Terms and Conditions
Access to Dripread.com™ is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the terms and conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this document and elsewhere in Dripread known collectively as "Terms & Conditions". Your access to, and use of, Dripread constitutes your agreement to the Terms & Conditions. Dripread reserves the right to amend the Terms & Conditions at any time. Since you are bound by these Terms & Conditions, you should periodically refer to them in this document and elsewhere in Dripread.
In order to use Dripread you will need to supply your email address, so we can send book installments to you. This is the minimum amount of information required to use Dripread. We've also implemented a membership system (using Google accounts) which offers more features including managing your own books in 'My Books', sharing your books and uploading books. Also, to keep you up to date with what's happening on the Site, we'll send you member only offers and regular updates of our products and services. However, Dripread reserves an absolute discretion in relation to the provision its services. We may add or remove in whole or part the Dripread from time to time as it considers reasonably necessary having regard to the cost of supply, usage, perceived user satisfaction or dissatisfaction and/or our business strategy. Dripread also reserves the right to introduce charges for some or all of its services on reasonable notice to members.
To become a member of dripread.com, you must first register on the site using your Google account. In Future we may allow additional login methods and accounts.
Intellectual property and restrictions on use of content
Users uploading their own books via the 'Upload book' feature must ensure that if they choose to share this book then it does not violate or infringe any copyright laws associated with that material
Users uploading books or other content which is protected under copyright are permitted to read this content using the Dripread serialisation service, as long as it is accessible to only themselves.
All information and material on Dripread including, without limitation, all text, graphics, video, audio, animation, software, advertisements ("Content") are Copyright © 2010 to Dripread, its suppliers and/or licensors unless expressly indicated otherwise on Dripread. The Content is protected by US, UK and international copyright and trademark laws. Content on Dripread is published in real-time, and you must not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, frame, upload to a third party, post, transmit or distribute this Content in any way except as expressly provided for on Dripread or expressly authorised in writing by Dripread. Strictly on the condition that you keep all Content intact and in the same form as presented on Dripread (including without limitation all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and all advertisements), you may
- download and view the Content for your personal, non-commercial use using an industry-standard Web browser,
- if you are an Internet service and/or access provider, supply the Content to your subscriber or customer. You must not use Dripread in any manner or for any purpose which is unlawful or in any manner which violates any right of Dripread which is prohibited by the Terms & Conditions.
User licence to Dripread
By placing any information or other material on Dripread (including posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication), you grant to Dripread a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide licence to do the following in respect of the information or material:
- reproduce it, publish it, perform it in public, communicate it to the public, make an adaptation of it and/or make and adaptation of the adaption;
- sublicense to any third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted.
The foregoing grant includes the right to exploit all proprietary rights in any such information or other material, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any jurisdiction worldwide. You expressly waive in favour of Dripread and any other party authorised by Dripread all moral rights and any similar rights in any jurisdiction which you may have or hereafter acquire in respect of any relevant communication or other material. At the request and expense of Dripread, you will execute and deliver to Dripread such instruments and take such other actions as may be required to carry out this grant of licence and waiver.
Dripread contains and/or provides advertising, links to third party websites and e-commerce offers as well as hyperlinks and other pointers to Internet websites operated by third parties. These linked websites are not under the control of Dripread and Dripread is not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any hyperlink contained in a linked website. Dripread provides these hyperlinks to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by Dripread or its affiliates. Linking to any such website from Dripread is entirely at your own risk.
Dripread also contains third party advertisements (including information about new releases, banner ads and full page advertisements, and community service announcements) which contain embedded hyperlinks or which include referral buttons to websites operated by third parties or their licensees or contractors. All third party advertising (including referral buttons and embedded hyperlinks) is paid for by the relevant third party advertisers and are not recommendations or endorsements by Dripread or their respective directors or employees. You are referred to the relevant advertiser for all information regarding the advertiser and its products and/or services.
In some instances, the advertisement will contain representations or offers by a third party advertiser which you can accept by linking to the advertiser's website and executing the relevant transaction. Such offers are not made by Dripread, and the third party advertiser is solely responsible to you for the delivery of any goods or services you purchase on the third party website.
Your use of the Service is subject to these, Dripread Terms & Conditions.
Disclaimer and limitation of liability
The Trade Practices Act may confer rights and remedies on you in relation to the provision by Dripread of goods or services on Dripread which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified ("Non-excludable Rights"). Dripread does not exclude any Non-excludable Rights but does exclude all other conditions and warranties implied by custom, law or statute.
Except as provided for by the Non-excludable Rights:
i) All Content is provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied,
ii) Dripread and its suppliers expressly disclaim all warranties of every kind, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose,
iii) Without limiting the foregoing, Dripread does not warrant that the functions contained in any Content or any User Generated Content or your access to Dripread will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected or that Dripread or the server which stores and transmits Content to you are free of viruses or any other harmful components
iv) Dripread does not warrant or make any representation regarding your access to, or the results of your access to, Dripread (including any related or linked websites) or any Content in terms of correctness, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability or otherwise, and
v) you (and not Dripread) assume the entire cost of any necessary verification, maintenance, repair and/or correction of any relevant Content.
Under no circumstances (including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of Dripread) will Dripread be liable (in contract, negligence or any other legal basis) for any indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages or loss of profits whatsoever which arises from or in relation to your relationship with us, including without limitation, your Membership, any information you obtain from or on recommendation from the Dripread, any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, Dripread or any Content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that Dripread does not exert control over users of Dripread (including individuals referred to on Dripread as guests, members, users or friends) and is not liable either for their opinions or their behaviour, including any information and/or advice and any defamatory statements or offensive conduct.
The Terms & Conditions are effective until terminated by Dripread, and Dripread may terminate this agreement and your access to Dripread at any time without notice:
- if it reasonably suspects that you have breached these Terms and Conditions;
- in order to satisfy legal, technical or regulatory requirements;
- (c) Dripread may terminate this agreement on 90 days notice if it decides to cease to provide the services.
User Generated Content
Dripread contains electronic bulletin boards, forums, blogs, comments, tags and other services which provide for feedback by users to Dripread, real-time interaction between users (including individuals referred to as guests, members, administrators and users) and other electronic messaging and notice services ("User Generated Content ").
It is a condition of your use of Dripread that:
(a) all User Generated Content generated by you or using your membership account complies with the Acceptable Use Policy.
(b) you acknowledge and agree that:
(A) Dripread does not monitor or Moderate User Generated content although it may view or remove content the subject of complaint;
(B) the comments or opinions contained in the User Generated Content are not the comments or opinions of Dripread, and
(C) Dripread accepts no liability in relation to material posted including its content or accuracy.
(D) All communications posted on Dripread are or may be communicated to the public.
Acceptable Use Policy
In using Dripread you must not:
(a) restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying any part of the site;
(b) post or transmit any material:
(i) which is (or could reasonably be expected to be) unlawful, abusive, defamatory, obscene, threatening, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent, including without limitation transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law;
(ii) of any kind which is not your original work, or which violates or infringes (or could reasonably be expected to violate or infringe) upon the rights of any other person, including material which is protected by copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights;
(iii) which you know (or reasonably ought to know) to be false, misleading or deceptive;
(iv) of any kind which contains a virus or other harmful component; or
(v) in any way exploit any material for commercial purposes or which contains any promotional material or advertising;
(vi) which is an invasion of any privacy or duty of confidentiality; or
(vii) which racially or religiously vilifies, incites violence or hatred, or is likely to offend, insult or humiliate others based on gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other physical or mental disability.
(c) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded; and
(d) download any file posted by any other user of a forum if you know, or reasonably ought to know, that the file cannot legally be distributed in such manner.
Dripread may in its sole discretion:
(a) remove any content including User Generated Content that contravenes the Acceptable Use Policy, is in any way objectionable or in violation of any applicable law or the Terms & Conditions.
(b) terminate your access to any User Generated Content if we believe you are abusing the service or breaching any of these Terms & Conditions.
((c) report suspected criminal activity to and cooperate fully with any law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction in respect of any lawful direction or request to disclose the identity or other information in respect of anyone posting any materials which violate any applicable or relevant law, and in doing so you consent to us collecting and storing your IP address.