Terms of Service of a Reviewer

LAST REVISED - 16th MARCH, 2014

 

1. General Information


By means of this document, Bookplex defines the terms of services that shall govern the relationship between Bookplex and a Reviewer. It defines the scope of activities, restrictions, terms of payment and liabilities of Bookplex and Reviewer.

 
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE AGREEING TO BECOME A REVIEWER. BY ACCEPTING THIS DOCUMENT, YOU CONSENT TO THE TERMS OF USE. PLEASE NOTE THAT Bookplex MAY CHANGE THESE TERMS OF USE FROM TIME TO TIME. BECAUSE THESE TERMS OF USE CREATE A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND Bookplex, Bookplex RECOMMENDS THAT YOU BOOKMARK THE TERMS OF USE AND REVIEW IT REGULARLY TO ENSURE YOUR COMPLIANCE THEREWITH.



2. Definitions


“Reviewer” means an individual or entity that has agreed to be a Reviewer under Bookplex.


"Client" means either: 1) an individual or entity that has entered into a Client Agreement with Bookplex; or 2) an individual or entity that is authorized to submit.


"Content" means Ebook/Books, marketing material, related catalog and text information, and any and all other text, pictures, sounds, video, or other data, in any format made available via the Website or our authorized email ids.


"EBook" means a publication for distribution for reading and reviewing purposes via an electronic format.


“Book” means a publication for distribution for reading and reviewing purpose via print medium.


“Date Of Allocation” is the date on which Bookplex sends book’s EBook/Book edition to a Reviewer.


“Reviewers Program” is the term used to describe the program initiated by Bookplex of which the Reviewer wishes to be a part of.



3. Scope of Activities


3.1  Bookplex will be circulating EBook/books’ details and Content as provided to it by its Clients to a Reviewer.


3.2  The circulated Ebook/Book’s copy, if requested by the Reviewer, will be sent to the Reviewer.


3.3  Upon receiving the Ebook/Book, Reviewer is expected to read it sincerely and completely and then review the concerned Ebook/Book.


3.4  After reviewing, Reviewer is expected to send the review to Bookplex on the email id provided during book’s allocation for moderation.


3.5  Once the review is approved by Bookplex, Reviewer is expected to post the review on websites as directed by Bookplex


3.6  On successful posting of review, the Reviewer then becomes eligible for a payment. The payment amount shall be $6 or $7 per book depending on the review program.


 - 3.6.1    Standard Reviewing Program - $6


 - 3.6.2    Amazon Verified Purchase Review Tag Program - $7


3.7  All payments will be made by Bookplex within the first fifteen days of subsequent month in which the money was earned.



4. General Terms of Service


4.1  Reviewer acknowledges that the Ebook/Book and Content circulated and provided are the copyright material of the Client.


4.2   Ebook/Book provided to a Reviewer is solely for his/her personal use and any kind of commercial or non-commercial activity such as lending, selling, circulation, piracy is strictly prohibited. Violation of this sub-clause is liable for legal action from the Copyright Holder.


4.3   Reviewer undertakes that when he/she expresses interest to review a book, it is guided by his/her interest in the book and not by monetary reward offered. Violation of this is liable for your account termination and forfeiture of your payment.


4.4   Reviewer undertakes that he/she will completely and sincerely read the book provided within three weeks since its Date of Allocation. If the Reviewer finds it difficult to finish reading the book, he/she has to inform Bookplex within 2 weeks of books allocation through a procedure as directed while allocating the book. Failure to comply with this sub-clause will result in your account termination and forfeiture of your payment.


4.5  Reviewer agrees that he/she will review the book after reading it. The review shall compose of honest thoughts of the Reviewer regarding the book ONLY. No kind of bias shall be acceptable. The review shall be Reviewer’s original content and he/she undertakes not to copy from other reviews regarding the concerned book.


4.6  The content of the review expresses thoughts of the Reviewer ONLY. Bookplex is under no circumstances liable or responsible for it.


4.7  After writing the review, Reviewer is required to send the review to Bookplex for moderation where Bookplex will check if it complies with all the terms and conditions as established in this document. Bookplex has the right to reject a review if it fails to comply with the terms of this document.


4.8  Reviewer shall not post the review anywhere till he/she receives an approval from Bookplex in writing regarding the same.


4.9  On receiving the approval, Reviewer will then post on websites as directed by Bookplex.


4.10  Reviewer agrees never to contact any Client in any way till the review is successfully posted. If found to be establishing any form of communication, Reviewer shall be suspended from the Reviewers Program and all the due payments shall be forfeited.


4.11  Reviewer is under obligation to inform us immediately if any Client or anyone contacts the Reviewer with a motive to influence the Reviewer or harasses the Reviewer after posting of the review. Bookplex shall not tolerate such malpractices and if the Reviewer fails to inform us, he/she shall be suspended from the Reviewers Program and due payments shall be forfeited.


 - 4.11.1 Further, any harm arising out of the communication between the client and the Reviewer shall be Reviewer’s look out and Bookplex will have no liability whatsoever in any manner.


4.12  If any objectionable content is found in any Ebook/Book, the responsibility lies with the Client and Bookplex shall not be held liable or responsible for it.


4.13  All the accumulated payment for a particular month shall be paid within the first 15 days of the proceeding month.


4.14  All payments will be made via PayPal with the exception of Reviewers residing in India and Nigeria. Indian residents shall be paid via cheque. Nigerian Residents will be paid via International Bank Transfer.



5. Termination


The Terms may be terminated by Bookplex at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer a Reviewer and you are not authorized to use any content or Ebook/Book provided by Bookplex and all limitations on Bookplex's liability regarding your use of the Website and/or the Content will survive.


Contact Bookplex

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