以下使用條款規定了名為“港書館 HK BOOKS BORROWING AND SHARING CENTER IN UK”的網上平台（以下簡稱“本平台”）所有使用者的條款和條件。
(i) 借出者 (即“書主”) 聲明該書由書主單獨擁有，任何其他方對該書沒有任何利益;
(iii) 書主承認將其書籍透過本平台借出和投寄給本平台的各註冊用戶的過程不可避免地涉及丟失或損壞的風險，雖然本平台根據本條款將盡最大努力保護書主對相關書藉的利益，並因特定註冊用戶造成的損失或嚴重損害向該註冊用戶索取賠償，書主同意，在任何情況下，本平台，包括其任何管理人員、員工、代理人或義工，均不對書藉的任何損失或損壞向書主承擔責任; 及
Borrowing of books
The Platform acts as the sole agent on behalf of all the respective bookowners of all books shared or listed on the Platform in handling the borrowing of all the books shared and listed on the Platform. After registration as a member, reader may borrow books from the Platform. Anyone who register as a member agree to provide their full name, valid email address, delivery address and mobile phone number in the United Kingdom for registration in accordance with the Privacy Notice of the Platform. Each newly registered user is allowed to borrow up to three book items at any time. The Platform may adjust the maximum number of book each registered user may borrow at a time according to its policy. Each registered user is allowed to borrow each book for one month, from the date when the book is received by the registered user. No borrowing fee is charged for the borrowing of book(s) through the Platform. However, by confirming the borrowing of book(s), each registered user irrevocably agrees to bear the postage for one-time delivery of the relevant book within the United Kingdom by second class standard post when returning the book(s). The amount of the postage is subject to the changes announced by the UK post office.
After confirming the borrowing of book(s) by the registered users, the Platform will use it best endeavour to deliver, or procure other parties to deliver the book(s) requested to the address as provided by the registered user if and when the relevant book is available. All registered users agree that their names and the addresses will be provided to the respective third party(ies) who is in possession of the book to be delivered to the registered user. Shortly before the book is due or after the book is due, the Platform will inform and request the respective registered user to return the book, by sending the respective book to the next borrower or any person designated by the Platform in the United Kingdom by second class standard post of the UK post office within one week.
All registered users who receive any book borrowed through the Platform shall check immediately if the book(s) received is annotated, marked or damaged. If there is any condition(s) with the book(s) received, the registered user shall promptly report to the Platform. As long as a registered user is in possession of the book(s) borrowed through the Platform, regardless whether it is within the borrowing period of not, the book must not be annotated, marked or damaged in any way, and the registered user shall have the sole responsibility in taking due care of the book(s). If it is found by the Platform that a registered user loses any book, or stains, damages or scratches any book beyond a standard acceptable to the Platform, the registered user shall, on the request of the Platform, compensate the bookowner for the full replacement cost of the book (i.e. the cost of buying a replacement book and all the local and international transportation cost of bringing that book to any address in the United Kingdom designated by the Platform).
Sharing of books
Any person whether in the United Kingdom or not who intends to share his book(s) on the Platform and lend his book(s) to registered users of the Platform may apply to the Platform with details of the book(s) to be shared and lent. The Platform may, at its sole and absolute discretion, accept the book(s) to be shared on the Platform and to be lent to registered users of the Platform by the Platform. The Platform does not take any transaction fee. Book lender agrees to provide the name, email address and phone number to the Platform in accordance with the Platform’s Privacy Notice.
By making such application to the Platform for the book(s) to be shared and lent,
(i) the lender (the “Bookowner(s)”) declares that the book(s) is in the sole possession of the Bookowner, and no other party(ies) has any interest in the book(s);
(iv) the Bookowner agrees that, for protection of privacy of the registered users of the platform, the personal details of the registered users including their names shall not be disclosed to the relevant Bookowner.
Once the Platform accepts the Bookowner’s application to share and lend his book(s) on the Platform, the terms under the section headed “Sharing of books” will take effect and last for one month, and will be automatically renewed every one month unless either party requests in writing not to renew it for another term.
Last update: June 2023