OurStory TimeCove Corp. Terms of Service


OurStory TimeCove Corp. ("OurStory" or "we") operates OurStory.com, which is a social networking service that allows Members to create unique personal profiles online in order to share photographs related to specific times, events, and places and communicate with old and new friends. The services offered by OurStory include any OurStory-branded URL (the "OurStory™ Website"), and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by OurStory in connection with OurStory's business (collectively, the "OurStory™ Services"). The OurStory™ Services are hosted in the United States.

This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the OurStory™ Services. By using the OurStory™ Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "Visitor" (which means that you simply browse the OurStory™ Website, including through a mobile device, or otherwise use the OurStory™ Services without being registered) or you are a "Member" (which means that you have registered with OurStory™). The term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to use the OurStory™ Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and the terms of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement and save it. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to follow all applicable laws, you should leave the OurStory™ Website and discontinue use of the OurStory™ Services immediately. If you wish to become a Member, create Time Coves, communicate with other Members and/or make use of the OurStory™ Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the registration process.
This Agreement includes OurStory's policy for acceptable use of the OurStory™ Services and Content (as defined in Section 6.1 below) posted on or through the OurStory™ Services and your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the OurStory™ Services and Content posted on or through the OurStory™ Services. In order to participate in certain OurStory™ Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions from OurStory. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the OurStory™ Services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement. You may receive a copy of this Agreement by emailing us at: [email protected]m, Subject: Terms of Use Agreement.

OurStory may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by OurStory on the OurStory™ Website. Your continued use of the OurStory™ Services after OurStory posts a revised Agreement signifies your acceptance of the revised Agreement. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Please choose carefully the information and pictures that you post on or through the OurStory™ Services and that you provide to other Users. Your OurStory™ profile may not include any form of Prohibited Content, as outlined in Section 8 below. Despite this prohibition, information, materials, products or services provided by other OurStory™ Members (for instance, in their profile or Time Coves) may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible or otherwise violate this Agreement, and OurStory assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the OurStory™ Services by any person, please click on the "Contact OurStory™" or the "Report Abuse" link at the bottom of the OurStory™ Website pages.

OurStory reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting or photograph (including private messages and photographs) by you, or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the OurStory™ Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. OurStory expressly reserves the right to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the OurStory™ Services if OurStory determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated this Agreement or pose a threat to the OurStory™ Services and/or its Users.

  • Eligibility. Use of the OurStory™ Services and registration to be a Member for the OurStory™ Services ("Membership") is void where prohibited. By using the OurStory™ Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 14 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the OurStory™ Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are under 14 years of age, if we believe that you are under 18 years of age and you represent yourself as 18 or older, or if we believe you are over 18 and represent yourself as under 18.
  • Term. This Agreement, and any posted revision to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the OurStory™ Services or are a Member. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Member's Account Settings page. OurStory may terminate your Membership at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including Sections 5-17.
  • Fees. You acknowledge that OurStory reserves the right to charge for any portion of the OurStory™ Services and to change its fees (if any) from time to time in its discretion. If OurStory terminates your Membership because you have breached the Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of fees or payments (if any).
  • Password. When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You should not share your password with anyone, including our support staff. You should not email your password to anyone, including our support staff. If you forget your password, you may use the "Forgot Password" link to receive a new password to the OurStory™ Website. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify OurStory immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account. To contact OurStory regarding unauthorized use of your account, please email us at: [email protected], Subject: Unauthorized Use.
  • Use by Members. The OurStory™ Services are for the personal use of Members and may be used for promotional purposes as well, but direct commercial endeavors may only be used if they are specifically endorsed or authorized by OurStory. OurStory reserves the right to remove commercial content in its sole discretion. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the OurStory™ Services, including collecting usernames, user id numbers, and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the OurStory™ Website, or employing third party promotional sites or software to promote profiles for money, is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of unauthorized solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice or explanation and may result in termination of Membership privileges. OurStory reserves the right to take appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of the OurStory™ Services.
  • Proprietary Rights in Content on OurStory™.
    • OurStory does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post on or through the OurStory™ Services. After posting your Content to the OurStory™ Services, you continue to retain any such rights that you may have in your Content, subject to the limited license herein. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the OurStory™ Services, you hereby grant to OurStory a limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on or through the OurStory™ Services, including without limitation distributing part or all of the OurStory™ Website in any media formats and through any media channels, except Content marked "private" will not be distributed outside the OurStory™ Website. This limited license does not grant OurStory the right to sell or otherwise distribute your Content outside of the OurStory™ Services. After you remove your Content from the OurStory™ Website we will cease distribution as soon as practicable, and at such time when distribution ceases, the license will terminate. If after we have distributed your Content outside the OurStory™ Website before you change the Content's privacy setting to "private," we will cease distribution of such "private" Content outside the OurStory™ Website as soon as practicable after you make the change.
    • The license you grant to OurStory is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to OurStory), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that OurStory is not required to pay you for the use on the OurStory™ Services of the Content that you post), sublicensable (so that OurStory is able to use its affiliates, subcontractors and other partners such as Internet content delivery networks and wireless carriers to provide the OurStory™ Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the OurStory™ Services are global in reach).
    • You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the OurStory™ Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section 6, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the OurStory™ Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of any Content posted by you on or through the OurStory™ Services.
    • The OurStory™ Services contain Content of OurStory ("OurStory™ Content"). OurStory™ Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and OurStory owns and retains all rights in the OurStory™ Content and the OurStory™ Services. OurStory hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to reproduce and display the OurStory™ Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the OurStory™ Website and using the OurStory™ Services.
    • The OurStory™ Services contain Content of Users and other OurStory licensors. Except as provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the OurStory™ Services. 6.6 OurStory™ performs technical functions necessary to offer the OurStory™ Services, including but not limited to transcoding and/or reformatting Content to allow its use throughout the OurStory™ Services.
  • Content Posted.
    • OurStory may reject, refuse to post or delete any Content for any or no reason, including Content that in the sole judgment of OurStory violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. OurStory assumes no responsibility for monitoring the OurStory™ Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time OurStory chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the OurStory™ Services, OurStory nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.
    • You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the OurStory™ Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users.
  • Content/Activity Prohibited. The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the OurStory™ Services. OurStory reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in OurStory's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the OurStory™ Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of OurStory:
    • is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
    • harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
    • exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
    • contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
    • solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
    • publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
    • constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
    • constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
    • involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";
    • contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
    • furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
    • solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
    • involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from OurStory such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
    • includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; or
    • violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
      The following are examples of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the OurStory™ Website and through your use of the OurStory™ Services. OurStory reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in OurStory's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:
    • criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
    • advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the OurStory™ Services. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, OurStory reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which OurStory deems appropriate in its sole discretion. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unauthorized commercial communications of any kind through the OurStory™ Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to OurStory, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay OurStory $50 for each such unsolicited email or other unauthorized commercial communication you send through the OurStory™ Services;
    • circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the OurStory™ Services;
    • activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;
    • covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any OurStory page via HTML/CSS or any other means;
    • any automated use of the system, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages;
    • interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the OurStory™ Services or the networks or services connected to the OurStory™ Services;
    • impersonating or attempting to impersonate another Member, person or entity;
    • using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;
    • selling or otherwise transferring your profile;
    • using any information obtained from the OurStory™ Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same;
    • displaying an unauthorized commercial advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the OurStory™ Services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, selecting a profile with a commercial purpose, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose; or
    • using the OurStory™ Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Protecting Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property. OurStory respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. OurStory has the right to terminate the Membership of infringers. If you believe your work has been copied and posted on or through the OurStory™ Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send OurStory's Copyright Agent a notification of claimed infringement with all of the following information: (a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (b) identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the OurStory™ Services (providing the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material satisfies this requirement); (c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address; (d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and (f) your physical or electronic signature. OurStory's Copyright Agent for notification of claimed infringement can be reached as follows: Copyright Agent, OurStory TimeCove Corp., 11576 South State St., Ste. 101, Draper, UT 84020; Facsimile: 801-748-1869; Attn: Copyright Agent. OurStory's Copyright Agent for notification of claimed infringement can also be reached electronically by emailing us at: [email protected], Subject: Copyright Agent. OurStory provides certain tools and technologies to help facilitate copyright owners' control over their copyrighted works.
  • Member Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. OurStory™ reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and other Members.
  • Privacy. Use of the OurStory™ Services is also governed by our Privacy Statement, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
  • Disclaimers. OurStory is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the User Content or the accuracy and reliability of the User Content posted on or through the OurStory™ Services, whether caused by Users of the OurStory™ Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the OurStory™ Services and such User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of OurStory. Profiles and third party applications created and posted by Members on the OurStory™ Website may contain links to other websites. OurStory is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by OurStory. Inclusion of any linked website on the OurStory™ Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by OurStory. When you access these third party sites, you do so at your own risk. OurStory takes no responsibility for third party advertisements or third party applications that are posted on or through the OurStory™ Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. OurStory is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the OurStory™ Services. OurStory assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. OurStory is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the OurStory™ Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the OurStory™ Services. Under no circumstances shall OurStory be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the OurStory™ Services, attendance at a OurStory event, from any User Content posted on or through the OurStory™ Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the OurStory™ Services, whether online or offline. The OurStory™ Services are provided "AS-IS" and as available and OurStory expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. OurStory cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the OurStory™ Services.
  • Limitation on Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL OurStory BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE OurStory™ Services, EVEN IF OurStory HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OurStory'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO OurStory FOR THE OurStory™ Services DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.
  • U.S. Export Controls. Software available in connection with the OurStory™ Services (the "Software") is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the OurStory™ Services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.
  • Disputes. The Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Utah, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and OurStory agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the County of Salt Lake, State of Utah to resolve any dispute arising out of the Agreement or the OurStory™ Services. EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, EACH PARTY HERETO CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD NOT IN THE EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THIS WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION. EACH OF THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS SECTION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE OTHER PARTY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
  • Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold OurStory, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the OurStory™ Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and/or if any Content that you post on or through the OurStory™ Services causes OurStory to be liable to another.
  • Other. This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the OurStory™ Website or any of the OurStory™ Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and OurStory regarding the use of the OurStory™ Services. The failure of OurStory to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. OurStory™ is a trademark of OurStory TimeCove Corp.. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
    Please email us at: [email protected] with any questions regarding this Agreement.

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.