Alexi Terms & Conditions ('Terms')

 

Last updated: April 20, 2016

Welcome to Alexi. We are a curated digital book club that provides our members with access to a handpicked selection of outstanding books chosen by well-known writers and cultural figures, including our expert Alexi editorial team.

The Alexi service (the ‘Service’ or ‘Alexi’) is provided to you by Alexi Books Limited (‘us’, ‘we’, or ‘our’). Please read these Terms and Conditions (‘Terms’, ‘Terms and Conditions’) carefully before using the Service which includes the http://alexibooks.com website and the Alexi mobile application 

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

Accounts

When you create an account with us, you must provide information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.

You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

The Alexi Service

You must be 18 years of age, or the age of majority in your province, territory or country, to become a member of the Alexi Service. Minors may only use the service under the supervision of an adult.

The Alexi service and any content viewed and read through the service are for your personal and non-commercial use only. During your Alexi membership we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access the Alexi service and read books on a streaming-only basis. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You agree not to use the service for public performances.

You may sample a book through the Alexi service when it is either ‘live’ on a list or you may read it at any time if it is in your library. Once you elect to delete a book from your library, if it is no longer ‘live’ on a list, it will no longer be available for you to read or to place again in your library. We reserve the right the remove books from your library in the rare event that we are instructed by our publishing partners to do so, or as a result of an unforeseen circumstance. We will not provide any refund or exchange or partial compensation for having done so.

The content that may be available to read may vary by geographic location and will change from time to time. 

You may access the service simultaneously on 3 devices and you may manage these via the App or on the website. You will be notified when you attempt ot access the App with a 4th device and will be asked to unauthorise a device via a pop up window. Alternatively you can remove authorised devices by logging into your account via the website and clicking on ‘Devices’ in your account menu.

We continually update the Alexi service, including the content library. In addition, we continually test various aspects of our service, including our website, user interfaces, availability of books etc.

You agree to use the Alexi service, including all features and functionalities associated therewith, in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, or other restrictions on use of the service or content therein. You agree not to archive, download, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use (except as explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use) content and information contained on or obtained from or through the Alexi service. You also agree not to: circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the Alexi service; use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Alexi service; decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Alexi service; insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the Alexi service in any way; or, use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. In addition, you agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Alexi service, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs. We may terminate or restrict your use of our service if you violate these Terms of Use or are engaged in illegal or fraudulent use of the service.

The quality of the display of the streaming books may vary from device to device, and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as your location, the bandwidth available through and/or speed of your Internet connection.

You agree that you will automatically receive updated versions of Alexi. If your device is sold, lost or stolen, please deactivate the device. If you fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may access the Alexi service through your account and may be able to access certain parts of your account information. To deactivate and remove a device, please log in to your account and click ‘Devices’ option in your account menu.

Registered Users, Accounts, Members, Free Trials, Billing and Cancellation

Becoming a Registered User

You may register as a registered user of the Alexi website free of charge (a ‘User’). To become a User, submit your email address to the Alexi website and create a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer.

Accounts

When you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.

You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

Ongoing Membership

Your Alexi rolling or annual membership, which may start with a free trial, will continue every 4 weeks or year to year unless and until you cancel your membership. You must have Internet access and provide us with a current, valid, accepted method of payment to use the Alexi Membership service. We will bill the membership fee to your Payment method. You must cancel your membership before it renews in order to avoid billing of the next period's membership fees to your Payment method.

Free Trials

• Your free trial period will commence by selecting a plan, completing the registration process and clicking ‘Lets Go’.

• The free trial period of your membership lasts for 7 days, or as otherwise specified. Free trials are for new and certain former users only. Alexi reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine your free trial eligibility.

• We will begin billing your Payment method for membership fees at the end of the free trial period of your membership unless you cancel prior to the end of the free trial period. To view the specific details your membership and your next payment date, visit our website and click the ‘Log In’ link under settings, available at the top of the pages of the Alexi website, in order to access your Account.

• You will not receive a notice from us that your free trial period has ended or that the paying portion of your membership has begun. We will continue to bill your Payment method for your membership fee until you cancel.

Billing

Recurring Billing

By starting your Alexi membership, you authorize us to charge you every 4 weeks, or once a year for an annual membership, at the current rate, and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the Alexi service, to your Payment method.

Price Changes

We reserve the right to adjust pricing for our service or any components thereof in any manner and at any time as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in these Terms & Conditions, any price changes to your service will take effect following email notice to you.

Billing Cycle

The membership fee for our service will be billed at the beginning of the paying portion of your membership unless and until you cancel your membership. We automatically bill your Payment method every 4 weeks or yearly on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your paying membership. Membership fees are fully earned upon payment. We reserve the right to change the timing of our billing, in particular, as indicated below, if your Payment method has not successfully settled and your renewal date may change due to changes in your membership.

No Refunds

PAYMENTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR PARTIALLY USED PERIODS. Following any cancellation, however, you will continue to have access to the service through the end of your current billing period.

Payment methods

You may edit your Payment method information by visiting our website and clicking on the ‘Log In’ to access your account overview. From here you can view and update your membership and payment type. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not edit your Payment method information or cancel your account, you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts and authorize us to continue billing the Payment method, as it may be updated. This may result in a change to your payment billing dates. 

Cancellation

You may cancel your Alexi membership at any time, and you will continue to have access to the Alexi service through the end of your billing period. WE DO NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR ANY PARTIAL MEMBERSHIP PERIODS. To cancel, please write to us at membership@alexibooks.com.

Intellectual Property

The Service and its original content, recommendations, reviews, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Alexi Books Limited and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, database rights, trademark, and other laws of both the United Kingdom and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Alexi Books Limited.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Alexi Books Limited.

Alexi Books Limited has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Alexi Books Limited shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.

Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall Alexi Books Limited, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

Disclaimer

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an ‘AS IS’ and ‘AS AVAILABLE’ basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

Alexi Books Limited its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of United Kingdom, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 15 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at help@alexibooks.com.