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American OpenScience reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by electronic mail and also post the most current version on our website. The user reserves the right to object to the amendments and may choose to opt out of our service anytime. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

This website contains material that may be owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than upon receiving explicit permission.

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Content you post and make available on American OpenScience, including but not limited to, articles, figures, tables, pictures, data, commentaries and personally identifiable information is termed as “User Content”. You retain ownership and/or any intellectual property rights that you hold in the content, and are solely responsible for the User Content you post to the American OpenScience. You also acknowledge that the articles, figures and data you submit to the American OpenScience is your original work and has never been submitted to and/or published in any other journals before.

American OpenScience does not claim any ownership and shall not be responsible for any user content on our website, nor shall we warrant that the user content serves or may serve a certain purpose. However, we retain ownership of all intellectual property rights in this Website, the software, mobile applications and web browser extensions made available to you in connection with the Services.

American OpenScience reserves the right to modify and/or remove User Content for any reason, including User Content that violates our Terms of Service. You grant American OpenScience and its subsidiaries the rights to use, store, copy, edit, adapt, publish, display, reproduce, repost, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on American OpenScience and elsewhere, solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the American OpenScience products and services. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights we may have to User Content. By submitting your content to American OpenScience, you acknowledge that you have the right to grant these rights.

All American OpenScience articles are published under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY License). The CC BY License allows users to freely copy, distribute, adapt and transmit any article, as long as the original work is appropriately cited in the manner specified by the copyright owner. Abstracts and full texts of all articles shall be made freely available in PDF, HTML and XML formats, immediately after publication.

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American OpenScience will make reasonable efforts to delete your Profile and personal information content upon termination of your Account. You acknowledge and agree that: (a) caching of, copies of, or references to such User Content may not be immediately removed; (b) such removed Content may persist in backups for a reasonable period of time; and (c) such removed Content may continue to be publicly available (and stored on our or third party servers) through the accounts of other users, if the same has been Reposted.

Articles, figures, data, commentaries and any other information posted by you on American OpenScience will not be deleted upon termination of your account. By posting your articles, figures, and data, you acknowledge that American OpenScience has the right to maintain and distribute such content permanently, even after the termination of your account.

The service provided by American OpenScience is available on AmericanOpenScience.com website (https://www.americanopenscience.com). American OpenScience provides an online, open access, open review, open data, multidisciplinary, rapid and transparent publishing and social media platform for researchers of all disciplines and subjects to register, maintain a profile, connect and collaborate with other researchers, publish research findings, upload supporting files and data, and coordinate with the peer reviewers (in the preceding and hereinafter called “Service” or “Services”).

In order to maintain the integrity of our platform and quality of the review process, American OpenScience may verify the employment and/or affiliation, and previous publication details of the users who register as a reviewer and/or author. By registering on American OpenScience, you acknowledge and agree that we have the permissions to verify aforementioned details as and when needed.

Post-publication peer review process on American OpenScience is author-driven. Authors who submit articles to American OpenScience hereby agree that it is their responsibility to invite independent referees to review their manuscript and thereafter, respond to the referees’ comments during the open peer review process. Authors also agree to ensure that the newest version of their article and/or supporting data is uploaded to American OpenScience as and when available.

All the versions of an article published on American OpenScience and the underlying supporting data (where applicable) shall be maintained and made freely available to both the registered and non-registered users under the terms of open access without any embargo period or other restrictions.

American OpenScience assigns a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to each version of an article and to every article published on American OpenScience. By citing an article that is published on American OpenScience, user agrees that the citation is version-specific. American OpenScience assumes no responsibility as to whatsoever if there arises any discrepancy between the citation and cited version of an article.

American OpenScience shall make reasonable effort to maintain the Service and Website available at all times. However, you acknowledge and agree that from time to time there may be interruptions to either all or part of our Services and Website while we:

  • Perform general maintenance of the website
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To the fullest extent permitted by law, American OpenScience and the third parties we work with, shall have no liability to you for any inconvenience suffered due to the unavailability of our Services, loss or corruption of any content, data or any other information on our website.

The material and information provided on our website is solely for information use only and is not meant for and does not constitute any advice from us. American OpenScience shall not be liable and does not provide any warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the information published on our website. Such information should not be considered uptodate, error-free, definitive and complete. You acknowledge and agree to carefully check any User Content, material and other information, and use your own judgement before you take any decisions on the basis of such information.

American OpenScience shall not be liable and assume no responsibility for the consequences arising thereof due to the negligence of the user. This includes but not limited to the negligence towards dissemination of their pertinent and personal information that is generally not collected by the American OpenScience otherwise.

Our complete Privacy Policy document can be accessed and/or downloaded at https://americanopenscience.com/ORP/index.php/welcome/privacy_policy . This Privacy Policy tells you how we use personal information collected at our website and what choices you have. Please read this privacy policy before using the website or submitting any personal information. By using the website, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, but not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to keep track of the policy changes and make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. Please note that the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this website only. If you link to other websites, please review the privacy policies posted at those websites.

This Copyright Infringement Notification is intended for copyright owners or an agent thereof who believe that the hosted content on American OpenScience website or other American OpenScience products infringes upon their copyrights. We have established our Copyright policy in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You could send us your copyright and trademark infringement complaints using our contact us form. Complaints must include all required details, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").

Violation of our Terms of Service and repeated copyright infringement by users may lead to their termination from American OpenScience Services. We may at any time, without prior notice and at our sole discretion, remove any illegal, unethical or infringing User Content and/or terminate a user’s account for submitting such material in violation of our Terms of Service.

Subject to the provisions of the clause 3.6 and 3.7 above, American OpenScience will make reasonable efforts to delete your Profile and personal information content upon termination of your Account. However, articles, figures, data, commentaries and any other information posted by you on American OpenScience will not be deleted upon termination of your account. By posting your articles, figures, and data, you acknowledge that American OpenScience has the right to maintain and distribute such content permanently, even after the termination of your account.

You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, our business partners, third-party suppliers and providers, licensors, officers, directors, employees, distributors and agents (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any damages, losses, liabilities, settlements, and expenses (including without limitation costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees) in connection with any claim or action that

  • arises from any alleged breach by you of this Terms of Service or any representations, warranties and/or covenants contained herein
  • arises from the Content or effects of any comments you Post using our Services, or
  • otherwise arises from or relates to your use of our Services. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that the Indemnified Parties have the right to seek damages when you use our Services for unlawful purposes, in an unlawful manner, and/or in a manner inconsistent with this Terms of Use, and that such damages may include, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental, cover, reliance and/or consequential damages.

American OpenScience website may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by American OpenScience. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service, or content from American OpenScience, you do so at your own risk and you agree that we shall have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content.

For any dispute you have with American OpenScience, you agree to first contact us by means provided on this website and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. If American OpenScience has not been able to resolve the dispute with you informally, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) arising out of or in connection with or relating to these Terms by binding arbitration by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the Commercial Arbitration Rules and Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes then in effect for the AAA, except as provided herein. Unless you and American OpenScience agree otherwise, the arbitration will be conducted in the country where you reside. Each party will be responsible for paying any AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with AAA rules. Nothing in this Section shall prevent either party from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts for matters related to data security, intellectual property or unauthorized access to the Service. All claims must be brought in the parties’ individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding, and, unless we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims. You agree that, by entering into these terms, you and American OpenScience are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.

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