Terms of Use

Legal Restrictions and Terms of Use Applicable to this Site

Use of this Site Signifies your Agreement to the Terms of Use.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

By using this site, you signify your consent to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the site.

The following legal restrictions and terms of use apply to 5StarAuthorHouse.com and any other site owned and/or operated by or on behalf of 5Star Author House, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries, that states that it is governed by these Terms of Use and/or links to these Terms of Use (the sites and entities collectively referred to herein as “5StarAuthorHouse.com” and “5Star Author House” and/or “we” respectively).

USE OF MATERIALS
This site is owned and operated by 5Star Author House, Inc. and/or, in the case of certain features, its third party service providers, and unless otherwise indicated the contents of 5StarAuthorHouse.com are the property of 5Star Author House, Inc. and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. No material from 5StarAuthorHouse.com may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of 5Star Author House’s copyright, trademark, and trade secret rights and others’ proprietary rights. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.

In the event you download software from the site, the software including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software and data accompanying the Software (together, the “Software”) are licensed to you by 5Star Author House. 5Star Author House does not transfer title to the Software to you. As between you and 5Star Author House, 5Star Author House retains full and complete right, title, and interest in and to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse-engineer or disassemble the Software.

You hereby grant 5Star Author House and its agents and licensees a worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, including without limitation the right to copy, publish, perform, display and distribute and/or adapt, any material you upload to, distribute through or post on 5StarAuthorHouse.com, including without limitation via message boards, chat rooms and/or blogs or any other features on 5StarAuthorHouse.com, in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other material, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised.

USER CONDUCT
Derogatory, harmful or unlawful conduct is not permitted on 5StarAuthorHouse.com. Users are not permitted to upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through 5StarAuthorHouse.com any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights

of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. Unauthorized commercial messages and/or public announcements are not allowed on 5StarAuthorHouse.com. Unauthorized collection and/or use of email addresses via 5StarAuthorHouse.com is also not allowed.

Please be aware that generally, information you post on, upload to or distribute through a message board, chat room, blog or any similar feature will be accessible by other users of 5StarAuthorHouse.com. Please be sure that any such information is information that you are comfortable sharing with the public.

You hereby agree to comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on 5StarAuthorHouse.com and any rules for conduct on 5StarAuthorHouse.com or use of specific features and/or services offered thereon that may be posted on 5StarAuthorHouse.com, whether in these terms of use or otherwise, from time to time.

NO PERSONAL ADVICE
Any informational materials provided on 5StarAuthorHouse.com, including without limitation the opinions and/or recommendations of any authors and/or moderators, are not intended to substitute for any professional educational, medical, legal, psychiatric, employment or other advice. Without limitation of the Disclaimer paragraphs set forth below, 5Star Author House makes no representations or warranties regarding, and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning, any action by any person following the information offered or provided within or through 5StarAuthorHouse.com. If you have concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, then you should consult with an appropriately qualified professional in the relevant field.

THIRD PARTIES
Your correspondence and dealings with third parties including without limitation job seekers, employers and/or advertisers that you encounter via S5StarAuthorHouse.com are solely between you and such entity. You agree that 5Star Author House shall not be responsible or liable for any dispute, loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings. In addition, you acknowledge that 5Star Author House does not endorse, verify, or make any representations regarding any third party advertisements, products or services and does not confirm that each user of 5StarAuthorHouse.com is who the user claims to be. It is your sole responsibility to research and verify the legitimacy of any organization, individual or prospective employer advertising on 5StarAuthorHouse.com, and you are solely responsible for your decision to submit personal information to any third party, whether in connection with potential employment or otherwise.

PRICING
With respect to items sold by 5Star Author House online in The 5Star Author House Store, we do NOT charge your credit card until after your order has entered the shipping process.

CHANGES TO SITE
5Star Author House may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any portion of 5StarAuthorHouse.com at any time, without notice.

TERMINATION
This Agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from 5StarAuthorHouse.com and all related documentation and all copies and installments thereof whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise. This Agreement will terminate immediately without notice from 5Star Author House, if in 5Star Author House’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement, if you are a repeat infringer of any third party’s rights, or if you engage in conduct that is illegal, tortuous or that interferes with the technological operation of this site. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from 5StarAuthorHouse.com and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise.

DISCLAIMER
5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO 5STARAUTHORHOUSE.COM OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” SCHOLASTIC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO 5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE AND ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. 5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE DOES NOT WARRANT THE FUNCTIONS, INFORMATION OR LINKS CONTAINED ON 5STARAUTHORHOUSE.COM OR THAT ITS CONTENTS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT 5STARAUTHORHOUSE.COM, OR ITS CONTENTS, ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE OPERATION OF 5STARAUTHORHOUSE.COM OR ITS CONTENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, CANCELBOTS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. 5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON 5STARAUTHORHOUSE.COM IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT 5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL 5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON 5STARAUTHORHOUSE.COM, EVEN IF 5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE OR A 5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL 5STAR AUTHOR HOUSE’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, OR NOT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING 5STARAUTHORHOUSE.COM

YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY ACCESSING 5STARAUTHORHOUSE.COM AND AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

INDEMNIFICATION
By using 5StarAuthorHouse.com, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless 5Star Author House from and against any actual or alleged claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and other legal fees and costs) arising out of or relating to: (1) your violation of these terms of use or any law, rule or regulation; (2) a claim that is based on your use of any content on 5StarAuthorHouse.com; or (3) any material uploaded by you or through your computer to 5StarAuthorHouse.com or otherwise sent by you to 5Star Author House. You will cooperate as fully and reasonably as required by 5Star Author House in the defense of any claim. 5Star Author House reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of 5Star Author House.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
5StarAuthorHouse.com is controlled and operated by Generation to Generation Mix from its offices in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. 5Star Author House makes no representation that materials on 5StarAuthorHouse.com are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access 5StarAuthorHouse.com from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from 5StarAuthorHouse.com may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders; or (iii) in any other manner that violates U.S. law. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

OTHER
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Maryland, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You and 5Star Author House each agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of Maryland and the federal courts of the southern district of Maryland. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions, and such provisions shall be deemed modified so that its purpose can be lawfully effectuated and enforced. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein.

PERMISSION FOR REPRINTS
All material on 5Star Author House without limitation, is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. In order to request permission to reprint any material on 5StarAuthorHouse.com (outside of personal, non-commercial use), please write to:

Permissions Department
1434 Presstman Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

PERMISSION FOR WEB LINKING

If you link to 5StarAuthorHouse.com, you may only link to the home page, and the link must be in plain text, unless otherwise approved in writing by 5Star Author House. Any such link must not damage, dilute or tarnish the goodwill associated with 5Star Author House and/or any 5Star Author House intellectual property, nor may the link create the false appearance that your web site or organization is sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated or associated with 5Star Author House, and you may not “frame” 5StarAuthorHouse.com. You may not link to 5StarAuthorHouse.com from any web site that is unlawful, abusive, indecent or obscene, that promotes violence or illegal acts or that is otherwise inappropriate in 5Star Author House’s sole discretion. 5Star Author House reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any link from any web site.

To request permission to place a link from your web site to 5StarAuthorHouse.com, please send your name, address, web site URL, and nature of the web site to: weblink@5StarAuthorHouse.com.

 

Most recently updated May, 2012.