TERMS and CONDITIONS for GREEN INK BOOKS

  1. Green Ink Book’s main objectives are to promote and support reading, reviewing, writing and SELF-PUBLISHING, for people of all ages and all abilities.
  2. Please contact us via the “Contact Us’ form on the Website or by email, books@greeninkbooks.com
  3. The site is not monetised, and no money or financial information is collected from the Green Ink Books’ membership. In this respect is is a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  4. ‘Membership’ of Green Ink Books is free of charge, whether you JOIN as a Subscriber or an Author, who wishes to promote a new book, or as an ‘Expert’ in this field, or all of them
  5. Currently all site visitors register as a ‘subscriber’ and if they wish to be added as an ‘author’ or an ‘expert,’ they need to contact Green Ink Books, until such time as the Website allows them to enter and upload their own details
  6. Facilities to enable writers/authors, to sign up themselves on the Website, will appear as the Website develops
  7. Those who sign up, will be called ‘Subscribers’ and once registered may access free downloadable Bonus Material
  8. It is planned that help and support with self-publishing, will be offered, by expert members and that affordable (extra) services (such as professional proofreading, book illustrating), can be offered to help members to master the craft of self-publishing
  9. If you are an “expert “who can offer your services at an affordable price, to new self-publishers, please contact Green Ink Books
  10. Bonus material will be available at Green Ink Books’ Website, for subscribers to download
  11. ‘Experts’ (who contact Green Ink Books offering their professional services), will be able to ‘advertise’ their services and contact details free of charge on the Green Ink Book Blog pages, and each expert will make their own arrangements for payment, through their own sites or businesses and with each new ‘customer’ or ‘client’. Green Ink Books will not be involved in any (of the above) payment transactions
  12. “Experts” will be offered a space on the Blogs where they can announce their services and contact details (free of charge.)
  13. Green Ink Books reserve the right to decide not to display any advertising material supplied by the ‘experts’ if deemed inappropriate for whatever reason
  14. If the ‘affordable’ service proves to be too costly for a new writer, there is no obligation (for the new writer) to continue to use the service after any agreed first payments have been covered, but Green Ink Books will not be responsible for chasing any outstanding payments.
  15. Green Ink Books, advises that new writers and experts create a short, written contract that will outline all promised expert advice along with clear projected costs
  16. Membership of Green Ink Books is open to all age groups of 13 and over
  17. Green Ink Books is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit this website and/ or individuals who register to use or request our services. Please read the Privacy Policy which describes the privacy practices in relation to the use of the Green Ink Books’ Website and the related applications, services, and programs offered by them, collectively, the “services”, and in relation to individuals’ choices regarding use, access and correction of personal information.
  18. “You”, means the person who accesses and uses this Website and includes the legal entity you represent in using this Website.
  19. Green Ink Books, (we), collect information from you, when you register on our Website. We will ask you to provide basic contact information including your name and e-mail address
  20. By visiting and using this website to establish ‘membership’, or provide us with any contact information, or respond to our e-mails, or request additional information from us, or request other services or assistance from us, you consent to the collection, use, and storage, of your personal data. In this respect, we therefore, act as a data controller for the personal information we process on our own behalf, and as a data processor for personal information we process, based on the instructions from you.
  21. We primarily process your data from and within the UK.
  22. We may share your personal information with third parties performing certain tasks on our behalf, which may include operational or administrative assistance of the website or services or help us recommend content, products or services that may be of interest to you.
  23. We engage third parties such as Google Analytics, MailPoet and IT providers, as well as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media, plus other companies that provide services as we request.
  24. Please understand that the countries to which we may transfer personal information may not have as comprehensive data protection requirements as does your country
  25. Additional information we collect from you: Our Website uses cookies, web beacons, and other common technologies to keep track of your interactions with the Website. When we use cookies, Web beacons or other common technologies, we use session cookies (that last until you close your browser) or persistent cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them.) More on this in the Privacy Policy.
  26. How we may use information collected from you. To provide you with the Services you request and to provide you with additional information about our affiliated companies, and/or partners’ services, promotions, competitions and events. To improve our website functionality and/or services and to share with third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics, etc). Also, to engage in auditing, research, or reporting; assist with fraud prevention; and provide certain features to you and to provide recommendations or advertising for products and services that may be of interest to you. To prevent, investigate and deal with fraud, violation of intellectual property rights and other laws, and unauthorized access or use of the website or services or, your account, as otherwise reasonable and appropriate to the legitimate business needs of our other products or services.
  27. Your Rights: You may contact us to review, correct, update or request deletion of personal information about you at books@greeninkbooks.com
  28. We will provide you with the ability to opt-out of receiving our marketing emails by following the “unsubscribe” instructions. However, you will still receive transactional information regarding services that you use because you will be a customer/subscriber
  29. You may turn off cookies in your browser.
  30. Retention of your Personal Information: We may retain your personal information for a period of time, the length of which will depend on the purpose for which we originally collected the information, the instructions of a controller when we act as a processor, and/or our requirements to comply with applicable laws.
  31. Reviewing, modifying, and deleting your information: You may request to review, correct, update, or delete the personal information that you have previously provided to us through our website and/or services.
  32. If you have registered with Green Ink Books or one of our affiliated companies or services, you may generally update your user settings, profile, organisation’s settings, or registration by logging into the applicable website or service with your username and password.
  33. For other requests to review, modify or delete your personal data, please review the “How to Contact Us” section below.
  34. Requests to access, modify, or delete your information will be addressed within a reasonable timeframe.
  35. How to Contact Us. … Questions regarding these Terms and Conditions AND our privacy practices should be directed to books@greeninkbooks.com
  36. Marketing: We may provide additional information to you via e-mail, including service messages with important information about your membership, informative newsletters, special promotions, competitions, and other announcements related to the products and services we offer.
  37. We may use your information to conduct polls or surveys.
  38. You will have the option to manage your subscription to these communications or unsubscribe from receiving e-mail messages.
  39. You must be 13 years of age or older to create a subscription connection as a Subscriber or as a Writer/Author, on this website
  40. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13
  41. If you have reason to believe that any personal information has been submitted to us by a child under the age of 13, please contact us and upon verification of each contact, we will delete that personal information as soon as possible.
  42. Cookies: Please read our privacy policy and the terms and conditions, as well as the privacy statements of any linked sites as their privacy practices which may differ from Green Ink Books’ policies
  43. Green Ink Books accepts no liability for the accuracy or completeness or use of, nor any liability to update, the information contained on this Website.
  44. These materials are provided “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  45. This UK-based Website may link you to other Websites on the Internet, including Websites for Green Ink Books’ affiliates in the UK and other countries. Green Ink Books cannot take responsibility for information found on third party Websites outside its control.
  46. While we attempt to provide links only to third-party Websites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and our standards, please understand that the content on these third-party Websites is subject to change without notice to Green Ink Books. We therefore cannot be responsible for, and accept no liability for, any information or opinion contained in any third-party Website.
  47. Copyright and intellectual property: The use of any material published on this Website for unauthorised commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
  48. However, Green Ink Books hereby authorises subscribers to copy or download materials published by it, on this Website for Non-commercial use only, provided any copy of these materials which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices and any disclaimer contained thereon and on this Website.
  49. That all copied words, art, music are properly referenced and do not infringe copyright rules. In addition, we request that you reference and link back to the relevant Green Ink Books Website page.
  50. Writers are strongly advised to annotate every page that they display on this site with either “Copyright material” written on every page or appearing as a watermark on every page
  51. Any other associated work undertaken by the company, Green Ink Books, its partners, or associates, will be carried out with due reference to the Terms and Conditions of Green Ink Books
  52. All those who work for Green Ink Books will uphold the ethos of the organisation, to the best of their abilities, and uphold the “Green” vision of Green Ink Books
  53. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any registration, patent, or trademark of Green Ink Books or any third party.
  54. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any Green Ink Books copyright.
  55. Green Ink Books shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques and other such information for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing and marketing products incorporating such information.
  56. Charity: We suggest (but cannot/will not monitor), that a percentage of any profit made whilst developing self-publishing skills and being helped by the members/subscribers and experts of Green Ink Books, be given to a charitable organisation of your choice, for example, if you self-publish a number of  books (where “n”= the number sold), and donate a (planned) percentage of your PROFITS to charity, then a thousand sold books will generate a predicted profit of 1,000 x‘n’
  57. For the first 2 years, Green Ink Book’s chosen charity will be Polio Prevention and there is information on the site, where you can read more about Polio Prevention The “End Polio Now” initiative has been a Rotary Organisation project for many years and money donated through this route is trebled by Bill Gates
  58. Founder members of Green Ink Books, are committing 100% of any PROFITS made, to “End Polio Now” and ‘Riding for the Disabled’ (RDA)
  59. Please let us know any amounts that you PLAN to raise or HAVE raised, for your charity, by contacting us at books@greeninkbooks.com  THANK YOU
  60. Green Ink Books will work ethically towards the reduction of global warming and the protection of the planet.
  61. These Definitions and Interpretations form part of the Terms and Conditions.
  62. All terms and conditions and privacy statements are in accordance with English and Welsh law.

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Last updated May 2021

 

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