Last Updated: 8th January, 2022
Where applicable, Business and Organization Terms may apply and can be viewed here: Business and Organization Terms
Welcome to pbc.guru. The pbc.guru website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by PBC Guru LLC ("PBC Guru LLC") including programs related to book clubs, movie clubs, cooking club and livestream/webinar events. All programs operated by the Alumni Learning Consortium (ALC), Library Speakers Consortium (LSC) and Workshop Owl are also governed by both the User and Business and Organization Terms of PBC Guru LLC. These Terms and conditions are a legal agreement between you ("You" or "you") and PBC Guru LLC.
PBC Guru LLC may make changes to this agreement from time to time. These changes will be posted here. You should check this agreement often so You remain current on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
Visiting pbc.guru or sending emails to PBC Guru LLC constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that PBC Guru LLC is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. PBC Guru LLC and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
PBC Guru LLC does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use pbc.guru only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Any comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, data, questions, information, or materials submitted to PBC Guru LLC through the Site by any means (“User Content”) are not confidential unless otherwise indicated by written agreement. By submitting User Content, you grant PBC Guru LLC a worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully paid-up, transferable license to copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, publicly display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise freely use, the User Content, including, without limitation, to promote, market and provision the Site and to contact you regarding the Site. You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of uploading, posting, submitting, transmitting or distributing them. You agree that you will not upload, post, distribute or otherwise make available in the Site: (i) any falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage PBC Guru LLC or any third party; or (ii) any material which is be unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable.
The Site may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of PBC Guru LLC and PBC Guru LLC is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Linked Sites include embedded content on the pbc.guru Site (e.g. livestream video, social media “like” button). Use of embedded content on the pbc.guru Site is governed by each third party service’s terms and conditions. PBC Guru LLC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by PBC Guru LLC of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via pbc.guru are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the pbc.guru domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that PBC Guru LLC may share such information and data with any third party as required to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of pbc.guru users, customers, businesses and organizations.
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of PBC Guru LLC or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto. All Content posted and activity that occurs under your account is your responsibility and must follow applicable copyright and other intellectual property laws.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. PBC Guru LLC content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of PBC Guru LLC and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of PBC Guru LLC or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
PBC Guru LLC may charge fees to organizations or users depending on the way the service is provided. PBC Guru LLC reserves the right at any point and in its discretion to begin charging fees and/or change fees for the use of portions of the Site and/or different levels of subscription or accounts to organizations or users. Any change to fees will be provided with at least 30 days notice with the option to leave a given program before fees are changed or start being charged. Programs which indicate they are free to participants are generally intended to remain free to participants although there may be options for additional specialty programs (e.g. author speaking event) with an associated fee; such specialty programs with an associated fee would always be optional for participants.
You will be able to connect your PBC Guru LLC account to third party accounts. By connecting your PBC Guru LLC account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by PBC Guru LLC from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the PBC Guru LLC Content accessed through pbc.guru in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PBC Guru LLC, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. PBC Guru LLC reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with PBC Guru LLC in asserting any available defenses.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. PBC Guru LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
PBC Guru LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. PBC Guru LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
PBC Guru LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Maryland in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and PBC Guru LLC as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. PBC Guru LLC's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of PBC Guru LLC's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by PBC Guru LLC with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and PBC Guru LLC with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and PBC Guru LLC with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
PBC Guru LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which pbc.guru is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. PBC Guru LLC encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
PBC Guru LLC welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms. Please fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.