Terms & Conditions
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“BOOKS” REFERRED TO THROUGHOUT THE TERMS ARE REFERRING TO ANY PUBLISHED WORK, INTENDED FOR STUDYING PURPOSES.
“SERVICES” REFERS TO THE PRIMARY SERVICE (AND ANY OTHER FUTURE SERVICES) UNIBOOKS.CO.UK PROVIDES, WHICH IS SUPPLYING MEMBERS WITH A PLATFORM TO SELL THEIR TEXTBOOKS TO OTHER MEMBERS, AND SIMULTANEOUSLY SUPPLYING MEMBERS THE PLATFORM WHICH TO BUY SECONDHAND TEXTBOOKS FROM OTHER MEMBERS.
“MEMBER” IS A REGISTRANT OF THE SITE. THEY CAN BE A SELLER OR BUYER OF BOOKS, BOTH, OR NEITHER.
Please help us to keep UniBooks.co.uk an enjoyable and positive experience. If you see a listing that violates the rules below, please let us know by contacting us through the contact page.
By using the Services in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site, you (the “user” or “you”) agree to be bound by this Agreement, including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced to herein. This Agreement applies to all users of the services, including without limitation all users of the site, this includes sellers and buyers contributors of content, information and other materials or services on the Site.
Effective April 1, 2015: the Agreement is between you and UniBooks.co.uk, governed under English and Welsh Law (“Applicable Law”).
Company Name: UniBooks Limited
Company Number: 09695643
315 St. Saviour Road
- UniBooks.co.uk is a Venue
UniBooks.co.uk acts as a venue to allow users who comply with UniBooks.co.uk’s policies to sell and buy certain books within a fixed-price format (“the Services”). UniBooks.co.uk is not involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, UniBooks.co.uk has no control over the quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the books listed, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell books or the ability of buyers to pay for books. UniBooks.co.uk does not pre-screen users or the content or information provided by users. UniBooks.co.uk cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. The contract is made directly between the Seller and Buyer.
Consequently, UniBooks.co.uk does not transfer legal ownership of books from the seller to the buyer.
UniBooks.co.uk cannot guarantee the true identity, age, and nationality of a user.
You agree that UniBooks.co.uk is a venue and as such is not responsible or liable for any content, for example, data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, books, items, and links posted by you, other users, or outside parties on UniBooks.co.uk. You use the UniBooks.co.uk service at your own risk.
- Membership Eligibility
Age: UniBooks.co.uk’s services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are of age to enter into contracts. In the UK, users must be 18 years and older so they can form legally binding contracts under Applicable Law. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. If the age of the user is above 18 years, but they are still not of age (for entering legally binding contracts in their jurisdiction) then they cannot use UniBooks.co.uk without a guardian who is of age. UniBooks.co.uk may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer access to or use of the Services to any person or entity and may change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law. Individuals under the age of 18 must at all times use UniBooks.co.uk’s services only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age. In all cases, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities.
Compliance: You agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You are responsible for all applicable taxes. In addition, you must abide by UniBooks.co.uk’s policies as stated in this Agreementt and the UniBooks.co.uk policy documents listed below (if any and if applicable to your activities on or use of the Services) as well as all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by UniBooks.co.uk, each of which is incorporated herein by reference and each of which may be updated by UniBooks.co.uk from time to time without notice to you.
UniBooks.co.uk is a marketplace where any member can come to buy and sell books for studying purposes. The site is meant to be used and access globally.
Password: Keep your password secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify UniBooks.co.uk of any unauthorised use of your password or any breach of security. You also agree that UniBooks.co.uk cannot and will not be liable, under any circumstances, for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure. You agree to ensure your username and password information is not provided, in combination, to any other party other than UniBooks.co.uk without UniBooks.co.uk’s express written permission.
Account Information: You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid email address. To sell books on UniBooks.co.uk you must provide and maintain valid payment information such as a valid PayPal account. If you do not provide a valid PayPal email address as a seller, your payment may be forfeited.
Account Transfer: You may not transfer or sell your UniBooks.co.uk account and User ID to another party. You are responsible for all activity of the account and User ID.
Right to Refuse Service: UniBooks.co.uk may temporarily or indefinitely suspended UniBooks.co.uk members. UniBooks.co.uk reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
Joining and listing on UniBooks.co.uk is free. UniBooks.co.uk only charges fees when a book sells. Currently books sold have a percentage fee of 10% of the sale price. UniBooks.co.uk reserves the right to change this percentage at any time and you will be notified by email or message through the site. This percentage excludes postage price. For example, if a book is £20 with £3 postage, the fees would be 10% of £20 which is £2. We aim to keep the fees low to provide the best, affordable service to students. A minimum fee of 10% is required to cover our costs, (such as PayPal which take a percentage of each sale). PayPal may also charge sellers when their books sell. Our fees are withdrawn automatically at the point of sale. In the example with the book at £20 and postage at £3, the seller would receive £21 for the sale of the book plus postage (£18 + £3). The £2 is automatically deducted and never reaches the seller’s account.
However, UniBooks.co.uk may choose to temporarily change the fees for UniBooks.co.uk’s services for promotional events (for example, free listing days); such changes are effective when UniBooks.co.uk posts the temporary promotional event on the Site. UniBooks.co.uk may, at UniBooks.co.uk’s sole discretion, change some or all of UniBooks.co.uk’s services at any time. If there is a change, members will be notified by email. In the event UniBooks.co.uk introduces a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in £ (GBP).
- Listing and Selling
Listing Description: All listings on UniBooks.co.uk must be for sale. By listing an book on the Site you warrant that you and all aspects of the book comply with these terms and conditions. You also warrant that you may legally sell the book. You must accurately describe the book and all terms of sale in your UniBooks.co.uk listing. Your listings may only include text descriptions and pictures and other content relevant to the sale of that book.
Binding Sale: Sellers are responsible for accurately listing their books, and buyers are responsible for reading the description and reviewing listing information before making a purchase. All sales are binding. The seller is obligated to post the book in a prompt manner following receipt of payment. It is advised the seller puts in the book description when they intend to dispatch the book. It is advised this is no more than 2 days. It is advised sellers keep proof of postage on file as well. The buyer is obligated to deliver appropriate payment for books purchased.
Fee Avoidance: Sellers may charge reasonable shipping and handling fees to cover the costs of packaging and mailing the books. Such prices must clearly be shown before final payment is taken. Sellers may not charge excessive postage. Books where the postage price is higher than the book price may be monitored. Books where the postage fee is above £10 may be monitored. This is to ensure fees are not avoided.
Refunds: Sellers are required to allow books to be refunded. If a buyer requests a book is refunded within 14 days of receipt, the seller is obliged to accept the book back and to issue a full refund. Buyers will have to pay for the return postage.
- Time Limit for Listings
The length of the contract a member creates when he or she lists a book is unlimited. There is currently no time limit, but this may be subject to change in the future. UniBooks.co.uk reserves the right to change this at any time. Members will be notified prior to the change and the terms and conditions shall be updated if this is the case.
- Prohibited, Questionable and Infringing Books (or Items) and Activities
You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities on and regarding UniBooks.co.uk and any and all data, text, information, usernames, images, photographs, profiles, books, and links (together, “Content”) that you submit, post, and display on UniBooks.co.uk.
Restricted Activities: Your Content and your use of UniBooks.co.uk shall not:
Be false, inaccurate or misleading
Sell or attempt to sell services or products other than Books .
Be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items
Infringe upon any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy
Violate this Agreement or any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising)
Be defamatory, trade libellous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, impersonate or intimidate any person (including UniBooks.co.uk staff or other users), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person, through for example, the use of similar email address, nicknames, or creation of false account(s) or any other method or device
Interfere with a seller’s listings
Take any action that may undermine online reviews or feedback
Be obscene or contain child pornography
Contain or transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information
Host images not part of a listing
Modify, adapt or hack UniBooks.co.uk or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with UniBooks.co.uk;
Appear to create liability for UniBooks.co.uk or cause UniBooks.co.uk to lose (in whole or in part) the services of UniBooks.co.uk or other suppliers
Link directly or indirectly, reference or contain descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under this Agreement, or other policy documents as posted on UniBooks.co.uk.
UniBooks.co.uk is a site for books: All items apart from published books with an ISBN are prohibited. The Site is specifically for books, be it textbooks, literature books, or other books intended for studying save for the categories listed at paragraph 6 above.. University textbooks, school textbooks, GCSE revision guides, A-level textbooks, SATs practice papers are all examples of “books” which are permitted.
Re-Posting Content: By posting Content on UniBooks.co.uk, it is possible for an outside website or a third party to re-post that Content. You agree to hold UniBooks.co.uk harmless for any dispute concerning this use.
Idea Submissions: UniBooks.co.uk considers any unsolicited suggestions, ideas, proposals or other material submitted to it by users via the Site, mobile applications, or otherwise (other than the Content and the tangible items sold on the Site by users) (collectively, the “Material”) to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and UniBooks.co.uk shall not be liable for the disclosure or use of such Material. If, at UniBooks.co.uk’s request, any member sends Material to improve the site, UniBooks.co.uk will also consider that Material to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and UniBooks.co.uk will not be liable for use or disclosure of the Material. Any communication by you to UniBooks.co.uk is subject to this Agreement. You hereby grant and agree to grant UniBooks.co.uk, under all of your rights in the Material, a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, sub-licensable and transferable right and license to incorporate, use, publish and exploit such Material for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including but not limited to incorporating it in the documentation, or any product or service, without compensation or accounting to you and without further recourse by you.
- Information Control
UniBooks.co.uk does not control the Content provided by users that is made available on UniBooks.co.uk. You may find some Content to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretence.
Additionally, there may also be risks dealing with international trade and foreign nationals. By using UniBooks.co.uk, you agree to accept such risks and that UniBooks.co.uk (and UniBooks.co.uk’s directors, agents, staff and employees) is not responsible for any and all acts or omissions of users on UniBooks.co.uk. Please use caution, common sense, and practice safe buying and selling when using UniBooks.co.uk.
Other Resources: UniBooks.co.uk is not responsible for the availability of outside websites or resources linked to or referenced on the Site. UniBooks.co.uk does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that UniBooks.co.uk 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 the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or resources.
Users may not use the Services to arrange, host and attend online or in-person meetings or events with one or more individuals. UniBooks.co.uk is not responsible for any breach of this. Users are solely responsible for ensuring in-person interactions with members do not occur. Users understand and agree that UniBooks.co.uk does not in any way screen its users.
- Resolution of Disputes and Release
Disputes with UniBooks.co.uk: In the event a dispute arises between you and UniBooks.co.uk, please contact Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be finally settled using the English language in accordance with the governing law in England and Wales. You and UniBooks.co.uk agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Services or this Agreement must commence within 30 days after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
Disputes with Users or Third Parties: In the event a dispute arises between you and another user or a third party, UniBooks.co.uk encourages you to contact the user or third party to resolve the dispute amicably.
You release UniBooks.co.uk (and UniBooks.co.uk’s directors, agents, staff and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with disputes with one or more users, or an outside party.
- UniBooks.co.uk’s Intellectual Property
UniBooks.co.uk, and other UniBooks.co.uk graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of UniBooks.co.uk. UniBooks.co.uk’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names or email addresses, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.
- Access and Interference
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access UniBooks.co.uk for any purpose whatsoever. Additionally, you agree that you will not:
Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in UniBooks.co.uk’s sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on UniBooks.co.uk’s infrastructure
Copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any user Content (except for your Content) or other allowed uses as set out in this Agreement
Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site
Without limiting any other remedies, UniBooks.co.uk may, without notice, and without refunding any fees, delay or immediately remove Content, warn UniBooks.co.uk’s community of a user’s actions, issue a warning to a user, temporarily suspend a user, temporarily or indefinitely suspend a user’s account privileges, terminate a user’s account, prohibit access to the Site, and take technical and legal steps to keep a user off the Site and refuse to provide services to a user if any of the following apply:
UniBooks.co.uk suspects (by information, investigation, conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) a user has breached this Agreement or other policy documents; UniBooks.co.uk is unable to verify or authenticate any of your personal information or Content; or UniBooks.co.uk believes that a user is acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of UniBooks.co.uk’s policies, has engaged in improper or fraudulent activity in connection with UniBooks.co.uk or the actions may cause legal liability or financial loss to UniBooks.co.uk’s users or to UniBooks.co.uk.
UniBooks.co.uk reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate a person’s account or any accounts held by that person by virtue of association, including all usernames under which that person operates on UniBooks.co.uk.
- No Warranty
UniBooks.co.uk, UniBooks.co.uk’s officers, directors and employees, provide UniBooks.co.uk’s website and services “as is” and without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory. UniBooks.co.uk, UniBooks.co.uk’s officers, directors and employees specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, performance, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. In addition, no advice or information (oral or written) obtained by you from UniBooks.co.uk shall create any warranty.
- Liability Limit
In no event shall UniBooks.co.uk, and (as applicable) UniBooks.co.uk’s officers, directors, employees be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the site, UniBooks.co.uk’s services, or this agreement, including without limitation, lost profits, bodily injury, emotional distress, or any special, incidental or consequential damages.
You agree to indemnify and hold UniBooks.co.uk and (as applicable) UniBooks.co.uk’s affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the website. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, UniBooks.co.uk takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties’ intention. All remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
- No Agency
You and UniBooks.co.uk are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
- UniBooks.co.uk Service
UniBooks.co.uk does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside UniBooks.co.uk’s control.