This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that govern the use of the BT’s website(s) (“Website” or “Websites” or “Site”). BY CLICKING THE “I AGREE” BUTTON BELOW OR BY ACCESSING, VISITING, BROWSING, USING, OR ATTEMPTING TO INTERACT WITH OR USE ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE, OR OTHER BT SOFTWARE, SERVICES, WEBSITES, OR CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY THE “SERVICES”), YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE. BT RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT AT BT’S SOLE DISCRETION. CONTINUED USE OF ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES.
If you are a licensed therapist, you may have access to additional Services. Such additional access will require that you provide information on any licenses you have acquired from a duly authorized official body that is authorized to provide such licenses. By representing to BT that you are a licensed therapist, you provide BT with permission to contact any licensing agency responsible for granting such license for the purpose of verifying the validity of the license.
You may not have more than one (1) account on BT’s Websites. You expressly agree that you may not use different e-mail addresses to register for more than one (1) account on BT’s Websites. If it is determined that more than one account has been created for the same individual and/or that any improper information has been entered on such accounts, all accounts affiliated with that individual will be immediately cancelled and invalidated. In addition to any criminal proceedings, BT also reserves the right to seek restitution for the full value of any BT Points acquired through improper means as well as legal fees and other costs associated with such action.
To receive BT Points for a Submission, the Submission must meet the minimum requirements to be offered through the Websites and must be approved by BT. Any Submissions that are not accepted by BT will not be eligible for an award of BT Points.
BT and its licensees may display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with Submissions on the Websites and other media. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you.
Purpose. This Section 9 describes the terms and conditions of your participation in the BT distribution program (the “BT E-Book Program”) and your distribution of digital content through the Website (all such content, “Digital Books”).
Book Sample Delivery. You must provide BT, at your own expense each Digital Book you desire to distribute through the BT E-Book Program. We will not return to you any electronic files or physical content or media you deliver to us in connection with the BT E-Book Program. You must deliver all electronic files free and clear of viruses, worms and other potentially harmful or disrupting code. We may, in our sole discretion, reformat your Digital Book, and you acknowledge that unintentional errors may occur in the process of reformatting of your Digital Book. If any such errors do occur, you may remove the affected Digital Book from further sale in the BT E-Book Program as described below, and this will be your only remedy for the errors. We may also, in our sole discretion, correct any errors existing in a Digital Book file as you deliver it to us.
Content Requirements. You must ensure that all Digital Book content is in compliance with BT’s BT E-Book Program Policies for content at the time you submit it to us. If you discover that content you have submitted does not comply, you must immediately withdraw the content by un-publishing it or by re-publishing content that complies through the BT E-Book Program procedures for Digital Book withdrawal or re-publishing. We are entitled to remove or modify the metadata and product description you provide for your Digital Books for any reason, including if we determine that it does not comply with our content requirements. You may not include in any Digital Book any advertisements or other content that is primarily intended to advertise or promote products or services. You must ensure that all metadata you provide to us is current, complete, and accurate. If you discover that any metadata you have provided to us for a Digital Book in inaccurate or incomplete, you must promptly submitted corrected metadata to us through the BT E-Book Program procedures for metadata submission.
Book Rejection. We are entitled to determine what content we accept and distribute through the BT E-Book Program in our sole discretion. If we request that you provide additional information relating to your Digital Book, such as information confirming that you have all rights required to permit our distribution of the Digital Book, you will promptly provide the information requested, and you represent and warrant that any information and documentation you provide to us in response to such a request will be current, complete, and accurate. You authorize us, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider appropriate to verify your rights to permit our distribution of the Digital Book and the accuracy of the information or documentation you provide to us with respect to those rights.
Book Withdrawal. You may withdraw your Digital Book from further sale in the BT E-Book Program at any time on five business days advance written notice by following the guidelines provided in the BT E-Book Program Procedures. We may fulfill any customer orders completed through the date the Digital Books are available for sale. All withdrawals of Digital Books will apply prospectively only and not with respect to any customers who purchased the Digital Book prior to the date of removal.
Marketing and Promotion. We will have sole discretion in determining all marketing and promotions related to the sale of your Digital Book through the BT E-Book Program and may, without limitation, market and promote your Digital Book by making chapters or portions of your Digital Book available to prospective customers without charge, and by permitting prospective customers to see excerpts of your Digital Book in respect to search queries. We will not owe you any fees for any marketing or promotional efforts. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to market, distribute, or offer for sale any Digital Book, or to continuing marketing, distributing or selling a Digital Book after we have commenced doing so.
Payment Disputes. You may not bring a suit or other legal proceeding against us with regard to any statement unless you bring it within four months after the date the statement is available. Any such proceeding will be limited to a determination of the amount of monies, if any, payable by us to you for the accounting periods in question, and your sole remedy will be the recovery of those monies with no interest.
Payment Offsets. We can withhold any payments of revenues from your Digital Books sold through the BT E-Book Program and offset them against future payments as indicated below. Our exercise of these rights does not limit other rights we may have to withhold or offset revenue payments or exercise other remedies.
Taxes. BT is responsible for collecting and remitting any and all taxes imposed on their respective sales of Digital Books to customers. You are responsible for any income or other taxes due and payable resulting from payments to you by BT through the BT E-Book Program. Accordingly, unless otherwise stated, the amounts due to you hereunder are inclusive of any taxes that may apply to such payments. BT maintains the right, however, to deduct or withhold any and all applicable taxes from any amounts due by them to you, and the amounts due, as reduced by those deductions or withholdings, will constitute full payment and settlement to you.
Grant of Rights. Through your participation in the BT E-Book Program, you grant BT a nonexclusively, irrevocable, right and license to distribute Digital Books, directly and through third-party distributors, in all formats you choose to make available through the BT E-Book Program by all distribution means available. This right includes, without limitation, the right to: (a) reproduce, index and store Digital Books on one or more computer facilities, and reformate, convert and encode Digital Books; (b) display, market, transmit, distribute, sell, license and otherwise make available all or any portion of Digital Books through BT’s Website, for customers and prospective customers to download, access, copy and paste, print, annotate and/or view online and offline, including on portable devices; (c) permit customers to “store” Digital Books that they have purchased from BT on servers and to access and re-download such Digital Books from such servers from time to time; (d) display and distribute (i) your trademarks and logos in the form you provide them to us or within Digital Books (with such modifications as are necessary to optimize their viewing), and (ii) portions of Digital Books, in each case solely for the purposes of marketing, soliciting and selling Digital Books and related BT offerings; (e) use, reproduce, adapt, modify, and distribute, as we determine appropriate, in our sole discretion, any metadata that you provide in connection with Digital Books, and (f) transmit, reproduce and otherwise use (or cause the reformatting, transmission, reproduction, and/or other use of) Digital Books as mere technological incidents to and for the limited purpose of technically enabling the foregoing (e.g. caching to enable display).
Points Earned. The amount of BT Points that a user can earn through the Websites and access and use of the Services will be set and determined by BT in their sole discretion. A user is eligible to receive BT Points under the BT Points Program for completing or engaging in the following activities: (i) Creating an account on the Websites; (ii) Purchase of Services through the Websites; or (iii) Provides a Submission to the website that is accepted by BT.
Taxes. User is responsible for any fees, taxes and charges for any personal or corporate state, federal, provincial or other tax liabilities, if any, related to the user’s participation in the BT Points Program.
Auditing: BT will utilize commercially reasonable efforts in accurately accounting for accrual and redemption of BT Points. Without limiting the foregoing, BT reserves the right to:
(a) audit any individual account at any time for compliance with these Terms, without notice to the account holder; and
(b) Change accrued BT Point totals without notification if such an audit reveals errors, inaccuracies or miscalculations.
If a User becomes aware of any discrepancy in their BT Points balances, accruals, redemptions or calculations, the User must notify BT promptly, but in no event more than thirty (30) days after the account balance of a transaction change occurs. Otherwise, BT Points calculations will be deemed accurate and the User waives any claim for future adjustment or adjudication.
(i) you do not have the right to post, including without limitation any proprietary material of any third party protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity);
(ii) advocates or could reasonably serve to encourage, either directly or indirectly, any illegal or immoral activity, or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act or violate any law, rule, or regulation;
(iii) is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, incendiary, or indecent;
(iv) threatens or abuses others;
(v) is libelous or defamatory towards others;
(vi) is racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive;
(vii) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, or asking for personally identifiable details or information;
(viii) harvests or otherwise collects information about others, including e-mail addresses, financial information or other personally identifying information, without their prior express consent in each instance;
(ix) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates or forges headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of content;
(x) falsifies or deletes any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is permissibly uploaded (e.g., copyright, trademark or patent notices);
(xi) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on this Site;
(xii) solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors for any purpose;
(xiii) includes programs that contain viruses, worms and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications device;
(xiv) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise acts in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities via this Site;
(xv) amounts to a pyramid or other like scheme, including without limitation contests, chain letters, and surveys;
(xvi) disobeys any policy or regulations including any code of conduct or other guidelines established from time to time regarding the use of this Site and/or any networks connected to this Site; or
(xvii) contains hyperlinks to other sites that contain content that falls within the scope of this Section.
You acknowledge that any materials uploaded to the Communication Service may be subject to posted limits on use, reproduction, and/or dissemination, and you are responsible for abiding by such limitations with respect to your submissions, including any downloaded materials. Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither BT nor any third party that provides Content to BT will assume or have any liability for any action made by BT or such third party with respect to any submission.
You acknowledge that the Website may or may not pre-screen materials uploaded to the Communication Service, yet the Website and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion, to pre-screen, refuse, remove, or delete any Content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable as determined by the Website in its sole discretion.
The Website reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Communication Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the Website will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Communication Services.
WHILE THE WEBSITE EXPLICITLY PROHIBITS THE ABOVE CONDUCT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO SUCH CONDUCT AND CONTENT, AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT THE WEBSITE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR SUCH CONDUCT.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOUR USE OF COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES VIOLATES ANY OF THE ABOVE CODES OF CONDUCT, THE WEBSITE CAN SUSPEND AND/OR TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE AND WITHOUT ANY RIGHT OF REFUND, SET-OFF, OR HEARING.
YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BT DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. BT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON ANY BT WEBSITE 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 OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. BT DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF ANY CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND BT MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT. BT MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.
BT, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES ASSOCIATED IN ANY WAY WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF BT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES WERE REASONABLY FORSEEABLE.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF BT AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), EXCEED THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO BT FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT OR SERVICE OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE. ALL CLAIMS MADE BY YOU HEREUNDER MUST BE MADE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ACTION TO WHICH SUCH CLAIM RELATES OR FOREVER BE BARRED.
— An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
— A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
— A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, including the current Website address;
— Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
— A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is unauthorized by the copyright owner, its agent, and/or the law;
— 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.
BT’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its Websites can be reached as follows:
615 Daisy Court | Redlands, CA 92374
phone: (909) 374-1000
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE ALL RIGHTS NOT SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN, AND AGREE TO HOLD BT HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY BT DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER BT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Please report any violations of this Agreement to the BT [firstname.lastname@example.org] If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us.