Eligibility and Approval
1.1 You may browse the Site without registering but in doing so you accept and agree that you will not be able to upload content to the Site unless you register an account with the Site. You will be asked if you wish to register each time you try to access any part of the Site that requires registration. To register and/or to subscribe to the Site you will be asked to provide certain information about yourself; this is more particularly set out below.
1.2 We, in our sole discretion, will have the right to refuse to allow you to register or subscribe to the Site.
Non-commercial Use by Users
1.4 The Site is for the personal use of users only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavours. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from user accounts and/or profiles without notice and may result in termination of a user’s account. Appropriate legal action may be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Site.
2.1 If you wish to register with the Site, you must register using our online registration process, which includes the option to connect directly via Facebook. In doing so, you agree that:
2.1.1 you will provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration process;
2.1.2 you will maintain and promptly update that information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete;
2.1.3 You will not provide any false personal information, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
2.1.4 You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as, but not limited to, selling your status update to an advertiser or selling your account).
2.1.5 You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
2.1.6 You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardise the security of your account.
2.1.7 You will not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission.
2.1.8 If you select a username for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).
Registrant email addresses, passwords and security
2.3 You will also receive an account upon completing the Site's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login details and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to:
2.3.1 immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your email address, password or account or any other breach of security; and
2.3.2 ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.
3.1 You may not attempt to hack, decompile or change the Site in any way. This includes the code or any content or data.
3.2 You may not create any software or content that mimics the Site or its branding.
3.3 You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any other customer of ours, including any account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, 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 Site.
3.4 You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.
3.5 Users acknowledge and agree that we cannot and do not generally review the Content created or uploaded by users.
4.1 The Site allows you to upload and/or post short stories in audio, video and text form (“Content”) and to view other users’ uploaded Content.
4.2 Nothing in these Terms will serve to assign or otherwise transfer legal title in Content to us and you shall retain ownership of all original Content that you upload to the Site.
4.3 You are solely responsible for your conduct in using the Site and/or Content you post, supply, submit, upload, transfer to and/or otherwise place on, and/or download from the Site.
4.4 You will not post, supply, submit, upload, transfer to and/or otherwise place Content, on the Site and/or use or download Content from the Site:
4.4.1 in a manner that infringes the intellectual property rights (such as copyright) or other proprietary rights or contractual rights of any third party;
4.4.2 in a manner that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
4.4.3 to engage in spamming, “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes”, advertisement of illegal or controlled products or services, or any other advertising or marketing activities that violate these Terms, any applicable laws, regulations or generally-accepted advertising industry guidelines, including to other users of the Site;
4.4.4 in a manner that is misleading, deceptive or fraudulent or otherwise illegal or promotes illegal activities, including engaging in phishing or otherwise obtaining financial or other personal information in a misleading manner or for fraudulent or misleading purposes;
4.4.5 in a manner that is libelous or defamatory, or in a way that is otherwise threatening, abusive, violent, harassing, malicious or harmful to any person or entity, or invasive of another’s privacy, or which breaches any data protection laws;
4.4.6 in a manner that is harmful to minors in any way;
4.4.7 in a manner that is hateful or discriminatory based on race, colour, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable, as reasonably determined by us;
4.4.8 to impersonate us and/or our employees, or any other person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or to obtain access to the Site;
4.4.9 to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or prevent others from using the Site, or in a manner that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to the Site, or that otherwise negatively affects other persons’ ability to use the Site;
4.4.10 to use any manual or automated means, including agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access or manage any end-user’s account or to monitor or copy the Site or the content contained therein;
4.4.11 to facilitate the unlawful distribution of copyrighted content;
4.4.12 in a manner that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person’s explicit consent;
4.4.13 in a manner that employs misleading email or IP addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Site or to users of the Site; and
4.4.14 in a manner that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if emailed to users of the Site who have requested not to be contacted about other services, products or commercial interests.
4.5 You will not, in using the Site and/or posting, supplying, submitting, uploading, transferring to and/or otherwise placing Content on the Site and/or use or download Content from the Site:
4.5.1 “Stalk” or otherwise harass anyone;
4.5.2 collect, use or disclose data, including personal information, about other users without their consent or for unlawful purposes or in violation of applicable law or regulations;
4.5.3 collect, solicit or otherwise obtain access to usernames, passwords or other authentication credentials from, or to proxy authentication credentials for, any user of the Site;
4.5.4 post any Content containing child pornography to the Site. We will report any suspected instances of child pornography to the applicable law enforcement agencies;
4.5.5 post any Content that we determine depicts or contains rape, extreme violence, murder, bestiality, incest, constitutes pornography, contains nudity, or is adult in nature or other similar content;
4.5.6 use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from Site – except for Internet search engines (e.g. Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g. archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file, or “well-behaved” web services/RSS/Atom clients. We reserve the right to define what we mean by “well-behaved”;
4.5.7 post irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure;
4.5.8 attempt to gain unauthorized access to our computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Site;
4.5.9 use the Site as a generic file hosting service; and
4.5.10 develop, invoke, or utilize any code to disrupt, diminish the quality of, interfere with the performance of, or impair the functionality of the Site.
4.6 If notified in accordance with Clause 7 below that Content infringes or potentially infringes the rights of any third party and/or is otherwise in breach of these Terms, we may (acting in our sole discretion) remove such Content. We reserve the right to delete, refuse to accept and/or remove any such Content, including, without limitation, any Content that in our sole discretion and/or judgment violates these Terms or which might be offensive, inappropriate, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of other members or third parties, and/or terminate a user’s access for uploading such Content, at any time and without prior notice.
4.7 We do not monitor, preview, edit or otherwise control Content and cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of Content posted. By using the Site, you agree to assume this risk. You accept and agree that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against us with respect thereto.
4.8 You are solely responsible for any activity you engage in and/or the Content that you post on or through, and/or download from the Site. We do not endorse and have no control over the Content or your use of the Site. We make no warranties, express or implied, as to such Content or activity and/or to its accuracy or reliability and accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever (howsoever arising) for inappropriate Content or activity that is in breach of these Terms.
4.9 We reserve the right (but we are not obliged) to investigate and to take appropriate legal action in our sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the Site and terminating the membership of such violators. We have no liability and you bear the sole and exclusive risk associated with use of or reliance on the accuracy, quality, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any data, information or material in connection with your use of and registration to the Site.
4.10 You shall compensate us for all damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) incurred by us as a result of any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and/or in connection with any Content submitted by you.
4.11 You accept that it is your responsibility to install appropriate anti-virus and security software on your computer hardware to protect against a computer security threat which may be transferred to your computer hardware through the use of the Site including but not limited to viruses, Trojan horses, time bombs or any other form of programming routine designed to damage or otherwise impair a computer’s functionality or operation.
Licence to us and other users
4.12 By posting, uploading and/or otherwise placing Content on the Site, you hereby grant us and our successors and assignees permission to use, copy, modify, adapt, distribute and publicly display the Content on the Site (including any mobile application). As a user of the Site, you shall only be granted the right to view other Content posted on the Site. All other rights are reserved.
5.2 We shall ensure that such data will be collected, processed, stored, protected, used and/or disclosed at all times in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended and revised) or other analogous data protection legislation in force from time to time throughout the world.
6.1 You agree that:
6.1.1 you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws, directives, statutes, rules, regulations, codes of conduct and all other such requirement (legal or otherwise) in connection with your use of the Site;
6.1.2 you have the right to grant to the Site the rights granted herein and you own or have all the necessary rights, title and interest in;
(a) all Content you post, upload and/or otherwise place on the Site; and
(b) all intellectual property rights in and relating to Content.
(c) Content does not and will not:
(d) infringe, violate or misappropriate any third-party rights, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral rights, privacy rights, rights of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; and/or
(e) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any person; and/or
(f) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, Easter eggs, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer programming routines that may potentially damage or interfere with the Site, or intercept or expropriate any system data or personal information from the Site.
7.1 We own the Site and all rights in the Site are reserved to the fullest extent by us.
7.2 Copyright Complaints. We respect the intellectual property of others and we have used our reasonable endeavours to obtain the consent of the copyright owners of all material contained within or available on the Site for this to be placed upon the Site and made available to Site users. If you believe your copyrighted work has been used on the Site without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.3 We encourage users to notify us of any Content that you believe to be in violation of copyright, trademark, any other intellectual property rights, or any other applicable law, or of any Content that contains undesirable texts or images of, or links or references to, pornography, violence, racism, or content that is otherwise discriminatory or objectionable. To report any such Content please contact us at email@example.com.
7.4 When reporting any instances of copyright infringement, please include the following information:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright protected content;
A description of the copyrighted protected content that you believe has been infringed upon;
A full description of where on the Site this content can be found (including the relevant URL);
Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement by you that in your reasonable belief the use of the content is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement by you that the information contained in this notice, and any other information we may reasonably require from you in order to enable us to resolve the issue of copyright infringement (whether actual or alleged) is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
We reserve the right, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies available to us under these Terms or generally at law, to suspend or terminate your registration or subscription and/or use of the Site immediately upon being made aware of any breach or potential breach by you of these Terms. We further reserve the right at any time to suspend, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of the Site and/or Content with or without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any suspension, modification or discontinuance.
9.1 THE SITE, AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS OBTAINED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE), PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ‘AS IS,’ ‘WITH ALL FAULTS’, ‘AS AVAILABLE’, WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. SOME TERRITORIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK
9.2 We shall not be responsible for any connection or access to the Site by you or the quality of the transmission of any information passing between you and the Site. You will be responsible for providing your own communications equipment to access the Site via the Internet, and the Internet access charges thereon.
9.3 We do not guarantee that:
9.3.1 the Site will meet your requirements;
9.3.2 access to the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;
9.3.3 the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site will be accurate or reliable;
9.3.4 the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Site will meet your expectations; and/or
9.3.5 any errors in any data or software will be corrected.
9.4 YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE, OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, DOWNLOADERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY (I) WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE SITE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SITE (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES), AND (II) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE OR ANY PART OF SITE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. SOME TERRITORIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT EXCEEDING FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS £500.00).
We are not responsible for any third-party links, services, resources or information provided on or made available through the Site. Accordingly, we make no guarantees and accept no liability (to the fullest extent permissible by law) regarding such third-party links, services, resources or information, including without limitation, guarantees of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement and will not be liable for your use of or reliance on such third-party services, resources or information.
11.1 We reserve the right, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies available to us under these Terms or generally at law, to suspend or terminate your registration and/or use of the Site and/or your account immediately upon being made aware of any breach or potential breach by you of any term of these Terms. We further reserve the right at any time to suspend, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of the Site and/or Your Account with or without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such suspension, modification or discontinuance.
11.2 We will make reasonable efforts to keep the Site operational. However, we shall not be in breach of these Terms where the Site is unavailable for any kind of reasons beyond our control.
11.3 We also reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions of the Site with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any of the direct or indirect consequences of any modification, suspension, discontinuance of or interruption to the Site.
Copyright ©, https://www.youyarn.com. All rights reserved. The trademarks, logos and service marks (‘marks’) displayed on the Site are our property or the property of other third parties properly licensed to us. You are not permitted to use these marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the mark.
13.1 Your use of the Site shall be free at the point of use for the first 12 months of your registration following which you will be given the option to pay a subscription of £1.50 (inclusive of VAT) per year to continue using the Site free from advertisements ("Subscription Service"). The supply of the Subscription Service is governed by the terms and conditions set out in this clause 13. These terms tell you how we will provide the Subscription Service to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information.
13.2 Our acceptance of your request to subscribe to the Subscription Service will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
13.3 If we are unable to accept your request to subscribe to the Subscription Service, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the Subscription Service.
13.4 We may update or require you to update the Subscription Service, provided that the Subscription Service shall always match the description of it that we provided to you before you bought it.
13.5 We will supply the Subscription Service to you until either you end the contract as described below or we end the contract by written notice to you as described below.
13.6 If our supply of the Subscription Service is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any service you have paid for but not received.
13.7 We may have to suspend the supply of the Subscription Service to:
13.7.1 deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes; or
13.7.2 update the Subscription Service to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.
13.8 We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the Subscription Service, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the Subscription Service we will adjust the price so that you do not pay for the Subscription Service while it is suspended. You may contact us to end the contract if we suspend it, or tell you we are going to suspend it, in each case for a period of more than two months and we will refund any sums you have paid in advance for the Subscription Service in respect of the period after you end the contract.
13.9 Without prejudice to your consumer rights, you can always end your contract with us at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13.10 For most products bought online you have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a refund. However, you agree and acknowledge that, as a result of the supply of the Subscription Service beginning immediately once we have accepted your request to subscribe, your right to change your mind will be lost and you will be unable to obtain a refund.
13.11 We may end the contract for the Subscription Service at any time by writing to you if:
13.11.1 you do not make any payment to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within seven days of us reminding you that payment is due; or
13.11.2 you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the Subscription Service.
13.12 If you have any questions or complaints about the Subscription Service, please contact us at email@example.com.
13.13 The price of the Subscription Service is £1.50 per year (which includes VAT) (the "Subscription Fee"). If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the Subscription Service, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay. We may increase the Subscription Fee but if we do so we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract before the increase takes effect.
14.1 We may amend these Terms from time to time, and place the new version on the Site. When we do so, we will place a notice advising that the Terms have been changed on the Site’s home-page https://www.youyarn.com. Your use of the Site from the date that the amended terms are placed on the Site onwards will be governed by those new terms.
14.2 These Terms shall supersede any and all other conditions, understandings, commitments, agreements or representations (except fraudulent misrepresentations), whether oral or in writing, and contain the entire agreement between us and you. We advise that you print off and keep safe a copy of these terms and conditions. You are further advised to read (and are responsible for reading) all information on this website fully.
14.3 If we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract we can still enforce it later. You will still have to perform your obligations (e.g. to pay the Subscription Fee on time) and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the Subscription Service, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
14.4 If any provision(s) of these Terms are held to be invalid, unlawful, void, and/or unenforceable, such provision(s) shall be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms and the remainder of these Terms will thus remain in full force and effect.
14.5 These Terms are subject to the laws of England and Wales, whose courts shall be the courts of exclusive jurisdiction.
14.6 Users may not assign this Agreement or the rights and duties herein, in part or in whole, to any party without our prior written consent.