By using this website (www.storymondo.com) (‘Website’), you agree to the following terms of service (‘Terms’) between you and StoryMondo.
Description of Services
This Website provides access to short stories and allows users to submit material which may be published or distributed electronically (‘Services’).
Your registration obligations
You must register with StoryMondo in order to create a user account and access certain parts of the Services. You agree to provide true information when registering at the Website and agree to keep the information updated in a timely manner. If you provide inaccurate, untrue or offensive registration information we have the right to suspend or terminate your account.
StoryMondo is a family-friendly website and we strive to ensure that all content is suitable for children. However, it is possible that some content may cause offense or alarm to some children.
International nature of communications
The internet is an international entity and you acknowledge that User Content may be transmitted outside of your local area, county, state or country, even where they appear to be internal in nature. Youagree to abide by all local laws regarding transmission of electronic data outside of your local area, county, state or country.
You agree to indemnify StoryMondo (and its employees) against any and all liability, costs, damages and losses (including legal fees incurred and any compensation paid by StoryMondo) incurred by StoryMondo as a result of your use of the Services, your connection with the Services or any actual or alleged breach by you of any of these Terms or violation of the rights of any other person.
Termination and modifications of services
You agree that StoryMondo may, without prior notice, immediately terminate your account and/or access to the Services or modify the Services. You agree that StoryMondo shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification or termination of the Services.
Content submitted or made available for inclusion
When submitting User Content, copyright on the User Content remains with the author of the User Content. However, by submitting User Content to the Website you grant StoryMondo the following non-exclusive, worldwide licenses, as applicable:
In the case of short stories submitted as User Content, the right to:
Publish the User Content on any online media including the internet or other electronic form.
Distribute the User Content by means of email or other electronic form.
Modify, edit, translate and/or adapt the User Content for the purposes of publication or distribution as above.
Download, print in hard copy, store in electronic or hard copy and/or copy the User Content for the purposes of or in relation to any of the above rights.
You may terminate this licence with one (1) month’s notice to StoryMondo. Notice should be delivered by email or post. In the case of email, this notice will be deemed to have been received on receipt of an electronic confirmation of delivery to you by StoryMondo. In the case of post, this notice will be deemedto have been received ten (10) business days after posting. On termination of the license, StoryMondo will remove the short story from the Website, but may retain copies for the purposes of internal record-keeping.
In the case of all other User Content submitted, the perpetual, irrevocable right to publish, use, distribute, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, translate and publicly display such User Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.
In the case of all User Content, the right for StoryMondo to grant sub-licenses to third parties in accordance with the paragraph headed Limited non-commercial license to use the content of the Website.
StoryMondo may sub-license the rights granted above to any third party involved in the operation of StoryMondo’s business and/or assign the rights granted above to any assignee of StoryMondo’s business, without notice to you.
You acknowledge that StoryMondo has no control over copies or use by third parties of User Content (egany copying or use on other websites or personal or public computers) and is not liable for any loss or damage of any kind (including, without limitation, any intellectual property infringement), resulting fromuse of User Content made available by the Services. In particular, StoryMondo shall not be liable to you for use by any third party of any such User Content outside the scope of the license granted under the paragraph headed Limited non-commerical license to use the content of the Website.
You acknowledge that the User Content will be subject to criticism both by StoryMondo and by users of the Services and StoryMondo reserves the right to publish any criticism of the User Content at its discretion and cannot guarantee that such criticism will be constructive. If you are likely to take offence at certain criticism you should not submit the User Content to StoryMondo.
When submitting suggestions or ideas to StoryMondo (“Suggestions”) via our contact form page you agree that they become the property of StoryMondo to use in any way whatsoever without obligation toyou and you are not entitled to any compensation of any kind under any circumstances. You agree that StoryMondo may have similar ideas already under development.
Limited non-commerical license to use the content of the Website
You are granted a personal, limited, non-commercial, non-transferable right to access, view and use the content of the Website for the purpose of reading or playing such content as short stories or games, and for posting content (in accordance with the Terms below). This limited right it for personal, non-commercial use or use by accredited, not-for-profit educational establishments for the purpose of teaching. In addition, you may print a single copy of the content for the same purposes only. In the case of accredited, not-for-profit educational establishments only, you may print one copy of the content per attending student for the same purposes only. You may not use the Website content for any other purpose, nor copy, adapt, distribute, communicate or publish any such content on any other Website or on any other medium, nor decompile or reverse engineer any game. You may not alter or modify any content on the Website or “frame” or otherwise impose editorial comment, commercial material or any other content on, or in proximity to, content displayed on the Website, or deep link to any content on the Website in such a way as to remove advertising or other commercial material or circumvent any registration or payment requirements associated with that content.
No resale of Services
You agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, trade or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the Services.
All contributors reserve the right to be identified as the authors of all works credited to them on the Website. Content on the Website and all intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, domain names, trade marks, copyright in the stories, copyright in the Website design and copyright in the images and graphics) associated with such content belong to and shall remain the property of StoryMondo and its licensors. You may use such content and intellectual property in accordance with these Terms, only to the extent necessary to receive the Services.
Claims of copyright or intellectual property infringement
If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should contact StoryMondo at our business address below or via our contact page stating: where the infringement is found on the Website; your name, address, telephone number and email address; evidence that you are the owner of the copyright, or authorized to act on their behalfand that the rest of the information you provide is true.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE AND ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK; THE WEBSITE’S SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS’ AND ‘AS AVAILABLE’ BASIS. STORYMONDO
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES THAT:
THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS.
THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
ANY RESULTS THAT YOU OBTAIN FROM USING THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE.
ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU MAY ENCOUNTER CONTENT THAT MAY BE DEEMED OFFENSIVE, INDECENT OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE. YOU AGREE TO USE THE SERVICES AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT STORYMONDO SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU FOR CONTENT THAT MAY BE FOUND TO BE OFFENSIVE, INDECENT OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE.
FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT THIS WHOLE DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO ANY COMMENT, MESSAGE OR PRIVATE MESSAGE FORWARDING SERVICES PROVIDED BY STORYMONDO.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER STORYMONDO, NOR ANY OF ITS OWNERS OR EMPLOYEES WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DAMAGES EITHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY) RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE EVEN IF STORYMONDO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT OR LIABILITY. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL OPERATE TO EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT STORYMONDO’S LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE.
With the exception of work labeled non-fiction, the characters featured in the stories on the Website arecompletely fictional. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. No similarity toany person either living or dead is intended or should be inferred.
The Website may provide links to external websites or resources to which the above disclaimers also apply. You acknowledge that we have no control over and shall have no liability to you for the content or reliability of such websites or resources.
These Terms shall apply between you and any successor in title or assignee to all or any part of StoryMondo’s business. You agree that StoryMondo may assign all or part of StoryMondo’s business to any third party.
Governing law and jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales andshall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
These Terms, as amended, constitute the entire understanding between you and StoryMondo with respect to the subject matter of these Terms and supersedes all prior agreements, negotiations and discussions between you and StoryMondo relating to it.
If any part or parts of these Terms are held to be legally invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms shall continue to apply with the offending part or parts removed.
Changes to these terms
StoryMondo reserves the right to change these Terms and by accessing or using the Services after such changes have been made, users agree to abide by such changes