Date of Last Revision: December 11, 2014
Stone Soup Kitchen Inc. through its service called Nowvel provides online photo publishing services to you through its website www.nowvel.com (the “Website”) and through its mobile applications and related services (collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Site, the “Service(s)”), subject to these Terms of Service (“Terms of Service” or “Agreement”). By accessing or using the Service, you (the “User”) agree that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service (“Terms of Service” or “Agreement”), whether or not you are a registered member ("Member") of the Service. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Service at any time without notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Service on our Site and will indicate at the top of the Terms of Service the date they were last revised. Any new Terms of Service are effective upon posting and your continued use of the Service after such posting constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Service, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Service. It is your responsibility to regularly review the Terms of Service to determine if there have been changes.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully as they contain important information regarding your legal rights, remedies and obligations.
By using the Service, you represent and warrant that you are thirteen (13) years old or older. You must be thirteen (13) years of age or older to register as a member of the Service or access or use the Service. If you are under the age of 13, you must use an account created by a parent, guardian or teacher, and you must have the explicit permission of a parent or guardian to use the Service. Membership in and access to the Service is void where prohibited.
This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Services or are a Member. You may have your account deleted by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Nowvel may terminate your membership for any reason, at any time. Even after termination, your obligations under this Agreement will remain in effect. You understand that termination of this Agreement and your account may involve deletion of your Nowvel information from our live databases as well as any Member Content that you have uploaded to the Service or created on the Service using your account. You agree that Nowvel will not have liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your account or related deletion of your information or Member Content.
You acknowledge that Nowvel reserves the right to charge for Services and to change our fees from time to time in its discretion, upon posting such policy on the Service. Thereafter, upon using our Services, you will be responsible for the payment of any applicable fees as set forth on the Service.
To order any Nowvel products, you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the applicable age of majority in your jurisdiction. You will be required to give us a valid credit card number (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or any other issuer then accepted by us) and associated payment information at the time you order Nowvel products or any other products hereunder, including all of the following:
Nowvel does not accept cash, checks or any other payment form, although it reserves the right to change this policy in the future. Your credit card issuer agreement governs your use of your designated credit card, and you must refer to that agreement and not this Agreement to determine your rights and liabilities as a cardholder. You agree that no additional notice or consent is required before Nowvel invoices the credit card for all amounts due and payable. By providing Nowvel with your credit card number and associated payment information, you agree that Nowvel is authorized to immediately invoice your account for all fees and charges due and payable to Nowvel as a result of your purchase of any books or other products. You agree to immediately notify Nowvel of any change in the credit card used for payment hereunder or in any associated information. Nowvel reserves the right, at any time, to change its prices and billing methods for books and other products sold, either immediately upon posting on the Service or by e-mail delivery to you.
Any credit issued to you by Nowvel has no cash value and is not exchangeable as cash. Nowvel credit may be redeemed towards future purchases using your Nowvel account, and your Nowvel credit will be automatically applied in the checkout process. Nowvel credit is valid for 1 year from the date of last purchase, or if the user has not purchased, from the date of registration as a Nowvel user. If your Nowvel credit expires, it will be removed from your Nowvel account.
You agree to pay all fees and charges incurred in connection with your orders and purchases (including any taxes imposed on your orders and purchases, including, but not limited to, applicable shipping fees, sales, use or value-added taxes) at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. Fees charged for goods and services may change at any time without advanced notice. Nowvel may automatically charge and withhold such fees and charges for orders to be delivered to addresses within any jurisdictions that it deems is required. When you order photo books or other products for overseas delivery, shipments may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied when the package with the books or products arrives at the destination that you specified. Any charges for customs clearance shall be borne by you, as Nowvel has no control over such charges and cannot foresee the amount charged (if any). You agree that you are the importer of record for goods and services you order and you shall comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country.
You must notify us in writing within seven (7) days after receiving your credit card statement, if you dispute any of our charges on that statement or such dispute will be deemed waived. Such notification shall be sent to the following address:Stone Soup Kitchen, Inc.
or via email at email@example.com
If you are not fully satisfied with your Nowvel product, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org within seven (7) days after receiving your product. We will determine with you the most appropriate remedy, which may include reprinting your Nowvel, a credit or refund.
All sales of products purchased through the Service are made FOB shipping carrier. Title and risk of loss for each shipment of products shall pass to you upon transfer to the shipping carrier, FOB.
The Service includes certain services that are available via a mobile device, including (i) the ability to upload content to the Service via a mobile device, (ii) the ability to browse the Service and the Site from a mobile device and (iii) the ability to access certain features through an application downloaded and installed on a mobile device (collectively, the “Mobile Services”). To the extent you access the Service through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier's standard charges, data rates and other fees may apply. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier, and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices. By using the Mobile Services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding Nowvel and other entities by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services may be communicated to us. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you agree to promptly update your Nowvel account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number.
An account is automatically created for you and is linked to your email address when you place an order or create an account via Facebook and other means. You agree not to use the account, email address or password of any other Member at any time. You are solely responsible for all activity by anyone using your account and/or password. If you suspect unauthorized use of your account or your password, please contact us at email@example.com.
You understand that the Service is available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You agree that no Member Content of any kind submitted by you or through your account will violate or infringe upon the safety or rights of any third party, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful or illegal material. You further agree not to scrape, harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of Members from the Service by electronic or other means for any commercial purpose, for sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications. Additionally, you agree not to use automated scripts to collect information from the Service or for any purpose. You further agree that you may not use Service in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair Service. In addition, you agree not to use the Service to:
All content on the Service, including but not limited to design, text, graphics, other files, and their selection and arrangement (the "Content") and all associated patent, trademark, service mark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright, and other intellectual property rights, are the property of Nowvel or its licensors. All rights reserved. The Content may not be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without Nowvel's prior written permission under a separate agreement. You may not republish Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate any of the Content in any other database or compilation. Any other use of the Content is strictly prohibited.
All trademarks, logos, trade dress and service marks on the Service are the sole property of Nowvel or its licensors and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Nowvel under a separate agreement.
The technology and software underlying the Service or distributed in connection therewith is the property of Nowvel (the “Software”). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Nowvel.
You are solely responsible for the content, text, information, photos, video, audio, images, graphics, or profile information that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members through the Service (collectively the "Member Content"). You understand and agree that Nowvel may, but is not obligated to, review and delete or remove any Member Content that in the sole judgment of Nowvel violates this Agreement or for any other reason.
By posting Member Content to any part of the Service, you hereby grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Nowvel an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, perform, display, modify, publish, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Member Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicensees to do the foregoing.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content or any material on the Service infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for further detail):
Our designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is:Copyright Claims
Nowvel offers Software applications that are intended to be operated in connection with products made commercially available by Apple Inc. (“Apple”), among other platforms. With respect to Software that is made available for your use in connection with an Apple-branded product (such Software, “Apple-Enabled Software”), in addition to the other terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Service, the following terms and conditions apply:
If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Apple-Enabled Software, they should be directed to Nowvel as follows:Nowvel
Nowvel and you acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple's subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service with respect to the Apple-Enable Software, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Service against you with respect to the Apple-Enable Software as a third party beneficiary thereof.
The Service may contain links to other web sites. Nowvel is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such web sites, and such web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked web site on the Service does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked web site by Nowvel. If you decide to access these third-party web sites, you do so at your own risk.
In addition, Nowvel is not responsible for the accuracy, availability or reliability of any information, content, goods, data, opinions, advice or statements made available in connection with Social Networking Services. As such, Nowvel is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Social Networking Services. Nowvel enables these features merely as a convenience and the integration or inclusion of such features does not imply an endorsement or recommendation.
Nowvel is not responsible for any Member Content, including Member Content that violates this Terms of Service or is offensive, incorrect or inaccurate, whether such condition is caused by users of the Service, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. Nowvel is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user or Member of the Service. You understand that the Service may be temporarily unavailable from time to time. Nowvel DOES NOT ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, REPRESENT OR WARRANT THE BOOKS, PRODUCTS, CONTENT, ADVERTISEMENTS, OR ANY MEMBER CONTENT ON THE SERVICE. Nowvel assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, unavailability, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. Nowvel 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 email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the INTERNET and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will Nowvel be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Service, any Content posted on the SERVICE or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the SERVICE, whether online or offline. THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," AND NOWVEL DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NOWVEL.COM CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICE OR ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE SERVICE. THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL NOWVEL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING FROM YOUR PURCHASE AND USE OF BOOKS OR PRODUCTS OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, EVEN IF NOWVEL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, NOWVEL'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIM WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO NOWVEL FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP OR FIFTY DOLLARS ($50).
The Terms of Service and any dispute about or involving the Service will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You also agree to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the state and federal courts of Santa Clara County, California and waive all claims of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens. Any cause of action by you with respect to the Service must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.
You hereby release Nowvel, its officers, employees, agents and successors from claims, demands any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from any interactions with other Users.
If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
You agree to indemnify and hold Nowvel, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
The communications between you and Nowvel use electronic means, whether you visit the Website or Service or send Nowvel e-mails, or whether Nowvel posts notices on the Website or Service or communicates with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from Nowvel in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Nowvel provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between us. You have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or in your Nowvel products, that would reasonably contradict anything in this section.
Nowvel will not be liable for non-performance or delay in performance (other than of obligations regarding payment of money) caused by any event reasonably beyond the control of Nowvel including, but not limited to wars, hostilities, revolutions, riots, civil commotion, national emergency, epidemics, fire, flood, earthquake, force of nature, explosion, embargo or any “act of God.”
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Nowvel regarding the use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Nowvel relating to your use of the Service. The failure of Nowvel to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Nowvel may assign its rights under this Agreement to any third party without notice or consent. By using the Service, you consent to us contacting you via email or other electronic means. To opt out of receiving electronic communications, mail us at Nowvel Customer Service, 440 N Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94085.