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Terms of Use

This terms of use policy is pretty simple. However, all of the examples of these documents that I came across are presented in a very formal, legal sounding form. If you read through the terms, nothing should surprise you. If you have any questions, contact the author.

Date of last revision: Jan 29, 2022.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS APP. By using this Application (“LuckNews”, the “App”) on any computer, mobile phone or tablet, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Description.

LuckNews is an app designed to help you find, organize, gather, share and read sources of news feeds. Examples of news feeds are RSS or Atom files that a site author provides and makes available to the public.

Not responsible for content.

LuckNews comes with a small set of sample subscriptions. You are free to delete these subscriptions, or to keep them. A small effort was made to find inoffensive content which demonstrates some of the capabilities of the application. As these samples are live feeds, there is no guarantee that in the future they may present some content you may not agree with. The application allows you to delete all of these sample subscriptions. By using this application, you agree that deleting any subscriptions you find offensive is the proper remedy. The author is not responsible for any harm you feel you have suffered. Get a grip. If you don’t like it, just delete it.

Aside from the content made available at the LuckNews web site, https://lucknewsapp.com, LuckNews is not responsible for any of the content presented in the App. You are responsible for finding and adding new sources of articles, subscriptions, to the app. These subscriptions can be shared with others, or with you by others. Again, if you do not like any of the content you receive, just delete it. Don’t complain to the author.

There is no attempt to restrict access to any of the, possibly millions, of available subscriptions. If you can find it, and the app can read it, you are free to subscribe to any source of information you want. Parents are responsible for monitoring any content their children may find and read. Adults are responsible for monitoring the content that they themselves read. Note that the internet is a bit like the wild west, there is all sorts of information out there, some of it true, some of it false, with all sorts of example laying somewhere inbetween. You decide for yourself what to read and what not to read.

The app can present content either as the content of the RSS and / or ATOM feeds, which may include text, images and other formatting, or as the HTML content made available by the various web sites, if a link is provided to that content from the RSS / Atom source. The content in these two presentations may not be the same.

Intellectual Property.

This App is protected by copyright and trademark laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

This App was designed, created and implemented by the author. There are a number of third party libraries being used in the app implementation, all of which have license terms allowing this usage.

The implementation of LuckNews is currently private. All of the techniques used in the App’s implementation are well known (software engineering) and the author does not make any claim to them. Feel free to reverse engineer any of the algorithmic techniques used by this app.

Warranty.

There is no warranty provided. Use at your own risk.

The app will attempt to allow you to subscribe to any available RSS, Atom, or a small set of other news sources. There may be errors in the source of these news feeds, or errors in the interpretation of the news feeds in LuckNews. If you find what you believe is a valid source of articles which LuckNews is not properly reading, please let the author know. The author may, or may not, fix any such errors in the implementation of the application. The author may, or may not, respond to these reports of potential defects.

There is a small set of synthetic news feeds supported. These are sources of articles that are created from list-like HTML data. As these synthetic news feeds to not follow any official structure, they may change over time and LuckNews may lose the capability to read them. Oh well. If, and when, that happens, the author may, or may not, publish an update to the application to have it work with the new HTML structure.

Limitation of Liability.

You hereby release LuckNews and its author from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of, or in any way, connected with any disputes arising between you and any suppliers, or between you and other App or Website users.

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE APP. THE APP IS AVAILABLE “AS IS,” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE APP, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT USE OF THE APP WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ERRORS WILL BE DETECTED OR CORRECTED. AND A LOT OF OTHER STRICT STUFF! IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY THIS APP, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND PLEASE MOVE ALONG TO SOME OTHER APP WHICH YOU MAY ENJOY MORE. IF YOU ARE ENJOYING THIS APP, NOTE THAT IT MAY BE REMOVED AT ANY TIME. THAT’S LIFE. WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE OR MODIFY THE APP AND WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR OUR FAILURE TO DO SO. IN NO EVENT, UNDER NO LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (WHETHER TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), SHALL WE OR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS OR AFFILIATES, BE LIABLE HEREUNDER OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM THE APP, THE USE OF THE APP OR OUR AGREEMENT WITH YOU CONCERNING THE APP, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST ANTICIPATED PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LuckNews and its author, from and against all claims, losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, arising from or relating in any way to your use of the App, your conduct in connection with the App or with any other App users.

For goodness sake, LuckNews is meant to be a useful little app. I hope you enjoy it and that it proves useful to you. However, if you don’t or it doesn’t, just move along and find some other app that may be more suited to your interests.

Access to the App.

Access to the App may be suspended or withdrawn temporarily or permanently at any time and without notice. This applies both to the app in its entirety, and any functional (or non-functional) portion of the app. We may also impose restrictions on the length and manner of usage of any part of the App for any reason.

Payments and refunds.

When first using the app, you may have been eligible to use the app during a “free trial” period. After this trial, you are free to choose to contribute to the author and retain access to the app, or decline and no longer use the app. If you decline to contribute, the app may lose some, or all, of its capabilities. The set of capabilities which no longer function after the free trial, if there is no contribution made, may change over time, up to and including that the app stop functioning in its entirety. A reminder of the lack of a contribution may be shown, in a variety or ways, which may change from release to release. One example of a reminder of a lack of contribution is a scrolling banner. If this banner annoys or offends you, the proper remedy is either to make a contribution, or to stop using the application.

The contribution process is handled by Apple through its in-app, auto renewable subscription facility.

If you are unable to make a contribution, for whatever reason, you agree to be bound by the same terms as someone who has chosen to not make a contribution.

If, after making a contribution, you feel you are warranted to a refund, that should be discussed with a representative from Apple. Apple is free to grant a refund, or not, at their sole discretion. In no case, will LuckNews, or its author, be held directly accountable for any refund amount.

Termination.

LuckNews and its author reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to terminate this App, or any of its systems and components at any time. These Terms of Use remain in effect even after the app, or a component of the app, is terminated. The Terms of Use relating to the Intellectual Property, Indemnification, Limitation of Liability, Warranty and terms that by their nature may survive termination shall survive termination.

Severability.

If any provision in these Terms of Use is held invalid, the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue to be enforceable. If any provision in these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use and the remaining provisions are still valid and enforceable.

Changes.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. By continuing to use the App after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, in whole or in part, please stop using the App.

Change Log.

This Change Log section is not a part of these Terms.

2022-01-29: Created.