I. Terms of Service
This Agreement was last modified on February 10, 2017.
The Site and its original content, features, and functionality are owned by Author Blitz and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
We may terminate your access to the Site, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
Author blitz grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to use the Site in accordance with this Agreement.
Limitation Of Liability
In no event shall Author Blitz, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Site, and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses, including but not limited to attorney’s fees, arising from your violation of any third-party’s rights.
Your use of the Site is at your sole risk. The Site is provided on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. The Site is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
Author Blitz, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Site will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Site is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Site will meet your requirements.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing, or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to share your contact information with sub-contractors in an effort to complete any Services, and those sub-contractors may contact you on our behalf to complete the Service.
Refunds and Forfeiture of Services
Author Blitz offers a 30 100% money-back guarantee on book layout and design if the product fails to provide a quality final product. This does not include switching to a different book layout template. We reserve the right to review your request for a refund before delivering any funds. If your request is denied, we will contact you with a detailed analysis and explanation.
We may contact you at any time during execution of a Service with questions, in order to complete Services to your satisfaction. These inquiries must be responded to within 48 hours to avoid delay in delivery of service. If a representative from Author Blitz contacts you with questions about your Service and you do not respond within two weeks from initial contact or 30 days from the date of purchase (or the least recent), you forfeit any funds from that purchase.
Social Media Services
By purchasing a social media service, you agree to give Author Blitz limited access to the account for the sole purpose of growing your audience and/or posting updates on your behalf. Author Blitz will not use such access for any other purposes. We reserve the right to use screenshots of your account strictly for promotional use.
By purchasing a social media management package, you agree to pay Fee for Service on a month-to-month basis. Failure to pay the Fee for Service could result in cancellation of services, effective immediately.
By purchasing a professional edit, you agree to cooperate with the editors to complete the editing process in a timely manner by responding to questions within 48 hours and making contact for revisions within two weeks from the time you receive your edited copy to request any revisions or ask any questions. You also agree to and understand that you will receive no more than one revision with basic copyediting Service and two revisions with any other editing Service purchased.
At the time of purchasing a book design package, you agree that all necessary materials and information have been submitted for the designer. This includes, but is not limited to ISBN, manuscript, copyright information, publisher information, dedication page(s), images, tables, graphs, advertisements, about the author text, author image. By purchasing a package, you also agree to pay any additional fees ($4 each) for any images, tables, or graphics added to the layout of the manuscript (excluding images at the start of chapters which are part of the templates and one author image).
By purchasing a book design, you agree to cooperate with the designer to complete the layout process in a timely manner by responding to questions within 48 hours and making contact for revisions within one week from the time you receive your formatted manuscript to request any revisions or ask any questions. You also agree to and understand that you will receive no more than two revisions. Designers are in no way responsible for typos in any of the text sent in for layout. All text must be clean and ready for print, and will not be reviewed by an editor prior to print.
We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include but is not limited to, your email address, name (“Personal Information”). We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services.
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
Changes of Business Ownership and Control
We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
Copyright and Ownership
We do not own or retain any rights to your manuscript.
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions (including but not limited to text, graphs, images submitted for use in your manuscript) and the consequences of publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Author Blitz to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions and have all necessary consents to collect, use and disclose any personally identifiable information contained or displayed in any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Service.
You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to Author Blitz, you hereby grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with Author Blitz.
In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner and the necessary consents from any individuals whose personally identifiable information is contained in such material to post the material and to grant us all of the license rights granted herein.
Author Blitz does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Author Blitz does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Site, and we will discontinue any and all Services if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights or contravenes any applicable privacy legislation. Author Blitz reserves the right to discontinue Service without prior notice under these Terms of Service.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.
Compliance With Laws
We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.
Links To Other Sites
Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from children under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
This Agreement (and any further rules, polices, or guidelines incorporated by reference) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Wisconsin, United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.