Terms and Conditions:
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
A. By using and/or visiting this website (collectively, including all content available through the BingeTales.com domain name and any country-specific domains or subdomains thereof, the "BingeTales.com Website", or "Website", or mobile applications accessing or associated with BingeTales.com), you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service"), (2) BingeTales.com's privacy notice, found at http://www.BingeTales.com/privacy and incorporated here by reference, and (3) BingeTales.com's Community Guidelines, found at http://www.BingeTales.com/guidelines and also incorporated here by reference ("Agreement"). If you do not agree to any of these terms, the BingeTales.com privacy notice, or the Community Guidelines, please do not use the BingeTales.com Website.
B. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version (http://www.BingeTales.com/terms). BingeTales.com may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
A. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the BingeTales.com Website, including users who are also contributors of text content, information, and other materials or services on the Website.
B. The BingeTales.com Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by BingeTales.com. BingeTales.com has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, BingeTales.com will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve BingeTales.com from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
A. In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create a BingeTales.com account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify BingeTales.com immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
B. Although BingeTales.com will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of BingeTales.com or others due to such unauthorized use.
C. You will not create an account if you are under 13 years of age.
D. You will not use BingeTales if you are a convicted sex offender.
E. You are encouraged to create no more than one account. Using multiple accounts for any malicious activity will result in immediate account termination.
F. The administration of the site reserves the right to terminate any account without notice.
4. GENERAL USE OF THE WEBSITE
BingeTales.com hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:
A. You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to User Submissions (defined below), without BingeTales.com's prior written authorization.
B. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website.
C. You agree not to access User Submissions (defined below) or BingeTales.com Content through any technology or means other than the Website itself.
D. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of BingeTales.com. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without BingeTales.com's express approval:
* sale of access to the Website or its related services on another website;
* use of the Website or its related services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue;
* the sale of advertising, on the BingeTales.com website or any third-party website, targeted to the content of specific User Submissions or BingeTales.com content;
* and any use of the Website or its related services that BingeTales.com finds, in its sole discretion, to use BingeTales.com's resources or User Submissions with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for BingeTales.com, BingeTales.com content, or its User Submissions.
E. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the BingeTales.com servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, BingeTales.com grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. BingeTales.com reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website (e.g. comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.
F. In your use of the Website, you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, BingeTales.com Community Guidelines, and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
G. BingeTales.com reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the BingeTales.com Website at any time.
5. USE OF CONTENT ON THE SITE
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the BingeTales.com Website.
A. The content on the BingeTales.com Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to BingeTales.com, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, modified, produced, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, translated, published, performed or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. BingeTales.com reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.
B. You may access User Submissions solely:
* for your information and personal use;
* as intended through the normal functionality of the BingeTales.com Service;
C. You may access BingeTales.com Content, User Submissions and other content only as permitted under this Agreement. BingeTales.com reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the BingeTales.com Content and the BingeTales.com Service.
D. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.
E. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the BingeTales.com Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the BingeTales.com Website or the Content therein.
F. You understand that when using the BingeTales.com Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that BingeTales.com is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against BingeTales.com with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold BingeTales.com, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.
6. USER SUBMISSIONS AND CONDUCT
A. As a BingeTales.com account holder you may submit textual, audio, visual, or audiovisual content including but not limited to stories, poetry, polls, profile images, forum messages or instant messages. User submitted content are collectively referred to as "User Submissions." You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, BingeTales.com does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.
B. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize BingeTales.com to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions and have all necessary consents to collect, use and disclose any personally identifiable information contained or displayed in any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service.
C. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to BingeTales.com, you hereby grant BingeTales.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the BingeTales.com Website. You also hereby grant each user of the BingeTales.com Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website. You understand and agree, however, that BingeTales.com may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted.
D. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner and the necessary consents from any individuals whose personally identifiable information is contained in such material to post the material and to grant BingeTales.com all of the license rights granted herein.
E. You further agree that you will not, in connection with User Submissions, submit material that is contrary to the BingeTales.com Community Guidelines, found at http://www.BingeTales.com/guidelines, which may be updated from time to time, or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
F. BingeTales.com does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and BingeTales.com expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. BingeTales.com does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and BingeTales.com will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights or contravenes any applicable privacy legislation. BingeTales.com reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.
7. ACCOUNT TERMINATION POLICY
A. BingeTales.com will terminate a User's access to its Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the User is determined to be an infringer.
B. BingeTales.com reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement or privacy law, such as, but not limited to, hate crimes, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. BingeTales.com may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Service at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.
8. COPYRIGHT POLICY
As part of BingeTales.com',s copyright policy, BingeTales.com may terminate user access to the Website if a user has been determined to be an infringer. To file a copyright infringement notification with us, you will need to send a communication to us with all of the following information in it, using this format:
- 1. Include a statement telling us that you have found a content on BingeTales.com which you believe infringes your copyright (for example, "I hereby confirm that I believe the story identified below infringes my copyright").
- 2. Tell us which country your copyright applies to.
- 3. Tell us the title of the content concerned and the full URL for its page.
- 4. Explain to us in what way that content infringes your copyright (e.g. the text is copied, the entire story is a copy of an original work made by you, etc.)
- 5. Identify the type (e.g. a book, a short story, a poem, etc.). and details of (e.g. title, publisher, dates, etc.) the copyright work which you own the rights in, and which you believe has been infringed. If this information is available on the internet, it is helpful to send us a link.
- 6. Let us have contact information so that we can get in touch with you (email address is preferred).
- 7. Let us have the contact information which we can pass on to the submitter of the content concerned, so that they can get in touch with you to resolve your complaint directly (email address is preferred).
- 8. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorized by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law. I swear that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use."
- 9. Sign the notice. If you are providing notice by e-mail, a scanned physical signature or a valid electronic signature will be accepted.
- 10. Send the notice, in English, to the following address:
Attn: BingeTales.com Copyright Infringement Notification
Please also note that the information provided in this legal notice may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content.
Make sure you know whether the content that you have seen on BingeTales.com infringes your copyright. Be aware that there may be adverse legal consequences in your
country if you make a false or bad faith allegation of copyright infringement by using this process.
If you submit a User Submission to the BingeTales.com Service then you authorize BingeTales.com to act as your agent to issue take down notices and/or any other similar legislation that allows for the submission of requests to Internet service providers for the removal of infringing or allegedly infringing copyright materials that are contained in or displayed on such service providers platforms and/or services. In general you will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing your rights in your User Submissions, however, in certain cases if BingeTales.com becomes aware of infringement of User Submissions and/or Content from the BingeTales.com Service, then BingeTales.com may in its sole discretion elect to issue take down notices or similar legislation to attempt to curtail such infringement.
9. WARRANTY AND CONDITION DISCLAIMER
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE BINGETALES.COM WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BINGETALES.COM, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND PARTNERS (INCLUDING MANUFACTURERS OF DEVICES THAT EXECUTE MOBILE APPLICATIONS ACCESSING BINGETALES.COM) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER WRITTEN, ORAL, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, LEGAL, STATUTORY, CONTRACTUAL, EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL, DELICTUAL OR IN TORT, AND WHETHER ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, CUSTOM, COURSE OF DEALING OR PERFORMANCE, OR THE PARTIES' CONDUCT OR COMMUNICATION WITH ONE ANOTHER, OR AS A RESULT OF THE NATURE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF OR IN CONFORMITY WITH USAGE, EQUITY OR LAW OR OTHERWISE. BINGETALES.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY, BODILY, MORAL OR MATERIAL DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (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 WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE 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 THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE BINGETALES.COM WEBSITE. BINGETALES.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR OR GENERAL PURPOSE, QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, WORKMANSHIP, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR TITLE AND OWNERSHIP. BINGETALES.COM DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE BINGETALES.COM WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND BINGETALES.COM WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE PROVISIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
10. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL BINGETALES.COM, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY, BODILY, MORAL OR MATERIAL DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (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 WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE 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 BINGETALES.COM WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, CUSTOM, COURSE OF DEALING OR PERFORMANCE, OR THE PARTIES' CONDUCT OR COMMUNICATION WITH ONE ANOTHER, OR AS A RESULT OF THE NATURE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR IN CONFORMITY WITH USAGE, EQUITY OR LAW OR OTHERWISE, 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. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BINGETALES.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
BingeTales.com makes no representations that the BingeTales.com Website is appropriate or available for use in their locations. Those who access or use the BingeTales.com Website do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BingeTales.com, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses, (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the BingeTales.com Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, intellectual property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the BingeTales.com Website.
12. ABILITY TO ACCEPT TERMS OF SERVICE
You affirm that you are either more than the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. You affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the BingeTales.com Website is not intended for children under 13.
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by BingeTales.com without restriction.
You agree that: the BingeTales.com Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over BingeTales.com, either specific or general. These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Notice at http://www.BingeTales.com/privacy and any other legal notices published by BingeTales.com on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and BingeTales.com concerning the BingeTales.com Website. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and BingeTales.com's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. BingeTales.com reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the BingeTales.com Website following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LOCAL LAW, YOU AND BINGETALES.COM AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE BINGETALES.COM WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY
If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, or feel that BingeTales has not complied with the Policy, they should first contact report@BingeTales.com.
STORAGE AND USE OF USER INFORMATION
BingeTales stores information as described below that could be used to identify users ("Personal Information") on the BingeTales servers for the sole purpose of providing the BingeTales service to users. BingeTales also stores certain non-personally identifiable information using log files.
The following paragraph describes the Personal Information collected on BingeTales servers: email address, name and mailing address, telephone number, payment and usage records.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SITE
UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS
The email address of account holder is used for confirmation of a successful account creation. Account holders can opt out from the updates at any time by logging into their account to modify their update preference. Users also have the right to opt in or opt out of communications related to such services as, but not limited to, new application launches, promotions, BingeTales contests and events. BingeTales may also collect the account holder's cell phone number if the account holder opts in to an SMS alert service.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if the service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, BingeTales might send users an email or SMS message. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
BingeTales communicates with users on a regular basis to provide requested services. In regards to issues relating to their account, BingeTales replies via email or phone, in accordance with the user's wishes.
Occasionally, BingeTales' site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose information. The requested information typically includes marketing or product feedback information and, in some cases, optional contact and / or demographic information. If provided, contact information may be used for testimonials or to request additional feedback information. Users will be advised and given an opportunity to consent or opt-out of such uses. Anonymous survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the BingeTales website and BingeTales service. Users' Personal Information is not shared with third parties unless BingeTales provides prior notice and the choice to users. Though BingeTales may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, the intermediary may not use users' Personal Information for any secondary purposes.
BingeTales does not intentionally collect or use personal information about individuals under the age of 13. Consequently, use of this web and mobile internet site and all related services by children under the age of 13 is strictly prohibited. BingeTales reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post or take other appropriate action with respect to any messages, information or files which BingeTales, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
services. For example, cookies may be used to allow a user to set a preference to skip a verification screen when capturing information.
BingeTales may use users' Personal Information to generate aggregated information that does not allow the user to be personally identified or contacted. Aggregated Information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and may be used by BingeTales to provide insight on the usage of the BingeTales services.
BingeTales allows third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.
WEB AND MOBILE INTERNET SITE ACTIVITY
Like most standard Web and mobile internet sites, BingeTales stores and uses web server log files. These files include anonymous information about web browsers, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Such log files are not linked to Personal Information through the BingeTales service.
BingeTales will not share any information provided by users, except as follows:
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
BingeTales may use users' Personal Information to generate aggregated information relating to activity on BingeTales-enabled products and services. This aggregate information does not allow the user to be personally identified or contacted and shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis. This information is shared with relevant BingeTales customers and partners.
When BingeTales Discloses User Information
In the event BingeTales goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' Personal Information will, in most instances, be one of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email prior to a change of ownership or control of their Personal Information. If, as a result of the business transition, the users' Personal Information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, users will be given a choice to decline such different use.
This Web or mobile internet site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that BingeTales is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. BingeTales encourages its users to be aware when they leave the BingeTales site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the BingeTales web and internet mobile site.
BingeTales employs security measures in order to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, theft and alteration of Personal Information under BingeTales's control. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, BingeTales, its affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents do not represent, warrant or guarantee that Personal Information will be protected against misuse, loss or alterations and do not accept any liability for Personal Information submitted to or collected by them nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of Personal Information.
CORRECTING/UPDATING/DELETING/DEACTIVATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
If a user's Personal Information changes (such as phone, email address or cellular phone number), the user may update this information on the BingeTales website or on their cellular phone. If a user no longer desires to use BingeTales's service, BingeTales provides a way to delete/deactivate users' Personal Information. Account deletion/deactivation can be done online www.BingeTales.com
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
We love stories at BingeTales. Storytelling is our thing, and we want it to be your thing, too. That’s why our goal is to create a safe and comfortable space for everyone to discover and create.
That’s why we need to make sure you’re fully aware of the types of content you might find and read on BingeTales, and the types of content you can and cannot post.
So, before you post anything on BingeTales, please consider the following guidelines
• The story you’re about to post, as well as all associated media, is appropriate for the community, and has been correctly rated. See: Rating Your Story & Prohibited Content below.
• The story is entirely your own original work, or you have the author’s permission to post it.
• The story is entirely your own original work, or you have the author’s permission to post it.
If you come across any content that violates our guidelines, let us know by reporting it.
Rating Your Story
All creators are expected to rate their stories as either Mature, or for Everyone, according to the guidelines provided below. If you come across a story that has been rated incorrectly, you can let us know by reporting it (see our guide). Please note that we will change your rating if it does not comply with these guidelines.
Mature stories are intended for an audience that is 18 and up. There are restrictions on discovering Mature stories on BingeTales that help ensure they reach the correct audience. A story must be rated Mature if it contains any of the following:
• A sex scene
• Self-harm themes or scenes (including suicide and eating disorders)
• Graphic depictions of violence
• Media containing partial nudity, BDSM imagery, graphic violence, or gore
If your work does not meet the definitions of Mature above, but you still feel your work is intended for a mature audience, you can still select this rating when you create your story.
Stories rated Everyone are intended for an audience that is 13 and up. These stories contain no Mature content, but may contain:
• References to sex
• References to self-harm
• Non-graphic depictions of violence.
The following guidelines list content that is not allowed on BingeTales. This is not an exhaustive list, and we reserve the right to remove any content that we deem inappropriate.
Sex on BingeTales
The following sexual content is not allowed on BingeTales, and will be removed:
• Pornographic stories
• Stories containing sexual content with persons under the age of 16.
• Stories encouraging or promoting non-consensual sex
• Stories intended solely for sexual roleplay or messaging
• Stories which encourage any other illegal sex acts, such as bestiality or necrophilia.
Media on BingeTales
Media on BingeTales includes images, videos, gifs, and sound clips. The following Media is not allowed on BingeTales, and will be removed:
• Media containing full exposure of any private parts, such as genitalia, breasts and buttocks.
• Media displaying sexual intercourse, or any other sexual act, regardless of whether private parts are visible.
• Media displaying self-harm or suicide
• Images of people posted without their consent, except for public figures and celebrities
• Any other media which captures an illegal act.
Talking about Others:
Sharing opinions on stories and the quality or style of writing is ok, but don’t post any content that:
• Bashes a user purely for personal reasons
• Reveals any personally identifying information about other people, including real names, addresses, other contact information, physical descriptions, or private photographs/videos
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How does posting on BingeTales protect my copyright?
A work - that’s a story, art, even a post or review - is protected by copyright, and owned by you, as soon as you write it on paper or save it to your computer or mobile device’s drive. To get the most protection for it (or sue if someone unlawfully infringes on it) you need to register it in your country’s copyright office.
However, when you post your story on BingeTales, we automatically insert into the file the date of publish on that story for you. This can be found by hovering over the story's status in the description page, and establishes the proof of creation required for any copyright issues that arise. If there is any dispute about the original source of the work, the registered date of the digital work on BingeTales provides third party support for your claims.
Remember, there is no silver-bullet way to ensure that no one is redistributing your work without your consent, but BingeTales’s copyright-support tools help us to safeguard our writers against those who try to do so.
Reporting a story for copyright infringement
We encourage our community to report any stories which violate another writer’s copyright by clicking the report button under the story’s cover.
If you are reporting a copyright violation, please provide us with evidence, or a link to the original and copied works, as well as a clear reason as to how you believe this work has violated our Terms of Service (http://www.BingeTales.com/terms).
If you are a copyright owner, are authorized to act on behalf of one, or are authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through BingeTales by sending an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that similar story lines or plot themes are not enough to constitute a copyright violation. All reported stories will be reviewed, but unless there is substantial evidence of copyright infringement the story will remain on BingeTales.