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SO WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? LAYMAN’S (CASUAL) VERSION OF USER AGREEMENT
If you use this site, you agree to our Agreement in its entirety. My Book Ratings has invested a ton of time and money into this site and you agree not to steal any coding or to copy the idea. Or to tell your son or brother-in-law’s sister to do it. It’s against the law.
This is a community site and different readers will view books differently. We are not responsible for comments users make on any book or for any rating except our Official MBR Rating.
You can use the MBR Community Icons or Labels, as long as you first submit the book you want to use it on. Hey, it's only fair. We want it in our database! If you're rating multiple authors books on a website or blog, you have to link to us and give us credit for our system.
We do collect your information so we can log you in and keep track of books you've reviewed, but we don’t sell it anywhere, because that would be rude and unprofessional. Oh, and we aren’t liable for any claim you make about losing sleep or money or relationships or any other damages from using this site because we do not guarantee that community ratings are perfect or that any users will see a book in the same way. This site is only a guide to help readers make informed choices.
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