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Terms of Use

Version Effective Date:  May 16, 2018

  1. The PressReader Services
  2. Registered Accounts
  3. PressReader Single Issue Purchases, Subscriptions, Trials, Sponsored Access and Gifted Issues (collectively called “PressReader Products,” which form part of the Services)
  4. PressReader Partners
  5. Your Responsibilities
  6. Changes to the Services/Terms of Use
  7. Intellectual Property
  8. Third Party Content
  9. Monitoring
  10. Fees, Billing and Payment
  11. Disclaimers
  12. Limitation of Liability
  13. Indemnification
  14. Termination
  15. Additional Operating Rules
  16. Law and Jurisdiction
  17. Waiver and Severability
  18. Copyright and Trademark Notices
  19. Export Controls

These Terms of Use are a binding contract between you and PressReader. Very serious stuff. If you are in North America, “PressReader” or “we” means PressReader Inc.; if you are elsewhere in the world, it means PressReader International Limited.  The Terms of Use apply to your use of all services that PressReader may make available to you, whether or not you purchase or receive the services by purchasing a single issue of a Publication, or by Subscription, Trial Period or Sponsored Access. They also apply to your access to any free features of the PressReader services.  By using any services offered by PressReader, including any of the PressReader websites (“Websites”), including those located at pressreader.com, pressdisplay.com, or library.pressdisplay.com, or any version of the PressReader mobile app available through a mobile app store (“App”), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, which include our Privacy Policy and Software License Agreement.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then stay away. Don’t use the Websites, the App, or any other PressReader services.  If you do use the Websites, App or other services, we’ll take that as your ongoing agreement to these Terms of Use, including any changes that we make to them later. 

1. The PressReader Services

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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). 

2. Registered Accounts

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Some Services will only be available if you register for an account (a “Registered Account”).   You must be 13 (16, if you are based in the European Union, or older, depending on the legal requirements of your location) to obtain a Registered Account.  If you are under this magic number, you must provide PressReader with written permission of your parent or guardian at care [at] pressreader.com, and your parent or guardian’s agreement to these Terms of Use, in order for you to obtain a Registered Account. 

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. 

We might ask you to provide personal information connected to your Registered Account.  You may also choose to provide other personal information.  It’s super important that you review our Privacy Policy, because it explains how we collect, use and protect your personal information.   If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact us at care [at] pressreader.com.

3. PressReader Single Issue Purchases, Subscriptions, Trials, Sponsored Access and Gifted Issues (collectively called “PressReader Products,” which form part of the Services)

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(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.

 

(b) Subscriptions

 

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.

 

(c) Trials

 

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.

 

(d) Sponsored Access

 

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.

 

4. PressReader Partners

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Your access to a PressReader Product may be sponsored by a Partner. In accepting and using a PressReader Product that is sponsored by a Partner, you are agreeing that the Partner is not a service provider to you with respect to the Services.  That means there is no agreement for the Services between you and the Partner, and that the Partner has no liability to you in connection with your Sponsored Access.  These Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy and Software License Agreement, are the only agreements that apply to your use of any PressReader Services. Always. There is no implied contract or agreement between you and the Partner who may have sponsored your access.  A Partner’s sponsorship of a PressReader Product is not a partnership or joint venture between PressReader and the Partner.

5. Your Responsibilities

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Whether or not you have a Registered Account, and regardless of which PressReader Product you may be provided with, the Services are made available to you by PressReader for your personal, non-commercial use only.  So, don’t try to sell any of the content, please. You must use the Services in accordance with local laws and you agree not to use the Services in jurisdictions where it is prohibited by local law.   Without limiting these Terms of Use, you are also responsible for complying with the following:

(a) Submissions

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:

  1. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying the Services;
  2. Interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Websites or App by PressReader;
  3. Do anything which, in PressReader’s sole discretion, imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on PressReader’s service infrastructure;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. 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;
  7. Post or submit any Submission which solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
  8. Post or transmit any Submission which contains a virus or other harmful component, or provides or creates computer viruses;
  9. Post or transmit junk mail, chain letters, unsolicited mass mailing or spam; or
  10. 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. 


PressReader may review Submissions before they are posted and may refuse to post any Submission. It’s up to us, ultimately.  Where applicable, a publisher of a Publication or other content featured as part of the Services (“Content Provider”) to which your Submission relates, for example, where your Submission is a comment on content provided by the Content Provider, may also review a Submission before it is posted and authorize PressReader to refuse to post that Submission. PressReader and, where applicable, the Content Provider, reserve the right, in their discretion, to edit or remove any Submission, for any reason, whether or not the Submission is in violation of these Terms of Use. 


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

Where your use of the Services, including making Submissions is, in PressReader’s sole discretion, excessive and unreasonable, we may suspend or limit your use of the Services or any features of the Services. That includes your ability to post or share Submissions, for any period we determine to be appropriate.  We may also terminate your Agreement in accordance with these Terms of Use.  PressReader may, but is not obligated to contact you with regards to your excessive or unreasonable use of the Services prior to taking any action it deems appropriate in accordance with these Terms of Use.

“Excessive or unreasonable use” includes, but is not limited to:

  1.  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;
  1. 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
  1. 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. 

6. Changes to the Services/Terms of Use

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These terms are ours to change. PressReader may at any time make temporary or permanent changes, modifications, or updates to the features of the Services, including without limitation these Terms of Use, the terms and features of any PressReader Products, the Publications, Submissions or other content available using the Services, pricing, hours of availability, or equipment or software needed for you to access the Services (each, a “Modification”), with or without notice to you. You agree that PressReader will not be liable to you or any third party for any Modification, and that your continued use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of any Modification.  PressReader may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services, without notice or liability to you or any third party. 

7. Intellectual Property

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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. 

8. Third Party Content

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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. 

9. Monitoring

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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. 

10. Fees, Billing and Payment

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(a) Subscriptions

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.”

11. Disclaimers

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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.

 

12. Limitation of Liability

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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.

13. Indemnification

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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. 

14. Termination

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PressReader may restrict, suspend or terminate your Services and/or these Terms of Use at any time, for any reason. You may terminate your Services as described in these Terms of Use. If your Registered Account is terminated, you are and will remain responsible for all Subscription fees or other charges incurred up to and including the date of your termination.  All provisions of these Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination, including without limitation, intellectual property provisions, disclaimers, indemnities and limitations of liability.  To delete your account after termination, along with any Personal Information associated with it, please have a look at our Privacy Policy.

15. Additional Operating Rules

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New stuff is happening all the time. Occasionally, PressReader may establish operating rules or policies with respect to the Services.  You agree to comply with all of them and they’ll form part of these Terms of Use. 

These Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy and Software License Agreement, plus any operating rules or policies created by PressReader, constitute the entire agreement between you and PressReader with respect to the Services. 

16. Law and Jurisdiction

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If you are habitually resident in North America, these Terms of Use will be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, without regard to any conflict of laws rules, and for any suit, action or other proceeding arising from or relating to these Terms of Use or the Services, you agree irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of British Columbia.

If you are habitually resident outside of North America, these Terms of Use will be construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland, without regard to any conflict of laws rules, and for any suit, action or other proceeding arising from or relating to these Terms of Use or the Services, you agree irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

17. Waiver and Severability

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No waiver by either party of any breach or default of these Terms of Use will be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the extent necessary so that the Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect, and enforceable.

18. Copyright and Trademark Notices

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These Terms of Use are protected by copyright.  © PressReader, 2018.   All rights reserved.

“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.

19. Export Controls

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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.