TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. INTRODUCTION – SUBJECT

The present website is the e-trading sales store (henceforth the “Shop”) of the sole proprietorship company with the corporate name “Lampridis G. Panagiotis”, which is based in Tavros of Attica, Municipality of Moschato-Tavros at 52 Patriarchou Ioakim Street and is legally represented with VAT Number 061829842 at the Public Fiscal Services of Tavros (henceforth the “Company”), which provides complete graphic designer services in paper or digital form, as described below.

The Terms and Conditions of use of the Shop are described herein in a clear, unambiguous and comprehensible manner. The following Terms and Conditions apply to your use of the bookdesignstars.com e-shop website at www.bookdesignstars.com (the “Website”)

Moreover, every contract concluded between the Shop and a consumer is subject to the Terms and Conditions referred to herein and to those mutually agreed between the parties, depending on the case. The applicability of other terms and conditions is explicitly excluded.

Notwithstanding the principle of good faith and fair dealing and, in general, the provisions governing the acts intended to have legal effect and especially the contracts concluded remotely (where applicable), users by accessing, browsing, using, registering with, placing an order on the Website and making use of the Shop’s services, confirm that they have read, understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety.

If users do not agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety, they have to refrain from the use of the Shop and from every transaction with it.

2. PROVIDED SERVICES

Α) Print-ready book covers

  • Complete design of the book covers, the front, the back and the spine, according to the technical specifications of the client’s printer. The client has to provide BOOKDESIGNSTARS with the appropriate guidelines by sending the files setting the printer’s standards.
  • A print-ready high resolution PDF file of the cover, to be forwarded to the client’s printer.
  • A lower resolution jpeg file designed to be used as an e-book cover.
  • An ISBN barcode created and placed at the back book cover, if necessary. The client must provide BOOKDESIGNSTARS with the International Standard Book Number (ISBN).
  • Purchase of free use images intended to be used in the book design. (If the client has particular demands concerning images, there may be additional charges).
  • Digital delivery of the provided book cover files.

B) E – book covers

BOOKDESIGNSTARS charges for the design of an e-book cover comprise the following:

  • Full design of a book front cover page
  • A lower-resolution jpeg file designed to be used as an e-book cover.
  • Purchase of free use images intended to be used in the book design. (If the client has particular demands concerning images, there may be additional charges).
  • Digital delivery of the provided book cover files.

The book cover design service does not comprise original art works or illustrations, copywriting or word processing services or anything else nonspecifically referred to the list above.

C) Other services

BOOKDESIGNSTARS offers, on occasion, other services like the designing of promotional material such as banners, bookmarks, flyers, logotypes etc. The cost for these services must be agreed in advance and following a tender submission.

3. RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS & CONTRACTUAL PARTIES LIABILITY

This Website may contain web links to or indications as regards other web sites, belonging to or managed by third parties. The Shop does not vet these websites and does not have any control over their contents (esp. information, products or services). Except where required by applicable law, the Shop cannot accept any liability in respect of the use of those websites.

Therefore, for any problem presented in respect of the browse or use of those websites, you must address directly their legal representatives, who are liable for the provision of their services.

The Shop reserves the right to change and update these Terms and Conditions from time to time, at any time, without notice and for any reason whatsoever, but it shall use its best endeavors to point out any alterations by a relevant announcement on the Website’s homepage.

By continuing to access, browse and use this Website, the users shall be deemed to have agreed to any changes or updates to our Terms and Conditions. The Shop does not state in any way that the information comprised in the documents and announcements publicized in the present Website are appropriate for any purpose. Each document and relevant graphic design is provided “as it stands” and without any warranty of any kind.

The Shop bears no responsibility or liability for any damages (including compensation for non-material damage) arising out of or in connection with inability to provide support services.

By using the Website the users agree that they do so under their own responsibility and recognize that, despite the fact that the Shop shall use its best endeavors to provide high quality services, it is not possible to guarantee that there will be no interruptions in the use or errors in the content of the Website.

Για την εγγραφή απαιτείται μόνο ονοματεπώνυμο, διεύθυνση αποστολής αλληλογραφίας, τηλέφωνο επικοινωνίας και e-mail. Οι πληροφορίες αυτές παραμένουν απολύτως εμπιστευτικές, σύμφωνα και με τα αναλυτικώς αναφερόμενα στην παράγραφο του παρόντος που αφορά τα Προσωπικά Δεδομένα.

The product images are indicative.
The Shop users (the concept of which comprises every person using the Website, with or without rights of use, with or without signing in, as well as anyone held responsible by law for a third party’s actions using the Shop, i.e. the trustee or the guardian of a minor) agree that they have the legal capacity to conclude a contract with the Company through the Website, as well as to use it under the Terms & Conditions mentioned here.

Also, when the users enter personal data in order to use the services of the Shop through the Website, they accept that they are personally and financially responsible for every use of the Website, even if it is used by third parties, i.e. individuals living with them. The registered users agree to prohibit the use of the Shop to minors, who adopt either the account or the user’s name.

The users are free to make use of the Website according to the present Terms and Conditions, the law and the accepted principles of morality. Liability for the content of the transactions exclusively rests with the user. The Company does not proceed with any kind of correction or intervention to the data entered by the user, who must fill correctly the gaps in the on-line communication forms.

4. CONTRACT

For the completion of a contract with the Shop (i.e. service purchase) through the Website, it is required to register an account (by the use of ‘user name’ and ‘password’). During the purchase procedure the users will be asked to log in (if they already are registered) or to provide us with certain compulsory personal information in order for us to process the order and for the goods to be delivered.

The users can either set a password and, therefore, their data will be retained for future transactions or they can choose not to set a password, so in future transactions it will be necessary to repeat the entry of the relevant data.

In order to be registered the following data are required: name and surname, address, telephone number and e-mail. These data remain strictly confidential according to what is mentioned in detail in the Personal Data section below.

The orders are made in writing online by completing and sending the relevant form, which can be found at the Website. The contract is completed when the users receive verification of the order status with the indication “Sent”.

The rest of the order status information appears on the user’s screen and is sent by e-mail to the electronic address entered by the user. Before the dispatch of the order, the users, apart from their knowledge of the present Terms and Conditions, are informed of the following:

a. The user’s counterparty is the Shop, whose detailed data are referred in the present Website,

b. The key characteristics of the ordered services,

c. The total value of the services, V.A.T and other fees included, as well as, where applicable, the extra dispatch, delivery or post office costs and any other charges,

d. The arrangements as refers to the payment, delivery, execution and deadline in which the Shop undertakes to complete the assigned projects,

e. That the user may submit any complaint in any way and especially by e-mail to the following address: info@bookdesignstars.com and that the Shop, after having examined the complaint will communicate with the user as soon as possible,

f. That, given the use of internet as means of communication for the completion of the contract remotely, there is no charge for the user on behalf of the Shop for the use of the Shop,

g. That the users have the right to withdraw according to the conditions, the deadline and the procedure of exercise of the right of withdrawal, as they are mentioned below,

h. That the Shop is liable for real defects and for the lack of contractual specifications according to ar. 534 et seq. of the Greek Civil Code and that the Shop provides further commercial guarantee and support services for the user after the sale, according to the below referred terms,

i. That the Shop remains firmly committed to the Code of Conduct of the ‘Hellenic Union of Companies Selling Remotely and Exercising E-commerce’ (ΕΠΑΜ) – a copy of which is available at http://www.enepam.gr/, where the user can also file the complaint or the request for any remedy.

The Shop is not responsible for any errors in characteristics, images and prices of the goods, as they are presented in the Website. The Shop provides the option to place orders of the goods on the following link: Book Design Stars Services.

The users have the relevant option to choose online the service(s) they wish to buy and to pay the price for the purchase on receipt of the goods in the brick-and-mortar shop of their choice. The aforementioned order will be valid from the moment the user receives a confirmation e-mail or SMS for the dates of receipt of the order and for as long as it is mentioned in the relevant e-mail or SMS.

If a user misuses this option (i.e. repeated orders without receipt of the goods from the brick-and-mortar shop), the Shop has the right to reject and deny the order.

According to the Directive 2013/11/EC, which has been integrated in Greece by the Common Ministerial Decision 70330/2015, the option of the on-line dispute resolution in the context of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure is now available throughout the European Union. If the clients have the status of the consumer (i.e. a natural person or legal entity deemed to be a consumer in this sense should make use of the product or service, provided that it constitutes the end user of such product or service) and face a problem with a purchase from our website, they will be able to resolve the dispute directly online through the single EU-wide Online Dispute Resolution platform (‘ODR platform’).

5. PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Shop contains intellectual property material belonging to the Company and is protected by the law. All of the e-shop content are the Company’s intellectual copyright (or third parties’ copyright that the Company has received permission to use for its own exclusive needs and for operating the e-shop) and protected by the relevant provisions in the Greek and International legislation.

The copy, reproduction, dissemination, transmission, re-transmission of material or any whatsoever other use of the content in any whatsoever manner or method for commercial or other purposes is only permitted further to the prior written consent of the Company or any whatsoever other beneficiary of the intellectual copyright.

In particular, the intellectual property rights of the e-shop content, inclusive of and without limitation, all the documents, files, texts, images, graphics, tools and the code comprised in it as well as the general image of the Shop and the Company’s trading name, are the Shop’s intellectual and industrial property, unless specified differently, and are protected by the relevant provisions in the Greek legislation, the European legislation and the international treaties. Their appearance on the site must not in any way be taken as a transfer or assignment of their license or right to use.

The Shop authorizes the users to copy and print extracts or documents from this Website (unless the content is owned by a third party and has been defined as such) for non-commercial use on their part, given that any copy or extract from these documents or these pages reserves all the relevant intellectual property rights and waivers contained in them.

Apart from that specific limited license, what appears on the site must not in any way be taken as a transfer or assignment of license or right to use regarding any intellectual property right, patent or trademark belonging to the Shop, the Company or to any other third party.

More specifically, the names, images, logotypes and other distinctive depictions representing the Shop are not allowed to be used or reproduced without the prior written consent of the Company. Unless specified differently, it is prohibited in any whatsoever manner to copy for commercial purposes, modify or reproduce parts or the total of the content in this website in any form, based on it and / or its content, or integrate its retrieval systems in other websites. No link in the Website can be comprised in any other website without the prior written consent of the Company.

Upon the payment, BOOKDESIGNSTARS grants to the client exclusive license to use the final book cover design (PDF, JPEG or other kind of file) for the book or / and the cover of the e-book and the relevant advertising materials.

The clients comprehend that they have no right to modify the final design of the cover in any way apart from changing the size for printing or digital display. If the clients wish any modifications, they shall consult with BOOKDESIGNSTARS. The clients comprehend that those modifications may be subject to extra charges.

The client agrees to comply with the terms of any license for all the images bought by BOOKDESIGNSTARS through an images provider of a third party, for use in the design of the client’s book cover. The price for the cover design comprises the license of use of those images and it is limited to printing 500,000 units. For books whose printing will exceed the amount of 500,000 units, additional printing fees may be applicable. The images used for the cover of the client bear no charges. However, the intellectual property rights of those pictures are retained by the photographer and they are not to be used in any way other than the design of the book.

BOOKDESIGNSTARS reserves the right to use the final design of the book of the client, as well as its name and title in the BOOKDESIGNSTARS portfolio in order to promote its services. BOOKDESIGNSTARS reserves the intellectual property rights and the ownership of the design and all the design materials.

If the client provides BOOKDESIGNSTARS with materials subject to a third party’s intellectual property rights, the client shall ensure the appropriate license to use the materials before guiding the designers to integrate them in their work. In case an intellectual rights dispute arises due to material provided by the client, the client alone assumes the legal and financial responsibility.

It is explicitly agreed that the name of the designer will appear in the book of the client – user (either on the back cover or on the page referring the intellectual rights) as follows: “Cover page designed by Panagiotis Lampridis, BOOKDESIGNSTARS designer”.

Finally, works comprised in the present website in the form of text, image, design, photograph, graphics and logotypes, computer animation, software, data base, music and audiovisual extracts etc., which are indicatively mentioned and fall into the protective context of the Law 2121/1993, are intellectual property of the www…. website operator, without prejudice to other parties’ intellectual rights, and are protected by the relevant provisions in the Greek legislation.

The operator of w……… reserves the intellectual property of the present Website, which is separately protected both as an original work in the context of applied arts and art design, pursuant to the special provisions of the law, and as a collection of works (ar 2, Law 2121/1993). According to the applicable law the content of the present Website is protected by infringements of industrial property rights that belong to the operator, without prejudice to third parties’ rights. The domain name www.bookdesignstars.com has been legally assigned by the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission to the operator, who retains, among others, the exclusive right of its use and the power to exclude third parties from the registration of an identical domain name.

6. PRICING – PAYMENT

The e-shop does not accept direct transactions with bank cards and does not retain debit/credit card numbers and security codes of the clients. The Company collaborates with Paypal for its electronic purchases. The Shop reserves the right to levy expenses connected with Paypal payments. The Shop’s pricing policy, as regards the provided services, is defined each time, indicatively, by the number of pages, the difficulty of the subject, the delivery date etc. The price is also affected by the language used.

In any case the company reserves the right to withdraw from its duties and to proceed with total refund of the payment in case it has already been concluded. The company applies a specific payment procedure, following the agreement on the part of the client for the production of any work for the agreed price.

Likewise, the repayment of the amount is performed in one (1) installment, which is paid in advance. In case the work delivered is not to the client’s liking, they must report it immediately within three days, so that the company proceeds with corrections. If such report on behalf of the client does not take place within three days, it means automatically that the Bookdesignstars services are completely approved by the client-user.

Finally the Shop provides a money-back guarantee in case the user is not satisfied and 100% of the amount paid for the service is returned to the user if the Shop is informed by e-mail or by telephone within 30 days from the delivery of the service to the user, as it is described below.

7. DELIVERY, OWNERSHIP & RISK TRANSFER

The Shop shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to execute orders or to deliver products if the delay or failure is wholly or partly caused by circumstances beyond the Shop’s control and is, therefore, entitled to an extension of time for delays caused by force majeure.

Force majeure is defined as an event or effect that can be neither anticipated nor controlled by the Shop and results to the Shop’s incapability of fulfilling, partly or totally, any of its contractual obligations.

If incidents like that last more than one month, the contract may be denounced by any of the contractual parties without compensation. In any case of delay of the project’s delivery beyond the agreed deadline, the user must demand that the Shop proceeds with the delivery within an additional time period appropriate to the circumstances and only in case that the delivery does not take place during the aforementioned extended deadline, is the user entitled to denounce the contract.

The aforementioned are not applicable when the delivery within the agreed deadline is of great importance, taking into account all the circumstances attending the conclusion of the contract or if the user has notified the Shop, before the conclusion of the contract, that the delivery needs to take place on or until a certain date.

In those cases, if the Shop fails to deliver the goods at the time agreed upon with the users, they shall be entitled to terminate the contract immediately. As soon as the contract is denounced, the Shop must return, without undue delay, all the money paid in the context of the contract.

The ownership of the services is transferred after the full payment of the price. The risk of loss or damage of the goods is transferred to the users, when they or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by the consumers has acquired the physical possession of the goods. However, the risk is transferred to the users on delivery to the carrier, if the users demanded that the goods are transferred by a carrier of their choice and the carrier is not offered by the Shop (without prejudice to the rights of the user with regard to that carrier).

8. WARRANTY

In case the Shop is held liable for actual defects or for lack of contractual specifications of the goods, the user is entitled, at their choice:

a) to demand, without charge, the correction or replacement of the product with another one, unless such an action is impossible or requires disproportionate costs,

b) to demand reduction of the agreed price or,

c) to withdraw from the contract, unless the defect is of minor significance.

In order for the specifications to be considered as contractual, they must have been agreed upon in writing. If the buyer chooses the correction or replacement of the product, the Shop must proceed with the correction or replacement of the good in due time.

9. CANCELLATION, WITHDRAWAL & REPLACEMENT RIGHTS

The user may, by using any means of communication, cancel an order placed by any means of communication, so that it is not executed, under the condition that it has not already been executed (order status “Pending”, “In Process” or “Under Way”).

The users may, within 14 calendar days from the delivery of the goods to the user (or the delivery to a carrier chosen by the user, other than the one offered by the Company), withdraw from the contract they concluded with the Company (i.e. referring to all the goods in each order).

The Company in that case will return to the user all the money received on his behalf by PayPal (in any case there will be no charges as refers to expenses for such a case of refund) including, where appropriate, the delivery charges (excluding the additional charges arising from the user’s choice of a delivery method other than the cheaper standardized manner of delivery offered by the Shop), without undue delay and in any event within 14 calendar days from the day the Shop is informed of the user’s withdrawal (by e-mail, telephone or return sheet) .

The users must, in that case, return by means of their choice and at their expense the goods to the Shop, without undue delay and in any event within 14 calendar days from the day they announced their withdrawal from the contract. Otherwise the provisions of the Law 2121/1994 concerning the withdrawal from the contract are applicable.

Alternatively, in case the users do not wish to withdraw from the contract, they are entitled, within the aforementioned withdrawal period (14 days from the delivery etc), to replace any of the goods in the order with another product in the same condition, without, in that case, being charged with new delivery costs.

The above shall also apply to orders placed through the e-shop, by telephone or by any other means of written communication. The rights of termination, withdrawal or replacement should not be confused with the case of damaged goods delivered.

It is expressly agreed that the Shop will be liable only for any loss resulted from proven gross negligence or wilful misconduct. Moreover the Shop is not liable for any loss of profit suffered by the user of the service.

The extent of the compensation for any claim of the user against the Shop, in case it has failed to fulfil its legal or contractual obligations, may under no circumstances exceed the amount paid by the user for the provision of the service and only if the claim results from wilful misconduct and gross negligence of the Shop, after the user has performed the necessary control of the project and the Shop has been informed by e-mail or by telephone for potential errors in the Shop’s mock-ups.

10. OTHER PROVISIONS

The protection of personal data is governed by the principles of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council and by the applicable national law.

Any matter that arises out of your use of this Website (including any contract concluded between you and us through the Website) will be governed by the laws of Greece, especially by the legislation referring to e-commerce, remote sales and consumer protection and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Athens, on the basis of expressed prorogation of jurisdiction.

If any of these Terms & conditions are found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the rest of these Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect. If any part of the contract concluded through the Website is found void or inapplicable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the contract will remain in full force and effect.

The Company is entitled to conclude a contract in order to entrust its obligations to a suitable third party. Otherwise no party is entitled to transfer or assign its rights or its obligations. All the notifications must be in writing by hand or by post.

Those who choose to access this Shop from locations outside Greece or place orders for delivery to locations outside Greece are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

The aforementioned Terms and Conditions comprise the full agreement with the Company, which reserves the right to amend or update or delete these Terms and Conditions without notice. Any updates or amendments will be valid at the moment they are posted on the Website.