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No user shall attempt to interfere with the operation of this site in any way. You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the Site, render the Site inaccessible to others or otherwise cause damage to the Site or any content accessible from the Site. You agree not to use the Site in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties or that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law, rules or regulations.
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The materials on or in the Site, including but not limited to text and graphics (“Content”), source code, and scripts (“Source”), as well as the color selections, organization and layout of this Site (“Look and Feel”), are copyrighted and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and treaty provisions, and at common law. No right, title or interest in any of the Content, Source, Look and Feel, or any other material contained on this Site is transferred to you as a result of accessing, downloading or printing such materials. Unless otherwise specified, you may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from or frame in another website, use on any other website, transfer or sell any information obtained from this Site, without express written permission from ScienceBuzz.
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- Term and Termination
- User Submitted Content
ScienceBuzz may, in its sole discretion, permit Users to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit materials (“User Submitted Content”). By making any User Submitted Content available through the Site, you hereby grant to ScienceBuzz a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to exercise any and all rights under copyright law, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same, in connection with operating and providing the Site and Site content to you and to other Users, provided that the User Submitted Content is not sold for a profit.
ScienceBuzz does not claim any ownership rights in any User Submitted Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any User Submitted Content.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all User Submitted Content that you make available through the Site. Accordingly, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT: (I) YOU EITHER ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE OWNER OF ALL USER SUBMITTED CONTENT THAT YOU MAKE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR YOU HAVE ALL RIGHTS, LICENSES, CONSENTS AND RELEASES THAT ARE NECESSARY TO GRANT TO SCIENCEBUZZ THE RIGHTS IN SUCH USER SUBMITTED CONTENT, AS CONTEMPLATED UNDER THESE TERMS; AND (II) NEITHER THE USER SUBMITTED CONTENT NOR YOUR POSTING, UPLOADING, PUBLICATION, SUBMISSION OR TRANSMITTAL OF THE USER SUBMITTED CONTENT OR OUR USE OF THE USER SUBMITTED CONTENT (OR ANY PORTION THEREOF) ON, THROUGH OR BY MEANS OF THE SITE WILL INFRINGE, MISAPPROPRIATE OR VIOLATE A THIRD PARTY’S PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET, MORAL RIGHTS OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY, OR RESULT IN THE VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION.
ScienceBuzz retains the right to remove any content, including User Submitted Content, for any reason, including but not limited to, that it deems such content to be threatening, demeaning, profane, obscene, a violation of intellectual property rights or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or promotion of organizations or programs, or otherwise injurious or illegal. ScienceBuzz also retains the right to ban or block, without notice, a User from posting on the Site for a pattern of inappropriate postings or as ScienceBuzz otherwise deems necessary.
- Third Party Links/Advertisements
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- Copyright Policy
ScienceBuzz respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. ScienceBuzz, in its sole discretion, may terminate, in appropriate circumstances, users or other account holders who intentionally or repeatedly infringe, or are believed to be intentionally or repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders.
Copyright Takedown Notification
If you believe that content residing or accessible on the Site infringes a copyright that you own, please send a copyright takedown notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent at the address below:
- Identification of the work or material being infringed.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location, with sufficient detail so that ScienceBuzz is capable of finding and verifying its existence.
- Contact information about the notifying party (the Notifying Party), including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
- A statement that the Notifying Party has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law.
- A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that the Notifying Party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
- The Notifying Party’s physical or electronic signature.
A user who believes they are the wrongful subject of a copyright takedown notice may file a counter notification with ScienceBuzz by providing the following items in writing to the Designated Agent at the address below:
- The specific URLs of material that ScienceBuzz has removed or to which ScienceBuzz has disabled access.
- User’s name, address, telephone number, and email address.
- A statement that the user consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or LEHIGH COUNTY, Pennsylvania if your address is outside of the United States), and that user will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under this section or an agent of such person.
- The following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
- User’s signature.
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- Warranties Disclaimed
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- Limitation of Liability
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- Exclusions Permitted by Law
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THE PREVIOUS SECTIONS “WARRANTIES DISCLAIMED” AND “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND SCIENCEBUZZ’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
- Governing Law
- Changes to these Terms
ScienceBuzz reserves the right to update or modify these Terms at any time without prior notice. Your use of the Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms as changed. For this reason, you should review these Terms whenever you use this Site.
- Waiver and Severability
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