Sharing Terms

Terms and Conditions
for Sharing Your Story

Thank you for your interest in sharing your story on By submitting a story, you are (a) agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) as well as by the Terms of Use [link] and Privacy Statement [link] and (b) representing that you are at least 18 years old. If you don’t agree with these Terms or if you are younger than 18, do not submit a story. We reserve the right to modify these Terms.  The Terms in effect at the time you post a story will be those that apply to your submission.

  1. You authorize Harvest House to post any stories you submit on  Although we require that you submit your name and email address, we will not publish that information unless it appears in the box labeled “Story.”
  3. You agree not to submit anything that infringes the intellectual property or other rights of any third party or that is inappropriate in any way.  You further agree not to use names, addresses or other identifying information in your story.  Instead, use language such as “my coworker,” “my sister,” and the like.
  5. Submission does not guarantee posting.  We reserve the right not to post (or to remove postings of) stories that we believe infringe the rights of others or that contain inappropriate content, as well as for any other reason that we deem appropriate.  We also reserve the right to edit stories to make them suitable for posting by removing identifying information, correcting typos and the like, as well as for any other reason we deem appropriate.  We do not, however, make any representations that we will do so; you are responsible for your own content.  You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished version.
  7. If you would like to submit a story to Matthew West for consideration for publication in future albums, please visit and review any terms and conditions posted there.  Submission of your story here is not a submission of the story for use or publication by Matthew West.
  9. No confirmation of receipt of entries will be provided.
  11. All submissions become the property of Harvest House.  By submitting your story, you grant us and our designates the exclusive right to edit, copy, remove, distribute, create derivative works of and publish such content in any form and medium, whether electronically or in hard copy, whether now known or hereafter developed, and whether alone or as part of a collective work.
  13. You will not receive any payment or other consideration for your submission or for any future use of it by us or our designates.
  15. We reserve the right to retain names and contact information acquired from all entries and to use information to send you marketing and promotional materials.
  17. You agree to indemnify and hold Harvest House and its affiliates, owners, officers, agents and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs at arbitration, on trial or on appeal, in addition to all other sums provided by law, arising out of your submission.
  19. Disclaimer of Warranties.  This website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim any and all representations and warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. While we take reasonable precautions against infection of the website by malware, we cannot guarantee there will be no such infection. Nor can we guarantee that the website will be provided in a manner that is uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties; therefore, the above-referenced exclusion is inapplicable in such jurisdictions.
  21. We will not be liable for any damages whatsoever, and in particular we will not be liable for any special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to the Site or the information contained in it, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or otherwise, even if we been advised of the possibility of such damages. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data resulting from your use of the Site.
  23. The state and federal courts of Oregon are the exclusive forum and venue to resolve any and all disputes arising out of or otherwise relating to these Terms and/or your use of this website. You consent to personal jurisdiction and venue by the state and federal courts of the State of Oregon.
  25. In the event that any action, suit or legal proceeding is initiated or brought to enforce any or all of the provisions of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to such attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements as are deemed reasonable and proper by an arbitrator or court. In the event of an appeal of an initial decision of an arbitrator or court, the prevailing party shall be entitled to such attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements as are deemed reasonable and proper by the appellate court(s).