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Learn more about the Amazon Kindle Store Terms of Use.

Kindle Store Terms of Use

Last updated: March 15, 2016

This is an agreement between you and Amazon Digital Services, LLC (with its affiliates, "Amazon", "we" or "us"). Please read these Amazon Kindle Terms of Use, the Amazon.com Privacy Notice, the Amazon.com Conditions of Use, and the other applicable rules, policies, and terms posted on the Amazon.com website or the Kindle Store or provided with any Service (collectively, this "Agreement") before purchasing or using any aspect of the Service. By using the Kindle Store, purchasing or using any Kindle Content, using any Reading Application, or using any aspect of the Service, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not accept the terms of this Agreement, then you may not use the Kindle Store, any Kindle Content, any Reading Application or the Service.

For the purposes of this Agreement:

"Content Provider" means the party offering Kindle Content in the Kindle Store, which may be us or a third party.

"Kindle Content" means digitized content obtained through the Kindle Store, such as books, newspapers, magazines, Periodicals and other content.

"Kindle Store" means our stores, on Reading Applications and on our website, the homepage of which is located at www.amazon.com/kindlestore.

"Periodicals" means Kindle Content made available to you on a subscription basis, such as electronic newspapers, magazines, and other subscription-based content, except for Kindle Content made available through a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

"Reading Application" means software we make available that permits users to shop for, download, browse, or use the Kindle Store or Kindle Content on a Supported Device.

"Service" means the provision of the Kindle Store, Kindle Content, Software, and support and other services that we provide Kindle Store, Kindle Content, and Software users.

"Software" means the Reading Applications and any related documentation that we make available to you.

"Supported Device" means a mobile, computer or other supported electronic device on which you are authorized to operate a Reading Application.

1. Kindle Content

Use of Kindle Content. Upon your download of Kindle Content and payment of any applicable fees (including applicable taxes), the Content Provider grants you a non-exclusive right to view, use, and display such Kindle Content an unlimited number of times, solely through a Reading Application or as otherwise permitted as part of the Service, solely on the number of Supported Devices specified in the Kindle Store, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Kindle Content is licensed, not sold, to you by the Content Provider. The Content Provider may include additional terms for use within its Kindle Content. Those terms will also apply, but this Agreement will govern in the event of a conflict. Some Kindle Content, such as interactive or highly formatted content, may not be available to you on all Reading Applications.

Limitations. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, you may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense, or otherwise assign any rights to the Kindle Content or any portion of it to any third party, and you may not remove or modify any proprietary notices or labels on the Kindle Content. In addition, you may not attempt to bypass, modify, defeat, or otherwise circumvent any digital rights management system or other content protection or features used as part of the Service.

Book Returns and Subscription Cancellations Terminations.You may return a book you purchase from the Kindle Store or cancel your subscription to a Periodical as permitted in our return and cancellation policy in the Kindle Store. A subscription may be terminated at any time, for example, if a Periodical is no longer available. If a subscription is terminated before the end of its term, you will receive a prorated refund. We reserve the right to change Periodical subscription terms and fees from time to time, effective as of the beginning of the next subscription term.

Risk of Loss. Risk of loss for Kindle Content transfers when you download or access the Kindle Content.

2. Use of the Software. You may use the Software only on Supported Devices. For additional terms that apply to the Software, see the Additional Amazon Software Terms contained in the Amazon.com Conditions of Use and the terms contained in the Legal or similar section in the Settings menu of your Reading Application.

3. General

Information Provided to Amazon.The Software will provide Amazon with information about use of your Reading Application and its interaction with Kindle Content and the Service (such as last page read, content archiving, available memory, up-time, log files, and signal strength). Information provided to Amazon may be stored on servers outside the country in which you live. We will handle any information we receive in accordance with the Amazon.com Privacy Notice.

Information Provided To Others.You are responsible for any information you provide to others using the Service. Use of information you provide to these third parties will be subject to any privacy notice or other terms that they may provide to you.

Termination. Your rights under this Agreement will automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement. In case of such termination, you must cease all use of the Service, and Amazon may immediately revoke your access to the Service without refund of any fees. Amazon's failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of any of its rights.

Changes to Service; Amendments.We may change, suspend, or discontinue the Service, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. We may amend any of this Agreement's terms at our sole discretion by posting the revised terms on the Amazon.com website. Your continued use of the Software or any aspect of the Service after the effective date of the revised Agreement terms constitutes your acceptance of the terms.

Disputes/Binding Arbitration. Any dispute or claim arising from or relating to this Agreement or the Service is subject to the binding arbitration, governing law, disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability and all other terms in the Amazon.com Conditions of Use. You agree to those terms by entering into this Agreement, using the Kindle Store, purchasing or using Kindle Content, or using any aspect of the Service.

Limitation of Liability. Without limiting the Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability in the Amazon.com Conditions of Use, (1) in no event will our or our software licensors' total liability to you for all damages (other than as may be required by applicable law in cases involving personal injury) arising out of or related to your use or inability to use the Software exceed the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00); and (2) in no event will our or any other Content Provider's aggregate liability to you for all damages arising from your use of the Service (excluding the Software) exceed the amount you actually paid for the Kindle Content or for the aspect of the Service related to your claim for damages. These limitations will apply to you even if the remedies fail of their essential purpose.

Contact Information. For help with your Reading Application, the Service, the Kindle Store, Kindle Content, or resolving other issues, please contact Customer Service at www.amazon.com/contact-us/ (or by email at kindle-cs-support@amazon.com).

For communications concerning this Agreement, please write to Amazon, Attn: Legal Department, P.O. Box 81226, Seattle, WA 98108-1226.

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