Terms and Conditions
Effective: July 1, 2010
Welcome to the StoryForge Labs LLC's SciFinal ("SciFinal") web site and online services (the "Site"). The following Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of the Site and its related services, and constitute a binding legal agreement between you and SciFinal. Your access to and use of the Site is conditioned on your compliance with these Terms. By accessing the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services and features, which may be posted from time to time (the "Guidelines"). All such Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.
Description of the Site
The Site allows you to search for a wide variety of media programming content provided by third parties, and then guides you to the source offering the programming online, so that you can view the content that you are interested in. Neither the Site nor SciFinal directly hosts any third party media content.
Access and Use of the Site
You must be at least 13 years of age to register as member of the Site. If you are under 13 years of age, you may use portions of the Site, and are welcome to join as a member once you are 13 years of age.
Some functions of the Site require registration as a member by selecting a unique user identification ("User ID") and password, and by providing certain personal information. If you select a User ID that SciFinal, in its sole discretion, finds offensive or inappropriate, SciFinal has the right to suspend or terminate your account. You are solely 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 agree that the information you provide to SciFinal on registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You also agree that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (e.g., in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your account ID, password, or any credit, debit or charge card number, if applicable), then you agree to immediately notify SciFinal at info@SciFinal.com.
The Site is owned and operated by SciFinal. The visual interfaces, design, content, computer code (including source code or object code), and all other elements of the Site provided by SciFinal (the "Materials") are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. All Materials contained on the Site are the property of SciFinal or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or its licensors. Except as expressly authorized by SciFinal or its licensors, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials on the Site. SciFinal, its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in these Terms. SciFinal grants you a limited license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Site subject to these Terms. Except for this limited right to access the Site, SciFinal and its licensors own and retain all rights to the Materials and to the Site.
Software and Content Downloads
SciFinal and its licensors may make certain software and other viewable content available to you for download from the Site. All such software or other content that you download shall be subject to the terms and conditions included with such software or content or otherwise presented to you at the time of download. SciFinal and its licensors reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, remove or discontinue any content or services available on the Site at any time.
Third-Party Sites, Products and Services, Links
Members may post, upload, publish, submit or transmit text, graphics, images, information or other materials to be made available through the Site and its related services ("User Content"). By making available any User Content through the Site and its related services, you hereby grant to SciFinal a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast and otherwise exploit such User Content only on, through or by means of the Site. SciFinal does not claim any ownership rights in any such User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such User Content.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you make available through the Site and its related services. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content that you make available through the Site or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to SciFinal the rights in such User Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) neither the User Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the User Content or SciFinal's use of the User Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Site will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party's copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
By using the Site you agree not to:
• use the Site for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and data protection and privacy;
• post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any User Content that: (i)infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iii) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (iv)promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (v) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vi) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances (including but not limited to activities that promote or provide instructional information regarding the manufacture or purchase of illegal weapons or illegal substances);
• disrupt, circumvent, or interfere with any part of the Site; forge or modify any data processed or distributed by the Site; or use an automated process to cause greater demand on the Site than a single person could produce;
• alter, modify, delete, or otherwise interfere with or in any manner compromise any content, programming, advertising, services and/or features contained on or through the Service, including, without limitation, the Site's advertising and/or content delivery and display functionality;
• register as a member of the Site if you are under the age of 13 years old;
• use the Site, or any features therein, for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of SciFinal. Prohibited commercial uses include, but are not limited to, any of the following actions: (i) sale of access to the Site or its related services on another website; (ii) use of the Site or its related services, for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue; (iii) the sale of advertising, on the Site or any third-party website, targeted to the content of the Site and (iv) and any use of the Site or its related services that SciFinal finds, in its sole discretion, adversely affects SciFinal or the Site;
• use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "bots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Site;
• collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Site; and
• encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
You acknowledge that SciFinal has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site or to review or edit any User Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Site, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. SciFinal reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any content, including, any User Content, that SciFinal, in its sole discretion, considers to be in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Site or its related services. SciFinal may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who violate these Terms.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
It is SciFinal's policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information, please go to SciFinal's DMCA Notification Guidelines DMCA Notification Guidelines. SciFinal has a policy of terminating repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.
SciFinal may, in its sole discretion, and without penalty, terminate any account (or any part thereof) you may have with SciFinal or your use of the Site and remove and discard all or any part of your account or User ID at any time. SciFinal may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to the Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies SciFinal may have at law or in equity.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold SciFinal, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site, or your violation of these Terms.
The Site and any other materials contained on or provided through the Site are provided "AS IS". SciFinal expressly disclaims warranties of any kind, either express, statutory or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, SciFinal does not make any warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement, or that the Site will be uninterrupted, free of viruses and other harmful components, accurate, error-free or reliable. SciFinal makes does not make any warranties about the materials or the content of any third party websites linked to this Site and assumes no responsibility for any of the foregoing.
You are solely responsible for all of your communications and interactions with other users of the Site and with other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of the Site. SciFinal does not screen or inquire into the background of any users of the Site, nor does SciFinal make any attempt to verify the statements of users of the Site. SciFinal makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct or users of the Site or their compatibility with any current or future users of the Site.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE REMAINS WITH YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL SCIFINAL OR ITS AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE INVESTORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SCIFINAL PARTIES"), BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN, OBTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE) OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EVEN IF THE SCIFINAL PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
The failure of SciFinal to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of SciFinal. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Connecticut, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any action brought by you against SciFinal arising out of these Terms shall be brought exclusively in the courts located in the State of Connecticut, and any action brought by SciFinal against you arising out of these Terms shall, at the election of SciFinal, be brought in either the courts located in the State of Connecticut, or the applicable courts of the jurisdiction in which you reside. You and SciFinal hereby consent to, and irrevocably submit yourselves to, the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. you further agree not to bring claims on a representative, class member basis, or as a private attorney general.
Modification of these Terms
SciFinal reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on the Site. We will also indicate when such terms are effective at the top of the page. Your continued use of the Site after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site.
The Site is owned and operated by StoryForge Labs LLC, with offices at 300 State St., Suite 210, New London, CT 06320. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact SciFinal at info@SciFinal.com.