The Platform is offered and available to Users who are 18 years of age or older. By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Platform.
We may revise and update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Platform thereafter. Your continued use of the Platform following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time as appropriate to your usage and interaction with the Platform so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.
Accessing the Website and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend each Website, or any offering, service, functionality or content including Content, that we provide on either Website or the Platform as a whole, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of either Website or Platform are unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Websites, or Platform to Users, including access to any User Account or other interactive feature.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Platform, whether you are a Research Project Sponsor, Customer or Participant or whether you are setting up a User Account for use by yourself or authorized individuals.. You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Platform through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and comply with them.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity, except as permitted hereunder. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other unauthorized person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Platform including and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) and referred to as “Content”, are owned by us, our licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. See User Generated Content for further explanation of intellectual property we may use on the Platform.
You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Platform including User Generated Content, except as expressly permitted hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, your computer or mobile device may temporarily store copies of such materials incidental to your accessing and viewing the Content. Further you may store download a single copy of our desktop, mobile, or other applications to your computer or mobile device solely for your participation as a User or Participant, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
You may not modify any Content, including User Generated Content, from the Platform, use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text, or delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from Content on the Platform.
You must not access or use for any commercial purposes, except as expressly permitted hereunder for Research Project Sponsors and Customers, any part of the Platform or any services or Content, including Use Generated Content, available through the Platform.
If you wish to make any use of any Content on the Platform other than that set out in this section, please address your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Platforms in breach of these Terms, your right to use or access the Platform will stop immediately and we may in our sole discretion, require that you return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Content or Platform is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company. Any use of the Platform not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
The Company name, logos, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are our trademarks or those of our affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without our prior written permission. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Platform are the trademarks of their respective owners.
You may use the Platform only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the Platform (or any Website):
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material.
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate us, our employees, another User, or any other person or entity
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Platform, or which, as determined by us, may harm us or other Users, or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Platform including in any manner that could disable or damage a Website or use any device that interferes with the Platform. You may not use the Platform or Websites individually in any way or for any purpose not expressly authorized in these Terms.
User Generated Content.
Participants are those Users who submit a personal experience or story either publicly on our public story sharing website and blog platform, StoryTeller (sharemorestories.com), or privately as part of a SEEQ Research Project (“Research Project”) on seeq.sharemorestories.com (“Personal Story”).
Publicly submitted personal stories (“Public Submissions”) on sharemorestories.com may be publicly viewed on our Platform and may be made available on other social media channels and websites.
Personal Stories submitted through seeq.sharemorestories.com as part of a SEEQ Research Project will be used by and designated to the appropriate SEEQ Research Project and used by the Project Sponsor, the Customer commissioning the Research Project (a “Project Sponsor”) and us. SEEQ Research Project Personal Story submissions may include responses to survey or other questions and will comply with specific criteria as agreed upon by us and the Project Sponsor. In order to participate in a SEEQ Research Project, Participants and the use of their Personal Stories will be subject to additional terms and conditions as required by the individual Project Sponsor.
Publicly available personal stories and Personal Stories are referred to collectively as User Generated Content.
Participants may be individuals who are unrelated to a Customer or they may be employees or other affiliates of the specific Customer.
All User Generated Content must comply with the Content Standards below.
Public Submissions are considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any Public Submissions, you grant us, our Customers, our Project Sponsors, affiliates, service providers, licensees, successors and assigns, and each of their licensees, successors, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such User Generated Content as provided for hereunder.
You represent and warrant that:
- You own or control all rights in and to the User Generated Content and have the right to grant the license as set forth above.
- All of your User Generated Content does and will comply with these Terms.
- You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Generated Content that you submit and you, not the Customer, Project Sponsor or us, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.
We are not responsible or liable to any third party for any User Generated Content posted by you or any other User.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
We have the right to remove or refuse to post any User Generated Content for any or no reason in our sole discretion and may take any action which we deem necessary or appropriate, including if we believe that such User Generated Content violates the Terms including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of Users or the public, or could create liability for us or our Customers. We may also take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Platform or terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Platform.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Platform. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND CUSTOMERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY US DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER US OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we do not review all User Generated Content before it is posted, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any User or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
These content standards apply to any and all User Generated Content and use of the Platform. User Generated Content must comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Generated Content must not:
- Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
- Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
- Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.
- Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.
- Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
- Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
- Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
If you believe that any User Generated Content violates your copyright, please contact us at email@example.com for instructions on sending us a notice of copyright infringement. It is our policy to terminate the User accounts of repeat infringers.
Reliance on Information Posted
The information presented on or through the Platform is made available solely for general information purposes or to meet the specific needs of Customers. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor or User of the Platform.
Information About You
Linking to the Website and Social Media Features
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part. The Platform may provide certain features that enable you to link from your own social media accounts to certain Content or cause limited portions of Content to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own social media or websites. We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
Links from the Platform
If the Platform contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to Platform, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
The owner of the Website is based in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. We make no claims that the Platform or any of its Content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Platform may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or Platform will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH IT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE PLATFORM. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT IT OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE PLATFORM OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH IT WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates, licensors, Customers, and service providers, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms, your use of the Platform, your submission of any User Generated Content, or participation in any Research Projects, as well as your use of the Platform’s Content, services, offerings, and features or your use of any information obtained from the Platform.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All matters relating to the Platform, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of Virginia or any other jurisdiction).
Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to the Platform shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia in each case located in the City of Richmond although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
At Company’s sole discretion, it may require You to submit any disputes arising from these Terms or use of the Platform, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying Virginia law.
Limitation on Time to File Claims
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE PLATFORM MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Waiver and Severability
No waiver by us of any term or condition set out in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of us to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.
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All notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Platform should be directed to: Info@Sharemorestories.com.
Last Modified: February 19, 2023