Terms and Conditions

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I know, only a handful of people read the website's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. And you are one of them.

Whether you are accessing this site on a computer or a mobile device, it is still worth your time to read and understand the terms and conditions I formulated for this website.

Terms and conditions (“Terms”) are a set of legal terms defined by Isang Manunulat. They set forth the terms and conditions governing your activities as a website user, detailing the policies and procedures conducted herein and the relationship between you and me. In many ways, the Terms provide me the ability to protect myself from potential legal exposure.

Terms shall be defined according to the specific needs and nature of this website.
    
I, Marissa N. Uycoco-Bacsa, a.k.a. Issa Bacsa, operates and administers this website, Isang Manunulat. Wix handles the domain and web hosting.

​Isang Manunulat serves as an educational blog for Filipino freelance writers.

This site publishes good, original content under the following Terms and Conditions:

GENERAL PROVISIONS
Your continued access to and use of this website are subject to your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, members, subscribers, and others who access or use this website.

As an educational blog, this website includes e-books, images, information on freelance writing and creative writing. The blog features topics like creative writing, freelancing, productivity, and other topics I usually write about.

In order to use our website and/or receive our services, you must be at least 18 years of age, or of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, and possess the legal authority, right, and freedom to enter into these Terms as a binding agreement. You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your country or under any law or regulation applicable to you.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
I  offer e-books that are available online for perusal by members only. It is assumed that a member will access a copy for himself. However, it is discouraged to share the e-book with anyone or to any device. Instead, I encourage users to download (if allowed) another copy for another person.

Access to the online library and online courses comes with an affordable membership fee.

Since paying a membership fee may constitute a community, all users that join Isang Manunulat have a public profile that is publicly visible to site visitors, and that their public activity (such as their posts or comments) will be visible to other visitors of the website.

You can always opt out and exit the community, and upon doing so, your profile will not be publicly visible. Naturally, in such an event, you will not be able to use the community features (e.g. liking, commenting, or writing posts).

The Blog section provides information to the general public. An effort has been done to make each blog post accurate and factual unless the blog post is fictional in nature. An effort has been done to make each blog post adhere to my values of truth, kindness, and simplicity.

As a user, you agree not to publish, post, or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or racially or ethnically derogatory content, or any content expressing hate towards any person or groups of persons due to race, religion, color, creed, nationality, or sexual identification.

You agree not to post or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of illegal solicitation.

Any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of illegal solicitation will be blacklisted.

Isang Manunulat makes no warranties of any kind whether expressed or implied, for the products, services, or information provided here. You agree that this website and its owner shall not be liable for any losses or damages of any kind to you including, but not limited to, those that may result from service interruptions or delays.

When enrolling for a membership plan or service, you agree that:

  • you are responsible for reading the full item listing before making a commitment to buy it.

  • you enter into a legally binding contract to purchase an item when you commit to buy an item and you complete the check-out payment process.

​​The prices I charge for using my products or services are listed on the website. I reserve the right to change the prices for products or services displayed at any time and to correct pricing errors that may inadvertently occur. Additional information about pricing and sales tax is available on the payments page.

The fee for the services and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, such as taxes and possible transaction fees, will be charged on a monthly basis to your payment method.

I may, without prior notice, change the Services; stop providing the services or any features of the services we offer; or create limits for the services. I may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend access to the services without notice and liability for any reason, or for no reason.

The Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music, and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Issa Bacsa. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof.

You recognize and agree that by uploading any content (including, but not limited to designs, images, animations, videos, audio files, fonts, logos, illustrations, compositions, artworks, interfaces, text, and literary works) through any means to the website, you confirm that you own all the relevant rights or received the appropriate license to upload/transfer/send the content. You agree and consent that the uploaded/transferred content may be publicly displayed on the website.

I may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of these Terms or any applicable law or regulations.

You may discontinue use and request to cancel your account and/or any services at any time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, with respect to automatically-renewed subscriptions to paid services, such subscriptions will be discontinued only upon the expiration of the respective period for which you have already made payment.

You agree to indemnify and hold Issa Bacsa harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims, or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against them by any third party due to or arising out of, or in connection with your use of the website or any of the services offered on the website.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Issa Bacsa, be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the service.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Issa Bacsa assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our service; and (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein.

You agree to receive from time to time promotional messages and materials from us, by mail, email, or any other contact form you may provide us with (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If you don't want to receive such promotional materials or notices – please just notify us at any time. 

These Terms, the rights and remedies provided hereunder, and any and all claims and disputes related hereto and/or to the services, shall be governed by, construed under, and enforced in all respects solely and exclusively in accordance with the internal substantive laws of the Philippines, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any and all such claims and disputes shall be brought in, and you hereby consent to them being decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Quezon City, Philippines. The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded.

LINKS
You will notice some links to other sites. While the practice is encouraged, it does not mean I have checked these sites regularly to see what is going on. Please don't blame me if some sites I linked to is bad or have content that you may find inappropriate or offensive. I will try my best to update all bad links found as soon as I can.

AFFILIATION
I may be affiliated with a few websites whose products and/or services I promote on this site. As an affiliate, I provide links and in return, receive compensation for sales the other sites generate. Be aware that some of the links on this site are affiliate links which means that I could get paid when you buy after clicking on a link.

CHANGES
I reserve the right, at my sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms from time to time. If a revision is material, I will try to provide notice to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at my sole discretion.

If you have any questions on the Terms and Conditions I have provided herein, let me know. Contact information is provided on the footer.

If you disagree with any part of these Terms then you are free to leave this website.

Again, thank you for reading.

 

Updated: 26 September 2021