Stringsta

Stringsta.com Terms and Conditions of Use

13.06.11

General

Stringsta is owned, developed and maintained by 186 Networks Ltd. and these Terms and Conditions of Use are in accordance with the policy of the company in all its operations. 186 Networks Ltd. of Enterprise House, Lloyd St. North, Manchester, M15 6SE, UK Company Number 06584995 is the legal entity responsible for the operation of the Stringsta.com website and its Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”).

Use of this website including all webservices, software applications and content, is provided to you on the basis that such usage constitutes acceptance of the Terms set out below. Before subscribing to a service you must indicate that you have read and accepted the Terms in their entirety by clicking the appropriate check box on the registration form.

186 Networks Ltd. has the right to modify, add to or remove any or all of these Terms of Use. It is your responsibility to ensure that you review these Terms from time to time and any usage of the site by you subsequent to such changes constitutes an acceptance of these changes.

stringsta.com is provided by 186 Networks Ltd. as a web site for the purposes of delivering its web service and associated software applications known as Stringsta™.

Stringsta™ and Stringsta.com are the property of 186 Networks Ltd. and usage of this site does not imply any right, licence or assignment of any interest in or ownership of the property to any third party whatsoever.

186 Networks Ltd. has the right to withdraw use of the service or to modify the service in any way at its sole discretion.

Security & Privacy

186 Networks Ltd. undertakes to use its best endeavours to ensure the security and privacy of all data hosted on its servers or such servers as it may use for the purposes of hosting this site.

186 Networks Ltd. will maintain a record of the user name and password credentials for each approved user of this site and those credentials will provide access only to those areas of the site and its services to which the user is entitled. It is the responsibility of each user to keep their credentials secure and not to pass these credentials to any unauthorized person.

186 Networks Ltd. cannot be held responsible for the loss of any third party data provided to the site by virtue of the failure of its systems howsoever caused.

Copyright

Stringsta™ is a collaborative creative system and as such allows content to be uploaded, shared, edited and otherwise modified by third party users. Users agree that any content they provide to the site in any electronic format shall be bound by the following conditions:

By uploading content of any type in any format to stringsta.com users grant a licence to Stringsta.com and to other registered users who may have access to the content to review, modify and augment the content in any way provided for by the system

The third party provider of electronic content to stringsta.com has the right to use and so provide such content and that uploading such content to stringsta.com does not infringe the copyright, privacy rights, rights of publicity, or other proprietary rights of any other third party in any part of the World.

Indemnity

You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Stringsta.com & 186 Networks Ltd., its officers, directors, affiliates, employees and agents, from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Service, or your violation of this Agreement, including without limitation third party claims that User Files submitted to the Service by you infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or moral rights of a third party.

Protection from abuse

Users will not upload or otherwise transmit through or to this website any content that is unlawful, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, lewd, offensive, defamatory or otherwise deemed to be objectionable.

Users will not upload or otherwise transmit through or to this website any content that may be used to commit or attempt to commit or to support by any means the committal of a criminal offence under UK law.

Users will not upload or otherwise transmit through or to this website any content that contains any malware, viruses, trojan horses, time bombs, or any other harmful programs or elements

Users will not interfere with or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of our website, its computer systems, servers or networks.

Users do not provide false information about themselves to us, impersonate any other person, or otherwise attempt to mislead others about their identity or the origin of any content, message or other communication.

Protection of minors

Personal users of our Open Collaboration Platform who are minors must confirm to us that they have parental permission to use the service. We do not accept registrations from children under the age of 13 for the Personal or Personal Plus Account. However, where services are provided to children under the age of 13 as part of a school’s or other educational institution’s account, we deem parental consent to have been obtained by the third party institution unless we are otherwise advised.

Breach of the Terms

In the case that any of the Terms are deemed to have been breached we reserve the right to remove offending material and to take any action which we deem necessary to comply with UK or international law. We further reserve the right to terminate accounts which are deemed to have breached the Terms, including the right to terminate paid subscription accounts without compensation.

Termination

In the case of Open accounts you may terminate your account at anytime. However any contributions you have made to the site to which other users have made additions and on which content maps may depend cannot be removed.

In the case of paid accounts, you have the right to terminate your account within 7 days of opening (“Cooling Off Period”) and in such a case we will refund your annual subscription payment minus a 10% handling charge. Should you choose to terminate a paid account after the expiry of the Cooling Off Period, you may do so and your account will be downgraded to an Open Account. However you should be aware that we are unable to refund any subscription payments after the Cooling Off Period has expired.

Subscription Renewal

Paid Subscription accounts run for twelve months from the date of Registration. We will contact you before the annual renewal date for your subscription to request permission to renew your subscription by taking payment from the credit card used for payment in the prior instance. You will be given the opportunity to change the card details you wish to use to renew your subscription, as well as the opportunity to cease your subscription, in which case your account will be downgraded to an Open Account.

Credit Card Security

Your payment card details will be stored securely by a specialist credit card processing company and not by Stringsta.com or by 186 Networks Ltd. The card details you supply through our site will be passed for authentication to a third party company using at least 128-bit encryption to transmit and store your card details. Any transaction confirmation emails sent by us to you will only refer to the last four digits of your card number as advised by the card processing company.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Service is provided "AS-IS," without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, 186 Networks Ltd. and Stringsta.com explicitly disclaim any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Stringsta.com makes no warranty that the Service will meet your requirements or will be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. Your use of the Service is at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that Stringsta.com will not be responsible for any damages to your computer system or the computer system of any third party that result from use of the Service.

Jurisdiction

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable in any respect by any court having competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision of these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use please use the form provided to contact us.