TERMS & CONDITIONS
 

1 Definitions 

In these conditions, unless the context requires otherwise:
1.1 Romaunce Books website means www.romaunce.com, www.romaunce.co.uk and any other website established by Romaunce Books.

1.2 Romaunce Books Ltd. Registered office: Kemp House 160 City Road London EC1V 2NX. Registered in the United Kingdom, number TBA.  VAT number: 3TBA.

1.3 Romaunce and Romaunce Books are a Trade Marked entity and subject to legal protection and therefore any unauthorised or negative or derogatory use of the name will be subjected to legal action with damages claimed for.

 

2. Application of these conditions of use

 
By accessing or using any part of the Romaunce Books website or using the services provided by Romaunce Books you agree to be bound by the following conditions of use. If you do not wish to be bound by these conditions, you may not access or use Romaunce Books website or use the services provided thereto.

 

Romaunce Books may change these conditions at any time without any notice to you. By your continued access and use of Romaunce Books website you agree to be bound by the most current version of the conditions of use. Please check these conditions periodically for any changes that have been made.

3. Copyright and database right 


Except where otherwise noted, Romaunce Books owns legally and beneficially all the intellectual property rights in the content of all Romaunce Books website pages (including the design, text, graphics and arrangements thereof) and in the software used therein. Such intellectual property rights include, without limitation, copyrights and database rights in the information displayed as Romaunce Books website Search results which are extracted from a compilation owned by Romaunce Books.

4. Trademarks and intellectual property


Romaunce Books website and all other trademarks and intellectual property cited anywhere on Romaunce Books website are the property of their respective owners.

Intellectual property includes the trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights logos, whether registered or unregistered, registered or unregistered designs utility models copyrights including design copyrights applications for any of the foregoing and the right to apply for them in any part of the world discoveries creations inventions or improvements upon or additions to an invention confidential information know-how and any research effort relating to any of the above mentioned business names whether registerable or not moral rights and any similar rights in this country or any other country logos promotional material and website addresses belonging to their respective owners.

5. Permitted uses 


Save as provided below, no materials from Romaunce Books website may be copied, downloaded, reproduced, broadcast, shown or played in public, republished, uploaded, posted, stored, transmitted or distributed in any way or adapted or changed in any way.

Romaunce Books takes active measures to ensure that no unauthorised use or breach of its intellectual property rights is committed.

Subject to applicable third party content providers’ licences, you are allowed to access Romaunce Books website database, to make a copy of the results of any searches made in that database, and to use those results provided that none of such access, copying and use falls into, is preparatory to or enables any of the categories of prohibited conduct referred to below, and provided that none of such access, copying and use is for the purpose of and in the course of any business. For the avoidance of doubt, and without prejudice to the below mentioned prohibited conduct, such access, copying and use is permitted even for a business if such conduct is merely incidental to the business.

For the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, you are expressly prohibited from:


Modifying the data or other material from Romaunce Books website (“the Data”) or merging the Data with any other data;

Selling or trading in materials copied from the Data;

Using or redistributing the Data for the purposes of compiling databases, lists or directories, other than as and to the extent necessary to use the Data for a use not prohibited by this paragraph.

 

Providing commercial information, redistributing or reproduction of the same by the press or media or through any commercial network, cable or satellite system;

Issuing questionnaires, reply cards or similar for the purpose of data capture or verification;

Permitting or allowing the Data to infringe or otherwise prejudice our proprietary rights;

Using the Data;


For any unlawful purpose or purpose that is likely to bring any part of Romaunce Books into disrepute or to cause any part of Romaunce Books embarrassment.

To send any message or communication which is offensive, abusive, indecent, obscene or menacing.


In any way that would be reasonably expected to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;


As source targeting material or contact data for any kind of telemarketing, direct marketing, viral or other electronic marketing activity on your own behalf or on behalf or for the benefit of another party.

6. No licence 


Except as expressly provided, nothing contained in these conditions or anywhere on Romaunce Books website shall be construed as conferring any licence under any of Romaunce Books or any third party’s intellectual property rights.

Selected titles which appear for sale on this website have been made available under the Government Orphan Works licensing scheme. For more details see this link 

 

7. Disclaimer of representations and warranties 


Romaunce Books website is provided by Romaunce Books on an “as is” and “as and when available” basis to users. You use Romaunce Books website at your own risk.

 

Romaunce Books and its associated content provider organisations make considerable efforts to make information made available via Romaunce Books website as accurate as possible, but no warranty or fitness is implied.

Neither Romaunce Books nor any of its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, affiliates, agents, third party content providers, sponsors, licensers, or the like, makes any representation or warranty or condition, either express or implied, to you:

That Romaunce Books website will be uninterrupted or error-free;
That Romaunce Books website or the computer server from which Romaunce Books website is made available, are free of viruses or other harmful components;


To the accuracy, content, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of any information, advice, content, service, search results, products or merchandise provided through Romaunce Books website


Romaunce Books makes and you receive, no representations, warranties or conditions, express or implied, statutory or otherwise with respect to:


Romaunce Books website, its content, merchandise, services, documents, information, items or materials provided by Romaunce Books in connection with the use of Romaunce Books website; or
any goods or services or information received through or advertised on Romaunce Books website or received through links provided on Romaunce Books website;


Including without limitation no representations, warranties or conditions of merchantability, suitability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of proprietary rights or otherwise.

No oral advice or written information given by Romaunce Books or its affiliates, or any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, providers, merchants, sponsors, licensers, or the like, will create a representation, a warranty or condition nor should you rely on any such information or advice.


In jurisdictions that do not allow the exclusion or disclaimer of certain warranties, the above exclusion may not apply to you.

8. Advice not provided 


Romaunce Books website is a site intended to give members of the public access to information on Romaunce Books. Romaunce Books is not an agent for and does not vouch for, recommend or guarantee those persons, companies and other organisations whose goods or services may be displayed or referred to in Romaunce Books website, nor for the availability, suitability or prices of such goods and services nor for the legal entitlement, competences, professional qualifications, trade certifications, or memberships of trade associations of such persons, companies or other organisations or members.

Romaunce Books advises users to satisfy themselves as to the exact type and nature of goods or services being offered or qualifications held by those persons, companies and other organisations whose goods or services may be displayed or referred to in Romaunce Books website.

Romaunce Books may make available certain information provided by third parties. Romaunce Books recommends that before you use any such information with respect to any issues or questions that you may have relating to medicine, law, accounting, financial services or advice or any other profession, you seek advice from a qualified professional.

9. Limitation of liability 


Certain information may be published on this website by Romaunce Books but please note that by doing so Romaunce Books is not guaranteeing that such information is accurate, authentic, up-to-date or correct. Please also note that Romaunce Books does not offer this information as advice within the meaning of the Financial Services Act 2000 and that in any event Romaunce Books is not authorised by the Financial Services Authority to give such advice. You should in all circumstances consult your own authorised independent financial adviser for advice concerning such matters and Romaunce Books accepts no responsibility whatever for reliance on any such information it provides.

Under no circumstances will Romaunce Books or any of its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, affiliates, agents, sponsors, licensers, or any other party involved in the creation, production, maintenance or distribution of Romaunce Books be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (including but not limited to loss of profits, royalties, book sales, business, anticipated savings, goodwill, use of data or other intangible losses) that result from either:

The use and reliance on Romaunce Books website; or the inability to use Romaunce Books website; or mistakes, omissions, interruptions, suspension, termination, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation, transmission or service response time, or any failure of performance with respect to Romaunce Books website including without limitation those arising from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorised access to Romaunce Books records, programs or services; or merchandise, products or services received through or advertised on Romaunce Books website and merchandise, products or services received through or advertised on any links provided on Romaunce Books website; or information or advice received through or advertised on Romaunce Books website and information or advice received through or advertised on any links provided on Romaunce Books website; or any information, data, text, messages and other materials that you email, post upload, reproduce, transmit or is otherwise distributed using Romaunce Books website.

Romaunce Books is unable to ensure or guarantee the security of any information transmitted over the Internet. Any information or data which you transmit to or by using Romaunce Books is done at your own risk and Romaunce Books shall not be responsible or liable for any damages or loss of whatever kind that may result from transmitting such information. However this clause does not apply to any personal injury or death which results from the same and Romaunce Books does not seek to limit its liability in relation thereto.

Romaunce Books makes every effort to comply with its published terms of service and delivery but under certain circumstances when compliance is not possible Romaunce Books is not liable for damages, costs, lack of sales, or any other costs that may occur as a result of inability to comply with our published terms of service.  By signing our contract you automatically agree to these terms of service and possible limitations therein.

If any jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Miscellaneous 


These conditions and any and all documents specifically referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between you and Romaunce Books with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision contained in these conditions is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from these conditions and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

Romaunce Books Ltd reserve the right to cancel author contracts at any time without prejudice and on the understanding that Romaunce Books will not be liable for any cost or payment to authors.

11. Jurisdiction and governing law 


These conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Romaunce Books controls Romaunce Books website from within the country of England. It can, however, be accessed from other places around the world. Although these places may have different laws from those of England, by accessing Romaunce Books website you agree that the laws of England, without regard to rules relating to conflict of laws, will apply to all matters relating to your use of Romaunce Books website. You and Romaunce Books also agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts, with respect to such matters. Users of Romaunce Books website accessing it from places outside of England acknowledge that they do so voluntarily and are responsible for complying with local laws.

 

12. Royalties

We will pay authors royalties amounting to 75% of the profit from every copy of your book sold by ourselves or through any other sales outlet we supply, calculated after costs for administration, printing and delivery. Rates vary considerably according to the book and the sales channel but are at their highest for books supplied direct by Romaunce. Full details will be given on each statement. We expect to make a royalty return to authors after the first six months and annually thereafter, provided there have been sales and subject to prevailing business conditions which may interrupt this schedule.

In the event of low or non-existent sales that do not cover the cost of calculating royalties this period may be extended or alternatively we can generate a sales report for a fee of £50.00. In the event of continuing low sales, we retain the right to unpublish the book, because of the fees we have to pay to maintain listings and the costs of calculating royalties. Note that no royalties are normally paid until at least six months after publication because of the length of time it takes trade outlets to report and pay for sales. Many retailers order books on a sale or return basis and accordingly we may later have to buy back returned copies; in this case such payment will be deducted from future royalty payments. Our sales reports are audited by our accountants, but if you require additional documented proof of your sales, you can ask them to substantiate their authenticity – please contact us for further details. Be aware that they will make a charge for auditing your sales.

It is not practical or economical for us to process payment of royalties when the amount due is below £50.00, €50.00 or $50.00 US. In this case we will roll over the total until it exceeds this sum.

13. Rights and Rights Reversion

Selected titles which appear for sale on this website have been made available under the Government Orphan Works licensing scheme. For more details see this link