Neuroscience Research Notes

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TERMS OF SERVICE

Published: January 17th 2018
Updated: March 10th 2018


The following Terms of Service represent a contract between you and Neuroscience Research Notes | NeurosciRN (hereafter referred to as NeurosciRN). Your use of NeurosciRN websites, codes, their functionalities, and any derivatives thereof means that you agree to the following terms. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, do not use or visit the NeurosciRN web sites or its contents.

1.0 Ownership

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2.0 Submissions

By submitting an observation to NeurosciRN, either for publication or posting on the NeurosciRN web sites, you agree
  1. to these Terms of Use,
  2. that your submission does NOT include any component of scientific misconduct (for definitions, see section 16 below)
  3. that your submission does not contain any copyrighted material
  4. that any submission involving human or protected animal subjects was performed under approval by appropriate administrative and legal authorities and conformed to the conditions of said approval,
  5. that you will provide NeurosciRN with any additional information, including all raw data, upon request by NeurosciRN, and
  6. to application of the Creative Commons Application license to your submission. Submitting authors are personally responsible for all content submitted to NeurosciRN.

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The observations and associated materials published or posted by NeurosciRN are licensed by the authors for use and distribution in accord with the Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Your use of NeurosciRN sites means that you agree to NOT:

  1. Submit any information or observation that contains any element of fabrication, falsification or plagiarism. These forbidden acts include all aspects of scientific misconduct (for definitions, see section 16 below).
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  6. Upload or transmit in any way any form of solicitation, including junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form of unsolicited or unauthorized advertising.
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  8. Use an excessive amount of NeurosciRN bandwidth or burden NeurosciRN servers, as determined solely at the discretion of NeurosciRN.

8.0 Violations

NeurosciRN is not liable for violations of its Terms of Service. NeurosciRN is not obligated to validate in any way your or any other party’s use of its sites, including any content you or any other users submit for publication or posting on NeurosciRN sites. NeurosciRN may, at its sole discretion, eliminate any content that violates these Terms of Service or that it otherwise deems inappropriate. NeurosciRN will refer all suspected instances of scientific misconduct to the appropriate institutional and governmental authorities.

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10.0 Infringements

If you believe that any material that infringes on your intellectual property rights has been posted to NeurosciRN, please notify us immediately at info@neuroscirn.org.

11.0 Links and Advertisement

NeurosciRN shall not be held responsible for the content or availability of any links to external sites, and neither endorses nor guarantees any of the content carried on any such websites, whether commercial or non-commercial in nature. NeurosciRN will not be held responsible for any interactions you engage in with any third parties you interact with via NeurosciRN sites. NeurosciRN makes no express or implied warranty to the validity or utility of products or services offered by such third parties, and is not responsible for any damage or loss potentially caused by use of such content, goods or services available via NeurosciRN web sites.

12.0 Disclaimer

YOUR USE OF NEUROSCIRN WEBSITES, CONTENT, AND LINKS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEUROSCIRN SITES AND THEIR CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE SHALL BE CREATED BY ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU OBTAIN FROM NEUROSCIRN WHETHER VERBALLY, IN WRITING OR THROUGH ITS WEBSITES OR THEIR CONTENT, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF SERVICE. NEUROSCIRN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE NEUROSCIRN SITES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT RELATING TO THE NEUROSCIRN SITES, THEIR CONTENT, OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH THEY ARE LINKED.

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IN NO EVENT SHALL NEUROSCIRN OR ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, 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 THE NEUROSCIRN SITES, THEIR CONTENT OR ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH THEY ARE LINKED.

14.0 International Use

Your use of NeurosciRN commits you to comply with all local laws regarding online content, behavior, and the transmission of technical data from Malaysia or your country or residence or operation.

15.0 General Conditions

Your use of NeurosciRN sites and content is governed by these Terms of Service, which supersede any prior agreements between you and NeurosciRN, as well as any prior representations by NeurosciRN. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the laws of Malaysia without regard to conflicts of law principles. Failure of NeurosciRN to enforce or exercise any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. All claims against NeurosciRN and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners and employees, arising out of or related to use of NeurosciRN sites or Terms of Service must in all cases be filed in the courts of Malaysia and must be brought within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. Section titles in the Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

16.0 Definition of Scientific Misconduct

As stated by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity (http://ori.hhs.gov/definition-misconduct), research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results:

  1. Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
  2. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
  3. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
  4. Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.

The Editorial Policies of NeurosciRN applies.

17.0 Citation

The text of our Terms of Service’ is a direct reproduction of ‘Terms of Service’ (https://www.sciencematters.io/terms-of-service) of the ScienceMatters site, as available on 17 January 2018, which includes entire sentences, phrases, and paragraphs. We thank ScienceMatters for making this content available for public use under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license and we make this content public, too (CC BY).