Welcome to STORYWORLD! We want to protect your rights, our rights and those of other users and third parties who interact with us, so we created these Terms and Conditions (Terms.) By using or accessing our website, platform, app software and/or content you agree to the following Terms. If you don’t agree to these Terms, please do not access or use STORYWORLD Services.
STORYWORLD reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time. We recommend that you check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of our Services following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.
By registering for STORYWORLD, you affirm that you are a) 18 years old, or the applicable age of majority in your province, territory or country or b) an emancipated minor. If you do not fit the aforementioned criteria, you must sign up with the prior permission of a parent or guardian. You also affirm that you are fully able and competent to abide by and comply with these Terms.
If you register and subscribe, you agree to: (a) provide us with accurate and up-to-date information as prompted by the registration form; (b) maintain and update such information so that it is up-to-date; (c) not share your unique username or password or let anyone else access your account (other than in those situations permitted under these Terms), or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
If you share your password or allow a third party to access your STORYWORLD account, you agree that you remain responsible for compliance with these Terms by any such third party.
III. Ownership of Content
STORYWORLD hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non sub-licensable, revocable, limited scope license to use our Services solely for the purpose of viewing and using the applicable Content and for no other purpose whatsoever. Your license to use our Services is limited by these Terms.
You may not copy, distribute, translate, transfer, transmit, modify, display, reproduce, publish, license, or create derivative works from any information, software, products or services obtained from our Services, without the express written consent of STORYWORLD. You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notations from any Content. Further, you may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any Content, including our proprietary Reader and authoring tools.
As a condition of your use of our Services, you may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Content. You may not use our Services in any manner that could damage, overburden, disable, or impair any STORYWORLD server, or the network(s) connected to any STORYWORLD server, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Content, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any STORYWORLD server or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures (including geographical restrictions).
We may allow you to store encrypted, cached content on your tablet, smartphone or other compatible internet-connected device. You may not transfer copies of cached content to any other device.
All Content made available on our Services is the copyrighted work of STORYWORLD and/or its licensors. All text, graphics, artwork, photographs, user interfaces, visual interfaces, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, computer code, and authoring tools (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, expression, and overall “look and feel” and arrangement of such Content, is owned, controlled or licensed by or to STORYWORLD, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.
IV. Your Conduct
We would like STORYWORLD to remain as safe as possible for all of our users. However, to do so, we need your cooperation. As user of STORYWORLD, you agree not to: (a) violate any local, state, national, or international law or regulation; (b) knowingly transmit any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses, programs, files or any other computer code, designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any telecommunications equipment, computer software or hardware or interfere with or disrupt the STORYWORLD Service or networks connected to the STORYWORLD servers.
V. Charges and Billing
STORYWOLRD charges fees for Services. Unless otherwise indicated, subscriptions will automatically renew at the end of their term. Prices, fees and promotions, including, but not limited to the availability of “free stories” are subject to change at any time.
VI. Content Availability
The availability of Content presented on STORYWORLD may change from time to time, and from geographic territory to territory, for a number of reasons (including available Internet bandwidth). Therefore, STORYWORLD does not guarantee that any Content will be available or remain available through STORYWORLD’s platform.
STORYWORLD will automatically terminate our agreement with a user if the user violates these Terms or any rules posted in connection with STORYWORLD. STORYWORLD reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of STORYWORLD, for any reason, without notice.
IX. Limitation of Liability
To the extent permitted under applicable law, in no event will STORYWORLD or its officers, employees, directors, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, or licensors be liable under any theory of liability (whether in contract, tort, statutory, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of revenues, profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if such parties were advised of, knew of or should have known of the possibility of such damages), resulting from use of STORYWORLD.
STORYWORLD’s services and its content are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. STORYWORLD does not promise that our services or any content, service or feature of the site will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that any defects will be corrected, or that use of our services will provide specific results. All information and content provided on the site is subject to change without notice.
As a user of StoryWorld, you assume total responsibility for your use of STORYWORLD’s services. STORYWORLD cannot ensure that any files or other data downloaded from the site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. STORYWORLD disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including any warranties of accuracy, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. STORYWORLD disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to use of STORYWORLD’s services. The sole remedy against STORYWORLD for dissatisfaction with our services or any of our content is to stop using the site or any such content.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless STORYWORLD and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from (a) any information (including, without limitation, users’ submissions, feedback, or any other content) submitted, posted, or transmitted on or through the STORYWORLD site; (b) your use of the STORYWORLD platforms; (c) your violation of these Terms; or (d) your (or anyone using your account's) violation of any rights of any other person or entity, including, without limitation, any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity/privacy, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. STORYWORLD reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by users, in which event users will cooperate with StoryWorld in asserting any available defenses.
These Terms shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to any choice of law or conflict of laws principles, regardless of where you live. You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute with StoryWorld arising out of or relating to these Terms or STORYWORLD’s Services exclusively in a state or federal court located in the City of San Francisco, California. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in the City of San Francisco, California for the purpose of litigation all such claims or causes of action.
Through using STORYWORLD, you agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure or other communications that STORYWORLD sends via email will satisfy any legal communications requirement (including that such communications must be in writing).
If any provision of these Terms is found to be illegal or unenforceable, these Terms will be deemed curtailed to the extent necessary to make them legal and enforceable and will remain, as modified, in full force and effect. These Terms contain the entire understanding and supersede all prior understandings of the parties hereto relating to this subject matter and cannot be changed or terminated orally. These Terms are personal to the user and are therefore not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable except with our prior written consent. STORYWORLD may assign, transfer or delegate our rights and obligations under these Terms without consent from you. The section and subsection headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all notices must be in writing and will be treated as given on receipt, as verified by written automated receipt or by electronic logs (as applicable).
STORYWORLD may, in its sole and absolute discretion, change these Terms from time to time. In the event that STORYWORLD changes these Terms, STORYWORLD will update this posting and send notice through our service or email. Your continued use of STORYWORLD constitutes agreement to abide by the Terms as changed.