Terms and Conditions

Last Updated February 28, 2024

OVERVIEW


This website is operated by Allstora, Inc. Throughout the site, the terms “Allstora”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Allstora, Inc. Allstora offers this website located www.allstora.com, including all information, tools, stores, products, services, social media pages, or other digital channels available from or in connection with this website (the “Service”) to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you are using our Service and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Service, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our Service. By accessing or using any part of the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access or use the Service. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the Service shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Service following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

SECTION 1 - ONLINE STORE TERMS


Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and service to you as an e-commerce business. Among other things, we sell books through our online bookstore hosted by Shopify. Users can create an account with Allstora (“Account”) to view past and current order information without needing to pay for an Allstora Membership or Subscription to any of our celebrity book clubs (described further below). 

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use the Service.


You may not use our Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your access to the Service.

SECTION 2 - GENERAL CONDITIONS


We reserve the right to refuse Service to anyone for any reason at any time.


You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.


You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the Service is provided, without express written permission by us.


The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

SECTION 3 - ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION


We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.


This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

SECTION 4 - MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES


Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.


We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.


We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

SECTION 5 - PRODUCTS OR SERVICES 


Certain products and services may be available exclusively online through the Service. These products and services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Refund Policy.


We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at our online store via the Service. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate.


We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.


We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Service will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.


Without limiting any other language in these Terms, you acknowledge and agree that the Service, and any related products and services, are protected by copyright laws, trademark laws, other laws of the United States, and laws of other countries. Without limiting any other language in these Terms, you acknowledge and agree that the Service, including all associated proprietary rights in products and services available through the Service, are the exclusive property of Allstora and our licensors. You further acknowledge and agree that all trademarks appearing on the Service are owned by us or the third party that provides it. You will not remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark, or other proprietary right notices incorporated in or accompanying the Service.

SECTION 6 - ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION


We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.


Most purchases of our products or services through the Service will occur electronically online and will require a valid, accepted, credit card or other payment method that we, in our sole discretion, elect to accept as payment. You authorize us, or our designated third-party payment provider, to charge the credit card or other accepted payment method you designate in the amount specified in connection with any agreed-upon transaction. If you desire to designate a different form of payment, or if there is a change in your payment information, you must update that information with us or with our designated third-party payment provider, as applicable, to reflect such change. You may experience temporary disruption of your access to the Service while we are verifying new payment information. If you transmit to us, or one of our designated third-party payment providers, a purchase request, you warrant that your use of the particular credit card or other accepted payment method is authorized and that all information that you submit to us, or our designated third-party payment provider, is true and accurate (including, without limitation, your credit card number, expiration date, and other account information), and you agree to pay all fees you incur.


We, or our designated third-party payment provider, as applicable, may reverse certain transactions if we have a reasonable, good-faith belief that such transactions, alone or together with other transactions, are illicit, fraudulent, abusive, unlawful, or otherwise conducted in bad faith or as part of any form of unfair dealing (which could include such things as cheating, hacking, or other prohibited activity). EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED IN THESE TERMS OR REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SALES AND PURCHASES ARE FINAL.

For more details on any refunds you may be eligible to receive, please review our Refund Policy.


Unless otherwise stated, all fees and charges are quoted and must be paid in U.S. Dollars. Purchases made in currency other than U.S. Dollars shall be made at the exchange rate designated in your agreement with your credit card or other acceptable payment method provider.


Your purchases may be subject to applicable sales tax, use tax, value added tax, or other similar taxes, duties, or tariffs (collectively, “Sales Taxes”). In the event that Sales Taxes apply, we, our designated third- party payment provider or a partner of ours, as applicable, will collect the required Sales Taxes from you and remit them to the applicable tax authorities. Under most circumstances, the applicability of Sales Taxes will be determined by the residence of the person or entity making the purchase. We will not be responsible for any taxes on net income, or other taxes, duties, or tariffs associated with your purchases, except for Sales Taxes as described in this section or as required by applicable law.

SECTION 7 - OPTIONAL TOOLS


We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.


You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools “as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.


Any use by you of the optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).


We may also, in the future, offer new products, services and/or features through the Service (including the release of new tools and resources). Such new features, products, and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

SECTION 8 - THIRD-PARTY LINKS


Certain content, products and service available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.


Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.


We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

SECTION 9 - USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS


If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us, you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.


We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

SECTION 10 - PERSONAL INFORMATION


Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy. For information and notices concerning our collection and use of your Personal Information, please review our Privacy Policy.

SECTION 11 - ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS


Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).


We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

SECTION 12 - PROHIBITED USES


In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.


We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information related to your use of the Service as we reasonably believe is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, (d) respond to user support requests, or (e) protect the rights, property, or safety of Allstora, its users, and the public. Allstora also reserves the right to remove content alleged to be infringing another’s intellectual property rights without prior notice, at our sole discretion.

SECTION 13 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.


We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.


You agree that from time to time we may remove the Service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.


You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and all products and services delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.


We and our third-party providers, affiliates, agents, and licensors may be active investors in businesses related to or mentioned in the Service and may or may not have open investment positions in those businesses. You assume any and all risk associated with your purchase decisions irrespective of whether we or our third-party providers, affiliates, agents, or licensors hold positions in products mentioned in the Service.


In no case shall Allstora, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, Service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the Service or any products procured using the Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.


The limitation of liability set forth above is a fundamental element of the basis of the bargain between you and Allstora. The limitation of liability set forth above shall apply to every form of action, whether in contract, warranty, strict liability, negligence or other legal theory, and shall survive any termination of the Terms of Service or the failure of the essential purpose of the Terms of Service.

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY US MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

SECTION 14 – INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Allstora and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of: (1) your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, (2) your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party, (3) your access to or use of the Service, (4) any information you may provide or fail to provide to Allstora, or (5) any agreements or undertakings you have with third parties. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. Allstora reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter or portion thereof subject to indemnification by you.

SECTION 15 – SEVERABILITY

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

SECTION 16 – TERMINATION

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.


These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Service, or when you cease using our site.


If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Service (or any part thereof).

SECTION 17 - ENTIRE AGREEMENT


The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to the Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Notwithstanding the foregoing, any terms in a signed agreement between you and Allstora related to the Service will supersede and replace terms contained herein to the extent the terms conflict.


Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.


If any provision of the Terms or the Privacy Policy is found by a court of valid jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms and the Privacy Policy shall remain in full force and effect and shall be enforced to the fullest extent allowed under applicable law.

SECTION 18 - GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTES AND CLAIMS

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of California.


Any and all disputes, demands, or claims arising from or related to your access to and/or use of the Service and/or these Terms shall be settled and resolved first by good faith efforts to amicably resolve the matter through discussion and negotiation, which may include mediation or arbitration if both you and we so agree. If those efforts fail despite such good faith attempts, then the exclusive forum for resolution of any and all such disputes and claims shall be a state or federal court located in the State of California, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms in your state or country of residence or any other relevant state or country. You and we agree to personal jurisdiction and venue in such court in any such suit or action.

Both you and Allstora waive the right to bring any dispute as a class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action, or to participate in a class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action regarding any such claim brought by anyone else.

SECTION 19 - CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

SECTION 20 – GENERAL TERMS


You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. We may assign or transfer these Terms at our sole discretion without restriction and notice to you. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns. 

Nothing contained in the Terms or the Privacy Policy shall be deemed to constitute you and Allstora as partners or joint venturers or constitute an employment or agency relationship between you and us. 

Headings in the Terms and the Privacy Policy are purely for reference and shall not affect the meaning of any term or condition. As used in the Terms and the Privacy Policy, the words “include,” “including,” “e.g.,” “such as,” and variations thereof shall not be deemed to be terms of limitation, but rather shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation.” Any provision of the Terms or the Privacy Policy that must survive to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive termination for any reason. Any claim by or through you relating in any way to the Terms, the Privacy Policy, or otherwise with respect to their subject matter, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause of action arose) or else such cause of action is waived. 

A printed version of the Terms or the Privacy Policy, and of any electronic notice pertaining to the Terms or the Privacy Policy, shall be admissible in a judicial or administrative proceeding to the same extent, and subject to the same restrictions, as any other contract, document, or record originally in printed form. The Terms constitute a written agreement between you and us.

SECTION 21 – NOTICE TO INTERNATIONAL VISITORS


The Service and the servers that make them available are located in the United States of America. If you reside in another country, these Terms may conflict with the laws of your country. In the event of such a conflict, these Terms will govern to the extent that they are valid and enforceable under applicable United States and California laws.


We make no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use beyond the United States of America. If you use the Service from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.


SECTION 22 - CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at info@allstora.com.


SECTION 23 – ALLSTORA MEMBERSHIP


Allstora offers a paid membership program (“Membership”), which offers discounts of up to 30% off on products and services available through the Service, including most books and book club Subscriptions (defined below), and other perks and benefits. The Membership costs $5 per month. Allstora may offer New Membership members (“Members”) promotional pricing of $0 for their first month with a two-month subscription (i.e., month 1 = $0 and month 2 = $5.) Users can sign up as Members of the Service by purchasing a Membership through a similar process as purchasing a book through the Service or as Allstora may otherwise post on the Service from time to time. All pricing and discounts are subject to adjustment by Allstora as posted on the Service from time to time. 


If you choose to become a Member and create an Account, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form. Registration data and certain other information about you related to your Account are governed by our Privacy Policy.


Any Membership fees or recurring charges will be billed to your credit card or other accepted payment method on the day of your enrollment as a Member and, unless you cancel your Membership, will be automatically charged on each subsequent billing cycle (e.g., monthly, annually, as applicable) on the corresponding day of the billing cycle. We will notify you in advance of any changes to the amount of your recurring charge. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. This may include charging other payment methods on file with us.


If you wish to you cancel your Membership, you can do so through your Account page. The cancellation will become effective at the next billing cycle. Any monthly Membership fee that has been charged to your credit card is non-refundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used perks or benefits.


SECTION 24 – RUPAUL’S BOOK CLUB AND OTHER CELEBRITY BOOK CLUBS


RuPaul’s book club is a book club hosted on the Service by celebrity RuPaul that includes certain perks and discounts (“RuPaul’s Book Club”). Both Members and non-Members can subscribe to RuPaul’s Book Club or other celebrity book clubs (“Subscribers”) and those Subscribers will all receive certain perks and discounts offered by the RuPaul’s Book Club or other celebrity book clubs (though Members may receive separate and additional perks and discounts accompanying their standard Membership).


On the 15th of each month, we will announce the following month’s book selection. Subscribers then have 3 business days until we bill them for the next month’s payment on the 18th of the current month. New Subscribers can join at any time. If they subscribe prior to the announcement date for the next month’s book (the 15th day of that month), they will receive the current month’s book selection. If they enroll on or after the announcement, they will receive the following month’s book and will not be charged on the 18th like Subscribers who have been enrolled prior to the 15th. Allstora reserves the right to check time stamps of enrollment dates using any commercially reasonable method of its choosing.


Subscribers will receive the book of the month selection mailed to their address automatically as soon as possible that month. Subscribers will also receive access to exclusive content that may include but are not limited to: (a) podcasts from RuPaul discussing the book of the month, his life, him interviewing a special guest, etc. (b) playlists to suit that month’s book theme, (c) meditation tracks, (d) Q&A video and/or audio with that month’s book author, and more.


Retail price for RuPaul’s Book Club is $35/month for non-Members. Existing Members who subscribe to RuPaul’s Book Club may become Subscribers for $24.50/month, a 30% discount per month compared with non-Members. This means that Members will pay a $5/month Membership fee to access the RuPaul Book Club at the $24.50/month discounted pricing, for a total of $29.50 for both the Allstore Membership and book club Subscription. 


Other Allstora book clubs will follow the same or similar pricing models, which may be posted from time to time by Allstora on the Service.


SECTION 25 – EMAIL AND TEXT MESSAGE COMMUNICATIONS TO MEMBERS AND SUBSCRIBERS


Email Communications:


As part of your membership, we will send you and you agree to receive emails advising you about our book selections, information about your account, newsletters, special promotions, and other updates to maximize your reading experience. You may opt-out of promotional emails by clicking the "unsubscribe" link found at the bottom of all promotional emails. We may share your information with other clubs or websites operated by us or our affiliated companies. From time to time, Allstora may arrange for other companies to provide you with offers for products or services which may be of interest to you. 


Text Message Communications: 


By providing your phone number, agreeing to our Terms, and sending specified key words to our short code or otherwise affirmatively opting-in to our text messaging program (“Text Messaging Program”), you expressly agree to receive marketing and non-marketing text messages from Allstora, including by autodialed means, to the telephone number you provide. Consent to the Text Messaging Program is not a condition of purchasing any goods or services.


Opt Out: You may opt out of the Text Messaging Program at any time. To stop receiving text messages, text STOP to the five-digit short code from which you no longer wish to receive messages. You will then receive one final text message confirming that you have successfully opted-out from the Text Messaging Program.


Program Description: Allstora may deliver and you agree to receive text messages using an automatic telephone dialing system. Text messages may include, without limitation, a link to download our app, information about deliveries, membership features, promotions, products, and other marketing messages.


Message and Data Rates: Message and data rates or other charges may apply to each text message sent or received by you in connection with the Text Messaging Program. Roaming charges may also apply. Applicable rates and charges are determined by your mobile telephone carrier. If you have any questions about these charges, please reach out to your carrier. Allstora does not charge any additional fees for sending text messages. Allstora does not guarantee delivery of any messages to your mobile device and will not be responsible or liable for any issues relating to your network services.


Your Mobile Telephone Number: You represent that you are the account holder for the mobile telephone number(s) that you provide to Allstora when you enroll in the Text Messaging Program. If you change your mobile telephone number, you are responsible for notifying us. You agree to indemnify Allstora in full for all claims, expenses, and damages related to or caused in whole or in part by your failure to notify Allstora if you change or deactivate your telephone number or transfer your number to another person.


Eligibility: To receive Allstora text messages, you must be a resident of the United States and 18 years of age or older, and, by agreeing to receive text messages, you represent that you meet these requirements.


Changes to the Text Messaging Program: Allstora may modify or change the terms of the Text Messaging Program at any time without notice to you. This includes the types of messages and the frequency of which messages are sent to you. You agree to review these Text Messaging Program terms on a regular basis to ensure that you are aware of any changes. If you do not agree to these changes, you are required to opt-out of the Text Messaging Program in accordance with the Opt-Out section above.


Termination of Text Messaging Program: Allstora may decide to terminate or suspend the Text Messaging Program (or certain features thereof) or your participation in the Text Messaging Program for any reason including if Allstora believes you are in breach of the Text Messaging Program terms. Allstora will also terminate your participation in the Text Messaging Program if it reasonably believes that your phone number is reassigned or if your mobile telephone service terminates or lapses. 


SECTION 26 - RISK OF LOSS/TITLE


The risk of loss and title for books and other products purchased through the Service passes to the purchaser of upon our delivery to the carrier. Replacement of products and credits to your Account for shipped merchandise claimed as not received are subject to our investigation. We will adjust your Account at our discretion. We do not take title to returned items until the item arrives at our fulfillment center. At our discretion, a refund may be issued without requiring a return. In this situation, we do not take title to the refunded item.  


SECTION 27 - RETAIL DELIVERY FEE


Several states impose a non-refundable retail delivery fee on all deliveries by motor vehicle to a location within their respective state. Although the cost of the fee varies by state, it generally applies to any delivery with at least one item of tangible personal property subject to state sales or use tax. Allstora is liable to collect and remit the fee on each order in accordance with state law. The fee applies to the entire order regardless of the number of items in an order and how many shipments are needed to deliver the items ordered. The retail delivery fee is not refundable on orders that are returned for a credit or refund including sales tax.


SECTION 28 – TERMS APPLICABLE TO BOOK AUTHORS

Any book author (“Author”) from anywhere in the world can join Allstora’s author program (“Allstora Author Program”). All you need is an Internet connection and a published book (or a soon-to-be published book) that can be found in our database. The Allstora Author Program allows published authors to create a profile page to promote their book and engage with readers. Allstora may use a variety of criteria to, at its sole discretion, verify your identity and qualifications in your application for enrollment. Once verified by Allstora, your author profile will include the official Allstora Author badge, which you can use to tell your fans to follow you on Allstora.


Authors enrolled in the Allstora Author Program are entitled to a commission of ten percent (10%) of sales (not profits) on books that they have authored and that have been sold through the Service.


On your Author account, you can add a profile picture, write your bio, and complete your book listings. You will be able to update this information at any time through your Author account. Allstora may give you various options and tools to offer book giveaways, connect a blog, advertise your books, and use other marketing tools helpful in building interest in your books. 


To apply for enrollment in the Allstora Author Program, you can follow the steps posted by Allstora from time to time, which generally include signing in or creating an account, searching for your book via ISBN, ASIN, or title, clicking on your author name, following the steps provided to verify that you are the author of the book and to complete and submit your application, and responding to any additional requests for information that we may make from time to time. We may require through the verification process that you share with us your personal information, such as: (1) official author email address (which must be shown on their official author website); (2) Official author website; (3) Official publisher email address; (4) Official publisher website; (5) Any personal social media accounts; (6) Any other comments/documents to help verify their identity as an author. We may use third-party service providers to assist in this verification process, such as Plaid, as well as our own investigation techniques to determine that you are the author you claim to be. We will send you an email when you are approved. 


Once verified, you will need to provide your bank account information (or PayPal information) to receive payments. Payments are sent out to Authors monthly only if the payment is equal to or greater than $10 and such payments are generally made on the last business day of the month following the month when book sales were made through the Service. Allstora reserves the right to charge ID verification fees of approximately $2 deducted from your first commission payout and to charge transaction fees of approximately 2% to Authors to cover the costs of transacting with them, which charges may be deducted by Allstora from your monthly commission payouts. 


SECTION 29 – AFFILIATE PROGRAM


We partner with certain third parties to act as marketing affiliates for us (“Marketing Affiliates”). If you are a Marketing Affiliate, this section applies to you. We will provide you as a Marketing Affiliates with a unique URL or series of unique URLs that refer visitors to our Membership enrollment page. If a Marketing Affiliate refers a visitor who then enrolls as a Member, we will pay the affiliate a $5 commission. Payments will generally be made monthly only if the amount is equal to or greater than $10, and such payments will be made on or around the last business day of the next month when such amounts becomes greater than $10. Additional terms for Marketing Affiliates may be posted to the Service by Allstora from time to time and/or agreed to in a signed writing between Allstora and a Marketing Affiliate. 


SECTION 30 – “BOOKTOK” INFLUENCERS


Allstora partners with certain social media influencers who review books (“Book Influencers”) to allow us to post their content on our book product pages, such as by posting a video of them reviewing the specific book on that product page.  We offer Book Influencers a gift card for use on the Allstora Service (subject to change from time to time). We may separately agree to route traffic to Book Influencers from our book product pages.  


SECTION 31 – ACCESSIBILITY

We are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our Service. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers in our Service by contacting us at info@allstora.com. We try to respond to feedback within 2-3 business days.




Last updated: February 29, 2024