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General Terms and Conditions for the Publication of Texts in Book Form (Print Book and E-Book)

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
With the transfer of their work, the Author authorizes LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Heinrich-Böcking-Str. 6-8, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany to publish and market this work under the following terms. The publication and the marketing are free of charge for the Author. With the transfer of their work to the Publisher, the Author accepts the following terms.

Art. 1 Subject Matter
1. The subject matter of the agreement between Author and Publisher is the work of the Author under the title entered via the web application LAP Online by the Author. 2. The final title shall be determined by the Publisher in coordination with the Author.

Art. 2 Author’s Grant
1. The Author grants the Publisher, regardless of location, for the duration of the legal copyright, the exclusive license of duplication and dissemination (right of publishing) for the work including all the additionally supplied bibliographic texts and/or pictures (e.g. blurb, vita, author’s photo) of the author for all print and electronic editions (e-books) as well as for all editions without limitation on the number of items for those in the German and in the English language as well as for the language in which the work is written. The author remains furthermore the owner of the copyright of their work. 2. For academic works (diploma thesis, master thesis, degree thesis, doctoral thesis postdoctoral thesis, etc.) the non-exclusive assignment of the license of duplication and dissemination as download file or e- book by the Author to the thesis sharing network(s) and to the full text server(s) specified by the Author in the web application LAP Online is permitted. The non-exclusive assignment of the license of duplication and dissemination to the university, where the work of the Author was handed in as part of an examination, is permitted. 3. In addition, the Author is entitled to publish parts of their work in other form, e.g. as a technical paper in a journal, online publication, etc. 4. The Author grants the Publisher, for the duration of the main license, the following exclusive ancillary rights – as a whole or separately:

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Managing directors/Geschäftsführer: Thorsten Ohm (CEO). Example: In practice. online services) the right to adapt the work and have the work adapted. in electronic databases and electronic data networks etc.g. or the storage of the author name at a print shop or the showcasing of a copy of the work of the author in a bookshop would be illegal with a view to copyright law without the regulations of Art. b. make it available to a large number of users by means of digital or other storage and transmission technology. including. the right to make use of the work. book intermediaries/booksellers.g. the Author is entitled to revoke some or all of the licenses in accordance with the provisions of Article 41 of the German Copyright Act (Urheberrechtsgesetz. block: b/w). e-book and other forms of electronic publishing). printing companies.lap-publishing. the right to electronically store data of the Author’s work as well as the personal details of the Author. as a whole or in part.g. transmission.com a. etc. persons. download or other playback. 6-8. 5. journalists. which are produced by means of digital storage and playback devices. as a whole or in part. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str. Esther von Krosigk Page 2 of 6 . by the user within the framework of the rights of use mentioned in this Agreement.com. the right of duplication and dissemination of editions of the work. content providers. 3 Obligations and Rights of the Publisher 1. in particular. however. Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRA 10752 Identification Number (Verkehrsnummer): 12917 Partner with unlimited liability/Persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin: VDM Management GmbH Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRB 18918 . etc. Saarbrücken. for valuable consideration or nonpaid. the Publisher is entitled to transfer the licenses granted in this Agreement. marketing agencies. Wolfgang Müller. CD-I. the right to feed and to save the work. book distributors. as a whole or in part. within the scope of the granted rights. Germany Telefon: +49 681 3720-310 . photomechanical or similar procedures (e. 5. d. as a whole or in part. it may be necessary to transfer ancillary rights to third parties several times per day and it is not possible to ask the Author’s permission every time. in the course of the book marketing process. The circulation is dependent on the actual demand for the title. If the Publisher does not make use of individual licenses. This also includes the right to provide access for interactive utilization of the work (if applicable in conjunction with other works). The work will be published as Print-To-Order print version in paperback edition (cover: colour. Art. organizations. The display of a book cover of a work at an online bookshop such as amazon. have to be coordinated with the Author in advance. UrhG) after the expiration of five years. Dr. 66121. c.LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. including on the Internet. businesses. 6. by means of digital. for example.com . media bodies. as a whole or in part. to include it in anthologies and/or databases and to grant third parties access to the work in whatever form (e. the right to archive the work alone or within the framework of other works and ways of utilization in tangible or intangible form. e-mail. Content-related adaptations.). CD-ROM.Telefax: +49 681 3720-3109 e-Mail: info@lap-publishing. 2. database operators. including for their products.www. by means of complete or partial printout. (e. and in that way. (digital) photocopying).g. particularly within the framework of so-called “on-demand” services. to third parties without the Author’s consent. libraries. Since the Publisher works together with external service providers. for advertising purposes for the Publisher or for third parties. e. the license of any other kind of duplication and dissemination of the work. par. regardless of the technical equipment and including any digital or interactive systems (e.

retail price and marketing strategies. Wolfgang Müller. 2. Germany Telefon: +49 681 3720-310 . Credit notes/book vouchers not downloaded within this period become void at the expiration of the term. 7. If the Author is subject to value-added tax. 4. If the annual number of copies sold and paid for in the booktrade should fall short of 50 for the first time. the Publisher shall also pay any statutory value-added tax accruing from the royalty amounts. Deposit copies. 4. the Publisher agrees to pay the Author a royalty commission based on the Publisher’s revenue minus the contained value-added tax (corresponds to the publishing house determined or recommended EURO net sale price minus a 50% calculative book trade discount) of 12 %. date of publication. the Author shall regain the license of duplication and dissemination (right of publishing). 5. 3. Dr. 66121. Authors outside of Germany are obligated to provide the Publisher with their complete and correct BIC/SWIFT account to LAP Online. 1. If at the time of invoicing incorrect or incomplete bank data of the author has been provided to LAP Online. The Publisher is entitled to determine the layout.com 2. In the exercise of his duties he draws on external cooperation partners. 6-8. promotional copies and review copies as well as any copies ordered by the Author from the Publisher will be royalty-free. For this purpose the author receives access authorization to LAP online and can download their respective royalty commission credit note/book voucher within a period of eight weeks from the 30.Telefax: +49 681 3720-3109 e-Mail: info@lap-publishing. Due to the specialized demand and the subject matter of the work the buying interest may be low and only a small number of copies or even no copies at all may be sold. the royalty fee will be transferred to the Author’s bank account. this will be shared between the Author and the Publisher at a rate of 50:50. If the average monthly royalty fee for the settlement period was between 10. Esther von Krosigk Page 3 of 6 . both parties agree that the work of the Author will only become subject to a royalty fee if the average monthly fee for the settlement period exceeds 10 euros. For each printed copy sold and paid for. the publishing house is not obligated to pay the author’s fee for the invoice period concerned. The Publisher must duplicate and disseminate the work as provided in and pursuant to the provisions of par.Managing directors/Geschäftsführer: Thorsten Ohm (CEO). the Publisher agrees to pay the Author a royalty commission based on the Publisher’s revenue minus the contained value-added tax (corresponds to the publishing house determined or recommended EURO net sale price minus a 50% calculative book trade discount) of 12 %. 3. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str. 7. Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRA 10752 Identification Number (Verkehrsnummer): 12917 Partner with unlimited liability/Persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin: VDM Management GmbH Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRB 18918 .01 euros and 50 euros. The Publisher shall not be obliged to exploit any other rights granted in this Agreement. The Author shall specify any change of postal address. The Publisher shall endeavour to achieve an optimal promotion of the Author’s work.www. unless the Author would like to purchase further copies of their work from the Publisher (see Art. banking details or e-mail address immediately via the web application LAP Online. for the preceding year. 4 Royalty Commission 1.LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. the Author receives a book voucher for the LAP portfolio which they can convert on the basis of the selling price of the desired titles. par.com . In order to cover the administration expense and the data management. Art. If the average monthly royalty fee for the settlement period exceeded 50 euros. 8. advance copies. the Publisher is entitled to cease further production of the title. The royalty credit note is to be prepared annually on the 30.6. If the Publisher should realise revenue from ancillary rights. 6. The Publisher expressly guarantees that no costs will be charged to the Author’s account in relation with this contract.lap-publishing.6. instead of a royalty fee. Saarbrücken. For each e-book sold and paid for. 2). In such a case.

The same applies to any interviews you may have conducted and processed in connection with your work. 6 Correction of the Work and the Texts of the Author The Publisher may make suggestions for correction of faulty phrasing and for deletion. The Author then receives a cover preview in the form of a downloadable PDF file. If no agreement can be reached with the Author over the corrections suggested by the Publisher. from other works are prohibited for copyright reasons. and if the correct source is cited. 66121. As a rule. Art. This also applies to any text appendices. 5 Submitting the Work and Creating the Cover 1. 11-15 copies=30 % . Please also verify that any statements you have made about organizations and companies and/or their products are provable. 6-10 copies=25 %. 7 Free Copy. Art. if there are no objections. test results. If there is any doubt.16-24 copies=35% . summary and keywords is made by the Publisher. their resume and some keywords for the book catalogues to the Publisher’s server using the web application LAP Online. a title suggestion. 3.Telefax: +49 681 3720-3109 e-Mail: info@lap-publishing. Art. the respective parts of the manuscript must be removed.LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. 2. 9 Liability Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRA 10752 Identification Number (Verkehrsnummer): 12917 Partner with unlimited liability/Persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin: VDM Management GmbH Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRB 18918 . e. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str.lap-publishing.1 as ready-to. figures. interviews. The Author can purchase copies of their work from the Publisher at the following discounts (only applies to an order): 1-5 copies=20 %.www. title. Wolfgang Müller. The Author must not forward this cover preview (or any other cover previews) to any third party and must use this cover preview solely for the purposes of personal review. Saarbrücken. 2.com . Germany Telefon: +49 681 3720-310 . short quoting from other works is permitted if your work requires to do so.com Art. 4. 2. 8 Copyrights and Other Rights of Third Parties 1. The Author supplies any data necessary for the publication process via the web application LAP Online. modification or amendment of content-related wording to the Author. Esther von Krosigk Page 4 of 6 . as of 25 copies=40 % discount of the net selling price + shipping costs + VAT. the Agreement will be terminated. Correct citation of any (also altered) passages which are adopted literally or adapted from other works is important. cover image. Please check if you have the right to publish internal company information. The author must adhere to the binding end sales price in the case of direct sales by the Author. approve of them. 6-8. The final decision regarding cover. The Author will receive one (1) free copy of the print version of their work for personal requirements. The Publisher shall verify the title suggestion made by the Author with a view to its legal admissibility and shall verify image/colour propositions in terms of their technical and commercial suitability and. jacket text. etc. Art. Adoptions of large text passages. The Author selects a cover image in landscape format for the cover of their work at LAP Online. Direct Sales by the Author 1. If so.g.print PDF file together with a jacket text. Dr. tables. you must obtain respective permissions to do so.Managing directors/Geschäftsführer: Thorsten Ohm (CEO). in order to allocate a statement. the publishing house may provide the author with a secured e-book version of his own title. In case of a failed postal delivery of the book. The Author uploads the complete and ready-to-reproduce work in accordance with Art 1. case surveys or the like for the first time which have so far not been appropriately published.

If they submit master texts/ illustrations/ fonts for which this is not the case or if this is unclear. Any changes made to these Terms and Conditions are communicated to the Author in electronic form via e-mail. the Author will have obtained permission for publication and commercial exploitation. associations. The Author has to send their objection within the course of one month after notification of the changes to the Publisher.Managing directors/Geschäftsführer: Thorsten Ohm (CEO). institutions. 6-8. the Publisher will rely on the information provided by the Author. 2. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str. the Author additionally ensures that they own the exploitation rights for the work and that these rights have not been transferred to any other individual person or legal person. In the case of an unauthorized publication. The Publisher reserves the right to make amendments to these Terms and Conditions at any given time. Saarbrücken. you agree to your personal information being collected and stored in our databases. The Author does not hold the Publisher responsible for any and all claims of third parties including any legal defence and/or prosecution costs completely. the professorship or the university at which the work was compiled or submitted as part of an examination is named. The Publisher understands that the data protection laws must be adhered to. Art. Wolfgang Müller. The transfer of the non-exclusive assignment of the license of duplication and dissemination as online publication. in particular copyrights. 10 Privacy Policy and Final Clause 1.lap-publishing. etc. of third parties are violated by the publication due to failure to provide information. By using our website LAP Online.). 2. The Publisher cannot be held responsible for any published contents and shall not be liable for any consequences which may arise from the publication of illegal contents. The Author furthermore ensures that neither the examination regulations nor any other regulations are in conflict with a publication of their work. the Author shall be solely liable. They are deemed accepted if the Author does not object in writing or via e-mail. 66121. If any rights. Also excluded is the transfer of the non-exclusive assignment of the license of duplication and dissemination to the university. Dr. or is to be named in the work of the author. dissertation. Germany Telefon: +49 681 3720-310 . If their work is related to any organizations (companies. The Publisher will point out this consequence in particular upon notification of the changes. 3. This applies especially in cases where changes are necessary due to legal requirements. or in the accompanying texts of the book (imprint.com . We take reasonable precautions to protect the safety. This is to inform you about the steps we take to protect your rights. In the case of an academic work (thesis. integrity and privacy of your personal details. 4. Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRA 10752 Identification Number (Verkehrsnummer): 12917 Partner with unlimited liability/Persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin: VDM Management GmbH Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRB 18918 . We do not exchange any personal details with other companies for marketing or related purposes. the Author shall inform the Publisher of this fact as well as of any other legally relevant facts known to the Author or otherwise discernible.). The Author ensures that they have the sole authority to grant the rights of use protected by copyright for their work and that they have not granted any rights yet which are in conflict with the grant of rights under this Agreement. download file or e-book to the thesis sharing network(s) and to the full text server(s) specified by the Author in the web application LAP Online is expressly excepted from this provision. the Author shall be held solely liable.LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. If it is the case that a person. This also applies to the master texts/illustrations and the fonts used in the document submitted by the Author of which they own the rights of use.com 1. etc.www. In respect of existing copyrights. blurb or the like) the author has first to obtain the appropriate permission from the mentioned persons and/or institutions. where the work of the Author was handed in as part of an examination. such as a supervising tutor. Esther von Krosigk Page 5 of 6 .Telefax: +49 681 3720-3109 e-Mail: info@lap-publishing.

lap-publishing. Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRA 10752 Identification Number (Verkehrsnummer): 12917 Partner with unlimited liability/Persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin: VDM Management GmbH Register court/number: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRB 18918 . Saarbrücken. 6-8. this Agreement is governed by the regulations of German and European (EC) law.Telefax: +49 681 3720-3109 e-Mail: info@lap-publishing. In such a case. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str. 66121. 4.LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. In as far as this Agreement bears no other regulations. the parties shall replace the defective clause by such a clause whose economical and legal meaning corresponds as much as possible with those of the defective provision. Dr. Wolfgang Müller. Both parties have agreed that the place of performance and – to the extent permitted by law – place of jurisdiction for any disputes.www. Esther von Krosigk Page 6 of 6 .com .com 3. Germany Telefon: +49 681 3720-310 . which may arise under this Agreement is the current location of the headquarters of the Publisher.Managing directors/Geschäftsführer: Thorsten Ohm (CEO). The voidness or ineffectualness of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement.