Terms of Use


Please read carefully all the terms of Use for Using out Site/Service. By Using Our Site/ Service Youagree to confirm Your contract with “Bookabook” (the owner of Bookabook.in) and these terms and conditions including the policies.

To help You understand better about Our Terms of Use, wherever the context is “User” or “You” it shall mean that any legal or ordinary person has agreed to become Our Site User by providing personal information. Wherever the context is “We”, “Our”,“Us” it shall mean Book a Book. 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 Book a Book™ service or website.These Terms of Use affect Your rights and You should read them carefully.

Changes to Terms of Use

§  Book a Book reserves the right to change or modify Terms of Use in its sole discretion, at any time with or without any prior notice to You. We request You to keep checking these Terms of Use periodically which can be viewed by clicking on “Terms of Use”link present on Our Website.  It is Your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically for updates / changes as post changes if You still are Using Our Site/ Services then You agree to all those changes.

Privacy

§  We collect personal information on Our Website which is subjected to Our Privacy Policy. We Use strict security measure to prevent any misuse or alteration of Your personal information as we clearly understand the seriousness of security of Your Personal information which may also include financial information. Please review Our Privacy Policy to understand Our practices. If You object to Your Information being transferred or Used in this way please do not Use Website.

Use of Our site “Bookabook”

§  Bookabook™ is an online book service that allows its Users to rent and buy books through its website located atwww.bookabook.in.In general You can browse through Our site without revealing any information related to You. You will need to provide Your personal information (name, phone number, email address, credit card / debit card / other payment details, etc.) only if You rent or buy from Us. Once You select Your book (s) that You want to buy/rent then You will be followed to a secure server where You will have to register Your account. To make sure of any fraudulent activities & errors we send verification code on Yourregistered Mobile Number, once You enter Your verification code You will be a registered “User” of Bookabook, User can then add the desired Shipping address, currently we are delivering in limited Cities/State(s), but You can still register Your account and You will be noticed as soon we are present in Your City/State. In case of rent we charge initial payment as safety deposit for the book which is returned after we receive the book(s) in condition acceptable to Bookabook. We provide Free Return shipping so as soon Your rental period gets over; Our Agent comes to collect book(s). The right to accept or reject the acceptance of the book in the condition is entirely reserved by Bookabook based on their quality standards.

Registered User

§  Once You register with Bookabook You agree to all the terms & conditions including Privacy Policy. In case of Rent User shall pay Initial deposit as well as Rental charges. Please take a note that Your Rental charge is non-refundable and You will receive Your security deposit only if book (s) is in condition acceptable to Bookabook. If Your rental period is over &You are unable to return the book under any of circumstances then that book (s) will be automatically sold to You. As a result Your Initial deposit would not be returned and You may need to pay additional charges if applicable.

Payment Collection

§  When You initiate transaction on Our Site then You agree to all the termsand You shall be responsible for entering into a lawfullyobligatory& enforceable agreement with Us to purchase the products. You shall pay the transaction price through “Online methods” or “Cash on Delivery Method”. In case of Rent, You shall need to pay additional charges if You damage the product; loose the product; replace the product; fail to return in time. The initial deposit collected from User shall be returned only after the User return book(s) in a condition that is in compliant with Bookabook Policy.

§  If You cancel Your order (You can cancel Your order before it is being dispatched by Ourcourier service) and You have already paid through Online methods, refund shall be made through payment facility Using NEFT / RTGS or any other online banking / electronic funds transfer system approved by Reserve Bank India (RBI).Also refund shall be made at the same Issuing Bank from where Transaction Price was received. Refund shall be subject to Buyer complying with Policies. Refund shall be made in Indian Rupees only and shall be equivalent to the Transaction Price received in Indian Rupees.

§  For Cash on delivery, refunds, if any, will be transferred to registered bank account provided by User.

§  If we are suspicious associated to Your order behavior which includes placing order for same product multiple times, we may delay notifying the payment confirmation as the products we sell has limited need for an average household so if that limit is crossed we need to ensure safety of the Transaction Price and we may remit Transaction Price to law enforcement officials to make sure that User is not involved in any form of illegal activity which is against Our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy.

§  Redeem Points Section: Everytime You transact with Us, You earn certain Points which can be Used at the time of payment transaction to get discount on Total Payable. This is applicable to only those Users who fall into the category of validated customers who have met the requirements to redeem points. Please take a note that not all Users can Use these points.  Point structure, distribution of points and completely removal of point structure can be done at any time with or without prior notice.

Cancellation

§  You can cancel Your order from YourUser Account before it is being dispatched by Ourcourier service. In any disputes, Bookabook reserves complete rights to decide whether to cancel the orders. In case of online payment we shall decide the status of refund and it will be only made if User cancels the order before it is being dispatched by Us.

§  In some cases it may so happen that after successfully placing an order we may run out of the stock or shall not be able to deliver in time. In such cases we reserve all rights to cancel Your order. You will be notified by email and if You have already paid for it, Your money will be refunded to Your registered bank account.

§  Your order will be cancelled without Your consent if we detect any suspicious behavior from Your order history which includes placing same order multiple times; Using different Id’s to do same. Please take a note that we monitor every User and its behavior so we may compare monitored data in accordance with Your order history to ensure safety.

Refunds

§  If You cancel Your order (You can cancel Your order before it is being dispatched by Ourcourier service) and You have already paid through Online methods, refund shall be made through payment facility Using NEFT / RTGS or any other online banking / electronic funds transfer system approved by Reserve Bank India (RBI). Also refund shall be made at the same Issuing Bank from where Transaction Price was received. Refund shall be subject to Buyer complying with Policies. Refund shall be made in Indian Rupees only and shall be equivalent to the Transaction Price received in Indian Rupees.

§  For Cash on delivery, refunds, if any, will be transferred to registered bank account provided by User.

§  If we are suspicious associated to Your order behavior which includes placing order for same product multiple times, we may delay notifying the payment confirmation as the products we sell has limited need for an average household so if that limit is crossed we need to ensure safety of the Transaction Price and we may remit Transaction Price to law enforcement officials to make sure that User is not involved in any form of illegal activity which is against Our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy.

Return Policy

§  Bookabook allows returns policy only in case of Rent. User will not be allowed to return book after buying it, User can cancel order with respect to Cancellation Policy. In case of rent User shall be allowed to return book only these conditions are fulfilled:

§  Return works only if User returns rented book in half of its Rental Period.

§  Return request should be raised from User Account on the day before its half period. For example, if rental period of Book is 20 days then Return request should be raised on 9th Day before 12:00 A.M, on 10th day onwards return request will be disabled for that book. 

Rent Policy

§  Bookabook is an online book store located at www.bookabook.in which allows its User to rent/buy books. This Policy is in accordance with one of Our Service which allows User to rent books online. You can rent books from Our site by paying rental charges for that book; You need to also pay the initial deposit for that book as a safety deposit. The initial deposit collected from You shall be returned only after the User return book(s) in a condition that is in compliant with Bookabook Policy.

§  In a single transaction User is allowed to rent only 2 books, this does not imply that User can rent only 2 books per month, it simply implies that in case of rentcart cannot have more than 2 books in a single transaction. If You want to rent after that; You will need to transact separately.

§  User cannot rent and buy from same cart, they need to transact separately for both.

§  If User rents 2 books at a time, each book will be considered as individual book. For each book User need to pay Initial deposit as well as non – refundable rental charges. Also the rental period associated to each book remains individual & shall not be combined into one rental period that is if rental period of Book A is 20 days and rental period of Book B is 30 days then User cannot combine the rental period to be of 50days& return both books at same time after that, User will need to return Book A after 20 Days and Book B after 30 days from the day of order placed.

Shipping Policy

§  We take 2-3 business days to fulfill the delivery (currently available in Pune) Using Our own delivery agents or Using Our partnered logistics provider. In case of Rent we request User not to pamper with Our original package as User has to return the book(s) in same package.

§  Please take a note that we shall not attempt multiple delivery times for single product so make sure to collect Your package on time.

§  Your rental period is calculated in such a way that we have assigned 4-6 days for delivery and pickup of book(s) irrespective of rental period so if Youfail to collect Your package on time we shall not be responsible for it and there will be no increment in Yourrental period.

Reward Points

§  Everytime You rent/buy from Bookabook.in You get rewards points which are distributed over different categories and conditions. If User shall earn points for following:

a)     Rent/Buy from Bookabook.in

b)     If User pays Rental/ buying charges Using Online Payment methods.

c)      Returns book(s) in half of its rental period.

d)     If User donates Book towards NGO (Please refer NGO Policy)

§  Bookabook reserve all rights to change the point structure or completely cancel the Reward Point Section with or without prior notice.

§  You can redeem points only when You reachcut offvalue which in this case is 50. Post 50 Points you can redeem them at any time from your Payment method Tab to get discounts.

§  1 point= 50 Paisa. Bookabook reserves all the rights to change the cut off value as well as individual Point value without consent; however You will be notified for the change by email.

Extend Policy

§  Our rental period is calculated in a way that Users get plenty of time to read particular book. But if in some case User is not able to complete reading the book, then User can extend rental period of that book by 10,15,20 Days by paying extra applicable charges.

§  User can either extend rental period while placing order by extending rental period by 10, 15, 20 Days in addition to Available Days for that book or else User can extend rental period from User Account Dashboard before rental period is over (User has to raise extend request on or before the last day of  rental period).

§  For a particular book User cannot extend it more than once. Only one extend request is allowed per book.

§  User needs to pay extended rental applicable charges by Online Payment method only. Please take a note that currently there is no option for cash on delivery if User wants to extend the rental period of book(s).

§  In case if User rents 2 books at same time then each book will be considered as an individual book so if User extends rental period of 1 book then it will be imposed to only that book and not both the books.

The above stated Extend policy is applicable only in case of Users renting Book(s) from Our Website & is not applicable in case of buying Book(s) from Our Site.

Damage Policy

§  Every book You rent from Us goes into pre and post processing to make sure You never get old book. We maintain strict record of book quality and condition while sending and after receiving the book from User.  All books are well binded & covered before it is being delivered to You. When You receive Your package make sure You check it in front Our delivery agent to check whether Your package is in good condition, however if You find damaged product Youmust report it to Our agent. If book was damaged during Shipping Process we will not charge OurUser and User will receive a different copy of that book.
If the book(s) is returned in damaged condition or different/pirated copy of that book(s) is given to Our agent, we reserve all rights to reject the acceptance of the book in that condition. As a result You will have to pay the market value of each damaged book or Initial deposit solely decided by Us. If You fail to pay; Your account will be blocked and legal actions will be taken against that User.

NGO Policy

§  We have also taken initiative to fight illiteracy. After renting out a book for certain times book directly goes to NGO. Many of Us have old books at Our place so if You want to join Our fight You too can donate Your books & feel proud. You can hand over Your old books as well as small message for them on a card given by Us to Our delivery staff & we will deliver it to the NGO for free of cost. There are still millions of people who cannot read in Our country. Functional illiteracy has reached one of five Indian. Book a Book goal is to reach one of those five Indian which robs them of even the simplest of human pleasures, like reading a fairy tale to a child .Our goal is to tie up with maximum number of NGO’s which will support these needy people.

§  User can donate only 1 book per transaction.

§  Reward Points are awarded to User for donation. Please take a note Reward Point System can changed or cancelled any time without notice.

Typographical Errors

§  In certain case where products listed on Our Site shows incorrect information related to product due to typographical error or error in pricing or product information, Bookabook shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. This is valid also for the Reward Points which in some case may be listed or awarded incorrectly, in all such cases Bookabook reserves all the rights to Change/Modify the order. If payment has been already made then as per Our Refund Policy You will receive refund within 7-10 Working days. Please refer Our Refund Policy.

Promotional and periodical Offers

§  Bookabook shall provide promotional as well as special offers over frequent period of time. Some of these offers will be available as promotional offer for Users transacting on Our site for very first time, while some of the offers will be available for all the Users. These special offers are introduced for limited period of time and Users can claim only if transacted in that particular period. Bookabook reserves all rights to cancel any ongoing offer for all Users without any notice.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

§  The Bookabook service and Website and its contents are provided "as is" and we make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Bookabook website, its contents or Our service. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Bookabook website, any failures, delays, or interruptions in the shipment of books, delivery of any content contained on the Bookabook Website, any losses or damages arising from the Use of the content provided on the Bookabook website, or any conduct by Users of the Bookabook 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 Bookabook 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 Bookabook 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.You will be required to enter a valid phone number while placing an order on the Website. By registering Your phone number with Us, You consent to be contacted by Us via phone calls and/or SMS notifications, in case of any order or shipment or delivery related updates. We will not Use Your personal information to initiate any promotional phone calls or SMS.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Content posted on Our Site

 

§  All the content posted on Our site which includes all forms of text, logos, graphics, photos, artworks including books are the property of Bookabook and are protected by Legal entities. Without prior written permission from Bookabook no part of the Website and no Content may be copied, republished, transmitted or distributed in any way to any other computer, server, Website.

§  You shall be responsible for all the contents transmitted to Us in form of messages, emails, photos, opinions, ideas, videosor other materials or information as such Content will become Our property and You grant Us the worldwide, perpetual and transferable rights in such Content.

 

Limitations on Use

§  Youmust be 16 years of age or older to Use Our Site/Service located at Bookabook.in. We have books for all age groups on Our site so Children below 16 years of age can apply under parental guidance and with parental consent

Confidentiality

§  All the personal information provided by User is kept under strict security however 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 Financial Details, Reward Points available in Your account is Your responsibility solely and no claim on Bookabook is valid under any circumstances.

Indemnification

§  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bookabook 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) YourUse 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 Yourstatus as a Bookabook User.

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 Pune.

Copyright Infringement

§  Bookabook respects the intellectual property rights of others. Bookabook 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 Bookabook website, please notify Us by sending or submitting notice of the claimed infringement.

Limitation of Liability

§  IN NO EVENT SHALL BOOKABOOK 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