Limitation on Liability
By using the Website, you acknowledge that we specifically disclaim any liability (contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, or special damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to or use of the Website (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), including, but not limited to, liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user’s computer equipment.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained or provided through the use of the Website is done at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, or loss of data, that results from the use, download, or provision of such material.
Except to the extent required by applicable law, we will not be liable for the unavailability or failure to operate all or any part of the service or system on which this Website is accessed, viewed, or used.
Limitation on Your Usage
You may not modify, copy, distribute, license, transmit, reproduce, disseminate, display, transfer or sell, or offer for sale, any information, material, product, or service viewed on or obtained from the Website without express permission.
Collection of Personal Information
When you register or submit any data on the Website, you may be asked for basic information, such as your email address and an acceptable username that the Website will use to identify you as the source of content you upload. From time to time, the Website may also ask you about your likes and dislikes in order to provide information and services to you that suit your preferences. Apart from retaining your e-mail address and IP address when you visit, the Website only collects Personal Information from you when you voluntarily submit information in order to participate in activities offered on the Website, such as if you opt in to receive a newsletter or alerts related to the author’s books or events. It is always your choice whether or not to provide your Personal Information. The Website uses reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in our possession against loss, theft, and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. When information is collected for a specific purpose, it will be used for that purpose. Please be aware that any Personal Information or other information or content you choose to make public in chat rooms, emails, book reviews, or otherwise within the Website, becomes publicly available, may be distributed through the Internet and other media, and can be collected and used by others.
Use of Personal Information
The Website may use Personal Information to address you personally throughout your visit at the Website, to otherwise provide personal services to you, and to authenticate your presence at the Website. The Website will also use your username and email to notify you should you win a contest. We may use Personal Information for internal purposes to better understand the use of the Website and how to make your use easier and more enjoyable. In the event you opt in, and then unless and until you opt out, the Website will also use your name and/or email address, and survey responses you have provided for customer service purposes, to send you news about the Website and author’s books, and to give you the opportunity to participate in offers made by us and any business partners and advertisers. We will not, however, share any of your Personal Information with third persons, except as provided in the following section.
Use by Third Parties of Personal Information
The Website may also disclose your Personal Information as required or permitted by law, to protect the interests or safety of us or a third party, or in an emergency situation. The Website may share with third parties aggregated non-personal information, which might include, for example, how many visitors watched a video, or responded in a particular way to a questionnaire. Such information does not identify you personally, however, and is not Personal Information.
The Website does not collect data for ad targeting and does not allow third parties like advertising companies to collect data through our service for this purpose. Accordingly, we will not track for ad targeting or any other purpose whether or not you give us a “do not track” signal or header.
Personal Information Received from Third Party Sources
If you do not want to receive e-mail or other communications from us in the future, or to correct your information, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter the reason for the message in the subject matter area.