We at BDSMcafe.com (BDSM Cafe) provide this site for the benefit of our users.  The site has proudly been serving the BDSM community since 1997. We are working hard to clean up and reformat the entire website for a stronger future and plan on continuing to bring you the best of the BDSM community for years to come.

In addition to updating our terms of service for all submissions to the site, we are also now encouraging authors to include a biography so that those who read their stories can get to know them. Our readers like to know about the authors of their favorite stores; and as such, we ask for you to supply a short paragraph about yourself that introduces you, as well as anything else you think might be interesting or relevant including links to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. While it is not a requirement to include an author biography to get your story published on our site, we do hope you will consider providing us with one, because it feel it improves the overall user experience.We get a large number of submissions from fans and friends wanting us to publish their stories and articles. We created this Story Submission Terms of Service to address content submission.

We reserve the right to change any of the terms, conditions or policies of the BDSM Cafe website, at any time in our sole discretion. If we decide to change the Story Submission Terms of Service, we will publish a new version on the BDSM Cafe website. Any such changes will be effective upon publishing the revisions. Your continued use of the BDSM Cafe website following publishing of any changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Effective Date:  The Story Submission Terms of Service were last updated on February 04, 2014.

STORIES, ARTICLES AND SITE CONTENT

By submitting stories, articles, photos, illustrations or otherwise engaging in any communication within the BDSM Cafe website, you are granting BDSMcafe.com (and its assignees) the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer, and sell your submissions to the BDSM Cafe website (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate your submissions in other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or later developed.

You are solely responsible for the content of your submissions. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to edit, refuse to publish or remove any content from the BDSM Cafe website for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to, that we believe part or all of the content:

(i) is in need of editing for grammar, spelling or overall readability; (ii) is false, misleading or defamatory; (iii) is harmful, threatening or intimidating; (iv) contains hate messages or personal attacks against others; (v) constitutes spam, phishing or any form of advertising or solicitation; (vi) violates another person’s or entity’s intellectual property rights, publicity or privacy rights or other legal rights; (vii) contains software viruses or any other malicious code, files or programs which may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (viii) is otherwise inappropriate or undesirable for the BDSM Cafe website.

ARTICLE AND STORY SUBMISSIONS

We welcome high-quality, on-topic articles and stories about BDSM for publication; however, we do not pay compensation for unsolicited article submissions. We get a high volume of email and cannot guarantee a specific time that your story or article will be published, or if it will be published at all on the BDSM Cafe website. Should we decide to publish a submission, we will give attribution to the submitting writer through an article byline or similar designation.

Stories and articles can be submitted using the form below, or via email to bdsmcafe2010 (at) gmail (dot) com

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Story or Article as plain text (we'll make it pretty for the site!)

Upload an optional photo/illustration that you have rights for to go with your story.


Story Submission Terms of Service updated: February 04,2014