We (the team at Storyform) run a publishing service called Storyform that lets you create immersive articles on your own domain. Our initial service is free, and we offer paid upgrades for advanced features such as custom templates and extra page views. Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership as possible over what you publish and also encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your site or get linked to from your site (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Service. By accessing or using any part of Storyform.co or the Service, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Service or use any services provided by Storyform. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Storyform, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Service is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
Your Storyform Account and Site. If you register for an account with the Service, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and website, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the Service or its use on your website. You must not describe or assign keywords to the Service on your website in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Storyform may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Storyform liability. You must immediately notify Storyform of any unauthorized uses of the Service on your website, your account or any other breaches of security with regards to the Service. Storyform will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
You may use the Service to publish content, as per the terms specified within this agreement, on your own website. You may also use the Storyform name or logos and other brand elements that Storyform makes available in order to identify the source of the information or service.
You may not use the Service to substantially replicate products or services offered by Storyform, including the republication of Storyform content or the creation of a separate publishing platform. If Storyform believes, in its sole discretion, that you have violated or attempted to violate these conditions or the spirit of these terms, your ability to use and access the Service may be temporarily or permanently revoked, with or without notice.
If you operate a website using the Service, comment on a website using the Service, post material to the Service, post links on the Service, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Service (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
the Content does NOT contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
the Content is NOT spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is NOT pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
the Content is NOT getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and websites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
the Content is NOT presented in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company;
you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Storyform or otherwise;
you have NOT, exceeded the scope of your subscription by attempting to access features that are outside of your subscription level, including but limited to: adding custom styling while using an account type that does not allow it, inserting advertising, fabricating and/or artificially altering the number of requests or page views authorized for your account;
you have NOT accessed, or attempted to access, the service through any means other than the interface that is provided by Storyform (unless specifically determined in a separate agreement with Storyform), or access, or attempted to access, the Service through any automated means not specifically allowed by Storyform, including but not limited to: injected scripts, crawlers, or any other entity;
you have NOT, duplicated, copied, reproduced, sold, traded, or resold, for any commercial purposes, any portion of, or access to, the Service not otherwise permitted by Storyform (unless specifically specified in a separate agreement with Storyform);
you have NOT, modified, adjusted, removed, or attempted to modify, adjust or remove any styling, watermarks, or logos present in the Service.
By creating, submitting and/or using Content with the Service for inclusion on your website, you grant Storyform a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your website. This license allows Storyform to make publicly-posted content available to third parties selected by Storyform (through Storyform.co, for example) so that these third parties can analyze and distribute (but not publicly display) your content through their services.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Storyform has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Storyform’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Storyform’s reasonable opinion, violates any Storyform policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Service to any individual or entity for any reason, in Storyform’s sole discretion. Storyform will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Optional paid services such as reduced branding, or multiple domain management are available on the Service (any such services, an “Upgrade”). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay Storyform the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Upgrade fees are not refundable.
Unless you notify Storyform before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Storyform reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time by notifying Storyform at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the services and webpages to which Storyform.co and/or the Service links, and that link to Storform.co. Storyform does not have any control over those non-Storyform websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Storyform website or webpage, Storyform does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Storyform disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Storyform websites and webpages.
Storyform has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted with the Service, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Service, Storyform does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Service may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Service may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Storyform disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of The Service, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Storyform reserves the right to, at it’s sole discretion, and without any consent from the user, modify or discontinue, permanently or temporarily, the Service, software or any part thereof without any notice. Storyform also reserves the right to automatically install updates to the Service for the user, at any point in time, without the consent of the user, for the sake of improving, repairing, or furthering the product. The user agrees that Storyform shall not be liable for any consequences resulting from these modifications, updates, or discontinuances to the Service.
Storyform reserves the right to display advertisements on your website unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade.
Storyform reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘Built with Storyform,’ and font attribution in the footer of the Service being used on your website. Footer credits may not be altered or removed regardless of upgrades purchased.
Storyform may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Storyform account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
As Storyform asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Storyform violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Storyform. Storyform will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by disabling all links to the infringing material. Storyform will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Service if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Storyform or others. In the case of such termination, Storyform will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Storyform.
This Agreement does not transfer from Storyform to you any Storyform or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Storyform. Storyform, Storyform.co, the Storyform.co logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Storyform.co, or the Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of Storyform or Storyform’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Service may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Service grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Storyform or third-party trademarks.
We are constantly updating our services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our services are offered. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on our website, or by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new Terms will take effect. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using the Service within the designated notice period. Your continued use of the Service will be subject to the new Terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.
The Service is provided “as is”. Storyform and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Storyform nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Service will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, subscribe to, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Service at your own discretion and risk.
In no event will Storyform, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Storyform under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Storyform shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Storyform, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Service, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
These Terms of Service were originally written in English (US). We may translate these Terms into other languages. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these Terms of Service and the English version, the English version will control.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Storyform and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Storyform, or by the posting by Storyform of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Service will be governed by the laws of the state of Washington, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Seattle, Washington, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Storyform may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.