Terms of Service

 

Effective: March 5, 2019

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a contract between you and Tellmesomething LLC. Tellmesomething LLC is the legal name of the company that owns Readily, a website and iOS app. This agreement refers to “Readily” throughout. They govern your use of Readily’s sites, services, mobile apps, products, and content (“Services”).

By using Readily, you agree to these Terms. If you don’t agree to any of the Terms, you can’t use Readily.

We can change these Terms at any time. If a change is material, we’ll let you know before they take effect. By using Readily on or after that effective date, you agree to the new Terms. If you don’t agree to them, you should delete your account before they take effect, otherwise your use of the site and content will be subject to the new Terms.

Content rights & responsibilities

You own the rights to the content you create and post on Readily.

By posting content to Readily, you give us a nonexclusive license to publish it on Readily Services, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it). In consideration for Readily granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Readily may enable advertising on the Services, including in connection with the display of your content or other information. We may also use your content to promote Readily, including its products and content. We will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.

You’re responsible for the content you post. This means you assume all risks related to it, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.

You’re welcome to post content on Readily that you’ve published elsewhere, as long as you have the rights you need to do so. By posting content to Readily, you represent that doing so doesn’t conflict with any other agreement you’ve made.

By posting content you didn’t create to Readily, you are representing that you have the right to do so. For example, you are posting a work that’s in the public domain, used under license (including a free license, such as Creative Commons), or a fair use.

We can remove any content you post for any reason.

You can delete any of your posts, or your account, anytime. Processing the deletion may take a little time, but we’ll do it as quickly as possible. We may keep backup copies of your deleted post or account on our servers for up to 90 days after you delete it.

Our content and services

We reserve all rights in Readily’s look and feel. Some parts of Readily are licensed under third-party open source licenses. We also make some of our own code available under open source licenses. As for other parts of Readily, you may not copy or adapt any portion of our code or visual design elements (including logos) without express written permission from Readily unless otherwise permitted by law.

You may not do, or try to do, the following: (1) access or tamper with non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the systems of our technical providers; (2) access or search the Services by any means other than the currently available, published interfaces (e.g., APIs) that we provide; (3) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; or (4) interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host, or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of content or accounts in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

Crawling the Services is allowed if done in accordance with the provisions of our robots.txt file, but scraping the Services is prohibited.

We may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the service, at any time, without notice.

No children

Readily is only for people 13 years old and over. By using Readily, you affirm that you are over 13. If we learn someone under 13 is using Readily, we’ll terminate their account.

Security

If you find a security vulnerability on Readily, tell us. We have a bug bounty disclosure program.

Incorporated rules and policies

By using the Services, you agree to let Readily collect and use information as detailed in our Privacy Policy. If you’re outside the United States, you consent to letting Readily transfer, store, and process your information (including your personal information and content) in and out of the United States.

By using Readily, you agree to follow our Rules and Policies. If you don’t, we may remove content, or suspend or delete your account.

Miscellaneous

Disclaimer of warranty. Readily provides the Services to you as is. You use them at your own risk and discretion. That means they don’t come with any warranty. None expressed, none implied. No implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title or non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability. Readily won’t be liable to you for any damages that arise from your using the Services. This includes if the Services are hacked or unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.

No waiver. If Readily doesn’t exercise a particular right under these Terms, that doesn’t waive it.

Severability. If any provision of these terms is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and that other provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect.

Choice of law and jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by Florida law, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any suit arising from the Services must take place in a court located in Miami, Florida.

Entire agreement. These Terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between Readily and you concerning the Services.

Questions? Let us know at stories@readily.com.

Readily Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 5, 2019

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Tellmesomething LLC’s sites, which operate with the name Readily. This Policy refers to Readily’s sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

Information We Collect & How We Use It

Readily doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Readily is to make our product work as well as possible.

In order to give you the best possible experience using Readily, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Readily, such as what pages you access and your interactions with our product features (such as likes, follows, and saves). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information.

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Readily Services

  • fight spam and other forms of abuse

  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Readily Services

When you create your Readily account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish through your third-party account without your permission.

Information Disclosure

Readily won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonomization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Data Storage

Readily uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Readily. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using Readily Services, you authorize Readily to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Readily is not hosted by Readily. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Readily. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code, or Scribd documents that appear within a Readily post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Readily post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Readily does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Readily are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Some embeds may ask you for personal information, such as your email address, through a form. We do our best to keep bad actors off of Readily. However, if you choose to submit your information to a third party this way, we don’t know what they may do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on Readily asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not submit personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.

If you embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users, you must provide near the embedded form a prominent link to an applicable Privacy Policy that clearly states how to you intend to use any information collected. Failure to do so may lead Readily to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other information.

Readily doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Readily network (which encompasses Readi.ly and custom domains hosted by Readily).

Some third-party services that we use to provide the Readily Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Readily only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Readily complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. For logged-out users browsing with DNT enabled, Readily’s analytics will not receive data about you, but we will do some first-party tracking in order to customize content and provide data to third-party service providers that enable Readily Services to work. When you use Readily while logged-in to your account, we cannot comply with DNT.

Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

If you have a Readily account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account by requesting that an admin delete it for you. Email stories@readi.ly to request that you account be deleted.

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period. But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after 90 days. Readily may preserve and maintain copies of your information when required to do so by law.

Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

Email from Readily

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s “Settings” page.

When you interact with an email sent from Readily (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.

Changes to this Policy

Readily may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here.

Questions

We welcome feedback about this policy at stories@readily.com.

Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

Description of Processing Activity

Readily collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.

Purposes of Processing

  • Provide, test, promote, and improve the services

  • Gather usage statistics of services

  • Provide customized reading experience

  • Publish and distribute user-generated content

  • Provide access to paid content

  • Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content

  • Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services

Legal Bases

In order to provide the services, Readily collects and stores personal data about its users on the legal basis of consent given when you create an account and agree to the Privacy Policy.

Readily also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the services, as outlined above.

Where Readily collects and stores personal data about non-users, it does so under performance of contract obligations with users who use the services to publish content on web sites hosted by Readily. In such cases, users authoring such content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Readily will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.

Public Nature of Personal Data

Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with the Readily Services in the form of clapping for a post, highlighting parts of a post, following other user accounts, sharing links on connected social media accounts, or writing original posts. Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of Readily Services.

Categories of Personal Data Collected

Logged out users

  • Reading history

  • IP address

  • Browser information

  • DNT status

Logged in users:

  • Username

  • Display name

  • Bio

  • Avatar image

  • Email address (non-public)

  • Session activity (security)

  • Linked social media accounts (optional)

  • IP address

  • Browser information

  • Reading history (on Readily network only)

  • Network interactions (recommends, follows, etc.)

  • Posts, responses, or series published by user

Members:

  • Billing information and history

Partner authors:

  • Bank account for payments

  • Business information, if applicable

Categories of Recipients

Readily shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:

  • Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrastructure

  • Security

  • Analytics

  • Communication & Support

  • Payment Processors

Search engines will index user profiles, public interactions, and any user-generated content. Users may also share links to your content on social media.

Payment Processors

Readily provides Services in conjunction with several payment processors, including: Stripe, Paypal, Google Play, and Apple Pay, through which users may pay for Readily memberships or receive payment based on participation in our Partner program. Those companies acting as payment processors may collect and store personal data related to your billing information and history in order to provide their services, and may collect and store personal data and business data to prevent fraud and other abuse.

When you delete your Readily account, Readily deletes your personal data as outlined in this document. However, to delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Readily only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the services.

Embedded Content

Readily posts may contain third-party embeds, which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this statement, but by the privacy policies of those sites or services.

Existence of Automated Decision-making

Readily collects and stores personal data about its users to customize reading. This includes automated decision-making to promote content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the user, and to their browsing history and network interactions.

Readily also filters content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse.

Potential Consequences of Processing

By creating an account on Readily, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.

Due to the public nature of information posted to Readily, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.

Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the services.

Cross-border Transfers

Readily is hosted in the United States. By using Readily Services, you authorize Readily to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.

Retention

Readily retains personal data associated with your account for the lifetime of your account. If you would like to delete your personal information, you can delete your account at any time. Deleted account profile pages will yield an error 404 “file not found” page, immediately upon initiating deletion, and will become unrecoverable in our system after a period of fourteen days. It may take several additional days for your personal data to be de-indexed from search engines, depending on those search engines’ practices, over which Readily may have limited or no control.

To delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Readily only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the services.

Rights of Data Subjects

  1. You may correct information associated with your account from the Settings page, and the Customize Your Interests page to update your interests.

  2. You may withdraw consent by deleting your account at any time through the Settings page, which will erase your personal information completely within 90 days (except to the extent Readily is prevented by law from deleting your information).

  3. You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting stories@readily.com. If your complaint relates to alleged misuse of your personal data by a third party, it may result in suspension of that post or account in keeping with relevant law, public interest, our contractual obligations, and the rights of expression and access to information of others.

  4. You may at any time lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Readily with the Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.

Contact Information

Tellmesomething LLC is registered at 9315 SW 144 Street, Miami, Florida 33176

Representative: Head of Legal — stories@readily.com