Thank you for reading these terms.
If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not use the Service. We may disallow users or restrict activity based upon what we believe to be abuses of these Terms.
We can change these terms.
Mash Stories reserves the right to change these Terms. If we feel that these changes are material, we will notify you via email. Changes become effective as soon as they are posted. By continuing to use the Service, you agree to these changes.
Here are some house rules.
- Do not post Content that is defamatory, discriminatory, pornographic, obscene, or incites violence. “Content” includes texts, scripts, images, any material submitted to the Service, including all comments (the “Comments”) submitted by any User. Content includes both those materials submitted and the eventual final work published on Mash Stories.com (the “Work”).
- Do not post any Content that directly or indirectly infringes on someone else’s Intellectual Property Rights. “Intellectual Property Rights” means copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, or other relevant intellectual property rights.
- Do not “scrape” the site or otherwise collect information by way of things like bots, robots or spiders.
- Do not upload viruses or any other form of malicious code.
- Do not probe, scan, or test our systems and don’t harm or bypass any of our security and authentication technologies.
- Do not provide us with false personal information.
Here are some rules about publishing your work.
You keep ownership of all copyrights and any other Intellectual Property Rights in your Content.
However, by submitting Content to the Service, you grant the Service an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, reproduce, sublicense, transfer, distribute, and display your Content as enabled by the Service and permitted by the Terms. You also permit Mash Stories to display, and share your Content in connection with the Service and the business of Mash Stories, as well as of its successors and assigns.
As a User, you are not allowed to upload Content to Mash Stories that was created by another person and for which you do not have the necessary legal rights. By uploading Content, you warrant and represent that you have the necessary rights to submit and publish that Content, including the necessary Intellectual Property Rights. In such cases, to the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Mash Stories, its directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, successors, and assigns from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the service; (ii) your violation of any term of these terms; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your content caused damage to a third party.
All materials submitted are subject to review by Mash Stories prior to publishing in order to ensure they comport with these Terms. If your work fails to comply with the Terms, your Content will be rejected or removed from our Service.
The publishing of your Content on Mash Stories is not a substitute for registering it with intellectual property authorities.
You agree that you are solely responsible for the consequences arising from submitting your Content to Mash Stories.
Workings of Mash Stories as a Publishing Platform.
Mash Stories is a publishing platform that publishes the Contents that meet or exceed our expectations.
When we publish your Work, we agree to provide you with editorial services. Our Editorial services consist of proofreading. We provide this service on a good-faith basis and do not register a copyright for your Work.
Like any publisher, we make your Work available for consumption. We host your Work on MashStories.com. We may also make your Work downloadable on digital formats.
We may license this work to a third-party publisher rather than host it on Mash Stories.com or in conjunction with hosting it on MashStories.com. In such a case, Mash Stories shall not provide you with any licensing fees received from that publisher.
Here are some important rules about liability.
You agree that you are solely responsible for the consequences arising from submitting your Content to Mash Stories. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Mash Stories, its directors, officers, shareholders, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the services and your use thereof. We provide Mash Stories “as is,” without any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
Our liability is limited.
In no event shall Mash Stories, its directors, officers, shareholders, employees, or agents, be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any: (i) errors, mistakes, omissions, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our services, including, but not limited to, loss of profits, revenue, data, use, good-will, or other intangible losses; (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our services; (iv) any bugs, viruses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our services by any third party; and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the services, whether based on warranty, contract, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.
Here are some rules about how we resolve legal disputes:
You and Mash Stories agree to resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of these Terms or your use of the Services in accordance with this Section or as otherwise agreed to in writing.
Settled according to United Kingdom law. Any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be adjudicated under the laws of the United Kingdom, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action by you, against Mash Stories, to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights will be the courts located in the United Kingdom. Notwithstanding this, Mash Stories may file suit for injunctive relief to prevent the actual or threatened infringement in any court where jurisdiction and venue may be satisfied.
If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
Failure by Mash Stories to enforce any of the terms set forth in this document shall not constitute waiver of those terms.
Nothing within the Terms shall be construed to confer any third-party-beneficiary rights.
You may not assign, license, or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms to any other individual or entity, unless you first obtain Mash Stories’ written consent.
Mash Stories may assign any of its rights and obligations under these Terms at any time without your consent. You and Mash Stories have no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship; you do not have authority of any kind to bind Mash Stories in any manner.
Finally. You agree to comply with all applicable laws when using Mash Stories.
If you have any questions or comments, you can email us at mash@MashStories.com.