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Terms & Conditions

Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Storiad.com User

Terms of Use

This page states the Terms of Use (“Terms”) under which You (“You”) may use the Storiad.com Sites and the Storiad.com Services (each as defined below).

These Terms constitute a binding agreement between You and Storiad, Inc. (“Storiad.com”), and is deemed accepted by You each time that You use or access any Storiad.com Site or Storiad.comServices. If You do not accept the Terms stated here, do not use the Storiad.com Sites and the Storiad.com Services.

The Storiad.com Sites are defined as any Web sites under Storiad.com’s control, whether partial or otherwise (including, without limitation, the Storiad.com Sites and the Web site from which these terms of use were accessed from). The Storiad.com Sites include a variety of features and services, including an on-line service to post and search written media content opportunities (“Storiad.com Services”). The Storiad.com Sites also include on-line communities designed to facilitate valuable professional and personal networking among users of the Storiad.com Sites (“Users”) based on common experiences and interests (“Storiad.com Communities”). The Storiad.com Sites also allow Users to create individual profiles, which may include personal information (”Profiles”), and to make these Profiles, or aspects thereof, public.

Storiad.com may revise these Terms at any time by posting an updated version to this Web page. You should visit this page periodically to review the most current Terms because they are binding on You.

Users who violate these Terms may have their access and use of the Storiad.com Sites suspended or terminated, at Storiad.com’s discretion without any rights or recourse by You.

Eligibility.

You must be 13 years of age or older to visit or use any Storiad.com Site in any manner, and, if under the age of 18 or the age of majority as that is defined in Your jurisdiction, must use any Storiad.com Site under the supervision of a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult. By visiting the Storiad.com Sites or accepting these Terms, You represent and warrant to Storiad.com that You have reached the age of majority in your jurisdiction, and that You have the right, authority and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms. You also represent and warrant to Storiad.com that You will use the Storiad.com Sites in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

Use of Storiad.com Content.

Storiad.com authorizes You to view and access a single copy of the content available on or from the Storiad.com Sites solely for your personal use. The contents of the Storiad.com Sites such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other Storiad.com content (collectively, “Storiad.com Content”), are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All Storiad.comContent is the property of Storiad.com or its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on the Storiad.com Sites is the exclusive property of Storiad.com and is protected by United States and foreign copyright, trademark, and other laws. Unauthorized use of the Storiad.com Content may violate these laws, and is strictly prohibited. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Storiad.com Content on any authorized copy You make of the Storiad.com Content.

You agree not to sell or modify the Storiad.com Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Storiad.com Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose, in connection with products or services that are not those of the Storiad.com Sites, in any other manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits Storiad.com or its licensors, that dilutes the strength of Storiad.com‘s or its licensor’s property, or that otherwise infringes Storiad.com‘s or its licensor’s intellectual property rights. You further agree to in no other way misuse Storiad.com Content that appears on this Site. The use of the Storiad.com Content on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Any code that Storiad.com creates to generate or display any Storiad.com Content or the pages making up any Storiad.com Site is also protected by Storiad.com‘s copyright and You may not copy or adapt such code.

Storiad.com Site Restrictions.

Users may not use any Storiad.com Site in order to transmit, post, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation, Storiad.com Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.

Users are also prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of any Storiad.com Site, including without limitation, the following activities: (a) accessing data not intended for such User or logging into a server or account which the User is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any User, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to any Storiad.com Site, overloading, “flooding”, “spamming”, “mailbombing” or “crashing”; or (d) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil and/or criminal liability. Storiad.com will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who are involved in such violations.

In order to ensure a safe and effective experience for all of our customers, Storiad.com reserves the right to limit the amount of data (including written media content views) that may be accessed by You in any given time period. These limits may be amended in Storiad.com’s sole discretion from time to time.

Specific Prohibited Uses.

The written media database (“Storiad.com Written Media Database”) and other features of the Storiad.comSites may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking written media marketing opportunities and publishing and film professionals seeking written media content. Storiad.com Communities and Profiles may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals to network for personal or professional purposes with other individuals.

Storiad.com specifically prohibits any other use of the Storiad.com Sites, and all Users agree not to do any of the following: (a) post or submit to any Storiad.com Site any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not your own; send unsolicited mail or e-mail, make unsolicited phone calls or send unsolicited faxes regarding promotions and/or advertising of products or services to a User of any Storiad.com Site; (b) delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity; (c) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on any Storiad.com Site’s infrastructure; (d) notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search any Storiad.com Site other than the search engine and search agents available from Storiad.com on such Storiad.com Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari); (e) decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of any Storiad.com Site; (f) aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the Storiad.com Content or information available from any Storiad.com Site, without express written consent from Storiad.com; or (g) frame or link to any Storiad.com Content or information available from any Storiad.com Site.

Storiad.com does not necessarily monitor any materials posted, transmitted, or communicated to or within the Site. If You believe that something on the Site violates these Terms please contact Storiad, Inc. via email [email protected]

If notified by a User of User Content (as defined below) or other materials which allegedly do not conform to these Terms, Storiad.com may in its sole discretion investigate the allegation and determine whether to take any other actions whether to remove or request the removal of the User Content. Storiad.com has no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.

Registration Information.

When You register with any Storiad.com Site, You will be asked to create an account and provide Storiad.com with certain information including, without limitation, a valid email address (your “Information”). Information You submit will be used in accordance with Storiad.com‘s Privacy Policy.

Storiad.com reserves the right to offer third party services and products to You based on the preferences that You identify in your registration and at any time thereafter; such offers may be made by Storiad.com or by third parties. Please see Storiad.com‘s Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference, for further details regarding your Information.

Without limiting any of the other disclaimers of warranty set forth in these Terms, Storiad.com does not provide or make any representation as to the quality or nature of any of the third party products or services purchased through any Storiad.com Site, or any other representation, warranty or guaranty. Any such undertaking, representation, warranty or guaranty would be furnished solely by the provider of such third party products or services, under the terms agreed to by the provider.

You understand and acknowledge that You have no ownership rights in your account, and that if You cancel your account, all your account information from Storiad.com, including written media postings and related descriptive information, Profiles, network contacts, saved written media content, questionnaires and email mailing lists, will be marked as deleted in Storiad.com‘s databases and will be removed from any public area of the Storiad.com Sites. Information may continue to be available for some period of time because of delays in propagating such deletion through Storiad.com’s web servers. In addition, third parties may retain cached copies of your Information.

User Content and Submissions.

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, advertisements, messages or other materials submitted, posted or displayed by You on or through a Storiad.com Site (“User Content”) is the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content originated. Storiad.com claims no ownership or control over any User Content. You or a third party licensor, as appropriate, retain all patent, trademark and copyright to any User Content You submit, post or display on or through Storiad.com and You are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate. By submitting, posting or displaying User Content on or through Storiad.com, You grant Storiad.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, distribute and publish such User Content through Storiad.com. In addition, by submitting, posting or displaying User Content which is intended to be available to the general public, You grant Storiad.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, distribute and publish such User Content for the purpose of promoting Storiad.com services. Storiad.com will discontinue this licensed use within a commercially reasonable period after such User Content is removed from Storiad.com. Storiad.com reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any User Content in its sole discretion.

You also represent and warrant that You have the right to grant or that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to You the right to grant, the license stated above. If You post User Content in any public area of any Storiad.com Site, You also permit any User to access, display, view, store and reproduce such User Content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such User Content placed on any Storiad.com Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such User Content.

Storiad.com acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of User Content and has no obligation to screen User Content, communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring User Content posted by Users. However, Storiad.com may review and remove any User Content that, in its sole judgment, violates these Terms, violates applicable laws, rules or regulations, is abusive, disruptive, offensive or illegal, or violates the rights of, or harms or threatens the safety of, Users of any Storiad.com Site or any other person. Storiad.com reserves the right to expel Users and prevent their further access to the Storiad.com Sites and/or use of the Storiad.com Services for violating the Terms or applicable laws, rules or regulations. Storiad.com may take any action with respect to User Content that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes that such User Content could create liability for Storiad.com, damage Storiad.com’s brand or public image, or cause Storiad.com to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.

Storiad.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of User Content or any other communications posted by Users or endorse any opinions expressed by Users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other Users will be at your own risk.  In addition to the protection from liability described in this agreement, Storiad maintains all rights pursuant to 47 U.S.C. section 230 et. seq.

The following is a partial list of User Content that is prohibited on the Storiad.com Sites. The list below is for illustration only and is not a complete list of all prohibited User Content.

Content that:

1. is implicitly or explicitly offensive, such as User Content that engages in, endorses or promotes racism, bigotry, discrimination, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

2. harasses, incites harassment or advocates harassment of any group or individual;

3. involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”;

4. promotes or endorses false or misleading information or illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;

5. promotes or endorses an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, including providing or making available pirated computer programs or links to them, providing or making available information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing or making available pirated music or other media or links to pirated music or other media files;

6. contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images;

7. displays or links to pornographic, indecent or sexually explicit material of any kind;

8. provides or links to material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual, violent or other manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18; or

9. provides instructional information about illegal activities or other activities prohibited by these Terms, including without limitation, making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, providing or creating computer viruses or pirating any media; and

10. solicits passwords or personal identifying information from other Users.

Any Profile You submit must describe You, an individual person. Examples of inappropriate and prohibited Profiles include, but are not limited to, Profiles that purport to represent an animal, place, inanimate object, fictional character, or real individual that is not You. You may not include in your Profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, email addresses or other means of contacting You, other than your last name and URLs.

In order to protect our Storiad.com Community Users from commercial advertising or solicitation, Storiad.com reserves the right to restrict the number of e-mails which a User may send to other Users to a number which Storiad.com deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

We appreciate hearing from our Users and welcome your comments regarding our services and the Storiad.com Sites. Please be advised, however, that our policy does not permit us to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, inventions or materials other than those which we have specifically requested. While we do value your feedback on our services, please be specific in your comments regarding our services and do not submit creative ideas, inventions, suggestions, or materials. If, despite our request, You send us creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts, inventions, or other information (collectively the “Submission”), the Submission shall be the property of Storiad.com. None of the Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. Storiad.com shall own exclusively all now known or later discovered rights to the Submission and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to You or any other person.

Registration and Password.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, Profile and passwords, as applicable. You may not share your password or other account access information with any other party, temporarily or permanently, and You shall be responsible for all uses of your Your Storiad.com Site registrations and passwords, whether or not authorized by You. You agree to immediately notify Storiad.com of any unauthorized use of your account, Profile, passwords or passwords, as the case may be.

Identification Of Agent To Receive Notification And Elements Of Notification Of Claimed Copyright or Trademark Infringement.

If You believe that your copyrighted work or trademark has been uploaded, posted or copied to any Storiad.com Site and is accessible on such Storiad.com Site in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please contact Storiad, Inc. via email [email protected]

Policy Regarding Termination Of Users Who Repeatedly Infringe The Copyright Or Other Intellectual Property Rights Of Others.

Storiad, Inc. respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our Users and content partners to do the same. The unauthorized posting, reproduction, copying, distribution, modification, public display or public performance of copyrighted works constitutes infringement of the copyright owner’s rights. As a condition to your use of the Storiad.com Sites, You agree not to use any Storiad.com Site to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. We will terminate the accounts of any the Storiad.com Sites Users, and block access to the Storiad.com Sites of any Users who are repeat infringers of the copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, of others. We reserve the right to take these actions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, and without any liability to the User who is terminated or to the User whose access is blocked.

Storiad.com‘s Liability.

The Storiad.com Sites act as a venue for writers of written media content to interact with buyers of written media content and does not screen or censor the postings, including Profiles offered. Storiad.com is not involved in the actual transaction between writers and the buyers of written media content. As a result, Storiad.com has no control over User Content, the quality, safety or legality of the written media content posted, the truth or accuracy of the postings, and Storiad.com makes no representations about any written media postings or User Content on the Storiad.com Sites. Storiad.com may take any action with respect to User Content that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes that such User Content could create liability for Storiad.com, damage Storiad.com’s brand or public image, or cause Storiad.com to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers. While Storiad.comreserves the right in its sole discretion to remove User Content, postings, or other material from the Storiad.com Sites from time to time, Storiad.com does not assume any obligation to do so and disclaims any liability for failing to take any such action.

The Storiad.com Communities provide a venue for individuals to network for professional purposes and Storiad.com does not screen or censor the Profiles or User Content on the Storiad.com Sites. Storiad.com is not involved in the actual communications between Storiad.com Community Users. As a result, Storiad.comhas no control over the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Profiles or User Content submitted on the Storiad.com Sites and makes no representations about any Profile or User Content on the Storiad.com Sites.

In addition, note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other Users with whom You come in contact through the Storiad.com Sites. By its very nature, other people’s information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. We expect that You will use caution and common sense when using the Storiad.com Sites.

Because User authentication on the Internet is difficult, Storiad.com cannot and does not confirm that each User is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in User-to-User dealings or control the behavior of participants on any Storiad.com Site, in the event that You have a dispute with one or more Users, You release Storiad.com (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential and direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

If You are a California resident, You waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

The Storiad.com Sites and the Storiad.com Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Storiad.com makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any Storiad.com Site or the Storiad.com Content. The use of all Storiad.com Sites and the Storiad.com Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to Storiad.com Sites and may be made at any time. You acknowledge and agree that You are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any material contained therein placed by You on the Storiad.com Sites. Writers are solely responsible for their postings on Storiad.com Sites. Storiad.com is not to be considered a buyer of written media content with respect to your use of any Storiad.com Site and Storiad.com shall not be responsible for any decisions, for whatever reason, made by any entity posting written media content on any Storiad.com Site.

Storiad.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Storiad.com Sites. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by a User from Storiad.com through or from any Storiad.com Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

Disclaimer of Warranty.

STORIAD.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY STORIAD.COM SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY STORIAD.COM SITE AND ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF ANY STORIAD.COM SITE OR THE STORIAD.COM CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, STORIAD.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. THE STORIAD.COM SITES AND STORIAD.COM CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. STORIAD.COM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. STORIAD.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE STORIAD.COM CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages.

IN NO EVENT SHALL STORIAD.COM, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON ANY STORIAD.COM SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY STORIAD.COM SITE AND THE STORIAD.COM CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT STORIAD.COM IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Limitation of Liability.

STORIAD.COM‘S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY STORIAD.COM SITE OR YOUR USE OF THE STORIAD.COM CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED $100.

Venue and Applicable Law.

All actions brought by you against Storiad will be brought in a California Superior Court and California Law shall govern your rights in such action.

Links to Other Sites.

The Storiad.com Sites contain links to third party Web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and not as an endorsement by Storiad.com of the contents on such third-party Web sites. Storiad.com is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Web sites. If You decide to access linked third-party Web sites, You do so at your own risk.

No Resale or Unauthorized Commercial Use.

You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Terms. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of any Storiad.com Site.

Indemnity.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Storiad.com, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) any User Content or other material You provide to any Storiad.com Site, (ii) your use of any Storiad.com Content, or (iii) your breach of the terms of these Terms. Storiad.com shall provide notice to You promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.

General.

Storiad.com makes no claims that the Storiad.com Content may be lawfully viewed or accessed outside of the United States. Access to the Storiad.com Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access Storiad.com.com or any other U.S. based Storiad.com Site from outside of the United States, You do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within Los Angeles County, California. If any provision of these Terms are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. In addition, Storiad.com’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms shall not be deemed as a waiver of such term or otherwise affect Storiad.com’s ability to enforce such term at any point in the future. Except as expressly provided in an additional agreement, additional Terms for certain areas of the Storiad.com Sites, a particular “Legal Notice,” or software license or material on particular Storiad.com Site pages, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between You and Storiad.com with respect to the use of the Storiad.com Sites. No changes to these Terms shall be made except by a revised posting on this page.

Term and Termination.

These Terms will remain in full force and effect while You are a User of the Storiad.com Sites at any level. Storiad.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to removal of your User Content from the Storiad.com Sites and the other Storiad.com Sites and immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access the Storiad.com Sites and the other Storiad.com Sites and/or any other services provided to You by Storiad.com, upon any breach by You of these Terms or if Storiad.com is unable to verify or authenticate any information You submit to Storiad.com.com or pursuant to other Storiad.com Site registration.

These Terms constitute a binding agreement between You and Storiad.com, and is accepted by You upon your use of a Storiad.com Site.

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