Writings - Terms of Service
Last Updated: 23/Jan 2023
Welcome to Writings, a writing app that allows you to write without distraction, measure your writing progress, and distribute (publish) on a custom blog or social media. These terms of service (the "Terms") govern your use of the Writings app and any associated services and features (collectively, the "Service"). By using the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms.
These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use Writings.
If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through Writings, you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your intention like, without limitation, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the legal right to use any credit card(s) or another payment method in connection with any Purchase; and that (ii) the information you supply to us is true, correct, and complete.
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order at any time for reasons including but not limited to product or service availability, errors in the description or price of the product or service, error in your order, or other reasons.
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order if fraud or an unauthorized or illegal transaction is suspected.
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order at any time if we consider you have attempted to abuse our system. Such abuse includes, but is not limited to: using Writings to circumvent Twitter's Terms of Service, Medium's Terms of Service, or LinkedIn Terms of Service policies, starting multiple free trials, attempting to obtain several or unreasonable discounts on the product, and repeated attempts to avoid paying for our product and services.
Use of Communication
By creating an Account on Writings, you agree to subscribe to newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that you might be sent. However, you may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link that is part of every email communication message.
Use of the Service
You may use the Service only if you are at least 18 years old and have the legal capacity to enter into a binding contract. You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You are responsible for your account and any activity that occurs under it.
You may not use the Service to:
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations;
- Infringe the rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or contractual rights;
- Distribute, upload, or transmit any malware, viruses, or other harmful code;
- Use any automated means, including but not limited to robots, spiders, or scripts, to access the Service;
- Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service;
- Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Collect or store personal information about other users without their consent.
Writings allows you to create, post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for ensuring that the Content you post on or through the Service is legal, reliable, and appropriate.
By posting Content on or through the Service, you represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) or you have the right to use it and the right to grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) that the posting of your Content on or through Writings does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. We reserve the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be infringing on a copyright.
You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through Service and you are responsible for protecting those rights. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for Content you or any third party posts on or through Service. However, by posting Content using Writings you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through Service. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of Service, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.
Writings has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit all Content provided by users.
Some features of Writings are offered on a subscription basis. You will be charged upfront on a recurring and periodic basis (also “Billing Cycle”). The Billing Cycle can be set on a monthly or annual basis, depending on the type of subscription plan you choose when purchasing a Subscription.
At the end of each Billing Cycle, your Subscription will automatically renew under the same conditions unless you cancel it or Writings cancels it. You can cancel your Subscription renewal either through your online account management page or by contacting Writings customer support team.
To process the payment for your subscription, you need to provide a valid payment method, such as a credit card. You must also provide Writings with accurate and complete billing information, including your full name, address, state, zip code, telephone number, and a valid payment method information. By submitting such payment information, you authorize Writings to charge all Subscription fees incurred through your account to any such payment instruments.
If automatic billing fails for any reason, Writings will issue an electronic invoice, indicating that you must manually proceed with the full payment corresponding to the billing period as indicated on the invoice, within a certain deadline date.
If you are eligible for a discount, you cannot use more than one discount per subscription.
Writings may, at its sole discretion, offer a Subscription with a free trial for a limited period of time (“Free Trial”).
You may be required to enter your billing information in order to sign up for Free Trial.
If you do enter your billing information when signing up for Free Trial, you will not be charged by Writings until Free Trial has expired. On the last day of Free Trial period, unless you cancelled your Subscription, you will be automatically charged the applicable Subscription fees for the type of Subscription you have selected. At any time and without notice, Writings reserves the right to (i) modify Terms of Service of Free Trial offer, or (ii) cancel such Free Trial offer.
Writings in its sole discretion and at any time may modify Subscription fees for the Subscriptions. Any Subscription fee change will become effective at the end of the then-current Billing Cycle.
Writings will provide you with information prior notice of any change in Subscription fees to give you an opportunity to terminate your Subscription before such change becomes effective.
Your continued use of the Service after the Subscription fee change comes into effect constitutes your agreement to pay the modified Subscription fee amount.
We can issue refunds on the first charge of the Subscription within thirty (30) days of the original purchase of the Subscription. To obtain a such reimbursement, you can contact us by email at [email protected].
Following the first payment for a Subscription, the next payments are eligible for a refund up to 7 days after the payment is made.
Publication of Your Content
You can choose to distribute your Content on your custom blog or social media platforms. By doing so, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, and display your Content in connection with the Service. You may revoke this license by removing your Content from the Service.
We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service at any time, for any reason, or for no reason. We may also terminate your use of the Service if you violate any of these Terms.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Service is provided "as is" and "as available" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. We do not warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we will not be liable for any damages of any kind, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the Service.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and your use of the Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [insert governing law]. Any disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms or the Service will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [insert jurisdiction].
We are committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we will take all necessary measures to protect the personal information of EU citizens. We will provide clear and conspicuous notice of our data collection and processing practices, obtain informed consent from EU citizens for collecting, using, and disclosing their personal information, and allow EU citizens to access and control their personal information. If you are an EU citizen and have any questions or concerns about our compliance with GDPR, please contact us at [insert contact email].
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Usage by Minors
Service is intended only for access and use by individuals at least eighteen (18) years old. By accessing or using features of Writings (any), you warrant and represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and with the full authority, right, and capacity to enter into this agreement and abide by all of the terms and conditions of these terms of service.
If you are not at least eighteen (18) years old, you are prohibited from both access and usage of Writings.
When you register with Writings, you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older and that the information you provide is accurate, complete, and up-to-date at all times. Providing false, incomplete, or outdated information may lead to the immediate cancellation of your account on our service.
You are responsible for protecting your account and password, including but not limited to preventing others from accessing your computer and/or account. You agree to take responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with Writings or a third-party service. If you become aware of any security breach or unauthorized use of your account, you must notify us immediately.
You are not allowed to use as a username the name of another person or entity that is not legally available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you, without appropriate authorization. You may not use as a username any name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene.
We reserve the right to deny service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at our discretion.
Writings features and functionality (excluding content provided by users or by Writings content generation features) belong to Writings and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws in foreign countries. Any use of Writings trademarks or trade dress in connection with any product or service must have the prior written consent of Writings.
The content that is created on Writings belongs entirely to the original authors who created it. The authors have the right to control how their content is used and distributed. If at some point they choose to share their content on other platforms, sources, or channels, they are not obligated to do so through Writings or to mention Writings as a brand when redistributing the content. They are free to share their content on any platform or channel they choose, and are not restricted to using Writings as the sole distribution point. Additionally, they are not required to give credit to Writings or mention it as the source of the content when sharing it on other platforms or channels.
The authors are solely responsible for their created content. Writings does not assume any responsibility and cannot be held liable for misuse or offensive content that breaches our policies and agreements. Any violations of these policies is prohibited.
You can share with us any information or feedback related to errors, suggestions for improvements, ideas, problems, complaints, or other issues related to Writings by sending it to [email protected]. By doing so, you acknowledge and agree that: (i) you will not retain, acquire or assert any intellectual property rights or other rights, title or interest in or to the Feedback; (ii) The company may have development ideas similar to the feedback; (iii) The Feedback does not contain confidential or proprietary information from you or any third party; and (iv) The company is not under any obligation of confidentiality with respect to the Feedback. In case it is not possible to transfer the ownership to the Feedback due to applicable laws, you grant the company and its affiliates an exclusive, transferable, irrevocable, free-of-charge, sub-licensable, unlimited and perpetual right to use (including copy, modify, create derivative works, publish, distribute, and commercialize) Feedback in any manner and for any purpose.
External Websites and Links
Links to third-party websites or services may be included in Writings publications created by external creators. However, the Writings team holds no control or responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of these external sites and services. They are not endorsed or guaranteed by Writings.
By using the service, you acknowledge and agree that the Writings team cannot be held liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages or losses caused by or related to the use or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on external sites or services.
It is highly recommended that you review the terms of service and privacy policies of any external sites or services you visit.
Changes to the Terms
We may update these Terms from time to time. If we make material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by email or through the Service. Your continued use of the Service after any changes indicates your acceptance of the new Terms.
If you have any questions about these Terms or the Service, please get in touch with us at [email protected].