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Terms of Use

 

 

STORYLEAP.COM

 

TERMS OF USE

 


This document comprises the Terms of Use Agreement, hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”, and constitutes a legally binding Agreement between you, (“You”) the visitor or member of our site, hereinafter referred to as the “site”, and the owners and operators of Storyleap.com.

 

You shall retain your copyrights to all stories that you publish via our site.  Storyleap.com does NOT claim any copyright ownership to the stories that you publish via out site.  We do suggest that you visit the official government copyright web site, www.copyright.gov, so that you can learn how to register the copyright in your story, for your own protection.

 

As a condition precedent to you being able to use any of the tools, functions and services provided to you by this site, you must read and agree to be bound by each and every one of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement.  Should you access any component of this site, or use any tools, functions or services that this site offers, register as a member, or view any text or graphics, such activities on your part means expressly that you have read this Agreement and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein.  Should you not agree to be bound by each and every term and condition contained in this Agreement you must leave this Site at once and you may not establish a membership.

 

 

We may terminate a membership at anytime for any reason we deem fit with no prior notice.  Any material posted may be removed by us at any time for any reason we deem appropriate with no prior notice.

 

 

Content Rules

 

 

You must have a valid membership in order to post stories to Storyleap.com.  You are responsible for the content that you post on Storyleap.com.  That means that if you violate the copyright of any third party or entity, defame any person or entity, or otherwise cause any civil or criminal matter to arise due to your posting of your content, you hereby agree to hold us harmless and indemnify us from any losses, threatened losses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, costs of suit, fees and damages.  Do not post content that you do not solely own the intellectual property rights to or otherwise legally control. 

 

 

If you believe that your copyright has been infringed due to the posting of particular content, please complete the following form and send it to us:

 

 

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
1.
Detailed identity of the copyrighted work that I believe has been infringed upon. This includes identification of the web page or specific posts, as opposed to entire sites. Posts must be referenced by either the dates in which they appear or the permalink of the post
>Include here the URL to the concerned material infringing your copyright (URL of a website or URL to a post, with title, date, name of the emitter), or link to initial post with sufficient data to find it back easily
2. Identity of the material that I claim is infringing upon the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
>Include here the name of the concerned litigeous material (all images or posts if relevant) with their complete reference
3. Location of the author copyright notice (for information).
>Include here the possible URL of the page in which you have list or give detail about your copyright. This information is optional as all work of the mind are by default protected by the Copyright Berne Convention
4. Information to permit our company, the provider, to contact you.
>Include here your email, fax or postal address to quickly get a feedback from the provider.
5. Statements
Reproduce the next statements:
I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the infringing web pages is not authorized by my registered copyright and by the law. I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner of an exclusive right that is infringed.
Your signature
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Signature of the author
>Add your name here

 

 

General Rules

 

 

Site members and visitors may not:

 

 

  • Violate the law of any jurisdiction while visiting our site, our clubs, or using any tool or service that we provided.

     

  • Harass or Cyberstalk any user.

     

  • Conduct any activity that is harmful or detrimental to our site as solely determined by us.

     

  • Post any information or content that is obscene, indecent, defamatory, hateful or intolerant in nature or in violation of the laws of any jurisdiction.

     

  • Upload any material that is harmful to our user’s computers or objectionable to our community as a whole.

     

  • Falsely represent yourself as another person or as a representative of a business or entity that you do not actually represent.

     

  • Falsely represent your professional or business credentials or professional background.

     

 

You must be of adult age in your jurisdiction to use this site or to become a member of this site. In any event, no user or member may be under the age of 18 years of age. Parents or guardians of minors may enroll as a member on behalf of their minor children/wards but are solely responsible for the direct supervision of their children/wards while their minors visit the site or use any of the tools or services that the site provides.

 

 

We may post rules, guidelines or policies. Upon the posting of such materials, they immediately become incorporated by reference into this Agreement as if fully set forth herein.

 

 

Rules that cannot be violated by users or members include the following:

 

 

  • Spamming. Any activity generally described as “spamming” by the Internet Community, such as unsolicited emails, irrelevant or commercially based postings for any purpose will result in membership being terminated without prior notice to the member.

     

  • Racist, intolerant, “hate,” defamatory, “stalking,” invitations to fight, threatening or any post of any nature that we decide, in our sole discretion, as being improper, will result in membership termination without prior notice.

     

 

Any user may terminate their use or membership at this site at any time. We may terminate usage or membership of any person or entity at any time for any reason we deem appropriate with no prior notice to the person or entity whose membership or usage is being terminated.

 

 

We have published a privacy policy. The privacy policy is hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement as if fully set forth herein.

 

 

 

Disclaimer of Warranty

 

 

We issue no warranty whatsoever and do not make any representations or warranties regarding the availability, suitability, reliability, merchantability, non-infringement, capability, usefulness or fitness for any general or particular purpose of the site, or the tools, products or services herein supplied or sold or regarding the characteristics of services provided by or through the site, or regarding the timeliness, accuracy or usefulness of information obtained from or through the site. The site and all content contained, distributed, sold or published via the site is provided to you "As Is, Where Is", without any warranty of any kind, express or implied.

 


Intellectual Property Provisions

 


All content provided within or via this site is protected by various US and international copyright laws, patent laws, trademark regulations and laws, and various intellectual property laws and international treaties and agreements.  No intellectual property of any nature contained within or via this Site may be copied, published, or broadcast in any way without the written permission of the content owner.  The content of this Site may not be “framed” or “mirrored”.  All trademarks presented on or via this Site are owned by their respective owners and may not be used by you in any way.

 

 

 

Disclaimer Regarding Functionality

 

 

All content, tools, functions and services provided via this Site are provided on an “as is” basis and this Site disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, including those warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.  Such disclaimers may be limited by the laws of your state, and if so limited, may not apply to you.  No warranties of validity regarding any of the content provided herein this Site are made and the operators of this Site have not independently verified the validity of any of the content presented herein this Site.  It is your duty to independently engage in due diligence to verify any and all claims presented within this Site.

 

 

Automatic Viewing or Usage of this Site

 

 

You may not use any automated scripts or “robots” to access, copy, or manipulate any content provided on this site.  You may not engage in denial of service attacks upon the servers that publish this Site.  You may not engage in any content that uses more than .01% of the hardware and software infrastructure of this Site.

 

 

Links to Third Party Sites

 

 

We may provide links to third party sites; however, we are not responsible for the content of such sites or their terms of use or privacy policies.  Please carefully review the terms of service and privacy policies of all such sites prior to usage.  You assume the risk of any usage of such third party sites.

 

 

Submissions

 

 

All submissions (but not personal information) become the property of this Site.  All submissions are non-confidential in nature.  “Submissions” may be thought of as “letters to the editor” or “suggestions/ideas” type of email or letters that you might send us. We may publish all submissions in any manner that we deem to be appropriate, including in all forms of media and publication.  You are solely responsible for the content of all submissions, including any violation of any law(s) contained within such submissions, copyright, privacy, fraud, and other laws and regulations.  You agree to hold us harmless and defend us and indemnify us from any civil actions filed or threatened to be filed by any third party or entity who determines that your submissions supports a legal cause of action.

 


Limitation of Liability

 

 

We are not responsible for any damages arising from your use of this Site, or any tools, functions or services that this Site provides to you, whether the cause of action be based on tort, breach of contract, or any other legal theory, including punitive, actual, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any nature or due to any cause of any nature.  You agree to hold us harmless from any loss or harm of any nature due to your usage of this Site or any tool, product or service that we provide to you, whether  directly or indirectly.   

 

 

Content Issues

 

 

We are not responsible for any content provided to you by our site members. We do not screen content provided by our site Members or any third parties or entities and you agree that we do not have any duty to do so prior to such being published on our site. We are not liable for any content that may be obscene, indecent, misleading, fraudulent, racist, intolerant, harmful or otherwise objectionable where such content has been displayed due the actions of one or more of our users or any third party or entity.  We are not responsible for any content provided to our site by members or third parties that may infringe on intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or any rights of any nature in any jurisdiction. You agree to hold us harmless regarding any claims arising from your exposure, or the exposure of your family members, loved ones, or computers, to objectionable content and agree to waive any possible liability that we may have regarding content provided to us via members or third parties that violate any intellectual property rights or any other civil law.

 

 

You understand and agree that use of the Internet means that you are subject to the risk of receiving or viewing harmful offensive content and files.  We do not promise that we will review and edit all content for safety, quality, accuracy, or decency that you encounter via our Site.

 


Jurisdiction

 

 

This Agreement, including all Disclaimers, will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of , Province of Ontario , excluding that body of laws known as choice of law or conflict of laws. 

General Information

 

 

This site may contain typographical errors or mistakes, and we disclaim any responsibility for such errors and you agree to hold us harmless from any legal responsibility for such errors.

 

 

 

We may revise or modify any portion of this Agreement at any time without notice to you.  You must read this Agreement each time you visit our site or use any tool or service that we provide to you via this site or elsewhere.  Any usage of this site or tools, functions or services that we provide you means that you have read the most current version of this Agreement and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the latest version of this Agreement.

 

 

Notice

 

 

Notices to you may be issued via electronic mail or by surface mail, at our sole selection.

 

 

Force Majeure

 

 

Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure in performance due to Force Majeure, which shall mean acts of God, earthquake, labor disputes, changes in law, regulation or government policy, riots, war, fire, flood, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, epidemics, acts or omissions of vendors or suppliers, transportation difficulties, unavailability of interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed. We are not responsible for server downtime under any circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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