Terms of Use

Proprietary Rights

We and our users who lawfully post text, messages, information and images ("Content") on this site own the property rights to that Content. The Content is protected by international treaties, and by copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws and other proprietary rights. For example, 14Across owns a copyright in the selection, organization, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content, as well as in our original Content.

You agree that 14Across is not liable for Content that is provided by others. We have no duty to pre-screen Content, but we have the right to refuse to post and to edit submitted Content. 14Across reserves the right to remove Content for any reason, but we are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such material.

License

You may use 14Across and the Content offered on this site only for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may use Content offered for printing for personal use only and subject to the rules that accompany that particular Content. You may not use the Content in a manner that exceeds the rights granted for your use of the Content. You may not use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Content, frame any portion of 14Across or Content, or reproduce, reprint, copy, store, publicly display, broadcast, transmit, modify, translate, port, publish, sublicense, assign, transfer, sell, loan, or otherwise distribute the Content without 14Across' prior written consent.

User Responsibilies

You may use 14Across for lawful purposes only. You may not submit or transmit through this site any material, or otherwise engage in any conduct that:

You may not use 14Across in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of this site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, user accounts, computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Use.

Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us and our respective employees from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees that arise from your use or misuse of the site. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

Services for Registered Users

Some features, such as the hints and solutions feature, are available only to registered users. These require you to sign in with an email to use them. You may not provide false information during sign up. You must provide truthful and accurate information when creating your 14Across profile.

You are solely responsible for all activity on your account and for the security of your computer system. You may not reveal your password to other users. 14Across never asks you to reveal your password. You agree to indemnify and hold the site harmless for any improper or illegal use of your account. This includes illegal or improper use by someone to whom you have given permission to use your account. Your account is at risk if you let anyone use it inappropriately and your account is subject to termination if you or anyone else using your account violates our Terms of Use.

Age

14Across does not target its website to users under 13 of age. There may be certain access restrictions placed on any under 13 year old users. You agree that if you assist users under 13 years old to access the site with your computer, internet enabled device, internet connection and/or facilities that you will assume full liability for any consequences and that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE 14ACROSS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE BY USERS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Payment and Fees

14Across may offer premium services and content for a fee. Currently, users may charge a fee for solving their crosswords. Payments are made via PayPal to 14Across and are then accumulated in the user's account. Users may withdraw these payments, minus 14Across fee.
Payment and other applicable terms will be disclosed to you at the time you sign up for any fee-based service and you will be subject to those additional terms.

Users may but points for use on the site. These payments are made in advance and are not refundable in whole or in part. 14Across reserves the right to change these fees or billing methods at any time. You are responsible for reviewing the site to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of your account of thirty days after posting of the changes on the site means that you accept such changes. If any change is unacceptable to you, you may cancel your account at any time, but we will not refund any fees that may have accrued to your account before cancellation.

All payments are done via PayPal. You may set up a free PayPal account at www.paypal.com. 14Across is not affiliated with PayPal.

Privacy Policy

14Across collects some personal information. This includes:

Sharing Information

The information 14Across collects is used to improve the content of our web site and the quality of our service, and is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or when it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of these Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

Data Security

14Across takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.

Data Integrity

14Across processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Terms of Use or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update their personal information whenever necessary.

3rd Party Services

This site may include links to 3rd party sites. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links do not mean that we endorse these 3rd party services. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any Content or other materials on these 3rd party services.

Limitations of Liability

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH US IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE USE OF 14ACROSS EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SERVICE FEES THAT YOU PAID US DURING A ONE-YEAR PERIOD FOR THE SPECIFIC SERVICE AT ISSUE. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE UPON 14ACROSS. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Disclaimer of Warranties

We provide 14Across as is, with all faults and as available. We make no express warranties or guarantees about 14Across. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT 14ACROSS AND ALL SOFTWARE, CONTENT AND SERVICES DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THIS SITE ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, TIMELY, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT 14ACROSS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, IS ERROR-FREE, RELIABLE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THIS SITEAT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY A 14ACROSS REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL CONSUMER RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAWS THAT THIS DOCUMENT CANNOT CHANGE.

Severability

This contract and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on 14Across constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous written or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Termination

Your right to use this site automatically terminates if you violate these Terms of Use or any rules or guidelines posted in connection with 14Across. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this site, for any reason, with or without notice.

Changes to 14Across

14Across may modify or discontinue any service at any time, without notice.

Changes to Terms of Use

14Across may change these Terms of Use at any time. This page will always show the most current version of these terms. Users are responsible for checking these terms periodically. If you continue to use 14Across after changes are posted to these Terms of Use, you are signifying your acceptance of the new terms.