Terms and Conditions
The following Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement ("The Agreement") between you ("Client") and Professional Linguistics, Inc. ("Professional Linguistics") regarding access to and use of the ProLinguistics.com website ("website") and its associated machine and/or human-based translation services ("Services") rendered or to be rendered by Professional Linguistics.
By accessing or using the website or Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Service. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Service, you should leave the website now.
For the purposes of this Agreement,
"Source Material(s)" shall mean any electronic or other files that the Client transmits to Professional Linguistics using the website that are intended to be the subject of services hereunder
The final translated version of the Source Material(s) shall be referred to as "Deliverable" or "Deliverables"
Each order or formal request for the provision of Services shall be referred to as an "Order".
ProLinguistics.com is an online translation ordering site.
The charge for the translation is based on word-count or # of pages, language(s) and service requested. The quote provided to the customer is done by the job. Once a price is agreed upon by the Client and work has began, refunds are not permitted.
All prices and rates quoted are subject to change without notice prior to formal acceptance of any Order. Professional Linguistics reserves the right to charge for additional Services requested by the client after an Order has been accepted.
It is the responsibility of the Client to select the appropriate service for the translation of the Source Material(s). Professional Linguistics will not accept any responsibility if the service selected does not meet the specific requirements of the Client.
The Client can request a translation by uploading and submitting Source Material(s) to the website.
The translated files will be emailed to the Client after completion, however will remain accessible from Professional Linguistics for period of six months after completion unless otherwise agreed. Professional Linguistics will send the translated files to the Client upon request up to 3 times without additional charges.
Professional Linguistics will not be liable to correct any errors or omissions that were inherent in the original Source Material(s) and which may or may not affect the quality of the Deliverable.
Source Material(s) will be virus checked upon receipt by Professional Linguistics.
Professional Linguistics reserves the right to refuse to translate any Source Material(s) that is/are of an offensive nature, defamatory, obscene, in breach of any statutory or regulatory obligation, or is otherwise considered inappropriate by Professional Linguistics, whose decision in all matters shall be binding and conclusive.
Professional Linguistics provides an estimate service - this is quoted on a without prejudice basis based on the information provided and shall be subject to such Terms and Conditions and fees as Professional Linguistics may direct.
Professional Linguistics Warranties
Professional Linguistics warrants that the Official Document Translation service will meet reasonable commercial standards for professional human translation (i.e. human translation by a bilingual translator with reasonable skill in translating the concepts and terminology of industry-specific text with a proofread by a second translator).
Times for expected receipt of the Deliverable are displayed at the time of order (Projected Delivery Date). Professional Linguistics will use its best efforts to meet these deadlines but does not accept liability for any delay in delivery. Professional Linguistics reserves the right to amend the delivery date and will make all reasonable efforts to contact the Client if there is any change in the Projected Delivery Date.
Payment is due at date of order, unless a Business Account using an approved purchase order system has been established in which case, payment is due 30 days from the date of invoice.
Payment can be in US Dollars or any currency that Google Checkout supports conversion to US Dollars.
Professional Linguistics uses the latest encryption technology to keep your personal details safe. The website has a VeriSign Secure Server ID and VeriSign has verified the organizational name and the proof of right to use it. All information sent to the website is encrypted and protected against disclosure to third parties.
The Client has 10 days from receipt of the final Deliverable to inform Professional Linguistics of any errors or omissions contained in the translated work. Professional Linguistics will make the necessary corrections free of charge and within a reasonable time frame.
The Maximum Liability for Professional Linguistics is the value of the document translation services paid. Up to 10 days from receipt of the final Deliverable to inform Professional Linguistics of any errors or omissions contained in the translated work. Professional Linguistics will make the necessary corrections free of charge and within a reasonable time frame.
The Client represents and warrants that it owns or is licensee of the Source Material(s) and all components thereof, and that translation of the Source Material(s) and publication, distribution, sales or other use of the deliverable shall not infringe upon any copyright, trademark or patent, or other right of any third party.
The Client represents and warrants that Source Material(s) submitted to the website is/are of good quality and free of errors or spelling mistakes.
The Client warrants not to use any device, software or routine to interfere with the proper working of the website or which may have a contaminating or detrimental effect on the website.
Professional Linguistics makes no representations or warranties of any kind, except as set forth above. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' AND 'AS AVAILABLE' BASIS AND WITHOUT ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
Professional Linguistics shall not be liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages or loss of any nature whatsoever, nor for any claim against the Client by any other person or entity, arising from or relating to services rendered by Professional Linguistics, regardless of the nature of the claim or the form of the cause of action, whether in contract or in tort, or otherwise, and even if Professional Linguistics has been advised of the possibility of such damages by anything contained in related proposals and other documentation. Professional Linguistics shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to, nor the return of, any Source Material(s). The maximum liability to the Client by Professional Linguistics shall in all cases, other than those involving death or personal injury, be limited to the value of the original Order.
In the event that the Client breaches this Agreement, Professional Linguistics shall have the right to terminate immediately, whereupon the Client shall pay the full purchase price provided hereunder for the services completed and for all work in progress. In the event that Professional Linguistics breaches this Agreement, the Client shall have the right to terminate whereupon Professional Linguistics shall return to the Client all Source Material(s) and data supplied by the Client together with all Deliverables that exist as of the date of termination.
All right, title and interest in and to the Source Material(s) and, except as hereunder provided, the Deliverables, and any and all patent rights, copyright, know-how, and trade secrets therein are and remain the sole and exclusive property of the Client. Notwithstanding the above, the Client acknowledges that Professional Linguistics is the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to all
methodology, information, software, and databases used in translating the Source Material(s), and
inventions, methodology, innovations, know-how, and databases developed by Professional Linguistics in the course of translating the Source Material(s), including any and all patent rights, copyrights, know-how, and trade secrets therein. Provided that the Deliverables and copyright, know-how and trade secrets therein shall remain the property (but not the risk) of Professional Linguistics until Professional Linguistics shall have been paid in full for such Deliverables.
The nature of the work performed and any information transmitted to Professional Linguistics by the Client shall be confidential. Professional Linguistics shall not without the prior consent of the Client, divulge or otherwise disclose such information to any person other than authorized employees or authorized subcontractors of Professional Linguistics whose job performance requires such acts. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to the extent Professional Linguistics is required by law to divulge such information or to the extent such information is or becomes a matter of public knowledge other than by disclosure by Professional Linguistics.
The Client shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Professional Linguistics, its owners, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all losses, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from, arising out of or incidental to any suit, claim or demand based on (i) the performance of this Agreement by either party, (ii) the Client's breach of the covenants, representations and warranties made by it herein, (iii) the manufacture, advertisement, promotion, sale or distribution of any items by the Client, (iv) any taxes and duties, levies, tariffs, or like fees that may be imposed by any government or collective authority upon manufacture, advertisement, promotion, use, import, licensing or distribution of items by the Client, or (v) any claim that any element of the Deliverable infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary right.
Professional Linguistics may terminate the rights of the Client without cause at any time and with immediate effect.
All disclaimers, indemnities and exclusions in the Agreement shall survive termination for any reason.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that part shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms and Conditions shall not be affected.
This is pre-paid Term & Policy for interpretation/translation service. (By Signing this form and or reply to the attachment is to agree with All Terms and Conditions below) -- Our services are provided to and billed to you; therefore, this service is not based contingent upon your client’s payment to you.
Professional Linguistics, Inc. will not bill 3rd party.
Service Rates are for Monday through Friday, 8:AM to 5PM @ $85.00x2 (additional time work will be billed immediately @ 1 hour increment & due upon receipt) -- Travel time will be billed via web map plus up to 30 minutes (if heavy traffic)
Exotic or rare languages will be quoted, discussed and agreed upon prior to acceptance of assignment. Voir Dire: preliminary competency examination interpreter to determine his or her competency to give translation must be determined within the first 15 minutes of the appointment, after that you will be charged for full services rendered.
Additional $10.00 per hour Differential Rate for after hour, Saturday , Sunday State or National Holidays apply
Requests made within one business day of date of service, an Urgent Request Fee of $45.00 applies
Cancellation Fee will apply if cancel with less than (1 business day) notice prior to service.
All verbal requests or continued usage of an interpreters service is considered self-renewable and payment is due upon receipt (When applicable and charges is confirmed prior to service) Lodging, airfare, parking, car lease and gasoline will be provided by client on out of town assignments.
All charges set forth above shall be considered earned upon your confirmation of a request. • Our tax ID# 58-229-4588
The Interpreter is a Contract Employee of Professional Linguistics, Inc. and may not accept independent assignments from the client without written approval from our office. A conversion fee will be charged if you decide to hire our Interpreter for any position. No exception, client may not discuss rates or administrative matters with Professional Linguistics’ Interpreters.
Professional Linguistics may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time.