Terms & Conditions
Access and use of the readsdirect.ie Website, together with the sale and the purchase of products from the site, are governed by the terms and conditions set out below. By using the site you agree to accept the following terms and conditions. If you do not wish to accept these terms and conditions, you may choose not to use this site or contact us to ask for further information. A contract between reads and the customer will exist once an order has been accepted, processed, dispatched and received.
This site is owned by O'Reilly Mescall Ltd. which is a private limited Company, registered in Ireland (number 491524 with its registered office at HSOC Adelaide house, Upper Georges Street Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin.
To the fullest extent permitted at law, O'Reilly Mescall Ltd. is providing this Website and its contents on an "as is" basis and makes no (and expressly disclaims all) representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Website or the information, content, materials or products included in this site including, without limitation, warranties of merchant-ability and fitness for a particular purpose. In addition, O'Reilly Mescall Ltd. does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this Website is accurate, complete or current. Price and availability information is subject to change without notice. Except as specifically stated on this Web site, to the fullest extent permitted at law, neither O'Reilly Mescall Ltd. nor any of its affiliates, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or the information, content, materials or products included on this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Our web site images, descriptions and colours are subject to change and are for illustration only.
Due to the nature of our business, stock availability cannot be guaranteed. If your goods are in stock the order will be shipped in order to reach you within the specified time and also with the confirmation emails received by you the customer. Once you have placed an order with readsdirect.ie an email will be sent to you confirming your order details. A second e-mail will be sent once your order has been dispatched. It is important that you give us a valid email address so you can receive these emails. readsdirect.ie is not responsible for missed communication due to incorrect contact details being submitted.
We reserve the right to accept or reject any order at our absolute discretion. Whilst we try to ensure that prices are accurate, We reserve the right to correct the prices if we discover an error. In this event, you will be entitled to cancel your order or re-confirm it at the correct price. Cancellation of orders, given the nature of electronic commerce, is not possible online. If you would wish to cancel an order before it is dispatched please contact us on 01-2939983 ext 4. If you are unhappy with your goods once they have arrived you are entitled to return them for a refund or replacement. Please check the order confirmation screen carefully before completing your order.
Price of Goods
The price listed on the Website (the “Price”) for Reads Online (the “Products”) will be as stipulated at the time when you place your order on the website. We are entitled to make adjustments to the Price listed on the website without notice. These changes may be to take account of any increase in our supplier’s prices, a promotional price change, or the imposition of any new taxes or duties, or if due to an error or omission the Price for the Products on the Website is wrong.
The pricing on the website may vary between search results pages, product pages, partner websites and in store prices, however, we make every effort to ensure the prices on our website are correct. The final price of a product is displayed in the basket before you confirm your purchase, either on readsdirect.ie or on our partner websites.
Online prices maybe be less than in store prices for promotional purposes and for our pricing structure at the time and in promoting the new ordering facility online, you may find it easier to register online and order than call to the stores.
We will endeavour to deliver the Products to you within the agreed delivery time of your Account order within the island of Ireland, where this is practical. However, Products are subject to availability and delays may sometimes occur that are outside of our control. Any dates specified for delivery are therefore approximate only. If delivery is delayed for more than 21 days, you have the right to contact us and refuse to accept the Product/s. In these circumstances, we will refund any money paid by you for those Products and any delivery monies you have been charged. However, we will not be responsible for any other losses, costs, damages or charges that you may suffer if we delay in supplying or do not supply those Products. At the time of delivery you may be required to validly sign-off on the delivery of the Products, after which time the Products become your sole responsibility. For information on our returns policy, please see our Returns page.
Occasionally, readsdirect.ie will run discount codes in newsletters or through third parties. The following terms and conditions apply to all discount code offers, unless otherwise stated in the promotion: Reads of Nassau St Store is not included in any of our promotions or affiliated with readsdirect.ie.
- Discounts codes are only valid on readsdirect.ie only
- Discounts do not apply to eVouchers, or products excluded from specific promotions
- Discounts codes are not valid in any Reads retail stores Sandyford & Stillorgan.
- Discount offers exclude postage.
- Discount codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including 3 for 2 offers, 25% off, 50% off promotions and buy 1 get 1 half price plus any other offers, they are for online orders only.
- Only one discount code or online offer can be used per order.
- We reserve the right to cancel any order, or withdraw/extend any promotions at our discretion.
- Discount codes must be entered in the Promotional code box in the basket at the time of purchase. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.
- All offers are time bound, expiry dates specified. All offers end at midnight unless specified otherwise.
- Minimum spends may apply and will be stated in the promotion.
- When specified offer products must be added to basket for discount to apply.
3 for 2 Promotions
Purchase three (or more) items from the 3 for 2 offers to take advantage of the discount. For every three items you purchase, the cheapest item will be free. The 3 for 2 offer will be calculated at the checkout.
Percentage off and Special Price Promotions
Special prices and percentage off promotions are reflected on the item’s product page, and prices are as marked %off.
- 25% off or other % Sales are valid on readsdirect.ie - and in retail stores
- offer duration specified per campaign
- this offer can not be applied retrospectively
- product exclusions may apply
- eVoucher excluded
- postage is excluded
- the % off is deducted from the product RRP (retail recommended price)
- discount codes can't be used in conjunction with flash sales offers
- % off is reflected on the item’s product page, and prices are as marked
Returns and Cancellations for Orders with a Promotion or a Discount Code
Returns or cancellations may result in forfeiture of discounts applied at the time an order is placed and you may be responsible to pay any such adjustments.
We will happily exchange any product returned in accordance with our returns policy for an alternative of up to the same value provided it is within the same promotional offer. Payment will be charged for any price difference where any exchanged product is of a higher value. Where any exchanged product is of a lower value, no refund of the price difference will be provided.
Should any item be returned and not exchanged in accordance with our returns policy, a refund will only be applicable where the returned item was not given for free (for example – the cheapest book in a 3 for 2 offer). No refund will be provided for any free items.
If a refund is applicable for a returned item, and as a result the original order no longer qualifies for the promotion (eg. Because you have now only purchased two items from the same 3 for 2 offer, the refund you will receive will be the cost of the returned item after the adjustment of the complete order to account for the removal of the promotion.
Offers are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn without notice by us at any time.
eVoucher Terms & Conditions
- eVouchers can only be redeemed online or in Sandyford & Stillorgan Retail Stores
- Reads of Nassau St is not included or affiliated with readsdirect.ie.
- Only one eVoucher may be used per transaction.
- eVouchers will expire after one year from the purchase date.
Website: Use & Security
You are entirely responsible for any and all activities in your use of the site. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use or any other breach of security.
Website: Privacy & Data Use
Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site.
How to Manage Cookies
We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.
List of the Main readsdirect.ie Cookies
The following tables describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete readsdirect.ie cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” inChrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" inFirefox and Safari etc).
We use session cookies to remember your log-in and what you've put in the shopping basket. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken. More information on session cookies and what they are used for at www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html
The Unique Impression Cookie contains programs of viewed ads together with the time of the ad-view. This information is used to be able to identify unique ad-views.
Ad-pools have the feature of ad-rotation. To support this, pool-based ad-views are stored in a cookie.
The Event History Cookie contains information about the three latest tracks (clicks) and the ten latest closures per program. This information is used to be able to connect clicks with closures.
The GUID Cookie holds an identifier to support server side storage of the user event history
Allows a user to disable cookie based tracking or targeting for the browser that the user is using
Re-targeting is a feature that makes it possible to target ads to users that have visited configured targeting points on the advertiser’s site. To support this feature the targeting points visited by a user are stored in this cookie.
Cookies set by Third Party Websites
We sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. readsdirect.ie does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Social Networking Sharing Tools
Our online carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Our online does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including our online. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting our online, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all e.g. service emails with invoices attached. Other emails we send we put in tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site – e.g. our monthly newsletter. Some emails we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We rarely use the latter information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should opt out of our online emails which you can do via the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the footer of every promotional email we send.
Surveys and Competitions
From time to time our site may request information from users via surveys, competitions or for a particular service (e.g. newsletter). Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested will include contact information (as supplied to the site during registration) and supplementary information on your professional interests, opinions and preferences. We will use the contact information to notify winners. We will not publish winners' details on the site. If the survey or contest has a sponsor then we may share information given by entrants with the sponsor, but only with the user's consent.
We use Realex and Paypal as our external payment provider for online transactions. We require the billing address of the credit card you use so that we can pass this to providers, who check the address against the cardholder's details for security purposes. We only store delivery details when you opt-in to save these details to your Address Book. We don't store the credit card details on our server. Our Providers require that you provide your credit card details to process the transaction. This is done on a secure provider server and data passing between readsdirect.ie servers and the providers servers are encrypted using 128bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
Our Use of Your Information
We use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyse site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customise our site's content, layout, and services. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users' needs.
We use your email address to send you newsletters or other communications that you have requested from the Site. Out of respect for our users we offer an opt-out via the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the footer of every promotional email we send.
Disclosure of Your Information
By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We can (and you authorise us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, Intellectual Property Rights infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
Website & Use
You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your usage, including the content of your transmissions through the Website. All information, designs, drawings and other specifications provided on the Website are the exclusive property of O'Reilly Mescall Ltd. Any copying, transmission or re-transmission of the same requires the prior written approval of O'Reilly Mescall Ltd.
We reserve the right at all times to place advertisements and promotions on the Website. Advertisers and sponsors on the Website are solely responsible for complying with all local, national, state and international laws (where relevant) and we exclude all liability howsoever caused there from.
When you purchase online, you have a statutory right to return a product (other than perishable produce or a special order) up to 7 days after your order has been delivered (cooling off period). We can change or cancel an order up until it is dispatched. If the order has been dispatched, you can return the Product to us and we will organise a refund (excluding delivery cost). Any breakages or damage must be reported within 24 hours of purchase/delivery.
Accordance with Specification
Many of the Products are of a technical nature and it is not practical to publish detailed specifications of all the Products and keep specifications completely up to date. All descriptive matter, drawings, pictures, colours, specifications and advertising on the Website are for the sole purpose of giving an approximate description of the Products.
If any manuals or safety instructions are provided with the Products, you agree to read and follow carefully all the terms contained there in at all times. Any information contained on the Website is not meant to be comprehensive and if you are inexperienced in using the Products or are unsure of your abilities, you should always seek expert advice and assistance.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or the inability to use the Website, any changes to the Website, any material or data sent or received or not sent or received or for any of the above – mentioned damages that result from the use or inability to use the Products. In no circumstances shall our liability and that of our suppliers to you and/or any third parties for any of the above exceed €200.
Proprietary Rights to Content
User acknowledges that the readsdirect.ie Site contains Content, that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is or may be copyrighted as a collective work under Irish copyright laws, and O'Reilly Mescall Ltd. owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content on the readsdirect.ie Site. User may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any such Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, Users may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for User's personal use and that User maintains any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under Irish copyright laws, User may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other property right. In addition to the foregoing, use of any software Content shall be governed by these terms and any software license agreement accompanying such software.
readsdirect.ie is a distributor and not a publisher of Content supplied by third parties and Users. readsdirect.ie has no editorial control over such Content readsdirect.ie is not obligated to review Content, including User Created Content, as that term is defined in Section XII below. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of Content, including User Created Content, expressed or made available by third parties, including any other User, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of readsdirect.ie or any readsdirect.ie Provider, unless expressly stated otherwise. Neither readsdirect.ie nor any readsdirect.ie Provider makes any representation, warranty or guarantee on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any third party Content unless otherwise expressly stated. In many instances, the Content, including User Created Content, available through the readsdirect.ie Site represents the opinions and judgments of the third party that provides such Content. Under no circumstance shall either readsdirect.ie or any readsdirect.ie Provider be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by a User's reliance on information obtained through the readsdirect.ie Site. It is the responsibility of User to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information, opinion, advice, or Content, including User Created Content, available through the readsdirect.ie Site.
Age of Users
Our products and services are marketed for and directed towards purchase by adults or with the consent of adults. Individuals under the age of 18 ("Minors") are not permitted to use readsdirect.ie without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Furthermore, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for an online account or to post personal information on our websites. Should we learn that someone under the age of 13 has provided any personal information to or on any of the O'Reilly Mescall Ltd. websites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.
readsdirect.ie reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Interactive Community services for any reason.
If you become aware of misuse of the Interactive Community services, including any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any applicable law, please contact us immediately by using our contact us page.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we assume no responsibility for ongoing monitoring of the Site or for removal or editing of any User Created Content, even after receiving notice. We assume no liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or User Created Content within the Interactive Community.
Modification of Terms
We may terminate the Website with or without cause at any time and effective immediately. In addition, we, in our sole discretion, may terminate your Account for violation of the letter or spirit of these terms and conditions.