IndiaReads™ Terms of Use

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Please review and understand these terms of use carefully as they contitute an ongoing contract between you and IRead Books Private Limited hereinafter referred to as “IndiaReads”(the owner of IndiaReads.com). By using the IndiaReads.com website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these conditions.

Acceptance of Terms of Use These Terms of Use govern your use of the IndiaReads™ service and website. The Service is provided by IndiaReads and is offered to you (hereinafter referred to as "Subscriber") as per your agreement with and acceptance of this document (hereinafter referred to as "Membership"). By clicking the box entitled "I have read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Use" as part of the registration process, you accept all items in the Terms of Use and agree to abide by and be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use, you should not use the IndiaReads™ service or website.

These Terms of Use are an ongoing contract between you and iRead Books Pvt Ltd™ and apply to your use of the IndiaReads service and website. These Terms of Use affect your rights and you should read them carefully.

Changes to Terms of Use iRead Books Pvt Ltd™ reserves the right, with or without notice, to change these Terms of Use in its sole and absolute discretion. The most current version of these Terms of Use supersedes all previous versions and can be viewed by clicking on the "Terms of Service" link at the bottom of the pages of the IndiaReads™ website.

Privacy Any personal information submitted on the IndiaReads™ website is subject to our Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated herein. Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our practices. Our privacy policy can be viewed by clicking on the "Privacy Policy" link at the bottom of the pages of IndiaReads™ website.

How the IndiaReads™ Service works IndiaReads™ is an online book rental service that allows its users to rent books through its website located at www.IndiaReads.com by paying Initial Payable and charging rent after return of books in Good Condition.

To use IndiaReads™ a subscriber will have to register with www.IndiaReads.com to create an account. The subscriber can then browse/search books that he/she would like to read, and add them to his/her Bookshelf. Once payment has been received or we have made an arrangement with the subscriber to pick up the payment at the time of delivery, the selected books will be delivered to the subscriber at the shipping address provided at the time of registration as per service availability of IndiaReads in the given pincode. Once the subscriber has finished reading the book, he/she can visit www.IndiaReads.com and navigate to the "Bookshelf" tab and ask for a Pick up of Books. IndiaReads™ will pick up the books from the subscriber’s shipping address and refund the balance amount after charging rent in full once the books are returned in condition acceptable to IndiaReads. The right to accept or reject the acceptance of the book in the condition is entirely reserved by IndiaReads based on their quality standards.

International Access This Site may be accessed from countries other than India. The delivery of books on rent / rental services are currently available, only in India. Users from other countries other than India are free to register, browse, write reviews and use other features of this site as well as rent books in addresses in India. If you access and use this Site outside India you are responsible for complying with your local laws and regulations.

User Upon becoming an IndiaReads™ subscriber, subscribers become responsible for paying rental fees according to the then current billing and rental terms. The rental fees is non- refundable.

Automatically Sold The book rented by Subscriber is considered sold automatically once the available rental duration of that particular book expires and thereafter IndiaReads will not be liable for any refund from the Initial Payable.

Billing By using the IndiaReads™ service, you are expressly agreeing that we are permitted to bill you rental fee, any applicable taxes and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the IndiaReads™ service. Additional charges may include books you fail to return, books you damage or a change in rental structure. As used in these Terms of Service, "billing" shall indicate either a charge or debit, as applicable, against your Payment Method. The Initial Payable will be kept for issue of the book and the rental fee will be billed on returning the book in good condition. All fees and charges are non-refundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. We may change the fees and charges in effect, or add new fees and charges from time to time, but we will give you notice of these changes by email. In case the books are not returned during the available rental period, the book will be considered sold and no refund on account of Initial Payable will be made.

Cancellation Your can cancel an order for issue of books by calling or emailing IndiaReads™ customer service before the book is shipped by IndiaReads. In any discrepancy, IndiaReads reserves complete rights to decide whether to cancel the order or charge the Subscriber as per the rental structure. We do not provide refunds or credits for any partial-month periods and charges are strictly as per rental structure defined.

IndiaReads™ reserves the right to cancel your membership without prior notice and without assigning any reasons.

Refunds Upon cancellation of membership, we will refund any dues after ensuring all outstanding charges applicable have been processed and all books you rented are returned as per rental period and in good condition solely decided by IndiaReads. The Subscriber may give his/her choice for mode of refund. However IndiaReads reserves the right to decide the mode of refund and the Subscriber will abide by it.

Shipping Policy IndiaReads™ handles shipping using our own delivery agents, or in partnership with a logistics provider. Within NCR/Delhi we will attempt to fulfill the delivery request within 2 business days of receiving a delivery request from the subscriber. Please note that our guarantee is on the book title, not book copy. That is, if you request for a particular book, we will send you the copy that is currently in stock. This may or may not correspond with the publisher, book image or publishing date that you have selected. If you wish to only be delivered the book copy that you have selected, please send an email to our customer service. This will however, lower the probability of you getting the books and the Initial Payable and the rental structure may change based on it.

Damaged Books All books sent to a subscriber are verified to be in a good condition prior to dispatch and condition of each book is recorded in our system. Upon receipt of the books, you must ensure that the books are in good condition. Any damage, if found, must be reported to our representative and conveyed to IndiaReads™ customer service via email. Upon receipt of the books, we will verify the condition of the book against the condition recorded in our system before dispatch. If a book is returned to IndiaReads™ damaged as a result of subscriber misuse, IndiaReads™ will charge you the market value of each damaged book or the Initial Payable solely decided by IndiaReads. If IndiaReads™ determines that a book was damaged during transit, IndiaReads™ will not charge subscriber for the damaged book.

Typographical Errors In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error or error in pricing or product information received from our suppliers, IndiaReads™ shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. IndiaReads™ shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and the payment made. If the payment has already been made for the purchase and your order is cancelled, IndiaReads™ shall reverse the payment or make the refund initiated in 7 business days.

Ongoing Membership Your IndiaReads™ membership will continue in effect unless you cancel your membership or we terminate it. We will bill the rental fees plus any applicable tax to the Payment Method you select during registration (or specify later). You must cancel your membership upon return of all books you rented.

Special Offers Special offers, if any, are available only for first-time IndiaReads™ subscribers, unless otherwise expressly stated in the offer. IndiaReads reserves right to introduce any offer or cancel any ongoing offer for all or individual users without any notice in any form.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

The IndiaReads™ service and Website and its contents are provided "as is" and we make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the IndiaReads™ website, its contents or our service. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the IndiaReads™ website, any failures, delays, or interruptions in the shipment of books, delivery of any content contained on the IndiaReads™ Website, any losses or damages arising from the use of the content provided on the IndiaReads™ website, or any conduct by users of the IndiaReads™ service or website. We disclaim all representations and warranties, including, for example, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. In addition, we do not represent or warrant that the information accessible via our site is accurate, complete or current.

In no event shall IndiaReads™, its proprietors, shareholders, directors, officers, or employees be liable (jointly or severally) to you for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use of the IndiaReads™ Website, its contents or our service. If any applicable authority holds any portion of this section to be unenforceable, then liability will be limited to the fullest possible extent permitted by applicable law.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CopyrightAll contents included on the IndiaReads™ website and delivered to you as part of the IndiaReads™ services, including the books themselves, are the property of IndiaReads™, its suppliers, or its advertisers, and are protected by India and international copyright laws. The compilation of the content on this website is the exclusive property of IndiaReads™, and protected by Indian and international copyright laws.

Trademarks IndiaReads™, IndiaReads.com™, IndiaReads.net, IndiaReads.com, IndiaReads.com, iRead Books Pvt Ltd™ , IndiaReads™ design logo, and all page headers, custom graphics and button icons are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of iRead Books Pvt Ltd™. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

Limitations on Use

  1. You must be 16 years of age or older to subscribe to the IndiaReads™ service. Children below 16 years of age can apply under parental guidance and with parental consent
  2. The IndiaReads™ website and its content are for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not download, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, or offer for sale any IndiaReads™ content without its express written consent.
  3. You agree to use the IndiaReads™ website and any associated service in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  4. ndiaReads™ reserves the right to immediately terminate your subscription to utilize its website as a result of any unauthorized or illegal use, the contents of its website, and/or any associated service should IndiaReads™ become aware of that unauthorized or illegal use. This right to terminate includes, but is not limited to, IndiaReads™’ right to terminate your membershipif it determines subscriber abuse of IndiaReads™ policies and procedures

Confidentiality You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account information and your password. If you reveal your password or share your account with anyone, you take full responsibility for his/her actions, the loss of any Credits, Store Credits, Bonus Store Credits available in your account is your responsibility solely and no claim on IndiaReads is valid under any circumstances.

Indemnification You agree to indemnify and hold harmless IndiaReads™ and its proprietor, directors, officers, employees, agents or other representatives from and against all claims, liability and expenses, including all legal fees and costs arising from or relating to (a) your breach of these Terms of Service; and (b) your use of this website and associated services including transmission or placement of information or material by you on this website. This provision shall survive the termination of your right to use this website and/or your status as a IndiaReads™ subscriber.

Applicable Law Terms of Service shall be governed by and interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of India. The place of jurisdiction shall be exclusively in Delhi.

Reliance on Information This website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors that may be corrected as they are discovered at IndiaReads™ sole discretion.

Third Party Content IndiaReads™ distributes content supplied by third parties. IndiaReads™ has no editorial control over content supplied by third parties. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including third party content providers, advertisers, merchants, sponsors, licensors, or any other user of IndiaReads™ are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of IndiaReads™ or its affiliates, or any of their respective proprietors, officers, directors, employees or agents. IndiaReads™ does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. It is your sole responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, and/or any other content available through IndiaReads™. Any reviews or opinions posted on the Site solely represent the views of the poster and IndiaReads™ does not subscribe to them.

Use of Information Submitted IndiaReads™ may use anything you send or communicate to IndiaReads™, including questions, comments, information, ideas, concepts, or reviews, without compensation or acknowledgement. By posting any content on the IndiaReads™ website, or otherwise communicating that content to IndiaReads ™, you grant IndiaReads ™ a non-exclusive, irrevocable and perpetual license to use that content royalty-free.

Electronic Communications You consent to receive electronic communications from IndiaReads ™. You agree that any communication, notice, agreement, or disclosure that we send to you electronically satisfies any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

Use of Cookies In order to provide easier access to your account, IndiaReads™ may place a small text file (known as a “cookie”) on any computer from which you access the IndiaReads ™ website. If you return to the IndiaReads ™ website from that same computer, the cookie enables IndiaReads ™ to recognize you, without the need for you to sign in to your account.

Links to Other websites The IndiaReads ™ website may contain hyperlinks or banner advertisements that navigate a user to another website not controlled by, or affiliated with, IndiaReads ™. In addition, other websites may link to the IndiaReads ™ website. IndiaReads ™ has not reviewed these websites and is not responsible in any way for these websites, or any of their content.

Copyright Infringement IndiaReads ™ respects the intellectual property rights of others. IndiaReads ™ does not support piracy or illegal copying of books. If you believe your work, or someone else’s has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on the IndiaReads ™ website, please notify us by sending or submitting notice of the claimed infringement to: Email:customercare@IndiaReads.com Phone: 1800-103-7323

Limitation of Liability IN NO EVENT SHALL IndiaReads BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, EVEN IF USER HAS BEEN INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy ("Policy") applies to the Web site owned and operated by iRead Books Pvt Ltd™ located at www.indiareads.com (the "Site"). INDIAreads™ is an online book rental service that allows its subscribers to rent books through its website located at www.indiareads.com. This Policy is designed to tell you how we collect and use personal information (as defined below) so that you can make an informed decision about using our Site and our Services. Please read this statement before using our Site or submitting any personal information to us. This Site is not intended for use by children under 16 years of age (acceptable under parental guidance and with parental consent). By using our Site, you represent that you are 16 years old or older and that you consent to the information collection and use practices described herein. We reserve the right to change the provisions of this privacy policy at any time, but we will inform you that changes have been made by indicating on the privacy policy the date it was last updated. Your use of the Site following the posting of such changes or revised statement shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. We encourage you to review our privacy policy whenever you visit our Site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Personal Information Definition As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a user's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card or other account number) or that is associated with an identifiable person (such as demographic information or information about a person's activities when such information is linked to personally identifying information). Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Sites or categories of Site users, from which any personal information has been removed. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including helping us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider new products and services, and tailor existing products and services to user desires. This policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.

Collection of personal information Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our Site or use the various services and activities available on our Site. At several places on our Site, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. Personal information may also be collected if you provide personal information in connection with creating a profile, leaving comments, providing reviews or participating in other interactive features of the site or inviting a friend. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, contests, promotional offers, and other activities on the Site. When you visit our Site, some information is also automatically collected through the use of log files, such as your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer's operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site and your activity on the Site. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, you will not be able to sign in and will not be able to access certain Site features or Services.

Use of personal Information In general, we use the personal information we collect to facilitate your use of the Site, to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information, products and services you request, and for the purposes for which the information was provided. We may also use personal information to inform you about other publications, information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest, to administer and assist us with the operation of the Site and of our business. For example, we may use the information we collect:

  1. to send you a welcoming email and to contact you about your use of the Site, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service.
  2. to provide you with the services, products or information you requested and to complete any transactions in connection therewith.
  3. to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints.
  4. to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site and our publications, products and services.
  5. to contact you about our services, products, training, activities or special events or offers and for other internal marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes.
  6. for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
We may also receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, and may combine this information with the other personal information we have about you. In such cases, this Policy governs our use and disclosure of such information.

Information sharing with third-parties We do not sell, share, or rent any personal information to third parties. In the event that we engage third party vendors, consultants or other service providers who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Site and our business ("Service Providers"), we may share personal information with such Service Providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. In such event, we will inform our Service Providers that any such information we provide may only be used to carry out their work for us. We are not responsible for any information you provide to these parties directly, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to such third parties with which you come into contact. When you participate in the Site, certain information you post on the Site is shared with other users, and your use of the Site constitutes your consent to share this information. You should also be aware that personal information that you post on the Site in any comments, reviews or any other interactive areas, or other information that is provided for the purpose of being shared is publicly available and can potentially be viewed by anyone. We also may disclose personal information when we are required to or we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law; to enforce or apply this privacy policy or our other policies or agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our customer's rights, property or safety; to protect our customers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Site; or if we believe that an emergency involving the danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of personal information. In addition, information about our customers, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personally identifiable information could be transferred to third parties as one of the business assets of iread books pvt ltd. Please note: The Sites may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy policies of any web site that collects personally identifiable information. Similarly, if you entered this Site through another Web site, we are also not responsible for the privacy practices of that site, and you should review the privacy policy of the originating site before providing any personal information to that site. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by us.

Protection of Information iRead Books Pvt Ltd.™ endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect through this Site. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. To protect the confidentiality of your personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of the Site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately by emailing us at customercare@indiareads.com if you believe your password has been misused. You should also note that email is not secure, and you should not send any confidential or sensitive information to us via an unsecured email.

Changing communication preferences You may "opt out" of receiving marketing or promotional communications from us. We also provide links within the emails we send that may be used to opt out of such communications.

Users under 16 years of age This Site is not directed to users under 16. This is because some books and reviews might be unsuitable for children. We strongly advise parental supervision should their children wish to browse through book titles, reviews and discussion threads. By registering for or subscribing to the Services or by using the Site, users represent to us that they are 16 years or over (or if they are under 16 they are using the site under parental guidance and with parental consent), and we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone we actually know is under 16 years of age.

Additional information on the privacy policy If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to Contact Us through our website or write to us at customercare@indiareads.com