Terms of use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE. BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT, CLICKING “I AGREE” AND USING THE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE, YOU EXPLICITLY ACCEPT OUR TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT USE IN ANY MANNER THE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE. THESE TERMS OF USE DESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH YOU CAN USE THE TRANSLATION SOFTWARE. A HARDCOPY VERSION OF THESE TERMS OF USE WILL BE TRANSFERRED ELECTRONICALLY TO YOUR E-MAIL WHEN CREATING AN ACCOUNT.

1. General

The following definitions shall apply with regard to the application of the Terms of Use:

  • 1.1. Article(s): an article under these Terms of Use.
  • 1.2. Account: the personal account of the User (based on accurate information provided by the User) to get access to the Translation Software, including its personal and confidential User name and password.
  • 1.3. CROSSLANG NV: a limited liability company under Belgian Law, having its registered address at Kerkstraat 106, 9050 Gent, Belgium, registered under company number BE 0869.914.707, designing, developing, commercializing and operating the Translation Software.
  • 1.4. Delivery Date: the date on which the User receives the login confirmation, is able to use the Translation Software and has paid the Price(s).
  • 1.5. Intellectual Property Rights: (a) rights associated with works of authorship, including copyrights, mask work rights, and moral rights; (b) trademark or service mark rights; (c) trade secret rights, know-how; (d) patents, patent rights, and industrial property rights; (e) layout design rights, design rights, (f) trade and business names, domain names, database rights, rental rights and any other industrial or intellectual proprietary rights or similar right (whether registered or unregistered); (g) all registrations, applications for registration, renewals, extensions, divisions, improvements or reissues relating to any of these rights and the right to apply for, maintain and enforce any of the preceding items, in each case in any jurisdiction throughout the world.
  • 1.6. JUDIC.IO: the registered trademark for the Translation Software, owned by CROSSLANG NV.
  • 1.7. Input: the original text, in a specific format, that the User wants to translate using the Translation Software.
  • 1.8. Language(s): the languages which the Translation Software is able to translate.
  • 1.9. Output: the translation of the Input, in a specific format, using the Translation Software.
  • 1.10. Price(s): the amount to be paid by the User to CROSSLANG NV for using the Translation Software.
  • 1.11. Term: a definite period of one (1) month, or consecutive periods of one month, or any other term agreed between CROSSLANG NV and the User in line with any promotions on the Website.
  • 1.12. Terms of Use: the present terms and conditions including all related disclaimers and legal notices mentioned when using the Translation Software.
  • 1.13. Translation Software: the online accessible non-downloadable machine translation software and related services.
  • 1.14. User(s): any existing private or professional person, whether on its own account or on account of a company, that intends to use the Translation Software for either private or professional purposes.
  • 1.15. Website: www.judic.io and any other related website owned by CROSSLANG NV.

2. Purpose and essentials of the Translation Software

  • 2.1. CROSSLANG NV has developed a Translation Software that automatically translates Input into Output for a limited number of Languages.
  • 2.2. CROSSLANG NV undertakes its best effort to deliver easy-to-use Translation Software which is accessible in- and outside traditional working hours, provides quality Output in a very short period of time at competitive Prices.
  • 2.3. To safeguard confidentiality CROSSLANG NV undertakes its best effort to secure Input and Output. The User is solely responsible for archiving its Input and Output.
  • 2.4. CROSSLANG NV as such is not a translation agency. Unless needed for technical or legal compliance purposes or agreed otherwise in writing between CROSSLANG NV and the User, employees, helpers, agents and/or subcontractors of CROSSLANG NV do not intervene during the translation process, neither review the Output. CROSSLANG is not liable for any translation mistakes or any damages resulting from the use of the Output.
  • 2.5. By using the Translation Software the User accepts that the Translation Software captures words or sentences from Input with the purpose to automatically improve its Language databases, dictionaries, spelling or grammar intelligence.

3. Use of the Translation Software

  • 3.1. To access the Translation Software, the User should have an internet connection with a minimum speed of 5 Mbps. The access to an internet connection is the User's sole responsibility.
  • 3.2. The User is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of its Account. The User shall be fully responsible for all activities that occur under its personal Account. The User may not transfer its Account to any third party. The User agrees to immediately notify CROSSLANG NV of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of its Account or any other breach of security. CROSSLANG NV will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the User's failure to comply with the above requirements.
  • 3.3. Input and Output can be provided in a limited number of formats and within the constraints as indicated by CROSSLANG NV. The Output of the Translation Software is, unless agreed otherwise in writing, a plain text that does not take into consideration any lay-out, graphical or structural elements. 

4. Changes to Terms of Use and Translation Software

  • 4.1. CROSSLANG NV reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, with or without cause and without prior notification to amend these Terms of Use.
  • 4.2. CROSSLANG NV reserves the right at any time to change the Translation Software including eliminating or discontinuing, temporarily or permanently any service or other feature of the Translation Software without any liability against the User or any third parties and without any need to refund Price(s) paid.
  • 4.3. During the Term, CROSSLANG NV may, in its sole discretion, provide the User with certain updates of the Translation Software or any part thereof. For the avoidance of doubt, CROSSLANG NV is not obligated to provide any updates or upgrades to the Translation Software.
  • 4.4. Any such amendments or changes made will be effective immediately upon making such changes available in the Translation Software. The User agrees that its continued use of the Translation Software after such changes constitutes irrevocable acceptance of such changes.

5. User license

  • 5.1. During the Term and subject to the timely payment of the Price, CROSSLANG NV grants the User a non-exclusive, personal, restricted, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use the Translation Software in accordance with these Terms of Use. The User is not allowed to use the Translation Software itself for any commercial purposes or to use the Translation Software in a manner not expressly authorized by CROSSLANG NV. The User shall use the Translation Software solely in full compliance with (i) these Terms of Use and any additional instructions or policies issued by CROSSLANG NV including, but not limited to, those posted on the Website or within the Translation Software; and (ii) any applicable legislation, rules or regulations and (iii) any documentation provided by CROSSLANG NV.
  • 5.2. The User agrees to use the Translation Software only for the intended use as set forth in these Terms of Use. Within the limits of the applicable law, the User is not permitted to (i) make the Translation Software available or to sell or rent the Translation Software to any third parties; (ii) sublicense, lease, rent, loan, distribute, or otherwise transfer the Translation Software to any third party; (iii) adapt, alter, translate or modify in any manner the Translation Software; (iv) decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise derive or determine or attempt to derive or determine the source code (or the underlying ideas, algorithms, structure or organization) of the Translation Software, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation; (v) use or copy the Translation Software; (vi) gain unauthorized access to accounts of other users or the IT equipment or infrastructure of CROSSLANG NV to provide the Translation Software or use the Translation Software to conduct or promote any illegal activities; (vii) use the Translation Software to generate unsolicited email advertisements or spam; (viii) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (ix) use any high volume automatic, electronic or manual process to access, search or harvest information from the Translation Software (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts); (x) alter, remove, or obscure any copyright notice, digital watermarks, proprietary legends or other notice included in the Translation Software; (xi) intentionally distribute any worms, Trojan horses, corrupted files, or other items of a destructive or deceptive nature or use the Translation Software for any unlawful, invasive, infringing, defamatory or fraudulent purpose; or (x) remove or in any manner circumvent any technical or other protective measures in the Translation Software.
  • 5.3. All Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Translation Software which are not expressly granted to the User in these Terms of Use are reserved by CROSSLANG NV. Except as expressly set forth herein, no express or implied license or right of any kind is granted to the User regarding the Translation Software or any part thereof, including but not limited to any right to obtain possession of any source code, data or other technical material relating to the Translation Software.
  • 5.4. By uploading the Input, creating or otherwise providing information or data on or through the Translation Software, the User grants CROSSLANG NV a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, sub-licensable, transferable, license to use, copy, store, modify, transmit and display this Input to the extent necessary to provide the Output.
  • 5.5. The User will refrain from registering an identical or similar trademark to JUDIC.IO or any other trademark owned by CROSSLANG NV for identical or similar goods and services anywhere in the world.

6. Suspension

  • 6.1. If CROSSLANG NV becomes aware or suspects, in its sole discretion, any violation of these Terms of Use or any other instructions, guidelines or policies issued by CROSSLANG NV, then CROSSLANG NV may immediately without prior notice suspend the User's access, or limit the User's access to the Translation Software for indefinite duration.
  • 6.2. If the User fails to pay or timely pay the Price for the use of the Translation Software, CROSSLANG NV may immediately without prior notice suspend the User's access to the Translation Software. In particular, the User acknowledges that CROSSLANG NV is not obligated to deliver any Output through the Translation Software as long as the Price is not paid.

7. Term and termination

  • 7.1. CROSSLANG NV grants the User the license for the duration of the Term. Early termination before expiration of the Term is not possible, except in case of breach.
  • 7.2. CROSSLANG NV may terminate with immediate effect these Terms of Use and the User's right to access and use of the Translation Software if CROSSLANG NV believes or has reasonable grounds to suspect that the User is breaching these Terms of Use and the User fails to remedy such breach within seven (7) calendar days after having received a request thereto.
  • 7.3. CROSSLANG NV may terminate with immediate effect these Terms of Use if the User is a competitor active in the field of activity of CROSSLANG NV.
  • 7.4. CROSSLANG NV may terminate with immediate effect these Terms of Use if the User is using the Translation Software to translate documents the nature of which is racist, discriminatory, unethical, illegal or supporting acts of terror or war.
  • 7.5. Upon termination of these Terms of Use, at the moment of effective termination: (i) the User will no longer be authorized to access or use the Translation Software; (ii) CROSSLANG NV may delete data associated with your Account, including but not limited to any Input and Output and (iii) all rights and obligations of CROSSLANG NV or the User under these Terms of Use shall terminate.

8. Price and payment

  • 8.1. During the Term and as a consideration for the license, the User agrees to pay the Price.
  • 8.2. All payment obligations are non-cancellable and all amounts paid are non-refundable.
  • 8.3. All invoices for any charges under these Terms of Use are due and payable within thirty (30) calendar days of invoice date. Amounts due are exclusive of all applicable taxes, levies, or duties, and User will be solely responsible for payment of all such amounts.
  • 8.4. All amounts are payable in Euro. 
  • 8.5. All amounts not paid by the User on the due date mentioned in the invoice shall bear interest in accordance with the law of 8 August 2002 on combating late payments in commercial transactions. The User shall also pay an administrative fine of forty (40) Euro per notice or letter of default sent by CROSSLANG NV to the User.
  • 8.6. CROSSLANG NV reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, with or without cause and without prior notification to amend these Prices.

9. Warranties

  • 9.1. Except as expressly provided in this Article and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Translation Software and the Output are provided “as is,” and CROSSLANG NV makes no (and hereby disclaims all) other warranties, covenants or representations, or conditions, whether written, oral, express or implied including, without limitation, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, course of dealing, trade usage or practice, merchantability, suitability, availability, title, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular use or purpose, with respect to the use, misuse, or inability to use the Translation Software or services provided to the User by CROSSLANG NV.
  • 9.2. CROSSLANG NV does not warrant that (i) all errors can be corrected, or that access to or operation of the Translation Software shall be uninterrupted, secure, or error-free, and (ii) the information, including but not limited to the Output available on or transmitted by the Translation Software is true, complete or accurate. The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that CROSSLANG NV cannot be held liable for any decisions made by the User or any third party based upon the Output whether such data is accurate or inaccurate. The User acknowledges and agrees that there are risks inherent to transmitting information over and storing information on the internet and that CROSSLANG NV is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any losses of your data, including but not limited to the Input and Output and any user data in connection therewith.
  • 9.3. The User represents and warrants to CROSSLANG NV that (a) he/she has the authority to enter into these binding Terms of Use personally and (b) any Input provided for the use of the Translation Software shall not (i) infringe any Intellectual Property Rights of third parties; (ii) misappropriate any trade secret; (iii) be deceptive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or unlawful; (iv) contain any viruses, worms or other malicious computer programming codes intended to damage CROSSLANG NV's system or data; or (v) otherwise violate the rights of a third party. The User acknowledges and agrees that CROSSLANG NV is not obligated to back up any Input or Output. The User agrees that any use of the Translation Software contrary to or in violation of the representations and warranties of User in this Article constitutes unauthorized and improper use of the Translation Software for which CROSSLANG NV cannot be held liable.

10. Indemnification

  • 10.1. CROSSLANG NV shall defend and indemnify the User as specified herein against any founded and well-substantiated claims brought by third parties to the extent such claim is based on an infringement of the Intellectual Property Rights of such third party by the Translation Software and excluding any claims resulting from (i) the User's unauthorized use of the Translation Software or any such unauthorized use by employees, helpers or agents, (ii) the User's or any third party's modification of any part of the Translation Software, (iii) the User's failure to install any corrections or updates to the Translation Software issued by CROSSLANG NV, (iv) the User's use of the Translation Software in combination with any non-CROSSLANG NV Translation services, or (v) the User's use of the Translation Software in violation of any of the Articles of these Terms of Use.
  • 10.2. Such indemnity obligation shall be conditional upon the following: (i) CROSSLANG NV is given prompt written notice by the User of any such claim; (ii) CROSSLANG NV is granted sole control of the defense and settlement of such a claim; (iii) upon CROSSLANG NV's request, the User fully cooperates with CROSSLANG NV in the defense and settlement of such a claim, at CROSSLANG NV's expense; and (iv) the User makes no admission as to CROSSLANG NV's liability in respect of such a claim, nor does the User agree to any settlement in respect of such a claim without CROSSLANG NV's prior written consent. Provided these conditions are met, CROSSLANG NV shall indemnify the User for all direct costs incurred by the User as a result of such a claim, as awarded by a competent court of final instance, or as agreed to by CROSSLANG NV pursuant to a settlement agreement.
  • 10.3. In the event the Translation Software, in CROSSLANG NV's reasonable opinion, is likely to be or to become the subject of a third-party infringement claim CROSSLANG NV shall have the right, at its sole option and expense, to: (i) modify the (allegedly) infringing part of the Translation Software so that they become non-infringing while preserving equivalent functionality or (ii) obtain for the User a license to continue using the Translation Software in accordance with these Terms of Use.
  • 10.4. The foregoing states the entire liability and obligation of CROSSLANG NV and the sole remedy of the User with respect to any infringement or alleged infringement of any Intellectual Property Rights caused by the Translation Software or any part thereof.
  • 10.5. The User hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CROSSLANG NV and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants and representatives from each and every demand, claim, loss, liability, or damage of any kind whatsoever, including reasonable attorney's fees, whether in tort or in contract, that it or any of them may incur by reason of, or arising out of, any claim which is made by any third party with respect to (i) any breach or violation by you or by any of your employees, helpers or agents of any provisions of these Terms of Use; (ii) any User violating any Intellectual Property Rights of a third party and (iii) fraud, intentional misconduct, or gross negligence committed by you.

11. Liability

  • 11.1. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, CROSSLANG NV's liability arising out of or in connection with the Translation Software under these Terms of Use whether in contract, warranty, tort or otherwise, shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Use, including but not limited to Articles 9 and 10 of these Terms of Use and shall not exceed ten thousand (10.000) Euro per User. Nothing in these Terms of Use shall limit or exclude CROSSLANG NV's liability for (i) gross negligence; (ii) willful misconduct, (iii) fraud.
  • 11.2. To the extent legally permitted under applicable law, CROSSLANG NV shall not be liable to the User or any third party, for any special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, incidental or consequential damages of any nature including, but not limited to damages or costs due to loss of profits, data, revenue, goodwill, procurement of substitute services, reputational damage arising out of or in connection with the use of the Translation Software regardless of the cause of action or the theory of liability, whether in tort, contract, or otherwise, even if CROSSLANG NV has been notified of the likelihood of such damages.
  • 11.3. The exclusions and limitations of liability under these Terms of Use shall operate to the benefit of CROSSLANG NV, its employees, helpers and/or agents, affiliates and subcontractors to the same extent such provisions operate to the benefit of CROSSLANG NV.

12. Data protection

  • 12.1. In view of the performance of these Terms of Use, CROSSLANG NV may collect personal data of the User, such as name, address, e-mail address, etc. The personal data of the User will be processed in accordance with the Privacy Protection Act of 8 December 1992 in respect of the processing of personal data and, once applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016. CROSSLANG NV undertakes to use the obtained personal data solely with a view to fulfilling its obligations towards the User in the context of these Terms of Use and shall use these data each time in accordance with the confidentiality required for such data. Personal data will be stored for the period mentioned in this Article 12. The User is entitled to request CROSSLANG NV free of charge to correct any inaccuracies in its personal data if such personal data would be incomplete or inaccurate. For further information about the processing of personal data as well as to request for correction of personal data, the User can contact CROSSLANG NV by sending an e-mail to privacy@crosslang.com.
  • 12.2. If CROSSLANG NV processes any personal data of third parties on the User's behalf when performing its obligations under these Terms of Use, the Parties record their intention that, relating to the processing of the personal data of these third parties, the User shall be the data controller and CROSSLANG NV shall be a mere data processor and in any such case:
  • 12.2.1. the User acknowledges and agrees that the personal data may be transferred or stored in any country of the European Union, in order to carry out CROSSLANG NV's obligations under these Terms of Use;
  • 12.2.2. the User shall ensure that the User is entitled to transfer/upload the relevant personal data to CROSSLANG NV so that CROSSLANG NV may lawfully use, process, store and transfer the personal data in accordance with the terms of these Terms of Use;
  • 12.2.3. the User shall ensure that the relevant third parties whose personal data are processed have been informed of, and have signed the appropriate legal mechanisms to agree with, such use, processing, storage and transfer as compliant with applicable data protection legislation and industry standards;
  • 12.2.4. CROSSLANG NV shall process the personal data in accordance with these Terms of Use and any lawful instructions reasonably given by the User from time to time;
  • 12.2.5. the User acknowledges and agrees that the Input, including personal data, may be shared with CROSSLANG NV's employees, representatives, officers, directors, agents, advisors, affiliates, subcontractors and consultants who have a need to know such data for the purpose of providing technical support or legal compliance;
  • 12.2.6. each party shall take appropriate technical and organizational measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of the personal data or its accidental loss, destruction or damage.
  • 12.3. CROSSLANG NV may retain and store Input and Output, including personal data of the User and third parties, for as long as reasonably needed to provide the User with the Translation Software.
  • 12.4. CROSSLANG NV will be entitled to use the information from the Account for statistical purposes provided that these data are anonymized and the processing respects the legal requirements concerning the processing of data for historical, statistical and scientific purposes as provided in the Privacy Act of 8 December 1992 and the implementing KB of 13 February 2001.
  • 12.5. CROSSLANG NV will be entitled to use the information from the Account for marketing purposes provided that the User has had the clear possibility to either opt-in or opt-out. As a consequence, the User may receive direct marketing information, either through the Translation Software, Website, by e-mail or postal services.

13. Miscellaneous

  • 13.1. CROSSLANG NV shall not be liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations with regard to the Translation Software if such delay or failure is due to causes beyond our control due including by not limited to war, strikes or labor disputes, embargoes, government orders, telecommunications, network, computer, server or Internet downtime, unauthorized access to CROSSLANG NV's information technology systems by third parties or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of CROSSLANG NV. CROSSLANG NV shall notify the User of the nature of such force majeure event and the effect on its ability to perform its obligations under these Terms of Use.
  • 13.2. These Terms of Use constitute the entire understanding between the User and CROSSLANG NV with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior oral or written Terms of Uses, representations or understandings between the Parties relating to the subject matter hereof. No statement, representation, warranty, covenant or Terms of Use of any kind not expressly set forth in these Terms of Use shall affect, or be used to interpret, change or restrict, the express terms and provisions of these Terms of Use.
  • 13.3. If any provision of these Terms of Use is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of these Terms of Use will remain enforceable and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.
  • 13.4. Any failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver thereof or of any other provision.
  • 13.5. These Terms of Use may not be assigned by the User without the prior written approval of CROSSLANG NV but may be assigned by CROSSLANG NV to (i) a parent company or subsidiary, (ii) an acquirer of all or substantially all of CROSSLANG NV's assets involved in the operations relevant to these Terms of Use, in particular an acquirer of the Intellectual Property Rights on the Translation Software or (iii) a successor by merger or other combination. Any purported assignment in violation of this article will be void. These Terms of Use may be enforced by and is binding on permitted successors and assigns.
  • 13.6. All notices from CROSSLANG NV shall be deemed delivered and effective when sent to the email address provided in the Account. If the User changes email address, he/she must update the Account settings.
  • 13.7. These Terms of Use shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Belgium, without giving effect to any of its conflict of law principles or rules. The courts and tribunals of Gent shall have sole jurisdiction should any dispute arise in relating to the Terms of Use.

Last revision: 14 March 2017