Last updated: Apr 07, 2021
The Platform allows users to search, download, and read content from a variety of academic journals, conferences and institutional repositories (Visitors);
The Platform indexes and displays content at the request of third-party academic journals, conferences and institutional repositories (Indexed Content Providers); and
The Platform provides software that allows organisations to host and publish their own academic journal, conference, or institutional repository websites and content (Hosted Content Providers).
A valid email address;
A valid phone number;
Your name and/or the name of your organisation; and
Any other information required to complete the account establishment process. (Client Data).
Engaging in abusive, derogatory, discriminatory, or defamatory behaviour;
Use the Platform to annoy, harass, abuse, degrade, bully, attack, or otherwise send unwelcome information to any other person;
Infect others with viruses, worms, or other software that can destroy, interrupt, or collect their data or computer devices;
Hack, disrupt, interfere with the functionality, or intentionally gain access to unauthorised areas of the Platform.
If you breach any of these Terms of Service;
You treat any of our employees, partners, affiliates, directors, agents, or other associates in a manner that is rude, aggressive, violent, or otherwise unduly disrespectful
The original website owned by the Indexed Content Provider receives less visitors than the Platform;
The original website may be corrupt, broken, slow, or otherwise dysfunctional; or
Any other reason.
Despite this, we do not hold ourselves out as the proprietors of the Content that come from Indexed Content Providers, and we link each Content on the Platform to its original source Content Provider. By allowing your content to be displayed on the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that Google and other search engines may link Content to the Platform and indicate your acceptance of this.
The name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the injured party;
A description of the copyrighted work(s) claiming to be infringed on;
A description of where the allegedly infringing material can be found on the Platform, including a URL link to the article;
A statement that you or the complaining party has a legitimate belief that the material is infringing on your copyrights;
An explanation of why you believe the material is infringing on your copyrights, including any evidence that you are relying on;
An electronic or physical signature of the injured party.
Your name, address, and telephone number;
Identification of the material that has been removed, including where possible the provision of a URL link to the article;
A statement that you have a legitimate belief that the material was not in breach of any third-party copyrights, including any evidence you have available to support this proposition.
Upon receipt of a compliant request, we will conduct an internal investigation into the matter. We will determine at our sole discretion whether the material was offending a third-party’s copyrights.
Ensuring that the Content Provider’s publication fees are transparently available to all authors;
Ensuring that the Content Provider’s editorial board has suitable credentials;
Ensuring that the Content hosted by the Content Provider is of sufficient academic integrity.
The operation and functionality of the Platform;
The accuracy, integrity, completeness, quality, legality, usefulness, safety and IP rights of any of the Content; and/or
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loss of profits;
loss or damage to reputation of us or any third party; or
loss of information or data. We further disclaim all liability for any loss or damage arising out of your use of the Platform.
Your access to or use of the Platform;
Your violation of this agreement;
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The Platform will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;
The content that may be obtained from the use of the Platform will be accurate or reliable;
Any errors in the Platform will be corrected.
The use or the inability to use the Platform;
Unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; or
Any other matter relating to the Platform.