ARTICLE I. USER TERMS
1. General Terms of Service and Guidelines; Acceptance
Computer Stories welcomes you. This User Agreement (“User Agreement”) applies to web sites and interactive services owned or operated by Computer Stories (individually the “Service”; together the “Services”). The User Agreement applies to each visitor to and user of the Services, including unregistered and registered users and paying customers (individually “User” and collectively, “Users”). Certain additional terms apply to paying customers which are set forth in Article II below. By visiting or using the Services you are agreeing to the terms of this User Agreement.
Computer Stories may change the User Agreement at any time and the changes will become effective 15 days after posting the revised User Agreement (the “Effective Date”). You are responsible for checking periodically for changes and your continued use of the Services after the Effective Date indicates your acceptance of the new User Agreement.
Computer Stories may offer or promote certain Services (e.g. banners, adverts) that are governed by additional operating guidelines or terms of service (“Guidelines”) and such Guidelines will govern the use of such Service and are incorporated by reference into this User Agreement.
2. Computer Stories Services
A. Service Changes and Discontinuation. Our Services provide you with access to a rich collection of online resources, including various communication tools, online forums, personalized content, digital products and branded programming. Some Services are presently provided free of charge and others require payment. Computer Stories reserves the right to change or to discontinue temporarily or permanently the Services at any time without notice. You agree that Computer Stories will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Services.
B. Service Limitations. We work hard to make your experience enjoyable. However, we cannot always anticipate technical or other operational difficulties which may result in loss of data, personalization settings or other service interruptions. For this reason, you agree that the Services, including the services of our third-party service providers, are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE”. Neither Computer Stories nor our third-party service providers assume responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any data, communications or personalization settings. Please refer to Section 6 below for full details.
D. Posting User Content; No Endorsement of User Content. You are solely responsible for all User Content (as defined in the next sentence) that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Services (collectively, “Post”). “User Content” means User-Posted content or information of any type or medium, including but not limited to: letters, emails or other messages; other forms of communication through the Services; personal User information; cheat codes; board posts; reader reviews; blogs, game ratings, data, notes and testimonials; poll votes; images; audio or video files; and software. You may Post only User Content which you own, have created or which you have clear permission to Post. You acknowledge and agree that Computer Stories does not endorse any User Content and is not responsible or liable for any User Content, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of another. You acknowledge that Computer Stories does not pre-screen User Content, and has no obligation to do so, but that Computer Stories and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any User Content that is Posted on or through the Service.
E. Third Party Sites; Advertisers. The Services may provide you with opportunities links or other opportunities to use certain sites, services, products, applications or content offered by or through Computer Stories’s third-party providers, including but not limited to advertisers, content and ecommerce providers (collectively “Third-Party Services”). Your use of any Third-Party Services is subject to any terms of service or conditions of use associated with the Third-Party Services. Computer Stories does not control Third-Party Services and is not responsible for any Third-Party Services or for the contents thereof, including, without limitation, any links that may be contained in or accessible through Third-Party Services. Computer Stories does not endorse any Third-Party Services or any products, content or communications linked to or accessible from the Services. You agree you are wholly responsible for making your own independent judgment regarding your use or interaction with Third-Party Services.
3. General Rules
For the benefit of the entire Computer Stories community, and to comply with applicable laws, we have certain general rules, which Computer Stories will construe in its sole discretion. Because violation of these rules may be grounds for immediate termination of your right to use the Services or other actions by Computer Stories, you should carefully read and follow them.
A. Provide Accurate Information. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested in the Services registration forms (the “Registration Data”). You agree to update the Registration Data to keep it current and accurate.
B. Guard Your Password. Upon completing the registration process, you will receive an account and select a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. In the event of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, you must notify Computer Stories immediately and promptly change your password. Please visit the Support Center (http://computerstories.net/contact) for instructions on how to change your password or to contact Computer Stories.
C. Obey the Law. You agree not to use the Services for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous (e.g., untrue and damaging to others), invasive of another’s privacy, abusive, threatening, or obscene, or that infringes the copyright (e.g., rights of an owner or authorized user of material) or other intellectual property rights of others.
D. Permitted Use of Content. The content included in the Services, including all Web site design, text, graphics, photos, audio, video, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software that are part of the Services (collectively, the “Content”) is owned or licensed by Computer Stories and/or its licensors. All Content is made available to you for your personal, non-commercial use and may be stored on a computer only for such use. The Content is protected by copyright, trademark, service mark, patent and other proprietary rights and laws. Publication, sale, redistribution in any form or medium, as well as modification or use of the Content, except as expressly permitted, is prohibited without the prior written permission of Computer Stories.
E. Limits on Use of the Services. You agree not engage in any of the following: (i) use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access, monitor, data scrape, copy or transfer any part of the Services or the Registration Data or other data of any User (whether individually or in the aggregate); (ii) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Services, or breach the security or authentication measures on the Services; (iii) reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other User of the Services, including any Computer Stories account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Services in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information as provided for by the Services; (iv) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Services; (v) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working or authorized uses of the Services or with any other person’s use of the Services; (vi) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message transmittal you send on or through the Services; and (vii) impersonate any other individual or entity or misrepresent your identity or your affiliation with another individual or entity.
F. Our Communities
1) Community Conduct. By using and/or registering for the community boards, user pages, wikis, blogs (the “Computer Stories Blogs”) or other tools or applications for communicating, Posting, or creating User Content (collectively the “User Tools”), you agree to use the User Tools only to Post User Content that is proper and related to the particular forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the User Tools, you will not:
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Post any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Post files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have expressly received all necessary consents. Post files or content that contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose. Post surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters. Download any file posted by another User of a forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. Restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying any public area of the Services. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, or impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
If you choose to use language, such as a user name or game name that, in Computer Stories’s sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, offensive, or abusive or that might otherwise be objectionable or inappropriate, we reserve the right without prior notice to you to delete or change the offending language including your user name or game name.
2) User Tools. Computer Stories and its affiliates reserve the right to terminate your access without refund to any or all of the User Tools at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
3) Monitoring. Computer Stories and its affiliates have no obligation to pre-screen or monitor the User Tools or the content Posted on or through any User Tools. However, Computer Stories and its affiliates reserve the right at all times, in Computer Stories’s or any of its affiliates’ sole discretion, to edit or remove any content or communications, in whole or in part, and to disclose any information or take any action as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request or to protect the rights, property or safety of Computer Stories, its users and the public.
4) Usage. Content or communications Posted using the User Tools are generally public, not private, communications and others may read your communications without your knowledge or consent. You should not have any expectation of privacy relative to your communications through the User Tools. Always use caution when Posting personal information especially when Posting information that could personally identify you. Your Posting of any User Content through the User Tools is done at your own risk. Computer Stories is not responsible for its theft, copying or placement of that User Content on other media or networks. Computer Stories and its affiliates do not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any community and, therefore, Computer Stories and its affiliates specifically disclaim any liability with regard to the User Tools and the content therein and any actions resulting from your participation or the participation of others using the User Tools. Community managers and hosts are not authorized spokespersons of Computer Stories or any of its affiliates, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Computer Stories and its affiliates. Community managers and hosts do, however, set standards on their own community areas. By Posting User Content through the User Tools you grant Computer Stories certain rights as described in Section 4A below.
Any material or third party software downloaded through or for the use of the Services is done at your own discretion and risk, and Computer Stories will not be responsible in any way for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the Services or our third party service providers will create any warranty not expressly stated.
4. Rights You Grant to Computer Stories
A. User Content. By submitting any User Content through or to the Services, including through any User Tools or User Pages, but excluding any User Content you submit on Computer Stories Blogs, you hereby irrevocably grant to Computer Stories, its affiliates and distributors, a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and fully sub-licensable license, to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, create derivative works from, transfer, transmit and distribute such User Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the User Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, when you submit a game FAQ, text guide, walkthrough or image, Computer Stories may modify the format and display of such User Content, but not the content. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such User Content, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. With respect to User Content you Post for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Computer Stories Blogs, you grant Computer Stories the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such User Content on the Services or on any media. You agree that the foregoing grant of rights by you to Computer Stories and its affiliates is provided without any the entitlement of payment of fees or consideration.
B. Account Access. In order to ensure that Computer Stories is able to provide high-quality services that are responsive to Users’ needs, you agree that Computer Stories representatives will have access to your account and records as reasonably needed to investigate complaints. You are responsible for providing all personal computer and communications equipment necessary to gain access to the Service.
5. Children and Mature Content
The Services are not directed to children under the age of 13. Computer Stories will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information on or through the Services from anyone under 13. Please be aware that certain areas on the Services contain mature content and there may be posted specific age restrictions to access and view such areas. You may be exposed to Content on the Services that you find offensive, indecent or objectionable. By using the Services you assume all risk associated with its use. We encourage parents to supervise their children’s use of the Services and maintain open communication regarding appropriate materials for use and viewing by their children. Note to Parents. If you have any concerns about the Services, please contact us via our online form available at http://computerstories.net/contact.
6. Other Legal Stuff
A. Disclaimer of Warranties. You expressly understand and agree that:
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. Computer Stories, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “Computer Stories PARTIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
THE Computer Stories PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (V) THAT YOUR MESSAGES, DATA OR INFORMATION, IN WHATEVER FORM OR MEDIUM, WILL NOT BE LOST, AND (VI) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ANY Computer Stories PARTY, OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE USER AGREEMENT.
A SMALL NUMBER OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICES. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WITH NO HISTORY OF SUCH SYMPTOMS. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USE OF THE SERVICES IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS AND DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES IMMEDIATELY IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION OR INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENTS OR CONVULSIONS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, LIABILITY OF THE Computer Stories PARTIES WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. To the extent that any part of this section is not consistent with any other part of the User Agreement, then this Disclaimer of Warranties will override it.
C. Limitation of Liability. YOU AGREE THAT THE Computer Stories PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE Computer Stories PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (II) THE COST OF GETTING SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY PRODUCTS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANYONE ON THE SERVICES; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, ANY Computer Stories PARTY IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS ANY WAY CONNECTED TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, LIABILITY OF THE Computer Stories PARTIES SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE GREATER OF (I) THE TOTAL OF ANY SUBSCRIPTION OR SIMILAR FEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SERVICES PAID IN THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE INITIAL CLAIM MADE AGAINST Computer Stories, OR (II) US$ 100.00.
D. Indemnification. You agree to protect and fully compensate the Computer Stories Parties from any and all third-party claims, liability, damages, expenses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the Services, or violation of the User Agreement by you or any other user of your account (whether or not authorized).
E. Copyright Infringement. If you believe that content you own has been used on the Services in a way that violates your copyright or other intellectual property rights, please provide Computer Stories’s Designated Agent the following information:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
your address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Computer Stories’s Designated Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
By mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
G. Notices. Computer Stories may give you notice of certain events from time to time and may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our Services or delivering them to you through email if you have provided Computer Stories with your accurate email address.
Direct questions or notices to Computer Stories as follows: Computer Stories – Attention: Legal Department
ARTICLE II. CUSTOMER USER AGREEMENT
Certain Services provided by Computer Stories require registration and payment (such Services are referred to as the “Premium Services”). The terms and conditions contained in this Article II (the “Customer User Agreement”) apply to each customer of a Premium Service, including but not limited to the Computer Stories Shop. THE CUSTOMER USER AGREEMENT IS IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE USER AGREEMENT, AND THE USER AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY APPLIES TO EACH CUSTOMER AND SUBSCRIBER. PLEASE READ THE USER AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE CUSTOMER USER AGREEMENT, CAREFULLY PRIOR TO COMPLETING ANY PAYMENT OR REGISTRATION FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE. BY REGISTERING FOR PAYMENT OR ANY PREMIUM SERVICE, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO AND AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CUSTOMER USER AGREEMENT AS WELL AS ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE USER AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE USER AGREEMENT (INCLUDING THE CUSTOMER USER AGREEMENT), YOU MUST DISCONTINUE ANY PAYMENT OR REGISTRATION PROCESS.
1. Payment Obligation and Credit Card Authorization. You are responsible for paying any and all charges relating to your shopping or Premium Service account, including without limitation, periodic subscription fees (the initial fee and automatic renewals). You grant Computer Stories permission to charge your credit card (or other approved payment mechanism) to pay for all such charges. Any subscription fee will be billed at the beginning of your subscription and on each annual, quarterly or monthly renewal thereafter, dependant on the original subscription term selected at registration, unless you cancel at least 10 days prior to the renewal date pursuant to the process set forth below.
2. Renewal and Cancellation of Your Subscription. You grant Computer Stories permission to automatically renew your subscription and charge your account up to five (5) days prior to the day on which your subscription is scheduled to end. However, you may “opt out” of this automatic renewal by visiting The Support Center (http://computerstories.net/contact) and canceling on your own or by using our online form to notify Computer Stories. Computer Stories will cancel your account upon receipt of such notification from you. All fees, charges and sales are final. Once charged to your credit card, the payments are nonrefundable, except in cases of demonstrated fraud, which will be determined at Computer Stories’s sole discretion. You acknowledge that canceling your subscription will not immediately terminate access to the Premium Services. Your subscription will remain open until the paid period expires. You acknowledge and agree that the authorization to charge your credit card or other payment mechanism for the Premium Services shall automatically transfer to any successors or assigns of the Premium Service for substantially similar services at the same website. You may not assign or transfer your subscription to any other person or entity. You must be at least 18 years old (or have the permission of a credit card holder who is) to subscribe for Premium Services.
Payment must be made by a major credit card accepted by Computer Stories or PayPal. If Computer Stories does not receive payment from the credit card issuer, its agent, or from PayPal you agree to pay all amounts due upon our demand. Your card issuer agreement governs your use of your designated card in connection with the Premium Service, and you must refer to that agreement and not the User Agreement to determine your rights and liabilities as a cardholder.
YOU, AND NOT Computer Stories, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY AMOUNTS BILLED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD BY A THIRD PARTY EVEN IF THEY WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY YOU. Computer Stories RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ANY TIME, TO CHANGE ITS FEES AND BILLING METHODS, INCLUDING THE ADDITION OF SUPPLEMENTAL FEES OR SEPARATE CHARGES FOR PRODUCTS, CONTENT, OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY Computer Stories, EFFECTIVE THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER AN ONLINE POSTING AT Computer Stories. Computer Stories MAY ADDITIONALLY PROVIDE NOTICE OF BILLING CHANGES VIA EMAIL. If any such change is unacceptable to you, you may cancel your account or Subscription Service by visiting The Support Center (http://computerstories.net/contact). However, canceling will not immediately terminate access to any Premium Service account and Computer Stories will not refund the remaining portion of your subscription. The subscription will remain open until the paid period expires. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE PREMIUM SERVICE FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF A CHANGE TO SUCH FEES AND BILLING METHODS SHALL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGE. Computer Stories IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR FAILURE TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION EITHER IN WRITING BY EMAIL, FAX, OR LETTER ON OR THROUGH THE WEB SITE. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Computer Stories SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ADJUSTMENTS, REFUNDS OR ACCOUNT OVERSIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED TO Computer Stories THROUGH THE SUPPORT CENTER WITHIN 60 DAYS OF SUCH OCCURRENCE OR LACK THEREOF.
There shall be no refunds, except in demonstrated cases of credit card fraud (as determined by Computer Stories at its sole discretion) or under the terms agreed to when purchasing a product or service as agreed to during the payment process. You understand and agree that as a result of processing a refund Computer Stories incurs certain administrative costs, and that the fees below are a fair and accurate assessment of those costs. Should a refund be permitted, all refunds (except those due to demonstrated instances of credit card fraud) are subject to a “restocking” fee of $5 per charge refunded.
3. Termination of Your Account. You acknowledge that Computer Stories, in its sole discretion, may terminate your ID, password, account (or any part thereof) or use of Premium Services for a variety of reasons, including, without limitation, if Computer Stories believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the User Agreement or any other agreement referred to in the User Agreement. Computer Stories may also, in its sole discretion, at any time discontinue providing the Premium Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Premium Service under any provision of the User Agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Computer Stories may immediately deactivate or delete your account and/or bar any further access to the Premium Service. If your account is terminated by Computer Stories, it will not be automatically renewed and access will be terminated, without refund. Further, you agree that Computer Stories shall not be liable to you or any third-party for termination of your access to the Premium Service. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Computer Stories SHALL NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ADJUSTMENTS, REFUNDS OR ACCOUNT OVERSIGHTS PAST THE 60th DAY OF SUCH OCCURRENCE OR LACK THEREOF.
4. Trial Memberships. Computer Stories may offer promotional trial memberships to Premium Services at special discounted prices. If you sign up for a trial membership, you will be automatically renewed at the normal subscription rate for the Premium Service at the end of the trial period, unless you cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the trial. You must cancel prior to the end of your trial to avoid charges to your credit card. We will continue to bill your credit card for the Premium Service at the standard Premium Service rate and renewal term thereafter, dependant on the original subscription term selected at registration, until you cancel. For information about canceling your subscription, visit the Support Center (http://computerstories.net/contact).
5. Account Information. You agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the shopping or Premium Service registration process. You must promptly inform Computer Stories of any of the following: changes in the expiration date of any credit card used in connection with a Premium Service; changes in home or billing address; and apparent breaches of security, such as loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of an ID or password. You agree to notify Computer Stories immediately upon learning of any potential breach of your Premium Service account.
6. Use Restriction. Our products and Premium Services are for the private, non-commercial enjoyment of paying customers only. Any other use is strictly prohibited. Computer Stories spends a great deal of time and money to obtain the information appearing on our sites and products. You agree that you will not copy, publish, or in any way make available publicly any news, pictures, interviews, features, or any other information, content or materials from our services and products, without express written permission from Computer Stories. You agree that if you do so, Computer Stories reserves the right to cancel your account or any subscription immediately without refund. Additionally, reuse of copyrighted information (including but not limited to pictures, interviews, features, videos, audio, etc.) will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.