Terms of Use

 
1. This is an agreement between you (the user of this Web Site) and Shared Science Publishers OG (the operator of this Web Site), which settles the terms and conditions you agree with and are bound to if you visit and use this Web Site. These Terms of Use dictate your use of this Web Site, supplanting any prior contracts between you and Shared Science Publishers OG (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use) and any prior representations by Shared Science Publishers OG. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use this site or the materials within this site. Shared Science Publishers OG reserves the right to amend or modify these Terms of Use or this Web Site at any time without notice to you.
 
2. This Web Site, microbialcell.com, is the property of Shared Science Publishers OG and is maintained by Shared Science Publishers OG (see Legal Notice). The material included in this Web Site is copyrighted and belongs to Shared Science Publishers OG or its licensors. You approve and agree that this Web Site contains written, graphical and other proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable laws governing intellectual property, proprietary rights, and the like.
 
3. Unless otherwise stated, all articles and corresponding materials accompanying them that are published by Shared Science Publishers OG on this Web Site are licensed by their respective authors for your use and distribution provided you cite the original source as specified in the corresponding Creative Commons Attribution License (see Open Access Policy).
 
4. Regarding the handling of personal information by this Web Site, you affirm that you have read and accept the Web Site’s Privacy Statement.
 
5. The submission of an article to Microbial Cell is bound to your registration as a user of this Web Site. In order to successfully create a user account you must (i) agree to these Terms of Use, (ii) agree to the Creative Commons Attribution License, and (iii) provide the information required by Microbial Cell during the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of this information. Upon your registration, you must provide a user name and a password of your choice both of which represent your login data for access to the submission system. You are responsible for protecting your user name and password. Microbial Cell cannot and will not be accountable for the loss or for any damage from your failure to comply with this responsibility to secure your login information. You are also responsible for any activity that takes place under your account, including activity of others (with or without your knowledge) as long as such activity occurs under your account. Therefore, you should (i) notify Microbial Cell upon loss of your login information, (ii) inform Microbial Cell immediately of any (or suspected) unauthorized use of your account and in that case try to stop it.
 
6. You agree that Shared Science Publishers OG is not obliged to monitor your access to or use of this Web Site or any content provided or made available through this Web Site, but has the right to do so. You also acknowledge that Shared Science Publishers OG may delete any content that violates these Terms of Use or that is otherwise intolerable.
 
7. Shared Science Publishers OG reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or stop your access and use of this Web Site at any time without notice.
 
8. Shared Science Publishers OG reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Web Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time. You agree that Shared Science Publishers OG shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this Web Site.
 
9. Shared Science Publishers OG seeks to maintain continuous availability of this Web Site (24 hours a day and 7 days a week) as well as therein saved information. However, Shared Science Publishers OG shall not be liable for the loss, alteration, or distortion of information or for the non-availability of this Web Site.
 
10. As a condition to use this Web Site, you agree not to pretend to be a different person or entity you do not represent, you agree not to obtain, collect, store, or modify private data about other users, you agree not to change, adapt, or hack this Web Site, you agree not to falsely imply that a different site is associated with this Web Site, Microbial Cell or Shared Science Publishers OG, you agree not to use this Web Site for any purpose that violates all relevant local, state, national and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations.
 
11. In the course of using this Web Site, you may provide Shared Science Publishers OG with feedback, including but not limited to suggestions, observations, errors, problems, and defects regarding this Web Site. You hereby grant Shared Science Publishers OG a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable, and sub-licensable, non-exclusive right to use, copy, modify, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit all such feedback received among others via our contact form.
 
12. If these Terms of Use are violated, Shared Science Publishers OG reserves the right to investigate and prosecute this circumstance and any involved users.
 
13. This Web Site provides links to external sites or resources, which Shared Science Publishers OG has no control over. Thus, you agree that Shared Science Publishers OG is not responsible or liable for the availability and any content, advertising, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.
 
14. THE MICROBIAL CELL WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENT IS PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS”. SHARED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS OG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE OR ITS CONTENTS AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR PURPOSE RELATING TO THIS WEB SITE, AND/OR ITS CONTENT AND/OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH IT IS LINKED. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN AS TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE, OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH IT IS LINKED. YOUR USE OF THE MICROBIAL CELL WEB SITE OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH IT IS LINKED INCLUDING THE USE OF ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREIN IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
 
15. You are solely responsible for your actions when using this Web Site. You agree to indemnify and hold Shared Science Publishers OG, and its directors, affiliates, successors in interest, employees, agents, and other partners harmless from and against any and all third-party claims or demands of liability, losses, damages and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of this Web Site or its content or services.
 
16. To the extent permitted under applicable law, in no event shall Shared Sciences Publishers OG or its employees, agents, suppliers, or contractors be liable for any damages of any nature, including without limitation any consequential loss, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or any other loss, cost, claim or expense of any kind or character arising out of or in connection with the use of this Web Site, its content or any web site with which it is linked.
 
17. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Austrian Law.