Please go to support.bookarma.net for a plain-language explanation about how Bookarma works and what is acceptable as a submission.
Bookarma does not routinely monitor your postings to the website but reserves the right to do so. However, in Bookarma’s efforts to promote good citizenship within the Internet community, if Bookarma becomes aware of inappropriate use of the website or any of its services (defined below), Bookarma will respond in any way that, in its sole discretion, Bookarma deems appropriate. You acknowledge that Bookarma will have the right to report to law enforcement authorities any actions that might be considered illegal, as well as any reports it receives of such conduct. When requested, Bookarma will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on the Internet.
You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles (including your name, image, and likeness), messages, notes, text, information, music, video, advertisements, listings, and other content that you upload, publish or display (hereinafter, “post”) on or through this website, or transmit to or share with other users (collectively the “User Content”). You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on the website that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. You understand and agree that Bookarma may, but is not obligated to, review the website and may delete or remove (without notice) any website content or User Content in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including User Content that in the sole judgment of Bookarma violates this, or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the website or provide to Bookarma. You agree that under no circumstances will Bookarma be liable in any way for any loss or damage to any User Content you post, e-mail, or otherwise make available to Bookarma.
When you post User Content to the website, you authorize and direct Bookarma to make such copies thereof as Bookarma deems necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the website. By posting User Content to any part of this website, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to Bookarma an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with this website or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. Bookarma reserves the right to modify, translate, republish, reproduce, and/or distribute any and all User Content submitted through the website.
You may choose a “pay as you go” monthly plan or an annual plan. If you choose an annual plan, full payment of the amount for the annual plan is due at the time of registration for such annual plan. The annual plan may include a discount or total lower cost than the month-to-month plan; however such benefit may be changed from time to time. If you choose a monthly plan, full payment for the first full month is due at the time of registration of such monthly plan. For monthly plans, payments are due for any month on the same date, or the closest date in that month, to the day you signed up with us and made your first monthly payment (the “Pay Date”).
As a monthly plan member, you agree to provide us with valid credit card information and authorize us to deduct the monthly charges against that credit card. You agree to replace the information for any credit card that expires with information for a different valid credit card. Anyone using a credit card represents and warrants that he or she is authorized to use that credit card, and that any and all charges may be billed to that credit card and will not be rejected. If, for some reason, Bookarma is unable to process your credit card order, we will attempt to contact you by e-mail and suspend your account until your payment can be processed.
We may change our fees at any time by posting a new pricing structure to our Website and/or sending you a notification by email.
Account Disputes: You are responsible for the protection and management of your account and your membership. You are responsible for the Content you post in relation to your account, your membership, and this website. Bookarma will not arbitrate disputes over who owns an account. You agree that you will not request access to or information about an account that is not yours and you will resolve any account-related disputes directly with the other party. Bookarma determines who owns an account based on the payment of membership fees and the books submitted through that account.
In your use of this website, you may enter into correspondence with, purchase goods and/or services from, or participate in promotions of advertisers or members or sponsors of this website. Unless otherwise stated, any such correspondence, advertisement, purchase, or promotion, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and/or services, and any other term, condition, warranty, or representation associated with such correspondence, purchase or promotion, is solely between you and the applicable third party, including all payments and claims (of any kind or nature including claims of identity theft or unauthorized transactions) relating to the payment of your membership fee to Bookarma, as your payment is not being directly paid to Bookarma, but rather through a third party credit card processing agency. You agree that Bookarma has no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, purchase or promotion between you and any such third party including but not limited to any third party credit card processing agency or any third party that accepts credit card, Paypal, or other types of payments from you.
Bookarma and its agents or representatives do not endorse or in any respect warrant any third party products or services by virtue of any advertisement, information, material or content referred to, or included on, or linked from or to its blog.
This website may be linked to other websites on the World Wide Web that are not under the control of or maintained by Bookarma. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Bookarma of any such websites. You acknowledge that Bookarma is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and you agree that Bookarma is not responsible for the content or links displayed on such websites to which you may be linked. Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the website, including the payment and delivery of goods or services, if any, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals.
You agree that Bookarma shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of your dealings with any third party organizations or individuals. If there is a dispute between participants on this website, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that Bookarma is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you hereby release Bookarma, its agents, employees, successors and assigns, from any and all liability associated with such dispute.
Income you receive from the sale of your book on this website constitutes taxable income for purposes of US federal and state income tax. You are responsible for reporting such income to the appropriate tax authorities as well as paying any applicable tax on the income. By accepting any money from the sale of your book on this website, you agree to report and pay the taxes associated with such money.
Rewards and prizes received from this website constitute taxable income for purposes of US federal and state income tax. You are responsible for reporting such income to the appropriate tax authorities as well as paying any applicable tax on the income. By accepting any reward from this website, you agree to report and pay the taxes associated with such reward. Any rewards and prizes will be based on availability.
The opinions expressed by bloggers are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Bookarma or any agent or employee of Bookarma. Bookarma is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by bloggers. Bookarma is not responsible for any offence caused inadvertently through interpretation of grammar, punctuation, or language. Bloggers must only use the English language.
Joining Bookarma as an author is available at the then-applicable membership fee. Payment of your membership fee or payment for the purchase of books, as applicable, will be collected by the credit card company or third party credit agency at the time you make your purchase. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars. Please carefully review the payment requirements and payment process established by the applicable credit card company or third party credit agency. Bookarma is not responsible for any actions by any credit card company or third party credit agency or any failure by such credit card company or third party credit agency to fulfill its obligations to you. Your credit card will be charged at the time you pay for your membership.
By submitting a book on the website, you agree to the following terms:
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Bookarma has adopted a policy of, in appropriate circumstances, terminating user accounts that are repeat infringers of the intellectual property rights of others. Bookarma also may terminate user accounts even based on a single infringement.
Your use of this website is at your own risk. This website may include inaccuracies or errors that may affect the quality of the materials, products, or services offered through the website. The materials, products offered, or services offered have not been independently verified or authenticated in whole or in part by Bookarma. Bookarma does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the materials, product or book deliveries, or books offered and ultimately available. Bookarma has no liability for any errors or omissions in the materials, product offerings, or book offerings, whether provided by Bookarma or third parties.
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. BOOKARMA, FOR ITSELF AND ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDING MATERIALS, BOOKS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR CONTENT TO THIS WEBSITE, MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE. ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. BOOKARMA WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING FROM OR CONNECTED WITH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF BOOKARMA HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
IF YOU ARE RESIDENT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION, BOOKARMA DOES NOT EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ITS LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE.
NEITHER BOOKARMA, ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF OUR OR THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE BOOKS, PRODUCTS, OFFERINGS, CONTENT AND MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
The descriptions, pictures, books, and other representations of products on or made available through this website may contain inaccuracies and errors. Bookarma does not make any warranty or representation with respect to the accuracy or completeness of any such information. Furthermore, the prices and availability of books, products or services offered through this website may change without notice to you at any time in Bookarma’s or a third party’s sole discretion. Bookarma or a third party shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for book or other product listed at an incorrect price if the cost to obtain and ship such book or other product is determined to be incorrect or inaccurate.
Bookarma controls and operates this website from its headquarters in the United States of America and makes no representation that the books or materials are appropriate or will be available for use in other locations. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all marketing or promotional materials found on this website are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States of America. If you use this website from outside the United States of America, you are entirely responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, including but not limited to the export and import regulations.
If we have to provide information in response to a subpoena related to your account or membership, then we reserve the right to charge you for our costs, which may include (but are not limited to) attorneys’ and employees’ time spent retrieving the records, preparing documents, and participating in a deposition.
Book submissions and unauthorized use of any materials contained on this website may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, certain communications statutes and regulations and other applicable laws and regulations. You alone are responsible for your actions or the actions of any person using your user name and/or password. As such, you shall indemnify and hold Bookarma and its agents, employees, affiliates, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred in relation to, arising directly or indirectly, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that your use of this website or the use of this website by any person using your user name and/or password (including without limitation your participation in the posting areas or your submissions) violates any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party.