General Terms of Use

1. Eligibility.

The Readers Chamber Platform is not available to persons under the age of majority in their jurisdiction or to any users previously suspended or removed from the Readers Chamber Platform by Readers Chamber.  If you are using or opening an account on the Readers Chamber Platform on behalf of a company, entity, or organization (collectively “Subscribing Organization”), then you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of that Subscribing Organization with the authority to bind such organization to these Terms; and agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of such Subscribing Organization. By using the Readers Chamber Platform, you represent that you meet the eligibility requirements in this Section. In any case, you affirm that you are at least 13 years old, as the Readers Chamber Platform is not intended for children under 13. 

2. Privacy; Additional Terms.

Your privacy is important to Readers Chamber.  Readers Chamber’s Privacy Policy  is hereby incorporated into these Terms by reference

3. Individual Features and Services.

When using the Readers Chamber Platform, You will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services and features which may be posted from time to time (the “Guidelines”).  All such Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.

4. Modification of these Terms.

Readers Chamber reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time.  Please check these Terms and any Guidelines periodically for changes.  Your continued use of the Readers Chamber Platform after the posting of changes constitutes Your binding acceptance of such changes.  For any material changes to these Terms, such amended terms will automatically be effective ten days after they are initially posted on the Readers Chamber Platform. 

5. Readers Chamber Platform License Grant.

5.1 License Grant to Download.

Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions set out in these Terms, Readers Chamber hereby grants to You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, freely revocable license to view, download (including, without limitation download to a portable device), print, and have printed select content for personal use, except as Readers Chamber may restrict or block at the request of its content providers or on its own initiative.  

5.2 Reservation of Rights.

Readers Chamber reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms.

5.3 Prevention of Unauthorized Use.

Readers Chamber reserves the right to exercise whatever lawful means it deems necessary to prevent unauthorized use of the Readers Chamber Platform, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and directly contacting Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding such unauthorized use.

6. Content Disclaimer.

You understand that when using the Readers Chamber Platform You will be exposed to content from a variety of sources, and that Readers Chamber is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content.  You further understand and acknowledge that You may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies You have or may have against Readers Chamber with respect thereto.  Readers Chamber does not endorse any content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Readers Chamber expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with content.  If notified by a User or a content owner of content that allegedly does not conform to these Terms, Readers Chamber may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the content, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice. 

7. Prohibited Conduct.


7.1 use the Readers Chamber Platform for any purposes other than to receive original or appropriately licensed content, to add User Comments, and/or to access the Readers Chamber Platform as such services are offered by Readers Chamber;

7.2 rent, lease, loan, sell, resell, sublicense, distribute, display or otherwise transfer the licenses granted herein or any Materials (as defined in section 12, below);
7.3 post, upload, or distribute any defamatory, libelous, or inaccurate User Comments, or other content; 
7.4 post, upload, or distribute any User Comments or other content that is unlawful or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, offensive, indecent, pornographic, invasive of another’s privacy, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate; 
7.5 impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Readers Chamber Platform accounts of others without permission, forge another persons’ digital signature, misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via the Readers Chamber Platform, or perform any other similar fraudulent activity;
7.6 make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of the Readers Chamber Platform. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures;
7.7 use the Readers Chamber Platform for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and data protection and privacy;
7.8 defame, harass, abuse, threaten or defraud Users of the Readers Chamber Platform, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about Users or third parties without their consent;
7.9 use the Readers Chamber Platform if You are under the age of thirteen (13) years old; 
7.10 remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with DRM and other security-related features of the Readers Chamber Platform features that prevent or restrict use or copying, printing, or sharing of any content accessible through the Readers Chamber Platform, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Readers Chamber Platform or any content available via the Readers Chamber Platform; 
7.11 reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Readers Chamber Platform or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation; 
7.12 modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Readers Chamber Platform or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation; 
7.13 intentionally interfere with or damage operation of the Readers Chamber Platform or any user’s enjoyment of them, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code;

7.14 relay email from a third party’s mail servers without the permission of that third party;

7.15 use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Readers Chamber Platform for any purpose or bypass any measures Readers Chamber may use to prevent or restrict access to the Readers Chamber Platform;

7.16 forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Readers Chamber Platform;

7.17 interfere with or disrupt the Readers Chamber Platform or servers or networks connected to the Readers Chamber Platform, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Readers Chamber Platform; or

7.18 post, upload or distribute marketing material, advertisements, spam, content designed to aid search engine optimization, content in HTML format with links or redirects, or other content that in Readers Chamber’s sole opinion detracts from the Readers Chamber experience.

8. Account

When You use the Readers Chamber Platform to print content, download content, or otherwise access content or use any products, services, or otherwise access information from Readers Chamber, You may be asked to provide a password.  You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your account and password and for restricting access to Your computer, and You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under Your account or password.  You agree that the information You provide to Readers Chamber on registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current, and complete.  You also agree that You will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times.  If You have reason to believe that Your account is no longer secure (e.g., in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of Your account ID, password, or any credit, debit or charge card number, if applicable), then You agree to immediately notify Readers Chamber.  You may be liable for the losses incurred by Readers Chamber or others due to any unauthorized use of Your Readers Chamber Platform account.

9. Third-Party Sites, Products and Services; Links.

The Readers Chamber Platform may include links or references to other web sites or services solely as a convenience to Users (“Reference Sites”).  Unless otherwise expressly stated by Readers Chamber, Readers Chamber does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites.  In addition, Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Readers Chamber Platform are solely between You and such advertiser.  Access and use of Reference Sites, including the information, materials, products, and services on or available through Reference Sites is solely at Your own risk.

10. Termination; Terms of Use Violations.

10.1 Readers Chamber.

You agree that Readers Chamber, in its sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may terminate any account (or any part thereof) You may have with Readers Chamber or Your use of the Readers Chamber Platform and remove and discard all or any part of Your account, User profile, and any content, at any time.  Readers Chamber may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to the Readers Chamber Platform, or any part thereof, with or without notice.  You agree that any termination of Your access to the Readers Chamber Platform or any account You may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and You agree that Readers Chamber will not be liable to You or any third party for any such termination.  Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.  These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Readers Chamber may have at law or in equity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a Readers Chamber Paid Access account, the terms on which your account may be terminated will be set forth in the Paid Access End User License Agreement.

10.2 You.

Your only remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with (i) the Readers Chamber Platform, (ii) any term of these Terms, (iii) any policy or practice of Readers Chamber in operating the Readers Chamber Platform, or (iv) any content or information transmitted through the Readers Chamber Platform, is to close Your account and stop using Readers Chamber.  You may terminate these Terms at any time by discontinuing use of Readers Chamber. 


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