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often, the artist and/or author. If you violate these terms, you expose
yourself to severe, costly legal penalties.
Use of eBooks
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bound by any limitations that implies. You may back up your eBooks to disc or
other storage device for your personal use only.
Many parties have an interest in maintaining the commercial
viability of our eBooks: us, our authors, their publishers, their agents, and
so on. Any and all of these parties may take legal action against you if you
share an eBook or break its encryption! If you like what you read, please send
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Personal eBook library
We provide your eBook library as a free service to you. We hope to
allow you indefinite, unrestricted access to your library, but we do not
guarantee it. If for any reason we must shut down your library and/or account,
we promise to provide you with one electronic copy of each book you have
purchased. Beyond that, we cannot guarantee you access to your eBooks. We
maintain records of eBook downloads; if you have downloaded an eBook according
to our records, we are under no further obligation to you for that title. You
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your inability to access your personal library.
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We hold a record of your Mobipocket PIDs and any other encryption
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you access to encryption keys you’ve stored on our site. For each
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electronic copy of that book accessible via one key you provided to us. If you
lose the key or it becomes invalid, you agree that we are under no obligation
to provide you with a new copy of the eBook accessible via a different key.
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slurs. If you do, we can pursue a wide variety of remedies, including revoking
your account and contacting law enforcement.
Also, please do not use our forums or other posting areas to
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do, we may revoke your account. For your protection, we strongly discourage you
from posting personal contact information in the forums, as anyone might obtain
it. We reserve the right to delete any forum posts for any reason.
Note that by using the forums you agree to hold us harmless of any
and all damages you thereby incur due to your sharing of information.
Please do not post profane or provocative comments in your reader
reviews. If you don’t like a book, limit yourself to specific, reasoned
criticism. If you exceed our highly subjective standards of good taste, we’ll
warn you and delete your review. We reserve the right to delete any review for
any reason. Note that by posting a review on our site, you agree that
ElectricStory.com has unrestricted right to quote from it and repost it without
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Note that by posting a reader review you agree to hold us harmless of any and
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You agree to supply correct account information and update it upon
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shut down your personal library. If you create an account to impersonate
someone, we will revoke your account.
If you use your account to pursue any illegal activity, including
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that entity and you represent it. If we find you are soliciting business via
our website, we will first give you a warning before pursuing any other action
(this policy subject to change without notice).
Harassing other members of ElectricStory.com
The forums on our site and affiliated sites are self-policing for the most
part. However, as stated previously, if you defame, threaten, or sexually
proposition someone, even jokingly, we may take action against you. Regardless
of the language you use, if you become a negative distraction for a large
number of members, we reserve the right to revoke your account or severely
limit your site access.
We will not share or sell your account information without your
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stolen, your personal information will most likely be secure. All commerce
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All sales final
Due to the digital nature of our products, we generally cannot
offer refunds, with a few exceptions. We will refund your money if we determine
there was some clear mistake in processing your order, for instance, one that
results in your being charged twice for the same eBook or other digital
product. Note that each encrypted format of the same eBook or other digital
file, like Secure Mobipocket format, constitutes a separate product. If you buy
the wrong product, you may petition us for a refund or exchange, provided you
have not yet downloaded it. Downloading an eBook completes our transaction with
the distributor or publisher and makes us liable for its cost.
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Links to this site
Feel free to link to this site at any level. We have no prohibition
against so-called “deep” linking to our site.
Any dispute arising between you and ElectricStory.com will be
settled pursuant to the laws of
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legally invalid, the other provisions shall maintain their full force and
Right to change or amend
ElectricStory.com reserves the right to change or amend these Terms
of Use at any time.
Last Update: 6/5/2005