In these terms and conditions, "we" and "us" refer to the RateMyWords website and mobile application. Your contribution of material to us, whether literary items (text or audio) or comment on such items ("Content") and access to and use of all our material is subject to these terms and conditions. The term "Service" refers to the service we provide, including in permitting you to view, upload, rate and comment on Content.

We reserve the right to amend this Notice at any time and your use of this website following any amendments will represent your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions as amended. We therefore recommend that each time you access our website you read this Notice.


  1. In order to access the Service provided on this website, you must become a member. You must complete registration by providing certain information as set out on our membership/registration page. Please also refer to our Privacy Policy linked on our home page for information relating to our collection, storage and use of the details you provide on registration.
  2. You agree to ensure that your registration details, including your name and email address, are true and accurate at all times and you undertake to update your registration details from time to time when they change.
  3. On registration, we provide you with a password.
  4. We reserve the right to terminate your membership at any time if you breach these terms and conditions or submit content which contravenes the Policy specified below.
  5. Content

  6. You are responsible for all and any Content you contribute to the Service. When you provide Content you retain ownership of the intellectual property in that information however you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive licence, to display such Content on this site.
  7. We reserve the right but will not have an obligation to remove or refuse to distribute any Content in particular where it appears to contravene our Policy, which is set out at paragraph 28 below.
  8. By posting Content on this website, you represent that such Content does not infringe the rights of any third party, and does not contain any otherwise unlawful material, including defamatory, racist, obscene, harassing, distressing, or threatening material.
  9. As a member, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any liability, claim, action, demand, loss, costs including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and expenses arising out of or in connection with any Content you provide.
  10. To the extent permitted by law, you release and discharge us from any liability or claim arising out of any loss or damage that may be suffered or incurred as a result of your use of our Service.
  11. Site Access

  12. Access to our Service does not include the right to use any data mining robots or other extraction tools. Access also does not permit you to metatag or mirror our website without our prior written permission. We reserve the right to serve you with notice if we become aware of your metatag or mirroring of our website.
  13. Hyperlinks

  14. This website may from time to time contain hyperlinks to other websites. Such links are provided for convenience only and we take no responsibility for the content and maintenance of or privacy compliance by any linked website. Any hyperlink on our website to another website does not imply our endorsement, support, or sponsorship of the operator of that website nor of the information and/or products which they provide.
  15. You may link our website without our consent. Any such linking will be entirely your responsibility and at your expense. By linking, you must not alter any of our website's contents including any intellectual property notices and you must not frame or reformat any of our pages, files, images, text or other materials.
  16. Intellectual Property Rights

  17. The copyright to all content on this website (excluding Content uploaded by users) including applets, graphics, images, layouts and text belongs to us or we have a licence to use those materials. By uploading Content, users represent that they have the copyright in such Content. We rely upon such representation but are not in a position ourselves to confirm it. If any third party asserts that any uploaded content infringes their rights, then we shall upon notification remove such content pending resolution of that issue between that third party and the relevant user.
  18. All trademarks, brands and logos generally identified either with the symbols ™ or © which are used on this website are either owned by us or we have a licence to use them. Your access to our website does not license you to use those marks in any commercial way without our prior written permission.
  19. Any comment, feedback, idea or suggestion (called "Comments") which you provide to us through this website becomes our property. If in future we use your Comments in promoting our website or in any other way, we will not be liable for any similarities which may appear from such use. Furthermore, you agree that we are entitled to use your Comments for any commercial or non-commercial purpose without compensation to you or to any other person who has transmitted your Comments.
  20. If you provide us with Comments, you acknowledge that you are responsible for the content of such material including its legality, originality and copyright.
  21. Disclaimers

  22. We do not provide any warranty either express or implied including without limitation warranties of merchantability or fitness of the Service for any particular purpose.
  23. To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these terms and conditions is excluded.
  24. We try to keep our website free of any virus, worm, Trojan horse and/or malware, however we are not responsible for any damage to your computer system which arises in connection with your use of our website or any linked website and it is your responsibility through the use of suitable software to safeguard your own computer equipment and software.
  25. From time to time we may host third party content on our website such as advertisements and endorsements belonging to other traders. Responsibility for the content of such material rests with the owners of that material and we are not responsible for any errors or omissions in such material.
  26. Limitation of Liability

  27. To the full extent permitted by law, our liability for breach of an implied warranty or condition is limited to the supply of the Service again or payment of the costs of having those services supplied again.
  28. We accept no liability for any loss whatsoever including consequential loss suffered by you arising from the Service.
  29. Indemnity

  30. By accessing our website, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses including legal fees arising from or in connection with your use of our website.
  31. Jurisdiction

  32. These terms and conditions are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any claim made by either party against the other which in any way arises out of these terms and conditions or your use of the Service will be heard in England and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of those Courts.
  33. If any provision in these terms and conditions is invalid under any law the provision will be limited, narrowed, construed or altered as necessary to render it valid but only to the extent necessary to achieve such validity. If necessary the invalid provision will be deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.
  34. Privacy

  35. We undertake to take all due care with any information which you may provide to us when accessing our website. However we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you may provide to us. Information you transmit to us is entirely at your own risk although we will take reasonable steps to preserve such information in a secure manner and comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  36. Our compliance with privacy legislation is set out in our separate Privacy Policy which may be accessed from our home page.
  37. Our Policy

  38. At RateMyWords we believe in freedom of artistic expression and speech. It is not for us to make judgments as to the quality of literature uploaded: that role is for you, as users. However, we obviously cannot host material that is, or may be, unlawful or clearly offensive. RateMyWords, as a UGC host, cannot systematically review all content uploaded; but, if we become aware of content that appears to fall the wrong side of these guidelines, we have to remove it from the website. Further, we ask you to upload only original works. In short, the policy of RateMyWords is to encourage and promote genuine and original literary creativity and output. Please help us to make this vision a reality.