Terms

By using this website (http://www.1000-characters.com/) [WEBSITE] you agree to the following TERMS of service [TERMS]. These TERMS may be updated without notice, so we recommend you check them regularly. Please also read our Privacy Policy.

Description of SERVICES

This WEBSITE provides access to a range of online content such as text and images, and allows users to submit material [USER CONTENT] which may be published or distributed electronically and possibly in print. [SERVICES]

Your registration obligations

You must register with 1,000 Characters in order to create a user account and access certain parts of the WEBSITE SERVICES. You agree to provide true information when registering and agree to keep the information updated in a timely manner. If you provide inaccurate, untrue, or offensive registration information we have the right to suspend or terminate your account. Children under the age of 13 may not create user accounts and children over 13 but under 18 should seek the permission of their parent or guardian to create an account, who must agree to these TERMS on their behalf.

Children

Children under the age of 13 may not create user accounts. Certain areas of the WEBSITE are not intended for and may not be suitable for viewing by children under 13. However, access to most areas of our WEBSITE is not restricted and if individuals under 13 years of age wish to view any areas of our WEBSITE, they should seek the permission of their parent or guardian, who must agree to these TERMS on their behalf. Children over 13 but under 18 should not use the WEBSITE without consent of their parent or legal guardian.

Member account, password, and security

You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of the password and for all activities that occur under your account. We are not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from failure to comply with this section.

Member conduct

You agree that all electronic data, materials, or content that are transmitted to or via the WEBSITE are the sole responsibility of the person who submitted the content to 1,000 Characters. This means that you, and not 1,000 Characters, are entirely responsible for all USER CONTENT that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise send us via our SERVICES. 1,000 Characters does not control the USER CONTENT posted and is not responsible for its accuracy or quality. You may be exposed to content that is objectionable. 1,000 Characters is not liable for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from use of USER CONTENT made available by the SERVICES. You should choose the information you post carefully.

You agree not to:

  • Upload onto the WEBSITE or otherwise send us content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, or which is otherwise unlawful in any part of the world.
  • Upload onto the WEBSITE or otherwise send us content that you do not have the right to make available under any applicable national law or contractual agreement or that infringes any patent, copyright, intellectual property, or proprietary rights of any third party in any country of the world.
  • Upload onto the WEBSITE or otherwise send us any software viruses or computer code intended to cause harm to computer hardware or software.
  • Collect, store, or otherwise use any personal data from users of the WEBSITE, in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 or any other applicable national, local, or international law relating to data protection or privacy.
  • Disguise the origin of user materials uploaded or sent to us including through the use of forged headers or otherwise manipulated electronic information.
  • Upload onto the WEBSITE or otherwise send us personal information about another person without that person’s explicit permission or confidential information or information that is false or misleading.
  • Upload onto the WEBSITE or otherwise send us unauthorized advertising or any material that is directly or indirectly commercial in nature.

You may not to use our SERVICES in order to, or in connection with any activity which may:

  • Harm minors or any other person in any way.
  • Stalk or otherwise harass any other person.
  • Impersonate any other person or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity.
  • Break any applicable national, local, or international law either intentionally or unintentionally.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the SERVICES.

You acknowledge that 1,000 Characters may or may not pre-screen USER CONTENT. 1,000 Characters and its designees have the right, but not the obligation, to remove or pre-screen any USER CONTENT at their absolute discretion and that 1,000 Characters has no liability or responsibility for storage or deletion of any USER CONTENT. You agree that you bear all risks associated with the use of any of the USER CONTENT.

International nature of communications

The internet is an international entity and you acknowledge that USER CONTENT may be transmitted outside of your local area, county, state, or country, even where they appear to be internal in nature. You agree to abide by all local laws regarding transmission of electronic data outside of your local area, county, state, or country.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify 1,000 Characters (and its employees) against any and all liability, costs, damages, and losses (including legal fees incurred and any compensation paid by 1,000 Characters) incurred by 1,000 Characters as a result of your use of the SERVICES, your connection with the SERVICES or any actual or alleged breach by you of any of these TERMS or violation of the rights of any other person.

Termination and modifications of SERVICES

You agree that 1,000 Characters may, without prior notice, immediately terminate your account and/or access to the SERVICES or modify the SERVICES. You agree that 1,000 Characters shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification or termination of the SERVICES.

Content submitted or made available for inclusion

When submitting USER CONTENT, copyright on the USER CONTENT remains with the author of the USER CONTENT, however, by submitting USER CONTENT to the WEBSITE you grant 1,000 Characters non-exclusive, worldwide licenses for the perpetual, irrevocable right to publish, use, distribute, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, translate, and publicly display such USER CONTENT (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such CONTENT into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.

1,000 Characters may sub-license the rights granted above to any third party involved in the operation of 1,000 Characters's business and/or assign the rights granted above to any assignee of 1,000 Characters's business, without notice to you.

You acknowledge that 1,000 Characters has no control over copies or use by third parties of USER CONTENT (eg any copying or use on other WEBSITE or personal or public computers) and is not liable for any loss or damage of any kind (including, without limitation, any intellectual property infringement), resulting from use of USER CONTENT made available by the SERVICES.

You acknowledge that the USER CONTENT will be subject to criticism both by 1,000 Characters and by users of the SERVICES, and 1,000 Characters reserves the right to publish any criticism of the USER CONTENT at its discretion and cannot guarantee that such criticism will be constructive. If you are likely to take offence at certain criticism you should not submit the USER CONTENT to 1,000 Characters.

Limited non-commercial license to use the content of the WEBSITE

You are granted a personal, limited, non-commercial, non-transferable right to access, view, and use the content of the WEBSITE for the purpose of reading content, and for posting content (in accordance with the TERMS below). This limited right it for personal, non-commercial use or use by accredited, not-for-profit educational establishments for the purpose of teaching. In addition, you may print a single copy of the content for the same purposes only. In the case of accredited, not-for-profit educational establishments only, you may print one copy of the content per attending student for the same purposes only. You may not use the WEBSITE content for any other purpose, nor copy, adapt, distribute, communicate, or publish any such content on any other WEBSITE or on any other medium. You may not alter or modify any content on the WEBSITE or "frame" or otherwise impose editorial comment, commercial material, or any other content on, or in proximity to, content displayed on the WEBSITE, or deep link to any content on the WEBSITE in such a way as to remove advertising or other commercial material or circumvent any registration or payment requirements associated with that content.

No resale of SERVICES

You agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, trade, or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the SERVICES.

Intellectual property

All contributors reserve the right to be identified as the authors of all works credited to them on the WEBSITE. Content on the WEBSITE and all intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, domain names, trade marks, copyright in the stories, copyright in the WEBSITE design, and copyright in the images and graphics) associated with such content belong to and shall remain the property of 1,000 Characters and its licensors. You may use such content and intellectual property in accordance with these TERMS, only to the extent necessary to receive the SERVICES.

Claims of copyright or intellectual property infringement
If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should contact 1,000 Characters via our contact page stating: where the infringement is found on the WEBSITE; your name, address, telephone number, and email address; evidence that you are the owner of the copyright, or authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE AND ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK; THE WEBSITE'S SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' AND 'AS AVAILABLE' BASIS. 1,000 CHARACTERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES THAT:

  • THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS.
  • THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
  • ANY RESULTS THAT YOU OBTAIN FROM USING THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE.
  • ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU MAY ENCOUNTER CONTENT THAT MAY BE DEEMED OFFENSIVE, INDECENT OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE. YOU AGREE TO USE THE SERVICES AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT 1,000 Characters SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU FOR CONTENT THAT MAY BE FOUND TO BE OFFENSIVE, INDECENT OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE.

FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT THIS WHOLE DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO ALL CONTENT PROVIDED BY ANY MEANS PROVIDED BY 1,000 CHARACTERS.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER 1,000 CHARACTERS, NOR ANY OF ITS OWNERS OR EMPLOYEES WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DAMAGES EITHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY) RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, STATEMENTS, OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE EVEN IF 1,000 CHARACTERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT, OR LIABILITY. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL OPERATE TO EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT 1,000 CHARACTER’S LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE.

Fiction disclaimer

With the exception of work labeled non-fiction, the characters featured in the stories on the WEBSITE are completely fictional. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. No similarity to any person either living or dead is intended or should be inferred.

Links

The WEBSITE may provide links to external WEBSITE or resources to which the above disclaimers also apply. You acknowledge that we have no control over and shall have no liability to you for the content or reliability of such WEBSITE or resources.

Assignment

These TERMS shall apply between you and any successor in title or assignee to all or any part of 1,000 Characters’s business. You agree that 1,000 Characters may assign all or part of 1,000 Characters’s business to any third party.

Entire agreement

These TERMS, as amended, constitute the entire understanding between you and 1,000 Characters with respect to the subject matter of these TERMS and supersedes all prior agreements, negotiations and discussions between you and 1,000 Characters relating to it.

Severability

If any part or parts of these TERMS are held to be legally invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the TERMS shall continue to apply with the offending part or parts removed.

Changes to these TERMS

1,000 Characters reserves the right to change these TERMS and by accessing or using the SERVICES after such changes have been made, users agree to abide by such changes.

Our business details & address

1,000 Characters
Justin Hoffman & Heather Hoffman
Chicago, Illinois
www.1,000-characters.com/contact

These TERMS were last updated on June 20, 2014