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Acceptable Use Policy

Please read this acceptable use policy ("policy", “AUP”) carefully before using The Den of Amateur Writing website (“website”, "service") operated by Chris Routh ("us", 'we", "our").

Services provided by us may only be used for lawful purposes. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in connection with your use of the services. Any material or conduct that in our judgment violates this policy in any manner may result in suspension or termination of the services or removal of the user’s account with or without notice.

All visitors of this website, authenticated or otherwise, are bound by the contents of this policy while accessing or utilising this website.

Acceptable Uses

  • You may post content that you have written yourself or with another person, the responsible parties must be credited.
  • You may post comments and send messages to users to provide feedback and help them with their work.
  • You may start discussions regarding relevant topics on the website.
  • You may share links to the website's pages and content on other sites.

Prohibited Uses

You may not use the services to publish content or engage in activity that is illegal under applicable law, that is harmful to others, or that would subject us to liability, including, without limitation, in connection with any of the following, each of which is prohibited under this AUP.

  • You must not engage in Phishing or identity theft.
  • You must not use the website to distribute computer viruses, worms, trojan horses or other malicious code.
  • You must not use the website to distribute pornography or adult related content or offer any escort services.
  • You must not promote or facilitate violence or terrorist activities.
  • You must not use, copy, or distribute any content from this website without the author's permission.
  • You must not infringe upon the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of others. This includes copyrighted images in user profiles.
  • You must not post racist, derogatory, or stereotypical work.
  • You must not use the website for advertising or spamming in any form.
  • You must not harass or otherwise disrupt user's enjoyment of the website.


Your services may be suspended or terminated with or without notice upon any violation of this policy. Any violations may result in the immediate suspension or termination of your account.

Reporting Violations

To report a violation of this policy, please contact us.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time, of which you will be promptly updated. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page.