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Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply to this website and any other website, application, or other online service that links to the Terms of Use, including author websites and online services, however accessed and/or used, that are operated or otherwise made available by Quirk Books (collectively referred to as the “Sites”). QUIRK BOOKS (“QB,” “WE,” “US,” OR “OUR”) RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT OUR DESCRETION, TO CHANGE, MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE PORTIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE AT ANY TIME. PLEASE CHECK THESE TERMS OF USE PERIODICALLY FOR CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITES FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OF USE WILL MEAN YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES. Additional terms and conditions may apply to pre-order campaigns.

 

This is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “user”) and us and states the material terms and conditions that govern your use of the Sites. This agreement, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of Quirk Books’ rules and policies collectively constitute and shall be referred to as the “Agreement” between you and Quirk Books. BY ACCESSING THE SITES, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND CONDIDTIONS OF USE STATED HEREIN, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THIS SITES.

 

COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP

The Sites are owned and operated by Quirk Books and its vendors. All the content featured and displayed on the Sites, including, but not limited to text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations, software, and any other content (collectively, the “Content”), is owned by Quirk Books, its licensors, vendors and/or its content providers. All elements of the Sites, including but not limited to the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. Each of the Sites may only be used for the intended purpose for which such Sites is being made available. Except as may be otherwise indicated in specific documents within the Sites, you are authorized to view, play, print and download documents, audio and video found on our Sites for personal, informational, and noncommercial purposes only. You may not modify any of the materials and you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or work contained on the Sites. Except as permitted under applicable copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before re-using any copyrighted material that is available on the Sites. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Sites. The Sites, the Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Quirk Books and its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Sites.

 

SITES ACCESS LICENSE

Quirk Books grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferrable license to access and make personal, noncommercial use of the Sites or their Content and not to download (other than page caching or unless otherwise allowed by Quirk Books or permitted by law) or modify all or any portion of the Sites and their Content. This license does not include any re-sale or commercial use of the Sites or their Content; any collection and use of any product listings or descriptions; any derivative use of the Sites or their Content; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Sites and/or any portion of the Sites or their Content may not be reproduced, duplicated, copies, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without Quirk Books’ express prior written consent. You shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Quirk Books, its content providers or its affiliates without express prior written consent. You shall not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our name or trademarks without our express prior written consent. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites or any activities conducted on the Sites; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Sites. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permissions and/or licenses granted by us to you.

 

COMPANY IDENTIFICATION & TRADEMARKS

All our trademarks, service marks and trade names used herein (including but not limited to the company name and logo of Quirk Books and names and designs of the Sites) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quirk Books or its affiliates, partners, vendors or licensors. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify such trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Sites, without Quirk Books’ express prior written consent. The use of our trademarks on any other website or network computer environment is not allowed. You are granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferrable right to create a link to any page of the Sites so long as the link does not portray us, our content providers, our licensors, our affiliates, or our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Quirk Books logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. Except as expressly stated herein, no rights or licenses are granted hereunder.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES & NO ENDORSEMENT

The Sites contain links to other websites controlled by third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not imply endorsement by Quirk Books of, or any affiliation with, or endorsement by, the owner of the linked Sites. Quirk Books is not responsible for the contents or use of any linked Sites. Quirk Books is not responsible for the contents or use of any linked Sites, or any consequence of making the link. The Sites may also include a tool that allows you to sign in or register using information from your account with a third party service (e.g., Facebook, Twitter). These third party services are unrelated to the Sites, and your use of such third party services is subject to the terms and policies of those services. You shall not use the Quirk Books’ name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in Quirk Books’ judgement, imply Quirk Books’ endorsement in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without prior written consent.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Data collection and use, including data collection and use of personal information is governed by Quirk Books' Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and is a part of this Agreement.

 

USER SUBMISSIONS

Where we have specifically invited or requested user submitted content of any kind, we encourage members of the public to submit such content (e.g., user generated content, comments on content) to Quirk Books that they have created for consideration in connection with the Sites and any related programs (“User Submissions”). User Submissions remain the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting your content on the Sites, you expressly grant Quirk Books a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. We may refuse or remove User Submissions for any reason and without notice. All User Submissions are deemed non-confidential and Quirk Books shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Submission.

 

By submitting any User Submissions, you consent to the following rules:

 

  • User Submissions must not infringe on the copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of any third party. If your User Submission is not your original work, you must obtain all necessary permissions from any persons who contributed to or otherwise may control rights in all or part of the User Submission to submit the User Submission in accordance with these Terms.
  • User Submissions must not violate a third party’s right to privacy or publicity. You must obtain all necessary permissions from any individuals identified in or implicated by your User Submission, including those shown in photographic content, and, in the case of minors, also from their parents or legal guardians, as appropriate.
  • User Submissions should relate to the content on the Sites and should be intended to add to the discussion and community on the Sites.
  • User Submissions must be respectful of others. Epithets or other language or material intended to intimidate or to incite violence are strictly prohibited. Your User Submission may not include any negative comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or physical handicap or that are defamatory, slanderous, indecent, obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit.
  • User Submissions may not contain any commercial material. You may not solicit funds, promote commercial entities or otherwise engage in commercial activity through your User Submission. Soliciting other users to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization is expressly prohibited.
  • Do not impersonate any other person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
  • Remember that the Sites is public. Do not post personal information (e.g., full name, password, phone number, address, email address or other personally identifiable information or contact information) in these areas.

 

All User Submissions must comply with these rules and any additional guidelines posted on the Sites, as applicable. User Submissions do not represent the views of Quirk Books or any individual associated with Quirk Books, and we do not control this content. In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, Quirk Books’ endorsement of User Submissions. Quirk Books does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any User Submissions, and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading User Submissions on the Sites. Through your use of the Sites, you may be exposed to Content and User Submissions that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretense, international trade issues and foreign nationals. By using the Sites, you assume all associated risks.

 

REMOVAL OF USER SUBMISSIONS

We will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a user’s email unless required in the course of normal maintenance of the Sites and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on Quirk Books or the Sites; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Quirk Books, the Sites, or the users of Quirk Books; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests, the Sites, or the public. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages and Quirk Books shall have no obligation to pre-screen any such content. However, we shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the Sites. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall have the right to remove any material that we find to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable, and the additional right to deny any user who fails to conform to any provision of these Terms of Use access to the Sites. In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, we may take any action we deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, the immediate removal of the related materials from the Sites. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or participating in the Sites. In connection with User Submissions and your use of the Sites, you affirm, represent, and warrant the following: (i) you are over the legal age to contract (or your parent or guardian has consented to your User Submission and your use of the Sites) and have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement, and are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions and obligations herein; (ii) you have obtained all consents, and possess all copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and any proprietary rights, or the necessary licenses thereto, to grant the licenses herein; (iii) if necessary you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the User Submission to use such persons name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Sites and these Terms of Use, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use; (iv) you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms of this Agreement; (v) the User Submission and Quirk Books’ use thereof as contemplated by these terms and the Sites will not infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, privacy rights and rights of publicity; (vi) the User Submissions do and will not contain: (a) material falsehoods or misrepresentations that could harm Quirk Books or any third party; (b) content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; (c) advertisements or solicitations of business; or (d) impersonations of third parties, other than those which are readily apparent and not otherwise in violation of these Terms of Use.

 

DISCLAIMER & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Your use of and browsing of the Sites are at your own risk. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED ABOVE, EVERYTHING ON THE SITES IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. QUIRK BOOKS MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITES, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELIENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITES FOR ANY PURPOSE. QUIRK BOOKS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONALITIES CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES SUCH CONTENT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. QUIRK BOOKS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE CONTENTS IN THE SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT QUIRK BOOKS) ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL QUIRK BOOKS OR ANY OF ITS VENDORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE QUIRK BOOKS SITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCES BY A USER ON ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT OBTAINED FROM QUIRK BOOKS’ SITES THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCES TO QUIRK BOOKS’ RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES. IN NO EVENT SHALL QUIRK BOOKS OR ANY AFFILIATED QUIRK BOOKS ENTITY OR INDIVIDUAL, LICENSOR OR VENDOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITES OR THE CONTENT THEREON, WHETHER IN A CONTRACT ACTION OR BASED ON NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT ACTION, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF QUIRK BOOKS OR A QUIRK BOOKS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Quirk Books, its affiliates, employees, service providers, and agents from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to any violation of these terms by you, or in connection with the use of the Sites or the Internet or the placement or transmission of any message or information on the Sites by you.

 

FORCE MAJEURE

Neither Quirk Books nor you shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond their respective reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.

 

GOVERNING LAW

The Sites are created and controlled by Quirk Books in the State of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., unless otherwise noted. These disclaimers, terms, and conditions of use are governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. By using any of the Sites, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Sites. If any portion of these terms is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law to the greatest extent possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in the full force and effect. Quirk Books’ failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver or any provision or right.

 

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This Agreement is the entire agreement between the user and Quirk Books and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral). COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS Quirk Books and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice Policy.

 

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT NOTICE POLICY

Consistent with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, if you believe that your copyrighted materials have been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please sent an email or written notice to our designated agent for notices of infringement and provide the following information:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Sites;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use os not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

 

Our designated agent for notice for claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: By mail: Quirk Books, 215 Church Street, Philadelphia PA 19106.

 

By phone: (215) 627-3581 

 

By email: socialmedia@quirkbooks.com

 

NOTE: THE ABOVE CONTACT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING QUIRK BOOKS THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES, (e.g., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, REPORTS OF EMAIL ABUSE, AND PIRACY REPORTS), WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO SOCIALMEDIA@QUIRKBOOKS.COM. WHILE QUIRK BOOKS WILL TRY TO ANSWER ALL CUSTOMER SERVICE INQUIRIES, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SUCH RESPONSE.

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