TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This website provides structural design tools that have been created using Microsoft Excel 2010 or higer. The
delivered format of the files is excel file compiled with an .EXE format.
Please check your software compatibility with this format before purchasing. No payment refund will be applied in case of software incompatibility. Free trial versions (.XLS and/or .EXE format) are contained for some spreadsheets that can be used to test the compatibility of your software.
The spreadsheets have been developed with the aim to allow a fast calculations of some common problems according to international codes and standard technical literature. The spreadsheets have been produced to be used both by first-time and expert users.
Even if they are accurate, it is entirely responsibility of the user to verify the accuracy and applicability. Even if the spreadsheets have been checked with all reasonable care, by means of all the verification tools and tests, they cannot be guaranteed for every eventuality. Validation was held to be extremely important but these spreadsheets can never be fully validated. Customers (Users) must satisfy themselves that the uses to which the spreadsheets are put are appropriate. Customers (Users) must have read, understood and accepted the disclaimer contained on the specific sheet named “General notes” in each spreadsheet and in this webpage.
The Author takes no liability for use of these spreadsheets although they were tested on various cases and results were compared with those obtained by using well known engineering software. The Author will be not responsible for any special, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever arising from the use of these spreadsheets.
By using these spreadsheets the users understand and agree with the above terms and conditions. The user also acknowledges that he does not become the owner of these spreadsheets.
Author reserves right to change this Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions without prior notice.
Requirements and system recommendations
For security reason each ".XLS" spreadsheet has been compiled in a “.EXE” application file format identified by our icon image, using a dedicated commercial software.
To open this protected workbook, simply launch the .EXE file. Nothing else is required, except a local copy of Microsoft Excel.
When launching the .EXE file, Excel is started and the protected workbook is opened. You can work with it as if you had opened it in regular way.
If Excel is not found on the local computer, an error message is displayed.
You can modify the spreadsheets to insert the needed input for the calculation. Other cells are disable for selection/modification because protected.
You can copy the content to use it in own documentation.
You can save your spreadsheet. Saving is done in a specific file format .xlsn that it can be opened only with the compiled spreadsheet you used to generate it. In this case simply run the spreadsheet and open the saved file.
Some files contain macros for calculation. To allow their execution the macros option has not to be switched off on Excel program (see Excel software for details).
A minimum Microsoft Excel version 2010 (32-bit version) or higher is needed installed on your computer in a Microsoft Windows environment.
Note that Mac Excel is different from Windows Excel and spreadsheets could have problem to work. Hence Mac users are recommended to check their compatibility with spreadsheet products before purchasing.
Other detailed information can be found in the Activation/Support page. You are invited to read that page before purchasing.
Each spreadsheet is a Single User Licensed product. It is licensed to one user and it can be installed/used on a maximum of 2 computers. No company license is foreseen.
For a Company licensed version you have to purchase additional Single User Licensed products.
Each spreadsheet is based on a hardware-locked key that will only work on the licensed computers.
The sheets inside the spreadsheets are password protected. Each attempt to unlock them is considered illegal.
In case you will receive an updating version of the licensed spreadsheet, it will continue to work on the activated machine as the already installed version. It won’t need to repeat the activation procedure.
Queries should be e-mailed to our “e-mail address” to require technical support. E-mailed questions, comments, developments and suggestions are welcomed.
Advice and bug reports
Your suggestions and bug reports are welcome. An email with notification will be forwarded to all the customers. The Author will provide to send you the new updated spreadsheets free of charge.
All contents of the Site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, files, and any downloaded file from the Site, is the property of mec Engineering Spreadsheets and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights.
You will not reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, reverse engineer, sell, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site without express written permission from mec Engineering Spreadsheets. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in.
License Agreement for mec Engineering Spreadsheets
Before downloading or simply launching our spreadsheets, you must read and agree tacitly with some terms and conditions that are listed below.
This is applicable for any free and paid product contained in this website.
The acceptance of this “Terms and Conditions” note is requested during the purchasing procedure of the products. Don’t purchase them in case you don’t agree these conditions. No refund will be applied in this case.
Do not download or use our products if you do not agree or do not fulfill these conditions:
1. GRANT OF LICENSE: Subject to the terms below, mec Engineering Spreadsheets hereby grants you an
individual, non-transferable license to use its products. Under this license, you may: (i) use the spreadsheet for your personal, internal use (ii) copy the spreadsheet for back-up or archival purposes. You may not: (i) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the spreadsheet (ii) modify or create derivated works based upon the spreadsheet in whole or in part without the express written agreement of mec Engineering ; (iii) remove any proprietary notices or labels on the spreadsheet; (iv) resell, lease, rent, transfer, sublicense the products
2. TITLE: You acknowledge that no title to the intellectual property in the spreadsheet is transferred to you.
Title, ownership, rights, and intellectual property rights in the spreadsheets shall remain of the Author.
3. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY: YOU AGREE THAT mec Engineering Spreadsheets HAS MADE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES, ORAL OR WRITTEN, TO YOU REGARDING THE PRODUCTS AND THAT THE PRODUCTS ARE BEING PROVIDED TO YOU 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. Mec Engineering Spreadsheets DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. YOUR RIGHTS MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE STATE IN WHICH YOU LIVE. mec Engineering Spreadsheets SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS.
4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: You use this program solely at your own risk. IN NO EVENT mec Engineering Spreadsheets SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOSS, OR OTHER INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF mec Engineering Spreadsheets HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT mec Engineering spreadsheets WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEDED THE COST OF THE SOFTWARE. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY TO CLAIMS OF PERSONAL
5. TERMINATION: This Agreement shall terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the limitations described in this Agreement. No notice shall be required to effectuate such termination. Upon termination, you must remove and destroy all copies of the spreadsheet.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. You agree that this is the entire agreement between you and mec Engineering Spreadsheets, which supersedes any prior agreement, whether written or oral, and all other communications between mec Engineering Spreadsheets and you relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
All spreadsheets are password protected to protect intellectual property. Related to the above agreement you have not the permission to force, bypass or modify this password. Spreadsheets are in a 'as is' form therefore user will not be able to make changes to fonts, borders etc. Some custom changes may be evaluated and agreed for special cases. Any questions are welcome.
THE DOWNLOAD AND/OR USE OF THE SPREADSHEETS IS AN IMPLIED ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.