Gatchfanfic.com is an unofficial, not for profit fan site, and is in no way connected with Tatsunoko Productions and/or Sandy Frank Production. It is not endorsed by any of the aforementioned parties. Rights to characters and their images is neither claimed nor implied...Although we provide links to other websites, we are not responsible for any material at these sites. You acknowlege that you link to these other websites at your own risk.
All members and visitors to our website must comply with and understand the following:
I. Gatchfanfic.com will make every effort to monitor its fiction archive for material we consider inappropriate, but does not guarantee suitability of content for all readers. You acknowledge that Gatchfanfic.com is viewed/read at your own risk.
While the administrators and moderators of this site will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every post/story. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to this site express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster and hence they will not be held liable.
II. Although we provide links to other websites, we are not responsible for any material at these sites. You acknowledge that you visit these other websites at your own risk.
IV. Although Gatchfanfic.com encourages creativity and discussion; we reserve the right to remove, limit access to, or censor posts, threads, or other material that we believe are inappropriate for this website at any time based on the terms and conditions within this document or other administrative documents within the site.
V.You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or any other such material that may violate any applicable laws. This includes but is not limited to stories/posts containing objectionable material such as sexual abuse, threats to members/staff, hate material and racism. You also agree not to 'spam' any area of the site or its users. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned from the site and any account held by you will be removed. In special cases, your internet service provider may be notified. Gatchfanfic.com reserves the right to be the sole judge in whether a story/post fits any of these descriptions or not.
1: Stories submitted to this archive MUST be original fanfiction works. Reproduction of copyright material is illegal and is forbidden. Any material found to be copied from another source or author will be deleted and the author will be removed from the archive.
If you discover a story which you believe to be plagiarized, please contact the staff immediately via e-mail or through our helpdesk.
2. Do not use a member name that is offensive or insults another member.
3. Do not create multiple accounts. If you can't access your account even after you have your password e-mailed to you, please use the "Contact Us" link.
4. Do not flame an author or their work. If you must leave a negative review, do so in a respectful manner. It also wouldn't hurt to explain exactly why you didn't like their fanfic.
5. Do not review your own fanfiction. Do not review the same fanfic (or the same part of a multi-part fanfic) twice.
6: Rating your story. In order to submit stories to our site, authors are asked to familiarise themselves with our rating system in order to appropriately rate their work. Please check the rating before reading a story. If you do not meet the standards implied by these ratings, you agree not to read the story. The staff will not be held responsible for users reading material which is marked as unsuitable for their age.. Our rating system is described below.
- Everyone - Suitable for all ages. The story should not contain anything questionable in theme and content.
- 8+ - Suitable for children 8 years and older. The story can have minor action violence without serious injury, minor language and situations, but it shouldn't contain anything truly questionable.
- 13+ - Recommended for teens, 13 years and older. Slightly more mature in theme and content, and may have some violence, coarse language, crude humor, mildly suggestive themes and overtones. Avoid strong language, explicit adult situations and sexual situations.
- 18+ - NOT suitable for children or the sensitive; recommended for age 18 and up. May contain strong but non-explicit adult themes, sexual situations, violence, drugs, and strong language. Please refer to the story warnings for more information.
- Adult - The story is only suitable for mature adults, and is not recommended for the sensitive. You might find explicit sexual content, graphic depictions of violence, and more. Please refer to the story warnings for more information. To read stories with this rating, viewers must be logged in and agree to the age waiver located in their user profile.
If we receive complaints about a story we may alter its rating or remove it at our discretion.
7: Validation and Trusted Authors. As mentioned previously, all stories are checked for suitability before being posted to our archive, however, authors may be deemed by the staff as "trusted" at which time their stories will appear on the site immediately. This can take place after several updates or only a few, depending on the author, subject matter, etc... While our archive does not discriminate based on spelling, grammar, characterization, etc... authors who write stories which are spell checked, use paragraphs and have chapters that are of higher quality are likely to recieve Trusted Author status quicker as they are obviously interested in what they are doing and have put effort into their story. Trusted authors who abuse the privilege will be removed from the 'trusted' list and have to wait to be validated when posting.
8: Removal of account/story:Any authors found abusing the site, other users or staff will be warned and if they continue to do so, will have their accounts removed. Major incidents of abuse will result in immediate removal of the author's account. The review area is to be used to review stories only. Anyone found abusing it or using it as a chat area will be warned, suspended and have their account deleted if the warning is ignored. Abuse of the software: Any author who abuses the site by trying shortcuts to get validated, push themselves up the Recently Added list, etc... will have their accounts deleted. The webmaster, administrator and moderators are not obliged to provide valid reasons if requested.
- 8a: Removal of stories: Copyright material is removed immediately for legal reasons - stories with overly spammed review threads are removed. Authors whose stories contain other violations will be contacted by the staff (please note it is your responsibility to give us a working email address and to check you can receive our mail) and given seven days to amend the violation before a staff member removes the stories. All content removed by the site owner and staff is permanently gone and in no way recoverable. This includes chapters, stories, and reviews. Always back up your material.
- 8b: Rejection of submitted stories. Stories may be rejected for a number of reasons. An e-mail is sent with each chapter rejection. If you have not received an e-mail regarding the rejection of your story, please check our FAQ's. Due to the amount of daily submissions, the staff of Gatchfanfic.com will not be able to repair and amend violations in your stories. Stories will be rejected for corrections where needed.
Additional areas of the site contain specific rules relevant only to those areas.
Please note that this document may change as and when the need arises. It is the users responsibilty to follow changes. (Last updated: 4-22-07)
If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Service, please direct them to our staff e-mail. Gatchfanfic.com is the sole judge in what is acceptable and not acceptable on our service according to the above warnings. .
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