Welcome to Trove, formerly known as Social Reader. Trove provides a website located at www.trove.com, applications for mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Android, and other services and products offered by us in connection with the website or mobile apps (collectively, “the Services”). In order to have the full Trove experience, we recommend signing up with Trove or logging in via a social network account. Web users who do not wish to sign in can remain anonymous, but will have a limited reading experience.
By signing up with Trove or logging in via your social networking account, you affirm that you are over the age of 13. The Services are not intended for those under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not sign up or use the Service and talk to your parents about what sites or apps may be appropriate for you.
We may ask you to provide personally identifiable information for various reasons and at various times. For example, when you sign up with Trove or connect to our Services through a third party social network account such as Facebook or Twitter, we may collect your name, email address, social network user ID, profile location (city/state), interests, information about your friends, and other information you have chosen to make public through your social network account(s), including content you have posted (e.g., your tweets). We may ask for your information at other times, too, such as when you contact us with a question. We may automatically collect information about you when you use our Services. For instance, we may automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as which articles you read, which pages you visit, where you click on this site, information about your specific interests and troves, the domain name, your IP address, Web browser software, referring web site, mobile operating system and location data passed to us from your mobile device via third parties. We may also use “pixel tags,” also known as “clear GIFs”, and “web beacons,” in connection with our Services to collect information about usage to improve our products. In addition, we may place a “cookie” (a small, unique identifier text file) on your system to remember who you are. We also may include other information in our cookie files; for example, if you arrived at Trove.com via a link from a third-party site, we may include the URL of the linking page. You may opt out of the cookies delivered by us by changing the setting on your browser, but this may restrict you from participating in all the features of the Services. Please be aware that this will disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones delivered by us. We may combine all of this information with other information, including personally identifiable information we have collected about you.
We use the information, including personally identifiable information that we have collected about you in several ways, including:
We do not honor Do Not Track requests.
We may share the information, including personally identifiable information about you and your interests that we collect about you in limited circumstances, including:
If you are logged into Trove via a third party network, you can access and update personally identifiable information that you have provided to us via the settings page of the respective third party network. You can access and update any personally identifiable information that you have provided directly to us, or ask us questions, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have in place administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect the information we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
ACCEPTING OUR TERMS
You agree that you will only access the Services through the interfaces we provide. You agree not to “hack” or reverse-engineer the Services, take any action that could have the effect of damaging the Services or their security, or interfere with other users’ use of the Services. You also agree not to cause or allow any computerized or mechanical process to access or to collect content from the Services, or to send unsolicited or unlawful e-mail, to or through the Services or with reference to us or the Services. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate and work with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who are involved in such violations.
We may require you to provide information about yourself as part of the registration process, or for various other reasons in connection with the Services. You agree that any such information you provide to us will be accurate and up to date. We may also ask or require you to use a password or other form of authentication to access or use the Services. You further agree to maintain the security of your password, and to notify us immediately if you suspect that your password or account has been compromised. You are solely responsible for all actions with respect to the Services that occur under your account.
OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You agree to use the Services only for your own personal and non-commercial use except with our permission. We do not grant you a license to use the Services for any other purpose. Except for content you have posted, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of the Services without our express written permission. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of the Services over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale without our permission. To request express written permission to copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, distribute or in any way exploit any part of the Services, please contact us.
All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, logos, product packaging, and designs of all of our (or any third-party) products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to us or their respective owners, and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the Services confers on you any license or right under any of our patents or trademarks or those of any third party.
The Services contain features that allow users to post their own content. Only individuals who have registered for the Services are permitted to post content on the Services. When your account is used to submit, post, or add content to the Services (“User Submissions”), you agree to accept sole responsibility for those User Submissions, including the information, statements, facts, and material contained in any form or medium (e.g., text, audio, video, and photographic) therein.
When you provide any User Submission to us, you grant us, our affiliates, and our partners, a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute, and publish such User Submission, and subsequent versions thereof. You agree you will not attempt to enforce any so-called “moral rights” in your User Submission against us, our affiliates, and/or our partners. This license will apply to the distribution and the storage of your User Submission in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.
This is a community site, and we require all users to abide by appropriate community standards. By using the Services, you agree that none of your User Submissions will: infringe on the intellectual property, trade secret, privacy, or publicity rights of others; contain false statements or misrepresentations that could damage Trove or any third party; include obscene, libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexually explicit, sexually oriented, profane, or embarrassing material, as determined by Trove in its sole discretion; be illegal or otherwise objectionable to us; or include commercial advertisements or solicitations.
Although you are solely responsible for the content you provide, we reserve the right to monitor User Submissions. If we become aware of User Submissions that violate these Terms and Conditions or that we believe to be otherwise objectionable, we may reject or delete them, suspend or terminate your account, or take other action, without notice to you and in our sole discretion.
You understand and agree that User Submissions are neither owned by nor provided by Trove, and that we are in no way responsible for such User Submissions or any related conduct or practices. You also understand that you may be subject to the terms of third party social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. Please refer to these social networks for more information on their terms.
NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on or linked from our Services without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated copyright agent with the following information:
(a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
(b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Services that is requested to be removed;
(c) your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available, so that we may contact you if necessary;
(d) a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; and
(f) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.
Our copyright agent for notice of claims of infringement on the Services is:
Copyright Agent, Legal Department Graham Holdings Company, 1150 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20071
You may also send claims to us by email at email@example.com or by fax to 202-334-4605. Please call 202-334-6632 for additional information relating to our process for claims of copyright infringement.
This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere on the Services.
We will remove any content that infringes upon the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), and will terminate the Services privileges of those who repeatedly infringe on the copyright of others. United States law imposes substantial penalties for falsely submitting a notice of copyright infringement.
INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
The material on the Services is provided for informational purposes only as a convenience for our users. Much of the information on the Services is provided by third parties. We do not review or verify the accuracy of the information and other material provided by third parties that appears on the Services. You should not rely on the Services except as an informational resource. The Services may, as a convenience to users, provide links to third-party content and other web sites. We do not endorse, sponsor, or accept any responsibility for such material, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You understand that we will not be responsible for any damages that you claim result, directly or indirectly, from use of the Services, for any reason, including costs incurred while using the Services, the inaccessibility of the Services, information posted on the Services, or the costs associated with any claims you bring or try to bring against us.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES, OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, ANY LINKED SITES, ANY ADVERTISERS’ PRODUCTS, SERVICES, GOODS, OR EVENTS OFFERED ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ANOTHER USER RELATED TO, ARISING FROM, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH USE OF THE SERVICES, YOU RELEASE US AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, PARENTS, PARTNERS, AND LICENSORS (“GHC PARTIES”) FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH A DISPUTE.
These limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, our liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY THE GHC PARTIES AGAINST, AND HOLD THE GHC PARTIES HARMLESS FROM, LIABILITY, LOSSES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR CLAIMS MADE IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH USE.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THIS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THE SERVICES, LINKED SITES, OR OTHER CONTENT THAT MAY BE ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE SERVICES. WE DISCLAIM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE DISCLAIM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL (a) WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (b) WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, (c) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THE SERVICES, (d) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CORRECTNESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF DATA MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICES OR OTHERWISE BY US, AND (e) WARRANTIES OTHERWISE RELATING TO PERFORMANCE, NONPERFORMANCE, OR OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY US OR ANY THIRD PARTY. FURTHER, THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, (a) THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE FREE FROM ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, OR DELAY IN OPERATION, OR FROM TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; (b) THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (c) THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (d) THAT THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, AND WE DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE CHANGES.
This agreement may be terminated by us for any reason at any time. Otherwise applicable sections of this agreement shall survive such termination.
GOVERNING LAW / ENTIRE AGREEMENT
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