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Terms of Use

Updated: November 21, 2011

Important- Read Carefully:

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) states the terms and conditions under which Adducent, Inc.., and its imprints (collectively, “Adducent, Inc., Fortis, ONEWorld and Escrire). “We,” “Our” or “Us”) will agree to allow you (“You” or “Your”) to use Our web sites, including, without limitation –

The imprints and/or brands

Adducent

Booknology

Fortis

ONEWorld

Escrire

ONEWorld

(Collectively, the “Sites” and each a “Site”) and the materials accessible on the Sites, and governs your use of the Sites. By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using any of the Sites, You agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree with any term or condition of this Agreement, do not use the Sites.

Adducent, Inc. reserves the right to modify this Agreement without advance notice to you. However, you can review the current version of this Agreement by clicking on the “Terms of Use” link at the bottom of every page of the Sites. You can determine when this Agreement was last revised by referring to the “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of this Agreement. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you will be bound by such modifications.

We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, temporarily or permanently, in whole or in part, to: modify or discontinue any of the Sites, with or without notice; charge fees, if applicable, in connection with the use of the Sites; modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with the Sites; and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of the Sites. You agree that We shall not be liable to You or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any of the Sites, in whole or in part, or of any Service, content, feature or product offered through the Sites. Your continued use of a Site after such changes have occurred will indicate your acceptance of such changes.

Intellectual Property

The materials accessible on or through the Sites, including, without limitation, text, images, photographs, games (including all aspects of such games, such as their virtual environments, if any, avatars available and/or customized within such games, and items and objects available within such games), Widgets (as defined below), and the general design of the Sites (collectively, “Materials”) are protected by trade dress, copyright, patent, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and are solely and exclusively owned by Adducent, Inc. and its licensors. Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and solely for as long as You are expressly permitted by Adducent, Inc. to access the Sites, Adducent, Inc. hereby grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable, limited right to access, display and use the Sites and Materials, solely for Your personal, non-commercial purposes. Except as expressly set forth herein, the Materials may not, except under written license from an authorized representative of Adducent, Inc. be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use, or otherwise used, in whole or in part, in any manner whatsoever, except to the extent that such use is authorized under United States copyright and other relevant laws. You hereby acknowledge and agree that, as between You and Adducent, Inc., Adducent, Inc. owns all right, title and interest in and to the Sites and the Materials, “Note  on Fortis, Adducent, Inc.  jointly founded and developed this site in cooperation and collaboration with Admiral Zumwalt & Conultants, Inc. And that all rights in and to the Sites and the Materials not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved by Adducent, Inc. and no additional licenses are granted or implied hereunder.

The trade names, trademarks and service marks owned by Adducent, Inc., whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. Nothing contained on the Sites should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of Adducent, Inc. trade names, trademarks or service marks without Adducent, Inc. express prior written consent. Those trade names, trademarks and service marks that appear on the Sites and that are not owned by Adducent, Inc. , are the property of their respective owners.

Widgets

Please note that on certain Sites, You may be able to access or download items such as games, widgets, wallpapers, screensavers, buddy icons, and software created by Adducent, Inc. (collectively, “Widgets,” which exclude Third Party Applications (as defined in Section 4.0 below). Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and solely for as long as You are expressly permitted by Adducent, Inc. to access the Sites and Widgets, We hereby permit You, on a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable, limited basis, to (a) install such Widgets on a personal computer in Your possession and control, (b) use such Widgets as installed on such computer, and (c) create or embed links to such Widgets on social networking sites operated by third parties (the “Social Networking Site”) (where such linking functionality is made available through or in connection with such Widgets); provided that Your installation and use of such Widgets are solely (d) for Your personal use and for non-commercial purposes and (ii) in accordance with each of the restrictions and limitations set forth in this Agreement. If You fail to comply with any of the terms or conditions set forth in this Agreement, this Agreement (including the foregoing grant of permission to use the Widgets) will automatically terminate, whereupon You will immediately (e) cease using such Widgets; and (f) remove (e.g., by uninstalling and deleting) such Widgets from Your computer and remove from the Social Networking Sites any links to such Widgets that you have created or embedded thereon. You understand and agree that Social Networking Sites are third-party web sites, for which we are neither responsible nor liable. Please see Section 12.0 below for more information on third-party web sites.

Restrictions

Without limiting the generality of Sections 1.0 and 2.0, You shall not (i) rent, lease, timeshare, license, distribute, sublicense or otherwise transfer any Widgets (as a standalone product or in conjunction with other products); (ii) make copies of all or any portion of any Widget, except solely as necessary to install and use such Widgets in accordance with this Agreement; (iii) except where applicable law otherwise permits, modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Widgets; (iv) create derivative works of or from the Widgets; (v) incorporate the Widgets into any product or service; (vi) use the Widgets for commercial purposes; and (vii) remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, trade name or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols or labels that appear in the Widgets.

Third Party Applications

Certain Sites may include third party software applications, games, widgets, wallpapers, screen savers, buddy icons, and services (or links to such materials and services) that are made available by third party providers (“Third Party Applications”). Because We do not control Third Party Applications, You agree that Adducent, Inc. , its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related entities, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, licensees, distributors, and assigns (collectively with Adducent, Inc. , the “Adducent, Inc. Entities”) are not responsible or liable for any Third Party Applications, including the performance, legality, usefulness, or safety of, or intellectual property rights relating to, Third Party Applications, or the results of their use. We have no obligation to monitor Third Party Applications, and we may remove or restrict access to any Third Party Applications (in whole or part) from the Sites at any time. The availability of Third Party Applications on any of the Sites does not imply our endorsement of, or our affiliation with any provider of, such Third Party Applications. Further, Your use of Third Party Applications may be governed by additional terms and conditions that are not set forth in these Terms of Use or Our Privacy Policy (for example, terms and conditions that are made available by the providers of such Third Party Applications).

Required Conduct

Adducent, Inc. requires that you hereby agree to follow the following basic rules of conduct when using any of the Sites:

  • You will not post, transmit, or otherwise make available, through or in connection with the Sites:
    • Anything that is or may be (a) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating; (b) defamatory; (c) fraudulent or tortious; (d) obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise objectionable; or (e) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, or other proprietary right without the express prior consent of the owner of such right.
    • Any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability; that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; that promotes gambling; or that encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities or activities such as “hacking,” “cracking” or “phreaking.”
    • Any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme” or investment opportunity, or any other form of solicitation.
    • Any material that could disrupt the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages to the Sites (e.g., a flooding attack), or that could otherwise negatively affect other users’s ability to use the Sites.
    • Any material non-public information about a company without the proper authorization to do so.
  • You will follow the terms and use conditions of this Agreement and all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and You will not use any Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose;
  • You will only provide truthful and accurate information;
  • You will not interfere with or interrupt, or attempt to interfere with or interrupt, the operation of the Sites or the servers or networks used to make the Sites available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks;
  • You will not impersonate any person or entity, or misrepresent a relationship with any person or entity, including without limitation, misrepresenting a relationship with Adducent, Inc. ;
  • You will not use the Sites to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation others’s privacy rights or rights of publicity, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the Sites;
  • You will not post, transmit, or otherwise make available, through or in connection with the Sites or email to Adducent, Inc. any content that contains any viruses, “cancel bots,” “Trojan horses,” “Easter eggs,” “time bombs,” spy ware or other harmful code, file or program that is harmful or invasive or that may be or is designed to interrupt, damage, destroy, hijack, limit the operation or functionality of, or monitor the use of, any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • You will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Sites or the Materials;
  • You will not send, submit or otherwise post any work, idea, creative material, concept or other information on or through the Sites;
  • You will not search, mine or link any data or information to or through the Sites without the prior written consent of a duly authorized representative of Adducent, Inc.
  • You will not forge header information or otherwise manipulate identifiers in electronic communications to disguise the origin of any such communication sent to the Sites;
  • You will not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Sites or any of the software used to provide the Sites;
  • You will not request, obtain, collect, store or modify personally identifiable information about other users or visitors to the Sites;
  • You will not restrict or inhibit any other person from using any Site (including by hacking or defacing any portion of a Site);
  • You will not use any Site to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services without Adducent, Inc. express prior written consent;
  • You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from the Sites or materials originating from the Sites;
  • You will not frame or mirror any part of a Site without Adducent, Inc. express prior written consent;
  • You will not create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Sites’s content; and
  • You will not use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Sites, without Adducent, Inc.’s express prior written consent.

If You violate any of the guidelines set forth above, or any other aspect of this Agreement, without limiting Adducent, Inc.’s other rights and remedies, Adducent, Inc. may immediately suspend or terminate this Agreement and/or Your limited right to enter, display and use any or all of the Sites and/or use any Widgets, without giving You any notice. Adducent, Inc. reserve the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. Adducent, Inc. may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate this Agreement.

You are solely responsible for any violation of laws, rules or regulations that results from your failure to abide by the terms of this Agreement.

Passwords and Security

You may choose or be given a user name and password to use in connection with the Sites. With respect to any such user name that You choose, Adducent, Inc. may refuse to grant You, and You may not use, a user name (or email address) that is already being used by someone else; that may be construed as impersonating another person; that belongs to another person; that violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; that is offensive; that contains or appears to contain personally identifiable information; or that We reject for any other reason in Our sole discretion.

You agree that you will not share your user name or password with any other person and it is your sole responsibility to maintain and keep all user names and passwords confidential. Furthermore, you are solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account, and hereby authorize Adducent, Inc. to assume that any activity conducted on a Site using your user name and password was conducted by you. You shall immediately notify Adducent, Inc. in writing of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Adducent, Inc.  reserves the right to monitor your account and shall have the right at any time, with or without prior notice to you, to require you to change your user name or password for any or no reason.

User Postings

Adducent, Inc. and/or Our third party service provider(s) may make available through the Sites services (for example, message boards, profile functionality, chat functionality and blogs, among other services) to which, subject to Section 8.0 below and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, You are able to post information and materials. For any permitted information and/or materials You submit through such services, or otherwise to a Site (each, a “Posting”), You grant to Adducent, Inc. and its designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license, without compensation to You: (a) to use, reproduce, distribute, adapt (including, without limitation, edit, modify, translate and reformat), create derivative works of, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform and digitally perform such Posting, in any media now known or hereafter developed, for Ark watch holdings ‘s business purposes, and (b) to sublicense the foregoing rights, through multiple tiers, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. For each Posting, You represent and warrant that You have all rights necessary for You to grant the licenses granted in this section, and that such Posting, and Your provision thereof to and through a Site, complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. No Posting shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality of Adducent, Inc. and Adducent, Inc. shall not be liable for use or disclosure of any Posting.

You acknowledge and agree that: (a) Adducent, Inc. reserves the right (but has no obligation) to evaluate each Posting before allowing it to be posted on a Site; and (b) We may do one or all of the following, at Our discretion: (i) monitor Postings; (ii) alter, remove, or refuse to post or allow to be posted any Posting; and/or (iii) disclose any Postings, and the circumstances surrounding their transmission, to any third party (v) in order to operate the Sites; (w) to protect the Adducent, Inc. Entities, and the Sites’s users and visitors; (x) to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; (y) to enforce this Agreement; or (z) for any other reason or purpose.

Information on the Sites may be provided both by Adducent, Inc. and by third party visitors to the Sites. Please note that Site visitors may post messages or make statements on the Sites that are inaccurate, misleading or deceptive. Adducent, Inc. neither endorses nor is responsible for any opinion, advice, information or statements made on the Sites by third parties, including, but not limited to, Site visitors. Without limitation, Adducent, Inc. is not responsible for any information or materials made available through any Site (including, without limitation, errors or omissions in Postings or links or images embedded in messages) or results obtained by using any such information or materials. Under no circumstances will the Adducent, Inc. Entities be liable to you or any third party claiming through you for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information or materials. The opinions expressed on the Sites reflect solely the opinions of the individuals who submitted such opinions, and may not reflect the opinions of Adducent, Inc.

In addition, Adducent, Inc. has no control over, and shall have no liability for, any damages resulting from the use (including, without limitation, republication) or misuse by any third party of information voluntarily made public through any part of the Sites. If you choose to make any of your personally identifiable or other information publicly available on the Sites, You do so at your own risk.

Unsolicited Submissions

Adducent, Inc.  does not accept unsolicited submissions of any work, idea, creative material, concept or other information, and Adducent, Inc. assumes no obligation, either express or implied, with respect to any work, idea, creative material, concept or other information submitted by You. In the event that You submit any work, idea, creative material, concept, or other information to Adducent, Inc. in violation of the previous sentence (each, an “Unsolicited Submission”), You hereby grant to Adducent, Inc.(and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities) the free and unfettered, worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers of sublicensees), assignable (in whole or in part, including sub-assignments), transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale, import, use and/or exploit in any way Your Unsolicited Submission in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to You or any provider, author, or owner of the Unsolicited Submission. No Unsolicited Submission shall subject Adducent, Inc. to any obligation of any kind, including without limitation, confidentiality, attribution, compensation, or otherwise, and Adducent, Inc. shall not be liable for any exploitation, use, or disclosure of any Unsolicited Submission. You hereby agree that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created by reason of the submission of any Unsolicited Submission by You. You hereby release the Adducent, Inc. Entities, to the maximum extent allowable by law, of and from, and irrevocably waive, any and all claims, costs, demands, liabilities, fees, penalties and other expenses of any kind whatsoever, known or unknown, that may exist or arise relating to, arising out of, or in connection with any Unsolicited Submission and/or Adducent, Inc. or any other Adducent, Inc. Entity’s use or disclosure of the Unsolicited Submission.

Privacy Policy Statement

Any information that Adducent, Inc. may collect from you during your use of a Site is subject to Our Privacy Policy.

Purchases

If you wish to purchase any product this will be handled by a third-party vendor such as Amazon, etc. You desire to buy individual books from us (for personal use or gifts) will be handled in that way. We do not collect any sales data or credit or debit card data. Should you wish to place wholesale orders (minimum quantity of 10) for any of our titles please email Inquiries@Adducent.Co.

Descriptions and images of, and references to, products or services on the Sites do not imply Adducent, Inc. endorsement of such products or services. Adducent, Inc. reserves the right, with or without prior notice, to change such descriptions, images, and references; to limit the available quantity of any product or service; to honor, or impose conditions on the honoring of, any coupon, coupon code, promotional code or other similar promotions; to bar any user from making any or all Transaction(s); and/or to refuse to provide any user with any product or service. Price and availability of any product or service offered through the Sites are subject to change without notice. Refunds and exchanges will be subject to Adducent, Inc.’s refund and exchange policies then in effect.

To the extent that You conduct any purchase or other transaction through a third party site and not through a Site itself (for example, the purchase of a ticket through a third party site that is linked from a Site, the purchase of a DVD through Amazon, the purchase of content through iTunes, etc.), such transaction will be subject to the terms and conditions of use applicable to such third party site. Please see Section below for more information on third party sites.

In some cases, we may use a third party payment service to collect and process payments. In such cases, if you wish to make a payment, you will be directed to a web page hosted by such third party and not by us, and your use of such web page will be subject to such third party’s user agreement and privacy policy, not this Agreement or Our Privacy Policy. You acknowledge and agree that we are not, and will not be, responsible or liable for such third party’s services or site or any acts or omissions of such third party. We reserve the right to discontinue or change any third party payment service used in connection with this Site.

Links to Other Sites.

Adducent, Inc. may provide links from or to other web sites maintained by third parties (e.g., Face book, iTunes and Amazon). Adducent, Inc. has not reviewed or endorsed these linked web sites, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that Adducent, Inc. shall not be responsible for the content, products or services offered on such web sites. To the extent applicable, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws regarding content, products or services obtained from the Sites or any linked web sites. You acknowledge and agree that Adducent, Inc. does not endorse or control such web sites, and Adducent, Inc. is not and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from those web sites to a Site, any content, products or other materials available on or through such other web sites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection with such content, products, materials or web sites.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY WEB SITES AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH WEB SITES AND RESOURCES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH WEB SITES AND RESOURCES. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ANY SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

Other web sites may provide links to the Sites with or without our authorization. We do not endorse any such site, and are not and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from any such site to any Site, any content, advertising, products or other materials available on any such sites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection with any such site. Adducent, Inc. shall have the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to block links to any Site through technological or other means without prior notice.

Submission Policy for Synopsis, Manuscript or Work Submissions Specifically Requested by Adducent, Inc.

Adducent, Inc. may specifically request that you submit your synopsis, manuscript or other work (each, a “Manuscript”) for consideration for publication. In the event that You submit your Manuscript as requested, You hereby acknowledge and agree that You will not receive any compensation for submitting Your Manuscript; that You are submitting the Manuscript voluntarily (and not in confidence or trust); that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created by reason of the submission of the Manuscript or otherwise; and that the Manuscript (and any individual element in the Manuscript) may be identical or similar to material that is or may be in development at Adducent, Inc. . You agree that you understand that the purpose of this policy and these terms is to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings or disputes when projects developed independently by Adducent, Inc. might appear to be similar to others creative works.

Nothing herein, or in the submission of the Manuscript, shall place Adducent, Inc. in any different position from any other member of the public with respect to the Manuscript. Accordingly, any part of the Manuscript that could be freely used by a member of the public may be used by Adducent, Inc. without liability to you or any third-party claiming rights from or through you. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Adducent, Inc. use of material identical or similar to the Manuscript, or containing features or elements identical or similar to those contained in the Manuscript, shall not obligate Adducent, Inc. to negotiate with You, nor entitle You to any compensation or other entitlement, if Adducent, Inc. determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that Adducent, Inc. has an independent legal right to use such other material (for example, because such features or elements were not new or novel, were not originated by You, or were or may hereafter be independently created by or Adducent, Inc. Entities, to the maximum extent allowable by law, of and from any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, demands, liabilities, fees, penalties and other expenses of every kind whatsoever, known or unknown, that may exist or arise in relation to or in connection with the Manuscript by reason of any claim now or hereafter made by or through You or on Your behalf (even though You realize that such claim might be based on facts or circumstances not now known or suspected by You to exist, which if known or suspected, would have materially affected Adducent, Inc. decision to read or consider the Manuscript).

Adducent, Inc. has no obligation to read or consider the Manuscript or to return the Manuscript to You. Adducent, Inc. will only contact You if there is interest to discuss your synopsis and your market estimate for your Manuscript. You assume full responsibility for any loss of the Manuscript for any reason while in Adducent, Inc.’s possession or otherwise.

No Representations and Warranties.

THE SITES AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY (AND THE ADDUCENT, INC. ENTITIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY) REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR PROMISE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND THE MATERIALS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALTHOUGH ADDUCENT, INC. STRIVES TO KEEP THE SITES AND THE MATERIALS UP-TO-DATE, THEY MAY CONTAIN INACCURATE, INCOMPLETE, OR OUT-OF-DATE INFORMATION. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SITES OR ANY MATERIALS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR ERROR-FREE, NOR THAT ANY PARTICULAR SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE SITES OR ANY MATERIALS (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), AND YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO (A) OBTAIN AND PAY FOR ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE AND SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INTERNET CONNECTIVITY) NEEDED TO USE THE SITES AND ANY MATERIALS (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) AND (B) ENSURE THAT ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE AND SERVICES THAT YOU USE WILL FUNCTION CORRECTLY WITH THE SITES AND ANY MATERIALS (IN WHOLE OR IN PART). ADDUCENT, INC. ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON THE SITES OR IN THE MATERIALS, AND MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ISSUES RELATING TO, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITES OR THE MATERIALS SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITES. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ADDUCENT, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, PENALTIES, FEES OR OTHER EXPENSES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITES OR THE MATERIALS. ANY MATERIALS DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIALS.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU HEREBY RELEASE THE ADDUCENT, INC. ENTITIES OF AND FROM, AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVE, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS FOR ACTUAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, ACTUAL ATTORNEYS’s FEES AND COSTS, AND CLAIMS FOR INTEREST), EVEN IF ADDUCENT, INC. IS OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, RELATED TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) YOUR USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) ANY OF THE SITES OR THE MATERIALS, YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ADDUCENT, INC.’sS TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY RELATED TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITES, AND/OR THE MATERIALS, EXCEED FIVE UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US $5.00).

Indemnity

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR WHILE ON THE SITES AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD THE ADDUCENT, INC. ENTITIES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, PENALTIES, FEES OR OTHER EXPENSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTUAL ATTORNEYS’s FEES AND COSTS AND CLAIMS FOR INTEREST) THAT THEY MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIM RELATED TO, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SITES OR THE MATERIALS, YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of Florida, without reference to any choice of law provisions, shall govern any claims related to, arising out of, or in connection with any use of the Sites or the Materials. You and Adducent, Inc. hereby expressly and irrevocably consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of Duval County, Florida for any claim arising out of related to, or in connection with this Agreement, the Sites or the Materials.

Jurisdictional Issues

The Sites are controlled and operated by Adducent, Inc. from the United States, and are not intended to subject Adducent, Inc. to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than those of the United States. Adducent, Inc. does not represent or warrant that the Sites or any part thereof are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Sites do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. You are also subject to United States export controls and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including, without limitation, any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. We may limit the Sites’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.

Severability

This Agreement shall be deemed severable, and the invalidity or unenforceability of any term or provision hereof shall not affect the validity or enforceability of this Agreement or of any other term or provision hereof. Furthermore, in lieu of any such invalid or unenforceable term or provision, Adducent, Inc. shall add as a part of this Agreement a provision as similar in terms to such invalid or unenforceable provisions as may be possible to be valid and enforceable.

No Injunctive Relief

You hereby irrevocably waive any right to seek and/or obtain rescission, equitable and/or injunctive relief related to Adducent, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, or related entities production, distribution, license and/or exploitation of any of their books, motion pictures, television shows, commercials and/or other content; and Your exclusive remedy in connection therewith shall be an action for damages.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement by and between you and Adducent, Inc. pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings of you and Adducent, Inc. . This Agreement may not be amended, nor any obligation waived, other than expressly in writing by Adducent, Inc. Any failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver thereof or of any other provision hereof.

Termination

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Some (not all) of our Feedback & Testimonials

  • “’The moon mocked his baldness even more than the girls in the village.’ –> LOL. That made me laugh. Great story! Especially the irony at the end, how it was his personality the girls didn’t like, not his baldness. Nicely done ♥” Nyan C.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “This was a really well thought out book, I loved the characters and the plot. I loved the little fantasy elements that opened up amazing avenues in the book, with talking animals, talking books and all sorts of other delights. Highly recommended. Reminded me a little of the Harry Potter books – but without the magic, and maybe also of the Spiderwick Chronicles – but without the freaky creatures.” Buddy
    [Review of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe]
  • “Dennis Lowery, your eloquent and poignant words personify the concept of the “butterfly effect” for we are affected by the world around us as much it is affected by us. Such words can only come from a creative soul; so sensitive and able to sense the effects, and strong enough to be able to transform them into some cohesive form. Kudos to you Dennis!! And thank you so much for stringing the lines you so beautifully dotted.” Nina M.
  • “Intriguing and draws you in. Love it!” Leanne D.
  • “We just love the book…. you did such a fantastic job! Larry is taking it to his office to show his staff – he is absolutely thrilled.” A. Schlesinger
  • “It has a Fitzgerald’s story line feel to it… Irony. How wonderful. I love this story.” [Regarding ‘Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun’] Vicky Klopp
  • “Very interesting little piece of flash fiction [A tale Lost At Sea…]. I enjoyed this very much. I was very pleased to find no grammar errors in this, and the diction and syntax were fantastic. It’s nice to read a story from the hand of a professional writer!” Heidi L.
  • “You believed in me and my book from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly you helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the CIA and life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.” Richard G. Irwin (retired CIA Agent)
  • “Dennis is highly competent, expert editor and writer, exhibits excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. His creativity is unprecedented and noteworthy.” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris
    Director, Center for Women Veterans at Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • “I love your posts and shared the one I especially loved from the airport, The D’Inja, with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” GB
    [blog subscriber at ww.DennisLowery.com]
  • “My appreciation and thanks also go to Adducent (under their Fortis publishing imprint) for giving an unpublished writer a chance and for the editorial and administrative support they provided.” Bud Durand
  • “I like it!!! You have me hooked. The descriptions aren’t overwhelming. The dialogue seems realistic and I could see this becoming a novel soon. Nice job on this piece!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “My gratitude also goes to Dennis Lowery at Adducent, Inc. He was an enthusiastic and discerning partner who made our book idea into an actual book.” – J. Phillip “Jack” London, author of Character: The Ultimate Success Factor and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI (NYSE), a $3.8 billion information technology and professional services company that celebrated its 50th year in business in 2012. He served as CACI’s President and Chief Executive Officer for 23 years between 1984 and 2007. J. Phillip "Jack" London
    Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI (NYSE)
  • “Excellent, as usual, Dennis Lowery!” Pietro Montevecchio
    [commenting at G+ on, Night Descending]
  • “Nicely written, anecdotal, and peppered with humor and photos…” HRC
  • “Well written and full of good information.” Richard R.
  • “I very much enjoyed reading you´re little Halloween story” [Excerpt from ‘Waiting on my Witch’] Mike S
  • “Fantastic writing. Captivating. A book for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.” Miemie
  • “A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. Thank you for your support and guidance through this project; you have helped me make this dream a reality.” Carisa Bisagno
  • “Let There Be Light | Creating a Life Worth Living is wonderfully written!” Rod Merritt
  • “I enjoyed the Mirabella book so much it was hard to put down once I started reading it. I look forward to reading other books you have written or published. Thanks a lot.” Kathy Rosson
    posted on Facebook
  • “You guys ROCK!!!” Cherie R
  • “The estimable Dennis Lowery has brought forth a host of thoughts in this poignant and eloquent post. It’s masterfully written, and thought provoking.” Lina A.
    [blog subscriber at www.DennisLowery.com commenting on the post: Not everyone understands honesty… but everyone understands punishment]
  • “Great advice and beautifully written.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Marguerita M.
    posted at Goggle+
  • “Love it!” Patsy D
  • “While writing a book is often a constant journey of starts and stops, Dennis provided the motivation and expertise to get me over my last “stop.” Dennis, understanding the importance of the message the book contained, pressed me to get it out—and provided the ultimate vehicle for my doing so.” James G. Zumwalt
  • “This book is right up my alley. I’ve had so many jobs that I tried to make my life/ career. I never felt fulfilled. I felt there was always something missing. It might be hard to follow the path of your talent/dream but you’re going to have to work hard no matter what you choose. So why not choose what’s going to make you happy & fulfilled. What you truly are. You just have to find what it is.” Rebecca W.
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), author of Leadership in Action | Principles Forged in the Crucible of Military Service Can Lead Corporate America Back to the Top
  • “Well written and well put, Dennis!” Michael Koontz
    [Commenting on "A Ring... to bind them?" at www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “Finally, the world is getting to know what we’ve already known all this time . . . that Dennis Lowery has quite the imagination . . oh, and he can write !!!” Dulce Fazel, Esq.
  • “I love what you shared here.Beautiful words and how true.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Mylah N.
    posted at Goggle+
  • [To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!” Ana C
  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you. The book is absolutely fabulous and we just love your work!!!” Arlene U.
  • “This is a very nice beginning. Each sentence helped to evoke an overall emotion. I can definitely see how you show and not tell. Great work!” Annie W.
    [on reading an excerpt from an early part of Dennis Lowery's The Devil’s Writer]
  • “Dennis Lowery encouraged me to complete the book and provided invaluable editing assistance and guidance in navigating the vast oceans of the world of publishing.” Hank McKinney, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “I really need to take this to heart. I tend to blindly believe everyone is good and I’ve been burned a good few times because of it. I enjoyed reading this. It is wise.” NJ
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “Tremendously enjoy reading all the stories you share with us Dennis Lowery. Especially liked tone and setting in this story.” NMJ
    [On reading the flashfiction piece, A Tale Lost at Sea...]
  • “Dennis, the project went exactly as you described it when we first spoke. As I mentioned during our last conversation, your insight, direction, and patience were invaluable to me as I learned about the process and asked a seemingly endless number of questions. I have no doubt that you spent significantly more time guiding me through this process than you had planned, and I am grateful for your kindness and generosity. It is extraordinarily refreshing to work with someone who does what he says he will do, on time, without excuses or drama, and delivers a finished product as promised. I wish more people would conduct business in the manner you do.Many thanks for your help and best regards.” George W. Clarke, President, Clarke Resources
  • “Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author–O’Henry!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Jim Zumwalt
  • “How moving.. and what pearls of wisdom in this…” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Linda A.
  • “He tells his story with such compassion that one really feels that he is sitting with you, telling his story.” Vicki Hubbert
  • “First let me say that I just heard about your stories recently, so I wanted to check them out. This story was utterly captivating. I felt as though your choice of words and the way your character was made throughout this piece was extraordinary. I will read some of your other works, and I love the concept of werewolves themselves, so I enjoyed reading this very much! You’re a very talented writer!” Brianna Wilkie
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “This is a very impressive piece and I’d be very willing to read more when or if there will be more to the story! Good Job!” Liam P.
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “Good hearted people need to read this.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Rebecca W.
    on Facebook
  • “You write very well. I can tell your message is heartfelt and sincere (as I would hope, considering your intended audience), and I applaud you for letting that show through your writing.” SC
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “I still look forward to reading your writings every day.” All the best, Kelly W
  • “First off, I love the cover. Again your descriptions here were amazing! I don’t know how you do it. It made me feel like I was in the main character’s body. I like how you use more complex language in this piece. And the descriptions are really realistic. Nice job on this piece!!!!!!!!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “Working with Dennis Lowery has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career. He can do it all, and make it look easy. He has all the skills and attributes needed to help his clients succeed. He is so easy to work with and always delivers great results. Dennis should be on everyone’s speed dial.” Kerry Kachejian
    President & CEO, Bold Solutions, LLC
  • “I could not have written this book without the advice and support of Dennis. I was consistently amazed by his advice, creativity, and ability to describe situations with clarity and simplicity. I have great respect and admiration for him. He is a Superstar!” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Major General, USAF (Retired)