Scriblyz Platform/Services are only for people 13 years old and over. No part of the Platform/Services is directed to or targets children younger than 13 years of age (a “Child” or “Children”).
Parents and legal guardians should be aware that there are parental control tools available from other sources on the Internet that you can use to prevent your children from accessing or submitting
information online without parental permission.If we learn someone under 13 is using Scriblyz Platform/Services, we’ll terminate their account from our files as soon as commercially reasonably possible.
In the event you nonetheless permit a Child to use Scriblyz Platform/Service, you shall be solely responsible for monitoring your Child’s use of the Platform/Service. Scriblyz shall have no liability regarding this event.
You acknowledge that your Account is unique and personal to you, and you are responsible for maintaining the security of, and restricting access to, your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all purchases
and other activities that occur under your Account. If you share your account information with anyone, that other person may be able to take control of the account. Scriblyz may not be able to determine who is the proper account holder
and it can result in terminating your account.
We are not liable to you (or anyone you share your account information with) as a result of your or their actions under those circumstances. If you find out that someone’s used your account without your permission, you should report it at firstname.lastname@example.org. You agree that all information that you submit during the Account signup process is accurate, truthful and up to date. Additional information in regards to your account moving forward shall also be accurate and truthful, and up to date.
Before posting any content on Scriblyz, it is important that you read our Content Guidelines. If your content does not comply with these guidelines it may be removed at any time.
You own all the rights to the content you create and post on the Scriblyz. If the content wasn’t yours, to begin with, putting it on Scriblyz doesn’t make it yours. Don’t submit
content you don’t hold the copyright for (unless you have permission, including to grant Scriblyz all the rights outlined in these terms).
When you post content to Scriblyz, you give us a non-exclusive license to publish your content on Scriblyz, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it). You’ll need to decide how you want to license your story content to the Scriblyz community. Please check out our Copyrights page for assistance in making this decision. You’re responsible for the content you post.
This means you assume all risks related to its publication and display, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy and any claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights. Scriblyz is a free service and to continue to make it free you understand that we may enable advertising on the Services, including in connection with the display of your content or other information. We may also use your Content to promote the Services. We will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.
When using Scriblyz, you may enter into additional terms and conditions and other agreements that alter or override these Terms of Service. Such as when you enter a contest or join a special program like our Featured Author. In case of any conflict or inconsistency, the terms and conditions of those additional terms and agreements would override these Terms of Service.
At Scriblyz, our goal is to create a safe and comfortable space for everyone to discover and create.
In order to create an inclusive and respectful space, we want to ensure our users know what type of
content they will discover as well as content they can or cannot post!
Before you take off on your writing journey, please take a peek at the following:
It’s important to respect and protect fellow user’s feelings, property, and personal information. You shouldn’t post anything you might regret in the future or that your peers, family, or teachers might not want to see online.
To learn more about Content Guideline, please see Content Guideline for full details.
Media includes images, videos, and gifs.
The following Media is not allowed and will be removed:
Sharing opinions on stories and the quality or style of writing is ok.
Scriblyz aims to create a safe environment for everyone, so don’t post any content that:
Bashes a user purely for personal reasons, reveals any personally identifying information about other people, including; private messages, photographs/videos.
Due to the fictional nature of stories and the chances of real names being used coincidentally. Scriblyz is unable to remove a work for having the same or similar name to a real person. Only if there are additional identifying information, such as your location or work/school, is there a violation of our writer's content guidelines.
The promotion of hatred on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation,
content that is intended to bully, threaten, or harass others, is also strictly prohibited.
General expressions of opinions are allowed, but they cannot be violent in nature or encourage others to attack Scriblyz users.
Keep in mind that reading about self-harm and suicide can be upsetting or triggering.
Content that encourages or gives instruction on self-harm will be removed.
Content that contains lots of description might be rated Mature, and stories that glorify or do not “tell a story” might be removed.
“Telling a story” means the work must have a plot unrelated to the self-harm scene/s or must show a progression or growth in its characters. We want to encourage healthy discussions about these issues, so content about recovery, survival or that portray the negative consequences of self-harm are acceptable on Scriblyz.
Any content that advertises products or services unrelated to, or not sanctioned by Scriblyz is not permitted and will be removed.
Sexual content is material depicting sexual behavior. The sexual behavior involved may be explicit, implicit sexual behavior such as flirting, or
include sexual language and euphemisms.(source Wikipedia)
We reserve all rights in the Sites’ and the Services look and feel, and in our content. You may not copy or adapt any portion of our code or visual design elements (including logos) without
express written permission from Scriblyz or as set out in this clause. Scriblyz may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the Services, at any time, without notice.
We can remove any content you post or submit for any reason. Scriblyz may access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of the Services, its users and the public.
Please do not use our logo or trademarks in any way that might suggest Scriblyz endorses a particular product or service, or you have a business relationship with Scriblyz. Please do not alter, stretch, condense, embellish, add glitter too, or otherwise change our logo. Any unauthorized change to our logo may subject you to civil liability under copyright, trademark, publicity, or privacy, laws and other civil and criminal statutes, rules, or regulations.
If you purchase access to any Works or otherwise pay us for any of Services, you agree to pay us the stated fees for such Works or Services. Failure to pay these fees may result in the termination
of your access to the Works or Services. For any recurring Services, we may store, and/or authorize a third party to store, your payment method and continue to bill your payment method to avoid interruptions.
"Tips" may be given on "Featured Works" only via Scribz Coins.
You agree to pay us the stated fees for Scibz Coins or any services/merchandise.
"Tips" are a way of rewarding "Featured Works" for their services using "Scribz Coins".
Tips can be exchanged for cash, learn more about our featured program here.
“Scribz Coins” are virtual currency available for purchase with your debit or credit card within the Platform and stored as part of your Account.
The price and quantity of Scribz Coins you are able to purchase will be communicated to you at the time of sale. Currently, Scriblyz offers Scribz Coins in one way:
A one-time purchases. One-Time Purchases of Scribz Coins normally do not expire and are redeemable to "tip" Works at any time.
All prices, and availability, for Scribz Coins, and Services will be set in Scriblyz's sole discretion and may vary over time. You may not buy Coins from a third party, including, without limitation, via selling Coins indirectly by selling your Account to any third party.
Scribz Coins are non-refundable and non-transferable. All purchases may be subject to taxes and other fees, including, without limitation, foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates). We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the information that you provide us via your Account or at the time or purchase.
Scriblyz respects the intellectual property rights of others and has adopted a policy toward copyright infringement on the Services in accordance with the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). If you believe in good faith that your intellectual property rights have been infringed through use on the Platform you may notify us by email at email@example.com with “Notice of Infringement” in the subject line. Scriblyz reserves the right to remove content alleged to be infringing without prior notice at our sole discretion and without liability to you or anyone else. In appropriate circumstances, we will also terminate a user’s account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.
You can permanently delete your Scriblyz account. If you close your account, it will first be deactivated and then deleted. When your account is deactivated, while it is not viewable on Scriblyz, all of your comments and messages will remain except that they will be anonymized. After six months, we permanently delete your account from our systems, except that your anonymized comments and message board posts will remain on the Services. We may suspend or terminate your account or cease providing you with all or part of the Services at any time and for any reason we deem appropriate. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you by the email address associated with your account or the next time you attempt to access your account.
Each of the subsections below only applies up to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the limitation of liability in contracts, and as a result,
the contents of this section may not apply to you. Nothing in this section is intended to limit any rights you may have which may not be lawfully limited. No warranty. Your use of our Services and any content is solely at your own
risk and discretion. They are provided to you “as is” and “as available”. That means they don’t come with any warranty of any kind, express or implied. Scriblyz specifically disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability,
merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title or non-infringement, and any warranties implied by any course of dealing or performance.
Responsibility for Content
All content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such content. We may not monitor or control the content posted via the Services and we cannot take responsibility for such content. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any content or communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive.
When you use the Services, you release Scriblyz from claims, damages, and demands of every kind — known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed — arising out of or in any way related to (a) disputes between users, or between users and any third party relating to the use of the Services and (b) the Services.
Scriblyz’s liability to you
Scriblyz won’t be liable to you for any damages that arise from your use of, or in connection with, the Services and any content. This exclusion includes: (a) where the Services are hacked or unavailable, (b) all types of damages (direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary), whatever the type of claim or loss (breach of contract, tort (including negligence), breach of warranty, or any other claim or loss), (c) any lost profits, data or revenues, or (d) any conduct or content of other users or third parties on the Site or the Services. In no event shall Scriblyz’s liability for damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred USD dollars ($100.00).
Your liability to Scriblyz
If you do something that gets us sued, or break any of the promises you make in these Terms of Service, you shall compensate us for any liabilities, losses, claims, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of the Services. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this clause, in which case you agree that you’ll cooperate and help us in asserting any defenses. Third party websites. The Site and Services may contain links to other websites; for instance, stories, user profiles, and other posts may link to other sites. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We don’t control or endorse those sites.
The Platform is directed to and is for use by, only users in the United States. We make no promise that Platform, Works, or otherwise provided for herein are appropriate
or available for use in locations outside the United States and accessing the Platform,
Works, or otherwise provided for herein from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited, including, without limitation, certain restrictions
to possessing Works in other jurisdictions.