Terms and Conditions

Last Updated:    05/02/2017

Welcome to the Storyhackers website and related features, products, and services (collectively, the “Website”) that is owned by Storyhackers, LLC (“Company,” “we” and “us). BY USING OUR WEBSITE YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS”) AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR AMEND THESE TERMS FROM TIME TO TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR ANY AFFILIATE WEBSITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS WILL MEAN YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES.

If you have entered into a separate services agreement with us for specific services, then the terms of that agreement will control to the extent that services agreement conflicts with these Terms.

Copyright, Trademark and Ownership. All of the content displayed on the Website, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, and illustrations ("Content"), is owned by Company, its licensors, agents or its Content providers. All elements of the Website, including, without limitation, the Website’s general design, Company’s trademarks, service marks, trade names (including the Company’s name, logos, the Website name, and  the Website design), and other Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. The Website may only be used for the intended purpose for which it is being made available. Except as may be otherwise indicated on the Website, you are authorized to view, play, print and download documents, audio and video found on our Website for personal, informational, and non-commercial purposes only. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify the Content or the Company’s trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Website, without Company's prior written consent.  The use of Company trademarks on any other Website is not allowed.  Company prohibits the use of Company trademarks as a "hot" link on or to any other Website unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance.   The Website, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Company or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Website.

Accuracy of Information. We attempt to ensure that information on this Website is complete, accurate and current. Despite our efforts, the information on this Website may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. We make no representation as to the completeness, accuracy or currency of any information on this Website.

Links. Running or displaying this Website or any information or material displayed on this Website in frames or through similar means on another Website without our prior written permission is prohibited. From time to time, this Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned, operated or controlled by Company or its affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Website. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other websites. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other websites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other websites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other websites. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Inappropriate Use of the Website.  You are prohibited from sending any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane messages or materials to or through the Website.  You may not use the Website in any manner, that could: (i) humiliate, threaten, or injure other people or their property rights, including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights; (ii) violate the privacy or publicity rights of other individuals; (iii) be considered criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability; or (iv) otherwise violate any law or these Terms.  Any unauthorized use of our computer systems is a violation of these Terms.  In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, we may take any action we deem necessary to prevent or cure the violation.

Access and Interference. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the Website; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website.

Privacy. Information collection and use, including the collection and use of personally identifiable information, is governed by our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and is a part of these Terms.

Force Majeure. Company is not responsible for damages, delays, or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.   

Representations and Warranties.  You affirm, represent and warrant the following:  (i)  you are old enough in your location to enter into a binding contract with Company and have the right and authority to enter into this agreement, and are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions and obligations herein; (ii) you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms and conditions of this agreement; and (iii) you are not, and have not been an agent of Company and were not and are not acting on behalf of, or as a representative of, Company.

DISCLAIMERS. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS PROVIDED ON, THROUGH, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY US ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, OR WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE.  WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION WE PROVIDE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION WE PROVIDE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY COMMITMENT OR ASSUMES ANY DUTY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

NO INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM COMPANY OR THROUGH COMPANY’S WEBSITE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. COMPANY DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE, FOR ANY DAMAGE TO OR ANY VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER, EQUIPMENT, OR OTHER PROPERTY CAUSED BY OR ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THIS WEBSITE, OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF OR ACCESSING ANY MATERIALS FROM THE WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR TRANSMISSION OF THIS WEBSITE, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE, OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS (US $25.00).

Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company, each of our parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates and the successors of each of the foregoing, and the officers, directors, agents, and employees of each of the foregoing, harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or in connection with (i) use of the Website by you or your authorized users; (ii) your violation of any term or condition of these Terms, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties; (iii) your violation of any third-party rights, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; or (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any information or material that you provide to Company.

Termination. You or we may suspend or terminate your account or your use of this Website at any time, for any reason or for no reason. We may also block your access to our Website in the event that (a) you breach these Terms; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for our users or us; or (d) or as otherwise provided herein or in another incorporated policy. You understand that any termination of your account, by you or us, may involve the permanent deletion of your data.  Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of your data.

General. Any claim arising out of or relating to the use of, this Website and the materials contained herein is governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its choice of law provisions. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in San Mateo County, California. You hereby irrevocably consent to such venue and to the exclusive jurisdiction of any such court over any such dispute.  Any and all disputes directly or indirectly arising out of or related to the Terms or the Website will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class actions.  Any and all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall you be entitled to recovery of attorney’s fees.  Under no circumstances will any claimant be permitted to obtain any award for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.  Any cause of action or claim you may have directly or indirectly arising out of or related to the Terms or the Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.  A printed version of these Terms will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent as other business documents originally generated and maintained in printed form. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Website.

If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that these Terms and all incorporated agreements may be assigned by Company in our sole discretion. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and Company with respects to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral).  Any provision that must survive in order to give proper effect to its intent (e.g., indemnity, general, any perpetual license, limitations on liability, disclaimers, representations and warranties, etc) shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms.


All rights not granted herein are expressly reserved to Storyhackers, LLC.