• Term of Use

    Legal Information & Notices

    Ownership of Site; Agreement to Terms of Use

    Effiective June 19, 2015


    These Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms of Use”) apply to the Aldiko

    site located at www.aldiko.com, and all associated sites linked to www.aldiko.com by Aldiko Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Aldiko sites around the world (collectively, the “Site”). The Site is the property of Aldiko Limited (“Aldiko”) and its licensors. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.


    Aldiko reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, Aldiko grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Site.




    All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to Aldiko, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including “mirroring”) to any other computer, server, Web site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without Aldiko’s express prior written consent.


    You may use information on Aldiko products and services (such as data sheets, knowledge base articles, and similar materials) purposely made available by Aldiko for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) do not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) do not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.



    Your Use of the Site

    You may not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. Aldiko reserves the right to bar any such activity.


    You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any Aldiko server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.


    You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any other customer of Aldiko, including any Aldiko account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.


    You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or Aldiko’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or to Aldiko.


    You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.


    You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to Aldiko on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.


    You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of Aldiko or others.




    Aldiko’s Privacy Policy applies to visit of this Site as well as use of Aldiko’s products and services, and its terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. To view Aldiko’s Privacy Policy, click here. Additionally, by visiting the Site and using Aldiko’s products and services, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted.



    Links to Other Sites

    This Site may contain links to other independent third-party Web sites (“Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under Aldiko’s control, and Aldiko is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites.



    Disclaimers; Limited Liabilities


    The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

    Aldiko reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice:


    (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason;

    (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms;

    (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.


    Except where prohibited by law, in no event will Aldiko be liable to you for any direct, indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if Aldiko has been advised of the possibility of such damages.




    You agree to indemnify and hold Aldiko, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against Aldiko by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site.



    Violation of These Terms of Use

    Aldiko may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Aldiko’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site, including Aldiko’s customers. Aldiko reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that Aldikodeems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. Aldiko also may disclose your information when Aldiko determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.


    You acknowledge and agree that Aldiko may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with Aldiko through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or Aldiko determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce these Terms of Use, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Aldiko, its employees, users of or visitors to the Site, and the public.


    You agree that Aldiko may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site and/or block your future access to the Site if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Site. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to Aldiko, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to Aldiko obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that Aldiko deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Aldiko may have at law or in equity.


    You agree that Aldiko may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site, for cause, which includes (but is not limited to) (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (2) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (3) discontinuance or material modification of the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, or (4) unexpected technical issues or problems.


    If Aldiko does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, Aldiko will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to Aldiko. You agree that Aldiko will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.



    Governing Law

    You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of Hong Kong without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in Hong Kong, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms of Use must be brought within one (1) month after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. No recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. In the event of any controversy or dispute between Aldiko and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed ninety (90) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.



    Void Where Prohibited

    Aldiko administers and operates the www.aldiko.com Site from its location in Hong Kong; other Aldiko sites may be administered and operated from various locations outside Hong Kong. Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all features, products or services discussed, referenced, provided or offered through or on the Site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations, or appropriate or available for use outside Hong Kong. Aldiko reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product or service to any person or geographic area. Any offer for any feature, product or service made on the Site is void where prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from outside Hong Kong, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for complying with applicable local laws.




    You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations. If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms of Use, so that these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Aldiko with regard to your use of the Site, and any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and Aldiko with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled. Aldiko will not accept any counter-offers to these Terms of Use, and all such offers are hereby categorically rejected. Aldiko’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by Aldiko of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between Aldiko and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall not be interpreted or construed to confer any rights or remedies on any third parties.


    Aldiko provides access to Aldiko international data and, therefore, may contain references or cross references to Aldiko products, programs and services that are not announced in your country. Such reference does not imply that Aldiko in your country intends to announce such products, programs or services.



    Feedback and Information

    Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. Aldiko shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.



    The information contained in this web site is subject to change without notice.
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  • Privacy Policy

    Aldiko Privacy Policy

    Effective on June 19, 2015


    Welcome to Aldiko ("Aldiko," "We," "Us" or "Our"). Aldiko provides a central place for you to discover, read and organize literary works from content providers.


    Your privacy is very important to Us. Accordingly, We have developed this Privacy Policy to explain how We collect, use and disclose personal information in relation to Our mobile services, web site, and any software provided on or in connection with Aldiko services (collectively, the “Service”). This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Us pursuant to the Service. Please review Our Terms of Service for more information. Our Privacy Policy applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service ("Users"). The following outlines Our Privacy Policy:



    Information We Collect


    We collect the following types of information:

    • Your username, password and e-mail address when you register for an Aldiko account. If you choose to register for an Aldiko account through third-party social media service, then you will be prompted to authorize a link between Aldiko and the third-party social media service and you understand that any information that such service may provide to Us will be governed by this Privacy Policy.
    • Profile information that you provide for your user profile (e.g. name, picture).
    • User Content (e.g., comments, reviews and other materials) that you post to the Service.
    • Communications between you and Us (e.g. We may send you Service-related emails such as feature updates, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of Service-related emails, We reserve the right to send you important account related emails from time to time.
    • Analytics information: We use third-party analytics tools to help Us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your device or Our Service, such as when and how often you use the Service or click on within the Service (including UI elements, settings, and other information).
    • Device identifier: when you use a mobile device like a tablet or phone to access Our Service, We may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or remotely store one or more "device identifiers." Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device's operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Us. A device identifier may deliver information to Us or to a third party partner about how you browse and use the Service and may help Us or others provide reports or personalized content and ads. Some features of the Service may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disable.

    How We Use Your Information
    We collect your information for the general purpose of providing you with the Service as described in the Terms of Use and for any specific purposes described in this Privacy Policy, We may use information that We receive to:
    • Help you efficiently access your information after you sign in.
    • Communicate with you, respond to your requests for information and service.
    • Conduct internal research to understand your needs.
    • Provide personalized content and information to you.
    • Provide, improve, test, and monitor Our Service.
    • Develop and test new products and features.
    • Monitor metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns.
    • Diagnose or fix technology problems.
    Sharing of Your Information

    We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Aldiko, its affiliates or parent company of its enterprise group without your consent, except as described in this Privacy Policy:

    • We may share your information with third-party organizations that help Us provide the Service to you ("Third-Party Service Providers"). Our Third-Party Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Service under reasonable confidentiality terms.
    • We may also share certain information with third-party advertising partners. This information would allow third-party ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.
    • We may remove parts of data that can identify you and share anonymized data with other parties. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information.
    • If We sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of Aldiko or Our assets to another organization (e.g., in the course of a purchase and sale transaction, merger, amalgamation, consolidation, joint venture or other type of business combination, reorganization or restructuring or financing of all or part of Our business or assets), your information such as name and email address, User Content and any other information collected through the Service may be among the items sold or transferred. You will continue to own your User Content. The buyer or transferee will have to honor the commitments We have made in this Privacy Policy.
    • We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request  if We have a good faith belief that the law requires Us to do so.
    How We Store Your Information
    • We use commercially reasonable safeguards to protect the information collected through the Service secure and take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. However, We cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to Us or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.
    • Please do your part to help Us. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your account information, and for controlling access to emails between you and Us, at all times. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes the third-party social media services you connect to Aldiko make to their services. We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other organization.
    Your Choice about Your Information
    • Update your account at any time by logging in and changing your profile settings.
    • Unsubscribe from email communications from Us by clicking on the "unsubscribe link" provided in such communications. As noted above, you may not opt out of Service-related communications).
    • Following termination or deactivation of your account, We may retain information (including your profile information) and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes.
    Children’s Privacy

    You must be 13 years and older to register to use the Service. As a result, the Service does not specifically collect information about children. In the event that We learn that the Service has collected information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, We will delete that information as quickly as possible. Minors between the ages of 13 and the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which such minor resides must receive their parents' permission before using the Service or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

    Other Websites and Services

    We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from Our Service, including the information or content contained within them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from Our Service to another website or service, Our Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on Our website, are subject to that third party's own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that We are not responsible and do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your User Content you do so at your own risk.

    Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of  the Service after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

    How to Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact Us at contact at aldiko.com.