This document explains the way we store and process your personal data, and the ways we use to protect it. If you need to solve a formal issue, please read the text entirely. For quick reference you may read our comments to the right. The best way to get required clarifications is to contact us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviewing this Policy will let you know the way your information is currently treated.
Use these e-mails to contact us. You are welcome.
We shall regard your information with respect, but it may be involved in some business and development operations.
We are doing our best to treat your privacy in a respectful manner.
Yes, we really will answer your e-mails.
We may amend this Policy any time, and you are able to amend your personal preferences.
Bookmate does not control the information collection and distribution policies on Internet domains other than those Internet domains that are under the control of Bookmate itself. When you are on the Website, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. Bookmate is not responsible for any use of the information including click-stream data created when using such third party sites.
Bookmate contains links to other web sites which may threaten your safety. So you’d rather stay on Bookmate.
The Website may also contain advertising and other links to other web sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other sites. Also we do not send random marketing emails to personal email addresses. The Website may contain hyper links to external web sites owned and operated by third parties. Bookmate has no control over or association with such third party sites and Bookmate is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness and quality of the information contained within them. Any and all contents on these external web sites do not reflect products, services or information provided by Bookmate. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or webmaster of such site.
Use links to external resources at your own risk.
We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use general information about your visits to this and/or other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, direct such concerns regarding to the respective company’s administrator or webmaster .
As an industry standard, we use your statistics to adjust ads you see.
Bookmate allows users to upload their content onto the Website hosted on a “cloud” server to share with other users (“User Content”) The hosting of User Content does not imply an endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or representation by Bookmate as to the legality, originality, or authenticity of the User Content. An owner and/or a user who uploaded the User Content bears all risks associated with such User Content, including, without limitation, its potential legal or other liability to the other users of the Bookmate’s services and/or Bookmate.
Don’t upload any illegal content.
When you are on the Website, certain content may be served by a third party. These third parties may also drop their own cookies and/or use web beacons, which may be used to identify some of your preferences or to recognize you if you have previously had contact with them. We do not control the use of such technology by third parties, the information they collect, or how they use such information.
Third parties are still able to collect and use your information while you are on Bookmate.
The Website may be subject to the laws of various jurisdictions, including the laws of the United States of America as this is a the Untitled Sates based website and other jurisdiction because access to the Website may use internet traffic of different jurisdictions, including the United States of America. Bookmate will disclose personally identifiable information without your permission when required by law, or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to investigate or protect against harmful activities to Bookmate guests, visitors, associates, or property (including this Website), or to others. As mentioned above, laws related to personal identifiable information vary by country. For example, personally identifiable information collected in the European Union and its Member States is subject to the EU Directives concerning personal data, privacy and electronic communications, including but not limited to Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and the subsequent legislation adopted in the EU Member States.
Privacy laws are different in all countries, but in general Bookmate is under US jurisdiction.
Bookmate may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to appropriate governmental authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial authorities, we will provide this information upon receipt of the appropriate documentation. Bookmate may also provide information to law enforcement to protect its property and the health and safety of individuals as permitted by statute.
Your information may be disclosed by order of official authorities.
The Website does not collect personally identifiable information from your computer when you browse the Website and request pages from our servers. This means that, unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with personally identifiable information, we will not know your name, your e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information. We collect such information in order to make our Service function correctly and provide you the functionality that you see on this Website, as our servers use this information to deliver to you the pages on this Service. We also use this information to better understand how visitors use our Service and how we can better tune our Service, its contents and functionality to meet your needs.
Utilization of your data helps us to give you good service.
You may not disclose your personal data to us. In which case we won’t be able to provide you exceptional online reading service.
In addition, as noted below, minimum information is requested if you choose to subscribe to product updates.
Your data may be required to provide updates.
You never have to answer any questions, and you can decline this exchange of information at any time. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the services dependent upon the collection of this information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity or purchase, you will not be able to engage in that activity or make such a purchase. Bookmate will inform you of the mandatory and/or optional character of the requested and/or required information.
We need to identify you in any way to make you able to use Bookmate.
We may have plenty of different reasons to collect your data.
When you use the Website, Bookmate or third parties authorized by Bookmate may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Website and its services. When you surf the Internet, your Internet browser (such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari or other) automatically transmits some information to Bookmate every time you access content on one of our internet domains within the Website. Examples of such information include the URL of the Web page you were just on (known as the “Refer”), the IP (or Internet Protocol) address of the computer you are using, or the browser version you are using to access our site. All of this information may be collected by Bookmate and used to help improve our offerings to you.
Your browser and other applications collect and use your data.
We use such data to facilitate and track your use of the Website and its services. Bookmate also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the Website. Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.
We are focused on traffic patterns analysis, so your data may be used in creating these patterns.
Bookmate has the right to send you a periodic newsletter, and information about the updated product. This newsletter is a marketing tool that allows Bookmate to inform you of new Products and Services, as well as other news relevant to the company. You have the right to unsubscribe from this mailing list by following the link given in the letter.
You will receive e-mails from us. There might be some important ones, so you’d better have a look.
When you submit personal information to Bookmate through this Website or related applications (e.g. mobile Bookmate Application), you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of theу countries in which Bookmate, its affiliates, subsidiaries and third party partners maintain offices. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors of Bookmate. Such vendors are bound by contract not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties.
Your data may be delivered to any person in any country.
Bookmate have a few features, provided by other developers. They use your data on their own.
At your choice, you may create a personal account containing your personal information. A personal account is required for readings books with preservation of settings of reading; bookmarks; additions of books on the personal shelf; obtaining recommendations, news; accounting of statistical data of reading; citation of books; to share on social networks and etc. on the Website. When you create a personal account, some information about your account activity will be provided to other users of Bookmate. For instance, other users may be able to view which content you have accessed via the Website. You can access, review and update your personal account information online via the Website.
If you wish to deactivate your personal account, you can go to: bookmate.com. You have the right to access and change your personal information at any time by logging into your personal account, where you can view and make changes to your personal information. We cannot guarantee that information in your personal account won’t be accessible to other users either by means of Service or by means of other services including the search engines.
You’ll have a personal account on Bookmate and you can deactivate it.
As a registered user you have the right to access and change your personal information at any time by logging into your personal account.
Update your information if you’d like.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was passed by the U.S. Congress in November 1998. COPPA provides parents with specific rights regarding their children's privacy. For additional information and resources on COPPA, please visit the Federal Trade Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/. The Website and any products or services available on the Website are not directed at children under 13 years of age and, therefore, COPPA does not apply. However, we recognize that children under the age of 13 may access this Website and subscribe to the newsletter or purchase products and services. The collection of this information is covered above. Parents and Legal Guardians may request from us to terminate and delete their child’s account. You may do so by contacting us by letter (using the address information provided at the bottom of this page) or email to email@example.com.
We’ll help you limit your child’s access to undesired content on request.
We use common security standards, like most of online services.
We care about your privacy.
Bookmate collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. We will use your e-mail address to send a confirmation and, if necessary, might use the other information to contact you for help to process the purchase or service you have selected. If you subscribe to a service or upload a content, for example, the information is used to register your rights, if any, to technical support or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. Your personal information is also used to keep you informed about new products, product upgrades, patches, special offers, and other products and services of Bookmate and selected third parties if you have so opted to receive such communications.
Read this if you‘re still unsure about your safety.
Bookmate may collect information about the use of the services offered via Website, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. Bookmate may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.
We use your data to create statistics reports.
Privacy is important.
Bookmate does use the services of third parties as (e.g. processing of purchase orders) that act as independent contractors on behalf of Bookmate. You may also use your third party login accounts and passwords (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google or other) in order to register and login to the Website and use Bookmate’s services. These parties are contractually prohibited from using personally identifiable information for any purpose other than for the purpose Bookmate specifies. We do provide non-personally identifiable information to certain service providers for their use on an aggregated basis for the purpose of performing their contractual obligations to us. We prohibit the sale or transfer of personal information to entities outside of the Bookmate’s affiliates for their use without our approval.
We integrate third party features to Bookmate which process your information on their own.
Sometimes we disclose your data.
In the event that all or substantially all of Bookmate’s stock and/or all or substantially all assets are transferred or sold to another entity, Bookmate may transfer personally identifiable information to the acquiring entity. If, as a result of such a business transition, your personally identifiable information will be used in a materially different manner, you will be given choice consistent with our policy regarding notification of changes.
You can always choose whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information and that choice will not prevent you from using the Website. Please note, however, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the services dependent upon the collection of this information and you will be given an opportunity to “opt-in” and make your preference choices for any items that are optional and which are not prerequisite for our rendering such services.
It’s your choice to use Bookmate and provide personal data.
You can choose at anytime to opt out of receiving emails from Bookmate or from having your personally identifiable information shared with selected companies. If you want to opt out, you can do so by editing your preferences with respect to email or the sharing of information. If you elect to “opt out” we will not, as applicable, share your personal information with third parties or send you emails. However, we may continue to use your personal information for internal purposes, to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer the site or comply with applicable law.
You can opt-out of receiving e-mails.
We reserve the right to send a one-time registration confirmation email, and infrequent Service Alert messages to users to inform them of specific changes that may impact their ability to use a service they have previously signed up for, regardless of email contact opt-in status. We also reserve the right to contact you if compelled to do so as part of a legal proceeding or if there has been a violation of any applicable licensing, warranty and purchase agreements.
Still there are some e-mails that we’ll send even if you unsubscribed.
Bookmate is retaining these rights because in limited cases we feel that we may need the right to contact you as a matter of law or regarding matters that will be important to you. These rights do not allow us to contact you to market a new or existing service if you have asked us not to do so, and issuance of these types of communications is rare.
Some of our e-mails may contain really important information.
If you wish to opt out of receiving emails, the sharing or retention of any personal identification information, or otherwise change your personal preferences, you may contact Bookmate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure that your request is honored, you must provide Bookmate with information sufficient for us to accurately identify and access your records. The information we require is your full name and the email address you provided to Bookmate. Bookmate reserves the right to contact you to verify that we have accurately identified your record.
Our e-mails contain links to unsubscribe.
Our Website uses “cookie” technology. “Cookies” are short pieces of data generated by a web server that a website stores on a user’s computer. Certain pages on our Website may require the use of a cookie for purposes of keeping information you enter on multiple pages together. Cookies also enable us to customize our Website and offerings to your needs and provide you with a better online experience with us. In addition, cookies are used to:
In addition, the service providers we use to serve and host our advertisements, and/or deliver our e-mails, use session and persistent cookies, to track the number of times the Website is accessed and whether the site was accessed from an advertisement. A cookie is placed on your computer only if and when you click on an advertisement or open the e-mail. The cookie generated from the advertisement or e-mail does not contain any personally identifiable information and will remain on your hard drive until you delete it.
You may set your browser to block cookies (consult the instructions for your particular browser on how to do this), although doing so may adversely affect your ability to perform certain transactions, use certain functionality and access certain content on our Website.
We have cookies.
Please note that if you provide Bookmate with inconsistent privacy preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that third parties may contact you with marketing offers and indicating on another occasion that they may not), Bookmate cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored.
The best way to solve anything is sending us a letter.
Copyright © 2014 Bookmate Media Services, Inc., its affiliates and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Our comments to the right aren’t legally binding and intended to improve your understanding of this Policy. Please refer to official text for solving official issues.
Here you may examine terms of Bookmate operation and understand legal basis of its functionality. If you need to solve an official issue, it’s recommended to read the whole text. For quick reference you may read our comments on the right. The best way to get required clarifications is to contact us directly via email@example.com.
ATTENTION, NOTICE TO USER: THIS IS AN AGREEMENT GOVERNING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BOOKMATE MEDIA SERVICES, INC., AND USE OF THE SERVICES, AS DEFINED BELOW, PROVIDED TO YOU BY BOOKMATE MEDIA SERVICES, INC. YOU MAY USE THE SERVICES ONLY ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THESE SERVICES. USING THESE SERVICES INDICATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS (“TERMS OF SERVICE”), DO NOT USE THESE SERVICES.
It means that you’ve just entered an agreement with Bookmate.
This Terms of Services Agreement (the “Agreement” or “Terms of Services”) is a legal agreement between You, either an individual or an entity (the “You” or “User”), and Bookmate Media Services, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, the “Bookmate”), regarding the Services, as defined below. Bookmate makes the Website www.bookmate.com including all Bookmate’s domains included within this Internet website (“Website”), and all information, graphics, documents, text, products, services and all other elements of the Website and all products offered on this Website and Services operated through the Website and related plug-ins, add-ons and applications (e.g. Bookmate Mobile Application), available for You subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. By using the Services, You agree to be bound by the following Terms of Service and all terms and conditions contained and/or referenced herein or any additional terms and conditions set forth on the Website and all such terms shall be deemed accepted by You. If You do NOT agree to all these Terms of Service, You should NOT use the Services. If You do NOT agree to any additional specific terms which apply to particular Bookmate’s Content (as defined below) or to particular transactions concluded through the Website, then You should NOT use the part of the Website and/or Services which contains such Bookmate’s Content or through which such transactions may be concluded and You should NOT use such Bookmate’ Content or conclude such transactions. Also, when You use any current or future Bookmate’s Services or visit Bookmate’ Websites or obtain any products or services, whether free of charge or for payment, of Bookmate or any business affiliated with Bookmate, whether or not included in the Website, You will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to such services or business.
If you are using Bookmate, you’ll have to obey the agreement.
These Terms of Service may be amended by Bookmate at any time. Such amended Terms of Service shall be effective upon posting on the Website. Please check the Terms of Service published on the Website regularly to ensure that You are aware of all terms governing Your use of this Website and Services. Also, specific terms and conditions may apply to specific content, products, materials, services or information contained on or available through this Website (the “Bookmate’s Content”) or transactions concluded through this Website. Such specific terms may be in addition to these Terms of Service or, where inconsistent with these Terms of Service, only to the extent the content or intent of such specific terms is inconsistent with these Terms of Service, such specific terms will supersede these Terms of Service.
Bookmate reserves the right to make changes or updates with respect to or in the Content of the Website or the format thereof at any time without notice. Bookmate reserves the right to terminate or restrict access to the Website or any portion thereof for any reason whatsoever at its sole discretion.
We will amend this document without any notice.
Bookmate is virtual book club where you can upload, store and read electronic books. All books in Bookmate are protected by copyright law and cannot be download and distribute outside the library.
Books available on Bookmate may be used only via Bookmate.
ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” BOOKMATE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR AS TO THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT. BOOKMATE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE SECURITY OF THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY INFORMATION SENT MAY BE INTERCEPTED IN TRANSMISSION OR OTHERWISE. BOOKMATE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVERS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT BY BOOKMATE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. Except agreed by Bookmate in writing, contractors, agents, dealers or distributors of Bookmate or any other third party shall not have a right to modify this limited warranty, nor to make any additional warranties.
We make no warranties regarding Bookmate. It’s your choice.
THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, YOUR SITE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES. BOOKMATE ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER SIMILAR SOFTWARE CODE THAT IS DOWNLOADED TO YOUR COMPUTER FROM THE WEBSITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BOOKMATE OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF SERVICE.
Internet is dangerous and we hold no liability for your damages.
The Website may contain references to specific Bookmate products and Services that may not be (readily) available in a particular country. Any such reference does not imply or warrant that any such products or services shall be available at any time in any particular country. Access to Bookmate and territorial restrictions depend on the country where you activated your subscription. If your residence has changed to another country, please appeal to our technical support.
Bookmate is not available in a few countries.
You understand and agree that by using the Website and Services and products contained therein, You may be exposed to Bookmate’ Content that You may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, You use the Website, services and products at Your own risk.
Books may be explicit and obscene.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BOOKMATE OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, CONTRACT, REVENUE, DATA, INFORMATION OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION), UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE BOOKMATE’ CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, THE STATEMENTS OR ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSION OR DATA, ANY INFORMATION THAT IS SENT OR RECEIVED, OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, ANY FAILURE TO STORE DATA, ANY LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO FILES, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO THE BOOKMATE’ CONTENT, ANY SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE THAT ARE DELAYED OR INTERRUPTED, EVEN IF BOOKMATE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ANY ACTION BROUGHT AGAINST BOOKMATE PERTAINING TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE MUST BE COMMENCED AND NOTIFIED TO BOOKMATE IN WRITING WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE DATE THE CAUSE FOR ACTION AROSE.
We are not liable for your Bookmate experience.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations, so the above limitations may not apply to You.
Laws of your country may differ from this these Terms.
YOU HEREBY WARRANT THAT: (i) ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU TO BOOKMATE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE IS TRUE AND ACCURATE; (ii) YOU HAVE FULL POWER AND AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THE TERMS OF SERVICES AND PROVIDE LICENSE AS SET FORTH IN SECTION (LICENSE TO YOUR CONTENT); (iii) YOU WILL SEEK ALL NECESSARY GOVERNMENTAL APPROVALS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THE TERMS OF SERVICE; (iv) YOU SHALL PERFORM ALL OF YOUR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE TERMS OF SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS; AND (v) YOUR MATERIALS, TEXT, GRAPHIC, AUDIOVISUAL, AND OTHER CONTENT (“YOUR CONTENT”) THAT IS AVAILABLE TO END USERS OF THE SITE AND THAT IS NOT PROVIDED BY BOOKMATE, OR WEBSITE DO NOT (1) INFRINGE ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, (2) CONSTITUTE DEFAMATION, LIBEL OR OBSCENITY, (3) RESULT IN ANY CONSUMER FRAUD, PRODUCT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT TO WHICH YOU ARE A PARTY OR CAUSE INJURY TO ANY THIRD PARTY, (4) PROMOTE VIOLENCE OR CONTAIN HATE SPEECH, (5) VIOLATE ANY APPLICABLE LAW, STATUTE, ORDINANCE, OR REGULATIONS, OR (6) CONTAIN ADULT CONTENT OR PROMOTE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES.
Please don’t’ upload any illegal content.
The term of this Term of Services (“Term”) shall begin when You start using the Services and shall continue in perpetuity unless otherwise terminated by Bookmate by written notice. Bookmate expressly reserves the right to change, suspend or discontinue all the Service or portion thereof, at any time, and may terminate Your use of the Service at any time. Without prejudice to any other rights, this Terms of Services will terminate automatically if You fail to comply with any of the limitations or other requirements described herein. Upon any termination or expiration of this Terms of Service, You must immediately cease using the Services including without limitation any use of Bookmate’s trademarks, trade names, copyrights and other intellectual property.
UPON TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT YOU WILL NO LONGER BE AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY.
This agreement may expire.
In order to use the Services You may need to obtain and/or use certain third-party products, services and/or materials (“Third Party Materials”). Third Party Materials are (i) not licensed hereunder; (ii) not under Bookmate’s control or license; and (iii) subject to the applicable licenses and respective terms and conditions of such third parties which You need to enter into prior or subsequent to the installation and/or use of the Third Party Materials and prior to the effective use of the Services. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary herein, nothing in this Terms of Services shall be construed as to grant You any rights or licenses with regard to such Third Party Materials or to entitle You to use such Third Party Materials.
Some application may be required to make Bookmate run on your device.
Copyright, trademark and all other proprietary rights in the Services and/or Bookmate’s Content (including but not limited to software, services, audio, video and text) rest with Bookmate and/or its licensors. Unless otherwise specifically provided herein or authorized by Bookmate in writing, all rights in the Services and/or Bookmate’ Content not expressly granted herein are reserved. You agree not to copy, republish, frame, make available for download, transmit, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, reverse engineer, or create derivative works based on the Services and/or Bookmate’ Content. All copyright and other proprietary notices shall be retained on all reproductions.
You are not given any unmentioned rights for our content.
Bookmate hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyright, patents, domain names or other intellectual property interests of third parties. All intellectual property interests of third parties referenced herein, including without limitation Third Party Material are the properties of their respective owners. Bookmate disclaims any proprietary interests in the intellectual property rights other than their own.
We don’t claim any rights for third-party content either.
The Bookmate shall conspicuously display graphics that indicates that the Service is provided by Bookmate under the guidelines that may be communicated to You from time to time by Bookmate. Such attribution must provide a direct link to the Website or such other address as Bookmate may designate from time to time.
Bookmate has a logo.
You may from time to time provide suggestions, comments or other feedback to Bookmate with respect to any product, material, software or information provided by Bookmate (hereinafter “Feedback”). You agree that all Feedback is and shall be entirely voluntary and shall not, absent separate agreement, create any confidentiality obligation for Bookmate. However, Bookmate shall not disclose the source of any feedback without the providing party’s consent. Bookmate shall be free to disclose and use such Feedback as it sees fit, entirely without obligation of any kind to You. The foregoing shall not, however, affect either party’s obligations hereunder with respect to the information protected pursuant to any Bookmate’s privacy policies posted on the Website.
You feedback is welcome.
If You believe that Your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Bookmate’s Copyright Agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Bookmate and its affiliates and its licensors that Your copyrighted material has been infringed.
Bookmate’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this Website can be reached as follows:
Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Grayver, LLP
21515 Hawthorne Blvd Suite 450
Torrance, CA 90503
We respect copyright owners. Please contact us in case of any infringement.
You hereby grant Bookmate and Bookmate accepts a non-exclusive and fully transferable, sublicensable and assignable royalty free right to store, load, adapt, modify, revise, transform, alter, create derivative works, install, execute, display and share with any third party or other users of Bookmate’s Services and/or Website (to “Use”) Your Content in connection with the Bookmate’s Services, on the Bookmate’s or its affiliates’ websites in connection with Bookmate’s products and Services pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Terms of Services with the right to sublicense to sublicensee(s) and end users any rights granted hereunder substantially on the terms and conditions set forth herein (the “License”).
You give us a limited license for everything you upload.
You may not use the Website and/or Services for any purpose that is unlawful, prohibited by these Terms of Service, or in any way interferes or attempts to interfere with the proper working of this Website and/or Services. You may not use this Website and/or Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this Website and/or Services, or that interferes with any third party’s use and enjoyment of this Website and/or Services. You agree that You will not use any third-party software that intercepts, “mines,” or otherwise collects information from or through the Website and/or Services. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by Bookmate to all users of this Website and/or Services. You shall not institute, assist, or become involved in an attack upon any Bookmate server or otherwise attempt to disrupt the Bookmate servers. Your use of the Website and/or Services is limited to five devices. ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DAMAGE BOOKMATE SERVERS OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF BOOKMATE IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE OR ASSISTANCE FOR SUCH AN ATTACK BE PROVIDED, BOOKMATE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH USER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Don’t break the law.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bookmate, its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, from any expense, loss, claim, damage, fine, penalty or liability, including reasonable fees for attorneys and other professionals, payable under any judgment, verdict, court order or settlement, to the extent resulting from any claim, demand, action, suit, arbitration, or other proceeding initiated by any third party, including the assessment, claim or demand by a governmental agency or entity, arising out of Your breach of these Terms of Service and/or Your Content, including without limitation infringement by Your Content of any third-party intellectual property and/or proprietary right, including, but not limited to, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, publicity and/or privacy.
We are not liable for your actions.
Linking to the Website is permitted provided that You comply with the following rules. You may link to the home page of the Website or to any other page of the Website. However, You are not allowed to use in-line linking (or hot-linking) or framing. You must not imply that Bookmate endorses or sponsors the linker or its site, products or services. You must not use Bookmate’s intellectual property including but not limited to trademarks, trade names, copyrights without advance written permission from Bookmate or as otherwise provided herein. Furthermore, You agree to remove the link at any time upon Bookmate’s request.
You may provide links to Bookmate.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without regard to its principles of conflict of laws. You agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia for any claim or cause of action arising out of, or relating to or in connection with these Terms of Service or this Website, provided that such exclusivity does not apply to legal actions initiated or brought by Bookmate.
Bookmate does not bear any responsibility nor assumes any risks if by any reason a Service or the Website breach national law of any state. Those who access this Website or use the Services do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with their national laws.
We are subject to specific jurisdiction, please comply with your local laws.
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Bookmate is a book club where users will bring their own content and get an opportunity to read their books and share them with others for free. Bookmate is the leading platform in Russia and the CIS providing legal access to a rich collection of books on major mobile platforms. We work with authors and publishers to provide them with an opportunity to get proceeds from their content through the Bookmate Publisher service at publisher.bookmate.com. We are committed to fighting any infringements of rights or any other illegal activity under our Service.
Bookmate Publisher supports holders of copyright not only by promoting the content and paying proceeds from it, but also by preventing infringement of copyrights. Publisher constitutes an indispensable part of Bookmate and complies with legal requirements of Russia, United States and the European Union.
Every book uploaded by users at Bookmate will be automatically compared with already uploaded files. If the rights for the book have been already registered, the book will not be published again.
Thus, it is crucial for us to receive full details of rights holders to prevent infringement of copyright, including:
Moreover, when a user is uploading a file they are always offered a choice to upload the file for private or public use. All users accept liability for their actions when joining the User Agreement.
Our mission is to provide legal services:
We continuously work to improve our technologies, so we shall keep providing rights holders with new opportunities to develop publishing and distribution of digital books.
It is Bookmate’s policy to fully comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and all other current copyright protecting laws. We shall immediately remove illegal content upon receiving a relevant takedown notification. We respect the rights of the rights holders and publishers and focus on developing lawful services to receive proceeds from the content at Bookmate Publisher publisher.bookmate.com.
If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please let us know by sending a notification to firstname.lastname@example.org , including the following:
For your convenience there is a template of notification that you can fill out and send us:
Pursuant to 17 US Code 512(c)(3)(A), this communication serves as a statement that:
I am [the exclusive rights holder | the duly authorized representative of the exclusive rights holder] for [title of copyrighted material being infringed upon, and, if possible, additional identifying information such as ISBNs, publication dates, etc. — or, if the material is a web page, the URL] ;
These exclusive rights are being violated by material available upon your site at the following URL(s): [URLs of infringing material] ;
I have a good faith belief that the use of this material in such a fashion is not authorized by the copyright holder, the copyright holder's agent, or the law;
Under penalty of perjury in a United States court of law, I state that the information contained in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on the behalf of the exclusive rights holder for the material in question;
I may be contacted by the following methods: [postal address, telephone number, and email address] ;
I hereby request that you remove or disable access to this material as it appears on your service in a relevant manner.
[your full name or name of the company ]
To make sure that such action is necessary, please consult your legal counsel or see section 512 (c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Bookmate shall comply with the provisions of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (hereinafter the DMCA) and with the same of the other current copyright acts and we always promptly remove the illegal content, upon receipt of the corresponding notice. In case you consider that the work placed by you on the Bookmate has been removed by mistake, in accordance with the DMCA [512 (g)] you may file a counter-notice which should contain the following:
In case of counter-notice filled in in accordance with the requirements stated hereinabove, the Bookmate shall promptly resend your counter-notice to the person, who demanded to remove the work.
In case no suit has been filed against you by the person who sent the notice on copyright infringement within 14 days from the date of receipt of a copy of such counter-notice, then in accordance with DMCA the Bookmate shall recover the work [512 (g) (2) (C)] , otherwise the work shall be subject to recovery prior to resolution of dispute between the Parties.
You may copy, fill in and send the following form of the counter-notice as a matter of convenience:
Attention: Bookmate Service:
In accordance with 17 USC 512(g), the present message shall testify to the fact that:
I [name of the user and/or organization’s representative] am [the owner of the exclusive right | duly authorized representative of the owner of the exclusive right] specified in the notice on copyright infringement as of [date] in relation to [description and author of the work which has been removed or blocked subject to the notice on copyright infringement, as well as additional identifying information and URL address, if available];
I swear under the penalty of perjury that I have a bona fide belief that the work has been removed or blocked by mistake or due to its improper identification as the work to be removed or blocked and that the work does not violate any of the third parties’ rights [statement specifying for what reason the work has been removed by mistake and for what reason the notice on copyright infringement has been sent by mistake].
I hereby declare under the penalty of perjury that the information contained in the present counter-notice to the best of my knowledge and belief is true;
I hereby agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the US District Court for the district of my registered address or whether I reside outside the territory of the USA, I agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the US District Court of the district of the Bookmate administrator’s or its representative’s registered address. I also acknowledge that I agree to receive the judicial documents from the person who sent the notice on copyright infringement subject to article (c)(1)(C), and/or from his/her representative.
I hereby acknowledge that this counter-claim as well as all the details contained herein may be delivered to the person who made the notice on copyright infringement and/or its representative.
My contact details are as follows: [correspondence address, phone number and e-mail];
I hereby require you to recover the work that has been removed from the service by mistake.
Yours respectfully, [Full name, physical and electronic signature]
To ensure your rights under the DMCA you should send your counter-notice to the Bookmate’s designated agent:
Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Grayver, LLP
21515 Hawthorne Blvd Suite 450
Torrance, CA 90503
Please note that you may be held liable for the inflicted losses (including court and attorneys’ fees) for false counter-notice, submitted pursuant to the notice on copyright infringement. Accordingly, if you are not sure that the work does not infringe anyone’s rights, we advise you to consult a lawyer beforehand.
Bookmate shall reserve the right to remove the user’s account and to cancel his/her subscription in case of subsequent infringement of copyright.
Further to the DMCA requirements please also find below the service provider’s details:
Bookmate Media Services, Inc.
919 NORTH MARKET STREET SUITE 950
WILMINGTON, DE 19801