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Terms & Conditions

Last amended on August 8, 2017
Welcome to The Asia Foundation’s Let’s Read! platform (herein after referred to as “Platform”). Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before accessing, using or obtaining any materials, information, or service. The Platform includes the website, web reader application, web translator tool application and Android based reader application. By accessing any component of the Platform you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. We may change, add or remove portions of these terms and conditions at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these terms prior to each use of the website/platform and by continuing to use this website/platform, you agree to any changes.

Termination

The Asia Foundation may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Platform for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these terms.

User Generated Content

Users agree that the copyright of any translations created and content generated on the Platform will be held by The Asia Foundation. You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the Platform (including but not limited to: translations and comments) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by The Asia Foundation and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to the Platform may also be made available for republishing through other formats.

Content & Intellectual Property

The Platform strives to be an open and freely accessible digital library, so that books can be enjoyed by as large of an audience as possible. We also endeavor to protect the intellectual property rights of the incredible writers, illustrators, editors and creators that bring the world these stories. The content on the Platform are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. By using the Platform you agree to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules and any other restrictions set forth.
Certain account types have the ability to upload content to the Platform. By uploading content (for example books or other material that is allowable), you agree that you are the copyright holder of that content and/or are a legal representative of or authorized by the copyright holder to upload the content and be bound by the Terms of the Platform.
Any content uploaded to the Platform will be given a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) unless a different license is stated for the work at the time of the upload. The uploading representative may choose which Creative Commons or equivalent license assigned to the content with the exception of a “No Derivative” license.
By using this website and platform, and by uploading content to the Platform, you agree and give permission for the material to be translated and adapted to any language available, now or in the future, on the website and platform.

Prohibited Content

The Platform is designed to be an open, productive, safe and inviting space for users across cultures, nationalities, religions and backgrounds. While The Asia Foundation strives to contribute to the creation of open and free societies, we reserve the right to remove any material or content from the website at any time and for any reason. An example of material that will be removed from the Platform includes (but is not limited to) any material that directly attacks and denigrates another group of people based on their race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, etc.

The Asia Foundation’s Role

By agreeing to these terms, you understand that The Asia Foundation is only providing a means for communication between the various users of the Platform. We facilitate this communication by providing the Platform but it is the users of the Platform who are responsible for the reading, translating, and exchanging of the content found within the Platform.
While we strive to enforce these terms and conditions that will allow for an open, productive, safe and inviting space for users to read, share, create and otherwise enjoy the wonderful worlds that books have to offer, we do not and cannot guarantee that users of the Platform will conform, fully abide by, and use the website in compliance with these terms. We are not required to nor shall we endeavor to resolve any dispute or disagreement between users or visitors. While we reserve the right to remove any material or content from the Platform at any time and for any reason, the Platform does contain content generated by users for which The Asia Foundation has no control over.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Please completely read and understand the following privacy policy before using the Platform. The Platform uses Google logins to verify credentials. By using the Platform you consent to the collection and use by The Asia Foundation of certain types of data, such as but not limited to email addresses, profile pictures, and browser cookie. The Platform also uses third-party services, such as Google Analytics, that collect data such as but not limited to IP address, browser type, browser version, page visits, the time and date of visit, time spent on pages and other usage information. Usage data from the platform is stored anonymously. The information is used to improve the utility of the site to users.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that the Platform can send to your browser for storage on your computer's hard drive. They make your use of the Platform easier by saving your status and preferences and may be refreshed every time you visit. The Platform may use session cookies when you visit our website while your browser is open, or while you are logged into the Platform. To facilitate the registration and login functions, cookies may be used to recognize when you return to the Platform. If others will be using your computer, you should log out of your account so that your logon information is cleared. Most browser are initially set to accept cookies, but you may be able to change the settings to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent.

Children's Privacy

The parts of the Platform that require personal information (that is, logging in to upload books and edit information about them) are intended for use by adults (though many of the books may be intended for and browsed by children). The Asia Foundation will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age 13 who you believe has submitted personal information to the Platform, please contact The Asia Foundation immediately.

Security

The Platform has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, your confidential use of the Platform cannot be guaranteed by The Asia Foundation. The Asia Foundation shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of the Platform or any information you transmitted to the Site.

Other Websites

Material on the Platform may link to independently run websites outside of the letsreadasia.org domain. The Asia Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any websites you visit from this website.

These terms are adapted from Bloom Library and Storyweaver, and may be used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share-Alike 4.0 License.