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b. Using www.storyblend.com refers to accessing, clicking, browsing, or performing any activities that connect to or make use of www.storyblend.com.
c. “Content” refers to data or media in any form. This includes, but isn’t limited to text, photos, illustrations, audio, and video.
d. The words “you” and “your” refer to you, the user who upon reading this agreement accepts the terms.
e. The words “we” and “us” refer to www.storyblend.com.
f. “User Content” refers to any and all content submitted to www.storyblend.com by users, as a collective group.
g. “Your Content” refers to any and all content that you, personally, submit or make available. This includes, but isn’t limited to reviews, ratings, information, and invitations displayed on your profile.
h. “www.storyblend.com Content” refers to any and all content created or made available by www.storyblend.com.
i. “Third Party Content” refers to any and all content created or made available by data providers who license data usage to www.storyblend.com, other parties, or its users.
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b. Use www.storyblend.com to stalk, defraud, harass, or otherwise harm any other person or their reputation.
c. Use www.storyblend.com for discriminatory or biased purposes.
d. Create excessive and unwarranted network traffic.
e. Use any software or device to manipulate the Site to operate in a way that is unlike the way it was intended to operate.
f. Use www.storyblend.com to affect regular search results in any way, for example, keyword spamming.
g. Use www.storyblend.com to solicit minors for information or cause harm to minors.
h. Use the Site to crack encryption codes or passwords, interfere with security, or for any purposes that cause harm to the Site or Content.
i. Use www.storyblend.com or Content found within as a means of spreading damaging items. This includes, but is not limited to viruses, worms, or Trojan horses.
j. Use www.storyblend.com to submit or present illegal or pornographic content.
k. Use www.storyblend.com in any way that might create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest. This includes, but is not limited to soliciting reviews or trading reviews with other businesses.
m. Unlawfully reverse engineer any part of www.storyblend.com.
n. Remove, disable, damage, or interfere in any way with any of www.storyblend.com’s security structures that limit Site use or inhibit unlicensed copying of any content.
o. Attempt to achieve unauthorized access to any part of the Site, including computer systems, user accounts, or connected networks by means of password mining, hacking, or any other illegal and/or unethical methods.
p. Mine Site data, process, or record any data about www.storyblend.com or its users.
q. Abuse the Site or Site content (other than Your Content) through modification, translation, sale, reproduction, or distribution of Site Content or the Site itself.
r. Omit or manipulate any part of www.storyblend.com’s intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, or other exclusive rights’ notices on anything copied, printed, or distributed from the Site.
s. Access, index, or scrape the Site or content using any automatic or somewhat automatic method as a means to (a) reformat any part of www.storyblend.com, (b) develop or occupy a database of business-focused evaluations, or (c) take any action that will impose or have the potential to impose an excessive burden on our systems.
t. Use www.storyblend.com in any way that infringes upon the rights of users or third parties. This includes any and all rights, both proprietary and intellectual. This includes but it not limited to moral, patent, copyright, privacy, trademark, trade secret, and publicity.
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a. “Personal Accounts” refer to social media accounts that are used for your own individual, non-commercial purposes. By reading this, you agree to provide truthful and comprehensive information about yourself when producing your personal account. You may not create multiple personal accounts or impersonate another individual in any way.
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5. Content and Responsibility. Your Content is exclusively your responsibility. You assume any and all risks associated with Your Content. This includes, but is not limited to reliance on accuracy, entirety, or usefulness and disclosures that reveal your identity. Upon posting content on www.storyblend.com, you signify personal ownership and/or authorization to use the posted content. www.storyblend.com accepts no liability for Your Content. You may not infer in any way that Your Content is endorsed or supported by www.storyblend.com. You may be found liable if (a) Your Content violates any third-party rights, both proprietary and intellectual. This includes, but is not limited to copyright, privacy right, publicity, trade secret, patent, trademark, or moral right; or (b) Your Content contains information that is fraudulent or intentionally misleading, information that harms minors, information containing pornography or hate speech, unlawful information, or information that violates or encourages others to violate laws or regulations.
6. Content Permissions. Your Content may be displayed on www.storyblend.com, assimilated into other works, used in promoting, distributed, or used for any other lawful purpose. By posting your content or making it available, you grant irrevocable permission to use your content for any purpose. You also consent to waive any moral rights, credit claims, and declarations for Your Content.
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