Word plug-in T&C

Welcome to Flowcite Word plug-in!

Flowcite free writing extension optimizes the research and writing process for Word users. By synchronizing with Flowcite App it allows you to access your saved references and citations right from the document, insert them into your paper, and adjust to one of the thousands of citation styles. An in-built advanced grammar, style, and spell checker offers a broad suggestion library for on-the-fly text optimization.

Flowcite writing extension speeds up the process of referencing when writing by giving researchers the tools to quickly and easily insert references from their library directly into their Microsoft Word document.

To use the Flowcite writing extension you need to set up a Flowcite account at flowcite.com. We are continuously developing this brand-new Flowcite writing extension with new features and functionality being added regularly.

 

Acceptance of Terms

1.1. Accessing the Site and the Services:

The Service is offered subject to acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein, which terms also incorporate the Company’s Privacy Policy. Usage and access of the Site and the Services require that you, the user, register for and are approved to use the Services. As such you are required to create an account, provide relevant information for that account and use the account in line with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. Users must provide truthful and accurate information to use the Services. If your account contains any misleading or false information you may be barred from accessing the Services now and in the future. The Services are not intended for distribution or use in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Flowcite to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

 

1.2. Acceptance

You represent and warrant that you are an individual (i.e. not a corporation), you are of legal age to form a binding contract, that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful and that you will maintain the accuracy and truthfulness of such information by accessing your preference settings from within the Service. Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions.

 

Privacy

2.1. Privacy:

By using the Services, you consent to our collection and use of personal data as outlined in our privacy policy (” Privacy Policy”). We know that by giving us your Content, you are trusting us to treat it appropriately. Any Service-specific data use policies, privacy statements, and privacy notices, detail how we treat your Content and personal data and we agree to adhere to those privacy policies.

 

2.2. Confidentiality:

Flowcite will treat your Content as confidential information and only use and disclose it in accordance with these Terms (including our privacy policies). Flowcite Content is protected from unauthorized use, copying and dissemination by copyright, trademark, patent, and other laws, rules, regulations, and treaties.

 

Priority Rights

3.1. Priorities:

The Services are owned and operated by Flowcite. Unless otherwise explicitly specified by Flowcite, all materials that are included in or otherwise a part of the Services, including the past, present, and future versions, domain names, source and object code, the text, site design, logos, graphics, bibliographic and citation information, citation guides, icons, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof and the “look and feel” of the Services (collectively, ” Flowcite Content”), are owned, controlled, or licensed by Flowcite or Flowcite’s third-party partners.

 

3.2. Copyright Claims:

All rights in images of books or other publications included in the Services are reserved by the copyright owners of such materials. Portions of the bibliographic and citation content included in the Services are supplied by third-parties. Any unauthorized use of Flowcite Content is prohibited. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on the Services may violate copyright, trademark, patent, and other applicable laws, rules, regulations, and treaties, and could result in criminal or civil penalties.

 

3.2. Minimum Age:

You must be 18 years of age, or the age of the majority of your province, territory or country, to register your account and use the Services. Individuals under the age of 18, or the applicable age of majority, may utilize the Service only with the involvement and permission of a parent or legal guardian, under such a person’s account and subject to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 

Software License and Services

4.1. Rules and Conduct:

Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, Flowcite hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable and non-transferable license to use the Services in accordance with these Terms of Use to:

  • Access the Services via software application or internet connection for the purposes of managing your academic and research papers and products.
  • Access academic journals and other sources pursuant to your academic and research needs.
  • Manage citations and references in accordance with the Services.
  • Access additional services provided by Flowcite partners such as proofreading, similarity checker, and others.

 

Per these Terms of Use, and unless expressly permitted by local law, you represent that:

  • You will only use Flowcite Services in accordance with these Terms of Use.
  • You will not use the Site or Services for any illegal purpose.
  • You will not reverse, engineer, or copy Flowcite Content and Services.
  • You will not create multiple accounts/users to take advantage of any free or trial offers.
  • You will not copy, reproduce, modify, republish, download, upload, post, transmit, or distribute materials from the Services in any form or by any means without Flowcite’s prior written permission or as expressly provided in these Terms of Use.
  • You will not save or otherwise download content en masse for a purpose other than supporting your academic and research endeavors.

 

4.2. Content and License:

Flowcite does not oversee, monitor, or otherwise guarantee any content accessed via the Site or Services and provides no warranty with regard to this. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Where you purchase a subscription or a license to access any Services or Flowcite Content, you may not share that subscription or license with others. Flowcite may impose reasonable limits on your scope of access to any Services or Flowcite Content, including limits on time or number of materials accessed or machines used to access such Services or Flowcite Content, to prevent unauthorized third-party access to or use of that Flowcite Content.

You agree that the Service contains Content specifically provided by Company, its partners, and other third parties and that such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

 

Acceptable Use

5.1. Acceptable Services:

Our Services may only be used for lawful and ethical purposes. Users are not permitted to plagiarize or otherwise copy any content presented within the Site and Services for their own use without crediting/acknowledging the original author/producer of said content. You agree that you will not post:

  • User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party, or any agreement with any party, including any licensing agreement entered into with a third party;
  • User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity, including Flowcite;
  • Personal information of any third party, including, without limitation, surname (family name), addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, and credit card numbers;
  • Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;
  • User Content that advertises or promotes any undertaking, for-profit or otherwise, to other users;
  • User Content that is completely unrelated to the topic of the Site and Services; or
  • User Content or links to content that, in the sole judgment of Flowcite, (a) violates the previous subsections herein, (b) is objectionable, (c) which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site or the Services, (d) spreads or supports hateful, obscene, inflammatory, or incendiary speech or content; (e) promotes sexually explicit or violent content or (f) harasses or intimidates other users or persons, (g) which may expose Flowcite or its affiliates or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

 

5.2. Legal Compliance.

You must use the Services in compliance with, and only as permitted by, applicable law. If you have questions about the security of your data, please contact us at legal@flowcite.com.

 

Payment and Fees

6.1. Fees for Services.

Flowcite is obliged to inform you of the amount of any service fees before you agree to the purchase. You agree to pay to Flowcite any fees for each Service you purchase or use, in accordance with the pricing and payment terms presented to you for that Service. Where applicable, you will be billed using the billing method you select through your profile page in Flowcite account of yours.

 

6.2. Payments:

Payments are collected on our behalf by Stripe Inc. To the extent the Services or any portion thereof is made available for any fee, you will be required to select a payment plan and provide us information regarding your credit card or other payment instruments. You represent and warrant to us that such information is true and that you are authorized to use the payment instrument. You will promptly update your account information with any changes (for example, a change in your billing address or credit card expiration date) that may occur. Flowcite will make reasonable efforts to process your transactions in a timely manner, but we make no guarantees regarding the processing time for charges.

Flowcite may store your method of payment and you hereby acknowledge and agree that Flowcite may charge you for, and you will pay for, any charges specified on the Service. You agree to pay us the amount that is specified in the payment plan in accordance with the terms of such plan and these Terms of Use. You hereby authorize Stripe Inc. to bill your payment instrument in advance on a periodic basis in accordance with the applicable payment plan until you terminate your account, and you further agree to pay any charges so incurred. If you dispute any charges you must let us know within sixty (60) days after the date that we bill you. We reserve the right to change our prices. If we do, we will provide notice of the change on the Site or in an email to you. Your continued use of the Services after the price change becomes effective constitutes your agreement to pay the changed amount.

 

6.3. Refund and Chargeback:

We will not, under any circumstances, issue cash refunds for early plan cancellation. If you have a question about charges made to your account, please contact us immediately. If the charges were made in error, we will credit your account or credit card account for the appropriate amount (” Refund”). We have a zero-tolerance policy for chargebacks. Any customer who disputes a credit card payment that is found to be valid will be permanently banned from use of the Services. Any past due fees and costs may result in restrictions in access to the Services.

 

User Content

7.1. User Content:

You retain all rights and are solely responsible for all content that you upload, post, deliver, publish, distribute, provide or otherwise link, transmit or store (hereafter ” post” or “posting”) in connection with or relating to the Service (“User Content”). Notwithstanding the above, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, re-post, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute User Content on the Site or Services or other third party websites or applications for purposes directly related to operating the Site or the Services including providing, improving, promoting, developing, or facilitating the Service and use of the Service by you and other users. We reserve the right to access your account in order to respond to your requests for technical support.

 

7.2. Content Review:

You acknowledge that, in order to ensure compliance with legal obligations, Flowcite may be required to review certain content submitted to the services to determine whether it is illegal or whether it violates these Terms.

You understand that even though data transfers on the Site and Services are encrypted and we do our best to protect the security of your information and User Content, we cannot guarantee that certain operation of the services, including transmission to and by Flowcite’s third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to operate and maintain the Services will always be properly encrypted.

Accordingly, you acknowledge that you bear sole responsibility for adequate security, protection, and backup of User Content. We will have no liability to you for any unauthorized access or use of any of User Content, or any corruption, deletion, destruction or loss of any of User Content.

 

7.3. Third-Party Resources:

Our Services may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Flowcite.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Flowcite shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

 

Account and Termination services

8.1. Account and Termination

When you create an account with us (the ” Account”), you must provide us with information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Services.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your password. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your Account.

If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have breached or failed to comply with these Terms of Use or otherwise violated the law or any applicable rule or regulation or that your actions are harmful to us, we reserve the right to terminate or restrict your Account or your use of the Services, without notice nor liability. In the alternative, if you wish to terminate your account, you can contact us to do it.

 

8.2. During Termination:

In the event your account is terminated, your rights under these Terms of Use will automatically terminate. Accordingly, upon termination, your right to use the Services will immediately cease and you will lose all data related to your Account. In such an event, you must cease all use of the Site and Services. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

9.1. Disclaimers:

THE SERVICES AND ALL SERVER AND NETWORK COMPONENTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR BAILMENT OF YOUR DATA ON OUR SERVERS OR SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO US OR VIA THE SERVICES. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE OR VIRUS-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, NOR DO WE MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICES, AND NO INFORMATION, ADVICE OR SERVICES OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM SUCH WARRANTIES. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES.

 

9.2. Exclusion of Certain Liability:

TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, IN NO EVENT SHALL FLOWCITE, OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ANY OF THEIR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE (JOINTLY OR SEVERALLY) TO YOU FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL AFFECT ANY NON-WAIVABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS THAT APPLY TO YOU. THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE ANY EXPIRATION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FLOWCITE.

 

9.3. Limitation of Liability:

IN NO EVENT SHALL FLOWCITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES RELATED TO: (A) THE SERVICES;

THE FLOWCITE CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; (D) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE; (E) ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY FLOWCITE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR USE OF THE SITE; (F) ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (G) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICES’ TECHNICAL OPERATION; OR (H) ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM EVENTS BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL, SUCH AS DAMAGES TO ANY USER’S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF FLOWCITE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL FLOWCITE’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OR ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, TO FLOWCITE IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS, OR $250, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. THE PRIOR LIMITATION ON DAMAGES IS NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT FLOWCITE’S OBLIGATION TO PAY PREVAILING PARTY COSTS OR FEES IF RECOVERABLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW. THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION WILL NOT LIMIT OR EXCLUDE FLOWCITE’S LIABILITY FOR FLOWCITE’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD OR INTENTIONAL, WILLFUL, MALICIOUS OR RECKLESS MISCONDUCT. THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE ANY EXPIRATION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FLOWCITE.

YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF FLOWCITE’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER FLOWCITE CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY FLOWCITE, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER FLOWCITE CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY FLOWCITE.

BY ACCESSING THE SERVICES, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “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.”

THE OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.

 

9.4. Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify and hold Us, and our respective employees, directors, officers, and agents harmless from any liabilities, claims, expenses or demands, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising directly or indirectly out of (i) your misuse of the Services, (ii) your violation of the laws, rules, and regulations, (iii) your breach of these Terms of Use, (iv) your infringement of any intellectual property or other rights of any third party, including by breach of any license agreement with any third party resulting in the unauthorized uploading or storage of the third party’s font or other intellectual property on our server, and (v) any other matter for which you are responsible for hereunder or under law. You agree that your use of the Services shall be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The obligations under this section shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use or your use of the Services.

 

Complaints

Users may submit complaints, in writing, to complaints@flowcite.com. Users must provide a detailed description of the basis of their complaint and their contact information to enable us to respond in a timely and appropriate fashion. All complaints are reviewed by Flowcite Compliance and users will receive a detailed response within 30 calendar days of submitting their complaint.

If another user submits a complaint about your use of the service we will investigate and, if you are found to be in breach of these Terms of Use, your account will be disabled on a temporary or permanent basis.

 

Transferability

These Terms of Use and the rights granted and obligations undertaken hereunder may not be transferred, assigned, or delegated in any manner by you, but may be freely transferred, assigned, or delegated by Flowcite.

 

Changes

Flowcite may, from time to time and at our sole discretion, update these terms with or without notice to users. Users are encouraged to review our site, our Terms, and any notifications, messages, and communications from us to ensure they are abreast of any changes as they are made. Ongoing use of the Site and Services implies consent to and acceptance of any changes.

 

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this policy and your responsibilities under it please contact us at compliance@flowcite.com.

Last Updated and Effective: (01.09.2020)

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