These terms and conditions apply to all Boomdoc’s products and to the use of Boomdoc Academic and Boomdoc Study.
By using this website and the accompanying services and products, users agree to these terms and conditions.
It is important that you take the time to carefully read all the terms and conditions.
- Free use of Boomdoc
- Boomdoc account
- User data
- Public data
- Personal profile information
- Advertising on Boomdoc
- Community guidelines
- Payment and delivery
- Copyright on materials published by Boom uitgevers Den Haag
- Copyright on user-generated content
- Changes to terms and conditions
Free use of Boomdoc
All publications can be viewed, in full or in part, for free.
It is possible to submit questions using the forms on the website and to email Boomdoc at email@example.com without creating a Boomdoc account.
A Boomdoc account is required to post comments and to upload, rate and/or purchase publications. Some personal data, like an email address and a password, is needed to create an account. Boomdoc uses this data to prevent improper use of accounts. For the purchase and delivery of paperbacks, address details are also required.
Boomdoc automatically generates user data while the site is being used. Boomdoc links this data to users’ accounts in order to continuously improve its level of service.
Boomdoc gathers data on publications that are viewed, including their characteristics and the frequency at which they are viewed, as well as user-specific information displayed by users.
Personal details or content that users voluntarily make available online (e.g. comments on publications or profile pages) can be processed by others.
Boomdoc may use your personal details and user data to improve and maintain Boomdoc.
Boomdoc does not use personal details and email addresses to distribute marketing materials without the explicit consent of the user.
Users’ email addresses are used for administrative and communication purposes, such as announcing major changes to Boomdoc.
Boomdoc uses the user data it gathers to provide users with depersonalised content and information and to generate statistical data as input for evaluation purposes.
This means, among other things, that users do not constantly need to enter the same information during subsequent visits.
Users with a Boomdoc account share some of their account data with other users, including most recent log-in date, number of publications viewed, country and age (if stated).
The user’s Boomdoc account name is displayed when he or she posts a comment on a publication or sends a message to another user.
Users can leave messages on each other’s profile pages.
Users have the option of adding additional personal information (name, sex, profile pictures, etc.) to their Boomdoc profiles.
This additional information is visible to other users.
Personal profile information
On their profile pages, users can change or correct their personal profile information, email preferences and privacy settings at any time.
At any time, users can determine what personal information they wish to share with other users by adjusting their Boomdoc account settings.
Users are not obliged to share their personal information. However, some functions on Boomdoc, such as ordering, downloading and paying for publications, do not work without certain personal details.
Advertising on Boomdoc
In the future, it will be possible to advertise on Boomdoc.
In order to provide users with relevant advertising and information, Boomdoc will gather user data and information on browser types and operating systems.
Boomdoc reserves the right to show users who are signed in to their Boomdoc accounts adverts based on the personal information in their accounts.
In the future, advertisers will be allowed to show adverts based on online activities that cannot be traced to individual users, such as previously viewed publications.
An advertiser may also show a user adverts based on that user’s previous activity on the advertiser’s website. This non-personal data is stored separately from the Boomdoc account data, just like the other personal information that Boomdoc has in its possession.
Users of Boomdoc are subject to the Boomdoc community guidelines.
Users are prohibited from posting malicious comments attacking or demeaning a specific group on the basis of race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age and/or sexual orientation.
Aggressive behaviour, stalking, threats, harassment, privacy violations and disclosing the personal details of other users are not tolerated.
Boomdoc reserves the right to remove such comments without notice or reason.
Boomdoc also reserves the right to deny access to users responsible for such comments or conduct.
Boomdoc ensures that users respect the community guidelines.
Violation of the guidelines will result in the deletion of the relevant Boomdoc account.
A user whose account has been deleted may not create a new account.
All publications on Boomdoc Academic and Boomdoc Study can be viewed, in full or in part, for free.
In Boomdoc Study, teachers can download publications or order paperbacks for free. Students and professionals pay per download or paperback.
All users can view the scientific content in Boomdoc Academic for free. All users pay per download or paperback.
The price of downloads and paperbacks includes VAT but excludes shipping costs in the case of paperbacks.
It is impossible to put a price on user-generated content. Such content is free by definition and is only available for download.
Payment and delivery
Downloads and POD publications must be paid for in advance via iDEAL or by credit card.
Digital publications are available for download immediately after payment.
After a paperback order has been processed, publications are shipped immediately and automatically. Customers receive their orders within five working days at the specified address.
Given the nature of the product, it cannot be returned, unless it has been visibly damaged during shipping or if the customer has clearly received the wrong publication.
In both cases, the customer should return the publication properly packaged, together with a copy of the receipt.
In either of the above-mentioned cases, the cost of returning the publication is covered by Boomdoc.
In the case of damage or receipt of the wrong publication, Boomdoc will refund the purchase price within five working days of receiving the return shipment. In the case of payment by credit card, Boomdoc will refund the money within 30 days.
The customer does not receive a replacement copy.
Customers can submit complaints using the complaints form. Boomdoc does its best to respond to all complaints within 24 hours.
Copyright on materials published by Boom uitgevers Den Haag
Barring exceptions laid down in or pursuant to the Copyright Act, no part of the publications on Boomdoc may be reproduced, stored in an electronic database or distributed in any form or by any means – electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise – without the prior written permission of Boom uitgevers Den Haag.
Insofar as making reprographic reproductions from these publications is permitted under section 16h of the Copyright Act, the appropriate mandatory fee should be paid to Stichting Reprorecht (PO Box 3051, 2130 KB Hoofddorp, www.reprorecht.nl). For the inclusion of a part or parts of publications in anthologies, readers and other compilations (section 16 of the Copyright Act), please contact Stichting PRO (Association for Reprographic Reproduction Rights, PO Box 3060, 2130 KB Hoofddorp, www.stichting-pro.nl.
Copyright on user-generated content
Boomdoc has a clear policy on user-generated content that infringes, or may infringe, the copyrights of third parties.
As part of this policy, Boomdoc will terminate a user’s access to its website if it has been established that he or she frequently infringes the copyright of others. This is deemed to be the case if the user in question has been warned about such actions on more than two occasions.
As a registered Boomdoc user, you may submit publications and textual content (e.g. comments) to the Boomdoc website. It should be understood that, regardless of whether such user-generated content is published, Boomdoc does not warrant its confidentiality.
You retain all ownership rights to the content that you submit, but you are required to grant restricted licensing rights to Boomdoc and the other users of the website.
It should be understood that you bear sole responsibility for the content posted or published by you as well as for the consequences of doing so. Boomdoc does not endorse user-generated content and/or the opinions, views or recommendations contained therein and expressly rejects all liability in connection with user-generated content.
You declare and warrant that you own or have obtained – and that you will continue to do so while making use of Boomdoc’s services – all the necessary licences, rights, consents and permissions to allow Boomdoc to use the content you have submitted for the purpose of providing its services and/or in any other way as specified on its website and in the terms and conditions.
You agree that your conduct on the website will comply with the Boomdoc community guidelines, which may be revised from time to time, and that all content you submit to the Boomdoc website will also comply with these guidelines as well as with all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations.
You agree that you will not post on or upload to the Boomdoc website any content that you are not permitted to have in your possession in your country of residence or that Boomdoc is not permitted to use or have in its possession in connection with the provision of its services.
You agree that you will not post on or upload to the Boomdoc website any content that is subject to the ownership rights of third parties (including privacy and/or publicity rights), unless you have an official licence or official permission from the rightful owner to post or upload the material concerned.
Boomdoc reserves the right – but is not obliged – to decide whether user-generated content complies with the requirements listed in the terms and conditions and may remove such content and/or block a user’s ability to upload content that violates the terms and conditions at any time, without prior notice and entirely at its own discretion.
You understand and recognise that, when using the Boomdoc website and its services, you may be exposed to user-generated content that is factually incorrect, offensive, inappropriate or otherwise objectionable to you. You agree to renounce, and hereby do renounce, all legal or other rights or remedies that you might be able to employ against Boomdoc in connection with such user-generated content.
When you post or upload any content on or to the Boomdoc website, you grant Boomdoc a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence (including a right to sublicense) to use, reproduce, communicate, adapt and otherwise exploit this content in connection with the provision of its services, as well as in connection with hosting the website and providing Boomdoc’s business activities, including for the purpose of promoting and publicising the website (and spin-off products), in whole or in part, in any media format and via any media channel.
You grant every user of the website a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to access via the website the content you have submitted and to use, reproduce, communicate, adapt and otherwise exploit this content, insofar as permitted by the functionality of the website and pursuant to the terms and conditions.
The above-mentioned licences that you grant with regard to Boomdoc publications expire when you remove your publications from the website. The above-mentioned licences that you grant with regard to the comments of users are perpetual and irrevocable, but are otherwise without prejudice to your own ownership rights, which are retained by you.
Changes to terms and conditions
Boomdoc reserves the right to change these terms and conditions. Any changes will be communicated by means of the website and will appear on this page, which always displays the latest version of the terms and conditions.
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