Better Stories Faster

Terms and Conditions

Last updated: March 08, 2017

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the http://www.storyshop.io website or any related applications or software (the “Service”) operated by Wizard Stick Studio, LLC (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service.

Communications

By creating an Account on our service, you agree to subscribe to newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information we may send. However, you may opt out of receiving any, or all, marketing or advertising communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send. It is not possible unsubscribe from billing and account-related emails.

Subscriptions

Some parts of the Service are billed on a subscription basis (“Subscription(s)”). You will be billed in advance on a recurring and periodic basis (“Billing Cycle”). Billing cycles are set either on a monthly or annual basis, depending on the type of subscription plan you select when purchasing a Subscription.

At the end of each Billing Cycle, your Subscription will automatically renew under the exact same conditions unless you cancel it or Wizard Stick Studio, LLC cancels it. You may cancel your Subscription renewal either through your online account management page or by contacting Wizard Stick Studio, LLC customer support team.

A valid payment method, including credit card or PayPal, is required to process the payment for your Subscription. You shall provide Wizard Stick Studio, LLC with accurate and complete billing information including full name, address, state, zip code, telephone number, and a valid payment method information. By submitting such payment information, you automatically authorize Wizard Stick Studio, LLC to charge all Subscription fees incurred through your account to any such payment instruments.

Should automatic billing fail to occur for any reason, Wizard Stick Studio, LLC will issue an electronic invoice indicating that you must proceed manually, within a certain deadline date, with the full payment corresponding to the billing period as indicated on the invoice.

Fee Changes

Wizard Stick Studio, LLC, in its sole discretion and at any time, may modify the Subscription fees for the Subscriptions. Any Subscription fee change will become effective at the end of the then-current Billing Cycle.

Wizard Stick Studio, LLC will provide you with a reasonable 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.

Refunds

Except when required by law, paid Subscription fees are non-refundable.

Content

Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post on or through the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.

By posting Content on or through the Service, You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) and/or you have the right to use it and the right to grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, (ii) that the posting of your Content on or through the Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity, and (iii) that the Content you post does not violate any United States or local law. We reserve the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be infringing on a copyright or posting illegal content.

You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post, or display on or through the 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 the Service. However, all Content posted on the Service remains that of the original copyright holders or owners, including original content that you create, which remains yours.

Wizard Stick Studio, LLC respects users’ privacy. We will not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, download, repost, copy, or use Content created by you, whether in whole or in part, for commercial purposes or for personal gain, without express advance written permission from you. However, the Service’s development team has the right but not the obligation to review Content at any time, without permission or prior notice, for reasons including but not limited to technical support, maintaining the site, and other reasons having to do with maintenance and upkeep of the Service.

Certain content on the Service (content created by Us, including but not limited to templates, marketing copy, icons, and pre-populated text and images) is the property of Wizard Stick Studio, LLC or has been used with permission. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, download, repost, copy, or use said Content, whether in whole or in part, for commercial purposes or for personal gain, without express advance written permission from us.

Accounts

When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are above the age of 18, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Service.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

Intellectual Property

The Service and its original content (excluding Content provided by users), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Wizard Stick Studio, LLC and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Wizard Stick Studio, LLC.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Wizard Stick Studio, LLC.

Wizard Stick Studio, LLC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

You acknowledge and agree that Wizard Stick Studio, LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.

If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by going to your Account page and following the instructions to cancel your account subscription.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Wizard Stick Studio, LLC and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, by you or any person using your account and password; b) a breach of these Terms, or c) Content posted on the Service.

Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall Wizard Stick Studio, LLC, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, as well as losses or damage to computer equipment of any kind, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; (v) computer viruses or other malicious or damaging software; and (vi) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

You further acknowledge and agree that we have taken every reasonable measure to safeguard the privacy of your data as described in the “Content” section above, and hence that all similarity, perceived or real, between Content you post on the Service and future creative or intellectual works of any kind published or sold Wizard Stick Studio, LLC, or its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates is purely coincidental. You agree not to hold us liable for any losses of any kind believed to result from said similarity.

Disclaimer

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

Wizard Stick Studio, LLC its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

Exclusions

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Texas, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.

StoryShop is made possible by all our fantastic Kickstarter backers and...

  • Kobo
  • Draft2Digital
Close

Take Your Writing Global with Kobo

Do you have a story to tell? Are you an author with a bestseller just waiting to be discovered? Want to reach out to millions of readers in over 190 countries? Do you own the digital rights to your work?

Then have we got the tool for you. Kobo Writing Life is the one-stop, do-it-yourself publishing portal.

This online community hosts articles about both the craft and business of writing.

Learn More About Kobo Writing Life

Take your books further with Draft2Digital

StoryShop is a pretty sweet tool for helping you plot, plan, and parse-out your book! Once you have your words on the page, Draft2Digital is the next step.

One absolutely, lifetime-free account gives you the tools to go from page to eBook to retailers all over the planet—all in about 10 minutes. After all, we have books to write: We don’t have time to waste on details like eBook conversion, meta-data insertion, front and end matter creation, pricing per region, and distribution to all the best digital retailers.

That’s what D2D is for.

And with D2D you get a gorgeous and easy user dashboard that lets you track sales, update book content and pricing, even get selective about who you distribute to—you can even go direct if you like. We’ll still convert your manuscript for free to make uploading to awesome vendors like Kobo that much easier!

Give us your prose, your little darlings, your well-crafted and huddled masses of dialogue and narrative, and we’ll give you the world. That’s a fair trade.

Just like StoryShop, Draft2Digital is here to help you build and grow your author career. Now get out there and blast out some bestsellers. We’ll be here when you’re ready.

Author Careers Start Here