These terms and conditions (these "Terms") apply to the Gentle Reader service and platform (the "Service") provided to users ("you", "your", and " Users") by way of a website and any associated digital apps.

Users should read these Terms carefully and make sure that they are understood, before using the Service. If you do not understand or do not accept any part of these Terms, then you should not use the Service. By using the Service, you accept and agree to these Terms and Gentle Reader's Privacy and Cookies Policy.

1. General

Gentle Reader's Terms were last updated on 23rd October 2017.

The Service is operated by Gentle Reader, ["Gentle Reader", "we", " us", "our"). Further information about Gentle Reader, including how to contact us.

Gentle Reader may update these Terms from time to time and the latest version will appear on Gentle Reader's website with the date that they were updated. By using the Service after any changes have been posted, Users agree to the new Terms.

Please also read Gentle Reader's Privacy and Cookies Policy, which sets out how Gentle Reader will collect, process and use your information. If you do not agree to any part of Gentle Reader's Privacy and Cookies Policy, please do not use the Service.

Although Gentle Reader is working to ensure that the Service is compatible across various devices, Gentle Reader cannot guarantee that the Service will work with all devices.

2. Your account

To use the Gentle Reader Service you will need to set up an account with us. You need to be 18 or over to create an account. If you are over 13 but under 18 then you can register to use the Service only with your parent or guardian's permission and you must get the bill payer's permission before subscribing to the Premium Service. Gentle Reader reserves the right to refuse to permit minors to use the Service at its discretion.

You may be asked to provide information about yourself such as your name and email address. Please make sure this information is complete and accurate. Gentle Reader will use this information in accordance with the Gentle Reader Privacy and Cookies Policy.

In all cases, you are responsible for your account, including making sure that your details are correct and kept up-to-date and ensuring that your password is secure. You are also responsible for all activity that takes place on your account. You must not share your account with any other person.

If you think your account is being used by anyone else, please immediately. If Gentle Reader believes a User's account has been compromised, Gentle Reader may suspend the User's account and Gentle Reader will contact the User to try and resolve the problem.

3. Content

Gentle Reader Content

Unless otherwise stated and except for User Content and Third Party Content, the past, present and future content of the Service (including without limitation, software graphics, text, images, designs, compilations, databases, targeting information, and the trade marks, logos, domain names, trade names, service marks, trade identities; any and all copyright material (including source and object code)); and all other materials related to the Service (the "Content") is protected by applicable copyrights, trade mark rights, database rights and other proprietary rights. Gentle Reader (and/or its licensors) own the Content. Other than as expressly permitted in these Terms, no rights (whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise) in or to the Content are granted to you.

Subject to strict compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable, non-assignable and non-transferrable licence to use the Service and access the Content within the functionality permitted by the Service, for your own personal use.

Third Party Content

The Service may include (via RSS feeds, Twitter feeds or other means) content from other websites and platforms owned and operated by third parties ("Third Party Content"). This content is provided to you for your information only.

Third Party Content may contain materials which you find offensive, objectionable, unlawful or inaccurate. The display of Third Party Content does not constitute recommendations or an endorsement by Gentle Reader. We have no control over the content of Third Party Content and we accept no responsibility for it or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of, or access to, it.

Access and use of Third Party Content, including the information, materials, products, and services on or available through Third Party Content is solely at your own risk.

4. User Standards

You must not:

  • upload, share or submit User Content that is or may be interpreted as obscene, indecent, pornographic, sexually explicit, libellous, maliciously false, inaccurate, misleading, depicting violence (in a explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner) offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person or be in breach of racial, religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
  • use the Service for any illegal or unlawful purpose. You must comply with these Terms at all times and with all applicable laws and regulations;
  • upload, share or submit any User Content that infringes any proprietary rights of any third party including any patent, copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, trade secret rights in passing off, rights of privacy, publicity, confidence, or under data protection legislation or other intellectual property law;
  • upload, share or submit User Content that is or may be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law) or be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person or be in contempt of any court;
  • upload, share or submit any User Content which is capable of being construed as negligent advice or which consists of or contains any negligent statement or any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;
  • access or use the Service or its content for any commercial or similar purpose;
  • upload, share or submit any third party content without that third party's prior written consent, or User Content that falsely expresses or implies that Gentle Reader. or the Service sponsor or endorse such User Content;
  • collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, delete, revise, view or display any material, data or information, whether personally identifiable or not, posted by or concerning any other User in connection with the User Content or in connection with your use of the Service unless you have obtained the express, prior written permission of such other person to do so;
  • impersonate another person or create a false or misleading identity for the purpose of misleading others as to your identity for the purpose of misleading others as to your identity, or to collect information about other Users.
  • conduct forward promotions, chain letters, surveys, contests, or pyramid selling schemes;
  • use another Users' personal data for any purpose other than making contact with them, and it is reasonably expected that this contact will be welcomed by such other Users;
  • upload, share or submit User Content containing any spy ware, adware, viruses, corrupt files, worm programmes or other malicious code designed to interrupt, damage or limit the functionality of or disrupt any software, hardware, telecommunications, networks, servers or other equipment, Trojan horse or any other material designed to damage, interfere with, wrongly intercept or expropriate any data or personal information;
  • alter, adapt, modify, copy or create a derivative work from Content;
  • modify, adapt, translate, reverse engine, hack or use any other means to retrieve or index any part of the Service unless you have prior written consent from Gentle Reader.;
  • submit any material or do anything that results in the transmission of junk email, duplicate or unsolicited messages, chain letters, "spamming" or "phishing";
  • incorporate any advertising, or conduct any other paid sponsorship or promotional activities of any kind, in or in connection with the User Content; or
  • interfere with another User's use and enjoyment of the Service or use the Service in any other manner that could damage, disable, over burden or impair the Service.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material and User Content uploaded, shared or submitted using the Service, for any reason whatsoever.

Gentle Reader will take any action it thinks is necessary to protect the Service and Gentle Reader's Users (which may include suspending, restricting or terminating a User's account and access to Gentle Reader's Service).

Notwithstanding our rights under these Terms in relation to User Content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission, publication or sharing of such content via the Service.

5. Accessing the Service

Gentle Reader will do its best to make sure that Gentle Reader's website, app and services are uninterrupted and error free, although Gentle Reader can't guarantee this. If Gentle Reader needs to suspend or restrict access to, or update, Gentle Reader's Service or particular content displayed on it, Gentle Reader will do its best to minimise any disruption to the User. Gentle Reader recommends Users to install virus protection software on any devices the User uses to access the Service.

When accessing the Service over your mobile network, you will be using your data allowance. If you are using 3G or 4G to access content, you must ensure that you are aware of the amount of data in your contract allowance. Gentle Reader is not responsible for any charges you may incur in using the Service.

Gentle Reader may change or remove content on the Service, features of the Service or parts of Gentle Reader's website or app from time to time.

6. Copyright infringement and content takedown

Gentle Reader accepts no obligation to monitor, review, filter, moderate or remove any User Content, Third Party Content or any other content from the Service. Nevertheless, Gentle Reader reserves the right to take any such actions in its discretion.

If you believe that your work, or the work of someone you are authorised to represent, has been uploaded to Gentle Reader's Service, without your authorisation and in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you should notify Gentle Reader of your copyright infringement claim in accordance with the procedure below.

Please provide a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information:

  1. a statement that you have identified works which infringe your copyright, or the copyright of a third party on whose behalf you are entitled to act;
  2. identification of the location of such works in sufficient detail so that Gentle Reader can verify their existence;
  3. a description of the copyright works that you claim have been infringed;
  4. your full name, address and telephone number and a valid email address on which you can be contacted;
  5. a statement that you believe in good faith that the disputed use of the material is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. a statement that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the owner of, or otherwise authorised to act on behalf of the owner of, the copyright work that is allegedly infringed.

Please send the notice containing the above information by email to [email protected]

Notwithstanding Gentle Reader's position that it is not obliged to monitor the content uploaded to, or shared via, the Service (as referred to above), it is Gentle Reader's policy to: (i) block access to or remove material that Gentle Reader believes in good faith to be copyright works that have been illegally copied and distributed by any of Gentle Reader's affiliates or Users; and (ii) terminate repeat offenders' use of the Service.

Gentle Reader has no control over and does not warrant in any way that the content (including User Content and Third Party Content) or other information and materials provided by third parties are accurate, complete, legal, non-infringing, reliable, current or error-free. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Gentle Reader disclaims all warranties, representations, and terms and conditions that may relate in any way to any such content.

7. Gentle Reader's liability

If Gentle Reader does not comply with its obligations to the User under these Terms or is negligent in providing the Service to Users, Gentle Reader is responsible for any loss or damage that a User suffers that was a "foreseeable result" of such breach or negligence. Loss or damage is a foreseeable result if it is an obvious consequence of Gentle Reader's failure to comply with these Terms or if it was contemplated by Gentle Reader and the User at the time the User accepted these Terms and registered as a User.

Your use of the Service and any Content, User Content, Third Party Content, information or other material obtained via the Service is at your own discretion and risk.

Please note that Gentle Reader is not responsible for any lack of functionality or failure to provide any Service or Content on the Service, or any loss of content or data that is due to the User's equipment, devices or Internet connection.

As a consumer, you are entitled to various statutory warranties (including, for example, that any service is carried out with reasonable skill and care, and any digital content provided is of satisfactory quality). Nothing in these Terms shall have the effect of excluding or limiting those implied statutory warranties which may not be excluded or limited under applicable law.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Gentle Reader or through the Service will create any warranty. You understand and agree that you use, access, download, or otherwise obtain information, materials, or data through the Service (including RSS feeds) or via any Third Party Content at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your property (including your computer system) or loss of data that results from the download or use of such material or data.

Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages or implied warranties, the above limitations may not apply to you. In such jurisdictions, Gentle Reader's liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes Gentle Reader's liability for: (i) death or personal injury caused by Gentle Reader's negligence; (ii) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iii) any other liability that cannot be excluded by law.

8. Other important terms

Gentle Reader may terminate these Terms at any time if: (a) you breach these Terms; (b) Gentle Reader decides to suspend or terminate the Service.

These Terms do not affect your legal rights. Among other things, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says:

  1. you can ask a trader (in this case, Gentle Reader) to repeat or fix a service if it's not carried out with reasonable care and skill, or get some money back if they can't fix it;
  2. if you haven't agreed a price upfront, what you're asked to pay must be reasonable; and
  3. if you haven't agreed a time upfront, it must be carried out within a reasonable time.

For more information about your legal rights, you may wish to visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

You agree to compensate and reimburse Gentle Reader fully for any claims or legal proceedings which are brought against Gentle Reader as a result of your breach of these Terms or misuse of the Service.

No other person has any rights to enforce any of these Terms.

You may not transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without Gentle Reader's written permission. Gentle Reader may transfer its rights and obligations to another party, but this will not affect your rights or Gentle Reader's obligations to you under these Terms.

Each of the paragraphs in these Terms operates separately. If any courts or relevant authority decide that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

The User's use of the Service and any Content accessed via the Service, including any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, will be governed by English law. Cronycle and each User both agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have the non-exclusive jurisdiction.

9. How to contact Cronycle

If you have any feedback, questions or complaints or any requests for technical support, then please contact Cronycle at [email protected].

Cronycle Ltd, is a company registered in England and Wales and Cronycle's Company Number is 08628869. Cronycle's registered office is at 154 – 158 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU. Cronycle's VAT number is 173 0405 38.