Terms and Conditions
Please read these Terms and Conditions before using, or submitting content in any form or medium for publication on WANS.
By accessing or using the Services, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by this Agreement, and to the collection and use of your information as set forth in WANS whether or not you are a registered user of the Services. This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Services (“Users”).
By continuing to use our site, or by submitting content for publication on WANS you agree to abide, and that you are bound, by these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and you agree (including by virtue of your continued use of our site) to be bound by any such changes.
YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND POLICIES THAT WANS MAY POST ON THE SITE OR PROVIDE TO YOU FROM TIME TO TIME. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SITE, IN WHICH CASE YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY EXIT AND NOT USE THE SITE. WANS MAKES THE SITE CONTENT AND INFORMATION ON THE SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU.
WANS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or replace this Agreement from time to time, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the Agreement in a material way, we will update the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page. Your continued use of the Services after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new terms. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future terms, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Services.
How to control your account You may control your User profile and how you interact with the Services by changing the settings on your profile page.
Your interaction with other Users You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users. WANS will have no liability for your interactions with other Users, or for any User’s action or inaction. Please be good to one another.
Changes to the Services Here at WANS, we are always innovating and finding ways to provide our Users with new and innovative features and services. Therefore, WANS, without prior notice, may change the Services; stop providing the Services or features of the Services, to you or to Users generally; or create usage limits for the Services. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the Services without notice and liability for any reason, including, in our sole determination, your breach of any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason. Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.
Your responsibility for your content By uploading, posting, submitting or otherwise disclosing or distributing User Content, you represent and warrant that you own all rights in your User Content and that any User Content you post does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including without limitation any Intellectual Property Rights (defined below) or rights of publicity or privacy.
WANS reserves the right, but is not obligated, to reject and/or remove any User Content that we believe, in our sole discretion, violates these provisions. WANS takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other Users or third parties post or send over the Services. You understand and agree that any loss or damage of any kind that occurs as a result of the use of any User Content that you send, upload, download, stream, post, transmit, display, or otherwise make available or access through your use of the Services, is solely your responsibility, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Content.
WANS is not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User Content. You understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree that WANS shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of such User Content.
- USE OF OUR SERVICE
Eligibility Because we respect the rights of children and parents, you may use the WANS Services only if you can form a binding contract with WANS, and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations regarding online conduct and acceptable content. The Services are provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use the Services for any commercial purposes. Our Services are not directed to children younger than 13, and access and use of our Services is only offered to Users of 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, please do not register to use our Services. Any person who registers as User or provides his/her personal informtation to our Services represents that he/she are 13 years of age or older.
WANS You can browse WANS and enjoy the Services without registering for a WANS account. In order to post any User Content or access certain features of the Services, however, you must register for an account with WANS (which may include connecting to WANS through a third-party service) and select a password and screen name (“WANS ID”). You may not select or use as a WANS User ID any name that we determine to be offensive, vulgar or obscene. WANS reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a WANS User ID or a User account in its sole discretion. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. We reserve the right to reclaim WANS User IDs on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your WANS password. By connecting to WANS with a third-party service like Facebook, you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your log-in credentials for that service.
Your responsibility for your account. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on or through your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify WANS immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. WANS will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, and you shall be solely liable for the losses of WANS or others due to such unauthorized use.
- Intellectual Rights
For purposes of this Agreement: (1) the term “Content” means a creative expression and includes, without limitation, video, audi, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, tools, written posts, replies, comments, information, data, text, software, scripts, executable files, graphics and interactive features, any of which may be generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services; (2) the term “User Content” means Content that a User submits, transfers, or otherwise provides to the Services. Content includes, without limitation, all User Content.
Your Rights in User Content Users retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in User Content, and WANS and/or third parties retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in all Content other than User Content.
You retain ownership you have of any intellectual property you post to WANS.
User Content License to WANS When you provide User Content to WANS through the Services, you grant WANS a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, diplay (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, modify, adapt (including, without limitation, in order to conform it to the requirements of any networks, devices, services, or media through which the Services are available), and create derivative works of, such User Content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purposes of allowing WANS to operate the Services in accordance with their functionality, improve the Services, and develop new Services.
When you upload your creations to WANS, you are giving us permission to make them available in all the ways you would expect us to (for example, via your profile, WANS homepage, etc.). We never want to do anything with your work that surprises you.
You also agree that this license includes the right for WANS to make all publicly-posted Content available to third parties selected by WANS, so that those third parties can syndicate and/or analyze such Content on other media and services.
Note also that this license to you User Content continues even if you stop using the Services, primarily because of the social nature of the content shared through WANS Services when you post something publicly, others may chose to comment on it, making your Content part of a social conversation that cannot later be erased without retroactively censoring the speech of others.
You also agree that you will respect the intellectual property rights of others, and represent and warrant that you have all of the necessary rights to grant us this license for all User Content you transfer to us.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by posting or submitting content on or to our site (regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving us, and our affiliates, agents and third party contractors the right to display or publish such content on our site and its affiliated publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes.
For illustrative purposes, with respect to any video submissions to us made by you from time to time, you understand and agree that (unless you and we agree otherwise) we may, or may permit Users to, based solely on functionality provided and enabled by our website, compile, re-edit, adapt or modify your video submission, or create derivative works therefrom, either on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other video submissions, and that we or our licensees shall be free to display and publish the same (as so compiled, re-edited, adapted, modified or derived) for any period.
You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (I) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all such submissions to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms and Conditions; and (II) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms and Conditions. In furtherance of the foregoing, you agree that you will not: (I) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the rights granted herein;(II) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party; (III) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or (IV) post advertisements or solicitations of business. We reserve the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice. You understand that when you submit content in any form to WANS Website, we may authorize such content to be distributed or syndicated to or published on other WANS environments.
- PERMITTED USES
You must register with WANS and create an Author account (including selecting a screen name/username and subdomain name for your account) in order to create Stories. WANS, in its sole discretion and at any time, may change, remove, reclaim, and/or reassign the screen name/username and/or subdomain name associated with your Author account (this potentially includes but is not limited to a trademark owner complaining about a screen name/username/subdomain name that does not closely resemble your real name). Your Author account gives you access to the services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time and in our sole discretion. You are responsible for any and all activities occurring or content that is posted under your account. If you discover any unauthorized activity under your account, please alert WANS immediately, by sending an email alert to firstname.lastname@example.org
By giving us your email address, you grant us permission to send communications from WANS , such as account creation confirmations, service announcements, administrative messages, and any of the opt-in WANS newsletters you select to that address. You may opt out of certain email communications from WANS by following the instructions on the email. You may not opt out of Service-related messages. If you do not want to receive such messages from WANS, you must cancel your account.
- RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS ON USE
In your use of the Services, you must abide by the following restrictions and prohibitions on use. As a Service User or Author, you may not:
- Publish WANS or Author Content that include any content or links that are pornographic, defamatory, libelous, tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of privacy, racially or ethnically objectionable, hateful, promotes or provides instructional information about illegal activities, promotes any act of cruelty to animals, or is otherwise offensive.
- Use WANS and the Services to violate any federal, state or local laws.
III. Hack the Services or modify any content of WANS that is not your own.
- Link to any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
- Link to pages or sites that are unrelated to the topic and content of WANS.
- LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Your WANS and the Services may include links to other sites or resources over which WANS has no control or responsibility. WANS does not monitor, investigate or check these sites for accuracy or completeness. As a result, WANS is not responsible for the content or advertising on such sites, products or other materials which they may provide, such sites’ availability, or any damages caused or alleged to be caused in connection with such external websites. All such external websites included as links in WANS or accessed by you via the Services is done at your own risk and with your own liability.
- EARNING MONEY THROUGH WANS – AFFILIATE IDs PROGRAM AND WANS EARNING PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
WANS offers Authors the ability to share in Earning Page Views from third party websites by a variety of means:
Assigning Affiliate IDs Program.
Authors may assign an affiliate ID for third party accounts to their WANS account (each an “ID”). For example, you can input your Google AdSense information into your WANS account, and WANS will share the Earning Ad Impressions with such services through that ID. You are solely responsible for verifying that you have entered a valid ID correctly.
You acknowledge and agree that your ID is not guaranteed to be placed in any Earning Page Views, and that placement of IDs (including but not limited to your ID) on any given Earning Page View is done randomly.
These Impression-sharing Services are provided subject generally to these Terms of Services, and in particular the terms in this section. There may also be additional terms imposed by the third parties with whom you choose to do business.
Your use of the Affiliate IDs program on the Services constitutes your agreement to uphold and be subject to these additional terms and conditions, as well as those that may be imposed by third parties with whom you may engage in the course of your participation in Affiliate IDs Program services. By registering with third parties that share ad revenue with Users and inputting that information into the Services, you hereby appoint WANS as your exclusive agent to handle all such third party ad-sharing transactions as well as to input your ID into the pages you create. Such third party will hold any revenues generated from the use of the third party services on your WANS Account. Such third party will track all earnings and deliver all payments to you in accordance with your agreement with such third party.
WANS Earnings Program.
You may elect to participate in the WANS Earnings Program, which participation will be covered under this Agreement. “WANS Earnings Program” means that part of the Services that delivers payments to WANS for earnings from the WANS Ad Program, Amazon Program, EBay Partner Network, WANS Contests, and any other program, service or opportunity WANS offers MTS Team the ability to earn money.
You may run portions of the WANS Earnings Program in conjunction with the Assigning Affiliate IDs Program. (the two are different programs). To enroll in the WANS Earnings Program we require a valid PayPal Account and completed tax forms.
The WANS Earnings Program is a requirement of the WANS Ad Program, Amazon Program, and eBay Partner Network.
By electing to run the WANS Earnings Program on your MTS, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
WANS Ad Program.
As part of your participation, in the WANS Earnings Program, as an option you may request to join the WANS Ad Program. The WANS Ad Program is only available for Earning Page Views on MTS.
WANS provides advertisements and/or other revenue earning options directly or from third-party providers, for possible placement on your MTS. MTS team members that participate in the WANS Ad Program will earn from the Earning Page Views on the WANS you create. Your Earning Page Views share will be selected based on a 60% chance of generating earnings for the author. Your earnings will be based on a formula selected by WANS, in its sole discretion, which formula WANS may change at any time for your account.
Fraud, Other Invalid Activity and Breach
WANS reserves the right to withhold payment from you if you have, directly or indirectly, engaged in activity that is deceptive or fraudulent in nature, as determined by WANS in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, WANS shall not be liable for any payment from the use of WANS Earnings Program based on: (a) any fraudulent or deceptive activities; (b) invalid activities generated by any person or automated means; (c) requests for end users to click on advertisements on your MTS or repeatedly reload your MTS to generate additional page impressions.
Any breach by you of this Agreement shall result in the permanent forfeiture of any Earned Balances for the applicable period. Notwithstanding any other remedies that WANS may elect to pursue, such breach may result in a charge-back and/or future withholding for your account, and you agree that WANS may seek any such amounts from you in any manner permitted by law.
WANS reserves the right to modify the Affiliate IDs program and/or WANS Earnings program, including without limitation the percentage share or payment structure, at any time in its sole discretion. If WANS changes any significant terms of the Affiliate IDs program and/or WANS Earnings Program, WANS will notify you by email, if reasonably practicable, at least two (2) weeks before any such change occurs. At that point, you will have the option of removing your MTS stories or video from the Services, or, if your MTS is non-commercial, setting your ad level to “zero,” if you choose to stop working with the Affiliate IDs Program and/or MTS Earnings Program under the new structure.
By using the Affiliate IDs Program services, you acknowledge and agree that WANS will not be responsible for, and will not be obligated in any manner to repay you for, any lost earnings. WANS makes no guarantee under this agreement regarding the amount of Earned Balance you will achieve in your account, the revenue share, the level of impressions, number and/or placement of advertisements, or the timely completion or delivery of any impressions, clicks, or referral information. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT ANY MINIMUM LEVEL OF REVENUE, OR ANY REVENUE, WILL BE GENERATED AS A RESULT OF USING THE AFFILIATE IDs PROGRAM AND/OR THE WANS EARNING PROGRAM.