Terms of Use (it's long... but that's ok cos we know you like reading)


These terms and conditions apply to the use of this website www.socialbookco.com (the “Website”). By visiting www.socialbookco.com, you confirm that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to adhere to them in their entirety. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must not use this Website.

In these Terms of Use “you” means the individual accessing the Website or using the Services and “SocialBookCo” or “we” or “us” means Torchlight Limited of Studio 1 Torchlight, 115 Harwood Road, London, SW6 4QL.


We may update or vary our terms and conditions from time to time, so please check this page for the latest version whenever you visit SocialBookCo.com. We can also update and vary the terms and conditions by notice on other pages of this Website.


Torchlight Limited is a limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales under Company Number 09049895.

Registered office: Talbot House, 204-226 Imperial Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7HH, United Kingdom
Trading address: Studio 1 Torchlight, 115 Harwood Road, London, SW6 4QL, United Kingdom
Email address: hello@socialbookco.com
Telephone number: +44 (0)207 384 9026


SocialBookCo.com provides you with a number of online resources, including but not limited to search functionalities using key words or ISBN, content, book reviews, buyer’s guides and other communication tools (the “Services”) to allow you to find and compare listed products offered on the websites of a number of third parties (the “Merchants”).

4.1 How SocialBookCo Works
SocialBookCo works in partnership with websites and book sites stores Globally so that you can browse and compare their results all in one place. We work with a large number of companies so that you should always find a good range of prices, but we can’t guarantee that every product a website/store sells will be included on our site.

We make sure information from online stores is updated regularly so that the price you see is what you get on their website. If they have changed a price only minutes earlier, you may find a different price but we’re always working to avoid this happening.

4.2 Buying from Merchants
If you wish to purchase the book you have selected, you should visit the website of the Merchant of your choice. When you use the services offered by a Merchant, and in particular, when you visit their website via a link from the Website to buy a particular product from it, you are bound by their terms of use.

We are neither acting as agent for such Merchants nor selling, reselling nor licensing listed products. We will not be party to any transaction or contract with any Merchant that you may enter into for the purchase of listed products and we have no liability in respect of listed products. You agree that you will contact the Merchant or seller of the products directly in relation to questions, complaints or disputes you have in respect of any products and you will not involve us in any dispute between you and any third party.


You must read our Privacy Policy which contains important information about the use of your personal data and other information regarding your privacy and our security processes and policies.

SocialBookCo is committed to protecting your privacy. We promise to use the information that we collect about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We are listed in the Register of Data Controllers under the number Z176857X.

You can see the information that we hold about you by logging on to SocialBookCo.com and checking your account details. You can also update your account details online.

5.1. How we use your contact information
The personal information you provide to us will include your contact details (telephone, email, postal address).

SocialBookCo will not sell or disclose any personal data to any third party unless required to do so by law.

We will use your information to send you regular email newsletters, keeping you informed of new products and seasonal offers. You can choose whether to receive these newsletters when you are registering.

A phone number is requested, we may need to use this if we need to ensure you are happy with the service you received.

5.2. Opt out
When you register on SocialBookCo.com, you can decide to opt out of receiving any promotional communications from us, however emails regarding your account, purchases or registration are mandatory. At any point, you can change your preference of promotional communication in your account section. Please allow three working days for your opt out to be processed.

5.3. Cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

SocialBookCo uses cookies for a number of purposes, for instance to enable us to simplify the logging on process for registered users, to help ensure the security and authenticity of registered users, to provide the mechanisms for online shopping and to enable traffic monitoring. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

While you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of our web site or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online or access any areas reserved for registered users.

For further information about cookies, including how to refuse cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

5.4. Securing your personal information
SocialBookCo.com uses Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the most advanced security system available. All of the personal information you enter, including your name, address, and the contents of your address book, is encrypted by secure server software before it is safely transmitted across the Internet. Our Customer Service Team has access to this information.

5.5. Securing your password
When you register with SocialBookCo.com, you do so as an individual. You must not share your user name and password with anyone else.

We know that you may use the same password for other Internet accounts, and that it is highly sensitive. Rest assured, your password is encrypted using MD5 Encrypyion and we do not have access to it. If you forget your password, we can send you a temporary one. You will then be able to access your account and create a new password.


6.1 Abuse of service
You agree to not access the Website and/or use the Services to: (a) harm minors in any way; (b) interfere with or disrupt the Website or Services or servers or networks connected to the Website or Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website or Services; (c) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation including; (d) extract, collect, process, combine or store personal data about other users; or (e) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Website.

You agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit: (a) any Content that is false inaccurate, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or that otherwise degrades or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability; (b) any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ( “Rights”) of any party; (c) any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose; or (d) any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

6.2 Intellectual Property
All text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layouts, design and other material that is contained on the Website is protected by SocialBookCo.com’s or third party copyrights, trade marks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. You do not have permission, except where expressly authorised to do so, to change, copy, store, publish, rent, licence, sell or distribute in any way any of these intellectual property rights. "SocialBookCo" is our registered trademark, and you agree not to display or use it in any manner without our prior written consent.

6.3 Website content and service access
We will always try to ensure that SocialBookCo.com is available 24 hours a day. However, we will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time, or for any period.

6.4 Liability
We exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and terms (whether express or implied) to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), and any of our group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with your use of this Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of this Website, any websites linked to this Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this Website or your downloading of any material from this Website or any websites linked to this Website.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by negligence (ii) fraud (iii) misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter or (iv) any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

If your use of material on this Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

You agree to indemnify us fully, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of any breach of the terms and conditions by you, or your use of this Website, or the use by any other person using your registration details.


You acknowledge that you are responsible for all information, data, text, software, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials ( “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, which you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Website and/or Services.

With respect to all User Content you elect to post on the Website, you grant us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

We shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, move or remove any User Content that is available via the Services that violates the Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable.


We provide product descriptions, pricing information, commentary, user reviews and other content (“Website Content”) in relation to products listed on the Website. Our inclusion of Website Content is for informational purposes only and does not imply any endorsement of any products, Merchants or other services offered by such Merchants. Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable once they have been brought to our attention, we do not warrant that the Website Content will be free from errors or omissions and we accept no liability for any inaccuracies or mistakes in any Website Content.


We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website or Services (or any part thereof) or to launch new services, with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website or Services.

In the event of any changes to Services requiring the opening of a SocialBookCo account, we will notify users using all appropriate means. You may cancel your SocialBookCo account online by notifying Customer Services.


You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof), access to the Website or use of the Services, and remove and discard any Content within the Services, for any reason. We may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice.


We may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. You acknowledge that we will not be party to any transaction or contract with a third party that you may enter into and you agree that you will not involve us in any dispute between you and any third party.


Your use of the Website and its contents grants no rights to you in relation to our intellectual property rights including, without limitation, trade marks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text or the intellectual property of third parties in the Website and its contents.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, record, transmit, commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way the services, web pages or materials on the Website or the computer codes of elements comprising the Website other than for your own personal use. Subject to the above, you may download insubstantial excerpts of this content to your hard disk for the purpose of viewing it provided that no more than one copy of any information is made.


You agree to compensate us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders and other partners, and employees, from any claim or damages (including any legal fees in relation to such claim or damages), made by any third party in respect of any matter in relation to or arising from your use of the Website including any breach or suspected breach of these Terms or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.


Nothing in these Terms of Use shall exclude or limit our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence by us, our employees or agents.

We do not accept any liability for damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from your use of the Website and we cannot guarantee that any files that you download are free from viruses, contamination or destructive features.

We shall only be liable for losses you suffer as a result of us breaking these Terms of Use if the losses are a foreseeable consequence of us breaking the Terms of Use. Losses are unforeseeable where they could not be contemplated by you and us at the time the Terms of Use were entered into by you. We are not responsible for any indirect losses which are not foreseeable by you and us (such as loss or profits and loss of opportunity).


Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Services may also provide notices of changes to the Terms of Use or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Services.

16. Competitions

We may host competitions on SocialBookCo.com, below are some legalities and rules that apply to all competitions on SocialBookCo, Social Media websites and our partners.

16.1 SocialBookCo Competition Rules
These rules are the conditions of entry to all competitions conducted through www.SocialBookCo.com (the “Website”) (“Competitions”). They apply together with any additional Terms and Conditions published on the Website.

  1. These rules are the “Competition Rules” and apply to competitions on the Website. By entering a Competition, entrants agree to be bound by the Competition Rules and all other Terms and Conditions on the Website.
  2. Competitions are not open to persons who at any time between the start date of the Competition and the date on which the winner is selected (inclusive) are employees of Torchlight Limited, any of its wholly owned subsidiaries or any marketing services agency or other company involved directly with the administration of the Competition, or any member of their households.
  3. Eligibility requirements may apply to a specific Competition, e.g. a valid passport, visas and/or driver’s licence will be required if the Competition prize includes travel outside the United Kingdom and/or car hire. These will be set out in the relevant Competition Notice.
  4. By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. Torchlight Limited reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
  5. The address you provide with your competition entry ("Entry") will be used to send any prizes so please make sure this is correct. Unless stated otherwise in the relevant Competition Notice, Competitions are only open to residents of the United Kingdom and you are not entitled to enter the Competition if you are resident outside of the United Kingdom. Where a Competition is open to entrants from outside the United Kingdom, you are not entitled to enter the Competition if you are resident in a country or jurisdiction where the Competition may breach any law or regulation. Where this applies, Torchlight Limited’s invitation to enter the Competition in such country and/or jurisdiction is withdrawn.
  6. Where a Competition is open to all age groups, Torchlight Limited assumes that by using the Website and entering the Competition (and you warrant that) you are aged 18 or over or, if you are under 18, that your parents have consented to your entry into the Competition in accordance with the Competition Rules. If a Competition is only open to a certain age group (e.g. 18 and over), this will be set out in the relevant Competition Notice within the “About us” section of the Website, and Torchlight Limited assumes that by entering the Competition (and you warrant that) you are the appropriate age to enter the Competition.
  7. Torchlight Limited reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the Competition Rules.
  8. In the event that any entrant is disqualified from the Competition, Torchlight Limited in its sole discretion may decide whether a replacement should be selected. In this event, any further entrant will be selected on the same criteria as the original entrant and will be subject to the Competition Rules.
  9. Entries through agents or third parties will be invalid.

16.2 Competition Entries

  1. Competition Entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date and time specified in the Competition Notice. Failure to do so will disqualify the Entry.
  2. There is no purchase requirement to enter a Competition and there is no charge to register for use of the Website
  3. Proof of posting or emailing cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. Torchlight Limited cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of or unauthorised access to Entries, or Entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of server functions, technical issues, virus, bugs or other causes outside Torchlight Limited’s control.
  4. Entrants should note that Torchlight Limited does not undertake to return any Entries, including those containing artistic or other material.

16.3 Prizes

  1. Unless stated otherwise in the Competition Notice, prize winners will be chosen at random from all correct Entries (for Competitions involving answering questions or where entry is by emailing or otherwise providing a name and/or contact details to Torchlight Limited) or from all submitted Entries in Torchlight Limited’s absolute discretion (where creative or artistic merit or other subjective criteria apply to Entries) within 28 days of the closing date specified in the Competition Notice. In all matters, the decision of the judge(s) and Torchlight Limited shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  2. Prize winners will be notified in the manner and within the time specified in the Competition Notice (and may be contacted by Torchlight Limited’s nominated supplier(s)). Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or your failure to reply as specified in the notification (and within the time stated) may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If more than one prize is awarded only one prize per entrant will be awarded. Competition winner(s)’ names may be published on the Website.
  3. Claims for prizes must be made in the manner and within the time specified in the Competition Notice. Failure to claim a prize within this time or in the manner specified may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
  4. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Torchlight Limited reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.
  5. Prizes are awarded at the discretion of Torchlight Limited and no prizes will be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of any entrant. Where Entries are being judged on creative or artistic merit or other subjective criteria, Torchlight Limited and/or the Competition judges in their absolute discretion reserve the right not to select a winner, and/or to remove or amend selection criteria and/or the structure and operation of the Competition if Entries are not of the requisite standard.
  6. Where a prize may not be appropriate for a younger contestant, the minimum age for entry will be stated in the Competition Notice and must be observed. Torchlight Limited reserves the right to request written proof of age of any winner.
  7. All taxes, insurances, transfers, spending money and other expenses (including meals or personal expenses upgrades etc.) as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

16.4 Prizes

  1. All Entries will become the property of Torchlight Limited on its receipt of them and will not be returned. In consideration of Torchlight Limited agreeing to consider entrants to the Competition, each entrant hereby assigns to Torchlight Limited all intellectual property rights in his or her Entries and waives all moral rights.For the avoidance of doubt, pursuant to the above assignment of intellectual property rights Torchlight Limited (and third parties authorised by Torchlight Limited) may make any and all Entries available on the Website and in any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, which may include other internet sites, mobile, television and/or radio and use, display, publish, transmit, copy, make derivative works or podcasts from, edit, alter, store, re-format, sell and license the Entries in any way it sees fit, including in advertising and/or sponsorship.
  2. Torchlight Limited does not guarantee to use or otherwise make publicly available any Entry. Torchlight Limited may also, in appropriate circumstances, and at its sole discretion, reject, edit, remove or disable access to Entries that appear to be legally or otherwise problematic e.g. infringe the copyright or other intellectual property or privacy rights of others, are defamatory etc. or for any other reason.
  3. Your Entry and any information submitted by you must be personal to and relate specifically to you. You hereby warrant that your Entry and all information which you submit and/or distribute will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and will not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing, threatening or illegal. If relevant, Torchlight Limited reserves the right, but without having the obligation, to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by you and to edit, refuse to distribute or remove the same.

16.5 Liability

  1. Torchlight Limited does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any prize. The prizes are provided without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, conformity with description or fitness for a particular purpose. The express provisions of these Competition Rules are in place of all warranties, representations, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are hereby excluded by Torchlight Limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
  2. Torchlight Limited is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received as a result of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination of these, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition.
  3. Nothing in the foregoing shall exclude Torchlight Limited liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.

16.6 Data Protection and Publicity

  1. The name of the winner and the winning Entry will be sent to anyone who writes to Torchlight Limited within 3 months after the closing date, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, requesting details of the winning Entry.
  2. Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity and Torchlight Limited reserves the right, without additional payment or permission, to use the names, ages and addresses of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity. By entering the Competition you agree to such use of your personal information, images, photographs and/or audio and/or visual recordings.
  3. Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation. Data relating to entrants will be retained by Torchlight Limited for a reasonable period after the Competition closes to assist Torchlight Limited to operate Competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries relating to the Competition.

16.7 Jurisdiction

  1. The Competition and the Competition Rules are governed by English law and any disputes are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England. The Website is only intended to be accessed from the United Kingdom. Torchlight Limited makes no representation that materials on the Website relating to this Competition are appropriate or available for use at other locations and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is strictly prohibited. If you access the Website outside of the United Kingdom, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

17. Website Offers and Promotions

18. General

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement in respect of the use of this Website and the items and services offered via this Website.

If any of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions which shall remain fully enforceable. No waiver by us of any term shall be deemed to be continuing or shall be deemed to be a waiver of any other term.

Only you and SocialBookCo shall be entitled to enforce these terms and conditions. No third party shall be entitled to enforce any of these terms and conditions whether by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

These terms and conditions will be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.