Terms and Conditions of Use
1. This web site ("Site") has been implemented to assist in the online manuscript submission and peer review process. By registering on this site, uploading manuscript information to this Site, providing other information via this Site, or using other features or services provided by this Site, you are binding yourself or your organization to this Agreement. You represent that you have the authority to bind your company, if done on behalf of a company, to this Agreement.
2. You will be assuming full and sole responsibility for your use of the Site.
3. The owner of this site, the software vendors, developers or other consultants working on this site ("Owner and Related Parties") collectively provide the following Warranty, Limitation and Disclaimer of Damages and Limitation of Remedies:
3.1. The Site, the processes implemented via this site, the web screens and associated functionality, the storage or tracking of uploaded or derived information, the release to third parties of uploaded or derived information, or the availability or non-availability of the Site ("Site Functionality"), is PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
3.2. WHILE EVERY ATTEMPT IS MADE TO KEEP CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT DUE TO COMPUTER VIRUSES, FLAWS IN OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE, FLAWS IN DATABASE SOFTWARE, FLAWS IN APPLICATION SOFTWARE, FLAWS IN OTHER SOFTWARE COMPENENTS, FLAWS IN SITE PROCESSES, HARDWARE FAILURES, OR OPERATOR ERROR THAT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE INFORMATION UPLOADED TO THE SITE, STORED BY THE SITE, OR DERIVED BY THE SITE MAY RELEASED TO UN-AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES AND THAT IN EXCHANGE FOR THE BENEFITS PROVIDED BY USING THE SITE YOU ARE WILLING TO HOLD THE OWNER AND RELATED PARTIES HARMLESS FOR SUCH EVENTS.
3.3. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR THE SITE FUNCTIONALTY IS TO STOP USING THE SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE OWNER OR RELATED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOOD WILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SITE FUNCTIONALITY OR MALFUNCTION OF THE SITE EVEN IF THE OWNER OR RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
3.4. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES AND/OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH EVENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW:
3.4.1. ALL WARRANTIES REQUIRED BY LAW EXTEND FOR ONLY SUCH PERIOD AS REQUIRED BY LAW OR 30 DAYS FROM YOUR INITIAL ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OR USE OF THE SITE; AND
3.4.2. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OWNER OR RELATED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR DAMAGES OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE IN EXCESS OF ANY FEES PAID BY YOU TO US HEREUNDER.
3.5. THE PARTIES INTEND THAT THE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE VALID AND ENFORCED EVEN IF THEY FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
4. You agree not to:
4.1. upload, store, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit, distribute, publish or disseminate any Information that (or the transmission, distribution, publication or dissemination of which):
4.1.1. is unlawful; harmful; threatening; abusive; harassing; torturous; defamatory; vulgar; obscene; or libelous or promotes such activity;
4.1.2. infringes any proprietary rights of any party or otherwise violates the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
4.1.3. violates any contractual or fiduciary relationships;
4.1.4. is any unsolicited or duplicative correspondence, advertising, survey, or promotional materials (commercial or otherwise);
4.1.5. contains: software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or circumvent any "copy-protect" devices; or, any other harmful or disruptive program.
4.1.6. provide inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or misleading registration information; create a false identity or manipulate identifiers to mislead others to disguise the origin of any information stored as apart of your account information; impersonate any person or entity; or, otherwise misrepresent any affiliation with a person or entity;
4.1.7. interfere with or disrupt any Site Functionality, or servers or networks connected to the Site (or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such servers or networks); or another User's access to and use of the Site;
4.1.8. attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or Site Functionality, information stored within the site, or other computer systems, servers or networks connected to the Site or any portion thereof; or
4.1.9. violate (intentionally or unintentionally) any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation.
5. The providers of this site reserve the right to revoke some or all of your access to the Site or Site Functionality at will without cause and without notice.