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AuthorConnect reserves the right to change these Terms from time to time. For updated Terms, please refer to this site regularly for any changes.
Material That May NOT Be Placed on the AuthorConnect Web Site
Under these Terms, you may NOT place any of the following material on the AuthorConnect Web site or obtain any of this material from the AuthorConnect Web site:
- Any threatening, potentially harmful or dangerous material.
- Any pornographic material. AuthorConnect requires that you use an "adult-content" warning label when placing pictures on the AuthorConnect Web site that contain legal adult content.
- Any material that seeks to promote or perpetuate discrimination or hatred against any target individual or group.
- Any material that is deliberately false, misleading, deceptive or deceitful, or any material that misrepresents its source or the identity of its author (except for a writer's pseudonym used in the customary and accepted manner), or of the person placing it on the AuthorConnect Web site.
- Any material that may give rise to a possible civil or criminal liability under United States Federal or State law, or under other applicable law.
- Any material that infringes on any rights of publicity, privacy or copyright.
- Any material sent from a fake, unknown or incorrect e-mail, street or other address.
- Repeated entries of the same material tending to flood any part of the AuthorConnect Web site. This includes repeated similar entries from any person who inserts entries on the AuthorConnect Web site using different names and/or different e-mail addresses.
- Material placed on the AuthorConnect Web site leading to repeated complaints from other AuthorConnect users about such material or about your conduct in relation to such materials.
AuthorConnect shall at any time have the right, but not the obligation, to refuse to accept material for, or to remove any material from the AuthorConnect Web site at AuthorConnect's sole discretion for any reason. AuthorConnect shall also at any time have the right to block your e-mail or IP address or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the AuthorConnect Web site at AuthorConnect's sole discretion for any reason.
Material You Place on the AuthorConnect Web Site
AuthorConnect will not be liable or legally responsible for the content of or for representations made in any material you place on the AuthorConnect Web site.
While AuthorConnect does not and cannot review all material placed on the AuthorConnect Web site, and is not responsible for the content of such material, AuthorConnect reserves the right to remove or delete material from the AuthorConnect Web site that AuthorConnect, in its sole discretion, deems offensive, defamatory, obscene, dangerous, in violation of trademark or copyright laws, in violation of other laws, or otherwise unacceptable. Failure to remove any specific material does not imply that such material or similar material will not be removed by AuthorConnect from its Web site at the sole discretion of AuthorConnect.
You acknowledge and agree that any material you place on the AuthorConnect Web site may be shown, copied, removed, and/or transmitted by the AuthorConnect Web site. In addition, you warrant that all moral rights in any uploaded images and other materials placed on the AuthorConnect Web site have been waived.
The electronic sharing of your materials constitutes permission for personal use by users of the AuthorConnect Web site, but does not constitute any licensure or sharing of ownership or copyright.
Please be sure to carefully review the material you place on the AuthorConnect Web site. AuthorConnect does not proofread for or correct your mistakes. AuthorConnect is not responsible for your mistakes, errors or defects including spelling, typographical or grammar errors; poor image quality derived from low-resolution images, or other errors in content or form.
AuthorConnect shall have no obligation to store or retain any material placed by you on the AuthorConnect Web site.
Gathering E-mail Addresses or Telephone Numbers for Mass Marketing Purposes
Under these Terms, you may NOT gather, collect, use or sell e-mail addresses, street addresses or telephone numbers from the AuthorConnect Web site for mass marketing purposes including but not limited to e-mail marketing, spam, junk mail, chain letters, telephone solicitation, or any other form of unsolicited advertising.
Legal Age Requirement
You must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age to use the AuthorConnect Web site or must have the approval of your parent or guardian who must confirm such approval by e-mail.
Software from third-party companies may be available to you on the AuthorConnect Web site. Any such software is subject to the conditions and terms of the individual person or company providing it, and any agreement regarding use of such software is between you and the respective person or company providing it.
By downloading third-party software, you understand that AuthorConnect does not guarantee that such software will be suitable for your use or free of any contaminating or destructive code such as worms, viruses or Trojan horses. AuthorConnect does not offer any warranty on any third-party software you download from the AuthorConnect Web site.
AuthorConnect provides links to third-party sites that might be of interest to you. AuthorConnect has no control over the content, availability or safety of these sites. It is your responsibility and in your best interest to become familiar with each site's privacy, policies, terms and conditions of use. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these third-party sites, please contact that site's Web master or site administrator.
Independent Contractors and Other Independent Entities
AuthorConnect provides information about independent contractors and other third-party entities that might be of interest or value to you. AuthorConnect has no control over, nor does it guarantee the honesty, integrity, reliability or competence of such independent contractor or other third-party entity. It is your responsibility and in your best interest to independently investigate any such attributes of independent contractors or other third-party entities prior to establishing any contractual or financial relationship. AuthorConnect bears no responsibility or liability of any type for the conduct of any independent contractor or other third-party entity found through the AuthorConnect Web site.
Representations of Accuracy or Authenticity
AuthorConnect makes no promise, warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy, authenticity, completeness, safety or any other attribute of materials placed on the AuthorConnect Web site by users.
Some of the materials found on the AuthorConnect Web site are protected by copyright and other applicable laws. You may not distribute or copy such copyrighted material without the written permission of the copyright owner.
You and AuthorConnect hereby agree that any claims made by or against AuthorConnect shall be subject to the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, and you hereby consent to jurisdiction and venue in the courts of San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
You are responsible for compliance with all city, state and local laws; laws of your country, and U. S. export laws and regulations when you use or export any materials, software or images provided through the AuthorConnect Web site.
Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA)
AuthorConnect complies with the procedures set forth in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. AuthorConnect's copyright infringement agent may be contacted at with the following information:
- Identification of the specific entry on the AuthorConnect Web site that infringes the copyright.
- The name of the work whose copyright is being infringed.
- Your statement that you believe in good faith that copyrighted material in the identified entry is not authorized by the owner of the copyright or the owner's agent.
- Your declaration under penalty of perjury that your statements are truthful and that you are the copyright holder of the copyrighted material or the agent of the copyright holder.
- Contact information including your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, and if you are not the copyright holder, your relationship to the copyright holder and contact information for the copyright holder including full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
AuthorConnect's copyright infringement agent will advise you of additional information needed, and AuthorConnect will remove the material that is infringing copyright from its Web site consistent with the procedures set forth in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE CONTENT AND/OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE AUTHORCONNECT WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" AND "AS IS" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AUTHORCONNECT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRIGEMENT. AUTHORCONNECT MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ITS SITE, ACCESS TO ITS SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, ERROR FREE, OR SECURE, OR THAT THE AUTHORCONNECT SITE OR OUR SERVER IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. AUTHORCONNECT MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY SOFTWARE, MATERIALS, IMAGE QUALITY, GOODS, SERVICES, SPECIAL OFFERS, OR THE DELIVERY OF ANY SOFTWARE, GOODS OR SERVICES, ACCESSED, PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE AUTHORCONNECT WEB SITE OR ADVERTISED THROUGH THE AUTHORCONNECT WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL AUTHORCONNECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF AUTHORCONNECT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE AUTHORCONNECT WEB SITE, MATERIAL, IMAGES OR SERVICES, FROM ANY CHANGES TO THE AUTHORCONNECT WEB SITE OR ITS SERVICES, OR FROM AUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER TYPES OF DAMAGES; THEREFORE, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
AuthorConnect at any time may assign its responsibilities and rights hereunder without notice to you.
Any items, materials or products purchased through AuthorConnect are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon AuthorConnect's delivery to its carrier.