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Terms of Use

Last Updated: September 29th, 2014

Thank you for choosing Bookmob.ca for your textbook needs! By using this Website or Service, you agree to the Terms of Use outlined below. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you may not use this Website or Service.


We truly appreciate your business and hope to provide you with the best possible experience when using our service. These guidelines are provided to our Customers in order to assist in minimizing any confusion or complications in the rental process.

Description of Service

The Service is an online textbook rental service where Users can rent books from BookMob (delivered by BookMob or via a third party) for a specified period of time, designated the Rental Period.

Age and Residence

You must be 18 years or older in order to register an account with BookMob. You may only set up an account on the Website for use of the Service if you are a resident of Canada. The Service is not available for any Users that reside outside of Canada. BookMob reserves the right to terminate any account without warning if it is believed that you are under the age of 18 or not a resident of Canada. All transactions will be processed in Canadian dollars.

Book Prices

We do not guarantee prices of our books until you check out and submit your credit/debit card information. BookMob reserves the right to adjust product pricing prior to this occurrence.

Returning Books - Rentals

When you rent items through the Service, you are required to return these items to BookMob at the end of your rental period. The due date for each item will be given to you when your order is placed. You will be held solely responsible for any late return shipments that are not postmarked by the return date. All late returns will be subject to the appropriate extension or replacement fees.


In the event that book is returned past its due date, you will be charged a 15 Day Extension Fee. If an extension fee is charged, and the book has not been either postmarked or returned by the end of the extension term, you will be charged a "Book Not Returned" fee. This fee is equivalent to the book's list price minus your rental costs and the cost of the extension(s).


A prepaid shipping label will be supplied to you, and available within the "My Account" section of the Website. All returns MUST use the supplied label when returning items in order to ensure proper delivery of the items. Books must be appropriately packaged to avoid any damage during shipment. You will be responsible for paying for any visible damage resulting from absence of adequate packing materials.


All supplements that were included with the book, including CDs, access codes, inserts, workbooks, study guides, etc. must be returned along with the book. You will be responsible for any costs associated with purchasing these items in the event of loss.

Taxes

BookMob rentals and sales are subject to Canadian GST, currently a rate of 5%. Users will be responsible for paying this tax on all transactions through this Service.

Shipping

BookMob will make every effort to ship your textbook within 2-3 business days of receiving the order, however we do not guarantee shipping times. BookMob will only transact and ship to Users that reside within Canada and does not currently ship to the U.S. or International locations. Users must return their books from within Canada, and will be responsible for any additional shipping charges incurred in the event that the book is returned from another country.


We ship to our Users with a low flat-fee of $7.99 per order, regardless of the number of books rented. The return shipping is free. Simply print your prepaid shipping label available in the "My Rentals"" section in the "My Account" view.


We do not guarantee when an order will arrive due to the number of variables affecting transit of a shipment. You consider any shipping or transit time offered to you by BookMob or other parties as an estimate. Tracking information will be sent as soon as it becomes available, and can be found within the "My Account" section of the site. We encourage you to place your orders in advance to avoid any delays due to product availability or shipping.

Fees

BookMob will store your credit or debit card information (encrypted), and you hereby acknowledge that BookMob may charge you for any lost, stolen, or damaged books associated with your account. We will charge an additional amount to your credit or debit card if you choose to buy any rented book during the rental period. By renting a book from BookMob, you agree to the storing of your credit or debit card information and you also agree to any additional charges that we deem necessary due to misuse of the Service, including any fees resulting from damages to rented books, lost or stolen books, extensions, and/or unreturned books.


I will not cancel or exceed the purchasing limits of the credit or debit card above until the rented textbooks are either returned to BookMob or the Non-return Fees are paid. If the credit or debit card is declined the patron account will be suspended and sent to a Third Party Collection Agency. I will be responsible for paying all Collection Fees assessed by the Third Party Collection Agency. BookMob will make reasonable efforts to process transactions in a timely manner. I agree not to hold BookMob responsible in the event BookMob does not credit or debit my credit or debit card for a period of time due to circumstances beyond its control. BookMob makes no guarantees regarding the processing time for charges. I agree, in order for BookMob to service my account or to collect any amount I may owe, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, BookMob or a designated Third Party Collection Agency are authorized to (i) contact me by telephone at the telephone number(s) in the patron contact account information I am providing, including wireless telephone numbers, which could result in charges to me, (ii) contact me by sending text messages (message and data rates may apply) or emails, using any email address I provide and/or (iii) methods of contact may include using pre-recorded/artificial voice message and/or use of an automatic dialing device, as applicable. I also agree, if my rental is eligible to be returned to BookMob, I will still be liable for a service fee assessed by the Third Party Collection Agency. I have read this disclosure and agree that the Lender/Creditor may contact me as described above.

30-Day Guarantee

For books postmarked and returned within 30 days, BookMob will refund the full purchase price paid less a shipping and handling fee equal to $5 per book or a maximum of $15 per order.  The initial shipping fee is non-refundable. Users must select the "Refund" option within the "My Account" section of the website. You will be issued a pre-paid return label that must be used for all returns. Returns must be properly packaged in order to prevent damage during transit. Any book returned with visible damage as a result of poor packaging will result in additional damage charges. Further, BookMob will not be held responsible for any shipping charges associated with not using the designated Return Label.


In the event that the incorrect book is shipped, or if the book arrives damaged, notify Service@BookMob.ca and we will correct the situation immediately at our cost. 

Damaged Books

Books are required to be kept in very good or better condition. In the event that you receive a damaged book, it is your responsibility to notify Customer Service within 5 days of receiving the book at Service@BookMob.ca.

If a book is returned to BookMob is damaged and rendered unusable, the item will remain the property of BookMob and you will be charged the full list price to replace it. Below you will find a information outlining the expected condition of the book, as well as details regarding damaged book penalties.


Expected Condition:
No noticeable damage, page creases, minimal highlighting, minimal writing, no staining, no damage to binding.
Damaged Condition:
Minor Damage: 25% Damage Fee Applies
Light damage to cover (markings inside or out, staining) or pages (stained, missing, creased, torn).
Major Damage: 100% List Price (Noted at Checkout)
Cover is noticeably damaged. Pages are stained, creased, torn, missing. Excessive writing or highlighting is present. Includes any other damage that would render the book unusable for future Users.

Highlighting

Acceptable levels of highlighting are permitted during your rental term. In the event a book is returned with a high amount of writing or highlighting, a damage fee may be charged. Please be respectful of the textbook for all future renters.

Return Shipments from US

We are a strictly Canadian textbook service, and do not permit any orders or return shipments from the US. All returns must be processed and shipped from a location within Canada. Any shipments returned from the US will be subject to a penalty equal to all Duty/Surcharges incurred, in addition to a fixed $20 fee to help offset additional charges associated with higher shipping costs of packages arriving from the US. 

Buybacks

BookMob does not accept bulk buybacks, containing more than 1 copy of a book, unless express written approval has been given. Should you wish to sell more than one copy of any textbook, you must contact us before shipment. BookMob reserves the right to refuse any buybacks at their discretion.

Mispriced Products and Services

BookMob reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders for product or services listed at an incorrect price, or containing any other incorrect information. If the User`s debit/credit card has already been charged, BookMob will immediately issue a refund to the appropriate card. The refund will be processed within 2-3 business days.

Links

This Website may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. You acknowledge that we will not be held responsible for the operation of or content located on or through any such site.

Intellectual Property

All of the content appearing on this Website is the sole property of BookMob and its licensing partners. Items available for rent through this Service are protected under Federal , as well as International copyrights. No materials can be copied, modified, or reproduced in any such manner without the written consent of BookMob or any of its Suppliers. Severe penalties and fines are associated with violating the applicable copyright laws, and BookMob will not tolerate any such activity.

Applicable Law

This site is created and controlled by BookMob in the Province of Ontario, Canada. As such, the laws of the Province of Ontario will govern these disclaimers, terms, and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Account Access

We may assign you a password and account identification to enable you to access and use certain portions of this Website. Each time you use a password or identification, you will be deemed to be authorized to access and use the Site in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and we have no obligation to investigate the authorization or source of any such access or use of the Website. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS SITE BY ANYONE USING THE PASSWORD AND IDENTIFICATION ORIGINALLY ASSIGNED TO YOU WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS SITE IS ACTUALLY AUTHORIZED BY YOU, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSMISSIONS AND ALL OBLIGATIONS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS) INCURRED THROUGH SUCH ACCESS OR USE. You are solely responsible for protecting the security and confidentiality of the password and identification assigned to you. You shall immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or identification or any other breach or threatened breach of this Website's security.

Changes

BookMob may amend these Terms of Use at any time, and any change is effective upon posting on this Website. As a result, it is recommended that you review this page on occasion in order to ensure you are aware of any new changes.


With that said, we thank you once again for visiting BookMob and look forward to serving you!