Epistolary: A word used in the 1600's pertaining to letter writing.
(1650s, from French = épistolaire, from Latin = epistolaris).
The Epistolarians is a group of kick ass women writers, who are letting the world know how they think, one letter at a time.
There's a whole lotta fabulous contributors in this site! If you wish to contact an individual blogger, you can either email us at: Epistolarians@hotmail.com
Or, you can go directly to their blogs and contact them there!
Ok, now it's time for the legalese...
Epistolarians Web Site Agreement
Epistolarians Web Site (the "Site") is an online information service
provided by a collaborative effort by multiple bloggers herein known as The
Epistolarians ("The Epistolarians "), subject to your compliance with
the terms and conditions set forth below.
PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY
BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE
TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO
BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE. The
Epistolarians MAY MODIFY THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME, AND SUCH MODIFICATIONS
SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT ON THE
SITE. YOU AGREE TO REVIEW THE AGREEMENT PERIODICALLY TO BE AWARE OF SUCH
MODIFICATIONS AND YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE DEEMED YOUR
CONCLUSIVE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT.
1. Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions.
entire contents of the Site are protected by international copyright and
trademark laws. The owner of the copyrights and trademarks are The
Epistolarians, its affiliates or other third party licensors. YOU MAY NOT
MODIFY, COPY, REPRODUCE, REPUBLISH, UPLOAD, POST, TRANSMIT, OR DISTRIBUTE, IN
ANY MANNER, THE MATERIAL ON THE SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, CODE AND/OR
SOFTWARE. You may print and download portions of material from the different
areas of the Site solely for your own non-commercial use provided that you
agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the
materials. You agree to grant to The Epistolarians a non-exclusive,
royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, with the right to sub-license, to
reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display
and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without
limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services)
you submit to any public areas of the Site (such as bulletin boards, forums and
newsgroups) or by e-mail to The Epistolarians by all means and in any media now
known or hereafter developed. You also grant to The Epistolarians the right to
use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information
as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional
material related thereto. You agree that you shall have no recourse against The
Epistolarians for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any
proprietary right in your communications to The Epistolarians.
products, content or services referenced herein or on the Site are the
exclusive trademarks or servicemarks of The Epistolarians. Other product and
company names mentioned in the Site may be the trademarks of their respective
2. Use of the Site.
You understand that, except for information, products or
services clearly identified as being supplied by The Epistolarians, The
Epistolarians does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or
services on the Internet in any way. Except for The Epistolarians- identified
information, products or services, all information, products and services
offered through the Site or on the Internet generally are offered by third
parties, that are not affiliated with The Epistolarians a. You also understand
that The Epistolarians cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files
available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection or
viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or
destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient
procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy
of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for
the reconstruction of any lost data. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK
FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INTERNET. THE EPISTOLARIANS PROVIDES THE SITE
AND RELATED INFORMATION "AS IS" AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD
TO THE SERVICE, ANY MERCHANDISE INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE
SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY, AND THE EPISTOLARIANS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH
TRANSACTION. IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY,
COMPLETENESS AND USEFULNESS OF ALL OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE AND
OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. THE
EPISTOLARIANS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR
ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU UNDERSTAND
FURTHER THAT THE PURE NATURE OF THE INTERNET CONTAINS UNEDITED MATERIALS SOME
OF WHICH ARE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO YOU. YOUR ACCESS TO SUCH
MATERIALS IS AT YOUR RISK. THE EPISTOLARIANS HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND ACCEPTS NO
RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR SUCH MATERIALS.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NO EVENT WILL THE EPISTOLARIANS BE LIABLE FOR (I) ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR
LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND
THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR ANY
INFORMATION, OR TRANSACTIONS PROVIDED ON THE SERVICE, OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE
SERVICE, OR ANY DELAY OF SUCH INFORMATION OR SERVICE. EVEN IF THE EPISTOLARIANS
OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES, OR (II) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER
INACCURACIES IN THE SERVICE AND/OR MATERIALS OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED THROUGH
THE SERVICE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE EPISTOLARIANS LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE
GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Epistolarians makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site
which you may access through this one or which may link to this Site. When you
access a non-The Epistolarians web site, please understand that it is
independent from The Epistolarians, and that The Epistolarians has no control
over the content on that web site. In addition, a link to a The Epistolarians
web site does not mean that The Epistolarians endorses or accepts any
responsibility for the content, or the use, of such web site.
agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Epistolarians, its bloggers, officers,
directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party
information providers to the Service from and against all losses, expenses,
damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any
violation of this Agreement (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or
any other person accessing the Service.
4. Third Party Rights.
The provisions of paragraphs 2 (Use of the Service), and 3
(Indemnification) are for the benefit of The Epistolarians and its officers,
directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third party
information providers to the Service. Each of these individuals or entities
shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against
you on its own behalf.
5. Term; Termination.
This Agreement may be terminated by either party without
notice at any time for any reason. The provisions of paragraphs 1 (Copyright,
Licenses and Idea Submissions), 2 (Use of the Service), 3 (Indemnification), 4
(Third Party Rights) and 6 (Miscellaneous) shall survive any termination of
This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in
accordance with the laws of The United States of America applicable to
agreements made and to be performed in The United States of America. You agree
that any legal action or proceeding between The Epistolarians and you for any
purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties' obligations hereunder shall
be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction
sitting in The United States of America . Any cause of action or claim you may
have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after
the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.
The Epistolarians' failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any
provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision
or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice
shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. The Epistolarians may
assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time
without notice to you.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
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Your use of http://theepistolarians.blogspot.com/ is subject to The
governs the Site and informs users of our data collection
Visiting http://theepistolarians.blogspot.com/ or sending emails
to The Epistolarians constitutes electronic communications. You consent to
receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices,
disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via
email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications
be in writing.
The Epistolarians does not knowingly collect, either online
or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you
are under 18, you may use http://theepistolarians.blogspot.com/ only with
permission of a parent or guardian.
Links to third party sites/Third party services http://theepistolarians.blogspot.com/may contain links to other websites ("Linked
Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of The Epistolarians
and The Epistolarians is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site,
including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any
changes or updates to a Linked Site. The Epistolarians is providing these links
to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply
endorsement by The Epistolarians of the site or any association with its
No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property
You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access
a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to The Epistolarians that you
will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these
Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable,
overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and
enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or
information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for
through the Site.
All content included as part of the Service, such as text,
graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software
used on the Site, is the property of The Epistolarians or its suppliers and
protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and
proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other
proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such
content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer,
participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way
exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. The
Epistolarians content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle
you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular
you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in
any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and
will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of
The Epistolarians and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire
any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any
licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of The Epistolarians
or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Use of Communication Services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas,
news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other
message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with
the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication
Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send
and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that
when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk,
threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and
publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any
inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful
topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or
other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy
of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all
necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any
other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's
computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any
business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such
messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain
letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service
that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such
manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper
notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of
software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, restrict or
inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services;
violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any
particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information
about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any
applicable laws or regulations.
The Epistolarians has no obligation to monitor the
Communication Services. However, The Epistolarians reserves the right to review
materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its
sole discretion. The Epistolarians reserves the right to terminate your access
to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any
The Epistolarians reserves the right at all times to
disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law,
regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post
or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in The
Epistolarians' sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally
identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication
Service. The Epistolarians does not control or endorse the content, messages or
information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, The
Epistolarians specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the
Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any
Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized The Epistolarians
spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of The Epistolarians.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject
to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are
responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.
Materials provided to http://theepistolarians.blogspot.com/ or posted on any
The Epistolarians web page The Epistolarians does not claim ownership of
the materials you provide to http://theepistolarians.blogspot.com/(including
feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any The
Epistolarians Site or our associated services (collectively
"Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing
or submitting your Submission you are granting The Epistolarians, our
affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your
Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses
including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit,
publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat
your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your
Submission, as provided herein. The Epistolarians is under no obligation to post
or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time
in The Epistolarians' sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting
your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all
of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including,
without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload,
input or submit the Submissions.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by The
Epistolarians from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a
location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local
laws. You agree that you will not use The Epistolarians Content accessed
through http://theepistolarians.blogspot.com/ in any country or in any manner prohibited by any
applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The
Epistolarians, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties,
for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable
attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use
the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any
terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or
your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. The Epistolarians
reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and
control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which
event you will fully cooperate with The Epistolarians in asserting any
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED
IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL
ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE EPISTOLARIANS
BLOG AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT
ANY TIME. THE EPISTOLARIANS BLOG AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS
MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY,
TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND
RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES
AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR
CONDITION OF ANY KIND. THE EPISTOLARIANS BLOG AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY
DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION,
SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE EPISTOLARIANS BLOG AND/OR
ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY
WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR
INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO
PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND
RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE
OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR
OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE EPISTOLARIANS BLOG OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
The Epistolarians reserves the right, in its sole
discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or
any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent
permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of
California and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of
courts in California in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of
the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not
give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation,
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or
agency relationship exists between you and The Epistolarians as a result of
this agreement or use of the Site. The Epistolarians' performance of this
agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained
in this agreement is in derogation of The Epistolarians' right to comply with
governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to
your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by The
Epistolarians with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is
determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including,
but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set
forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed
superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the
intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall
continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement
constitutes the entire agreement between the user and The Epistolarians with
respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous
communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the
user and The Epistolarians with respect to the Site. A printed version of this
agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in
judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement
to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business
documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It
is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related
documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
The Epistolarians reserves the right, in its sole
discretion, to change the Terms under which http://theepistolarians.blogspot.com/ is offered. The
most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. The
Epistolarians encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed
of our updates.
The Epistolarians welcomes your questions or comments
regarding the Terms.
Should you wish to speak with an individual contributor to The
Epistolarians Blog, please contact them through their personal blog sites which
can be found HERE and HERE
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising,
sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards.
We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation
received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this
blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as
paid or sponsored content.
The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion
on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the
owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we
always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those
topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely
the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation
about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider
or party in question.
blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.