Terms and conditions

1. Object and validy

Underline, BookVitals, Inc. (named henceforth “Underline”), a mobile reading platform (named henceforth “Platform”) on the underline.com Internet portals and other websites, as well as on other mobile platforms (“Applications”).

In this context, Underline authors transform the content of some books and other materials in a concise format. This will offer this option to understand the key information from said books, on a computer or mobile device, in the shortest possible time.

Using the platform (including the applications) will be subject to the following General Terms and Conditions (“General Terms and Conditions”) in the version available at the time of sign-up or order.

There is no other text provided outside of the contract for the Agreement regarding the platform’s usage. The content of the agreement between you and Underline is based on these General Terms and Conditions, as well as on the specific information provided as part of signing up and registering for a paid subscription, which will be saved by Underline and is available in your user account at any time.

You accept the validity and applicability of these General Terms and Conditions by registering and/or purchasing a paid subscription, as the case may be.

2. Rights and services

Underline offers summaries of books, articles, as well as other types of content, which allow you to understand them in a few minutes. Moreover, Underline can offer you a personal profile, which you can fill with your preferred content on the platform and bookmarks, as well as sorting through this content in different categories and lists.

The range of the platform’s content and the options of use (“License”) depends on the type of account that you have selected. There is a difference between a free account, a paid subscription, and a temporarily free account. As far as the duration is concerned, the license is limited by the validity period of the free account/paid subscription/free test.

The rights to the Underline service and the content shared through the service are and will remain with Underline. Applications and the software content from Underline are licensed in accordance with the terms of the agreement of use. We allow you an exclusive right (limited), limited in time, for the personal use of the Underline service and its content.

All Underline marks, as well as commercial names, logos, domain names and other distinctive characteristics of the “Underline” commercial mark, are the exclusive property of Underline. The license will not offer any right to use the marks, commercial names, logos, domain names, or any other distinctive characteristics of the mark, with commercial or non-commercial purposes.

If you do not use a paid service, Underline has the right to show you promotional information on the platform.

3. Registering with Underline

In order to use the Underline services, a registration with Underline is needed. People over the age of 18 have the right to register. As minors, you can register with Underline only if you are at least 14 years of age and you’ve received permission from a legal representative. We reserve the right to make Underline services conditioned by an appropriate proof of your identity, legal age, or the consent of a legal representative.

Registration itself is free (free account) and does not create any obligation to register for a paid subscription. By registering, you make an agreement with Underline for a limited and free use of the platform.

You can register or use your e-mail address, as well as a password of your choosing. Alternatively, you can register using a unique connection service (for example, Facebook authentication or Google authentication). You will be able to register through our website or after downloading out applications on iOS, Android, Kindle, or any other future application that we will develop.

Any information requested for registration needs to be complete, correct, and always up to date. Underline has the right to save and process the data you provided during registration, in accordance with the legal dispositions regarding the protection of personal data.

The password used needs to be kept confidential. Keeping this a secret is the sole and full responsibility of the user. The Underline user account can only be used by you. Any unauthorized use of your user account, as well as any suspicion in this sense, needs to be communicated immediately to Underline. Underline reserves the right to suspend any type of account suspected of being shared and accessed by other people, through any of the developed applications.

4. Concluding a contract with the purpose of obtaining a subscription

In order to fully benefit from Underline services, the additional service packages in the form of paid subscriptions (“Access to subscription”) will be made available after registration. These can be purchased for different and variable time periods, that you will be able to see in the order options.

Underline subscriptions are paid or free subscriptions, which allow you to access additional content and functions through our mobile and web applications. Currently, we offer the following subscription package/service: free account. In the future, Underline reserves the right to add other types of subscriptions, paid and free.

You will have access to those services as long as your subscription is valid.

You can submit a subscription offer, by introducing the required information in the online order form and then clicking the “Order with payment obligation” button. Before sending your order, you can modify and see your data at any time.

The agreement is accepted when Underline issues an acceptance notice, which will be immediately sent via e-mail (receipt and confirmation of order). In this e-mail, Underline will send the text of the agreement (which consists of order, terms and conditions, and order confirmation). Your subscription will begin as of this date. The agreement text is saved in accordance with the protection of personal data. Read our confidentiality agreement for information regarding the collection, use, and processing of your personal data.

In addition, you can sign up for a paid subscription through an in-app purchase from our iOS or Android applications, via an application store operator. To do this, you need to select the preferred option on the subscription screen within the app and receive a pop-up in which you will need to introduce your App Store or Google Play password. As soon as this action is complete, you will see a pop-up in which you will need to confirm your purchase of the subscription again. At this time, you can continue and finalize the order, or cancel it.

5. Cancellation Policy

You have the right to withdraw, at any moment, when you decide you no longer want to be part of the Underline community, by deleting your user account, through our iOS or Android mobile applications.

6. Reimbursement and methods of payment, compensation and retention rights

When you purchase a subscription through the Underline iOS and Android applications, the payment is made through the in-app purchase process of Apple and Google.

As part of your subscription, your payment obligation to Underline will be automatically renewed at the end of the relevant subscription period, if you do not cancel your paid subscription at least 24 hours prior to the end of this period.

7. Term and cancellation

The agreement of free use begins on the date of your registration and is executed on an indefinite period. You can cancel your agreement of free use at any time.

Access to paid subscriptions will take place at least for the initially selected period and will be automatically renewed unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of said period. The subscription term will be prolonged depending on the type of subscription used up until that point.

Cancellation of this subscription will come into force the day following the last day of the current subscription period and you will be downgraded to the free subscription agreement (free account). However, once you renew your subscription, you will be able to access the previous features and reading lists. If you wish to delete your entire account, you can do so from the application settings. All data will be irrevocably deleted.

8. Updating the Terms and Conditions

Underline reserves the right to bring modifications to this agreement with effects for the future, taking into account the Underline interests and with the condition that these be reasonable towards you.

9. Applicable law and disputes

This agreement is governed by Romanian law.

In the case of any disputed regarding the coming into force, interpretation, execution, and termination of the agreement on Underline which cannot be solved amicably said dispute will be subject to settlement by the competent court at the Underline headquarters.

10. Notices

Any communication between parties regarding this agreement will be made through a written notification sent via the e-mail address provided upon registration.

Occasionally, users might receive an e-mail sent via de e-mail address provided, for the purpose of notification of important updates or for the purpose of updating said user of general market research activities.

11. Miscellaneous

In the case in which a provision or part of a provision in the current agreement is considered or declared void or impossible to be executed, this will not affect the rest of the provisions or parts of the provision that are not void/cancelled/impossible to execute. The parties will cooperate reasonably for the replacement of the provision or the part of the provision that is void/cancelled/impossible to execute, with a provision or part of a provision that is valid and able to be executed, which corresponds to the commercial agreement of the Parties, if this is legally possible.