PDF Online Terms & Conditions
WELCOME TO PDF Online, a free service provided by BCL Technologies, Inc. (BCL) to convert documents. By using our service, you will be able to quickly and easily convert your documents to PDF and other formats.
The following are the terms and conditions for use of BCL's document conversion services (the "SERVICE"). Please read them carefully. BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE (the "TERMS").
1. USER CONDUCT
The SERVICE is provided free of charge to individuals only. In consideration for the use of the SERVICE free of charge the user agrees that BCL may add to any converted documents an embedded hyperlink to internal or external content and may display advertisements to user when user converts and views any converted documents. Before the user converts any documents using the SERVICE, the user may be presented with the option of permitting BCL to permanently store the HTML and PDF versions thereof under a unique URL and make it publicly available for advertising purposes and for search engines to index. The user is permitted to make commercial use of the documents it converts by the use of the SERVICE, such as by posting them on user's own commercial website or otherwise making use of such converted documents in the ordinary course of user's business; however, any actual or attempted commercial use of the SERVICE itself by the user, such as the user charging or attempting to charge third parties a fee to convert the third parties' documents by running them through the SERVICE, is expressly prohibited and may result in immediate and permanent revocation of user's access to the SERVICE. You agree that your use of the SERVICE will at all times comply with all applicable local, state, federal, national and international laws and regulations, and that you are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your account or password, including the content of documents you submit to the SERVICE for conversion. By way of example rather than limitation, you hereby agree, among other things, not to: submit to the SERVICE for conversion any illegal, unlawful, oppressive, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable documents or other material of any kind or nature; submit to the SERVICE for conversion any documents or other material that may infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, including without limitation such rights under the law of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; submit to the SERVICE for conversion any documents or other material which contain or include any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or any other harmful or destructive programs or subroutines; violate any statute, regulation or law regarding or pertaining to the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United States; interfere with or disrupt any networks in connection with your use of the SERVICE, nor violate the regulations, policies, procedures, terms or conditions for the use of any such networks; attempt to gain unauthorized access to the documents or other material submitted to the SERVICE by any other user, nor to any other accounts, computer systems or networks connected or related to the SERVICE, through the use of password mining or by any other means; or interfere with, or disrupt in any manner, any other user's use of the SERVICE.
It is BCL's policy to respect the privacy of users for the SERVICE. Therefore, except as provided herein, BCL will not monitor, edit, or disclose any personal information about you or the documents you submit for conversion, including their contents, without your prior permission unless BCL in its sole discretion believes that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with legal process; (2) otherwise protect the legal rights of BCL; (3) enforce the TERMS; or (4) protect the interests of users for the SERVICE or others. BCL may on occasion provide certain user information in anonymous, aggregate form to third parties such as advertisers for demographic purposes. However, BCL will not provide any 3rd party entities with your email address or other contact information. This SERVICE is not intended to be used for unsolicited email or spam. Your email address may be used in the following ways: (1) to send you an email with your converted document attached; (2) to send you an email with any error messages concerning the document you submitted to the SERVICE; (3) to periodically send you an email containing announcements from BCL. You will have the opportunity to "opt-out" of any regularly-occurring email sent from BCL. In consideration for your use of the SERVICE free of charge as provided below, you agree that BCL may have access to your email information and the documents you submit for conversion, including their contents, for internal testing purposes as well as any of the other reasons stated above, or to respond to service or technical issues.
3. DISCLAIMER OF
The SERVICE may from time to time provide information and links to content from third parties. BCL does not control in any respect any information, products or services offered by these third parties. The materials available through the SERVICE and any third party are provided "as is" and "as available" and without warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, BCL expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, correspondence to description and fitness for a particular purpose. BCL does not represent or warrant that the SERVICE will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. BCL does not warrant or represent that the use, or the results of the use, of the SERVICE or from third parties will be correct, accurate, timely, reliable or be possessed of any other attribute or characteristic.
4. LIMITATION OF
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall BCL be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the SERVICE, any changes to the SERVICE, unauthorized access to or alteration of your documents or other materials submitted to the SERVICE, any documents or other material or data sent or received or not sent or received, or any transactions entered into through the SERVICE. You specifically agree that BCL is not responsible or liable for any threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal content or conduct of any other party or any infringement of another's rights, including intellectual property rights. If you are dissatisfied with the SERVICE, the materials available on or through the SERVICE, or with any of the TERMS, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the SERVICE. LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES CONDITIONS, AND/OR LIABILITY FOR SOME TYPES OF DAMAGES MAY NOT BE PERMITTED IN SOME JURISDICTIONS, IN WHICH CASE SOME OR ALL OF SECTIONS 4 AND 5 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF PERMITTED BY LAW, BCL'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO RESUPPLYING THE SERVICE.
You agree to indemnify and hold BCL, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless of and from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct with regard to the SERVICE.
BCL may terminate the SERVICE with or without cause at any time and effective immediately. In addition, BCL, in its sole and exclusive discretion, may terminate your access to the SERVICE for violation of the TERMS either in letter or in spirit. If you wish to terminate your account, your only recourse is to discontinue use of the SERVICE. In addition, BCL may terminate your account for inactivity, which is defined as failing to log into the SERVICE for an extended period of time, as determined by BCL. Upon termination of the SERVICE, your right to use the SERVICE immediately ceases. Upon termination of the SERVICE, BCL shall have no obligation to maintain any of your documents or other materials submitted to the SERVICE or to forward them to you or any third party.
IN PROMOTIONS OF ADVERTISERS
Any dealings with any advertisers that may from time to time appear on the SERVICE, or any participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with any such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. BCL shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.
RIGHTS TO CONTENT
You acknowledge that content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics or other material contained in either sponsor advertisements or E-mail-distributed, commercially produced information presented to you by the SERVICE, by BCL, or by any advertisers or other content providers, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. You may make a copy of this content for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way content available through the SERVICE, including code and software.
TO TERMS, USER POLICIES
BCL reserves the right to change the TERMS or policies regarding the use of the SERVICE at any time and to notify you by posting an updated version of the TERMS on the SERVICE site.
The TERMS shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the United States of America, excluding their conflict of law provisions. You and BCL agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Santa Clara. If any provision(s) of the TERMS is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. BCL's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TERMS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by BCL in writing. You and BCL agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to this SERVICE must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. The section titles in the TERMS are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance.
11. CHOICE OF LANGUAGE
You and BCL hereby expressly agree that the TERMS be, and hereby are, set forth in the English language. In the event you are not fluent in the English language, you hereby represent and warrant to BCL that, before agreeing to be bound by the TERMS, you have sought and obtained a translation of them from a competent professional translator, and have agreed to be bound by each and all of the TERMS as set forth herein even if an error of translation has occurred, for which error you accept full responsibility and which error you hereby agree to waive and not raise as a possible defense or claim, or a part or element thereof, in any action or proceeding between you and BCL arising out of your use of the SERVICE.