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Last Updated September 11, 2015

Introduction

This website is owned and operated by Slowinski Solutions Inc. By accessing or viewing this website, uploading stories as content, and or participating in any services offered on this website (collectively and individually the "Services"), you agree to these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use" or "Terms"). Please review these Terms carefully as they form a contract between you and story.lgbt. We may update these terms at any point in times and your continued use confirms your continued acceptance of these terms.

Privacy

You agree that you understand the duty of the privacy policy in explaining how your information is used and what we make public and what we keep no account of to the best of our ability. The latest policy can be viewed here

Limited License

Subject to these Terms, you may use the Services, including accessing and viewing content from this website on your computer or other device, submitting content, and making single copies of the content and stories on this website for your own personal use, provided that you do not:

  • Post content that is abusive, hateful, or embarassing to any other person or entity.
  • Post content that is outside of the scope of telling your story when you are instructed to enter the details specific to your story.
  • Attempt to embed access to the site in scuh a way that could prevent stories from being posted anonymously or otherwise interfere with our ability to uphold our privacy policy.
  • Post another indivudals story as one's own without express permission to do so on behalf of another individual.
  • Post blatantly false stories or stories that are unrelated to the coming out process.
  • Access or fascilitate access to the site in such a way as to render the site unreachable by occupying resources in an illegitimate manner.
  • Post your story if you are under the age of the majority in your region at the time of posting your story.
  • Access the Services in a manner in which they are not designed to be accessed. The site is designed to be consumed by browsers on desktop and mobile platforms. The website does not have a public API, nor does it provide any other means of being accessed.
  • Utilize the stories posted to demean or negatively hold the LGBT community accountable for an individuals potentially troubled story.
  • Reference story.lgbt in instances where the LGBT movement is critisized.
  • Distribute malware or otherwise attempt to utilize attack vectors to threaten or cause harm to the Services or the website owner.
  • Assume anything that is not currently listed in our policies. Reach out to us using concerns@story.lgbt so that we can address your concerns.
  • Post content that is blatantly another person's authorship.

Linking, Republishing, Sharing

We encourage others to link to our website and share people's stories as a way to allow others a looking glass into the coming out stories of others. Please reach out to us if you would instead prefer to republihs a story or re-use in whole elsewhere.

Story / Content Rights

story.lgbt started out as a publishing platform for individual's coming out stories. These stories are best kept free from prejudice and free to consume so that others may learn, reflect, and ultimately not feel alone. By posting content on this site, you are agreeing that you agree with our beliefs and that your stories are best kept free for all to read and relate to. You also agree to let us use your story and content in our Services, marketing, and potential future uses in part or in full.

Indemnification

You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless story.lgbt, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates and agents from and against any claims, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other liabilities in any way associated with: (i) your use of and access to the Services; (ii) your violation of any of these Terms; and (iii) your violation of any third party right including any copyright, trademark, trade secret, or privacy right related to your User Content (as applicable) or use of the website.

Disclaimers

STORY.LGBT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE. THE CONTENT AND INFORMATION FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EXPECTATIONS OF PRIVACY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. STORY.LGBT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liabilities

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW: IN NO EVENT WILL STORY.LGBT (OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES AND EMPLOYEES) BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, OR CONTENT INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, OR DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND EVEN IF STORY.LGBT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL STORY.LGBT AGGREGATE LIABILITY (OR THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES AND EMPLOYEES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, THE WEBSITE, OR THE SERVICES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT NEGLIGENCE, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED $100. ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE MUST BEGIN WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Release

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release story.lgbt (and its officers, directors, affiliates, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Claims of Infringement

story.lgbt respects the intellectual property of others and requires that you do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, story.lgbt will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged copyright infringement that are duly reported to its Designated Copyright Agent identified in the notice below. story.lgbt will disable and/or remove access to the website for users who are repeat infringers. If you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please contact story.lgbt's owner here. You agree to notify us of any potential infringment issues so that we may dutifully remove the content that was in violation of the terms of use.
While story.lgbt considers all such notices seriously, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that content or activity is infringing. Accordingly, if you are uncertain whether material infringes your copyrights (including whether use of copyrighted material may constitute fair use) you may wish to seek the advice of an attorney.

Termination

Either of us may terminate this Terms of Use at any time. You may terminate this Terms of Use by notifying us of such an intent. Due to the nature of the website, we may not be able to properly identify you as the rightful owner. Therefore, you should treat any stories posted an the site subject ot exist longer than our relationship bound by these Terms.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please contect us at termsOfService@story.lgbt

Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.

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