Terms and Conditions

You don't like reading them, and writing them is no fun either, I can tell you. Still, we need to set some clear expectations before we work together. So, please have a look below. 

General Information

This website, www.paperbackreviewer.com, provides online services for authors, publishers, and literary agents. The site allows authors and publishers to offer online copies of books to a community of readers for review. The site also facilitates communication between authors and publishers and the community of readers. Literary agents and publishers are also granted access to certain online books for reading and offline evaluation. The terms of service apply to aforementioned groups as well as non-registered website users.

Please read these terms of use well before using the website. By using this website, you implicitly consent to the terms of use. Please consult the terms and conditions regularly to evaluate your compliance since they are subject to change.

 

Services, content, and functionality

The services of the site are available to authorized users in authorized sections of the website. Services to anonymous users is limited to unrestricted content in the form of basic search results and limited information on the books and reviews posted on the site.

Content types

The site content can be classified as follows:

Book Review Request – the post by an author or publisher requesting reviews for a book and the actual posting of the book contents to be read and reviewed by reviewers

Review – Post by a reviewer as an evaluation of a book they read via the site

Search results – Searchable data on the site, such as authors, books, and reviews which is also available to anonymous users

Administrative pages – pages personal to the viewer which contain information on subjects such as content posted, account balance, and profile and account information

Messages – the contents of messages between members of the site

Site content – other miscellaneous pages created by the site operators used to inform the website users

Authorized Users

The site makes use of several authorized user roles: Reviewers, Authors, Publishers, and Literary Agents. Each one of these roles has its own separate functionality and access to different parts of the site.

Posting a Book Review Request  Unless you are the authorized poster of a book with legal ownership rights or other legitimate licenses over the book content you may not: (a) give someone else the right to read the book; This implies that sharing of login credentials is prohibited (b) create derivative works based on the book; (c) attempt to download the book from the site.

Reviewing a Book Only reviewers whose review request has been accepted and publishers and literary agents for which a book has been made visible may read a book posted online. Reviewers are granted authorized access to read and review the book solely for the specified time period. Reviewers may have their access to a book revoked by Paperbackreviewer.com at any time if Paperbackreviewer.com judges your use of the site and authorized content to not be in compliance with the intended purpose of your authorization privileges or its terms of use. Reviewers must do their best to protect authorized content from unauthorized use, exercising at least a reasonable degree of care. Reviewers should immediately notify Paperbackreviewer.com of any unauthorized use of the authorized content. Reviewers understand and agree that by accessing authorized content, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, and/or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Paperbackreviewer.com be liable in any way for any authorized content.

Reading a Book Publishers and Literary Agents will be granted access to books by certain authors on the site. Only some authors will make their books available to Publishers and Literary Agents for reading. Books made available for reading will only be accessible as such for the duration of time that the book is available for review. Paperbackreviewer.com has no control over which books are accessible to Publishers and Literary Agents.

Communication within the site

No authorized users on the site are to contact other members for soliciting for services other than those offered through the site, nor are they to send inappropriate or unwanted messages.

Reviewers and enforcing reviews

Reviewers are not legally obligated to review a book but the site reserves the right to block your access to the site if you continue to request review copies without reviewing them. The site also takes measures to clearly mark reviewers as having failed to review on time. 

Authors/Publishers

There is no guarantee that you will be given reviews, let alone positive reviews. (The site seeks to ensure honest reviews from its reviewers.) 

Site uptime and functioning

Use this website at your own risk.Unless otherwise stated in these terms, the site works "AS IS". The website may be prone to outages, poor performance, or bugs with no warranty that these issues will be corrected.

Adult content

Books intended for mature audiences may be made available on the site and should be marked as such. No reviewers may view this content unless they provide their date of birth in their profile. Reviewers under 18 years of age will not be able to view this content on the site. The authors or publishers who post such content on the site are obligated to mark it as inappropriate for minors. Paperbackreviewer.com may not be held responsible for their failure to do so.

 

Limited Liability

Authors and Publishers upload digital books that are accessed via the website. Paperbackreviewer.com does not guarantee the desired layout or ideal reading of the uploaded book.

You will not submit material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other proprietary right without the express permission of the copyright holder. You will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any such unauthorized submissions.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Paperbackreviewer.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA OR REVENUES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

·         YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES

·         YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE ANY OF OUR SERVICES

·         UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF YOUR TRANSACTIONS, TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT

·         ACCESS OR USE OF OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY OR ILLEGAL ACTIONS