At OpenLibra we would like that all these pages that deal with the relationship we have with our users are clear and simple so we have put together in a few points the most important aspects regarding the use of OpenLibra:
- All the books listed in the catalogue are free (as in beer) and can be freely downloaded by the users whether or not they are registered in OpenLibra.
- All the books listed in the catalogue are free (as in beer), but they are mostly copyrighted. If you want to modify the works, redistribute them, edit them or trade them, please consult the license that usually is on the first pages of each book to see what kind of use allows its author.
- Users are free to link all the content in OpenLibra either on other websites, social networks or in any medium where links are accepted.
- Registered users must use the system responsibly, avoiding any action that may damage the platform, its content or harm other users. This point refers especially to crackers who try to alter OpenLibra or appropriate the personal data of other users.
- If you live in a country where the access to information, electronic downloads or use of any service offered by OpenLibra could mean a violation of local laws, please refrain from using the platform.
- If you live in a country in which to provide the personal data required to subscribe in the platform you need to have a minimum legal age or permission from a guardian, please refrain from registering if you do not meet those requirements.
- All of the above is not only applied to the web platform, but to any other third-party application that access its content through the tools (public API) that OpenLibra gives to developers: mobile applications, widgets, clients, etc...
That being said, OpenLibra reserves the right to discontinue the access to the platform at any time due to the detection of a purpose contrary to law, good faith or these conditions. This right is also applicable to confront a possible hacking or any scenario where, for whatever reason, the user data or the content of the platform can be compromised.
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If you continue reading about using OpenLibra, you may be also interested about our Disclaimer where we talk about what really matters in the platform: its content.
This document was last updated on February 5, 2015.