Terms & Conditions

  1. Introduction

Welcome to UnidBooks. The Terms and Conditions written on this webpage shall manage your use of our website www.UnidBooks.co.uk as well as all related websites (www.UnidBooks.com). You accept these Terms and Conditions by creating an account with UnidBooks. By creating a UnidBooks account you are required to confirm you have read and agree to the following Terms and Conditions. Please do not use UnidBooks if you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions.

2. Creating an account 

In order to buy and sell on UnidBooks you must create an account. It is your responsibility to create a strong password (containing a combination of upper, lower cases, special characters and numbers) and you are also responsible for maintaining confidentiality of your account login details. If you are concerned your account details have been compromised or your account may have been misused you must immediately contact us. Although we encourage users to sign up using their university account, we cannot guarantee that all users on the site will be current university students. Sellers are required to verify their account before selling, however buyers are not required to verify their account before they make a purchase. 

3. Using UnidBooks

By using UnidBooks (www.UnidBooks.co.uk as well as all related websites) you are agreeing that you will not:

  • Use UnidBooks in any way that is or may be damaging to the website or any person or business entity  
  • Use UnidBooks in any way that impacts user access to the website 
  • Use UnidBooks contrary to applicable laws and regulations
  • Engage in any data mining, data harvesting, data extraction or any similar activity in relation to UnidBooks 
  • Disobey any laws 
  • Post any illegal, indecent or abusive material 
  • Post misleading information about your product or about any organisation
  • Attempt to sell any products that you do not own 
  • Register to UnidBooks using personal information that is not your own
  • Infringe any third party rights
  • Upload any photographs that you do not own the rights to 
  • Distribute spam, viruses or technologies that may harm UnidBooks or it’s users
  • Fail to meet up with the buyer and exchange the book. Unless you cannot contact the buyer
  • Fail to meet up with the seller to collect the book. Unless you cannot contact the seller 
  • Utilise user’s contact details for any purpose other than to arrange to meet up and exchange the book(s)
  • Utiise user’s contact details to arrange additional transactions outside of UnidBooks

People below 18 years of age are not permitted to use UnidBooks. We reserve the right to delete any content that violates the Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. In addition, we reserve the right to refuse user registration and also to refuse current user’s access to UnidBooks at any time without notice. Please contact us if you encounter any problems or violations of the Terms and Conditions.

The content you upload onto www.UnidBooks.co.uk (or www.UnidBooks.com) may be displayed on other sites, services, or applications. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you give permission for your listed content to be shared with our social media platforms and other third party platforms.

4. Fees and responsibilities 

It is your responsibility as a user to update your contact info in your account. Once you graduate, it is your responsibility to change your email address before your University closes your email account. If you change your email or phone number you must update this in your account. 

UnidBooks is not involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers. The contract for the sale is directly between the buyer and seller. UnidBooks does not own any items listed on, or sold through UnidBooks. 

Buying

It is the buyer’s responsibility to contact UnidBooks if the buyer does not receive the book within five days from the sale date. For example if the sale was made on the 1st September 2020, the buyer and seller will have until 23.59 o’clock on the 5th September 2020 to meet up and exchange the book. If the book is not exchanged within this time period the buyer then has a further 24 hour notification period to contact UnidBooks. If the buyer does not contact UnidBooks within this time, UnidBooks cannot guarantee a refund of the money paid by the buyer. This is because your money is put on hold throughout this time period and we may have already sent your money to the seller. Similarly, if the seller is posting the book, the seller must send the buyer the proof of tracked postage within five days of sale. For example, if the sale was made on the 1st September 2020, the seller will have until  23.59 o’clock on the 5th September 2020 to provide proof of tracked postage. If the buyer has not received the proof of tracked postage within five days of the sale date, they must contact UnidBooks within the 24 hour notification period. 

If you do contact UnidBooks within this 24 hour notification period we may be able to offer you a partial refund for your purchase. If you request a refund, the PayPal or Stripe refund transaction fee will be automatically deducted before we transfer the funds to you. More information on Stripe fees can be found here: https://stripe.com/gb/pricing. More information on PayPal fees can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees

In certain circumstances the buyer may be entitled to a refund. However, UnidBooks reserves the right not to refund UnidBooks buyers in following cases:

  • If the seller contacts the buyer to to arrange collection of book(s) and the buyer does not reply
  • The buyer contacts UnidBooks and states that they have not received the book, after the 24 hour notification period explained above 
  • If your email address is not up to date in ‘my info’ section of your account 
  • If, in our opinion, you violate these Terms of Conditions  

Once you have met up and have received the book, you have accepted possession of the book. By accepting possession of the book you are accepting the condition of the book and agreeing that the book matches the seller’s description online. If you are not happy with the book, do not accept the book and contact us immediately within five days of purchase. 

Selling

The seller should take a photo/video just before meeting with the buyer to prove the condition of the book upon exchange. If a photograph or video is not taken prior to exchange we cannot guarantee that the item condition is accurate. If you no longer wish to sell an item that you have already listed on our site, it is your responsibility to delete the item from your ‘selling history’ in your account. 

UnidBooks charges fees when books are sold through UnidBooks. Fees are quoted in Pounds Sterling. In order to get paid you must connect your PayPal account. Users who sell a book will be charged a 10% seller fee. The seller fee is 10% of the listed price for the item. Sellers will also be charged a transaction fee of £0.80. The 10% seller fee and the £0.80 transaction fee will be automatically deducted from your payment.

Your money will be transferred to you within 7 days of the sale date. However we reserve the rights to cancel your sale at any point. We may cancel your sale for the following reasons: 

  • If we believe that the description and or photos do not correctly show the true product
  • If we believe that the description and or photos do not correctly show the quality or condition of the item 
  • If your email address is not up to date in ‘my info’ section of your account 
  • If, in our opinion, you violate these Terms of Conditions  

Once you have made a sale, UnidBooks will send the seller an email with the buyer’s contact details. The seller must contact the buyer and exchange the book within five days of the sale date. For example if the sale was made on the 1st September 2020, the buyer and seller will have until 23.59 o’clock on the 5th September 2020 to meet up and exchange the book. If the seller chooses to post the item(s) to the buyer, the seller is responsible for paying postage. The seller must pay for the item(s) to be sent to the buyer via tracked postage. The seller must provide the buyer with proof of tracked postage within five days of the sale. For example, if the sale was made on the 1st September 2020, the seller will have until  23.59 o’clock on the 5th September 2020 to provide proof of tracked postage. If the seller does not pay for, and provide proof of tracked postage, UnidBooks cannot guarantee the seller will be paid. If the buyer states that they did not receive the book, UnidBooks reserves the rights to cancel the seller’s payment if proof of tracked postage cannot be provided.

All fees, incurred by buyers or sellers may change. If the fees are changed we will notify you of the changes by posting such changes on the UnidBooks website. All fees may change subject to promotional events, these changes will be effective from the date/time when the promotional event is announced and fees will revert back to normal once the promotional event has expired. The expiry date will be stated with the promotional event.

5. Liability 

UnidBooks does not own any items or content listed or sold through UnidBooks. UnidBooks does not own the photographs of any items or content listed on UnidBooks. By using UnidBooks you agree that UnidBooks are not responsible for content posted by users. You agree to not hold UnidBooks responsible for the actions of other users. You agree to not hold UnidBooks responsible for the content uploaded by other users. UnidBooks is not obliged to check the content uploaded onto our website. UnidBooks does not accept any liability for unauthorised, inaccurate, abusive or unlawful content uploaded on UnidBooks. In addition, we do not accept responsibility for any content that invades upon the rights of any person.

Nothing contained on UnidBooks shall be interpreted as advising you. UnidBooks is not associated with any University or any educational institution. UnidBooks are not advising which books to read for your course. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are purchasing the correct book(s) for your studies and to ensure you are purchasing the most up-to-date edition. UnidBooks is not in any way associated with Leeds University or Leeds Medical School.   

UnidBooks, including its officers, directors and employees shall not be held liable for any indirect, consequential or special damages arising out of or in any way related to your use of UnidBooks. UnidBooks, including its officers, directors and employees are not responsible or liable for any loss or harm from computer viruses or other computer programs designed to have a negative impact on UnidBooks.

Our websites (www.UnidBooks.co.uk and www.UnidBooks.com) and email (info@UnidBooks.co.uk) may occasionally be interrupted for maintenance purposes and may result in errors whilst you are using the site. We will try to fix these as soon as possible, but you accept that we cannot guarantee the site will be available and working at all times. If you do not receive a reply to an email within 5 working days, it is your responsibility to reach out to other means of contact, for example, our social media platforms (which can be found on our website homepage).

  1. Meeting up to exchange the book 

Some of your data will be shared to other UnidBooks users when you have sold or purchased an item through UnidBooks. This information will be taken from the data you provided when creating an account. If you have sold an item, we will provide the buyer with your first name, email and phone number. Similarly, if you have bought an item, we will provide the seller with your first name, email and phone number. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you accept that your personal information, as mentioned above will be shared with the buyer or seller involved in your purchase or sale. You agree that you will not; share this information provided to you by UnidBooks with anyone, you will only use this information for the purpose of facilitating a sale, you will only keep the information for the length of time required to facilitate a sale and you will delete the information after you have met up with the buyer or seller. UnidBooks (including all directors and employees) is not responsible for any charge you may incur by contacting the buyer or seller, including but not limited to; telephone calls, text messages and mobile data charges. 

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you agree that you will always meet the buyer or seller on University campus and never meet at any user’s home. You must arrange to meet the buyer in the hours of daylight. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you agree that you will adhere to COVID-19 social distancing rules and not meet up with the buyer or seller if you have symptoms of COVID-19, which can are described here https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_3. It is your responsibility to keep up to date with the current COVID-19 government advice with regards to meeting up with others. You recommend always wearing a mask. You must wash your hands before and after meeting up with the buyer or seller and you must disinfect the book with a suitable antiviral cleaner before you receive it. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you agree that UnidBooks (including all directors and employees) are not responsible for any indirect, consequential or special losses of damages arising from meeting up with the buyer or seller. UnidBooks are not responsible for any damage to health arising from meeting up with the buyer or seller. 

  1. General 

By using UnidBooks (www.UnidBooks.co.uk as well as all related websites) you are expected to review these Terms and Conditions on a regular basis. If at any time you decide that you no longer agree with the Terms and Conditions you must stop using UnidBooks and immediately contact UnidBooks to cancel your account. 

  1. Contact

Please contact us at info@unidbooks.co.uk if you would like to discuss anything mentioned in these Terms and Conditions.