General Information

Welcome to romancereadsonly.com, the website and online service of the Romance Reads Only Team (referred to as “Romance Reads Only”, “RRO “, “RRO Site”, “Website”, “We”, “Us”, “Our” or “Our Services”). The term “you” refers to anyone who uses, visits, and/or views this website, its community, and its forum.

This page explains the terms by which you may use our services. By accessing or using our services, website and software provided through or in connection with us, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement, the Romance Reads Only Privacy Policy, and the other applicable rules, policies and terms posted on the romancereadsonly.com website or provided with our services), whether you are a registered user of our website or not.

We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time in our sole discretion by posting the revised Agreement on the romancereadsonly.com website. Your continued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Agreement. This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Website (“Members”).

Eligibility

This Service is intended solely for Members who are thirteen (13) years of age or older, and any registration, use or access to the Service by anyone under 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of this Agreement. If you are under 18 years of age you may use our Services only if you are either an emancipated minor or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this Agreement.

Use of Our Service

Romance Reads Only provides a place for you to discover, explore, and talk about romance books with your friends and our community.

You do not have to register in order to visit Romance Reads Only. However, to access certain features of our Services including creating “reading lists” to organize what you’ve read, posting book reviews, commenting on other members’ reviews, interacting with like-minded on our community page or forum, you will need to register with Romance Reads Only and create a “Member” account. Your account gives you access to the services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time at our sole discretion.

You may never use another Member’s account without permission. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your account, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to notify Romance Reads Only immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You may change the settings on your profile page to control your profile and how other members communicate with you. By submitting your email address to Romance Reads Only, you consent to us using the email address in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Subject to your compliance with this Agreement and your payment of any applicable fees, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the Service. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of any part of the Service, or its contents; any collection and use of any book listings, descriptions, reviews or other material included in the Service; any derivative use of any part of the Service or its contents; any downloading, copying, or other use of account information for the benefit of any third party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. All rights not expressly granted to you in this Agreement are reserved and retained by us or our licensors, suppliers, publishers, rightsholders, or other content providers. No part of the Service may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Romance Reads Only without our express written consent. You may not use any Meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our name or trademarks without our express written consent. You may not misuse the Service. You may use the Service only as permitted by law. The licenses granted by us terminate if you do not comply with this Agreement.

Romance Reads Only may permanently or temporarily terminate, suspend, or otherwise refuse to permit your access to the Service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason. Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.

The site and our services are subject to scheduled and unscheduled service interruptions. All aspects are subject to change or elimination at our sole discretion. You agree that Romance Reads Only will not be liable to you for any interruption of the Service, delay or failure to perform.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Romance Reads Only Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users. Romance Reads Only shall have no liability for your interactions with other Users, or for any User’s action or inaction.

Affiliate / Third-Party Websites, Advertisers or Services Disclosure or Disclaimer

We may partner with other businesses or become part of different affiliate marketing programs whose products or services may be promoted or advertised on the website in exchange for commissions and/or financial rewards when you click and/or purchase those products or services through our affiliate links. We will receive a commission if you make a purchase through our affiliate link at no extra cost to you.

We may also recommend other products, services, authors, coaches, and consultants but no such reference is intended to be an endorsement or statement that such information provided is accurate. We recommend these based on our personal experiences but it is still your responsibility to conduct your own due diligence to ensure you have obtained complete accurate information about such products, services, authors, coaches, and consultants.

These affiliates or third-party relationships in no way compromise the integrity of the content, information, services, and materials being presented to you here, and you are under no obligation to click on these affiliate links to purchase those products or services being offered. These affiliate programs are selected based on personal experiences and preferences.

Although we provide these affiliate links on the website for your convenience, we have no control over these external websites and they are solely responsible for their own content and information presented.  Therefore, Romance Reads Only and all her associates cannot be held liable or responsible for any content presented on these external websites and for any damages resulting from them.

This disclosure policy applies to all affiliate links we share on our website, social media, emails, programs, products such as courses, ebooks, services, and any other means of communication with you.

Romance Reads Only may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, or services that are not owned or controlled by us. Romance Reads Only has no control over and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. If you access a third-party website from Romance Reads Only, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Agreement and our Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of such sites. You expressly relieve Romance Reads Only from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website or services or third-party owned content.

Additionally, your dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers found on Romance Reads Only, including payment and delivery of goods, and any other terms (such as warranties) are solely between you and such advertisers. You agree that Romance Reads Only shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort relating to your dealings with such advertisers.

We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our Service and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any third-party website or service that you visit.

Our Proprietary Rights

You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Service, including without limitation about how to improve the Service or our products (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited, and without restriction and will not place Romance Reads Only under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, Romance Reads Only does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Goodreads, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.

Disclaimer

All content and information on this website including our programs, products, and/or services is for informational and educational purposes only, does not constitute professional advice of any kind, and does not establish any kind of professional-client relationship by your use of this website. A professional-client relationship with you is only formed after we have expressly entered into a written agreement with you that you have signed including our fee structure and other terms to represent you in a specific matter. Although we strive to provide accurate general information, the information presented here is not a substitute for any kind of professional advice, and you should not rely solely on this information. Always consult a professional in the area for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any professional, legal, financial, or tax-related decisions.

Disclaimer of Limitation of Liabilities

You agree that under no circumstances, we and/or our officers, employees, successors, shareholders, joint venture partners or anyone else working with us shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, equitable, special, punitive, exemplary or any other damages resulting from your use of this website including but not limited to all the content, information, products, services and graphics presented here.

You expressly agree that your use of the website is at your sole risk and that you are solely responsible for the accuracy of the personal and any information you provide, outcome of your actions, personal and business results, and for all other use in connection with the website.

You also expressly agree that we and/or our officers, employees, successors, shareholders, joint venture partners or anyone else working with us shall not be liable to you for any damages resulting from 1) any errors or omissions on the website, delay or denial of any products or services, failure of performance of any kind, interruption in the operation and your use of the website, website attacks including computer virus, hacking of information, and any other system failures; 2) any loss of income, use, data, revenue, profits, business or any goodwill related to the website; 3) any theft or unauthorized access by third-party of your information from the website regardless of our negligence; and 4) any use or misuse of the information, products and/or services offered here.

This limitation of liability shall apply whether such liability arises from negligence, breach of contract, tort or any other legal theory of liability. You agree that we provide no express or implied guarantees to you for the content presented here, and you accept that no particular results are being promised to you here.

No Warranties

All content, information, products, and/or services on the website are “as is” and “as available” basis without any representations or warranties of any kind including the warranties of merchantability or fitness for any purpose, express or implied to the full extent permissible by law. Romance Reads Only makes no representations or warranties as to the content, information, materials, products, and/or services provided on this website. Romance Reads Only makes no warranties that the website will perform or operate to meet your requirements or that the information presented here will be complete, current or error-free. Romance Reads Only disclaims all warranties, implied and express for any purpose to the full extent permitted by law.

Fair Use Disclaimer

This website reviews and catalogs products and books including but not limited to posting of product images from other websites, logos of manufacturers, book covers, and movie covers. In doing so, no copyright is claimed for this kind of content on the website and to the extent that such material may appear to be infringed, we assert that such alleged infringement is permissible under the fair use principles of the U.S. copyright laws. If you believe any material has been used in an unauthorized manner, please contact us at [email protected].

User Content and Lawful Use of the Website

For any Content or information that you upload, display, post, publish, transmit, send, email, or submit to us on the website or on any of our social media sites, you warrant that you are the owner of that Content or have express permission from the owner of those intellectual property rights to use and distribute that Content to us.

You grant us and/or our officers, employees, successors, shareholders, joint venture partners, or anyone else working with us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to identify you, publish, post, reformat, copy, distribute, display, edit, reproduce any Content provided by you on our website and on any of our social media sites for any purpose. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademark, or other proprietary rights of any Content or information that you provide to us.

You agree not to upload, display, post, publish, transmit, distribute, send, email or submit to us on the website or on any of our social media sites any information or Content that is-

(a) illegal, violates or infringes upon the rights of others, (b) defamatory, abusive, profane, hateful, vulgar, obscene, libelous, pornographic, threatening, (c) encourages or advocates conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, giving rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law,(d) distribute material including but not limited to spyware, computer virus, any kind of malicious computer software or any other harmful information that is actionable by law, (e) any attempts to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the website, and (f) send unsolicited or unauthorized material or cause disruption in the operation of the website. You agree to use the website for lawful purposes only and shall be liable for damages resulting from the violation of any provision contained in these Terms of Use.

You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of content. Romance Reads Only reserves the right to monitor, reject and/or remove any User Content at any time. For example, Romance Reads Only may but is not obligated to, reject and/or remove any User Content that Romance Reads Only believes, in its sole discretion, violates these provisions.

Romance Reads Only takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other Users or third parties post or send over the Service. You understand and agree that any loss or damage of any kind that occurs as a result of the use of any User Content that you post is solely your responsibility. Romance Reads Only is not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User Content. You understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree that Romance Reads Only shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of such User Content. Romance Reads Only may provide tools for you to remove some User Content, but does not guarantee that all or any User Content will be removable.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Romance Reads Only and its subsidiaries, agents, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any of the terms of this Agreement, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any of your User Content or any that are submitted via your account; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.

Copyright Complaints

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the Service, please send the following information to [email protected]:

An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;

A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;

A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Service;

Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

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

A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Romance Reads Only and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use along with our Privacy Policy and Disclaimer constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to this website. It supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, discussions, negotiations or proposals we may have had with you whether electronic, oral or written.

A printed version of this entire agreement including the Privacy Policy and Disclaimer and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings with respect to this website to the same extent and given the same effect as other business contracts and documents kept and maintained in printed form.

Severability

If any provision in these Terms of Use is deemed by a court, regulatory authority or other public or private tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision is deemed to have been omitted from this Agreement. The remainder of this Agreement remains in full force and effect, and is modified to any extent necessary to give such force and effect to the remaining provisions, but only to such extent.

No Waiver. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and our failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement.