PeerScientistTM is a social network and online platform for researchers, hereafter referred to as "the Service" (including this Web site and all its applications), provided by PeerScientistTM, hereafter referred to as "the Provider". These Terms and Conditions are an agreement that is legally binding between the Provider and any natural or legal person who, as a recipient of the service, uses the Service for any purpose, hereafter referred to as "the User".
Our mission is to bring all online possible needs for a researcher at one place no matter what stage your career is at. You can connect with the researchers from across the globe to help you become more productive via successful collaborations. Our services are primarily designed to save your valuable time which is being spent on searching your research related information from different sources across the internet apart from enabling you and millions of other researchers to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities or employees, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships.
You agree that by clicking “Join Now” “Join PeerScientistTM”, “Sign Up” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services (including PeerScientistTM or any content or information provided as part of these services, collectively, “Services”), you are entering into a legally binding agreement (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company). If you reside in India or outside India, your agreement is with PeerScientist.com (each, “PeerScientistTM” or “we”) which comes under the judicial applicable laws of Indian constitution.
Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors”. This Agreement applies to both. By using or accessing the PeerScientistTM Services, you agree to this Statement, as updated from time to time in accordance with article 1 (3). This agreement was written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do NOT click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.
Here are some promises you make to us in this Agreement: You're eligible to enter into this Agreement and you are at least our “Minimum Age.” “Minimum Age” means atleast 18 years old for all other countries. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for PeerScientistTM to lawfully provide the Services to you (including the collection, storage and use of your information) then the Minimum Age is such older age. The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 18. To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older; (2) you will only have one PeerScientistTM account, which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by PeerScientistTM from using the Services.
You'll keep your password a secret. You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law. As between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections, groups) and (4) follow the law and the Dos and Don'ts below. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it. We'll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content. You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your PeerScientistTM profile will be truthful.
As between you and PeerScientistTM, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting PeerScientistTM the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:
We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We can't promise to store or keep showing any information and content you've posted. We may change, suspend or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.
When you see or use others' content and information posted on our Services, it's at your own risk. Third parties may offer their own products and services through PeerScientistTM, and we aren't responsible for those third-party activities. By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. PeerScientistTM generally does not review content provided by our Members. You agree that we are not responsible for third parties' (including other Members') content or information or for any damages as result of your use of or reliance on it.
You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your PeerScientistTM account, that app or site can access information on PeerScientistTM related to you and your connections. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, PeerScientistTM is not responsible for these other sites and apps -- use these at your own risk.
We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services. We're providing you notice about our intellectual property rights. PeerScientistTM reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. PeerScientistTM reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if PeerScientistTM believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the Services (e.g. violating any Do and Don'ts). PeerScientistTM reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. For example, PeerScientistTM trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with PeerScientistTM are trademarks or registered trademarks of PeerScientistTM. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
You'll honor your payment obligations and you are okay with us storing your payment information. Also, there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices. We don't guarantee refunds. If you purchase any of our paid Services (“Premium Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes. Failure to pay these fees may result in the termination of your subscription. Also:
You're okay with us using our websites, mobile apps, and email to provide you with important notices. This Agreement applies to mobile applications as well. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us. If the contact information you provide isn't up to date, you may miss out on these notices. You agree that we may provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a banner notice on the Service, or (2) an email sent to an address you provided, or (3) through other means including mobile number, telephone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date. Please review your PeerScientist.com settings from time to time to enjoy the best of our services.
When you share information, others can see, copy and use that information. Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, , links to news articles, job postings and blogs etc.,. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members or, if public, by Visitors. Where we have made settings available, we will honor the choices you make about who can see content or information (e.g., sharing to a group instead of your network, by changing the default setting or not letting people know when you change your profile, make recommendations or follow companies etc.,). Note that other activities, such as applying for a job or sending a default private message, only visible to the addressee(s). We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.
The software running the Service, the site design, the logos and other graphics, articles and other texts as well as the database are protected by copyright and property of the Provider.
Marks for Goods and Services can possibly be used without any identification, such as the ® or TM symbols. This does not mean that such marks were not registered trademarks or service marks or such marks were not protected by any applicable law. Such trademarks and service marks are property of their respective owners and must not be used by Users in any infringing manner.
These Terms and Conditions, including its additions (as in article 1 (3)) are an agreement solely under the law of the Indian Constitution, in so far as it is directly applicable within India. The Provider and the User waive all other law, including the law at the place of residence or usage of the User (if other than India) and any international trade law.
If any provision or provisions of this Terms and Conditions and its additions (as in Article 1 (3)) shall be held to be or become invalid, illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any applicable jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
PeerScientistTM ("PeerScientistTM", the "Provider") respects the intellectual property rights of third parties and responds to allegations that copyrighted material has been posted, uploaded or shared on or through PeerScientist.com (the "Site") without authorization from the copyright holder in accordance with the safe harbor set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). PeerScientistTM will also, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others in accordance with the DMCA.
The DMCA provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under applicable law. If you have a good faith belief regarding the use of materials on the Site infringes your copyright, you may send to the Provider a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it be blocked.If you believe that your work has been copied and made available through the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may send a written document to [Company]'s Designated Agent (as set forth below) that contains the following (a "Notice"):
If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by the Provider against you, the DMCA permits you to send the Provider a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to PeerScientistTM's administrator at below address:
System Administrator PeerScientist.com #1162,HIG, HUDA, mayuri nagar, miyapur, Hyderabad – 500 049, Telangana, India. admin@PeerScientist.com Tel +91 40 4025 1835
Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys fees, if you misrepresent that content uploaded by a Site user is infringing your copyright. The Provider suggests that you consult with your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Upon receiving a proper Notice, PeerScientistTM will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material. We will also advise the alleged infringer of the DMCA Counter Notice Procedure described below in Section B by which the alleged infringer may respond to your claim and request that we restore this material.
If you believe your own copyrighted material has been removed from the Site in error, you may submit a written Counter Notice to our designated administrator (as identified above) that includes the following:
If you send our Designated administrator a valid, written Counter Notice meeting the requirements described above, we will restore your removed or disabled material at the discretion of our own set priority from the date we receive your Counter Notification, unless our Designated administrator first receives notice from the party filing the original Notice informing us that such party has filed a court action to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in question. Please note that if you misrepresent that the disabled or removed content was removed by mistake or misidentification, you may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney's fees.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable laws, we will, at our discretion, disable and/or terminate access to the Site by users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.
PeerScientistTM generally allows registrations only for scientific users. We nevertheless provide access for rights holders upon special application, so that rights holders can check and find eventual copyright infringements on PeerScientistTM. If you are, or represent, a rights holder and want to apply for access for the aforementioned purpose, please state so during the sign-up process. If you have problems with the sign-up process, you may contact PeerScientistTM’s administrator (as stated above) to request a manual registration.
In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in Hyderabad courts, applying Indian law. You agree that the laws of India, excluding its conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Agreement and/or the Services. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in the courts of Hyderabad, Telangana state, India, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
We can each end this Agreement anytime we want. PeerScientistTM or You may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:
Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement. If a court with authority over this Agreement finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Agreement. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Agreement is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Agreement (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services. If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Agreement, that does not mean that PeerScientistTM has waived its right to enforce this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that PeerScientistTM may assign this Agreement to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services. You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 22.