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Use of Ebooks

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Public Domain Ebooks

Some of the titles we offer are public domain works that have been reproduced from Project Gutenberg, Project Gutenberg Canada or further modified by Standard eBooks.

Regardless of our non-US location, we adhere to the following stipulation for these Project Gutenberg titles:

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other parts of the world at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org. If you are not located in the United States, you’ll have to check the laws of the country where you are located before using this ebook.

Certain titles we offer are public domain works that have been reproduced from Standard Ebooks. Regardless of our non-US location, we adhere to the following stipulation for these titles:

Content produced by or for Standard Ebooks L3C is dedicated to the public domain via the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Important – Novel covers are *not* in the public domain, but are provided as a free service from Emerald Ocean Publishing to the community.

At Emerald Ocean Publishing, we take great care to ensure that all books offered for free on our website are either in the public domain or have been made available with the appropriate permissions. We uphold the highest standards of legality and ethical practices in sourcing our content.

If you have any concerns regarding the copyright status of any works on our site, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We are committed to addressing your inquiries promptly and maintaining the integrity of our collection.

Public Domain Books

Certain books that are in the public domain and therefore offered at no charge on our platform. When you choose to use the “Pay What You Want” or our donation features, please note that the amount you enter is considered a voluntary donation, not a payment for the book itself. These donations are used exclusively to support ongoing operations, including but not limited to:

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This donation does not constitute a purchase of the book, as all books available under this option are classified as public domain and can be obtained and used freely by the public (with the exception of the book covers). By choosing to make a donation by entering in a custom amount/pay what you want, you help us to continue offering these literary classics in an accessible and engaging format for all readers.

We appreciate your generosity and support in helping us maintain and expand our collection.

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Permitted Use: Users may view images on the EMERALD OCEAN PUBLISHING website for personal, non-commercial use only. Reproducing, distributing, or repurposing any images from EMERALD OCEAN PUBLISHING is strictly prohibited without explicit written permission from the copyright holder.

Fair Dealing Claims: We assert that our use of images for review and commentary purposes constitutes fair dealing under Canadian copyright law. If you are a copyright holder and disagree with our assessment, please contact us at [email protected]. We are committed to respecting copyright and will promptly address any valid concerns.

Disclaimer: EMERALD OCEAN PUBLISHING makes no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy or completeness of any information related to image ownership or licensing. We are not liable for any damages arising from the use or misuse of images on our website.

Payments, Returns, and Refunds

  • Pricing: All prices for ebooks sold by EMERALD OCEAN PUBLISHING are subject to change without notice.
  • No Returns/Refunds: Due to the digital nature of our products, EMERALD OCEAN PUBLISHING does not permit returns or refunds. All sales of ebooks are final and non-refundable, ensuring that once purchased, the buyers have instant access to the digital content.

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Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

  • Ebooks “As Is”: All ebooks are provided \”As Is\” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. EMERALD OCEAN PUBLISHING disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Limitation of Liability: EMERALD OCEAN PUBLISHING shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, our ebooks or services.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

  • Amendments: We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. All amendments to these terms will be posted online. Your continued use of our ebooks after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the amended terms and conditions.

Contact Information
For questions or concerns regarding the terms and conditions, please contact us at [email protected]

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