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Terms & Conditions of Use

The Smart Method Ltd – Excel Central.com website
We've tried hard to keep these terms & conditions as simple, clear, short and jargon-free as possible.
1. Your e-book/video package gives access to three editions of the Excel 2016 e-book.
A new edition of the e-Book is published every time a new semi-annual version of Excel is released. This is usually in January and July each year. Here's an example to clarify:
If you register for an e-book on 15th August 2018:
• You have access to the current edition of the e-book (to download or view online).
• You will have access to the January 2019 edition of the e-book (to download or view online).
• You will have access to the July 2019 edition of the e-book (to download or view online until the end of December 2019).
At the end of December 2019, you will no longer have access to any edition of the e-book (unless you have previously downloaded a copy that you may continue to view offline). If you want access to the new January 2020 edition of the e-book you will need to purchase a new license.
Any registrations taking place during December and June will be entitled to the next three editions of the book (one extra version). This is so that you are not disadvantaged by registering just before a new book edition is released.
2. What we promise to do
• We will not store your credit card details.
• We don't auto-renew registrations. If you want to continue your registration after it expires you will have to manually pay again.
• We will not, under any circumstances whatsoever give out or sell your information (including name and email address) to anyone.
• We will never send you an email unless it is directly related to your ExcelCentral.com registration.
• We'll behave ethically and correctly at all times and always do what we believe to be the "right thing" to resolve any query or dispute. Our ethos is to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.
3. What you are allowed to do
As a licensed e-book user you are granted a non-transferable single-user license to:
• View the course(s) purchased online yourself, on any number of devices (such as your PC, iPad or telephone) and in any location (such as at work, at home, on a train or in a coffee shop).
• Download and make use of the sample files. You can download the sample files as many times as you want to.
• Download and make personal use of the PDF e-Book. You can download, and personally use, the current version of the PDF e-Book and the next two editions of the PDF e-Book during the period of your registration (see illustration above of when your registration will expire).
• Print ONE COPY only of the PDF e-book for your own personal use.
• If we publish any video materials to support a course you may also view these online. You may not download any videos.
4. What you are NOT allowed to do
• Allow others to use your account to view online material. Please be careful not to allow others to discover your user name and password.
• Print more than one copy of the PDF e-book.
• Give other users access to any part of an e-Book you have downloaded or printed.
• Capture, download or save any of the material you access on the web site (with the exception of the PDF e-book and sample files which you may download).
• Remove copyright notices from any materials obtained from the ExcelCentral.com web site.
If you need a multi-user license (for example for a school or corporation) we have a complete student/teacher solution for you with many features that enable you to monitor and allow access to multiple users. This page explains how our multi-user licensing works.
5. Cancellation and Refunds
Registration fees are not refundable.
6. Termination or Suspension
We can terminate or suspend your registration under the following circumstances:
1/ Password sharing fraud. Please be careful not to allow others to know your user name and password. You have purchased a single-user license and may not allow others to use your account. Our servers can detect many forms of password sharing fraud.
2/ Abnormal Usage. You have unlimited personal access to the course(s) you have purchased. You can view the PDF e-book offline (by downloading it). You can also view the e-book online. If we publish any video materials to support a course you may also view these online. You can view a record showing all of the online material you have viewed (and the IP address used to access the material) by logging in to your account and selecting: My View Log.
If the pattern of use (revealed by the log) is abnormal or suggests abuse we can terminate your membership. Abnormal or abusive use will be determined at the sole discretion of The Smart Method Ltd.
3/ Evidence of file sharing. You have unlimited personal access to the e-books you have purchased. If evidence of file sharing (sharing copies of the PDF e-book file or other materials with others) is discovered, your registration will be terminated and we will consider whether to pursue a legal claim against you for damages. All PDF e-books are security stamped with both visible and invisible details of the license holder's identity.
7. Limited warranty
We test our site using Android, iPad, Windows and Apple Mac devices running the latest unmodified versions of Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers. While we make every effort to maintain compatibility with these devices, we provide no warranty that your hardware will be compatible, or Internet connection will be sufficient, to access the training materials.
The training materials are provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including (but not limited to) any implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The licensor does not warrant that the tutorials will meet any specific requirement or are free from errors.
8. Limitation of remedies
The licensor's entire liability under any provision of this license agreement shall never exceed the price paid for the registration.
In no event will the licensor be liable to you for any damages, including without limitation, loss of business, revenue, profits, goodwill or other consequential damages arising out of the use, or inability to access, the training materials.
9. Disclaimers and limitation of liability
We take great pains to attempt to ensure 100% uptime of our servers and that our site content is error and virus free. However, it is impossible to guarantee 100% uptime and even the world's largest sites have been known to have occasional downtime.
We do not warrant that your access to the site will be uninterrupted, error free, virus free or completely secure but we will extend our best efforts in making it so.
Under no circumstances will The Smart Method Ltd be liable to make any compensation for damages of any description caused by site downtime or any consequences of using the website.
10. Copyright
The Smart Method Ltd retains copyright and all intellectual property rights for all materials published on the site. Nothing you read or see on the site may be copied, modified, distributed, transmitted, republished, displayed or performed for commercial use, without the prior written agreement of a director of The Smart Method Ltd.
10. Governing law
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Isle of Man, Great Britain.
If any provision of this agreement is for any reason found to be unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement will continue in full force and effect.
If you have any questions regarding this agreement please contact:
The Smart Method Ltd
Burleigh Manor
Peel Road
Douglas, IOM
Great Britain IM1 5EP
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