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  • TERMS OF SERVICE

    BY VISITING BLUE-EYED-READER.COM, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

    OVERVIEW

    The terms “Blue-eyed Reader,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Deborah Bates, d/b/a Blue-eyed Reader. The term the “Site” refers to blue-eyed-reader.com. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site. Blue-eyed Reader is a freelance editor that provides editing services to authors, email newsletters, and subscription services (the “Service”). Use of blue-eyed-reader.com, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Blue-eyed Reader, is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.

    USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE

    To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years of age or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Site. Information provided on the Site and in the Service are subject to change. Blue-eyed Reader makes no representation or warranty that the information provided, regardless of its source (the “Content”), is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. Blue-eyed Reader disclaims all liability for any inaccuracy, error, or incompleteness in the Content.

    ACCOUNT CREATION

    In order to use the Service, you may be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address, and other personal information. You agree that any registration information you give to Blue-eyed Reader will always be accurate, correct, and up to date. You must not impersonate someone else or provide account information or an email address other than your own. Your account must not be used for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction.

    LAWFUL PURPOSES

    You may use the Site and Service for lawful purposes only. You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the Site any material which violates or infringes the rights of others, or which is threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, or otherwise objectionable, contains injurious formulas, recipes, or instructions, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

    REFUSAL OF SERVICE

    The Services are offered subject to our acceptance of your order or requests. We reserve the right to refuse service to any order, person or entity, without the obligation to assign reason for doing so. No order is deemed accepted by us until payment has been processed. We may at any time change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site or Service, subject to us fulfilling our previous responsibilities to you based on acceptance of your payment.

    ORDER CONFIRMATION

    We will email you to confirm the placement of your order and with details concerning product delivery. In the event that there is an error in this email confirmation, it is your responsibility to inform us as soon as possible.

    CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & RETURNS

    If you are dissatisfied with any of our subscription-based products, you may cancel at any time by sending an email to support@blue-eyed-reader.com. We offer refunds for editing services within thirty (30) days of receipt of your edited document, with some questions asked.

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    We endeavor to describe and display the Service as accurately as possible. While we try to be as clear as possible in explaining the Service, please do not accept that the Site is entirely accurate, current, or error-free. From time to time we may correct errors in pricing and descriptions. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order with an incorrect price listing.

    MATERIAL YOU SUBMIT TO THE SITE OR US

    You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site or to us any artwork, photos, or other materials (collectively “Materials”) protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining that any Materials are not so protected rests entirely with you. You shall be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. For all Materials submitted by you to the Site or to us, you automatically represent or warrant that you have the authority to use and distribute the Materials, and that the use or display of the Materials will not violate any laws, rules, regulations, or rights of third parties.

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TO YOUR MATERIALS

    We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you supply to Blue-eyed Reader. You retain copyright and any other rights you may rightfully hold in any content that you submit through the Site or Service. Content you submit to Blue-eyed Reader remains yours to the extent that you have any legal claims therein. You agree to hold Blue-eyed Reader harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, and expenses arising out of any potential or actual copyright or trademark misappropriation or infringement claimed against you. By posting material on the Site, you grant us a worldwide, nonexclusive, irrevocable license to use the material for promotional, business development, and marketing purposes.

    OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    The Site and Service contain intellectual property owned by Blue-eyed Reader, including trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, and other intellectual property. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever any of the Site or Service Content or intellectual property, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. We reserve the right to immediately remove you from the Service, without refund, if you are caught violating this intellectual property policy.

    CHANGED TERMS

    We may at any time amend these Terms and Conditions. Such amendments are effective immediately upon notice to you by us posting the new Terms and Conditions on this Site. Any use of the Site or Service by you after being notified means you accept these amendments. We reserve the right to update any portion of our Site and Service, including these Terms and Conditions, at any time. We will post the most recent versions to the Site and list the effective dates on the pages of our Terms and Conditions.

    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE. ADDITIONALLY, BLUE-EYED READER IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH (I) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, DENIAL OF SERVICE, ATTACK, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE; (II) LOSS OF REVENUE, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BUSINESS, SAVINGS, GOODWILL OR DATA; AND (III) THIRD PARTY THEFT OF, DESTRUCTION OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION OR PROPERTY, REGARDLESS OF OUR NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FAILURE OF AN ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES IN NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LEGAL LIABILITY. THE FOREGOING APPLIES EVEN IF BLUE-EYED READER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN THE DAMAGES. IN THOSE STATES THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THE DAMAGES, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST POSSIBLE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL BLUE-EYED READER’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SERVICE YOU HAVE PURCHASED FROM BLUE-EYED READER, AND IF NO PURCHASE HAS BEEN MADE BY YOU, BLUE-EYED READER’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED $1.00.

    THIRD PARTY RESOURCES

    The Site and the Service contain links to third party websites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of third party websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with Blue-eyed Reader. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

    INDEMNIFICATION

    You shall indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, settlements, liabilities, costs, charges, assessments, and expenses, as well as third party claims and causes of action, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees, arising out of any breach by you of any of these Terms and Conditions, or any use by you of the Site or Service. You shall provide us with such assistance, without charge, as we may request in connection with any such defense, including, without limitation, providing us with such information, documents, records, and reasonable access to you, as we deem necessary. You shall not settle any third party claim or waive any defense without our prior written consent.

    EFFECT OF HEADINGS

    The subject headings of the paragraphs and subparagraphs of this Agreement are included for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of any of its provisions.

    ENTIRE AGREEMENT; WAIVER

    This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Blue-eyed Reader pertaining to the Site and Service and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings between us. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement by Blue-eyed Reader shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by Blue-eyed Reader.

    NOTICES

    All notices, requests, demands, and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and properly addressed as follows:

    Deborah Bates, d/b/a Blue-eyed Reader
    1908 Vicki Street
    Pocahontas, AR 72455-4320

    GOVERNING LAW; VENUE; MEDIATION

    This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of Arkansas as applied to contracts that are executed and performed entirely in Arkansas. The exclusive venue for any arbitration or court proceeding based on or arising out of this Agreement shall be Randolph County, Arkansas. The parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement by mediation, which shall be conducted under the then current mediation procedures of The CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution or any other procedure upon which the parties may agree. The parties further agree that their respective good faith participation in mediation is a condition precedent to pursuing any other available legal or equitable remedy, including litigation, arbitration, or other dispute resolution procedures.

    RECOVERY OF LITIGATION EXPENSES

    If any legal action or any arbitration or other proceeding is brought for the enforcement of this Agreement, or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default, or misrepresentation in connection with any of the provisions of this Agreement, the successful or prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and other costs incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which it or they may be entitled.

    SEVERABILITY

    If any term, provision, covenant, or condition of this Agreement is held by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the rest of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired, or invalidated.

    ASSIGNMENT

    These Terms and Conditions bind and inure to the benefit of the parties’ successors and assigns. These Terms and Conditions are not assignable, delegable, sublicenseable, or otherwise transferable by you. Any transfer, assignment, delegation, or sublicense by you is invalid.

    Last Modified: May 18, 2018.
  • PRIVACY POLICY

    BY VISITING BLUE-EYED-READER.COM, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

    OVERVIEW

    Blue-eyed Reader is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect through this website at blue-eyed-reader.com (the “Site”), and how we collect and use that information. The terms “Blue-eyed Reader,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Deborah Bates, d/b/a Blue-eyed Reader. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site. The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to use that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address. Blue-eyed Reader is a freelance editor that provides editing services to authors, email newsletters, and subscription based products (the “Service”). Use of Blue-eyed Reader, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Blue-eyed Reader, is subject to the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading it.

    INFORMATION WE COLLECT

    This Site only collects the personal information you voluntarily provide to us which may include:

    1. Product and Service Orders. We collect a variety of personal information with each order with which may include:
      • Your name, address, email address and phone number. This information is shared with our e-commerce software providers to ensure the delivery of your order. We use your email to communicate with you about your order and to manage our customer relationship with you. When you place an order, you may be added to our mailing list from which you can unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe link in each email or by contacting us at support@blue-eyed-reader.com.
      • Your payment information. We collect payment information for each order but we do not store payment information on our servers. Your payment information is securely communicated to and processed via our e-commerce software providers.
      • All personal information collected for an order is used for the fulfillment of that order and to manage our customer relationship with you.
    2. Interaction on the Website. We only collect the personal information you voluntarily provide to us which may include:
      • Your email address in order to subscribe to our mailing list;
      • Your name, email address and website link in order to post a comment on our Site;
      • Your full name, email address and message in order to contact us via our contact form.
    The information you provide is used to process transactions, send periodic emails and improve the service we provide. We do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business and servicing clients and visitors. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.

    ACTIVITY

    We may record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

    COOKIES

    We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all. Blue-eyed-reader.com does not respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser.

    THIRD PARTY LINKS

    The Site may contain links to third party websites. Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on our Site. Other sites accessible through our site via links or otherwise have their own policies in regard to privacy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

    SECURITY

    We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

    CHILDREN

    To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into this Privacy Policy. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Site.

    UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

    You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us via email at support@blue-eyed-reader.com.

    CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

    You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. We will notify you of any changes to this privacy policy by posting those changes on this page.

    CONTACT

    If you have questions about our privacy policy, please email us at support@blue-eyed-reader.com.

    Last Modified: May 18, 2018.