Terms of Service

Effective Date: August 3, 2018

We can change these Terms at any time. If a change is material, we'll try to let you know before the change takes effect. By using The Skrive on or after the date that any change takes effect, then you agree to the new Terms. If you don't agree to them, you should delete your account before the new Terms take effect, otherwise your use of the site and content will be subject to the new Terms.

Content Rights & Responsibilities

You own the rights to the content you create and post on The Skrive.

By posting content to The Skrive, you give us a nonexclusive license to publish it on related Forum Communications Co. sites, including anything reasonably related to publishing this content (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it). You may terminate this license by deleting either the relevant content or your account.

In consideration for The Skrive granting you access to and use of the platform and its platform, you agree that The Skrive may enable paid and non-paid advertising on the platform, including in connection with the display of your content or other information and advertising targeted to you. We may also use your content to promote The Skrive, including its products and content. We will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.

You're responsible for the content you post. This means you assume all risks related to it, including someone else's reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.

You're welcome to post content on The Skrive that you've published elsewhere, as long as you have the rights you need to do so. By posting content to The Skrive, you represent that doing so doesn't conflict with any other agreement you've made.

By posting content you didn't create to The Skrive, you are representing that you have the right to do so. For example, you may post content that you did not create, if you are posting a work that's in the public domain, used under license (including a free license, such as Creative Commons), or a fair use.

We can remove any content you post for any reason.

You can delete any of your posts, or your account, anytime. Processing the deletion may take a little time, but we'll do it as quickly as possible. We may keep backup copies of your deleted post or account on our servers after you delete it.

If you would like to delete your entire account on theskrive.com, please email us at byefelicia@theskrive.com and specify your reasons to leave.

Our Content and Platform

We reserve all rights regarding The Skrive's look and feel. Some parts of The Skrive are licensed under third-party open source licenses. As for other parts of The Skrive, you may not copy or adapt any portion of our code or visual design elements (including logos) without express written permission from The Skrive unless otherwise permitted by law.

You may not do, or try to do, the following: (1) access or tamper with non-public areas of the platform, our computer systems, or the systems of our technical providers; (2) access or search the platform by any means other than the currently available, published interfaces (e.g., APIs) that we provide; (3) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the platform to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; (4) interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host, or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the platform, or by scripting the creation of content or accounts in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the platform; or (5) you may not use our platform or the services that The Skrive offers to do or share anything that violates these Terms, our Community Standards, and other terms and policies that apply to your use of The Skrive, or anything that is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent,, or that infringes on or violates someone else's rights..

In addition, you may not access or collect data from our platform using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.

We can remove content you share in violation of these Terms and, if necessary, we may take action against your account. We may also disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights.

We encourage you to report any content to us that you feel may violate others' rights, including their intellectual property rights.

We may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the service, at any time, to any person, without notice.

Sorry Kids, You'll Have To Wait

The Skrive is only for people 13 years old and over. By using The Skrive you affirm that you are over 13. If we learn someone under 13 is using The Skrive, we'll terminate their account. In addition, if you are under 18, we will terminate your account upon request of a parent or guardian.

Security

If you find a security vulnerability on The Skrive, tell us at ifoundbugs@theskrive.com. (Receive types of swag for your efforts including pens, t-shirts and even the occasional gift card.).

Incorporated Rules and Policies

By using the platform, you agree to let The Skrive collect and use information as detailed in our Privacy Policy. If you're outside the United States, you consent to letting The Skrive transfer, store, and process your information (including your personal information and content) in and out of the United States.

To enable a functioning community, we have Rules. Under our DMCA Policy, we'll remove material after receiving a valid takedown notice. Under our Trademark Policy, we'll investigate any use of another's trademark and respond appropriately.

We can amend, supplement, replace or extend these Rules and Policies at any time, with or without notice.

By joining or using The Skrive, you agree to follow these Rules and Policies, as the may be changed from time to time. If you don't, we may remove content, or suspend or delete your account.

Miscellaneous

Disclaimer of warranty. The Skrive provides the platform to you as is. You may use the platform at your own risk and discretion. That means they don't come with any warranty. Nothing express, none implied. No implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title or non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability. The Skrive won't be liable to you for any damages that arise from your using the platform. This includes if the platform is hacked or unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.

No waiver. If The Skrive doesn't exercise a particular right under these Terms on a particular occasion, that doesn't mean that we can't or won't use our rights in the future.

Severability. If any provision of these terms is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in that provision and that all the other provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect.

Choice of law and jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by North Dakota law, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any suit arising from the platform must take place in a court located in Fargo, North Dakota.

Entire agreement. These Terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between The Skrive and you concerning the platform. We reserve all rights not explicitly granted to you.

Questions? Let us know at legal@theskrive.com.