Terms of Service

Last updated: April 04, 2020

Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") and our Privacy Policy carefully before using the ResearchStory (https://www.researchstory.com/) website (the "Service") operated by Researchscape ("us", "we", or "our"). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service. By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

Communication and Activities using the Service

You agree not to upload, email, post, publish or otherwise transmit through the Service any content that: (a) is false or misleading; (b) is defamatory; (c) is harassing or invades another’s privacy, or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual; (d) is obscene; (e) infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights; (f) constitutes unsolicited advertisement, solicitation, bulk e-mail, “junk mail,” “spam” or chain letters; or (g) violates any applicable laws or regulations. You will not disrupt the functioning of the Service, solicit another user’s password, or otherwise act in a way that interferes with other customers’ use of the Service.

Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for your conduct, Content, and communications with others while using the Service. You must comply with the following requirements when using the Service:

  • You may not purchase, use, or access the Services for the purpose of building a competitive product or service or for any other competitive purposes.
  • You may not misuse our Services by interfering with their normal operation, or attempting to access them using a method other than through the interfaces and instructions that we provide.
  • Unless authorized by us in writing, you may not probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any ResearchStory system or network.
  • Unless permitted by applicable law, you may not deny others access to, or reverse engineer, the Services, or attempt to do so.
  • You may not use the Services to infringe the intellectual property rights of others, or to commit an unlawful activity.
  • Unless authorized by us in writing, you may not resell or lease the Service.
  • You may not register accounts by “bots” or other automated methods.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Service and/or our Privacy Policy at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 14 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

Disclaimers

While it is in Researchscape’s interest to provide you with a great experience when using any of our Services, there are certain things we do not promise about them. We try to keep our online Services up, but they may be unavailable from time to time for various reasons. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE AND ANY GUIDANCE OR RECOMMENDATIONS THEREIN ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND RESEARCHSCAPE DOES NOT MAKE WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY, OR ACCURACY OF THE SERVICE.

Exclusion of Certain Liability

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RESEARCHSCAPE, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, OR (B) LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS, REVENUES, OR PROFITS (IN EACH CASE WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND THESE TERMS, AND WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF RESEARCHSCAPE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF EACH OF RESEARCHSCAPE, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, AND LICENSORS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND THESE TERMS WILL NOT EXCEED THE LESSER OF: (A) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO RESEARCHSCAPE FOR USE OF THE SERVICE AT ISSUE DURING THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY; AND (B) USD$100.00.

Indemnification

If you are a business, you will indemnify and hold harmless RESEARCHSCAPE and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from all liabilities, damages, and costs (including settlement costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees) (“Indemnification Amounts”) arising out of a third party claim regarding or in connection with your or your end users’ use of the Service or breach of these Terms, to the extent that such liabilities, damages and costs were caused by you or your end users.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.