Policies and Disclaimers

This page contains the following sections:

General Disclaimers

DISCLAIMER: All of the material on this site is for adults only. Those who are not of legal age, or are otherwise prohibited from viewing adult material, must not proceed. All of the material on this site is gay related and may contain sex between consenting adult men. Those who will be offended by such material must not proceed. All comments should be submitted using the form on the contact page.

NOTE: All the materials in this site have been submitted to Metabods or have been generally distributed. However, authors retain rights to their stories. If you have materials on this site you would like removed, contact me immediately and I will cheerfully comply. Authors' email addresses are checked periodically and undeliverable or blocked email addresses have been removed. Updated addresses are requested.

All materials are the property of the author, where given, or of Metabods.com. Republication requires consent of the copyright holder.

Submissions Guidelines

We always welcome story submissions from our readers! After all, it's our readers who know best exactly what works in stories like ours. You can use this form to provide feedback or to email a story submission.

To submit a story for consideration, please use the contact/submission form and paste your story in text form in the "Message" box. Use regular text, with a blank line in between paragraphs. Try to avoid unusual characters since not all browsers are compatible. You can use HTML italic and bold tags (<i> and <b>) and ampersand escape codes (e.g., &mdash; for an em dash).

Please spell-check your submission before sending it in! A story should not be a single, long paragraph and paragraphs should be separated by blank lines. Dialogue changes of speaker and transitions between exposition and dialogue should start a new paragraph.

Author information: YOU MUST include your name and email address with a story submission. This information will be kept strictly confidential unless you explicitly agree otherwise. You may include a web page and or email address that can be linked next to your byline and on your author page. If you want to attach a web page or email address to your existing stories, please contact me and I'll be happy to add them on.

Please see also the General Disclaimers above for more information.

Problematic content: Please do not submit stories with underage content, because I can no longer run material that will be construed as involving sex with minors. If your characters are of high school age, you must specify that they are 18 years old; alternatively you could move the setting to a college or other venue not associated with minors. Other problematic content will include what common sense would suggest (e.g., rape or coercion of minors, abusive situations involving minors, graphic violence, unwilling participants, dangerous sexual acts, depiction of minors being photographed for distribution, suicide or attempted suicide without consequences, adult sexual situations with children, or works which the contributor does not have permission to contribute to Metabods). Publication and removal is at the webmaster's discretion, which may be both subjective and arbitrary.

Author rights and permissions: Authors retain rights to and title to their submitted works. By submitting a work, the author grants the Metabods a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, and non-cancellable license to display the work. (If this is unacceptable, please contact us to discuss your concern.)

Authors may license their stories to other publishers, but that does not revoke the license granted to Metabods. Metabods will respect requests for changes to stories, to attribution, and/or to email addresses by the original author of the work.

Decisions to honor requests to remove a work from public display are determined on a case-by-case basis. This does not nullify, terminate, or revoke any license granted to Metabods. If a story you wrote appears on Metabods and you wish to remove it, please contact me immediately and request the story be removed.

Only submit a story if you are the author or explicitly have permission from the author to submit the story for display on Metabods. Do not remove or replace another author's or poster's attribution from a story submission.

This is a free, nonprofit archive. No compensaion is offered. Metabods posts stories directly submitted by the author or with the author's permission; we don't automatically include any stories that are genre-relevant appearing elsewhere on the web.

Celebrities and fictional characters: Stories involving celebrities must include a disclaimer that the story is fiction and is not intended to imply anything about the true sexuality of the celebrities mentioned or any personal knowledge about their private lives. This disclaimer should not make any mention of owning or not owning a celebrity.

Stories about celebrities may not include stalking, threats against celebrities, or the death of celebrities or their friends or family members as a plot device.

Generally speaking, stories involving copyrighted characters from mainstream media are discouraged, not only for legal reasons but because this is not a site focused on slash fiction and similar content; I'd rather read and post stories involving original characters and situations. Stories involving fictional characters from television shows, movies, books, comic strips, etc. must include a copyright and trademark statement for the production company or publisher (not the television network on which a TV show appears, unless the network is the production company).

Contact me with questions: If you have any questions at all about submission, just ask. And thanks for sharing your fantasies! We and our readers truly appreciate it.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To quickly process your transactions.

      To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like email addresses or credit card numbers.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate

      We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like email addresses, or credit card numbers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

      Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.

      Keep track of advertisements.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It won't affect the user's experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

However, you can still place orders .

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

      On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

      By emailing us

      By logging in to their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email

      Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

      Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.

      Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

      NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

      Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

      Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

metabods (at) 2die4 (dot) com

Last Edited on 2016-04-14