This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that govern the use of the www.moonbooks.org website ("Website" or "Site"). BY CREATING A MOONBOOKS ACCOUNT OR BY ACCESSING, VISITING, BROWSING, USING, OR ATTEMPTING TO INTERACT WITH OR USE ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE, OR OTHER MOONBOOKS SOFTWARE, SERVICES, WEBSITE, OR CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY THE "SERVICES"), YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE. MOONBOOKS RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT AT MOONBOOKS' SOLE DISCRETION. CONTINUED USE OF ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES.
2 - Access to This Site. To access this Site, Site resources, links or other content, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information and/or to create a Moonbooks account. It is a condition of your use of this Site that all the information you provide will be correct, current, and complete. If Moonbooks believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, Moonbooks has the right to deny access to this Site, or to any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time.
3 - Applicable Use of Site. You may use this Site only for purposes expressly permitted by this Agreement. As a condition of your use of the Moonbooks Website, you warrant to Moonbooks that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful, immoral, or otherwise prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.
5 - No Unlawful Access. You agree that you will not use Moonbooks' Website in any manner that could in any way disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or otherwise interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You further agree that you will not obtain, or attempt to obtain, any materials, content, or information by any means not expressly made available or provided for through the authorized use of the Website.
6 - Non-Commercial Use Limitation. Moonbooks' Website is for your non-commercial use, unless otherwise specified in writing. You may not use any Moonbooks Website for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without the prior express written permission of an authorized representative of Moonbooks in each instance, which permission will be at Moonbooks’ sole and absolute discretion. You must not post, upload or link to anything that advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale any products or services) or otherwise engage in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services), or solicit funds, advertisers, and/or sponsors for any purpose. You may not modify, copy, distribute, display, send, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works of, transfer, sell, or otherwise infringe upon any intellectual property rights related to any information, content, software, products or services obtained from or otherwise connected to Moonbooks' Website, in whole or in part, other than in a manner consistent with the Creative Commons license governing a particular item of Content. To the extent you elect to submit articles or other Content to the Site, and thereby make such Content subject to a Creative Commons license, you will also thereby be bound by the terms and conditions of Creative Commons, which (as modified by Creative Commons from time to time) may be viewed at https://creativecommons.org/terms. To the extent there is any conflict between the terms and conditions of Creative Commons and this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail.
7 - Advertising. Moonbooks supports its operations, in part, through the sale of advertising on and through the Site, including through advertising that appears with or over Content that is submitted by Users to Moonbooks. Users submitting articles or other Content to the Site agree that Moonbooks may contract with third party advertisers or intermediaries to serve and post advertisements on and through the Site, with or over Content that is submitted by Users to Moonbooks. Moonbooks will receive revenue from such advertisers or intermediaries. Moonbooks may, at its option, enter into contracts with some Users to compensate those users with a share of revenue received by Moonbooks from advertising served with or over the User’s Content. Other than to the extent provided in a separate written agreement between Moonbooks and a particular User, Moonbooks shall have no obligation to compensate Users for their Content, or to share with Users advertising revenue arising from display of User Content.
8 - Proprietary Information. All content found on the Moonbooks Website (the "Content") is considered the copyrighted and trademarked intellectual property of Moonbooks or of the party that created and/or licensed the Content to Moonbooks. No rights or title to any of the Content contained on any Moonbooks Website shall be considered transferred or assigned to the User at any time, other than as may be permitted by the Creative Commons license governing the particular item of Content. Subject to all applicable laws, you agree that you will not copy, distribute, republish, modify, create derivative works of, or otherwise use the Content in any way, other than as may be permitted by the Creative Commons license governing the particular item of Content.
9 - Submissions. Users electing to submit articles or other Content to the Site do so pursuant and subject to the terms of a Creative Commons license, the terms of which (as modified by Creative Commons from time to time) may be viewed at https://creativecommons.org/licenses. Users shall select the type of Create Commons license the User wishes to apply to a particular submission, at the time of submission. Subject to the terms of any Creative Content license that you the submitting User selects to apply to particular Content, You hereby grant to Moonbooks a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, perform, and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information or materials of any kind or nature communicated by you (or on your behalf) to Moonbooks through this Site (each, a "Submission"), and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You agree that Moonbooks will not be bound to treat any Submission as confidential and may use any Submission in its business (including without limitation, for products, services, marketing, or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Moonbooks operations or businesses.
10 - Hyperlinking. This Site may be hyperlinked to and by other websites which are not maintained by, or related to, Moonbooks. Hyperlinks to such sites are provided as a service to Users and are not sponsored by, endorsed or otherwise affiliated with this Site or Moonbooks. Moonbooks has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of any linking sites, and any links made directly from a Moonbooks Website to another web page should be accessed at the User's own risk. Moonbooks makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, quality or accuracy of any such website, and as such, shall not be liable in connection with any loss, damage, cost or injury associated with any access thereto via this Site.
11 - Use of Communication Services. Moonbooks' Website may contain forums, bulletin board services, chat areas, message boards, news feeds, news groups, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to allow you to communicate with the Internet community or with a group (collectively, "Communications Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send, and receive messages and content that are considered proper and related to the particular Communication Service. Among other actions, when using a Communication Service, you agree that you will not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this Site, or cause to be posted, sent, submitted, published or transmitted, any material that:
- (a) you do not have the right to post, including without limitation any proprietary material of any third party protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity);
- (b) advocates or could reasonably serve to encourage, either directly or indirectly, any illegal or immoral activity, or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act or violate any law, rule, or regulation;
- (c) is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, incendiary, or indecent;
- (d) threatens or abuses others;
- (e) is libelous or defamatory towards others;
- (f) is racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive;
- (g) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, or asking for personally identifiable details or information;
- (h) harvests or otherwise collects information about others, including e-mail addresses, financial information or other personally identifying information, without their prior express consent in each instance;
- (i) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates or forges headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of content;
- (j) falsifies or deletes any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is permissibly uploaded (e.g., copyright, trademark or patent notices);
- (k) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on this Site;
- (l) solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors for any purpose;
- (m) includes programs that contain viruses, worms and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications device;
- (n) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise acts in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities via this Site;
- (o) amounts to a pyramid or other like scheme, including without limitation contests, chain letters, and surveys;
- (p) disobeys any policy or regulations including any code of conduct or other guidelines established from time to time regarding the use of this Site and/or any networks connected to this Site; or
- (q) contains hyperlinks to other sites that contain content that falls within the scope of this Section.
You acknowledge that any materials uploaded to the Communication Service may be subject to posted limits on use, reproduction, and/or dissemination, and you are responsible for abiding by such limitations with respect to your submissions, including any downloaded materials. Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither Moonbooks nor any third party that provides Content to Moonbooks will assume or have any liability for any action made by Moonbooks or such third party with respect to any submission. You acknowledge that Moonbooks may or may not pre-screen materials uploaded to the Communication Service, yet Moonbooks and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion, to pre-screen, refuse, remove, or delete any Content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable as determined by Moonbooks in its sole discretion. Moonbooks reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Communication Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Moonbooks will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Communication Services.
WHILE MOONBOOKS EXPLICITLY PROHIBITS THE ABOVE CONDUCT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO SUCH CONDUCT AND CONTENT, AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT MOONBOOKS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR SUCH CONDUCT.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOUR USE OF COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES VIOLATES ANY OF THE ABOVE CODES OF CONDUCT, MOONBOOKS CAN SUSPEND AND/OR TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE AND WITHOUT ANY RIGHT OF REFUND, SET-OFF, OR HEARING.
13 - Disclosure Under Law. Moonbooks reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.
15 - Disclaimer & Limitations on Liability. You understand that Moonbooks cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Moonbooks Website will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that may cause damage or harm to your computer(s) or network(s). You acknowledge that you will be solely responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to protect your computer(s) and network(s), and that you will maintain adequate means of backup of your personal data, external to this Website. Moonbooks further disclaims any responsibility to ensure that the Content located on its Website is necessarily complete and up to date.
YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. MOONBOOKS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. MOONBOOKS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON ANY MOONBOOKS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MOONBOOKS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF ANY CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND MOONBOOKS MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT. MOONBOOKS MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.
MOONBOOKS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF MOONBOOKS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES WERE REASONABLY FORSEEABLE.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF MOONBOOKS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), EXCEED THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO MOONBOOKS FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT OR SERVICE OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE. ALL CLAIMS MADE BY YOU HEREUNDER MUST BE MADE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ACTION TO WHICH SUCH CLAIM RELATES OR FOREVER BE BARRED.
17 - Trademarks and Copyrights. Trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and copyrighted works (hereinafter, "Intellectual Property") appearing on this Site are the property of Moonbooks or the party that provided the Intellectual Property to Moonbooks. Moonbooks and any party that provides Intellectual Property to Moonbooks retain all rights with respect to any of their respective Intellectual Property appearing in this Site and do not transfer at any time to user and/or any other third party.
18 - Copyright Infringement. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Moonbooks' copyright agent (as designated herein) all of the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Moonbooks and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. Please include the following: — An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; — A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon; — A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, including the current Website address; — Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; — A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is unauthorized by the copyright owner, its agent, and/or the law; — A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Moonbooks' Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its Website can be reached as follows: Copyright Agent: Lewicky, O’Connor, Hunt & Meiser, LLC Attn: Copyright Agent, 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd., Suite 175 phone: (US) (410) 489-1996 fax: (US) (410) 775-8680 e-mail: [email protected]
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WAIVE ALL RIGHTS NOT SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN, AND AGREE TO HOLD MOONBOOKS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY MOONBOOKS DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER MOONBOOKS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
21 - Miscellaneous.
- (b) - You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Moonbooks as a result of this Agreement or use of Moonbooks' Website.
- (d) - The failure of Moonbooks to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of this Agreement by Moonbooks must be in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the Moonbooks.
- (e) - The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
- (f) - Please report any violations of this Agreement to the Moonbooks MOONBOOKS Contact Form. If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us at MOONBOOKS Contact Form.