Thank you for using Tools for Authors. My name is Heather Hart, and I am an author just like you. I started this website to share my knowledge and experience with other authors. My hope is to provide you with the tools and resources you need to do what you love. That said, there is always a legal side to it, that’s what is found on this page.
Table of Contents
- FTC Disclosure
- Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Notice
- Comment Moderation
- Contests, Sweepstakes, & Promotions
- Copyright Policy
- Intellectual Property
- Limitation of Liability
- How Cookies Are Used
- Your Choices Regarding Cookies
- Data Collected
- Embedded Content
- Use of Data
- Retention of Data
- Transfer of Data
- Disclosure of Data
- Security of Data
- “Do Not Track” Signals
- Your Rights
- Children’s Privacy
- Links to Other Sites
- Last Updated
This website and its content is copyrighted.
Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited without written permission.
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or another form of electronic retrieval system.
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The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.
The information is provided by the owner of this website and while they endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, they make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will the owner of this website be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website, you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of its owner. They have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the owner takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond her control.
The owner of this website and their partners/affiliates cannot be held legally responsible for information submitted by third parties and do not guarantee it’s accuracy, relevance, or completion.
1. FTC DISCLOSURE
The owner of this website, Heather Hart, is compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though she may receive compensation for her posts or advertisements, she always give her honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the writer’s own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This website abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this website. Assume that if there is a link to a recommended product that it is an affiliate link and Heather Hart will be compensated for your purchase.
2. AMAZON AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE NOTICE
It is important to note that one of the affiliate programs Heather Hart is a participant in is the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the Tools For Authors website operated by Heather Hart.
Your access to and use of this website is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use this website.
By accessing or using this website you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access this website.
By submitting your email address on any form on this website, you agree to subscribe to newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information its owner may send. However, you may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from Tools for Authors by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email.
2. COMMENT MODERATION
The owner of this website retains the right to moderate comments or questions submitted to this website. By submitting a comment or question to this website you hereby grant them the irrevocable, non-exclusive right to edit, delete, copy, adapt, modify, publish, broadcast, and/or distribute the submitted content on this website and/or other material created by the owner of this website.
The owner of this website does not promise to post or respond to questions or comments submitted to this website and does not guarantee that comments made by other contributors will be accurate or complete.
3. CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES, & PROMOTIONS
This website allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post on or through this website, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
By posting Content on or through this website, You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) and/or you have the right to use it and the right to grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) that the posting of your Content on or through this website does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. The owner of this website reserves the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be infringing on a copyright.
You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through this website and you are responsible for protecting those rights. The owner of this website takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for content you or any third party posts on or through this website. However, by posting content using this website you grant the owner of this site the right and license to use, modify, perform, display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through this website.
The owner of this website has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit all content provided by users.
In addition, content found on or through this website is the property of its owner or used with permission. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, download, repost, copy, or use said Content, whether in whole or in part, for commercial purposes or for personal gain, without express advance written permission from its owner.
5. COPYRIGHT POLICY
This website respects the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that content posted on this website infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property rights (“Infringement”) of any person or entity.
If you are a copyright owner or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit your claim via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: “Copyright Infringement”.
You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresentation or bad-faith claims on the infringement of any Content found on and/or through this website on your copyright.
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
This website and its original content (excluding content provided by visitors), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of the website owner. This website is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without prior written consent.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Heather Hart, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of this website, by you or any person using your computer; b) a breach of these Terms, or c) Content posted on this website.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall the owner of this website, nor other contributing authors, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use this website; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on this website; (iii) any content obtained from this website; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.
The owner of this site reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time.
By continuing to access or use this website after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use this website.
Tools for Authors collects and uses data. By using this website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
1. DATA COLLECTED
When you leave comments on the website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Information submitted through the contact form on our site is sent to our company email
We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our website please use this link: Google Analytics Opt-out.
While using this website, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Cookies and Usage Data
Your Personal Data may be used to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email sent or by contacting Heather directly.
This website may also collect information on how it is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of this website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
TRACKING COOKIES DATA
2. EMBEDDED CONTENT
Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.
3. USE OF DATA
Heather Hart uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain this website
- To notify you about changes to this website
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of this website when you choose to do so
- To provide customer support
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that she can improve this website
- To monitor the usage of this website
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
- To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which she offers that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information
4. RETENTION OF DATA
Tools for Authors will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of this website, or is legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
5. TRANSFER OF DATA
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
6. DISCLOSURE OF DATA
DISCLOSURE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Under certain circumstances, Heather Hart may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Heather Hart may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Heather Hart or contributing authors
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with this website
- To protect the personal safety of users of this website or the public
- To protect against legal liability
7. SECURITY OF DATA
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While Heather Hart strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
8. “Do Not Track” SIGNALS
This website does not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
9. YOUR RIGHTS
Heather Hart aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
Heather Hart may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate this website (“Service Providers”), to provide this service on her behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist her in analyzing how this website is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
10. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
This website does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
Heather Hart does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children have provided us with Personal Data, please contact Heather. If Heather becomes aware that she has collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, she will take steps to remove that information from her servers.
11. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Heather Hart has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.
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