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Despite the fact that the romantic literature industry is in full swing and that more and more authors are embarking on the adventure of writing, romance covers designers still struggle to reach their target audience, the market being saturated by all other literary genres.

Look no further, here comes The Romance Cover Market!

A one-stop marketplace where romance authors, all-size publishers and professional designers get along to share the love of romance illustration!

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Terms of Service

Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Vendor’s terms”, “terms of service”) carefully before using the website (the “Service”).

By accessing or using the Service, the Vendor, the Visitors, and the Buyers agree to accept, respect and comply with the limitations stated by these Terms.

 

  1. Parties

a) DISTRIBUTOR | The Romance Cover Market (TRCM) is a subsidiary of Carpe Librum Book Design, a graphic design company owned by Evelyne Labelle, located at 113, avenue du Verger, Lac-Delage, Qc, CANADA, G3C 5A5. The Romance Cover Market will act as a distributor for independent sellers and businesses. 

b) ARTIST SUPPLIER |  Vendor (“designer”, “cover artist”, “seller”) who agrees to the terms of this Agreement by ticking the relevant box on registration.

c) CUSTOMER | Customer (“client”, “buyer”) who agrees to the terms of this Agreement and all Vendor’s conditions by purchasing Products on the Service.

  1. Vendors’ Terms and Obligations

2.1   The Vendor appoints The Romance Cover Market as its distributor of the Products on the terms of this agreement.

2.2   The Vendor grants The Romance Cover Market the rights to display the products electronically on the Website in any way they see fit and to advertise and promote in any way for sale as a book cover.

2.3 The Vendor will ensure that there is no infringement or unauthorized use of any Intellectual Property in any of the Products supplied to The Romance Cover Market and any activities of the Vendor whatsoever do not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party. The Romance Cover Market will not be held liable for any infringement made by the Vendor. The Vendor will not be in violation of any provision of the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988.

2.4   The Vendor will supply all copy licenses to The Romance Cover Market on request including all license information, agency names, picture code number, image sales orders and invoice numbers requested by The Romance Cover Market. 

2.5   In addition to The Romance Cover Market’s protection, the Vendor undertakes to exclude completely any liability to The Romance Cover Market for any breach. 

2.6   The Vendor will respect the minimal USD $59 price mark required by The Romance Cover Market to sell its products via the Service. The Vendor understands that The Romance Cover Market reserves the right to refuse a Product submitted for review if it does not comply with this condition.

2.7.1   The Vendor is committed to selling only unique, one-of-a-kind Products. The usage of unaltered stock photography is strictly prohibited. The Product must be an original design. The usage of minor changes like filters, colors, and cropping does not imply that the Product can be considered an original design.

2.7.2   The exclusivity of the Products is not required by The Romance Cover Market, meaning that the Vendor may put the same product for sale on the Service and on any other platform of its choice, provided the Vendor maintains its shop on the Service up to date and never sell the product multiple times.

2.8   The Vendor agrees to submit final edits to the Customer within 72 hours of purchase (“turnaround”). If the Customer contacts The Romance Cover Market mentioning a breach of condition, the commission due to the Vendor for the said transaction will be retain by The Romance Cover Market until completion of the project and further measures will be taken to ensure the turnaround is respected, from applying a disbursement threshold of USD $150 to the Vendor account to  the immediate termination of your account on the Service.

2.9   The Vendor understands that nothing in this agreement is intended to or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between any of the parties, constitute any party the agent of another party, or authorize any party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of any other party.  Each party confirms it is acting on its own behalf and not for the benefit of any other person.

  1. Distributor’ Terms and Obligations

3.1   The Romance Cover Market will use its best endeavors to aid in the promotion, sale, and distribution of the Products submitted via the Website. 

3.2    The Romance Cover Market will keep proper books of accounts and records showing clearly all inquiries, quotations, transactions relating to the Products submitted for distribution via the website. The Vendor also has access to those records from its Vendor Dashboard.

3.3    The Romance Cover Market will inform the Vendor immediately of any changes in ownership or control of the Service and of any change in its organization or method of doing business that might be expected to affect the performance of The Romance Cover Market duties in this Agreement.

3.4   The Romance Cover Market will review all cover submissions within 24-72 hours (business days). The approved Products will be immediately displayed in the Service. The Vendor will be notified of the Products in need of revision via email.

3.5   The Romance Cover Market agrees to pay the Vendor 75% of every purchase or any other percentage of the commission established or agreed upon in relation to a particular promotion or agreement between the parties. The Romance Cover Market will disburse the due amount every week to the PayPal account of the Vendor. The Romance Cover Market reserves the right to retain the accumulated amount in case of non-compliance with a Vendor’s obligation regarding the turnaround or the completion of a project until resolved.

3.6   The Romance Cover Market will not be held responsible for transactions conducted outside the Service between the Vendor and the Customer.

  1. Purchases

4.1   The Customer who purchase Products made available through the Service (“Purchase”) understands that The Romance Cover Market will ask to supply certain information relevant to the Purchase including, without limitation, the Customer credit card number, the expiration date of the-said credit card, the Customer’ billing address and email address.

4.2   The Customer represents and warrant that he has the legal right to use any credit card(s) or other payment methods in connection with any Purchase; and that the information supplied to The Romance Cover Market is true, correct and complete.

4.3   The Romance Cover Market may employ the use of third-party services for the purpose of facilitating payment and the completion of Purchases. By submitting his information, the Customer grants the Service the right to provide the information to these third parties subject to the Service Privacy Policy.

4.4    The Romance Cover Market reserves the right to refuse or cancel your order at any time for reasons including but not limited to product or service availability, errors in the description or price of the product or service, error in the Customer order or other reasons.

4.5    The Romance Cover Market reserves the right to refuse or cancel the Customer order if fraud or an unauthorized or illegal transaction is suspected.

4.6    The Customer agrees to abide by the Vendor conditions regarding the changes that can or can’t be done to a Product. The Customer understands that the Products sold on the Service are premade book covers, which means the Products are a) predesigned and therefore may not be modified, else from the text placeholders, to the Vendor discretion, and are b) dedicated to using as book covers only, considering the limitations of licenses provided by the Vendor.

  1. Contests, Sweepstakes, and Promotions

5.1     Any contests, sweepstakes or other promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through the Service may be governed by rules that are separate from these Terms & Conditions. If the Vendor and Customer participate in any Promotions, they confirm to have reviewed the applicable rules as well as the Service Privacy Policy. If the rules for a Promotion conflict with these Terms of Service, the Promotion rules will apply.

  1. Accounts

6.1    When creating an account within The Romance Cover Market, all parties (Vendor and Customer) guarantee that they are above the age of 18, and that the information provided to the Service is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of the account on the Service.

6.2    All parties (Vendor and Customer) are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to their computer and/or account. The parties agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under their account and/or password, whether their password is with Service or a third-party service. All parties must notify the Service immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of their account.

6.3    All parties (Vendor and Customer) understand that the use as a username of another person name or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you, without appropriate authorization, is not accepted. All parties agree not to use as a username any name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene.

6.4    All parties (Vendor and Customer) understand that the Service reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at our sole discretion.

  1. Force Majeure

7.1 Neither party (Vendor, Customer, and Service) shall be in breach of this agreement nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this agreement if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control.

  1. Links To Other Web Sites

8.1    The Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by The Romance Cover Market and on which the Service has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services. The Romance Cover Market does not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

8.2    All parties (Vendor and Customer) acknowledge and agree that The Romance Cover Market 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 such content, goods or services available on or through any such third-party websites or services.

8.3    The Romance Cover Market strongly advise the Vendor and the Customer to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that they visit.

  1. Termination

9.1    The Romance Cover Market may terminate or suspend any account and bar access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under the Service sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.

9.2    The Vendor is at right, at any moment, to terminate his account. The Vendor agrees to fulfill all pending orders from Customers before being relieved of all legal and moral obligations towards the Service and the Customer. The Vendor understands that the Romance Cover Market will investigate Customers who have paid a Product to ensure the completion of their order before paying any remaining commission amount to the Vendor and closing the Vendor account.

9.3    The Customer is at the right, at any moment, to terminate his account. The Customer has the responsibility to contact The Romance Cover Market at admin@theromancecovermarket.com to close his account. No termination demand will be accepted from social media messaging platform conversations.

9.4    All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

  1. Governing Law

10.1    These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Quebec, Canada, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

10.2    The Romance Cover Market failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.

  1. Changes

11.1    The Romance Cover Market reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is a material the Service will provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at the Service sole discretion.

11.2    The Vendor and Customer agree to be bound by the revised terms when continuing to access or use the Service after any revisions become effective.

 11.3   This agreement has been entered into on the date stated at the beginning of it.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at admin@theromancecovermarket.com. 

 

The Romance Cover Market

Updated version: September 29th, 2019