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1.0 - Premise

This website may contain material of a sexual nature, and is therefore unsuitable for minors.

Accessing this website while being under the legal age, is considered a breach of our terms of service. Such breach affects the entirety of our services, including purchase warranties, return policies, and legal claims of any kind. Users who are reported as being underage will have their membership accounts removed, along with any and all content uploaded by the infringing user. 

Access of this website, use of any of its features and functionality, as well as access and download of any of the files, images, concepts, ideas, logos, designs and technology on this website requires acceptance of the terms and conditions described on this document, and most importantly, it requires any user to be at least 18 years of age, regardless of the country or territory.

2.0 - Users

2.1 - Access

Users of this site are not required to pay, or perform any special action to access this site, except where it is clearly stated, such as in the case of password protected areas and media that can only be accessed through a required procedure, such as a Registration process.

2.2 - Privacy

Users may or may not be allowed to interact with each other, or be aware of activity from other users on this site.

Users are not allowed to use the technology available on this site in such manner as to cause the forceful disclosure of information about other users, whether or not an authorized and informed consent has been released.

Any user shall be deemed an "Unauthorized User", under the definition provided in the glossary of this document, if the following two requirements are met: 1.)A user discloses another user's information from a password-protected area of this site, and posts such information in a publicly accessible manner, either on this site or anywhere else on the Internet where free, unrestricted access is allowed. 2)A complaint is received by a user, that personal information was retrieved, from either this website, or the public Internet, and published on this site without expressed or implied authorization.

2.3 - Intellectual property

In order to protect all holders of copyright for intellectual property that may or may not be featured on this site: All graphic elements, text, colors, themes, audiovisual media and representation in all manners and forms that are accessible on this site are to be considered copyrighted property. The copy, download and off-site publishing of any media that is part of this website is not authorized.

If a user uploads or posts copyrighted media on this website, in such manner that suggests such user claims ownership of the uploaded / posted media, and such property is reported as plagiarized, stolen, with evidence supporting the intellectual theft, the material will be immediately and permanently removed, and the infringing party will be treated as an Unauthorized User, effective immediately.

Users who post content on do so in full knowledge that is a free self-publishing platform, entirely managed by users, and regulated by our admins. Authors are free to post their work according to our rules, without any expectatrion of royalty payments. Shadowy Tales is NOT a commercial platform, and does NOT sell any work published by users.

2.4 - Harassment

Users who are being reported as conducting behavior that is considered abusive, as defined under "Abusive Behavior" in this document's glossary, are considered engaging in harassment. Harassment is not tolerated and all users who harass other users, regardless of reasoning or motivation, will be deemed Unauthorized to access this website, effective immediately.

3.0 - E-commerce

3.1 - Services and products

This website will not sell, advertise or solicit the sale or trade of any service or product that is deemed illegal for purchase under the law, local, national or international, under which this website operates.

3.2 - Trading

The owners of this website may or may not allow users to trade, exchange, advertise or solicit the sale of products and services, to other users, as long as a)such activities are legal under the law and jurisdiction presiding over all parties involved, and b)Such activities do not lead to public nuisance, harassment, or distress, whether it is of a physical or mental nature.

Example a)A user engages in the sale or distribution of a controlled substance which is regulated by laws that do not allow direct sale over the Internet.

Example b)A user engages in the sale or distribution of literature or political hate speech designed specifically to incite an individual or group to cause physical harm to another individual or group.

3.3 - Returns

Unless otherwise stated at the time of purchase, i.e. during the process of Checkout, all sales are considered final, and no returns are allowed unless the product in question is defective. Please refer to our RMA support page for more information.

4.0 - Data handling

4.1 - Security

While the owners of this website may use encryption protocols to protect user-submitted data, such encryption does not constitute a guarantee of safety. The owners of this website will not accept any responsibility in regard to information and data stolen by individuals illegally tampering with this website.

4.2 - Financial information

This website supports the processing of credit card and debit card transactions following PCI-DSS 3.0 standards. No financial information is ever permanently stored on this website. Such information includes credit card numbers, bank account numbers, CVC numbers, PIN numbers, or similar data that may lead to illegal gathering of funds by unauthorized parties.

All financial transactions are processed by an authorized third party's secure payment processing system. Such third party provides the infrastructure that allows payment transactions to take place. This website does not allow the transmission, nor the storage of non-encrypted financial data.

5.0 - Content Quality Guidelines

Please refer to our content qualty guidelines page for detailed information about posting content on this website.


Please refer to this glossary for definitions of the terminology used in the Terms and Conditions described on this document.

  1. Terms and Conditions

    Synonyms: Terms, Disclaimer, Terms of Use, ToS, TaC, or any acceptable variation of the meaning that falls under the definition of a set of rules by which users are required to agree on while visiting this website.

  2. Users

    Synonym: "Visitor". Any individual whom, by means of an Internet connected device, requests and carries forth a connection to the current domain, with or without a purpose or intention to do so.

  3. Subscriber

    Any user, as described in this glossary, who willfully carries an action that results in the submission of information to this website.

  4. Intellectual property

    An item of intellectual value, i.e. a logo, a photograph, a snippet of text, or an idea, that has been legally registered or claimed by either the owner of this website, or a referenced third party.

  5. Customer

    A User or Subscriber who performs an action that causes a legal financial transaction to occur, by which money is payed in exchange for services or products.

  6. Service

    The collection of, or access to benefits, offerings, perks and features, that are made available on this website, either for free, for a subscription fee, or for a one-time price.

  7. Registration

    the process by which a user becomes a Subscriber.

  8. Expressed Authorization

    A permanently recorded document whose form is unbiased and impossible to misinterpret or forge, which grants privileges under terms and conditions created by whom grants such Expressed Authorization.

  9. Implied authorization

    The grant of privileges and permissions to perform specific actions, once the requirements of a previous agreement have been met. For example: the ability to access this website is conditional upon acceptance of the present terms. Once the terms have been accepted, authorization to access and use this website becomes an Implied form of authorization.

  10. Unauthorized user

    Synonym: infringing party. Any user or subscriber who acts in disagreement with these Terms and Conditions.

  11. Abusive behavior

    Any such behavior motivated by will to cause psychological or physical harm or distress to another person or group.