Welcome to Brytebook!
You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, that you've received your parent's or guardian's permission to use Brytebook and that your parent or guardian agrees to these Terms on your behalf). If you're agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity's behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” throughout this document refer to that organization or entity).
Creating an Account on Brytebook
You may be required to sign up for an account and select a password. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and up-to-date registration information about yourself.
You agree that you will only use Brytebook for your own personal or organizational use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.
You may not select as your Brytebook account name a name that you don't have the right to use, or another person's name with the intent to impersonate that person. Brytebook reserves the right to refuse registration of or cancel a Brytebook account name at its discretion.
Posting Content on Brytebook
First and foremost, you own what you create. Any original content you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide to Brytebook remains yours and is protected by copyright and any other applicable intellectual property laws.
That includes newsletters, subscriber lists, any other text or photos you upload to your subdomain on Brytebook, and any information that you provide to obtain a Brytebook username and account. It also includes any comments posted on any current or future discussion board features on Brytebook.
Anything posted, uploaded, shared, stored, or otherwise provided through Brytebook is referred to as a “Post” in these Terms. There are a few rules that apply to all Posts:
We reserve the right to remove any content from Substack at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.
Intellectual Property and Reporting Infringement
We respect others' intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers. You promise to abide by copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and other restrictions you may receive from us or that are posted on Brytebook.
To review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content, click here. To learn more about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which governs how we handle these reports, click here.
You understand that we own Brytebook. These Terms don't grant you any right, title or interest in Brytebook, or our trademarks, logos, and other intellectual property.
Acceptable Use Policy
You are responsible for all your activity in connection with Brytebook! Make sure that you use Brytebook in a manner that complies with the law. If your use of Brytebook is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren't authorized to use Brytebook. We can't and won't be responsible for you using Brytebook in a way that breaks the law.
You also agree that you will not contribute any Post or otherwise use Brytebook in a manner that:
Other Users and Third-Parties
In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users of Brytebook or with a third party, you release us, our officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or Brytebook.
Paid Subscriptions on Brytebook
If you publish newsletters through Brytebook, you are a Publisher. If you subscribe to Publisher newsletters, you are a Reader. Readers subscribe to newsletters directly through the Publisher's subdomain on Brytebook.
A Publisher may offer their newsletters for free or for a subscription fee, to be determined in the Publisher's discretion. Readers may choose to subscribe to Publisher newsletters on Brytebook and agree to incur any applicable subscription fees.
Publishers will set prices for their newsletters, and may change the prices at their sole discretion through their Publisher account, though no price changes shall apply retroactively.
In the event that a Reader has a dispute with a Publisher, you agree that Brytebook is under no obligation to become involved other than to direct any inquiries regarding a Publisher's newsletter to the appropriate Publisher pursuant to the Publisher Agreement. To learn more about how Brytebook manages its relationships with Publishers, you should check out the Publisher Agreement.
Terminating Your Account
Brytebook is free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of Brytebook, or your account, for any reason at our discretion. We will try to provide advance notice to you prior to our terminating your account so that you are able to retrieve any important Posts you may have uploaded to your account, but we may not do so if we determine it would be impractical, illegal, not in the interest of someone's safety or security, or otherwise harmful to the rights or property of Brytebook.
Brytebook also allows you to delete your account at any time. When you delete your account, any Posts associated with that account will also be deleted. However, any Post that you have made public may remain available.
You agree that some of the obligations in these Terms will be in force even after you terminate your account. All of the following terms will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, terms regarding disputes between us, and any other terms that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms.
If you have deleted your account by mistake, contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org – we will try to help, but unfortunately, we can't promise that we can recover or restore anything.
Privacy on Brytebook
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13; if you are a child under 13, please do not attempt to register for Brytebook or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Changes to Brytebook
We're always trying to improve Brytebook, so our products and services may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of Brytebook, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of Brytebook. We'll try to give you notice when we make a material change to Brytebook that would adversely affect you, but this isn't always possible or practical.
Changes to the Terms
We are constantly trying to improve our products and services, so these Terms may need to change along with Brytebook. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the website, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means.
If you don't agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use Brytebook. If you use Brytebook in any way after a change to the Terms is effective and notice has been provided, that means you agree to all of the changes.
Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.
Violations of the Terms
Failure to follow any of these Terms shall constitute a breach of these Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account. Brytebook has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms.
The above covers most of the questions that we typically receive about Brytebook. We have grouped provisions that come up less frequently below: