Terms of Service

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Terms of Service2018-06-13T15:18:05+00:00

Story Swap is a service that provides users with access to a variety of resources, including (though not limited to) communications tools, forums, writing submissions, personalized content and branded content through its website (the “Service”). Your use of the Service indicates your acceptance of these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service also incorporate the terms of the Privacy Policy. Story Swap may amend these Terms of Service at any time by posting the amended terms on the Website for the Service and such terms shall be effective for all use of the Service once they are posted.

You understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for Story Swap to provide the Service.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features added to the Service shall be subject to the Terms of Service.

You are solely responsible for obtaining access to the Service, including any fees associated with accessing the service.

The Service

The Service is intended only as a source of information for writers. The content in the Service should not be considered complete nor should it be relied upon.

Story Swap does not review or monitor any Website linked to the Service and is not responsible for the content of any such linked Websites. Story Swap is providing these links solely as a convenience and inclusion of such links is not meant to imply that Story Swap endorses any third party Website or any content, products or services available on a third party Website. Your linking to such Websites is at your own risk.

Story Swap reserves the right to constitute different classes of users of the Service, granting access to certain areas of the Service only to certain users.

The content available through the Service may be displayed, printed and downloaded for your personal, internal and non-commercial use. You agree not to modify, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast, perform or circulate any such material without the prior written permission of Story Swap.

Registration

In order for you to access certain portions of the Service, you are required to register and provide Story Swap a valid email address. In order to provide the Service, Story Swap may send you certain communications via email about the Service and you acknowledge and agree that receipt of these communications is consideration for access to portions of the Service which you can not opt out of. If you do not wish to receive these communications, do not register for the Service.

You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself and promptly update the Registration Data to ensure it is true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Story Swap has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Story Swap has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).

Member Conduct

You understand that all information, in all forms (“Content”), whether publicly or privately posted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Story Swap, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post or otherwise make available via the Service. Story Swap does not control all the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. Under no circumstances shall Story Swap be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted or otherwise made available via the Service.

You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.

You agree not to:

(i) Make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
(ii) Make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.
(iii) Make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
(iv) Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service.
(v) Through any means, create an irregular number sessions, temporary or transfer files, database queries, or other function, or exploit files or other functions which will disrupt the servers or networks connected to the Service.

You agree to abide by all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Service.

Submitted Content

Story Swap does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for via the Service, you grant Story Swap a perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify and publicly display such Content on the Service.

You will be responsible for, and indemnify and hold harmless Story Swap, against any claim arising from any content that you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service.

Term and Termination

Story Swap may immediately terminate the Service if you fail to abide by the terms of these Terms of Service. In addition, Story Swap may, but has no duty to, immediately terminate the Service if Story Swap in its sole discretion concludes that you are engaged in fraudulent or illegal activities, sharing account with unauthorized users, or activities that may damage the rights of Story Swap or others. Termination of the Service may result in the deactivation or deletion of your Story Swap account.

Disclaimer

You expressly understand and agree that the Service is provided ‘as is’ and Story Swap does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, marketability, fitness for a particular purpose, or title to any of the data or function in its web site, any of the data or function linked to its web site, any data or function provided by partners or vendors of this web site, or any service provided herewith; nor does Story Swap assume any responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. Story Swap does not warrant that code, content, files, access, functions or any combination thereof are free of errors or corruptions.

Reservation of Rights

The Service and its benefits are offered at the discretion of Story Swap, and Story Swap has the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, in whole or in part for any reason, at its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. You agree that Story Swap will not be liable to you or any third-party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service. Story Swap, in its sole discretion, may add, delete, or change some or all of the features of the Service at any time.

You acknowledge that Story Swap has the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Story Swap shall have the right to edit, refuse to post or remove any Content that violates these Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL Story Swap BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS SHALL ONLY APPLY TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Story Swap with respect to your access and use of the Service and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Story Swap with respect to the Service. If any provision of these terms or any document incorporated by reference is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of such documents remain in full force and effect. Those who choose to access the Service from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.