#### Hello everyone\n\nWhat a couple weeks,\n\nIt’s been so much work to replace our infrastructure. As we are removing Medium from Hackernoon.com, we have [updated our terms of service](https://twitter.com/hackernoon/status/1106261550455676928) on March 12th to make the language more explicit that: (1.) contributors will always be accredited for their work, and (2.) contributors can remove their stories from Hacker Noon at any time. For the past few weeks, our [Terms of Service](http://terms.hackernoon.com) have been circulating around, and generating a lot of attention. It’s great! We are happy that our readers & writers actually read our ToS, and have constructive feedback about them. As a contributor-driven network, we take your feedback very seriously, and will iterate to make them better. If you have more questions about our [Terms of Service](http://terms.hackernoon.com) please feel free to comment on this post, or email us at [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).\n\n**Who do these** [**Terms of Service**](http://terms.hackernoon.com) **affect?**\n\nIf you are reading these words, you!\n\nFor Writers: everyone who has contributed a story to us via [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org), [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org), [amipublications.com/hacker-noon](http://www.amipublications.com/hacker-noon), [contribute.hackernoon.com](https://contribute.hackernoon.com/)\\* **after October 12, 2018**, when we started communicating our Terms of Service directly to you :)\n\n_Sidenote:_ [_editors_](https://hackernoon.com/meet-the-new-hacker-noon-editors-b37508a3e771) _prioritize story submission order by_ [_contribute.hackernoon.com_](https://contribute.hackernoon.com/) _first._\n\n**Who received a recent email from Hacker Noon about our** [**Terms of Service**](http://terms.hackernoon.com)**?**\n\nIf you are a “past writer”. Past writers are those who have contributed to HackerNoon.com before having a chance to read our [Terms of Service](http://terms.hackernoon.com).\n\n**Explain the Terms of Service like I’m five:**\n\nLet me try my best. The Terms of Service ensure that:\n\n* You own the rights to your content\n* Hacker Noon can edit and distribute your content\n* You can remove your content from HackerNoon.com at any time\n* You will always be attributed for your content\n* We can move off Medium’s infrastructure with you!\n\n**I want my stories to move to Medium.com instead of keeping them on Hackernoon.com. How do I do that?**\n\nSure — You can simply remove your stories from HackerNoon.com [here](https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004848968-Remove-a-draft-or-post-from-publication).\n\n**How do I opt-out of the** [**Terms of Service**](http://terms.hackernoon.com)**?**\n\nFor all writers (past & current): You can simply remove all of your stories from HackerNoon.com. [Here’s how](https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004848968-Remove-a-draft-or-post-from-publication).\n\nFor past writers: you can reply to our email to your inbox about the Change of Terms notice. Or email [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) to request to be removed.\n\n**Why are you moving off Medium.com?**\n\nTL;DR We were a profitable business for years and they killed our primary revenue stream (sponsorships) while continuing to run their own advertisements on our domain.\n\n[This video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy4Lduu9CKg&feature=youtu.be) explains it all. Here’s the [full transcript](https://hackernoon.com/about-removing-medium-from-hackernoon-com-7c72353ba6e).\n\n**What will happen to my past stories once you move off Medium.com?**\n\nWe are still negotiating with Medium. We are trying our best to ensure that no links break in the move.\n\nIf you don’t care about links breaking and would rather be on Medium.com, simply remove your stories from HackerNoon.com [here](https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004848968-Remove-a-draft-or-post-from-publication).\n\n**Is Hacker Noon 2.0 free or paid?**\n\nFree. We will never put any story behind a paywall.