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You may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including files downloadable from this website, without the written and signed permission of the copyright owner.

You agree to treat all content on this website as material with a legal copyright. Failure to do so may result in financial penalties.

ChapterCat.Com is not responsible for content uploaded by authors. We merely provide a platform for authors to upload content at their own risk.

Authors may delete, edit, change, link any and or all of their content at their own discretion. If an author deletes his/her/its content within one month after you purchased said material, ChapterCat.Com will refund your credits.

Authors agree to be honest about their books content. Adult content should be marked as so in its proper place and not filed in the children’s book Genre section. Failure to follow this rule will get you banned from the site.

ChapterCat.Com reserves the right to ban anyone from it’s site without cause or reason.

This website is copyright protected. Anyone copying or recreating unique features within this site will be reported to proper authorities.

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ChapterCat.Com reserves the right to hold sales and promotions against the credits used to purchase chapters/books.

Credit monetary value for authors selling chapters on ChapterCat.Com equals 40 cents per credit. Authors who have accumulated 125 credits or more may request a payment on demand. Chapter Cat will not write a check for less than fifty dollars.  You are responsible for your own taxes on this money. If no request for money is made within two years after publishing your book, and we are unable to reach you via the email or phone number you provided, we will consider it abandoned which may result in your book being removed from our site, and the money will be redirected to the advancement of the site.

Other terms and conditions include, but are not limited to:
The terms and conditions stated below, along with the policies and guidelines located throughout the Site (collectively herein the "Terms of Use") identify what you, as a user of the Site ("you" or "User") can expect from Chapter Cat (together referred to herein as "ChapterCat"), and/or persons who provide products or services to ChapterCat customers either directly or through the Site (" Providers") and what ChapterCat in turn expects from Users. By visiting any area on the Site, creating an account, making a purchase via the Site, downloading a ChapterCat retail software application ("ChapterCat Software")from the Site, joining any ChapterCat online interactive community, such as Book Clubs, posting a review or creating a profile, or otherwise joining, viewing, visiting or contributing to ChapterCat user forums or interactive features (all of the foregoing are sometimes referred to in this document as the " Services"), a User is deemed to have accepted the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to follow all applicable laws, you should leave the Site immediately.
Separate terms and conditions may apply from third party vendors, such as publishers, advertisers, and other media shared on this site. Please check the third party website for their terms and conditions.

ChapterCat grants the User a limited, nonexclusive, revocable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use (unless User has a business relationship with ChapterCat) of the Site and its contents. Additional terms and conditions apply to User Created Content, as that term is defined in Section XII below. ChapterCat further grants the User a limited, nonexclusive and revocable right to create a hyperlink to the Site so long as the link does not portray ChapterCat, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, or their respective products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.
The foregoing licenses do not include any rights to:

The foregoing are expressly prohibited; the right to do any of the foregoing shall require ChapterCat's express written consent (which may include a written agreement signed by an authorized representative of ChapterCat). Any unauthorized use of the Site, the Content or any portion or derivative thereof shall terminate any license or permission granted by ChapterCat.

ChapterCat, or its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliates, or third parties from whom ChapterCat has permission, own the trademarks or service marks that are used on the Site. All rights are reserved. These and other graphics, logos, service marks, trademarks and trade dress of ChapterCat and its licensors may not be used without prior written consent of ChapterCat or its licensor, as the case may be. Without limiting the foregoing, no ChapterCat trademark or trade dress may be used in connection with any product or service that is not ChapterCat's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among Users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits ChapterCat.

Proprietary Rights
User acknowledges that the Site contains Content, that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is or may be copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and ChapterCat owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content on the Site. User may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any such Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, Users may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for User's personal use and that User maintains any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see, e.g., 17 U.S.C. Section 107), User may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other property right. In addition to the foregoing, use of any software Content shall be governed by these terms and any software license agreement accompanying such software.
Third-Party Content
ChapterCat is a distributor and not a publisher of Content supplied by third parties and Users. ChapterCat has no editorial control over such Content. ChapterCat is not obligated to review Content, including User Created Content, as that term is defined in Section XII below. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of Content, including User Created Content, expressed or made available by third parties, including any other User, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of ChapterCat or any Provider, unless expressly stated otherwise. Neither ChapterCat nor any Provider makes any representation, warranty or guarantee on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any Content unless otherwise expressly stated. In many instances, the Content, including User Created Content, available through the Site represents the opinions and judgments of the party that provides such Content. Under no circumstance shall either ChapterCat or any Provider be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by a User's reliance on information obtained through the Site. It is the responsibility of User to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information, opinion, advice, or Content, including User Created Content, available through the Site.

Any software distributed by ChapterCat is "commercial computer software" or "commercial computer software documentation." The U.S. Government's rights with respect to the ChapterCat Software are limited by these Terms and Conditions of Use, pursuant to FAR § 12.212(a) and/or DFARS § 227.7202-1(a), as applicable. User agrees that by installing, copying, or otherwise using the ChapterCat Software and the Site that: (i) User does not reside in a country subject to embargo or export controls by the U.S. Government; (ii) User is not on the List of Denied Persons as published by the U.S. government; and (iii) User will not use the ChapterCat Software or the Site for any illegal purpose. Because the ChapterCat Software, the Site, and related technical data are subject to U.S. export controls, User agrees that User shall not upload, export or "re-export" (transfer) the ChapterCat Software or any Content, including User Created Content, unless User has complied with all applicable U.S. export controls.

The price for an item on the Site may differ from the price shown in a User's shopping cart and it is possible that such price may increase or decrease between the time the item is placed in a shopping cart and the time that the purchase is actually made. On rare occasions, an item may be priced incorrectly on the Site. If the price for the item on the Site is incorrect and is actually higher than the price provided at the time of purchase, then, at the sole discretion of ChapterCat, ChapterCat may either (i) contact the User for instructions before shipping the item or charging the User for such item; (ii) cancel the order for such item and notify the User of such cancellation; or (iii) ship the item at the incorrect price to the benefit of the User. Please note that this policy regarding prices applies only to items sold and shipped by ChapterCat. Any purchases from any third-party sellers on the Site (e.g., sellers of products provided via “Any store” may be subject to different policies in the event of an incorrectly priced item.

The risk of loss and title for all items purchased via the Site pass to the User upon delivery of the item to the carrier.

The items offered for sale on the Site contain descriptions that are provided directly by the publisher, manufacturer, developer or distributor of such item. ChapterCat does not represent or warrant that the descriptions of such items are accurate or complete. IF A USER PURCHASES AN ITEM FROM CHAPTERCAT THAT IS NOT AS DESCRIBED ON THE CHAPTERCAT.COM SITE, THE USER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO RETURN SUCH ITEM IN AN UNUSED CONDITION FOR A REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.

Our products and services are marketed for and directed towards purchase by adults or with the consent of adults. Individuals under the age of 18 ("Minors") are not permitted to use ChapterCat websites without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Furthermore, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for an online account or to post personal information on our websites. Should we learn that someone under the age of 13 has provided any personal information to or on any of the ChapterCat websites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

ChapterCat may issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate any User's right to use or access all or any part of the Site including any account thereon, without notice, for any reason in ChapterCat's sole discretion, including without limitation violation of the Terms of Use, ChapterCat's belief that such access would violate any applicable law or would be harmful to the interests of, or potentially cause financial loss or legal liability to, ChapterCat, any Provider or another User.
In certain cases, in ChapterCat's sole discretion, ChapterCat may provide written notice (a "Restriction Notice") to a User (a "Restricted User") to inform such Restricted User that (i) his or her right to use or access any part of the Site has been terminated including the right to use, access or create any account thereon; (ii) that ChapterCat refuses to provide any services to such Restricted User; and (iii) any subsequent orders placed by a Restricted User will be subject to cancellation. Other conditions may apply and shall be set forth in the Restriction Notice.

User agrees to indemnify and hold ChapterCat and each Provider harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of such User's use of the Site, the Services, breach of the Terms of Use or User's violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

Every User that has an account on the Site is responsible for (i) keeping his or her account password confidential and secured, (ii) avoiding unauthorized access to such User's computer; and (iii) keeping the e-mail address associated with that account current (User acknowledges that it is important to keep the e-mail address associated with his or her account current because although the User may be able to log into his or her ChapterCat account using an old e-mail address, such User will not receive messages from ChapterCat about his or her orders and inquiries or other matters).
User accepts full responsibility for all activities that occur within such User's ChapterCat account or within the Site interactive community.

The Site offers numerous opportunities for interactive activities, which enable Users to communicate with each other directly, or which enable Users to post information and other material that will be visible to other Users of those services ("Interactive Community"). This Section XII, Interactive Community, applies to the activities of persons who are using interactive services on the Site ("Interactive Community Users"). The scope of these services may change from time to time, with or without notice. You are using Interactive Community services if you view or participate in the ChapterCat Book Clubs, post a review, create a list, create a profile, submit any User Created Content, as defined below, or otherwise participate in any interactive feature.
Interactive Community services may be used only for lawful purposes in accordance with these Terms of Use. If you are using any Site Interactive Community services, and post, publish or communicate any information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material on through the Interactive Community services, please choose carefully the information that you post and/or provide to other Users ("User Created Content"). User is prohibited from posting on or transmitting through the Site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law. ChapterCat reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting or other User Created Content (including private messages) by you, or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate access to all or any part of the Interactive Community services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability.

ChapterCat reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Interactive Community services for any reason.
If you become aware of misuse of the Interactive Community services, including any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any applicable law, please activate the Flag feature on the page in question.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, ChapterCat assumes no responsibility for ongoing monitoring of the Site or for removal or editing of any User Created Content, even after receiving notice. ChapterCat assumes no liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or User Created Content within the Interactive Community.

You may not post User Created Content that: involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming"; contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden page or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users; involves commercial activities and/or sales such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; circumvents or modifies, or attempts to circumvent or modify, or encourages or assists any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the Site; involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network; covers or obscures the banner advertisements on your personal profile page; involves any automated use of the Site, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages; interferes with, disrupts, or creates an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Interactive Community services; impersonates or attempts to impersonate another Interactive Community User, person or entity; uses the account, username, or password of another Interactive Community User at any time or discloses your password to any third party or permits any third party to access your account; sells or otherwise transfers your profile; uses any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same.

Interactive Community Users may upload to or otherwise submit to ChapterCat for distribution on the Site only (i) User Created Content that is not subject to any copyright or other proprietary rights restrictions; or (ii) User Created Content in which the owner or licensor has given express authorization for ChapterCat to distribute over the Internet. You may not upload, embed, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. Any copyrighted or other proprietary User Created Content distributed with the consent of a copyright owner should contain a phrase such as "Copyright, owned by [name of owner]; used by permission." ChapterCat is entitled to presume that all User Created Content conforms to the foregoing requirements. The unauthorized submission of copyrighted or other proprietary User Created Content is illegal and could subject the User to personal liability for damages in a civil suit as well as criminal prosecution. Interactive Community Users assume all liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from an unauthorized submission or submission of User Created Content. ChapterCat assumes no liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from any User Created Content. By submitting User Created Content within the Interactive Community, Interactive Community Users automatically grant, or represent and warrant that the owner or authorized licensor of such User Created Content has expressly granted ChapterCat, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, right and license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, sublicense, copy, modify, delete, enhance and distribute the User Created Content in whole or in part worldwide and/or to incorporate such User Created Content in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such User Created Content. Subject to this grant, the licensor of User Created Content submitted to ChapterCat retains any and all rights which may exist in such User Created Content.

User consents to receive electronic communications from ChapterCat, whether addressed to the e-mail address associated with such User's ChapterCat account or posted on the Site. User acknowledges and agrees that any communication via e-mail or by postings on this Site satisfies any legal requirement that such communications be made in writing.

ChapterCat is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to any Content appearing on or accessed through the Site, including without limitation, any User Created Content or the accuracy and reliability of the Content, including User Created Content, posted on the Site or through the Services, whether caused by Users of the Site or the Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Site or the Services, including the ChapterCat Software. Content, including User Created Content, does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of ChapterCat. Profiles and third party applications created and posted by Users on the Site may contain links to other websites. ChapterCat is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by ChapterCat. Inclusion of any linked website on the Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by ChapterCat. When you access these third party sites, you do so at your own risk. ChapterCat takes no responsibility for third party advertisements or third party applications that are posted on or through the Site or the Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. ChapterCat is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Site or the Services. ChapterCat assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User communication. ChapterCat is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of the ChapterCat Software, or any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Site or Services. Under no circumstances shall ChapterCat be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Site or Services, from any Content, including User Created Content, posted on or through the Services, from the ChapterCat Software, or from the conduct of any Users of the Site or Services, whether online or offline.
The Site and the ChapterCat Software are provided by ChapterCat on an "as is" and "as available" basis. To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, each Provider disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Without limiting the foregoing, neither ChapterCat nor any Provider makes any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied: (i) as to the operation of the Site, or the information, Content, including User Created Content, the ChapterCat Software, and materials or products included thereon; (ii) that the Site or the ChapterCat Software will be uninterrupted or error-free; (iii) as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information, Content, including User Created Content, service, the ChapterCat Software, or merchandise provided through the Site; or (iv) that the Site, its servers, the ChapterCat Software, Content, including User Created Content, or e-mails sent from or on behalf of ChapterCat are free of viruses, scripts, trojan horses, worms or other harmful components.

ChapterCat does not guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Site, the ChapterCat Software, or any related services. The operation of the Site and the ChapterCat Software may be interfered with by numerous factors outside the control of ChapterCat.

Under no circumstances shall ChapterCat or any Provider be liable for any damages that result from the use of or inability to use the Site, including but not limited to reliance by a User on any information obtained from the Site or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to ChapterCat's records, programs, or services. User hereby acknowledges that this paragraph shall apply to all Content, including User Created Content, the ChapterCat Software, merchandise, and services available through the Site.

Neither ChapterCat nor any Provider will be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from the use of the Site, the ChapterCat Software, or the purchase or download of any Content, or product therefrom, even if ChapterCat or any Provider have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to a User, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to such User, and such User may have additional rights.

The provisions of these Terms of Use are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any applicable jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction. The failure of ChapterCat to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.

The Site is created and controlled by ChapterCat in the State of Florida. The laws of the State of Florida will govern the Terms of Use, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.
Each of ChapterCat and User agrees to submit to the nonexclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Palm Beach County, Florida and waives any objection to the laying of venue of any litigation in said courts.

Any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of the Terms of Use, the Site or any Service (each a "Claim"), shall be resolved through binding arbitration conducted by telephone, online or based solely upon written submissions where no in-person appearance is required. In such cases, the arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules (including without limitation the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes, if applicable), and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Alternatively, at ChapterCat's sole option, a Claim (including Claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) may be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Palm Beach County, Florida. 
Any Claim shall be arbitrated or litigated, as the case may be, on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated with any Claim of any other party whether through class action proceedings, class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. ChapterCat reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and other Users.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by ChapterCat, including User Created Content, infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send ChapterCat a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on this website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow ChapterCat to locate the material on the ChapterCat Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) 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; and (f) 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. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send ChapterCat a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to this website should be sent to: NEED NAME, ADDRESS, AND EMAIL. ChapterCat suggests that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.

The Terms of Use, including all documents referenced herein, represents the entire understanding between User and ChapterCat regarding User's relationship with ChapterCat and supersedes any prior statements or representations. Headings used in the Terms of Use are for reference only and shall not affect the meaning of any terms. "Including" means "including, without limitation."

ChapterCat reserves the right to make changes to the Site, posted policies and Terms of Use at any time without notice or liability. These terms were last revised on 07/22/2018.