PDFShift.io - Terms of Service
BY ACCESSING, USING THE PDFSHIFT.IO™ APPLICATION AND/OR SIGNIFYING YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS ELECTRONIC AGREEMENT ON YOUR OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF THE PERSON LISTED IN THE ORDER, REGISTRATION, SIGN UP OR SIMILAR FORM (“ORDER FORM”). YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO BIND THE ENTITY THAT YOU WORK FOR AND YOURSELF TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY AS PROVIDED HEREIN, DO NOT ACCESS, OR USE THE SERVICE (AS DEFINED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE).
NOTICE OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER: THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDES A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, SET FORTH BELOW, WHICH AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS ABOUT RESOLVING ANY DISPUTE WITH US. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
THE SERVICE IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR LEGAL ACTIVITIES ONLY. PLEASE READ SECTION 3A OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY ABOUT YOUR LIABILITY IN THE EVENT YOU USE THE SERVICE, OR CAUSE IT TO BE USED, IN VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAW OR THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Note to Social Media Users. When accessing and using services from this Website or our other social media pages, and when posting information to or otherwise communicating via those pages or your own social media page, your activities online are subject to the Terms of Service, User’s Agreement or other terms and conditions imposed by that social media website, which may contain terms and conditions different from these Terms of Service. Please see the following pages for further details:
https://twitter.com/tos (Twitter’s Terms of Service); and
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms(Google’s Terms of Service).
1. Privacy & Security; Disclosure
It is your responsibility to comply with all applicable privacy and data protection laws and to ensure that you have provided all required notices and obtained all necessary consents from your Users and clients (including with respect to third parties’ access), and that your clients have agreed to the collection of their Customer Data and the access of their Customer Data by you, by us, and, where applicable, other third parties. Any sample documentation that is provided by PDFShift.io for obtaining consent is for illustration only, and you alone (and not PDFShift.io) are responsible to ensure that such documentation is adequate and enforceable to obtain requisite consent (including with respect to clients who are under 18 years of age, consent from their parents or legal guardians). In the event that we receive a subpoena or other legal or court order compelling the disclosure of any of your clients’ Customer Data or any of your data, unless ordered to not do so by a court of competent jurisdiction, or unless our legal counsel advises us that prior notification is not required or in violation of applicable law, we will notify you of the subpoena or other legal or court order prior to disclosing the Customer Data or other data. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the Service in a manner that includes appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security measures designed to protect the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of Customer Data that is in our possession, as required by applicable law.
2. License Grant & Restrictions
PDFShift.io hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide right to use the Service, solely for your own internal business purposes, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by PDFShift.io and its licensors.
You shall not (i) license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party the Service or the Content in any way; (ii) modify or make derivative works based upon the Service or the Content; (iii) create Internet "links" to the Service or "frame" or "mirror" any Content on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device; or (iv) reverse engineer or access the Service in order to (a) build a competitive product or service, (b) build a product using similar ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Service, or (c) copy any ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Service.
You may use the Service only for your internal business purposes and shall not: (i) send spam or otherwise duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable laws; (ii) send or store infringing, obscene, threatening, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortuous material, including material harmful to children or violative of third party privacy rights; (iii) send or store material containing software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents or programs; (iv) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Service or the data contained therein; or (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or its related systems or networks.
3. Your Responsibilities; Prohibited Conduct and Content
You are responsible for all activity occurring under your User accounts and shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, European Union and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with your use of the Service, including those related to data privacy, international communications and the transmission of technical or personal data. You shall: (i) notify PDFShift.io immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or account or any other known or suspected breach of security; (ii) report to PDFShift.io immediately and use reasonable efforts to stop immediately any copying or distribution of Content that is known or suspected by you or your Users; and (iii) not impersonate another PDFShift.io user or provide false identity information to gain access to or use the Service.
You will not violate any applicable law, contract, intellectual property or other third-party right or commit a tort, and you are solely responsible for your conduct while accessing or using the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, you will not:
Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
Attempt to circumvent any content-filtering techniques we employ or attempt to access any feature or area of the Service that you are not authorized to access; or
Use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms of Service.
You may only upload or otherwise share Customer Data that you have all necessary rights to disclose. You may not upload, store or share any Customer Data that:
Is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or fraudulent;
Would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
May infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party; or
Contains any private or personal information of a third party, a client without such third party’s consent.
In addition, although we have no obligation to screen, edit or monitor Customer Data, we may delete or remove or suspend the use of Customer Data at any time and for any reason.
By accessing or using the Service, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information about you and your Users in and to the United States and other countries outside the European Union, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.
3A. HTML document conversion to PDF
PDFShift.io is a platform for converting HTML documents to PDF documents via its API. PDFShift.io does not monitor, review, or edit HTML documents using the Service.
By using the Service, you represent and warrant that any activities you may engage in using the software and other tools available as part of the Service will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations of the European Union, all member nations of the European Union, and (if you are based outside the European Union), the country, province and/or state or municipality in which you reside or conduct your business. Neither PDFShift nor any of its affiliates will provide you with legal advice, and you must consult your own legal counsel prior to using the Service or engaging in any particular documents conversion. You agree that you are solely liable for any activities that violate, are alleged to violate or that PDFShift has reason to believe violate applicable law or this Section 3A, and you hereby indemnify PDFShift, its owners, shareholders, directors, managers, employees, agents and affiliates, and hold each of them harmless from and against any activity you conduct or engage in that violates or is alleged to violate or that PDFShift has reason to believe violate applicable law or this Section 3A. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that all documents you convert and link via the Service are bona fide documents you either own or control, and that you will not use the Service in any way to facilitate unlawful or illegal activity, including but not limited to “denial of service” attacks on websites or multiple registrations for a product or service that is not authorized by the vendor or provider of such product or service.
In the event it is brought to PDFShift’s attention that any User has engaged in documents conversion activity in violation of this Section or applicable law, PDFShift may, in addition to any other remedies PDFShift may have at law or in equity, seek indemnification or redress against you (including but not limited to recovery of PDFShift’s legal fees and expenses), take down any User Content and other data and information you have posted on PDFShift.io or the Service, terminate your membership rights for the Service without notice to you, and forever ban you, your owners, employees, agents and affiliates, from using the Service. PDFShift’s policy is to cooperate with all law enforcement agencies and other third parties (including but not limited to social media platforms) in investigating improper or illegal activity involving the software and other tools available as part of the Service, and such cooperation may involve the disclosure of Customer Data, User Content and all other information about you in PDFShift’s possession. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally release PDFShift, its shareholders, directors, managers, employees, agents and affiliates from any liability to you caused by or resulting from such cooperation and disclosure.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, responses to inquiries posted on PDFShift.io’s “live chat service” or submitted to PDFShift.io via e-mail are not to be construed or interpreted as guaranties, warranties or assurance that your activities using the Service comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations that may apply to those activities.
4. Account Information and Data; Compliance with HIPAA
PDFShift.io does not own any data, information or material that you submit to the Service in the course of using the Service ("Customer Data"). You, not PDFShift.io, shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness, and intellectual property ownership or right to use of all Customer Data, and PDFShift.io shall not be responsible or liable for the deletion, correction, destruction, damage, loss or failure to store any Customer Data. In the event this Agreement is terminated (other than by reason of your breach), PDFShift.io will make available to you a file of the Customer Data within 30 days of termination if you so request at the time of termination. PDFShift.io reserves the right to withhold, remove and/or discard Customer Data without notice for any breach, including, without limitation, your non-payment. Upon termination for cause, your right to access or use Customer Data immediately ceases, and PDFShift.io shall have no obligation to maintain or forward any Customer Data.
If you are a provider of medical services within the United States of America or are otherwise a “covered entity” for purposes of the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, and all corresponding regulations as the same may be amended from time to time (collectively, “HIPAA”), then any and all “Personal Health Information” or “Electronic Personal Health Information” you submit to PDFShift.io in the course of using the Service shall be subject to PDFShift.io’s Business Associate and Qualified Service Organization Agreement (“BAA”), a copy of which can be found here: Download our BAA. By accessing or using the Service and/or signifying your acceptance to these Terms of Service, you agree to the terms of the BAA without further act or instrument. If you have questions about the BAA or PDFShift.io’s compliance with HIPAA, please send an email to email@example.com.
5. Intellectual Property Ownership
PDFShift.io alone (and its licensors, where applicable) shall own all right, title and interest, including all related Intellectual Property Rights to PDFShift.io’s Technology, Content and the Service and any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided by you or any other party relating to the Service. This Agreement is not a sale and does not convey to you any rights of ownership in or related to the Service, PDFShift.io’s Technology or the Intellectual Property Rights owned by PDFShift.io. The “PDFShift” name, the PDFShift.io logo, and the product names associated with the Service are trademarks of PDFShift or third parties, and no right or license is granted to use them.
6. Third Party Interactions
During use of the Service, you may enter into correspondence with, purchase goods and/or services from, or participate in promotions of advertisers or sponsors showing their goods and/or services through the Service. Any such activity, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such activity, is solely between you and the applicable third-party. PDFShift.io and its licensors shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, purchase or promotion between you and any such third-party. PDFShift.io does not endorse any sites on the Internet that are linked through the Service. PDFShift.io provides these links to you only as a matter of convenience, and in no event shall PDFShift.io or its licensors be responsible for any content, products, or other materials on or available from such sites. PDFShift.io provides the Service to you pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You recognize, however, that certain third-party providers of ancillary software, hardware or services may require your agreement to additional or different licenses or other terms prior to your use of or access to such software, hardware or services.
7. Charges and Payment of Fees
The PDFShift.io service is a Software-as-a-Service application that is offered in both free and paid versions. The free version offers only some of the features and benefits of the PDFShift.io service; by subscribing to the free version you agree to be bound by all provisions of these Terms of Service except those relating to payment and billing. To obtain the full benefit of the PDFShift.io service, you must subscribe to the paid version of the PDFShift.io application, which is offered as either a monthly or an annual subscription. If you choose a monthly account for the Service, subscription fees will be paid monthly in advance on the first day of each calendar month by charging your Stripe® account. If you choose an annual account for the Service, subscription fees will be paid annually in advance on the anniversary of your account opening date by charging your Stripe® account. If you no longer wish to subscribe to the PDFShift.io service, you must terminate your free or paid account in the manner provided in Section 10 below; any such termination will be effective on the next renewal date, and PDFShift.io will have no obligation to refund any fees previously paid by you.
You shall pay all fees or charges to your account in accordance with the Order Form which outlines fees, charges, and billing terms that are in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. You must provide PDFShift.io with valid Stripe® information as a condition to signing up for a paid account, including but not limited all information necessary for PDFShift.io to debit your account automatically when payments are due. PDFShift.io reserves the right to modify its fees and charges for future billing periods and to introduce new charges at any time, upon at least 30 days prior notice to you, which notice may be provided by e-mail.
8. Billing and Renewal
PDFShift.io charges and collects in advance for use of the paid version of the Service. PDFShift.io will automatically renew and bill your Stripe® account or issue an invoice to you every month or year, depending upon the subscription you select. Fee increases will be effective the billing period immediately following notice to you. Fees for other services will be charged on an as-quoted basis. PDFShift.io’s fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only European Union, national, state and local taxes based solely on PDFShift’s income.
You agree to provide PDFShift.io with complete and accurate Stripe® information, billing and contact information, including but not limited all information necessary for PDFShift.io to debit your account automatically when payments are due. This information includes your e-mail address. You agree to update this information within 30 days of any change to it. If the contact information you have provided is false or fraudulent, PDFShift.io reserves the right to terminate your access to the Service in addition to any other legal remedies.
Unless PDFShift.io in its discretion determines otherwise: (i) entities with headquarters and a majority of users resident in the European Union will be billed in U.S. dollars and subject to European Union payment terms and pricing schemes; all other entities will be billed in U.S. dollars and be subject to either European Union or non-European Union payment terms and pricing schemes at the discretion of PDFShift.io.
If you believe your bill is incorrect, you must contact us in writing within 60 days of the invoice date of the invoice containing the amount in question to be eligible to receive an adjustment or credit.
9. Non-Payment and Suspension
In addition to any other rights granted to PDFShift.io herein, PDFShift.io reserves the right to suspend or terminate this Agreement and your access to the Service if your account becomes delinquent (falls into arrears), or if you initiate a chargeback or other dispute on Stripe® not authorized in advance by PDFShift.io. Delinquent invoices (accounts in arrears) are subject to interest of 1.0% per month (compounding) on any outstanding balance, or the maximum permitted by law, whichever is less, plus all expenses of collection. You will continue to be charged for subscriptions during any period of suspension. If you or PDFShift.io initiates termination of this Agreement, you will be obligated to pay the balance due on your account computed in accordance with the Charges and Payment of Fees section above. You agree that PDFShift.io may charge such unpaid fees to you or otherwise bill you for such unpaid fees.
PDFShift.io reserves the right to impose a reconnection fee in the event you are suspended and thereafter request access to the Service. You agree and acknowledge that PDFShift.io has no obligation to retain Customer Data and that such Customer Data may be irretrievably deleted if your account is 30 days or more delinquent.
10. Term of Subscription; Termination upon Expiration/Reduction in Number of Subscriptions
This Agreement commences on the Effective Date in the Order Form, or the date of your registration to use the Service if earlier. Your Stripe® account will be charged automatically on the first day of each calendar month (for monthly subscriptions) or on the anniversary of your account upgrading date (for annual subscriptions until you cancel your subscription on the PDFShift.io website, which must be done not later than the next renewal date (for monthly or annual subscriptions) to avoid further charges. In the event this Agreement is terminated (other than by reason of your breach), PDFShift.io will make available to you a file of the Customer Data within 30 days of termination if you so request at the time of termination. You agree and acknowledge that PDFShift.io has no obligation to retain the Customer Data, and may delete such Customer Data, more than 30 days after termination, unless required to retain the Customer Data by applicable law.
11. Termination for Cause
Any breach of your payment obligations or unauthorized use of the PDFShift.io’s Technology or Service will be deemed a material breach of this Agreement. PDFShift.io, in its sole discretion, may block and/or terminate your account or use of the Service if you breach or otherwise fail to comply with this Agreement. In addition, PDFShift.io may terminate a free account at any time in its sole discretion. You agree and acknowledge that PDFShift.io has no obligation to retain the Customer Data, and may delete such Customer Data, if you have materially breached this Agreement, including but not limited to failure to pay outstanding fees, and such breach has not been cured within 30 days of notice of such breach.
12. Intellectual Property Rights
Service Content, Software and Trademarks: You acknowledge and agree that the Service may contain images and descriptions of documents conversion and processing, and other content (collectively, "Service Content") that is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by PDFShift.io, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Service. In connection with your use of the Service you shall not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of the Service or the Service Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology underlying the Service (including the Software distributed in connection therewith) is the property of PDFShift.io, our affiliates and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Service (including the Software). Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by PDFShift.
The PDFShift.io name and logos are trademarks and service marks of PDFShift.io (collectively the "PDFShift.io Trademarks"). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Service may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to PDFShift.io. Nothing in these Terms or the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of PDFShift.io Trademarks displayed on the Service, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of PDFShift.io Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.
Third Party Material: Under no circumstances will PDFShift.io be liable in any way for any items or content posted by third parties or at the direction of users, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any items or content posted, sold, purchased or otherwise transmitted via the Service. You acknowledge that PDFShift.io does not pre-screen items or content, but that PDFShift.io and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any items or content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, PDFShift.io and its designees shall have the right to remove any item or content that violates these Terms or is deemed by PDFShift.io, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any items or content, including any reliance on the safety, condition, accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such items or content.
User Content Posted on the Site: You are solely responsible for the content you post or transmit on or through the Service (collectively, "User Content"). You will not post any content that you did not create or that you do not own all right, title and interest in and to, including, without limitation, all copyright and rights of publicity contained therein. By posting or otherwise transmitting any User Content you hereby grant and will grant to PDFShift.io and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, transmit, perform, distribute, store, modify, make derivative works of and otherwise use in any manner your User Content in connection with the operation of the Service or any other products or services of PDFShift.io, or the promotion, advertising or marketing thereof, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed (including without limitation publishing your User Content on the Internet or on Third Party Services such as Facebook, sharing it with blogs, etc., and allowing other users to share listings that include your User Content).
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Site or the Service ("Submissions"), provided by you to PDFShift.io are non-confidential and PDFShift.io shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
You acknowledge and agree that PDFShift.io may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of PDFShift.io, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
Infringement Policy: PDFShift.io respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. PDFShift.io will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the copyright laws of the European Union and its member states and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service, with enough detail that we may find it on the Service;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
If you believe that your User Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
- your physical or electronic signature;
- identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
- your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court located within the State of New York and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, PDFShift.io will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in ten (10) business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
The above information should be sent to PDFShift.io's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: "Copyright Infringement"). You may also contact us by mail at:
128 rue la Boétie
75008 Paris, France
13. Representations & Warranties
Each party represents and warrants that it has the legal power and authority to enter into this Agreement. PDFShift.io represents and warrants that it will provide the Service in a manner consistent with general industry standards reasonably applicable to the provision thereof and that the Service will perform substantially in accordance with the online PDFShift.io help documentation under normal use and circumstances. You represent and warrant that you have not falsely identified yourself nor provided any false information to gain access to the Service and that your contact information is correct.
You shall indemnify and hold PDFShift.io, its licensors and each such party's parent organizations, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, costs, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of or in connection with: (i) a claim alleging that use of the Customer Data infringes the rights of, or has caused harm to, a third party; (ii) a claim, which if true, would constitute a violation by you of your representations and warranties; or (iii) a claim arising from the breach by you or your Users of this Agreement, provided in any such case that PDFShift.io(a) gives written notice of the claim promptly to you; (b) gives you sole control of the defense and settlement of the claim (provided that you may not settle or defend any claim unless you unconditionally release PDFShift.io of all liability and such settlement does not affect PDFShift.io’s business or Service); (c) provides to you all available information and assistance; and (d) has not compromised or settled such claim.
15. Disclaimer of Warranties
PDFSHIFT.IO AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT. PDFSHIFT.IO AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (A) THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA, (B) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (C) ANY STORED DATA WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (E) ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (F) THE SERVICE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE SERVICE AND ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED TO YOU STRICTLY ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW BY PDFSHIFT.IO AND ITS LICENSORS.
16. Internet Delays
PDFSHIFT.IO’S SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. PDFSHIFT.IO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS.
17. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED THE AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY AND/OR DUE FROM YOU IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY AND/OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR KIND (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FOR ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, ANY INTERRUPTION, INACCURACY, ERROR OR OMISSION, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF THE PARTY FROM WHICH DAMAGES ARE BEING SOUGHT OR SUCH PARTY'S LICENSORS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
18. Additional Rights
Certain jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental, consequential or certain other types of damages, so the exclusions set forth above may not apply to you.
19. Disclaimer of Warranties as to Use Outside of the European Union
PDFShift.io is a service based in France. We make no representation that any aspect of the Service is appropriate or available for use outside of the European Union or may be used for persons who are not citizens of the European Union or residents of other countries. Those who access the Service from other locations are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. The Service is subject to applicable export laws and restrictions.
You agree not to hold PDFShift.io liable for the Content, actions, or inactions of you or other Users of the Service or of other third parties. As a condition of access to the Service, you release PDFShift.io (and its officers, directors, shareholders, agents, subsidiaries, and employees) from claims, demands, losses, liabilities and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute you have or claim to have with one or more other users of the Service or with other third parties, including whether or not PDFShift.io becomes involved in any resolution or attempted resolution of the dispute. If you are a resident of the State of California, U.S.A., you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.
PDFShift.io may give notice by means of a general notice on the Service, electronic mail to your e-mail address on record in PDFShift.io’s account information. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given upon the expiration of 12 hours after sending. You may give notice to PDFShift.io (such notice shall be deemed given when received by PDFShift.io) at any time by any of the following: through the website at https://pdfshift.io; by electronic mail to email@example.com; or by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail to PDFShift.io at the following address: SASU PDFShift, 128 rue la Boétie, 75008 PARIS, France, in either case, addressed to the attention of: Managing Director.
22. Modification to Terms
PDFShift.io reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of these Terms of Services or its policies relating to the Service at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of these Terms of Service on the Service and notification to you as provided in Section 20. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
23. Assignment; Change in Control
This Agreement may not be assigned by you without the prior written approval of PDFShift.io but may be assigned without your consent by PDFShift.io to (i) a parent or subsidiary, (ii) an acquirer of assets, or (iii) a successor by merger. Any purported assignment in violation of this section shall be void. Any actual or proposed change in control of you that results or would result in a direct competitor of PDFShift.io directly or indirectly owning or controlling 50% or more of you shall entitle PDFShift.io to terminate this Agreement for cause immediately upon written notice.
24. Dispute Resolution
In the event of a Dispute between you and PDFShift.io (including any dispute over the validity, enforceability, or scope of this dispute resolution provision), other than with respect to claims for injunctive relief, the Dispute will be resolved by binding arbitration pursuant to the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce. The place of the arbitration shall be in Paris, France. In the event that there is any Dispute between you and PDFShift.io that is determined not to be subject to arbitration pursuant to the preceding sentence, you agree to submit in that event to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of France located in Paris. You agree that this Agreement and the relationship between you and PDFShift.io shall be governed by the laws of France without regard to conflict of law principles or the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. Notwithstanding this, either party shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive or other equitable relief to protect or enforce that party’s Intellectual Property Rights in any court of competent jurisdiction where the other party resides or has its principal place of business.
25. Class Action Waiver
Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any Dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, consolidation of your Dispute with other arbitrations, or any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity or as a private attorney general are not permitted and are waived by you, and an arbitrator will have no jurisdiction to hear such claims. If a court or arbitrator finds that the class action waiver in this section is unenforceable as to all or some parts of a Dispute, then the class action waiver will not apply to those parts. Instead, those parts will be severed and proceed in a court of law, with the remaining parts proceeding in arbitration. If any other provision of this Dispute resolution section is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be severed with the remainder of this section remaining in full force and effect.
26. Note to Users Outside the European Union and Switzerland
If you reside in a country other than the European Union or Switzerland, you represent and warrant that your use of PDFShift.io, including but not limited to any data scraping activities you engage in using the Service, its software, tools and applications will not violate any applicable law, rule or regulation in your home country, or the professional rules of any association or body in your home country with which you are affiliated, and that your use of the PDFShift.io service will not breach or violate any of same. You indemnify SASU PDFShift, its shareholders, directors, members, employees and agents, from and against any loss, claim, damage, liability, cost or expense which any of them may incur arising from or in connection with your knowing or unknowing violation of the foregoing representation and warranty. SASU PDFShift reserves the right to terminate your subscription without notice, among other things, in the event it learns or suspects that your use of the Service violates any applicable law, rule or regulation in any country in which PDFShift.io’s users reside or work.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of France and controlling federal law of the European Union, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction, and any disputes, actions, claims or causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the Service shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of France located in Paris. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the invalid or unenforceable provision(s), with all other provisions remaining in full force and effect. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and PDFShift.io as a result of this agreement or use of the Service. The failure of PDFShift.io to enforce any right or provision in this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by PDFShift.io in writing. This Agreement, together with any applicable Order Form and policies, comprises the entire agreement between you and PDFShift.io and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.
In the event these Terms of Service are translated into multiple languages, the English translation shall prevail and be deemed controlling.
As used in this Agreement and in any Order or Forms now or hereafter associated herewith:
"Content" means the audio and visual information, documents, software, products and services contained or made available to you in the course of using the Service;
"Customer Data" means any data, User Content, information or material provided or submitted by you to the Service in the course of using the Service;
"Effective Date" means the earlier of either the date this Agreement is accepted by selecting the "I Accept" option presented on the screen after this Agreement is displayed, the Effective date on the Order Form or the date you begin using the Service;
“Free Trial Period” means a period of fourteen (14) days beginning on the Effective Date, during which you will not be charged for the Service.
"Intellectual Property Rights" means unpatented inventions, patent applications, patents, design rights, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, domain name rights, mask work rights, know-how and other trade secret rights, and all other intellectual property rights, derivatives thereof, and forms of protection of a similar nature anywhere in the world;
"Order Form(s)" means the form evidencing the initial subscription for the Service and any subsequent order forms submitted online or in written form, specifying, among other things, the applicable fees, the billing period, and other charges as agreed to between the parties, each such Order Form to be incorporated into and to become a part of this Agreement (in the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of any such Order Form, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail);
“PDFShift”, “PDFShift.io,” “we”, “our” and/or “us” means SASU PDFShift, a company organized and existing under the laws of France having an address at 128 rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris, France.
"PDFShift.io" means the software application PDFShift makes available for subscription on its website at https://pdfshift.io;
"PDFShift.io’s Technology" means all of our proprietary technology (including software, hardware, products, processes, algorithms, user interfaces, know-how, techniques, designs and other tangible or intangible technical material or information) made available to you by PDFShift.io in providing the Service;
"Service(s)" means the specific modules of PDFShift.io’s online subscription-based tools and services identified during the ordering process, developed, operated, and maintained by PDFShift.io, accessible via https://pdfshift.io or another designated web site or IP address, or ancillary online or offline products and services provided to you by PDFShift.io, to which you are being granted access under this Agreement, including PDFShift.io’s Technology and the Content;
"User(s)" means you and your employees, representatives, consultants, contractors or agents who are authorized to use the Service and have been supplied user identifications and passwords by you (or by PDFShift.io at your request).
Questions and Suggestions
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at:
128 rue la Boétie
75008 Paris, France