Friendly Captcha protects websites and online services from spam and abuse. Using proof-of-work, our solution employs a fundamentally new approach to spam prevention and therefore does not depend on tracking users and exploiting personal data.
By using the Friendly Captcha online service at https://friendlycaptcha.com (“Service”), or any services of Friendly Captcha GmbH, Am Anger 3-5, 82237 Woerthsee, Germany (“Friendly Captcha”), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”). IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY, ITS AFFILIATES AND ALL USERS WHO ACCESS OUR SERVICES THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS “YOU” OR “YOUR” SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY, ITS AFFILIATES AND USERS ASSOCIATED WITH IT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.
The materials contained in this website and our services are protected by applicable copyright, trademark and patent law.
Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account. You agree to use the Service at your own responsibility.
You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
You must provide a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, application secrets and linked email addresses. Friendly Captcha cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your account (even when activities are carried out by others who have accounts under your account).
One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one free account.
You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright or trademark laws).
Service Users may access their Friendly Captcha account data via an API (Application Program Interface). Any use of the API, including use of the API through a third-party product that accesses Friendly Captcha, is bound by these Terms of Service plus the following specific terms:
You expressly understand and agree that Friendly Captcha shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Friendly Captcha has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from your use of the API or third-party products that access data via the API.
Abuse or excessively frequent requests to Friendly Captcha via the API may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account’s access to the API. Friendly Captcha, in its sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage of the API. Friendly Captcha will make a reasonable attempt via email to warn the account owner prior to suspension.
Friendly Captcha reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, your access to the API (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
All paid plans must enter a valid credit card or other recurring payment method. An upgrade from the free plan to any paying plan will immediately bill you. Payments for our services are usually processed via Stripe.
For monthly payment plans, the Service is billed in advance on a monthly basis and is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open account. In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made. When changing from a monthly billing cycle to a yearly billing cycle, Friendly Captcha will bill for a full year at the next monthly billing date.
All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties.
For any upgrade or downgrade in plan level while on a monthly billing cycle, the payment method that you provided will automatically be charged the new rate on your next billing cycle. For upgrades or downgrades while on a yearly plan, Friendly Captcha will immediately charge or refund the difference in plan cost, prorated for the remaining time in your yearly billing cycle.
Downgrading your Service may cause the loss of content, features, or capacity of your Account. Friendly Captcha does not accept any liability for such loss.
You are solely responsible for properly canceling your account. An email or phone request to cancel your account is not considered cancellation, this must be confirmed by an automated or employee message from Friendly Captcha.
All of your content, settings and features may be immediately deleted from the Service upon cancellation at the sole discretion of Friendly Captcha. This information cannot be recovered.
If you cancel the Service before the end of your current paid up month, your cancellation will take effect immediately and you will not be charged again.
Friendly Captcha, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other Friendly Captcha service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all content in your Account. Friendly Captcha reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
Friendly Captcha does not pre-screen content, but Friendly Captcha and its designee have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Service.
You shall defend Friendly Captcha against any claim, demand, suit or proceeding made or brought against Friendly Captcha by a third party alleging that your content, or your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of a third party or violates applicable law, and shall indemnify Friendly Captcha for any damages finally awarded against, and for reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by, Friendly Captcha in connection with any such claim, demand, suit or proceeding; provided, that Friendly Captcha (a) promptly gives You written notice of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding; (b) gives You sole control of the defense and settlement of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding (provided that You may not settle any claim, demand, suit or proceeding unless the settlement unconditionally releases Friendly Captcha of all liability); and (c) provides to You all reasonable assistance, at Your expense.
Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.
Support for Friendly Captcha services is only available in English, via email. Support in other languages is available at the sole discretion of Friendly Captcha.
You understand that Friendly Captcha uses service providers and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.
You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service, Friendly Captcha, or any other Friendly Captcha service.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by Friendly Captcha.
We may, but have no obligation to, remove content and Accounts containing content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Friendly Captcha Service User, Friendly Captcha End User, employee, member, or officer will result in immediate account termination.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may be transferred and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You must not upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited email, SMS, or “spam” messages.
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
If your bandwidth usage significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage (as determined solely by Friendly Captcha) of other Friendly Captcha Service Users, we reserve the right to immediately disable your account or throttle your API access until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.
Friendly Captcha does not warrant that (i) the service will meet your specific requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the Service will be corrected.
You expressly understand and agree that Friendly Captcha shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Friendly Captcha has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; (v) or any other matter relating to the service.
The failure of Friendly Captcha to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Friendly Captcha and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Friendly Captcha (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
These Terms of Service, all agreements and policies are governed by the laws of Germany.
Any dispute arising in connection with these Terms of Service, agreements or policies, which the Parties will not be able to resolve amicably, will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Munich, Germany.
At our discretion, we may change our Terms of Service to reflect current acceptable practices. We will take reasonable steps to let users know about changes via our website. Your continued use of our service after any changes to this policy will be regarded as acceptance of our Terms of Service.
This policy is effective as of December 8, 2020.