Terms of Service

Terms of Use

Lotsawa House is an open-access repository of translations produced by a collaborative community of translators and scholars in conjunction with Lotsawa House staff. Lotsawa House translations are regularly updated on an as-needed basis. In order to preserve the integrity of Lotsawa House, distribution rights of selected content are limited.

General User Rights. The Director(s) of Lotsawa House grant(s) each individual user a royalty-free non-exclusive limited license to read, download, make copies, print, search, or link to the full text of each Lotsawa House translation, crawl each page for indexing (subject to reasonable network usage constraints), and distribute each translation only as permitted below provided that the purpose of the distribution is non-commercial.

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All texts on Lotsawa House are covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. You may copy and distribute a Lotsawa House text as long as attribution is preserved, and distribution is non-commerical. For exact details please check the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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It is the User's sole responsibility to comply with the appropriate terms of service of the Linked Sites as well as with any other obligation under intellectual property, defamation, decency, privacy, security, and export laws related to the use of such Linked Sites and any content contained thereon. In no event shall Lotsawa House be liable, directly or indirectly, to anyone for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the Linked Sites or the information or material accessed through these Linked Sites. You should direct any concerns relating to such third party site to that site's administrator or webmaster. Lotsawa House reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to add, change, decline, or remove, without notice, any feature or link to any Linked Sites from Our Site.

Intellectual Property Rights. Translated materials are the property of Lotsawa House and/or its contributing authors. Metadata used to categorize data discoverability internally and externally is licensed using CC0 (Creative Commons Open License) that permits full reuse on external platforms, including use on Linked Open Data applications. Images used on The Lotsawa House that are offered by permission of the owner are protected by copyright and may be covered by other restrictions as well. Images used from open source repositories are credited to their host institution. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that reuse of an image from Lotsawa House has appropriate permissions.

In order to comply with regulations that vary across the world, we may revise these Terms of Use at any time and without notice by posting a revised version on this website. Checking back periodically will mean you are aware of any changes. You are bound by any such revisions and it is recommended to visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions.

These Terms of Use were last updated in February 2023.

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