Terms of Service

The purpose of this website, scrawledstories.com (the “Site”), owned and operated by Scrawled Media Co. (referenced as “Scrawled,” “Scrawled Stories,” “we,” “us,” or “our” from now on), is to provide web publishing services. Please read these terms of service (“Agreement”) carefully before using the Site or any services provided on the Site (collectively, “Services”). By using or accessing the Services, you agree to become bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, do not use the Services. The Services are accessed by You (“Subscriber” or “You”) under the following terms and condition.

THE WEBSITE
These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Websites, including users who are also contributors of content, information, and other materials or services on the Websites.
The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Scrawled Stories. We have no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. Also, We will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Websites, you expressly relieve Scrawled Stories from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

SITE CONTENT
1.1 All of the information, tools, content and services displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with the website, including for example, articles, advertising, pictures, videos, logos, text, graphics, illustrations, audio clips, video compilations, html, source and object code, data, and all other related matters, including without limitation, the selection and arrangement of the aforementioned and the “look and feel” of this website (collectively, the “Content”), are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights and are the intellectual property of Scrawled Media, and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers.
Scrawled Media actively protects its rights to the Content to the fullest extent of the law. The copying, rearrangement, broadcast, rewriting for broadcast or publication, redistribution, modification, use or publication by you in any medium, directly or indirectly, of any such matters or any part of the Services is strictly prohibited. You may not use such material except as provided in these Terms and Conditions.
1.2 The Content further includes logotypes, trademarks and service marks (collectively “Marks”) owned by Scrawled Media, and Marks owned by other information providers and third parties. For example, “Scrawled Media” is a registered trademark of Krunal Patel. No Marks may be used in any manner unless approved in advance, in writing by Scrawled Media.
1.3 Subject to your agreement and continuing compliance with these Terms of Service, Scrawled Media hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, nontransferable license to access and use the website for your personal and non-commercial use only. You may repost – with credits, download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such Content. No other use is permitted unless otherwise expressly permitted by Scrawled Media. You may not, for example, republish the Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache or store the Content in electronic form on your computer or mobile device unless otherwise expressly permitted by Scrawled Media.
You may not distribute any of the Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, paraphrase, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content without securing the prior written consent of Scrawled Media. Requests to use the Content for any purpose other than as permitted in this paragraph should be submitted as directed on the Website, as applicable.
1.4 We do not claim ownership of “Original texts” including but not limited to, storylines, short stories, essays and other derivates of text, submitted to us by users for publication, submitted via website or email. Although, whenever Scrawled Media edits, rewrites, modifies, improves or includes changes to adhere to Scrawled Media’s own “Standards of Publication”, we shall mark the content with “©” logo in publication; and clear credits need to be given to Scrawled Media on every social media platform or other platform for the said work that you republish. Additionally, prior consent needs to be taken from the original author/writer of the said work before republishing the same.
1.5 You agree that you will only use our service for lawful purposes. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques that involve any trademark, logo, copyrighted material or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of any portion of the website without our express written consent. You may not alter or modify in any way, the Website. In addition, you agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Website, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the Website in any way that affects the user’s experience, and not to use any data mining, robots, cancelbots, Trojan horse, or any data gathering or extraction method in connection with your use of the Website.

USER CONTENT
2.1 You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, links and other content or materials (collectively, “User Content”) that you submit, post or display on or via the Service. You understand that you are responsible for all data charges you incur by using the Services.
2.2 You agree that you are solely responsible for your User Content and any claims arising therefrom and that Scrawled Media is not responsible or liable for any User Content or claims arising therefrom. While we are not obligated to do so, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to review, screen, and delete User Content at any time and for any reason.
2.3 You retain all ownership rights in your User Content. However, by submitting User Content to Scrawled Media, you hereby grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, promote, exhibit, and display such User Content in any and all media or distribution methods, now known or later developed (the “User Content License”), subject to any privacy settings you have set to control who can see your User Content.
2.4 Most content published at Scrawled Media may involve rewriting, editing, improving or changing full “Original Text” to adhere to Scrawled Media’s own “Standards of Publication”. Such content will be marked with “©” logo in publication. Republishing of the said work not only requires prior consent of the original author but also requires clear credits and mention to Scrawled Media. You may not republish it for any commercial activity without prior approval from Scrawled Media.
2.5 Scrawled Media has the right to refuse to post, remove or edit any posting or the submission made under User Content. Scrawled Media further reserves the right to suspend or terminate user’s right to use the website at any time, or pursue any other remedy or relief available to Scrawled Media and/or the website under equity or law, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such user’s content or if Scrawled Media is concerned that the user may have breached the immediately preceding sentence), or at the sole discretion of Scrawled Media.

PERMISSIONS & RESTRICTIONS
Scrawled Media hereby grants users a revocable, non-transferable, and non-exclusive permission to access and use the Websites as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:
3.1 You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Websites, including but not limited to User Content and User Submissions (as defined in “Terms of Submission”), without Scrawled Media’s prior written authorization.
3.2 Use the website for any purpose that is illegal, beyond the scope of their intended use, or otherwise prohibited in these Terms or the terms of any third party that govern a particular Service.
3.3 You agree not to alter or modify any part of the website.
3.4 Use the website in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect, or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the website, or that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the functioning of the website in any manner.
3.5 Compromise the security of the website.
3.6 Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper, or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the website or to extract data.
3.7 Reverse engineer any aspect of the website or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the website.
3.8 Attempt to indicate in any manner that you have a relationship with us or that we have endorsed you or any products or services without our express written consent to do so.
3.9 Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party.
3.10 Develop any third-party applications that interact with User Content or the website without our prior written consent.
3.11 You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the website for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the website with respect to their User Submissions.
3.12 Use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates these Terms.
3.13 You will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
Scrawled Media reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Websites or services at
any time.

AVAILABILITY
Scrawled Stories will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site and Services are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. However, there will be occasions when the Site and/or Services are interrupted for maintenance, upgrades, and repairs. Every reasonable step will be taken by us to minimize such disruption where it is within our control.
You agree that neither Scrawled Media Co. nor the Site will be liable in any event to you or any other party for any suspension, modification, discontinuance or lack of availability of the Site, the service, your Subscriber Content or other Content.

ELIGIBILITY
The Services are intended to be offered and made available only to users 15 years of age or older. By accessing and using the Services, you certify to us that you are at least 15 years old. If you are not yet 15 years old, please stop accessing or using the Services immediately.

LOGIN
Specific features of the Services such as submitting or commenting require login through third-party platforms (such as Facebook and Google). By logging in through third-party platforms, you permit us to access certain information from your profile (such as name, email address, etc.) for use by the Services following our Privacy Policy.

TERMS OF SUBMISSION
You (the user, writer, author) may submit your words, stories, captions, texts, storylines or other written material (hereafter “Content”) here on the Scrawled Stories website or via email at [email protected]
You retain all ownership rights in your content. However, by submitting material to Scrawled Stories, you hereby grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, promote, exhibit, and display such content in any and all media or distribution methods, now known or later developed (the “Content License”) —throughout the world and for any purpose, without compensation, royalty or goodwill.

1. Original Work
You agree that you are solely responsible for your content and any claims arising therefrom and that Scrawled Stories is not responsible or liable for any content or claims arising therefrom. While we are not obligated to do so, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to review, screen, and delete content at any time and for any reason.

2. Community
We have the right, but not the obligation, to refuse to post, remove or edit any posting or submitted content. You further understand and accept that any Content or information provided by you to Scrawled Stories may be available for viewing, rating, reviewing, and commenting by the community. You understand that comments or ratings that you disagree with or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any Content or information that you submit to Scrawled Stories. By submitting any Content or information, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any Content you share with Scrawled Stories.

3. Representation, Warranty, and Indemnification
You represent and warrant that you are the author/creator/writer of the Content and have all necessary rights, licenses, and permissions to grant the above licenses and that the Content submitted by you, and the submission of such Content, do not and will not violate any intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyrights and trademark rights) of any third party. You agree that you will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Scrawled Stories, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, hosts, officers, and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) from any claim or demand made by any third party due to violation of these representations and warranties, or otherwise arising out of any submitted Content.

4. Personal information
By submitting any Content, you agree to provide to Scrawled Stories your name, Instagram Username, e-mail address and such other details, filled during submission, for storage and record purposes. This information will be used by Scrawled Stories and its associates for the limited purpose of contacting you, publishing your content with appropriate courtesy to you (Your username), should the need arise, or in relation to any Content, you submit.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING CONTENT
Our Services may include Content, including User Content, which may be offensive, harmful, objectionable, indecent, unlawful, inaccurate or inappropriate. We do not endorse any Content, and the same does not reflect our opinions or policies.
Under no circumstances do we assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any Content, including but not limited to any errors or omissions in any Content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content made available via the Services, and you agree to waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against us with respect to such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content by you through the Services is at your own risk.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT
Scrawled Media respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied or used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our copyright agent with the following information:
(i) A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed.
(ii) To validate your claim, email us the URL link of the web app where you have published/posted your copyrighted work or another intellectual property that you claim has been infringed. Additionally, email us a clear screenshot of same work where you have published it. The said screenshot should clearly show the following information: (a) your (infringed) original work and (b) timestamp with the date and time of publishing.
(iii) A clear screenshot of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website along with URL link.
(iv) Your address, telephone number, and email address; Any Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement must be sent to us at [email protected]
Only the intellectual property rights owner is permitted to report potentially infringing items through Scrawled Media’s reporting system set forth above. If you are not the intellectual property rights owner, you should contact the intellectual property rights owner and they can choose whether to use the procedures set forth in these Terms of Use. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying us and our affiliates that (a) your copyrighted material has been infringed, (b) you have noticed any defamatory content published via Scrawled Media or (c) your personal privacy or that of your family has been violated in a manner that contravenes applicable local laws.

GRIEVANCE POLICY
In accordance with Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011, the name and contact details of the Grievance Officer who can be contacted for any complaints or concerns pertaining to the Site, including those pertaining to breach of the Terms of Use or any other policies are published asunder,

Scrawled Media Co,
Email: [email protected]

WARRANTY & DISCLAIMER
THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WEBSITE CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER SCRAWLED MEDIA NOR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SCRAWLED MEDIA PARTIES”) MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE WEBSITE; (B) THE SCRAWLED MEDIA CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO SCRAWLED MEDIA OR VIA THE WEBSITE. IN ADDITION, THE SCRAWLED MEDIA PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS. THE SCRAWLED MEDIA PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SERVICE AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIRUSES. THE SCRAWLED MEDIA PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING ANY INSTRUCTIONS) ON THE WEBSITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SCRAWLED MEDIA PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND THE SCRAWLED MEDIA PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS OF USE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE. THE SCRAWLED MEDIA PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SCRAWLED MEDIA EXCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES.

INDEMNITY
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including our reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert fees’ and other reasonable costs of litigation or proceedings) arising from: (i) your use of and access to our Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of our Website.

PRIVACY
Please review our Privacy Policy, which governs the use of personal information on the Site and to which Subscriber agrees to be bound as a user of the Site.

JURISDICTION
This Agreement shall be governed and constructed by the laws of India, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions; and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India concerning all disputes arising out of or relating to the Services.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

TERMINATION
You agree that Scrawled Stories, at its sole discretion, may terminate or suspend your access to and use of our services (or any part thereof) at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, including, without limitation, for lack of use by you or if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, licenses of User Content, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT
Scrawled Stories retains the right to modify or replace these Terms in its sole discretion at any time with or without notice.
The latest Agreement will be posted here. By continuing to use the Services after changes are made, you agree to be bound by the revised Agreement.

CONTACT
If you have any questions about these terms or our sites in general, please contact us.