This website is owned and operated by Linkesh Diwan, DBA Wise Earth Publishers. By accessing this site ("using"), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions as found on this page. Please note that Wise Earth Publishers reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions from time to time, without notice, at their discretion. The current version can be found at this Terms and Conditions page, http://www.WiseEarthPublishers.com/legal
Who is a user?
This agreement is binding on users of this website. By users, we mean anyone who accesses the server that serves this website, and downloads (or otherwise accesses) content from this website. This agreement does not extend to off-site links, or links to third parties; it is only active in domains owned or administered by Wise Earth Publishers.
Wise Earth Publishers reserves the right to edit or delete content which is deemed inappropriate, offensive, misleading, or unwanted, and to block users who post such content, at our discretion. In particular: pornography, racism, flaming, blasphemy, and hate material are not allowed, and will be considered as grounds for blocking a user.
Diverse views can be expressed in postings, writings and other content on this website. As a reader of such material, you understand that, unless expressly specified, any opinions present on this website or in third party websites do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Wise Earth Publishers.
Nothing in this website may be construed as incriminating or representative of any organisation or group whatsoever.
All content is solely the opinion of the respective author(s).
By browsing this site, you agree to indemnify and hold unaccountable Wise Earth Publishers and the authors of content on this site, from any and all damages.
Copyrights and Licenses
Articles, News Items, Images, and other material published on this site is owned or licensed by Wise Earth Publishers, unless otherwise stated. None of it may be copied, cross-posted, or stored in any way whatsoever without the express written permission from Wise Earth Publishers. Please Contact Us to obtain permission.
Comments, Reviews, and other user-submitted materials are owned by the respective user. As an author of such material, you retain the copyright, and grant Wise Earth Publishers a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, entirely unrestricted license to use, reproduce, and sub-license the same material, or edited versions, as and where we see fit. Thank you, we appreciate it!
You may download a personal copy of material from this site for only non-commercial or educational purposes, if the copyright, authorship, publishing date and url from this site are included. Distribution of these personal copies is not allowed; if other people would like a copy, please give them the URL and refer them to this website.
Regarding automated search engine spiders, robots, and other automated users: they are permitted to cache copies of information publicly available on this website on their servers for the purposes of archival for the public good, search engine operation, and serving RSS feeds. (Can't stop them, anyhow!)
Limitation of Liability
This website is provided "as is," with no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, with regards to the material obtained from it. Wise Earth Publishers is in no way whatsoever liable for the results of your use of this site. In short, we disclaim all responsibility of you and yours to the extent permitted by law. There may be errors, there may be viruses, there may be corrupt or malformed code; Wise Earth Publishers disclaims any liability for any damages, losses, or any other consequential expenses whatsoever incurred in connection with our website. The Divine, the Good, the Bad, and the Evil: it may or may not exist herein, and we are not responsible in any case.
That said, if you do have problems with the site, please Contact Us, and we will do our best to help. We're reasonable, honest people, afterall.
eBooks and other Software
eBooks are not like normal books; they are actually software. Due to the nature of the technology, an ebook cannot be lent, rented out, borrowed, distributed, or re-sold without making a copy, which violates applicable copyright laws. To protect the authors, us, and you from violations of copyright law, eBooks and other downloadable software (software) purchased from this site are sold to you with the following conditions:
- You are purchasing a non-transferrable, limited, individual, perpetual license to use the software (the ebook) in accordance with these terms and conditions. You are not purchasing "your own copy" of the software or ebook. Your rights to use the software or ebook are described in these Terms and Conditions.
- You may not give, lend, borrow, copy, re-sell, or otherwise distribute the software or ebook to anyone. If a friend wants to read it, please send them to this website so that they can purchase their own license.
- You may not alter the software or ebook in any way.
- You may use the software or ebook on any of your devices, as long as they are YOUR devices. You may loan your device to a friend to read or use, that's OK, as long as they do not make their own copies of the ebook or software.
- You may keep a backup copy of the ebook for your own use.
- eBooks and other software, once sold, cannot be returned or refunded. If your copy of the ebook is damaged, contact us to ask for a replacement.
- Libraries and other institutions wishing to include our ebooks in their collections can contact us directly, to arrange a suitable volume license.
To return goods purchased directly from Wise Earth Publishers (other than digital goods which cannot be returned), please package it and send it back to us. You must pay the return postage.
If you purchased books from one of our distributors or retailers, please deal directly with them; we cannot offer refunds in such cases, but they might.
Goods returned to us must be undamaged and in the original packaging for a full refund. We will also charge a 15% restocking fee against the refunded amount. We cannot refund any customs duties or shipping charges.
In case goods are undelivered (the customer refuses delivery, the address is wrong, or some other reason) the customer must pay the return shipping. If the customer would like to re-attempt delivery, they must again pay the new shipping charges. Our margins are very small, and we can't absorb losses that aren't our fault.
If you are due a refund, we will issue a gift certificate, valid in our online store, for the amount. While we would love to just send your money back, life just isn't so simple, and currently we are only able to offer refunds in kind. You can make purchases against this gift certificate. Our refund gift certificates do not expire, and multiple gift certificates can be lumped together. Currently it is not technically possible to share your gift certificate with other people, but if you would like to do that, get in touch, and we'll figure something out.
Any and all personal information that you give us here in the course of using this site (names, email addresses, etc.) is confidential, to be held in trust, and will never be sold, traded, or communicated in any way to any third party, under any circumstance, except as mandated by law, or as permitted by you. If you would like your personal information removed from our database, please Send us an Email, and we will do our best to comply with your wishes. Wise Earth Publishers or the Wise Earth Family may use your information from time to time to send notices or important information to you, but we won't spam. By providing your information, you agree to receive such communications.
Wise Earth Publishers does not collect any financially sensitive information from you; all financial transactions are handled securely by a well-known and verified third party. This third party is responsible for the security of your information and the transaction. We may not be held responsible for unauthorised charges to your financial accounts.
Wise Earth Publishers will NEVER ask you for personally identifying or financially sensitive information via email. Please do not respond to emails which seem to come from Wise Earth Publishers asking for your sensitive personal information. If you receive any such emails, please let us know through our website form. We may respond to your queries through the website form if further action is necessary.
Cracking and Unauthorized Access
Needless to say, cracking into this website, gaining unauthorized access, escalating privileges, and other illegal activities performed on this website (including any attempt to circumvent or otherwise nullify constraints) are subject to prosecution by law.
Disagreements and Disputes
If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you are at your liberty to go away and never come back, but we'd be sad to see you go! Before you decide to take such drastic steps, just consider that these terms and conditions are no worse (actually, much better) that the terms and conditions forced on you by larger sites. We wrote these terms in an attempt to be honest, fair, forthright, and open, and would appreciate it if you would send us your feedback on them.
If you do not agree with these terms and conditions we grant you permission to use the contact form to tell us what you don't agree with.
Any disputes with Wise Earth Publishers will be resolved only by Wise Earth Publishers or their delegated representatives, out of court, and such resolutions will be binding on all parties.
At Wise Earth Publishers, we value integrity, honesty, and your word. By agreeing to or accepting these terms and conditions, you give us your word (and, by the way, a legally binding contract) that you will abide by these terms and conditions.
Updates to these Terms and Conditions
As we grow, learn, and seek to protect our users and ourselves, Wise Earth Publishers reserves the right to revise and update these terms and conditions without notice from time to time. You agree to be bound by the updated version, available at http://WiseEarthPublishers.com/contact.