Words for Lily

Our Policies


General Statement

Your use of the Words for Lily software, including its mobile applications and its website, signifies agreement to the terms stated in this policy statement.

Words for Lily reserves the right to modify these policies at any time as necessary, and will notify users of significant changes via its website messaging system. An example of a "significant change" would be an unlikely change in billing vendor or notification of a change in such a vendor's policies that might impact Words for Lily users.

Terminology

  • "Words for Lily" may refer either to the Words for Lily software or to the creator of the Words for Lily software.

  • "Software" typically refers to the Words for Lily mobile application(s), but may also refer to the Words for Lily website(s).

  • "The team" and "the Words for Lily team" refers to the creator of the Words for Lily software.

  • "User-submitted content" refers to any information a user provides to Words for Lily. Such content includes words and word lists, posts to the comments form, and account information like the first name, last name, and user name. (Note: User-submitted content is not necessarily personal information: A user's first and last name are personal information, but a Words for Lily user name is not.)

  • "Personal information" refers to Personally Identifiable Information. It is information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as their name, social security number, biometric records, etc. alone, or when combined with other personal or identifying information which is linked or linkable to a specific individual, such as date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, et cetera. With regard to user-submitted content, users may provide their first and last name when creating an account. Words for Lily considers a user's first and last name to be personal information.

  • "Translated content" refers to Words for Lily content that has been translated into languages other than US English.


Terms of Service

Your use of Words for Lily software (which includes the Words for Lily website, the services it provides, and Words for Lily mobile applications) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and Words for Lily.

By using the software, including creating an account, you agree to the Words for Lily terms and policies.

Your Use of the Words for Lily Software: In order to access certain services, you must create an account on the Words for Lily website. You may be required to provide information about yourself as part of the account creation process.

You agree to use the software only for the purposes permitted by the Words for Lily terms and policies.

You agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the software for any purpose.

You agree that you are solely responsible for any breach of your obligations with any account you use to access the software.

You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the software.

You agree that you will be solely responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including all content that is created, posted, and shared by its users.

If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify Words for Lily immediately.

Words for Lily reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any content created under your account.

Grant of License: Words for Lily confers upon you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Words for Lily. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the software as provided by Words for Lily, in the manner permitted by the terms.

If you choose to subscribe to certain services offered through the Words for Lily software, you will be granted license to use those services for the period of one (1) year from the date of subscription, provided your account is not found to be in violation of the terms and policies.

Subscriptions may be renewed in one (1) year increments provided your account is not found to be in violation of the terms and policies.

You may not (and you may not permit anyone else to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the software or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by Words for Lily, in writing.

Unless Words for Lily has given you specific written permission to do so, you may not assign (or grant a sub-license of) your rights to use the software, grant a security interest in or over your rights to use the software, or otherwise transfer any part of your rights to use the software.

Revocation of License: Words for Lily may revoke its grant of license if your account is found in violation of the terms and policies, e.g., discovery of repeated use of objectionable language in content created, posted or shared by your account.

Software Updates: The software which you use may be updated from time to time from Words for Lily. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates as part of your use of the software.

Exclusion of Warranties:

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE.”

IN PARTICULAR, Words for Lily DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT:

  1. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS,

  2. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR,

  3. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND

  4. THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU WILL BE CORRECTED.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.

Words for Lily may make changes to these terms from time to time. Such changes will be posted as they are made.


Privacy

Words for Lily respects users' privacy.

Information Release: Words for Lily will not release any personal information of any account holder to any third party. ("Personal information" is defined in the General Statement.)

Financial Information: All financial transactions for Words for Lily products occur through a selected vendor (such as PayPal or Google Checkout) specifically to free Words for Lily from the responsibility of protecting and managing users' financial data. These vendors handle all functions related to the purchase of Words for Lily goods and services, and occur via the Internet on websites wholly distinct from Words for Lily. As such, Words for Lily has no access to users' financial records of any kind, and will never ask for any such data from its account holders.

What Words for Lily Sends to Google Checkout: The Google Checkout "Buy Now" buttons contain data about the subscription being purchased. In order to associate a subscription purchase with a Words for Lily account, the Words for Lily team:

  1. requires that users be logged in to the Words for Lily website in order to make purchases

  2. embeds the purchaser's Words for Lily user name as part of the product description that is sent to Google Checkout. Without this mechanism, the Words for Lily team would have no way of associating a subscription purchase with the correct subscriber.
A Words for Lily user name is not considered personal information.

What Words for Lily Receives from Google Checkout: Words for Lily receives a notification from Google Checkout when transactions occur. This notification includes:

  1. the buyer's name and shipping information

  2. an order number

  3. the product description (which includes the Words for Lily user name that was embedded in the button form -- see "What Words for Lily Sends to Google Checkout")

  4. a total charged amount (including sales tax)

  5. an order history
At the time Words for Lily receives this notification, the latest information in the order history lists a date and time, and a message. If the order was successfully placed, the message reads, "Authorization successful | The customer's credit card was authorized for {purchase price}, and passed all risk checks."

As stated above, the buyer's name and shipping information are included on the order notification. The first and last name associated with the Words for Lily account are helpful in verifying that the new subscription is being associated with the correct Words for Lily user. Words for Lily does not send your name to Google Checkout. Users provide personal information to Google Checkout when creating Google Checkout accounts.

What Information We Ask of You And Why: At account creation, Words for Lily asks for:

  • Your first and last name - to personalize your browsing experience while visiting the website, and to help associate you with a newly-purchased subscription;

  • Your e-mail address - to be used to recover your password, should password recovery become necessary;

  • A user name and password of your choosing - to authenticate you to the website when you visit, to give you access to content creation tools and account management tools, to allow you to consume your content either on the website or via the mobile application, and to identify you to the Words for Lily team when a subscription is purchased (see "What Words for Lily Sends to Google Checkout").

Internet Communications: Words for Lily mobile applications communicate with the Words for Lily website to retrieve content. These communications are encrypted, and occur via secure connection using Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (commonly abbreviated "HTTPS").

This is the same level of security used for payment and other sensitive transactions between your web browser and commercial shopping or banking websites.


Upgrade/Refund Policy

Reduced-Cost Upgrades: Subscribers wishing to upgrade their current subscription (exchange their current subscription for a more expensive one) will be allowed to do so within six months after the current subscription was purchased:

  1. The subscriber should notify the Words for Lily team of his/her intent to upgrade, and await a response from the team. This notification allows the team to monitor incoming transactions for the transaction, and to verify that the purchase date of the current subscription qualifies for a reduced-cost upgrade.
    If the subscriber does not qualify for a reduced-cost upgrade, the subscriber will be notified in the response from the team.

  2. Once the subscriber has received a response from the team and verification that the upgrade is permissable, the subscriber should purchase a new subscription at the new level.

  3. The Words for Lily team will bill the subscriber for the difference between the new subscription price and the current price of a subscription at the previous level.

Subscribers who do not qualify for reduced-cost upgrades must purchase new subscriptions at full price.

Refunds: For subscribers to Words for Lily, refunds will be made available within 14 days of the date of subscription purchase as long as the user has not created any lists, or any list the user has created has not been used more than once.

Refunds Due to Account Suspension: In the extreme event that a subscriber has had his/her account suspended for violation of the profanity policy (see Profanity in User Content), that subscriber is ineligible for any refund of his/her subscription costs.


Profanity in User Content

Words for Lily cannot and will not assume liability for the content its subscribers may provide and share.

Because subscribers create lists of their own content, we realize that some users (particularly minors) may attempt to include profanity in their personal content.

Words for Lily, having been designed primarily with children in mind, is interested in preventing the appearance of objectionable content in the Words for Lily system -- which includes user-submitted content (as defined in the General Statement.)

Although the Words for Lily team strongly respects the privacy of its users, the team also feels it should try to keep the material presented as safe for young minds as possible. Having given both sides of the issue great consideration, the Words for Lily team has reluctantly created software intended to prevent the appearance of common obscenities in the content. The team realizes that the software simply cannot control for all forms of profanity, particularly where content which has been converted into a language other than US English by a translation service is concerned.

Words for Lily reserves the right to place additional controls into the system to avoid the appearance of obscenities, such as allowing users to report objectionable content. Words for Lily may ask account holders to take action to remove such content from their lists, or to cease including obscenities in comments they post (regardless of the ability of the software to sanitize obscene content). In extreme cases, Words for Lily may suspend sharing priveleges or deactivate lists containing offensive material, or may suspend user access to accounts responsible for such lists.

Seriously, don't be that guy.