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1. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
This User Agreement (“Agreement”) constitutes the agreement between
the founding member(s), hereinafter referenced as “ResearchUSA,” and
you as a user who accesses or establishes a connection (“User,”
“You,” or “Your”) to the website known as researchusa.org (“Site”),
which is owned and controlled by ResearchUSA.
You must agree to abide by all of the provisions in this Agreement
in order to remain an authorized user of the Site and Your use of
the Site constitutes Your agreement to abide by those provisions.
You are solely responsible for Your use of the Site and for ensuring
that Your use complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement.
ResearchUSA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change
any or all of the provisions of this Agreement at any time. You can
Any changes to this Agreement will be effective immediately. Users
with an existing user account will be notified of changes through
email or through a notification on the Site upon logging in. Your
use of the Site after any changes to this Agreement will be deemed
before using the Site.
ResearchUSA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change,
limit, or discontinue any aspect, content, or feature of the Site,
as well as any aspect pertaining to the use of the Site.
You acknowledge that You have read and agree to be bound by these
including without limitation U.S. export and re-export control laws
and regulations regarding the transmission of technical data
exported from the United States or the country in which You reside.
You further agree to comply with all local laws, regulations and
rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You represent
behalf of yourself or any party you represent.
2. TERMINATION OF USE
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ARE NOT
SATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO
DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
You may stop using the Site at any time. You do not need to
specifically inform ResearchUSA when You stop using the Site, unless
You wish to terminate your legal agreement with ResearchUSA, in
which case, the provisions of Clause 15 shall apply.
3. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Researchusa.org provides users with a variety of scholarly and
educational content, including videos, images, articles, research
data, and other content (“Content”). It also provides the
opportunity for users to post Content and create relationships among
related Content. Further, it provides users with a platform to
maintain user accounts, search for other users, share information,
ResearchUSA’s collection and use of personally identifiable
5. WEBSITE USE
ResearchUSA grants You a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, and
non-commercial license to use researchusa.org solely for your
individual use and not for replication, distribution, assignment,
sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works, or any other use.
You agree not to copy, reverse engineer any material or Content on
the Site, unlawfully access the Site, or use Site materials or
Content for any commercial purpose.
Intended Audience – The Site is not for the use of anyone under the
age of 17. By using this Site, You represent and warrant that You
are at least 17 years of age.
Researchusa.org is and shall continue to be the property of
ResearchUSA and is protected under all applicable copyright, patent,
trademark, and other proprietary rights. Any copying, reproduction,
use or publication of any ResearchUSA material, Content, or any part
of the Site is strictly prohibited. Under no circumstances will You
acquire any ownership rights, license, or any other interest in any
materials or Content by or through Your use of the Site.
Some materials or Content on the Site may be made available pursuant
to third-party licenses or open source licenses. In these cases,
those third-party licenses or open source licenses apply.
7. USER CONDUCT
You may use the Site to access public materials and Content
available on the Site. You may create a User Account and post,
upload or otherwise provide materials or Content to the Site in
You agree to not use the Site to:
a) Upload, post, link to, distribute, email, make available, or
otherwise disseminate content that is illegal, inappropriate,
infringing of copyrights, prohibited by the Site, or content that
You do not have the legal right to distribute;
b) Defame or personally attack any person or entity;
c) Impersonate any individual or entity;
d) Interfere with or disrupt the Site or ResearchUSA’s servers, or
e) Provide support or resources to any organization designated by
the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization
pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Prohibited content includes, but is not limited to:
a) Abusive, violent, or harmful content;
b) Defamatory content;
c) Pornographic or obscene content; or
d) Content depicting minors.
8. USER ACCOUNT
ResearchUSA allows You to create and maintain a User Account. The
User Account is accessed through a login and password. The User
Account is tied to data (“User Account Data”) that You provide and
relates to You personally. User Account Data includes all personal
information contained in Your user profile on the Site, including
Your name, email address, affiliation, image, educational
background, narratives about yourself, employment, phone number, and
any other personal information that you provide. You agree to
provide truthful and accurate information in conjunction with Your
User Account. The information that you provide can be located by
You may close Your User Account at any time by notifying ResearchUSA
in writing or through the means provided by ResearchUSA in Clause
22. You may request that Your User Account Data be removed from the
ResearchUSA system upon closing Your User Account. It may take up to
30 days from the date of request for Your User Account Data to be
removed from the ResearchUSA system.
9. USER-CONTRIBUTED CONTENT
ResearchUSA allows You to provide content (“User-Contributed
Content”) to the Site. User-Contributed Content includes, but is not
limited to, uploaded files, linked files, textual content, and any
other information You provide to the Site that is not User Account
While ResearchUSA does not screen User-Contributed Content,
ResearchUSA reserves the right to remove any User-Contributed
Content at any time for any reason or for no reason.
ResearchUSA does not wish to receive confidential or proprietary
information from You in connection with Your use of this Site.
Anything that You upload, post, or provide to this Site is
considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. For all
User-Contributed Content, You guarantee to ResearchUSA that You have
the legal right to provide the User-Contributed Content and that its
use on the Site does not violate any law or the rights of any person
or entity. You give ResearchUSA the royalty-free, revocable,
worldwide right to use, distribute, display and create derivative
works from the User-Contributed Content, in any and all media, in
any manner, in whole or in part, without any restriction or
responsibilities to You for advertisement and publicity of
You may request removal of User-Contributed Content from the Site by
giving written notice to ResearchUSA through the means provided by
ResearchUSA in Clause 22.
10. PASSWORD SECURITY
If You register a User Account, You are responsible for maintaining
the confidentiality of Your user login and password, and for
restricting access to Your User Account. You agree to accept
responsibility for all activity under Your User Account.
11. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
If You are a copyright owner and believe that content on the Site
infringes Your copyright, You may notify ResearchUSA in writing to
the designated agent of Research USA pursuant to the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)). Your
notification must include substantially the following:
i. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act
on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly
ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been
infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works, a representative list
of such works.
iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing
or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be
removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information
reasonably sufficient to permit ResearchUSA to locate the material.
iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit ResearchUSA to
contact the copyright owner, such as an address, telephone number,
and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the Copyright
owner may be contacted.
v. A statement that the copyright owner has a good faith belief that
use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by
the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
vi. A statement that the information in the notification is
accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party
is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right
that is allegedly infringed.
Such notice should be sent to ResearchUSA’s designated agent at the
following email address: email@example.com
Upon receipt of such notice, ResearchUSA will take down the content
in question and attempt to contact the user who posted the content
in question. Please note that pursuant to Section 512(f), any person
who knowingly materially misrepresents that content is infringing
may be subject to liability.
Additionally, ResearchUSA may provide the means to report infringing
content directly through a form or link on its Site. These are
provided for the convenience of users and do not necessarily comply
with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. As a result, ResearchUSA
cannot guarantee a proper response to the infringement notification
using these additional methods.
12. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Links on the Site to third party websites or information are
provided solely as a convenience to You. If You use these links, You
will leave the Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an
endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by ResearchUSA of the
third party, the third-party web site, or the information contained
therein. ResearchUSA is not responsible for the availability of any
such websites. ResearchUSA is not responsible or liable for any such
website or the content thereon. If You use the links to the
applicable to those websites.
13. THIRD PARTY INFORMATION
References to any third party names, marks, products, services, or
websites have been provided solely for Your convenience and do not
in any way constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or
recommendation of any third party information, products, or services
14. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All content, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress or other
intellectual property owned, controlled, or licensed by ResearchUSA
or any third party mentioned on the Site are rights protected by
U.S. and International laws. ResearchUSA expressly reserves all
intellectual property rights in all text, programs, products,
processes, technology which appear on researchusa.org. ResearchUSA
claims no intellectual property rights over user generated and user
uploaded content. Access to the Site does
not confer and shall not be considered as conferring upon anyone any
license under any of ResearchUSA’s or any third party’s intellectual
property rights. ResearchUSA does not endorse Content or information
contained on third party websites or information or Content provided
by third parties.
15. TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT
This legal Agreement can be terminated by either You or ResearchUSA.
If You wish to terminate Your legal Agreement, You may do so by
giving notice to ResearchUSA and closing Your user account.
ResearchUSA may terminate this Agreement and Your use of the Site at
any time without notice.
The information and Content presented on researchusa.org, such as
text, graphics, images, video, information obtained from third
parties, and any other material on the Site are for informational
purposes only. ResearchUSA does not represent or warrant that the
Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful
components, or that defects will be corrected. ResearchUSA does not
represent or warrant that the information available on or through
the Site will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable.
ResearchUSA may make changes to the features, functionality or
content of the Site at any time. ResearchUSA reserves the right in
its sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information or
other content appearing on the Site.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
NEITHER RESEARCHUSA, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS,
THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SITE
WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY
AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OR
AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENTS OF ANY
CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIAL OR POSTINGS FOUND ON THE SITE, ANY
MERCHANDISE OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY LINKS TO
OTHER SITES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE.
THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIAL, INFORMATION OR POSTINGS FOUND ON
THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY
KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE,
SHALL RESEARCHUSA (OR ANY OF ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES,
EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS, AND
THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS), BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY
TO USE, ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIAL OR POSTINGS ON THE SITE
OR THE SITE ITSELF. THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
THE PARTY LIABLE OR ALLEGEDLY LIABLE WAS ADVISED, HAD OTHER REASON
TO KNOW, OR IN FACT KNEW OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU
SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT RESEARCH USA (AND ANY OF ITS
PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY
CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS,
OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS), IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY,
OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER, INCLUDING YOU.
17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL
RESEARCHUSA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY
OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF (I) THE USE OF OR INABILITY
TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICE, OR THE CONTENT, (II) ANY TRANSACTION
CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE SITE; (III) ANY CLAIM
ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE
SITE, THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CONTENT, (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR
ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER
RELATING TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE, OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF
BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE
DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, OR WITH THE
BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, RESEARCHUSA'S
LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST
EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL, IN NO EVENT, EXCEED $100.00.
You agree to defend,
indemnify and hold harmless ResearchUSA (and any of its parents,
subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, third party content
providers, or licensors, and their respective directors, officers,
employees, and agents) from and against all claims, liability, and
expenses, including attorneys’ fees and legal fees and costs,
arising out of Your use of the Site or Your breach of any provision
of this Agreement. ResearchUSA reserves the right, in its sole
discretion and at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense
and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by
You. You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the
defense of any claim.
If any provision of
law, rule, order or regulation of any government or by the final
determination of any state or federal court, that provision shall be
limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these
20. APPLICABLE LAW
By accessing the Site
You agree that the statutes and laws of the United States and the
state of Maryland without regard to conflicts of laws principles,
will apply to all matters relating to use of the Site, and You agree
that any litigation shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction
of the state or federal courts in Maryland.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any
claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the
such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The
no legal or contractual effect.
This Agreement shall
govern only Your relationship with ResearchUSA, (and any of its
parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, third party
content providers, or licensors, and their respective directors,
officers, employees, and agents) to the exclusion of any
relationship which you may enter into incidentally with any other
person or company as a result of, or through your use of the Site.
No failure to exercise, nor any delay in exercising, on the part of
ResearchUSA, any right or remedy under this Agreement or under any
applicable law, shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any
single or partial exercise of any right or remedy prevent any
further or future exercise thereof or the exercise of any other
right or remedy. The rights and remedies of ResearchUSA provided for
by this Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or
remedies provided by law.
If You have any
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