THE AUTHOR ENCOUTER 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

Last updated 02/16/2023

PLEASE READ THESE “TERMS OF USE” CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE AUTHOR ENCOUNTER. THEY GOVERN YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. BY USING, ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE VIEWING THE AUTHOR ENCOUNTER WEBSITE, YOU HEREBY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE.

Welcome to THE AUTHOR ENCOUNTER (“TAE,” “We,” “Us,” “Our”)! We will provide You (“You” or “Your”) online content  through a selection of videos, live and on-demand meetings, podcasts, interviews, and other content (collectively, the “Content”) on the TAE website, www.theauthorencounter.com (“Site”) and/ or specific applications such as a book launch tool and author circles, The Content, and any other features, tools, applications, materials, or other services offered from time to time by TAE, including, without limitation, Consulting Programs, however accessed, are referred to collectively as the “TAE Services.”  These Terms of Use apply regardless of what device, mobile or otherwise, You may use to access the Site, Content or TAE Services.

These Terms of Use (referred to as the “Agreement”) constitute a legally binding agreement between You and The Author Encounter Limited Liability Company. In this Agreement, the term “Site” includes all websites and web pages within the Site, including any equivalent, mirror, replacement, substitute or backup websites and web pages that are associated with the Site and any applications that may be linked to or fed from the Site. By using the Site, You understand, acknowledge, and agree that You will abide by this Agreement and any additional terms that may govern certain products and services, which terms will be presented in conjunction with those products and services (“Additional Terms”). We may also provide rules of participation (“Rules”) for certain activities and services including, but not limited to, contests, award programs, posting, conduct, and email. The Additional Terms, Privacy Policy, and Rules are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement. This Agreement will remain in full force and effect as long as You are a user of the Site or TAE Services; and in the event of termination of any subscription, service, or feature, You will still be bound by certain ongoing obligations under this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, any Additional Terms or Rules, including any indemnifications, warranties, and limitations of liability.  If You have any questions or comments about this Agreement, please contact Us at admin@theauthorencounter.com.

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: The Site and the TAEServices are intended solely and exclusively for adults. In order to use and access the Site and the TAE Services, You must be 18 years of age or older (or whatever the applicable age of legal adulthood is in the country where You reside). If You are not an adult, please discontinue Your use of this Site and the TAE Services immediately. If for any reason You do not agree with all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, including the Privacy Policy, please discontinue using the Site and the TAE Services immediately. By using the Site or the TAEServices, You represent and warrant that You are a legal adult, that You meet all other eligibility requirements, and that You are fully able and legally competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with such Agreement. By accessing or using the Site or the TAE Services, You agree to be legally bound by all of the terms of this Agreement.
  2. ACCOUNTS & REGISTRATION:

 

In order to access the Site and TAE Services, you must first register and/or log in to Your user account (“TAE Account”).  Upon registration of Your TAE Account, limited portions of the Site and TAE Services will be available to You. In order to access the full Site and all TAE Services, You must subscribe with TAE by providing TAE with Your Payment Method information, as described below, or using a Gift Certificate (“Subscription”).  You may choose for the length of Your initial Subscription (“Initial Subscription Term”) to be: (1) monthly; (2) quarterly (3 months); (3) semi-annually (6 months); or annually (12 months). Your Subscription will continue to automatically renew for the same period of time as Your Initial Subscription Term (“Renewal Subscription Terms”) unless and until You terminate Your Subscription in accordance with the procedure set forth in Section 11 of these Terms of Use. 

 

During the registration and/or Subscription process, You will be asked to provide details, including, without limitation, Your full name, valid email address and Payment Method information or Gift Certificate redemption code.  It is a condition of use of the Site and TAE Services that all the details You provide will be accurate, current, and complete.  While You may use a pen name in Your Published Works detail pages, Your TAE Subscription must be in Your legal name.

 

Please keep Your password confidential. You are responsible for all use on Your TAE Account, including unauthorized use by any third party, so please be very careful to guard the security of Your password. Please notify Us if You know of or suspect any unauthorized use of Your TAE Account.

 

We reserve the right at Our sole discretion to immediately terminate or restrict Your TAE Account or Your use of the Site or TAE Services or access to Content at any time, without notice or liability, if TAE determines in its sole discretion that You have breached this Agreement, violated any law, rule, or regulation, engaged in other inappropriate conduct, or for any other reason. We also reserve the right to terminate Your Subscription, TAE Account or Your use of the Site or TAE Services or access to Content if Your continued use places an undue burden on Our networks or servers. You agree that We may use technology to limit activities, such as the number of calls to the TAE servers being made or the volume of User Material (as defined below) being posted, and You agree to respect these limitations and not take any steps to circumvent, avoid, or bypass them.  You also agree that TAE will not be liable to You for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the TAE Services, or any loss of or lack of access to documents or data in Your TAE Account if Your TAE Account or Subscription lapses or is canceled.  If TAE ends Your TAE Account or suspends or discontinues Your access to TAE Services because of your violation of these terms, then you will not be eligible for any credit, refund, discount or other consideration.

  1. PRIVACY; AUTHOR PROFILE; CONSULTING PROGRAMS

Privacy. Personally identifiable information is subject to our Privacy Policy (https://theauthorencounter.com/), the terms of which are incorporated herein. Please review Our Privacy Policy to understand Our practices.

 

Author Profile. When You register, get a ticket, sit on a panel or log in to Your TAE Account, You have the opportunity to complete Your Author Profile, or email the information to TAE which includes information about You or Your Pen name, such as Your name, bio, email address, information concerning Your other social media accounts, blogs, and websites, and genres or areas of interest. You may use a pen name in Your Published Works detail pages. Please note that all information entered by You into Your Author Profile or email to us is public however at this point we do not share profiles, with the exception of information entered for compliance with OUR status as a professional organization, All other information in Member profiles can only be seen by You and Us.

 

Consulting Programs.  From time to time, TAE may offer individual or group coaching programs on various topics (“Consulting Programs”).  The duration and fee for each Consulting Program will be set forth at the time that the Consulting Program is offered for purchase. In order to enroll in a Consulting Program, You must: (a) pay the full amount of the Consulting Program fee in advance; and (b) click on the link in the confirmation email You will receive after payment to officially enroll in the Consulting Program. The fees for Consulting Programs are not refundable, even upon cancellation of Your Subscription in accordance with this Agreement.      

  1. CUSTOMER SUPPORT. If We can be of help to You, please do not hesitate to contact Customer Support at admin@theauthorencounter.com
  2. AMENDMENTS TO TERMS OF USE. TAE reserves the right at any time to modify this Agreement by posting the amended or additional terms of use on the TAE Site. We will not otherwise directly notify You of any amendments or additions. Such amendments and additional terms and conditions will be effective immediately and incorporated into this Agreement. Your continued use of the Site or TAE Services will be deemed Your acceptance thereof.

 

  1. COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES. By using the Site or the TAE Services, You consent to receiving electronic communications from TAE relating to Your TAE Account and/or Subscription. The communications will include notices about Your TAE Account or Subscription, including, without limitation, payment authorizations, change in password or Payment Method, confirmation emails, newsletters, notification of new Content and TAE features, emails regarding tasks for events, invitations to join Panels, customer surveys, and private messages through the in-applications messaging function. You agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure or other communications that We send to You electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. You also consent to receiving certain other communications from Us, such as special offers and promotional announcements. If you no longer want to receive direct marketing emails, simply contact us at 832-303-2441 or admin@authorencounter.com

      

      Contact Information

    To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact Us at: 

    The Author Encounter

    Attn:  Founders

    3315 Simmons St.

    Houston, TX 77004 (USA)

    admin@theauthorencounter.com

    or through the Contact Us page.