Terms of Service

TERMS OF SERVICE

These terms of service (including the Privacy Policy and Content Guidelines) are a contract between you, a user of the Mintworks Publishing platform, and Mintworks Publishing. By accessing our site, registering an account, interacting with our platform and viewing content you agree to abide by our terms of service. 

ABILITY TO ACCEPT TERMS 

To accept our terms of service and use the Mintworks Publishing site, you need to be at least 13 years old and have the competence to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, and warranties set forth in the terms of service. If it is discovered that a user is under 13, their account will be terminated. 

Some of the content on the website can only be accessed through the use of an account You are responsible for any information shared through your profile and for keeping your password confidential. In the case that you share your account information or do not safekeep the password, Mintworks does not take liability for the loss of the account, any loss of money associated with the account, or the use of your information. If you believe that your account has been stolen or used without permission, please contact Mintworks Publishing to have the account closed. 

If you do not accept any of the terms of service listed on this page, do not use or access the Mintworks Publishing website. 

MINTWORKS PUBLISHING REGISTERED USERS 

To access some features of the site, you need to create a Mintworks Publishing account. You cannot use another user’s account without prior permission. When creating an account, you must provide accurate information (e.g age). Mintworks Publishing is not liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account; you are the sole individual responsible for any activity that occurs on your account and for the safekeeping of your password. If there is any unauthorized use of your account, immediately contact Mintworks Publishing. 

SERVICE 

The service of Mintworks publishing includes:

  • Text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, artwork, interactive features
  • Anything viewed, used, or accessed through the Mintworks Publishing platform 
  • Contributions to the site in any form including likes and comments 
    • Mintworks reserves the right to remove any comments with any reason without prior notification 

Mintworks Publishing takes no responsibility for any links on the platform to third-party websites or content. Mintworks will not censor or edit the content of these third-party platforms. By using the service, you agree to not hold Mintworks Publishing liable for anything related to your use of these third-party platforms. 

USE OF THE SERVICE 

Mintworks Publishing hereby grants you permission to access and use our service as set forth in this Terms of Use, provided that: 

  1. You do not alter or modify any part of the service
  2. You may not copy or alter any part of our visual design elements (logo)
  3. Please do not alter, stretch, condense, embellish or otherwise change our logo in any way 
  4. Do not use our name, logo, or trademark in any way that suggests that Mintworks Publishing may endorse or support a particular product or service 
  5. If you use the Embed feature on your website, you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion or functionality of the Embed feature, including but not limited to links back to the Mintworks Publishing website 
  6. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including but not limited to, ‘robots’, ‘spiders’, or ‘offline readers’ that access our service in order to imitate the presence of a user 
  7. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including user names, for any commercial solicitation purposes 
  8. You agree not to copy or distribute any content posted on this website or any part of this website, in any medium, without prior written consent from Mintworks Publishing 
  9. In your use of our service, you will comply with all applicable laws
  10. Mintworks Publishing reserves the right to terminate any or all aspects of the Mintworks Publishing platform at any time 

CURRENCY AND PAYMENTS 

While visiting the Mintworks Publishing Platform, you may decide to make purchases from our online store. From there, you may have the opportunity to use an online currency to license chapters of any novels. You may occasionally receive or be rewarded with currency to use for this virtual shopping. These currencies have no value in the ‘real world’ but may be exchanged by you for products on the Mintworks Publishing website. Each item you obtain using virtual currency will be included in your account until the earliest date of: your accounts termination, termination of the product, or such a date when the platform is discontinued. You do not receive any ownership rights to our products, regardless of whatever virtual currency you exchange to view the product. You do not have the right to copy, redistribute, or make use of any of the items you receive in exchange for the virtual currency. 

Mintworks Publishing takes no liability for the loss of your items from your account but Mintworks will make a reasonable effort to replace such items under certain circumstances, in our reasonable discretion. We have no obligation or responsibility to and will not reimburse you for any item or experience lost due to your violations of any rules, policies, notices, terms, and/or agreements. 

Price and availability of items are subject to change without prior notice. You agree that you have no right to sell, transfer, or exchange any of the items, content, or information included on the Mintworks Publishing Platform to any other party or entity in return for anything of value or otherwise. You accept that any virtual currency received or used on the Mintworks Publishing Platform is not ‘real world’ currency or anything that can substitute real world financial instruments. The virtual currency is not refundable, exchangeable or redeemable or any sum of money from Mintworks Publishing at any time. If you make a purchase and the content is removed before you have a change to view it, within 7 days, then immediately contact Mintworks Publishing and we will work with you on a solution. 

CONTENT COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS 

If you are a copyright owner, or an agent on behalf of a copyright owner, and believe that any content posted on this platform infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by emailing the following information to Mintworks Publishing with the subject ‘COPY RIGHT CLAIM [insert name of copyright infringing content]’

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as a telephone number.
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Mintworks Publishing will compile this information and send it, with notice to the complainee, to the accused author, who is legally responsible for any copyright claims pertaining their published works. During the investigation of a copyright claim, Mintworks Publishing may disable or remove purchase access for the involved product. 

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER 

Other than as expressly set out in these terms or in additional terms, Mintworks Publishing will not make any specific promises about our services. For example, Mintworks Publishing will not make any commitments about the content within the service, the specific function of our services or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs. To the extent permitted by the law, we exclude all warranties. 

Mintworks Publishing assumes no liability or responsibility for: 

  1. Inaccuracies in content 
  2. Personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our website, service, and/or products 
  3. Any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein
  4. Any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our website
  5. Any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted through our website by any third-party

INDEMNIFICATION 

You agree to release Mintworks Publishing and any of its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and agencies (collectively referred to as the Mintworks Publishing Parties) from any liability whatsoever and waive any and all causes of action related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with any service of Mintworks Publishing (including, without limitation, participation in the membership) or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any benefits (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Some jurisdictions do not allow (i) the exclusion of implied warranties on applicable statutory rights; and in the case of the countries of the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain, (ii) limitations on a contracting party’s liability with regards to damages or death caused due to its negligence or intentional misconduct, so the above exclusions and limitations may not apply in some cases. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

Mintworks Publishing reserves the right to suspend or cancel user accounts and any benefits should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond our control affect the administration, security or proper handling of the benefits or Mintworks Publishing otherwise becomes incapable of running the program as planned.

When permitted by law, Mintworks Publishing will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages

To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of Mintworks Publishing, for any claim under these terms, including any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use our services (or, if we choose, to supply you the service again).

In all cases, Mintworks Publishing a will not be liable for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable. In case of any conflict or inconsistency, further agreements between you and Mintworks Publishing  supersede these Terms of Service. 

These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Mintworks Publishing without restriction.

Contact Mintworks Publishing for questions about these terms of service. 

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