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.
4.1. Subscription Plan upgrade
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).
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
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 Checkmark is considered to be an image processed with the processCheckmarkField method. Every Checkmark recognition is charged as 1 (one) Field unit.
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.
Receipt is considered to be an image processed with processReceipt method. Each processed receipt is charged as 2 (two) A4 Pages.
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.
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
7.1. General settlement terms
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.
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 email@example.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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