Terms of Service

TOS

WorldLiterate is a website that allows individuals or professional clients (hereinafter referred to as ‘Clients‘ or ‘Client‘) to purchase services relating to documents (hereinafter referred to as ‘Content‘), more specifically copywriting, translation, or proofreading (these three terms being hereinafter referred to collectively as ‘Services‘) by Authors qualified by WorldLiterate (hereinafter referred to as ‘Authors‘).

Use of the Services and websites provided by WorldLiterate (hereinafter referred to as ‘WorldLiterate‘, ‘worldliterate.com‘, ‘we‘, ‘us‘ or ‘our‘) by you (hereinafter the ‘Client‘, ‘you‘ or ‘your‘) is subject to the following General Terms and Conditions of Sale (the ‘Terms‘) and to WorldLiterate’s Privacy Policy.
WorldLiterate and the Client are hereinafter collectively referred to as the ‘Parties‘ and individually as ‘Party‘.

Corporate Information

COMPANY NAME Eddie Vigor
SIRET 51069163700019
HEADQUARTERS 78 chemin du pré, 76116 Grainville-sur-Ry, France
PUBLICATION DIRECTOR Eddie Vigor

Acceptance of the Terms

By visiting this website or registering for the Services offered on the website, you accept these Terms. If you order Services on behalf of a company or any other corporate body, you must be the legal representative of said company or corporate body, or have obtained its express permission.
In the event of failure to comply with these Terms, or any other right held by WorldLiterate, we reserve the right to close your Client account and to take all the measures necessary to safeguard our interests.
WorldLiterate reserves the right to amend these Terms at any time. In the event of such an amendment, we will immediately post the new Terms online. Your active use of the Services provided by WorldLiterate following the publication of the updated Terms will constitute your full acceptance of said Terms.

Description of Service

TRANSLATION SERVICE

The translation service allows Clients to obtain content in one language, based on original content in another language. As far as is possible, and taking into account the cultural and linguistic subtleties of the language in question, the Author agrees to conserve, to the best of his/her abilities, the general tone, the organisation of information, and the type of vocabulary used in the original content.

Use of Services

INITIAL REQUEST (BRIEFING)

1. Translation Service

The Client may submit a document, an extract from a database or free form text on WorldLiterate and add any explanations to guide the Author in his/her task (hereinafter referred collectively as the ‘Initial Request‘).
The Client expressly acknowledges that WorldLiterate’s price is based on the word count estimated by WorldLiterate or communicated by the Client in their Initial Request, and not on the final number of words communicated to the Client by the Author after the Service has been performed.

2. All Services

WorldLiterate shall make every effort to provide a high-quality Service that meets the Client’s Initial Request.
The Client hereby acknowledges that, should the Client underestimate the word count, WorldLiterate may charge a supplement, which the Client undertakes to pay unconditionally.

REGULATIONS RELATING TO ORDERS

The Client must never:

• order a text which could infringe on the universal individual rights of an individual or corporate body;
• ask the Author to make comments that are libellous or offensive towards any individual or corporate body, living or dead;
• provide content that is contrary to good morals, that encourages violence, hatred, or racism, or that is considered illegal or contrary to public policy;
• request the translation of copyrighted material (such as a book).

Should WorldLiterate be held liable by a third party following a violation of one of these prohibitions by the Client, the Client undertakes to indemnify WorldLiterate in accordance with Article 9 below.

WorldLiterate reserves the right to refuse to perform, or cancel the performance of, any Service that commits one of the above-mentioned violations, and to refund any payment the Client has already made, deducting an amount corresponding to the part of the Service already performed, as well as any any losses suffered by WorldLiterate in respect of the violations.

EXTERNAL CONTENT AND EXTERNAL LINKS

You accept that you are solely responsible for the documents and information you distribute to Authors on WorldLiterate (collectively referred to as ‘External Content’ and ‘External Links’).

Given the quantity of information exchanged, WorldLiterate cannot be held responsible for the accuracy and legality of content distributed via its platform.

You agree to only transmit External Content and External Links:

• the content of which is accurate and not libellous;
• to which you own all the rights, including intellectual property rights, or in the absence of these, that you are free to use in the context of WorldLiterate’s services;
• that are free of all viruses, scripts, or programs of any kind;
• that comply with all current legislation.

Your External Content and External Links are subject to our regulations on transmission to Authors, as described in our General Terms and Conditions of Sale. WorldLiterate reserves the right to modify these regulations at any time and without prior notice.

In addition, WorldLiterate reserves the right:

• to refuse to transmit your External Content and External Links, or to transmit them after minor corrections or modifications;
• to remove all External Content or External Links from its platform, at any time, and without prior notice.

WorldLiterate may only remove External Content and External Links from its own platform and cannot be held responsible for the removal or non-removal of your External Content and External Links from third-party websites over which we have no control.

WorldLiterate does everything within its power to transmit your External Content and External Links to Authors in the shortest possible time. Any errors detected in your External Content and External Links cannot be corrected by WorldLiterate. If you detect an error in External Content or in an External Link, you must cancel the order if possible and begin a new order. If cancellation is impossible (e.g. because the order has already been allocated to an Author), the charges relating to this remain your responsibility.

The External Content and External Links that you publish must under no circumstances show details (name, address, email address, telephone or fax number, etc.) that would allow Authors to contact you or to identify you, directly or indirectly.

SERVICE COMPLETION TIME

Unless expressly agreed between the Parties, WorldLiterate makes no commitments on Service completion times.

The completion times given on the WorldLiterate website are provided as a guide only and depend on various factors, such as the volume of Content, the complexity of the topic, and the availability of appropriate Authors, on which WorldLiterate can make no firm commitment.

On the other hand, WorldLiterate agrees to do everything in its power to satisfy the Client’s request within the shortest possible time period.

AUTHOR ALLOCATION

WorldLiterate agrees to assign projects to Authors who meet the requirements outlined by the Client in the Initial Request.

The Client expressly acknowledges that, if no Authors are available to perform the Service requested, WorldLiterate reserves the right to cancel the Service ordered and to refund the amount paid by the Client.

The Client also acknowledges that they may not claim any compensation in this regard.

CONTENT APPROVAL

Once the Content has been sub

Once this period has elapsed, the Content submitted by the Author shall be considered to have been unconditionally approved by the Client. The implementation of this condition is strictly irrevocable.

If you consider that the Content submitted does not completely meet your expectations, you can ask the Author to revise it. In such an event, you agree to be as precise as possible in your communication with the Author so as to facilitate the revision of the Content.

In the event of a revision request, the Client will be put into direct contact with the Author through a WorldLiterate internal messaging system. It is understood, as regards these exchanges, that:

• in accordance with Article 3.9 of these Terms, the Client is strictly forbidden to try to obtain by any means whatsoever the Author’s contact information in order to contact him/her outside of the WorldLiterate platform;
• WorldLiterate may at any time and without restrictions access the content of these exchanges, so as to be able to preside over a moderation or to check that exchanges between the Client and the Author are proceeding correctly.
If the Client considers that the Author has not satisfied their Initial Request, they may reject the Content. When the rejection procedure is triggered, a third-party moderator intervenes to check whether the Client’s rejection of the Content is justified.
• if the moderator considers that the Client’s refusal is justified, the order is immediately reopened with a different Author, at no additional cost to the Client;
• if the moderator rejects the Client’s request, the Content may be considered approved, or the moderator may ask the Author to make a few changes to bring the Content into compliance with the Client’s Initial Request.
If an Author considers the Client’s revision requests to be unjustified in light of the Initial Request, he/she may request intervention from a moderator. This third party will analyse the client’s Initial Request, the Content produced by the Author, and the various exchanges and revisions.
• if the moderator considers that the Author’s request is justified, the Content is automatically considered to be acceptable, and the Client may not contest this decision in any way;
• if the moderator considers that the revision requests made by the Client are justified, the Author is obliged to redo his/her work until the Client is completely satisfied (in accordance with the Initial Request).

DOWNLOADING CONTENT

Once production of the Content is complete an approved, the Content produced will be available to download from the Site or via the API for at least two months.

WorldLiterate cannot be held responsible should a connection problem occur between WorldLiterate’s servers and the Client’s computer at the moment of transfer.

Under no circumstances can WorldLiterate be required to develop specific tools and services to adapt the format of the documents to the Client’s system.

CONFIDENTIALITY

WorldLiterate will make every effort to ensure the confidentiality of your Content.

All of WorldLiterate’s Authors are bound by a confidentiality agreement.

In addition, the WorldLiterate platform is secured by a digital certificate (SSL certificate), which authenticates users and encrypts exchanges via an identification key.

ANONYMITY

In addition, the WorldLiterate platform is secured by a digital certificate (SSL certificate), which authenticates users and encrypts exchanges via an identification key.

Should the Client fail to abide by this requirement, the Client agrees to pay WorldLiterate compensation of five thousand euros ($5,000) per violation.

Payment and Invoicing

GENERAL POINTS

1. Pricing

The price applicable between the Parties is stipulated to the Client when the Initial Request is made to WorldLiterate. However, the price indicated does not give any indication of future prices, which may be unilaterally changed by WorldLiterate, in particular by issuing a new price during the course of a year.
Clients are not notified of price changes and said changes will take effect as soon as they are published on the WorldLiterate website.

2. Currency of reference: the Dollar

WorldLiterate’s currency of reference is the Dollar ($).
It is understood that the exchange rate is freely fixed by WorldLiterateand may not be contested. It may be revised at any time without the need for a specific communication to Clients.

3. Payment Methods

You may pay WorldLiterate invoices by bank card or with your PayPal account.

4. Payment Terms

WorldLiterate invoices are payable upon receipt or by the deadline agreed with WorldLiterate.

5. Setting Off

The Client expressly authorizes WorldLiterate (and, where appropriate, its subsidiaries, partner companies or affiliates) to set off the receivables and debts that it may have or may owe to the Client.

VALUE ADDED TAX

All prices are net prices. VAT not applicable, art. 293 B from French General Tax Code

Rights of Use

TRANSLATION SERVICE

WorldLiterate assigns to the Client, on a non-exclusive basis and with no time limits or geographical restrictions, the following rights over the Content produced by WorldLiterate and paid for by the Client through its tools:

• Rights of reproduction: creating and distributing any copy of the work, whether direct or indirect, temporary or permanent, in part or in full;
• Exploitation rights: using, distributing, modifying, translating, adapting, monetising, recording, submitting or exploiting the content in all current and future formats (websites, DVDs, publicity brochures, press releases, etc.);
• Rights of communication to the public: representing and exploiting the text in any format (physical, digital, etc.), visible to anyone, anywhere, without restrictions, including on websites;
• Distribution rights: authorizing or forbidding the distribution to the public, through sale or otherwise, of the original work or of copies there of;
• Rights of transfer and rights of sale: agreeing or refusing to sell, under the conditions of their choice, all or some of the rights relating to the Content;
• Rights of temporary technical reproduction: authorizing the temporary, transient, or accessory distribution and reproduction of the Content.
• Waiver of citation rights: You must not mention the Author’s first name, surname, initial or any other element that would allow the Author to be identified.

The assignment of all of these rights is considered to be valid once the Client has paid the agreed amount to WorldLiterate.

Nevertheless, the Client expressly acknowledges that WorldLiterate remains the owner of the translation Content communicated by WorldLiterate to the Client. Said Content may be reused by WorldLiterate for other translation Services.

It is understood that the enriched Content developed by WorldLiterate, including the translation memories and glossaries compiled by WorldLiterate, remain, unless otherwise agreed between the Parties, the exclusive property of WorldLiterate.

It is also understood that the Client assigns to WorldLiterate, on a non-exclusive basis and with no time limit or geographical restrictions, certain rights over the Content submitted by the Client to WorldLiterate, including the Content, the translation memories and the glossaries. Said Content may be reused by WorldLiterate for other translation Services. These rights include:

• Rights of reproduction: creating and distributing any partial copy of the work, whether direct or indirect, temporary or permanent, It being understood that WorldLiterate cannot reproduce the work in its entirety.
• Rights of temporary technical reproduction: authorizing the temporary, transient, or accessory distribution and reproduction of the Content.

WorldLiterate ‘s Responsibilities

WorldLiterate declines all responsibility for the Content translated through its Services. If necessary, WorldLiterate will transmit the details of an Author responsible for offensive Content to the appropriate authorities.

You accept that you use the Service as it is, and that this service is provided to you ‘as is’ and ‘subject to availability’. In particular, under no circumstances does WorldLiterate guarantee:

• that your use of the Service will meet your requirements;
• that your use of the Service will be uninterrupted, possible at any time, reliable, and free of errors;
• that all of the information obtained following your use of the Service will be accurate or reliable;
• that any malfunctions or problems with the availability of the Service will be corrected.

In addition, WorldLiterate expressly excludes any guarantees or conditions of any kind, explicit or implicit, including but not limited to the implicit guarantees and conditions of market quality, appropriateness for a particular use, and the absence of forgery.

WorldLiterate cannot be held responsible for any direct, indirect, unintentional, unusual, consequential, or exemplary damage or loss that you may suffer, however it may have been caused, and whatever the responsibility invoked, including but not limited to the direct or indirect loss of profits, the loss of fame or reputation, the loss of data, the costs of supplying replacement goods or services, and any other non-material loss.

WorldLiterate cannot be held responsible for any direct, indirect, unintentional, unusual, consequential, or exemplary damage or loss that you may suffer, however it may have been caused, and whatever the responsibility invoked, including but not limited to the direct or indirect loss of profits, the loss of fame or reputation, the loss of data, the costs of supplying replacement goods or services, and any other non-material loss.

Accessing the Service

You are not authorized to access the Service through an automated system other than through the WorldLiterate API. Monitoring, copying, or diverting the use of the Service using robots, spiders, or other automated data recovery systems is forbidden without our formal written authorization (exceptions are made for all search engines and not-for-profit public archiving systems). Creating accounts with robots or any other automated system is forbidden.

Freezing and Closing Accounts

CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT

You may close your account at any time, by sending us your request via the contact form;
A request to close an account is only considered valid if it is sent via the contact form.

FREEZING AN ACCOUNT

Should it suspect fraud, WorldLiterate reserves the right to freeze the account of the Client concerned for as long as is necessary to carry out the relevant checks. In such an event, the Client accepts that, in accordance with Article 4, WorldLiterate cannot be held responsible for failure to meet Service completion times.

Client’s Responsibilities

You agree to indemnify and defend WorldLiterate and its employees, directors, subsidiaries, and partner companies and to clear them of any responsibility in the event of claims or litigation arising as a result of misuse of our Service, or of your failure to respect these Terms.

The Client shall be liable for all damage that may be caused by them to WorldLiterate, its employees, directors, subsidiaries and partner companies, and agrees to indemnify WorldLiterate, its employees, directors, subsidiaries and partner companies for any direct or indirect damage or loss they may suffer due to the Client’s failure to meet their obligations.

The Client will therefore have an obligation to indemnify WorldLiterate, its employees, directors, subsidiaries and partner companies for the direct and indirect consequences of any claims or actions of any nature whatsoever, civil or criminal, that may be attempted or brought by a third party in connection with the misuse of the Service by the Client or the Client’s failure to comply with these Terms, and the Client’s liability may not be limited in any way or be subject to any compensation ceiling.

Intellectual Property

WorldLiterate holds all the property rights over WorldLiterate Service and the WorldLiterate website. No stipulation in these Terms gives you the right to use WorldLiterate’s trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, or any other of WorldLiterate’s distinctive features.

You accept that when you use the Services, you will use no trade name, trademark, service mark, or logo belonging to a company or organization in such a way that it is likely to cause confusion, deliberate or otherwise, as to the owner or license holder of these marks, names, or logos.

Referral Program

The referral program allows WorldLiterate Clients to recommend the Service to their friends, families, clients, partners, etc., and to receive a financial reward for every new Client. The details of this financial reward can be found on the WorldLiterate website.

Referral earnings are calculated exclusively on the basis of new Clients that actually complete valid transactions with WorldLiterate.

New Clients are only counted under the Referral program when they register via the official referral hyperlinks provided by WorldLiterate (sometimes called ‘Tracker’).

WorldLiterate is free to end the Referral program at any time. In such an event, the earnings already acquired by Clients will remain payable, but WorldLiteratewill no longer be obliged to pay additional earnings for new Clients.

General Clauses

WorldLiterate reserves the right to amend the content and the specifications of the Service at any time, without prior notice.

WorldLiterate may collaborate with third-party companies in order to provide you with its Service. You accept that such companies may provide you with this Service on behalf of WorldLiterate.

You agree to receive emails from WorldLiterate, at the email address you provided on registration. You may change this address at any time on your user interface.

You accept that you are solely responsible for all activity on your account, and you agree to respect the current legislation when using the Service.

You agree not to copy, modify, or create a derivative work, decompile, reverse-engineer, or attempt in any other way to extract the source code of all or part of the Service, without having first obtained the express authorization of WorldLiterate.

If one of the clauses of these Terms is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, said clause will cease to apply, with no effect on the other clauses of the Terms, which will retain all of their force and scope.

These Terms are governed by French law. You and WorldLiterate agree to submit all litigation arising from these Terms to the exclusive competence of the Rouen commercial court.