Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

I. Terms of Service

This Agreement was last modified on February 10, 2017.

Please read these Terms of Service (“Agreement,” “Terms of Service,” “Privacy Policy”) carefully before using authorblitz.com (“the Site”) operated by Author Blitz (“us,” “we,” or “our”). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Site at authorblitz.com, as well as the purchase of any Services offered by Author Blitz. “Services” includes any purchased service offered by Author Blitz.

By accessing or using the Site in any manner, including but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or contributing content or other materials to the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Capitalized terms are defined in this Agreement.

Intellectual Property
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.

Termination
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.

Limited License
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.

Warranty Disclaimer
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.

Communications

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.

Editing

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.

Book Design

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.

 

II. Privacy Policy

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

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.

Log Data

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

Author Blitz Ltd may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Author Blitz Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

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.

General

You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy. This privacy policy is governed by and interpreted according to US law. All disputes arising under this privacy policy are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the US courts.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and transferred to your device. We use cookies to collect information in order to improve our services for you. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provides information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

DoubleClick Cookie

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other websites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page.

Behavioral Remarketing

Author Blitz uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

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.

Service Providers

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.

Security

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.

International Transfer

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to the United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

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.

Governing Law
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.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Terms of Service and Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Terms of Service or Privacy Policy, please contact us.