Terms and Conditions
Updated: May 2014
These terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") govern your use of the PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Web site at Publishers Weekly (this "Site"), which is provided by PWxyz, LLC ("PWxyz" or "we"). BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. We may modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time, by posting changes on this Site, which shall be effective from the date posted. By using this Site following any such changes to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to be bound by those changes. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you must discontinue using this Site.
In the event you have any comments or questions concerning these Terms and Conditions, please contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to PWxyz, LLC, 49 West 23rd Street, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10010
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Your Materials and Use of Forums
If you post, upload or otherwise provide any information, content or materials ("Your Materials") to this Site, including through any forums or moderated discussions, or post comments on a blog or bulletin board (collectively, "Forums"), you:
• Represent, warrant and agree that Your Materials:
• are original to you, and no other party has any rights to them;
• are not threatening, harassing, profane, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy or publicity rights, or infringing of any intellectual property right;
• do not violate any laws, regulations or securities exchange requirements;
• do not contain a virus, worm or other harmful component; and
• do not contain any advertising, commercial messages or public announcements.
• Grant PWxyz and its affiliates a royalty-free, fully-paid, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, sub-licensable and freely transferable right and license, for all formats and media, whether now known or hereafter devised or discovered, to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, perform, publish and display (in each case, in whole or in part) Your Materials, including without limitation any ideas, concepts, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques or other similar information included therein, and/or to incorporate them in other works.
• Acknowledge that Your Materials will not be treated as confidential or proprietary, and that you have no expectation of privacy concerning your use of this Site and Your Materials.
• Acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the content of Your Materials, and PWxyz is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted, uploaded or transmitted by you.
• Acknowledge that PWxyz has the right to monitor any content on this Site, including on any Forums, but that we have no obligation to do so.
• Agree that PWxyz reserves the right to review materials posted to this Site, to remove or modify Your Materials or any content placed on any Forums at any time, without notice, for any reason and in its sole discretion.
• Acknowledge that PWxyz does not endorse any opinions expressed by bloggers or users of this Site and that any content placed on any Forums, whether by bloggers or users, represents the views of the person who provided such content and not necessarily those of PWxyz.
PWxyz solicits authors and publishers to upload copies of their books for review and promotion. The terms of the license specified above shall not apply to such works, and authors and publishers shall retain all rights to their works except as may be expressly agreed and except for reasonable fair use rights granted to PWxyz in connection with the review and promotion thereof.
You may submit written publications (a "Publication") to PWxyz or one of its affiliated companies for review and potential publication of the review. You understand that you will receive no compensation of any kind for published reviews. You also acknowledge that whether a Publication will be reviewed is a decision made by PWxyz in its sole discretion. You hereby authorize PWxyz to post a review of any Publication submitted by you in any PWxyz-related media including Publishers Weekly.
PWxyz prides itself on its long standing history of publication of unbiased literary reviews. You understand and acknowledge that reviews will not be made available to authors prior to publication. You may not agree with the specific content of any review and may feel that it is not flattering or does not portray the Publication in a positive manner. You are advised that PWxyz does not accept any requests for retraction or modification of any reviews. In the event you feel that factual information stated in a review may be inaccurate, you may advise us and we may determine to correct the information in our sole discretion. PWxyz expressly disclaims any liability for any content included in any review of a Publication, and by voluntary submission of your Publication to PWxyz, you agree that you shall have no claim or cause of action whatsoever in connection with the content of any published review.
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• Use this Site in an unlawful manner or to promote unlawful conduct or in a manner likely to give rise to civil liability;
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• Engage in spamming or "flooding";
• Frame this Site;
• Attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through this Site;
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• Use any automated devices, such as spiders, robots or data mining techniques to scrape, extract data, catalog, download, store or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute this Site's content or to manipulate this Site's applications or services;
• Collect and/or use email addresses in an unauthorized manner; or
• Sell, buy or transfer access to your account.
Without limitation of our other rights and remedies hereunder, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of this Site at any time in our sole discretion.
PWxyz has implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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