Terms of Use

Welcome to EatYourBooks.com ("the Website"), a website owned and operated by Eat Your Books Ltd ("EYB"). The Terms of Use stated below, along with the Privacy Statement define what EYB expects from members of the Website ("Members") and what Members can expect when visiting the Website. While visiting our site, we hope that you will exercise respect for the other members of EYB as well as the material that is made available here. Failure to abide by these terms may result in the termination of your EYB membership and/or privileges. By accessing or using this site you are agreeing to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Membership

You must be a Member to create a Bookshelf and post on the Forum. By signing up for membership of the Website, you agree to pay all membership fees in effect at the time (see Fees and Payments below) as well as to abide by the terms provided here.

A free trial Membership is available that allows you to add 5 or less books to your Bookshelf.  To add more books you must take out a monthly or annual subscription.

Membership is for personal owners of cookbooks. If you are an organization such as a culinary school or library, please contact us to arrange a corporate membership.

Your username should not be rude or insulting, and cannot imply you are connected to EYB in any way. You cannot use your username to suggest you are someone or from an organization that you are not.

The confidentiality of your registration information is your responsibility. You cannot transfer, sell or assign your membership without the approval of EYB. You are responsible for all activity on your account, whether authorized by you or not. If you think an unauthorized individual is using your account, please let EYB know.  You cannot use the Website for anything illegal.

Children under thirteen years of age (13) cannot join as Members due to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) which restricts the information that can be collected from children under thirteen. Children between the ages of thirteen and eighteen must secure a parent or guardian's permission before becoming a Member.

Fees, Payments & Renewals

All payments due are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. We accept credit cards and PayPal as payment sources. All payments are final and non-refundable, except at our sole discretion. If your use of EYB is terminated for any reason, whether by you or by EYB, you will lose and forfeit any time remaining on your account.

You must select from the following types of subscriptions: (i) yearly; or (ii) month-to-month.   You will be charged the current subscription rate for your type of subscription. Your account is provided with the functionality to cancel future automatic renewals.

Monthly and Annual* subscriptions are charged to the supplied credit card and default to renew automatically as at the anniversary date of your subscription. To change or update your method of payment you need to contact PayPal. 

EYB reserves the right to change membership fees at any time, which will only be applicable at your next renewal date. Furthermore, we reserve the right to add additional features to the website in the future which may incur additional fees. You will be given at least 30 days' notice of all changes to EYB's fees.

* Annual subscriptions that were taken out prior to December 6th 2010 are not auto-renewed and members will be advised when their next payment is due.  Members who renew annual memberships until December 6th 2011 will be required to accept the current Terms of Use.

Membership Cancellation

To cancel a Monthly or Annual subscription go to your Account page and click on "Cancel your recurring payments".   If you cancel your subscription before the end of your current paid up month or year no fees will be refunded. Your cancellation will take effect immediately and you will not be charged again, though you may continue to use the Website until the end of the paid for period.

EYB reserves the right to cancel the membership of any Member who is considered to be in violation of these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy or EYB considers to be acting in a disrespectful way toward another Member or the protected materials provided by this site (see below). In the event EYB cancels a Membership, there will be no refund of any portion of the Membership fee.

Posting on EYB

At EYB, we welcome your input to our Website through postings to our Forum However, there are few rules you must follow in order to do so. Failure to follow these rules could result in the suspension of Forum privileges or termination of your Membership. In the event EYB terminates your membership for abuse of the Forum function, no portion of your membership fee will be refunded.

  • Be polite. Only post something you would say face-to-face. Comments posted in the Forum become the sole property of EYB and may be used for business purposes including but not limited to marketing and promotions.
  • Be alert. If you see a posting you think is abusive, please flag it so that we can deal with it appropriately.
  • Do not get personal. Please respect the personal opinions of others. Even if you strongly disagree with a posting, you must refrain from personal attacks and insults.
  • Be careful. You may not post anything that violates the copyright or proprietary rights of any third party without their express permission.
  • Be warned. EYB is not liable for material posted by members, including defamatory and offensive material. EYB will make every effort to remove any such material.
  • Do not send promotional or marketing messages to members or try to sell any services or products to members.

Copyright Protection

You may not change, copy, reproduce, republish or download any material from the Website. You must respect all copyright and other notices. You cannot make commercial use of any material obtained from the Website, except as allowed in the agreement, or by the prior written permission of EYB. The Website and its content are protected by copyright and trademark laws of the United States and other countries, international conventions, and other laws.

Any comments you post in the Forum or reviews of books or recipes become the property of EYB and can be used by us for any marketing or promotional purposes. However there will be no personal association made to the Member without their explicit permission. All comments and reviews are non-exclusive - i.e. you can use reviews you have also posted on other websites or blogs.

The Last Word

Use of the Website is at your own risk. You assume full responsibility as well as any risk stemming from the use of the information on the Website. We recommend you always check the recipes in your own cookbook before going shopping. There may be slight differences in the recipes and ingredients between editions. EYB will not be liable for any consequential losses or damages which result from the use of the Website.

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