Last Update: January 1, 2003
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
This Website is provided by 4 Points Press Publishing ("4PP"),
subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated
by us from time to time. 4PP reserves the right to alter these TOS
without advance notice by posting revised TOS. You can determine if the
TOS has been revised by referring to the "Last Update" date at the top of this page.
In addition, when using particular services provided by 4PP, you shall be subject to any
additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services. All such guidelines or
rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE BEFORE ACCESSING THE 4PP SITE. BY
ACCESSING THE 4PP SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE 4PP SITE.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE
4PP provides users with access to a collection of online
resources, for your personal entertainment, information,
education and communication including quizzes, polls, shopping services,
searchable databases, specialized content, and branded programming,
(all of the foregoing, the "Services"). Unless explicitly stated otherwise,
any new features that augment or enhance the Services, including the
release of new 4PP properties, shall be subject to the then-current TOS.
REGISTRATION AND PASSWORDS
A. You are not obligated to register with 4PP in order to
access the "Site". However, 4PP offers certain features and services
for which registration is necessary. For example, you may submit your email address
in order to receive periodic updates about new online services, and / or special interest
newsletters. Additional contact information, including name, address, and
phone number, may be required for purchasing merchandise in our stores.
B. In consideration of your use of the Services, you agree,
where information is requested, to provide true, accurate, current, and
complete information about yourself, and to maintain and update it
promptly. You agree that if any information you provide is false,
inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may terminate your use of the
Services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of
your password, and agree not to transfer your use of or access to the
Websites or Services to any third party. You are fully responsible for
all activities that occur under your password or user name, including
without limitation purchases. You agree to (a) immediately notify 4PP
of any unauthorized use of your password or user name or any other
breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at
the end of each session. 4PP is not liable for any loss or damage
arising from your failure to comply with all of the foregoing obligations.
RULES OF CONDUCT
While using the "Site" you will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
It is forbidden to do any of the following:
- Interfere with any other user's right to privacy; or
harvest or collect personal information about users of the "Site".
- Interfere with or disrupt the Services, or the servers or
networks that provide the Services; or disobey any requirements,
procedures, policies, or regulations of such networks.
- Post, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited
or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam,"
"chain letters," "pyramid schemes," investment opportunity, or any other
form of solicitation.
- Remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary
rights notice contained on the "Site".
- Frame or mirror any part of the "Site" without 4PP's prior written authorization.
- Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial
purposes, any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PRIVACY and PUBLICITY
Images of people or places displayed on the "Site" are either the property of, or used
with permission by 4PP. The use of these images by you, or anyone authorized by you, IS
PROHIBITED unless specifically permitted by these terms and conditions or specific permission
provided elsewhere on the "Site" or you secure the necessary permission from the rights holder.
Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of
privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
Everything you see or read on the "Site" is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may
not be used except as provided for in these terms and conditions or in the text of
the "Site" without the express permission of 4PP. Please respect the rights of our
Company, our authors, our artists and our affliates who have chosen to work with us.
AUTHORS RIGHTS & USAGE OF MATERIALS
Our web site provides great stories, products, services and information by authors whose
rights we want to ensure are protected. What you can and cannot do with a purchased eBook
and other Materials.
eBook versus Printed Book Purchases
the legal issues involved in downloading eBooks from the Internet:
- You can loan a Book to a friend or sell it to a used bookstore.
You do not get those rights when buying an eBook. What you are purchasing is
the personal right to read an author's story whenever you want and as many times as you want.
- You can copy your eBook on your desktop, laptop, handheld device,
eBook reader, or back up system, and you can print a copy to read. There is one exception:
if you print a copy of the story, you may loan one printed copy at a time for someone else to read.
- You may not loan your eBook file, distribute multiple copies at the same
time or post any portion of the eBook story on your web page.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (PUBLIC LAW 105-304)
All content on the "Site" is protected under U.S. copyright laws,
including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA"). You may
download one copy of the content of the Websites to any single computer
for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that you keep
intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not
otherwise license, sell, modify, copy, publish, distribute, or display
any content from the "Site". For further information on U.S. copyright law, you may wish to
visit the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at:
Any communication or material you transmit to the "Site" by electronic mail or otherwise,
including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as,
non-confidential and non-proprietary. You understand and agree that unless you notify
4PP to the contrary by e-mailing us, you further authorize 4PP to disclose, on
a confidential basis, to any party with whom 4PP has business relations all relevant
information relating to your dealings with us and the "Site".
4PP cannot ensure or guarantee privacy for users. It is therefore recommended that this
service not be used for the transmission of confidential information. Any such use shall be
at the sole risk of the user, and 4PP and its affiliate and related companies shall be relieved
of all liability in connection therewith. Click here to
INTERNET SHOPPING TRANSACTIONS
When making purchases or other transactions through the 4PP Site or the Internet,
you may also be asked by the Merchant or information or service provider to
supply certain information, including credit card or other payment methods. You agree that
all information you provide any merchant or information or service provider through the
4PP Site will be accurate and complete. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you
or other users of your account and credit card or other payment methods at the prices in effect
when such charges are incurred. You also will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes,
if any, relating to purchases on the 4PP Site and 4PP is in no way responsible for any charges
you or any user of your account incurs when making purchases or other transactions in this manner.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that meet industry standards
to guard your nonpublic personal information. We protect your account information by placing it on the
secure portion of our Web site, using firewalls and other security technology to protect our network
and systems from external attacks, and requiring you to enter a unique user name and password to access
your account information online. Also, our servers have been enabled with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
technology to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing the nonpublic personal information that you
provide or access during a secure session. In addition, we employ Thawte's digital certificate services
to authenticate that you are transacting with our Web site. Click here to see our full
time to time at its sole discretion. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most
In addition, when using particular Services or Materials on this "Site", you shall be
subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Services or Materials that
4PP has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the "Site", is not responsible for the content
of any off-Site pages or any other sites linked to the "Site". Your linking to any other off-Site pages
or other sites is at your own risk and the fact that there is a link to the 4PP "Site" should not
be construed as an endorsement of either the linked Site's content or sponsors.
THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF GOODS AND SERVICES
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in
promotions of, any third-party advertisers or other third-party
providers of goods or services found on or through the "Site",
including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other
terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such
dealings, are solely between you and such third-party advertiser or
provider. You agree that 4PP shall not be responsible or liable for any
loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings
or as the result of the presence of such third-party advertisers or providers on the "Site".
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Your use of and browsing in the "Site" are at your own risk. Neither 4PP nor any other party
involved in creating, producing or delivering the "Site" is liable for any direct,
incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to or use of
the "Site". Without limitation, everything on the "Site" is provided to you "AS IS" without
warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied
warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Note that
some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above
exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations
regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless 4PP, its affiliated companies, and their
respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims, losses,
costs, and expenses (including attorneys fees) arising out of (i) your use of the Websites;
(ii) any violation of these TOS by you; or (iii) any allegation that anything you post,
transmit, or make available on the "Site" infringes or otherwise violates the copyright,
trademark, trade secret, or other rights of any third party.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
4 Points Press Publishing takes no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any
claims or statements contained in the documents and related graphics on the
"Site" and makes no representations about the suitability of any of the information contained
in documents and related graphics on the "Site" for any purpose.
All such documents and related graphics are provided without warranty of any kind. In no event
shall 4PP be liable for any damages whatsoever, including special, indirect or consequential
damages, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available
from the service.
If you are dissatisfied with the "Site" or with any terms, conditions, rules, policies,
guidelines, or practices of the "Site", your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using