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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms of Use

Welcome to  Be The Light Publishing.

 

Thanks for using our products and services (“Services”). The Services are provided by Be The Light Publishing] (“Be The Light Publishing”), located  at 224 W 35th St, Ste 500 PMB 87  New York, NY 10001

By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using the 

www.bethelightpub.com website.  

 

Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional terms or product requirements (including age requirements) may apply. Additional terms will be available with the relevant Services, and those additional terms become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.

 

Terminology

 

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer notice, and any or all Agreements: "Client", "You" and "Your" refer to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company's terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We" and "Us" refer to our Company. "Party", "Parties" or "Us" refers to both the Customer and ourselves, or either the Customer or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance, and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether through formal meetings of a fixed duration or by any other means, with the express purpose of meeting the Client's needs in terms of providing the Company's declared services/products, in accordance with and subject to applicable US laws. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capital letters and/or plural, and/or these terms, is considered interchangeable and therefore a reference to them. 

 

Using our Services

 

You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services. Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

 

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.

 

In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt-out of some of those communications.

Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

 

Privacy Statement 

 

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Be The Light Publishing’s privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that [Be The Light Publishing] can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.

 

Only authorized employees within the company who, in the course of their duties, can access and use information collected from individual customers. 

 

We are constantly reviewing our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. Government authorities have created specific offenses for unauthorized actions against computer systems and data. We will investigate such actions with a view to bringing legal action and/or civil action for damages against those responsible.

 

Grant of Rights  

The Author/ Client  grants the Publisher full right and title to the following, in perpetuity: 

  • The right to publish, sell, and produce from the listed works in all languages and formats in existence today and at any point in the future. 

  • To create or devise modified, abridged, or derivative works based on the works listed.

  • These rights are granted by the Author on behalf of him/herself and their successors, heirs,  executors, and any other party who may attempt to lay claim to these rights at any point now or in the future. 

  • The rights granted to the Publisher by the Author shall not be constrained by geographic territories and are considered global in nature. 

 

Author Compensation  

The Publisher is responsible to provide the Author with the exact commission for sales. Sales will be reported at the end of each month via email.  The Publisher agrees that once books are purchased all funds will be handed to the author.

Payment will be made via a Bank Transfer (US) or PayPal into the given account details,  which will be required before the first payment.  

Authors will be compensated once the revenue is $100 USD or greater.  The retailers we partner with withhold the funds for 90 days and only once the funds have been released into our business account can we then submit the payments.

 

Manuscript  

The Author agrees to deliver a completed manuscript in English. The Manuscript is to be sent via our submission form through our website: www.bethelightpub.com

Additionally, the Author shall deliver all artwork, prefaces, references, acknowledgments, and other "front matter" or "back matter" at a date to be determined by the Publisher. 

Should the Publisher deem any delivered material to be unacceptable for any reason, the Author shall be granted a period of time (to be determined by the Publisher) to correct such defects. If the Author fails to correct defects in the time granted, this could result in delays in production. 

For Sponsored Agreements

Note: If the author has signed a sponsored agreement with the Publisher or if the works of the Publisher was agreed upon through either sponsored/donation, the Author agrees that the Publisher will file all payments as tax-exempt. 

 

Production  

The Publisher shall have the exclusive right to edit or modify the delivered materials at their discretion prior to publication. Editing will be made to ensure the best possible outcome.  However, the Author shall have the right to review any modifications and grant approval prior to publication. 

 

While the Author shall have the right to review and approve changes to content, the work's format, cover design, and final artwork, the Publisher shall retain full right to manufacture,  distribute, market, and sell the completed work as they deem necessary. Production outcomes  include; Softcover or Hardcover versions in the size agreed by the Publisher and Author 

The Publisher agrees to provide digital page proofs of the material prior to publication. These proofs shall include all content, including artwork. If sent the author agrees to review and return these proofs to the Publisher within 30 days. 

The Publisher agrees that the works covered under this book publishing contract will be published within one year of delivery of the initial manuscript. 

The Publisher agrees to consult with the Author regarding marketing the published works but reserves the right to make final decisions regarding sales and marketing of the works. The Author grants the Publisher the right to use the Author's name and likeness as they see fit for marketing purposes. 

 

General Terms  

Production will begin upon receipt of 50% of full payment. 

We use PAYPAL, WAVE, OR  STRIPE PAYMENTS to process our international invoices, and in doing so there will be an additional 5% fee to process each invoice, this fee will be added to the final cost in-order to ensure the production budget is not compromised.  

We reserve the right to share quotes of the project throughout social sites, but with the approval from the Author. 

This book publishing contract represents the entire agreement between the Author and Publisher. Should multiple individuals be considered the "Author" of the works governed by this book publishing contract, each of those individuals shall be liable for adhering to the terms of this agreement? 

The Publisher and Author shall be granted an extension on any time-sensitive duties related to this book publishing contract should circumstances beyond their control interfere with their ability to execute their contractual obligations. 

All notices related to this agreement shall be delivered via email. 

This book publishing agreement shall be considered legally binding upon both parties' heirs,  partners, associates, subsidiaries, successors, executors, and licensees. Due to the way production is performed, the publishing fee is non-refundable.  
 

Purchases 

 

If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the Service ("Purchase"), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Purchase including, without limitation, your book manuscript, synopsis, art inspiration, website services, writing courses and anything stated in our google form. 

 

Subscriptions 

 

Some parts of the Service are billed on a subscription basis ("Subscription(s)"). You will be billed in advance on a recurring website maintenance subscription. 

 

Software in our Services

 

When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update settings.

 

Be The Light Publishing] gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Be The Light Publishing as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Be The Light Publishing], in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.

 

Disclaimer 

 

Exclusions and Limitations 

 

The information contained on this website is provided on an " as is " basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, this company: 

 

  • excludes all representations and warranties with respect to this website and its content or that are or may be provided by affiliates or any other third party, including with respect to any inaccuracy or omission in this website and/or the Company's documentation; and 

 

  • excludes any liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. Be The Light Publishing, and Be The Light Publishing’s suppliers and distributors, will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses, or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, punitive damages or damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems, and programs and data relating thereto or any other direct or indirect, consequential or incidental damages. 

 

Liability for our Services

 

To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of Be The Light Publishing], and its suppliers and distributors, for any claims under these terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use the Services.

 

In all cases, Be The Light Publishing], and its suppliers and distributors, will not be liable for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable.

 

However, this company does not exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence. The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law. We recognize that in some countries, you might have legal rights as a consumer. None of your legal rights as a consumer are affected waived by contract.

 

Business uses of our Services

 

If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Be The Light Publishing] and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees.

 

Cancellation Policy

 

A minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation is required. Such notice may be given, in person, by email, mobile phone, text message and/or fax, or by any other means, and will be accepted subject to written confirmation. We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of [SPECIFY] to cover any administrative costs.

 

Modifying and Terminating our Services 

 

We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.

 

The Customer and Be The Light Publishing] have the right to terminate any Service Agreement for any reason whatsoever, including the termination of services already in progress. Be The Light Publishing may also stop providing Services to you or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.

 

Refunds Policy

 

No refund will be offered when a service is deemed to have commenced and is, for all intents and purposes, in progress. Any amount paid to us that constitutes payment for the provision of unused Services will be refunded.

 

Log Files

 

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns, and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within this Company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different from that stated above without your explicit permission. 

 

Cookies

 

Like most interactive websites, this Company’s website uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies. 

 

Links others website 

 

Our Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Be The Light Publishing.

 

Be The Light Publishing has no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. The opinions expressed or material appearing on these websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be considered as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these sites. 

 

You should evaluate the security and reliability of any other site linked to or accessed through this site before disclosing any personal information to them. This company will not accept any liability for any loss or damage, in any manner whatsoever, regardless of the cause, resulting from your disclosure of personal information to third parties. 

 

You further acknowledge and agree that Be The Light Publishing shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services. 


 

Links to this website 

 

You may not create a link to a page on this website without our prior written consent. If you link to any page on this website, you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above apply to your use of this website. 

 

Copyright Notice 

 

Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exist on all text relating to the Company’s services and the full content of this website. This Company’s logo is a registered trademark of this Company in the United Kingdom and other countries. The brand names and specific services of this Company featured on this website are trademarked 

 

Force Majeure

 

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, the act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man-made eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any Party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other Party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavors to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein. 

 

Waiver 

 

Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both Parties.

 

About these Terms

 

We reserve the right to modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. If a revision is material, we will try to provide at least 3 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion. 

 

We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. We’ll post notice of modified additional terms in the applicable Service. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than 3 days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.

 

If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.

 

These terms control the relationship between Be The Light Publishing and you. They do not create any third-party beneficiary rights.

 

If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t act right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

 

If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

The courts in some countries will not apply New York law to some types of disputes. If you reside in one of those countries, then where New York law is excluded from applying, your country’s laws will apply to such disputes related to these terms. 

 

Contact Us 

 

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at info@bethelightpub.com.

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