User Agreement

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Terms of Use

Okay, here’s the skinny on subscriptions and membership to EPUBSECRETS, INDESIGNSECRETS, and any other “sister” sites (collectively called “the Site”). We apoligize if some of it is overly “legalese,” but sometimes that happens. Please read this document carefully before accessing or using the site!

Your use of the Site in any way whatsoever shall be subject to this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy (below), and your use of the Site attests to your acceptance, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this User Agreement, which may be amended from time to time. When you continue to use the Site after we post a change, it means you agree to the new rules.

epubSecrets and Publishing Secrets, Inc., recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of We created the following policy guidelines with a fundamental respect for our users’ right to privacy to guide our relationships with our users.

Use of Information:

  • epubSecrets will not reveal any personal information that users provide to us to any third party without their prior permission.
  • epubSecret periodically sends out e-mail newsletters and promotional e-mail to our users about services and products offered by epubSecrets or its contributors. Third parties will not contact our users.
  • Upon request, epubSecrets will remove users (and their information) from our database.
  • epubSecrets reserves the right to edit and/or remove posts and comments. All trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners.

epubSecrets is not responsible for the content or the privacy polices of websites to which it may provide links. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with epubSecrets, you can contact us at info [at]


Some areas of the Site will require you to register with the Site and in such event you agree and represent that all Registration Information provided by you is accurate and up-to-date. You may not impersonate, imitate or pretend to be somebody else when registering and/or setting up an account on the Website. If any of your Registration Information changes, you must update it by using the appropriate update mechanism on the Website, if available.

Certain areas of the Site may be accessed only by use of a unique user identification and password. If you are provided with a password, you are responsible for ensuring that your user identification and password are not disclosed to or used by any other person. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your identification or password. You must immediately notify Publishing Secrets of any unauthorized use of your identification or password. You may not sub-license, transfer, sell or assign your Registration Information and/or this agreement to any third party without our written approval. Any attempt to do so will be null and void and shall be considered a material breach of this agreement.

Fees and Payments

Publishing Secrets or third parties may charge you fees for products or services offered for sale through the Site, and/or for access to portions of the Site. You agree to pay all fees and charges, including applicable taxes, incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred. Publishing Secrets reserves the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any fees, and to institute new fees, effective upon prior notice to you. If you submit your credit, debit, or charge card information to Publishing Secrets or a third party upon registration or otherwise, you give Publishing Secrets or a third party permission to charge all fees incurred through your account to the credit, debit, or charge card you designate. Any additional fees, including automatic renewal fees, will be charged at the time they are incurred. If payment cannot be charged to your credit, debit, or charge card or your payment is returned to Publishing Secrets for any reason, including charge back, Publishing Secrets reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your account and all its obligations under this Agreement.


All the tutorials, sample files, blog entries, text, images, and so on, are all the copyright of their respective owners. That means you can not redistribute or resell or repackage or translate any of this material without first getting permission and then providing proper attribution. Of course, you can use all the techniques described — after all, that’s the whole point of sharing the tips with you! And you can print or download the material, but that does not transfer title to the material, or any intellectual property rights therein, to you.

If you believe that content appearing on the Site constitutes copyright infringement of another party’s rights, please contact us at


You hereby acknowledge that by providing or posting any materials to the Site, its forums, or sending by e-mail to Publishing Secrets or its employees, you grant to Publishing Secrets an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, non-exclusive worldwide license to use the materials both within the Site and in any other manner. The license extends to adapting and editing the materials, as well as copying, distributing, publicly performing or displaying, and otherwise transmitting them in any media. Publishing Secrets also reserves the right to remove any posts and comments.

You agree that Publishing Secrets may derive revenue and/or other remuneration from the content you provide or post to the Site without payment to you. For example, Publishing Secrets may display paid advertisements and/or other information adjacent to or in connection with your content, and you agree that you are not entitled to any compensation for any such advertisements.


Publishing Secrets reserves the right to cancel your membership or suspend your ability to use the Site or any portion thereof, at its sole discretion for any or no reason, without notice.


All trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners. is independently published and not endorsed or authorized by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe and InDesign are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.


To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of your use of the Site, the materials found on the site, your breach of any provision of this User Agreement or your breach of any third parties’ rights.

You agree that your use of the Site and your use of any of the materials found therein is entirely at your own risk. The Site and all the materials found therein are provided to you “AS IS”. Neither Publishing Secrets nor any of its shareholders, directors, officers, or employees make any warranty or representation, whether express or implied, that the Site or materials found therein are fit for any purpose or is complete or accurate in any way.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither Publishing Secrets nor any of its shareholders, directors, officers or employees shall be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered by you as a consequence of your use of the Site or the materials found therein, whether direct or indirect, even where we have been notified of the possibility of such loss or damage. You also understand that Publishing Secrets cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.


The Site contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for and have no control over these other sites or their content. Remember that when you link to another site, that other site is governed by its own user agreement and privacy statement, which you should be sure to read

Use of the Site

In connection with your use of the Site, you agree you will not:

a) Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other content (“Material”) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, racist, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable that may invade another’s right of privacy or publicity;

b) Impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, a Publishing Secrets official, forum leader, guide or host or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

c) Post or transmit any Material that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements, trade secrets, copyrighted material);

d) Post or transmit any Material that contains a virus or corrupted data;

e) Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any communication feature;

f) Use the Site’s communication features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text);

g) Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation or any non-resume information such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise;

h) Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;

i) Manipulate or otherwise display the Site by using framing or similar navigational technology, or

j) Register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for any Publishing Secrets product or service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so;

k) disrupt, overwhelm, attack, modify, reverse engineer or interfere with the Site or its associated software, hardware and/or servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Site;

l) While you may freely link to this site, you may not frame the content of the Site. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates the Publishing Secrets trademarks or our name without our express written consent.


(i) This User Agreement and any matters relating hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, in the United States of America. You hereby irrevocably agree that the relevant courts of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning this User Agreement.

(ii) If any provision of this User Agreement is held by a court or other competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of this User Agreement and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.

(iii) No waiver by us of any provision of this User Agreement shall be construed as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any terms of this User Agreement.

(iv) Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in this User Agreement shall create or confer any rights or any other benefits to third parties.

(v) This User Agreement together with the Policies contain the entire agreement between you and us relating to your use of the Site.

(Revised November 16, 2011)

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