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By registering, using or accessing our sitethis Agreement is made between you and Areobooks Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with. Areobooks Ltd, together with its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates is collectively referred to herein as "Areobooks", "we", "our" or "us". For the purposes of this Agreement, "affiliate(s)" means any entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with us.
Please read this Agreement carefully before using our site. By visiting and/or using our site, accessing the Content on our site, creating an account, or by purchasing and downloadingDigital Content and applications developed by us or by third parties, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you should leave our site immediately and cease all your use of it. Please note that nothing in this Agreementaffects your statutory rights under applicable local laws, to the extent that such rights apply to you and cannot be limited or excluded.
"Content" means content displayed on our site that has been developed by us, our business partners and affiliates as well as Digital Content.
"Digital Content"means any content uploaded to and published on our site by authors and third parties and includes, but is not limited to, ebooks, images and videos.
"Purchase Library" means the page on our site from which readers can view and download their purchases.
2. CREATING AN ACCOUNT
(a) Creating an Account. You may visit and browse our site without registering or opening an account with us. However to place orders, purchase and download Digital Content you will need to first open anaccount by registering with us.
Once registered, you are responsible for: (I) keeping your account password confidential and secure; (II) avoiding unauthorized access to your account; and (III) keeping the email address associated with your account current (you acknowledge that it is important to keep the email address associated with your account current because although you may be able to log into your account using an old email address, you will not receive messages from us about your orders and enquiries or other matters).
You are solely responsible for all activities that occur within or through your account. You agree to notify us of any actual or anticipated security breach of your account. We will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
(b) Age of Users. Unless otherwise specifically noted in the features made available to you, our site and any products and services appearing, marketed or sold on our site, including Digital Content, are intended for and directed towards the purchase by adults (those aged 18 years or above) or with the consent of adults. Individuals under the age of 18 years may only use our site with the supervision of a parent or legal guardian and should review this Agreement with a parent or legal guardian to ensure that they understand them.
(a) How our site works. Our site permits you to browse and, once you have an account, purchase Digital Content, for use on computers or other electronic devices. Your account is designed so that all items purchased and/or downloaded are held in your account. We will use reasonable efforts to grant you such access to your account. Temporary interruptions to our site may occur for technical reasons (including maintenance, repairs, implementation of new services), which we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to limit. The range of items available to you through our site will depend upon a number of factors, including where you reside, where you attempt to access our site from and the computer, mobile or other electronic device that you are using. All of the Digital Content on our site may not be available to all users.
(b) Prices. Prices listed or shown on our site may differ from the price shown in your shopping basket. It is possible that prices may increase or decrease between the time an item is placed in your shopping basket and the time that the purchase is actually made.
(c) Risk of Loss. The risk of loss of title for all Digital Content purchased via our site pass to you upon download by you of the Digital Content.
(d) Availability. Wherever possible, we list information regarding availability of items sold through our site. Despite our best efforts some products may be shown incorrectly as available on our site. We will inform you during the order process if an item you order turns out to be unavailable and you will not be charged or will be refunded for such items.
(e) Content and Product Descriptions. All information and descriptions provided about items made available through our site are for your information only; information and descriptions may be less detailed and, in certain circumstances, different to information contained in actual item packaging, materials and other descriptions. Please read all packaging, labels, safety warnings, instructions and directions for use prior to using items made available through our site. The items made available through our site that are not produced by us contain descriptions that are provided directly by the author, publisher, manufacturer, developer, distributor or seller of such item (as the case may be).
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, we accept no responsibility for inaccurate or incomplete information about any items displayed, advertised, made available and/or sold in or through our site which has been provided to us by a third party. Further, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, we do not represent or warrant that the descriptions of such items are accurate or complete.
(f) Returns. Except as set forth in this sub-clause, Digital Content cannot be returned once purchased. You may only return purchased Digital Content to us if such Digital Content has a technical fault that prevents you from accessing and enjoying the Digital Content. If this happens, we will first try to provide you with a copy of the Digital Content that does not contain a technical fault. If this is not possible, we will provide you with a refund or store credit for such Digital Content. Please note that “technical fault” in this context means a technical fault such as a corrupted file. For the avoidance of doubt, it does not include instances where you are trying to access the Digital Content on a device that does not support the relevant file type (for example, trying to read an ePub file on a device that does not support ePub files), nor does it include instances where you believe the purchased Digital Content been poorly formatted, edited or written (or similar).
(g) Notice and Take Down Procedure For Claims of Infringement. If you believe in good faith that materials contained on our site infringe your rights (for example, your copyright), you (or your agent or representative) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to enable us to locate the material on our site; (iv) your name, address, telephone number and email address; (v) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the rights-holder, its agent or representative, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury (where applicable in accordance with applicable local laws), that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. It you are seeking to send us such a notice with respect to a non-exclusive right, you must comply with the foregoing sections (i)-(vi), but in addition provide evidence to us on what basis you have the right to allege infringement and make a complaint.
(h) Third Party Websites and Advertisements. We take no responsibility for third-party advertisements or third-party applications that are posted on or through or made available on our site, and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, we do not take any responsibility for any goods or services provided by third party advertisers on our site.
(i) Restrictions and Prohibited Conduct. Except as may be expressly permitted by this Agreement and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, you may not, directly or indirectly: (I) modify, download (other than page caching), reproduce, copy or resell our site, the Content on our site, or any portion or derivative thereof; (II) make commercial use of our site, the Content on our site, or any portion derivative thereof (unless you have a business relationship with us); (III) copy or download any other user's account or profile information for the benefit of any third party; (IV) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to our site or its systems, Content on our site, or any portion or derivative thereof; (V) interfere or attempt to interfere with or damage our site, including through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology or use our site or any Content on our site in any manner that could interrupt, damage, disable, degrade, overburden or impair any other users' use and enjoyment of our site; (VI) use any robot, spider, data miner, crawler, scraper or other automated means to access or index our site or its systems, Content on our site or any portion or derivative thereof for any purpose; (VII) bypass any of our measures used to prevent or restrict access to any portion of our site or Content on our site or any portion or derivative thereof; (VIII) frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other of our proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form); (IX) use our name, trademarks, service marks or logos in any meta tags or any other "hidden text"; (X) compile, repackage, disseminate or otherwise use data extracted our site or Content on our site; (XI) violate any law, rule or regulation of the local laws applicable to you in your use of our site or Content on our site; or (XII) assist or encourage any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by this Agreement or any applicable local laws or regulations.
(k) Content. You acknowledge that our site contains Content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any Content on our site, in whole or in part. You may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content on our site without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other propriety right.
In addition, we are a distributor and not a publisher of the Digital Content on our site. We have no editorial control over such Digital Content on our site. We are not obligated to review Digital Content on our site. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the Digital Content on our site, expressed or made available by third parties, including any other user, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of ours or any of our suppliers or licensors, unless expressly stated otherwise. Neither we nor our suppliers or licensors make any representation, warranty or guarantee on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any third party Digital Content on our site unless otherwise expressly stated. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, under no circumstance shall either we or any of our suppliers or licensors be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by your reliance on information obtained through our site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information, opinion, advice, or Content on our site.
(l) Indemnity. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless on a continuing basis us and our affiliates, and our and their employees, representatives, agents, lawyers, directors, officers, managers, shareholders, suppliers and licensors (the "Indemnified Parties") immediately (on demand) from any claim or demand, including reasonable and/or statutory legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of our site and Content on our site and/or related to, or connected with, your actual or alleged breach of this Agreement or your violation of any applicable law or regulation or the rights of a third party.
(m) Internet Connectivity Charges. Internet connectivity is required to access our site and Content on our site. Any access fees or charges applicable to your internet connectivity are solely your responsibility. Certain internet service providers, including wireless carriers, may charge fees for data connections based on the total amount of data you access. Some Content on our site may include large amounts of data, and we are in no way responsible for the fees charged by or policies of internet service providers or others with whom you contract for such internet connectivity.
(a) Digital Content - General. We offer you the ability to purchase or download Digital Content from and through our site. We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable licence to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Digital Content in accordance with this Agreement.
You may generally browse, preview or search Digital Content without having to purchase or download it. However, in order to be able to purchase and/or download Digital Content, you must first create an account.
Your purchased Digital Content will be stored in, and be accessible and downloadable from, your Purchase Library. You can access your Purchase Library by signing into your account.
You may not bypass, modify, defeat or circumvent any of the security features, special rules or other applications that protect the Digital Content.
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the offering of any Digital Content at any time. If any Digital Content becomes unavailable prior to download but after purchase, your sole and exclusive remedy is the refund of the purchase price paid for such Digital Content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws. Some Digital Content may not remain available for re-download from your Purchase Library, if for example, the author of the Digital Content removes it from our site.
(b) Digital Content - License Restrictions; Prohibited Conduct. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, you may not transfer, copy, manipulate or display Digital Content except as permitted in this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, you may not: (I) duplicate or otherwise reproduce (including "burning") Digital Content, or any portion thereof, onto any physical medium, memory or device, including CDs, DVDs, personal computers, external disc drives and other hardware, or any other medium now known or hereinafter devised; (II) decompile, copy, reproduce, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the computer file in which Digital Content is stored to a human-readable form; (III) sell, lease, distribute, rent, broadcast, license, transfer, convey or assign any right to the Digital Content to any third party; (IV) remove any notices or labels on the Digital Content; (V) modify, disable, bypass, avoid, deactivate, impair or circumvent any encryption, rights signalling or copy protection or DRM used as part of our site or the Digital Content, or attempt to do any of the foregoing; (VI) modify, enhance, edit, translate, adapt, perform, display or create derivative works or adaptations based on the Digital Content; (VII) reformat, optimize or customize the Digital Content for display, distribution or transmission via any platforms, protocols or delivery mechanisms other than as we specifically authorize; or (VIII) use Digital Content for any commercial or illegal purpose. Notwithstanding the termination provisions at Clause 5 below, you expressly agree that we may terminate your license to the Digital Content should you violate the foregoing restrictions or any other term of this Agreement.
(c) No Responsibility for Digital Content. Our site permits you to access to a wide variety of Digital Content, some of which may be inappropriate for, or offensive to, some viewers. We do not exercise any editorial control over the Digital Content. We provide only our site, which is intended to allow you access to the Digital Content. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by your access to or reliance on the Digital Content. You must determine whether the Digital Content you access, purchase, stream or download is appropriate, useful, accurate and complete. Your use of the Digital Content is solely at your own risk. Where our third party content providers have provided us with age ratings information we will make such information available to you. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of such age ratings information or of the descriptions or categories of Digital Content provided for your convenience.
(d) No Support. Save to the extent strictly required by applicable local laws (and only to the extent such applicable local laws cannot be excluded), we have no obligation to maintain or support Digital Content. Your ability to access certain Digital Content from a given source may depend on your obtaining and installing updated versions of certain software.
(a) Termination By Us. We may, upon notice to you, issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your account or your access to all or any part of our site for any reason in our sole discretion.Where reasonableness is required by applicable local laws, we may, upon notice to you, issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your account or your access to all or any part of our site for any reason in our sole discretion where we reasonably consider it necessary, including where we believe that you have violated any term or condition of this Agreement or any applicable local laws or regulations, or may cause us, our suppliers or licensors, or another user of our site financial loss or legal liability.
In certain cases, in our sole discretion, we may provide you with a written notice ("Restriction Notice") to inform you that (i) your right to use or access any part of our site has been terminated including the right to use, access or create any account thereon; (ii) that we refuse to provide any services to you; and (iii) any subsequent orders placed by you will be subject to cancellation. Other conditions may apply and shall be set forth in the Restriction Notice.
(b) Termination by You. You may terminate your use of our site or your account at any time by ceasing all use of our site and deleting your account.
(c) Effect of Termination or Suspension. Following termination (by us or by you) or suspension, you will not be permitted to use our site or access your account. In the case of termination by us of your account, you will remain liable for all amounts due under your account up to and including the date of termination.
Upon termination of this Agreement, the following Clauses shall continue in force and you explicitly agree to be bound by the following Clauses: Clause 3(l) (Indemnity); Clause 3(m) (Internet Connectivity Charges); Clause 5 (Termination or Suspension); Clause 6 (Disclaimers, Exclusions and Limitations); Clause 7 (General); Clause 8 (Governing Law & Jurisdiction); and/or any other provisions of this Agreement that are expressly or by implication intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination of this Agreement.
(a) Disclaimer of Warranties and Conditions. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, we and our suppliers and licensors provide our site on an "as is" and "as available" basis without any representation or warranty whatsoever. The use of our site is at your sole risk. Without limiting the foregoing, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, neither we nor our suppliers, affiliates or licensors (as applicable) make any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, that our site will: (I) be uninterrupted or secure; (II) be free of defects, inaccuracies or errors; or (III) otherwise meet your requirements. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, we hereby disclaim any and all warranties and conditions, express or implied, including the implied warranties or conditions of fitness for a particular purpose, lack of hidden or latent defects, security, merchantability, satisfactory quality, quiet enjoyment and non-infringement or arising by reason of custom or usage in the trade or by course of dealing.
(b) Exclusion of Damages. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, we and our suppliers and licensors will not be liable to you or any third party for any lost profits, lost revenue, lost or corrupted data, or damage to reputation or goodwill or any consequential, special, incidental, punitive or other indirect damages or losses arising from, relating to or connected with your use of (or inability to use) our site regardless of the cause of action on which the claim is based (including negligence, tort, contract, strict liability, product defect or misrepresentation), even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
(c) Limitation of Liability. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local laws, we will not be responsible for any loss or damage where (I) there was no breach of statutory duty or failure on our part (or our employees or agents or representatives); (II) it is not a reasonably foreseeable consequence of any such breach; or (III) it relates to business loss (including lost profits, lost revenue, lost data, or damage to reputation or goodwill). To the extent that applicable local law permits, any such liability for the matters set out in this paragraph shall be limited to £50 in total (or the equivalent in local currency, to the extent that local currency needs to apply). Notwithstanding the above, certain local laws do not allow such exclusions of or limitations of liability, in which case nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or in any way limit our or our suppliers' or licensors' liability for death or personal injury caused by our or our suppliers' or licensors' negligence, or that of our suppliers' or licensors' employees, agents, representatives or sub-contractors (as applicable), gross negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, wilful default or any other liability to the extent the same may not be excluded or limited as a matter of local law.
(d) Content Disclaimer. Some of the Content made available to you via our site may be inappropriate for, or offensive to, some users. We do not exercise any editorial control over the Digital Content on our site. We provide only our site, which is intended to allow you access to the Content. To the maximum extent permitted by local laws, under no circumstance will we be held responsible for any loss, damage or harm caused by your access to, use of and/or reliance on our the Content on our site. You must determine whether the Content on our site is appropriate, useful, accurate and complete. To the maximum extent permitted by local laws, your access to, use of and/or reliance on the Content on our site is solely at your own risk.
(e) Impact of Local Laws. Certain local laws do not allow the exclusion of or limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion of or limitation of certain damages. As such, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions or limitations may not apply to you, and you may have additional rights.
(f) Essential Purpose. Unless limited or modified by applicable local laws, the foregoing disclaimers, exclusions and limitations apply, even if any remedy fails of its essential purpose.
(g) Force Majeure. We will not be liable to you for failing to perform our obligations under or arising out of this Agreement or any applicable local laws or regulations, or liable to you for your use of or inability to use our site or any Content on our site, because of any event beyond our reasonable control, including a labour disturbance, an internet outage or interruption of service, a communications outage, failure by a service provider or any other third party to perform, acts of war or other action of military forces, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, sabotage, vandalism, accident, fire, flood, acts of god, strike, lock-out or other industrial disputes (whether or not involving our employees or those of our affiliates, suppliers or licensors) or legislative or administrative interference (including those giving rise to currency changes or otherwise affecting our ability to operate or provide our site, in whole or in part).
(a) Interpretation. Headings used in this Agreement are for reference only and shall not affect the meaning of any terms. “Including” means “including, without limitation”. The singular includes the plural and vice versa. This Agreement are binding upon each party and its successors and permitted assigns.
(b) Entire Agreement. Except for any additional terms that apply to your use of our site (for example, the Author Agreement if applicable) as we may notify or make available to you, this is the entire understanding between you and us regarding the use of our site, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between you and us regarding this subject matter.
(c) Severability. The provisions of this Agreement are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any applicable jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in that or any other jurisdiction.
(d) Our Affiliates, Suppliers and Licensors. Our affiliates, suppliers and licensors are intended third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement.
(e) No Waiver. Our failure or delay to exercise or enforce any right, remedy or provision of this Agreement or by law will not operate as a waiver of such right, remedy or provision.
(f) Notices. Where we need to send you notices under this Agreement or in connection with your use of our site, you hereby consent to receive electronic notices from us, whether addressed to the email address associated with your account or another email address that you provide to us. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, you acknowledge and agree that any communication via email or by postings on our site satisfies any legal requirement that such communications be made in writing.
(g) Changes to our site and amendments to this Agreement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable local law, we may, in our sole discretion, change, modify, suspend, make improvements to or discontinue any aspect of our site, temporarily or permanently, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you, and we will not be liable for doing so. We reserve the right from time to time to modify this Agreement in our sole discretion. You should periodically review this Agreement so that you are aware of the terms and conditions that apply to your use of our site. Your use of our site after any modification constitutes your acceptance of the most recent version of this Agreement as modified.
(h) Assignment. This Agreement and all of your rights and obligations under it are not assignable or transferable by you without our prior written consent. We may freely assign or transfer this Agreement or any of our rights and obligations under it.
This Agreement and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Areobooks and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
9. CONTACT US
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE IMPORTANT AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REVIEW THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH YOUR USE OF OUR SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE OUR SITE.
1. Agreement, Acceptance & Amendment
You are deemed to accept this Agreement and agree to be bound by its terms when you (a) click “Agree” or “Accept” when prompted, or (b) by using our site or any part of it. If you do not accept the terms of this Agreement, you may not use our site.
We may modify this Agreement, or any terms, conditions or policies forming a part thereof, at any time in our sole discretion. We will provide notice of such changes by posting the new or revised Agreement on our site or by sending you an email to the address you provide us. Except with respect to Clauses 10 (Payments) or 11 (Grant of Rights), changes to the Agreement will be effective when posted. If we modify Clauses 10 (Payments) or 11 (Grant of Rights), such modifications will be effective thirty (30) days after posting, and will apply prospectively to ebooks sold after the effective date. If you do not agree to the changes, you must withdraw your ebooksfrom our siteand terminate your use of our site. Your continued use of our siteafter modifications are posted constitutes your binding acceptance of those changes. We may make acceptance of changes a condition to continued use of our site.
2. Term and Termination
The term of this Agreement begins when you accept it and will continue until it is terminated by you or by us. We reserve the right to suspend your access to our siteand/or terminate this Agreement and your Author Account at any time with or without notice to you. You may terminate this Agreement and your use of our siteat any time by removing your ebooks from our site and deleting your Author Account. However, we will retain the right to maintain digital copies of your ebooks to continue to support customers who have purchased your ebooks. The following clauses of this Agreement will survive termination: 1, 2 and
A. Types of Accounts. You may sign up for a reader account with Areobooks that will permit you to use our site, but not to publish or sell your ebooks through our site (“Reader Account”). If you wish to publish or sell your ebooks through Areobooks, you must upgrade your Reader Account to a vendor account (“Author Account”). The terms of this Author Agreement are supplemental to the terms of the Reader Agreement that you agreed to when you first started using our site and/or created a Reader Account and which shall continue to apply to your use ofour site.
B. Security. You are solely responsible for: (i) keeping your account password confidential and secure; (ii) preventing unauthorized access to your account; and (iii) keeping current the email address associated with your account. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur within your account.
C. Information. You represent that all information you provide to us in connection with your Author Account is true and correct and you agree to keep such information current. You may maintain only one account. If we terminate your account, you may not establish a new account. You will not use false identities or impersonate any other person or use a username or password you are not authorized to use. You authorize us, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider appropriate to verify account information you provide.
4. Content Policy
We reserve the right to determine, in the exercise of our sole discretion, whether or not your content (including, but not limited to your ebook file, cover image, and product data) is compliant with the content policy. This includes but is not limited to content we deem illegal, libellous, infringing, offensive, harmful or potentially harmful, threatening, harassing, legally obscene, defamatory, or intentionally hateful in any regard. We also reserve the right to remove from sale your ebook or other content at any time, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that the content in your ebook is not appropriate for sale through our site.
You are responsible for knowing and following all local, national, or international laws regarding publishing content that are relevant to you or your business.
Please be advised that submitting or posting any of the following content in your ebook file, cover image, or product data may, in the exercise of our sole and unfettered discretion, result in the removal of said content and/or termination of your account. Please be advised that the content listed represent examples only and the following list of content is non-exhaustive. Such content includes but is not limited to:
- Obscene or Pornographic material: This may include content that graphically portrays sexual subject matter for the purposes of sexual arousal and erotic satisfaction.
- Libelous Material: False defamatory statements that intentionally harm or have the potential to harm an individual or a third party.
- Infringing Material: Any content to which you do not own the copyright or otherwise control the right to distribute. Additionally, content that may violate any other intellectual property rights, such as trademark and trade dress, and/or content that may infringe upon a party’s proprietary rights, such as the right of privacy or the right of publicity.
- Illegal Content or Other Offensive Material: As we may determine in our sole discretion, content that is illegal, content that violates the laws of any jurisdiction, whether or not we sell in such jurisdiction, or other content we deem offensive in the exercise of our sole discretion including but not limited to works portraying or encouraging incest or paedophilia or content that encourages hate or violence.
- Material Violating Privacy: Any content that violates an individual’s privacy.
- Advertisements: Content contained within your ebook or other content that primarily seeks to sell a product other than the ebook or content itself.
5. Acceptance Policy
Wedetermine in our sole discretion which content we accept and sell. Your ebooks must comply with our content policy (see Clause 4 above). If you discover that you have submitted an ebook that does not so comply, you must immediately withdraw your ebook from our site.If we request that you provide additional information relating to your ebook, including but not limited to information confirming that you have all rights required to permit our sale of the ebooks, you will promptly provide the information requested, and you represent and warrant that any information and documentation you provide to us in response to such a request will be current, complete, and accurate. You authorize us, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider appropriate to verify your rights to permit our distribution of the ebooks and the accuracy of the information or documentation you provide to us with respect to those rights.
6. Ebook Withdrawal
You may withdraw your ebook from sale on our site at any time, provided however that we shall retain the right to maintain digital copies of your ebook to continue to be able to distribute such ebook to past purchasers and support past purchasers of that ebook.
7. Purchase Library
You acknowledge that we shall have the right to permit each customer who purchases your ebook to store copies of your ebook in a Purchase Library. A “Purchase Library” is a repository that stores a customer’s digital purchases that allows for content management activity, including but not limited to downloading files and synching with customer devices. A customer may access your ebook stored on the Purchase Library notwithstanding any suspension or termination of this Agreement, or your withdrawal of your ebook.
8. Customer Data
We will have sole ownership and control of all data obtained from customers and prospective customers in connection with the sale of your ebook on our site.
When you submit your ebook to us, you will either (i) provide a list price for your ebook in pounds sterling (the “List Price”); or (ii) list your ebook for FREE. If you select a List Price for your ebook,you will ensure that, at all times that the ebook is available for sale through our site, the List Price does not go below the minimum List Price of £0.50. There is no maximum list price. Subject to the minimum List Price, you are responsible for setting and amending the List Price for your ebooks. The List Price you provide will be inclusive of any applicable value added, goods and services or similar taxes (“VAT”).
A. Payment Processor. All payments on our site are processed through Stripe. As part of the process of creating your Author Account, you will have been redirected to Stripe and asked to create a Stripe account. As a consequence of using Stripe, we never store your credit card details and we never receive your Royalty. Stripe splits the payment at the point of sale so you receive your Royalty at the same time that we receive our fee.
B. Royalty. The Royalty that you receive is calculated as follows (see our Pricing & Payment page for more details):
- List Price
- Minus Stripe fee (1.9% of List Price + £0.20)
- Minus Areobooks fee (30% of List Price (this figure includes VAT))
- Equals Royalty
C. Payment Terms. If you receive a Royalty on a sale and we later issue a refund, return, or credit for such sale, we may offset the amount of the Royalty previously paid for the sale against future Royalties, or require you to remit that amount to us. If a third party asserts that you did not have all rights required to make your ebook available on our site, or if we believe that you may be in breach of your representations and warranties in this Agreement, we will be entitled to hold all Royalties due until we determine that the validity of the third party claim, that you were not in breach or have fully remedied your breach, as applicable.
D. Taxes. In the event that the sale or delivery of any ebook to any customer is subject to any sales, use, good and services, VAT or similar tax under applicable law, we will collect such tax and remit it to the taxing authorities. You are responsible for any income or other taxes due and payable resulting from payments to you by us and/or Stripe under this Agreement. Accordingly, unless otherwise stated, the amounts due to you hereunder are inclusive of any taxes that may apply to such payments. We maintain the right, however, to deduct or withhold any and all applicable taxes from amounts due by them to you, and the amounts due, as reduced by such deductions or withholdings, will constitute full payment and settlement to you.
11. Grant of Rights
You hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable right and license to make your ebooks available for sale, marketing, display and promotion onour site.Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you further authorize and license usto: (i) store your ebook in data centers and servers; (ii) index and catalogue your ebook; and (iii) use the ebook as otherwise provided herein.
12. Security & Digital Rights Management (“DRM”)
We assume no responsibility and no liability for any breaches of DRM or other security technology that you may have embedded in your ebook.
13. Rights Clearances
You will obtain and pay for any and all necessary clearances and licenses to permit our exercise of the rights granted hereunder with respect to your ebook without any further payment obligation by us, including, without limitation, all royalties and other income due to any copyright owner.
14. Representations & Warranties
You represent and warrant that: (i) you hold the necessary rights, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the ebook and related content to enter into this Agreement and grant the rights granted herein and such rights are not subject to any prior agreement, lien or encumbrance that may interfere with the free exercise of the rights hereunder; (ii) your ebook does not contain any obscene or libelous material or material that is in any way unlawful under the laws of any jurisdiction in which you agree it may be sold; (iii) the use, with reasonable care and skill, of any instruction, material, or advice contained in your ebook is not likely to result in injury and your ebook includes appropriate warnings and safety precautions concerning any particular hazards that may be involved in the use of any such instruction, material or advice; (iv) your ebook may be sold, marketed, displayed, distributed and promoted as contemplated by this Agreement without violating or infringing the rights of any other person or entity, including, without limitation, infringing any copyright, patent, trademark or right of privacy, or any other intellectual or industrial property right, title or interest of any party, and without obligating us to pay any fees to third parties; (v) you will pay or cause to be paid all royalties, fees or other compensation due to third parties in connection with the use of your ebook in the manner contemplated by this Agreement; and (vi) all information you provide hereunder shall be accurate and current. Additionally, if you are not an individual, the individual person who accepts this Agreement for you further represents and warrants that he or she is entitled to enter this Agreement as your authorized representative and to bind you to the terms of this Agreement.
We do not warrant that your use of our site will be uninterrupted or error-free. We cannot ensure that your ebook will be protected from theft or misuse or that customers will comply with any content usage rules we may make applicable in connection with the use of your ebook. We will have no liability arising from a failure of any security system or procedure or of any customer to comply with any content usage rules.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Areobooks, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensees and partners and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, partners, members and other owners (“Indemnified Parties”) against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs and expenses (including reasonable lawyers’ fees and expenses, collectively, a “Claim”) brought about by any person that arise out of or are based on your breach of this Agreement or any breach of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements you make herein. Each Indemnified Party will be entitled, at its expense, to participate in the defence and settlement of the Claim with counsel of its own choosing. You may not enter into any settlement or other disposition of any Claim without the prior written approval of the applicable Indemnified Parties.
16. Intellectual Property
Subject to the authorizations granted to us hereunder, as between us and you, you retain all ownership rights in and to the copyrights and all other rights and interest in and to your ebooks. We retain all ownership rights in and to the copyrights and all other rights and interests in and to our siteand all related websites, services, applications, tools and content. We are solely responsible for, and will have full discretion with respect to the terms, features, and operation of our siteand the marketing therefor. In the event that you provide suggestions, advice, ideas or other feedback to us (“Feedback”), we shall be free to use and exploit such Feedback without restriction and will have no obligation to compensate you.
As used herein, “Confidential Information” means: (i) any information that would reasonably be considered to be confidential information of Areobooks in light of the circumstances surrounding the disclosure; and (ii) any other information provided by us to you hereunder including, but not limited to: (a) any information regarding Areobooks, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensees and partners and their businesses you receive in connection with your activities on our site, including but not limited to their technology, customers, business plans, marketing activities and finances; (b) the content and existence of any communications between you and us.
Except with our prior written consent, you shall not (a) use or disclose any Confidential Information other than to your employees or a third party who have a need to know and any disclosure to third parties may only take place under a non-disclosure agreement at least as protective of Confidential Information as this Agreement; or (b) make copies or allow others to make copies of Confidential Information except as is reasonably necessary for your internal business purposes. If you are required to disclose Confidential Information to a third party in connection with any ongoing civil or criminal investigation or any legal proceeding, you must promptly notify us so that we may, if we choose, seek an appropriate protective order or take other appropriate steps to seek to limit or prevent such disclosure. Without limiting the survivability of any other provision of this Agreement, your obligations under this Clause 17 will survive five (5) years following the termination of this Agreement.
18. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall the liability of Areobooks hereunder (i) exceed the amount of Royalties payable to you pursuant to this Agreement for the twelve (12) month period preceeding any claim, or (ii) include any indirect, incidental, consequential, liquidated, special, punitive or exemplary damages or penalties including, but not limited to, losses of data, business, revenue or anticipated profits. The foregoing limitations of liability will apply regardless of the cause of action under which such damages are sought, whether for breach of contract, negligence, strict liability, or other tort, whether or not the parties were or should have been aware or advised of the possibility of such damage, and regardless of whether any remedy fails of its essential purpose.
The parties to this Agreement are and shall remain independent contractors, and nothing herein shall be deemed to create a partnership or joint venture. This Agreement shall be construed and interpreted fairly, in accordance with the plain meaning of its terms, and there shall be no presumption or inference against the party drafting this Agreement in construing or interpreting the provisions hereof. If any provision of this Agreement shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and remain enforceable. The failure of either party to act in the event of a breach of this Agreement by the other shall not be deemed a waiver of such breach or a waiver of future breaches. This Agreement shall be construed as if jointly drafted by the parties. You may not assign any of your rights or delegate any of your duties under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Areobooks and any attempted assignment, delegation or transfer in derogation hereof shall be null and void. This Agreement shall be binding upon the successors and permitted assigns of both parties. Each party to this Agreement acknowledges that this Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, discussions, or representations, whether oral or written, between the parties. You consent to the use of electronic means to complete this Agreement and to provide you with any notices given pursuant to this Agreement. Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given: (i) by us via email or via a posting on our website; or (ii) by you via email to email@example.com or to such other addresses as we may specify. The date of receipt will, in the case of email, be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
20. Governing Law& Jurisdiction
This Agreement and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Areobooks and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
21. Contact us
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our www.areobooks.com ("our site") or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes (but is not limited to) information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, search for a product, place an order on our site, publish anebook on our site, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address and phone number, personal description,images and videos.
- Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
- technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
- information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
- Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers) and may receive information about you from them.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- Information you give to us. We will use this information:
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
- to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
- to notify you about changes to our service;
- to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
- to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
- to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
- to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
- Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
- business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with you.
- advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
- analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- if Areobooks or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Reader Agreement, Author Agreement (if applicable) and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Areobooks, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
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