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Last updated October 3, 2017
These Terms of Service and any other services terms ("terms", "statements", or "agreements") describe the conditions on which Chronicle LLC ("we", "us", "staff", or "our") offers you ("customer", "user", or "you") access to our services, chroniclestories.com, and mobile apps ("Chronicle", "website", "system", "app", or "services").
Acceptance of These Terms
By using Chronicle or chroniclestories.com, you agree to abide by these Terms and Privacy statements. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access any part of the Chronicle app or website. You must be 18 years or older to access these services, or 13 years or older with your parent or legal guardian’s permission.
Changes to These Terms
Description of the Service
Chronicle is a service which hosts your stories, comments, and other reading activity. Registered users ("readers" or "members") may contribute reactions or other activity ("activity") through their use of the app. Authors may contribute stories and other content through the website, contests, or story submission email address. Contributions and activity on the service may be accessible through the website and app. Unregistered users may also access the service to read and share stories pending their acceptance of these terms.
New versions of the app, updates to the website, and new ways to access the service may be released over time. These new versions will be subject to the same terms and may have additional terms of their own.
Your Account with Chronicle
We reserve the right to disable, cancel, or delete your account at our discretion due to any of the following reasons: violation of any of this agreement, activity infringing on the rights of any third party, or of any applicable laws or regulations.
You may elect to terminate your account with us by deleting your account and ceasing to use our services. Your account status will be lost if you delete your account. If you were a member or subscriber to any services, we cannot offer any refund partial time for those services. Deleting the mobile app is not the same as deleting your account with us.
Subject to your compliance to these Terms, Chronicle grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, and non-transferrable license to use the Service in order to view content available on chroniclestories.com and the mobile apps. Certain portions of the service may be limited to users with an account, and other portions may be limited depending on your account status, such as whether you have an active membership with Chronicle. In addition to exclusive content, your account status may grant you other abilities within the service, such as the ability to maintain a profile, respond to stories, and access to new features as they may be released.
The above license is subject to your strict adherence to the Terms of Service plus the following terms:
You may not copy, reproduce, or otherwise replicate any content within the service
You may not adapt or replicate stories without the author(s)’ express permission
You may not use any part of the content or service with the intention of replicating any part of Chronicle or the content offered within the service
You may not access paid sections of the service without paying the subscription fee
You may not, and may not allow any third-party to, attempt to tamper with, reverse-engineer, copy, adapt, decompile, or otherwise access the source code or infrastructure supporting the service, app, or website
You may not attempt to redistribute or otherwise replicate the services Chronicle provides
You must show respect of other readers, authors, and users of the service
You must have rights to any material you post, including profile pictures or other content
You may not impersonate others or misrepresent yourself anywhere on the service
You may not sell or transfer your license to use the service
You may not collect or attempt to collect any information, such as personal data, of other readers, authors, or users of the service using scraping or any other technique
You may not violate any data security measures employed by Chronicle or its affiliates to access any data or accounts you are not intended to use
You agree to comply with the above conditions at all times. Chronicle has the right to terminate your account or otherwise suspend your use of the service at its sole discretion or take any other action as we see fit if you breach any of the above or other terms listed. Without limitation of any other rights or remedies under the Terms of Service, Chronicle reserves the right to investigate any situation where any of the terms have been violated, and may submit or report information in cooperation with applicable law enforcement authorities in prosecution of any users or third-parties participating in any violation of the terms or any applicable laws or regulations.
Chronicle may sell standalone products or subscriptions to part or all of its service. Your purchase of these items affords you the limited revocable right to access the corresponding parts of the service. You may cancel your subscription at any time, but no refund will be offered for prorated time of any such subscription. Similarly, Chronicle cannot offer refunds for other products or parts of the service purchased except at the sole discretion of Chronicle’s staff. Chronicle reserves the right to suspend, alter, or terminate the services it offers. In cases where a product or subscription becomes invalidated by such a change, Chronicle will take reasonable measures to notify customers in advance. Chronicle reserves the right to alter the price of any of its products, subscriptions, or service at any time, including those you may have paid for or are subscribing to. This may include promotional pricing, price increases, addition, removal, or alteration of features or other price or service adjustments. The price you agree to upon time of purchase is the price you pay.
The Chronicle service, app, website, and other associated materials are provided as-is, as-available, and with-all-faults without warranty or guarantee of any kind.
The Chronicle staff will employ reasonable effort to repair and maintain the service and all associated materials within their means. While we will make a reasonable effort to mitigate or fix any defects reported at our own discretion, we reserve the right to not fix defects at our own discretion. While Chronicle will make a reasonable effort to secure the service and its associated operations and usage, we can not guarantee said security or prevent any harmful results of using our services. We do not warrant that your use of the service is lawful in any particular jurisdiction.
Chronicle and its partners, subsidiaries, and successors and their employees, owners, shareholders, or other agents disclaim any foregoing warranty, expressed here or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by the law. This includes any express or implied warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose without limitation.
If the law of applicable jurisdiction limits or prohibits this disclaimer of warranty, this disclaimer shall be limited or prohibited to the extent the jurisdiction applies to this agreement.
Limitation of Liability
Chronicle and its partners, subsidiaries, and successors and their employees, owners, shareholders, or other agents shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising from:
Your inability to access the service, intentional by relevant parties or otherwise
Any action taken against you by third-party rightsholders for infringement or other claims
Any investigation by relevant parties or law enforcement authority regarding the use of the service
Any errors, deficiencies, or omissions in the service, technical, design, or otherwise
Any misconduct of the service by other users or third-parties
Any loss or damage to any data, device hardware, or software
Any loss of profit or other opportunity resultant from your use of the service
Any action or claim must be made with Chronicle as soon as possible.
Applicable law may disallow this limitation of liability depending on the jurisdiction. In this case, you agree that such limitations reflect a reasonable distribution of risk between you and Chronicle, and that Chronicle’s liability be limited to the extent permitted by the relevant jurisdiction. These terms or any liability may be limited or excluded by applicable law.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Chronicle and its partners, subsidiaries, and successors and their employees, owners, shareholders, or other agents from and against any and all claims, obligations, damages, losses, expenses, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from:
Any violation of these terms
Any third-party claim of copyright infringement or invasion of privacy resulting from your use of or contribution to the service
Any activity related to your use of the service or associated with your account with the service unless the activity was intentionally caused by Chronicle
If one or more portions of these terms is found invalid, void, or unlawful, those portions shall be severable and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the rest of the terms.
Except where required by applicable jurisdictions, this agreement is subject to the laws of the state of Minnesota and the United States. You and Chronicle both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States for resolution of any dispute, action, or proceeding arising in connection with this agreement.
The website, mobile apps, and services provided are offered by Chronicle LLC, a company registered with the state of Minnesota. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach us using the contact form available on chroniclestories.com or by mail at PO Box 13052, Minneapolis MN 55414.