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  • Terms of Service

    These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your use of all Sites, Services and Products operated by Open Exploration Publishing Inc. References to Open ExplorationOpen Exploration Publishing”, “we”, “us”, “our” mean Open Exploration Publishing Inc. References to “you” or “your” mean you as a user of a Open Exploration Publishing Sites, Services, and Products. References to “Sites” “Site” mean any sites operated by Open Exploration Publishing Inc. References to “Services” “Service” mean any services provided by Open Exploration Publishing Inc. References to “Products” “Product” mean any products provided by Open Exploration Publishing Inc.

    By accessing or using any Sites, Services and Products, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not use the Sites, Services and Products.

    General

    Modifications to the Terms

    Open Exploration reserves the right to modify and update the Terms of Service or Additional Terms at its sole discretion at any time without prior notice. Please check these Terms and Additional Terms periodically for any modifications.

    Additional Terms

    Additional Terms may apply to your use of particular sites, services or products. Please ensure that you read any Additional Terms as they form part of these Terms in respect of the sites, services or products to which they relate. To the extent such additional terms conflict with these Terms of Service, the additional terms associated with the product or service, with respect to your use of the product or service, will prevail. 

    Assignment

    You shall not transfer or assign any rights under these Terms of Service to anyone.

    Law

    The Terms are exclusively governed by the laws of the United States of America and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States of America.

    Severance

    If any provisions in these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

    Contact Us

    Questions & Comments---If you have any questions or comments about the Sites, please contact us at info@exploration.com.

    Copyright Complaints---If you think your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us at info@exploration.com.

    Using the Sites/Services

    By using the Sites or Services, you affirm that you are either (1) more than 18 years of age, or (2) more than 13 years of age and either (a) an emancipated minor, or (b) possess legal parental or guardian consent. You also affirm that you are fully able and competent to acknowledge these Terms and abide by these Terms.

    Open Exploration reserves the right to modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict access to, any or all parts of the Sites, or any Services at any time without notice.

    Open Exploration reserves the right to modify and update the content on the Sites or in the Services (other than the open access content) at any time without notice.

    All open access articles available on the Sites are licensed by the respective authors for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the authors and original source in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license. 

    You agree that you will not use the Sites:

    in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the U.S. and other countries).

    for the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm other individuals, including minors, in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.

    to transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any "junk mail", "chain letter," "spam," bulk mail, or similar solicitations.

    to impersonate or attempt to impersonate Open Exploration, any Open Exploration employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing or by spoofing Open Exploration's or someone else's identity).

    to forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) in order to disguise the origin of any content.

    to misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.

    to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other user's ability to use the Sites.

    to engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary or contractual relationship.

    to collect or store personal data about other users of the Sites unless specifically authorized by such users.

    to engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Sites, or which, as determined by us, may harm Open Exploration or users of the Sites or expose them or us to liability.

    in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Sites or interfere with any other party's use of the Sites, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Sites.

    by using any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the content, without the prior consent of an authorized Open Exploration representative.

    through any manual process to monitor or copy any of the content or for any other unauthorized purpose without the prior consent of an authorized Open Exploration representative.

    in any other manner that violates these Terms of Service.

    Your Content

    Your content on the Sites refers to your articles submitted to or published by Open Exploration under an open access model. You retain the ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in your content under the CC BY license. You are responsible for all content that you submit for posting or publication on the Sites.

    It is our sole discretion, subject to any rules and procedures applicable to any Site, whether or not we choose to publish or otherwise make available your content on the Sites. We may remove the content at our discretion, subject only to our obligations in respect of peer-reviewed articles.

    Our Liability

    We shall have no liability for your loss, damage or inconvenience suffered due to the unavailability, withdrawal, corruption or loss of any content, material or other information or data from or on any Site; or for any use of or reliance on any content on any Site.

    Whilst we monitor each Site with a view to locating and fixing defects, you acknowledge and agree that we cannot and do not guarantee that each Site or any content of each Site will be error free, be available at all times and/or be free from viruses and defects. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of any Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

    Copyright

    The content available on Open Exploration Sites includes but not limited to publications, titles, logos, trademarks, data, texts, graphics, images, photographs, sounds, videos, adverts, messages, computer codes, scripts, applications and other materials. The content available on Open Exploration Sites, other than the open access content, is the intellectual property of Open Exploration and is for your personal noncommercial use.

    For further information or permission requests please contact Open Exploration at info@explorationpub.com.

    The open access content available on Open Exploration Sites is protected by copyright in accordance with the CC BY license and other applicable laws. The CC BY license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of the open access content in any medium or format, provided the original work is properly cited. 

    Privacy and Cookies

    Open Exploration respects and makes every reasonable effort to protect your privacy. Please read our Privacy and Cookies policies for more information. 

    Third Party Links and Content

    The Sites may contain links to third party sites or resources. You shall acknowledge and agree that:

    We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources;

    We are not liable for any content that is available from such external sites or resources;

    We do not endorse any content that is available from such external sites or resources;

    We are not liable for transactions that occur between you and any third party as such transactions are solely between you and the third party;

    We are not liable for any damage or loss in connection with the use of or reliance on any content that is available from such external sites or resources.  

    Endorsements

    Open Exploration does not endorse:

    any opinions expressed in or through any content available on the Sites;

    any product, service, advertising, person, organization, activity on the Sites;

    any third party content. 

    Open Exploration disclaims any liability for any content above. 



    Last updated: March 11, 2019.