Basic Rules of the Road
#1 - Who's Who?
We are ContentShelf.com ("Our", "Ours", "Us", "We"), the owner of this Service ("The Service", "Service", "Services", "System").
You ("You" and "Your") are the Individual or Organization acting as a Buyer, Seller, or Both that uses our service either for free or as a paid subscriber.
By using our service you agree to be bound by these terms.
You may use our service only in compliance with these terms.
You may use our service only if you have the power to form a contract with us and are not barred under any applicable laws from doing so.
#2 - Pricing, Refunds, Cancellations, and Support
Make sure to read and understand our Pricing Terms.
#3 - Content Ownership Rights
You retain full ownership rights to your content. We do not claim any ownership to your content whatsoever. These terms do not grant us rights to your content or intellectual property.
By using our service you are extending us limited rights, which are needed to run our service (hosting your files, delivering them after a sale or for sharing at your direction). These limited rights also extend to our trusted third parties we work with to provide our service, for example Rack Space, which provides our storage space. Again, to be clear, these limited rights are only to provide our service to you.
We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement if they comply with the law and are properly provided to us. Such notices should be reported using our DMCA Process. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing and to terminate repeat infringers. Our designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement is:
P.O. Box 22682
Knoxville, TN 37933
We may remove any content from our service at our discretion.
#4 - Selling and Sharing Your Digital Content
Our service provides features that enable you to sell and share your digital content, which makes it public. There are many things that buyers can do with your content including copying it, modifying it, sharing it. Please consider carefully what you are doing as we do not have any responsibility for your activity.
Note that we do not provide features that "protect" your content from copying, sharing or modification. Those types of features are called Digital Rights Management and are done at the file level. We are the delivery level. We do however understand the value of your content and how theft sucks so we offer a couple of features that hopefully will deter theft. These deterrents include PDF Protection, Audio/Video Streaming, One at a Time Dashboard Access, Time Limit Access, and Dashboard Access Tracking. Again we do not guarantee that these deterrents will protect your content.
Content that is purchased and delivered within our user dashboard may not be shared or sold by the buyer of said content unless authorized by the seller of said content.
#5 - Your Basic Responsibilities
Respect the intellectual property rights of others. Do not store, sell, share, copy, upload, download, or view content unless you have the legal right to do so. You, not us, will be fully responsible and liable for your content and actions while using our service. If you are not the legal owner of the content do not use our service to store, sell, or share said content.
You, and not us, are responsible for maintaining and protecting all of your content. We will not be liable for any loss or corruption of your content, or for any costs or expenses associated with backing up or restoring any of your content.
If your contact information, or other information related to your account, changes, you must notify us promptly and keep your information current.
By signing up and using our service you are representing to us that you are over 18.
You are responsible for safeguarding the login information that you use to access our service and you agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You are responsible for any activity with your account, whether or not you authorized that activity. You should immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account.
You acknowledge that if you wish to protect your transmission of data or files to us, it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection to communicate with our service.
Make sure to read and understand our commitment to your security by reading our Security Overview.
Make sure to read and understand our Acceptable Use Policy.
#6 - Our Property
Use of our service will require you to access our service via an Internet connection. We hereby grant you a limited nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use our service. Your license to use our service will be automatically revoked should you violate our Rules of the Road and/or other policies.
We hereby reserve all rights not expressly granted in these terms.
You must not reverse engineer our service or attempt to do so, nor assist anyone else to do so.
The services may continue to change over time. As we create new features or update existing ones, these new features and updates will automatically update within your account.
These terms do not grant you any right, title, or interest in our service or the content being hosted within our service.
While we appreciate feedback you send us be aware that we may use your feedback in communications.
The technology we use to provide our service, are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. These terms do not grant you any rights to use our trademarks, logos, domain names, or other brand features.
We may stop, suspend, or modify the service at any time without prior notice to you.
#7 - Service Available "AS-IS" and Limitation of Liability
Our service is provided "AS IS", at your own risk, without express or implied warranty or condition of any kind. We disclaim an warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.
We will have no responsibility for any harm to your computer system, loss or corruption of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of our service.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will we, our affiliates, officers, employees, agents, suppliers or licensors be liable for A) any direct, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary or consequential (including loss of use, data, business, or profits) damages, regardless of legal theory, whether or not we have been warned of the possibility of such damages, and if a remedy fails of its essential purpose; B) aggregate liability for all claims relating to our service more than the great of $30 or the amounts paid by you to us for the last 2 months of our service.
#8 - Termination
We reserve the right to suspend or end your use of our service at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Notification of termination will be sent to the account email address and for non-flagrant violations we will provide 24 hours notice so you can retrieve your content. If you are violating our terms in a flagrant manner, as decided by us, we will terminate your account without notice and without the ability to retrieve content.
#9 - Modification of our Rules of the Road and other Policies
From time to time we may revise our Rules of the Road. The most current version will always be posted here.
At our sole discretion we may choose to notify you by email, if the revision warrants such action.
Please make sure to regularly check back and review our policies.
By continuing to access or use our service after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using our service.
#10 - Other Legal Stuff Our Attorney Requests You To Read
Tennessee Law will govern these terms and the use of our service. All claims arising out of or relating to our rules of the road and other polices or our service must be litigated exclusively in the Federal or State courts of Knox County, Tennessee, and both parties consent to venue and personal jurisdiction there.
Our Rules of the Road and other policies constitute the entire and exclusive agreement between you and us with respect to our service, and supersede and replace any other agreements, terms and conditions applicable to our service. Our terms create no third party beneficiary rights. If we fail to enforce a particular provision it does not represent a waiver of our right to do so later.
If a provision is found unenforceable the remaining provisions of our terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible.
You may not assign any of your rights in our terms, and any such attempt is void, but we may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with our service.
We are not your legal partners or agents; instead, our relationship is that of independent contractors.