Last Updated: March 8, 2021
We may from time-to-time amend or modify these Terms in our sole discretion by posting the amended Terms to the Website or by emailing you to the email address you provided to us. If you do not agree or consent to our amended or modified Terms, you should not use the Services. Your continued use of the Services will be considered your acceptance of any amended or modified Terms.
Nothing in these Terms will be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. Additional terms may apply to certain Services, and those additional terms will become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.
If you do not agree to the Entire Agreement, you should not use the Website and/or our Services. If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Use of the Services
You may use our Services only if you are above the age of 18 and have the legal authority to enter into a binding contract. INDIVIDUALS BELOW THE AGE OF 18 ("MINORS") ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF A LEGAL GUARDIAN OR PARENT. IF YOU BECOME AWARE THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM A MINOR WITHOUT PARENTAL OR LEGAL GUARDIAN CONSENT, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY CONTACTING US AT email@example.com, SO WE CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION. In no event is use of the Services permitted by those under the age of 13. If you are using the Services on behalf of any entity, then you are agreeing to the Terms on behalf of that entity and will be liable for all actions taken under that account. ThriftBooks reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
- Types of Users There are three types of users that can use the Services: Visitors to the Website, Guests, and Account Holders (collectively referred to as, "User(s)").
- Registration and Account Creation
By using the Services, you agree to the following: When you register to create an account and use the Services, you agree: (a) to submit a valid e-mail address and password, along with your first and last name to create your account ("Account"); (b) to submit accurate information, including but not limited to your location, phone number, billing and shipping address, and other use content, on your account; (c) to keep confidential, all aspects of your Account including Your user name and password, and content associated with and within it; (d) that you are responsible for any and all uses of your Account, whether or not you've authorized such use; (e) to keep confidential all aspects of other Users' Account information that You may have authorized access to; (f) to immediately notify us in writing of any unauthorized use of your Account; and (g) that you will not use the Services for any unlawful or otherwise prohibited activity. The information required to create an Account may vary depending on the country, region, or type of User.
- Comments, Communications, and Other User-Submitted Content
You hereby represent and warrant that you will indemnify and hold ThriftBooks harmless against all claims, actions, allegations, fines, damages, or loss resulting from or arising out of the User Content you provide to us or upload to the Website or Services. ThriftBooks takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party. Further, if you request your information be deleted pursuant to CCPA, we are not responsible or obligated to delete the posts, testimonials, comments, ratings, reviews, and other content or User Content that you've made public on the Website or affiliate websites. It is your responsibility to delete content that you've published and made available to the public online. We will only delete the personal information in our internal systems, services, and with third-party processing.
- Restrictions on User Content We reserve the right to cancel a User Account at any time for any reason in our sole discretion. User Accounts may be cancelled for several reasons, including but not limited to:
- Submitting any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, bigoted, racially offensive, obscene, or otherwise objectionable User Content or content that violates our policies;
- Any sexually explicit User Content;
- Language or User conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation;
- Posting any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, "spam," or junk mail, including "chain letters" and "pyramid schemes";
- Submitting any User Content that is alleged to infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right;
- Uploading a virus or User Content designed to disrupt, limit, or damage any functionality of any computer software, hardware or server;
- If we in Our judgment and sole discretion deem it appropriate; or
- Upon a verified data deletion request.
- Prohibited Activities. Unless you have our express written consent, you cannot, and will not attempt to:
- Use the Services to submit, store, transmit, or process malicious code, worms or viruses;
- Use the Services to submit, store, transmit, or process User Content that is or may be: (a) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating; (b) libelous or defamatory; (c) fraudulent, tortious, or unlawful; (d) obscene, indecent, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable; or (e) infringing of any person's rights, any applicable laws, or your obligations to any third party;
- Use the Services to submit, store, transmit, or process User Content that would give rise to criminal or civil liability or that encourages unlawful activity;
- Use the Services for retail arbitrage or any other commercial and/or reselling purposes; bulk purchasing is available solely for non-profit groups, foundations, and charities who do not re-sell items.
- Gain unauthorized access to the Services, or to our systems or networks;
- Interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Services, or third-party content contained therein;
- Impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Services;
- Reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile the Services or apply any other process or procedure to derive the source code of any software included in the Services; or
- Unless otherwise provided, remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice from the Services.
- Removal of User Content and Requests. We take the rights of others very seriously. If you have any concerns that User Content is improper or infringing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you would like the User Content removed, please provide us with:
- A detailed description of the objectionable content, including where it is located;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the poster does not have permission to use the said objectionable content;
- A statement that you are the owner, or exclusive agent of the owner, of the objectionable content;
- Your contact information, including telephone number and physical address, and;
- A signed and sworn statement, under penalty of perjury, that your statements above are true to your knowledge.
We will try our best to remove any infringing User Content, but we are under no obligation or responsibility to do so.
- Cancellation, Removal or Suspension of Account
- Without limiting or waiving any of our other rights under these Terms, we may limit, suspend, terminate, modify, or delete your Account or access to the Services if you are, or we suspect that you are, failing to comply with any of these Terms for any actual or suspected illegal or improper use of the Services, with or without notice to you. Additionally, we may limit, suspend, terminate, modify, or delete your Account or access to the Services if we believe that you are infringing our intellectual property rights or third parties', or are acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our Terms or any published policies. Data will be removed from all applicable devices when your Account is terminated or deleted, but only as technically feasible and in compliance with applicable laws.
- At any time, you may cancel your Account with us by emailing us at email@example.com or by accessing your Account preferences.
- If there are remaining funds in your Account, we may not be able to delete your data, a portion thereof, or your account. However, you will have the following options: (1) you may use the funds and request deletion again; or (2) you may request a Digital Code to be used after deletion of your personal information. If you choose to use the funds remaining in your account, you will need to request data deletion again after all funds have been used, and only then will we be able to proceed with a deletion request. Please note that ThriftBooks is not required to delete any requested data if (1) that information is required to complete a transaction for which the personal information was collected; (2) keeping the personal information is reasonably anticipated within the context of ThriftBooks' ongoing business relationship with you; or (3) the request under CCPA is unverifiable.
- At all times, you have the right to remove or change your User Content and some personal information by editing or specifically deleting it through your account. You can edit, modify, and delete your contact information, address, email address, payment information, and date of birth within your account. However, in certain instances, some of your removed or edited User Content or data may not be completely removed, and copies of your User Content or data may continue to exist on the system or Site's server, and other locations belonging to us, including records indicating your deletion request as allowed by applicable data privacy laws. Copies, or meta copies, of User Content and information is solely used for purposes associated with the Services. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content at any time, or any other content that you have made available online, including comments, photos, testimonials, reviews, videos, and ratings.
- Third Party Affiliates and Content
- Fees and Payment Information
- When using the Services or placing an order with us, you may be required to pay a purchase price associated with the item(s), along with applicable fees and taxes ("Fees").
- If you choose to delete certain data or personal information with us, or if you opt-out-of-sale, we may not be able to process payments, fees, refunds, orders, credits, promotions, or offers with our Third-Party Payment Gateway.
- Intellectual Property and License
Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. Except in the context of browsing or accessing our Services in accordance with these Terms, you may not use content from our Services unless you obtain written permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These Terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Do not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
- Copyright Protection. All content included in any Service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of ThriftBooks or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site and included in any Service is the exclusive property of ThriftBooks and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site and included in any Service is the property of ThriftBooks or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
- Trademark Protection. THRIFTBOOKS, THRIFTBOOKS.COM, GREEN EARTH BOOKS, MOTOR CITY BOOKS, ATLANTA BOOK COMPANY, and other Services graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or trade dress of ThriftBooks in the U.S. and other countries. ThriftBooks trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not owned by ThriftBooks, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits ThriftBooks. All other trademarks not owned by ThriftBooks that appear in connection with Services are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by ThriftBooks.
- License and Site Access. ThriftBooks grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Services and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of ThriftBooks. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of Services' content; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of Services' content; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. Services' content or any portion of such content may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, assigned, sub-licensed visited, or otherwise exploited for any purpose, including commercial purposes, without the express written consent of ThriftBooks. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of ThriftBooks without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing ThriftBooks' name or trademarks without the express written consent of ThriftBooks. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by ThriftBooks. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Thriftbooks.com so long as the link does not portray ThriftBooks, or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any ThriftBooks logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. Violation of this section will constitute a material breach of these Terms and may be grounds for immediate termination and/or cancellation of your Account.
- Returns, Refunds, Exchanges, and Store Credit. We will honor returns and refunds, consistent with our return and refund policies, if we are contacted within 30 days of the date the order was shipped for domestic recipients and 45 days for international recipients. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee for any return, refund, or exchange that is not the result of our error.
- Returns: Depending on the item, we will accept returns within 30 days of the date the order was shipped to a domestic recipient or 45 days for an international recipient. Restocking fees, handling fees, and return shipping fees may apply. We may refuse to accept a return of certain items, even if we offer you store credit or otherwise refund your purchase. If you receive an incorrect or damaged item, please Contact Us before attempting to return any product, and we will correct the situation, often without the need for you to return any of the incorrect or damaged items.
- Refunds: For certain returns, we will provide you with a partial or full refund for the item(s) purchased, less any restocking fee, shipping, and other applicable fees. In lieu of a refund, we may only offer you store credit or the ability to exchange the item(s).
- Exchanges: If possible, we may offer you the opportunity to exchange your purchased item for another product. However, applicable restocking fees, shipping, taxes and additional fees may apply. Customers are responsible for paying the difference between exchanged items if the value of the new item(s) exceeds the value of the original item(s).
- Store Credit: We do not accept returns, honor exchanges, or provide refunds for:
- Items that were purchased for $20.00 or less;
- Requests that are made after the return/refund/exchange window;
- Items that are no longer desired after purchase; or
- Any Visitor, Guest, or Account Holder that violates these Terms or any other applicable terms or conditions.
However, if the requested return, exchange, or refund is a result of our error, we may offer you a store credit in an amount equal to all or some part of the original purchase price. The store credit amount will not include any delivery fees, taxes, or handling fees previously paid by you, which are all non-refundable.
Store credit will be applied to your ThriftBooks account, not your credit card, debit card, or other payment method. Store credit may only be used for future purchases of products and services on our website. Store credit can only be used for orders associated with your ThriftBooks account and cannot be transferred, gifted, or assigned to another person or ThriftBooks account. You will be responsible for the payment of any purchase amount that exceeds the value of the store credit.
We reserve the right to refuse to accept a return, issue a refund, or permit an exchange, and to otherwise deny any of the above remedies in our sole discretion at any time. Further, we are unable to accommodate purchase cancellations and address changes after an item has shipped.
If you do not use all of the funds remaining in your account, we may not be able to, and are not legally obligated to, honor your deletion request, pursuant to CCPA § 1798.105 (d) (1). However, you may request a Digital Code in the amount of the remaining funds in your account, to be used after the deletion of your data and account.
- Gift Cards and Rewards Program
You may be eligible for our rewards program ("ReadingRewards Program"), earning you credit as you read, and/or our gift card program. The ReadingRewards Program is only offered to (1) individual customers who are age 13 or older, and (2) non-profit organizations, charities, and foundations that have registered for an account at the Website or on the ThriftBooks mobile application, and only those individuals and organizations are eligible to participate in the ReadingRewards Program and receive its benefits. Customers who make purchases under a "Guest" account without creating a new registered account at the time of purchase are not eligible for ReadingRewards Program benefits on such purchases. The ReadingRewards Program is intended for individual personal use only and commercial use and/or reselling is strictly prohibited. To learn more about our Rewards Program and our terms and conditions, please visit https://www.thriftbooks.com/account/yourrewards/. To learn more about ThriftBooks Gift Cards and our terms and conditions, please visit https://www.thriftbooks.com/giftcard/.
- Copyright Complaints and Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- Notice of Copyright Infringement
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials on the Services infringes your rights under U.S. copyright law, you may send ThriftBooks a notice requesting that the material be removed. The notice must include the following information:
- The signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information that reasonably allows us to locate the material within the Services;
- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available);
- A representation that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you (the copyright owner), your agent, or the law; and
- A representation that the information in the notice 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.
Please be advised that ThriftBooks will not respond to complaints that do not meet the requirements above. If ThriftBooks determines that the materials alleged to infringe your rights do not require removal, ThriftBooks will remove those materials only pursuant to a court order that declares the content or use of the materials unlawful.
If you believe that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Counter-notices must include the following information:
- Your name, address, and telephone number;
- A description of the source of the content that was removed;
- A representation under penalty of perjury that you believe that the content was removed in error;
- A representation that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district that ThriftBooks chooses, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original complaint; and
- Your signature (physical or electronic is acceptable).
- Notice of Copyright Infringement
- Updated Requirements
Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Services must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA and should be sent to ThriftBooks' designated agent through the address listed below. Please be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
ATTN: DMCA Designated Agent
Thrift Books Global, LLC
18300 Cascade Ave S #150
Tukwila, WA 98188
All items purchased from ThriftBooks are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
ThriftBooks attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, ThriftBooks does not warrant that product descriptions or other content provided through Services is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by ThriftBooks itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it, exchange the item, or receive store credit, to be determined by our sole discretion.
At ThriftBooks, we believe in our mission to offer customers a wide assortment of books at everyday low prices and to empower our readers to read more and to spend less doing so. We strive to provide high quality books, but we do not dictate what our customers should read, nor do we censor ideas. Instead, we respect our customers' ability to choose from books that espouse a wide range of ideas and viewpoints.
We believe in fostering a dialogue with and among our customers as to the state of the literary world as it stands, and not as we might wish it to be. We also believe our readers should have the ability to inform themselves, particularly as to viewpoints they or we may disagree with, including those that are unorthodox, unpopular, or considered dangerous by some. We believe our customers will exercise critical judgment and choose to accept the good and reject the bad, and we believe the only answer to a "bad book" is a good one.
With those beliefs in mind, we encourage our customers to voice their concerns and to strive to counter any damage that may be caused by the acceptance of viewpoints and content they find objectionable. But it is not our chosen role to decide whether the content-specific concerns of any particular group of our customers are merited.
We reserve the right to choose to include or not include any books in our inventory, and we intend not to include books in our inventory that are libelous or otherwise violate the law, that incite violence or terrorism, or that promote abuse or exploitation, particularly of children. We also may not include other books in our inventory for any reason in our sole discretion.
We aim to err on the side of free expression and will not remove any books from our inventory because the viewpoints they may espouse are objectionable to some of our readers. Instead, we will strive to deliver our promise to customers to provide high quality books at everyday low prices, regardless of their content.
The following terms apply to users that have downloaded any Services through the Apple App Store:
- Acknowledgement. Both parties acknowledge that this Agreement is between the ThriftBooks and you only, and ThriftBooks and its content is governed by this Agreement. To the extent this Agreement provides terms that are less restrictive than or otherwise conflict with the Apple App Store Terms of Service, then the more restrictive or conflicting Apple term applies.
- Scope of License. The license granted to you for use of Services is limited to a non-transferable license to use Services on an iOS device that you legally own or control and as permitted by the terms detailed in the Apple App Store Terms of Service.
- Maintenance and Support. ThriftBooks is solely responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to Services, and Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to Services.
- Warranty. Services are provided as-is and do not currently include any express warranties. If there is any express warranty included in this Agreement in the future, and any Service fails to conform to such express warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price (if any) for the Service to you; and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to Services, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be our sole responsibility.
- Intellectual Property Rights. ThriftBooks and you acknowledge that, in the event of any third party claim that ThriftBooks or your possession and use of Services infringes a third party's intellectual property rights, as between ThriftBooks and Apple, ThriftBooks will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim.
- Product Claims. ThriftBooks and you acknowledge that ThriftBooks, not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims of you or any third party relating to the App or your possession and use of Services, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that Services fail to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. This Agreement does not limit our liability to you beyond what is permitted by applicable law.
- Thrift Party Beneficiary. ThriftBooks and you acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple's subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right to enforce this Agreement against you as a third party beneficiary of this Agreement.
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