Terms and Conditions


  1. Last updated: May 21, 2023.
  2. Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms,” “Terms of Use,” “Terms and Conditions,” “Privacy Policy,” “Policies”) carefully before using the BioDigitalNovels.com website (the “Service”), including the AI-RISE Blog,  operated by Bart Niedner DBA BioDigital Novels (“BioDigital Novels,” “AI-RISE,” “AI-RISE Blog,” “us,” “we,” or “our”).
  3. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access or use the Service.
  4. By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms, you may not access the Service.
  5. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
  6. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in these Terms of Use.
  7. We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with these Terms of Use.


  1. When you create an account with us, you must always provide us with accurate, complete, and current information. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.
  2. You are responsible for safeguarding the password you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.
  3. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any security breach or unauthorized use of your account.


  1. By subscribing to the Service, you agree to receive periodic emails regarding our latest news, updates, and promotions.
  2. You may unsubscribe from the Service anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails.
  3. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service without prior notice.
  4. We are not responsible for any technical issues that may prevent you from receiving the Service, including but not limited to spam filters and email server errors.
  5. By subscribing to the Service, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these terms and conditions.

AI-RISE Blog Comments

BioDigital Novels, referred to in this section as AI-RISE for context per Section General(2), has these Blog Comment Policies to encourage a respectful and productive environment for discussion and engagement on the AI-RISE blog. The policies foster meaningful and relevant conversations while discouraging spamming, personal attacks, and offensive or inappropriate content. Additionally, the policies ensure that AI-RISE complies with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides immunity to website operators from liability for third-party content posted on their sites.

  1. Moderation – All comments are subject to moderation and may be removed if they violate our policy. No reason or notice is required for AI-RISE to edit or remove any comment with or without cause. The AI-RISE editorial staff solely determines moderation judgments. Nota Bene: Though references to the AI-Rise editorial staff editing or removing comments are made under specific sub-sections of this policy, these notices do not infringe our right to moderate, edit, or delete any comment in part or whole elsewhere.
  2. Your Name – Name field(s) may be required to post a comment. You must use your name or nickname for commenting. We do not allow SEO keywords stuffed in the name field(s). Comments using keywords will be flagged as spam and edited or removed.
  3. Valid Email – Email addresses may be required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog nor shared. Email addresses that look like spam will be flagged as spam.
  4. Language – This blog is written in English, so please leave your comments in English. Proper grammar and spelling help ensure that others easily understand your comment. The AI-RISE editorial staff may edit your comment to correct such defects.
  5. Be Respectful – Whether you agree or disagree with the author or other commenters, always be respectful in your language and tone. AI-RISE is a “business-casual environment”; therefore, our editorial staff will edit or delete any comment that includes hate speech, excessive profanity, derogatory remarks, offensive or inappropriate content, or is considered disrespectful. The AI-RISE editorial staff solely determines these judgments. This community is friendly, so listen to your better angels when posting.
  6. No Personal Attacks – Disagreement and dissenting comments are welcomed as essential to the dialectic process benefiting AI-RIS’s purpose. However, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You must question, argue, elaborate, or agree with the content without attacking the blogger or other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and blocked access.
  7. Add Value – Keep your comments relevant to the topic and avoid going off on tangents. A comment that does not add to the conversation or stay on the subject as it may naturally reticulate in the comment thread, may be edited, moved, or deleted. All spam comments will be deleted.
  8. Limit Links – We greatly value links to relevant resources and want to know about your related creative or academic efforts. We also encourage you to provide evidence or sources if you make a claim. However, to prevent spam and assure quality, we ask that you limit links in the comments and keep them connected to the topic. All links must be related to the topic, except we encourage you to use one link to reference your relevant creative or academic work – we want to know you and your work. Abuse of links in a comment may lead to editing or deletion by the AI-RISE editorial staff, who solely determine these judgments.
  9. Spamming a Comment — Posting the same comment multiple times should be avoided unless the comment is relevant and adds value in various places throughout a reticulated thread. Posting the same comment numerous times may be seen as spam and removed by the AI-RISE editorial staff.
  10. All Rights Reserved – AI-RISE Editorial Staff reserves the right to edit, delete, and move any comment(s) without reason. We also reserve the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog. All other rights are reserved per Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
  11. Hold Harmless – All comments within AI-RISE are the commenter’s responsibility, not the editorial staff of AI-RISE. By submitting a comment on AI-RISE, you agree that the comment content is your own, and you agree to hold AI-RISE, Bart Niedner, all representatives of AI-RISE, and other commenters harmless from all repercussions, damages, or liability.

Links To Other Web Sites

  1. Our Service may contain links to third-party websites or services not owned or controlled by BioDigital Novels.
  2. BioDigital Novels has no control over and assumes no responsibility for any third-party websites or services’ content, privacy policies, or practices. You further acknowledge and agree that BioDigital Novels shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
  3. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services you visit.


  1. We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.
  2. Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may discontinue using the Service.
  3. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Information Collection And Use

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) may include, but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Email address

Service Providers

  1. We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services, or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
  2. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Google AdSense & DoubleClick Cookie

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.


  1. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material, we will try to provide at least 15 days’ notice before any new terms take effect. Notification is “as a courtesy” and shall not be construed to be a requirement for modification or replacement of these terms. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
  2. You are advised to review these Terms periodically for any changes. Changes to these Terms are effective when they are posted on this page.
  3. By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you disagree with the new Terms, please stop using the Service.

Children’s Privacy

  1. Persons under the age of 18 (“Children”) are not eligible for the Service without providing BioDigital Novels with signed consent by a legal guardian.
  2. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

Intellectual Property

The Service and its original content, features, and functionality remain the exclusive property of BioDigital Novels and its licensors.

AI Use Statement

The Service and BioDigital Novels are a testament to our dedication to exploring the creative process responsibly, with AI tools playing a significant role in supporting image creation, research, and idea generation and refinement. Throughout the process, sensitivity was taken to ensure that copyrights were not violated and that individual artist or writer styles were not directly employed. We are committed to creating wholly original works that showcase the potential of emerging AI tools for novelists. The Service and BioDigital Novels stand as a testament to our unique voice and vision and the role that technology can play in the creative process when used responsibly and thoughtfully.


Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or course of performance.

Governing Law

  1. These Terms shall be governed and construed by the laws of the United States without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
  2. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.
  3. We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding these policies, contact AI-RISE staff by emailing termsandconditions@biodigitalnovels.com.