Terms of Use

Updated: March 30, 2017

1. This is a Legal Agreement

The Site located at https://bookriot.com (the “Site”) is a copyrighted work belonging to Riot New Media Group, Inc (“Riot New Media Group, Inc,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). Riot New Media Group, Inc grants you the right to use the Site subject to the terms and conditions set forth below (these “Terms of Use”). PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE.

To access and use certain features of the Site or to participate in certain programs offered by Riot New Media Group, Inc, you may be required to agree to certain additional terms and conditions and to register for those programs or features. For example, if you wish to participate in the Riot New Media Group, Inc Contributor Program and contribute to the blog on our Site (our “Blog”), you must agree to our Contributor Terms and register for an account on our Site. All such additional terms and conditions, the Riot New Media Group, Inc Privacy Policy, and Riot New Media Group, Inc Content Policy are hereby made a part of these Terms of Use.

2. Account.

In order to use certain features of the Site, you must register for an account with Riot New Media Group, Inc (“Account”) and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the Site registration form. In order to use the Site you will be required to provide and verify your phone number. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. Riot New Media Group, Inc cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements. We may permit you to login to the Site with your login credentials from certain social networking sites (e.g., Facebook or Twitter) (“SNS”). If you log in or otherwise associate your Account with your login credentials from a SNS, we may receive information about you from such SNS, in accordance with the terms and conditions (e.g., terms of use and privacy policy) of the SNS (“SNS Terms”). If you elect to share your information or content with these SNS, we will share information with them in accordance with your election. The SNS Terms of these SNS will apply to the information we disclose to them.

3. Subscription Services

Subscription Services. Certain Services, such as Book Riot Insiders, may be available only through creation of a subscription account and payment of a fee (“Subscription Services”). Through such Subscription Services accounts, you will have access to the Subscription Services for a fixed term, which will renew automatically at the end of each term.

Access Restrictions. You are not authorized to access any Subscription Services unless you have opened a subscription account and paid the appropriate fee, have received access credentials (e.g., a username and password) from us, and are using those access credentials. You may not assist anyone else in accessing Subscription Services on an unauthorized basis, including by sharing your access credentials or providing any content or other materials that you obtained through Subscription Services to third parties. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your access credentials and for all usage or activity on your Subscription Services accounts, including the use of Subscription Services by any third party authorized by you to use your access credentials. Such responsibility expressly includes any purchases made or other charges incurred on your credit card in connection with your use (or an authorized third party’s use) of the Subscription Services. In the event of any fraudulent, abusive or otherwise illegal activity on your Subscription Services accounts, we may, in our sole discretion, terminate those accounts and refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies. You may be responsible for damages from any such fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity.

Age and Billing Authorization. By subscribing to a Subscription Service, you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age, that all information you submit is true and correct (including all credit card information), and that you are the authorized holder of the credit card.

Fees. You agree to pay all subscription fees and other charges to your Subscription Services accounts, including any applicable taxes. Riot New Media Group and/or the particular service provider reserves the right to change the amount of, or the basis for determining, any subscription fees or other charges for the Subscription Services and to institute new subscription fees or other charges effective upon prior notice to you.

Mobile Access. Some Subscription Services are accessible only using a particular kind of device. You should investigate Subscription Services before you pay for access to them to ensure that they will work with your device because we will not refund any fees you paid if the Subscription Services to which you subscribe are not compatible. Also, certain Subscription Services may not be available for use in every jurisdiction, and we will not refund any fees you paid if the Subscription Services to which you subscribe are not available. For information on compatibility and availability, please visit the applicable provider’s website or contact us at insiders@bookriot.com before you subscribe.

Suspension or Termination. We may suspend or terminate your access to Subscription Services at any time without notice to you. If we do so, you will not be responsible for fees associated with the Subscription Services after the termination becomes effective, but you will not have any other remedies against us, and we will not issue any refunds. If you have breached or violated any obligation under these Terms, you will not be entitled to any remedy.

Cancellation. To cancel your subscription to Subscription Services, you must follow the procedures described on the applicable provider’s website. If we do not list cancellation procedures for a particular Subscription Service, you must contact us at insiders@bookriot.com. We do not refund or prorate Subscription Services, or any other purchases made through the Services, for any reason. Requests to terminate subscriptions will be effective once the billing period in which we received the cancellation concludes.

Slack Community. The Book Riot Insiders Slack Community (“Insiders Slack Community”) is provided by Book Riot, a property of Riot New Media Group. By registering for the Insiders Slack Community, including any individual Community Channels, you hereby agree to the following Code of Conduct. If you do not agree to the following Code of Conduct, then kindly do not register for the Insiders Slack Community.

a. Code of Conduct. Riot New Media Group is committed to providing a friendly, safe, supportive and harassment-free environment in the Insiders Slack Community. The Code of Conduct set forth below outlines Riot New Media Group’s expectations for all Insiders Slack Community participants. Cooperation is expected from everyone and violations are taken seriously.

In the Insiders Slack Community, the safety and enjoyment of all of our participants are our priorities. The Insiders Slack Community is a private community and, as such, Riot New Media Group reserves the right to remove any person from the community.  Because Riot New Media Group is committed to providing a safe and positive environment, any person who mistreats or harasses another person will be removed immediately and not allowed to return to the community. Riot New Media Group asks that you abide by common sense rules to guide your behavior. Riot New Media Group relies on your good judgment and respect for others. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with (and when participating in the Insiders Slack Community please abide by) the following Code of Conduct:

i. All Insiders Slack Community participants are required to adhere to this Code of Conduct. The Insiders Slack Community is an invite-only community. Riot New Media Group reserves the right to revoke any Slack Community participant’s access for failure to comply with these terms, for disorderly conduct, including, but not limited to, any behavior that is illegal, unsafe, disruptive, discriminatory, or causes excessive discomfort to another person. Riot New Media Group reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to permanently exclude participants who fail to adhere to this Code of Conduct from future other Riot New Media Group initiatives or events.

ii. Insiders Slack Community participants are required to adhere to the instructions of all Riot New Media Group employees and moderators.

iii. Insiders Slack Community participants agree to observe and comply with any and all policies, rules, and regulations of Slack’s End User License Agreement, Terms of Service, and any updates that may be made by Slack from time-to-time to such agreements and terms.

iv. All data in both public, group, or private discussions is discoverable. We will fully comply with any legal entities’ request for this information.

b. Commercial Activities. No Insiders Slack Community participant, attendee or other individual may engage in any merchandising or other commercial or cause-related activity without prior written consent of Riot New Media Group.

4. License

License. Riot New Media Group, Inc owns and operates the Site. The information and content available on the Site, including without limitation, our Blog, or in any communications we send you, but excluding Your Content (as defined below) (collectively, “Site Content”) are protected by copyright laws throughout the world. Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, Riot New Media Group, Inc grants you a limited license to reproduce portions of the Site Content for the sole purpose of reviewing the Site Content as a visitor to the Site, an applicant for employment, a current or potential contributor to our Blog, a current or potential business partner, or a current or potential investor of Riot New Media Group, Inc. All copyright and other proprietary notices on any Site Content must be retained on all copies thereof. Any unauthorized reproduction or modification, distribution, or performance of any Site Content is strictly prohibited. Riot New Media Group, Inc and its licensors reserve all rights to the Site and the Site Content not granted in these Terms of Use.

Trademarks. All trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, “Marks”) displayed on the Site are Riot New Media Group, Inc’s property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without Riot New Media Group, Inc’s prior written consent or the consent of the third party that owns the Marks.

Your Content. We do not claim ownership in any text, images, or other content posted by you on our Site or otherwise submitted by you to Riot New Media Group, Inc, (collectively, “Your Content”). We are not obligated to back up any of Your Content. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any of Your Content that you post on our Site, at your sole cost and expense. You hereby grant to Riot New Media Group, Inc, under all intellectual property and proprietary rights, a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense through multiple levels, to store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, publish, distribute, transfer, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise use Your Content. You should only upload Your Content to our Site for which you are willing to grant the licenses described above. You represent, warrant and covenant that (a) you have sufficient rights to grant the licenses described above and (b) Your Content complies with the requirements set forth in our then-current Content Policy.

Modification. Riot New Media Group, Inc reserves the right, at any time, to modify the Site Content or to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Site or any part thereof with or without notice. You agree that Riot New Media Group, Inc will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification of the Site Content or modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site.

Feedback. If you provide any feedback or suggestions to Riot New Media Group, Inc regarding the Site, any Site Content, or Riot New Media Group, Inc’s services (collectively, “Feedback”), Riot New Media Group, Inc may use such Feedback for any purpose. So that we may incorporate such Feedback into Riot New Media Group, Inc’s Site, Site Content, and/or Riot New Media Group, Inc’s services, Riot New Media Group, Inc alone will own all right, title and interest, including all related intellectual property rights, in and to all such Feedback and in consideration for your use of the Site, you hereby assign such Feedback to Riot New Media Group, Inc free of charge.

Third Party Links. The Site may contain links to other web sites operated by third parties. Such third party web sites are not under the control of Riot New Media Group, Inc. Riot New Media Group, Inc is not responsible for the content of any third party web site or any link contained in a third party web site. Riot New Media Group, Inc provides these links only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to third party web sites. If you decide to access any of the third party web sites linked to the Site, you do this entirely at your own risk. Third party web sites are subject to their own terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. RIOT NEW MEDIA GROUP, INC IS PROVIDING THE SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS FOR USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. RIOT NEW MEDIA GROUP, INC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT. RIOT NEW MEDIA GROUP, INC DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE CONTENT. RIOT NEW MEDIA GROUP, INC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR SITE CONTENT WILL BE PROVIDED UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL RIOT NEW MEDIA GROUP, INC BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR THE SITE CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT RIOT NEW MEDIA GROUP, INC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. RIOT NEW MEDIA GROUP, INC’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, THE SITE, OR THE SITE CONTENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50). YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE.

5. Exclusions

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so those specific limitations that are not allowed in WARRANTY DISCLAIMER or LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY sections, as applicable, may not apply to you.

6. Release

Because we do not control Your Content or the content of other users of the Site, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any such content and we make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of any such content, and we assume no responsibility for any such content. Your interactions with other Site users are solely between you and such user. You agree that we will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such interactions. If there is a dispute between you and any Site user, we are under no obligation to become involved. You hereby release and forever discharge us, our directors, officers, employees, agents and successors from, and hereby waive and relinquish, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death, and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or relates directly or indirectly to, any interactions with or conduct of other users of the Site. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING, WHICH STATES: “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.”

7. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Riot New Media Group, Inc and its directors, officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”), harmless from and against any claim, liability, loss, injury, damage, cost, or expense (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by Riot New Media Group, Inc or any Indemnified Party arising out of or relating to (a) Your Content or (b) your violation or breach of any provision in these Terms of Use or your violation of any rights of a third party.

8. Enforcement by Us

We have the right, but not the obligation, to review any or all portions of Your Content and delete or modify any of Your Content from our Site for any reason, including if we believe, in our sole judgment, Your Content violates the Content Policy or any these Terms of Use, or that we believe, in our sole judgment, threatens the safety of, or harms any other person, or creates liability for us or any other person. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, in our sole discretion, to investigate and take appropriate action, including removing Your Content from our Site, or modifying it, suspending or terminating your account (if any) and/or your right to use the Site, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities, if you violate the Content Policy or these Terms of Use. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas or court orders, to protect our systems, affiliates, service providers, partners, and other users, or to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, we may access and disclose any information or content we consider necessary or appropriate, including without limitation Your Content, IP address and traffic information, usage history, and/or your account information (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.) (if any).

9. Term and Termination

Subject to this Section, these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect while you use the Site. We may (a) suspend your rights to use the Site (including your Account) or (b) terminate these Terms of Use, at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Site in violation of these Terms of Use. Upon termination of these Terms of Use, your Account and right to access and use the Site will terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of your Account may involve deletion of Your Content associated therewith from our live databases. Your Content may remain on the Site even after your account is terminated. We will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of these Terms of Use, including for termination of your Account or deletion of Your Content. Even after these Terms of Use are terminated, the provisions that by their nature should survive (including, but not limited to, Indemnification, Warranty Disclaimers, and Limitation of Liability) will remain in effect.

10. Copyright Policy

It is our policy to remove, or disable access to, material that infringes any copyright from our Site after we have been notified by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. We also have a policy for terminating the accounts of repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on our Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) an identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Site; (d) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (e) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; (f) 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. Contact information for our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows:

Attention: DMCA Compliance

dmca (at) riotnewmedia (dot) com

or

Riot New Media Group, Inc

147 Prince Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

11. Amendment

These Terms of Use may be amended by Riot New Media Group, Inc from time to time. If we make material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by posting the revised Terms of Use on our Site or notifying you at your primary email address (if any, as specified in your account information). Your continued use of our Site or any feature thereof thirty (30) calendar days after the changes are first notified by Riot New Media Group, Inc as described above will constitute your agreement to such changes. If you object to any change, your sole recourse shall be to immediately terminate your account and cease using the Site. You are responsible for providing us with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.

12. General Provisions

If any provision in these Terms of Use is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of these Terms of Use will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. These Terms of Use and any action related thereto will be governed, controlled, interpreted, and defined by and under the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any conflicts of laws principles that require the application of the law of a different state. By using this Site, you hereby expressly consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts for Kings County, New York for any lawsuit filed there against you by Riot New Media Group, Inc arising from or related to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use, which includes any other additional terms located on particular pages of this Site, constitute the entire agreement between you and Riot New Media Group, Inc regarding the use of the Site and Site Content. In the event of any conflict between the terms and conditions contained herein and those in the additional terms, the terms and conditions in the additional terms, as applicable, will control but solely with respect to the subject matter thereof.

13. Contact Information

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us by e-mail at bookriot (at) bookriot (dot) com or by writing to us at Riot New Media Group, Inc, 147 Prince Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, in each case marking the message “Attention: Terms of Use.”

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