[As of 2021-10-05, these terms are no longer in effect. They are provided here for reference, but are not in effect. Use of Ennuicastr is subject to the current terms of service.]
These terms are an agreement between you (the user) and Wereweasel (the company behind Ennuicastr). Wereweasel is a sole proprietorship with no employees—that is, a one-man company—and thus you should understand that these terms are essentially between two individuals. These terms may be updated at any time. Users will be notified by email of any such update.
Ennuicastr is both a piece of software, and a particular instance of that software. The software itself is released under the open-source ISC license: The server component is at github.com/Yahweasel/ennuicastr-server, and the client is at github.com/Yahweasel/ennuicastr. You are free to use the software as you wish within the bounds of its license. The remainder of these terms apply to the instance of Ennuicastr, and service provided by Wereweasel and Ennuicastr, at ecastr.com and ennuicastr.com.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SERVICE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SERVICE.
Recording with Ennuicastr is not free. To download a recording, you are required either to purchase it, or purchase a subscription. A sample download is provided so that you may decide whether to purchase or not. Because a sample is provided, purchased recordings are generally non-refundable, but if you are dissatisfied, please contact us.
The purpose of Ennuicastr allowing you to record without paying is to ensure your satisfaction with recordings. Do not make recordings if you do not intend to purchase them. Making recordings en masse without purchasing is considered abusive behavior, and may result in your account being terminated and a ban.
Other behavior abusive of Ennuicastr's resources may also result in a ban.
If you purchase a subscription, all downloads at the quality covered by the subscription are free until it expires. Subscription fees are paid in advance of the covered time.
While Ennuicastr is in beta, all users are given a free subscription. The stated expiry date of that free subscription is a placeholder; it will expire when the beta closes. Although Wereweasel will endeavor to inform users when the beta is to close, it may close at any time, with or without notice.
The minimum transaction is $2, even if a recording costs less. Your account will be credited with the excess, and it will be used automatically in purchases of future recordings. Such credit cannot apply towards a subscription, however. If you wish to transfer credit from one account to another, contact us. You are only allowed 24 hours worth of credit in any account.
Ennuicastr is fundamentally a recording service, and is not a public medium. That is, while recordings made with Ennuicastr may be released publicly, that can only be done by first posting them elsewhere; Ennuicastr does not, in and of itself, provide a way of sharing any recordings through the service itself. As such, Wereweasel does not consider the nature of any recordings to reflect on Wereweasel or Ennuicastr. Generally speaking, you are free to record whatever you wish, and Wereweasel does not police recordings. Any content which is legal both in your jurisdiction and in Canada, where Wereweasel is both registered and operated, is allowed, even if it's hateful, harmful, untrue, salacious, sexual, etc. If a recording is discovered to constitute a crime, bearing in mind that conspiracy to commit a crime is a crime, you will be banned, credit will not be refunded, your subscription will be canceled and not refunded if applicable, and you may be reported to the police.
Copyright over recordings is not affected by using Ennuicastr. In most jurisdictions, copyright of the speech of an individual is owned by that individual. By participating in a recording, users are giving the host their assent to use their audio, but that does not in and of itself constitute a transfer of copyright. Wereweasel owns and claims no copyright over any audio recorded using Ennuicastr.
You are not required to credit Ennuicastr or Wereweasel for any recordings made using the service, but may if you please.