Bibbit Terms of Service
Welcome to Bibbit! You’ve taken the first steps in joining the fastest growing community of booklovers. In fact, you love reading so much that you’re actually reading our Terms of Service.
Authors, you retain ownership and copyright of your story and may remove your work from the site at any time. Your story is yours!
I. ACCEPTING OUR TERMS
B. We’ll try to let you know when we change big stuff in our Terms of Service, like adding sweet puns, but we also reserve the right to not inform you. You’ll be bound to any modifications even if you don’t see the changes. Nothing in this document gives third-party rights.
Bibbit empowers writers and offers readers great content, building a haven for booklovers to come together to exchange stories, art, and expand the bounds of writing. We don’t make any money operating the site. Like you, we love reading and believe in our mission that much. Just visiting our site motivates our team to keep improving Bibbit so thank you for joining us. If you enjoy a writer’s work and want to support them, toss them a couple bucks via Patreon, tell your friends, or let the writer know how much their work means to you. Your support breathes life into your favorite writers and their stories.
A. Our terms apply to all users, from comment and story contributors to readers and artists, of Bibbit.com.
B. The website has links to third party websites that we don’t own. We don’t control these third parties so in using our site, you relieve us of all liability from your use of third party sites.
A. To do the best stuff on our site like publishing, commenting, and personalizing your experience, you’ll need to create a Bibbit account. You’re completely responsible for your account. Don’t use someone else’s account, keep your password safe, and let us know if your account has been breached.
B. We won’t be liable for any losses from unauthorized use of your account, but you might be liable for losses of Bibbit or others.
C. No accounts for anyone under 13 years old and no accounts for convicted sex offenders.
D. If you use multiple accounts, we’ll terminate them.
V. GENERAL USE
We hereby grant you permission to use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service if:
A. You don’t use Bibbit.com for commercial use without written authorization from us. Commercial use includes:
a. Sale of access to Bibbit on another site
b. Using Bibbit primarily for advertising or subscription revenue
c. Selling advertising on Bibbit targeted to the content of user submissions or Bibbit content
d. Using the website’s resources or user submissions to compete with Bibbit or user submissions.
B. You don’t use automated systems. No robots, spiders, or offline readers. That said, public search engines may use spiders to copy materials only to create searchable indices, but not caches.
C. You don’t mess with our security features.
D. You don’t distribute any part of the website, including user submissions, without Bibbit.com’s written permission.
E. You don’t alter any part of our website’s code.
F. You only access Bibbit content, including user submissions, through the website itself.
G. You don’t collect any personal information like account names, and you don’t use any of our services for commercial solicitation.
H. We have the right to cease any aspect of the site at any time.
I. On the site, you comply with our Terms of Service, Community Guidelines, and all applicable laws and regulations.
VI. CONTENT USE
A. You can access user submission only for your personal use and through normal functionality of Bibbit.
B. All content, except user submissions, from software, graphics, sounds, features and the like to trademarks, logos, and the like are owned by Bibbit. The content is for personal use and may not be downloaded, copied, modified, distributed, transmitted, sold, licensed, translated, published, or exploited in any other way without written consent from Bibbit. Bibbit reserves all rights not expressly stated here.
C. You understand that while on Bibbit, you will be exposed to all sorts of stuff and we’re not responsible for the accuracy, safety, or intellectual property rights of user submissions. You might find these submissions offensive, but you waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have against Bibbit. You agree to hold Bibbit, its owners and operators harmless to the fullest extent under the law related to your use of the site. If you’ve gotten this far, you definitely understand the power of words. Read at your own risk!
VII. USER SUBMISSIONS
A. User submissions are textual and visual content like stories, comments, messages, and the like. We don’t guarantee any confidentiality for these user submissions.
B. Your story is yours. You retain all ownership rights in your user submissions. By submitting to Bibbit though, you give us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, and distribute your work. We use these rights to promote your work on our site. We may retain but will not display or distribute server copies of user submissions that have been deleted.
C. We disclaim all liability connected to user submissions. We don’t allow copyright infringement and reserve the right to remove content without notice.
D. Don’t submit content that’s contrary to Bibbit’s Community Guidelines which may be updated or contrary to applicable laws and regulations.
VIII. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTICE
To file a copyright infringement notification, send an email using this format, filling in the bracketed information:
1. “I, [name], believe that [story name] infringes on my copyright and is not permitted by law. I swear that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or have the right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use.”
2. [Full story URL on Bibbit]
3. [Country of copyright]
4. [Content type e.g. poem, book]
5. [Title, publisher, dates of your work, link to your work on another site]
6. Explain how the content infringes your copyright. To what extent are the works identical or similar?
7. [Your email address]
8. Sign the notice, scan a physical signature or give a valid electronic signature.
9. Send the notice, with the subject “Bibbit.com Copyright Infringement Notification” in English to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notices sent in bad faith might have bad legal consequences in your country. If you submit a User Submission to Bibbit.com then you authorize Bibbit.com to act as your agent to issue take down notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). In general you will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing your rights in your User Submissions, however, in certain cases if Bibbit.com becomes aware of infringement of User Submissions and/or Content from the Bibbit.com Service, then Bibbit.com may in its sole discretion elect to issue take down notices under the DMCA.
You hold us harmless against any claims, damages, obligations, costs, and expenses including legal fees arising from using Bibbit, violating our Terms of Service, your violation of third party rights, or any claim that user submissions damaged a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Bibbit.com Website.
11. THE LOUD BIT (WARRANTY AND CONDITION DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY LIMITATION)
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE BIBBIT.COM WEBSITE WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BIBBIT, ITS OWNER, AND EMPLOYEES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ABOUT ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, INJURY INCURRED, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OUR SITE, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICES, OR BUGS. IF WE EVER RUN ADS, WE DON’T ENDORSE THEIR CONTENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE PROVISIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE SALE OF GOODS ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. BIBBIT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS THAT OUR SITE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE IN YOUR LOCATION. YOU ACCESS OUR SITE OUT OF YOUR OWN VIOLITION. BIBBIT IS A PASSIVE WEBSITE THAT DOESN’T GIVE ANY PERSONAL JURISDICTION. THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, THE PRIVACY NOTICE, AND ANY OTHER LEGAL NOTICES BIBBIT PUBLISHES ON THE SITE ARE THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND US. IF A COMPETENT JURISDICTION INVALIDATES ANY OF THESE PROVISIONS, IT DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TOHER PROVISIONS. BIBBIT’S FAILURE TO ASSERT ANY RIGHT UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE DOES NOT WAIVE SUCH RIGHTS. WE MAY CHANGE OUR TERMS OF SERVICE WITHOUT NOTICE AND IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE REVISED TERMS. USING THE WEBSITE AFTER ANY CHANGES SIGNIFIES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR REVISED TERMS. YOU AND BIBBIT AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO OUR WEBSITE MUST START WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION OTHERWISE SUCH ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
12. ABILITY TO ACCEPT TERMS OF SERVICE
You are legally able to accept our Terms of Service and are over the age of 13.
These Terms of Service are effective as of 11 March 2019.