Welcome to ScriptReader.studio. Below are the terms and conditions of use for our Website (defined below) and the Services (defined below) for consumers.

Important notice

Use of the website: By using our website you confirm that you accept these terms (defined below) and that you agree to comply with them. Please read these terms carefully before using the website. If you do not agree to these terms you must not use our website.

You should print a copy of these Terms for future reference or email a copy to yourself. Please note we may update these Terms at any time for any reason without notice. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of the updated Terms.

Your attention is drawn to Clause 10 ‘Submission of screenplays to the website’ and Clause 15 ‘Limitation of liability’.

1. About our terms

1.1           These terms and conditions of use (Terms) explain how you may use www.scriptreader.studio and any of its content (Website). These Terms apply between Richardson Online Limited (we, us or our) and you, the person accessing or using the Website (you or your).

1.2           The Website allows registered users of the Website (User) to submit their screenplays to be rated and reviewed by other registered users and us (the Services). Users and our team members rate, review and provide feedback on screenplays submitted to the Website by another User (the Screenplay(s)). As part  of the Services, we provide summary data to Users following analysis of the data submitted to the Website about a Screenplay, which includes the Screenplay’s overall feedback rating, reader engagement charts (page-by-page ratings) and machine analysis output (Summary Data).  Parts of a User’s Summary Data will be visible to other Users on the Website but this shall never include written feedback. Any written feedback provided (for example Users’ and team members’ written opinion(s) on the story, structure or characters) by us and other Users to a User regarding their Screenplay (Written Feedback) will only be visible to: us, the User who wrote and submitted the Screenplay and the User who provided the feedback. The Services are provided by us free of charge unless otherwise agreed in writing. Please refer to clause 10 below for further information about what you are agreeing to by submitting your Screenplay and using our Website and the Services. 

1.3           You should read these Terms carefully before submitting your Screenplay, using the Services or otherwise using the Website. By using the Website and the Services you agree to be legally bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, you should not submit your Screenplay, nor use the Services and should stop using the Website immediately.

1.4           These Terms apply to any parts of the Website, its functionality and content. 

1.5           Except for certain paid for services or subscriptions (which we will make clear on the Website), access to the Website is made available free of charge for non-commercial use. From time to time we may offer paid for services or digital content from the Website or we may provide paid for subscription or membership services which will give you access to restricted parts of the Website. Your purchase of any of these will be governed by separate terms and conditions which we will provide to you as part of the purchase process for these paid for services or content.

1.6           We try to make the Website as accessible as possible. If you have any difficulties using the Website, please contact us using the contact details at the top of this page. If you would like these Terms in another format (for example: audio or large print), please contact us using the contact details set out below.

2. About us

2.1           We are Richardson Online Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company registration number 09152586. Our registered office is at 12 Park Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, England RG31 5DL.

2.2           If you have any questions about the Website, please contact us by:

           2.2.1           sending an email to editor@scriptreader.studio, or

           2.2.2           filling out and submitting the online form available at https://www.scriptreader.studio/faqs/

           We will endeavour to respond within 2 working days though cannot guarantee this response time.

3. Your responsibilities when using the Website

3.1           You must be 18 years or older to use the Website.

3.2           The Website is for your personal non-commercial use only.

3.3           This Website is aimed at users in the UK. Whilst we appreciate that it may be accessed from outside the UK, it may not be available for use in locations outside of the UK and may not meet the local laws or be appropriate in the country where you are accessing it form. If you choose to access the Website from locations outside the UK, you acknowledge that you are choosing to do this even though it is not aimed at users outside the UK and that you accept that you are responsible for compliance with laws local to you where they apply.

4. Nature of information provided on the website

4.1           The Website and the Services provided are for general guidance and information purposes only and you therefore acknowledge that:

           4.1.1           all content provided on the Website including comments by us or Users of the Website on Screenplays submitted by Users is not intended to amount to professional, technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes. You should take advice on these matters from qualified professionals;

           4.1.2           any positive comment by us or Users on Screenplays submitted by Users is not professional advice and cannot be taken as confirmation that the Screenplay will be suitable to be sold commercially;

           4.1.3           whilst we will use our reasonable efforts to keep the Website updated we do not provide any guarantees that the content or related information provided on the Website is accurate or up to date or meets your requirements.

           4.1.4           since the guidance we give is general you should not rely on it and if you do so any reliance is at your own risk.

4.2           All warranties and conditions whether express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise are excluded to the extent permitted by law. This means that where possible we will exclude warranties and conditions expressly stated or implied by consumer protection law and other applicable laws.

5. Acceptable use of the website

5.1           You must not:

           5.1.1           use the Website in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms, or act fraudulently or maliciously, for example, by hacking into or inserting malicious code, such as viruses, or harmful data, into the Website or any operating system;

           5.1.2           infringe our intellectual property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of the Website including by the submission of any material (to the extent that such use is not licensed by these Terms);

           5.1.3           transmit any material that is illegal, fraudulent, defamatory, offensive or otherwise objectionable in relation to your use of the Website;

           5.1.4           use the Website to provide, or purport to provide professional advice;

           5.1.5           use the Website in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other Users;

           5.1.6           collect or harvest any information or data from the Website or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Website;

           5.1.7           misuse or attack our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful (such as by way of a denial-of-service attack); or

           5.1.8           attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website.

5.2           We may prevent or suspend your access to the Website if you do not comply with the above or any other part of these Terms or any applicable law.

6. Registration and password security

6.1           To access the Website to upload Screenplays, read Screenplays, or leave feedback you must be a registered User. Users will be identifiable on the Website via their registered username. Where your username includes personal information, the personal information will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy which is available at https://www.scriptreader.studio/our-privacy-policy/ and in compliance with data protection laws.

6.2           We are not obliged to permit anyone to register with the Website and we may refuse, terminate or suspend registration to anyone at any time.

6.3           You are responsible for making sure that your password and any other account details are kept secure and confidential.

6.4           If we have reason to believe there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the Website through your account or the use of your password, we may notify you and require you to change your password, or we may suspend or terminate your account.

6.5           Any personal information you provide to us as part of the registration process will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy available at https://www.scriptreader.studio/our-privacy-policy/

7. Infringing content

7.1           Whilst we cannot commit to actively monitor accounts or moderate content, if we are notified of any breach of these Terms, actual or alleged infringement of intellectual property rights or any applicable law we will use reasonable efforts to:

           7.1.2           delete accounts which are being used in an inappropriate manner or in breach of these Terms; and

           7.1.3           identify and remove any content that is inappropriate, defamatory, infringes intellectual property rights or is otherwise in breach of our Acceptable Use Policy.

7.2           If you believe that any content which is distributed or published by the Website is inappropriate, defamatory or infringing on intellectual property rights, you should follow the complaint process set out at https://www.scriptreader.studio/complaints/ and contact us immediately by emailing editor@scriptreader.studio.

8. Your privacy and personal information

Your privacy and personal information are important to us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be dealt with in line with our Privacy Policy available at https://www.scriptreader.studio/our-privacy-policy/ which explains what personal information we collect from you, how and why we collect, store, use and share such information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a query or complaint about the use of your personal information.

9. Ownership, use and intellectual property rights

9.1           Subject to clause 10.1 below, the intellectual property rights in the Website and in any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or accessible from the Website (excluding the Screenplays submitted by Users, see clause 10 below) (Content) are owned by us and our licensors.

9.2           We and our licensors reserve all our intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, all copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind) whether registered or unregistered anywhere in the world. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and are free to use them as we see fit.

9.3           Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in the Website or the Content other than as necessary for you to access it. You agree not to adjust, try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Website or the Content (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular, in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Website or the Content.

9.4           Our brand names, logos and other trade or service names are trade marks (irrespective of registration status) are the property of Richardson Online Limited. Other trade marks and trade names may also be used on the Website or in the Content. Use by you of any trade marks on the Website or in the Content is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written permission.

9.5           Subject to clause 9.6 below, you may print one copy, and may download extracts, of any pages from our Website for your personal use. You may also take a screenshot of, print or download your Summary Data and images of Summary Data such as a reader engagement chart for non-commercial use as long as you attribute the data to ScriptReader.studio.

9.6           You may not print or download Screenplays submitted by other Users or share another User’s Screenplay without their prior written permission. Other User’s Screenplays may only be used and accessed for the sole purpose of reading and rating them as envisaged by the Website.

9.7           You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

9.8           You must not use any part of the Content or Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us. Our status as the owner/licensee of Content and Website (that is owned by us) must always be acknowledged in any such licence granted to you by us.

9.9           If you print off, copy or download any Content part of our Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

10. Submission of screenplays to the website

10.1           The copyright in the Screenplays submitted to the Website shall remain the property of the author.

10.2           By submitting the Screenplay to the Website you grant a non-exclusive licence to: (1) us to read and download the Screenplay to provide the Services and carry out data analysis of the Screenplay; and (2) to Users of our Website to read, rate, and review, your Screenplay. This licence will be free of charge, worldwide, perpetual, and capable of sub-licence by us. This means that we and Users of the Website may use your Screenplay for the purposes set out in this clause 10.2 on the basis of a non-exclusive licence, more than one person can use the Screenplay, anywhere in the world, for free, indefinitely, but the licence may be revoked in the event of a breach of contract or where you request to withdraw your Screenplay from the Website in accordance with clause 10.12 below. We may also sub-licence this licence to third parties such as production companies. If you are not happy to agree to this do not use our Website or the Services.

10.3           You must ensure that your Screenplay does not infringe the copyright or any other intellectual property rights of any other person. By submitting your Screenplay to the Website, you are guaranteeing to us that you have the right to grant us the non-exclusive copyright licence described at clause 10.2. If you are not in a position to grant such a licence to us, please do not submit the Screenplay to the Website.

10.4           By submitting your Screenplay to the Website you agree to it being read, rated and reviewed by other Users and our team members and to feedback being provided which you may not agree with. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the ratings, reviews and feedback provided by other Users. You acknowledge that by using the Website and the Service, you may be exposed to content that you disagree with or find offensive, indecent, objectionable, inaccurate, or incomplete. Whilst we require all Users to use the Website in accordance with our Terms relating to acceptable use (see clause 5) we cannot ensure all Users will meet these obligations at all times. Our obligations in relation to acceptable use of the Website are set out clause 7.

10.5           By using the Website, you agree not to copy any Screenplay on the Website that has not been created by you.

10.6           By using the Website you acknowledge that even though Users of the Website are required to agree to not to copy any Screenplay that has not be created by them on the Website, we cannot control the actions of Users and that there is a risk that by submitting your Screenplay to the Website it may be copied. If you have any concerns regarding this you should not use our Website.

10.7           In the event that your Screenplay is copied by another User of the Website or a third party associated with a User of the Website, we shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from this. The Screenplay is submitted entirely at your own risk.

10.8           Clauses 10.9 and 10.10 shall only apply in the event that we provide a rating and/or review of your Screenplay.

10.9           The Services will be provided by our team members with reasonable care and skill. You acknowledge that our team members are not, however, screenplay writing experts and that the review and/or comments provided are general in nature. You acknowledge that clause 4 applies to the Website and the Services.

10.10           You acknowledge and agree in relation to the Services that:

           10.10.1           the Services are provided free of charge unless otherwise agreed in writing;

           10.10.2           the Services are for non-commercial use only;

           10.10.3           we are under no obligation to undertake a comprehensive review of the Screenplay and may only review part or an overview of the Screenplay;

           10.10.4           we will endeavour to provide the Services within a reasonable time but are under no obligation to provide the Services within a specified time frame;

           10.10.5           save for Written Feedback which shall only be visible to us [and the User who provided the feedback], the Summary Data of your Screenplay provided by us (and other users of the Website) will be visible by us and all Users of the Website; and

           10.10.6           your Screenplay will be reviewed and opinions will be given which you may not agree with. You should not submit your Screenplay to the Website if you would prefer that it is not critiqued.

10.11           Please ensure that your personal details and contact details have been removed from the Screenplay before submitting the Screenplay to our Website.

10.12           You may request that we withdraw your Screenplay from the Website at any time by emailing: editor@scriptreader.studio. If you have requested to withdraw your Screenplay from the Website, we will inform you whether a third party such as a production company has access to your Screenplay and you must inform us whether you would like us to terminate that licence or whether the third party’s licence may continue. If your Screenplay is withdrawn from the Website in accordance with this clause 10.12, you acknowledge and agree that we may retain all and any data we have already obtained from it including but not limited to: our and other User reviews/feedback, Written Feedback and Summary Data (the Retained Data). Any such Retained Data containing your personal information will be held in accordance with our Privacy Policy and in compliance with data protection laws.

11. Submitting information to the Website

11.1           While we try to make sure that the Website is secure, we do not actively monitor or check whether information supplied to us through the Website is confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable.

11.2           Other than any personal information which will be dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy, Screenplays and other information supplied to us through the Website will not be kept confidential and we may use it on an unrestricted and free-of-charge basis in accordance with the provisions of clause 10 as we reasonably see fit.

12. Availability of the Website

12.1           We own and operate the Website. We will use reasonable endeavours to keep the technology powering the Website operational, allowing for appropriate maintenance windows and acknowledging that a certain amount of unscheduled downtime is inherent in web-based content.

12.2           We may add or remove features from the Website from time to time.

12.3           We may suspend or terminate access or operation of the Website at any time as we see fit.

12.4           While we try to make sure that the Website is available for your use, we do not promise that the Website will be available at all times or that your use of the Website will be uninterrupted.

13. Website Forum

From time to time Users of the Website will be able to access the Website forum. By using this Website and the Forum you agree to adhere to the Forum terms and conditions which can be found here https://www.scriptreader.studio/forum-code-of-conduct/

14. Hyperlinks and third party Websites

The Website may contain hyperlinks or references to third party advertising and websites other than the Website. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party advertising or websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party advertising or website does not mean that we endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third-party site and is at your own risk.

15. Limitation of our liability

15.1           We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking these Terms or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable, any loss or damage that is not caused by our breach or negligence, or any business loss or damage. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time you accepted these Terms, both we and you knew it might happen.

15.2           We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

15.3           We supply the Website and Services, for non-commercial use only. You agree not to use the Website or the Services, for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose and we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

16. We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

16.1           We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure and free from bugs or viruses.

16.2           You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes, device and platform in order to access the Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

17. Events beyond our control

We are not liable to you if we fail to comply with these Terms because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; flood, fire, explosion or accident; or epidemics or pandemics.

18. Rights of third parties

No one other than a party to these Terms has any right to enforce any of these Terms.

19. Variation

19.1           No changes to these Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing or made in accordance with this clause 19.

19.2           We reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. Our updated Terms will be displayed on the Website and by continuing to use and access the Website following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these Terms from time to time to verify such variations.

20. Disputes

20.1           We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with the Services we have provided or any other matter, please contact us as soon as possible using the contact details set out at the top of this page.

20.2           Our Complaint Handling Policy can be accessed at https://www.scriptreader.studio/complaints/

20.3           If a dispute cannot be resolved using our complaint handling procedure or you are unhappy with the outcome, you may want to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR). ADR is a process for resolving disputes between you and us that does not involve going to court.

20.4           You can submit your dispute to London Arbitration Centre by going to http://www.londonarbitrationcentre.com/. London Arbitration Centre is the ADR provider we use and is approved by the government to provide ADR services.

20.5           If you do not wish to use ADR or are unhappy with the outcome of ADR, you can still bring court proceedings.

20.6           The laws of England and Wales apply to this contract, although if you are resident elsewhere you will retain the benefit of any mandatory protections given to you by the laws of that country.

20.7           Any disputes will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. This means that you can choose whether to bring a claim in the courts of England and Wales or in the courts of another part of the UK in which you live.

21. Other important terms

We may not immediately enforce a term set out in the Terms but that does not prevent us from doing it later.