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Terms and Conditions of Use

Effective July 1, 2018

This website is provided as a service of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) as a public service for the sole purpose of aiding the SSP community.

  1. Agreement. By using the SSP website (Site), you agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use (Terms of Use). SSP reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time. The current “Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement” will always be posted on the Site, and you may view it at any time through the link at the bottom of any public page of the Site.
  2. Description of Service. The Site, https://sspnet.org, and it subdomains consists of several sections, some of which have restricted access. SSP may make improvements and/or changes to this website at any time. We welcome suggestions for such additions, omissions and/or other changes. SSP reserves the right to refuse to post any information on its website at any time.
  3. Intellectual Property. The entire contents and design of the Site, including all trademarks, logos, trade names, documents, databases, graphic representations, and other information, are the property of SSP, or used by SSP with permission, and are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws, whether or not a notice of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights appears on the screen displaying the information. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of the Site may save and use information contained on the Site only for personal or other noncommercial, educational purposes. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, retransmission or editing, of Site information may be made without the prior written permission of SSP, which may be requested by contacting SSP at info@sspnet.org.
  4. Limitation of Liability. The information and services published on this website may include inaccuracies, omissions, or errors for which SSP shall not be responsible. Every reasonable effort shall be made by SSP, its officers, directors, members, staff, or agents to provide accurate, up-to-date information. In no event shall SSP or its officers, directors, members, staff, or agents, be liable for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability whatsoever, arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of the Site or any content appearing on the Site.
  5. Disclaimer. SSP makes no warranty, guaranty, or representation regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within the Site, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and non-infringement of propriety rights. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented within the site are for general information only. Unless specifically stated otherwise, SSP does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on the Site, and information from the Site should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. Moreover, SSP makes no warranty that the Site, or the server that makes it available, is free from viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. SSP expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or other damages arising out of any individual’s use of, reference to, reliance on, or inability to use, the Site or the information presented on the Site. In any jurisdiction that does not permit such a disclaimer of liability, SSP’s liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law.
  6. Links. Links or pointers connecting the Site with other Internet sites are provided as a courtesy only and do not imply, directly or indirectly, the endorsement, sponsorship, or approval by SSP of the linked site, the organization or individual operating the site, or any product, service, individual, or organization referenced in the site. In general, any website that has an address (or URL) that does not contain “sspnet.org” is a linked website. The content of any linked site does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of SSP. Linked sites are not under the control of SSP, and SSP is not responsible for the content of any linked site, any links contained within a linked site, any changes or updates to such sites, or the compliance with applicable laws of such linked sites.
  7. Advertising. Any advertisements or services stated herein are not endorsed or approved by SSP, its members, funders, sponsors nor any of the organizations shown. Links to other websites are provided for convenience only. No endorsement of any third party website, services or information is expressed or implied by any information, material or content referred to, included on, or linked from or to this website.
  8. DMCA Notice and Takedown Procedures. SSP abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of its response, SSP may remove or disable access to material on the Site that is claimed to be infringing, in which case SSP will make a good-faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that person may make a counter notification, also in accordance with the DMCA. By posting material to the Site, the posting party represents and warrants that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants SSP and users of the Site the nonexclusive, unrestricted, royalty-free right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material. Anyone who believes that material posted on the Site infringes on his or her copyrighted work should contact info@sspnet.org
  9. Choice of Law and Forum. This Agreement is entered into and performed in the District of Columbia, United States of America, and is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to sspnet.org, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state courts located in the District of Columbia, or United States District Court, whichever has jurisdiction, and each party waives any jurisdictional venue or inconvenient forum objections to such court.
  10. Complete Agreement. If any provision or provisions of this Agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction not to be enforceable, then such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use supersede any other statements included elsewhere on the Site, which are inconsistent or conflicting with these Terms of Use.
  11. Amendments. SSP reserves the right to modify or change the terms and rules for use of the Site as it determines from time-to-time in the best interests of SSP. Use of the Site constitutes the user’s continuing agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use as they are amended from time to time.