Terms of Use

Terms of Use


Welcome to the author website of Dianne Ochiltree, DianneOchiltree.com. This website is owned and operated by Ochiltree Books LLC. The author has created this non-commercial website for your personal enjoyment, entertainment and education. However, you are only authorized to access this website or to use the materials contained in the website (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws, and to these Terms of Use which constitute an Agreement between you and DianneOchiltree.com. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not agree with them, you should leave this website immediately. Any questions or comments regarding, or problems with, this website should be sent to Dianne@DianneOchiltree.com.

DianneOchiltree.com reserves the right to modify or amend this Agreement without notice at any time. It is therefore important that you read this page regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. If you become aware of misuse of this website by any person, please contact the Site Administrator with your concerns.

Access and Use

All materials contained in this website are protected by international trademark and copyright laws and must only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. This means that you may only view or download material from this Site for your own use and you must keep all copyright and other proprietary notices attached to the downloaded material.

The reproduction, duplication, distribution (including by way of e-mail, facsimile or other electronic means), publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from this website is STRICTLY PROHIBITED unless you have obtained the prior written consent of DianneOchiltree.com or unless it is expressly permitted by this website. The material covered by this prohibition includes, without limitation, any text, graphics, logos, photographs, audio or video material or stills from audiovisual material available on this website. The use of materials from this website on any other website or networked computer environment is similarly prohibited. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute in digital form the online materials found on this Site can be made by contacting the website owner and operator in writing: by letter, Dianne Ochiltree, Ochiltree Books LLC, 15 Paradise Plaza, #166, Sarasota, Florida 34239, or email Dianne@DianneOchiltree.com.

You are also strictly prohibited from creating works or materials that derive from or are based on the materials contained in this website including, without limitation, fonts, icons, link buttons, wallpaper, desktop themes, on-line postcards and greeting cards and unlicensed merchandise. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the derivative materials are sold, bartered or given away.

Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms & Blogs

You are welcome to post, transmit or submit messages to the website’s bulletin boards, chat rooms, blogs or other public areas within, or in connection with, DianneOchiltree.com (collectively “Forums”). However, DianneOchiltree.com accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such Messages.

DianneOchiltree.com does not endorse and has no control over the content of Messages submitted by others to Forums. Messages submitted to Forums are not necessarily reviewed by DianneOchiltree.com or its operator(s) prior to posting and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the website. DianneOchiltree.com makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content of the Messages in the Forums or the accuracy and reliability of any Messages and other materials in the Forums. Nonetheless, DianneOchiltree.com and its operator(s) reserves the right to prevent you from submitting Materials to Forums and to edit, restrict or remove such Messages for any reason at any time.

DianneOchiltree.com assumes no responsibility for actively monitoring Forums for inappropriate Messages. If at any time the website and its operator(s) chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Forums, DianneOchiltree.com nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content of the Messages, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Messages, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any Message. In submitting Messages to Forums, you agree to strictly limit yourself to discussions about the subject matter for which the Forums are intended. You agree that HCP accepts no liability whatsoever if it determines to prevent your Messages from being submitted or if it edits, restricts or removes your Messages. You also agree to permit any other user of this Site to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that other user’s personal use and not to restrict or inhibit the use of the Site by any other person.

You agree that you will not submit Messages to Forums that:

  • are unlawful, threatening, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent including any communication that constitutes (or encourages conduct that would constitute) a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law;
  • violate the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any other person. By submitting Messages to Forums, you represent to com that you are the rightful owner of such material or that you have first obtained permission to submit the material from the rightful owner;
  • improperly assume or claim the identity, characteristics or qualifications of another person;
  • are for purposes of spamming;
  • contain any virus or other harmful component;
  • are libelous, or an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or any other third party rights; or
  • are for commercial purposes or contain advertising or are intended to solicit a person to buy or sell services or to make donations.

You agree that any Message whatsoever submitted by you becomes the property of DianneOchiltree.com and may be used, copied, sublicensed, adapted, edited, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as DianneOchiltree.com sees fit.

You agree to release DianneOchiltree.com, its parents and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, officers, directors and shareholders, from any and all liability and obligations whatsoever in connection with or arising from your use of Forums. If at any time you are not happy with the Forums or object to any material within Forums, your sole remedy is to cease using them.

Employment Opportunities

DianneOchiltree.com may, from time to time, post DianneOchiltree.com employment opportunities on the Site and/or invite users to submit resumes to it. If you choose to submit your name, contact information, resume and/or other personal information to DianneOchiltree.com in response to employment listings, you are authorizing DianneOchiltree.com to utilize this information for all lawful and legitimate hiring and employment purposes. DianneOchiltree.com also reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to forward the information you submit to its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates for legitimate business purposes. Nothing in these Terms of Use or contained in the Site shall constitute a promise by DianneOchiltree.com to interview, hire or employ any individual who submits information to it, nor shall anything in these Terms of Use or contained in the Site constitute a promise that DianneOchiltree.com will review any or all of the information submitted to it by users.

Linked Sites

If DianneOchiltree.com has provided links or pointers to other web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be implied that DianneOchiltree.com is connected with, operates or controls these web sites. DianneOchiltree.com is not responsible for the content or practices of third party websites that may be linked to this website. When visiting other websites, however, you should refer to each such website’s individual “Terms of Use” and not rely on this Agreement.

Disclaimer of Liability and Warranties

While DianneOchiltree.com and its operator(s) does its best to ensure the optimal performance of the website, you agree that you use this website and rely on material contained in this website at your own risk.

The website, and all materials in this website, are provided “as is” and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, are provided without warranties of any kind either express or implied. This means, without limitation, that DianneOchiltree.com DOES NOT WARRANT that the website is fit for any particular purpose; that the functions contained in the materials in the website will be uninterrupted; that defects will be corrected; that the website is free of viruses and other harmful components or that the website is accurate, error free or reliable.

You acknowledge that DianneOchiltree.com, its parents and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders, IS NOT LIABLE for any delays, inaccuracies, failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, viruses, communication line failures or for the theft, destruction, damage or unauthorized access to your computer system or network.

You acknowledge that the website and its operator(s) is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct or material found in connection with this Site, including such conduct or material transmitted by any means by any other person.

You acknowledge that the website and its operator(s) is not liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, in connection with or arising from your use or from your inability to use the Site.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the website and its operator(s) from and against all the liabilities, claims, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of your use of this Site, your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement or your breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third parties.

Effective December 1, 2014