Terms of Use

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YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. BY ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THIS SITE, YOU ACCEPT, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THE TERMS OF USE SET FORTH BELOW, YOU MAY NOT USE ANY PORTION OF THE SITE.

Authorized Use of the Site:
This Site is provided for your personal use only. If applicable, you must be 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction in order to make a purchase on this Site.

Privacy:
Please review our Privacy Policy available at http://blog.press.princeton.edu/privacy-policy/ to understand our data collection, use and privacy practices.

Purchase Related Policies and Procedures:
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Accuracy of Information:
We attempt to be as accurate as possible when describing our products and other information on the Site; however we do not warrant that the product descriptions, colors, information or other content available on the Site are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.

This Site may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. We therefore reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions (including after an order has been submitted) and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. Please note that such errors, inaccuracies or omissions may relate to pricing and availability, and we reserve the right to cancel or refuse to accept any order placed based on incorrect pricing or availability information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Unauthorized Use of the Site:
You may not use spiders, robots, data mining techniques or other automated devices or programs to catalog, download or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Site. Further, you may not use any such automated means to manipulate the Site, such as automating what are otherwise manual or one-off procedures. You may not take any action to interfere with, or disrupt, the Site or any other user’s use of the Site, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing” or “crashing” the Site, circumventing security or user authentication measures or attempting to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under these Terms of Use. You may not frame portions of the Site within another web site. You may not resell use of, or access to, the Site to any third party without our prior written consent.

Information Provided:
In order to access certain services on the Site, you may be required to provide specific information. All information about you must be truthful, and you may not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity. We may suspend or terminate your access at any time with or without notice. Additionally, we may modify or discontinue the Site, with or without notice to you and that we will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation.

Proprietary Rights:
PUP is the owner of or otherwise licensed to use all parts of the Site, including all copy, software, graphics, designs and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights contained therein. Some materials displayed or published on the Site belong to third parties that PUP is authorized to use and display, such as research reports, news articles, blog posts, commissioned content, third party logos and trademarks and other proprietary materials (“Third Party Materials”). For clarity, PUP is not the author or contributor of such Third Party Materials, such as articles posted on the Site. PUP and its official partners may use such Third Party Materials (which may include User Content as defined below) for self-promotional and other promotional and/or marketing purposes as well as in connection with publisher or third party platform partnerships or collaborations.

By using the Site, you agree not to copy, distribute, modify or make derivative works of any materials without the prior written consent of the owner of such materials. None of the material contained on the Site may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of PUP. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Use, or as otherwise may be agreed upon between you and PUP (or set forth in the Reuse and/or Blog License Policy for authors), no license is granted to you and no rights are conveyed by virtue of accessing or using the Site. All rights not granted under these Terms of Use are reserved by PUP.

For journalists and editors who are interested in the republication of any User Content or Third Party Materials originally published on the Site, or for any individuals or entities seeking to make any use of any material published to the Site (including any commercial use), please contact blog@press.princeton.edu.

No Ideas Accepted:
PUP does not accept any unsolicited ideas from outside PUP including without limitation suggestions about advertising, promotion or merchandising of our products, additions to our product lines, services, or changes in methods of doing business. We may already be working on or may in the future work on a similar idea. This policy eliminates concerns about ownership of such ideas. If, notwithstanding this policy, you submit an unsolicited idea to this Site and/or PUP, you understand and acknowledge that such idea is not submitted in confidence and PUP assumes no obligation, expressed or implied, by considering it. You further understand that PUP shall exclusively own all known or hereafter existing rights to the idea everywhere in the world, and that such idea is hereby irrevocably assigned to PUP. Without limiting the foregoing, to the extent any such assignment is deemed unenforceable, you hereby grant PUP an irrevocable, perpetual, world-wide license to use the idea in any manner, in any medium now known or hereafter developed, without compensation to you.

License to Your Content:
You hereby grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, transferable, sublicenseable royalty free right and license to display, share, distribute, reformat, edit, modify and otherwise use the information and content (including text, pictures, etc.) you submit for use on the Site (the “User Content”) for any purpose, in any manner, and in any form in connection with the Site without your approval and without any further compensation to you. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse to post or remove any content submitted by you. Authors of Third Party Materials featured on the Site may have certain rights to reuse or use their content for archival and self-promotional purposes as agreed upon between the applicable author and PUP (and/or as may be published from time to time by PUP (the “Reuse Policy”).

Standards for User Content:
You are solely responsible for your User Content. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to upload the User Content and to grant us the rights herein and all opinions expressed are genuinely held based upon your belief and consideration. You shall ensure that User Content is 100% original and does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, or any other rights of any person. User Content may not contain any content that (a) is illegal, obscene, or defamatory, (b) infringes intellectual property or personal rights, (c) promotes dangerous or illegal activities, or (d) is otherwise reasonably objectionable. We are under no obligation to screen or monitor such postings, but we may review them from time to time and make determinations as to what content is appropriate in our sole discretion. We may edit or remove any content at any time for any reason without notice. We disclaim all responsibility for any postings or submissions you may make and all liability arising therefrom. You agree to be solely liable for your postings and/or submissions and any information and materials that they contain. The views and opinions of Third Party Materials or User Content on the Site are not necessarily those of the Princeton University Press.

Prohibited Activities:
The following is an illustrative list of some of the things you may not do on or in connection with the Site. Without limitation, you agree that you will not post, submit or transmit to other users anything that contains content that is obscene or offensive, that infringes the rights (including intellectual property, publicity and/or privacy rights) of any third party, that is illegal or promotes any illegal activities, or that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or contains any form of solicitation (including junk mail, spam, pyramid schemes, etc.).

Links:
This Site may contain links to other web sites/social media pages not maintained or operated by PUP and/or PUP may repost Third Party Materials to other web sites. Other web sites may also reference or link to our Site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the terms and conditions and privacy statements of each and every web site that you visit. We are not responsible for the practices or the content of such other web sites.

Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability:
THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS AND ALL TEXT, IMAGES, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, ORDERS, GRAPHICS, AND OTHER INFORMATION, ACCESSIBLE FROM OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” AND “AS IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, PUP DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT: (I) THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE OR ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT OR FREE OF ERRORS; (II) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS; (III) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (IV) THE SITES OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, AFFILIATES OR THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE SITE (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE RELEASED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PURCHASE OR ORDER, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE GREATER OF (I) THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE RELEASED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICABLE PRODUCT SERVICE, OR PROMOTION GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY, OR (II) $10. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE LOSS OF ANY DATA OR INFORMATION CONTAINED IN YOUR ACCOUNT OR OTHERWISE STORED BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY. ADDITIONALLY, IN NO EVENT SHALL PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR ACCESS OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS AND ALL TEXT, IMAGES, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, ORDERS, GRAPHICS, AND OTHER INFORMATION, ACCESSIBLE FROM OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, EVEN IF PUP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

You hereby acknowledge that the preceding paragraph shall apply to all content, merchandise, products, services and experiences available through the Site. If any part of these warranty disclaimers or limitations of liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason or if we are otherwise found to be liable to you in any manner, then our aggregate liability for all claims under such circumstances for liabilities, shall not exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this Site, or purchasing any products.

Giveaways, Contests and Sweepstakes:
On occasion PUP may sponsor giveaways, contests and/or sweepstakes (“Promotions”). The Promotions will be governed by these Terms of Use, while each individual Promotion will prominently feature additional rules (including but not limited to run-period, eligibility requirements, entry locations, prizes, etc.) (“Official Rules”). By participating in the Promotions, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms of Use and the Official Rules and by the decisions of PUP, which shall be final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Promotions. The Promotions shall be subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and shall be void where prohibited by law.

Changes:
All information posted on the Site is subject to change without notice. In addition, these Terms of Use may be changed at any time without prior notice. We will make such changes by posting them on the Site. You should check the Site for such changes frequently. Your continued access of the Site after such changes conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of those changes.

Indemnification:
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PUP, its employees, directors, officers, agents, business partners, affiliates, contractors, distribution partners and representatives from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising from, or related to, any breach by you of any of these Terms of Use or applicable law, your use of the Site (including User Content or Third Party Materials), or any of our products or services purchased on the Site.

Severability:
If any part of these Terms of Use shall be held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Terms of Use, and in such event, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.

Waiver; Remedies:
The failure of PUP to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of PUP of any breach of these Terms of Use by you shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by PUP or be deemed a waiver by PUP of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms of Use. The rights and remedies of PUP under these Terms of Use and any other applicable agreement between you and PUP shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit PUP’s right to exercise any other right or remedy.

Claims of Copyright Infringement:
Materials may be made available via the Site by third parties or other Users not within our control (such as User Content or Third Party Materials). We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the Site for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Site.

If you believe any materials on the Site infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

Princeton University Press
c/o Permissions Department
permissions@press.princeton.edu.

It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.

Survival:
The provisions “General Disclaimer of Warranties,” “Governing Law,” “Indemnification” and “Proprietary Rights” will survive the termination of these Terms of Use.

International Access:
Our Site is provided from the United States of America and all servers that make it available reside in the U.S.A. The laws of other countries may differ regarding the access and use of the Site. We make no representations regarding the legality of this Site in any other country and it is your responsibility to ensure that your use complies with all applicable laws outside of the U.S.A.

Governing Law:
These Terms of Use shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey without giving effect to any conflict of law provisions. You expressly consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts located in New Jersey for all matters relating in any way to these Terms of Use, your visit to or use of the Site, or to any purchase, return or other transaction with PUP.

Questions:
Should you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use you may contact us at permissions@press.princeton.edu.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION AND CONTENT TO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS AND NOT TO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY.

These Terms of Use are effective and were last updated on March 1, 2017.

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