TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS OF SALE

For booksellers, bookstores, libraries, organizations, our authors, and any other buyers purchasing books or services directly from Cosimo, the following Terms of Sale apply, which may be updated without notice:


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TERMS OF USE

[last updated September 19, 2011]

Acceptance of Terms

Welcome to Cosimobooks.com ("Cosimo"). Cosimo provides this website as a service to you, subject to the following Terms of Use, which may be updated without notice. You agree that each use of the website is subject to the current Terms of Use. In addition, when using this website, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use.

Description of Service

The Cosimo website (the "Service") currently provides users with access to publishing services and a collection of books. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new Cosimo content, shall be subject to the Terms of Use.

Cosimo Privacy Policy

Registration data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy, which, together with any modifications or amendments thereto, is incorporated herein by this reference. For more information, please see our full Privacy Policy.

No Resale of Service

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.

Dealings With Advertisers and Other Third Parties

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in contests or promotions of, advertisers and other third parties (i.e., entities other than Cosimo) found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such party. You agree that Cosimo shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.

Links

This website provides links to other websites affiliated with Cosimo. Even though the website may be affiliated with Cosimo, the website may link to others that are not. The company cannot be responsible for and does not endorse the content of websites not under Cosimo's direct control, and you use such websites at your own risk. In some cases, we have attempted to provide an indication of when you are leaving our website and going to a linked website, however this is not always the case. You acknowledge and agree that Cosimo is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Cosimo 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 the site.

Cosimo's Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that all Content, including that contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or other third parties, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Cosimo, its advertisers or the appropriate third party, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Service, Content, or the Software, in whole or in any part.

Copyright

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, and software is the property of Cosimo or its content suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Cosimo and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Cosimo or its software suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Any use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance of the content on this site is strictly prohibited. Notwithstanding the above, the pages containing information about the authors are sourced from Wikipedia and as such are not the property of Cosimo but are available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY Cosimo ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. Cosimo MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, Cosimo DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Cosimo WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

General Information

The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Cosimo and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and Cosimo relating to the use of the Service. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The Terms of Use and the relationship between you and Cosimo shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. The failure of Cosimo to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Applicable Law

This site is created and controlled by Cosimo in the State of New York, USA. As such, the laws of the State of New York will govern these disclaimers, terms, and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. We reserve the right to make changes to our site and these disclaimers, terms, and conditions at any time.

PRIVACY POLICY
[last updated September 19, 2011]

Protecting Your Privacy

At Cosimo, Inc. ("Cosimo") we have a long-standing practice of protecting the privacy of our customers and visitors. Whether you are an individual buying a book, prospective author, retailer, wholesaler, supplier, or one of the many authors from around the world who use our publishing services, your privacy is important to us. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you of the policies that have been put in place to protect your personal data. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

Sharing Information Is Your Choice

We value your business and believe how you deal with us is your choice. We also believe that by sharing your information with us, we can help you with all the services you may need to see your publishing dreams come true. You may at any time withhold or withdraw your consent for Cosimo to use your personal information. To do this, simply send your request to the contact address listed at the end of this policy. Please understand that withholding consent to certain uses of information may restrict our ability to provide you with a particular product or service.
What Does Cosimo's Privacy Policy Mean to You?

1. Accountability. Cosimo is accountable and responsible for personal information under its control.
2. Consent. By using our services or our website and submitting your information, you are providing your consent for Cosimo to use and store your data for legitimate business purposes.
3. Regulation. Cosimo will limit collection of information to that which is reasonable and necessary to maintain a business relationship with us.
4. Accuracy. Cosimo will endeavor to keep your personal information as accurate and complete as possible.
5. Confidentiality. Cosimo treats all our stored data with the utmost care and security. We have taken appropriate steps to ensure the security of our data.
6. Accessibility. You have a right, at any time, to access your personal information as held by Cosimo. Upon receiving your request, we will provide you with information regarding your personal information under our control within 30 days.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

Cosimo requires basic information about you to establish a relationship, deliver products and services you have requested, and provide ongoing service. Depending on the products or services you need, we might require personal information, such as your name, contact information, and transaction data. In addition, the government requires us to keep record of certain information for tax filing purposes. Your personal information may also be used to understand your needs and eligibility for products and services and to recommend certain products or services to meet your needs.

At Cosimo, we value the relationship you have with us; we respect your privacy and are committed to keeping your personal information confidential. Cosimo does not sell, rent, lend or exchange client information with other organizations. In some cases, we may be required by law or court orders to divulge private information.

Website Traffic

Cosimo's website collects information about our visitor's activities on our site. We count the number of times each web page is visited and record the traffic flow throughout our site. We collect referral data, domain names, the browser and platform type used by visitors to our site. Our interest in collecting this information is always to refine the functionality of the site to improve our visitors' experience. The information collected is used solely by Cosimo and is not shared with any other organizations.

Cookies

Cosimo website may use cookies to learn how visitors navigate our web pages.
A cookie is a small file containing information that is sent to your computer by a web page. Cookies do not contain viruses, nor can they be used to run programs on your computer. Most web browsers will accept cookies automatically; however, you can adjust your browser to decline them or notify you when a cookie is being sent.

Newsletters and announcements

We may send out newsletters to our customers on a regular basis. We also provide periodic service and product announcements to authors who have provided their e-mail addresses to Cosimo. If at any time you no longer wish to receive the announcements, please send an e-mail to info@cosimobooks.com

Surveys

Cosimo conducts customer surveys on a voluntary basis. The information we collect is used solely by Cosimo for customer service and marketing purposes. All personal information will be removed if the results of the surveys are to be shared with any third party.

External Links

Cosimo's website contains external links to other websites. We do not control nor are we responsible for the practices of these sites as they relate to the privacy of your information. We do not provide our customer information to any external sites.

Updates to the Privacy Policy

We will be updating this privacy statement, as necessary, in response to feedback from our customers and to reflect the evolution of our services. The date of the policy will be updated as changes are posted. We recommend that you check back periodically to have up-to-date information on Cosimo's privacy policy.

Further Questions?

We welcome your feedback regarding our privacy statement. If you have any questions, please let us know by contacting info@cosimobooks.com

Cosimo, Inc.
P.O. Box 416
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10011-0416



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