Terms of website use

These terms (together with the documents referred to) tell you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website “The Global Register of Publishers” (www.grp.isbn-international.org) (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

1. Information about us

Our site is operated by International ISBN Agency Limited (We). We are a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 05332288 and have our registered office at 48/49 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4JP, UK. Our VAT number is GB872 5809 91.

2. Information and purpose of our site

The International ISBN Agency has developed the Global Register of Publishers in compliance with its role in coordinating the ISBN system worldwide. Our site consists of descriptive pages about the ISBN system and how it works. In addition, and depending on your user category, you may be able to access certain other parts of our site that are reserved for registered users and which may allow you to carry out certain operations and/or searches. Limited information is available to unregistered users of the site, but more extensive information is available to registered users. Users of our site may contact publishers direct to find out more about their books, and possibly to order or buy them. Having an entry in the Global Register of Publishers may also help publishers to sell more books.

3. Accessing our site

3.1 Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3.2 We may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to national ISBN agencies and/or certain categories of members or users.

3.3 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions of use. We also have the right to disable your account if it has not been used for at least two years.

3.4 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

4. Prohibited uses

4.1 You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

4.1.1 in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

4.1.2 in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

4.1.3 for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;

4.1.4 to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or

4.1.5 to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

4.2 You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

4.2.1 any part of our site;

4.2.2 any equipment or network on which our site is stored;

4.2.3 any software used in the provision of our site; or

4.2.4 any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

5. Intellectual property rights

5.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

5.2 You may print copies and may download any page(s) or complete documents from our site; you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.

5.3 You may display and print information obtained through either simple or advanced data searches that you carry out on our site solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not reproduce, retransmit, distribute, store in a retrieval device, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate (whether in physical or digital form) the outcomes and results of any simple or advanced data searches that you have undertaken on our site.

5.4 You must not republish material from our site (whether in digital or physical form) without our written permission.  You may link, however, direct to the pages and documents on our site (see below).

5.5 You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text and without our express written permission.

5.6 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

6. Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

7. Our liability

7.1 The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, our members and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

7.1.1 all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;

7.1.2 any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for: loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

7.2 This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8. Information about you and your visits to our site

We may process information about you in accordance with our privacy and cookie policies.  By using our site, you warrant that all data you provide is accurate.

9. Uploading material to our site

9.1 You are not permitted to upload any material to our site.

10. Interactive services

10.1 Registered users can perform more advanced, granular searches on our site.

10.2 We do not offer live chat, bulletin boards or other communications fora on our site. 

11. Linking to our site

11.1 You may link to any page or document on our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

11.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

11.3 Our site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must not breach in any way any of the prohibited uses as set out in these terms.

11.4 If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to info@isbn-international.org.

12. Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

13. Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use are governed by English law.

14. Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

15. Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact info@isbn-international.org. Thank you for visiting our site.

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