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We suggest that you diligently go through our terms of use to better understand the different features and its limitations of our services. By subscribing to the registration process at LetUsRead, members accept all the items and conditions mentioned here and agree to abide by and be legally bound by them.

Eligibility

Any individual of age 13 and above can register themselves in LetUsRead. Memberships are automatically created once users successfully register with LetUsRead.

Membership

Users can register with LetUsRead either online or by giving LetUsRead a call. Members agree to abide by our T&C by signing up with us. Library reserves the right to terminate a membership or suspend services at any time with or without reason.

Membership cancellation

Memberships cannot be cancelled before one year from the date of activation. Date of activation is the date on which library issue the first set of books to the member.

Reading Fee

LetUsRead charges a percentage of the price of a book as the reading fee. Book price and its reading fee are given online for every book. The percentage can change at any time with or without any notice to members.

Payments

Members agree to pay their due above 500 rupees within 5 days. A late payment fee of 10% of the outstanding due may be charged when a payment is made and the due is above 500 rupees. A convenience fee 1.99% is charged for all the payments done online. A payment short fee of 10% is charged for every payment if the payment is less than is the due amount less 500 rupees.

Pay-On-Time Plan

When a publication is checked out, its reading fee is charged to the membership account. Members can keep the publications for 14 days. Members can keep the publications even beyond if no other members are waiting for those books else members are given 10 days to return the books to the library else a late fee that is 2% of the price of the book is charged every day until the book is returned or renewed. When a book is renewed, reading fee is charged again and members get another 14 days. Pay-on-time plan does not come with free delivery.

Pay-In-Advance Plan

Every month membership account is debited with 200 rupees as advance reading fee and is credited to an account called ‘plan’ within the membership. When books are borrowed, its reading fee is deducted from this plan account. If at any point, if more reading fee than what is left in the plan is used, the same amount is recovered from the membership account immediately. Monthly advance reading fee is charged if there are any checked out books on a membership in issued or issue-pending status. Reading fee paid in advance is never refunded as cash. Members get free delivery if library makes the delivery as part of their scheduled trip to the location of the member else a delivery fee is charged. If a trip is made to a member address only to collect books but not to deliver, a collection fee is charged. A late fee is charged on a daily basis for every publication that is on circulation for more than 180 days. If a member does not want to continue with pay-in-advance plan, they must inform library to cancel the plan. Any reading fee refund is always credited to the plan and not to the membership account.

Checkout Cancellations

If members want a checkout to be reversed, they must inform the library. Library reserves the right to reverse a checkout at any time.

Non-return of return-promised books

If members do not return the books that they have promised to return while checking out new books, late fees are charged on those books on a daily basis until the books are returned.

Book requests

If library makes available a member a requested book, the reading fee for the member will be 25% as opposed to 12%. Members cannot cancel a book request if LetUsRead has already placed an order for the book. If member does not borrow the book, its reading fee of 25% may still be charged to the member.

Book reservations

Members are allowed to reserve books that are on circulation. Once the book becomes available at the library, member must come and collect the book from the library within 3 days else the book may be made available to any member who comes to the library to pick it up.

Account transactions

All financial transactions are recorded and members can see these transactions by log in to their membership. LetUsRead cannot entertain transaction dispute that are older than 180 days.

Library timing

Library timings cannot be considered as guaranteed timings. Due to various reasons library timings can vary and we give no guarantee that library will remain open on the timings given on our web site.

Membership SMS Fee

There is an annual SMS fee of 99 rupees for active memberships.

Issue/Return Process

Members can come to the library to pickup and drop-off books. Publications are delivered/collected only during library’s scheduled trip to the member location. If member is staying in an apartment, they must leave the return books with the security on the day of delivery. Library delivers new books anytime during the day and collects the old books. Members must collect the new books from the security. If member is staying in an individual house, books must be kept ready so that it can be collected without any delay. If member is not going to be at home on the day of delivery, they can leave the books at the front of the house in a hidden manner. If they do not want the delivery they must inform the library a day before the delivery day. If arrangement is made with an office, members can leave the books with the security of the office where they work. Library will leave the new books with the security.

Membership closure

Library reserves the right to close a membership at any time with or without a reason. Members cannot close their memberships before one year from the date of activation. Inactive memberships for more than one year from the date of activation will be closed automatically and all the unused plan balance will be forfeited. When a membership is closed deposit amount is refunded to the membership account. Any credit balance can be claimed by the member. Members can reopen their memberships online at any time. When a membership is reopened, any non-paid balance will have to be paid in order to continue.

Trip (delivery/collection) fee

Trip fee, if applicable, is the fee for delivering and or collecting books to/from member addresses. If a trip is failed because of the member fault, trip fee may still be charged if applicable. Members will not be charged a trip fee if a delivery/collection cannot be made because of LetUsRead fault.

Delivery/collection services

While LetUsRead makes every effort to promptly deliver/collect books to/from members, the service should not be considered as a promised service. This is because of uncertainties involved with courier services with whom LetUsRead have ties. Library cannot be held liable for any loss in fees (reading or late) because of materials not being delivered/collected on time. LetUsRead should not be held liable for any lapse in delivery/collection services. Picking and dropping of books is solely a member responsibility and LetUsRead is only offering a delivery/collection service at its discretion.

Regular delivery of books

Members can opt for regular delivery of books especially for children books. These books are delivered during library’s scheduled trip to the location of the member. There is no guaranteed frequency of trips. So, members are advised to take as many books as they may need for around two months. Libraries select children books from member wish list if books are available else library selects books according to children’s age and gender. Members are supposed to return as many books as possible from the previous set each time. If no books are returned and new set of books are delivered, members are charged with 50% of the reading fee of all the outstanding books as lost circulation fee. If members do not want new set of books they must inform the library before the delivery is made in which case lost circulation fee is not charged. Members should return all the books before 180 days else a late fee is charged on a daily basis if not returned.

Quality of materials

Sole discretion lies with the library in deciding whether a material has the quality for circulation. No dispute is accepted from members with the quality of the material.

Age of materials

We get books from different sources; publishers, our members, other libraries, book stores etc. While we circulate only those copies that we determine as readable, the condition of books may not be as good as a new book. Complaints from members are not accepted regarding the conditions of books.

Damages

All of the publications are sent and returned in protective covers. If a publication is returned in damaged condition as a result of member misuse, the library has the right to charge the member with a damage fee or full lost fee depending on the extent of the damage. However, if the library determines that a book was damaged during the courier service, member will not be charged. Frequent complaints about getting damaged books are not entertained as we make sure publications are fit for circulation before they are put on circulation. Every book is scanned for damages when they are returned and the damages are entered into the system. This helps us to determine whether a new damage is an existing damage or a new damage.

Membership setup fee

A one-time membership setup fee is charged to a membership when it is closed. Any caution deposit refund is issued to a member only after deducting the membership setup fee.

Book sharing

Shared books are the sole property of the library once a member hands them over to the library. The owner is only eligible to get their share of the reading fee of the books and the same should be used only towards paying for reading fee. Cash redemption of the reading fee share of the shared books is not allowed. Owners are not eligible to get the share of late or damage fees.

Credit/Debit charges

Library can add credit/debit charges to a membership for a reason. Members will be informed through Email of such charges.

Unavailability of online service
Promotional/advisory emails

Members agree to receive promotions/advisory emails from LetUsRead from time to time. If they do not want to receive such emails, they should contact the library.

YOUR USE OF THE LetUsRead.in WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES AND INDEMNIFICATION OF LetUsRead.in

Limitations on Use

You must be thirteen years of age or older to subscribe to the LetUsRead.in service.

The LetUsRead.in website and its content are for your personal, non-commercial use. LetUsRead.in grants you a limited license to access and utilize the LetUsRead.in website for that purpose only. You may not download, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, or offer for sale any LetUsRead.in content without its express written consent.

You agree to use the LetUsRead.in website and any associated service in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

LetUsRead.in reserves the right to immediately terminate your limited license to utilize its website as a result of any unauthorized or illegal use, the contents of its website, and/or any associated service should LetUsRead.in become aware of that unauthorized or illegal use. This right to terminate includes, but is not limited to, LetUsRead.in's right to terminate your subscription if it determines subscriber abuse of LetUsRead.in's policies and procedures.

Cooperation with Authorities and Courts

LetUsRead.in will cooperate with legal authorities and private parties investigating claims of illegal activity. LetUsRead.in cooperation may include identification of you and other data relating to the use of the website. If such information is requested, you hereby authorize LetUsRead.in to release any and all information, provided that it uses reasonable efforts to identify and provide you with notice of such request (if permitted by law).

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 LetUsRead.in 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; 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 LetUsRead.in subscriber.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

LetUsRead reserves the right, with or without notice, to change these Terms and Conditions in its sole and absolute discretion. The most current version of these Terms and Conditions supersedes all previous versions and can be viewed by clicking on the Terms and Conditions link at the bottom of the pages of LetUsRead website. The date of last update will be given.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENTS, AND ANY SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND/OR SERVICES OFFERED OR CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. LETUSREAD.IN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENTS, OR SUCH SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES, AND DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED SERVICE, ACCURACY AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY, SECURITY, CURRENCY AND COMPLETENESS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENTS OR ANY LINKS, ANY SOFTWARE, TOOLS, TIPS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. IN ADDITION, LETUSREAD.IN DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS WEBSITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT. PRICE AND AVAILABILITY INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. IN THE CASE OF A SHUTDOWN OF THE LIBRARY WITH OR WITHOUT REASON MEMBERS ARE REFUNDED WITH THEIR ACCOUNT BALANCE OR BOOKS WHOSE TOTAL LEASE PRICE IS EQUIVALENT TO THE ACOUNT BALANCE. IN SUCH A CASE MEMBERS WILL BE INFORMED OF THE SITUATION AND MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO SETTLE THEIR ACCOUNT WITH LETUSREAD WITHIN 30 CALANDER DAYS.

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These terms of service was last modified on 13th January 2020.