TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Acceptance Of Tems Of Use:
How Doorstepbooks service works :
Doorsteobooks™ is an online subscription based rental service that allows its members to rent books through its website located at http://www.Doorstepbooks.com. To use Doorsteobooks™, one will have to register with Doorsteobooks.com™ to create an account and become its member. A member can then browse/search books he/she would like to read, and add them to his/her Booklist. Once payment has been received or we have made an arrangement with the member to pickup the payment at the time of delivery, the first set of books will be delivered to the member at the shipping address provided at the time of registration. The number of books delivered at a time by Doorsteobooks™ is as per his/her membership plan. Once a member is done with the first set of books, he/she goes to www.Doorstepbooks.com and navigates to "My Booklist" tab and click on "Pickup" or "Pickup and Deliver" button.Doorsteobooks™ will pickup the previous set of books from the members shipping address, and deliver the next set of books (for "pickup and deliver"), within two business days.
Books that you select to rent will be placed into your Booklist. You may add books or adjust the sequence of books in the Booklist at any time. You must have at least 10 books in your Booklist. Click the "My Booklist" tab to make adjustments, review requested books or to see which books you currently have. We will determine which books to send you based on the books in your Booklist and the priority in which you have listed them. We endeavor to deliver the books listed highest in your Booklist; however when availability is limited, we may ship you books lower in your Booklist. Adjustments made to your Booklist may not immediately impact your next delivery. In certain instances you may have adjusted your Booklist before you have received a delivery message when in fact a delivery was already processed. The adjustments will, however, impact subsequent deliveries.
Allocation and Delivery Policy:
We reserve the right to allocate and deliver books among our members in any manner that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, determine. In addition, we will, in our sole and absolute discretion, determine the quantity of books we purchase for any particular title and the level of staffing and number of deliveries to be processed at each distribution centre. As a result, we may not always send you the top choices from your queue, and we may not ship out your next book(s) on the same day that we receive one from you. At present, our goal is to deliver you the book(s) listed highest in your Booklist. Often, on the same day that we receive a book(s) from you, we will deliver the next available book(s) from your Booklist. In certain instances, your next available book(s) will not be delivered until at least one business day following our receipt of your returned book(s).
Return of Rented Books:
Doorsteobooks™ reserves the right to request return of any and all book(s) in the possession of Members at any time. Members understand and agree to promptly return any book(s) to Doorsteobooks™ upon request, and that failure to do so within five days of the request makes Members liable for the cost of those book(s) plus 50% of that cost as a handling charge, for which Doorsteobooks™ reserves the right to charge the Member's refundable security deposit.
No due dates or late fees:
Provided you continue to be a paying member of our service, you may keep the book(s) delivered to you as long as you like. You will be required to return the books within 5 days following any cancellation of the service or be subject to charge for unreturned book(s). Also, you may be charged for book(s) that you lose or damage. In the event that the number of lost book(s) on your account becomes excessive, as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion, we will notify you that your account has been placed on hold for review and may charge your Payment Method for the estimated cost of the lost book(s). We will alert you of any potential charges prior to charging your Payment Method.
Upon becoming a Doorstepbooks™ member, members become responsible for paying periodic subscription fees according to the then current billing terms and subscription plan. Subscription fees are non-refundable.
Your Doorstepbooks™ subscription will be automatically renewed on a monthly basis. We will bill the monthly subscription fee plus any applicable tax to the Payment Method you provide to us during registration (or to a different Payment Method if you change your account information). Your membership will automatically renew for successive monthly subscriptions, without prior notice to you, unless and until you cancel your membership or we terminate it. You must cancel your membership before it renews each month in order to avoid billing of the next month's subscription fees to your Payment Method.
Changes In Membership Plans:
A member may change plans at any time. Upgrades in plans will only result in billing the difference of the plans. Downgrades in plans will affect the next billing cycle. No refunds for partial months of use will be credited. Future billing cycles will be billed at the new rate.
You may cancel your subscription to Doorstepbooks™ at any time, and cancellation will be effective immediately. WE DO NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR ANY PARTIAL-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION PERIODS OR UNREAD BOOK(S). To cancel your membership you need to call on our customer care numbers on +91-33-65365122 and request the same to our customer care executive. Upon cancellation, you will be given 5 days to return any outstanding rentals. Failure to return such rentals will result in your Payment Method being billed for such items. Doorstepbooks™ reserves the right to terminate your membership for any or no reason. Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability.
Refund Of Security Deposit:
In the event that your membership is cancelled, we will refund your security deposit after ensuring all outstanding charges applicable have been processed. We issue a bank cheque in the name of the member as appears at the time of registration within fifteen working days. The cheque will be couriered to the billing address as provided at the time of registration or as last appended prior to the commencement of your last billing cycle.
All books sent to a member 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 Doorsetpbooks™ customer service via email or phone. At the time of pick-up, our representative will check for any damage to the books and will intimate you accordingly. 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 Doorsetpbooks™ damaged as a result of member misuse, Doorsetpbooks™ will charge you the market value of each damaged book against the security deposit. If Doorsetpbooks™ determines that a book was damaged during transit, Doorsetpbooks™ will not charge member for the damaged book.
Your Doorstepbooks™ membership will continue in effect unless you cancel your membership or we terminate it. You must cancel your membership before it renews each month in order to avoid billing of the next month's membership fees to your Payment Method. We will bill the membership fee plus any applicable tax to the Payment Method you provide to us during registration (or to a different Payment Method if you change your account information).
Special offers, if any, are available only for first-time Doorstepbooks™ members, unless otherwise expressly stated in the offer.
Disclaimer on warranties and limitation on liability:
The Doorstepbooks™ service and Website and its contents are provided "as is" and we make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Doorstepbooks™ Website, its contents or our service. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Doorstepbooks™ Website, any failures, delays, or interruptions in the shipment of book(s), delivery of any content contained on the Doorstepbooks™ Website, any losses or damages arising from the use of the content provided on the Doorstepbooks™ Website, or any conduct by users of the Doorstepbooks™ service or Website. We reserve the right to ship book(s) in our sole and absolute discretion. 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 Doorstepbooks™ ., its 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 or performance of the Doorstepbooks™ 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.
Doorstepbooks™ is a trademark of Manya Knowledge Services. The Doorstepbooks™ logo,Doorstepbooks.com, is trademarks or service marks of Manya Knowledge Services. The Doorstepbooks™ Website, including but not limited to its graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names constitute trade dress of Manya Knowledge Services. The trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Doorstepbooks™ may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval from Manya Knowledge Services. and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not affiliated with Doorstepbooks™, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, in any manner that dilutes the rights of Doorstepbooks™, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Doorstepbooks™. Other trademarks that appear on the Doorstepbooks™ Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Doorstepbooks™. Any images of persons or personalities contained on the Doorstepbooks™ Website are not an indication or endorsement of Doorstepbooks™ or any particular product or our service unless otherwise indicated.
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.
Entertainment and third party content:
We distribute books and we reserve the right to display and promote the information on our Website to you in any manner we choose in our sole and absolute discretion. In addition, the Doorstepbooks™ Website allows you and other third parties to post reviews or comments concerning the entertainment distributed by us. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties on the Doorstepbooks™ Website are those of the respective authors and not of Manya Knowledge Services, or its shareholders, directors, officers, or employees. Under no circumstances shall Manya Knowledge Services, or its shareholders, directors, officers, directors, or employees be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Doorstepbooks™ Website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the Doorstepbooks™ Website.
Reliance on Information:
This website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors that may be corrected as they are discovered at Doorstepbooks™ sole discretion.
Use Of Information Submitted:
Manya Knowledge Services., is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any communication you may send to Doorstepbooks™ ("Content"), including, without limitation, responses to questionnaires or through postings to the Doorstepbooks™ Website without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the Doorstepbooks™ Website or other Websites. Furthermore, by posting any Content on our site, submitting Content to us, or in responding to questionnaires, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free irrevocable license and right to display, use, reproduce or modify the Content submitted in any media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Please note Doorstepbooks™ does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to Doorstepbooks™. Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against Doorstepbooks™ and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the idea you sent.
These communications will include notices about your account (e.g., shipping and receiving e-mails and other transactional information) and information concerning or related to our service, such as featured films or other entertainment information or offerings. These communications are part of your relationship with Doorstepbooks™ and you receive them as part of the Doorstepbooks™ subscription. You agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
In order to provide easier access to your account, Doorstepbooks™ may place a small text file (known as a "cookie") on any computer from which you access the Doorstepbooks™ website. If you return to the Doorstepbooks™ website from that same computer, the cookie enables Doorstepbooks™ to recognize you, without the need for you to sign in to your account.
From time to time, we test various aspects of our service, including service levels, plans, promotions and pricing, and we reserve the right to include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice.
Links To Other Websites:
Some of the hyperlinks and banners on the Doorstepbooks™ Website may lead to other Websites that are not controlled by, or affiliated with, Manya Knowledge Services In addition, other Websites may link to the Doorstepbooks™ Website. Doorstepbooks™ has not reviewed these Websites and is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these Websites.
DoorStepBooks™ respects the intellectual property rights of others. Doorstepbooks™ 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 Doorstepbooks™ website, please notify us by sending a written notice at the following address:
Manya Knowledge Service
135A, Bip Rash Behari Basu Road (Canning Street)
1st Floor, Kolkata-700001, West Bengal
Your notice must be signed and contain the following:
i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
iii) Identification of the material on the Doorstepbooks™ website that is claimed to be infringing of the owner of the copyright interest.
iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, if available, your r-mail address.
v) A statement that you have good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.