Terms and conditions of use
This Agreement is effective from May 7th 2007.
Changes to the Terms and conditions of use
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Your access to and use of readitswapit.co.uk ("the Website") is subject
exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any
purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using
the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers in
this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must
immediately stop using the Website
2.1 readitswapit.co.uk acts as a venue that allows registered users to swap
books. We do not review listings provided by users and we are not involved in
transactions between buyers and sellers. As a result, we have no control over
the quality, safety or legality of the items advertised, the truth or accuracy
of the listings, the ability of users to provide books, or the legitimacy of
any users supplying or obtaining books. Do not assume that the offer of any
book is valid and legal simply because it is listed on our website. We are not
responsible for ensuring that users actually complete a transaction. You accept
sole responsibility for the legality of your actions under laws applying to
2.2 You must not use readitswapit.co.uk to swap, or attempt to swap, anything
other than books or other printed matter.
2.3 You must not register or swap books which contain:
We do not accept any obligation to protect you from the above items, or any
other items considered to be offensive or harmful.
2.4 We may without notice and at our sole discretion delete or remove any book
that has been registered with readitswapit.co.uk
3. THE SWAPPING PROCESS
3.1 By agreeing to swap books with another user you are entering into an
agreement with that user that you will post their selected book to their
address within 2 days of the swap being agreed by both parties. If you are
initiating a swap you are agreeing that your book list is up-to-date and that
you have the ability to post any one of the books on this list within 2 days of
the swap being agreed by the other user. If another user has initiated the swap
and you are accepting it then you are agreeing to post the user’s selected book
to them within 2 days.
3.2 By agreeing to swap books with another user you are also agreeing that we
will give your postal address, and possibly your email address to the user whom
you have agreed to swap with. We take no responsibility for any misuse of this
3.3 Before agreeing to swap books with another user you must ensure that you
would legally be able to sell any books that you are providing, and would
legally be able to buy any books that you are obtaining, within the United
The content of the Website does not constitute advice and should not be relied
upon in making or refraining from making any decision.
5. CHANGES TO WEBSITE
readitswapit.co.uk reserves the right to:
5.1 change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it
without notice and you confirm that readitswapit.co.uk shall not be liable to
you for any such change or removal; and
5.2 change these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the
Website shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.
6. YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND CONDUCT
6.1 We reserve the right (a) to suspend or terminate any member’s access to
readitswapit.co.uk, or parts of it, and/or (b) to edit, or require the Member
to edit any material posted on readitswapit.co.uk. Any person whose access has
been suspended or terminated must not re-register for, or re-access,
readitswapit.co.uk without our prior consent. You are solely responsible for
everything that is done on or through readitswapit.co.uk while your membership
account is logged on. Although we will never purposefully disclose any of your
membership account details to another person, except for those necessary to
carry out the swapping process, we are not responsible for the interception or
disclosure of your account details at any time.
6.2 You must not register more than one membership account with
6.3 You must not transmit through readitswapit.co.uk any unlawful, harassing,
libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise
objectionable material. You must also not transmit any material that encourages
conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability
or otherwise breach any applicable law or regulation. You must not attempt to
gain unauthorised access to our computer system or the computer systems of any
6.4 You will have to give your email address in order to register. Your email
address will help us to verify your identity on future visits. In the event
that you register using a non-existent email address or an email address that
belongs to someone else, readitswapit.co.uk may terminate your account without
6.5 readitswapit.co.uk must not be used by persons under the age of 18 years. If
you are under 18 years old you may only use readitswapit.co.uk with the
involvement of, and under the supervision of, a parent or guardian. You must
not use your own name to register with readitswapit.co.uk if you are under 18
years old; you must use your parent or guardian's name. Books on
readitswapit.co.uk, including children's books, must not be swapped by children
directly; a parent or guardian must perform the swap.
6.6 readitswapit.co.uk allows members to leave ratings (between 1 and 5) and
feedback comments based on their experience of swapping with other members. You
acknowledge and accept that ratings and feedback relating to you will be
available for viewing by anybody using the Website. We do not view ratings and
feedback, and are not responsible for checking or editing the ratings or
feedback on the Site. You consent to the publication of ratings and feedback,
even though these may be critical or defamatory. You release readitswapit.co.uk
and its employees and agents from, and waive all rights against
readitswapit.co.uk and its employees and agents in relation to any
liability in relation to the publication of defamatory comments in ratings and
feedback, even though we may be aware of such comments.
6.7 When submitting ratings and feedback for another member you must comply
with the Feedback Guidelines. You agree to indemnify and hold
readitswapit.co.uk and its employees and agents harmless from and against all
liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation
to ratings and feedback left by you on the Website.
6.8 If you fail to send a book as agreed during the swapping process or send offensive or inappropriate content to any readitswapit.co.uk user or post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to readitswapit.co.uk (including the Community) or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on readitswapit.co.uk, and readitswapit.co.uk considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, readitswapit.co.uk may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement/s.
7. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and
maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such
websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the
content or availability of any such sites
8.1 All copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in the
Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text,
graphics, and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are
owned by or licensed to readitswapit.co.uk or otherwise used by
readitswapit.co.uk as permitted by law.
8.2 In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely
for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded,
copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without prior
consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or
printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.
9. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
9.1 The Website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any
representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether
express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of
satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement,
compatibility, security and accuracy.
9.2 To the extent permitted by law, readitswapit.co.uk will not be liable for
any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without
limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in
connection with the use of the Website.
9.3 readitswapit.co.uk makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website
will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the
Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything
else which may be harmful or destructive.
9.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be constructed so as to exclude
or limit the liability of readitswapit.co.uk of death or personal injury as a
result of the negligence of readitswapit.co.uk or its employees or agents.
You agree to indemnify and hold readitswapit.co.uk and its employees and agents
harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs
and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against
readitswapit.co.uk arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and
Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal
or unenforceable for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction then
such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions
shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding
12. GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed ion accordance
with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of
the English Courts.
13. READITSWAPIT COMMUNITY RULES
You agree to use the readitswapit.co.uk Communities (including Forums) in accordance with the following Community Rules.
About your posts:
Contributions must be civil and tasteful
No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the Community.
No spamming or off-topic material: we don’t allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don't re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
No spoilers: material which contains plot developments will be deleted unless submitted in a designated ‘spoilers’ area.
Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed.
No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names
We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not include postal addresses of any kind.
About the law:
You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in the readitswapit.co.uk Community. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
The views expressed in readitswapit.co.uk Community areas are those of members of the public and are not necessarily those of Readitswapit Ltd.
If you fail to abide by these Community Rules when taking part in a readitswapit.co.uk Community activity, you will be sent an e-mail which informs you why your contribution has been failed or edited. This mail will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
This action may include your relevant account or accounts being placed into pre-moderation or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of readitswapit.co.uk.
readitswapit.co.uk reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.