Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the InterruptedReality.com Website and all content, services and products available at or through the Website, including, but not limited to the hosting of various webcomics. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Interrupted Reality’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Interrupted Reality, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

Short Version

  1. Keep your site as secure as you can (The most obvious example: use a long password that contains capitals, numbers, and symbols and never reveal it to anyone) and report any possible breaches.
  2. Make all efforts to ensure that anything you upload, link, or do in relation to your site does not cause harm to others and does not violate any law. We may use various things you upload in order to promote your site or the entire network (We will always ask first, except for use in providing links and promotion on the main InterruptedReality.com website). You retain all copyrights on your uploaded content. At our discretion, we can (but won’t without serious cause and notice) remove anything and/or kindly “ask” you to leave.
  3. Extra stuff may be made available in thanks for a donation.
  4. We can’t moderate everything that is added to this site and network by users and other visitors. There may be things you find offensive or harmful. Please report these instances.
  5. We can’t moderate every outgoing and incoming link. Any links to other websites are not meant as endorsements by Interrupted Reality. Please report links you think are spooty.
  6. We’re not that fond of people that steal material from others. It is fairly simple, don’t upload stuff that isn’t yours without permission. Appropriate action will be taken when it is brought to our attention that a user is being a pirate. Yar!
  7. We retain all copyrights for our own stuff.
  8. We may put an ad on your site. (There are/will be ways to remove our ad and place your own.)
  9. We may change this agreement from time to time.
  10. We reserve the right to explode your site at any time for any reason. (We won’t unless you do something really silly.)
  11. Everything we provide is without warranty. (“as-is”)
  12. You can’t hold us liable if we spontaneously combust.
  13. Using this website is considered your agreement that you will follow this…um…agreement.

*Should there be any conflicts or omissions when comparing the short and full versions the full version is assumed correct. The short version is intended to be an easier to read reference of the full version.

Full Version

  1. Your InterruptedReality.com Account and Site. If you create a webcomic/blog on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and webcomic/blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the webcomic/blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your webcomic/blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Interrupted Reality may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Interrupted Reality liability. You must immediately notify Interrupted Reality of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. Interrupted Reality will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
  2. Responsibility of Contributors.If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
    • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
    • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
    • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
    • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
    • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
    • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
    • your webcomic/blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
    • your webcomic/blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
    • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Interrupted Reality or otherwise.

    By submitting Content to Interrupted Reality for inclusion on your Website, you grant Interrupted Reality a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Interrupted Reality will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable. You retain all copyrights for any and all Content submitted.

    Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Interrupted Reality has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Interrupted Reality’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Interrupted Reality’s reasonable opinion, violates any Interrupted Reality policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Interrupted Reality’s sole discretion. Interrupted Reality will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

  3. Payment and Renewal.
    General Terms:
    Optional paid services may be available on the Website (any such services, an “Extra”). By selecting an Extra you agree to donate to Interrupted Reality a specified amount indicated for that service. Donations will be accepted at any time and will cover the use of any indicated service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Extra fees are not refundable.
    Automatic Renewal:
    There are currently no options for automatically renewing any Extra.
  4. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Interrupted Reality has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Interrupted Reality does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Interrupted Reality disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
  5. Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which InterruptedReality.com links, and that link to InterruptedReality.com. Interrupted Reality does not have any control over those non-Interrupted Reality websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Interrupted Reality website or webpage, Interrupted Reality does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Interrupted Reality disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Interrupted Reality websites and webpages.
  6. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Interrupted Reality asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by InterruptedReality.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Interrupted Reality in accordance with Interrupted Reality’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Interrupted Reality will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Interrupted Reality will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Interrupted Reality or others. In the case of such termination, Interrupted Reality will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously donated to Interrupted Reality.
  7. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Interrupted Reality to you any Interrupted Reality or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Interrupted Reality. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Interrupted Reality or third-party trademarks or copyrights.
  8. Advertisements. Interrupted Reality reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog.
  9. Changes. Interrupted Reality reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Interrupted Reality may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
  10. Termination. Interrupted Reality may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your InterruptedReality.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
  11. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. Interrupted Reality and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Interrupted Reality nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
  12. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Interrupted Reality, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) or for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data. Interrupted Reality shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
  13. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Interrupted Reality Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
    Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Interrupted Reality, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
  14. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Interrupted Reality and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by the posting by Interrupted Reality of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the United States of America. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Interrupted Reality may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

The majority of this TOS was unabashedly “borrowed” from WordPress.com.

Feel free to do the same.

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