Terms of Use

June 2019

Welcome to The Horn Book Guide online, a wholly owned subsidiary of MSI Information Services, Inc. (“MSI”).

The website was created for your personal enjoyment, entertainment and education. However, you are only authorized to access this Site by agreeing to these Terms of Use.

Access and Use

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The reproduction, duplication, distribution (including by way of email, facsimile or other electronic means), publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from this Site is STRICTLY PROHIBITED unless you have obtained prior written consent of MSI or unless it is expressly permitted by this Site. The material covered by this prohibition includes, without limitation, any text, graphics, logos, photographs, audio or video material or stills from audiovisual material available on this Site. The use of materials from this Site on any other web site or networked computer environment is similarly prohibited.

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Disclaimer of Liability and Warranties

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The Site, and all materials in this Site, are provided “as is” and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, are provided without warranties of any kind either express or implied.

You acknowledge that MSI and third party content providers, their parents and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders, ARE NOT LIABLE for:

  • delays, inaccuracies, failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, viruses, damage or unauthorized access to your computer system or network.

  • defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct or material found in connection with this Site, including such conduct or material transmitted by any means by any other person.

  • damages, including, without limitation, direct, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, in connection with or arising from your use or from your inability to use the Site.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MSI, its parents and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders, from and against all the liabilities, claims, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of your use of this Site; your failure to use the Site; your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement or your breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third parties.

Copyright Infringement

If you believe that any material contained in this Site infringes your copyright, you should notify MSI of your copyright infringement claim in accordance with the following procedure.

MSI will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives and will take appropriate action as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws.

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:

  1. Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

  2.  Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

  5.  A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

  6.  A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Other

This Agreement is governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York or, if appropriate, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for resolution of any dispute, action or proceeding arising in connection with this Agreement or your use or non-use of the Site, and you further irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any such dispute, action or proceeding.

Trademarks

The Horn Book and The Horn Book logos are trademarks of MSI Information Services, Inc., and all other trademarks, service marks and trade names used on the Site are the property of their respective owners, and all of the above trademarks may not be copied, downloaded or otherwise exploited without the permission of MSI or the owner of such trademark, service mark or trade name, except as explicitly permitted in these Terms of Use.

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