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TERMS OF SERVICE
SaveonTextbooks.net ("SaveonTextbooks") offers a service that allows its members to save money on buying and trading in college textbooks by utilizing a book price comparison engine, exclusive coupons and discounts, and CashBack (see our Help page for detailed information). Joining and using the SaveonTextbooks website is free and simple, requiring only your email address and a password to get started. SaveonTextbooks does not sell or rent your personal information to other bookstore and any other third party, and SaveonTextbooks does not 'spam' its members. SaveonTextbooks does not install or require you to install software on your computer. There are no points to redeem, no forms to mail in, and no fees. In other words, there is no 'catch'. SaveonTextbooks receives a fee for referring buyers to affiliated bookstores and uses that fee to pay members cash back on their purchases (CashBack).
Please read this complete member agreement ("Agreement") for full details on the SaveonTextbooks Service ("Service"). We think you will agree that SaveonTextbooks offers the smartest way to buy new or used textbooks, rent and sell textbooks from the best bookstores online.
Becoming a Member
By enrolling as a member in the Service ("Member"), or by utilizing any of SaveonTextbooks' shopping applications ("Applications"), you agree to be bound by this Agreement. Enrollment as a Member is simple: you must provide an email address so SaveonTextbooks can inform you when money is credited to your account. Members must be at least eighteen years old and agree not to use the Service for any illegal or fraudulent activity. Please be aware that participation in the Service and the opportunity to earn cash back are offered at the sole discretion of SaveonTextbooks, and SaveonTextbooks has the right to change this Agreement in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice.
Earning Cash Back
Earning back a portion of your purchases as cash back ("Cash Back") is straightforward. Choose a bookstore (or even better find your book in our search form) and/or coupon or other offer displayed on SaveonTextbooks.net, click the accompanying shopping link to be directed to an affiliated bookstore's website ("Affiliate Store"), and buy, rent or sell your books to earn Cash Back on your net purchase amount. Specific Cash Back amounts vary by store and are provided in detail at SaveonTextbooks.net. Please note that the net purchase amount excludes taxes, fees, shipping, gift-wrapping, discounts or credits, returns or cancellations, and extended warranties.
Certain affiliated textbook merchants exclude a limited number of products and purchases from the Service. SaveonTextbooks does its best to minimize and maintain an up-to-date list of exclusions for every bookstore on SaveonTextbooks.net. Additionally, to earn Cash Back, you must complete your book purchase during the same shopping session you start after clicking on the SaveonTextbooks link. If you visit other textbook selling websites before completing your purchase or use coupons not provided by SaveonTextbooks, your purchase might be associated with a service other than SaveonTextbooks and you might not earn cash back on your purchase. If you disable 'cookies' on your computer you will not be able to earn Cash Back as cookies are used to authenticate the user and be certain Cash Back is assigned to the Member account.
Earning Sign-Up and Refer-a-Friend Bonuses & Other Rewards
SaveonTextbooks periodically offers monetary bonuses or other rewards for sign-up in the Service, for referring other new Members, or for other specific actions. The terms and conditions accompanying such offers will govern how they are earned and paid if the terms and conditions differ from this Agreement.
To qualify for a sign-up bonus payment, as well as other bonus payments, a new Member must establish an Active Account (defined below) and make qualifying textbook purchases (or buyback) accrueing at least five dollars ($5.00) CashBack.
To qualify for a referral bonus, a Member must refer a new Member who establishes his or her own Active Account and makes his or her own minimum Cash Back accrual totaling at least five dollars ($5.00).
Please note that sign-up and referral bonuses are given for the purpose of attracting brand new Members to SaveonTextbooks. An individual person is only eligible for one sign-up bonus and may earn only one referral bonus per individual person referred. You may refer as many new members as you like.
Until a Member is qualified to receive bonus and rewards payments these payments will remain with "Pending" status in his(her) account balance.
To receive payment of accrued Cash Back and any other rewards, you must establish and maintain an active account with SaveonTextbooks ("Active Account") with the information necessary to process your payment: a valid email address at which you are able to receive email and PayPal payments, your first and last name, and a password to protect your account. To maintain your Active Account, you must update your information if it changes and have shopped via SaveonTextbooks.net or have accrued Cash Back at any time within the last twelve (12) months.
SaveonTextbooks pays its members accrued Cash Back and other rewards every 3 months, at a minimum. SaveonTextbooks pays members in U.S. dollars via Paypal, and sometimes other payment options. Members may select or change their payment options in the MyAccount section of SaveonTextbooks.net. Each payment represents Cash Back and other rewards earned and accrued during the prior quarter based on the schedule below. The minimum payment amount is $5. Balances below $5 remain in your account for potential payment during the next payment period.
Jan 1-Mar 31
Apr 1-June 30
July 1-Sept 30
Oct 1-Dec 31
Please note that orders from a few Affiliate Stores may be delayed by one pay cycle due to delayed processing and reporting by the stores. We do our best to expedite payments and to maintain a list of affiliated bookstores whose practices might delay our ability to pay Cash Back on your purchase. SaveonTextbooks reserves the right to delay payment for any purchase based on changes to Affiliate Store policies and procedures at any time.
Updating & Maintaining Your Account
You must be logged into SaveonTextbooks and enter your password to change your account information and payment preferences. You may check your account status and recent earning history at any time via the MyAccount tab on the SaveonTextbooks Website. For security purposes, it is recommended that you memorize your password and not write it down. You are responsible for keeping your password and other account information confidential. SaveonTextbooks is entitled to act on instructions received under your password and is not responsible for any credits or debits made to your account by someone else who uses your password.
Receiving Communications from SaveonTextbooks
By signing up for membership at SaveonTextbooks, you agree to receive communications that are account and membership related (e.g., that we've added money to your account, that we are mailing you a check on a certain date, etc.) as well as periodic shopping-related emails that highlight coupons & special deals that are available to SaveonTextbooks Members. You can opt-out of receiving emails that are not account-related by following the unsubscribe link on any of the emails. Since we need to communicate account information with you in order to operate our service, you cannot unsubscribe from account information emails. But rest assured that we don't send account emails unnecessarily. If you do not wish ever to hear from SaveonTextbooks, even if just to hear that we awarded you Cash Back, you can close your account by contacting SaveonTextbooks' customer service department.
Protecting Your Information
Using SaveonTextbooks Applications
SaveonTextbooks does not install or require you to install any software to access the Cash Back Shopping Service. Members can earn Cash Back on their purchases by using only the Web site SaveonTextbooks.net. SaveonTextbooks plans to make available a limited number of Applications to assist users in earning Cash Back without visiting SaveonTextbooks.net (for example, from mobile devices or in-store). If you use SaveonTextbooks' Applications you agree to use them only for your personal use and for accessing the Service. SaveonTextbooks reserves the right to update or discontinue its Applications at any time. You agree not to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, copy or otherwise derive the source code of SaveonTextbooks Applications for any reason. You may not rent, sell, or sublicense SaveonTextbooks' Applications without SaveonTextbooks prior written consent.
SaveonTextbooks Applications and their underlying information and technology may not be exported or re-exported into any country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By using SaveonTextbooks' Applications you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list, and that you will otherwise comply with all applicable export control laws. All rights to SaveonTextbooks' Applications are reserved by SaveonTextbooks under the copyright laws of the United States.
Inactive Member Accounts & Termination of Membership
Membership in the SaveonTextbooks program is free: there is no charge to be a Member or to earn and receive Cash Back. If your account is inactive for more than twelve (12) consecutive months, SaveonTextbooks reserves the right to debit your SaveonTextbooks account balance two dollars ($2.00) per month to recover the cost of account maintenance until (i) you reactivate your account by starting a shopping session via SaveonTextbooks.net or SaveonTextbooks' Applications, completing a qualifying purchase, or updating your account information (providing a valid name, email and mailing address), or (ii) your account balance is zero. If the balance in your inactive account is or becomes zero, SaveonTextbooks will close the account permanently and cease to maintain your account records and Service access. The inactive account maintenance charge will not cause your account balance to become negative and will not cause you to owe money to SaveonTextbooks.
Service Limitations, Qualifications & Disclaimers
Membership in the Service is subject to this Service Agreement. All Affiliate Bookstore membership and/or operating agreements as they relate to their affiliate or partner programs with SaveonTextbooks and which reside on the Affiliate Store's respective Web sites are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference.
Membership in the Service is limited to individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Members may not use scripts or disguised redirects to derive financial benefit from SaveonTextbooks. Members must have Internet access and maintain a valid email address to be eligible to receive the privileges and benefits of membership.
Any failure to comply with this Service Agreement, any fraud or abuse relating to the accrual or receipt of cash back rewards, or any misrepresentation of any information furnished to SaveonTextbooks or its affiliates by you or anyone acting on your behalf may result in the termination of your membership in the Service and forfeiture of your accrued Cash Back rewards.
The determination of whether or not a purchase made through an SaveonTextbooks Affiliate Store qualifies for Cash Back is at the sole discretion of SaveonTextbooks. If an Affiliate bookstore fails to report a transaction to SaveonTextbooks or withholds payment to SaveonTextbooks for any reason, SaveonTextbooks reserves the right to cancel the Cash Back associated with that transaction. If SaveonTextbooks has any reason to suspect fraudulent activity is associated with your account, SaveonTextbooks reserves the right to delay or withhold payment of Cash Back. You give SaveonTextbooks permission to review your account with Affiliate Stores in cases where SaveonTextbooks suspects fraudulent activity. SaveonTextbooks is not responsible for lost or stolen payments, including gift cards. SaveonTextbooks is not responsible for payments delivered to the wrong address through no fault of SaveonTextbooks or for payment errors made by payment partners like PayPal.
It is your responsibility to check your account regularly to ensure that Cash Back has been properly credited and paid and that your account balance is accurate. If you do not believe that Cash Back has been correctly credited to your account you must contact SaveonTextbooks Customer Service within 90 days of the transaction. Should you disagree with any adjustments made to your account or payments made to you, your sole remedy is to withdraw from the Service.
You may be taxed on your receipt of cash and other consideration (merchandise, travel, etc.) for member referrals, depending on the tax laws of federal, state, and local jurisdictions. SaveonTextbooks may choose to provide you with those notices to you on occasion. In all instances, you will be solely responsible for any and all tax liability arising out of the consideration received for member referrals.
SaveonTextbooks is not responsible for changes to, or discontinuance of, any Affiliate bookstore, or for any Affiliate bookstore withdrawal from the Service, or for any effect on accrual of Cash Back caused by such changes, discontinuance, or withdrawal. SaveonTextbooks is not responsible for changes to, or discontinuance of, any special offer or coupon code at an Affiliate Store site.
The SaveonTextbooks Service and Applications are being provided to member "as is" with no warranty. SaveonTextbooks reserves the right to terminate the Service at any time with or without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, SaveonTextbooks disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Service and Applications.
SaveonTextbooks does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the quality or accuracy of advertisements for any products or services offered or provided by Affiliate Stores in conjunction with the Service. In addition, SaveonTextbooks does not warrant that access to this site or use of its Applications will be uninterrupted or error-free, and SaveonTextbooks assumes no responsibility for any damage caused by your access or inability to access SaveonTextbooks.net or SaveonTextbooks' Applications.
Member agrees to indemnify and hold SaveonTextbooks, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any party due to or arising out of Member's use of the Service.
SaveonTextbooks may modify this Agreement from time to time, with or without notice, and your continued participation in the Service after such modification shall be deemed to be your acceptance of any such modification. It is your responsibility to check the Terms & Conditions page of the SaveonTextbooks Web site regularly to determine whether this Agreement has been modified. If you do not agree to any modification of this Agreement, you must immediately cease participation in the Service.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the US laws, without reference to conflicts of law rules. As a condition of the use of the SaveonTextbooks website and service, you (the Member) agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of San Francisco, California and therefore agree to file any grievance or suit of any kind exclusively in the courts located within the county of San Francisco.
If any provision of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the other provisions contained herein will remain in full force and effect. SaveonTextbooks' failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and SaveonTextbooks with respect to the Service.
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