TIP MY AUTHOR (patent pending)
This Agreement contains the complete and entire understanding and agreement between you (User) and the Tip My Author (TMA) website and supersedes any previous communications, representations, or agreements, verbal or written. This Agreement may not be modified or amended orally or in any manner not set forth in writing or permitted by this Agreement.
USER AGREES TO READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE CONTENT.
ALL CONTENT IS COPYRIGHTED AND LICENSED. A PATENT IS PENDING. THIS LICENSE IS NOT SOLD. USING OR ACCESSING THE CONTENT MEANS YOU ARE ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE CONTENT. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE TIP MY AUTHOR LOGO OR OTHER MATERIALS IN ANY WAY ACCEPT AS AUTHORIZED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Tip My Author hereby grants to User a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use the content only as authorized in this License Agreement. User agrees to accept this license and use site only according to this Agreement.
USERS ATTEST AND CERTIFY
That User is using their legal name for creation of their main account but may create author profiles under that account for both their real and pen names. They agree only to upload books under each profile that they personally created and for which they own the copyright.
That User holds all the rights necessary to pictures, book covers, and other content they upload to their profile pages, or have obtained permission from publishers or other entities to use the copyrighted materials in the TMA website.
User acknowledges and agrees that the content is a proprietary product of Tip My Author, protected under the copyright and patent law. User further acknowledges and agrees that all rights, titles, and interest in and to the content, including associated intellectual property rights, are and shall remain with Tip My Author.
The content is licensed “as is” and Tip My Author disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Tip My Author is not responsible for finding readers to give Users tips. Users agree that creating good content and prominently displaying tip buttons and links in eBooks, physical books, audio books, and websites will drive readers to individual tip pages. Tip My Author does not guarantee any amount of tips for any user.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall Tip My Author be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages or lost profits, even if TMA has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
NO GUARANTEE OF CORRECTNESS
Tip My Author website content has been prepared and/or obtained for general information and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide legal, medical, tax, or professional advice. You acknowledge that Tip My Author, its owners, partners, employees, officers, directors, attorneys, and agents do not promise or guarantee that the content is correct, complete, or up-to-date.
The individual author content may link to other locations via the Internet (for example a book page on Amazon), and there is no endorsement, guarantee or warranty made or implied with respect to the content and information available at any other site, Tip My Author does not monitor any linked sites or evaluate the propriety or correctness of any information available at a linked site or have any liability for anything on someone else’s website.
Tip My Author uses affiliate tags in product purchase links and will receive a small fee from those external sites if products are purchased there. These monies in no way come from the User or lower a User’s earnings on the Tip My Author website. Users do not share in affiliate link proceeds.
TIPS AND TAXES
Users receive tips directly from tippers at the point of sale, less fees bank fees as described in the FAQ pages (also listed on User’s dashboard). All taxes and filings with the IRS remain the responsibility of the User. While tips are displayed on the dashboard, yearly statements and tip totals should be obtained from the bank where the money is collected. As TMA does not at any time hold or collect monies in their own accounts for users, TMA will not send Users reminders, tax forms, or yearly totals of tips earned.
This website automatically (i.e., not via registration) collects technical information when you connect to Tip My Author. Examples of this type of information include the type of internet browser you are using, your IP address, the type of computer operating system you are using and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site. Also, when you view the TMA website, some information may be stored on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file.
Information directly provided by you is also collected, such as your email address, author bio, and book information.
We will not sell or distribute this information to anyone or in any manner, except as required by law. Some ways in which we may use this information include but are not limited to:
- Help solve technical issues;
- Help track criminal activity (such as plagiarism, impersonation, or the use of material for which you do not own the copyright or have not obtained permission for use from the copyright holder)
Except use of tip buttons or links, no copies or portions of this website are authorized by any User. No copies may be produced by User or any person User employs or associates with. User will not assign, sublicense, transfer, pledge, sell, lease, rent, lend, or otherwise dispose of the content, or any part thereof, or share User’s rights under this License Agreement, including passwords and user names. User further agrees not to disassemble, decompile, convert to another programming language, or otherwise translate the content, and that User will not rent, lease, or lend the content, or any component of it, in violation of 17 U.S.C. §§ 109(b)(1). User agrees not to alter, publish, copy, cut, modify or transform the content, or any component of it, in any form to any storage medium, known or unknown, for any purpose whatsoever, except as authorized. User will be held legally responsible for any trademark or copyright or patent infringement that is caused or encouraged by User’s failure to abide by the terms of this License Agreement.
User agrees not to create any author profile for a name that does not belong to User. Users will only upload books they have written. Users who attempt to upload plagiarized books, use names that aren’t theirs, or claim books they do not have rights to will have their accounts immediately terminated. Tip My Author will actively cooperate with law enforcement in investigating all incidents involving plagiarism and fraud.
Tip My Author reserves the right to deny access to any person or to terminate this license for any reason if TMA reasonably believes content is not being used for its intended purpose, or for any other reason in the sole discretion of TMA.
User expressly agrees that this License Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Utah, and that any claim or action shall only be filed in the state or federal courts sitting in Utah County, Utah and you agree and expressly consent to the exercise of exclusive personal jurisdiction in such courts. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect.
SO WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? LAYMAN’S (CASUAL) VERSION OF USER AGREEMENT
If you use this site, you agree to our Agreement in its entirety. Tip My Author has a patent pending on the site and has invested a ton of time and money into it. You agree not to steal any coding or to copy the idea. Or to tell your son or brother-in-law’s sister to do it. It’s against the law.
You will use your LEGAL name to sign up with your account—pen name and real names are then used to create your author profiles.
We have a rigorous approval process to protect authors and tippers. If you attempt to upload content you have no right to, or we discover you have uploaded a plagiarized book, we will cooperate with law enforcement and injured parties in their investigation, and we’ll kick you out of here.
We do collect your information for tipping purposes, but we don’t sell it anywhere. Because that would be rude and unprofessional. Oh, and we aren’t liable for any claim you make about losing money from using this site.
TMA also isn’t responsible for getting tippers to tip you—that’s your job. We just facilitate. Reporting your earnings and paying taxes on them is also your responsibility.
Welcome to Tip My Author!