Terms of Use & Service

We recommend that you carefully go through our Terms of Use & Service, to better understand the different features of our service, and information about our Website. Click the links provided in below to access the information within (if any).

Acceptance of Terms Of Use & Service:

These “Terms of Use & Service” govern your use of the LibraryMantra™ Website hereinafter referred to as “Service”. The Service is owned and operated by LibraryMantra™ (hereinafter referred to as “LibraryMantra™”) and is offered to you (hereinafter referred to as “Member”) . By using, visiting or browsing the LibraryMantra website, becoming a subscriber of LibraryMantra services or purchasing a product from LibraryMantra, you agree to abide by and be legally bound by the Terms of Use & Service, whether you read them or not and

By browsing, visiting and using LibraryMantra™ Website, you accept and agree to abide by these Terms of Use & Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use & Service, you should not use the LibraryMantra Website.

These Terms of Use & Service are an ongoing contract between you and LibraryMantra™ and apply to your use of the LibraryMantra™ service and Website. These Terms of Use & Service affect your rights and you should read them carefully.

Changes to Terms of Use & Service:

LibraryMantra™ reserves the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to change these Terms of Use & Service in our sole and absolute discretion. The most current version of these Terms of Use & Service can be reviewed by clicking on the “Terms of Use & Service” located at the bottom of the pages of the LibraryMantra™ Website. The most current version of the Terms of Use & Service will supersede all previous versions. Your use of the LibraryMantra™ Website or continued use of our service after changes are made means that you agree to be bound by such changes.


About LibraryMantra and LibraryMantra Membership

LibraryMantra™ is an online subscription based rental service that allows its members to rent books through its website located at http://www.LibraryMantra.com. To use LibraryMantra™, one will have to register with LibraryMantra.com™ to create an account and become its member. A member can then browse/search books he/she would like to read, add them to his/her Wishlist, and make Book Request. Once payment has been received or we have made an arrangement with the member to pick up the payment at the time of delivery, the first set of books will be delivered to the member at the shipping address provided at the time of registration. The number of books delivered at a time by LibraryMantra™ is as per his/her membership plan. Once a member is done with the first set of books, he/she goes to www.LibraryMantra.com and navigates to “Wishlist” or Book Details page and click on “Request Book” button. LibraryMantra™ will pick up the previous set of books from the members shipping address, and deliver the next set of books (for “Book Request”), within 24 working hours. The books shipped will be governed by the availability of the book in LibraryMantra’s inventory.

We endeavor to deliver the books requested; however when availability is limited, we may request you for alternative books choice. ‘Request Book’ button on Book Detail pages will be visible only when the Book is available; same with books listed under wishlist. Books which are not available (as other members are reading currently), they will either appear as ‘In-Circulation’ or ‘Out of Stock’. System will not let you request the book. Please keep checking your wishlist / book detail pages for availability status of the book.

Book Allocation and Delivery:

We reserve the right to allocate and deliver books among our members in any manner that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, determine. In addition, we will, in our sole and absolute discretion, determine the quantity of books we purchase for any particular title and the level of staffing and number of deliveries to be processed at each distribution centre. As a result, we may not always send you the books you chosen, and we may not ship out your next book(s) on the same day that we receive one from you. At present, our goal is to deliver you the book(s) request by you on at our earliest. Often, on the same day that we receive a book(s) from you, we will deliver the next available book(s) from your book request. In certain instances, your next available book(s) will not be delivered until at least one business day following our receipt of your returned book(s).

Other factors that may affect delivery times, include, but are not limited to, (i) the distance between the distribution centre from which your book(s) was issued and your delivery address, (ii) the timing of your placement or adjustment of books in your requests. We do not process returns or deliveries on National Holidays. We make no guarantee as to the shipping and delivery of book(s) and may in our sole and absolute discretion, change our business practice regarding allocation, delivery and shipping, without notice. We may from time to time revise these Terms of Use & Service but we will not necessarily provide you notice of the revisions. It is up to you to review the Terms of Use & Service frequently to determine if there have been any changes made.

Return of Rented Books:

LibraryMantra™ reserves the right to request return of any and all book(s) in the possession of Members at any time. Members understand and agree to promptly return any book(s) to LibraryMantra™ upon request, and that failure to do so within five days of the request makes Members liable for the cost of those book(s) plus 50% of that cost as a handling charge, for which LibraryMantra™ reserves the right to charge the Member’s refundable security deposit.

No due dates or late fees:

Provided you continue to be a paying member of our service, you may keep the book(s) delivered to you as long as you like. You will be required to return the books within 5 days following any cancellation of the service or be subject to charge for ureturned book(s). Also, you may be charged for book(s) that you lose or damage. In the event that the number of lost book(s) on your account becomes excessive, as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion, we will notify you that your account has been placed on hold for review and may charge your Payment Method for the estimated cost of the lost book(s). We will alert you of any potential charges prior to charging your Payment Method.

Failed Deliveries:

If deliveries of books failed due to non-availability of member at delivery address or any other reason at member’s end, LibraryMantra may charge Rs.50 or any other amount decided by LibraryMantra from time to time, for repeat delivery. This clause is to avoid misuse of delivery service and to bring awareness about the efforts and costs taken by LibraryMantra.

Membership:

Upon becoming a LibraryMantra™ member, members become responsible for paying periodic subscription fees according to the then current billing terms and subscription plan. Subscription fees are non-refundable.

Billing:

By using the LibraryMantra™ service, you are expressly agreeing that we are permitted to bill you subscription fee, any applicable taxes and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the LibraryMantra™ service. Additional charges may include books you fail to return, or a billing plan change you request. As used in these Terms of Use & Service, “billing” shall indicate either a charge or debit, as applicable, against your Payment Method. The subscription fee will be billed at the beginning of your subscription and on each subscription renewal thereafter unless you cancel your membership. We will automatically bill your Payment Method on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your membership. In the event your membership began on a day not contained in a given month, we will bill your Payment Method on the last day of such month. For example, if you became a paying member on January 31st, your Payment Method would next be billed on February 28th. All fees and charges are non-refundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. We may change the fees and charges in effect, or add new fees and charges from time to time, but we will give you advance notice of these changes by email. In case the bills are not paid as on the due date, your account will be suspended and you will not receive any further books, till such time the payment is made. In case of your account suspension, you will have to return the books with you within Five (5) days.

Automatic Renewal:

Subscription fees are automatically renewed, and therefore the member is liable to pay the monthly subscription fees in a timely manner.

Changes In Membership Plans:

A member may change plans at any time but not more than once in a month. Upgrades in plans will only result in billing the difference of the plans. Downgrades in plans will affect the next billing cycle. No refunds for partial months of use will be credited. Future billing cycles will be billed at the new rate.

Cancellation:

You may cancel your subscription to LibraryMantra™ at any time, and cancellation will be effective immediately. WE DO NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR ANY PARTIAL-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION PERIODS OR UNREAD BOOK(S). To cancel your membership you need to call on our customer care numbers on +91-020-24218822 or +91-9881712983 and request the same to our customer care executive. Upon cancellation, you will be given 5 days to return any outstanding rentals / books in your possession. Failure to return such rentals will result in your Payment Method being billed for such items or you will be charged the book’s actual retail cost. LibraryMantra™ reserves the right to terminate your membership for any or no reason.

Refund Of Security Deposit:

In the event that your membership is cancelled, we will refund your security deposit after ensuring all outstanding charges applicable have been processed. We issue a bank cheque payable in Pune in the name of the member as appears at the time of registration.

Damaged Books:

All books sent to a member are verified to be in a good condition prior to dispatch and condition of each book is recorded in our system. Upon receipt of the books, you must ensure that the books are in good condition. Any damage, if found, must be reported to our representative and conveyed to LibraryMantra™ customer service via email or phone. At the time of pick-up, our representative will check for any damage to the books and will intimate you accordingly. Upon receipt of the books, we will verify the condition of the book against the condition recorded in our system before dispatch. If a book is returned to LibraryMantra™ damaged as a result of member misuse, LibraryMantra™ will charge you the market value of each damaged book against the security deposit. If LibraryMantra™ determines that a book was damaged during transit, LibraryMantra™ will not charge member for the damaged book.

Ongoing Membership:

Your LibraryMantra™ membership will continue in effect unless you cancel your membership or we terminate it. You must cancel your membership before it renews each month in order to avoid billing of the next month’s membership fees to your Payment Method. We will bill the membership fee plus any applicable tax to the Payment Method you provide to us during registration (or to a different Payment Method if you change your account information).

Special Offer:

Special offers, if any, are available only for first-time LibraryMantra™ members, unless otherwise expressly stated in the offer.  Once redeemed, all promotional offers are final and are not eligible for refund or return.

Book Details:

LibraryMantra has put in effort to create a catalog of books and categorized them for ease of access. The cover images & book description are procured from third party/publishers and LibraryMantra takes no guarantee of the accuracy of such content. You might receive a book that has a cover different from what was shown online. This is because different publishers of the same book use different cover images. Best efforts have been taken to deliver the goods described on the site; LibraryMantra takes no guarantee that the book will bear the exact cover produced on the site. The books are subject to availability and the presence of multiple copies of the same book from multiple publishers may result in a disparity between the cover shown on the site, and the book delivered. Despite this, the content of the book would be the same. The cover might be different but the book will be the same.


Disclaimer on warranties and limitation on liability:

The LibraryMantra™ service and Website and its contents are provided “as is” and we make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the LibraryMantra™ Website, its contents or our service. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the LibraryMantra™ Website, any failures, delays, or interruptions in the shipment of book(s), delivery of any content contained on the LibraryMantra™ Website, any losses or damages arising from the use of the content provided on the LibraryMantra™ Website, or any conduct by users of the LibraryMantra™ service or Website. We reserve the right to ship book(s) in our sole and absolute discretion. We disclaim all representations and warranties, including, for example, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. In addition, we do not represent or warrant that the information accessible via our site is accurate, complete or current.

In no event shall LibraryMantra™ ., its shareholders, directors, officers, or employees be liable (jointly or severally) to you for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the LibraryMantra™ Website, its contents or our service. If any applicable authority holds any portion of this section to be unenforceable, then liability will be limited to the fullest possible extent permitted by applicable law.


Intellectual property:

Copyright

All content included on the LibraryMantra™ Website and delivered to members as part of the service, including book(s), text, graphics, logos, designs, photographs, button icons, images, audio/video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of LibraryMantra, or its suppliers and is protected by the Indian and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of LibraryMantra, and protected by the Indian and international copyright laws. Content shall not be reproduced or used without express written permission from LibraryMantra or its suppliers. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the LibraryMantra™ Website, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the LibraryMantra™ Website in any way that affects the user’s experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. LibraryMantra™ reserves the right to terminate your membership hereunder if LibraryMantra™, in its sole and absolute discretion, believes that you are in violation of this paragraph, such violations including the photo copying of book(s) rented to you by us or the copying or other unauthorized use of our proprietary content. LibraryMantra™ does not promote, foster or condone the photocopying of book(s) or any other infringing activity. The use of book(s) rented to you by us is solely for your personal and non-commercial use. Please see the instructions at the end of these Terms of Use & Service for notifying us of the presence of any allegedly infringing content on the LibraryMantra™ Website.

Trademarks

LibraryMantra™ is a trademark of LibraryMantra. The LibraryMantra™ logo,LibraryMantra.com, is trademarks or service marks of LibraryMantra. The LibraryMantra™ Website, including but not limited to its graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names constitute trade dress of LibraryMantra. The trademarks, service marks and trade dress of LibraryMantra™ may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval from LibraryMantra and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not affiliated with LibraryMantra™, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, in any manner that dilutes the rights of LibraryMantra™, or in any manner that disparages or discredits LibraryMantra™. Other trademarks that appear on the LibraryMantra™ Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by LibraryMantra™. Any images of persons or personalities contained on the LibraryMantra™ Website are not an indication or endorsement of LibraryMantra™ or any particular product or our service unless otherwise indicated.

Confidentiality:

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account information and your password. If you reveal your password or share your account with anyone, you take full responsibility for his/her actions.

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless LibraryMantra™ and its proprietor, directors, officers, employees, agents or other representatives from and against all claims, liability and expenses, including all legal fees and costs arising from or relating to (a) your breach of these Terms of Use & Service; and (b) your use of this website and associated services including transmission or placement of information or material by you on this website. This provision shall survive the termination of your right to use this website and/or your status as a LibraryMantra™ member.


GENERAL PROVISIONS

Privacy:

Any information submitted on the LibraryMantra™ Website is subject to our Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated herein. Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our practices (located at the bottom of the pages of the LibraryMantra™ Website).

Entertainment and third party content:

We distribute books and we reserve the right to display and promote the information on our Website to you in any manner we choose in our sole and absolute discretion. In addition, the LibraryMantra™ Website allows you and other third parties to post reviews or comments concerning the entertainment distributed by us. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties on the LibraryMantra™ Website are those of the respective authors and not of LibraryMantra or its shareholders, directors, officers, or employees. Under no circumstances shall LibraryMantra or its shareholders, directors, officers, directors, or employees be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the LibraryMantra™ Website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the LibraryMantra™ Website.

Reliance on Information:

This website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors that may be corrected as they are discovered at LibraryMantra™ sole discretion.

Use Of Information Submitted:

LibraryMantra is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any communication you may send to LibraryMantra™ (“Content”), including, without limitation, responses to questionnaires or through postings to the LibraryMantra™ Website without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the LibraryMantra™ Website or other Websites. Furthermore, by posting any Content on our site, submitting Content to us, or in responding to questionnaires, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free irrevocable license and right to display, use, reproduce or modify the Content submitted in any media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Please note LibraryMantra™ does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to LibraryMantra™. Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against LibraryMantra™ and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the idea you sent.

Electronic Communication:

These communications will include notices about your account (e.g., shipping and receiving e-mails and other transactional information) and information concerning or related to our service, such as entertainment information or offerings. These communications are part of your relationship with LibraryMantra™ and you receive them as part of the LibraryMantra™ subscription. You agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

Service Testing:

From time to time, we test various aspects of our service, including service levels, plans, promotions and pricing, and we reserve the right to include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice.

Links To Other Websites:

Some of the hyperlinks and banners on the LibraryMantra™ Website may lead to other Websites that are not controlled by, or affiliated with LibraryMantra. In addition, other Websites may link to the LibraryMantra™ Website. LibraryMantra™ has not reviewed these Websites and is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these Websites.

Copyright Infringement:

LibraryMantra™ respects the intellectual property rights of others. LibraryMantra™ does not support piracy or illegal copying of books. If you believe your work, or someone else’s has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on the LibraryMantra™ website, please notify us by sending a written notice at the following address:

LibraryMantra

Shop 18, Shree Gajalaxmi Soc.
Aranyeshwar Road,
Sahakar Nagar, Pune 411009
Email – care@librarymantra.com
 

Your notice must be signed and contain the following:

i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.

iii) Identification of the material on the LibraryMantra™ website that is claimed to be infringing of the owner of the copyright interest.

iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, if available, your e-mail address.

v) A statement that you have good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.