Terms of Use

Welcome to the website for Paragon Book Gallery, Inc. 佳作书局 (“Paragon”) — the foremost source of books on Asian arts and culture in the West.  If you visit or shop within Paragonbook.com (“the Paragon website”), you accept these conditions, along with the policies and guidelines located throughout the Paragon website (collectively herein the "Terms of Use"), which identify what a user of the Paragon Site ("you" or "your" or "User" or "Users") can expect from Paragon, and what Paragon expects from Users. These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Paragon. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Paragon website.

By visiting any area on the Paragon website, creating an account, making a purchase via the Paragon website, joining any Paragon online interactive community, visiting or contributing to Paragon user forums or interactive features you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use (and Buying and Shipping Policy involving any purchases). If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to follow all applicable laws, you should leave the Paragon website immediately.

BY PLACING AN ORDER FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FROM THIS WEBSITE, YOU AFFIRM THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT, AND YOU ACCEPT AND ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU AFFIRM THAT IF YOU PLACE AN ORDER ON BEHALF OF AN ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY, YOU HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO BIND ANY SUCH ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

YOU MAY NOT ORDER OR OBTAIN PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FROM THIS WEBSITE IF YOU (A) DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, (B) ARE NOT THE OLDER OF (i) AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE OR (ii) LEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH PARAGON, OR (C) ARE PROHIBITED FROM ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF THIS WEBSITE'S CONTENTS, GOODS OR SERVICES BY APPLICABLE LAW.

PRIVACY

Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your visit to the Paragon website, to understand our practices.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

When you visit the Paragon website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

COPYRIGHT

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of the Paragon or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with the Paragon website. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by Paragon. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.

TRADEMARKS

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Paragon and the Paragon website used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Paragon and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Paragon’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Paragon. All other trademarks not owned by Paragon or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Paragon or its subsidiaries.

LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS

Paragon grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Paragon. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents: any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices: any derivative use of this site or its contents: any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant: or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Paragon. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Paragon and our associates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Paragon’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Paragon. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Paragon. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Paragon so long as the link does not portray Paragon, its associates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Paragon logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Paragon and its associates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.

LIMITS OF LIABILITY

All items purchased from Paragon are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. See also our Buying and Shipping Policy.

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR ENHANCED DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES OR DIMINUTION IN VALUE, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, AND/OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS, REGARDLESS OF (A) WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE, (B) WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND (C) THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED.

OUR SOLE AND ENTIRE MAXIMUM LIABILITY , FOR ANY REASON, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOU HAVE ORDERED THROUGH OUR SITE.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Paragon and its associates attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, Paragon does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by Paragon itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition. 

 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY PARAGON ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. PARAGON MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, MYCOMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PARAGON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM PARAGON ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. PARAGON WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

The Paragon website does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Paragon does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

PRICING

You agree that your order is an offer to buy, under these Terms, all products and services listed in your order. All orders must be accepted by us or we will not be obligated to sell the products or services to you. We may choose not to accept orders at our sole discretion, even after we send you a confirmation email with your order number and details of the items you have ordered.

The price for an item on the Paragon website may differ from the price shown in a User's shopping cart and it is possible that such price may increase or decrease between the time the item is placed in a shopping cart and the time that the purchase is actually made. On rare occasions, an item may be priced incorrectly on the Paragon website. If the price for the item on the Paragon website is incorrect and is actually higher than the price provided at the time of purchase, then, at the sole discretion of Paragon, Paragon may either (a) contact the User for instructions before shipping the item or charging the User for such item; (b) cancel the order for such item and notify the User of such cancellation; or (c) ship the item at the incorrect price to the benefit of the User.

In the event that a product on the Paragon website is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price, Paragon reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. Paragon reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Paragon shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.

Terms of payment are within our sole discretion and, unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, payment must be received by us before our acceptance of an order. You represent and warrant that (i) the credit card information you supply to us is true, correct and complete, (ii) you are duly authorized to use such credit card for the purchase, (iii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit card company, and (iv) you will pay charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including shipping and handling charges and all applicable taxes, if any, regardless of the amount quoted on the Site at the time of your order.

NOTICE

Paragon may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to the Paragon website.

RESTRICTED QUANTITIES

Paragon reserves the right to limit quantities.

SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND SEVERABILITY

Please review our other policies, such as our Buying and Shipping policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to the Paragon website. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

Governing Law, Jurisdiction, Dispute Resolution, and Binding Arbitration

This Site is operated from the US. All matters arising out of or relating to these Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of Illinois.

YOU ARE AGREEING TO GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY, OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT MAY ALSO BE UNAVAILABLE OR MAY BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.

ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PRE-EXISTING, PRESENT OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, CONSUMER PROTECTION, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, INJUNCTIVE AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) BETWEEN YOU AND US ARISING FROM OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THROUGH THE SITE, WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION, AT PARAGON’S DISCRETION. Paragon shall recover its reasonable attorney’s fees if it prevails on any claim under this Agreement.

If any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be severed and the remaining arbitration terms will be enforced.

QUESTIONS

Questions regarding our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or other policy related material can be directed to our support staff by clicking on the "Contact Us" link. Or you can email us at: paragon@paragonbook.com.

 

 

 

BUYING AND SHIPPING POLICY

Paragon is open to purchasing books from the general public, under the condition that the books have been reviewed and authorized by the owner of our company. We recommend you email us the books or artworks you wish to sell so that we may review them. We are not interested in books including, but not limited to, romances, self-help, science fiction, business books, horrors, thrillers, etc.

We will not purchase books that are in poor condition, which include but not limited to: missing covers, torn pages, missing pages, mildewed, etc.

 We are primarily interested in books related to the humanities from any region of the world, not just limited to Asia. We are also interested in scholarly collections, especially in the humanities, and would encourage you to email us at paragon@paragonbook.com should you have a collection of scholarly works.

PROCESSING TIME

We do our best to process all orders as soon as we receive them. However, on the rare occasion  when orders get backed up, we ask for your patience as we do our best to ship your order within 1 week of purchase.

SHIPPING, RETURNS AND EXCHANGES

Except for any products designated on the Site as final sale or non-returnable, we will accept a return of the products for a refund of your purchase price, less the original shipping and handling costs, provided such return is made within 30 days of delivery with valid proof of purchase and provided such products are returned in their original condition. To return products, you must call email our Returns Department at paragon@paragonbook.com to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization ("RMA") number before shipping your product. No returns of any type will be accepted without an RMA number.

You are responsible for all shipping and handling charges on returned items unless otherwise specified. You bear the risk of loss during shipment. We therefore strongly recommend that you fully insure your return shipment against loss or damage and that you use a carrier that can provide you with proof of delivery for your protection. All returns are subject to a restocking fee.

Refunds are processed within approximately 7 business days of our receipt of your merchandise. Your refund will be credited back to the same payment method used to make the original purchase on the Site. WE OFFER NO REFUNDS ON ANY PRODUCTS DESIGNATED ON THIS SITE AS NON-RETURNABLE.

In the event a package is returned to us due to delivery failure, additional shipping and postage charges will be applied to reship your order.

 LIMITS OF LIABILITY

All items purchased from Paragon are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. Shipping and delivery dates are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. We are not liable for any delays in shipments.

 If you wish to return an item, please contact us at paragon@paragonbook.com.

BOOKS FROM ASIA

Please refer to this chart for the shipping price and transit time for books shipping from China. If you take issue with the assigned rate, please contact us at paragon@paragonbook.com and we will explore other shipping alternatives for you.

 

Destination

Delivery Time

1kg

2kg

3kg

4kg

5kg

Germany

1-2 week(s)

$27

$37

$47

$57

$67

France

1-2 week(s)

$27

$37

$47

$57

$67

United Kingdom

1-2 week(s)

$27

$37

$47

$57

$67

Netherlands

1-2 week(s)

$27

$37

$47

$57

$67

Spain

1-2 week(s)

$27

$37

$47

$57

$67

Finland

1-2 week(s)

$45

$63

$81

$100

$118

Italy

1-2 week(s)

$45

$63

$81

$100

$118

United States

1-2 week(s)

$21

$29

$37

$45

$52

Japan

1-2 week(s)

$17

$22

$27

$31

$36

Singapore

1-2 week(s)

$12

$16

$19

$23

$27

South Korea

1-2 week(s)

$12

$16

$20

$23

$27