Thank you for visiting us and welcome to the Research Accelerator! We hope you enjoy your visit, and find that using our service is productive, easy and fun.
In order to use the Service, you must be at least 18 years of age. You represent that you are at least 18 years old. If you are not at least 18 years old, please do not click the “Register Now” button or otherwise indicate acceptance of these Terms, and do not attempt to use, or set up an account to use, the Services.
We reserve the right at any time to change all or any part of these Terms; change the Service, including by eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Service; and add or change any fees or charges for use of the Service. Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by any means including, without limitation, posting on the Service or by electronic mail. If any charges or fees are added to our Service, you will not be charged unless you expressly agree to such charges or fees – continued use alone will not be deemed consent. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms. Upon our request, you agree to sign a non-electronic version of these Terms.
As part of the account set-up and registration process, you may be asked to select a username and password. We may refuse to grant you a username for any reason in our sole discretion, including in the event that we determine that such user name impersonates someone else, is illegal, vulgar, or otherwise offensive, or is protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, or otherwise may cause confusion. You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password and agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to the Service to any third party. YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AND FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.
Your Use of the Service
Subject to and conditioned upon your compliance with these Terms, we grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, nonsublicensable, limited right and license to access and use the Service, including any images, text, graphics, data, links and other materials incorporated into the Service (other than your Submissions), solely as made available by us and solely for your ownpurposes. The Service, including all such materials and all intellectual property rights therein, remain the property of Research Accelerator or its licensors. Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not use, reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit or publicly display any portion of the Service without the written consent of Research Accelerator. While using the Service, you agree not to:
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others' privacy rights or rights of publicity;
Impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or use any fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate email address or other contact information;
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Service, including, without limitation, by means of “hacking” or defacing any portion of the Service;
Violate any applicable laws or regulations;
Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent;
Upload to, transmit through, or display on the Service (a) any material that is unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringes our or any third party's intellectual property or other rights; (b) any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information of any third party; or (c) any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us);
Engage in spamming or flooding;
Transmit any software or other materials that contain any viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or other items of a destructive nature;
Modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Service;
Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or displayed on any portion of the Service;
“Frame” or “mirror” any portion of the Service, or link to any page of or material on the Service other than the URL located at http://www.Research Accelerator/ or the URLs provided by us to you for such purposes as part of the Service, without our prior written authorization;
Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service; or
Harvest or collect information about users of the Service without their express consent.
We may terminate your access to and use of the Service immediately if you fail to comply with the above rules.
In the event that you post or upload to the Service, or otherwise submit to Research Accelerator as part of your use of the Service, any materials including, without limitation, abstracts, text, graphics, data, links and other materials (collectively, “Submissions”), you will retain ownership of such Submissions, and you hereby grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, and publicly display and perform such Submissions, solely in connection with the Service. Except for the foregoing license, we do not claim ownership of any copyright in your Submissions. You represent, warrant and covenant that you own or otherwise possess all necessary rights with respect to your Submissions, and that your Submissions do not and will not infringe, misappropriate, use or disclose without authorization, or otherwise violate any intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party, and are not unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
None of the Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that we may (but are not obligated to) do any or all of the following, at our discretion: (a) monitor and/or filter any Submissions (including without limitation by means of blocking or replacing expletives or other language that may be deemed harmful or offensive); (b) alter, remove, or refuse to send, transmit or otherwise use any Submission (including, without limitation, by suspending the processing and shipping of any order relating to any Submission); and/or (c) disclose any Submissions, and the circumstances surrounding the transmission or use thereof, to any third party in order to operate the Services; to protect our affiliates, distributors, partners, licensors, advertisers, sponsors, and users; to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; to enforce these Terms; or for any other reason or purpose.
We recommend you keep back-up copies of your Submissions on your hard drive or other personal system, as the Service is not intended to be used as a back-up solution for storing your Submissions.
By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you agree to periodically receive emails from Research Accelerator regarding new listings and other relevant information.
The Service may permit users to share their Submissions with other users, including through search and email feature and our public gallery user forums (collectively, “Forums”). Some Forum participants may use anonymous screen names and may have no other connection with Research Accelerator. A large volume of material is available in our Forums and Forum participants may occasionally post messages or make statements, whether intentionally or unintentionally, that are inaccurate, misleading or deceptive. We neither endorse nor are responsible for such messages or statements, or for any opinion, advice, information or other utterance made or displayed on the Service by third parties, whether such third parties are users of the Service or others. The opinions expressed in the Forums reflect solely the opinions of the participants and may not reflect the opinions of Research Accelerator. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in articles or postings, for hyperlinks embedded in messages or for any results obtained from the use of such information. Under no circumstances will we or our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information obtained through the Service. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor the Forums and any materials displayed, transmitted or otherwise made available on or through the Forums.
Research Accelerator is committed to protecting copyrights and expects users of the Service to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (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 believe in good faith that any material used or displayed on or through the Service infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the material on the Service; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. DMCA notices and counter-notices regarding the Service should be sent to:
Customer Service ATTN: Copyright Protection Research Accelerator, Inc. PO Box 669 Westport, CT 06881
These terms shall remain effective until terminated as set forth herein. We may immediately terminate these Terms, and/or your access to and use of the Service or any portion thereof, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, upon notice to you. Upon termination of these Terms, you will cease all use of the Service. Except for the license to access and use the Service granted to you in Section 2, the rights and obligations of the parties as set forth herein will survive termination.
Third-Party Websites, Software and Services
Access By Minors
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the websites of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (http://www.eff/org/pub/Censorship/Ratings_filters_labelling/) and of America Links Up (http://www.netparents.org/parentstips/browsers.html).
Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Service are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights
If you are an agency or instrumentality of the United States Government, any software and documentation included in the Service are “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation”, and pursuant to FAR 12.212 or DFARS 227.7202, and their successors, as applicable, use, reproduction and disclosure of the such software and documentation are governed by these Terms.
Software and material included in the Service may be subject to United States export controls. You will comply fully with all applicable export laws and regulations of the United States, including, without limitation, the U.S. Export Administration Regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our affiliates, distributors, partners, licensors, advertisers and sponsors, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents and other representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of these Terms, including any violation of the rules set forth in Section 2 above; (b) your Submissions; and/or (c) your activities in connection with the Service.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ALL MATERIALS INCORORATED THEREIN, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, SHUTTEFLY AND ITS AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SERVICE IS OFFERED OR ANY SOFTWARE INCORPORATED INTO THE SERVICE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF Research Accelerator OR ITS AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS OR AGENTS, WHETHER MADE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Limitation of liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER Research Accelerator NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SERVICE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF Research Accelerator ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE $100. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Policy for Idea Submission
Many of our users may be interested in submitting ideas and suggestions for products and services to be used at Research Accelerator, either independently of, or in conjunction with, our internally developed concepts. We appreciate our customers' interest in improving the Service; however, please note that any such ideas or suggestions that you submit will be owned by Research Accelerator, and you hereby irrevocably assign any intellectual property rights in such ideas and suggestions to Research Accelerator. In the event that the foregoing assignment is held to be ineffective for any reason, your ideas and suggestions will be treated as Submissions, subject to the license granted to Research Accelerator in Section 3 of these Terms. If you intend to retain any intellectual property rights in your ideas and suggestions (patent, trade secrets, copyright, trademark, etc.) please do not submit them to us without our prior written approval. You can inquire regarding such approval by sending a message. If we are interested in pursuing any idea or suggestion of yours, we will contact you. Please note that an additional legal agreement may be required by Research Accelerator in order to evaluate your idea or suggestion.
These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any State or Federal court located in the County of New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. If any provision of these Terms, or the application thereof to any person, place or circumstance, shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or otherwise unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, or, if incapable of such enforcement, shall be deemed to be deleted from these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms and such provisions as applied to other persons, places and circumstances shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default, nor shall any delay or omission on the part of either party to exercise or avail itself of any right or remedy that it has or may have hereunder operate as a waiver of any right or remedy. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter. These Terms are not assignable, transferable or sublicenseable by you except with our prior written consent. These Terms may not be modified or amended except as set forth in the introductory section of these Terms. Any heading, caption or section title contained in these Terms is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof.
If you have any questions or comments regarding these Terms, please email us (click on 'contact' on our home page).
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