Our terms of use

Please read our terms of use ("Agreement" or “Terms of Use") carefully before using this website, mobile applications and other services offered by Wubbub.

This User Agreement sets out the terms and conditions for your access and use of the website at wubbub.com (the "Site"), mobile applications and services provided by Wubbub (our “Services”).

You agree to comply with all of our policies and accept these Terms of Use when accessing or using our Services. These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of the Website and Services and constitute a binding legal agreement between you and Wubbub.

This Agreement applies to all users of our Services, including without limitation users who are authors, agents, publishers, critics, customers and content providers.

Wubbub

Wubbub is a book and story sharing platform that enables authors, agents and publishers to offer books and stories for download or reading online, for review, feedback, rating and general consumption.

Whilst Wubbub approves authors, agents, publishers and users to use it’s Services, it does not review the content or information they provide. Wubbub cannot guarantee the quality or suitability of content provided. Wubbub acts in its capacity as a platform only.

Whilst we can offer to help if any disputes arise between our users, Wubbub has no control over and does not warrant as to the safety, quality, legality or any other aspect of the items listed, the truth or accuracy of descriptions or images or the ability of authors, agents and publishers to sell items and the ability of buyers to pay for items.

Wubbub is not responsible or liable for any content, such as data, text, descriptions, usernames, graphics, images, profiles, audio, video and links posted by you, other users, or outside parties on the Site.

Your Account

You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from any failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or any breach of security. Wubbub is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure.

You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities using Wubbub’s Services and any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, "Content") that you submit, post, and display on Wubbub.

You must not post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content, engage in any activities that are fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items, or infringe upon any third-party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy.

We reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed or inactive accounts and to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.

Content

Wubbub does not claim ownership rights in your Content.

You grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual (or for the duration of any copyright or other rights in such content), irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to use the content and authorise us to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, database or other rights you have in or to the content in any media known now or in the future, for the purposes of listing, distributing and selling via Wubbub.

You agree to allow Wubbub to store, translate, or re-format your Content and display it on the Website in any way we choose. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights in the content and warrant not to assert such rights against us, our sub-licensees or assignees.

Whilst we try to offer reliable data, we do not warrant that Content will always be accurate and up-to-date and you agree that you are solely responsible for any inaccuracies in Content provided.

Unacceptable Content and Hate Speech

Whilst we strongly support the principles of freedom of thought, free speech and creative expression, we will not tolerate content which promotes violence or hatred towards any person or group for any reason, whether intentional or otherwise.

Whilst we appreciate that the line between creative expression, passionate belief and hate speech is sometimes unclear, we reserve the right to remove any content which in our minds or the minds of the members of our community crosses that line, or is out of step with the supportive, tolerant and progressive intentions of this Site. Users who repeatedly share unaccpetable content will be removed from this Site.

Buying

When buying an item, you are responsible for reading the full item description before making a commitment to buy. You enter into a legally binding contract to purchase an item when you commit to buy an item and are obligated to deliver appropriate payment for items purchased.

Copyright Policy

Wubbub respects copyright law and the rights of artists and creatives and its users must do the same. Users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders will be removed from this Site.

Liability

We cannot guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site or our Services and operation of the Site may be interfered with by a number of factors outside of our control.

In no event shall Wubbub, and (as applicable) Wubbub's subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees or suppliers be liable in contract or in tort (including negligence) for any losses suffered such as loss of data, profits, revenue, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation or business interruption or for any losses which are not reasonably foreseeable by us whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to, the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Site, our Services, or this Agreement.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.

Disputes with Users or Third Parties

In the event a dispute arises between you and another user or a third party, you should contact the user or third party to resolve the dispute swiftly and amicably in the first instance.

If a buyer and seller are unable to resolve a dispute resulting from a transaction that occurs on the Site, or a dispute between and author(s), agent(s), publisher(s) and user(s), they may choose to contact Wubbub in order to resolve the dispute. Wubbub does so in its sole discretion as an impartial mediator only and has no obligation to resolve disputes between users or between users and outside parties. To the extent that Wubbub attempts to resolve a dispute, it will do so in good faith and will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims.

You release Wubbub (and Wubbub's officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with disputes with one or more users, or an outside party.

Breach

Without limiting any other remedies, Wubbub may, without notice, delay or immediately remove Content, warn our community of a user's actions, issue a warning to a user, temporarily suspend a user’s account, terminate a user's account, prohibit access to the Site, take technical and legal steps to keep a user off the Site and refuse to provide services to a user.

Wubbub reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate a person's account or any accounts held by that person by virtue of association, including all usernames under which that person operates. Wubbub, Wubbub's subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, and suppliers provide the Site and Services "as is" and without any warranty as to condition, express, implied or statutory. Wubbub, Wubbub's subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and suppliers specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, performance, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Additionally, no advice or information (oral or written) obtained by you from us shall create any warranty.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Wubbub and (as applicable) Wubbub's parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees against any claim or demand, including lawyers’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this agreement or the documents that it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

No Agency

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

Service

Wubbub reserves the right to modify or terminate the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time. Wubbub reserves the right to alter these Terms of Use or other Site policies at any time without notice. Wubbub strongly recommends that you review these policies frequently, however it remains your sole responsibility to do so.

If we modify these Terms of Use, we will post the modification on the Site. We will also update the "Last Updated Date". Continued access or use the Site or Services after we have posted a modification on the Site will be deemed acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property

Wubbub and Wubbub graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks of Firesoft Ltd in the U.K. and/or other countries.

Governing Law

This agreement is governed and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the parties agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Wubbub for Authors, Agents and Publishers

Taxes and Lawful Trading

You are responsible for all applicable taxes that may become due as a result of using and selling via our Services.

If you are registering with Wubbub as a business entity, you warrant that you have the authority to legally bind that entity. Whether registering as a business or individual, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online trading, conduct and acceptable content.

Fees and Billing

Wubbub charges for some of its services and a percentage of the sale price for listing and selling books - currently 5% - and remits to you minus any transaction costs incurred and this fee. Funds from sales of your items will be transferred to your nominated bank account or payment provider upon completion of a transaction.

You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with using Wubbub and remain obligated to pay all fees due if you close your account. If your account is not paid in full and becomes past due, you risk penalties and the closure of your account. We may also engage a collection agency or legal counsel to recover any fees due and in such instance you will incur additional charges.

We may change our fees, or introduce new fees from time to time by posting the changes on the Site or via direct message or email. In such instance, you may close your account without penalty within 30 days. In certain situations, including but not limited to a void or invalid transaction, Wubbub may, in its discretion, issue credit for the applicable fees to a seller's billing statement.

Listing, Publishing, Distributing and Selling

You warrant that you may legally sell any items you list for sale. You must make your best efforts to accurately describe any item and all terms of sale on Wubbub.

You are encouraged to outline your policies regarding buying your work and opt in marketing lists. We reserve the right to request that you modify a policy.

All sales are binding. You are obligated to complete the transaction with the buyer in a prompt manner, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.

User Information

As part of a transaction, you may obtain personal information such as email addresses and shipping information from another Wubbub user. Unless prior permission is granted by the other user, this information shall only be used for that transaction or for communications regarding Wubbub. Wubbub does not grant you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorised transactions.

This document was last updated May 24, 2019