Use of the Quantified Reading Platform Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”)

Effective date: November 12th, 2019.

Quantified Reading SL, registered in Madrid, Spain, provide the Quantified Reading’s platform ("Quantified Reading") to run reading projects.

The whole project (the “Quantified Reading Service”) involves participants (“you”) signing up to the Quantified Reading platform in order to access a selection of e-books provided to you by a specific third party publishing client of ours (the “Publisher”), and then participating in a survey once you’ve completed the e-book. The Publisher only provides the e-book content; Quantified Reading is solely responsible for providing the Quantified Reading Service.

You may select one (1) or more free e-books to read. Once you have made a choice, you cannot change your selection. Your choice is made when you read more than ten percent of the e-book.

The e-book may be read using Quantified Reading via their iOS or Android Apps for your computer, tablet or phone.

Your e-book will be available to read until a date specified in the campaign the e-book belongs to. If you complete it sooner, we will send your survey sooner.

Copyright in all content is owned by the content owner, which may be Quantified Reading, the Publisher or its subsidiary companies, and you must not share or otherwise disseminate the e-books, whether partially or wholly, with anyone else. Your access to the content is exclusive to you. See Section 13 below. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, you cannot use or take part in the reading project.

1. Contract

By pressing the “Create Account” button when creating a Quantified Reading account, or by using Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service, you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older, that any registration information that you submit to Quantified Reading is true, accurate and complete, that you will update such information in order to keep it current, and that you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

2. Changes to these Terms and Conditions

Quantified Reading might need to make changes to the Terms and Conditions in the future, and at any time. Any material changes will be communicated to you and your acceptance of and / or continued use of Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service after such notification of changes to the Terms and Conditions will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

3. License Grant

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to make personal, non- commercial use of Quantified Reading (including a right to download the Quantified Reading’s native applications mentioned at the beginning of this contract) and the Quantified Reading Service and to consume the e-books made available through the Quantified Reading Service; this reception can be via constant connection to the Internet or via offline reading achieved through synchronization of e-book content between the Quantified Reading native applications, and the Quantified Reading servers. You do not have a right to transfer or sublicense your rights under these Terms and Conditions.

4. Offline Reading

The Quantified Reading Service requires the temporary download of content that is kept encrypted in the user's reading devices in order to be locally consumed.

The offline reading functionality is only available from the native mobile applications. Currently offline reading is not yet available from the web or mobile-web versions of Quantified Reading.

In any case, you are not granted any type of ownership of this content, as the relationship with you is the one between a user and the Quantified Reading Service. That is, the license granted in Section 3 still stands on the downloaded content.

5. Recall of Content

Quantified Reading offers content which copyright belongs to the Publisher. We have the right to recall their content with a well-defined warning notice to you. When content is to be recalled, Quantified Reading will do its best to warn users about this situation as soon as possible, and specially to those who have the content in their Quantified Reading folders, or are currently reading it, but cannot prevent it from happening.

6. Restrictions of use

You agree to take all reasonable care to prevent unauthorized use of Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service and its content. In addition, you agree that you may not:

  1. copy, reproduce, "screen scrape", store, make available to the public or otherwise use any part of Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service or its content (including, but not limited to images, text and audio) in a manner not expressly permitted under these Terms and Conditions;

  2. resell any code used to access the Quantified Reading Service;

  3. provide your password to any other person or use any other person’s user name and password;

  4. reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify or create derivative works based on Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service or any part thereof;

  5. circumvent any technology used by Quantified Reading, its licensors, or any third party to protect content accessible through Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service;

  6. rent or lease any part of Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service;

  7. use Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service in a way that violates the terms of these Terms and Conditions;

  8. circumvent any territorial restrictions applied by Quantified Reading; and

  9. artificially increase read or share count, or otherwise manipulate Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service by using a script or other automated process

7. Advertising and use of computational resources

As consideration for your rights under these Terms and Conditions, you agree that

  1. Quantified Reading has a right to allow Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service to utilize the processor, bandwidth and storage hardware on your computer or other relevant device for the limited purpose of facilitating the communication and transmission of content and other data or features between Quantified Reading and you.

8. Customer support

If you have any questions concerning Quantified Reading, the Quantified Reading Service or these Terms and Conditions, please contact customer service by sending an electronic mail to info@quantifiedreading.com.

9. Term and termination

These Terms and Conditions will become effective in relation to you when you press the “Create Account” button when creating a Quantified Reading account, or by using Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service and will remain effective until 26 November 2020 unless otherwise terminated early in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

Quantified Reading reserves the right to terminate these Terms and Conditions or suspend your Quantified Reading account at any time in case of unauthorised, or suspected unauthorised, use of Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service whether in contravention of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise. If Quantified Reading terminates these Terms and Conditions or suspends your Quantified Reading account for any of the reasons set out in this section, Quantified Reading shall have no liability or responsibility to you.

10. No warranty

The use of Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service (including but not limited to its content) is at your own risk. Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. To the fullest extent possible under applicable law, Quantified Reading gives no warranty, express or implied, as to the quality, content and availability or fitness for a specific purpose of Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service. In addition, Quantified Reading does not warrant, endorse, guarantee or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party on or through Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service or any hyperlinked website (including those websites hyperlinked in the Quantified Reading Service), or featured in any banner or other advertising. Consequently Quantified Reading will in no way be responsible for any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services advertised on or through the Quantified Reading Service including those transactions related to the Quantified Reading Service. As with any purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your judgment and exercise caution where appropriate. No advice or information whether oral or in writing obtained by you from Quantified Reading shall create any warranty on behalf of Quantified Reading in this regard.

11. Limitation of liability

In no event shall Quantified Reading, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees or licensors, or the Publisher, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees or licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (including but not limited to any loss of data, service interruption, computer failure or pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service (including but not limited to its content), even if you have advised Quantified Reading about the possibility of such loss, and including any damages resulting therefrom.

Your only right with respect to any problems or dissatisfaction with Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service is to uninstall Quantified Reading and to stop using the Quantified Reading Service.

12. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Quantified Reading and its officers, directors, employees and licensors, and Quantified Reading and its officers, directors, employees and licensors harmless from any claim or demand (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees) made by a third party due to or arising out of or related to your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of any laws, regulations or third-party rights.

13. Intellectual property

Quantified Reading respects intellectual property rights and expects you to do the same. Please note therefore that Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service is the property of Quantified Reading or Quantified Reading's licensors and protected by intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright) and that you do not have a right to use Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service (including but not limited to its content) in any manner not covered by these Terms and Conditions. Furthermore, you must not infringe the intellectual property rights of the Publisher, their affiliates or any third party in using the Quantified Reading Service or the content provided through the Quantified Reading Service. This means that, for instance, you may not copy any content from Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service except under the cases accepted in these Terms and Conditions.

Further, you may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property notices contained on or provided through Quantified Reading or the Quantified Reading Service.

14. Technology limitations and modifications

Quantified Reading will make reasonable efforts to keep Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. Quantified Reading reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of Quantified Reading and the Quantified Reading Service with or without notice.

15. Entire agreement

These Terms and Conditions constitute all the terms and conditions agreed upon between you and Quantified Reading regarding the use of the Quantified Reading Service (but not the issue of data which is dealt with separately in the Publisher’s Terms and Conditions for taking part in the Secret Readers Project) and supersedes any prior agreements in relation to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions, whether written or oral. Any additional or different terms or conditions in relation to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions in any written or oral communication from you to Quantified Reading are void. You agree and accept that you have not accepted the terms and conditions of these Terms and Conditions in reliance of or to any oral or written representations made by Quantified Reading not contained in these Terms and Conditions.

16. Severability

Should for any reason or to any extent any provision of these Terms and Conditions be held invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or enforceability shall not in any manner affect or render invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions and the application of that provision shall be enforced to the extent permitted by law.

17. Governing law and disputes

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the country of Spain. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising under, out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions and any subsequent amendments of these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, its formation, validity, binding effect, interpretation, performance, breach or termination, as well as non-contractual claims, shall be submitted to the courts of Spain.