General. This Site is owned and operated by Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC reserves the right to revise or remove any part of the Terms in its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice to you by updating this posting. You thus should visit this page periodically for changes. This Site is continually under development and changes in this Site may be made at any time. Changes and/or modifications shall become effective ten (10) business days after posting on the Site. This Privacy Polity cannot be changed orally. If you disagree with the Terms, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of this Site. Your continued use after a change has been posted constitutes your acceptance of those changes.
Site Security. You are prohibited from violating, or attempting to violate, the security of this Site. Any such violations may result in criminal and/or civil penalties against you. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC will investigate any alleged or suspected violations and if a criminal violation is suspected, we will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in their investigations.
Usage. By signing up for an account, subscription, membership or engaging in any other transaction on the Site with Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital LLC or its assigns, you agree that you are acting as an individual and will use the Site for your personal use only. Resale of content, sharing your account information or any other use not specifically endorsed in these Terms and Conditions is prohibited without the prior written approval of Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital LLC. In addition, in using this site, you must not:
- Send or otherwise transmit to or through this Site any unlawful, infringing, harmful, harassing, defamatory, threatening, vulgar, sexually explicit, hateful or otherwise objectionable material of any kind;
- Misrepresent your identity or affiliation in any way;
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations; or
- Assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.
Copyright. The design, images, text content and overall layout contained in this website are protected under U.S. and international law as copyrighted materials, whether registered or unregistered. Anyone who claims, displays, distributes, reproduces copies or creates derivative works for commercial or noncommercial purposes without the prior written permission of Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC is in violation of the copyright laws and is liable for copyright infringement to the greatest extent of the law. Permission for all uses of materials, including linking to any page at this Site except the "home page" (http://www.chickensoup.com or http://www.chickensoupforthesoul.com), must be obtained from the Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC in advance. Requests for such authorization should be submitted via an email to email@example.com.
In the event you download software from the Site, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the "Software") is licensed to you by Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC or by other companies where so indicated. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC does not transfer title to the Software to you. You may own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC, or other companies where so indicated, retain(s) full and complete title to the Software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form, except to the extent permitted by applicable law and on giving Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC, or another company where so indicated, prior written notice of such activities.
Trademarks. All trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names displayed on this Site, whether registered or unregistered, are the exclusive property of Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC, or other companies where so indicated, and are protected under U.S. and international trademark law. Use of any of these marks without prior written permission of Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC or the appropriate owner is strictly prohibited.
Third-Party Content. This website contains content supplied by parties other than Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by such third parties, including information providers and users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC. Neither Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. In many instances, the content available through Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC represents the opinions and judgments of the respective third-party information provider or user, and not of Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC.
Links to Other Websites. As you view this Site, you may notice links to other websites. These links are for convenience only. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Certain of these linked websites may make use of Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC's proprietary intellectual property rights (such as copyrights, trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names) under license from Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC is not responsible for the availability or content of these other websites or for any viruses or other damaging elements encountered in linking to a third-party website. In addition, providing links to these websites should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval by Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC of the organizations sponsoring such third-party websites or their products or services. These Terms do not apply to any other websites.
Jurisdictional Issues. This Site is controlled and operated by Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC from its offices within the State of Connecticut, United States of America. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC makes no representation that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Access to this Site from jurisdictions where the contents of this Site are illegal or penalized is prohibited. Software from this Site is further subject to United States export controls.
Monitoring. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of this website to determine compliance with these Terms and any other operating rules established by Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any material submitted to or posted on this website. Without limiting the foregoing, Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC shall have the right to remove any material that Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof, otherwise objectionable, or stale. Notwithstanding this right of Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC, users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages. Each user acknowledges and agrees that neither Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC nor any third party content provider shall assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC or any third party content provider with respect to any conduct, communication or posting on this Site.
Termination. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC may terminate your use of this Site, our mailing list, our test center, our online store, or any of our other services at any time and for any reason without notice including for conduct violating these Terms. Upon any such termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this Site and all copies thereof. The provisions of these Terms concerning Site security, prohibited activities, copyrights, trademarks, user submissions, disclaimer, limitation of liability, indemnity, and jurisdictional issues shall survive any such termination.
Disclaimer of Warranty
(a) This Site is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC does not warrant that this Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC does not make any representations or warranties regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this Site. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
(b) Each user expressly agrees that use of this Site is at his or her sole risk. Neither Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC, nor any of its respective parents, subsidiaries, related parties, successors, assigns, affiliates, employees, agents, third-party content providers, technical providers, or licensors, if any ("Companies") warrant that this website will be uninterrupted or error free, nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of this website or as to the accuracy, reliability, or content of any information, service, or merchandise provided through Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC or its content providers.
(c) Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered by a third-party through this Site and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between any user and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, each user should use his or her best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.
Limitation of Liability
(a) The disclaimers of liability contained herein apply to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of records or material, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. Each user specifically acknowledges that Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of third parties, including other users and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with each user.
(b) In no event will Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC or the Companies or any person or entity involved in creating, producing, or distributing this Site be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use this Site or the materials on it or out of the breach of any warranty, even if Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC or an authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
(c) Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement on this Site, nor for any offensive, defamatory, or obscene posting made on the service by anyone. Under no circumstances will Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC be liable for any loss or damage caused by a user's reliance on information obtained through the content and/or any postings on this Site. It is the responsibility of each user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice, or other content available through and from this Site.
(d) Each user specifically acknowledges that in no event will Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC or the Companies, nor any of their respective employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of (i) the use by such user of any browser owned or operated by any party and/or (ii) the downloading of any software owned or operated by any third-party in connection with the Site.
Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC and the Companies, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (i) your breach of any provision of these Terms; or (ii) your activities in connection with this Site.
Children. This website is a general audience site. Chicken Soup for the Soul Digital, LLC does not seek through this Site to gather personal information from or about persons under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian.
Other. Prices and product offers are subject to change. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of these Terms is unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing.
Copyrights and Copyright Agent. Chicken Soup for the Soul respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, Chicken Soup for the Soul has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers and account holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders on multiple occasions (“repeat offenders”). If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Copyright Agent the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512:
(1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(2) Identification and location of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site and their locations;
(3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
(4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
(5) A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
For copyright inquiries under the DMCA please contact:
Chicken Soup for the Soul, Inc.
Attn: Copyright Agent
PO Box 700
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Upon proper receipt of this information from you that substantially complies with all of the requirements above, we will investigate your claim and respond expeditiously. If we determine that the Material cited by you constitutes a copyright infringement, we will remove, or "take down" the infringing material. At that point, we will notify the individual who uploaded the alleged infringing material, as required by statute, and allow them the opportunity to take advantage of the "counter-notice" and "put-back" provisions of the DMCA.
Do not contact Chicken Soup for the Soul’s DMCA Copyright Agent for inquiries other than those relating to alleged copyright infringement. For general inquiries about the Sites, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE EVENT THAT WE DETERMINE THAT YOU HAVE REPEATEDLY UPLOADED OR OTHERWISE POSTED MATERIAL THAT INFRINGES THE COPYRIGHTS OF OTHERS, WE MAY TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO OUR SITE(S).
If you have any questions or complaints regarding these Terms, please submit your questions or complaints via an email to email@example.com, or via a letter to Chicken Soup for the Soul, P.O. Box 700, Cos Cob, CT 06807-0700. We will endeavor to respond to you promptly.