Terms & Conditions

Welcome to SHARING STORIES ! The SHARING STORIES website and services are provided by SHARING STORIES PORTAL (“Sharing Stories Community ”, “we” “us” or “our”). These terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”) govern your (“you” or “your”) access to and use of the sharingstories.me website (the “Website”) and all services provided by SHARING STORIES via the Website including without limitation our books rental subscription and gift service (collectively, the “Services”).

SHARING STORIES provides a subscription service for monthly delivery of children related products including books for your child or as a gift to others. Access to the Website, use of the Services, and purchase of the products is subject to these Terms and Conditions and the SHARING STORIES Privacy Policy available on the Website.

Acceptance of Terms

By using our Website or subscribing to our Services, you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully, as they may have changed since your last visit. The most recent version of these Terms and Conditions may be viewed at sharingstories.me/terms

Scope of Service

SHARING STORIES maintains this Website as a service to the user community that visits the Website subject to these Terms and Conditions. You are responsible for obtaining any equipment and Internet service necessary to access our Website and for paying any fees for the equipment and service you select. We may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Website or the Services in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without notice. The Website may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for other reasons.

Website Content

Users have a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Content of this Website subject to these Terms and Conditions. The term “Content” means all information, text, images, data, links, software, or other material accessible through the Website or Services, whether created by us or provided by another person for display on the Website or through the Services.

The Content may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent errors or inaccuracies. We reserve the right to make changes to document names and content, descriptions or specifications of products or services, or other information without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.

You may view, copy, download, and print Content that is available on this website or through the Services, subject to the following conditions:

  • The Content may be used solely for internal informational purposes. No part of this website or its Content may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording for any other purpose.
  • The Content may not be modified.
  • Copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices may not be removed.

Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this Website or any Content displayed on this Website, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these terms of use; or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on this Website.

Registration and Membership

In order to start your ongoing SHARING STORIES subscription, you must register as a member on our Website. To register, you can simply provide information about your child, your shipping information, and your valid email address to create your login profile. All information that you provide to SHARING STORIES, including your credit card information, is subject to SHARING STORIES Privacy Policy. You are responsible for keeping your registration information up to date through the account page on the Website or by sending a message to hello@sharingstories.me

As a registered user of SHARING STORIES, you agree to receive emails promoting any special offer(s). We may from time to time send you our monthly newsletter. You may opt-out from receiving special promotions or our newsletter by emailing hello@sharingstories.me or selecting to unsubscribe as may be provided in the applicable e-mail correspondence.

Delivery

As a subscribed SHARING STORIES member, every 4 weeks we will ship you a package with a different selection of books for your child(ren). Each period of your subscription, the selection of books may change. Accordingly, SHARING STORIES cannot guarantee that a book available in a particular timeframe will be available in any subsequent timeframe. Each book is a pre-loved one. We cannot warranty the condition of the good but can replace the book by another available one if requested.

BY SUBSCRIBING YOU AGREE TO PAY THE SUBSCRIPTION FEE FOR THE PRODUCTS THAT ARE SUPPLIED EACH PERIOD.

Billing and Payments

The price of the Services and/or goods is payable in full before the delivery. We accept the following credit cards at this time: Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You will automatically be charged each subscription period for your ongoing subscription. Unless you cancel your subscription or membership prior to the end of your then-current subscription period, at the end of that period, your subscription will automatically be renewed for an additional subscription period of the same amount of time.

For your convenience and continuous subscription benefits as a member, if your payment method reaches its expiration date, you do not edit your credit card information and you have an ongoing subscription, you authorize us to continue billing that credit card on file including extending the expiration date until we are notified by you or the credit card company that the account is no longer valid. We encourage you to constantly update your payment method information or cancel your membership should you wish to discontinue your membership.

We use a third party payment service in lieu of directly processing your credit card information. By submitting your credit card information, you grant SHARING STORIES the right to store and process your information with the third party payment service, which it may change from time to time; you agree that SHARING STORIES will not be responsible for any failures of the third party to adequately protect such information. All financial matters regarding your information are subject to the conditions of the third party payment service provider’s terms of service; the current version of which is attached as a link at https://stripe.com/payment-terms/legal. You acknowledge that we may change the third party payment service and move your information to other service providers that encrypt your information using secure socket layer technology (SSL) or other comparable security technology.

Membership Cancellations

We work hard to make your membership satisfying; however, you may cancel your ongoing membership through the account page on the Website or by sending us an email at hello@sharingstories.me.

YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS CONTINUOUS UNTIL YOU CANCEL AND, IF YOU CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THE END OF AN EXISTING SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD, THERE IS NO REFUND OF UNUSED MONTHS. 

YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL CONTINUE UNTIL YOU CANCEL AND, IF YOU DO NOT CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE END OF A SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD, YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW FOR A NEW SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD OF THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME.

All cancellation requests received after the membership has renewed will apply to the following Subscription Period.

We may terminate your membership, without notice, for conduct we believe violates these Terms and Conditions or our policies, is harmful to our business interests, or for an inactive account that remains inactive for at least six (6) months.

Lost products

In case of lost children products or books, you are required to pay the replacement fee. 20AED to 50 AED for books, fee communicated by products on a price list considering size of the book and condition.

Damaged products

We do not charge for damaged products which is considered wear and tear, any damage not part of the regular wear and tear and that make the book not readable any more will be charged as a lost products  (for example missing torn page, drawing on the product that make it not readable anymore, or water damage).

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall SHARING STORIES or its officers, directors, employees, or affiliates be liable to any user of this website or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of data, loss of use, or costs of obtaining substitute goods or services) arising out of the use, inability to use, unauthorized access to or use or misuse of the products or the website or any information contained thereon, whether based upon warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, even if has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.

Indemnification

By using this Website, our Services, or supplied Products, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend SHARING STORIES from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that arises in connection with use of this Website, Services, or Products by you or any other person accessing the Website using your member login account. This includes, but not limited to, claims arising out of your violation of any intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade secret, or other proprietary rights.

Content Submitted by Users

Accuracy: You may use this Website (but not subscribe to our Services) without volunteering personally identifiable information. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for additional information on our practices for handling personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to provide information to register for or participate in a service, event, or promotion on this Website or to use our Services, you agree that you will provide accurate, complete, and up to date information as requested on the screens that collect information from you.

Liability: We are not responsible or liable for the conduct of users or for any views, opinions and statements expressed in Content submitted for public display through our Website, such as through an online discussion forum or chat room. We do not prescreen information posted to online discussion forums or chat rooms, if any. With respect to such forums and chat rooms, we are acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and are not responsible for Content. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information in Content expressed or made available by users of an online discussion forum or chat room are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of SHARING STORIES. We neither endorse nor guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any such Content. You are responsible for ensuring that Content submitted to this Website is not provided in violation of any copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of another person or entity. You shall indemnify and hold SHARING STORIES harmless from any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, or any other harm resulting from your uploading, posting or submission of Content to this Website.

Monitoring: We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Content submitted to our Website through an online discussion forum or chat room, to determine compliance with these Terms and Conditions and any other applicable rules that we may establish. We have the right in our sole discretion to edit or remove any material submitted to or posted in any online discussion forum or chat room provided through this Website. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to remove any material that SHARING STORIES, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise objectionable, and you are solely responsible for the Content that you post to this Website, and for any consequences that may arise from such posting.

Prohibited Content

By accessing our Website or any chat room, online discussion forum, or other service provided through our Website, you agree to abide by the following standards of conduct. You agree that you will not, and will not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person to use our Website or any related chat room or online discussion forum to:

  • Transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, or otherwise objectionable, as determined by SHARING STORIES.
  • Use a name or language that SHARING STORIES, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.
  • Post defamatory statements.
  • Harass, threaten or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another person or entity.
  • Introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or harmful code to the Website.
  • Obtain unauthorized access to any computer system through the Website, or attempt to test, scan, or probe the vulnerability of the system or network, or to breach any security or authentication measures.

Minors

SHARING STORIES services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Individuals under the age of 18 can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who must also accept these Terms and Conditions. The supervising adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities, subscribers and purchasers.

Age Verification

During the registration process, you will be asked to confirm your age. By providing this information, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are under 18 years old and using this service under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must also agree to these Terms and Conditions. By using our Services, you affirm that you are either over the age of 18 or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms and Conditions. SHARING STORIES may terminate the account of any user they believe to be under the age of 18 ad not in compliance with these terms.

Security

When you register to participate in SHARING STORIES services on this Website, you may be required to establish a login identifier. You are responsible for protecting your login and password from unauthorized use, and you are responsible for all activity that occurs on your account (including without limitation financial obligations). You agree to notify us immediately if you believe that your login or password has been or may be used without your permission so that appropriate action can be taken. We are not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure to safeguard your login and password, but we strongly encourage you to use “strong” passwords (e.g., a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols).

Disclaimer of Warranty

You are solely responsible for determining if the children products are suitable for use  by your child(ren).

Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your use of the Products or your reliance on information in any Content on this Website. You agree that your sole and exclusive remedy arising from or relating in any way to any product shall be its replacement or a credit towards another monthly shipment, in SHARING STORIES discretion.

Except as expressly provided herein, all products supplied, and all text, images, and other information on or accessible from this website are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Specifically, but without limitation, SHARING STORIES does not warrant that: (i) the information available on this website is free of errors; (ii) the products or services are not defective; (iii) the functions or services (including but not limited to mechanisms for the downloading and uploading of content) provided by this website will be uninterrupted, secure, or free of errors; (iv) defects will be corrected, or (v) this website or the server(s) that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Privacy Policy

We’ve written our Privacy Policy to make it easy for you see what personal information we collect and what we do with it. We take both privacy and personal data security seriously, so please take a moment to read through our Privacy Policy to ensure that you’re comfortable.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and this Privacy Policy sets out how we gather, use and protect any information that you give to us when you use this website. We may make changes to this policy from time to time by updating this page, so please check back occasionally to ensure that you are happy. In dealing with your personal data, we will comply with relevant legislation in force in the UAE. This policy is effective from 15th of August 2022.

What personal information do we collect?

Depending on the type of contact we have with you (for example, whether you are registering with us, or you’re just browsing) we might collect the following types of information:

– Identification of your past and current visits by finding and using cookies residing on your machine.
– Your name.
– Your contact information including an email address.
– Information obtained from your social media profiles registered with us.
– Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
– Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

Why do we collect personal information?

We endeavour to keep the amount of personal information we request to a minimum at all times. Any data that’s shared with us is used only to deliver an expected service. We seek your consent to the processing of information about you. Consent for the purpose in which you supply your data will be determined by the situation in which you give this information. For example, if you register with us, you will necessarily be supplying us with information which we can use to identify you for future logins.

However, in respect of using your personal information for the purposes of direct marketing, or sharing your data with others, we will give you the choice of opting out. If you choose to opt out of such communication we will hold information showing that you have made this choice.

Understanding the types of personal information we collect

Depending on the the contact we have with you we may collect one or more of the following types of information:

– Indirect Data
– Direct Data

Indirect Information Gathering
Indirect information gathering is done via the use of cookies. You can choose to accept or decline cookies from the website, www.sharingstories.me. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your device when you visit a website. The file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic, or lets you know when you visit a particular page. Cookies help us to provide you with a better experience by tailoring the website operations to your needs and responding to you as an individual user, such as identifying the pages you find useful and the pages you do not.

In no way does such a cookie give us access to your computer, or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and it does not identify you individually.

Note also that third party cookies might be downloaded onto your device as a result of your use of this website. For example if you were to send information from this website to your social media account, your account may require the use of such cookies to enable this transfer to take place. These cookies are not under our control and we disclaim any responsibility for the acts of third party cookies.

Direct Information Gathering
Direct information gathering is done via registration records or cookies. When you make a purchase, register with us, log in, or post comments on this website there is a minimum amount of information required for the website to function and to deliver the expected service. For example, for us to be able to create a customer account we require personal information as means of identification, e.g. an email address and password. Some of the cookies we use are non-essential, but allow the website to be personalised to you, for example remembering your information when you come to login and thereby increase the efficiency of your next visit.

How do we use the personal information we collect?

We use the personal and non-personal information we collect to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, in particular for the following reasons:

– Internal record keeping.
– We may use the information to improve our products and services.
– To manage promotional offers available to you, offered by us.
– We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. These websites operate independently from us and have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest you review. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Who do we share your personal information with?

We don’t. We don’t sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have obtained your explicit consent in a clear and unambiguous manner  or are required to by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about our affiliate third parties which we think you may find interesting, if you provide us with your explicit consent.

How you can control your personal information

You have control over the information we collect from you, either based on your web browser setting controlling the use of cookies, or by seeking permission from you.

Depending on your individual settings, many web browsers automatically accept some cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You may choose to restrict the collection, or use of your personal information in the following ways:

– If you are asked to supply your personal information on this website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you want the information to be used by us for direct marketing purposes.
– If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at hello@sharingstories.me

How do we keep your personal information secure and what measures do we take in case of a data breach?

We take personal data security seriously and have both physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect the confidentiality and security of any information transmitted to us.

To safeguard the information delivered to us electronically, our website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL encrypts your credit/debit card number, name and address, which means that only we are able to decode your personal information. However, unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure. So whilst we will take all steps reasonably necessary to protect the security of your personal information, we cannot 100% guarantee it. While we take all reasonable steps to protect the security of your personal information, please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

How to request or change the personal information we have stored

You have the right to request details of personal information which we hold about you under the relevant Data Protection legislation in force at the time. In the first instance we will happily provide a copy of the personal information we hold free of charge.

When requested, we will provide the following:

– Confirm the personal data we hold about you
– Provide any supporting materials required
If you believe that any information we are currently holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you would like a copy of the information held about you, or to correct any personal information held, please write to hello@sharingstories.me. We will respond to your request within a reasonable time frame. 

Any questions?

If you have questions about your personal data or our Privacy Policy, please contact us at hello@sharingstories.me

ABOUT

Sharing Stories, What Is It ?

A Selection of Multicultural Preloved Kids Books to Buy or to Borrow delivered straight to your Dubai door each month.

The Story Behind

Since my childhood, the bedtime story has been a sacred moment. A moment from parent to child to talk about moments of life, to imagine worlds, to think differently, together. From this shared moment an idea came to life : why shouldn’t we share our favorite books? those who inspire us, who make us laugh and dream?

When I arrived in Dubai I had trouble finding great stories in English or French, I always want something new, but without ruining myself or mess my home, while children are growing fast and always want to learn new things.

Sharing Stories was born as an online shared library of children’s books delivered to homes in Dubai every month.

This project is for children and parents who want to discover a selection of new stories each month, those who are too lazy to go to the library to borrow and bring back their finds, those who want to share their favorite stories with others .

For a long time I have believed in the fact that the value of the object is in its use and not in its possession. Sharing Stories is the first chapter in building a community of sharing childhood-related objects.

How It Works

We select from pre-owned sale or directly from editors a range of books adapted to 0 to 10+ years old kids in various languages.

Every 4 weeks, you can select up to 6 books on our website to be delivered to your doorstep in Dubai, subject to our delivery terms and conditions, and any associated costs (if any).

We will come to pick up the books 4 weeks after. If the books are not returned within this period, a late return fee will be applied. We will deliver your new bunch of stories at the same time.

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