Terms of Use

Last Revised on August 5, 2019

Welcome to the Terms of Use (these “Terms”) for the website, DirectBooks.com, operated on behalf of DirectBooks LLC (“Company”, “we” or “us”), together with any content, tools, features and functionality offered on or through our the website (the “Site”).

These Terms govern your access to and use of the Site. Please read these Terms carefully, as they include important information about your legal rights. By accessing and/or using the Site, you are agreeing to these Terms. If you do not understand or agree to these Terms, please do not use the Site.

For purposes of these Terms, “you” and “your” means you as the user of the Site. If you use the Site on behalf of a company or other entity then “you” includes you and that entity, and you represent and warrant that (a) you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to these Terms, and (b) you agree to these Terms on the entity’s behalf.

1. RIGHTS WE GRANT YOU

1.1 License Grant. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, the Company hereby grants to you, a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, non-transferrable, and non-exclusive license to access and use the Site. This license has the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Site as provided by us, in the manner permitted by these Terms and subject to the use restrictions described below. This license does not permit you to access or use any products and/or services provided by us and/or referenced on or through the Site. Such products and/or services are subject to separate and additional terms and conditions of use, as well as a separate privacy policy which will be provided to you upon accessing such products and/or services.

1.2 Restrictions On Your Use of the Site. You may not do any of the following, unless applicable laws or regulations prohibit these restrictions or you have our written permission to do so:

  1. download, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, duplicate, publish, license, create derivative works from, or offer for sale any information contained on, or obtained from or through, the Site;
  2. duplicate, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or decode the Site (including any underlying idea or algorithm), or attempt to do any of the same;
  3. use, reproduce or remove any copyright, trademark, service mark, trade name, slogan, logo, image, or other proprietary notation displayed on or through the Site;
  4. use cheats, automation software (bots), hacks, modifications (mods) or any other unauthorized third-party software designed to modify the Site;
  5. exploit the Site for any commercial purpose, including without limitation communicating or facilitating any commercial advertisement or solicitation;
  6. access or use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, disrupt or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s access to or use of the Site or use any device, software or routine that causes the same;
  7. attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt the Site or the computer systems or networks connected to the Site;
  8. circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any technological measure or content protections of the Site;
  9. use any robot, spider, crawlers or other automatic device, process, software or queries that intercepts, “mines,” scrapes or otherwise accesses the Site to monitor, extract, copy or collect information or data from or through the Site, or engage in any manual process to do the same;
  10. introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other materials that are malicious or technologically harmful into our systems;
  11. use the Site for illegal, harassing, unethical, or disruptive purposes;
  12. violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your access to or use of the Site; or
  13. access or use the Site in any way not expressly permitted by these Terms.

2. WHO MAY USE THE SITE

By accessing or using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older or, if you are under the age of 18, you are over the age of 13 and are either are an emancipated minor or have obtained the legal consent of your parent or legal guardian to enter into these Terms.

3. OWNERSHIP AND CONTENT

3.1 Ownership of the Site. The Site, including their “look and feel” (e.g., text, graphics, images, logos), proprietary content, information and other materials, are protected under copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You agree that the Company and/or its licensors own all right, title and interest in and to the Site (including any and all intellectual property rights therein) and you agree not to take any action(s) inconsistent with such ownership interests. We and our licensors reserve all rights in connection with the Site and its content, including, without limitation, the exclusive right to create derivative works.

3.2 Ownership of Trademarks. DirectBooks, the Company’s logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. Other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us.

3.3 Ownership of Feedback. We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Site (“Feedback”). You acknowledge and expressly agree that any contribution of Feedback does not and will not give or grant you any right, title or interest in the Site or in any such Feedback. All Feedback becomes the sole and exclusive property of the Company, and the Company may use and disclose Feedback in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever without further notice or compensation to you and without retention by you of any proprietary or other right or claim. You hereby assign to the Company any and all right, title and interest (including, but not limited to, any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, show-how, know-how, moral rights and any and all other intellectual property right) that you may have in and to any and all Feedback.

4. THIRD PARTY SITES AND MATERIALS

The Site may display, include or make available content, data, information, applications or materials from third parties (“Third Party Materials”) or provide links to certain third party websites. By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that the Company is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content, accuracy, completeness, availability, timeliness, validity, copyright compliance, legality, decency, quality or any other aspect of such Third Party Materials or websites. We do not warrant or endorse and do not assume and will not have any liability or responsibility to you or any other person for any third-party services, Third Party Materials or third-party websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties. Third Party Materials and links to other websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you have any complaints in connection with any Third Party Materials or third-party website, please contact such third party directly, or contact your state Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.

5. LOCATION OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy describes how we handle the information you provide to us when you use the Site. For an explanation of our privacy practices, please visit our Privacy Policy located at DirectBooks.com/privacy-policy.

6. DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION

6.1 Disclaimers. Your access to and use of the Site are at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Site is provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, the Company, its parents, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners and licensors (the “Company Entities”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. The Company Entities make no warranty or representation and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (a) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Site; (b) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Site; (c) the operation or compatibility with any other application or any particular system or device; and (d) whether the Site will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from the Company Entities or through the Site, will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein.

6.2 Limitations of Liability. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY ENTITIES BE LIABLE (A) FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES), HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER UNDER THESE TERMS OR OTHERWISE ARISING IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES OR THESE TERMS AND WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) EVEN IF THE COMPANY ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, OR (B) FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM, DEMAND OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE DELIVERY, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS (SUCH AS THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY) DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE COMPANY ENTITIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES FINALLY AWARDED SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID THE COMPANY ENTITIES, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX (6) MONTHS FOR THE SITE, GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

6.3 Indemnification. By entering into these Terms and accessing or using the Site, you agree that you shall defend, indemnify and hold the Company Entities harmless from and against any and all claims, costs, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) incurred by the Company Entities arising out of or in connection with: (a) your violation or breach of any term of these Terms or any applicable law or regulation; (b) your violation of any rights of any third party; (c) your access to or use of the Site; or (d) your negligence or wilful misconduct.

7. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

7.1 Updating These Terms. We may modify these Terms from time to time in which case we will update the “Last Revised” date at the top of these Terms. If we make changes that are material, we will use reasonable efforts to attempt to notify you, such as by e-mail and/or by placing a prominent notice on the first page of the Website. However, it is your sole responsibility to review these Terms from time to time to view any such changes. The updated Terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the updated Terms. Your continued access or use of the Site after the modifications have become effective will be deemed your acceptance of the modified Terms.

7.2 Termination of License. If you breach any of the provisions of these Terms, all licenses granted by the Company will terminate automatically. All sections which by their nature should survive the termination of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect subsequent to and notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement by the Company or you. Termination will not limit any of the Company’s other rights or remedies at law or in equity.

7.3 Injunctive Relief. You agree that a breach of these Terms will cause irreparable injury to the Company for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and the Company shall be entitled to equitable relief in addition to any remedies it may have hereunder or at law without a bond, other security or proof of damages.

7.4 California Residents. If you are a California resident, in accordance with Cal. Civ. Code § 1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Site of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112 Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

7.5 Miscellaneous. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms and the licenses granted hereunder may be assigned by the Company but may not be assigned by you without the prior express written consent of the Company. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for reference only and shall not be read to have any legal effect. The Site are operated by us in the United States. These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of laws rules, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in New York, New York.

7.6 How to Contact Us. You may contact us regarding the Site or these Terms by e-mail at Legal@DirectBooks.com.