Licence And Site Access
We grant you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website, but not to download (other than page caching) or modify any portion of it except with our express written consent. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any service listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data-gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to endorse any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Proofed and our affiliates without our express written consent. You may not reproduce any image or depiction of this site as it might be rendered by a web browser or otherwise without our express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing our name or trademarks without our express written consent. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by us. You may be granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to our website so long as the link does not portray us, our affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any of our logos or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without our express written consent.
Liability And Warranties
We warrant that the work product delivered to you will comply with the service levels specified by Proofed.
Proofed will not be liable for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website or review or proofreading of work product.
Proofed takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, its website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. It is the user’s responsibility to safeguard any original work product sent to Proofed. Proofed does accept responsibility for the content of any work product submitted for editing. Proofed is also not responsible or liable for infringement of copyright, or any defamation or other loss or damage as a result of work product that has been edited.
Where plagiarism or discrimination are alleged to be present subsequent to the acceptance of a document, we reserve the right to cease proofreading and the customer will be alerted as to this allegation if not aware, and may be charged for work undertaken prior to the notification of such allegation. Proofed shall be under no obligation to investigate any third-party allegations of this nature and may act entirely within its own discretion as to proceeding with editing the relevant work product.
Prior to using our services, student users should check their academic establishment’s rules and regulations. Proofed is not liable for any damages related to the use of the proofreading process, or any errors or inaccuracies that may appear on the website or in work product that has been subjected to the proofreading process.
While we endeavor to ensure that any electronic files originating at this site are free of known computer viruses, we provide no warranty or guarantee that files are virus free, and we are not able to provide any assurances with respect to emails or attachments that may have originated with third parties.
In no event is Proofed liable to a user for damages in excess of the amount paid by that user for the service giving rise to such liability.
If you do not provide accurate contact information, or if you do not respond promptly if we require further information, we cannot be responsible for delays in providing the service to you.
If you create an account, a logon ID and password is required. It is your responsibility to protect that information including, without limitation, to use effective passwords that are not easily guessed or discoverable, and to keep logon IDs and passwords confidential. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your logon ID. You will advise Proofed immediately if you discover any compromise of your passwords or suspect unauthorized use of the site using your identity.
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, ORAL, WRITTEN, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN AND TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW DISCLAIMERS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THIS DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT SUCH WARRANTIES CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED UNDER THE LAWS OF YOUR JURISDICTION, WE LIMIT THE DURATION AND REMEDIES OF SUCH WARRANTIES TO THE DURATION OF THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY.
Quotes And Payment
All users are eligible for a free initial quote. This quote will be provided with the current website prices at the time of its provision. Unless specifically guaranteed in writing, prices may change between the time the quote is issued and when the work is undertaken. Pricing is in most cases driven by the word count of the work product. All services carry a minimum price regardless of the word count.
All services are quoted in Great British Pounds (GDP) unless otherwise stated. All users are required to pay for documents prior to any work being done on them. Payment must be in full unless otherwise agreed in writing by Proofed. Business users who are deemed eligible by Proofed may be provided a post-pay account, where documents can be paid for at the end of each calendar month. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, payment is due when an invoice is rendered. If the whole or any part of an invoice remains outstanding for more than 30 days, the Client shall pay liquidated damages interest calculated at the rate of 1% per month or part thereof on the overdue balance from the invoice date.
Proofed withholds the right to charge additional fees that result from inaccurate information being provided by a user. Any additional charges levied will be notified to the user.
Proofed strives to meet exact deadlines and prides itself on the prompt service provided. However, Proofed is not liable for any result from a delay in the service. In such an instance where a delay may be unavoidable, Proofed will make commercially reasonable efforts to contact the customer and remedy the situation.
Additionally, Proofed is not liable for delays in any service due to unforeseen circumstances beyond its reasonable control. All dates and times provided for the delivery of the content are approximate and based on previous orders of the same size. Proofed cannot be held liable for any loss or damage caused by a later delivery time than has been quoted.
Right To Refuse Work
The customer assumes all responsibility for any liability resulting from the falsification or misstatement of personal information. Proofed reserves the right to refuse service to anyone whom we believe to have falsified personal details.
Proofed does not condone, nor is it ever knowingly involved in, plagiarism. We reserve the right to decline any work that is believed to contain plagiarized content. Proofed reserves the right to refuse any document that advocates racism or discrimination, or is deemed hateful, threatening, abusive, or insulting, alongside any material which is in violation of national or international law.
Upon acceptance of the work product, we have the right to subsequently refuse the job if it does not meet the standard that makes it possible for the copy editor to complete the job. This also includes situations where our proofreading expert reasonably believes that he or she cannot carry out the job to an acceptable standard. If our proofreading expert refuses the job, you will be notified via email, and your payment will be reimbursed minus any associated fees incurred.
Termination Of Contract And Service
A contract between the customer and Proofed commences as soon as payment is received. Furthermore, receipt of payment confirms the customer’s intention to initiate the service process. If a customer wishes to cancel any services provided by Proofed subsequent to payment, then they must contact us and a refund will be issued (minus any costs incurred through administration and service delivery). Proofed reserves the right to cancel any contract at our discretion for any reason without explanation.
We take confidentiality very seriously. We acknowledge that our proofreading experts may be privy to confidential information in the form of sensitive or unpublished material. To ensure client confidentiality, all of our proofreading experts are bound by our code of conduct, as well as our non-disclosure agreement.
Proofed keeps both original and edited documents with every order history, although you have the ability to delete all files stored after your order has been completed. Proofed will, however, maintain a record of the work completed.
Proofed reserves the right to make “fair use” of your logos, trademarks, and imagery for editorial content. Proofed will use the above in promotional, advertising, and marketing material. Proofed will only do this if you have submitted documents for or on behalf of an organization.
This site and this agreement are governed by the laws of the State of New York, excluding any conflicts of law provisions and excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Any legal action against Proofed shall take place in the courts of New York, New York.
If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.