Acceptance of Terms

Welcome to the SpeakMyNews Website.

The following Terms of Service (« TOS ») are between you (« the user ») and Acapela Group and constitute a legal agreement that governs your use of the SpeakMyNews service (referred to as the « Service »). You must agree to these TOS before you can use the Service by clicking the ‘Yes I agree button’ the first time a user logs in. If you do not agree to any of the following terms, please do not try to use the Service. You should print or otherwise save a copy of these TOS for your records. ‘Acapela Group’ as used herein means Acapela Group Inc., 33 Boulevard Dolez, 7000 Mons, Belgium.

Legal Authority

To use and/or register for the Service you must be: a) of legal age to form a binding contract with Acapela Group, and b) cannot be a person barred from receiving the Service under the laws of the country in which you reside or from where you use the Service. By accepting these TOS you agree and represent that you understand and agree to the foregoing and to what is stated below.

Changes to this Agreement

Acapela Group may update or change these TOS from time to time and recommends that you review the TOS on a regular basis. You understand and agree that your continued use of the Service after the TOS have been modified or changed constitutes your acceptance of the revised version of the TOS.

If you are under the legal age to enter into a contract with Acapela Group under the laws of the country in which you reside or from where you use the Service, you must obtain the agreement and consent of your parent or legal representative to accept these Terms of Service (« TOS »). By using our service, you represent and warrant that you have obtained such agreement or consent from your parent or legal representative. If you do not have such agreement, you must immediately stop using our service. We reserve the right to request proof of such agreement at any time, and we may terminate your access to our service if we determine that you have not obtained the necessary agreement from your parent or legal representative or who provide false or misleading information about their age.

Personal Data – GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

ACAPELA GROUP has adopted a strict confidentiality policy due to the fact that we respect and take your private information seriously. This confidentiality policy, which relates to ACAPELA GROUP’s Internet sites, as well as companies connected with ACAPELA GROUP, explains how we process the information provided by prospects, clients, and partners. This confidentiality policy complies with the new GDPR European legislation on the processing and protection of personal data and applies to all personal data obtained by ACAPELA GROUP’s sites or by all other ACAPELA GROUP sources. Please note that ACAPELA GROUP is not responsible for the confidentiality policies of other sites and sources. ACAPELA GROUP respects the private information of its site users and ensures that the personal information that is provided is handled in a confidential manner.

Use of the Information Collected

Your personal data will be processed by ACAPELA GROUP for the following purposes:

  • Use of Our Services We will ask you to provide personal information when you subscribe to one of our services. We may ask you for the following personal data (non-exhaustive list): first name, last name, telephone number, address, email address, and other relevant information. The data is used to offer you the best service, support (directly or indirectly through a partner), and is stored on secure SpeakMyNews servers or the servers of a third party. This data will never be combined with other personal data about you from whatever source.
  • Communication When you send us an email or messages via other means, we are authorized to keep and store the messages in our database. Occasionally, we may ask you for personal details that are relevant to a specific situation or topic. In order to process your questions and respond to your demands, we may need to ask you for information from the following list (non-exhaustive list): first name, last name, telephone number, address, spoken, language and email address. The data will be stored on a secure SpeakMyNews server or on a third-party server. This data will never be combined with other personal data about you from whatever source.
  • Cookies We use cookies on SpeakMyNews site. Cookies are small text files. When you visit a website, the website sends cookies to your computer, and your computer stores them in a file in your web browser. Cookies are filled with information, and there are countless different types of cookies. The website navigation requests you to accept the cookies with the minimum ones required, but you can change your consent at any time. However, the correct functioning of certain functionalities and certain services on our site cannot be executed if the mandatory cookies are disabled in your web browser.
  • Objectives In order to use our services and communications, we do not collect and do not use information for purposes other than those described in the current Confidentiality Policy unless we have obtained your permission in advance.
  • Disclosure to Third Parties Information you provide will only be transmitted to third parties if deemed necessary for specific cases, as outlined in the following examples. Acapela Group’s employees are required to respect your personal information that is shared internally. ACAPELA GROUP will never pass on personal data to other parties with whom we have not concluded a processing agreement. If the case presents itself, the necessary provisions will be made with these parties to ensure the security of your personal data. In addition, ACAPELA GROUP will not transfer information that you provide to any third parties, unless legally required and authorized. We may also share personal data with third parties if you give us written permission. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
  • Protection of Information ACAPELA GROUP will not keep personal data for any longer than necessary for the purpose for which they were provided or requested by Law. Personal data will be deleted from our database after a maximum of 5 years of inactivity. You have the right to refer to, correct, or delete your personal data. You will find our contact details at the bottom of this statement. In order to confirm your identity, we will ask you to send a copy of your ID card. We strongly advise you to conceal your passport or ID card photo and that you render your national registration number invisible and mention that you provided a copy and not the original. You may oppose the processing of your personal data (or any part of it) by ACAPELA GROUP or by our sub-contractors and request that this data be forwarded to you, whether directly or to one of the third parties you selected. In order to respond to these types of requests, we will ask you to identify yourself. ACAPELA GROUP endeavors to do its best to protect your personal data by applying technical and organizational measures. All persons under the name of ACAPELA GROUP or SpeakMyNews who have access to your data are required to follow our confidentiality policy rules. We apply a user name and password policy on all of our systems. Personal data is safeguarded in order to recover physical or technical incidents. Our employees are informed of the importance of the protection of personal data.
  • Rights to Make Corrections and Deletions As provided by legislation on private data protection, you have the option to modify/delete your data without any charges. Simply get in touch with us at ACAPELA GROUP 33 Boulevard Dolez 7000 Mons Belgium or [email protected]. To confirm your identity, we will request that you send us a copy of your ID card or passport. Please conceal the photo ID and the registration number on the ID card or passport. Please also indicate that you are providing a copy and not the original. It will also be possible to change your contact details or to unsubscribe from the newsletter at the bottom of each email.
  • Questions and Comments We regularly check to ensure that we are respecting the Confidentiality Policy. If you have any questions on this subject, please contact us at: ACAPELA GROUP 33 Boulevard Dolez 7000 Mons Belgium or [email protected]. If you have a complaint about the processing of your personal data, we request that you contact us directly. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Commission concerning the protection of your private data, an independent control organization that ensures that personal data is currently secured and will remain so in the future.
  • Adjustments to the Confidentiality Policy ACAPELA GROUP reserves the right to amend this confidentiality policy. We will publish any changes on this web page.

Description of the Service

SpeakMyNews – Podcast and Video Creation Service

SpeakMyNews offers a service designed to create podcasts and videos from news articles, blogs, websites… The Service uses advanced technology to convert written articles into audio podcasts and video formats.

Usage Limitations and Monetization

The content generated by the Service, including podcast and videos, cannot be used for TV and Radio advertising, and cannot be used to promote products or services.

The podcast and videos generated by the Service cannot be streamed in TV or Radio stations. 

Content Generation

The process of content creation involves using Acapela Group’s proprietary technologies to transform written texts into audio and video formats. The quality of the generated content depends on the input material and the quality of the source articles. Users can refer to the FAQ section on our website for guidelines on optimizing content quality. Acapela Group does not conduct the actual content creation but provides the technology for it.

Licensed Software

The content created using the Service is delivered along with licensed software, hereinafter referred to as the « Licensed Software. » The terms and conditions for using the Licensed Software are detailed in Annex A. Users are required to adhere to the specific terms outlined in Annex B, General Terms and Conditions, attached hereto.


Upon the completion of content creation and formal approval by the User, SpeakMyNews will deliver the final content via a secure link in the website. 

Section 1 – Pricing

The pricing for using the Service, including content creation and the Licensed Software, is detailed on the SpeakMyNews website. The price list is based on standard usage of our technologies and is provided for informational purposes only. SpeakMyNews reserves the right to propose alternative pricing models tailored to specific usage, applications, or markets.

Section 2 – Payment

Users are responsible for the purchase and payment of the Service as per the invoice issued by Acapela Group. Invoices are generated after the payment, the formal approval of the content and delivery completion. Payment can be made as a monthly or a yearly subscription basis.

Section 3 – Date of Payment

The subscription fee for the service will be due each month or year, depending on the subscription period selected.

Section 4 – Delay in Payment

Invoices must be settled within 30 days following the invoice date. In cases of delayed payment, Acapela Group will issue a first reminder free of charge. For payments not made within the specified period, late payment interest and fixed indemnity, as outlined by applicable law, will be applied. Reminder costs for subsequent reminders will be incurred by the User.

End User License Agreement

By accepting these Terms of Service (ToS), the User agrees to the General Terms and Conditions outlined in Annex B, attached hereto as « End User License Agreement. » These terms encompass additional conditions governing the transaction between the parties.

Copyright on Content

The User retains sole ownership of the content created using the Service, including podcasts and videos. Acapela Group may use samples of the content, with the User’s written consent, for showcasing purposes.

Term and Limited Warranty

The agreement between the parties is valid for a period of 70 (seventy) years, commencing from the date of signing the agreement. It is important to note that reproducing a human voice is a complex process, and achieving a perfectly natural-sounding voice may not be possible. Voice quality perception is subjective and does not affect Acapela Group’s warranty.

Acapela Group warrants, solely for the User’s benefit, that for a period of six (6) months from the date of delivery: (i) the Licensed Software, when used as directed, will substantially achieve the functionality described in the Specifications, and (ii) the media containing the Licensed Software is free from defects in material and workmanship. However, this warranty is contingent on strict adherence to usage instructions and the absence of misuse, damage, alteration, or modification to the Licensed Software.

Acapela Group and its licensors disclaim all other warranties, whether express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Acapela Group’s liability exceed the total amount paid by the User.

Governing Law and Disputes

The agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of BELGIUM. Any disputes, controversy or claims arising from the agreement will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of BELGIUM.

General Provisions

  • Severability: If any provision hereof including the Annex A and B of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain valid. The parties agree to substitute for such provision a valid provision that most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of such severed provision.
  • Independent Companies: The relationship of Acapela Group and The User hereby established is that of independent companies, and nothing contained herein will be construed to constitute the parties as partners, joint venturers, co-owners or otherwise as participants in a joint or common undertaking, or to allow either party to create or assume any obligation on behalf of the other party for any purpose whatsoever.
  • Force Majeure: Neither party shall be liable to the other for a failure to perform any of its obligations hereunder, except for payment obligations, during any period in which such performance is delayed due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, provided such party notifies the other of the delay.
  • Waiver of Breach: No waiver of any kind hereunder will be deemed effective unless set forth in writing and signed by the party charged with such waiver, and no waiver of any right arising from any breach or failure to perform will be deemed to be a waiver or authorization of any other breach or failure to perform or of any other right arising hereunder.
  • Successors and Assigns: The rights and obligations of each party hereunder may not be transferred or assigned directly or indirectly without the prior written consent of the other party, except that Acapela Group may assign the agreement to a parent, subsidiary, or any entity that acquires substantially all of its stock, assets or business. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the provisions hereof shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon, the successors, assigns, heirs, executors and administrators of the parties hereto. You understand and acknowledge that the Service is made available on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis for the purpose of providing you with possibilities to evaluate and demonstrate the Service and Acapela Group with feedback on the quality and usability of the Service. The Service may contain errors or inaccuracies that could cause failures, corruption or loss of data and/or information from your device and from peripherals (including, without limitation, servers and computers) connected thereto. Acapela Group strongly encourages you to backup all data and information on your device and any peripherals prior to using the Service. YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS AND ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INTERNET ACCESS FEES, BACKUP EXPENSES, COSTS INCURRED FOR THE USE OF YOUR DEVICE AND PERIPHERALS, AND ANY DAMAGE TO ANY EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, INFORMATION OR DATA.

Changes to the Service

Acapela Group reserves the right to modify, suspend or stop the Service (or any part thereof), either temporarily or permanently, at any time or from time to time, with or without prior notice to you. Without limiting the foregoing, Acapela Group may provide notice of any such changes to the Service by posting them on its websites and/or via the Service. You agree that Acapela Group shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or cessation of the Service. You acknowledge that Acapela Group has no express or implied obligation to provide, or continue to provide, the Service, or any part thereof, now or in the future.Feedback

As part of using the Service, Acapela Group will provide you with the opportunity to submit comments, suggestions, or other feedback regarding your use of the Service. You agree that in the absence of a separate written agreement to the contrary, Acapela Group will be free to use any feedback you provide for any purpose whatsoever.


Support for SpeakMyNews is available via email ([email protected]) or the Contact Us form on our website during office hours (9 AM – 5 PM CET). Efforts are made to respond to support requests within 5 working days.

Please review these Terms of Service carefully before using SpeakMyNews. If you do not agree with any part of these terms, please refrain from using the Service.