Thank you for using Scread! We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have. Because we’re an internet company, some of the concepts below are a little technical, but we’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and clear way. We welcome your questions and comments on this policy.
What information do we collect?
We collect information in a few different ways:
1. When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it
When you sign up for or use our products, you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name, profile photo, Screads, comments, likes, email address you used to sign up, and any other information you provide us. If you’re using Scread on your mobile device, you can also choose to provide us with location data. And if you choose to buy something on Scread, you provide us with payment information, contact information (ex., address and phone number), and what you purchased. If you buy something for someone else on Scread, you’d also provide us with their shipping details and contact information.
You also may give us permission to access your information in other services. For example, you may link your Facebook or Twitter account to Scread, which allows us to obtain information from those accounts (like your friends or contacts). The information we get from those services often depends on your settings or their privacy policies, so be sure to check what those are.
2. We also get technical information when you use our products
These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other internet service, there’s certain information that almost always gets created and recorded automatically. The same is true when you use our products. Here are some of the types of information we collect:
- Log data. When you use Scread, our servers automatically record information (“log data”), including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you’re using it. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited that had Scread features, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used Scread, and cookie data.
- Device information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using Scread on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.
- Our partners and advertisers may share information with us
Sometimes our partners may let us collect information when you use their services, or may share with us the information they collect. For example:
- Some websites or apps use Scread features like our “Scread it” button. If so, we may collect log information (described above) from those sites or apps.
- Online advertisers typically share information with the websites or apps where they run ads to measure and/or improve those ads. We also receive this information, which may include information like whether clicks on ads led to purchases or a list of criteria to use in targeting ads.
How do we use the information we collect?
We use the information we collect to provide our products to you and make them better, develop new products, and protect Scread and our users. For example, we may log how often people use two different versions of a product, which can help us understand which version is better.
If you make a purchase on Scread, we’ll save your payment information and contact information so that you can use them the next time you want to buy something on Scread.
We also use the information we collect to offer you customized content, including:
- Suggesting Screads or bookshelves you might like. For example, if you’ve indicated that you’re interested in cooking or visited recipe websites that have Scread features, we may suggest food-related Screads, bookshelves, or people that we think you might like.
- Showing you ads you might be interested in. For example, if you purchased a book about soccer on Scread, we may show you ads for famous soccer player books.
We also use the information we collect to:
- Send you updates (such as when certain activity, like rescreads or comments, happens on Scread), newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. For example, depending on your email notification settings, we may send you weekly updates that include Screads you may like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by updating your account settings (or through other settings we may provide).
- Help your friends and contacts find you on Scread. For example, if you sign up using a Facebook account, we may help your Facebook friends find your account on Scread when they first sign up for Scread. Or, we may allow people to search for your account on Scread using your email address.
- Respond to your questions or comments.
The information we collect may be “personally identifiable” (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or “non-personally identifiable” (meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify you). We use both types of information, and combinations of both types, as described above. We may use or store information wherever Scread does business, including countries outside your own.
What choices do you have about your information?
Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices over your information. If you have a Scread account, many of the choices you have on Scread are built directly into the product or your account settings. For example, you can:
- Access and change information in your profile page at any time.
- Close your account at any time. When you close your account, we’ll deactivate it and remove your Screads and boards from Scread. We may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam).
You may have choices available to you through the device or software you use to access Scread. For example:
- The browser you use may provide you with the ability to control cookies or other types of local data storage.
- Your mobile device may provide you with choices around how and whether location or other data is shared with us.
To learn more about these choices, please see the information provided by the device or software provider.
How and when do we share information?
Scread is a tool people use to find their inspirations and inspire others in the process. When you create bookshelves and Screads, anyone can view them. You may also provide us with profile page information that anyone can view. The other limited instances where we may share your personal information include:
- When we have your consent. This includes sharing information with other services (like Facebook or Twitter) when you’ve chosen to link to your Scread account to those services or publish your activity on Scread to them. For example, you can choose to publish your Screads to Facebook or Twitter.
- When you buy something on Scread using your credit card, we share your credit card information, contact information, and other information about the transaction with the merchant you’re buying from. The merchants treat this information just as if you had made a purchase from their website directly, which means their privacy policies and marketing policies apply to the information we share with them.
- If you buy something on Scread using Apple Pay, your credit card number is not shared with the merchant, but contact and transaction information is still shared.
- Online advertisers typically use third party companies to audit the delivery and performance of their ads on websites and apps. We also allow these companies to collect this information on Scread..
- If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or Scread; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy.
We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with our partners, advertisers, or others. For example, we may tell an advertiser on Scread how many people rescreaded something they shared, or the percentage of people who click on a Scread after viewing it.
Our policy on children’s information
Scread is not directed to children under 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.
How do we make changes to this policy?
We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use Scread after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent as required by law.
Effective: July 28, 2015
Acceptable Use Policy
Scread is a place to find things you love and get inspired. To make sure people feel safe and comfortable here, we require everyone to agree to and follow these rules.
Scread members share their passion for reading and writing by sharing books/summaries and interacting with each other through comments, chat and club discussions. The way we treat one another shapes the type of community we are building together. The Acceptable Use Policy is designed to ensure that everyone understands what the Scread community is all about and the values we treasure. Our goal is to create a safe, fun and caring environment for scread book/summary lovers.
DO Be Generous
Please show your generous support and appreciation to the writers, who worked so hard on the summaries, by voting, leaving encouraging comments and tell others how much you’ve enjoyed the summaries. Be generous to the readers who have invested their precious time in reading and commenting on the summaries.
DO Give Constructive and Supportive Feedback
Constructive comments are welcomed, as long as they are specific and are given in a respectful and supportive manner. It is okay if you do not find the piece of work to your taste. Simply stop reading the summary and find one that does suit your taste. However, it is not okay to leave rude and insulting feedback. These comments will be removed without notice.
DO Respect Others Views And Opinions
The Scread Community is a diverse group with different opinions and views. But it means that everybody needs to be tolerant and respect people whose ideas are different to their own. Of course, if you feel that someone is expressing views or opinions that are offensive, defamatory, abusive or inappropriate, you can report them by clicking on the report button or submit a request at support.scread.com.
DO Respect The Privacy And Safety Of Others
Revealing personally identifying information about someone else, such as their name, address, email address or phone number is strictly prohibited. Behaviour that endangers the safety and integrity of the Scread community or is in any way malicious may result in permanent banning.
DO Rate and Categorize Your Stories Appropriately
Violence and sexuality described in summary contents may not be suitable for all readers. Appropriately rated and categorized summaries will allow readers to discover summaries of their interest. Summary ratings are not only based on the textual content, but also the images and videos associated with the story. Pornography and erotica are not permitted on Scread. Scread encourages writers to rate their own stories.
DON’T Share Summaries That Aren’t Yours to Share
Only share summaries that you have written or have permission to share. If you did not write the summaries yourself, make sure you have permission from the rights holders before sharing. If you are unsure whether you can share something, check out our Copyright Information page.
There’s a fine line between promoting your summaries and spamming. The more you can make your message personal and relevant, the less likely you are to be reported for spam. Don’t promote your summaries as a comment on other people’s summaries. Do not link to e-commerce or other similar sites, or post comments to promote other products or services. We consider this spam and nobody likes spam. Comments, messages and club posts sent via bots will result in immediate deletion of accounts. However, you are welcomed to link your published summaries that are for sale on your own profile.
DON’T Rant, Flame, Troll and Fight
Scread is a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy. It’s not the place for you to express rage from other parts of your life. Inappropriate behaviour, including abusive, defamatory, obscene, racist or offensive comments, will result in having your account deleted.
DON’T Vote Trade
Earn the votes by working hard and improving your writing. If readers enjoy your works, they will vote. Vote trading is unfair to those who to not participate in such activity.
DON’T Pretend To Be Somebody Else
Please don’t register accounts in the name of another person, or using someone else’s logo (trademark), even if this is meant as a tribute. If you feel that someone is impersonating you on Scread, or is infringing your trademark, you can tell us about it by submitting a request on support.scread.com.
If You Break These Rules
Please take these rules seriously. Flag any inappropriate content you see. Inappropriate content will be removed along with any replies. Repeat offenders will have their accounts deleted. In most cases, we’ll send you a warning before we take other measures.
Remember, Scread is a fun and caring community where everyone feels comfortable and respected – it’s up to all of us to make sure this happens. We think this is fair but if you don’t agree, maybe Scread is not the place for you.
Things you can’t do
You also aren’t allowed to:
- Use Scread’s name, logo, trademark or branding without our consent
- Access, tamper with or use non-public areas of Scread, our systems or our technical providers’ systems
- Break or circumvent our security measures or otherwise test the vulnerability of our systems or networks
- Use any method to access, search, scrape, download or change Scread or anything on it (software and tools provided by Scread or popular browsers are okay)
- Scread large amounts of unwanted or repetitive stuff, post unsolicited commercial messages in comments, descriptions, etc., or try to artificially boost views, Screads, comments or other metrics
- Use meta tags, hidden text or metadata with our trademark, logo, URL or product name without our written consent (our “no scread A ” code is fine to use)
- Use Scread user information to forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use Scread to send altered source-identifying information
- Try to reverse engineer any of Scread’s software
- Try to interfere with any Scread user, host or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, spamming or mail-bombing
- Collect or store personally identifiable information from Scread or its users without their permission
- Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity
- Do anything that violates applicable law or regulations
- Share your password, let anyone access your account or do anything that might put your account at risk
- Sell your username or otherwise transfer it for compensation
- Create or show ads that look like or could be confused with Scread content (for example, embedding Scread actions like Scread, follow or unfollow in your ads)
- Compensate or incentivize Screaders to take actions on Scread such as Screading or following
- Encourage or help anyone do any of the things on this list
If you run a contest or other type of promotion on Scread, please don’t:
- Suggest that Scread sponsors or endorses you or the promotion
- Require people to Scread from a selection
- Make people Scread your contest rules
- Run a sweepstakes where each Scread, bookshelf, like or follow represents an entry
- Encourage spammy behavior, such as asking participants to comment
- Ask Screaders to vote with Screads, bookshelves or likes
- Require a minimum number of Screads
We may remove anything for any reason, including if we think it goes against any of these rules or our Terms of Service.
Have A Suggestion?
If you have other suggestions for these guidelines, please contact us by submitting a request at support.scread.com.
Updated: July 28, 2015
We believe Promoted Screads should make the Scread experience better for everyone. We think advertising can play a big role in helping people get inspired or find books they like which is why we want Promoted Screads to be among some of the best Screads you see on Scread—beautiful, actionable and interesting. To make sure of that, we’ve put together these advertising principles and rules.
We have high standards for ads on Scread. For the most part, if you stick to these advertising principles, you won’t have to worry about the finer print below.
- Be authentic. Promote Screads that express who you really are and what you actually offer.
- Promote Screads that make you proud. We have high standards for our community and want ads to be some of the best stuff people see on Scread.
- Don’t promote spam or other bad stuff. People should be safe from that on Scread.
- Obey applicable laws and regulations. We want people to follow our rules, so we follow theirs.
You’re responsible for making sure your Promoted Screads comply with all applicable law, regulations and industry codes. Promoted Screads must also comply with our Acceptable Use Policy, our Terms of Service and these advertising rules.
Please don’t put any of this in your Promoted Scread’s image or description:
- Lots of hashtags
- Screads can’t have more than 1 hashtag. Hashtags don’t work on Scread like they do on other platforms—they don’t help you track what’s trending and can confuse Screaders. If you do include a hashtag, try using your business name or tagline.
- Improper capitalization or lots of symbols
- Screads must be properly capitalized or punctuated. Excessive capitalization and incorrect punctuation (like using several exclamation points in a row) degrade the quality of your Scread description and can confuse Screaders.
- Screads can’t have prices in them. Prices change but Screads live forever. Please don’t include how much your item or service costs in the Scread.
- Exaggerated claims
- Screads can’t include claims that are unlikely for the average Screader. Screads that include exaggerated claims that are clearly – or even very likely to be – false create poor Screader experience. Please don’t make false promises about products and services in your Promoted Screads.
- Shocking content or profanity
- Screads can’t be intentionally shocking. We’ll reject anything that’s sensational, aggressive, offensive, disrespectful, threatening or excessively violent, regardless of the message attached to the image. Don’t include cautionary language that creates a false sense of urgency (like “Warning” and “Attention”) in your Screads. We’ll reject ads that are reminiscent of clickbait, including content that is sensationalist, hyperbolic, or alarmist, or that plays on Screaders’ fears or self-esteem. We also don’t allow profanity, censored or not, in our ads.
- Nudity or sexually explicit content
- Screads can’t have any kind of nudity or sexually explicit content. Promoted Screads show up in places where they normally wouldn’t, so we have to be a bit more conservative with nudity. We’ll reject anything with nudity – artistic or not – as well as some images that aren’t actual nudity. For example, we don’t allow implied nudity (such as blurred out images and illustrations), implied sexual activity (clothed or unclothed), or any focus on certian body parts (genitals, pubic hair, male or female butt and female breasts). You can advertise bathing suits and lingerie, as long as the pose and product aren’t overtly sexual.
- Implied Scread affiliation
- Screads can’t imply a Scread affiliation, endorsement or partnership. Don’t suggest Scread is sponsoring your promotion or is formally affiliated with it. Basically, a design should look like it came from your business, not from Scread. You can use the word Scread but not our wordmark.
- Scread image
Please don’t put any of this in your Promoted Scread image:
- Scread images can’t have any promotional language or information in them. Screads are evergreen – they live forever. Promotional info, discounts and sales in the image can confuse Screaders and harm the quality of your Scread’s aesthetic. So, we won’t allow phrases like “10% off,” “2 for the price of 1,” “Summer sale,” “Limited time offer,” “New” or “Free.” You can include “Free” in your Scread discription. If you’re running a contest, you can only add contest language and info in your Scread description, and you must comply with our contest guidelines in the Acceptable Use Policy.
- Calls to action
- Scread images can’t include commercial or functional calls to action. We don’t want to tell Screaders what to do. Commercial and functional calls to action in the Scrad image can confuse Screaders and harm the quality of your Scread’s aesthetic. So, we won’t allow phrases like “Buy now,” “Save,” “Click here, “ “Visit our website,” or “Call now.” If your phrase calls for some sort of immediate action to be taken, it’s probably not okay. Aspirational calls to action that don’t necessarily require immediate action are okay. For example, we’ll allow things like “Fall in love with,” “Spruce up,” or “Get the look.”
- Confusing design elements
- Scread images must be correctly oriented and can’t include simulated buttons. Wrong orientation or fake clickable elements can confuse Screaders. Screads can’t be upside down or sideways. We don’t allow Scread images that include simulated drop-down menus, search boxes, buttons, messages or alerts. Screenshots that include these types of buttons also aren’t allowed.
- Testimonials and ratings
- Scread images can’t include testimonials or ratings of any kind. Testimonials and ratings in Scread images harm the aesthetic quality of your Scread and can overpormise to the average Screader. So, we don’t allow testimonials or ratings, including personal product reviews, star reviews or before and after weight loss photos.
- Scread description
Please don’t put any of this in your Promoted Scread’s text description:
- Promotions without full dates
- Promotional information is okay in the Scread description, as long as it includes the full date range of the promotion. If you’re running a promotion or sale, please provide the full dates of the promotion including the day, month and year. For example: “Sale ends July 31, 2015.” If your promotion is permanent and part of your business model, please help Screaders out by using phrases like “always,” “forever,” or something similar. For example: “Always 80% off retail price.”
- Destination landing page
Please don’t put any of this on the page your Promoted Scread links to:
- Exaggerated claims
- Landing pages can’t include claims that are unlikely for the average Screader. Landing pages that include exaggerated claims that are clearly – or even very likely to be – false create a poor Screader experience. Please don’t make false promises about products and services in your landing pages.
- Hard walls
- Landing pages can’t have design elements that unnecessarily block content. We want Screaders to find what they’re looking for when the click through on a Scread, so we don’t allow landing pages that block people from seeing relevant content or require you to enter personal info to see content. We do allow signup windows that close easily. If your product or service absolutely requires a signup for the transaction (such as a newsletter, webinar or physically mailed product), that’s okay.
- Inconsistent content
- Landing pages need to be relevant to the Scread image and description. We want the whole Scread discovery experience to make sense. We don’t allow Promoted Screads with landing pages that don’t have content related to the ad. We’ll also reject Promoted Screads where the product on the landing page is out of stock.
- 3 or more ads above the fold
- Landing pages can’t have 3 or more ads in the first frame of the page. We believe landing pages with too many ads create confusing experiences for Screaders. If your Scread’s landing page has 3 or more ads above the fold (before the visitor scrolls down the page), we can’t approve your Promoted Scread.
- Bridge page
- Landing pages can’t just send Screaders elsewhere. Bridge pages are specifically designed to trick visitors into visiting a different page. Bridge pages are also called portal pages, zebra pages, jump pages, gateway pages and entry pages. We won’t approve Promoted Screads that link to these sorts of pages.
- Automatic downloads
- Landing pages can’t start automatic downloads on a Screader’s computer.
- Ad relevance and targeting
Please be straightforward about your product, and target the right audience. That means you should:
- Accurately reflect your product, service or brand
- Promoted Screads need to reflect who you are and what you’re promoting. Bait and switch ads (such as misleading ads that promise one thing but lead to another) are poor experiences for Screaders. Make sure the information in your Scread image, Scread description and landing page is accurate.
- Target the right audience
- Choose targeting keywords that make sense for your Promoted Scread. We want Promoted Screads to be relevant and show up in front of the right people. Please don’t pick irrelevant keywords for your Promoted Scread’s targeting.
- Examples: A Promoted Scread about shoes that targets “high heels,” “sneakers,” and “spring fashion” is okay. A Promoted Scread about shoes that targets “recipe,” “Christmas decorations,” or “wedding dresses” is not okay.
- Not target any audience based on sensitive categories
- Promoted Screads can’t target Screaders based on certain categories they may or may not be in. Targeting certain audiences can be inappropriate, offensive, and insensitive. You can’t target any audience based on:
- Health or medical condition
- Racial or ethnic origin
- Negative financial status or condition
- Religious or philosophical affiliation or beliefs
- Sexual behavior or orientation
- Alleged or actual commission of a crime
- Identify an accurate destination URL
- Promoted Screads can’t target Screaders based on certain categories they may or may not be in. Targeting certain audiences can be inappropriate, offensive, and insensitive. You can’t target any audience based on:
- Identify an accurate destination URL
- Changing URL links can confuse Screaders. Please make sure the URL your Scread links to is consistent with the URL displayed in the Scread. URLs can’t be cloaked or changed during the clickthrough process.
- Maintain authenticity when acting as an agency.
- Promoted Screads must be from bookshelves owned by the business offering the product or service in the Promoted Scread. If you’re working on behalf of advertisers (such as an agency), you can’t create bookshelves for your clients and promote Screads from those bookshelves. You can promote your own Screads from your own bookshelf or help someone else promote Screads from their own account.
- Products and services with promotion restrictions
- Adult products and services
- You can’t promote sex toys, videos, publications, live shows, sexual enhancement products, sites that promote casual sex, international match-making or escort services. We do allow ads for family planning and contraception as long as the focus isn’t improving sexual performance or pleasure.
- You can’t promote alcoholic beverages of any kind. We do allow ads for products commonly associated with alcohol such as wine glasses, beer steins, flasks and recipe books. As long as the product itself is not actually alcohol and could be legally purchased by someone of any age, it’s okay.
- You can’t promote tobacco products like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or paraphernalia such as pipes, pipe cleaners or rolling papers.
- We don’t allow products that promote the sale or use of illegal or recreational drugs, including products to cheat drug tests and drug paraphernalia.
- Weight loss pills, supplements and fat burners
- You can’t promote products that claim weight loss results by just taking a pill. We do allow ads for meal replacements or diet plans and systems that don’t make unrealisitic claims perpetuating unhealthy weight loss goals.
- Pharmaceuticals and supplements
- We don’t allow anyting that promotes online pharmacies, clinical that recruitment, the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals or supplements we deem unsafe or questionable, including anabolic steroids, chitosan, comfrey, dehydroepiandrosterone, ephedra, human growth hormones or melatonin.
- Weapons and explosives
- You can’t promote firearms, ammunition, firearm accessories like high-capacity loaders and scopes, other weapons like knives or bows intended violent use, fireworks or other explosives, instructions on how to make weapons or fireworks or any other instructions on how to harm or kill people.
- Online gambling and lotteries, or games of skill
- You can’t promote gambling game applications or gambling websites.
- Imitation or cunterfeit goods
- We don’t allow knockoffs, brand-name replicas or goods wrongfully advertised as authentic brand-name.
- Products from endangered or threatened species
- We don’t allow products made from tortoise-shell, ivory or coral, fur from tigers, polar bears, sea otters and other endangered wildlife, crocodile skin, or medicinal products made from rhinos, tiger or Asiatic balck bear.
- False documents
- We don’t allow products that promote fake identification, passports or other official documents.
- Illegal activity
- You can’t promote anything that facilitates or promotes illegal activity.
- Malware and hacking
- We don’t allow anything that links to software that results in a misleading user experience, or products that promote instructions or equipment to illegally access or tamper with software, servers, cell phones or websites.
- Scread incentives
- We don’t allow anything that directs people to click on Scread buttons to get money, prizes or deals in exchange.
- Deceptive subscription services
- You can’t promote subscription services that don’t clearly articulate their billing practices before requring a user to opt in or negative option billing subscription services. Scread discriptions must also clearly state if subscription or signup is required.
- Unacceptable business models
- We don’t allow anything that promotes a business model or product that we deem unacceptable (like penny or bidding fee auctions and payday loans) or business models that don’t clearly explain their billing policy or value proposition, or use deceptive tactics to change customers.
- Be a great advertiser
Please also follow these rules:
- Don’t use affiliate or redirect links
- Affiliate and redirect links create confusing experiences for Screaders. Our systems will block most affiliate links, so your Scread’s landing page won’t load.
- Respect our community’s data and privacy
You may not:
- Use data you get from an ad with a third party to buy ads or perform marketing off of Scread.
- Use adverising data for any purpose other than to understand your Scread campaigns on an anonymous basis.
- Share advertising data with a third party unless they’re certified by us.
- Be transparent about conversion tracking
- If you’re participating in conversion tracking with Scread, please provide sufficient legal notice to your users on how you’re working with third parties to collect and measure conversions.
- Stick to one advertiser per account
- Advertisers can’t manage more than one advertiser through a single account or change the advertiser associated with an established account.
- Respect the rights of others
- Ads can’t infringe upon or violate the legal rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights.
We reserve the right to reject, approve or remove any ad for any reason. This includes ads that negatively affect our relationship with our Screaders or that promote content that goes against our interests. We may also remove ads or categories of ads that get lots of negative feedback from Screaders. These rules are subject to change at any time.
Business Terms of Service
Thank you for using Scread!
- Using Scread
- Who can use Scread
You may use our Products only if you can form a binding contract with Scread, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. When you create your Scread account, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. Any use or acces by annyone under the age of 13 is prohibited. If you open an account on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) “you” includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant all permissions and licenses provided in these Terms and bind the entity to these Terms, and that you agree tot these Terms on the entity’s behalf. Some of our Products may be software that is downloaded to your computer, phone, tablet, or other device. You agree that we may automatically upgrade Those Products, and these Terms will apply to such upgrades.
- Our license to you
Subject to these Terms and our policies (including our Acceptable Usage Policy), we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transerable, and revocable license to use our Products.
- Your Content
- Posting content
Scread allows you to post content, including photos, comments, links and other materials. Anything that you post or otherwise make available on our Products is refferred to as “User Content.” You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to Scread.
b.How Scread and other users can use your content
You grant Scread and it’s users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transerable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, re-scread, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on Scread solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Products. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights Scread may have to User Content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms of our policies.
- How long we keep your content
Following termination or deactivation of your accont, or if you remove any User Content from Scread, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, Scread and it’s users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, re-scread, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that other users have stored or shared through Scread.
- Your responsibility for your content:
- To Scread and our community
Scread provides a creative and positive place for you and other users to discover and share things you love. To keep it that way, you must abide by our Scread Etiquette and comply with our policies, including our Acceptable Use Policy. You shall not post User Content that violates or encourages any conduct that violates laws or regulations, including but not limited to laws or regulations applicble to your line of business and laws or regulations applicable to advertising. You are responsible for User Content and any third-party content posted on your bookshelf, and you represent and warrant that User Content and any third-party content posted on your bookshelf comply wit hall applicable laws and regulations. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, you agree not to use, modify, reproduce, distribute, sell, license, or otherwise use our Products without our permission.
- To third parties
Scread respects the rights of third party creators and content owners, and expects you to do the same. You therefore agree that any User Content that you post to Scread does not and will not violate any law or infringe the rights of any thrid party.
- Feeback you provide
We value hearing from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can make Scread more awesome. If you choose to submit comments, ideas or feedback, you agree that we are free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you. By accepting your sumbission, Scread does not waive any rights to use similar or related Feedback previously known to Scread, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.
- Tools for Site Owners
- Site Features
We offer products that web sites and developers can use to offer Scread features and functionality to their users (e.g., the “Scread it” and “Follow” buttons) (“Site Features”). You agree to use Site Features only as documented by Scread, and in compliance with our policies. You may not place Site Features on a site or service with content that would violate these Terms if displayed on our Products. You also agree that the Scread features and functionality provided by our Site Features will be provided solely by our Site Features, except as otherwise authorized by Scread.
- Some Site Features allow you or your users to post or otherwise make available content in our Products. By using these Site Features you give Scread and its users permission to such content as set forth in Section 2(b). Nothing in this Section shall restrict other legal rights Scread may have to the cotent.
- Copyright Policy
Scread has adopted and implemented the Scread Copyright Policy in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information, pleas read our Copyright Policy.
We care about the security of our users. While we work to protect the security of your content and account, Scread cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account. For accounts created on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, you are responsible for ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the account.
- Third-Party Links, Sites, and Services
Our Products may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Scread. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you acces any third party website, service, or content from Scread, you do so at your own risk and you agree that Scread will have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content.
Scread may terminate or suspend this license at any time, with or without cause or notice to you. Upon termination, you continue to be bound by Sections 2, 3(b), and 7-12 of these Terms.
You agree to indermnify and hold harmless Scread and it’s officers, directors, empoyees and agents, from and against any claims, sults, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees (including costs of defense of claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties), in any way related to (a) your access to or use of our Products, (b) your User Content, or (c) your breach of any of these Terms.
The Products and all included content are provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.
SCREAD SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
Scread takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using our Products. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose.
- Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL SCREAD.COM, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY, BODILY, MORAL OR MATERIAL DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SCREAD.COM WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, CUSTOM, COURSE OF DEALING OR PERFORMANCE, OR THE PARTIES’ CONDUCT OR COMMUNICATION WITH ONE ANOTHER, OR AS A RESULT OF THE NATURE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR IN CONFORMITY WITH USAGE, EQUITY OR LAW OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SCREAD.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. Scread.com makes no representations that the Scread.com Website is appropriate or available for use in their locations. Those who access or use the Scread.com Website do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
- Governing Law and Jurisdiction
To the extent permitted by law, these terms and conditions and the provision of our services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Dutch law and any dispute arising out of these general terms and conditions and our services shall exclusively be submitted to the competent courts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- General Terms
Notification Procedures and changes to these Terms
Scread reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive legal notices electronically if we so choose. We may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. If a revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you. By continuing to access or use the Products after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Products.
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted here under, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Scread without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.
No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Scread’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Scread (“Scread”) respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is Scread’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Scread will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Scread website (the “Site”) that are reported to Scread’s Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to Scread’s Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, Scread will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems apporpriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Site. DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”).
Please provide the following information to our Designated Copyright Agent:
- Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or – if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice – you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
- Identify (i) the material that you claim is infringing (or to be the subject of infringing activity) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site where such materiaal may be found, and (ii) the reference or link, to the material or activity that you claim to be infringing, that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that reference or link, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site where such reference or link may be found.
- Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
- Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
“I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
“I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
- Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
E-mail this Notice to email@example.com, wit hall items completed, to Scread’s Designated Copyright Agent:
What if I receive a Copyright Complaint (DMCA) notification?
If you receive a notification that a Scread has been removed due a copyright complaint, it means that the Scread’s content has been deleted from Scread at the request of the content’s owner. If you want us to forward the information from the Copyright Complaint notifcation, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. We’ll be happy to send it a long (without any personal contact information). If your account receives too many copyright complaints, you may lose the ability to Scread new content on Scread, and your account may be disabled completely.
If you believe a Scread was removed in error, you have the option to file a counter-notice by following the steps below. When we receive a valid counter-notice, we will forward a copy to the person who filed the orginal complaint. If we do not receive notice within 10 business days that the submitter of the original complaint is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the content at issue, we will remove the complaint from your account’s record, and we may replace the content that was removed.
Note: There are legal and financial consequences for fraudulent and/or bad faith submissions. Before submitting a counter-notice, be sure that you are the actual rights holder of the removed content or that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed in error, and understand the repercussions of submitting a false claim.
How to File a Counter-Notice
- Email your counter-notice to email@example.com.
- Include ALL of the following:
- Your name, address, and telephone number.
- DMCA ID printed at the bottom of the notification email.
- The source address of the content that was removed (copy and paste the link in the notification email).
- A satement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed in error.
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Scread may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original comlaint under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
- A physical or electronic signature (for example, typing your full name).