Terms of Service

Terms of service

These terms govern use of the Jericho Writers Community. Use of the site implies consent to these terms. If you do not agree, you should discontinue your use of the site.

The use of these webpages and services of Jericho Writers (referred to as “we” / “our” / “us”) is subject to the terms and conditions set out below.

As a user of this website and/or our services (referred to as “you” / “your”), your use will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of these terms and conditions.


The Jericho Writers Community (known as ‘Townhouse’) has been created and is operated by Jericho Writers. Our address is: 4 Acer Walk, Oxford, OX2 6EX, UK. Jericho Writers offers editing, courses, events and membership to writers from around the world. You can read more about us here.

It is free to use this community and you do not need to be a paying member of Jericho Writers to do so. To find out more about membership of Jericho Writers, see our membership page.

About these terms

These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding between you and us in relation to your use of our website and its content. We reserve the right at our sole discretion to modify, alter or otherwise update these terms and conditions and/or our web pages at any time without notifying you and you agree to be bound by any such modifications, alterations or updates. You should check this website from time to time to review the then current version of these Terms of Use.

Your use of this website is conditional upon you obeying these terms of use. Failure to do so may lead to your account being terminated without notice.


Your content: If you have created a piece of content, you may copy, retrieve, or delete it at any point. While it is on this site, you agree that we will display it according to the ordinary rules of this site.

Other people’s content: If other people have created and uploaded content, please ask them before making copies. The copyright is theirs, not yours.

Our content: You are welcome to make use of any material we have generated so long as that is for your own personal and non-commercial use. (Support of your general writing career doesn’t count as “commercial” for these purposes.)

In all cases where you have not created the content, please be aware that the material on this site is protected by copyright law in the United Kingdom and by applicable law and international treaties in most other jurisdictions too.

You are granted free use of the Community in exchange for a validated email address and the agreement of the full terms of use of this platform. You may no longer use the forum if we contact you directly to say that you may not. We do not have to give a reason for any such refusal of service.

Your behaviour

You may not break the law using this Community. This covers trying to use another’s account without their specific permission; and buying, selling, or otherwise trading in user names or other unique identifiers.

You may not send advertisements, chain letters, or other solicitations through the Community, or use the forum to gather addresses or other personal data for commercial mailing lists or databases. You may not use the Community to send e-mail to distribution lists, newsgroups, or group mail aliases.

You may not falsely imply that you’re affiliated with or endorsed by the company, or rremove any marks showing proprietary ownership from materials you download from the Community.

You may not disable, avoid, or circumvent any security or access restrictions of the Community.

You may not strain infrastructure of the Community with an unreasonable volume of requests, or requests designed to impose an unreasonable load on information systems underlying the Community.

You may not impersonate others.

You may not encourage or help anyone in violation of these terms.

Publishing of content

You may not submit content to the forum that is illegal, offensive, or otherwise harmful to others. This includes content that is harassing, inappropriate, or abusive.

You may not submit content to the forum that violates the law, infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights, violates anyone’s privacy, or breaches agreements you have with others.

You may not submit content to the forum containing malicious computer code, such as computer viruses or spyware.

You may not submit content to the forum as a mere placeholder, to hold a particular address, user name, or other unique identifier.

You may not use the forum to disclose information that you don’t have the right to disclose, like others’ confidential or personal information.

Jericho Writers is not responsible for any content of this kind on the Community, but may investigate violations of these terms and assist in any criminal or civil investigation or prosecution.

We reserve the right to change, redact, and delete content on the forum for any reason.

Our responsibility

The Community is a free platform offered by Jericho Writers. We are not able to offer users any support with the use of this Community platform, including technical assistance.

Jericho Writers asks that its users abide by the terms of use for this Community and are not responsible for misuse.

Users who require assistance for writing-related issues can contact Jericho Writers via our main website.

Your use of the community

You must create and log into an account to use some features of the forum.

To create an account, you must provide some information about yourself. If you create an account, you agree to provide, a valid e-mail address, and to keep that address up-to-date, as well as a username and password. You may close your account at any time via your profile.

You agree to be responsible for all action taken using your account, whether authorized by you or not.

The company may restrict, suspend, or close your account according to its policy for handling copyright-related takedown requests, or if Jericho Writers reasonably believes that you’ve broken any rule in these terms.

Our use of your contact details

We will never sell or share your personal details with any third party without your express permission.

The contact details with which you join the community will be used to send you Jericho Writers newsletters and other communication. You can opt out of receiving these at any time.

Your content

Nothing in these terms gives us any ownership rights in intellectual property that you share with the Community, such as your account information, posts, or other content you submit to the Community. Nothing in these terms gives you any ownership rights in our intellectual property, either.

You remain solely responsible for content you submit to the Community. This belongs to you, and you decide what permission to give others for it. But at a minimum, you license the company to provide content that you submit to the forum to other users of the Community. That special license allows us to copy, publish, and analyse content you submit to the Community.

Others who receive content you submit to the forum may violate the terms on which you license your content. You agree that Jericho Writers will not be liable to you for those violations or their consequences.


You accept all risk of using the Community and content on the Community. As far as the law allows, Jericho Writers and its suppliers provide the Community as is, without any warranty whatsoever.

Limits of liability

Neither Jericho Writers nor its suppliers will be liable to you for breach-of-contract damages their personnel could not have reasonably foreseen when you agreed to these terms.

As far as the law allows, the total liability to you for claims of any kind that are related to the forum or content on the forum will be limited to £50.

Law & jurisdiction

These Website Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with United Kingdom law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United Kingdom courts. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you access our website.