Membership Agreement Version: 2018.v3 Dubai Audiobook Library provides accessible electronic books and materials (“Accessible Media”) to individuals with legally-qualifying disabilities. This Membership Agreement sets out the necessary terms governing your use of Dubai Audiobook Library. As a person with a qualifying disability, I hereby agree to the following terms:

  1. The Accessible Media is only for my individual use as a person with a bona fide print disability. I understand that the only reason I’m able to download these copyrighted works is for my personal access to books, newspapers and other materials. I can adapt the content to my personal needs, but I cannot distribute it to other people or organizations, with the exception of hardcopy Braille versions of the books.
  2. Bona fide disabilities are significant disabilities that affect reading, and meet the legal definitions. I represent that I have a significant vision, physical or learning disability that prevents me from reading standard print. I meet the requirements of the copyright exception in my country of residence (for example, in the United States 17 U.S.C. §121) as a person with a print disability and will, before this Agreement becomes effective, provide proof of my disability to Dubai Audiobook Library, either directly or through an organization which assists, such as my school.
  3. I acknowledge I can’t share the Accessible Media with other people. Access to Dubai Audiobook Library books is a privilege, and it is based on a social bargain between the publishers and authors and the disability community. It’s important to not redistribute these Accessible Media to other individuals, regardless of whether or not they would qualify for Dubai Audiobook Library. I agree to use the Accessible Media I obtain from Dubai Audiobook Library solely for my personal use. I won’t share my password with anyone, unless it’s a caregiver, teacher, parent or guardian who agrees to use it solely to help me download my books.
  4. There are consequences for copyright violations, including termination of this account. I acknowledge that Dubai Audiobook Library inserts digital fingerprints (both obvious and hidden) in the Accessible Media I download, to track copyright violations. I agree that I won’t remove these fingerprints. If a copyright violation occurs, Dubai Audiobook Library will discontinue serving me. I acknowledge that violations of copyright law and the terms of this Agreement may subject me and other people committing such violations to civil and criminal liability, and that Dubai Audiobook Library will cooperate with investigations by copyright owners of such violations. If I violate the terms of this Agreement, Dubai Audiobook Library may unilaterally and immediately terminate this Agreement by written or email notice to me. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Dubai Audiobook Library, Benetech (the nonprofit organization which creates and operates the library technology platform used by Dubai Audiobook Library), their staff, subcontractors, technology suppliers and volunteers, as well as authors and publishers, for any damages, legal fees and costs, as a result of my violations of this Agreement or copyright laws of applicable jurisdictions.
  5. The cost of Dubai Audiobook Library. Dubai Audiobook Library is a subscription library. Unless my subscription costs are being paid for by a third party, I am responsible for payment of my subscription fees to Dubai Audiobook Library.
  6. I will have access to software as part of my Membership. Dubai Audiobook Library may make assistive software available to me for using the Accessible Media, such as talking readers that will display and speak the text aloud to me. I will only use the software for my own use on personal computers I personally use, and I will abide by the terms of the license that comes with such software.
  7. I acknowledge that the books on Dubai Audiobook Library include adult content and scanned books with errors. Dubai Audiobook Library’s volunteers and staff try to accurately label all of the books in the collection, by title, author, adult content status and quality. If I discover an error in such labeling, I can let Dubai Audiobook Library know and they’ll look into it and correct it if they believe it was wrong. When my membership is first set up, lower quality Accessible Media will not be returned in my search results. I can opt in to see these kinds of titles if I wish by changing my account settings. If I am over 18, I can opt out of seeing adult content in my search results. If I am under 18, I may not view adult content unless my parent or guardian agrees in writing.
  8. I acknowledge that there is no warranty by Dubai Audiobook Library, publishers or authors. Dubai Audiobook Library is a socially-oriented activity, not a for-profit activity. Dubai Audiobook Library’s staff, volunteers, authors and publisher partners are all cooperating to help overcome the barriers to access faced by people with disabilities, and most do so without compensation. Therefore, Dubai Audiobook Library doesn’t warrant that the content is error-free or that the Dubai Audiobook Library service will not be interrupted. My only remedy if I’m unhappy is to request a refund for the unused portion of my current annual subscription. If I haven’t paid for a subscription, I won’t get any monetary compensation. I also acknowledge that the vast majority of content on Dubai Audiobook Library is there without the active participation of publishers or authors, so publishers and authors are not responsible for errors or problems with the Accessible Media. In addition, publishers and authors have not waived any of their other legal rights under copyright or other laws by permitting the distribution of Accessible Media owned by them, to people with disabilities.
  9. I agree to a few other important details.
    • This Agreement will automatically renew every 12 months, unless I submit a request in writing or by email to end my subscription and to terminate this agreement. Requests should be submitted to the current contact email or mailing address as noted on the Dubai Audiobook Library website.
    • I understand, however, that all Accessible Media retained by me after termination of this Agreement is still subject to the restrictions on use imposed by copyright laws of my country of residence as long as I retain such Accessible Media.
    • If my subscription is being paid for by a third party, my subscription may end when the funding ends.
    • Dubai Audiobook Library can change the terms of this Agreement on five (5) days written or electronic notice to me. If I do not agree with the new terms, I will have the option to decline and hence terminate my account.
    • This Agreement is governed by the applicable copyright exception, other laws, regulations, and treaties of [country]. This Agreement cannot be changed by oral agreements or assurances of anyone party to it. If I violate its terms, I will be subject to suit to enforce the terms of this Agreement and applicable copyright and other laws.