ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK

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Billing terms

Introduction

These Billing Terms together with the Developer Agreement https://www.abbyy.com/cloud-ocr-sdk/legal/developer-agreement/ (“Agreement”) and the pricing terms found at https://www.abbyy.com/cloud-ocr-sdk/licensing-and-pricing/ incorporate terms on prices, billing and payment procedure for the use of the Service. These Billing Terms form an integral part of the Agreement. These Billing Terms shall prevail over the Price List in case of any discrepancies between these two documents.

ABBYY reserves the right to change its fees, payment or billing methods at any time. ABBYY will provide notice to the affected customers of any such changes pursuant to the terms of the Agreement.

All capitalized terms used in these Billing Terms that are not otherwise expressly defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Agreement.

1.Definitions

  • (a) “ABBYY” means ABBYY USA Software House, Inc. with offices located at 890 Hillview Court, Suite 300, Milpitas, California, USA.
  • (b) “A4 Page” means a document page according to ISO A4 format (210mm × 297mm size). The unit “A4 Page” or “Page” in short is used as the general internal currency for calculating processing costs.
  • (c) “Balance” means the amount of A4 Pages available for processing per Application.
  • (d) “Field” means some area on an image specified with its coordinates and containing a small text snipped not longer than 50 (fifty) characters (space characters are not included). Field is used as a second internal currency for calculating the processing costs of certain methods.
  • (e) “Package” means certain amount of pages that can be processed during a certain period.
  • (f) “Package Plan” means one of the available Package variants listed on the PACKAGE tab of the following webpage https://www.abbyy.com/cloud-ocr-sdk/licensing-and-pricing/.
  • (g) “Subscription” means a Package that automatically renews after a certain period.
  • (h) “Subscription Plan” means one of the available Subscription variants listed on the SUBSCRIPTION tab of the following webpage https://www.abbyy.com/cloud-ocr-sdk/licensing-and-pricing/.
  • (i) “Price List” means ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK price list provided on the following webpage https://www.abbyy.com/cloud-ocr-sdk/licensing-and-pricing/.

2.General

  • (a) The Service accepts online prepayments via PayPal and 2Checkout according to the actual Price List in U.S. Dollars. It is also possible for You to switch the payment currency to EUR or GBP in the Account settings page.
  • (b) After You buy a Package Plan or a Subscription Plan listed on the current Price List, the corresponding amount of A4 Pages available for processing will be credited to Your Application. Pages are always linked to a particular Application created for the Account. Pages are not transferable between different Applications, Accounts or otherwise. Time constraints during which the purchased number of A4 Pages is valid are described in the Price List.
  • (c) Some amount of free pages can be added to Your Application Balance as a Package or as a Subscription for participation in a variety of advertising campaigns and compliance with the terms and conditions of these campaigns.
  • (d) All prices in the Price List are net of taxes; VAT is not included and might be added if required in Your jurisdiction.
  • (e) You can easily monitor Your Applications and the number of pages available (Balance) for each of them on https://cloud.ocrsdk.com.

3.Package plan

  • (a) The fee for a particular Package is charged to Your card according to the Price List at the moment You approve the purchase of such Package.
  • (b) All Packages listed in the Package Plan are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase. On expiration of this period, the Balance of Your Application will be set to zero. A negative balance is not allowed for a Package Plan. If the Balance is zero, You cannot process any more documents through the affected Application.
  • (c) Any additional purchases during that period will extend the validity period of the Balance of the particular Application for 90 (ninety) days from the date of the latest purchase.
  • (d) Purchases of several Packages listed in the Package Plan on the same day will not result in multiplication of the validity period of the Balance; the resulting validity period for the total Balance will be 90 days.
  • (e) Any Subscription that includes free pages will not prolong the validity of existing Packages.

4.Subscription plan

  • (a) The Subscription Plan renews automatically. A monthly fee for Your Subscription Plan according to the Price List will be charged to Your card each month after Your approval of the purchase of that Subscription Plan. A Subscription Plan is valid for one month, which means if You purchase a monthly subscription on the 17th of the month, it will be valid until the 16th of the next month and the Balance will be reset the day after.
  • (b) If Your Application has a positive Balance, it will not be carried over to the next month.
  • (c) A negative Balance is allowed for the Subscription Plan.
  • (d) At the end of the month and before charging the regular monthly fee ABBYY will charge You for the negative Balance according to the actual Price List as specified in “Price per page” row for the particular Subscription Plan, if the Balance of Your Application has reached a negative threshold of monthly volume of the Subscription Plan or of minus 10 000 pages, whatever comes first.
  • (e) The negative Balance of Your Application can neither be lower than twice the monthly volume of the Subscription Plan nor below the threshold of minus 20 000 pages, whatever comes first. If either of these two thresholds is hit, You cannot process any more documents through the affected Application.

4.1. Subscription Plan upgrade

  • (a) You may upgrade to a higher Subscription Plan at any time. Starting from the time of the upgrade the monthly Page volume according to the new Subscription Plan will be available for processing. The price of the new Subscription Plan will be charged.
  • (b) If the Application shows a positive Balance at the time of the upgrade the charge for the new Subscription Plan will be reduced by a refund. If the Application shows a negative Balance, You will be charged for it. The refund or additional charge will be calculated as Balance multiplied by price per Page according to the old Subscription Plan.

4.2. Subscription downgrade

You may downgrade to a less expensive Subscription Plan at any time. You will not receive a refund in this case. After the downgrade to the less expensive Subscription Plan, the Balance of the specific Application and price for the additional A4 Pages above the subscribed monthly volume will remain the same until the beginning of the next subscription month. With the beginning of the next Subscription month, the new Subscription Plan comes into effect and the price of the new Subscription Plan will be charged.

4.3. Subscription cancellation

You may cancel a Subscription Plan at any time. The fee paid for the Subscription Plan is non-refundable. A positive Balance of the canceled Subscription Plan will be available for 90 days after the date of the last payment. If the Balance of the Application after the cancellation is negative, ABBYY will charge You for the additional amount of Pages according to the actual Price List as specified in “Price per page” row for the particular Subscription Plan and the Balance of the Application will be set to 0 (zero). If you fail to pay for negative Balance, the Service will not be available for You.

4.4. Interaction between Subscription Plan and Package Plan

If You have an active Subscription Plan, You are not allowed to purchase additionally a Package Plan except as otherwise granted with free subscriptions as a result of participation in marketing campaigns as provided in the Section 7.2. (“Marketing bonuses” below).

5.Calculation of processing costs

Depending on the method a task is calling, the processing costs are calculated either in A4 Pages or Field units. One Field is equal to 1/5 (one fifth) of A4 Page.

5.1. Text recognition

  • (a) The processImage and processDocument methods use the unit A4 Page for charging the processing costs.
  • (b) The smallest unit is one A4 Page. If the actual image size is smaller than A4 format, it is also charged as A4 Page. If the actual image size is larger than A4 format it will be charged as several A4 Pages. The number of A4 Pages will be calculated in the following way:
    • (i) Number of A4 Pages equals next larger integer of the image area divided by the area of an A4 Page.
    • (ii) Multipage documents are billed as several A4 Pages; the number of A4 Pages will be calculated as sum of the number of A4 Pages (calculated according to a) above) of the individual pages of the document.

5.2. Business card

Business card is considered any image processed with the processBusinessCard method. Every Business card recognition is charged as 2 (two) A4 Pages

5.3. One Field

You can use the processTextField method for recognizing one field. Each One Field recognition is charged as 1 (one) Field.

5.4. Several Fields

  • (a) You can use the processFields method to recognize several Fields on documents with one or more Pages. One Field unit will be charged per field on an A4 page. If there are 5 (five) or more fields on one A4 page 5 (five) field units will be charged (regardless of the actual number of fields).
  • (b) For documents with several Pages that contain multiple fields on each Page the billing methodology listed above will be applied to each Page.

5.5. Checkmark

A Checkmark is considered to be an image processed with the processCheckmarkField method. Every Checkmark recognition is charged as 1 (one) Field unit.

5.6. Barcode

Barcode is considered to be an image processed with the processBarcodeField method (or with the processFields method for fields of type “barcode”). Barcode recognition is performed for free with a limitation of up to 100 free Barcodes per day. Above 100 Barcodes per day every Barcode recognition is charged as 1 (one) Field unit.

5.7. MRZ (Machine Readable Zone)

MRZ is considered to be an image processed with processMRZ method. Every MRZ recognition is charged as one A4 Page.

5.8. Receipt

Receipt is considered to be an image processed with processReceipt method. Each processed receipt is charged as 2 (two) A4 Pages.

5.9. Exceptions

A4 Page, Business card, Barcode or Field with no characters on it will be processed for free. However, Checkmark recognition is always charged as described above and cannot be free even if it does not contain any characters.

6.Free Recognitions for People

For testing purposes, ABBYY may provide You several possibilities for free recognitions.

6.1. Sign-up bonus.

Upon registration, You may get a free sign-up bonus of a certain amount of A4 Pages according to the Price List. The sign-up bonus is added to the Balance of the first Application created under the respective Account. The sign-up bonus is valid for 90 days after the registration is completed.

6.2. Free ABBYY Sample Images.

ABBYY provides a special set of sample images. You can download them here: https://www.ocrsdk.com/documentation/sample-images/ .These sample images are free to recognize as many times as needed as long as the Balance of Your Application is positive.

6.3. Free re-recognition of a particular image

  • (a) Full-page recognition of an image recognized once will be re-performed for free as long as Your Application has a positive Balance.
  • (b) ABBYY reserves the right to impose a reasonable limitation on the number of repeated recognitions per Application per day. This measure is intended to prevent DoS attacks.
  • (c) For Field recognition no free re-recognition is available except for Fields placed on a previously recognized A4 page.
  • (d) Free re-recognition of a particular image is only available until the image has been deleted either automatically or with the deleteTask method.

7.Settlement

7.1. General settlement terms

  • (a) After the recognition task gets into Queued status, the Service will estimate the processing cost for the uploaded image and lock the appropriate amount of A4 Pages/ Fields on Your Application.
  • (b) If the Balance of Your Application is not enough for the particular recognition task, the task will be refused.
  • (c) The Service charges Your Application after the processed recognition task gets into Completed status.
  • (d) If for some reason the Service was not able to perform a particular recognition task (recognize the image) the appropriate locked amount of A4 pages/Fields will be unlocked.

7.2. Marketing bonuses

In some cases, ABBYY may provide You with additional free A4 Pages as a reward for participation in certain marketing activities. In such cases, the type of reward (Package Plan or Subscription Plan), the amount of A4 Pages provided and its expiration date will be set according to the activity’s terms and conditions.

7.3. Limitations

If Your Application Balance is zero or it has no active subscriptions, all free features for that Application shall be blocked.

7.4. Disputed charges

You must notify ABBYY via e-mail to cloudocrsdk@abbyy.com about any billing problems or discrepancies within 90 days after charges first appear on Your Account statement. If it is not brought to ABBYY's attention within 90 days, You waive Your right to dispute such problems or discrepancies.

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