What Kind of Information Do We Collect?
When you are merely visiting our Website, we do not collect any specific personal information about you. If you decide to submit a proposal or book project, we collect the necessary information to process your submission. We also store this information for future submissions. We also collect your name, e-mail address, and phone number specifically to correspond with you in the event we are interested in your book project or if you have questions about the agency and use our “contact us” form.
How Do We Use the Information You Provide Us?
We may use any information you provide us for the purpose of providing and maintaining our service offerings, developing new service offerings, or protecting AuthorTalk™ and our users. We may also use certain information to send you e-mails regarding your proposal submission, following up with you regarding representation, or letting you know about updates to the agency or upcoming changes or improvements to our web site. We also send confirmations to your e-mail address on all submissions you initiate through our Website.
AuthorTalk™ adheres to a strict anti-spam policy. If you wish not to receive future correspondence, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does AuthorTalk™ Share Your Information with Any Third Party?
AuthorTalk™ does not sell or rent your personal information, to any third party, subject to the remainder of this policy.
We may share non-personal aggregate or summary information about our customers with our strategic partners, advertisers, or other third parties. This information does not contain any personal data specifically identifiable with you. We may also share personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of AuthorTalk™ when we have your consent to do so.
We retain the right to release your personal information to proper authorities when required by law or when we in good faith believe that we must release the information in order to: (a) satisfy a legal order or comply with legal process; (b) defend the rights of AuthorTalk™ or its affiliates or business partners; or (c) protect the personal safety of AuthorTalk™ employees, agents, affiliates, business partners, customers, or Website users.
AuthorTalk™ uses standard “cookie” technology and Web server logs to collect information. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive and relayed back to our servers. Some cookie information is used to understand customers’ Web traffic patterns (dates, times, pages viewed, Web sites visited just before and just after our Website, etc.). This information is collected on an aggregate basis and is used to understand customer preferences and to enhance the customer’s experience on our Website.
We do not collect any personal information about children. Our Website is not intended for use by children under the age of thirteen. We take all reasonable efforts to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).
In the unlikely event that substantially all of the assets of AuthorTalk™ are acquired by another company, information related to our business, including our customers’ and Website users’ personal information, will of course be one of the transferred assets. We also retain the right to assign this information to a parent, subsidiary entity, or other affiliate of AuthorTalk™.
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The following terms and conditions govern your use of the AuthorTalk™ Website. By using any part of the Website, you represent that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions. These rules are designed to protect AuthorTalk™’s computer and communications systems, employees, customers, and users. They are also designed to make your use of our Website and the Internet a positive and secure experience.
General Conditions of Use
You may not access or use the AuthorTalk™ Website for any illegal activities or other purposes prohibited by law or to attempt to undermine, hinder, damage, or disrupt the hardware, software, or security of our Website, the Internet, or any other site. You may not: (1) knowingly upload or transmit any computer virus, worm, or any other transmission that has the potential for disabling or otherwise impeding the operation of our Website or any other facilities, equipment, software, data, or service connected to the Internet; (2) make an unauthorized entry to our Website or any other site, resource, or device connected to the Internet; or (3) violate any applicable laws or regulations that govern online activities.
You agree to respect our copyrights and trademarks and those of our service partners and licensors and use them only in the manner described in our copyright and trademark notice.
As part of routine Website maintenance or in the event of unauthorized use, AuthorTalk™ may monitor activity on our Website. Activity that appears to be illegal may be monitored, recorded, and provided to law enforcement officials. You consent to such monitoring as part of your use of our Website. AuthorTalk™ may disclose any information, records, electronic communication, or material of any kind received from or uploaded to our Website by you to (1) satisfy any law, regulation, or government request or (2) protect any right of AuthorTalk™, its service partners, licensors, affiliates, agents, customers, or Website users.
You agree to indemnify and hold AuthorTalk™ harmless from and against all loss, liability, damage, and expense (including reasonable attorney fees) caused by: (1) claims by any party for libel, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy, infringement of intellectual property rights including trademark, copyright, or patent rights, and unlawful access or alteration to private records or data arising from any information, software, data, or message transmitted or received by you through our Website or (2) any breach of these terms and conditions by you or someone under your control.
The products, content, information, and services included in or accessed through our Website, are provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind. AUTHORTALK™ does not represent that the information accessible on or through our Website is accurate, complete, or current. AUTHORTALK™ DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO SUCH PRODUCTS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. AUTHORTALK™ WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT FROM USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR CONTENT.
Any links or references on the AuthorTalk™ Website to any third-party site are provided solely for your convenience. AuthorTalk™ makes no representation or warranty with respect to the content, accuracy, safety, existence, or any other aspect of any third party site or any materials obtained by you from such a site. A link or reference from our Website to any other site does not constitute an endorsement of that site or any of its content or of the quality or acceptability of any products or services offered through the site.
You are responsible for the use and compatibility of any hardware or software with the Internet and the AuthorTalk™ Website. AuthorTalk™ makes no warranty that any particular device or software, even if recommended by a AuthorTalk™ agent or employee, will function properly with our Website.
AuthorTalk™ does not warrant that: (1) access to our Website will be uninterrupted, error free, or secure; (2) any materials accessible on or through our Website will be free from viruses, worms, or other harmful components; or (3) you will be able to connect, communicate, or pass information to our Website or any other site on the Internet at any particular speed or throughput. You agree that AuthorTalk™ is not liable for any damages to you that may result from a loss or degradation of access to our Website or any loss of materials or data you have stored on our Website. We recommend that customers regularly back up or download important information stored with us.
Copyright and Trademark Notice
All content (including text, data, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio, video, software, photographs, graphs, typefaces, and other materials) included on this Website and the copyright in same is the property of AuthorTalk™, its affiliates, or licensors and is protected by U.S. and international laws. The compilation of all the content on this site is the exclusive property of AuthorTalk™ and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
Except as described in this notice or otherwise permitted by the fair use privilege under U.S. copyright law, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, download, display, post, create derivative works from, or transmit the content of the Website in any form or by any means (including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of AuthorTalk™ or the respective copyright owner. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute, and download the content on this site for personal, noncommercial use only, provided you do not modify the content and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the content, or as specifically referenced as downloadable for use. You also may not “mirror” any content contained on this site on any other server without AuthorTalk™’s express written permission. Permission for you to use the content terminates automatically if you breach any of the terms or conditions contained in this notice. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed content.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos used and displayed on this site are registered and unregistered trademarks of AuthorTalk™ and its content providers. Nothing on this site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, service mark, or logo displayed on the site without the written permission of the mark or logo owner. The use of any AuthorTalk™ trademark, service mark, or logo as a “hot” link to any site is prohibited without the prior written approval of AuthorTalk™. The unauthorized use of any trademark, service mark, or logo displayed on this site is strictly prohibited.
Additional Legal Terms
AuthorTalk™ reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of the use of our Website at any time without prior notice by posting the change on the AuthorTalk™ Website. All changes will become effective immediately upon posting on our Website. AuthorTalk™ reserves the right to modify, add, or remove any service, feature, product, or information from our Website at any time without prior notice.
These terms and conditions contain the full and complete understanding of the parties with respect to your use of the AuthorTalk™ Website. AuthorTalk™ will not be bound by any statements made by agents or employees of AuthorTalk™ that conflict with these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions and any dispute arising from or relating to them will be governed and interpreted in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Oregon. By using the Website, you agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction in the State of Oregon for any dispute related to your use of the Website or any AuthorTalk™ products or services.