Terms of Use

Welcome to the official website of Datu Press® or DatuPress Publishing. We have provided safeguards and policies that are within global standards for e-commerce websites and its equivalents. We aim that your experience in using our Platform and our social media accounts are safe, hassle-free, and enjoyable, so please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy carefully, for by using our Platform and our social media accounts, 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.

  1. Acceptance

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

1.2. We reserve the right to revise these rules, guidelines, notices, instructions, and policies at any time. We may do this for a variety of reasons including to reflect changes in or 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 and/or our social media accounts.

  1. 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 this Platform and/or our social media accounts.

  1. Third Party Providers

3.1. We, at DatuPress Publishing, have partnered with reputable third party service providers for courier services, banking systems, 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 the customer(s) or user(s) using our Platform and/or social media accounts. Rest assured, we shall be cooperative and aiding any customer(s) or user(s) who had been inconvenienced or suffered losses by these third party service providers in connection with our services.

3.2. These third party service providers have their own terms of use, security and safeguard features, and privacy policies; for your protection and safety, you shall agree to comply with their rules and policies.

3.3. Our client-facing third party service providers are:

3.3.1. E-book Distributor: Amazon

3.3.2. Web Management and Security: WordPress

3.3.3. Social Media Account: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

3.3.4. Online Payment Facility: Paypal

3.3.5. Banking System: BPI, BDO

3.3.6. Courier Service: LBC Express

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

4.1. You agree not to online bash, bully, intimidate, harass, defame any users of this Platform and/or our social media accounts.

4.2. You agree not to maliciously disclose screenshots of communications with the administrators of this Platform and/or social media accounts to any online, offline, social media websites and/or 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 his or her permission.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.

4.5. 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.

4.6. 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 or pornographic or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.

4.8. You agree not to solicit passwords for any purpose, or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users or disseminate another person’s personal information without his or her permission.

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 this Platform and/or social media accounts, and all issues will be reasonably dealt within the legal boundaries of the Philippine commercial laws.

4.10. For the protection of the users of this Platform, any forms of defamation may be treated with warnings, sanctions, banning, and/or legal actions.

4.11. DatuPress Publishing 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 if you have misused our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy or behaved in a way that we find as inappropriate or unlawful.

  1. Product Purchase on Electronic Products

5.1. DatuPress Publishing may offer electronic products such as e-books, research e-papers, digital songs, applications, games, and other electronic products, and these products are sold or distributed by our third party service providers (e.g. Amazon) on our behalf.

5.2. These third party service providers have policies and safeguards on how to order our electronic products, and if you decide to buy, you agree to follow their terms of use and privacy policy.

  1. Product Purchase on Non-Electronic Products

6.1. DatuPress Publishing may offer non-electronic products such as books, posters, optical DVDs/CDs, apparels, mugs, stationaries, writing supplies, and other physical items through our Platform and/or social media accounts. And these cover the following agreements:

6.1.1 Order Placement. You shall be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of your order placement and sent through our Facebook Messenger inbox with the following format:

ORDER PLACEMENT
Full Name: Last Name, First Name Middle Name
Delivery Address:
E-mail Address:
Contact Number:
Product Code:
Size: For Apparels Only
Quantity:

6.1.2. Payments. We are still working on our online credit card payment and shopping cart facilities, as of the moment, once our customer representatives confirmed the total cost details, you may pay through:

Account Name: DATUPRESS PUBLISHING

BPI Savings Account
0183-3780-82

BDO Savings Account
0055-4027-3495

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

6.1.3. Payment Verification. Once you have made the payment, you are required to send a screenshot picture of the deposit slip through our Facebook Messenger inbox for payment verification. As soon as our customer representatives verify the payment, we will start the process creation of your ordered item, and this could take 1–3 weeks production period, depending on the current load of our production staff and/or third party service providers.

6.1.4. Cancellation by Customer. You may cancel your ordered item by sending us a notice of cancellation through our Facebook Messenger inbox.

6.1.4.1. Cancellation Process Fee. However, if you have deposited your payment and wished for a cancellation, we will be charging 25% 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.

6.1.4.2. Time Limit. Our Cancellation by Customer Agreement on non-electronic products is only valid within 3 hours upon deposit payment verification; else, we will proceed with your orders with the full amount that you have paid.

6.1.5. 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 an item(s) from our available stock inventory. 

6.1.6. Replacements. Since we ‘create by demand’ and/or with limited stocks on non-electronic products, we do not replace apparels with wrong sizing fit. Please check our guidelines on apparel sizes before placing your orders. We can only replace apparels or physical products items if you:

6.1.6.1. received a product that is different in nature from the product you have ordered from our Platform and/or social media accounts;

6.1.6.2. received a faulty or damaged product;

6.1.6.3. received a faulty or damaged product;

6.1.6.4. received a wrong item that was delivered.

6.1.7. Refunds. We try our very best to deliver; however, if there are high volumes of orders and/or if there are internal supplier or production issues, we will notify our customers through an announcement from our website and/or social media accounts of possible delays, about stretching the creation period over a month or so. We hope that we can agree on possible solutions. If not, we will refund on the affected item(s) that you have ordered without cost.

6.1.8. 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 or dried in high-temperature dryers, print peeling may occur.

6.1.9. Product Delivery. Our third party service provider on deliveries is LBC Express.

6.1.9.1. As soon as your ordered item is created, our customer service representatives will notify that your item(s) is forwarded to LBC Express, please wait for 1-3 days delivery period within Metro Manila and 7 days delivery period in other provinces, as per LBC Express’ service policy.

6.1.9.2. Since we cannot guarantee the date and time of deliveries, please be sure that your supplied delivery address can receive LBC Express packages.

6.1.9.3. If you are unable to receive the LBC Express package, please assign someone on your behalf to receive the item(s) with your authorization letter and required identification cards.

6.1.9.4. For any repeat courier service, the customer will shoulder these additional expenses.

6.1.9.5. For Philippine’s NCR our shipping fee is free, however, for other provinces, there will be an additional fee on top of the product price and will be included in your bill.

  1. Intellectual Property

7.1. Unless mentioned otherwise or of  free/open source license use or of public domain, all registered and unregistered trademarks, graphics, content, media, logos, artworks, and all copyrightable materials found in our Platform and any materials that we created from our third party media and social media outlets are owned by DatuPress Publishing with the full protection of the international and local Intellectual Property Laws.

7.2. No part or parts of this Platform, or any copyrightable materials that we created found on our website and 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 by any means or stored in an information retrieval system or installed on any servers, system or equipment without our prior written permission from us.

7.3. Permission will only be granted to you to download, print or use these materials for non-commercial uses, provided that you do not modify these materials, and that we retain all copyright and other proprietary values contained in these materials. 

  1. Notice of Copyright Infringement

8.1. If you believe that your work has been posted on our Platform and/or on our social media accounts 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 of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Platform and/or our social media accounts;

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

8.1.5. a written statement by you that you believe that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner or by the law that is notarized, made under penalty of perjury, and that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner.

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 copyright infringement

  1. 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 in our Platform and/or social media accounts 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:

9.2.1. any access, use, or the inability to use this Platform and/or our third party service providers;

9.2.2. dependence or reliance on information made available through this Platform and/or our third party service providers;

9.2.3. any failures in systems, server or connection failure, errors, omissions, interruptions, delay in transmission, force majeure, computer virus or other malicious attacks or its equivalents.

9.3. Any misunderstanding, error, damage, expense or losses resulting from the use of this Platform and/or our third party service providers is entirely at your own risk, and we shall not be liable therefor.