SoTelling Terms of Service

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When using SoTelling, you accept and agree to comply with our SoTelling Terms of Service, which include the following Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and User Agreement.
  1. Introduction
    Hi! We’re proud and excited to welcome you to our Terms of Service. Our Terms of Service is grouped into four sections:
    1. Introduction
    2. Privacy Policy
    3. Cookie Policy
    4. User Agreement
    Throughout our Terms of Service, the word:
    • SoTelling,” “our,” “us,” and “we” are used to refer to the website and app.
    • Users,” “your,” and “you” are used to refer any person who has used or is currently using SoTelling, including non-signed-up visitors, signed up visitors, users who use free services, users who use paid services, users who provide professional Content, Communication, and Services, and more.
    • Feedback” is used to refer to any comments provided amongst Users – including free and paid comments.
    • Content” is used to refer to any information available, provided, shared, and given through SoTelling – including Feedback, comments, works, posts, data, ideas, advice, guidance, information, newsletters, materials, tools, resources, recommendations, advertisements, and more.
    • Communication” is used to refer to any communications available through SoTelling – including website notifications, newsletters, videos, texts, emails, telephone calls, and more.
    • Third parties” is used to refer to any service partners, affiliates, services providers, partners, third parties, and more that does or does not have contractual arrangements, relationships, representation, mentions, and more on SoTelling.
    • Advertisements” is used to refer to any advertisements and advertisers’ information promoted through SoTelling – including on the SoTelling website, distributed by SoTelling, and available through any SoTelling Content, Communication, and Service.
    • Services” is used to refer to all products and services offered and enabled by SoTelling – including content, communications, information, materials, tools that enable you to share information and materials, networking, and more.
    About Our Terms of Service
    • These Terms of Service are governed by the laws of the United States.
    • This version was last updated 2021.07.29.
    • SoTelling reserves the right to make changes to this Terms of Service at any time for any reason in its sole discretion, without notice, and all Users, Advertisers, and Third parties will be bound by any changes in this Terms of Service. If changes are made, this page will be updated.
    • You acknowledge that this Introduction and the following three sections (Privacy policy, Cookie policy, and User agreement) are all part of our Terms of Service and apply to Your use of SoTelling and all of SoTelling’s Services and any related Services, and by accessing or using SoTelling, you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.
    SoTelling, LLC is a registered business in the United States. Our company address is Please reach out with any questions.
  2. Privacy Policy
    We are committed to protecting your privacy online, and this Privacy policy demonstrates our firm commitment to privacy and discloses the privacy practices for SoTelling. Please read the information below to learn the following regarding your use of this site.
    Communication from SoTelling
    • We’re excited to share with you updates and other information about SoTelling, and may, from time to time, send you communication regarding SoTelling.
    • If you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving additional information from us, including SoTelling services, offers, affiliates, partners, and more, we may send you communication that we feel may be of interest to you.
    • If you do not want to receive additional information from us, you can easily edit your account information to no longer receive such information.
    Your information
    • We do not share, sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with service partners, including affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate SoTelling and to deliver their services. For example, we must release your payment information to the payment processing service to confirm payment for services purchased on our site. The use of your Personally Identifiable Information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.
    • Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
    • We may also provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers’ sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to partners, third party advertisers, and others, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.
    • We believe you should have the ability to access and edit your Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You can easily edit your Personally Identifiable Information at any time.
    • Other sites accessible through our site have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult each site’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Additionally, other companies which place advertising on our site may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of cookies. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.
    • When your Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (for example, your name, email address, and more.) on SoTelling (for example in the discussion forums or other public areas on this site), that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to public areas on this site are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any submissions. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and all account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.
    • You may delete your account deleted at any time. However, because we keep track of past transactions, you may not be able to delete certain information associated with past transactions on this site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.
    Our security precautions
    • At our site you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our user is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and username selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected SoTelling personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt some of your Personally Identifiable Information to mitigate unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
    • In order to most efficiently serve you, your payment transactions are handled by established third party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your payment and process your order. We do , not store your credit card information.
    • Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100%% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
  3. Cookie Policy
    We use cookies to enhance your SoTelling experience, and this Cookie policy explains why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. Please read the information below to learn the following regarding your use of this site.
    What are cookies?
    • A cookie is a small data text file that websites store on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, your first name to welcome you back to our site, and more. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly, and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case.
    Why we use cookies
    • Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our site. We may also use cookies and other technologies to collect information that helps use facilitate your browsing of the website, that enables us to improve the website, that helps us promote trust and safety and to monitor the web page flow of the website, that may track certain information regarding your use of the website through the use of JavaScript code, web beacons and third party website analytics providers, and more.
    What information we collect
    • We collect two types of information about our Users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
    • Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us.
    • When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering, signing in, posting content in public areas, submitting forms, submitting payment information, sending us feedback, signing up for special offers from third parties, and more, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities.
    • If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, email address, and other personal identifying information. When making payment on the site, you may be asked to provide payment information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
    • We will primarily use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide for a more user-friendly, enhanced, and more fruitful experience on SoTelling, as required by our agreements with you. We will also use Personally Identifiable Information to enhance the operation of our site, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze site use, improve our services, and customize our site’s content, layout, and services. We may use Personally Identifiable Information to deliver information to you and to contact you regarding administrative notices. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreements with you, including our Terms of Use, including this Private Policy.
    • Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you go to next, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. An URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet.
    • We and any third parties may collect, or our third party ad server and/or content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our site and to gather demographic information. Our third parties may also provide us with summary.
    • We and any advertisers may place separate cookies on your computer. We will not provide advertisers with any of your Personally Identifiable Information. We and our third party ad server will collect and use Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you, such as your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, whether you responded to a particular ad, and more. Other advertisers may also place banner ads on our site in the same manner as above, but we will not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information to them.
    You may restrict, change, and delete your cookies and cookie settings at any time
    • You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, to restrict cookies, and or to reject all cookies.
    • If you choose to disable, decline, or reject cookies, some parts of our site may not work properly in your case, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.
    • If you disable or decline cookies, some features will not be available to you or function properly and you may not be able to access some parts of the website.
    • If you choose to accept our cookies, you can also delete such cookies later from your computer. If you delete the cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and will need to be re-created when you visit the website subsequently.
    • You can manage cookies by adjusting your web browser settings (if your Web browser permits). If able, this will allow you to refuse cookies altogether, restrict the cookies stored on your device, and even delete those that have already been set.
    • You can adjust your device's web browser settings by using the 'Help' function within the web browser.
    • By using the website, you are agreeing to the provisions set out in this Cookie Policy.
  4. User Agreement
    Our awesome services 😊
    • SoTelling is a free website for creative people to receive feedback on their work:
      1. Users post their work – for example, photographs, artwork, and songs.
      2. Users exchange Feedback with each other.
      3. Users can optionally request professional feedback from selected experts for a fee.
    • We created SoTelling to help creators develop their skills.
    • Our aims:
      1. We aim to ensure all users give and receive timely feedback. However we do not guarantee it.
      2. We aim to ensure all users obtain feedback that is reliable and helpful. However we do not guarantee it.
      3. We aim to ensure all users get professional feedback within three business days. However we do not guarantee it.
    • We enable users to interact. We do not represent users, we are not their employer, we are not an agent, agency, marketing company, advertising agency, employment service, match-making service, and so on.
    • If you have any questions, please feel welcome to ask us by emailing – we’ll be glad to discuss how we strive to help creators.
    Terms and conditions
    • Joining SoTelling is 100% free.
    • Displaying your work is 100% free.
    • Sharing your displayed work is 100% free.
    • Exchanging feedback, content, and communication with peers is 100% free.
    • Receiving feedback from professional experts is optional and costs the amount shown on our website.
    • Professional feedback will begin when your payment is received by us. If your payment reverts, the professional feedback will be halted.
    • Feedback from professional experts is refundable if SoTelling deems, in our sole discretion, that it is unhelpful after giving the professional expert three attempts to provide helpful feedback.
    • You will comply with all applicable laws and avoid unlawful conduct – including but not limited to unauthorized access of SoTelling, harassing or threatening any user, communicating with users in any inappropriate way, posting or sending spam, introducing a computer virus or malware, misrepresenting yourself or other users, and more.
    • You may link to any page on SoTelling as long as you have appropriate access to it, your message and representation of it is accurate and appropriate, and you do so without disparaging SoTelling in any way.
    • We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our website.
    • SoTelling may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
    • We do not routinely check content and communication from users, advertisers, and third parties. However we may at our discretion.
    • Retaining your sign-in information, including email address, username, password, and more, is your responsibility. Please keep your passwords confidential.
    • We retain the right to refuse any user access to SoTelling for any reason at our reasonable discretion. SoTelling has the right to terminate abusive accounts of any user in its sole discretion and with no notice to the user. SoTelling may terminate or suspend access to its Services and/or website and app immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms of Service. All provisions of the Terms of Service which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability. SOTELLING HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH ITS SERVICES, THE FEEDBACK AND/OR ANY CONTENT.
    Your content and communication
    • Please keep your posted Feedback honest and meaningful. You will adhere to our Give Helpful Feedback – SoTelling Guidelines.
    • Please keep your posted Content clean and legal. You will adhere to our “Post Responsibly – SoTelling Guidelines.”
    • You understand that content you post will be visible to other Users.
    • You understand that communications you send will be visible to the Users you send it to.
    • You agree that we may use the content which you post for the purposes of promoting and operating SoTelling.
    • While we aim for all users, advertisers, and third parties to agree to these terms, We are not responsible for the use or misuse of your content by them. You agree to not hold us liable for any negative outcome – such as loss or damage of any kind – should this occur.
    • We are not meant to be a storage facility – and you will not rely on us as one. You will back up your own content and communication.
    • We are not meant to be a trusted means of communication – and you will not rely on us as one – especially for important, time-sensitive communication. You may check if your communications reach the intended recipient or find other means to send them.
    Other users’ content and communication
    • SoTelling aims to enable users to exchange content and communication.
    • We are not responsible for and we do not control the content and communications from Users.
    • You understand that users’ content and communication may or may not be accurate, appropriate, or relevant.
    • You have no obligation to read, agree with, or follow-up on users’ content and communication.
    • You understand that users’ content and communication is not legal advice.
    • Users’ content and communication is theirs and does not constitute any official recommendation or endorsement by them. You will not hold users liable for any negative outcome – such as loss or damage of any kind – as a result of heeding their content and communication.
    • Users’ content and communication is theirs and does not constitute any recommendation or endorsement by us. You will not hold us liable for any negative outcome – such as loss or damage of any kind – as a result of heeding their content and communication.
    • You will not exploit, copy, alter, promote, and or distribute other users’ content and communication.
    Advertisers, advertisements, third party services
    • SoTelling strives to provide free services, as well as inexpensive costs for other Services. In order to do this, we enable advertisers and third parties to offset your costs.
    • We are not responsible for and we do not control the content and communications from advertisers and third parties.
    • You understand that advertisers’ and third parties’ content and communication may or may not be accurate, appropriate, or relevant.
    • You have no obligation to read, agree with, or follow-up on advertisers’ and third parties’ content and communication.
    • You understand that advertisements and third parties’ content and communication is not legal advice.
    • Advertisers’ and third parties’ content and communication is theirs and does not constitute any recommendation or endorsement by us. You will not hold us liable for any negative outcome – such as loss or damage of any kind – as a result of heeding their content and communication.
    Our intellectual property
    • Our property – including trademarks, content, communication, and services, and more, are protected by intellectual property rights. We permit you to use it for the purpose of benefiting and enjoying SoTelling.
    • You will not exploit, copy, alter, promote, and or distribute a private or commercial rendition of SoTelling.
    SoTelling is for everyone
    • SoTelling is open to everyone; all ages, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations,… everyone.
    • Minors under the age of 13 can use all SoTelling Services without parental supervision, as long as a parent, guardian or agent agrees with our Terms of Service.
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