Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Terms of Service

Welcome to the Consecration to St. Joseph audio experience! This website and services are provided by Upfront Books LLC (“Upfront Books”, “we” “us” or “our”) in partnership with Marian Press. These terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”) govern your (“you” or “your”) access to and use of the stjosephaudio.org web site (the “Website”) and all services provided by Upfront Books via the Website including without limitation our monthly product and gift service (collectively, the “Services”). Access to the Website, use of the Services, and purchase of the Products is subject to these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy available on the Website.Acceptance of Terms
By using our Website or subscribing to our Services, you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully, as they may have changed since your last visit. The most recent version of these Terms and Conditions may be viewed at stjosephaudio.com/terms-of-service.

Scope of Service
Upfront Books maintains this Website as a service to the user community that visits the Website subject to these Terms and Conditions. You are responsible for obtaining any equipment and Internet service necessary to access our Website and for paying any fees for the equipment and service you select. We may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Website or the Services in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without notice. The Website may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for other reasons.

Website Content
Users have a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Content of this Website subject to these Terms and Conditions. The term “Content” means all information, text, images, data, links, software, or other material accessible through the Website or Services, whether created by us or provided by another person for display on the Website or through the Services.The Content may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent errors or inaccuracies. We reserve the right to make changes to document names and content, descriptions or specifications of products or services, or other information without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.You may view, copy, download, and print Content that is available on this website or through the Services, subject to the following conditions:The Content may be used solely for internal informational purposes. No part of this website or its Content may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording for any other purpose.The Content may not be modified.Copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices may not be removed.Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this Website or any Content displayed on this Website, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these terms of use; or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on this Website.Billing and Payments
The price of the Services and/or goods is payable in full before delivery. We accept the following credit cards at this time: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.We use a third party payment service in lieu of directly processing your credit card information. By submitting your credit card information, you grant Upfront Books the right to store and process your information with the third party payment service, which it may change from time to time; you agree that Upfront Books will not be responsible for any failures of the third party to adequately protect such information. All financial matters regarding your information are subject to the conditions of the third party payment service provider's terms of service; the current version of which is attached as a link at https://stripe.com/checkout/legal. You acknowledge that we may change the third party payment service and move your information to other service providers that encrypt your information using secure socket layer technology (SSL) or other comparable security technology.

Audio Technology
We use a third party payment service in lieu of directly providing the audiobook to you. By submitting your name, email address, and password, you grant Upfront Books the right to store and process your information, as well as provide it to the third party service, which it may change from time to time; you agree that Upfront Books will not be responsible for any failures of the third party to adequately protect such information. All financial matters regarding your information are subject to the conditions of the third party payment service provider's terms of service; the current version of which is attached as a link at https://mysoundwise.com/terms.Local Taxes
You may be charged local sales tax or VAT, if applicable.International Access
This Website may be accessed from countries other than the United States. This Website and the Services may contain products or references to products that are only available within the United States and U.S. territories. Any such references do not imply that such products will be made available outside the United States. If you access and use this Website outside the United States you are responsible for complying with your local laws and regulations.Limitation of Liability
By using this Website, our Services, or supplied Products, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Upfront Books from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that arises in connection with use of this Website, Services, or Products by you or any other person accessing the Website using your member login account.

Upfront Books services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Individuals under the age of 18 can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. In this case, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities, subscribers and purchasers.

Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise noted, all Content contained on this Website is the property of Upfront Books and/or its affiliates or licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. Product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

When you register to participate in Upfront Books services on this Website, you may be required to establish a login identifier and a password. You are responsible for protecting your login and password from unauthorized use, and you are responsible for all activity that occurs on your account (including without limitation financial obligations). You agree to notify us immediately if you believe that your login or password has been or may be used without your permission so that appropriate action can be taken. We are not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure to safeguard your login and password.

This Website may contain links to third party Websites that are provided to you as a convenience. Any outside Website accessed from our Website is independent from Upfront Books, and we have no control over the content of such Websites. We are not responsible for the content of any linked Website or for any loss or damage incurred in connection with your use such links or dealings with the operators of such third party Websites.

Jurisdictional Issues
We make no representation that information on this Website, or the Products or Services we provide, are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this Website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

We may terminate any user's access to the audio experience in our sole discretion, for any reason and at any time, with or without prior notice. It is our policy to terminate users who violate these terms and conditions, as deemed appropriate in our sole discretion. You agree that we are not liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to our Website or Services.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Delaware, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in the English language in New York, NY, U.S.A. under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall appoint as sole arbitrator a retired judge who presided in the State of New York. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, security, or other equitable remedies from federal and state courts located in the State of New York or any other court of competent jurisdiction. Under no circumstances shall the arbitrator be authorized to award punitive damages, including but not limited to federal or state statutes permitting multiple or punitive damage awards. Any purported award of punitive or multiple damages shall be beyond the arbitrator's authority, void, and unenforceable. BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A COURT HEAR CLAIM ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, AMONG OTHER WAIVERS OF RIGHTS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.

To the extent you are located in the United States, if any provisions of this Agreement are not permitted by applicable law or regulation, those provisions shall be of no force or effect as between you and Upfront Books. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions as between you and Upfront Books.Entire Agreement
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein. We may, at our sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.

For Additional Information
If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact info@upfrontbooks.com.Copyright © 2020, Upfront Books LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how the Upfront Books family of websites - Upfront Books LLC and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Upfront Books”, “we”, “our” or “us”) - collects, uses and discloses personal information about you; how we protect this information; and the rights you may have in relation to this information.

We collect personal information about you from a variety of sources. We collect information from you directly (e.g., when you contact us, provide feedback, sign up for emails, or purchase products or subscriptions), automatically, (e.g., data collected from cookies), and from other sources, including commercially available sources, such as providers of consumer insights (consistent with applicable law).By visiting our Sites, downloading or using our Apps, and/or using the features made available to you through the Platforms, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy.The personal and other information that we collect about you is controlled by Upfront Books LLC, which is headquartered in the United States at 221 Canal Street, Floor 5, New York, New York 10013.

Information we collect directly from you
The categories of information that we may collect directly from you include the following: Identifiers, such as your name, postal address, email address, account name, and other similar identifiers; Demographics, such as your gender, age, and veteran status;Commercial information, such as products or services purchased, other transactions, or consumption histories or tendencies; Payment information (e.g., Credit card or debit card numbers and expiration dates); and Photos, audio, and video, such as photographs for identification, voice recordings of business calls, or information collected via video cameras at our facilities.

Information we automatically collect about you
We and our service providers and business partners may collect information about you automatically through the use of cookies and similar technologies including information about your online activities over time and across different websites or online services. You may be able to limit our ability to automatically collect certain types of information by adjusting the cookie settings on your web browsers. We also may use an application known as a "web beacon" (also known as a "clear gif" or "web bug"). A web beacon is an electronic file that usually consists of a single-pixel image. It can be embedded in a web page or in an email to transmit information, which could include personal information. For example, it allows an email sender to determine whether a user has opened a particular email. The categories of information we may collect via such technologies include: Identifiers, such as unique device identifiers, cookie numbers, IP addresses, and other persistent identifiers; Geolocation data, such as precise location collected from your mobile device or location information inferred from your IP address or other network information; Commercial information, such as products or subscriptions purchased, content downloaded from our sites, or other transaction histories or tendencies; and Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as information regarding your interactions with our Platforms, the URLs you visit before and after the Platforms, and information about the software and hardware you use.

Information we collect from other sources
We may collect information from other sources. For example:Identifiers. We collect contact information such as email addresses from marketing services, data suppliers, and social media services.Commercial information. We collect information on your purchasing history and potential interests from data supplementation services.Demographics, such as your gender, age, or veteran status provided by marketing companies, data supplementation services, social media services, and digital advertising companies;Internet or other electronic network activity information. We collect information from third parties that provide analytics or digital marketing services.We may combine personal information collected through the Platforms with other information that we or third parties collect about you in other contexts—such as our communications with you via email or phone, or your customer service records. We will treat such combined information as personal information and protect it in accordance with this Policy.

Upfront Books uses the information that we collect for a variety of purposes, including: to respond to your questions or requests concerning the Platforms or other services offered by Upfront Books or our partners; to fulfill the terms of any agreement you have with us; to provide such information to our publishing parts, including publishers and authors; to fulfill your requests for our services and orders for products or otherwise complete a transaction with you; to manage your participation in surveys, contests, or promotions; to send you information about our services, the status of any orders, and other topics that are likely to be of interest to you, including newsletters, updates, or other communications; to authenticate billing and identification information; to deliver confirmations, account information, notifications, awards, service-related announcements, and similar operational communications; to improve or personalize your user experience; to improve the quality of our products and services; to protect our rights and interests; to analyze how visitors use and interact with the Platforms; to learn about users’ demographics, interests, and behavior; to provide you with advertising that we believe suits your interests; to comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements; and to manage our business.We may partner with certain third parties to collect, analyze, and use information collected via the Platforms or in email communications from Upfront Books. This information may be used for a variety of purposes, including online behavioral advertising, as discussed below (see the section entitled "How we share personal information with third parties").We also may use information that we collect to send you promotional communications, including emails or postal mail about the products and services offered by Upfront Books or our partners. Although we hope you will find our promotional emails of interest, you may opt out of receiving them by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in any promotional email.If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our products or services, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend emails inviting him or her to visit the Platforms. This personal information may be used to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may opt out of receiving these emails.HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
We may share certain categories of your personal information by disclosing it to our service providers, business partners, or affiliates to achieve our business purposes. We may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

Service providers and business partners: We engage service providers and business partners to assist us with operating and providing you our services. These service providers or business partners may perform marketing services, help us process or ship orders, support email and messaging services, support our online advertising efforts, help us learn about customer trends and interests, and analyze information. Some of our service providers or business partners may engage their own service providers or business partners to further assist us. Unless otherwise specified, these companies will only use your personal information in the ways described in this Policy.

Analytics and digital advertising. We partner with certain third parties to collect information regarding how people interact with the Platforms and other digital services to engage in analysis, auditing, research, and reporting. And we use the information to personalize your experiences on the Platforms. The third parties we work with may use cookies, web logs, web beacons, or other similar technologies to collect this information. In particular, as of the effective date of this Policy, certain of the Sites and Apps use such third-party services as Google and Facebook to help collect and analyze certain information for the purposes discussed above. The Platforms also enable third-party tracking mechanisms to collect information for use in online behavioral advertising. For example, third parties may use the fact that you visited the Platforms to target online ads for Upfront Books services to you on non-Upfront Books websites or services. In addition, our third-party advertising networks might use information about your use of the Platforms to help target non-Upfront Books advertisements based on your online behavior in general. For information about behavioral advertising practices, including privacy and confidentiality, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website or the Digital Advertising Alliance website. The use of online tracking mechanisms by third parties is subject to those third parties’ own privacy policies, and not this Policy. If you prefer to prevent third parties from setting and accessing cookies on your computer, you may set your browser to block cookies. Additionally, you may remove yourself from the targeted advertising of companies within the Network Advertising Initiative by opting out here, or of companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance program by opting out here. Our Platforms currently do not respond to "do not track" browser headers. To comply with law or cooperate with reasonable requests: We may share your personal information with law enforcement agencies, courts, other government authorities or other third parties where we believe necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. We may share personal information as we deem reasonably necessary to support lawful investigations or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of you or any other party.

In the context of a transaction: We may share your personal information with potential transaction partners, service providers, advisors, and other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a corporate transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another company or we sell or transfer all or a portion of our assets or business. The following categories of your personal information may be shared with these parties:
Commercial information;
Payment information; and
Pictures, audio, and video;
We do not sell your personal information in exchange for money. However, we may disclose information to third parties in exchange for analytics, insights, marketing support, or other valuable services. California law treats such disclosures as “sales” even though the information is not exchanged for money. We disclose the following categories of information for such purposes:
Commercial information;
Geolocation data;
Internet or other electronic network activity information; and
Inferences regarding preferences or other characteristics.

Your direct sharing of information on the Platforms. Certain features of our Platforms make it possible for you to share comments or feedback publicly with all other users of the Platforms. Any information that you submit through such features will be available to the public at large and potentially accessible through third-party search engines. Such information can be read, collected, and/or used by others, and it could be used to send you unsolicited messages if you disclose personal information. Accordingly, please take care when using these features of the Platforms.Your direct sharing of personal information through third-party websites and services. The Platforms may enable you to share directly personal information with websites or online services operated by third parties. For example, the Platforms contain links to third-party websites that incorporate comment and social media features. The Platforms may also contain a Facebook "like" button, a Twitter "follow" button, or similar features. If you choose to use these features, you may disclose your personal information not just to those third-party websites and services, but also to their users and the public more generally. Because these third-party websites and services are not operated by Upfront Books, we are not responsible for the content or practices of those websites or services. The collection, use, and disclosure of information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third-party websites or services, and not this Policy.Third-party plugins. The Platforms integrate certain third-party plug-ins (such as a Facebook "like" button). Even if you do not click on these plug-ins, they may collect information about you, such as your IP address and the pages that you view. They also may set and/or access a cookie. These plugins are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them.Aggregated and de-identified information. From time to time, Upfront Books may also share aggregated or de-identified information that cannot reasonably identify Platform users or the devices they use, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Platforms.Security
Upfront Books uses commercially reasonable physical, technical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, and alteration. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Please be aware, however, that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. You remain responsible for protecting your username and password and for the security of information you transmit to us over the Internet.Your Choices and Rights
You can stop email marketing from us or our partners by using the “opt out,” or “unsubscribe” mechanism at the bottom of our email marketing messages. We may give you a choice about stopping just one kind of email or opting out of all email marketing from us.If you want to learn more about the personal information that Upfront Books has about you, or you would like to update or change that information, or deactivate your account, please contact us by email at info@upfrontbooks. Note that deactivating your account does not cause your account information to be deleted from our servers. Depending on where you live, you may have certain rights regarding your personal information. For example, you may have one or more of the following:
Right to Know: request information about the personal information that we collect, use, disclose, and sell.
Right to Delete: request the deletion of personal information that we have collected, though we may be permitted to retain personal information for certain purposes;
Right to Opt-out of Sales: We do not share your information with third parties in exchange for money. However, we may disclose information to third parties in exchange for analytics, insights, marketing support, or other valuable services. Some states treat such disclosures as “sales” even though the information is not exchanged for money.
Non-Discrimination: We may not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under certain laws. We may, however, provide a different level of service or charge a different rate if the difference is reasonably related to the value of your information.
To exercise the rights you may have, please email us at info@upfrontbooks.com or click here: I want to exercise my rights. If you would like to exercise your right to opt out of the sale of your personal information, please click here: Do Not Sell My Info.If you are concerned about having cookies on your computer or device, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your computer or device. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the Platforms may not operate correctly. You can:Disable browser cookies: Your browser may allow you to control cookies, some of which may enable third parties to collect data about your use of our websites. Instructions for blocking cookies on commonly used browsers can be found below. You must adjust the settings on each browser and on each device for which you wish to block cookies.
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Instructions for blocking cookies from a specific website
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Disable Flash cookies: To disable Flash cookies, follow these instructions. This setting will need to be adjusted on each device for which you wish to block Flash cookies.Exercise interest-based advertising opt-outs: Certain advertising groups allow consumers to opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising from their respective members. You can use the links below to opt out. You will need to exercise these opt-outs on each browser on each device for which you wish to opt-out.
Digital Advertising Alliance opt-out
Network Advertising Initiative opt-out
Limit mobile device interest-based advertising: You can adjust your advertising preferences on mobile devices through your device settings:
iOS Devices: Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising (at the bottom of the screen) > Turn on Limit Ad Tracking
Android Devices: Go to Google Settings > Ads > Opt Out of Interest-Based AdsInformation for Platform users from outside the United States

The personal and non-personal information that we collect through or in connection with the Platforms is transferred to and processed in the United States for the purposes described above. Upfront Books also may subcontract the processing of your data to, or otherwise share your data with, affiliates or third parties in the United States or countries other than your country of residence. The data-protection laws in these countries may be different from, and less stringent than, those in your country of residence. By using the Platforms or by providing any personal or non-personal information to us, you expressly consent to such transfer and processing.

Children’s Privacy
The Platforms are not directed to children under the age of 13, and Upfront Books will never knowingly collect personal or other information from anyone it knows is under the age of 13. Persons over 13 but under 18 years of age may use the Platforms only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.

Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to amend this Policy at any time. We will post all changes to this policy on this website, so you should review the Policy periodically. Any such amendments to this Policy may apply to information we collect in the future as well as any information we obtained prior to such amendment. If we make a material change to this policy, we will provide appropriate notice as required by law.

How to contact us
If you have any questions or comments regarding our Policy, please contact us at info@upfrontbooks.com.