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TERMS OF USE

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Welcome to the 2D Story website (the “Site”). 2D Story and its affiliates provide their products and services to you subject to the terms, conditions and notices contained in this Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”).


Acceptance of Terms

Failure to abide by the following terms, conditions or notices will prohibit your use of this Site or to conduct business with 2D Story. By using this Site, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by these terms, conditions and notices. We reserve the right to make changes to our Site and Agreement at any time without notice to you. Please visit this page periodically to review the Agreement because they are binding to you.

Use of Site Content

The contents of this Site, and of all other sites under the control of 2D Story, whether partial or otherwise such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software, audio and video clips and other Site content (collectively, “Site Content”), are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All Site Content is the property of 2D Story or its content suppliers or clients. The collection, arrangement and assembly (compilation) of all content on this Site is the exclusive property of 2D Story and protected by U.S. federal, state and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance of the content and software on this Site, or of any products or services sold by 2D Story, is strictly prohibited. By submitting any information or other material to us, you automatically grant 2D Story a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, create derivative works, and distribute such materials or portions of such materials in any form or medium known or later developed. You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that 2D Story creates to generate any Site Content. It is also protected by 2D Story’s copyright.

Limitations of Liability

2D Story acts as a venue. This Site acts as a venue and is provided on an “as is” basis.

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, 2D Story cannot and does not confirm each user’s assumed identity. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the Site, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release 2D Story (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

We are under no legal obligation to, and generally do not, control the information provided by other users, which is made available through the Site. By its very nature, other people’s information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases mislabeled or deceptively labeled. We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using this Site.

The Site Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. 2D Story makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any material in the Site Content. The use of our Site and the Site Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Site and may be made at any time.

2D Story DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY SITE PAGES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY SITE PAGE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF ANY SITE PAGE OR THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, 2D Story IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. THE SITE PAGES AND SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. 2D Story, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. 2D Story MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

IN NO EVENT SHALL 2D Story, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON ANY SITE PAGE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SITE PAGE AND THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT 2D Story IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Links to Other Web Sites and Services

Our Site contains links to third party web sites. 2D Story is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party web sites. If you decide to access linked third party web sites, you do so at your own risk.

Refund Policy

2D Story is in no way obligated to refund any money for any service purchases after the actual service has been activated or implemented. All sales are final, and all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Termination

2D Story reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access this Site and/or any other service provided to you by 2D Story upon any breach by you of this Agreement or if 2D Story is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to the Site.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless 2D Story, subsidiaries, affiliates, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, made by a third party alleging or resulting from your use of the materials or your breach of the terms of Agreement.

Arbitration

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or our products or services shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be conducted in the location of our choice, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.

General

2D Story makes no claims that this Site and Site Content may be lawfully viewed or accessed outside of the United States. Access to the Site and Site Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. The laws of the State of California govern this Agreement, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in additional terms of use for areas of the Site, this Agreement constitute the entire agreement between you and 2D Story with respect to the use of the Site.

PRIVACY POLICY

At 2D Story, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This policy was developed to promote trust and confidence in our Site. 2D Story is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third party websites to which our website may link to. This Privacy Policy applies solely to the information we collect on the 2D Story website (the “Site”), and would not apply to information we collect in any other fashion. By using this Site, you agree to the terms of the 2D Story Privacy Policy. 2D Story reserves the right to change, modify, or update this statement at any time without notice.

Collecting your Personal Information

In general, you can visit our Site without divulging any personal information. Information is gathered when you choose to become a Registered User. As a Registered User, you could use materials and other services on the Site. The information allows us to provide users with private and secure areas to post and modify their original content on our Site. We will request personal information from you such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, as well as other relevant information. We collect personal information from users on a voluntary basis only. Your personal information will not be shared unless you choose to disclose it or otherwise as set forth in this Privacy Policy. All information provided by you will be stored in a secure manner.

Please keep in mind that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of 2D Story such as message boards if provided, such information may be collected and used by others who 2D Story has no control over.

We may also gather information as part of our analysis of use on our Site, such as which areas you visit and what services you access. This data enables us to become more familiar with which individuals visit our Site, how often they visit, and what parts of the Site are visited most often. There is information about your computer hardware and software that may be collected by 2D Story. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses.

Use of your Personal Information

We use the information collected on our Site, whether personal, demographic, or technical for the purpose of operating and improving our Site. Information we collect is also used to customize your experience on our Site. We may use this information to alert you to products and services available from 2D Story or from our affiliated companies. We would not disclose to a third party your information other than displaying affiliated partner sites that we choose.

We will not disclose your personal, demographic information, or information about your site usage to third parties except as set forth here. We may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting our web servers, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance and customer service. These companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions but will not share that information to a third party. If legally required to disclose such information, we will do so if requested by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; protect the rights of property of 2D Story or its affiliated companies; prevent a crime or protect national security; or protect the personal safety of users or the public. We may disclose such information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of 2D Story’s business.

We may contact you via e-mail or other means of communication to provide you with information about 2D Story’s products and services, updates regarding the 2D Story website. To provide you with co-branded services, we may share your information with our partners. If you prefer to not receive such information, you can let us know at the time you become a Registered User. You may also edit your user information at a later time. However, 2D Story reserves the right to limit Registered Users to those who provide the requested information and accept our terms and condition of use and legal disclaimer as well as our privacy policy.

Control and Access to your Personal Information

You may at any time view, update, edit or delete the information you have provided to 2D Story by accessing the User Registration page and following the instructions accordingly. If you delete some information, it may continue to be stored for archival purposes.

Security of your Personal Information

2D Story has implemented reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies designed to secure all our transactions and personal information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. We install firewalls and use password protection and encryption techniques where appropriate. While we endeavor to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us.

Use of Cookies

2D Story uses “cookies” to help customize and maximize your online experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer nor is it used to retrieve any information about you from your computer that you have not voluntarily given to us. Cookies are a time saving feature used to submit your requests. Through the use of our cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalized site experience. When you return to the 2D Story site, the information you had provided previously can be retrieved so you can easily use the features you customized. You may also receive cookies when you link to our partners’ sites or when you click on banner ads provided on our Site. You could edit your browser to accept or decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, the features of our Site may not function properly and negatively impact your experience on our Site.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome)
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences(Firefox)
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera)
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer)
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari)
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge)

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us, you can contact us by using our contact form.

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided. We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email. We will not share your email address with any third parties. If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents

If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:
(i) access your personal data
(ii) ensure the accuracy of your personal data
(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data
(iv) the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and
(v) the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by contacting us via our contact form.

Sale of Business or Assets

In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this our terms of use, or the practices of this Site, please contact us by via our contact form.