Terms of Use

Introduction

This document describes the terms of use of the TheHobbyStory.com (“THS”) website and services provided by IFORHER Digital Pvt. Ltd. You should also review our Privacy Policy, which describes our practices our information handling practices in detail. The text in the boxes provides a brief explanation of the Terms of Use and is not legally binding.

Acceptance of Terms

Before you start using thehobbystory.com and all linked pages (“Site”), you are required to read, understand and agree to these Terms of Use (“Terms”). By accessing the Site, viewing any content or using any services available on the Site you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms, which together with our Privacy Policy, governs our relationship with you. You may only access to the Site after reading and accepting these Terms.

You agree that TheHobbyStory can use the data you provide us in accordance with our Privacy Policy at https://www.thehobbystory.com/, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Description of Site

The Site is an online community for creative professionals. On TheHobbyStory creative professionals can share their projects, contribute and learn in forums, connect with other artists, give and receive classes, and find employment. The Site enables the users to post photographs, images, videos and sounds, share comments, opinions and ideas, promote their work, participate in contests and promotions, and access and/or purchase services from time to time made available on the Site (“Services”). Services include, but are not limited to, any service and/or content TheHobbyStory makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services. Content (“Content”) includes, but is not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, videos, sounds, images, illustrations, and software.

Access the Site

Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of TheHobbyStory. TheHobbyStory reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. TheHobbyStory may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and Services without notice or liability.

The Site should not be used or relied upon for storage of your photographs, images, videos, sounds or any other content you uploaded, and you are directed to retain your own copies of all Content posted on the Site.

Registration

You may need to create an account with TheHobbyStory in order to use some of our Services. For that purpose, you will be required to select a password and username, and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account.

You may not use as a user name the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or a trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that in a manner misleads the readers into thinking that you are another person or company, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

It is your responsibility to keep your login credentials secure and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur via your account. You must immediately notify TheHobbyStory of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. TheHobbyStory 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.

Services are available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old. If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms.

You must be a human to open an account. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.

Pages describing the Services are accessible from around the world but this does not mean all Services or service features are available in your country, or that user-generated Content available via the Services is legal in your country. TheHobbyStory may block access to certain Services (or certain service features or Content) in certain countries. It is your responsibility to make sure your use of the Services is legal in the country where you live. Services are not available in all languages.

Fees

TheHobbyStory reserves the right, at any time, to change any fees or charges for using any services provided on the Site (or to begin charging fees for any free service), provided that such changes will not apply to fees or charges paid prior to the time of the change.

User Conduct

If you operate an account, comment on a forum or project, post material on the Site, post links on the Site, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Site, you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of the type of Content (e.g., images, video, sound, links, etc.). TheHobbyStory does not control user submitted Content and, as such, we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using this Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

As a condition of use, you promise no to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by TheHobbyStory. As an example, an not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  1. To abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any person.
  2. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person.
  3. For any purpose (including posting or viewing Content) that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where you use the Services.
  4. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any TheHobbyStory user.
  5. To create or transmit unwanted ‘spam’ to any person or any URL.
  6. To create multiple accounts for the purpose of liking (i.e., giving ‘like’ votes) for or against user’s projects.
  7. To post copyrighted Content which does not belong to you, with the exception of the ‘Forums’, where you might post such Content with the explicit mention of the author’s name and a link to the source of the Content.
  8. With the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that impose, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
  9. To artificially inflate or alter ‘likes’, comments, or any other Service or for the purpose of giving or receiving money or other compensation in exchange for ‘likes’, or for participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Services.
  10. To advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services, or to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent.
  11. To sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
  12. To use the Services as a generic image hosting service such as for banner advertising, etc.

By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  1. The 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.
  2. 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.
  3. You have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content.
  4. The Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horse or other harmful or destructive content.
  5. Your use of the Site and Services will be in strict accordance with TheHobbyStory’s Privacy Policy, with these Terms, with any other legal notices published by TheHobbyStory on the Site, 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).

If you suspect there has been an abuse of the Site or a breach of the Terms, including any Copyright infringement complaints, please send us an e-mail with all the details to: info@thehobbystory.com.

TheHobbyStory reserves the right to ban any member from using the Services for any reason. TheHobbyStory reserves the right to remove any Content (including, but not limited to, projects, comments, messages, avatars, etc.) for any reason whatsoever.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, TheHobbyStory has the right (though not the obligation) to, in TheHobbyStory’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any Content that, in TheHobbyStory’s reasonable opinion, violates the Terms or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to the Site to any individual or entity for any reason, in TheHobbyStory’s sole discretion.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. TheHobbyStory reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and your other users.

Responsibility of Site Visitors

TheHobbyStory has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material posted to the Site, and cannot therefore be responsible for that materials content, use or effects. By operating the Site, TheHobbyStory 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 Site may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The site 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. TheHobbyStory disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Site, or form any downloading by those visitors of Content there posted.

You agree that if you come across Content that you may find offensive or upsetting that meets the Terms requirements, yoursole remedy is to simply stop viewing the Content that bothers you. If the Content violates these Terms, you agree that your sole remedy is to report it to us by as an email with all the details to: info@thehobbystory.com