Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply to this website and any other website, application, or other online service that links to the Terms of Use however accessed and/or used, that are operated or otherwise made available by The Writing Boutique, LLC d/b/a Select a Story ("Select a Story"). Select a Story (“WE,” “US,” OR “OUR”) RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT OUR DISCRETION, TO CHANGE, MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE PORTIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE AT ANY TIME. PLEASE CHECK THESE TERMS OF USE PERIODICALLY FOR CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITES FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OF USE WILL MEAN YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES. Additional terms and conditions may apply to pre-order campaigns.

This is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “user”) and US and states the material terms and conditions that govern your use of this site. This agreement, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of Select a Story's rules and policies collectively constitute and shall be referred to as the “Agreement” between you and Select a Story. BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND CONDITIONS OF USE STATED HEREIN, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THIS SITE.

COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP

This site is owned and operated by Select a Story. All the content featured and displayed on the site, including, but not limited to text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations, software, and any other content (collectively, the “Content”), is owned by Select a Story, its licensors, vendors and/or its content providers. All elements of the site, including but not limited to the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. Each of the site may only be used for the intended purpose for which such site is being made available. Except as may be otherwise indicated in specific documents within the site, you are authorized to view, play, print and download documents, audio and video found on our site for personal, informational, and noncommercial purposes only. You may not modify any of the materials and you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or work contained on the site. Except as permitted under applicable copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before re-using any copyrighted material that is available on the site. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the site. The site, the Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Select a Story and its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the site.

SITES ACCESS LICENSE

Select a Story grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferrable license to access and make personal, noncommercial use of the site or their Content and not to download (other than page caching or unless otherwise allowed by Select a Story or permitted by law) or modify all or any portion of the site and their Content. This license does not include any re-sale or commercial use of the site or their Content; any collection and use of any product listings or descriptions; any derivative use of the site or their Content; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The site and/or any portion of the site or their Content may not be reproduced, duplicated, copies, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without Select a Story’ express prior written consent. You shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Select a Story, its content providers or its affiliates without express prior written consent. You shall not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our name or trademarks without our express prior written consent. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the site. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permissions and/or licenses granted by us to you.

COMPANY IDENTIFICATION & TRADEMARKS

All our trademarks, service marks and trade names used herein (including but not limited to the company name and logo of Select a Story and names and designs of the site) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Select a Story or its affiliates, partners, vendors or licensors. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify such trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the site, without Select a Story’s express prior written consent. The use of our trademarks on any other website or network computer environment is not allowed. You are granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferrable right to create a link to any page of the site so long as the link does not portray us, our content providers, our licensors, our affiliates, or our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Select a Story logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. Except as expressly stated herein, no rights or licenses are granted hereunder.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES & NO ENDORSEMENT

The site contain links to other websites controlled by third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not imply endorsement by Select a Story of, or any affiliation with, or endorsement by, the owner of the linked site. Select a Story is not responsible for the contents or use of any linked site. Select a Story is not responsible for the contents or use of any linked site, or any consequence of making the link. The site may also include a tool that allows you to sign in or register using information from your account with a third party service (e.g., Facebook, Twitter). These third party services are unrelated to the site, and your use of such third party services is subject to the terms and policies of those services. You shall not use the Select a Story name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in Select a Story’s judgement, imply Select a Story’s endorsement in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without prior written consent.

PRIVACY POLICY

Data collection and use, including data collection and use of personal information is governed by Select a Story's Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and is a part of this Agreement.

DISCLAIMER & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Your use of and browsing of the site are at your own risk. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED ABOVE, EVERYTHING ON THE SITES IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. SELECT A STORY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITES, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELIENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITES FOR ANY PURPOSE. SELECT A STORY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONALITIES CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES SUCH CONTENT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SELECT A STORY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE CONTENTS IN THE SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT SELECT A STORY) ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SELECT A STORY OR ANY OF ITS VENDORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SELECT A STORY SITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCES BY A USER ON ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT OBTAINED FROM SELECT A STORY’ SITES THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCES TO SELECT A STORY’ RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES. IN NO EVENT SHALL SELECT A STORY OR ANY AFFILIATED SELECT A STORY ENTITY OR INDIVIDUAL, LICENSOR OR VENDOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITES OR THE CONTENT THEREON, WHETHER IN A CONTRACT ACTION OR BASED ON NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT ACTION, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF SELECT A STORY OR A SELECT A STORY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Select a Story, its affiliates, employees, service providers, and agents from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to any violation of these terms by you, or in connection with the use of the site or the Internet or the placement or transmission of any message or information on the site by you.

FORCE MAJEURE

Neither Select a Story nor you shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond their respective reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.

GOVERNING LAW

The site are created and controlled by Select a Story in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., unless otherwise noted. These disclaimers, terms, and conditions of use are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By using any of the site, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the site. If any portion of these terms is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law to the greatest extent possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in the full force and effect. Select a Story’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver or any provision or right.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This Agreement is the entire agreement between the user and Select a Story and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral).

 COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

Select a Story and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice Policy.

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT NOTICE POLICY

Consistent with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, if you believe that your copyrighted materials have been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please sent an email or written notice to our designated agent for notices of infringement and provide the following information:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use os not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

 

Our designated agent for notice for claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: By mail: Select a Story, 212 Grove Ave, Cheltenham, PA 19012

By phone: (215) 756-5490

By email: max@selectastory.com