Terms of Use Agreement

Agreement Between Applied and Natural Science Foundation and User

This is a legally binding agreement ("Agreement") between the Applied and Natural Science Foundation(ANSF) and you, the user ("You", “Your”). ANSF’s Web Site, www.ansfoundation.org including all of it’s subdomains, is offered to You conditioned on Your acceptance, without modification, of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. By using ANSF’s Web Site, You confirm Your acceptance of, and agree to be bound by, this Agreement and all such terms, conditions and notices at all times.

Modification of These Terms of Use

ANSF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING OUR SEPARATE PRIVACY POLICY, FROM TIME TO TIME AS WE DEEM APPROPRIATE. SUCH CHANGES, MODIFICATIONS, ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. ANSF HAS NO DUTY OR OBLIGATION TO INFORM PRIOR USERS OF THIS WEB SITE THAT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE, REGARDLESS OF THE SCOPE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE CHANGES. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REGULARLY REVIEWING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOUR NON-TERMINATION OR CONTINUED USE OF ANSF'S WEB SITE AFTER CHANGES ARE POSTED CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AS MODIFIED BY THE POSTED CHANGES. ANSF MAY CHANGE, RESTRICT ACCESS TO, SUSPEND, OR DISCONTINUE ANSF'S WEB SITE, OR ANY PORTION OF ANSF'S WEB SITE, AT ANY TIME.

Privacy Statement

Because your privacy is important to You and to ANSF, ANSF will operate ANSF's Web Site in accordance with its Privacy Statement, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference and which may be viewed by following this link to the Privacy Statement. BY CONSENTING TO THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT FOR ANSF'S WEB SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT.

Usage of ANSF's Web site

As a condition of Your use of ANSF's Web Site, You represent and warrant to ANSF that You will not use ANSF's Web Site for any unlawful purpose or in any manner prohibited by this Agreement's terms, conditions or notices.

You represent and warrant that You will not use ANSF's Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair ANSF's Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of ANSF's Web Site.

You agree that when using ANSF Web Site, You will not:

  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations

  • Upload information that contains material protected by intellectual property laws, including without limitation material protected by patent, copyright, trademark (such as ANSF's logo), or trade secrets, or by rights of privacy of publicity unless You own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;

  • Falsify or delete author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations indicating the origin or source of information that is uploaded or downloaded from ANSF's Web Site;

  • Send, publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, threatening, abusive, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or otherwise objectionable materials, or any materials which encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law, or contain any advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services;

  • Harass, abuse, threaten or otherwise violate any legal rights of others;

  • Attack, ridicule, denounce, impugn a person's character, or impute immoral or dishonorable attributes to members on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation;

  • Upload viruses, corrupted files or any other software or information that may damage the operation of another's computer or network;

  • Use ANSF's Web Site for commercial purposes, including, but not limited to, advertisements, promotions, offers to buy or sell goods or services, surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or sponsorship banners;

  • Use ANSF's Web Site to forward chain letters;

  • Permit anyone other than Yourself to use Your information to access any portions of ANSF's Web Site which may be restricted;

  • Violate any of ANSF's policies, guidelines or other codes of conduct which are applicable to ANSF's Web Site.

  • Reproduce, re-transmit or re-present in any form, in whole or in part, any content, programming code, images or graphics without express written permission of ANSF;

  • Frame, squeeze back, overlay or employ other techniques to enclose or display the ANSF Web Site, or any trademark, logo, content or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) included on the ANSF Web Site, with any other software or content of a third party;

  • Use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing the names or trademarks of ANSF without its prior written consent;

  • Without limiting the generality of the other restrictions set forth herein, access, monitor or copy any content or information of this Web Site using any "robot", "spider", "deep link", "scraper" or other automated means, methodology, algorithm or device or any manual process for any purpose; or

  • Violate any of ANSF policies, guidelines or other codes of conduct.

ANSF has no obligation to screen or monitor ANSF's Web Site; however, ANSF reserves the right to review information or materials posted to ANSF's Web Site, to remove any such information or materials in its sole discretion, and to use any other forms of information available to us by virtue of Your use of ANSF's Web Site. ANSF reserves the right at all times, in its sole discretion, to refuse to post, delete, move, edit or to remove any information or materials from ANSF's Web Site, including without limitation any information or materials posted through use of ANSF's Web Services, regardless of whether such material does or does not violate this Agreement or any of ANSF's policies, guidelines, or other codes of conduct which are applicable to ANSF's Web Site or in particular to one of ANSF's Web Services.

ANSF DOES NOT CONTROL OR ENDORSE THE CONTENT, MESSAGES OR INFORMATION FOUND IN ANY OF ANSF'S WEB SERVICES, AND ANSF SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WITH REGARD TO ANSF'S WEB SERVICES. ANSF DOES NOT ENDORSE OR OTHERWISE VERIFY THE ACCURACY, TRUTHFULNESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON ANSF'S WEB SERVICES UNLESS IT IS PROVIDED BY AN AUTHORIZED ANSF SPOKESPERSON. ANY STATEMENTS MADE ON ANSF'S WEB SERVICES REFLECT ONLY THE VIEWS OF THEIR AUTHORS, AND YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANSF'S WEB SERVICES WILL BE MANAGED OR HOSTED BY EITHER EMPLOYEES OR MEMBERS OF ANSF, WHO ARE NOT AUTHORIZED ANSF SPOKESPERSONS, AND THEIR VIEWS OR ACTIONS IN MANAGING OR HOSTING ANSF'S WEB SERVICES DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF ANSF.

Copyright and Trademark Ownership, Notices and Infringement

Copyrights:

All contents of ANSF's Web Site are: Copyright ©2009-2016 ANSF. All rights reserved.

ANSF's Web Site and the content displayed on ANSF's Web Site and all software, data and information used to provide ANSF's Web Site, including text and images, method of display and presentation, source code, embedded routines and programs and other materials, as well as all copyrights, trademarks, patents, and other intellectual property rights therein or thereto, are owned and are proprietary to ANSF, its affiliate and licensees and are protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. The compilation of the content on ANSF's Web Site is the exclusive property of ANSF and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other countries.

ANSF does not claim ownership of the individual materials or information You may provide to ANSF, including without limitation feedback, suggestions, posts, uploads, inputs, or submissions to ANSF's Web Site including without limitation any of ANSF's Web Services. However, if You provide such materials or information to ANSF:

  • You are warranting and representing that You own or otherwise control all of the rights to Your materials or information including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for You to provide, post, upload, input or submit the materials or information; and

  • You are granting ANSF, its affiliated entities and necessary sublicensees permission to use Your materials or information, including without limitation the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, make derivative or collective works, translate and reformat the materials or information, and to publish Your name in connection with Your materials or information. ANSF will not pay You compensation with respect to the use of Your materials or information.

You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from ANSF's Web Site, without the prior written permission of ANSF. Please refer to the copyright statement for further information and for details on requesting permission to reuse our content.

ANSF grants You the limited and nonexclusive right and license to access or download content from ANSF's Web Site solely for Your personal and non-commercial use and as necessary in connection with the use of any services available through ANSF's Web Site. Except as expressly authorized in this Agreement, You may not modify, distribute, reproduce, display, or use ANSF's Web Site or any elements thereof. All rights not expressly granted to You by us in this Agreement are reserved to ANSF and You acknowledge that You do not acquire any ownership rights by accessing or downloading copyrighted material from ANSF's Web Site as authorized hereunder.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Repeat Infringer Policy and Copyright Complaints:

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law ANSF has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and in ANSF’s sole discretion, accounts deemed to be repeat infringers. ANSF may also, in its sole discretion, limit access to the Web Site and/or terminate any account used in connection with the infringement of any intellectual property rights, whether or not there is repeat infringement. If you believe that any user of the Web Site or any account holder has engaged in repeat infringement of your copyrighted materials on or in connection with the Web Site, you may provide our designated agent with information about your allegations of repeat infringement.

If you believe in good-faith that anything on the Web Site infringes any copyright that you own or control, you may file a notification of alleged copyright infringement with our designated agent. To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a right that is allegedly infringed;

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that website;

  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit ANSF to locate the material;

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit ANSF to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

  • 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

  • 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.

The alleged infringer may provide our designated agent with a proper counter-notification. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following information:

  • The counter-notifying party’s physical or electronic signature;

  • Identification of the material that has been removed or disabled and the location where the material was before its removal or disablement;

  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the party has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification; and

  • The counter-notifying party’s name, address, phone number, and a statement that the party consents to the jurisdiction of the federal court in its district, or if the subscriber is foreign, it consents to any jurisdiction where ANSF is subject to jurisdiction, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided ANSF with notification or an agent of such a person.

We suggest that you consult an attorney before sending us a notification or counter-notification.

Notifications and counter-notifications may be sent at the following address: editors@ansfoundation.org

Links to Third Party Web Sites

ANSF's Web Site may contain links to third party Web Sites. The third party Web Sites are not under the control of ANSF, and ANSF is not responsible for the contents of any third party Web Sites, and the inclusion of any link is as a convenience and does not imply endorsement by ANSF of the sites or any association or relationship with its operators.

Termination

ANSF reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate Your access to ANSF's Web Site, including without limitation ANSF's Web Services, at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Provisions of this Agreement which by their nature are intended to survive termination or expiration of this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement, including but not limited to the representations and warranties contained herein.

Compliance With Applicable Laws

ANSF reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

General Disclaimers, Exclusion of Damages, and Limitation of Liability

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANSF'S WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. ANSF MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS OR CHANGES TO ANSF'S WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA ANSF'S WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS, AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE.

ANSF MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT ANSF'S WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANSF'S WEB SITE'S SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND GRAPHICS FOUND ON OR THROUGH ANSF'S WEB SITE. ANSF PROVIDES ANSF'S WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND GRAPHICS "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANSF DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO ANSF'S WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND GRAPHICS FOUND ON OR THROUGH ANSF'S WEB SITE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OR WARRANTIES ARISING BY COURSE OF DEALING OR CUSTOM OF TRADE.

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF ANSF'S WEB SITE IS TO DISCONTINUE USING ANSF'S WEB SITE. IN NO EVENT AND UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER SHALL ANSF BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANSF'S WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE ANSF'S WEB SITE OR ANSF'S WEB SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR GRAPHICS OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH ANSF'S WEB SITE, SECURITY BREACHES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF ANSF'S WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ANSF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. ALSO, AND IN PARTICULAR, IN NO EVENT SHALL ANSF BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH ANSF'S WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES DISCUSSED ON OR THROUGH ANSF'S WEB SITE.

Some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or the exclusion of certain types of damages. Therefore, if required by applicable law, some of the foregoing exclusions may not apply to You.

Indemnity

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY ANSF FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, EXPENSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF CLAIMS BASED UPON YOUR USE OF ANSF'S WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CLAIM OF LIBEL, DEFAMATION, VIOLATION OF RIGHTS OF PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY, LOSS OF SERVICE BY OTHER MEMBERS, AND THE INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHER RIGHTS. ANSF WILL NOTIFY YOU OF ANY CLAIM FOR WHICH ANSF SEEKS INDEMNIFICATION AND WILL AFFORD YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DEFENSE OF SUCH CLAIM, PROVIDED THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED IN A MANNER PREJUDICIAL TO ANSF'S INTERESTS, AS REASONABLY DETERMINED BY ANSF AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION.

Governing Law

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Uttarakhand, India. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Haridwar in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of ANSF's Web Site. Use of ANSF's Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.

Construction

If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including without limitation the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect.

Entire Agreement

Unless otherwise specified herein, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between You and ANSF with respect to ANSF's Web Site, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between You and ANSF with respect to ANSF's Web Site, including without limitation to ANSF's Web Services.