Term of Use

Welcome to www.storiestoliveby.com. By using this website ("Site"), you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern the relationship between you and Stories To Live By, LLC, provider of the Site. The terms "Provider" or "us" or "we" refer to the owner of the Site, Stories To Live By, LLC, whose registered office is Chesterfield, Missouri. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our Site.

By completing the registration process, you (the “User”) agree to all of these terms and conditions.   If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately cease all usage of this website. Stories To Live By, LLC reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the terms and conditions without prior notice.  Modifications will become effective immediately upon being posted at Stories To Live By, LLC’s www.storiestoliveby.com website.  User’s continued use of the website after amendments are posted constitutes an express acknowledgement and acceptance of the terms and conditions and its modifications.

  1. Description of Service

    www.storiestoliveby.com provides User with a website to share inspirational stories and content. User must provide its own Internet connection, any equipment necessary to facilitate the connection and pay any fees related with such connection. 

  2. Limitation of Liability

    WWW.STORIESTOLIVEBY.COM AND STORIES TO LIVE BY, LLC WILL NOT be liable for any damages whatsoever, and in particular WWW.STORIESTOLIVEBY.COM AND STORIES TO LIVE BY, LLC WILL not be liable for any special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to this web site or the information contained in it, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or OTHERWISE.  STORIES TO LIVE BY, LLC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY OR AVAILABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR RELATED GRAPHICS, OR VIDEOS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ANY RELIANCE USER PLACES ON SUCH INFORMATION IS THEREFORE STRICTLY AT USER’S OWN RISK.


  3. Disclaimer of Warranties

    The www.storiestoliveby.com site and related services are provided by Stories To Live By, LLC on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Stories To Live By, LLC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of this web site in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.  Stories To Live By, LLC will have no liability for any interruptions or data loss in the use of this website. 

    Stories To Live By, LLC further disclaims all warranties with regard to the information provided, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.  Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties; therefore the above-referenced exclusion may be inapplicable. 
  4. Indemnification

    User agrees to indemnify and hold www.storiestoliveby.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of User’s use of the Service, the violation of these terms and conditions, or infringement by User, or other user of the Service using User’s computer, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity.
  5. Modifications and Interruption to Service

    Stories To Live By, LLC reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the User. Stories To Live By, LLC will not be liable to User or any third party should Stories To Live By, LLC choose to exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. User acknowledges and accepts that Stories To Live By, LLC does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to its website and operation of its website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of its control.   User acknowledges and accepts that Stories To Live By, LLC does interrupt access briefly on a regular basis to perform site maintenance operations.
  6. Third-Party Sites

    www.storiestoliveby.com may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties.  User acknowledges that Stories To Live By, LLC is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party site.  User should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those third-party sites if User has any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such sites.  User’s use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each site, and Stories To Live By, LLC is not responsible therein. Stories To Live By, LLC encourages all Users to review said privacy policies of third-parties’ sites.
  7. Governing Law

    www.storiestoliveby.com is owned and operated in the State of Missouri, in the United States of America.  As such, www.storiestoliveby.com is subject to the laws of the State of Missouri and the United States of America and such laws will govern these terms and conditions without giving effect to any choice of law rules.  Stories To Live By, LLC makes no representation that its website or other services are appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations.  Accordingly, if User uses www.storiestoliveby.com, these terms and conditions and any disputes will be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri. 
  8. Compliance with Laws

    User assumes all knowledge of applicable law and is responsible for compliance with any such laws.  User may not use the Service in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. User further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.
  9. Content Upload Restrictions

    User content uploaded to the website is published on a time delay and is not available for immediate viewing.  All uploaded content is subject to review for appropriateness and consistency with the overall values of a family friendly website.  Stories To Live By, LLC is not required to, but may at its discretion, monitor any content uploaded to the website and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with uploaded content.   Further, Stories To Live By, LLC, may remove ANY content deemed in its sole discretion to be unsuitable to the purpose of the website. You agree, through your use of www.storiestoliveby.com and related services offered by Stories To Live By, LLC, that you will not post any material which is false, libelous, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hate-inciting, harassing, obscene, profane, pornographic, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise illegal under any ordinance, regulation or statute. Legal action can be taken against you. You also agree not to post or upload any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are not permitted on this website.

    User may not upload content for commercial purposes, including but not limited to content for the primary purpose of commercial advertising and content for the commercial promotion of a third-party website.

    User is solely responsible for all content and material uploaded to the website.  By uploading content and material to www.storiestoliveby.com, User affirms, represents, and warrants that User has all rights, consents, and licenses necessary to upload such submissions.

    User will not upload any content or material that violates or infringes on any copyright or trademark.  User will not transmit any data containing code or programming for any virus, worm, ‘Trojan horse’ or any other data which can cause disruption or malfunction to the Service.
  10. Ownership.

    User represents that User is at least 13 years of age. User grants to Stories to Live By, LLC, a perpetual, worldwide, nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable, and transferable, right and license to the unlimited use of its uploaded content throughout the universe in and in connection with or relation to the development, marketing, advertisement, order fulfillment, licensing, sale, distribution, and promotion of any products, merchandise, services, or brands of Stories to Live By. User agrees to waive all moral rights to content uploaded to the website. User agrees that Stories to Live By, LLC shall have the right to transform, edit, alter, distort, modify, add to, subtract from, enhance, broadcast, telecast, duplicate, distribute, or otherwise exhibit the content worldwide in all forms of media and forms of exploitation, now known or hereafter created including, but not limited to, websites, film, television, radio, and print. User agrees it will have no right to approve any use of the content. User agrees that no third party has or shall have any right of approval over the use of the content or will be due any amounts from the use of the content. If a minor appears in User’s content, User represents that it is the parent or legal guardian of the minor and has legal authority or has been granted permission in perpetuity by the parent or legal guardian of the minor to grant the license on behalf of the minor. If User is a minor under the age of 18 and uploads content, User represents that is has been granted permission by its parent or legal guardian to upload such content. Stories to Live By, LLC is committed to protecting the privacy of children. Although minors ages 13 and over are permitted to upload inspirational content, such content will not be used for marketing purposes. User agrees that this grant of right and license is binding on its heirs, executors, legal representatives, administrators and assigns.

    User releases Stories to Live By, LLC from any and all claims and demands that the User may have now or at any time arising from the use of the content, including but not limited to, claims for personal injury, invasion of privacy, defamation, libel, right of publicity, infliction of emotional distress, or additional payment. 

    Except as discussed elsewhere in these terms and conditions, all right, title and interest in and to all, trademarks, logos, trade secrets, proprietary information and other intellectual property that now exists or is created or acquired in the future that are used or developed in connection with any services offered by www.storiestoliveby.com are the sole property of Stories To Live By, LLC. User acknowledges those rights and claims no ownership or title in such property.
  11. Copyright and Trademark Information

    All content included or available on this site, excepting content uploaded by User as discussed in section 10, including site design, text, graphics, videos, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is ©2014 Stories To Live By, LLC, with all rights reserved.   Stories to Live By SM is a trademark of Stories to Live By, LLC, with all rights reserved.

    Feel free to share the contents in full or in part in digital form, leaving all links intact, with full attribution to the author and a link to www.storiestoliveby.com

    Any use of materials on the website, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Stories To Live By, LLC is strictly prohibited.  Users agree that they will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy Stories To Live By, LLC’s web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Stories To Live By, LLC.
  12. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

    Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, www.storiestoliveby.com  designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement.

    By Email: admin@storiestoliveby.com
  13. Acceptable Use and Content

    User warrants that no content posted by User violates any copyright, trademark or intellectual property laws or protections.

    User agrees that Stories To Live By, LLC has no authority or control over content found on the Internet.  User accepts full responsibility for content uploaded in connection with User’s accounts with www.storiestoliveby.com. User agrees that Stories To Live By, LLC has no liability to User or visitors to User’s content for any preventative or corrective action that may be taken by Stories To Live By, LLC to remove any content deemed inappropriate under these terms and conditions. 
  14. Truthfulness in Disclosures

    User must provide only truthful information in registration and account creation.  Violation of either policy is grounds for immediate termination of User’s account.  User agrees to keep all contact information complete and up to date.  User is solely responsible for the any content uploaded through User’s account.  Stories To Live By, LLC must be notified immediately of any breach of password security or unauthorized use of User’s account.
  15. Assignment of Rights and Commercial Use

    User may not assign any rights under these terms and conditions.  User may only use www.storiestoliveby.com and related services for the purpose of sharing inspirational stories and content unless otherwise provided for under these terms and conditions.  
  16. Payment

    All services and products purchased through www.storiestoliveby.com  will be paid according to the payment terms set forth at www.storiestoliveby.com through a manner of payment deemed acceptable by Stories To Live By, LLC
  17. Refunds

     Refunds will be handled in accordance with the refund policy set forth at www.storiestoliveby.com
  18. Termination of Account

    Stories To Live By, LLC reserves the right to terminate User’s account for any reason without notice.  User must immediately cease using all services provided under account upon termination.  Stories To Live By, LLC has the sole right to determine if a User has breached these terms and conditions.  Further, Stories To Live By, LLC may use any means necessary, including legal action, to terminate User’s access to www.storiestoliveby.com and any related services.
  19. Other Terms

    If any provision of these terms and conditions will be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) will not be affected thereby and will remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent.  User agrees that these terms and conditions and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by Stories To Live By, LLC, in its sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition.  These terms and conditions will apply in addition to, and will not be superseded by, any other written agreement between the parties in relation to participation as a User.  User agrees that by accepting this, User is consenting to the use and disclosure of personally identifiable information and other practices described in the Privacy Policy Statement.

    User agrees that terms and conditions and policies found elsewhere on www.storiestoliveby.com represent the entire agreement between User and Stories To Live By, LLC.