Publication Purchase Terms & Agreement
June 30th, 2022
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The terms and conditions listed below apply to Publications in print, eBook, mobile application, CD/DVD, and any/all other electronic formats. These terms are intended to supplement the Order Form, if any, the Digital Rights Management (DRM), and any terms posted on any site from which the Publication is purchased and, if so purchased, any terms within the Publication itself, when combined, constitute the entire agreement between Blue 360 Media, LLC (referred to herein as “us,” “we,” “our,” or “Publisher”) and the purchasing entity (referred to herein as “you,” “your,” or “Purchasing Entity”) of the Publication Services and/or Publications or other materials provided.
Definitions and Key Terms:
When we reference:
“Publication.” This term means any single body of content or information compiled or created by, or distributed by, the Publisher in any media (e.g. printed publication, electronic newsletter, video series, etc.), including any Electronic Publication and updates thereto.
“Electronic Publication(s).” This term will encompass any electronic access, including the contents of Publication(s) through eBook, mobile application, CD-ROM, browser or software-based electronic access, flash drive, or access through any removable drive.
“Publication Services.” This means Blue 360 Media LLC’s acts of providing access to content and style of its Publications, Electronic Publications, Updates, Forms, and any other material provided through (but not limited to) layout, design, editing, third-party contracting, website maintenance, technology, and the like.
“Material.” This means any part of Publications Electronic Publications, Updates, and any other content or data provided by the Publisher or otherwise accessed by you pursuant to this Agreement.
“Updates.” This means any supplement, new release, new edition, or any other update to the Publication, the content of the Publication, or any update of any portion of the content in the publication.
“Order Form.” This term means the order form provided to you by the Publisher, either on its website in electronic form or provided by a representative of the Publisher in any media.
“Authorized Users.” This term means an eligible person to whom the Purchasing Entity has duly assigned permitted use of the Electronic Publication(s).
- Electronic License Grant and Limitations of Use: Per the terms of this agreement, and by signing the Order Form, the Publisher grants the Purchasing Entity and its Authorized Users a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access the Publication(s) listed on the Order Form.
To the extent permitted by applicable copyright law and not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms, you and your Authorized Users may:
- make a single printout of Publications or portions thereof, using the printing commands of your web browser;
- make and distribute copies of Authorized Printouts (from Section 1.1(a));
- copy, revise, customize and use the forms, templates, checklists, and precedents that form part of the Publications (“Forms”)
- excerpt or quote insubstantial portions of Publications in documents prepared for use in the ordinary course of your business; and
- as it relates to Electronic Publications,
- unless otherwise restricted by the embedded DRM, occasionally transfer the Electronic Publication from one display device to another so long as the Electronic Publication is displayed on only one display device at a time; and
- remove, disable, or defeat any functionality in the Electronic Publication designed to limit or control access to or use of the Electronic Publication.
The Purchasing Entity and its Authorized Users may not:
- create its own independently searchable database of any materials obtained directly or indirectly from its access to the Publication(s);
- attempt to disassemble, reverse engineer, or reverse compile any of the Electronic Publications and, with respect to technology related to the Electronic Publications, otherwise reduce to a human-perceivable form;
- remove or obscure the copyright notices or other notices contained in Materials;
- offer any part of the Online Services or Materials for commercial resale or commercial redistribution in any medium or use the Electronic Publications or Materials to compete with the business of Blue 360 Media, LLC.
- Use our website in such a manner that interferes with the operability of our products, services, or accessibility of our site.
- Use any framing techniques to enclose our website without our prior written consent.
All right, title, and interest (including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights) in any Publication or Electronic Publications, regardless of the form of medium, belong to or have been duly obtained or licensed by us. The Purchasing Entity acquires no ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights or proprietary interest in the Publication(s) and Electronic Publications, or copies thereof, except the limited rights granted herein.
- Changes to Electronic Formats: From time-to-time, the Publisher might enhance its services and upgrade the technology, contents, or formats used deliver the Publication(s). When possible, we will make reasonable attempts to notify you in advance, but certain changes may need to be made without notice. the Publisher will not be held responsible for any costs that may be incurred as a result of changes.
- Changes to the Publication Term(s) of Use: From time-to-time, the Publisher may change the Publication Terms of Service. If changes are made, they will apply only to prospective purchases for similarly-situated purchasers.
- NO LEGAL ADVICE: The information and services provided by Blue360 Media are not intended to, and shall not be used, as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed. Products, content, information, or services provided on this website will be at your own risk.
- LIMITED WARRANTY
We represent and warrant that we have the right and authority to make the Publication Services, Publication(s) and Electronic Publication(s) available pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
All Materials and Publication Services that are subject to this Agreement and provided by Blue 360 Media LLC are provided for reference purposes only and are not intended, nor should they be used, as a substitute for professional advice or judgment or to provide legal or medical advice with respect to particular circumstances.
THE PUBLICATION SERVICES AND MATERIALS SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND BLUE 360 MEDIA LLC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
6.1 A Covered Party (as defined below) shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from: (a) any errors in or omissions from the Publication Services or any Materials available or not included therein; (b) the unavailability or interruption to the supply of the Publication Services or any features thereof or any Materials; (c) Purchasing Entity or its Authorized User’s use or misuse of the Publication Services or Materials (regardless of whether you received any assistance from a Covered Party in using or misusing the Publication Services); (d) the loss or corruption of any data or equipment in connection with the Publication Services; (e) the content, accuracy, or completeness of Publications; (f) any delay or failure in performance beyond the reasonable control of a Covered Party; or (g) any content retrieved from the Internet even if retrieved or linked to from within the Publication Services, all regardless of whether you received assistance in the use of the Publication Services from a Covered Party.
6.2 “Covered Party” means: (a) us, our affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of us or our affiliates; and (b) each third-party supplier of Materials, their affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of any third party supplier of Materials or any of their affiliate
6.3 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE COVERED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION SERVICES OR MATERIALS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE LESSER OF YOUR ACTUAL DIRECT DAMAGES OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PUBLICATION SERVICES IN THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE THE CLAIM AROSE. YOUR RIGHT TO MONETARY DAMAGES IN THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY COVERED PARTY WHETHER FOR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR FOR ANY OTHER COMMON LAW OR STATUTORY CAUSE OF ACTION. WITH RESPECT TO A PUBLICATION, BLUE 360 MEDIA, LLC. WARRANTS IT WILL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP FOR 30 DAYS. YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND THE SOLE OBLIGATION OF BLUE 360 MEDIA FOR A DEFECTIVE PUBLICATION SHALL BE THAT BLUE 360 MEDIA SHALL PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT COPY OF A DEFECTIVE PUBLICATION OR REPAIR OR REPLACE THE SAME.
6.4 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER YOU NOR THE COVERED PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, OR DATA, OR OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LEGAL FEES, IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE PUBLICATION SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR THE FAILURE OF ANY COVERED PARTY TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS, REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY COVERED PARTY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO A COVERED PARTY’S INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS OR YOUR (AND YOUR AUTHORIZED USERS’) INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF PROPRIETARY DATA BELONGING TO US OR OUR THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS.
6.5 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, if there is a breach of warranty in Clause 6.1, then we, at our option and expense, will either defend you or indemnify and hold the Purchasing Entity harmless against proceedings or damages based on a third party’s claim of patent, trademark, service mark, copyright or trade secret infringement related to the use of the Publication Services or Materials, provided: (a) the third party claim was not caused by your improper use of the Publication Services or Materials; (b) you give us prompt notice of such third party claim; (c) you give us the sole right to control and direct the investigation, defense and settlement of such claim; and (d) you, at our expense, reasonably cooperate with us in connection with the foregoing.
6.6 If the Online Services or the operation thereof become, or in the opinion of Blue 360 Media, LLC. are likely to become, the subject of a claim of infringement, Blue 360 Media may, at its option and expense: (a) procure for you the right to continue using the Publication Services; (b) replace or modify the Publication Services so that they become non-infringing; or (c) terminate this Agreement on notice to you and grant you a pro-rata refund or credit (if either is applicable) for any fees or fixed charges you may have pre- paid.
6.7 The provisions of Clauses 6.5 and 6.6 shall constitute your sole and exclusive remedy for the respective matters specified therein.
- TERM: The term of this Agreement begins upon the date that appears on your, or your organizations, Order Form, the date of online purchase, or the date of Electronic Signature Consent.
- SUBSCRIPTIONS; TERM; TERMINATION; RENEWAL; RETURNS
Publications may be offered as one-time sales/licenses, subscriptions (either with or without auto-renewal), or subscriptions with multi-year offered multi-year pricing (“Multi-Year”) (either with or without auto-renewal at the end of the multi-year commitment). The following describes the types of subscriptions:
- “S” Subscription -Price includes product and Updates published during the indicated service period (minimum 30 days) at no additional charge except tax, shipping and handling where applicable. If you select this option, your subscription will be automatically renewed without any action on your part. Estimated prior-year prices and update frequency are shown with the description of each title. Any product automatically shipped to you can be returned within 30-days. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.
- “N” or, no subscription – means that you will not be shipped the product unless you take action to order the Products or Services. Blue360 Media will make every attempt to notify you that an up-to-date version of the publication is available, however, we are not responsible if you rely on an out-of-date copy of the publication.
- First Access Subscription - This means your publication will be shipped as soon as it is published with no action required on your part. Each year, 15 to 30-days prior to publication, you will receive a notice confirming your order, quantity, billing and shipping address. On this notice, you’ll be given an expected shipment date, and a deadline to call us to make any modifications you may need.
- Easy Pay - This means you have agreed to place your credit card or payment information on file with Blue360 Media and you are authorizing automatic payments.
- Charges, Payment & Taxes. Payment will be charged to your chosen payment method at confirmation of purchase and at the start of every new billing period, unless cancelled. If we do not receive payment from your credit card provider or if your credit card is expired or declined, you must provide a new payment method within 15 business days or pay the remaining subscription balance via another arranged payment method. If no payment is received, electronic access may be suspended until payment has been rendered. All charges must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date. The subscriber is responsible for all applicable taxes unless tax exempt. If you fail to pay the applicable charges within 30 days, you may be responsible for applicable late fees and any other fees associated with collections.
- Disputed Payment Balances. Payments marked “paid in full,” or with any other restrictive language, will not operate as agreement and satisfaction without our prior written approval. We reserve the right to collect any remaining amount due on your account. Partial payments intended to settle an outstanding balance must be sent to [email protected] and should include a written description of the payment dispute.
- Returns and Refunds. You may return a print product to us within 30 days of the original shipment date if the product does not meet your expectations. Note, however, that eBook and mobile app charges are not refundable once downloaded. Contact [email protected] for additional information regarding our return and refund policies. If you cancel your subscription after the allotted 30-days, you will still be responsible for the monthly charges until the end of your original Monthly Payment Subscription Term.
- Shipping Charges. Standard shipping charges are included on your invoice or may be included in your monthly rate if you chose a monthly payment plan. Additional shipping charges will be added for expedited shipments made at your request and for international product delivery, however, these services are not available for First Access subscribers as they will be shipped immediately upon publication. International product and expedited shipments will be charged at the current shipper rate.
- Applicable Law. If you are a non-governmental entity, Monthly Billing Terms and Conditions will be interpreted under Utah law and any claim by either party will be brought in the state or federal courts in Utah. For subscribers who are governmental entities, your state’s law will be applicable and any claim may be brought in the state or federal courts located in your state. If you are a United States Federal Government entity, federal law will apply and a claim may be pursued in any federal court.
Cancellation: All eBooks, CDs, mobile applications, and Custom Publications are non-cancellable and nonreturnable. Otherwise, the Purchasing Entity may cancel any subscription at any time by calling Customer Support at 1-844-599-2887; emailing [email protected]; or returning an invoice or notification marked “CANCEL” to our Corporate Office located at 2750 Rasmussen Road Suite 107, Park City, UT 84098. If you cancel a Subscription on any component of a product bundle or multi-media subscription, you will not be eligible for any of the discounts offered in connection with such order. The Purchasing Entity will receive a supplemental invoice for the remaining components of the product bundle or multi-media subscription order at their list price.
Shipments must be returned within 30 days of receipt, at your expense, for full credit of the advertised price, less shipping and handling fees and any other discount credits. All returns must be returned unused in the same condition as received. A copy of the invoice received with the shipment should be included with your return. A return shipping label is not provided. The Purchasing Entity can send your return to the following address: No credit will be given for returns more than 30 days after shipment. For any returns, a 20% restocking fee may be charged.
To receive credit for your return, please call Customer Support at 1-844-599-2887; or email [email protected].
International and Book Store Sales. In addition to the refund/return rights listed in the Material Terms the following rights also apply:
This current version of the terms and conditions will supersede all previous understandings. Blue360° Media encourages review of the terms and conditions periodically. These terms also apply to former Looseleaf Law Publication customer purchases after January 24, 2022.
University bookstores may return overstock of new, unmarked, shrink-wrapped, and undamaged books in the original packaging within six months of the date of the original invoice or receipt of shipment and receive a 100% refund of the publication, minus a 20% restocking fee. The return must include a copy of the original invoice and the approved return authorization form. Shipping and handling fees are not a part of the publication price and are not refundable. Additionally, the bookstore must pay all shipping and handling fees on returns. Any credit for returns will not be applied or available for use until the returned items are received at the warehouse. Please allow approximately four weeks to process any returns. Please don't hesitate to contact customer support with any questions.
We are often required to charge sales tax on products we sell. Please provide a current reseller’s tax exemption certificate for your account as soon as possible. The appropriate taxes will be applied to all orders without the reseller’s tax exemption certificate on file. Certificates should be updated based on the jurisdictional restrictions and expectations.
Resellers may use their third-party shipping contracts. When a third-party shipping contract is used, the discount will be reduced by 2%. This covers the handling and packing of the materials purchased.
We may, without notice to you, and at our full discretion, suspend or terminate this Agreement: (a) if you breach this Agreement or otherwise infringe on any intellectual property rights usage granted herein; or (b) if you breach or otherwise fail to comply with any other obligation in this Agreement (including payment obligations). Without prejudice to the foregoing, if you fail to pay any sum properly due hereunder, we reserve the right to seek enforcement of the full contract sum as well as to seek recovery of our legal costs and other expenses incurred by us in connection with your breach.
- On termination of this Agreement if the Electronic Publication has an expiration date, you will cease use of, and destroy the outdated Electronic Publication. Blue 360 Media disclaims any and all liability associated with use of outdated Electronic Publications or Electronic Publications beyond their expiration date, if any. Additionally, for CDs, we and our licensors retain outright ownership of all CD-ROM discs. We do not require return of the CD-ROM discs delivered to you either at the end of the subscription period covering the CD-ROM discs or upon receipt by you of replacement CD-ROM discs. Consequently, you will not be able to access CD-ROM discs delivered to you after their expiration date. After the expiration date of a CD-ROM or upon receipt of an updated CD-ROM, you will cease use of and destroy the previous or outdated CD-ROM.
- Confidential Information. The Order Form contains confidential information, including pricing information. The Purchasing Entity understands that disclosure of the Confidential Information could cause competitive harm to the Publisher. The Purchasing Entity agrees to receive and maintain the Confidential Information in trust and confidence and to take reasonable precautions against its disclosure to any third person.
- License Terms. Effective upon notice to you, we may add, modify or otherwise change any rights to, or restrictions on, the use of the Publication Service and Publications as the same are currently set forth in this Agreement (the “License Terms”). If we exercise these rights, such changes will: (a) only be applied prospectively; and (b) not be specifically directed against you or your Authorized Users but will apply to all similarly situated Blue 360 Media LLC customers using the Publication Services. If any changes made to the License Terms are unacceptable to you, you may terminate the Agreement upon 30 days’ written notice to us of the change that is unacceptable to you. For your termination to be effective under this Clause, we must receive your notice of termination within 90 days of the date of the change. Continued use of the Publication Services following the effective date of any change constitutes acceptance of the change but does not affect your other termination rights.
- Notices. Except as otherwise provided herein, all notices and other communications to you hereunder shall be in writing or displayed electronically in the Publication Services by the provider thereof. Notices to you shall be deemed to have been properly given on the date mailed, if mailed; on the date first made available, if displayed in the Online Services; or on the date received, if delivered in any other manner. Notices to us should be sent to your account representative with a copy sent to Blue 360 Media, LLC. Attention: Vice President, Operations, 2750 Rasmussen Rd, Park City, Utah 84098.
- Successors and Permitted Assigns. Subject to Clause 12, this Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns
- Force Majeure. Non-performance of either party shall be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible where failure to perform is a result of actions omissions or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the non-performing party, such as fire, weather, civil disturbance, act of military or court or governmental authority, strike (provided such strike is not caused by that party’s employees), change in law or other governmental regulations or act of God.
- Purchase Orders. No terms, provisions or conditions of any purchase order, acknowledgement, or other business form that you may use in connection with this Agreement will have any effect on the rights, duties or obligations of the parties under, or otherwise modify, this Agreement, regardless of any failure by us to object to such terms, provisions or conditions.
- Governing Law. This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Utah regardless of the law that might otherwise apply under applicable principles of conflicts of law.
- Limitation of Action. You may not bring a claim of action, regardless of form, arising out of or related to amounts billed or payments made under an Order Form more than 12 months after we first invoiced those amounts to you.
- Order of Precedence. If there is a conflict between the terms and conditions of this Agreement, an Order Form, Additional Terms and any other document incorporated herein, the conflicting terms will be interpreted as narrowly as possible in the area of conflict and the conflict will be resolved by giving precedence in the following order: (a) the Additional Terms; (b) the terms of the Order Form; (c) the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and (d) the terms and conditions of any other document incorporated by reference herein.
- Headings. The headings in the Agreement are for convenience only, and in no way affect the terms and conditions herein.
- Amendments. This Agreement may not be amended, except in writing executed by both parties.
- Limitation of Action. Any claims arising from or related to invoices or payments made must be brought forward within 12 months of the original invoice date.
- Waiver. The waiver by either party of breach or default under this Agreement does not constitute the waiver of any subsequent breach or default. If anything in this Agreement is unenforceable, illegal or void then it is severed and the rest of this Agreement remains in force and will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible by applicable law so as to affect the intent of the parties.
- Payment Terms and Late Charges. Orders must be paid in full within 14 days from the date of your monthly statement or in equal monthly installments based on the subscription or payment plan term. Overdue amounts can be assessed a late payment charge. A non-compounding late fee of 4% of the total invoice amount or $50, whichever is lower, accrues monthly on the outstanding amount.
- Credit Investigation. You hereby authorize us to make whatever credit investigation we deem appropriate in order to provide you with a Publication.
- Collection Costs. In the event that you fail to pay for publication service(s) within the agreed upon payment terms, you will be responsible for all collections costs, including, but not limited to, collection agency fees, reasonable attorneys’ fees (whether before or after suit is filed), filing fees and related court cost.