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Talis Aspire Terms and Conditions

Reading Lists Online is powered by third party software called Talis Aspire.  All users of this system have a responsibility to adhere to Talis Aspire's Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy, which can be read in full here.

However, as a user adding content to the site, particular attention should be paid to the following clauses:

Content and Take Down

2.1. Any content posted to any website through and/or by which any Services are delivered (“TEL Websites”) by the Customer is known as ‘User Content’ and all other content is known as ‘Site Content’. It is a condition of your use of the Services and the Customer represents and warrants that;

2.1.1. it has legal rights to post, contribute or link to User Content and the inclusion and use of the User Content will not violate any law or the rights of any person;

2.1.2. it is entirely responsible for all User Content it uploads, posts, e-mails, transmits or otherwise makes available in any way by or through the Services; and/or

2.1.3. it has the agreement of a person that is protected by privacy laws.

2.2. Further it is a condition of use of TEL Websites that they must not be used:

2.2.1. to send or store infringing, obscene, threatening, libellous and/or material containing viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful code, files, scripts, agents or programs;

2.2.2. in violation of any law;

2.2.3. to interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of TEL Websites;

2.2.4. in any way that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on infrastructure and/or deliberately degrades or disables TEL Websites or any other computer system or to prevent or impede the delivery of any legitimate data; and/or

2.2.5. to circumvent any usage or rate limits that may be placed on the Customer’s use of TEL Websites.

2.3. TEL has no monitoring obligation but may review User Content and remove any materials in its sole discretion. TEL may disclose any information as TEL deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in TEL’s sole discretion.


4.1. Except as expressly licensed in the MSA you acknowledge and agree that TEL (or TEL’s licensors) own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Services and the Site Content including any intellectual property rights which subsist in Services and the Site Content (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist).

4.2. TEL grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, non-assignable license to use the Services and the Site Content in the manner set out in the MSA and in the way envisaged by the Services.

4.3. Except as expressly licensed in the MSA, TEL acknowledges and agrees that it obtains no right, title or interest from you (or your licensors) under the MSA in User Content (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). Unless the Customer has agreed otherwise in writing with TEL, the Customer agrees that the Customer is responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that TEL has no obligation to do so on behalf of the Customer.

4.4. By using the Services and/or the web properties through which the Services are available, the Customer grants TEL a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable right to User Content and any information the Customer provides in/directly to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyse, use and commercialise, but only to the extent necessary for the purposes of the business of TEL and subject to TEL complying with all applicable laws in the UK and in Australia, and for the purposes of:

4.4.1. proper provision by TEL of the Services and/or any future services taken by the Customer, and

4.4.2. uses expressly permitted by the Privacy Policy.

If the MSA expires or is terminated in accordance with its terms, the licence under this clause 4.4 will automatically terminate and the Customer may invoke clause 9.7 for retrieval of User Content.