Terms of Service

By using our website, you agree to these terms of service and to the terms of our Privacy Policy and other legal notices and guidelines. If you do not agree to these terms, please exit the website.

In using the Pier Press® website, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age, are legally able to enter into contractual agreements, and will use your true name and e-mail address. You will not use the website to conduct any unlawful or illicit activity. You will not impersonate another person, post spam or randomly generated messages, or upload any malicious or unlawful content.

Comments made on blog posts are publicly available and viewable. You agree to engage in conversations in a respectful manner, to avoid the use of profanity, and to avoid infringing on the rights of any other person or entity. You will not make comments that are unlawful, pornographic, sexually explicit, obscene, threatening, abusive, harassing, violent, unethical, racist, harmful, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, or that breach the privacy of any person or entity. The views and opinions expressed by website users do not necessarily represent the view and opinions of Pier Press®, its staff, or affiliated authors. At its sole discretion, Pier Press® may delete, edit, or refuse to post any comments or other content, but Pier Press® has no obligation to monitor posts and comments.

If you provide comments, ideas, feedback, or any form of correspondence you acknowledge that your communication does not infringe on the rights of any other person or entity and is not confidential. You grant us at our sole discretion a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, display, publish, edit, create derivative works from, or otherwise use your remarks or submitted material for any commercial, non-commercial, or sublicensing purposes.

The Pier Press® website may contain comments about or links to other websites owned by others. Information and links are intended solely as a convenience to readers. Such comments and links do not constitute endorsement or approval, and we do not have any control over third party websites. You have the sole responsibility for understanding and complying with the terms of service and other policy details related to other websites. The Pier Press® website provides services and materials "as is" without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, and Pier Press® has no obligation to maintain backup copies of any material submitted, posted, or otherwise transmitted.

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Last updated: August 29, 2014