Last updated: March 11, 2022.
Hello, author! Thanks for using our product! At SiteArcade, we aspire to fill your author life with joy. What follows is the bare minimum legalese it takes to keep a business afloat in these modern times. After reading the Terms, if you still have concerns, feel free to contact us.
By using the sitearcade.com website or any service provided by SiteArcade Inc. (DBA SiteArcade), you agree to be bound by the following Terms of Service.
SiteArcade reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of our service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
When we say “company,” "we," “our,” "us," or “SiteArcade” in this document, we are referring to the legal entity SiteArcade Inc., a Texas corporation (DBA SiteArcade).
When we say “you,” "your," or “user,” we’re referring to the account holder using one or more of our services. This will always be a specific individual with specific log-in info, not a business entity or collective.
And lastly, when we say “service” or “services,” we mean any product created and maintained by SiteArcade Inc. This includes our author website hosting plans, but will perhaps include other products in the future.
You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. SiteArcade cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
You are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your account. That includes content posted by others who either: (a) have access to your login credentials; or (b) have their own logins under your account.
You may not use the website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of our service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
The SiteArcade site accreditation link is included with each website installation.
Payments & Subscriptions
If you are using a free version of one of our services, it is really free: we do not ask you for your credit card and and we do not sell your data.
If you are upgrading from a free plan to a paid plan, we will charge your card immediately and your billing cycle starts on the day of upgrade.
If you upgrade plans mid-billing cycle, we will immediately charge you the difference. If you downgrade plans mid-billing cycle, we will credit the difference in price toward future payments.
All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities. Where required, we will collect those taxes on behalf of the taxing authority and remit those taxes to taxing authorities. Otherwise, you are responsible for payment of all taxes, levies, or duties.
We sometimes change the pricing structure for our products. In some circumstances, we will allow old accounts to continue using the previous pricing structure. In other cases, we may require all users to switch. In the latter case, we will give at least 30 days notice via the email address on record.
Cancellation & Refunds
You are solely responsible for properly canceling your account using the cancellation link within the app.
After cancellation, your service will continue until the end of the billing cycle. All content will remain privately accessible for at least 30 days after your final billing period ends.
If we serve as your domain registrar, we will immediately unlock your domain. You will have until the domain name expires to transfer it to a different registrar. If you don’t transfer it in time, the domain will expire, and you’ll have to register it again somewhere else.
After you have cancelled your plan, you may contact us for a refund. We grant prorated refunds based on the amount of time remaining on your plan, on the one condition that you explain what we could have done better, so that we can improve our service for future users. In the event of a refund, service will terminate immediately, rather than at the end of the billing period.
You retain all copyright to all original content you add to our service. You may export or remove it from our service at any time.
We may, but have no obligation to, remove content and accounts containing content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or this Terms of Service.
(If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been infringed upon, you may contact us. Note that you may be held accountable for damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, for misrepresenting that any content is infringing upon your copyright.)
When submitting feedback to us (e.g. complaints, testimonials, bug reports, feature requests, support requests, and other similar content), you agree to grant SiteArcade non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, disclose, sub-license, distribute, modify and exploit such Feedback without restriction.
We reserve the right to use your work with proper credit given for the sole purpose of showcasing or demonstrating examples of our service where appropriate.
Modification to Services
SiteArcade reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, our service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
Prices of all services, including but not limited to subscription fees to our service, are subject to change. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the SiteArcade website or our service itself.
SiteArcade shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of our service.
Termination of Service
We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your account at any time. Suspension means you and any other users on your account will not be able to access the account or any content in the account. Termination will furthermore result in the deletion of your account or your access to your account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all content in your account.
Similarly, if we find you are in violation of the laws in any particular jurisdiction, we reserve the right to block access to our services within the confines of that jurisdiction.
(If you believe a user is in violation of these terms, you can report them by contacting us.)
You are solely responsible for your activities on our website, and while using our service, including all content that you submit or a third party submits on your behalf or using your account. You agree to indemnify SiteArcade and it’s officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns against any and all third party claims, actions, demands, suits and all related losses, liabilities, damages, penalties, costs and expenses (including by not limits to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) included by an indemnified party arising out of or related to: (a) any violation of law or regulation from your use of our service, (b) any actual or alleged breach by you of any obligations, representations, warranties under this Terms of Service, and © any actual or alleged infringement or misappropriation of the intellectual property rights of any third party by all content that you submit or a third party submits on your behalf or using your account.
Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your account. While SiteArcade prohibits such conduct and content on our service, you understand and agree that SiteArcade cannot be responsible for the content posted on our service and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials. You agree to use our service at your own risk.
Your use of our service is at your sole risk. Our service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied. You expressly agree that use of the site is at your sole risk.
SiteArcade does not warrant that (a) our service will meet your specific requirements, (b) our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, © the results that may be obtained from the use of our service will be accurate or reliable, (d) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through our service will meet your expectations, and (e) any errors in our service will be corrected.
In no event shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages (including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits, or loss of data, or goodwill) whether in an action in contract, tory (including by not limited to negligence), equity or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or inability to use our service or the materials therein or resulting from unauthorized access to or alternation of data.