The gist:

epubBooks is a self-publishing and ebook distribution platform and we would love for you to use it. Our service is free and designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes into your creative works as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your site or get linked to from your site (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).

Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the epubBooks website and all content, services and products available at or through the website. The Website is owned and operated by epubBooks. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, epubBooks's Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by epubBooks (collectively, the "Agreement").

The term 'epubBooks' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website. The term "website" refers to the website found at http://www.epubbooks.com. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by epubBooks, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

Your epubBooks Account and Site.

If you create a profile on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, profile and attached publications, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the profile. You must not describe or assign keywords to your profile or publications in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and epubBooks may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause epubBooks liability. You must immediately notify epubBooks of any unauthorized uses of your profile, publications, your account or any other breaches of security. epubBooks will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Responsibility of Contributors.

If you create a profile or publication, comment on a profile or publication, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content", "Profile" or "Publication"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

By submitting Content to epubBooks for inclusion on our Website, you grant epubBooks a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your profile and publications. If you delete Content, epubBooks will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, epubBooks has the right (though not the obligation) to, in epubBooks's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in epubBooks's reasonable opinion, violates any epubBooks policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in epubBooks's sole discretion. epubBooks will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Payment and Renewal.

General Terms.

Optional paid services are available on the Website (any such services, an "Upgrade"). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay epubBooks the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Upgrade fees are not refundable.

Automatic Renewal.

Unless you notify epubBooks before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time in the Upgrades section of your site's dashboard.

Responsibility of Website Visitors.

epubBooks has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Website, epubBooks does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. epubBooks disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material made available through the websites and webpages to which epubBooks links, and that link to epubBooks. epubBooks does not have any control over those non-epubBooks websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-epubBooks website or webpage, epubBooks does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. epubBooks disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-epubBooks websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement and Copyright Directive.

As epubBooks asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by epubBooks violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify epubBooks in accordance with epubBooks's Copyright Directive. epubBooks will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. epubBooks will terminate a visitor's access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of epubBooks or others. In the case of such termination, epubBooks will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to epubBooks.

Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from epubBooks to you any epubBooks or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with epubBooks, the epubBooks logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with epubBooks, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of epubBooks or epubBooks's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any epubBooks or third-party trademarks.

Advertisements.

epubBooks reserves the right to display advertisements on your profile and publications unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade or a other appropriate services account.

Attribution.

epubBooks reserves the right to display attribution links such as 'Published on epubBooks.com' theme author, and font attribution in your profile or publication footer or toolbar. Footer credits and the epubBooks toolbar may not be altered or removed regardless of upgrades purchased.

Changes.

epubBooks reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. epubBooks may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Termination.

epubBooks may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your epubBooks account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties.

The Website is provided "as is". epubBooks and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither epubBooks nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you're actually reading this, here's a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability.

In no event will epubBooks, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to epubBooks under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. epubBooks shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the epubBooks Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the Great Britain or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless epubBooks, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Miscellaneous.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between epubBooks and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of epubBooks, or by the posting by epubBooks of a revised version.

Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of Great Britain, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the courts located in Great Britain. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees.

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; epubBooks may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.