Terms of Use

by Hope G. Hanson

Acceptance of Terms

thebooksuite.com (the “Site”) provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service. These Terms of Service may be occasionally updated by us without notice to you, and you can review them at any time by accessing them on the Site. Your use of the Site constitutes as your agreement to all such terms, conditions, policies, and notices (the “Agreement”). 

The section titles in the Terms of Service are for convenience only, and have no legal or contractual effect. 

Description of Service

The Site provides users with a varied collection of book, literary, and writing related information and content (the “Service”). 

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new properties on the Site, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. You understand and agree that the Service is provided “as-is” and that we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery, or failure to store any user communications or personal settings. 

Certain elements of the Service are delivered via electronic mail (email). We will make reasonable efforts to deliver such information to individuals but are not responsible for successful delivery of these messages and this information.

You are responsible for obtaining access to the Site, and understand that such access may involve the payment of fees to third parties such as Internet service providers, and that you are responsible for these fees.

You agree not to copy any content or information from the Site for publication elsewhere unless you have been given explicit written permission by the copyright holder.

Modification to Service

We reserve the right to occasionally and at any time modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Service. 

We may change, add, or remove any part of this Agreement, or any other terms associated with the use of the Site, at any time, by posting a notice of such changes to the Terms of Service page of the Site. Any changes shall become part of the Agreement and shall apply as soon as such a notice is posted. By continuing to use the Site after the notice is posted, you are indicating your acceptance of and agreement to those changes. 

Links

The Site may provide links to other websites or resources. Because we have no control over such sites, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, quality, accuracy, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that we 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 the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such sites.

Comments of Other Such Materials

Any comments, materials, or information sent by you to us regarding the Site or the Service, including without limitation, questions, comments, suggestions, criticisms or the like (“Received Materials”) shall be deemed to be non-confidential and free of any claims of proprietary or personal rights. We shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Received Materials and we will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, abridge, transform, edit, create derivative works from and/or distribute the Received Materials without limitation or restriction. Furthermore, we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products or services using such information, without compensation or any other obligations to anyone, including you. 

Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly understand and agree that:

  • Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis. 
  • We make no warranty that (i) the Service will meet your requirements, (ii) the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any information or other material obtained by your through the Service will meet your expectations, (v) any errors in the software will be corrected, (vi) or that the Site, its content, and the servers on which the Site and content are available are free of viruses or other harmful components. 
  • No advice or information obtained by you from the Site or through or from the Service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Terms of Service.  
  • The Site may contain various combinations of text, images, audiovisual productions, opinions, statements, facts, articles, or other such information created by us or by third parties. Due to the number of sources from which content on the Site is obtained and the inherent hazards of electron distribution, there may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in such content. Accordingly, such content is for your reference only and should not be relied upon by you for any purpose.
  • Information created by third parties that you may access on the Site or through links provided on the Site is not adopted or endorsed by us and remains the responsibility of such third parties.  

Limitation of Liability

You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Service, (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any data, information or services obtained or messages received through or from the Service, (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the Service, or (v) any other matter relating to the Service. 

Exclusions and Limitations

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability of incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. 

Intellectual Property Information

All materials on the Site (“Online Materials”), including, but not limited to, names, images, articles, columns, graphics, photographs, illustrations, artwork, audio clips, video clips, and other elements making up the Service, are protected by copyrights and other intellectual property rights own and controlled by us or by other third parties that have licensed their material to us. Except as specifically provided herein, no Online Materials may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, or otherwise used for any purpose, without the prior written permission of their respective owners. You may not add, delete, distort, or otherwise modify the content on the Site. Any unauthorized attempt to modify any Online Material, to defeat security features, or to utilize the Site for anything other than its intended purposes is prohibited. 

All other trademarks appearing on the Site are trademarks of their respective owners and our reference to them does not imply or indicate any approval or endorsement by their owners unless such approval or endorsement is expressly made. It is understood that we are a news and informational site and service and that references to other names and trademarks are necessary in the course of providing news, commentary, and information about the subjects that the Site covers. We will enforce our intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and you believe that any content on the SIte infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). 

Non-Waiver

Any failure on our part to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, we nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to our intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service of the Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. 

Violations

Please report any violations of the Terms of Service using the contact form provided at the end of the Terms of Use. You may also report any violations using the contact information provided on the Site.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to any breach by you of any terms of this Agreement. 

Privacy

Our Privacy Policy can be accessed and read here.

Restrictions on Use

You may not use the Site or its content for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms of Service. You agree to use the Site and the Service solely for your own noncommercial use and benefit and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to any other person or entity. 

Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, the provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in force and in effect. 

Entire Agreement

This Agreement and any other terms and conditions of service on the Site constitute the entire agreement between you and us and govern your use of the Service. 

Refusal or Discontinuation of Service

We reserve the right to refuse or discontinue service to any user for non-compliance with these Terms of Service. 

Choice of Law and Forum

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey. Any dispute arising from the terms of this Agreement or breach of this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey.

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Last Updated 24 Dec 2020