Terms And Conditions

TERMS OF USE

This “Agreement” outlines the Terms of Use for accessing and utilizing the Authors Guild International website (“Site”). You are urged to peruse these terms attentively prior to your engagement with the Site. Your access and use of this Site, including any of its content, features, or services offered by Authors Guild International, will be governed by these Terms. Your agreement to adhere to these terms is implied by your use of the Site. If you do not concur with any aspect of these terms, please refrain from accessing or using the Site.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

The Site, including but not limited to its text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, are the exclusive property of Authors Guild International or its content suppliers. These elements are safeguarded by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Any modification, copying, distribution, transmission, display, performance, reproduction, licensing, creation of derivative works, transfer, or sale of any information, software, products, or services derived from the Site without prior written permission from Authors Guild International is strictly prohibited.

 

Permissible Use of the Site

The Site must be used solely for lawful purposes and in alignment with these Terms. You concur to not engage in any of the following activities:

  • Violation of any applicable law or regulation through the use of the Site.

  • Participation in fraudulent, deceptive, or harmful activities via the Site.

  • Transmission of defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, or objectionable material through the Site.

  • Infringement on intellectual property rights or privacy rights of others through the Site.

  • Transmission of any viruses, worms, malware, or harmful computer code via the Site.

  • Disruption of the operation of the Site or any connected servers or networks.

  • Unauthorized access to any part of the Site, user accounts, or other systems or networks linked to the Site.

  • Data scraping, mining, or other similar data gathering or extraction methods.

 

Links to External Sites

The Site may contain links leading to third-party websites that are not under the control of Authors Guild International. These links are provided solely for your convenience. Authors Guild International bears no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. By accessing these sites through the Site, you acknowledge that Authors Guild International is not responsible for any damages or losses caused by your use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on or through those websites.

 

Liability Limitations

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Authors Guild International, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, and licensors will not be held accountable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages related to your use of the Site, even if Authors Guild International has been advised of the potential for such damages. This liability limitation applies regardless of whether claims are based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory.

 

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Authors Guild International, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, and licensors from any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorney fees) that arise from your violation of these Terms or your use of the Site.

 

Termination Rights

Authors Guild International reserves the right to terminate or suspend your access to the Site, without prior notice or liability, for any reason, including your violation of these Terms. Upon termination, your right to use the Site will immediately cease.

 

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the stipulated jurisdiction. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising from or relating to these Terms or the Site will be instituted in the federal or state courts located in the relevant jurisdiction, and you waive any objections to such venue or jurisdiction.

 

Severability Clause

If any term within this Agreement is deemed to be unenforceable, illegal, or invalid, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms will remain unaffected.

 

Entire Agreement

These Terms represent the complete agreement between you and Authors Guild International pertaining to your use of the Site and supersede any prior or contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, or warranties, both written and verbal, concerning the Site.

 

Terms Modifications

Authors Guild International reserves the right to revise or replace these Terms at any time at its sole discretion. Changes to the Terms will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site, and your continued use of the Site after such changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated Terms.

For any questions or concerns regarding these Terms, please reach out to us at press@authorsguildinternational.org.