WELCOME AND CONSENT TO TERMS
Participation on the Sites is restricted to adults 18 years of age and older and minors 13 years of age or older who possess parental or guardian consent. By registering or participating in services or functions on the Sites, you hereby represent that you are in one of those two categories, and therefore have the authority to enter into the terms and conditions herein. Our Sites are not intended for children under 13.
You agree to use the Sites in accordance with all applicable laws. In addition, permission to use our Sites and the content on our Sites is absolutely conditioned on your agreement and adherence to the following:
- You may use the Sites and content from the Sites only for personal use or other fair use under the copyright laws of the United States (“Fair Use”). You may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, repackage, or otherwise use content from our Sites in a revenue-generating activity, including, without limitation, offering any of the Courses as part of a fee-based program.
- You may not “frame” Sites pages, embed Sites videos, or otherwise disguise the origin of our intellectual property, including, without limitation, Courses, other content, and trademarks.
- You may not use Discussions or other public forums for communications unrelated to the relevant Course or our Sites and programs.
- You may not use our servers, discussion groups or other public forums, emails, or other communication vehicles to transmit unsolicited communications or emails to others.
- You may not use automated “high-volume” means to access our Sites (including without limitation, robots, spiders, scripts or web-scraping tools).
- You may not at any time attempt to access any other user’s account, or misrepresent your registered identity (username and password).
- In addition, no academic or other institution may offer academic credit for a Course offered on our Sites or any Certificate or other acknowledgment of completion or achievement from us, without the express written permission of World Science Scholars.
SUBMITTING CONTENT TO OUR SITES
Immediately upon your submission of any User Content, you grant World Science Scholars/World Science Festival a fully transferable, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, sublicense, distribute, transmit, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publicly perform and publicly display such User Content. You agree that you shall be responsible for the payment of any third party fees related to the provision and use by you and us of User Content you submit.
CONTENT SUBMITTED BY OTHERS
In connection with your use of our Sites, you may come in contact with User Content provided by other users. None of the User Content posted by you or by others, or any links to other websites contained within User Content, are screened, moderated, approved, reviewed or endorsed by us, and we undertake no liability or responsibility for User Content. For example, we cannot and do not guarantee that any such User Content is not Prohibited Content, including without limitation that it will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other contaminants which may harm your electronic devices, software programs, or files therein. By your use of the Sites you acknowledge that the burden of evaluating such content and safeguarding your hardware and software lies with you.
World Science Scholars expressly reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove any User Content in its sole discretion, for any reason, at any time.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
You agree that you will never post, e-mail, or cause to be posted or published, anywhere on or through the Sites, any of the following “Prohibited Content”:
- Content that you know to be inaccurate, false or misleading;
- Content that harasses, threatens, or defames others;
- Content that contains obscene language or pornographic images;
- Advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of commercial solicitation;
- Content designed to probe or exploit security vulnerabilities, or that circumvents security measures, or that delivers viruses, spam, intentional server overload, or any other such disruption;
- Content you are not legally entitled to disclose for any reason, including without limitation information subject to contractual confidentiality obligations, and trade secrets;
- Content that breaches the rights of privacy or publicity of a third party;
- Copyrighted material, or material subject to any other intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, text, images, sound, video, and software, except with the express permission of the copyright owner or other intellectual property owner;
- Content that expresses the intent to commit or encourages others to commit illegal activities; and
- Content that violates any applicable local, state, national or international law.
World Science Scholars does not routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the Sites, and has no obligation to do so, but we expressly reserves the right to remove Prohibited Content of which we become aware, or any content of any type whether created by us or by others, at a time and in a manner of our choosing without prior notice.
If at any time you discover that any User Content you have posted or otherwise submitted to our Sites contains or may contain Prohibited Content you should immediately inform us at scholars@worldsciencescholars.
REGISTRATION AND USER ACCOUNTS
While some parts of our Sites are accessible without registration, others require each user to create a “User Account” with a username, password, and such other personal information as we may require to confirm your identity. Each user may create only one User Account. You agree to provide only accurate, current, and complete information and never knowingly to share your username and password with a third party for purposes of transacting on your User Account.
COURSES AND CERTIFICATION
World Science Scholars reserves the right to interrupt, reschedule, or cancel any Course, to add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify its content, to relocate lessons inside other courses, to change the grade system or points awarded for any quiz, exam or exercise, or to otherwise materially alter the educational experience. Some Courses may offer various Certificates to celebrate milestones of completion or performance, as described in the Course materials. Such Certificates are designed and awarded at the sole discretion of World Science Scholars and/or its instructors, and World Science Scholars reserves the right to offer or not offer any such Certificate to any user. You understand and acknowledge that currently World Science Scholar’s Courses do not convey academic credit. You may not attempt to use any Course offered by World Science Scholars, or Certificate or other recognition achieved thereby, toward fulfillment of any tuition-based or for-credit program at any academic institution without the express written permission of World Science Scholars.
All copyright and other intellectual property rights not granted in the above paragraph are explicitly reserved by World Science Scholars/World Science Festival.
ONLINE EDUCATION RESEARCH
Records of your participation in Courses, and your results and grades, may be used for researching online education generally and/or improving the World Science Scholars experience and our other programs. Any research findings we choose to report will express data only at the aggregate level, and will not expose your personally identifiable information or your personal identity.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT POLICY
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you see materials on our Sites that you believe in good faith infringe your copyright, send us an “Infringement Notice,” as detailed below, requesting the offending material be removed.
An “Infringement Notice” must contain ALL of the following: (1) a specific identification of the copyrighted work(s) allegedly infringed, the allegedly infringing materials and the location of the allegedly infringing materials on the Sites (or sufficient information for us to find it for evaluation), (2) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner, and his/her name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available); (3) a clear and definitive statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the usage is not authorized, and therefore prohibited; (4) a statement that all information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright’s owner; and (5) your contact information if different from the information in #2.
Infringement Notices and similar notices must meet the statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA at the time of the alleged infringement; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. You may want to consult a professional legal advisor before filing a notice, as penalties may be imposed for false claims under the DMCA.
Infringement Notices should be sent to:
Legal Affairs, World Science Scholars
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 950
New York, NY 10115
MEDICAL INFORMATION DISCLAIMER
Some of our Courses and other content may contain information related to human physiology, diseases or medical conditions. Such content is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to be and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment
GENERAL DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU USE OUR SITES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITES AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTENT CREATED BY WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS, LICENSED CONTENT, AND USER CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS/WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ASSIGNEES, CONTRACTORS AND REPRESENTATIVES (“WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS PARTIES”) HEREBY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY PROMISES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITES, ANY ONLINE COURSE, INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A COURSE OR THE SITES GENERALLY, CONTENT POSTED BY USERS (USER CONTENT), THAT USERS WILL ABIDE BY THESE TERM OF USE, OR LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES. ALSO, WHILE WE TRY TO ENSURE THAT OUR SYSTEM IS SAFE FROM BUGS, VIRUSES, DISRUPTIONS AND DELAYS, WE CANNOT PROMISE THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE SO. WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS/WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO POLICE AND ENFORCE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS OR CLAIMS (“COSTS”) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR USE BY A THIRD PARTY OF THE SITES. YOU IRREVOCABLY RELEASE THE WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS PARTIES FROM ANY SUCH COSTS. IN ADDITION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOST REVENUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES, EVEN IF INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND LOSSES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITES EXCEED THE FEES PAID BY YOU IN THE LAST YEAR (IF ANY) TO WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS/WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL FOR YOUR USE THE SITES (OTHER THAN ANY INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS). IN ALL CASES, THE WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLARS PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT WAS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
GOVERNING LAW/LEGAL ACTIONS
You agree that World Science Scholars in its sole discretion, may limit or terminate your use of the Sites, or any part of the Sites, for any reason or no reason, and that none of the World Science Scholars Parties shall have any liability to you for any such action. You may terminate your own participation in World Science Scholars at any time. You may terminate account by contacting us at scholars@worldsciencescholars.
RIGHT OF MODIFICATION
Legal Affairs, World Science Scholars
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 950
New York, NY 10115
Effective as of September 20, 2018