Version Effective Date: May 16, 2018
- The PressReader Services
- Registered Accounts
- PressReader Single Issue Purchases, Subscriptions, Trials, Sponsored Access and Gifted Issues (collectively called “PressReader Products,” which form part of the Services)
- PressReader Partners
- Your Responsibilities
- Intellectual Property
- Third Party Content
- Fees, Billing and Payment
- Limitation of Liability
- Additional Operating Rules
- Law and Jurisdiction
- Waiver and Severability
- Copyright and Trademark Notices
- Export Controls
Through the Websites and the App, PressReader offers a bunch of functions and features (the fun stuff, also known as the “Services”) which allow you to access, read, use and comment on content licensed to PressReader by its publishers or copyright holders (the “Publications”, which form part of the Services). It’s great. Also, remember that the PressReader Services, including the Publications, are delivered to you in electronic form (welcome to the future, friend).
You‘re responsible for keeping your account information accurate. That includes your geographic location and billing information (where applicable). You are also responsible for keeping your password confidential as well as anything you do with respect to the Services using your Registered Account.
(a) Single Issue Purchases
PressReader allows you to purchase single issues of the Publications you love, which we call a “Single Issue Purchase” (really original, we know). You will have access to a Single Issue Purchase that you have downloaded until you delete it from your device. It’s yours, forever and ever.
Some Services, including access to certain Publications, are offered only to users with a subscription (a “Subscription”). We might offer Subscriptions directly to you through the Websites or App, or we might partner with hotels, airlines, retail locations, telecommunications providers, public event sponsors, publishers and other service providers (“Partners”) to offer you a discounted Subscription. After the cancellation or expiry of a Subscription, you will no longer have access to those Services or Publications that part of the Subscription. You will still have access those features and Publications that we offer for free on the Websites and App. You will also still have access to any issues of Publications that you downloaded before the cancellation or expiry of your Subscription.
As part of a promotion, you might get a Subscription to the Services on a time-limited, trial basis (a “Trial”). During the Trial, you will receive access to all of the features and Publications that are part of a Subscription without actually having to subscribe. Bonus. After your Trial Period, you will no longer have access those Services or Publications, unless you upgrade to a Subscription. Do it. So worth it. Either way, you’ll still have access those features and Publications that we offer for free on the Websites and App. You will also still have access to any Publications that you downloaded before the cancellation or expiry of your Subscription.
Sometimes, we’ll work with a Partner to provide you a time-limited Subscription to the Services (“Sponsored Access”). Sponsored Access is just like having a Subscription. While it’s active, you‘ll get access to all of the Services and Publications that are part of a Subscription. Once it ends, you will no longer have access those Services or Publications, unless you upgrade to a paid Subscription or are granted Sponsored Access by another Partner. Lucky you.
(e) Gifted Issues
Sometimes, we’ll work with a Partner to provide you with a one-time gift of an issue of a Publication, sponsored by that Partner (“Gifted Issue”). Access will be limited to the Gifted Issue only, although you will still be able to access free features and Publications which PressReader on the Websites and App. Once you download it, you can keep your Gifted Issue for as long as you want, until you delete it.
(f) Terms May Vary
The terms of your PressReader Product may vary. What does that mean? Well, for Instance, whether a Registered Account is required to use some features of the Services, the duration of your access to the Subscription-only Services, the number of Publications that may be viewed or downloaded, or the number of devices which may access the Subscription-only Services, may change. If you have any questions about this, hit us up at care [at] pressreader [dot] com.
We may allow you to post messages and content, interact with PressReader and other users, share content items and upload files, documents, links or other materials (collectively called “Submissions”), using the Services. In fact, we want you to. Just know that you agree that, in using the Services, including when making Submissions, you will not:
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying the Services;
- Interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Websites or App by PressReader;
- Do anything which, in PressReader’s sole discretion, imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on PressReader’s service infrastructure;
- Post or transmit any threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including, without limitation, any Submissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would be a criminal offence, give rise to liability to any person, or otherwise violate any local, state, provincial, national or international law or regulation;
- Post or transmit any Submission, including, without limitation, articles, images, stories, software or other material, which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by any intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark or other proprietary rights herein, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder;
- Post or transmit any Submission that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, could be harmful to minors, harasses or advocates harassment of another person, provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, provides instructional information about illegal activities, including, without limitation, the making or buying of illegal weapons;
- Post or submit any Submission which solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
- Post or transmit any Submission which contains a virus or other harmful component, or provides or creates computer viruses;
- Post or transmit junk mail, chain letters, unsolicited mass mailing or spam; or
- Use the Services for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, posting, uploading or transmitting any Submissions which contain advertising or which engage in commercial activities and/or sales, or which involve contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and/or pyramid schemes.
By posting or uploading Submissions using the Services, you’re giving us permission to host that Submission indefinitely. In legal terms, that means you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, reproduce, store, adapt, translate, modify, make derivative works from, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display such Submissions for any purpose (“Rights”) and to sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the Rights. You agree to waive all moral rights in any Submission to PressReader, and you consent to your public-facing Registered Account information, including without limitation your Nickname and photo, appearing as the contributor of any Submission, where applicable. Standard stuff for comments and posts anywhere. You also consent to the disclosure and/or display of such information and any other information which appears in or is associated with a Submission. You acknowledge and agree that PressReader is not responsible for any loss, damage, or corruption that may occur to your Submissions; and you acknowledge and agree that Submissions are never considered confidential.
Neither PressReader, nor any Content Provider, are responsible for the content of any Submission. That’s on you, the submitter. Submissions represent the views and opinions of the person(s) posting the Submission and do not represent the views or opinions of PressReader, the Content Provider, or respective author(s), or publisher(s). PressReader has no obligation to investigate any complaint regarding any Submission, however, PressReader and any Content Provider may, in their sole discretion, investigate complaints and take any actions deemed appropriate in the circumstances, including, without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Services and terminating the submitting party's right to access and use the Services (or any portion of the Services).
(b) Excessive or Unreasonable Use
“Excessive or unreasonable use” includes, but is not limited to:
- In connection with personal Subscriptions, including Trials and Sponsored Access, accessing or downloading (where available) more than 200 issues of a Publication or Publications per user in a given month, or posting or sharing more than 20 articles from Publications per user in a given month;
- In connection with corporate Subscriptions, accessing or downloading (where available) more than 500 issues of a Publication or Publications per user in a given month, or posting or sharing more than 100 articles from Publications per user in a given month; or
- In connection with professional Subscriptions, accessing or downloading (where available) more than 1000 issues of a Publication or Publications per user in a given month, or posting or sharing more than 200 articles from Publications per user in a given month.
(c) Subscription Credits
When you purchase or receive a Subscription, you receive a certain number of credits. Each credit lets you read or download one issue of most Publications available, and to use all features associated with your Subscription. Once a credit is used, the Publication can be revisited with no additional credits required. Depending on your Subscription, back issues of Publications may be made available for up to fourteen (14) days. All unused credits expire on the Subscription’s expiration date, and cannot be transferred or rolled over into future Subscription terms (for example, in a monthly subscription, unused credits from one month cannot be rolled over into a subsequent month), so use ‘em up.
We, or our publishing partners, own the intellectual property rights in the Services. The Services (including, without limitation, the Websites, the App and the Publications) contain copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information. Without limiting the scope of PressReader or any third party’s intellectual property rights, you acknowledge that PressReader and/or its licensors own intellectual property rights in (i) the content included within the Publications; (ii) the Services and the content contained within them; (iii) the selection, coordination, and arrangement of the Website, the App and the Publications contained within them; and (iv) the trademarks used in connection with the Services. Publications may not be modified, reverse engineered, redistributed, sold, publicly displayed, licensed, rented, or otherwise provided to a third party or commercially exploited. We do not grant you any licenses express or implied, to the intellectual property of PressReader or our licensors, except as expressly authorized in this Agreement.
We just distribute the content and aren’t responsible for what it says. PressReader is not a publisher of the content supplied by third parties and provided to you in the Services (including without limitation the Publications) and has no editorial control over such content. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including those made in Publications offered through our Services, are those of the respective author(s) or publisher(s) and not of PressReader. Neither PressReader nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, timely availability, completeness, or usefulness of any content. Under no circumstance will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Services. The Services may contain links to other Internet sites and third-party resources. We are not responsible for either the availability of these outside resources, or their content.
We want to do this right. We have the discretion, but not an obligation, to monitor the Services: (i) to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by PressReader; and (ii) to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall have the right to remove any content that we, in our sole discretion, find to be in violation of these Terms or Use or that are otherwise objectionable or in breach of PressReader licensors' obligations.
PressReader may charge fees in connection with a Subscription. You agree to pay all applicable fees in connection with your Subscription, by either credit card or other form of payment currently accepted by PressReader, including, where available, election to pay for your Subscription as an item on a bill provided to you by a Partner (each, a “Payment Method”).
(b) Currency Conversion and Associated Fees
We’re not responsible for any currency conversion or extra fees. When you purchase a Subscription, PressReader will charge you a price in the currency shown. If your financial institution converts the purchase amount to your local currency, the resulting price may change, depending on the conversion rate. Your financial institution may charge you a fee for this service. PressReader is not responsible for any fees that your financial institution charges for performing currency conversions, for any price difference that may result due to conversion rates, or for any changes in conversion rates.
(c) Changes to Payment Method, NSF and Insufficient Funds
Information on making changes to your payment method may be found at care.pressreader.com. You need to make sure your Payment Methods saved with PressReader are up to date. You’ll be responsible for any costs due to insufficient funds or other charges, including chargebacks, that we incur in connection with payment processing of your account. The NSF fees payable for declined, expired or otherwise unaccepted Payment Methods are CAD30 if your Subscription is provided by PressReader Inc., and EUR20 if your Subscription is provided by PressReader International Limited. Basically, make sure you update your payment method whenever necessary.
(d) Automatic Renewals, Cancellations and Refunds
Subscriptions will automatically renew upon their expiry date, however, you can cancel your Subscription at any time. We make no guarantee that you will be entitled to a refund for a Subscription should you choose to cancel. A pro-rata refund of an unused portion of a current Subscription may in some circumstances be given, at PressReader’s sole discretion, but it’s safe to assume that all purchases of the Services are “final sale.”
You understand and agree that:
(a) your use of the Services is at your sole risk;
(b) the Services are provided “as is” and “where available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title, non-infringement, noninterference, accuracy of data, accuracy of translation, availability, timing, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are implied by and are incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under applicable law;
(c) without limiting the foregoing, neither PressReader nor its affiliates, licensors, Partners or agents warrant that the Services will uninterrupted, timely, or error free, nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Services, or as to the accuracy, reliability, or content of any information, service or goods provided in connection with the Services;
(d) you bear the sole responsibility for obtaining and maintaining reliable internet connectivity, typically through a third party internet service provider, and that PressReader is not responsible for nor will we issue refunds for your inability to connect to the Websites or the App, or to view the Publications or use the Services; and
(e) the Publications, Submissions or other content made available to you through the Services is for entertainment purposes only, and should not be relied upon. Neither PressReader nor its affiliates, licensors or agents make any representations concerning the appropriateness, accuracy, reliability, usefulness, completeness or timeliness of such Publications, Submissions or other content made available to you through the Services.
We’re not responsible for your use or misuse of the Services. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will PressReader or its affiliates, licensors, Content Providers, Partners or agents be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential (including without limitation loss of profits) or punitive damages arising out of your use of or inability to use, the Services.
You acknowledge that: (i) the provisions of this section shall apply to all content made available to you through the Services; and (ii) PressReader is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of third parties including without limitation PressReader’s licensors, Partners and users, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
In no event will PressReader’s total aggregate liability for any claims arising from your use of the Services which may not be excluded by the terms of this Section 12, exceed the Subscription fees, if any, which you have paid to PressReader in the preceding six (6) months.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PressReader, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including without limitation legal fees, arising from your use or inability to use the Services. You agree to fully cooperate as reasonably requested by PressReader in the defense of any such claim.
“PressReader,” “PressDisplay” and the PressReader logo(s) are either trademarks or registered trademarks of PressReader. The names of other companies, publishers, Partners, or Publications mentioned on the Websites, in the App, or elsewhere in the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Remember when you agreed that you’d only use the Services in accordance with local laws? Of course you did. You’re the best. Well, without limiting that commitment, you also agree to comply with all restrictions and regulations of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the United Nations, or any other domestic or foreign agency or authority in connection with your use of the Services, and to not, in violation of any local laws, transfer or authorize the transfer of any Services into any U.S., Canadian, UK, Irish, or United Nations embargoed countries.
In short: play nice.