PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE (the "TERMS") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY TINGWO SERVICE. THE USE OF ANY TINGWO SERVICES WILL SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE TINGWO SERVICES.
Purpose of Agreement
TINGWO Services are made available to you subject to the following terms and conditions. We may also offer other services under different terms and conditions. You may use TINGWO Services only if you are above 18 years of age. By using TINGWO Services you represent that you are 18 years or older.
Description of Service
We provide an array of services for transforming written text into its audio version ("Service" and "Services"). You may connect to the Services using any Internet browser, or any application with Internet access. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Internet and the equipments necessary to use the Services. You are responsible for making the content to be transformed available online and accessible from our servers via the Internet. You are the sole responsible for such content.
Subscription to Beta Service
We may offer certain Services as closed or open beta services ("Beta Service" or "Beta Services") for the purpose of testing and evaluation. You agree that we have the sole authority and discretion to determine the period of time for testing and evaluation of Beta Services. We will be the sole judge of the success of such testing and the decision, if any, to offer the Beta Services as commercial services. You will be under no obligation to acquire a subscription to use any paid Service as a result of your subscription to any Beta Service. We reserve the right to fully or partially discontinue, at any time and from time to time, temporarily or permanently, any of the Beta Services with or without notice to you. You agree that Tingwo will not be liable to you or to any third party for any harm related to, arising out of, or caused by the modification, suspension or discontinuance of any of the Beta Services for any reason.
Modification of Terms of Service
We may modify the Terms upon notice to you at any time. These modifications may include, without limitation, payment for the Services. You will be provided notice of any such modification by electronic mail or by publishing the changes on the website at Terms of Service. You will be provided the option to terminate your use of the Services if the Terms are modified in a manner that substantially affects your rights in connection with use of the Services. Your continued use of the Service after notice of any change to the Terms will be deemed to be your agreement to the amended Terms.
Member Registration Obligations
In consideration of your use of the Services, you agree to: a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Registration Process ("Registration Data"); and b) maintain and promptly update your Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, outdated, or incomplete, or if Tingwo has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, outdated, or incomplete, Tingwo may terminate your Account and refuse current or future use of any or all of the Services.
Personal Information and Privacy
Communications from Tingwo
The Service may include certain communications from Tingwo, such as service announcements, administrative messages and newsletters. You understand that these communications shall be considered part of using the Services. As part of our policy to provide you total privacy, we also provide you the option of opting out from receiving newsletters from us. However, you will not be able to opt-out from receiving service announcements and administrative messages.
Fees and Payments
Subscriptions to paid Services are available on monthly or yearly subscription plans. Your subscription will be automatically renewed at the end of each subscription period unless you inform us that you do not wish to renew the subscription. The subscription fee will be charged to the Credit Card last used by you. If you would like the payment for the renewal to be made through a different Credit Card or if you do not wish to renew the subscription, you agree to inform us at least seven days prior to the renewal date. In case you have opted for bank transfer as payment method, you will be billed 30 days before the end date of your subscription period and the payment shall be received by us within 15 days from such date. Tingwo reserves the right to change the subscription fee and to charge for use of Services that are currently available free of charge. You will not be charged for using any Service unless you have opted for a paid subscription plan. Information on the subscription options and charges for all paid Services is available here.
Restrictions on Use
In addition to all other terms and conditions of this Agreement, you shall not: (i) transfer or otherwise make available to any third party the Services; (ii) provide (to you internally or to any third party) any service based on the Services without prior written permission; (iii) post, in any public area of the Tingwo sites, links to third party sites or use their logo, company name, etc. without their prior written permission; or (iv) use the Services for spamming and other illegal purposes.
Spamming and Illegal Activities
You agree to be solely responsible for the contents for which you use the Services. You agree not to use the Services for illegal purposes or for the transformation and/or transmission of material that is unlawful, defamatory, harassing, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, or is otherwise objectionable, offends religious sentiments, promotes racism, contains viruses, or that which infringes or may infringe intellectual property or other rights of another. You agree not to use the Services for the transformation and/or transmission of "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "phishing" or unsolicited mass distribution of email. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Services if there are reasonable grounds to believe that you have used the Services for any illegal or unauthorized activity.
Unpaid and Inactive User Accounts Policy
We reserve the right to suspend the Services for unpaid Accounts at our discretion and to terminate inactive Accounts after a continuous period of 120 days. In the event of such termination, all data associated with such account will be deleted. We will provide you prior notice of such termination by email. The data deletion policy may be implemented with respect to any or all of the Services. Each Service will be considered an independent and separate service for the purpose of calculating the period of inactivity. In other words, payment for one of the Services is not sufficient to keep your account in another Service active.
We respect your right to ownership of content created or stored by you. You own the content created or stored by you. Unless specifically permitted by you, your use of the Services does not grant Tingwo the license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish or distribute the content created by you or stored in your Account for Tingwo's commercial, marketing or any similar purpose. But you grant Tingwo permission to access, copy, distribute, store, transmit, reformat, publicly display and publicly perform the content of your account solely as required for the purpose of providing the Services to you.
User Generated Content
You shall be solely responsible for any content published by you and the consequences of its transmission or publication. Any content made public will be publicly accessible through the internet and may be crawled and indexed by search engines. You are responsible for ensuring that you do not accidentally make any private content publicly available. Any content that you may receive from other users of the Services, is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and you agree not to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license or otherwise exploit such content for any purpose, without the express written consent of the person who owns the rights to such content. In the course of using any of the Services, if you come across any content with copyright notice(s) or any copy protection feature(s), you agree not to remove such copyright notice(s) or disable such copy protection feature(s) as the case may be. By making any copyrighted/copyrightable content available on any of the Services you affirm that you have the consent, authorization or permission, as the case may be from every person who may claim any rights in such content to make such content available in such manner. Further, by making any content available in the manner aforementioned, you expressly agree that Tingwo will have the right to block access to or remove such content made available by you, if Tingwo receives complaints concerning any illegality or infringement of third party rights in such content. By using any of the Services and transforming or transmitting or publishing any content using such service, you expressly consent to determination of questions of illegality or infringement of third party rights in such content by the agent designated by Tingwo for this purpose. For procedure relating to complaints of illegality or infringement of third party rights in content transmitted or published using the Services contact us.
Sample files and Applications
Tingwo may provide sample files and applications for the purpose of demonstrating the possibility of using the Services effectively for specific purposes. The information contained in any such sample files and applications consists of random data. Tingwo makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, usefulness, completeness or reliability of the information or the sample files and applications.
Tingwo, Tingwo logo, the names of individual Tingwo Services and their logos are trademarks of Tingwo SA. You agree not to display or use, in any manner, the Tingwo trademarks, without Tingwo's prior permission.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS-AND-AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. TINGWO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TINGWO MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR VIRUS FREE. USE OF ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEMS, MOBILE TELEPHONE, WIRELESS DEVICE OR DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TINGWO, ITS EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
Limitation of Liability
YOU AGREE THAT TINGWO SHALL, IN NO EVENT, BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER OR FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER FAILURE, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR OTHER LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, EVEN IF TINGWO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH TINGWO RELATED TO ANY OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE TERMINATION OF SUCH SERVICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL TINGWO'S ENTIRE LIABILITY TO YOU IN RESPECT OF ANY SERVICE, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, EXCEED THE FEES PAID BY YOU TOWARDS SUCH SERVICE.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tingwo, its officers, directors, employees, suppliers, and affiliates, from and against any losses, damages, fines and expenses (including attorney's fees and costs) arising out of or relating to any claims that you have used the Services in violation of another party's rights, in violation of any law, in violations of any provisions of the Terms, or any other claim related to your use of the Services.
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to then Terms, including the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce and Mediation in force on the date when the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with these Rules. The number of arbitrator shall be three. The seat of the arbitration shall be in Lugano, Switzerland. The arbitral proceeding shall be conducted in Italian or English. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and unappealable. The judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Tingwo may at any time seek injunctions or other forms of equitable relief from any court of competent jurisdiction.
Suspension and Termination
We may suspend your Tingwo Account or temporarily disable access to whole or part of any Service in the event of any suspected illegal activity, extended periods of inactivity or requests by law enforcement or other government agencies. Objections to suspension or disabling of Tingwo Accounts should be made here within thirty days of being notified about the suspension. We may terminate a suspended or disabled Tingwo Account after thirty days. We will also terminate your Tingwo Account on your request. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate your Tingwo Account and deny the Services upon reasonable belief that you have violated the Terms and to terminate your access to any Beta Service in case of unexpected technical issues or discontinuation of the Beta Service. Termination of Tingwo Account will include denial of access to all Services, deletion of your Account information such as your e-mail ID and Password and deletion of all data in your Tingwo Account.
END OF TERMS OF SERVICE
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