Terms and conditions
This site belongs to Colored Shadows Productions. It's an artistic and cultural portal mainly interested in the production and divulgation of books.
It’s a Site open to all, of artistic and cultural heritage, born and created to spread and share passions, information and experience in the full respect of each User, visitor and laws.
Warning and copyright
All material of this Site - except where is specifically otherwise - is the exclusive property and copyright of “Colored Shadows Productions” which reserves any and wider right about all forms and methods of exploitation.
Duplication, reproduction, even partial, downloading, saving, publication or circulation by any way and in general any act of disposition or use of information or material from this Site, in all forms, by media and technologies existing or developed in the future, are prohibited; except for the right to download a single copy of any content referred to as downloaded in a single computer for your own personal use and for non-commercial purposes, provided to kept intact the author attributions, and other claims relating to rights of copyright and property rights.
It is not allowed any manipulation, including resizing, extrapolation of details, altering the quality of the images, video or music. The violation of these terms will be sanctioned and any violators prosecuted according to law.
As for the material clearly assigned by the Site to other authors, they have given their specific consent to publish it on this Site and their material is also covered by specific copyrights that reserve all rights, except different specifications which, if present, will be made public with the same reference material.
The other Users and visitors do not have the right to download or appropriate of any information or material shown in these pages without first requested specific consent.
Users can share post, pages, links and other materials of this Site (created by the administrators or by other Users) by social networks or by links, with attribution of copyright and property rights and only for non-commercial uses.
Buy books or other products
On this site there is no direct possibility to buy books or products. However, the products are advertised with external links to other sites. Once redirected to external sites, the terms and privacy of these other sites apply.
This Site does not assume responsibility in case of failure, loss, theft, destruction of data or information due to causes beyond his control and beyond the control implemented by administrators, that will instead depends on problems derived from the services and applications that this Site uses, including server, host-providers, Site platforms, third-party applications (such as, for example, forms of Newsletter or User Profile, forms of social integration or video and more...).
This Site does not assume direct responsibility for the conduct of its Users, material, information or comments from them loaded, but will try to keep a strict control in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Use and to act quickly and decisively where the case so requires.
Comments o posts created by the Users
To post or comment on this Site, the User must be a real person who holds the full value of every legal and civil right.
To comment/post on this Site you must provide a valid email address connected to an individual, association or corporation that actually exists and is legally recognized.
By posting or comment, the User assumes full responsibility for all information disclosed or included in the Site and is ready to subject to legal liability if the case so requires.
Posting or commenting, will be automatically published on this Site:
first name, last name or alias ("nickname") of the User in the way specified by him, all the content - text and other - of his comment, the image of “avatar" may be chosen by the User, the address of its own personal web site to which to refer, and any other information that the User decides to publish through his comments/posts and through the "format” for post/commenting on this Site.
Will not be published, instead, User's email address and any other personal data particularly sensitive and not directly related to the service itself.
In this Site there is a post and comment moderation, under the control of the administrators of the Site, whose judgment and whose decisions are indisputable and unappealable by the User.
This Site and its administrators have the right to cancel in part or in whole comments and posts deemed inappropriate, offensive, comments that violate the rules of this Site or that violate general rules and laws or rights of third parties.
In this Site is not necessarily present a prior moderation, so comments will be published automatically and then time to time moderate even after their publication.
Are not accepted outrageous posts/comments or posts/comments that offend other Users or violate or incite to violate laws, or that affect rights of third parties, or that offend creeds and religions, or that go against the standards of education and good living civil.
Are not accepted comments or posts that contain dirty or curse words or comments that can be defined as "spam" (for example, with one or more external links in order to defraud other Users; or comments whose author is not real person, but the comment is generated automatically by software "virus" or "malaware").
Are not accepted comments and posts containing material or references or allusions or links pornographic in all its forms, violence, abuse in general in any form and manner.
Are not accepted comments/posts partisan, political propaganda, or that incite hatred, racism, intolerance or violence.
Are not accepted comments/posts that insult third parties or other Users or comments/posts that are not themed in discussion.
This Site offers the possibility to correct, to deny or report comments/posts by Users or third parties who believe they have suffered abuse or violations of their rights.
Anyone can comment and posts in full compliance with the law, education and the free expression of thoughts and words.
Entering comments or posts is not mandatory and not preclude in any way to the use of the main services offered by the Site.
Through the comments and posts, Users can load material such as photos, texts, videos or post external links to the Site. The User claims to be solely responsible and direct owner of the material and of any information shared through the comments, to have each right about, and that such comments/posts do not affect in any way the rights of others.
By agreeing to post or to comment, you agree to this Site to make public all its parts, texts, information and attachments in granting non-exclusive use for the only purpose of publishing it on this Site and eventually on the social channels connected to the Site. Any other property rights remains of User or third owners.
The other Users or visitors have no right to download or to appropriate the comments or material to a specific User - except for different indication given by the User. Violators will be punished according to law.
Any abuse of this Regulation may be reported by the public or by other Members or Users to the email address of contact of the Site. The administrators will take immediate action, not hesitating to report cases and the most serious violations to the authorities of competence.
Service "Promote your book"
The basic service for the promotion of books and works by the authors is free and open to all within the limits and in compliance with the Terms and Conditions of this Site. Any paid options for extra services connected to it, present or future, are and will be optional and free choice.
The service allows Users to request to be able to publish an article-post to promote and advertise their works and books.
Acceptance of the user's request by this Site is not automatic but subject to unquestionable judgment and preventive moderation by the administrators of this Site.
Times and methods of publication are at the discretion of this Site, as far as the User can suggest preferences for dates.
It's possible to promote any type of book (fiction, non-fiction, any gender or age ...).
It's possible for the same User/ Author to request to promote several different works (there are no limits).
It is forbidden to repeat a request for the same book already accepted or rejected from the service.
Books that invite hatred, pornography or child pornography, that incite racism and that in any way damage the rights of others or against ethical-civil norms will not be accepted.
By accessing the service, the User is responsible for the truthfulness of the data entered as well as that they do not violate third party rights in any way.
The books will be promoted and published on the specific page-section of this Site or in the social channels connected to Colored Shadows Productions, reporting and making public all the data entered by the Users in filling in the form in charge of the service, except for the private email address.
Within the Site the books will maintain the "priority" position (of the first and most recent article) for three consecutive days from the time of their publication or until a new promotion by another User. The promotional posts will then remain active on the Colored Shadows Productions website and social channels.
The data and material provided may then be published by Colored Shadows Production also outside the Site itself in its official social channels (such as Facebook page/profile/group, Instagram profile, Youtube channel etc...).
The Users can request the cancellation-removal of their "visibility announcement" at any time, but in this case the total or partial cancellation of the material is not guaranteed neither from this Site nor from the social channels connected to it. For technical reasons, links to "removed posts" may remain, or it may be impossible to remove the posts. Each case will be analyzed on its own and if technical problems of any nature prevented its cancellation, the User is required to accept it.
In order to use the service, it's necessary to fill in the mandatory fields, under penalty of the impossibility of providing the service itself.
By accepting the service, the User grants Colored Shadows Productions the non-exclusive use of the data and material (e.g. book cover) entered. Colored Shadows Productions will not modify this data, unless they need quality reductions to streamline the service.
Through the form in charge of the service you can optionally request other services (for example that of the mailing list or reviews) for which the specific terms and regulations apply.
The Colored Shadows Productions team loves reading beautiful books and loves reviewing them. There are many books, and unfortunately the time is always short... therefore it's possible to request book reviews, but we cannot guarantee to fulfill it.
You can try to ask!
To request book reviews send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We read a bit of everything, but above all books in line with our catalog and our ideologies. We do not read or review books with violent content or that incites hatred of racism, violation of laws, unsuitable materials or topics, and so on ...
We review whole books or even simple stories, for sale or free, also on personal sites or on blogs/social networks.
The reviews we make are at our complete discretion and taste, and they can be both positive and negative, so think carefully before submitting your request.
Once the request has been accepted, it's no longer possible to cancel it and we will publish the review on this Site and/or on the social channels connected to Colored Shadows Productions, as well as it is possible that the review will be sent and published in the stores where the book/story cab be purchased on third party sites.
Basically we don't buy the books to review at our expense (but it could also happen), so in case you want to receive a review it will be your concern to provide us with digital or paper copy of the work in free version.
Contact us by email giving all possible information on the work to be reviewed: if it can be downloaded or purchased for free (example "promotional period") indicate the links... Don't send paper books if we have not previously given you a positive response to review the book.
You can also find us active in our social networks, groups or blogs... look for us and look for our reviews (for example on th”Wattpad”, on "Writers Dream" or in the reviews of the "Amazon" books).
Finally, you can request a review connected to the "Promote your book" service: in this case, after checking the box "I want to receive a review" contact us by following the lines displayed on this page.
Acceptance and update of this document
This document - to be considered as a document of “Terms and conditions of use” of this Site - can be updated over time, adjusted, amended or extended. The User is therefore required to regularly check the updates of this document.
The User declares to have read this document "Terms and conditions" and agrees in its entirety and without reservations when accessing this Site and interacts through its services, comments or sign up to the Site.
The latest update of this document has been made on 30-07-2020 (if you have viewed the document before this date, please consider that may have been made some changes since you last read).