Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the FidusWriter.com/FidusWriter.org websites (hereafter: “FidusWriter.com”) and all content, services and products available at or through the website (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Fidus Writer (hereafter: “Fidus Writer”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Fidus Writer’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Fidus Writer (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Fidus Writer, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old.

Your FidusWriter.com Account and Documents

If you create a document on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and document, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You must not describe or assign keywords to your document in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Fidus Writer may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Fidus Writer liability. You must immediately notify Fidus Writer of any unauthorized uses of  your account or any other breaches of security. Fidus Writer will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Responsibility of Contributors

If you create a document, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;

Privacy Policy

Fidus Writer will not make use of the contents of your documents or bibliography for promoting Fidus Writer or otherwise. Your stored personal information an content will not be shared with any third parties except as necessary to provide the services offered. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Fidus Writer has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Fidus Writer’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Fidus Writer’s reasonable opinion, violates any Fidus Writer policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Fidus Writer’s sole discretion.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Fidus Writer collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Fidus Writer’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Fidus Writer’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Fidus Writer may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Fidus Writer also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on FidusWriter.com blogs/sites. Fidus Writer only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Fidus Writer’s websites choose to interact with Fidus Writer in ways that require Fidus Writer to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Fidus Writer gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at FidusWriter.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Fidus Writer are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Fidus Writer collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Fidus Writer. Fidus Writer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Fidus Writer may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Fidus Writer may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Fidus Writer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-identifying Information

Fidus Writer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Fidus Writer’s behalf or to provide services available at Fidus Writer’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Fidus Writer’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Fidus Writer will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Fidus Writer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Fidus Writer believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Fidus Writer, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Fidus Writer website and have supplied your email address, Fidus Writer may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Fidus Writer and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Fidus Writer takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Fidus Writer uses cookies to help Fidus Writer identify and track visitors, their usage of Fidus Writer website, and their website access preferences. Fidus Writer visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Fidus Writer’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Fidus Writer’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As Fidus Writer asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by FidusWriter.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Fidus Writer in accordance with Fidus Writer’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Fidus Writer will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Fidus Writer will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Fidus Writer or others. In the case of such termination, Fidus Writer will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Fidus Writer.

Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Fidus Writer to you any Fidus Writer or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Fidus Writer. Fidus Writer, FidusWriter.com, the FidusWriter.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with FidusWriter.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fidus Writer or Fidus Writer’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Fidus Writer or third-party trademarks.


Fidus Writer may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. Fidus Writer can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided “as is”. Fidus Writer and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Fidus Writer nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Fidus Writer, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Fidus Writer under this agreement during the period prior to the cause of action. Fidus Writer shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Fidus Writer Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Fidus Writer, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Fidus Writer and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Fidus Writer, or by the posting by Fidus Writer of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the country of Denmark, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in City of Copenhagen, Denmark. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Fidus Writer may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.


We will communicate with the user via email, to the email address you provide to us. Some communications, such as emails informing you of new features, may be unsubscribed to at any time via the unsubscribe link in the email or by sending an email to mail@fiduswriter.com

Changes to terms

Fidus Writer reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions of usage. While in beta phase fidus writer reserves the rights to modify its terms of service without any advance notice to the user.