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The Website offers you the ability to become a registered user and subscribe to one of the membership plans we offer, each of which are described at: www.writtenwordmedia.com/compareplans (the “Membership Plan Summary”). Each membership plan entitles applicable subscribers to the discounts and other benefits specified in the Membership Plan Summary for such membership plan (the “Plan Benefits”).
By becoming a registered user, you will be automatically subscribed to the “free” membership plan unless you select one of the other membership plans described in the Membership Plan Summary. If you subscribe to one of the other membership plans (e.g., Gold Plan, Platinum Plan, etc.), upon payment of your applicable annual subscription fee, you will be entitled to the Plan Benefits for such membership plan for an initial one (1) year subscription term. Thereafter, your subscription to your membership plan shall automatically renew for successive one (1) year terms on each anniversary of your initial subscription, unless you provide Company with written notice of non-renewal at least [thirty (30)] days prior to your subscription anniversary date. You may cancel your applicable membership plan subscription at any time upon written notice to us, but any previously paid subscription fees will be non-refundable unless (i) you provide such notice of cancellation within the first fourteen (14) days of your applicable annual subscription and (ii) during such 14-day period you have not received any discounts or other benefits afforded by your subscription.
If we fail to provide any of your Plan Benefits to you during your subscription term, please provide us written notice of such failure. Upon receipt of any such notice, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy such failure. If, despite our efforts, we are unable to remedy such failure within thirty (30) days after our receipt of such written notice, you shall be entitled to cancel your membership plan subscription immediately upon written notice to us. Upon such cancelation, we will refund to you a pro rata portion of your applicable subscription fee for the portion of the subscription term after the effective date of termination. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE REMEDIES SPECIFIED IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR ANY FAILURE BY COMPANY TO PROVIDE YOUR PLAN BENEFITS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE DESCRIPTION SET FORTH IN THE MEMBERSHIP PLAN SUMMARY
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to certain users, including registered users.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. To access the Website or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. You must provide information that is correct, current and complete.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Website or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. If you permit any other person to use your account, you will be responsible for their activities while using the Website. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion if, in our opinion, the continued use of that user name, password or other identifier would be inappropriate.
Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials, and your Web browser may store files that are automatically cached for display enhancement purposes. You must not otherwise reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on our Website, except as follows:
You must not modify copies of any materials from this Website nor use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text. You must never delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Website. You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website. If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out in this section, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Company name, the terms Written Word Media, Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, Red Feather Romance, NewInBooks, Audio Thicket and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Additionally, you agree not to use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website. Without limitation, you must not:
The Website may contain message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Website.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute and that you have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.
User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO ASSERT ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY SUCH ACTION TAKEN BY THE COMPANY.
We do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
If you believe that any User Contributions violate your copyright, please see our Copyright Policy included below for instructions on sending us a notice of copyright infringement. It is the policy of the Company to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.
The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information, and any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The Website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
We may update the content on the Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
All sales are final and non-cancelable, and all fees once paid are non-refundable. All payments made for promotions are handled entirely by third-party payment processors and are therefore subject to the terms, conditions and data security procedures outlined on such third-parties’ websites. No credit card information will be retained by the Company for any purchases made on or through the Website.
It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws in regard to your promotion of any ebook, book or audiobook using the Website. By placing an order for a promotion, you represent and warrant that the promotion ordered will be used only in a lawful manner, in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including copyright law.
Through our Website, users are also able to link to certain third party websites (such as Amazon.com) where they may purchase books, audiobooks or other goods or services. We are not responsible for or involved in the transactions that occur on such third party websites and we encourage you to review the terms and conditions applicable on such third party websites.
From time to time users may wish to submit their suggestions, designs or ideas for new books or audiobooks or improvements to or enhancements of this Website itself. If you provide to us or to our affiliates any such suggestions, designs or ideas (collectively, “Suggestions”), we and our affiliates will be entitled to use the Suggestions without restriction. You hereby irrevocably assign to us all right, title and interest in and to the Suggestions and agree to provide us any assistance we require to document, perfect and maintain our rights in the Suggestions.
If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Website, send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Website, or cause limited portions of content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites. You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. In addition to the limitations on linking set forth above, you may not cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by framing, deep linking or in-line linking on any other site.
The owner of the Website is based in the state of North Carolina in the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: email@example.com.
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Policy. This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit one or more of our family of websites, including secure.writtenwordmedia.com, writtenwordmedia.com, freebooksy.com, bargainbooksy.com, redfeatherromance.com, and newinbooks.com (collectively, our “Website”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.
This Policy applies to any information that we collect on the Website, including any information in any e-mails, posts, texts and other electronic messages between you and the Website and any information about you transferred to the Website from other websites. This Policy also applies to any related information that we collect about you offline but that will be processed by automated means using the Website. This Policy does not apply to any other information that we collect by any means.
Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you can choose not to use our Website. By accessing or using our Website, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.
We may collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, screen name, telephone number and photograph. In addition, if you purchase any goods or services on our Website, we may collect information required for the payment for goods or services, including credit card numbers, security codes and other financial information. All of this information is cumulatively referred to in this Policy as “Personal Information”.
The information we collect on or through our Website may include information that you provide by registering to use our Website, placing an order for promotions, using our services, posting material, requesting further services or reporting a problem with our Website. We will also retain records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses) if you contact us.
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may automatically collect certain traffic data and usage information to help us manage our content and improve your use of the Website. This may include information about your equipment, your IP address, your mobile device ID, and your browsing actions and patterns when you visit our Website, including the referring and exit pages. The technologies that we use for this automatic data collection may include cookies that are stored on your computer, small embedded electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) and other types of embedded code on the Website that permit us to count users and obtain other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity).
You also may provide information to be posted, published or displayed on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties, including information, feedback and comments (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on the Website and transmitted to others at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information,
If you purchase any products or services offered through our Website, we may transmit your Personal Information to third-party payment processors. We may also use your Personal Information to notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it and to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection. We may also use the information that you provide in any other way that we describe when you provide the information and for any other purpose with your consent. Finally, we may use your Personal Information for any permitted marketing purposes described below.
We retain your Personal Information while you are using the Platform to improve your use of the Platform. Once you are no longer using our Platform, we will store your Personal Information for so long as we may need it to answer questions about the products or services that we provided, or to comply with the record keeping requirements of applicable law.
We may disclose your Personal Information for any permitted marketing purposes described below. We may transmit your Personal Information to third-party payment processors in connection with processing your purchase of any products or services offered through our Website. We may also disclose your Personal Information for any other purpose disclosed when the information is provided, and for any other purpose with your consent.
We may convert or combine some Personal Information of users into de-identified or aggregated data that does not disclose any of the Personal Information of any individual user. We may disclose any such de-identified or aggregated data without restriction.
Some of the information that we collect from cookies, web beacons or other embedded code relates to your personal use of the Website and allows us to store information about your preferences, speed up your searches and recognize you when you return to our Website. Other information that we collect from cookies, web beacons or other embedded code is not tied to your Personal Information and enables us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns. This traffic data may be shared with third parties without restriction.
We may disclose Personal Information to our subsidiaries and affiliates and to any contractors, service providers and other third parties who need to know such information to provide services that we request to support our permitted uses of Personal Information. For example, we may use third-party tools such as AWS and Google Analytics to store, process and/or analyze your information, including Personal Information. We may disclose Personal Information to a buyer or other successor to our business in the event of a sale of equity or assets, reorganization, merger or a similar corporate transaction and any due diligence review with respect to any such proposed transaction.
You may be able to use social media widgets such as the Facebook Like button on the Website. These widgets will collect your IP address and identify which page you are visiting on the Website, and make your preference information available to third parties. The information collected by such widgets is controlled by third party privacy policies.
We may use your Personal Information to provide you with promotional information about our own products and services. Currently, we do not provide any of your Personal Information to third parties to use for advertising, marketing or tracking purposes.
We may collect Personal Information about your activities over time on our own Website (but not across third party sites) for tracking purposes when you use our Website or use our services. We use this information to offer you targeted advertisements and promotional materials about books, audiobooks or other products and services that may be of interest to you (e.g., suggestions for books in a genre where you have shown an interest in the past). However, we do not currently permit other parties, such as third-party advertisers, ad networks or ad servers, to conduct tracking or interest-based advertising on our Website.
Our Website does not currently respond to any “DO NOT TRACK” signals sent by your browser or otherwise.
If you do not wish to have your Personal Information used by us to promote our own products or services, you can opt-out by sending us an e-mail stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send such a request, please allow us time to update our records accordingly. If we have sent you a promotional e-mail, you may opt out of future promotional e-mails by clicking the “UNSUBSCRIBE” or similar link within the e-mail and follow the prompts that appear. This opt out does not apply to information provided as a result of a purchase or other transactions nor to disclosure to a third party that is acting on our behalf and under our instructions in support of our permitted uses of your Personal Information.
Our Platform is hosted in the United States and our services are provided from the United States. It is possible that certain information will be stored on servers in multiple other countries on the “cloud” or other similar distributed hosting platforms. If you are a resident of any country other than the United States, please note that by providing your Personal Information to us, you are consenting to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States and other jurisdictions as indicated above, and to our use and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.
If you are a resident of the European Union, you will have the following additional rights with respect to EU Personal Information:
If you have a complaint about our compliance with this Policy, you may contact us at email@example.com. If you are an EU resident and you still are not satisfied, you may have the right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory authority in your country of residence in the EU.
If you are a California resident, you may obtain certain information regarding our disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, however, that we do not currently disclose your Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
You can review and change certain of your Personal Information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
You may also send us an e-mail at email@example.com to request access to any Personal Information that you have provided to us, or to correct or delete that Personal Information. Unless you have provided EU Personal Information, which is covered by Users Outside of the United States , we will evaluate such requests on a case-by-case basis. We cannot delete certain of your Personal Information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users.
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and no one under age 13 may provide any information to the Website. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website, make any purchases through this Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All information that you provide to us is stored on our servers behind firewalls and certain Personal Information will be encrypted using secure socket layer (SSL) technology.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. When we have given you (or when you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website such as message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although we have implemented security measures that we think are adequate, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
We post any changes we make to our Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ Personal Information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website home page. The date the Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this Policy to check for any changes.
Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement
We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from secure.writtenwordmedia.com, writtenwordmedia.com, freebooksy.com, bargainbooksy.com, redfeatherromance.com, or newinbooks.com (collectively, the “Website”) infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Website by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:
Our designated Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices is:
201 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
If you believe that material you posted on the Website was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a “Counter-Notice”) by submitting written notification to our copyright agent (identified below). Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:
Counter-Notices should be sent to the Copyright Agent identified above.
The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers. We generally will treat a user as a repeat infringer if the user has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a user submission removed from the Website more than twice.