Terms and Conditions
Your Use of The Site
You may access and use the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. Except as expressly authorized hereunder, you may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, visit, reverse-engineer or otherwise exploit the Site for any commercial purpose without our prior written authorization. We reserve the right to alter or discontinue the Site, in whole or in part, at any time in our sole discretion. Subject to and conditioned upon your compliance with, and agreement to, these Terms, we grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right and license, without right of sublicense, to access and use the Site, including any images, text, graphics, sounds, data, links and other materials incorporated into the Site (other than your User Content as defined below), solely as made available by us and solely for your own personal purposes. Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not use, reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit or publicly display any portion of the Site or create derivative works of any portion the Site without our written consent While using the Site, you agree that:
- You will not upload to, transmit through, or display on any of the Site any material that in LS's sole opinion is unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable;
- You will not upload to, transmit through, or display on any of the Site any material that infringes or may infringe our or any third party's intellectual property or other rights; including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights;
- You will not upload to, transmit through, or display on any of the Site any material for which you do not have all rights, including copyrights, needed for the creation of reproductions or derivative works of any images;
- You will not restrict or inhibit any other user from using any of the Site, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking" or defacing any portion the Site;
- You will not violate any applicable laws or regulations;
- You will not post, upload, transmit or otherwise publish any viruses, Trojan horses or any other destructive or disruptive items that could affect the Site or the hardware, software, or computer systems of us or any third parties
- You will not modify, adapt, translate, distribute, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site, or remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or displayed on any portion of the Site.
LS may revoke your access to the Site at any time.
To use the Site, you must create an account by providing your name, certain information about yourself, and creating a password. You agree that you will provide complete, current and accurate information about yourself as requested, and that you will keep that information up to date. You are responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of your username and password that you use to access your member account on the Site. You agree not to disclose your username or password to any third party. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account on any of the Site. You further agree that we may suspend your account at any time, for any reason, in our sole and absolute discretion and that we have no liability for suspending your account.
In order to create a member account with any of the Site, you must be at least 18 years of age. You represent to us that you are at least 18 years old. You are liable for any damage, loss or costs that we or any third party sustain howsoever arising as a result of any of your actions, or any actions of a third party using your password, account name or account information; and you indemnify us against any claim howsoever arising from any use of your password, account name or account information by a third party or as a result of your breach of this clause.
If you wish to purchase any products or services through the Site, you will be required provide us with information, including, without limitation, payment and other information.
All information that you provide to us or our third party payment processor must be accurate, current and complete. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT MEANS USED TO INITIATE ANY TRANSACTION. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or any users of your account and credit card (or other applicable payment mechanism) at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. You will also be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to your purchases. Verification of information applicable to a purchase may be required prior to our acceptance of any order.
Descriptions, images, references, features, content, specifications, products, price and availability of any products or services are subject to change without notice, and our current prices can be found on the Site. The inclusion of any products or services on the Site at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to the possession, use and sale of any item purchased through the Site. By placing an order, you represent that the products ordered will be used only in a lawful manner. We reserve the right, with or without prior notice, to limit the available quantity of or discontinue any product or service; to honor, or impose conditions on the honoring of, any coupon, coupon code, promotional code or other similar promotions; to bar any user from making any or all purchase(s); and/or to refuse to provide any user with any product or service.
All shipping charges are your responsibility and such charges will be provided to you during the checkout phase of your purchase. If for some reason the shipping costs change, we will notify you of such change before proceeding with your purchase. All orders that require shipping are shipped FOB shipping point and title and risk of loss passes upon shipment.
Cooperation With LS In The Creative Process
LS's products involve a creative process that requires collaboration and cooperation between you and LS. LS will use reasonable efforts to provide the completed product in a timely manner, but it provides no guarantee that the completed product will be provided to you by a date certain. In addition, if, in LS's sole discretion, it determines that you are not adequately cooperating with LS in the creative process, or are using LS's services in a manner that LS determines in its sole discretion is illegal, inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise objectionable to LS, LS may cancel the project. If cancellation occurs, LS will return the funds you paid to it, less a $50 service fee.
You will be given an opportunity to review the product prior to final production to ensure that it is free from typographical errors, and/or otherwise meets your approval. Any errors discovered after final production are your responsibility.
Materials Submitted by Customer
Any materials you submit to LS, including, without limitation, photographs, images, text, graphics and other materials or information (collectively, "User Content") are subject to the following terms and conditions:
Display On Social Media
As part of the grant of intellectual property rights discussed in the prior paragraph, you give LS the perpetual right to display on social media or other advertising medium a photo of the cover, and inside adjacent pages on which photos are displayed without text, of any LS Created Product, and LS agrees that any such reproduction on social media will remove or otherwise blot out all names and other personal information appearing on the cover or such other pages.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any material used or displayed on or through the Site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Before submitting a DMCA notice, it is important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. The notice must include the following information: identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to enable LS to locate the material on the Site; the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law. Please note that you may be liable for damages if you "knowingly materially misrepresent" your copyrights. Fair use should also be taken into consideration; a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counternotices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov for details. DMCA notices and counter-notices regarding the Site should be sent to: email@example.com
While we are not obligated to review User Content for copyright infringement, we are committed to protecting copyrights and may take action, which in our sole discretion we deem appropriate, including removing the material at issue, denying access to and use of the Site and/or terminating the accounts of violators, pursuant to the DMCA or otherwise. In the case of termination under this paragraph, LS shall have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Disclaimer of Warranties
EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS, OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL MATERIALS INCORPORATED THEREIN, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE AND OUR MEMBERS, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, ATTORNEYS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. NOTE: CERTAIN APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NO STATEMENT OF OURS OR ANY OF OUR MEMBERS, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, ATTORNEYS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AFFILIATES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OTHER THAN THOSE EXPRESSLY CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR MEMBERS, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, ATTORNEYS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES (THE "LS PARTIES") SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS, USE OR DATA), WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF THE LS PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO OUR PROVISION OF (OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE) PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS OR DATA, EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LS PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. FURTHERMORE, THE LS PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT UPLOADED. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH PRODUCTS IS TO OBTAIN A REFUND, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE LS PARTIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO OUR PROVISION OF (OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE) PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SHALL BE THE ACTUAL PRICE PAID THEREFORE BY YOU. NOTE: CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR CERTAIN OTHER TYPES OF DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Notice for California Users
This notice is for our California users: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, by telephone at (800) 952-5210, or online at http://www.dca.ca.gov/about_dca/contactus.shtml.
Intellectual Property Notices
All trademarks and service marks on any of the Site not owned by us are the property of their respective owners. Lasting Story and other company trademarks, graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered and common law trademarks, service marks or trade dress of LS in the U.S. and/or other countries. The trade names, trademarks and service marks owned by us, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. Nothing contained on any of the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of our trade names, trademarks or service marks without our express prior written consent.
The Site is controlled and operated from the United States. The Site is not subject to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. We do not represent or warrant that any of the Site, products, and/or services or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the ite or LS do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the availability of the Site, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America, without regards to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any State or Federal court located in Cook County, Illinois, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. If any provision of these Terms, or the application thereof to any person, place or circumstance, will be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or otherwise unenforceable, such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible, or, if incapable of such enforcement, will be deemed to be deleted from these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms and such provisions as applied to other persons, places and circumstances will remain in full force and effect. There shall be no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder will be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default, nor will any delay or omission on the part of either party to exercise or avail itself of any right or remedy that it has or may have hereunder operate as a waiver of any right or remedy. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter. These Terms are not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with our prior written consent. These Terms may not be modified or amended except as set forth in the introductory section of these Terms. Any heading, caption or section title contained in these Terms is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof.
If you have any questions or comments regarding these Terms, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Either you or we may terminate your access to the Site and to your account at any time, with or without cause, and with or without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, we may terminate your access if you violate these Terms. Upon termination for any reason, your right to access and/or use the Site will immediately cease. Upon termination, you will have no further access to, and we may delete, any information, files or materials in or related to your account, including, without limitation, any User Content. Upon termination, LS may delete all information, files and materials related to your account, including any User Content, and we will have no obligation whatsoever to save or make any such information, files or materials available to you. You agree that we will have no liability whatsoever to you or any other party as a result of a termination of your access the Site and to your account and/or as a result of the deletion of any information, files or materials in or related to your account.