PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND POLICIES CAREFULLY. WHEN YOU USE OUR WEBSITE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO FOLLOW THEM.
These Guidelines and Terms of Service are effective 11/1/14 and will apply to the website that you are visiting, www.sharemorestories.com (the “Website”), which is owned by Share More Stories, Inc. (“we” or “Company” or “the Company”).
Above all else, be respectful, decent and fair… and use common sense.
Illegal or Abusive Usage is Strictly Prohibited.
Do not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other users of our Website. Do not use the Company’s Website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
We respect freedom of speech and each user’s right to have and express an opinion. We also respect the rights of our users to avoid reading abusive, inflammatory or offensive language. Share your opinion all you want – just do it respectfully. We won’t tolerate hate speech of any kind. This includes any writing, pictures or comments that may be construed as hateful against other individuals or groups based on race, religion, disability, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political affiliation. It’s not about political correctness, it’s about decency. If you’re not sure, follow this rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.
Do not make false statements about other people (this includes libel, slander and defamation).
This isn’t a site for pornography in any form, because that’s not what the majority of our users want from this site. We won’t allow pornographic imagery or language, unnecessarily crude or indecent language and images, or clearly adult-themed stories, images or content. If it needs an MA rating, it’s not for this site. If it needs an NC-17 or X rating, it’s not for this site.
Remember, this is a community. If you wouldn’t shout it out in a room full of people, you probably shouldn’t say it, show it or share it here.
If you engage in illegal or abusive usage of our website, the Company will suspend or terminate your account as appropriate. If you see content that you feel is inappropriate for this site, please let us know using the Contact Us page and we will investigate it and remove it if it’s deemed inappropriate.
You own your content. Sharing content is what this whole platform is about. But sometimes, the way you share someone else’s content could give the wrong impression about your intentions. So if it’s more than the standard forward, share, like, retweet or repost, follow these guidelines and rules to make sure everyone’s original content is protected.
If you want to reference other people’s ideas and content in your stories, typically a simple source or citation does the trick. If you need permission for more extensive use, then you need to get that permission from the copyright owner. It is your responsibility to make sure you don’t violate the intellectual property rights of other content owners on the platform or elsewhere.
Because this is a collaborative experience, there will be content contribution, co-authorship and content inclusion from other creators on the platform. If you are concerned about how your content might be used as part of a collaborative project, ask your collaborators how they’ll use it before you provide it. If you don’t mind how your collaborators use your ideas or content, let them know that, too. If you want to use content and ideas provided by other users for a collaborative project, be clear up front how you will plan to use content provided to you, and give proper attribution and credit when it’s appropriate.
In the future, we will implement features that streamline the process of protecting, sharing and using content in a collaborative environment, through the use of industry-standard practices and platforms like Creative Commons 4.0 and content and digital rights management tools. In the meantime, just follow a simple rule: don’t steal other people’s ideas.
If you willfully, knowingly or persistently engage in violation of other people’s intellectual property rights on our Website, we will suspend or terminate your account as appropriate. If you see content that you feel violates your or anyone else’s intellectual property rights on this site, please let us know using the Contact Us page and we will investigate it and remove it if it’s deemed a copyright violation.
Please keep this in mind when using this site.
Your Account: If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
Electronic Communication: When you visit our website or send us emails, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Company Copyright: All non-user generated content that appears on this site is the property of the Company, or used with permission. This includes things like text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software. This content is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all non-user generated content on this site is the exclusive property of the Company and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of the Company or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Trademarks: Share More Stories, Inc. or www.sharemorestories.com and other Company graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of the Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. The Company’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the Company’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Company. All other trademarks not owned by the Company that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Company. They are used with permission or for illustrative purposes only.
We Have To Let You Know About This, As Well.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability: THIS SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED BY COMPANY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE; INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE; THEIR SERVERS; OR E-MAIL SENT FROM COMPANY ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.
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Applicable Law: By visiting our website, you agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Service and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the Company.