Scriblyz

Terms of Service

Last Revised: June 15,2019

Scriblyz is owned and operated by Scriblyz LLC (“Scriblyz” “we” "our" or “us”); provides a Platform (as defined below) for writers to distribute and monetize various literary works (a “Work” “Works” "Content" or "Stories"). These terms of service (which includes our Content Policy and our Privacy Policy) (“Terms of Service”) are a contract between the User(“you”) and Scriblyz. By using scriblyz.com (the “Site” or "Platform"), creating your Scriblyz account and using the Site or mobile applications("Apps") to post various content to Scriblyz community. Including stories, you create, comments and messages, or to access and view Scriblyz content (published, or distributed) and all associated services, features, or content made available on the site. The Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between Scriblyz and you. By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you confirm that you unconditionally accept these Terms and fully comply with them. If you don’t agree to any of these terms, you cannot use Scriblyz. We do not grant permission to access, view, or otherwise, use the Platform for any purpose.



Age Restriction

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.





Your Content

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.



Content Guideline Lite

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.

Read our Content Guidelines, Code of Conduct, Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy so you have all the information you need to enjoy Scriblyz and help others enjoy it too! If you come across any content that violates our guidelines, let us know by reporting it.

To learn more about Content Guideline, please see Content Guideline for full details.



Media

Media includes images, videos, and gifs.
The following Media is not allowed 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.



Users Communication

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.



Hate Content and Communication

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.



Self-Harm

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.



Spam

Any content that advertises products or services unrelated to, or not sanctioned by Scriblyz is not permitted and will be removed.



Rating Your Story

All writers 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 here). Please note that we will change your rating if it does not comply with these guidelines.



Mature Rating

Mature stories are intended for an audience that is 17 and up. There are restrictions on discovering Mature stories on Scriblyz that help ensure they reach the correct audience.
A story may be rated Mature if it contains any of the following:

  • Explicit sex scenes
  • Self-harm themes or scenes (including suicide and eating disorders)
  • Graphic depictions of violence



Sexual Content on Scriblyz

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)

    Age of Consent
    The age of consent is 18+ on Scriblyz. Any sexual content between characters must abide by this age of consent and not be in violation of United States of America Law.

    What is the legal Age of Consent in the United States?
    In the United States, the Age of Consent is the legal age at which an individual is considered mature enough to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape, even (in some jurisdictions), if both partners are themselves younger than the Age of Consent.(source)

    The following sexual content is NOT allowed on Scriblyz, and will be removed:

  • Pornographic Content: Scriblyz considers content to be pornographic when it exists solely for the purpose of sexual stimulation.
  • Sexual Misconduct /Sexual assault /Sexual harassment: Scriblyz classifies sexual misconduct, assault, harassment acts to include rape, sexual assault, kidnapping for sexual purposes, or sexual slavery. The content cannot encourage or promote sexual misconduct, sexual assault or sexual harassment acts.
  • Sexual Roleplay or Messaging: Scriblyz does not permit sexual messages or solicitation. This includes posting content which encourages sexual private messages, on or off Scriblyz. Including posting rules for a private or public roleplay that are intended for sexual purposes.
  • Illegal Sex Acts: In accordance with United States of America Law, any content which encourages illegal sex acts including, but not limited to, bestiality or necrophilia, will be removed.



Scriblyz's Rights

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.

Logo:
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.



Payment Terms

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.







Disclaimer, Limitations of Liability and Indemnification

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.

Release
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.



International Use

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.

If you choose to access the Platforms from locations outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Also, if you use the Platform outside of the United States, please be aware that any information Scriblyz collects may be transferred to, stored, and/or processed in the United States, please see our Privacy Policy for more information.


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