Terms of Use (the “Terms”) Updated: October 2016

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to all use of this website, www.brucegibney.com (the “Site)”, and sites owned and controlled by the owner of the Site, including Do Not Bend LLC (separately, or together with other legal owners of the Site, as context requires, the “Owner”) that point to the Site.  Your access to and use of the Site and its contents is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.  Any download, review or reading of the material on this Site, other than a review of this section of the Terms, shall be considered a “use” or “using” for the purposes of these Terms. 

Owner may terminate or suspend access to its Site immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.  All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Links To Other Web Sites
The Site contains links to third party websites and/or services not controlled by Owner.  Owner has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Owner is not and shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection, with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.  Owner strongly advises you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.

Governing Law
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States.  Any failure by Owner to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding the Site and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Site.  Any dispute regarding these terms shall be resolved by binding arbitration sited in San Francisco, CA or New York, NY, in the discretion of Owner.

Owner reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time, and to modify, delete, or otherwise change the Site in Owner’s discretion, without prior notice. 
By continuing to access or use the Site after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Site.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.

Ownership & Copyright
All material on this site is copyrighted by Owner and/or by its affiliates (including Hachette Book Group), unless otherwise noted.  You may not copy, republish, or reproduce anything in this site without explicit written permission of Owner and your access to this Site is expressly conditioned on accepting all terms in these Terms, including this Term.

No Recommendation/Solicitation and No Transactions
No recommendation to buy, sell, hold, or otherwise make any decision regarding any security or similar instrument is made hereby, and no solicitation to invest, divest, or otherwise transact in securities or similar instruments is made. The only economic transaction contemplated by this Site regards the distribution of books and their equivalents, transactions which are conducted by third parties; such third parties are wholly responsible for the fulfillment of any transaction for books or their equivalent and by accessing this Site you expressly consent to Owner’s disclaimer of any responsibility regarding such transactions.

By using this Site, or by reading or viewing the material affiliated with this site (such as books discussed herein), you waive any claims regarding conflicts, prohibitions, and/or other restrictions regarding the materials therein and such waiver is an express condition for the use of this Site and the Sites owned by Owner pointing to it.  You agree that the provision of material on this Site and/or your access to the Site and its information is good and valuable consideration for such waiver.  Such waivers are by you and you alone and do not constitute any waiver by Owner.