Use of the Site is intended for visitors ages 13 and up. Registration to be a user of the Site is void where prohibited. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that may be deemed harmful to minors.
This Agreement, and any posted revision to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Site whether as a guest or a registered user. You may terminate your access to the Site at any time, for any reason, by emailing us and requesting the deactivation and deletion of your account.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post, or remove any posting (including private messages) by you, or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. We expressly reserve the right to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated this Agreement or pose a threat to the Site and/or its other users.
3. Registration Information
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Registration Information”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Information, and any other information you provide to us, to keep it accurate, current, and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.
4. Account Security
You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the information you hold for your account, including your User ID and password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account as a result of your failing to keep this information secure and confidential.
You agree to notify Put Me In The Story immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, or password, or any other breach of security. You may be held liable for losses incurred by Put Me In The Story or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your Put Me In The Story user ID, password or account as a result of your failing to keep your account information secure and confidential.
You may not use anyone else’s Put Me In The Story user ID, password, or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that Put Me In The Story user ID, password, or account. Put Me In The Story cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
5. Site Content
The Site contains content created or posted by Company (“Company Content”). Company Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other laws, and Company owns and retains all rights in the Company Content. The Site may also contain User Content and other content of the Site licensors.
The Site performs technical functions necessary to offer the services on the Site, including but not limited to transcoding and/or reformatting content to allow its use throughout the Site.
Except as provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any content appearing on or through the Site.
6. Proprietary Rights in Third-Party Content
The Site may also contain content created or posted by other Third-Party Companies (“Third-Party Content”). Third-Party Content may be protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other laws. The associated third-party retains all such copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other rights associated with their Third-Party Content.
Except as provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Third-Party Content appearing on or through the Site.
7. Proprietary Rights in Site Content; Limited License
All content on the Site, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound, and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the “Site Content”), are the proprietary property of the Company, its users, or its licensors, with all rights reserved. No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, scraped, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the Company’s prior written permission, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally post on the Site.
Provided that you are eligible for use of the Site, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Site and the Site Content and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Site Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, noncommercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact.
Except for your own User Content, you may not upload or republish Site Content on any Internet, Intranet, or Extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation, and any other use of the Site Content is strictly prohibited. Such license is subject to this Agreement and does not permit use of any data mining, robots, scraping, or similar data gathering or extraction methods.
8. User Content
Company does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials that you post on or through the Site (“User Content”).
After posting your User Content to the Site, you continue to retain any such rights that you may have in your User Content, subject to the limited license herein. By displaying or publishing (“posting”) any User Content on or through the Site, you hereby grant to Company a limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Content on or through the Site, including, without limitation, distributing part or all of the Site in any media formats and through any media channels, except User Content marked “private,” which will not be distributed outside the Site.
After you remove User Content from the Site, we will cease distribution as soon as practicable, and at such time when distribution ceases, the license will terminate. You understand and agree that the Site may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Content that have been removed or deleted. You understand and agree that any comments posted by you the user throughout the Site are perpetual and irrevocable. If after we have distributed User Content outside the Site you change your User Content’s privacy setting to “private,” we will cease distribution of such “private” User Content outside the Site as soon as practicable after you make the change.
The license you grant to Company is nonexclusive (meaning you are free to license User Content to anyone else in addition to the Company), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that Company is not required to pay you or anyone else for the use on the Site of the User Content that you post), sub-licensable (so that Company is able to use its affiliates, subcontractors, and other partners such as Internet content delivery networks and wireless carriers to provide the Site’s services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the Site’s services are global in reach).
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content posted by you on or through the Site or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section 7, and (ii) the posting of User Content on or through the Site does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of any User Content posted by you on or through the Site.
Company may reject, refuse to post, or delete any User Content for any or no reason, including User Content that in the sole judgment of Company violates this Agreement or that may be offensive, illegal, or violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. Company assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Site for inappropriate User Content or conduct. If at any time Company chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Site, Company nonetheless assumes no responsibility for User Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such User Content.
You are solely responsible for the User Content that you post on or through the Site, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users.
8. Prohibited Content
The following are examples of the kind of content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Site. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, removing the offending content from the Site and terminating the access of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, content that, in the sole discretion of Company:
|•||Is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;|
Harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
|•||Exploits people in a sexual or violent manner; contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter, or contains a link to an adult website;|
|•||Solicits personal information from anyone under 18;|
|•||Publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;|
|•||Constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, or libelous;|
|•||Constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated books or music or links to pirated book or music files;|
|•||Involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”;|
|•||Contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);|
|•||Furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;|
|•||Solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;|
|•||Involves commercial activities, marketing, promotion, and/or sales of any other third-party products or websites without prior written consent from Company such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;|
|•||Includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person’s consent;|
|•||Violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights, or any other rights of any person.
9. Your Use of the Site
You may not use any “deep-link,” “page-scrape,” “robot,” “spider,” or other automatic device, program, algorithm, or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents, or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. Put Me In The Story reserves the right to bar any such activity.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any Put Me In The Story server, or to any of the products offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining,” or any other illegitimate means.
You may not probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse lookup, trace, or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any other customer of Put Me In The Story, including any Put Me In The Story account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.
You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or Put Me In The Story’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or to Put Me In The Story.
You agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.
You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to Put Me In The Story on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.
10. Links, Frames, and Metatags
You may link to the Site’s home page or any page within the Site as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. You may not frame the content of any of the Site. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates the Company’s Trademarks or our name without our express written consent.
11. Fraud Policy
The Company has the right to take all necessary actions on your account if fraud is suspected including placing your account on temporary or permanent hold, and/or termination of your account. Access to your personal library will not be allowed during any such hold period. You acknowledge that the Company will not be liable for losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, even though you may be liable for losses to the Company or others due to unauthorized use for which you are not responsible.
12. Copyright Policy
The Company has a policy of responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which may include removing material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity. If the Company removes material to comply with the DMCA (“Removed Content”), we will attempt to contact the provider of such Removed Content to enable them to make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of that DMCA. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. We will terminate the accounts of any subscribers or account holders and/or block access to the Site of any subscribers or account holders who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) – Infringement Notification
To file a notice of infringement, you must provide us with a written notice that includes each of the following items:
|•||Detailed identification of the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed.|
|•||Detailed identification of the material you claim infringes this copyrighted work.|
|•||Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you (e-mail address is preferred).|
|•||The statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”|
Send the Infringement Notification to either of the following addresses:
You may contact us via email.
ATTN: Put Me In The Story
1935 Brookdale Rd. Ste. 139
Naperville, IL 60563
Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) – Counter Notification
The provider of Removed Content may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. When we receive a counter notification, we will reinstate the Removed Content. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. To file a counter notification, you must provide us with a written notice that includes each of the following items:
|•||Detailed identification of the material the Company has removed.|
|•||Your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or Dupage County, Illinois, if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.|
|•||The statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that each search result or message identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”|
Send the Counter Notification to either of the following addresses:
You may contact us via email.
ATTN: Put Me In The Story
1935 Brookdale Rd. Ste. 139
Naperville, IL 60563
12. Terms of Sale
Products and services may be made available to you by us through the Site. By purchasing any products or services through the Site, you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the Terms of Sale in this Agreement in effect at the time of purchase (“Terms of Sale”). These Terms of Sale are subject to change without prior written notice at any time, in the Company’s sole discretion, and such changes shall apply to any purchases made after such changes are posted on the Site. Therefore, you should review these Terms of Sale prior to each purchase so you will understand the terms applicable to such transaction. If you do not agree to these Terms of Sale, do not make any purchases on the Site.
Purchase Qualifications; Account Security
Fees and Services
By using the Site, you agree to pay the fees as presented by the Company at the time of purchase. You will have an opportunity to review and accept the fees for the purchase requested prior to payment. The Company may change pricing policies and fees for services we provide at any time and any changes shall be effective immediately. Unless otherwise stated, all fees quoted on the Site are in U.S. Dollars.
Payment Terms and Methods
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards and certain debit cards, and payments made via Paypal as forms of payment. By submitting an order through the Site, you authorize the Company, or its designated payment processor, to charge the account you specify for the purchase amount. All payments are to be made in United States Dollars. When you provide your credit card number to the Site, you may authorize us to store your credit card number and related payment information.
User will be responsible for any applicable sales or use tax, duties, or other governmental taxes or fees payable in connection with your purchase. If you do not pay such sales or other tax or fee on a transaction, you will be responsible for such taxes or fees in the event that they are later determined to be payable on such sale, and the Company reserves the right to collect such taxes or other fees from you at any time.
Any tangible property purchased through the Site will be shipped FOB Shipping Point. Title to such products passes from the Company to you upon shipment. With respect to services you purchase through the Site, you acknowledge and agree that upon making such services available to you (or to their intended authorized recipients), the Company will have fully satisfied its obligation to deliver or otherwise provide such services, regardless of any failure or inability to use such services.
We will gladly exchange your product if it is damaged, defective, or if the wrong item was delivered to you within 14 calendar days of receipt. Please call our Customer Service department at 800.432.7444, Monday–Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST for a return authorization. No exchanges will be accepted without a return authorization. We will gladly exchange your product if it is damaged or if the wrong item was delivered to you.
Returns & Refunds
There are no returns or cancellations for any intangible property or services purchased from the Site and/or its partners. All sales are final, noncancelable and nonrefundable except as expressly set forth in this Agreement or as otherwise determined by the Site in its sole discretion. By completing the purchase of products offered through the Site, you hereby acknowledge and accept this policy in full.
Any digital content, including apps and ebooks, purchased from the Company cannot be returned or refunded. If you experiencing trouble using your purchase, please email us for technical assistance.
Purchases: Other Terms and Conditions
Put Me In The Story’s obligations, if any, with regard to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements.
Put Me In The Story may make changes to any products or services offered on the Site, or to the applicable prices for any such products or services, at any time, without notice. The materials on the Site with respect to products and services may be out of date, and Put Me In The Story makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such products and services.
PUT ME IN THE STORY DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PUT ME IN THE STORY CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. PUT ME IN THE STORY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PUT ME IN THE STORY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY PUT ME IN THE STORY SERVICES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST PUT ME IN THE STORY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.
The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability, or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence, or any other cause of action.
Put Me In The Story reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend, or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or nonroutine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.
15. Limitation of Liability
Except where prohibited by law, in no event will Put Me In The Story be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if Put Me In The Story has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
You agree to indemnify and hold Put Me In The Story, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims, or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against Put Me In The Story by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site.
Put Me In The Story may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Put Me In The Story’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site, including Put Me In The Story’s customers. Put Me In The Story reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that Put Me In The Story deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request. Put Me In The Story also may disclose your information when Put Me In The Story determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.
19. Void Where Prohibited
Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all features, products, or services discussed, referenced, provided, or offered through or on the Site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations, or are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Put Me In The Story reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product, or service to any person or geographic area. Any offer for any feature, product, or service made on the Site is void where prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for complying with applicable local laws.
We reserve the right to terminate any or all of the Site and this Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Indemnification, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, and Governing Law sections of this Agreement shall survive any such termination.
You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including, without limitation, United States export laws and regulations.
22. Feedback and Information
Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be nonconfidential. Put Me In The Story shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.
23. Contact Information
You may contact us via email.
ATTN: Put Me In The Story
1935 Brookdale Rd. Ste. 139
Naperville, IL 60563
Last updated and effective as of: 11/18/2012