, post commenting and messaging. Please be mindful of the privacy needs of others in choosing what to share and what to make public. You are responsible for what you share in public places.

  • Be aware that any posts you make containing personally identifiable information may be made publicly available to other users of the site.

  • In becoming a member of the Historical Times Magazine website, you may receive unsolicited messages from other members. We want our platform to be a safe haven for all. Please report any misuse of this facility to one of the moderators, contributors or other admin members who will investigate any issues that arise.

  • Historical Times Magazine and platform takes the security of your data seriously. We take all reasonable steps to safeguard personal information, use standard encryption protocols for data sent between your device and the Wix servers and our SSL certificate is kept up to date.

  • This policy is integral to our terms of service.

 

 

Your Role in Keeping Data Safe

 

  • You should never disclose your password for our platform to anyone. If you suspect that your login details have been compromised, you should change the password immediately.

  • Never post your secure information on any of the public threads or via private message. If any member asks for your private information such as your bank details, please report it to one of our admin team for investigation.

HT Sponsor Cancellation & Amendments Policy

Last Updated: 04-05-2021

To cancel or reschedule your booking, please contact us directly at: sam@historicaltimes.org

Please be aware that our prices do not include taxes. This will be added to the total fee due. We will do our best to accommodate alterations to scheduled promotion dates, providing enough notice is given. Please try to give us at least 7 days notice for a date change or cancellation. Refunds cannot be issued after the advert or profile is live. We cannot guarantee book sales based on advertisements or profiles placed with us. Images supplied must be of professional quality and standards to meet the high expectations of our members. We reserve the right to refuse promotion activities for content or images that contravene our Terms of Service.

Last Update: 03-08-2021

HT Contributors' Selection Policy

Historical Times Magazine aims to provide high quality information, interviews and features covering a wide range of historical eras and sub-genres. A balance of provision must be maintained in order to satisfy the needs of our readers' and their interests. Selection for the contributor team takes all these requirements into consideration. We reserve the right to reach out to Special Guests under our own arrangements to ensure quality provision for our readers.

Should your application be unsuccessful, you may still submit website articles for consideration via the form links on the Author Info page.