Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the website.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Understory website (“Site”) is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service. By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

Modification of Terms

Understory reserves the right to amend our Terms & Conditions by revising this section. Our readers are exclusively accountable for staying updated with our conditions by reading through our Terms & Conditions page in our Site on a regular basis.

Copyright/Use of Site

Our Site content, which includes (but is not limited to) all posted text, photograph images, graphic illustrations, sound, video and other material is copyright of Understory or its respective authors whose permission we have taken to publish in accordance with the Creative Commons Licence (CC-BY-ND 4.0). All rights reserved. Any content of our Site that is not part of our creation is published and posted for informative purposes only. We permit the use of materials on the Understory Site as long as due credit is given to Understory and the author of the specific material being reproduced. Use must be non-commercial irrespective of its location. Copyright should be acknowledged.


Please review our Privacy Policy to learn about how we collect and use the personal information that you provide.

Intellectual Property

The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of Understory. Users are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose without the written permission of Understory. All Trademarks not owned by us that appear on the Site or on or through the Site’s services, if any, are the property of their respective owners.

Use of Third Party Websites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Understory.

Understory has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Understory shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

Confidentiality Of User Communications

Understory will maintain the confidentiality of all user communications which contain personal user information and which are transmitted directly to Understory.

Subscription Policy and Account Registration

To use certain services you must register for a user account (the “Account”) and/or Subscribe through the Site. To be eligible for an Account, you must: (1) be at least 18 years of age at the time that you register; (3) have an active, valid e-mail address; and (4) provide certain information about yourself as prompted through the registration process; and (5) minors under age 18 may utilize the website only with the consent and involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If not, the responsibility lies with the guardian of the minor or the minor; and (6) you cannot create additional registration accounts for malicious or fraudulent purposes. We reserve the right to delete accounts that do not comply with the Terms and Conditions outlined here without any advance notice.

By registering for an Account and/or a Subscription, you consent to receiving electronic communications from Understory relating to your Account. Your Account will remain active unless and until you choose to inactivate or cancel it, or unless we terminate it.

User Responsibilities

When you register or provide any information in connection with your Account, you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information, and to immediately update this information so as to maintain its accuracy. You also agree that you will not provide any false personal information or create an Account for anyone other than yourself without Understory’s express prior written consent.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with your Account, including any password or username, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your login information and Account. You agree to use “strong” passwords (meaning passwords that use a combination of lower case and upper case letters, numbers and symbols) in connection with your Account. You agree to immediately notify Understory if you suspect any unauthorised use of your login information, Account, or any other breach of security.

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