Terms of Use

Welcome to the official website of Datu Press®. We have provided safeguards and developed policies to make sure that everyone who is using our platform/social media outlets is safe, and finds it trouble free and enjoyable. So please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy carefully, for by using our platform/social media outlets, you are agreeing to the practices described in this Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

Datu Press®, Cultural Revolution™, and the Datu Press Logo™ are registered trademarks of DatuPress Publishing and Nakhoda Media Productions.

1. Acceptance

1.1. Once you use or access our platform (www.datupress.com) and/or our social media outlets (our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts), you agree to comply with all the rules, guidelines, notices, instructions, and policies pertaining to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to this platform/our social media outlets as well as to any amendments issued by us.

1.2. We reserve the right to revise these rules, guidelines, notices, instructions, policies, and merchandise prices at any time without prior notice. We may do this for a variety of reasons including to reflect changes in the requirements of the law, new features, or changes in business practices.

1.3. If you do not accept and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, please do not use our platform/social media outlets.

2. Eligibility

2.1. If you are below 18 years old, you must obtain consent from your parent/s or legal guardian/s, and their acceptance of these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will be their agreement to take legal responsibility for your actions. If you do not have consent from your parent/s or legal guardian/s, you must stop using or accessing our platform/social media outlets.

3. Third-Party Service Providers

3.1. We, at Datu Press®, have partnered with reputable third-party service providers for courier services, banking systems, payment facilities, Internet security, website management systems, digital store outlets, and other social media platforms. We are not liable for any errors made by these third-party service providers that may result in any misinformation, losses, or expenses inflicted to our customer/s or user/s while using our platform/social media outlets.

3.2. Please take note that these third-party service providers have their own security and safeguard features, partners, regulations, and policies. For your protection and safety, you will agree to comply with their regulations and policies.

4. House Rules: Cyberbullying, Online Bashing, Spamming, and Others

4.1. You agree not to bash, bully, intimidate, harass, defame any users of our platform/social media outlets in any way.

4.2. You agree not to maliciously disclose screenshots of communications with the administrators of our platform/social media outlets to online sites, offline media, and other media websites/networks.

4.3. You agree not to spam and/or solicit money from or defraud any users.

4.4. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or post any images of another person without their permission.

4.5. You agree not to advertise or promote products/services on our platform/social media outlets that are not official products/services of Datu Press®.

4.6. You agree not to post any content that violates or infringes anyone’s rights, including rights of publicity, privacy, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property or contract right.

4.7. You agree not to post any content that is hate speech, threatening, sexually explicit, pornographic, or gratuitous violence.

4.8. You agree not to solicit passwords or any personal identification information of the users of our platform/social media outlets in any way.

4.9. You agree not to use another user’s account.

4.10. Any or all discontentment will be formally directed to the administrators of our platform/social media outlets, and all issues will be reasonably dealt within the legal boundaries of Philippine laws.

4.11. For the protection of the users of our platform/social media outlets, any forms of defamation will be treated with warnings, sanctions, banning, and/or legal actions.

4.12. Datu Press® reserves the right to investigate and/or terminate your account without a refund of any online purchases or services that are dependent on our platform and/or third-party service providers and/or to block your access to our social media outlets if you have misused our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy or behaved in a way that we find as inappropriate or unlawful.

5. Product Purchase on Digital Products

5.1. Datu Press® may offer digital products such as e-books, e-journals, recordings, applications, games, and other digital products, and these products are sold or distributed by our third-party service providers (e.g., Amazon) on our behalf.

5.1.1 These third-party service providers have policies and safeguards on how to order our digital products, and if you decide to buy, you agree to follow their regulations and policies.

5.2. Pictures shown on our digital product’s pages are for illustration purposes only. The actual product may vary from the picture advertised due to lighting, photo editing, and product improvements.

6. Product Purchase on Physical Products

6.1. Datu Press® may offer physical products such as books, posters, optical DVDs/CDs, apparel, accessories, mugs, notebooks, writing supplies, and other physical items through our platform/social media outlets. And these cover the following agreements:

6.1.1 Order Placement. You shall be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of your order placement by following the instructions indicated on the specific page/s of the item/s you intend to buy.

6.1.2. Payments. You shall be responsible for paying the amount of the desired product/s you intend to buy by following our payment methods indicated on the specific page/s of the item/s you intend to buy. Regular Payment. Once you have made the payment, you are required to send a screenshot picture of the deposit slip through our specified e-mail as this serves as your payment verification. As soon as our customer representatives have verified your payment, we will start processing your order/s. Note that your ordered item/s may take 2–3 weeks production period, depending on the current load of our production staff and/or third-party service providers. Cash on Delivery. We also offer Cash on Delivery (COD) service. Although, our Cash on Delivery service may have limitations if your ordered item/s require/s a down payment, which usually item/s amounting to ₱1,500.00 PHP and above.

6.1.3. Cancellation by Customer. You may cancel your ordered item/s by sending us a notice of cancellation through our supplied e-mail. Cancellation Process Fee. However, if you have deposited your payment and wished for a cancellation, we will be charging 35% of the total cost as a Cancellation Process Fee. This will be debited from your deposited payment, and we will refund your money through our preferred banks or money-transfer agencies. Time Limit. Our Cancellation by Customer Agreement on our physical products is only valid within 3 hours upon deposit payment verification; else, we will start processing your order/s with the full amount that you have paid.

6.1.4. Cancellation by Administrator. In cases of erroneous price placement and/or internal issues within our production, and you have already deposited your payment, we have all the rights to cancel or terminate the order placement, and we will be refunding your payment without cost through our preferred banks or money-transfer agencies; else, you may change item/s from our available stock inventory. 

6.1.5. Replacement. We have a limited replacement policy on the apparel/physical product items. We only replace apparel/physical product items with the following scenarios: You’ve received a product that is different in nature from the product you have ordered from our platform/social media outlets; You’ve received a faulty or damaged product. However, we do not replace apparel with wrong sizes. Please check our size guide on the pages of the apparel you intend to buy before placing your orders.

6.1.6. Refunds. We try our very best to deliver. However, if there are high volumes of orders and/or if there are supplier or production issues, we will notify our customers through an announcement from our website/social media outlets of possible delays, such as stretching the creation/delivery period over a month or so. We hope that we can agree on possible solutions. If not, we will refund the affected item/s that our customers had paid without cost.

6.1.7. Apparel Care. For best results and longevity, clean apparel by a gentle wash with mild detergent in lukewarm water, and then hang dry. Do not iron on print. Please note that when the apparel is washed in strong-configured washing machines and/or dried in high-temperature dryers, print peeling may occur.

6.1.8. Product Delivery. We have partnered with reputable third-party service providers for our courier services. As soon as your ordered item/s is/are created, it/they will be forwarded to our third-party service provider for courier services: approximately of 1-3 days delivery period for Metro Manila, while 7 days for areas outside NCR. Since we cannot guarantee the date and time of deliveries, please be sure that your supplied delivery address can receive packages. If you are physically unavailable to receive the package/s, please assign someone on your behalf to receive your ordered item/s with your authorization letter and necessary identification cards. For any repeat courier services, the customer will shoulder these additional expenses. Kindly check the specific page of the item you intend to buy if this has Free Delivery service or if there are certain requirements to avail this free service.

6.2. Pictures shown on our physical product’s pages are for illustration purposes only. The actual product may vary from the picture advertised due to lighting, photo editing, and product improvements.

7. Intellectual Property

7.1. Unless mentioned otherwise/under open source license use/belonging to public domain/under fair use doctrine, all registered and unregistered trademarks, graphics, content, media, logos, artworks, and all copyrightable materials found in our platform/social media are owned by Datu Press® with the full protection of the international and local Intellectual Property laws.

7.2. No part/s of this platform or any copyrightable materials that we created found on our platform/social media outlets, may be reproduced, reverse engineered, broadcasted, decompiled, disassembled, separated, altered, distributed, republished, displayed, hyperlinked, mirrored, framed, transferred, or transmitted in any manner or stored/installed in an information retrieval system/servers/machines without our prior written permission from us.

7.3. Permission will only be granted to you to download, print and/or use these materials for non-commercial uses and/or to use as reference materials with an intention to buy from our platform/social media outlets, provided that you do not modify these materials and that we retain all copyright and other proprietary values contained in these materials. 

8. Notice of Copyright Infringement

8.1. If you believe that your work has been posted on our platform/social media outlets in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:

8.1.1. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

8.1.2. Supporting documents, certifications, and documents of legal evidence that you are the rightful owner of the material;

8.1.3. A description and the location information of where the material that you claim is infringing on our platform/social media outlets;

8.1.4. Your contact information, including address, telephone number, and email address;

8.1.5. A formal written statement that is notarized, made under the penalty of perjury, and that the above information in your notice is accurate, indicating that you are the copyright owner of the disputed material located on our platform/social media outlets.

8.2. We reserve all the rights to investigate, dispute, and submit to legal offices for clarifications; else, we will remove the material in question for reasons of possible copyright infringement.

9. Limitations and Liabilities

9.1. We have provided online safeguards and third-party software securities to our systems and website. However, no system can be completely safe, but we assure you, with the best of our knowledge and security protocols, that the content and materials published by us on our platform/social media outlets are free from any computer virus or malicious, destructive programs or macros.

9.2. We shall not be liable to you for any losses whatsoever or howsoever caused, regardless of the form of action, arising directly or indirectly in connection with the following:

9.2.1. Any access, use, or the inability to use this platform/social media outlets and/or our third-party service providers;

9.2.2. Dependence or reliance on information made available through this platform/social media outlets and/or our third-party service providers;

9.2.3. Any failures in systems, server or connection failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, delay in transmissions, force majeure events, computer viruses, or other malicious attacks or its equivalents;

9.3. Any misunderstandings, errors, damages, expenses, or losses resulting from the use of this platform/social media outlets are entirely at your own risk, and we shall not be liable therefore.

Latest Update: November 12, 2019 — Terms of Use