Accepting the Terms of Service
The purpose of this website, Smart Childrens Books (the "Site"), owned and operated by the Company, is to provide web publishing services and certain accessory services. Please read these terms of service ("Agreement") carefully before using the Site or any services provided on the Site (collectively, "Services"). By using or accessing the Services, you agree to become bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are not allowed to use the Services. The Services are accessed by You (the "Subscriber" or "You") under the following terms and conditions:
1. Access to the Services
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Company may offer to provide the Services, as described more fully on the Site, and which are selected by Subscriber, solely for Subscriber's own use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party. Services shall include, but not be limited to, any services the Company performs for Subscriber, as well as the offering of any Content (as defined below) on the Site. The Company may change, suspend or discontinue the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or Content. The Company may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict Subscriber's access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. The Company reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify these Terms of Service at any time by posting revised Terms of Service on the Site and by providing notice via e-mail, where possible, or on the Site. Subscriber shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications before using the Services at any time. Use of the Services by Subscriber following such modification constitutes Subscriber's acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement as modified.
Subscriber certifies to the Company that if Subscriber is an individual (i.e., not a corporate entity), Subscriber is at least 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Company (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number or email address). Subscriber also certifies that it is legally permitted to use the Services and access the Site, and takes full responsibility for the selection and use of the Services and access of the Site. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions. The Company makes no claim that the Site may be lawfully viewed or that Content may be downloaded outside of Spain. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the Site You do so at Your own risk and You are responsible for compliance with the laws of Your jurisdiction.
Subscriber guarantees that if he/she is an individual who is between 13 years old and 18 years old OR if he/she is older than 18 years old but is underage in his/her jurisdiction, he/she has obtained express permission from his/her parents or legal representatives prior to using any of the Services offered in the Site. Subscriber acknowledges that the Company reserves the right to request Subscriber to prove that he/she is neither under 18 years old nor underage in his/her own jurisdiction or that he/she has obtained the relevant permission from his parents or legal representatives to use the Services. If Subscriber is unable to prove such aspects at the request of the Company, then the Company reserves the right to suspend immediately the Services provided to the Subscriber as well as to delete any contents published by the Subscriber on the Site. In those cases, this Agreement shall be deemed as void.
The Company will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site and Services are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. However, there will be occasions when the Site and/or Services will be interrupted for maintenance, upgrades and repairs or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment. Every reasonable step will be taken by the Company to minimize such disruption where it is within the Company's reasonable control.
You agree that neither the Company nor the Site will be liable in any event to You or any other party for any suspension, modification, discontinuance or lack of availability of the Site, the Service, your Subscriber Content or other Content.
The Company retains the right to create limits on use and storage in its sole discretion at any time with or without notice.
Subscriber shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access the Site or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, and long distance or local telephone service. Subscriber shall be responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Services.
2. Site Content
The Site and its contents are intended solely for the use thereof by Subscribers and may only be used in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. All materials displayed or performed on the Site, including, but not limited to text, graphics, logos, tools, photographs, images, illustrations, software or source code, audio and video, animations and Themes (as defined below), including without limitation the the Company's Template Code (as defined below) (collectively, "Content") (other than Content posted by Subscriber ("Subscriber Content")) are the property of the Company and/or third parties and duly licensed to the Company and are protected by United States, Spanish and other international copyright laws. The Company API, if available, shall be used solely pursuant to the terms of the API Terms of Service, as and where applicable. All trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos and trade names used in the Site are proprietary to the Company and/or third parties and duly licensed to the Company. Subscriber shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services.
The Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to United States copyright laws, Spanish copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. The Content is also protected by the aforementioned copyright laws. Other than as expressly set forth in this Agreement, Subscriber may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, upload, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, the Site or any of the Content, software, materials, or Services in whole or in part.
Subscriber may download or copy the Content, and other items displayed on the Site for download, for personal use only, provided that Subscriber maintains all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. Downloading, copying, or storing any Content for other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from the Company, and, where applicable, from the copyright holder identified in such Content's copyright notice. In the event You download software from the Site, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and the data accompanying the software (collectively, the "Software") is licensed to You by the Company or third party licensors for Your personal, noncommercial use, and no title to the Software shall be transferred to You. You may own the Subscriber Content on which the Software is recorded, but the Company or third party licensors retain full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein.
3. Subscriber Content
Subscriber shall own all Subscriber Content that Subscriber contributes to the Site, but hereby grants and agrees to grant the Company a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable right and license (with the right to sublicense), to use, copy, monetize, cache, publish, display, distribute, modify, create derivative works and store such Subscriber Content and to allow others to do so ("Content License") in order to provide the Services. On termination of Subscriber's membership to the Site and use of the Services, the Company shall make all reasonable efforts to promptly remove from the Site and cease use of the Subscriber Content; however, Subscriber recognizes and agrees that caching of or references to the Subscriber Content may not be immediately removed. Subscriber warrants, represents and agrees Subscriber has the right to grant the Company and the Site the rights set forth above. Subscriber represents, warrants and agrees that it will not contribute any Subscriber Content that (a) infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright or trademark of another party, (b) reveals any trade secret, unless Subscriber owns the trade secret or has the owner's permission to post it, (c) infringes any intellectual property right of another or the privacy or publicity rights of another, (d) is libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harassing, hateful, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party, or is illegal in the Subscribers own jurisdiction or pursuant to the laws of Spain or the laws of the United States (e) contains a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information, or (f) remains posted after Subscriber has been notified that such Subscriber Content violates any of sections (a) to (e) of this sentence. The Company reserves the right to remove any Subscriber Content from the Site, suspend or terminate Subscriber's right to use the Services at any time, or pursue any other remedy or relief available to the Company and/or the Site under equity or law, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Subscriber Content or if the Company is concerned that Subscriber may have breached the immediately preceding sentence), or for no reason at all.
Should any Subscriber Content or its metadata contain any information of an identified or potentially identifiable person other than the Subscriber, such as, without limitation, images, sounds and/or text, then Subscriber hereby represents and warrants to the Company that it has obtained, prior to contributing the Subscriber Content, all relevant consents from such identified or potentially identifiable persons as may be required by any applicable law and specially Spanish Personal Data Protection Laws and regulations. Should the Subscriber breach this warranty by misrepresenting that he/she has obtained all required consents, then Subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company for any damages, losses or expenses, including attorney fees, directly or indirectly incurred by the Company as a result of such misrepresentation.
Subscriber is responsible for all of its activity in connection with the Services and accessing the Site. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity or any use of the Services or Content in violation of this Agreement may be grounds for termination of Subscriber's right to use the Services or to access the Site. Subscriber may not post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any other user or subscriber.
Use of the Site or Services to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including those which are deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind of illegal activity is expressly prohibited. Under no circumstances will the Subscriber use the Site or the Service to (a) send unsolicited e-mails, bulk mail, spam or other materials to users of the Site or any other individual, (b) harass, threaten, stalk or abuse any person or party, including other users of the Site, (c) create a false identity or to impersonate another person, or (d) post any false, inaccurate or incomplete material or delete or revise any material that was not posted by the Subscriber.
5. Warranty disclaimer
The Company has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to Subscriber. Subscriber acknowledges that the Company has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Site; which Content Subscriber accesses via the Site; what effects the Content may have on Subscriber; how Subscriber may interpret or use the Content; or what actions Subscriber may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. Much of the Content of the Site is provided by and is the responsibility of the user or subscriber who posted the Content. The Company does not monitor the Content of the Site and takes no responsibility for such Content. Subscriber releases the Company from all liability for Subscriber having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct Subscriber to sites containing information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. The Company makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site, and the Company will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site. However, upon being notified in a valid manner as foreseen in any applicable legal provisions of the illegality of any of such contents, the Company will use its best endeavors to promptly delete such contents from the Site. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the Company has implemented a system for reporting copyright infringements of contents posted to the Site by any subscriber. The basics of this reporting system will be described under section 14 of this Agreement.
Although the Company and the Site will make reasonable efforts to store and preserve the material residing on the Site, neither the Company nor the Site is responsible or liable in any way for the failure to store, preserve or access Subscriber Content or other materials You transmit or archive on the Site. You are strongly urged to take measures to preserve copies of any data, material, content or information you post or upload on the Site. You are solely responsible for creating back-ups of your Subscriber Content.
The Services, Content, Site and any Software are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. The Company makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Site, the Services, including any representation or warranty that the use of the Site or Services will (a) be timely, uninterrupted or error-free or operate in combination with any other hardware, software, system or data, (b) meet your requirements or expectations, (c) be free from errors or that defects will be corrected, (d) be free of viruses or other harmful components.
To the fullest extent allowed by law, the Company disclaims any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, availability, completeness, legality or operability of the material or services provided on this Site. By using this Site, you acknowledge that the Company is not responsible or liable for any harm resulting from (1) use of the Site; (2) downloading information contained on the Site including but not limited to downloads of content posted by subscribers; (3) unauthorized disclosure of images, information or data that results from the upload, download or storage of content posted by subscribers; (4) the temporary or permanent inability to access or retrieve any Subscriber Content from the Site, including, without limitation, harm caused by viruses, worms, trojan horses, or any similar contamination or destructive program.
6. Third party websites
Users of the Site may gain access from the Site to third party sites on the Internet through hypertext or other computer links on the Site. Third party sites are not within the supervision or control of the Company or the Site. Unless explicitly otherwise provided, neither the Company nor the Site make any representation or warranty whatsoever about any third party site that is linked to the Site, or endorse the products or services offered on such site. The Company and the Site disclaim: (a) all responsibility and liability for content on third party websites and (b) any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) You might be requested to give any third party, and You hereby irrevocably waive any claim against the Site or the Company with respect to such sites and third party content.
7. Registration and security
As a condition to using Services, Subscriber will be required to register with the Company and select a password and a URL within the Site. Subscriber shall provide the Company with accurate, complete, and updated registration information, including Subscriber's e-mail address. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of Subscriber's account. Subscriber may not (a) select or use as a URL within the Site a name of another person or any name which could potentially be deemed as belonging to any person other than the Subscriber or which could appear to belong to any third party known or unknown to the Subscriber; or (b) use as a URL within the Site a name subject to any rights of a person other than Subscriber without appropriate authorization. The Company reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a URL within the Site in its discretion. Subscriber shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Subscriber's password. Subscriber is solely responsible for any use of or action taken under Subscriber's password and accepts full responsibility for all activity conducted through Subscriber's account and agrees to and hereby releases the Site and the Company from any and all liability concerning such activity to the maximum extent permitted by law. Subscriber agrees to notify the Company immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of Subscriber's account or password. The Site will take reasonably security precautions when using the internet, telephone or other means to transport data or other communications, but expressly disclaims any and all liability for the accessing of any such data communications by unauthorized persons or entities
Subscriber will indemnify and hold the Company, its directors, officers, shareholders and employees, harmless, including costs and attorneys' fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of Subscriber's access to the Site, use of the Services, the violation of this Agreement by Subscriber, or the infringement by Subscriber, or any third party using the Subscriber's account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
9. Limitation of liability
In no event shall the Company, its directors, officers, shareholders, employees or members be liable with respect to the Site or the Services for (a) any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever; (b) damages for loss of use, profits, data, images, Subscriber Content or other intangibles; (c) damages for unauthorized use, non-performance of the Site, errors or omissions; or (d) damages related to downloading or posting Content. The Company's and the Site's collective liability under this agreement shall be limited to three hundred Euros to the maximum extent permitted by law.
10. Fees and payment
Some of the Services require payment of fees. All fees are stated in Euros. Subscriber shall pay all applicable fees, as described on the Site in connection with such Services selected by Subscriber, and any related taxes or additional charges which, unless otherwise stated, are included in the fees as described on the Site. All fees are non-refundable unless expressly stated otherwise on the Site or unless required by applicable laws. Subscriber represents to the Company that Subscriber is the authorized account holder or an authorized user of the chosen method of payment used to pay for the paid aspects of the Services. All fee-based Services and virtual goods are provided "AS IS" with no warranties of any kind. The Company may modify and/or eliminate such fee-based Services at its discretion. Subscriber understands and agrees that the payment for virtual goods grants Subscriber a limited license to use the virtual goods as specified on the Site.
The Company may change its prices at any time but will provide you reasonable notice of any such changes by posting the new prices on the Site and by sending You email notification. If You do not wish to pay the new prices, You may cancel the Services prior to the change going into effect. If you access your account in the Site or use the Services after such changes going into effect you, such access or use shall be deemed as acceptance by You of such changes.
Either party may terminate the Services at any time by notifying the other party by any means. The Company may also terminate or suspend any and all Services and access to the Site immediately, without prior notice or liability, if Subscriber breaches any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination of Subscriber's account, Subscriber's right to use the Services, access the Site, and any Content will immediately cease. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability. Termination of Your access to and use of the Site and the Services shall not relieve Subscriber of any obligations arising or accruing prior to such termination or limit any liability which Subscriber otherwise may have to the Company or the Site, including without limitation any indemnification obligations contained herein.
Please review our Privacy and Cookies Policy, which governs the use of personal information on the Site and how Cookies are used on the Site and to which Subscriber agrees to be bound as a user of the Site.
This Agreement (including the Privacy and Cookies Policy), as modified from time to time, constitutes the entire agreement between You and the Company with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding the subject matter hereof. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. The Company shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond the Company's reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation. The Company is Smart Childrens Books (the "Company" or "we") and can be contacted at [email protected] If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by Subscriber except with the Company's prior written consent. The Company may assign this Agreement in whole or in part at any time without Subscriber's consent.. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and Subscriber does not have any authority of any kind to bind the Company in any respect whatsoever.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Spain. For any matter related to the interpretation or execution of these Terms, the parties, to the maximum extent permitted by law expressly waive to submit to any courts which might have jurisdiction over the subject matter, and agree to submit to the sole competence and jurisdiction of the Courts of the city of Barcelona (Spain).
14. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright or Other Intellectual Property Infringements
The Company respects the intellectual property of others and takes the protection of copyrights and all other intellectual property very seriously, and we ask our users to do the same. Infringing activity will not be tolerated on or through the Services.
The Company's intellectual property policy is to (a) remove material that the Company believes in good faith, upon notice from an intellectual property owner or its agent, is infringing the intellectual property of a third party by being made available through the Services, and (b) remove any Subscriber Content posted to the Services by "repeat infringers". The Company considers a "repeat infringer" to be any user that has uploaded Subscriber Content to the Services and for whom the Company has received more than two takedown notices with respect to such Subscriber Content.The Company has discretion, however, to terminate the account of any user or subscriber after receipt of a single notification of claimed infringement or upon the Company's own determination.
Procedure for Reporting Claimed Infringement
If you believe that any content made available on or through the Services has been used or exploited in a manner that infringes an intellectual property right you own or control, then please promptly send a "Notification of Claimed Infringement" (a takedown notice) containing the following information to the email address identified below. Your communication must include substantially the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the work(s) that has/have been allegedly infringed;
- Identification of works or materials being infringed, or, if multiple works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
- Identification of the specific material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You should consult with your own lawyer to confirm your obligations to provide a valid notice of claimed infringement.
Designated Email Address for the submission of Notifications of Claimed Infringement:
Via E-mail : [email protected]
False Notifications of Claimed Infringement
By submitting a Notification of Claimed Infringement, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing, shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner's authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the Company relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
The Company reserves the right to seek damages from any party that submits a Notification of Claimed Infringement in violation of the law.
For the avoidance of doubt, only Notifications of Claimed Infringement notices submitted under the procedures set forth in this Agreement should be sent to the Designated Email Address at [email protected]. Any other comments, compliments, complaints or suggestions about the Site, the operation of the Services or any other matter should be sent to [email protected].