Subscriber Agreement

This agreement applies only to paying subscribers and is formerly known as the Paid Access End User License Agreement.

1 August 2019

PLEASE READ THIS SUBSCRIBER AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY BEFORE PURCHASING A SUBSCRIPTION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU CANNOT ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT.

  1. Other terms incorporated. The following additional terms, policies, and rules are expressly incorporated herein and form a binding part of this Agreement as if reproduced fully herein:

    1. General Terms of Use
    2. Privacy Policy

    Unless defined in this Agreement, all capitalized terms used in this Agreement have the meaning given in our General Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

  2. Subscription. Scribd provides You with access to eBooks, audiobooks, articles, and other content from participating publishers (“Subscription Content”) by means of a Subscription (“Subscription”), under which Scribd, and the participating publishers, grant You a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable and personal license to access and use all Subscription Content available under Your Subscription for Your personal entertainment and informational purposes. Your Subscription is separate and distinct from Your free Scribd account (“Account”). In most cases, you may continue to use Your Account once You or Scribd terminates your Subscription. The terms “Subscription,” “Subscription Membership,” and “Membership” apply to any paid subscription that allows Account holders to access Subscription Content.

  3. Restrictions.  Your access to and use of the Subscription Content is subject to the following restrictions:

    1. Subscription Content is provided for Your personal non-commercial use only via Scribd.com or the Scribd mobile app (“App”); 
    2. You may not use Subscription Content for any commercial or promotional use;
    3. You may not sell or distribute Subscription Content;
    4. You may not share, lend, or rent copies of Subscription Content;
    5. You may not disable or circumvent Digital Rights Management (DRM) supplied with Subscription Content; 
    6. You may not exceed usage limitations set by content providers (participating publisher or User);
    7. You may not make copies of all or any portion of any Subscription Content;
    8. You may not make a public display or performance of Subscription Content;
    9. You may not share accounts that allow access to Subscription Content.

    In addition to the foregoing, Your access to the Subscription is conditioned upon timely payment of Your Subscription; and You will not have access to Subscription Content if Your Subscription is cancelled, allowed to lapse, or terminated for non-payment.

    Your subscription entitles you to access an unlimited number of books and audiobooks in the Scribd library during the subscription period. Some Subscription Content may not be immediately available to the small percentage of users that consume an unusually high volume of Subscription Content. Scribd reserves and shall have the right in its sole discretion to add, modify, withdraw, or delay, at any time, any particular Subscription Content from access by You for any reason including, without limitation, based on the costs generated to Scribd by such content or the nature of Your use of the Scribd.com website. Scribd makes no guarantee as to the availability of specific titles or the timing of their availability.

  4. Payments and Billing 

    1. Fees, charges, and any materially different terms from those described to you in this Agreement will be disclosed to you at sign-up or in other communications made available to you. When You purchase a Subscription (such purchase, a “Transaction”), we may ask You to supply additional information relevant to Your Transaction, including, without limitation, Your credit card number, the expiration date of Your credit card and Your billing address (such information, “Payment Information”). You represent and warrant that You have the legal right to use all payment method(s) represented by any such Payment Information. When You initiate a Transaction, You authorize us to provide Your Payment Information to third parties so we can complete Your Transaction and to charge Your payment method for the type of Transaction You have selected; You may need to provide additional information to verify Your identity before completing Your Transaction (such information is included within the definition of Payment Information).

    2. If You elect to purchase an annual or monthly Subscription, You will be charged the annual or monthly Subscription fee (“Subscription Fee”) at the beginning of the paying portion of Your Subscription and each year or month thereafter, respectively, at the then-current rate. If You elect to purchase an annual Subscription, we will automatically charge You on the anniversary of the commencement of the paying portion of Your Subscription using the Payment Information You have provided. If You elect to purchase a monthly Subscription, we will automatically charge You each month, on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of the paying portion of Your Subscription, using the Payment Information You have provided. In the event Your Subscription began on a day not contained in a given month, we may charge Your payment method on a day in the applicable month or such other day as we deem appropriate. For example, if You started Your Subscription on January 31st, Your next payment date is likely to be February 28th, and Your payment method would be billed on that date.

    3. By entering into the Agreement and electing to purchase an annual or monthly Subscription, You acknowledge that Your Subscription has recurring payment features and You accept responsibility for all recurring payment obligations prior to cancellation of Your Subscription by You or Scribd.  We may also periodically authorize Your payment method in anticipation of applicable fees or related charges. Your Subscription continues until cancelled by You or we terminate Your access to, or use of, the Services or the Subscription in accordance with this Agreement (and the General Terms of Use which forms part of this Agreement).

    4. Scribd may offer a free trial Subscription (“Free Trial”) for a specified period of time (“Free Trial Term”). If we offer You a Free Trial, the specific terms of Your Free Trial will be provided at signup and/or in the promotional materials describing the Free Trial. Free Trials may not be combined with any other offer. If you cancel your Free Trial before the expiration of the Free Trial Term, you may be eligible to use any unused portion of such Free Trial Term the next time you sign up for a Scribd Subscription, provided that Scribd continues to offer the Free Trial that you were previously offered. Except as may otherwise be provided in the specific terms for the Free Trial offer, Free Trials are only available to users who have not previously completed a Free Trial. Unless You cancel Your Subscription prior to the end of Your Free Trial, we (or our third party payment processor) will begin charging Your payment method on a recurring basis for the Subscription Fee (plus any applicable taxes and other charges) until You cancel Your Subscription. Instructions for cancelling Your Subscription are stated below under the Section titled “Cancellation of Subscriptions.” You will not receive a notice from us that Your Free Trial has ended or that the paid portion of Your Subscription has begun. We reserve the right to modify or terminate Free Trials at any time, without notice and in our sole discretion.

  5. Refunds and Replacements. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits, except as expressly set forth in our Refund Policy. In certain cases, if there is a defect in any Subscription Content, you may receive a replacement rather than a refund.

  6. Cancellation of Subscriptions.
      
    1. Cancellation. You may cancel Your Subscription through your account settings after logging into the Site or the App. You may also initiate cancellation of a Subscription by sending an email to support@scribd.com or submitting a cancellation request through the Scribd Support website. You will be responsible for all Subscription Fees (plus any applicable taxes and/or other charges) incurred before the effective date of your cancellation. If you cancel, your cancellation will be effective immediately, but Scribd will allow You to access the Subscription Content until the most recently paid-up Subscription period ends, and then will terminate Your access to Subscription Content, including any Subscription Content. Cancelling Your Subscription will not cancel Your Account. 8You will continue to be able to access such Subscription Content after cancelling Your Subscription, unless Your account is terminated.  See Section 9 below titled “Term and Termination,” for information on terminating Your account.

      You agree that Scribd may terminate Your Subscription and/or account for non-payment of Subscription Fees. In the event of any cancellation or termination of your Subscription or account, we may remove and discard all or any part of Your account, User profile, and any content related to Your account, at any time.

    2. Refunds. As defined in section 5 of this agreement, all fees and charges are nonrefundable, except as expressly set forth in our Refund Policy. Scribd will not refund Subscription Fees, either in full or in part, when a Subscription is cancelled or terminated. 

  7. Removal of Content. Scribd reserves the right to modify or withdraw at any time any Subscription Content from access by You at the request of its publisher or for any other reason. If Scribd removes or deletes a particular piece of Subscription Content, Scribd reserves the right to revoke Your access to the content. If Scribd revokes Your access, Scribd may provide a refund to You or offer You another form of compensation at Scribd’s sole discretion.

  8. Term and Termination.  This Agreement begins on the date on which You accept its terms and continues until terminated. We may terminate this Agreement (including Your subscription and/or account), or suspend or terminate the Services, with or without cause, at any time and without notice to You. Please refer to the General Terms of Use for additional terms applicable to the cancellation or termination of Your account. Upon any cancellation or termination of this Agreement and/or Your account, the rights and licenses granted to You under this Agreement will automatically terminate. This means that, among other things, You will no longer have access to Subscription Content.

 

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