Terms of License

Effective May 11th 2015

Introduction

Access to the Applications and Downloads

Paid-for Applications, Downloads, in-App purchases and subscriptions

Free Trial

What you are allowed to do

What you are not allowed to do

Third party platform providers and application stores

Intellectual property rights

Functionality and content

Your personal information

User content

External links

Our liability

General

Contacting us

Additional terms from third party platform providers

1. Introduction

1.1             This End User Licence Agreement (EULA) sets out the terms of licence and use that apply to those applications for use on mobile devices (such as mobile phones, tablets and other devices), including any updates to those applications, and those electronic downloads (such as magazines, newspapers, e-books and other digital content publications) that we make available for download, either from our website www.readbug.com (Website) or from any third party application store (respectively, Applications and Downloads).

1.2             These terms and conditions also apply to any of the services accessible through any Application, unless separate or additional terms apply, in which case they will be displayed on-screen or accessible via a link.

1.3             The Applications and Downloads are provided by Readbug Limited (we, us and our). We are a limited company, registered in England. Our registered company number is 08906983, and our registered office is at 49 Levendale Road, London, United Kingdom, SE23 2TP. Our VAT registration number is 194995339.

1.4             In order to purchase Applications and Downloads, you need to be 18 or older. If you are between the age of 13 and 18 you may use the Applications and Downloads (which must be purchased by someone 18 or older) but your parent or guardian must review and agree to these terms and conditions first.

1.5             BY DOWNLOADING, ACCESSING AND/OR USING ANY APPLICATION OR DOWNLOAD, YOU CONFIRM THAT YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN US AND YOU (AND, IF RELEVANT, ANY ORGANISATION ON WHOSE BEHALF YOU ARE ACTING). IF YOU ARE ACTING ON BEHALF OF ANY ORGANISATION, YOU CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY, POWER AND RIGHT TO FULLY BIND THAT ORGANISATION. IF YOU (OR, IF RELEVANT, YOUR ORGANISATION) DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS (OR IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO BIND YOUR ORGANISATION), YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS OR USE ANY APPLICATION OR DOWNLOAD, AND YOU SHOULD NOT CLICK TO ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND YOU SHOULD NOT PROCEED FURTHER.

1.6             In this EULA, unless the context otherwise requires, all further references to you (and your, etc) means both you as an individual user and also the organisation on whose behalf you are acting (if any).

1.7             We reserve the right to change the terms of this EULA from time to time by changing them on the Website and notifying you (with the updated terms being displayed on-screen or with a link to the updated terms) when you next start the Application or download a new Download. These terms and conditions were last updated on 5th May 2015.

2. Access to the Applications and Downloads

2.1             Applications and Downloads may only be downloaded, accessed and used on a device owned or controlled by you and running the relevant operating system for which the Application or Download concerned was designed, so you must make sure you have a compatible device which meets all the necessary technical specifications to enable you to download any Application or Download you wish to download and to access and use each downloaded Application and Download.

2.2             Applications (or upgrades), Downloads and optional "in-App" purchases (for example, of certain features, functions or content) you download are made available to you immediately the download is complete and you acknowledge and agree that this is the case and that, therefore (subject to any cancellation right that the terms of service of the relevant third party application store may allow you), you will have no right to change your mind and cancel under the Consumer Contracts Regulations (sometimes known as a ‘cooling off’ right) once the download has started.

2.3             You will be assumed to have obtained permission from the owner of any device that is controlled, but not owned, by you to download an Application or Download to that device. You accept responsibility, in accordance with this EULA, for all access to, and use of, any Application or Download by you on any device, whether or not it is owned by you.

2.4             You acknowledge that the mobile service provider for the device to which you download, or on which you access or use, any Application or Download may charge for internet access (including mobile data usage) on that device.

2.5             We may, from time to time, restrict download of an Application or Download from the Website or access to certain features, functions or content of, or services accessible through, a downloaded Application or Download to users who have registered with us. You are not obliged to register with us, but if you do not do so, you may be unable to download the relevant Application or Download from the Website or use the applicable features, functions or content of, or access the applicable services through, the relevant downloaded Application or Download (as the case may be). You must ensure that any registration details you provide are accurate.

2.6             If you choose, or you are provided with, a log-on ID (such as a username and password or other identifier) for accessing or using any Application or Download, you must treat such information as confidential and must not reveal it to anyone else. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your log-on ID and must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of which you become aware. We reserve the right to disable any log-on ID, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of this EULA or if any details you provide for the purposes of registering as a user prove to be false.

2.7             We cannot and do not guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted or error-free operability of any Application or Download or that any Application or Download will respond at a certain speed (since this depends on a number of factors outside our control).

3. Paid-for Applications, Downloads, in-App purchases and subscriptions

3.1             The downloading of paid-for Applications (or upgrades), Downloads and optional "in-App" purchases will require you to pay a fee, the amount of which will be as set out either on the Website or on the third party application store from which you download the relevant Application (or upgrade) or Download or, in the case of "in-App" purchases, within the relevant Application (as the case may be).

3.2             Certain Applications (or upgrades), Downloads and in-App purchases involve a subscription (Subscription). The fee you pay gives you access to the relevant Application, upgrade, features, functions and/or content for the period of time selected by you from amongst the available options indicated on the Website or the third party application store from which you download the relevant Application (or upgrade) or Download or, in the case of "in-App" purchases, within the relevant Application (as the case may be). It is important to note that, at the end of this Subscription period, your Subscription will automatically renew for an equivalent period (and continue to do so), unless you alter your Subscription renewal settings in accordance with the instructions to be found on the Website or the relevant third party application store.

3.3             You may cancel your Subscription at any time on 24 hours notice, however, where such notice is not given at least 24 hours before the end of the current Subscription period, your Subscription will not be cancelled until the end of the next Subscription period and you will be charged for that next Subscription period.

3.4             Subscription charges are set out on the Website.

3.5             Payments for paid-for Applications (or upgrades), Downloads and optional "in-App" purchases are made either via your itunes account or, if you download from the Website, through our payment gateway provider, Stripe. If pament is via Stripe, you will be providing credit or debit card information directly to Stripe which operates a secure server to process payment details, encrypting your credit/debit card information and authorising payment. Information which you supply to Stripe is not within our control and is subject to Stripe's own privacy policy and terms and conditions.

3.6             Where you pay to download any paid-for Application (or upgrade), Download or in-App purchase, we warrant that it will substantially comply with the description provided by us at the point of download and that any services we provide through it will be provided with reasonable care and skill.

4. Free Trial

4.1             We may make available a 30 day free trial of the Applications and Downloads available to you (Free Trial). You may be required to enter payment details (either via a Stripe account if you sign up via the Website or via your itunes account, as applicable), in order to register for a Free Trial. The applicable Subscription will automatically commence at the end of the Free Trial unless you log in to your account and cancel the Subscription before the end of the Free Trial. By providing your payment details to start the Free Trial, you agree to the Free Trial Terms.

5. What you are allowed to do

5.1             You may only use any Application or Download if you are a consumer (and not a business user) for non-commercial, personal use, or, if you are a business user, for the internal business purposes of your organisation, and only in accordance with this EULA (and in accordance with any applicable terms of any relevant third party service provider for the device to which you download, or on which you access or use, that Application or Download) and only for lawful purposes (complying with all applicable laws and regulations), and in a responsible manner.

5.2             Subject to the following sections, you may retrieve and display content from any Application or Download on a computer or mobile device and store that Application or Download in electronic form incidentally in the normal course of use of your browser or mobile device. Additional terms may also apply to certain features, parts or content of any Application or Download and, where they apply, will be displayed on-screen or accessible via a link.

6. What you are not allowed to do

6.1             Except to the extent expressly set out in this EULA, you are not allowed to:

·    republish, redistribute or re-transmit any Application or Download;

·   copy or store any Application or Download other than for your use as permitted by these terms and conditions and as may occur incidentally in the normal course of use of your browser or mobile device;

·   store any Application or Download on a server or other storage device connected to a network or create a database by systematically downloading and storing any data other than User Content from any Application or Download;

·   remove or change any content of any Application or Download other than User Content or attempt to circumvent security or interfere with the proper working of any Application or Download or any servers on which it is hosted;

·   create links to the Website from any other website, without our prior written consent, although you may link to the Website from a website that is operated by you provided the link is not misleading or deceptive and fairly indicates its destination, you do not imply that we endorse you, your website, or any products or services you offer, you link to (and do not frame or replicate) the home page of the Website, and the linked website does not contain any content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, vulgar, indecent, offensive or which infringes on the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party;

·   use any Application or Download in a way that might damage our name or reputation or that of any of our affiliates; or

·    otherwise do anything that it is not expressly permitted by this EULA.

6.2             All rights granted to you under this EULA will terminate immediately in the event that you are in breach of any of them.

6.3             To do anything with any Application or Download that is not expressly permitted by this EULA, you will need a separate licence from us. Please contact us, using the Contacting us details at the end of this EULA.

7. Third party platform providers and application stores

7.1             Certain third party platform providers with whose devices and/or operating systems the Applications and Downloads have been designed to be compatible oblige us to include certain additional provisions in this EULA. These are set out at the end of this EULA under Additional third party terms. These provisions come from the relevant third party platform providers, not us.

7.2             Third party application stores are operated by the relevant third party platform providers and/or their affiliates. You must comply with all applicable terms of service, rules and policies applying to any third party application store from which you download any Application or Download. We are not responsible for these stores or (with the exception of the Applications and Downloads) for anything provided by them and do not guarantee that they will be continuously available.

8. Intellectual property rights

8.1             We license, but do not sell, to you any Application or Download you download. We remain the owners or licensors of all Applications and Downloads at all times.

8.2             All intellectual property rights in the Applications and Downloads and in any content of any Application or Download (including text, graphics, software, photographs and other images, videos, sound, trade marks and logos) other than User Content are owned by us or our licensors. Except as expressly set out here, nothing in this EULA gives you any rights in respect of any intellectual property owned by us or our licensors and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading any Application or Download or any content from any Application or Download.

8.3             The Applications may contain code, commonly referred to as open source software, which is distributed under any of the many known variations of open source licence terms, including terms which allow the free distribution and modification of the relevant software's source code and/or which require all distributors to make such source code freely available upon request, including any contributions or modifications made by such distributor (collectively, Open Source Software). Please note that, to the extent that any Application contains any Open Source Software, that element only is licensed to you under the relevant licence terms of the applicable third party licensor (Open Source Licence Terms) and not under this EULA, and you accept and agree to be bound by such Open Source Licence Terms. A copy of the source code for any Open Source Software contained in any Application and the relevant Open Source Licence Terms will be made available to you upon request.

9. Functionality and content

9.1             You agree that downloading, accessing and use of any Application or Download that is made available for download free of charge are on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and at your sole risk.

9.2             We reserve the right to change the design, features and/or functionality of any Application or Download by making the updated Application or Download available for you to download or, where your device settings permit it, by automatic delivery of updates. You are not obliged to download any updated Application, but we may cease to provide and/or update content to prior versions of Applications and, depending on the nature of the update, in some circumstances you may not be able to continue using an Application until you have downloaded the updated version.

9.3             Where an Application makes content available, you acknowledge that such content may be updated at any time. We reserve the right to cease to provide and/or update content to any Application, with or without notice to you, if we need to do so for security, legal or, unless that content is part of a subscription you have paid for, any other reasons.

9.4             Whilst we try to make sure that content made available by any Application or Download consisting of information of which we are the source is correct, you acknowledge that certain Applications and Downloads may make content available which is derived from a number of sources, for which we are not responsible. In all cases, information made available by any Application or Download is not intended to amount to authority or advice on which reliance should be placed. You should check with us or the relevant information source before acting on any such information.

9.5             Except as expressly set out in this EULA, we make or give no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, correctness, reliability, integrity, quality, fitness for purpose or originality of any content of any Application or Download and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all implied warranties, conditions or other terms of any kind are hereby excluded. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we accept no liability for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of you or anyone else relying on the content of any Application or Download.

9.6             We cannot and do not guarantee that any Application or Download or its content will be free from viruses and/or other code that may have contaminating or destructive elements. It is your responsibility to implement appropriate IT security safeguards (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements as to the safety and reliability of any Application or Download and its content.

10.             Your personal information

10.1          Use of your personal information submitted to us (whether via any Application or the Website) is governed by our Privacy and Cookies Policy. Additionally, by using any Application, you acknowledge that internet transmissions are never completely private or secure and that it is always possible that any message or information you send using any Application may be read or intercepted by others.

11.             User content

11.1          Certain Applications may, from time to time, allow you to submit user-generated content (User Content) and may also allow you to communicate that content either to selected recipients or in public or semi-public areas, such as comments pages, chat rooms, message boards, and/or news groups (collectively User Content Areas). We do not control User Content submitted nor are User Content Areas actively moderated. You are solely responsible for User Content as submitted by you and acknowledge that all User Content expresses the views of its respective authors, and not our views.

11.2          If you submit any User Content, you must:

·   keep it relevant to the purpose of the User Content Area to which you submit it and the nature of any topic;

·   not submit any User Content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, pornographic, obscene, vulgar, indecent, offensive or which infringes on the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party;

·   not submit any User Content that contains any viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive elements;

·   not submit any User Content to a public or semi-public User Content Area containing any form of advertising; and

·    not impersonate, or misrepresent an affiliation with, any person or entity.

11.3          You agree that, by submitting any User Content, you grant us and our affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology, and you waive any moral rights you may have in, or to be identified as the author, of such User Content.

11.4          Whilst we do not pre-screen User Content we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to delete, edit or modify any User Content submitted by you and/or to close any discussion topic, at any time without notice to you.

11.5          Complaints about the content of any User Content must be sent to support@readbug.com and must contain details of the specific User Content giving rise to the complaint.

12.             External links

12.1          Certain Applications and Downloads may, from time to time, include links to external sites, which may include links to third party offers and promotions. We include these to provide you with access to information, products or services that you may find useful or interesting. We are not responsible for the content of these sites or for anything provided by them and do not guarantee that they will be continuously available. The fact that we include links to such external sites does not imply any endorsement of or association with their operators or promoters.

13.             Our liability

13.1          Nothing in this EULA shall limit or exclude our liability to you:

·    for death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

·    for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

·    for any other liability that may not, under English law, be limited or excluded.

13.2          Subject to this, if you are a consumer and not a business user, in no event shall we be liable to you for any business losses, and if you are a business user, in no event shall we be liable to you for any indirect or consequential losses, or for any loss of profit, revenue, contracts, data, goodwill or other similar losses, and any liability we do have for losses you suffer is strictly limited to losses that were reasonably foreseeable and shall not, in aggregate, exceed the following:

·   the total fees paid by you for the relevant paid-for Application(s) (plus any "in-App" purchases) and/or Download(s) in respect of which the liability arises; or

·   if the relevant Application(s) and/or Download(s) was/were made available free of charge, the sum of £15,000.

13.3          We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations that is caused by events outside our reasonable control.

14.             General

14.1          You may not transfer or assign any or all of your rights or obligations under this EULA.

14.2          All notices given by you to us must be given in writing to the address set out at the end of this EULA.

14.3          If we fail to enforce any of our rights, that does not result in a waiver of that right.

14.4          If any provision of this EULA is found to be unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain unaffected.

14.5          These terms and conditions may not be varied except with our express written consent.

14.6          These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between you and us in relation to their subject matter. We are required by law to advise you that any contract formed on the terms of this EULA may be concluded in the English language only and that no public filing requirements apply.

14.7          These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and you agree that any dispute between you and us regarding them or any Application will only be dealt with by the English courts, provided that, if you live in a part of the United Kingdom other than England, the applicable law of that part of the United Kingdom will govern and any dispute will only be dealt with by the courts there. Nothing shall prevent us from bringing proceedings to protect our intellectual property rights before any competent court.

15.             Contacting us

15.1          Please submit any questions you have about this EULA or any problems concerning any Application or Download by email to support@readbug.com or write to us at:


Readbug
17-18 Clere Street
London
EC2A 4LJ

 

Additional terms from third party platform providers

Apple

If any Application or Download that you download, access and/or use runs on Apple's iOS operating system:

·    that Application or Download may only be accessed and used on a device owned or controlled by you and using Apple's iOS operating system, and only in accordance with Apple's usage rules published in its App Store terms of service;

·    you acknowledge and agree that:

Apple has no obligation at all to provide any support or maintenance services in relation to that Application or Download. If you have any maintenance or support questions in relation to that Application or Download, please contact us, not Apple, using the Contacting us details in these terms;

except as otherwise expressly set out in these terms, any claims relating to the possession or use of that Application or Download are between you and us (and not between you, or anyone else, and Apple);

in the event of any claim by a third party that your possession or use (in accordance with these terms) of that Application or Download infringes any intellectual property rights, Apple will not be responsible or liable to you in relation to that claim; and

although these terms are entered into between you and us (and not Apple), Apple, as a third party beneficiary under these terms, will have the right to enforce these terms against you;

·    you represent and warrant that:

you are not, and will not be, located in any country that is the subject of a United States Government embargo or that has been designated by the United States Government as a "terrorist supporting" country; and

you are not listed on any United States Government list of prohibited or restricted parties; and

·    if that Application or Download does not conform to any warranty applying to it, you may notify Apple, which will then refund the purchase price of that Application or Download (if any) to you. Subject to that, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, Apple does not give or enter into any warranty, condition or other term in relation to that Application or Download and will not be liable to you for any claims, losses, costs or expenses of whatever nature in relation to that Application or Download or as a result of you or anyone else using that Application or Download or relying on any of its content.