Website and Services Terms of Use

Agreement between user and Story Collaborative LLC

Welcome to www.story-collaborative.com. The www.story-collaborative.com (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages and subdomains operated by Story Collaborative LLC (“Story Collaborative”). www.story-collaborative.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of www.story-collaborative.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

www.story-collaborative.com is a website presenting marketing, social story telling and other related information and services.

Privacy

Your use of www.story-collaborative.com is subject to Story Collaborative’s Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Electronic Communications

Visiting www.story-collaborative.com, http://lamppost.social or sending emails to Story Collaborative constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

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. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Story Collaborative is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Story Collaborative and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

Story Collaborative does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.story-collaborative.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

You may stop using your subscription at any time, billing cancellation will occur for monthly users 30 days from notification of desire to cancel with no refund of any set up fees; annual customers may cancel with 30 days notice with a refund of any used fees calculated at the standard monthly rate, less standard set up fees even if waived during purchase of annual subscription.  Websites provided with a twelve month or other term of service subscription will be subject to additional charges in case of cancellation prior to the end of the subscription period.

Links to third party sites/Third party services

www.story-collaborative.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Story Collaborative and Story Collaborative is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Story Collaborative is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Story Collaborative of the site or any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via www.story-collaborative.com and its subdomains are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.story-collaborative.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Story Collaborative may share such information and data with any third party with whom Story Collaborative has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.story-collaborative.com users and customers.

No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use www.story-collaborative.com strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Story Collaborative that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Story Collaborative or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Story Collaborative content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Story Collaborative and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Story Collaborative or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

Use of communication services

The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Story Collaborative has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Story Collaborative reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Story Collaborative reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Story Collaborative reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Story Collaborative’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Story Collaborative does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Story Collaborative specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Story Collaborative spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Story Collaborative.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.

Materials provided to http://lamppost.social or posted on any Story Collaborative web page

Story Collaborative does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to http://lamppost.social (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Story Collaborative Site or our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Story Collaborative, our affiliated companies and necessary sub licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Story Collaborative is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Story Collaborative’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

Logo Delivery

Acceptance and use of logos designed by Story Collaborative LLC are based upon acceptance of the following standard logo design policy of Story Collaborative LLC.

  1. All the rights of the logo design and logo artwork Story Collaborative LLC. has created and designed for specific client belong to the client for which it was designed. Story Collaborative LLC does not hold any rights to the logo design created for a client, other than the perpetual right to display the logo as a part of its portfolio of work on the internet or in print. These rights pass to the client upon their receipt of design files.
  2. Story Collaborative LLC does not file a trademark application, nor does it offer any promise regarding the suitability for trademark for logos designed for the client. The client is free to register as a trademark the logo design created for it by Story Collaborative LLC, but the client has sole responsibility for determining logo suitability for this purpose.
  3. Story Collaborative LLC delivers designs that are its own designs and are not copied from or inspired by existing designs or trademarks, but does not guarantee in any way that a design that is the same as or similar to that designed by it, but of which it was not aware at the time of its creation, does not exist. If external artwork is used in the creation of a logo, then a license for that artwork is also provided upon delivery of the logo.
  4. If for some coincidental reason a logo designed or web designed by Story Collaborative LLC looks identical to another party’s logo, Story Collaborative LLC will provide a redraw session with a new set of logos, at our standard labor rate, as long as this is documented and requested within 180 days of logo delivery. By accepting and using a logo provided by Story Collaborative LLC, the client agrees to these terms and that a new logo is the sole remedy in the event that an identical logo is discovered. No other costs or responsibilities for an inadvertent duplication of a logo will be assumed by Story Collaborative LLC.

Third Party Accounts

You will be able to connect your Story Collaborative account to third party accounts. By connecting your Story Collaborative account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.

Website Hosting

Unless you agree and pay for upgraded hosting, you will receive shared virtual hosting for your website account.  We assume no liability for this hosting account other than to move you to an upgraded account, which may incur additional costs, if the available up time or speed of processing or repairs is unacceptable.  If you cause your website to create unusual demands upon website servers, install software or plugins that open incursion or hacking attempts, or violate the customary terms of service of hosting providers, your account may be temporarily or permanently disabled. Story Collaborative will attempt to repair or restore service based upon its customer hourly rate, but will bear no responsibility for the actions of server administrators, web site registration providers or other administrators of web hosting, cloud hosting, video or social networking providers, and no refund for services will be provided.  All costs for repair and restoration will be born by the user.

Hacking and Incursion Attempts

Unless you have an upgraded maintenance agreement with us, which details additional services , Story Collaborative LLC assumes no responsibility for the malicious acts of others that may damage, delete or compromise your website or email services.  Our sole responsibility is to maintain a back up of your account, each time that significant changes are made, and to maintain a security plugin.  Story Collaborative does not assume responsibility for costs that you may incur when plugins, themes or wordpress update occur and require changes to your code, content or presentation of the website.  Our standard labor rates will apply for responding to any and all of these issues.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Story Collaborative from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Story Collaborative Content accessed through www.story-collaborative.com or http://lamppost.social in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Story Collaborative, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Story Collaborative reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Story Collaborative in asserting any available defenses.

Liability disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. STORY COLLABORATIVE LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

STORY COLLABORATIVE LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. STORY COLLABORATIVE LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL STORY COLLABORATIVE LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF STORY COLLABORATIVE LLC OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/access restriction

Story Collaborative reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Virginia and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Virginia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Story Collaborative as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Story Collaborative’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Story Collaborative’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Story Collaborative with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Use of Lamppost.social and website services and hosting may be terminated by Story Collaborative LLC, for nonpayment of fees owed after 30 days.  Reinstatement is at Story Collaborative discretion and may not be available.  12 month contracts may be cancelled after non-payment of fees, or for failure to fulfill terms of an agreement.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Story Collaborative with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Story Collaborative with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

Story Collaborative reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which http://lamppost.social is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Story Collaborative encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us

Story Collaborative welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

Story Collaborative LLC

2326 Plank Rd

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Telephone number:

888-652-0119

 

Effective as of January 01, 2015

 

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Lamppost and Story Collaborative LLC communications and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Story Collaborative LLC include http://lamppost.social, Story Collaborative, Lamppost, http://lamppost.social and http://login.lamppost.social. The Story Collaborative website is a Story Collaborative offers story-based marketing information and insights as well as a social management service called Lamppost. By using the Story Collaborative website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Story Collaborative may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase Story Collaborative’s products and services, billing information and we facilitate the collection of credit card information that is presented to credit card processors but not stored on our system. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. Story Collaborative may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age, gender, race, religion and information generally available through Google Analytics and other web analysis services.. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Story Collaborative. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our websites.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Story Collaborative’s public services or websites, this information may be collected and used by others.

Story Collaborative encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Story Collaborative so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Story Collaborative is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Story Collaborative and Lamppost websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Story Collaborative collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Story Collaborative may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Story Collaborative and its affiliates. Story Collaborative may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Story Collaborative does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Story Collaborative may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Story Collaborative, in order to determine what Story Collaborative services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Story Collaborative to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Story Collaborative will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Story Collaborative or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Story Collaborative; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Story Collaborative, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Story Collaborative website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Story Collaborative pages, or register with Story Collaborative site or services, a cookie helps Story Collaborative to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Story Collaborative website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Story Collaborative features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Story Collaborative services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Story Collaborative secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Children Under Thirteen

Story Collaborative does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of eighteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Disconnecting your Story Collaborative Account from Third Party Websites

You will be able to connect your Story Collaborative account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR STORY COLLABORATIVE ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED INTHIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. You can disconnect from any third party sites by disabling “aps” from within the third party site, or by cancelling these services from within Lamppost.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Story Collaborative by contacting us here:

– Web page: Refer to the specific policies of social media sites that you choose to connect with and authorize through our system.

– Email: Select unsubscribe on the footer of any email sent from us, or send us an email at support@story-collaborative.com requesting to be unsubscribed.

Changes to this Statement

Story Collaborative will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Story Collaborative encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Story Collaborative is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Story Collaborative welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Story Collaborative has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Story Collaborative at:

Story Collaborative LLC

P.O. Box 4111

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22402

Email Address:

dmills@story-collaborative.com

Telephone number:

888-652-0119

 

Effective as of June 15, 2016