Terms Of Use

Please read before using the Community Books website. 

The websites which are located at the domain name CommunityBooks.com available for download (collectively, the “Websites”) are operated by Community Books LLC (“Community Books,” “we,” “our” or “us”). These Terms of Service (“Agreement” or “Terms of Service”) govern your access to and use of the Websites and apply to all services and sub-sites available under the domain name CommunityBooks.com, as well as all text, audio, video, images, graphics, materials, online communications and other information and content that are or may become available on the Websites (collectively, the “Information”). 

By using the Websites, you (“you” or “User”) signify your acceptance of these Terms of Service and your acknowledgement that the information that you provide, directly or indirectly, through the Websites will be managed in accordance with the Community Books Privacy Policy. 

Privacy Policy 

To view the Privacy Policy applicable to the Website, please click here. The Community Books Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference, explains what information Community Books may collect or gather from you on or through the Websites and how we will use and protect your information. Community Books may use data collected from the Websites, including history data, or cookies in accordance with the Privacy Policy. Although the Websites contain links to other Websites, Community Books is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other Websites. In addition, unless stated otherwise, Community Books cannot guarantee the security of any data submitted through the Internet, or by e-mail. 

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITES. 

User Eligibility 

The Websites should only be accessed and used by individuals who agree to be bound by this Agreement and who are at least 18 years of age. 

Changes to Terms of Use 

Community Books reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise, change, or modify these Terms of Service at any time. We will incorporate all material changes to these Terms of Service on this page. Notice of any change may be given in any manner we choose that complies with law, including, but not limited to posting a notice of such changes on the Websites. We encourage you to review this page periodically for the most recent version of these Terms of Service. Any use by a User of the Webstes following notice of such changes shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by that User of those changes to the Terms of Use. 

Copyright 

All rights reserved. The material and images contained on the Websites are protected by copyright and are owned by Community Books unless otherwise indicated. No material from the Websites may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. 

Trademarks 

The trademarks, service marks and logos used and displayed on the Sites are registered and unregistered trademarks of Community Books, unless otherwise noted. Nothing on the Websites should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Sites. 

Product Descriptions

Community Books makes every effort to make its product descriptions as accurate as possible. However, Community Books does not warrant that the descriptions or other content on this website are accurate, reliable, complete, or current. If you receive an item from Community Books that is not as it was described on the website, your sole remedy is to return it unused for a refund.

Ownership and License 

The Websites and the information, computer code, and related functionality appearing, featured or otherwise displayed on the Websites are owned by Community Books, its affiliates, and their respective licensors or other third parties and protected under the copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States and other countries and international treaty provisions. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, trade dress, icons and domain names located on the Websites are the property of Community Books LLC, its affiliates, their respective licensors or other third parties. Nothing contained on the Websites should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, trade dress, icon and domain name displayed on the Websites, without the written permission of Community Books or the applicable third party that may own the marks or names displayed on the Websites. Your use of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, logos, icons and domain names displayed on the Websites, or any other content or Information on the Websites, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited. 

Service Use 

We grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Websites in strict accordance with these Terms of Service and the instructions provided by us on the Websites. The materials provided on the Websites, including, without limitation, the Information, computer code, and related functionality, are only for your personal, private and non-commercial use. Except as may be explicitly permitted through the Websites, you may not copy, modify, upload, republish, distribute, display, post, license, create derivative works from, or transmit anything you obtain from the Websites, including anything you download from the Websites, unless you first obtain our written consent. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Community Books and its affiliates. You may not remove, obscure, or otherwise deface proprietary notices appearing on the Websites, or any content or Information. Any unauthorized use of the Websites or its contents may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes. 

Restrictions on Use

As a condition of your use of the Websites, you warrant to Community Books you will not use the Websites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use the Websites in any way that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Websites or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Websites. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Community Books Websites. This includes without limitation the following activities: Provide false or misleading registration information, disclose your username or password to anyone else, or use an account, username, password, or personal information of another user; Harvest or collect information about any users of the Websites; Transmit or facilitate the transmission of any “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming” in connection with the Websites; Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or automatic device to retrieve, index, “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Websites or any content or Information of the Websites; Modify the Information, content, programs or other materials on the Websites or hack into or access the Community Books servers or Websites in an unauthorized manner; Frame or mirror any part of the Websites, without the express permission of Community Books; Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate or otherwise alter any portion of the Websites; Upload or input to the Websites any information that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, intercept, or expropriate any portion or system of the Websites. 

You agree that your use of the Websites may be suspended or terminated immediately upon receipt of any notice which alleges that you have used the Websites in violation of these Terms of Use and/or for any purpose that violates any local, state, federal or law of the USA or other jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, the posting of information that may violate third party rights, may defame a third party, may be obscene or pornographic, may harass or assault others, or may violate any laws, rules or regulations, including, hacking or other criminal regulations. You understand that actions in violation of these Terms of Use may subject you to serious civil and criminal legal penalties and Community Books reserves the right to pursue penalties and other remedies to the fullest extent of the law to protect our rights. 

Third Party Content 

Community Books may display and distribute content and Information supplied by third parties on the Websites. Community Books does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of, or endorse, any content or Information of any third party. Any opinions, advice, statement, services, offers or other content or Information expressed or made available by third parties, including, without limitation, information providers or any other user of the Websites, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor, and not Community Books. 

Passwords and Security 

Certain aspects of the Websites may require registration. You agree that if you are issued a username and password in connection with access to or use of any of the Websites, you are responsible for keeping such information secret and strictly confidential. You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your username and/or password, including, without limitation, all communications, submissions or financial obligations. You are responsible for changing your password if you believe that your password or user name has been lost, stolen or might otherwise be misused. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your username or password or if any other breach of security is suspected by you. 

External Links

The Websites may provide links to other Websites or resources which are not maintained or controlled by Community Books (collectively “Linked Sites”). Community Books is neither responsible for, nor aware of, the content of those Linked Sites. The inclusion of any hyperlinks to Linked Sites does not imply approval of or endorsement by Community Books of those Linked Sites, or content, products and services offered on those Linked Sites. Community Books expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, copyright compliance, accuracy of the information and/or the quality of the goods or services provided by or advertised on any Linked Sites, and in no event shall Community Books be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on any Linked Sites. Any concerns regarding any Linked Sites should be directed to that respective web site, rather than to Community Books or the Websites. You are cautioned to read the terms of use and privacy polices provided on any Linked Site before using the Linked Site. 

Disclaimer of Warranties 

COMMUNITY BOOKS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE WEBSITES, THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITES, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITES. ALL INFORMATION AND USE OF THE WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. COMMUNITY BOOKS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE WEBSITES, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR RECEIVED THROUGH USE OF THE WEBSITES AND ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITES, INCLUDING ALL EXPRESS, STATUTORY AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. COMMUNITY BOOKS LLC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENTS OR ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITES ARE ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE WEBSITES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENTS OR ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT IT HAS RELIED ON NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR STATEMENTS OTHER THAN IN THIS AGREEMENT. SHOULD USER PURCHASE A COMMUNITY BOOKS PRODUCT FROM COMMUNITY BOOKS OR A THIRD PARTY, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE APPLICABLE TO THAT TRANSACTION WILL GOVERN SUCH PURCHASE AND USE OF THE WEBSITES DOES NOT AFFECT THAT PURCHASE IN ANY MANNER. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU BUT SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW OF YOUR JURISDICTION. 

Limitation of Liability 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL COMMUNITY BOOKS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS THAT RESULT FROM, OR ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITES, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR RECEIVED THROUGH USE OF THE WEBSITES, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF COMMUNITY BOOKS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, COMMUNITY BOOKS’ LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF YOUR JURISDICTION. 

Indemnification 

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Community Books, its affiliates and subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, sales associates, proprietors, partners, shareholders, principals, agents, predecessors, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees and litigation expenses) relating to or arising from your use of the Websites, any breach by you of these Terms of Use, your negligent or intentional acts, errors or omissions in regard to the subject matter of these Terms of Use, or your failure to comply with applicable laws in your use of the Websites. 

Unsolicited Submissions

We do not accept or consider creative suggestions, ideas or other materials other than those Community Books has specifically requested. If, despite our request that you not send us any creative materials, you send us comments, suggestions, ideas, concepts, drawings, pictures or other materials (collectively, the “Submissions”), the Submissions shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Community Books. None of the Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on the part of Community Books or its affiliates, and neither Community Books nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for any use or disclosure of any of the Submissions. Without limitation of the foregoing, Community Books shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature through the world and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, in any form of media, now known or hereafter created or perfected, without compensation or attribution to the provider of the Submissions. Changes to Websites Community Books shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Websites, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability and equipment and/or software required for access or use of the Websites or any portion of the Websites. 

Termination 

We reserve the right to terminate a User’s use of the Websites at any time without notice. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall have the right to immediately terminate these Terms of Use with any User without notice or to terminate or suspend access by that User to the Websites or cancel any orders, if applicable, placed by that User if, in Community Books’ sole discretion, the User breaches any term or provision of these Terms of Use or fails to comply with any instructions posted on the Websites. 

Software 

Any software that is made available to download from the Websites (“Software”) is owned or licensed by Community Books and/or its affiliates or suppliers and is subject to United States and international copyright, trade secret, trademark and other laws protecting intellectual property. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software, unless acceptance of a different license agreement is required prior to downloading the Software (the “License Agreement”). The Software is made available for downloading solely for use by end users according to the License Agreement. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software not in accordance with the License Agreement is expressly prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the Software to any other server or location for further reproduction is expressly prohibited. The Software is warranted, if at all, only in accordance with the terms of the License Agreement. 

EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR THAT SOFTWARE, COMMUNITY BOOKS HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. 

You acknowledge that any Software available or provided to you on the Websites may contain technology that is subject to strict controls by various agencies of the United States Government pursuant to United States export control laws and regulations. You hereby agree that you will not transfer or export such software from the United States or re-export such Software outside the United States in violation of United States export laws and regulations. Community Books LLC does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any software or technical data from the Websites to any jurisdiction prohibited by the United States export control laws and regulations. Choice of Law and Forum. 

Miscellaneous 

The provisions of the following Sections shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement: External Links, Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, Choice of Law and Forum, Termination, and Software Licenses. Monitoring. The Websites generally do not pre-screen, monitor or edit the content posted by Users of the Websites. Community Books and its agents and representatives have the right, at their sole discretion, but no obligation, to monitor the use and content of the Websites and reserve the right to edit, refuse to post or remove any content or Information that, in Community Books’ sole judgment, does not comply with these Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable. 

Software License(s). 

The Websites are controlled by Community Books from its offices within the State of Illinois in the USA. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, these Terms of Use and any actions or claims arising out of or in relation to these Terms of Use or the use of the Websites will be governed by and construed in accordance with the statutes and laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. Except where prohibited by law, any claim or dispute shall be subject to the sole and exclusive of the federal and state courts in Cook County, Illinois, and you hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of those courts and waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available. Any legal proceedings shall be conducted in English.