Last Updated:  October 07, 2015

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Welcome to Readges website. Please read carefully the Terms & Conditions below.   These Terms & Conditions are a binding contract between you and Readges. By using this website you confirm that you have read, understood and agreed to the stated Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please exit the website.

 1. Website Content

All of the products and services, information, material, data, images, graphics, sounds, content, logos, marks and any other components of this website are copyright protected, and are owned and/or controlled by Readges unless otherwise noted.  No part of any content or marks, logos, images provided on this website may be reproduced, modified, altered, rearranged, or further distributed without Readges’ prior written permission.   You may download on your computer or print a single copy for your own, non-commercial use, provided you will keep all the marks, content, logos as they are on the website page.  You may not modify, republish, upload, distribute, reproduce, sell, transmit, display, re-print, frame,  upload to another website or incorporate the content, logos, marks, images, or any other components of this website in any way in part or in full.  Should you wish to do anything of such sort you are to send an inquiry to Readges by filling up the contact form.
We take copyright laws seriously, should you believe that anything on this website was copied, please send us a note of what it was that you believe is infringed by copyrights laws on this website and where did you see the original.  We will remove any users that we consider are contributing to copyright infringed material.
Free content on this website is available to you due to paid advertisement. You agree that you will not, nor give permission to any third party, to obstruct, remove, amend or otherwise interfere with display of advertisements on this website.

2. Registration & Membership

Certain content of this website is available to registered users and certain content is available to paying members only.  It is up to you to decide if you would like to register and become a user or a paying member of this website.  If you choose to do so, you are to provide accurate and correct information and you agreed to the Privacy Terms presented on this website.   Your registered and /or membership account is totally your responsibility; you are not allowed to transfer, sell, or otherwise expose your account.  Your password protection is your own responsibility.  We reserve the rights (but are not obligated) to permanently delete your account should we find it not complying with our Terms & Conditions

3. Posting Rules

When using the website, please do not post material that:

  • contains vulgar, profane, abusive or hateful language, epithets or slurs, text or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature, or expressions of bigotry, racism, discrimination or hate.
  • is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community, contains any actionable statement, or tends to mislead or reflect unfairly on any other person, business or entity.
  • violates any right of Readges or any third party.
  • discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.
  • violates any municipal, provincial or federal law, rule, regulation or ordinance, or attempts to encourage such an evasion or violation.
  • unfairly interferes with any third party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the website.
  • advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
  • uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on the website without the express permission of the owner of that material.
  • uses or attempts to use another’s account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by these Terms &  Conditions.
  • includes images, photos, articles or other content that constitutes, promotes or encourages illegal acts, violation of any right of any individual or entity, violation of any local, state, national or international law, rule, guideline or regulation, or otherwise creates liability.
  • uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files.
  • disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of the website, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Website or affiliated or linked sites.
  • “inflames” any individual or entity, or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.
  • is unrelated to the specific interactive area or the interactive area’s topic.
  •  implies or suggests endorsement by Readges.
  • disguises the origin of the post.
  • collects or stores other users’ personal data.

A violation of posting rules may result in termination of your membership without notice and a violation of certain of posting rules may be referred to law enforcement authorities.

4. Disclaimer

ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES ON THE WEBSITE AND THIRD-PARTY SITES TO WHICH IT LINKS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.  READGES, ITS PARTNERS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO ENDORSEMENT, SUPPORT AND REPRESENTATIONS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION; THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, OR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN. READGES DOES NOT WARRANT AND IS NOT LIABLE THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE USER ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF THE USERS COMPUTER AND OTHER EQUIPMENT. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE READGES WEBSITE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  THE WEBSITE OFFERS A SEARCH FEATURE WITHIN THE SITE. READGES EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OUR SEARCH INDEX OR DIRECTORY. READGES ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF ANY DIRECTORY OR SEARCH RESULT. READGES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OR CONTENT OF OTHER SERVICES THAT MAY BE LINKED TO THE WEBSITE. BECAUSE READGES HAS NO CONTROL OVER SUCH SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT READGES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH EXTERNAL SERVICES, AND THAT READGES DOES NOT ENDORSE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CONTENT, ACCURACY, QUALITY, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE FROM SUCH EXTERNAL SERVICES. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT READGES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH SUCH EXTERNAL SERVICES.

5. Limitation of Liability & Indemnification

Under no circumstances Readges, its partners, members, representatives, affiliates, contributors, consultants, agents  shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or any loss that may result from the use, or inability to use, of this website; nor its content, transmitted or lack of  data, any errors or omission in the content. These limitations apply regardless of whether the party liable or allegedly liable was advised, had other reason to know, or in fact knew of the possibility of such damages.  You specifically acknowledge and agree that neither Readges, nor its partners, employees, members, officers, agents, representatives, affiliates shall be liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user, including you.
As a conditions of this website, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Readges, its partners, members, representatives, affiliates, contractors, suppliers, agents, employees, and contributors, fully from any and all liability of any loss (including attorney fees and court costs), injury, costs or damages of any form or type, howsoever caused or arising, and whether directly or indirectly, special or consequential damages, or any loss from your use of this website and any use by Readges of your registeres and membership information or any other provided information by you to Readges as long as it is consistent with this agreement.

6. Professional Information Disclaimer

Readges website may make available certain information provided by us or third parties related to various professional fields such as, without limitation, law, accounting, financial planning, pharmaceuticals, medicine and other health and fitness related matters. We put an effort to ensure that the information posted on the Readges website is correct and up to date.  We reserve the right to change or make corrections to any of the information provided on the Readges website at any time without any prior warning. The Professional Information provided should not be interpreted as professional advice and does not replace the opinion of a qualified professional. You expressly agree that your use of, or reliance on, any Professional Information is at your sole risk. You further agree that Readges and its affiliates will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any Professional Information.

7. Website Security

You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the website: (i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the website, Readges’ computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Readges’ providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the website by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Readges (and only pursuant to these terms and conditions) (NOTE: crawling the Services is permissible if done in accordance with the provisions of the robots.txt file, however, scraping the website is expressly prohibited); (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the website to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the website, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the website.  Readges reserves the right to investigate and pursue criminal and civil charges should you conduct any of the above stated items.

8. General

8.1 Applicable Law:   Any actions to enforce this Agreement, arbitration or proceedings instituted by you with respect to any matters arising under or growing out of this Agreement shall be brought and tried only in the courts located in the Province of Ontario, Canada; and this party hereto expressly waives its rights under any applicable statute to cause any such action or proceeding to be brought or tried elsewhere.  Readges may assign its rights and duties under these terms of Service to any party at any time without notice to you.

8.2 Severability:  The provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed severable and if any portion shall be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall be effective and binding on the Parties.

8.3 These Terms &  Conditions are to deem to encompass all Policies, Agreements, Notices and Disclaimers.  In case of duplication or conflict between the documents, these terms and conditions prevail.

8.4 Readges reserves to right to change, amend, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time, at our own discretion, without any notice.  Changes shall be effective immediately.  You agree to review this agreement periodically since subsequent use by you of the website shall constitute your acceptance of any changes.

8.5 You acknowledge and agree that Readges owns this website and has the right to control this website, its contents, structure, membership areas at its own discretion, and can change its structure, content, membership at any time without notice.  These changes shall be in effect immediately.

8.6 Any communications, comments, ideas or concepts that you post to or on the Readges website will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that Readges and its affiliates are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding these Terms & Conditions please feel free to contact us.

Last Updated:  October 22, 2015

PRIVACY TERMS

Readges is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the Readges website and services.

Newsletter

When you are registering to this website, you automatically subscribe to our e-newsletter.  If you do not wish to receive email newsletters from us, then once you receive our first newsletter go to an “unsubscribe” link and you will be removed from our newsletter database.  If you do not agree to this terms, please do not register on this website.

Summary

Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our website and the web. We use aggregated (gathered up data across all user accounts) information to develop content targeted to users’ interests and to better the website user experience.  

What this Privacy Policy Covers

This privacy policy covers the website and activities of Readges.  (This privacy policy does not apply to other websites owned or controlled by Readges or our activities associated with those websites.)  Please be aware that our sponsors, advertisers and partners or affiliates with co-branded modules or sections on Readges website may collect personally identifiable information about you while on our website (for example, such posts containing amazon, eventbrite…etc). The information practices of those parties are not covered by this privacy statement. We encourage you to visit their sites and to review the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies only to information collected through this site by Readges.

Readges website users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at support@readges.com.  In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Gathering of Information

Voluntary Submission

We do not collect personally identifying information about any individual website user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address when you register to become a user of Readges. You may also provide information to Readges in other contexts, including, for example, on your member profile page and public profile URL or to enter into a sweepstakes or promotion. In the event you order something from Readges or one of our co-branded websites, we may request additional personal information, such as your address, telephone number and credit card information, in order to complete the purchase. Note, we secure your payment through the HTTPS QuickSSL™ certificate and do NOT share your payment information other than with the credit card processing company in order to complete payment transaction.  We also supplement the data you provide to us with data from data append services. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Readges website, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. When you register or become a member of Readges or provide information to Readges in any other manner, you agree to these terms and to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Cookies

Cookies are files that web servers place on an Internet user’s computer that are designed to store basic information (such as visitor preferences). The use of cookies on the website allows visitors to enjoy more seamless visits and more accurately measures visitor behavior on our website. There are two types of cookies that we may use: session and persistent. Session cookies exist only during an Internet user’s online session. They disappear from the user’s computer when he/she closes the browser software. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s computer after the browser has been closed. The cookies used on the website do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser, unless you choose to identify yourself voluntarily. You may choose to identify yourself for any one of the following reasons or other reasons: by asking the browser to remember your username and password, by responding to a promotional offer, or by personalizing a web page or requesting more information on a product or service.

When you interact with our website, we strive to make that experience easy, meaningful, and relevant. When you come to the website, our website uses cookies to improve your interaction with the website by, for example, remembering your preferences and dynamically serving more relevant content to you. More specifically, we use cookies to measure your behavior on the website and to save personal settings on specific pages. For subscribers who login to the website, cookies can also be used to save the username so that we can process the saved login information and quickly log that user into the website. Cookies also help us make sure you are who you say you are after you’ve logged in. We may link personal information that you have submitted on the website with our cookies that are associated with your visit(s) to the website in order to provide more relevant content to you during your visit(s). We use cookies (that only we can read and use) to identify the fact that you are one of our subscribers or a prior website visitor (as applicable). Visitors who disable their web browsers’ ability to accept cookies will still be able to browse the website; however, they may lose some of the functionality provided by the use of cookies.

Business partners of Readges, vendors providing hosting and other services for Readges, third party analytics providers, as well as advertisers who contract directly with a third-party service to serve their advertisements on the website may set their own unique cookies through your browser. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. If you would like more information about this practice and about your option not to accept cookies placed by these companies, please click here.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, choose to accept cookies only from certain websites or to refuse all cookies. However, if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from the Site, you may not be able to use certain features of the website. To learn more about the use of cookies in online advertising including how to manage or delete them click here.

Log Files

Readges web and ad servers log information about a site user’s IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by each and every user’s browser. These log files are stored in a secure location and used –in an aggregated, anonymous manner–in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our website. This information is automatically logged by most websites.

Use of Information

Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our website.

To Target Content and Advertising

To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of our website you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a 3rd party. We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.

To Provide Interactive Communications From Readges

To enhance your experience we may provide you with interactive communications, such as our electronic newsletters, to the e-mail address that you provide to us.  From time to time we may also provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the website.

To Provide Communications From Third Parties

We respect the privacy of our users and will not, with the exception of related or associated entities and certain specifically designated affiliates and business partners, disclose or distribute our user list to any third party for their own use, nor will we authorize anyone else to do so. We may also provide you with communications from third party affiliates and business partners, which we will send on their behalf without disclosing your email address to them.

Control of Your Information

Registered users may change the information stored in their member profile such as image, full name, e-mail address, password, location, country and the topics and contributors they are following, and they may elect to stop receiving marketing material from Readges.com or on behalf of external third party business partners. Users may elect to stop receiving newsletters or marketing material from the Site or on behalf of external third party business partners by following instructions at the end of any such e-mail received.  You may also request to delete your personal account if you wish to do so. Please email us with the request to do so; we will respond to your request within 30 business days.  We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Sharing of Information

When you are on Readges website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Readges as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for Readges.

We use third party service providers to provide automated data processing, marketing automation, e-mail service providers and hosting services on our site. When you sign up for such services, we will share your personally identifiable information as necessary for the third party or parties to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

In addition, if you provide any personally identifiable information via an advertiser promotion, please be aware you are directly providing your personally identifiable information to that advertiser.

From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site or request feedback from you regarding the website. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you, such as your name and e-mail. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We use this personally identifiable information to notify contest winners and award prizes and as otherwise described in this privacy policy.

We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.

Once this feature available – you can log in to our site using sign-in services that bridge your social media login information with Readges. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. These services give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

Our website includes social media features, widgets and/or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features are small content modules that users can embed on sites and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, or set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

We may disclose personal information when required by law, or in order to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on the website or to protect and defend the rights of Readges. Certain personal information that we collect on the website may be distributed among ourselves or other third parties solely for the purposes of processing your request or arranging delivery of the content, product, or service that you have requested. We may store and process personal information in Canada or United States or any other country in which we (or any of our agents) maintain facilities.

Aggregate, Anonymous Information With Advertisers

We derive revenue from advertising and sharing information to help us provide the services that are available through the website. In order to attract and retain advertisers we use the aggregated, anonymous information that we gather (as well as information from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience. We do not disclose personally identifiable information about our users to these parties.

We may partner with a third party ad networks to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partners may use cookies and web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.

In The Event of Sale or Bankruptcy

The ownership of Readges may change at some point in the future. Should that occur, we want this site to be able to maintain a relationship with you. In the event of a sale, merger, public offering, bankruptcy or other change in control of Readges your information may be shared with the person or business that owns or controls this site. Opting out of receiving information from third parties will not affect our right to transfer your information to a new owner, but your choices will continue to be respected regarding the use of your information. You will be notified as described below in “How will I know if the Privacy Policy is changed.”

Security

The website has physical, administrative and technical measures in place to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the data under our control, and to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of such data. While we strive to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure and therefore we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you send to us. You send any information via the website at your own risk.

Privacy of Children

Children under 16: Do not send any information about yourself to us–including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at support@readges.com.

How Will I Know if the Privacy Policy Is Changed?

This privacy policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. Any material changes to our privacy policy will be posted to this privacy policy, the website home page, and other places we deem appropriate.