Terms of Service Agreement

The Memory Collective Terms of Service

1. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and using www.thememorycollective.co (“the Website”), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree with any part of these terms, please refrain from using the Website.

2. Description of Service

The Memory Collective (“TMC”) provides educational resources, web-app tools, and professional services regarding Recorded Oral Storytelling for the purpose of memory preservation and family heritage.

3. Intellectual Property

A. All content, logos, trademarks, and other intellectual property displayed on the Website are the property of The Memory Collective or its licensors and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws.

B. Any User Content such as audio and video recordings, photos, text, or otherwise uploaded by the User to a TMC account is considered the User’s intellectual property. It is the User’s responsibility to only upload content that belongs to them or that they have legal permission to use.

C. Any original content created on behalf of a User by The Memory Collective is owned by The Memory Collective.

D. A Storyteller always retains his or her ownership of their stories and can optionally grant The Memory Collective limited commercial use of their stories for tasteful promotional use.

4. User Conduct

A. You agree not to use the Website for any unlawful, abusive, or disruptive purposes. You will not engage in activities that could harm, interfere with, or compromise the security or functionality of the Website or its users.

B. You understand that giving someone permission to access your account may grant them access to sensitive information. You understand you should give permission with caution and care to people you trust. TMC is not liable if that person abuses their access to your account.

C. You take full responsibility as a user for any issues or disputes that arise if you share data against the wishes of the account holder.

5. Privacy Policy

A. The Memory Collective will never knowingly sell your data (“data” refers to but is not limited to any identifying information or intellectual property that belongs to the user, such as names, ages, emails, addresses, stories, photos, videos, or text shared with us).

B. Please review our Privacy Policy, which outlines in full how we collect, use, store, and protect user data.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided on an “as-is” basis. The Memory Collective makes no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the content and services provided on the Website.

Users should not rely solely on the website’s content and the website owner is not responsible or any adverse consequences arising from the use of the website or its content.

7. Limitation of Liability

A. In no event shall The Memory Collective, its affiliates, partners, or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising from the use of or inability to use the Website or its content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in the content, loss of data, or interruption or termination of access to the website.

B. The Memory Collective shall not be held liable or responsible for any therapeutic, psychological, medical, rehabilitation, legal, or similar services rendered necessary as a result of using its products and services.

8. Termination

The Memory Collective reserves the right to terminate or suspend access to the Website, at its sole discretion, for any reason and without prior notice.

9. Modification of Terms.

The Memory Collective may update or modify these Terms of Service at any time. Any changes will be effective upon posting on the Website. Your continued use of the Website after such modifications signifies your acceptance of the revised terms.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Service shall be governed by the laws of Indiana, United States, and any disputes shall be resolved in the courts of Indiana, United States.

11. Entire Agreement

These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and The Memory Collective concerning the use of the Website and supersede any prior agreements or understandings.