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How does this special offer work? Sign up for Safari Books Online below for 10 days or 1000 page views free, whichever comes first. Simply complete and submit the form. It's that easy! During your promotional period, you will be able to search across the entire Safari Books Online catalog, organize your favorites, copy-and-paste, bookmark pages, sample a chapter download, and much more.*

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What is Safari?

Safari Books Online is the premier digital library for technology, creative & business professionals. Unlike a bookstore, Safari lets subscribers:

  • Search across thousands of electronic books simultaneously.
  • Read the books from cover to cover. Or, flip directly to the page you need.
  • Browse books by category.
  • Download chapters, or even whole books, for viewing and printing offline.
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Email Communication Preferences

Safari Books Online sends out occasional emails to keep you informed about new books and videos added to our library, special product announcements, news and exclusive offers. Please select your email preferences below. Don't worry, we won't ever sell or share your personal information with a third party.

We'll email you about once or twice a quarter to let you know about important product updates and exclusive upgrade offers.
We'll send you a quarterly update packed with helpful tips, resources, and special announcements from our publishers, partners and friends.
We'll send you an alert about once a month detailing the latest resources that have been added to Safari Books Online.

Subscription Agreement

Updated 16 July 2009

(Please also review the Terms of Service.)

Please read this Subscription Agreement ("SA") carefully. By clicking the check box labeled, "Yes, I have read and agree to the Safari/Rough Cuts Terms of Service," and/or using or accessing any Service, you (as the "User" or "you") agree to the terms of this SA. "Service" means any Safari service, including the Rough Cuts service. If you do not agree to the terms of this SA, do not use the Service.

This SA is a legal agreement between you and Safari Books Online LLC ("Safari"). This SA governs your use of the Service, and the content available through it. Section 27 contains provisions specifically applicable to Users of the Rough Cuts service.

Scope of Use

Safari grants you the rights described in this SA during the duration of the relevant subscription (the "Term") on the condition that you comply with this SA. Access to the Service, and content made available through it, is limited to only those individuals ("Users") who have personal subscriptions to the Service, or who are authorized users of the Service under a subscription of a company or other entity (the "Sponsor"). The Sponsor may require that you comply with additional terms and conditions. Your subscription is for your personal use only. Sharing user names, passwords and or accounts is prohibited.

Content Use and Limitations

  1. Each User is permitted during the Term to use the electronic tools provided by the Service to:
    • electronically search across and view the full content of the works in the library specified in the User's subscription;
    • print, download and store Sections (defined below) of a work on the individual User's hard drive or other storage device for such individual User's personal use only; and
    • quote portions of works accessible via the Service in other works that the User creates, up to an aggregate of 250 words from any single text or a comparable strictly limited portion of material in other media, provided that the copyright owner is given proper attribution in any publication or other media in which the quote appears, based on the proprietary notices appearing with the content in the Service.
  2. "Section" means the limited portion of a work that is displayed to the User at one time by the Service. Users can scroll freely throughout a single Section. To access another Section, a User is required to click through.
  3. Each individual User who is a teacher or professor, or is retained or employed by a Sponsor as a course instructor, is also permitted during the Term to:
    • post, for the benefit of his or her enrolled students, up to 2 Sections of works included in the relevant subscription to the Service on the Sponsor's institutional or other instruction-related intranet, provided that (i) the site is monitored for unauthorized use by the institution (or the Sponsor, in the case of a Sponsor subscription), (ii) use of the posted Sections is limited to students enrolled in the User's course, and (iii) the posted material is removed when the course is completed (or upon termination of the applicable subscription, if that occurs first); and
    • reproduce in hard copy format no more than 2 Sections of any work included in the Service, for use by enrolled students in courses conducted by the User.
  4. If the User teacher, professor, or instructor desires to provide access for a course to more than 2 Sections of any work contained in the Service, each student is required to subscribe individually to the Service to access that content.
  5. You acknowledge and agree that:
    • Any use of "Web spiders," or any other automated retrieval mechanisms (other than use in accordance with this SA) of search and retrieval features of the Service), is strictly prohibited, and such prohibited uses include, without limitation, use to download or print content;
    • You will not, and will not permit others (including other Users), to: (i) modify, remove, augment, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the content accessed via the Service, in whole or in part, except as expressly provided in this SA, or except in ways which qualify as "fair use" under U.S. copyright law (Section 107 of Title 17 of the United States Code) ("U.S. Fair Use"); (ii) post any content accessed via the Service to Usenet, or any third party website, or providing such content to others by any other means, such as an intranet system, blogs or RSS feeds, except as specifically authorized by this SA, or as permitted under U.S. Fair Use; (iii) assign, license, or otherwise transfer to any third party, all or any part of rights granted to you under this SA, or any content accessible through the Service; (iv) circumvent Safari's content security measures; and (v) provide any commercial hosting service with access to the Service, and/or content accessed through the Service.
  6. You will notify Safari immediately of any actual or suspected (a) unauthorized use(s) of the Service, or any content accessed through the Service, or (b) breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of any password or credit card information, or confidential information related to the Service.

Content Accessed Via the Service

  1. The content accessed through the Service may include inaccuracies or errors. Changes are periodically made to the content. Safari may make improvements and/or changes in, and/or withdraw, any of the components of the Service at any time without notice, and with or without refunds. In the case of removal of any work from the Service by Safari, all content from that work stored on any hard drive or storage device must be destroyed or deleted by each User, and the Sponsor (if any).
  2. Except as expressly permitted by this SA, content accessed via the Service may not be stored, reproduced, or transmitted in any form and/or by any means without the express prior written permission of the copyright owner. Safari and its content providers reserve all rights not expressly granted in this SA. Safari or its content providers own the title, copyright, and other intellectual property rights in the Service, and content accessed through it. You may not remove or obscure any copyright or other proprietary notices that appear on the Service, content accessed through it. The Service and the content accessed through it are provided on a limited basis under this SA, and is not being sold or otherwise transferred to you.
  3. You agree that Safari and its affiliates may collect and use technical information gathered as part of the product support services provided to you, if any, related to the Service. Safari may use this information to improve our products or to provide customized services or technologies to you. Information about Safari's privacy policy is available at: my.safaribooksonline.com/privacypolicy
  4. The Service may include links to third party sites. The third party sites are not under Safari's control, and Safari is not responsible for their contents, or any links contained in them. Safari is providing these links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Safari.
  5. Some content in the Service may be subject to U.S. regulations prohibiting export in certain situations, and you agree to comply with all applicable international and national technology export laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations.
  6. Safari may terminate or suspend any User's or Sponsor's access to the Service in the event of any actual or alleged fraud or violation of this SA, of the Sponsor's agreement with Safari, of the intellectual property rights of any owner of any content accessible through the Service, or of any additional terms and conditions which the Sponsor has placed on use of the Service.
  7. Upon termination or expiration of the relevant subscription, the User(s) and the Sponsor (if any), must immediately cease using the Service, and all copies of content accessed via the Service stored on any hard drive or other storage device or in hard copy must be deleted or destroyed.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Exclusion of Certain Damages & Remedies as Permitted by Applicable Law

  1. SAFARI AND ITS SUPPLIERS PROVIDE THE SERVICE AND CONTENT ACCESSED AND SUPPORT SERVICES (IF ANY) AS IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, RELIABILITY OR AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS, LACK OF VIRUSES, AND/OR LACK OF NEGLIGENCE. USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONTENT, AND ANY SUPPORT SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  2. SAFARI OR ITS SUPPLIERS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT, EVEN IF SAFARI OR ANY SUPPLIER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF SUCH DAMAGES, THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  3. THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF SAFARI AND ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS UNDER THIS TOS, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICE.
  4. Under no circumstances shall Safari or its suppliers be liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, or other causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, telecommunication equipment failures, fires, floods, etc.

General Provisions

  1. This SA is governed by the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements made and performed there by California residents.
  2. Except for any claim based on violation of the intellectual property, trade secret, or related rights of Safari and/or any of its content suppliers, any dispute or controversy arising under or in connection with this TOS shall be submitted to mediation under the auspices of JAMS in San Francisco, CA ("JAMS"). Any dispute or controversy not resolved within thirty (30) days after submission shall be settled by arbitration in San Francisco, CA under the auspices of JAMS by an arbitrator selected by both parties within ten (10) days after either party has notified the other in writing that it desires a dispute between them to be settled by arbitration. In the event the parties cannot agree on such arbitrator within such ten (10) day period, JAMS shall select an arbitrator and inform both parties in writing of such arbitrator's name and address within five (5) days after the end of such ten (10) day period. Each party shall pay its own expenses associated with such arbitration, including the expense of any arbitrator selected by such party and the parties will share equally the expenses of the jointly selected arbitrator. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding upon the parties and judgment in accordance with that decision may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Punitive damages shall not be awarded.
  3. This SA is the final, complete, and exclusive agreement between you and Safari relating to the Service, content accessed via the Service, and the support services (if any) and it supersedes all other oral or written communications, proposals and representations with respect to any subject matter covered by this SA. If any provision of this SA is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
  4. Safari may provide you with notices, including notices about changes to this SA, by means that include but are not limited to email, regular mail, SMS, MMS, text message, postings on the Service, or other reasonable means now known or developed in the future. Any such notice shall be effective as of the date that it is posted, sent, or otherwise made accessible by Safari to the User(s). You warrant and represent that the contact and other account information that you provide to Safari is accurate and acknowledges that it is your responsibility to update such information in order to maintain its accuracy.
  5. By continuing to access the Service after the posting of the updated SA, you agree to be bound by the updated SA. If the terms of any Safari policies or programs for support services conflict with the terms of this SA, the terms of this SA shall control.

Billing, Renewal and Cancellation Provisions for Individual Subscribers Only

  1. Individual Users are billed on periodic cycles (monthly or annually). Users are responsible for payment on the period billing date. Cancellation after the billing date will not result in a refund or credit, except as provided below in the case of automatic renewal of annual subscriptions. Safari does not offer refunds or credits for unused time, download tokens, or slots.
  2. Monthly subscribers pre-pay on a monthly basis until the subscription is cancelled.
  3. Annual subscribers pre-pay on an annual basis. No refund or credit is available if an annual subscriber downgrades the subscription prior to the end date of the subscription period, except during the first 14 days of a renewal subscription, as specified in this section. On the anniversary (end date) of an annual subscription, the subscription will automatically renew for one year and an e-mail billing confirmation will be sent to the subscriber, who will have 14 days from the date of the billing confirmation to cancel or change the subscription, and obtain a corresponding refund or credit, in accordance with Safari's policies. No refunds or credits are granted for any changes or cancellations requested after that 14 day period. Any refund will be in the form of a credit to the credit card account to which the subscription was originally charged.

Provisions Applicabler to Users who Access the Service under Sponsor Subscriptions

  1. Access to the Service, and content made available through it, is limited to the employees, contractors, agents, or such other persons, within a Sponsor's organization who are specifically authorized to use the Service under the agreement between Sponsor and Safari. Each User's access to the Service is strictly limited to the period of time that the User is qualified to be a User by virtue of his or her relationship with Sponsor. If a User becomes disqualified to use the Service, the User must immediately cease using the Service, and all copies of content accessed via the Service stored by that User on any hard drive or other storage device or in hard copy must be deleted or destroyed.

Provisions Applicable to Rough Cut Subscribers

  1. As a User of the Rough Cuts service, you agree and acknowledge that: (a) content on the Rough Cuts service is made available on a pre-publication basis and its use is limited by this SA, (b) in consideration of access to the Rough Cuts service, you grant to Safari, to the provider(s) of the Rough Cuts content included in the subscription, and their respective licensees and assigns, the perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and worldwide right to make use (for example: reproduce, edit, display, publish, or display, publish, or distribute in any format or media) of any feedback, comments, suggestions or other content posted or otherwise submitted by you to the Rough Cuts service, without any obligation to you for such use; and (c) you represent and warrant that you have the legal right to make any such submissions, and their use as contemplated under this Section will not violate anyone else's rights. Safari and its content providers are providing access to the Rough Cuts service to you in reliance on this warranty and representation.

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Once I flip to a paid account, what will my subscription entitle me to?
When you flip to a paid account, you will have access to a Safari Books Online account.
What happens after 10 days?
If you don't cancel before the end of your free period, your account will automatically be extended for 30 days at the price of the selected subscription level. Should you choose to cancel, you may do so at any time during the free period without incurring any charge to your credit card. To cancel, follow these simple steps:
  • Login using the username and password sent to you when you signed up for the trial.
  • Click on My Account in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
  • Click on Cancel your Safari Subscription.
How many chapters can I download during the free period?
This special offer grants you one download token to try during the free period. You will need to convert your account to a paid account to download additional chapters.
How do I redeem a download token?
To redeem download tokens simply log into Safari Books Online and search or browse as you normally would. When you see a chapter you would like to download, click on the download icon and follow the simple prompts from there.
How can I keep track of how many download tokens I own and when they expire?
Click on the My Download Tokens tab on the My Safari page and you'll find a complete listing of the tokens you own and their associated expiration dates.
Once I have downloaded a chapter, can I email it to colleagues?
No. Under the Safari Books Online Terms of Service, you are obligated to limit the use of the downloaded file to your own personal use. Publishers and authors will only make their quality content available for download through Safari Books Online if we take appropriate steps to protect their intellectual property. As a result Safari Books Online has taken a number of steps to protect the digital rights of the authors and publishers.