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Legal Terms and Conditions, Software License

Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Software License is below. This is the freeware license.

Trademarks and Copyright

Story Software, Story Lite, Story Turbo,, and all contents are © copyright Geoff Davis 2010 – 2012. All related product brand names on this site are registered trademarks. All images and text are © copyright Geoff Davis 2011 unless they have been sourced from another company, in which case they retain full copyright. For some image licenses see bottom of main document. Our trademarks and copyright are protected (names and graphic logos). Contact us for our lawyers and legal details.

Terms of use

(1) Introduction

These terms of use govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms of use in full.
If you disagree with these terms of use or any part of these terms of use, you must not use our website.

(2) Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages and images from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms of use.

You must not:

(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website) including videos, unless accredited;

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;

(c) show any material from the website in public;

(d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;

(e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or

(f) redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution [(such as our newsletter)].

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.

(3) Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.

(4) Restricted access

Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.

We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

(5) User generated content (Article Directory, or other submitted content)

In these terms of use, ‘your user content’ means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

Notwithstanding our rights under these terms of use in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.

(6) Limited warranties

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

(7) Limitations of liability

Nothing in these terms of use (or elsewhere on our website) will exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Subject to this, our liability to you in relation to the use of our website or under or in connection with these terms of use, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, will be limited as follows:

(a) to the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature;

(b) we will not be liable for any consequential, indirect or special loss or damage;

(c) we will not be liable for any loss of profit, income, revenue, anticipated savings, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, or information;

(d) we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control;

(e) our maximum liability in relation to any event or series of related events will be limited to zero.

(8) Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms of use[, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms of use].

(9) Breaches of these terms of use

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms of use, if you breach these terms of use in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

(10) Variation

We may revise these terms of use from time-to-time. Revised terms of use will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms of use on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(11) Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms of use without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms of use.

(12) Severability

If a provision of these terms of use is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

(13) Exclusion of third party rights

These terms of use are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms of use is not subject to the consent of any third party.

(14) Entire agreement

These terms of use, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

(15) Law and jurisdiction

These terms of use will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms of use will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

(16) Our details

This project, the website and software and all related materials, are owned by Geoff Davis, and is operating as a sole trader 2010 – 2012.

Please use Contact page for more details.


Start Date: 10/Feb/2009

Revised: 21/Feb/2012

Document ends.

Main legal information ends.

Image license for the photos of people with Story Software logos in some of the advertising material:
“Digital image content © 1997-2007 Hemera Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Jupiter Images Corporation. All Rights Reserved”.

Software License

This is the license for the freeware version Story Lite in Java and Windows versions.


Freeware License for Story Lite Software

Short Description

Story Lite Software product under this License is provided free of charge.
Updates will be available to registered users.

Even though a license fee is not paid for the use of Story Lite Software, it does not mean that there are no conditions for using such software:

1. Story Lite Software may be installed and used by the Licensee for any legal purpose.
2. Story Lite Software may be installed and used by the Licensee on one computer system.
3. Multiple copies should have multiple licenses.
4. Network installation requires explicit Permission from the License Holder.
5. If you would like to offer Story Lite Software and any templates as a bonus to your customers, clients, or anyone else, we must be informed in writing by email and such use agreed and confirmed by the License holder, prior to the offer. After this process you may link to the opt in page at from your site, download or thank you page.
6. Story Lite Software may not be distributed by any means without the owner’s express permission.
Please contact for details.
7. The Licensee will not have any proprietary rights in and to Story Lite Software , and may not sell or gain privileges from any further use of Story Lite Software.
8. The Licensee acknowledges and agrees that the Licensor retains all copyrights and trademarks in all geographical areas and other proprietary rights in and to the Story Lite Software.
9. Story Lite Software may not be reverse engineered or decompiled, modified or adapted in any way.
10. Use within the scope of this License is free of charge and no royalty or licensing fees shall be paid by the Licensee.
11. The creator of Story Lite Software is not liable for any damages, of any sort, that may result from any use of this product.
12. You may not:
Install or use Story Lite Software in more than one computer system.
Using Story Lite Software on many computers by sharing all of partial Software.
Decompose Story Lite Software and use it in the different computers or embody it into other software systems.
Delete the copyright notices on any copy of Story Lite Software.
Disclose, transfer, provide, rent or otherwise make available in any form, Software, or any portion thereof, to a third party without the prior consent of the License Holder.
Reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble Story Lite Software, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
13. Story Lite Software remains property of the License Holder:
All rights not specifically granted under this License are reserved by the License Holder. All title and intellectual property rights in and to Story Lite Software, the accompanying printed or online materials, and any copies of Story Lite Software, including all rights in patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets applicable thereto, shall remain vested in the License Holder.
14. Termination:
Without prejudice to any other rights, the License Holder may terminate your right to use Story Lite Software under this License if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this License. Upon termination, you shall immediately stop using Story Lite Software, remove all copies of Story Lite Software and any related information from any electronic equipment under your control, and return to the License Holder the any material you have copied thereof within one month.
15. Termination Certificate:
Within one month after the termination of this Agreement, you shall furnish to the License Holder a certificate certifying that through your best efforts, and to the best of your knowledge, the original and all copies, in whole or in part, in any form, of Story Lite Software have been destroyed.
16. Maintenance:
the License Holder shall not be responsible for maintenance or field service of Story Lite Software under this License.
17. All rights are reserved.
18. License Holder: All materials, software, website and all example templates are Copyright Geoff Davis 2010, 2011, 2012 and onwards.
For queries, requests and general communication please use the Contact form on the Story Lite Software website.
All other notices in connection with this License shall be in writing and shall be given by certified mail, return receipt requested, at the following address: Story Lite Software, McNeely, Hare & War, LLP, 5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015, USA.
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