Terms of Use

Last Update: 29/10/2023

Please read this Terms of Use carefully, as it contains important information about your legal rights, remedies, and obligations.

1. Parties

This Terms of Use ("Agreement") is between Mergenium Eğitim Teknolojileri ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti., registered with the Istanbul Trade Registry Office under 473973-5 registration number and Tax Identification Number 6170875530 (Mersis No: 0617087553000001) ("Mergenium"), and the visitor ("Visitor") who wishes to access and use the content and services of www.arfulus.com website ("Site") and Arfulus mobile applications ("Application") operated by Mergenium, and the member ("User") who has a registered account in the Mergenium system, as well as the Users with paid and free subscriptions ("Subscriber") (collectively referred to as "Consumer"). This Agreement is intended to establish the terms and conditions of use for Arfulus content and services.

2. Pre-Information Confirmation

The Subscriber confirms that they have received and read the Pre-Information Form, which includes the essential features of the software services subject to sale in accordance with the Distance Contracts Regulation published in the Official Gazette No. 29188, and that they are aware of all information, including the sales price, payment method, and other matters. The Subscriber acknowledges and declares that this Agreement is binding.

3. Subject of the Agreement - Services and Features

The Subscriber has purchased the Software Services specified in this Agreement and the Pre-Information Form, which is an integral part of this Agreement. The features and terms of use of the purchased Software Services are as specified on the promotional page of the Site and in the Pre-Information Form.

With this Agreement, Mergenium undertakes to provide the Software Services, including the Software Services to be determined at Mergenium's sole discretion on Arfulus, within the license limitations related to the selected service category, at the pre-determined price and conditions, and the Consumer undertakes to use Arfulus content and services by accepting the terms of use of Arfulus and making the service payment to Mergenium on time.

The Subscriber acknowledges that the purchased Software Services are of immaterial nature and will be provided and delivered electronically on Arfulus, and there will be no physical delivery of the purchased Software Services.

3.1 Arfulus Service

(i) archive, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use (except as explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use) the content and information accessed through the Arfulus service;

(ii) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, manipulate, or otherwise access or modify any code or product except as expressly permitted by Mergenium in writing;

(iii) use any automated means, such as robots, spiders, or scrapers, to access the Arfulus service or collect any information from the service or content;

(iv) insert any code or product

, or manipulate the content in any way;

(v) use any data mining, data gathering, or extraction method;

(vi) upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Arfulus service, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs.

4. Agreement Date

This Agreement is concluded and becomes effective when the Subscriber declares that they have read and accepted the Agreement, along with the Pre-Information Form, and from that moment on, it shall be binding on the parties.

5. Users, Free Trials, Subscriptions, Billing, and Cancellation

5.1 Becoming a User

To access all or part of Mergenium's services, a Mergenium account may need to be created. To become a User, the email and password pair entered in the registration form on Arfulus are personal and must be kept confidential. The responsibility for maintaining the created account and password's confidentiality and restricting access to the used device belongs to the User.

5.2 Free Trials and Promotions

From time to time, in appropriate cases, Mergenium or others acting on behalf of Mergenium may offer subscription plans for certain periods at no cost or at a discounted price, including but not limited to free trials. The free trial period is 7 (seven) days unless otherwise stated. Free trials are available only to new and certain former Users. Mergenium reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to determine a User's eligibility for a free trial.

Unless canceled, at the end of the free trial period, subscription fees for the service will begin to be billed at the then-current rates, using the payment method designated by the User. The details of the free trial or subscription can be viewed by visiting the "Subscription" link under the "Settings" button at the top of this page.

Mergenium will notify the Subscriber at the end of the free trial period that the billing phase has started. The subscription fee will continue to be billed to the User's Payment Method at the periodic intervals as specified in the subscription plan unless canceled by the User.

5.3 Subscriptions

The Mergenium subscription that starts with or without a free trial will continue in accordance with the subscription plan until canceled. In order to use Mergenium Subscription services, internet access is required, and the User must provide Mergenium with a current, valid, accepted method of payment. Mergenium will bill the subscription fee to the Payment Method designated by the User. In order to prevent the subscription fees of the next period from being billed through the Payment Method, the subscription must be canceled before the renewal date.

From time to time and entirely at its own discretion, Mergenium may offer special promotional subscription plans including but not limited to those offered by third parties in connection with the provision of their products and services. Some subscription plans may include different terms and restrictions. In such cases, these will be disclosed during registration or in other communications to the User. If these special subscription plans conflict with the terms and conditions stated herein, these Terms of Use shall prevail.

5.4 Billing

5.4.1 Recurring Billing

By starting a Mergenium subscription, the Subscriber authorizes Mergenium to charge the Payment Method on a specified billing date for the total price specified in the subscription plan, including any possible transaction fees and other expenses that may arise from the use of Mergenium services.

5.4.2 Price Changes

Mergenium reserves the right to adjust the prices of its products and services in any way and at any time at its sole discretion. Unless expressly stated otherwise in these Terms of Use, any price change in the service or product you have purchased will take effect after you have been notified by email.

5.4.3 Billing Cycle

The billing period is determined by the subscription plan selected by the Subscriber at the time of registration. Subscription fees for Mergenium services will be billed at the beginning of the payment part of the subscription, unless the subscription is canceled.

The renewal date of the subscription may change due to changes in the Subscriber's subscription plan preferences.

5.5 Refunds

The Subscriber may cancel the Mergenium subscription at any time. In this case, the Subscriber can continue to benefit from Mergenium services until the end of the current billing period. Mergenium will not refund, make partial refunds, or issue credits for partially used periods to the extent permitted by applicable law.

5.6 Payment Methods

To use Mergenium services with a paid subscription, at least one Payment Method must be provided.

Users can edit their Payment Method information by visiting the Site and clicking on the "Subscription" option under the Settings page.

If a payment cannot be successfully charged for any reason, such as expiration date, insufficient balance, or other reasons, and the User does not change the payment method information or cancel their account, the User will be responsible for the unpaid amounts. In such a case,

the User authorizes Mergenium to continue billing the updated Payment Method.

If the User signed up for Mergenium using a third-party account (e.g., iTunes, Google Play, or a similar account) as the Payment Method and wishes to cancel their Mergenium subscription at any time, including the free trial period, the User must do so through such a third-party by visiting their account and turning off automatic renewal or by canceling their subscription through such a third-party. The User may also check the billing information related to the subscription by visiting the relevant third-party account.

For certain Payment Methods, the organization providing the Payment Method may charge the User foreign transaction fees or other charges. Details need to be discussed with your Payment Method service provider.

5.7 Cancellation

The Subscriber can cancel the Mergenium subscription at any time. In this case, the Subscriber can continue to access Mergenium services until the end of the current billing period. Mergenium does not provide refunds or credits for partial subscription periods.

To cancel the subscription, the Subscriber must go to the "Subscription" section under the Settings page of their Mergenium account and complete the cancellation process.

If the subscription is canceled, the subscription will automatically end at the end of the current billing period.

6. Changes to Terms of Use

Mergenium reserves the right to make changes to the Terms of Use. However, any changes to the Terms of Use will take effect no earlier than 7 (seven) days after the User is notified of the changes.

7. User Responsibilities

The User agrees to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and abide by any limitations arising from the laws and usage conditions while receiving the services. In this regard, the User agrees not to reproduce, modify, distribute, display, publish, facilitate the publication, reprocess, reuse, or produce similar products for any content and information obtained through the services provided by Mergenium, except through the means and scope permitted by Mergenium. Furthermore, the User undertakes not to disable, modify, or tamper with any protections created by Mergenium. Any sharing of content by the User on Mergenium is the User's responsibility, and Mergenium is not liable for any such User-generated content. However, the User acknowledges that publishing Mergenium's content on other platforms under certain conditions and in accordance with the Terms of Use may be contrary to relevant legislation, and, in this context, the User will act with the awareness of potential legal implications and will not make any requests from Mergenium and will assume full responsibility.

The User agrees not to use any robots, spiders, scrapers, or other automated means to access Mergenium services. Additionally, the User agrees not to convert any software or other products or processes accessible through Mergenium services into source code, dismantle them, insert any code or product into Mergenium services, or manipulate them in any way. The User also agrees not to use any data mining, data gathering, or extraction method, and not to upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with Mergenium services, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs.

The User is obligated to comply with all the rules imposed by the applicable laws, as mentioned above. If the User violates any of these rules or obligations arising from the current legislation, their membership may be terminated, and Mergenium reserves its right to claim any additional request and legal action. Mergenium is not responsible for any damages caused to third parties by the User's actions, if any.

The User is solely responsible for all actions performed through their Mergenium account. To maintain control of the account and prevent unauthorized access, the User must keep the control of the devices supporting Mergenium and should not share their account password with anyone. If the User becomes aware of any unauthorized use of their account, they must notify Mergenium and change their password immediately. Otherwise, Mergenium may terminate the User's membership or suspend their account.

The User confirms that they have fulfilled all the necessary conditions for Mergenium membership and that all the information shared with Mergenium is accurate and up-to-date, and they accept, declare, and undertake that they are solely responsible for any obligations and liabilities arising from the inaccuracy or non-updating of such information.

The User acknowledges that Mergenium makes no commitments regarding the services and content provided, and Mergenium has the right to increase, decrease, and modify the contents and services offered as it deems appropriate.

The User also agrees that these Terms of Use will remain valid even if they become a Subscriber by paying a certain service fee or during a free trial period.

8. Miscellaneous Provisions

the User, the court cannot consolidate the claims of multiple individuals with the User's claim or preside over any class action.

9. Limitation of Liability

Mergenium does not make any representations or warranties that the service provided will be uninterrupted or flawless. While Mergenium's primary objective is to provide the best service to the Users, there may be certain disruptions and faults in the provided services. Therefore, the User waives any special, indirect, or consequential damages and agrees not to request any refund. However, this waiver does not limit any guarantee that cannot be waived or the rights that the User may have under the laws of their place of residence. Mergenium is not responsible for any similarities between the content, services, or programs provided in any medium and the materials or ideas sent to Mergenium.

10. Customer Support

If the User needs any assistance or has complaints or objections regarding the products/services, they can contact Mergenium's customer support via the e-mail address [email protected].

11. Intellectual Property

All kinds of intellectual and artistic products, information, and materials found on Arfulus are subject to Mergenium's permission within the framework of relevant legislation, including the Law No. 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works. The User cannot use any intellectual and artistic product, regardless of its nature, or any information and material without obtaining Mergenium's express written consent, nor can they use Arfulus to transmit any intellectual and artistic product, regardless of its nature, or any information and material. Content and all kinds of information and materials found on Arfulus can only be used within the scope of Mergenium's written permission and under the conditions permitted by Mergenium. They cannot be given or used by third parties without Mergenium's prior written consent, cannot be duplicated, loaded onto another computer, mailed, presented, or published. The User agrees to comply with the Law No. 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works, the Law Decree No. 556 on the Protection of Trademarks, the Turkish Commercial Code No. 6102, the Law Decree No. 551 on the Protection of Patent Rights, the Turkish Criminal Code No. 5237, and other relevant legislation and not to violate them. Otherwise, Mergenium reserves the right to recourse to the User for any and all compensations and/or administrative/judicial fines that Mergenium has to pay to public institutions and/or third parties due to this.

Mergenium respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its Users to do the same. Mergenium complies with third-party intellectual property rights. In appropriate cases, Mergenium may suspend the accounts of Users or Subscribers who persistently violate copyright claims or terminate their subscriptions/memberships, including the removal of the objected content from Arfulus, at its sole discretion.

If the User believes that their copyright is being infringed through the use of Mergenium's services, they can contact us at [email protected]. Mergenium will take any action it deems appropriate at its sole discretion, including but not limited to the removal of the objected content from Arfulus, with a duly proven takedown notice.

12. Stamp Duty

If stamp duty arises due to these membership conditions, Mergenium will pay the stamp duty.

13. Resolution of Disputes

In case of any disputes arising from this Agreement, Istanbul Anatolian Courts and Enforcement Offices are authorized. Additionally, the User may file their complaints and objections with the consumer dispute resolution board or consumer court in the place where they purchased the goods or services, or in their place of residence, within the monetary limits determined by the Ministry in December each year. The complaint and appeal procedures for personal data are reserved as per Law No. 6698.

14. Effectiveness

These Terms of Use take effect as soon as they are published on the Site and become binding for any User who accesses Arfulus in any way without the need for any separate action. These Terms of Use will remain in effect until terminated by either party. The User can access the current version of these Terms of Use at any time through the Site.