In order to use our services you must be at least 13 years old and refrain from participating in activities that may be considered harmful, inconvenient, and illegal or which may interfere with our users’ use of services.
1. Intellectual Property, License
Most of the materials that can be found on this website and are associated with the Services (‘Content’) is under the protection of Intellectual Property and other laws. You are required to comply with these laws and share the applicable copyright, reference, trademark or any type of legal notices marked on the Content.
All visitors are permitted to access and view collective personal or use it for non-commercial purposes. It is forbidden to utilize any of the Content on Five Hundred Stories for profit or business purposes. Except for situations in which we give our written consent, you are forbidden to modify, re-create or distribute our content or otherwise derivate works from our original materials.
Although most of the content is available for all users, you may be required to register an account or subscribe to newsletters for additional content. If you decide to register for any of our additional services you agree:
2.1. That you will not share your password or details with third parties that wish to gain entry to our services.
2.2. That your username and password are personal and you will not disclose your details to third parties
3. Website Access & Use
Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. Five Hundred Stories reserves the right to disrupt its services at any moment, without notice. If the website becomes unavailable at any moment, we will not be held liable. We also reserve the right to restrict access to certain parts of our website.
You will, at all times, comply with our Acceptable Use Policy. “Material” includes but is not limited to content, images, videos, documentation, software, resources, advertising material etc. Our materials are protected by copyright laws.
3.1. You are allowed to access & print materials from www.fivehundredstories.com for personal or non-commercial uses provided that you do not print content on a systematic manner (so as to create a database), that you do not remove any notices of ownership, attempt to translate, decompile, reproduce or alter content or sell/loan rights in the material.
3.2. You are prohibited from using our website for the following purposes: sending/distributing spam emails to other users, business purposes (example: advertisements, promotional materials), screen scraping/database scraping, attempting to access forbidden/private areas of the website, distributing software viruses that may disrupt functionality, interfering or disrupting our services or servers and collecting data from other users.
4. User Conduct
Visitors are allowed to view and use content for personal purposes, but they are prohibited from posting materials or commentaries that:
4.1. Are obscene, insulting, discriminatory, abusive, defamatory, scandalous, blasphemous, inflammatory, racist or which represent a breach of privacy. Before posting on www.fivehundredstories.com you should make sure that your content does not represent an inconvenience or insult to others.
4.2. They do not possess or for which they do not have requested licenses and approvals.
4.3. May be considered technically harmful for the website (example: suspicious website links, malicious software, worms, corrupted data, viruses etc.)
5. Links & Third Party Advertising
You are allowed to link to our home-page as long as you do so in a legal way. If we consider that it may damage our reputation, or that you are trying to take advantage of our image, we will not accept any form of association. You are prohibited from framing our site on any other site. Five Hundred Stories does not accept liability for links that may be found on our website and lead to third party websites.
6. Disclaimer & Limitation of Liability
Five Hundred Stories DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (1) MATERIALS, SERVICES & CONTENT WILL BE FREE, WITHOUT ERRORS/OMISSIONS AND UNINTERRUPTED, (2) SERVICES AND SERVERS FOR HOSTING ARE VIRUS FREE AND FULLY-OPERATIONAL AT ALL TIMES, (3) CONTENT AND INFORMATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE OR THAT (4) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE WILL NOT HAVE LIABILITY FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED ISSUES. YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF OUR SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH OUT SERVICES YOU ARE FREE TO DISCONTINUE USE OF OUR WEBSITE.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE DISCLOSED TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OR OFFICERS IF REQUIRED TO DO SO BY LAWS OR REGULATIONS. SOME JURISDICTIONS WILL NOT ALLOW OUR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHICH MEANS THAT SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS & EXCLUSIONS ARE NOT APPLICABLE IN YOUR SITUATION.
7. Revisions & Changes