Terms of Use

 
Use of Content from this Website

Welcome to www.universitEPublishing.com (the “Site”).  This Site is operated by UniversitEPublishing, LLC (“UniversitEPublishing”).   The principal purpose of the Site is to collect, maintain and make available information that may possibly assist in decisions affecting individuals and / or organizations.  These Terms of Use apply to all persons who visit this Site, regardless of whether you interact with the site or your level of participation.

The library of researched documents will be accumulated from the submissions of Authors wishing to have their works made available on the Site.  Author participation will be subject to the terms of an Author Submission Agreement (“ASA”).  Access to the full informational content in a particular research document will be possible but not assured under the terms of a User Licensing Agreement (“ULA”).  For more information as to how you may either submit articles for inclusion on the Site or access in full specific documents appearing on the Site, please link to the ASA or the ULA for specific additional conditions beyond those contained in this Terms of Use agreement.

For those visitors of the Site who may not wish at this time to submit documents or access full documents, please read these Terms of Use (“TOU”) and the Privacy Policy contained on the Site, as they constitute the entire agreement regarding the Site and set forth the legally binding terms governing your visit to this Site.

UniversitEPublising reserves the right to change these TOU from time to time without notifying you. If you object to current wording or any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using this Site. Your continued use of the Site following the effective date of any such changes shall indicate your agreement to be bound by the TOU, as changed. If you do not agree to any of these TOU, as well as the Privacy Policy and other agreements herein as may be applicable to your intended and allowable participation, do not use the Site.

European Union - U.S. Safe Harbor Arrangement

In compliance with Safe Harbor principles, UniversitEPublishing, LLC provides the following:

Notice: Individuals are hereby informed that data collected during the membership form completion process and the file upload process, when initiated by the member, is used by UniversitEPublishing, LLC for ongoing service improvements. Information collection during any file submission process is used to help verify authenticity of the submission.

Choice: Individuals retain the ongoing ability to opt out of information collection by disassociating with this service by removing information entered from the My Account, My Account Information.

Onward Transfer: Transfer of information to third parties is limited to the following:  Member provided, secure financial transaction data that is part of the file submission or file download process.  Although this information is handled through our file management process and is entrusted to financial transaction handling experts, UniversitEPublishing, LLC cannot guarantee absolute integrity of the data handling process. Unless the corporation is purchased outright, UniversitEPublishing, LLC will not intentially share personally identifiable information beyond the name, school, applicable time period of the authorship, the submitter's affiliated organization at this time and during authorship, and certain information about any such documents written and submitted by the author for possible publishing. Such information will be shared to help authenticate the validity of the submission. 

Security: Through the use of modern digital security systems, reasonable effort is made to prevent the loss of collected information.

Data Integrity:  Only data relevant to the information needs of our business enterprise will be collected.

Access: Members can access, alter and delete information at any time through My Account, View or Change My Account Information. 

Enforcement: These rules are enforced as fundamental components important to our Customers who seek to publish and / or to learn from valid information.  These rules are also enforced due to their importance to our enterprise as an ongoing business concern. 

Intellectual Property Rights in Content

UniversitEPublishing is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on the Site, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, codes and software (“Content”). However, we do not necessarily own each component of the compilation. The Content that we make available on the Site may be owned by us, owned by others and legally used with their permission, or used in accordance with other applicable law.

Any of the trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on the Site are registered or common law (unregistered) marks of UniversitEPublishing or third parties. You may not use these marks without the prior written permission of UniversitEPublishing or third party owner, as appropriate.  Send your permission request or other inquiries to admin@universitepublishing.com .

Permitted Uses of Content

In that this Site in an international resource, you agree to comply with all applicable copyright laws worldwide in your use and to prevent any unauthorized copying of the materials in addition to reporting any such discovered copyright violations to admin@universitepublishing.com. Subject to your continued compliance with these TOU, UniversitEPublishing grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use, and display this Site and the information, images, and text ("Content") contained on it.  You agree to not interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the Site in any way or to conceal from us any knowledge gained concerning others who you have reason to believe are engaging in attempts to complete same.

You may not use the Content for commercial purposes. This means that you may not sell the Content or sell materials, products or services that use and incorporate the Content, nor may you use the Content to promote or advertise products or services. If you wish to use the Content for any purpose beyond the permitted uses, such as a commercial use or publication, you must obtain prior written permission from UniversitEPublishing .  Send your permission request or other inquiries to admin@universitepublishing.com .

Copyright Complaints

All information displayed at the site is either owned by UniversitEPublishing, LLC or used by owner permission to the extent we are able to confirm ownership. If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the Site because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact us with your contact information and a link to the relevant Content.  Send your Notice to:

Copyrights@UniversitEPublishing.com

or

Designated Copyright Agent
James Wolf
700 12th St. NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-904-2369

Please provide our Agent with the following Notice Information:

 1)  Identify the material on the Site that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the Site;

 2) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

 3) A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (a) the above information in your Notice is accurate, and (b) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;

 4) Your address, telephone number, and email address; and

 5) Your physical or electronic signature.

 UniversitEPublishing will remove the infringing posting(s), subject to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). 

Misuse of the Site

UniversitEPublishing may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any user who we believe has abused or intends to abuse or misuse the Site.  Misuse of the Site includes using the services offered on the Site commercially without our written authorization, infringing any intellectual property rights, or any other behavior that we, in our sole discretion, deem contrary to the purposes of the Site. In addition, and without limiting the foregoing, UniversitEPublishing has adopted a policy of terminating accounts of Users who, in our sole discretion, are deemed to be repeat infringers under the United States Copyright Act.

Links FROM Third Party Sites

We understand that linking is an important feature that facilitates searching and making connections among websites. If you link to the Site, you agree to advise us at Comments@UniversitEPublishing.com of such use prior to commencement and to present the link in a manner that does not give the impression that UniversitEPublishing endorses, whether expressly or implicitly, any products, services or opinions provided on your website. You furthermore agree that you will within ten (10) business days discontinue use of all links to this site if advised to do so by UniversitEPublishing, LLC, its officers or agent(s) and will confirm completion of same by email to Comments@UniversitEPublishing.com. Any active link you establish to this site under these guidelines shall also contain a clearly written notice to the user that he is leaving your website, is accessing ours, and that our site is "dedicated to educational use".

Public Domain Documents and Images:

UEP may, under legal guidelines provide information that is in the public domain, and / or has been initially provided at taxpayer expense. In such cases it shall be the full description of the document or image that we create and not the document or image itself that adds value, fully justifying payment due.

Disclaimer

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW,  UniversitEPublishing 's OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.  ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS  AND/OR SERVICES CONTAINED OR IDENTIFIED HERIN MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF MONEY, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US AND YOU THE USER. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR FROM OTHERS THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. THE INFORMATION AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. IT IS YOUR ABSOLUTE AND EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.

Representations and Warranties and Indemnity

By using the Site, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these TOU and other agreements at this site as may be applicable. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold UniversitEPublishing harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), arising out of your use of this Site, your breach or alleged breach of these TOU, and/or your breach or alleged violation of the patent, copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third parties.  You furthermore agree and advocate that we, in our due diligence efforts to maintain a high quality compilation of  digital inventory, are entitled to make inquiries concerning the originality and ownership of any submission and that our findings, regardless of impact, shall in no way provide you with recourse. You also agree to assist us in such due diligence effort.  UniversitEPublishing reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and, in such case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claim.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These TOU and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable federal law and the laws of the District of Columbia without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these TOU or other agreements contained at this site shall be brought in the appropriate federal court in the District of Columbia, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts for such purpose.

Scrapers, Bots, Crawlers and Spiders

Use of any digital search robot, spider, site search, retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, scrape, data mine or in any way gather or extract content on or available through the Site or to reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or any aspect concerning the presentation of the Site or for any other reason without UniversitEPublishing's express written consent is prohibited.

Submission of Ideas

You agree that any comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information (“User Comments”) provided by you to UniversitEPublishing are non-confidential and shall become our sole property.  You further agree that we shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights in and to your User Comments or any other comments or suggestions and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and distribution of such input for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement, credit or compensation for you.

Privacy

 For an explanation of UniversitEPublishing's policies and practices regarding information that we may collect from you in connection with your use of this Site, you agree to review our Privacy Policy and formally accept the terms therein or discontinue site use.  By simply accessing this site you are also agreeing to our Privacy Policy terms as well as these Terms of Use and other agreements as applicable herein depending on your site use purpose. You agree to be fully bound by such agreements to include the Privacy Policy or abandon all use promptly.

We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to identify and/or record your use and assignment of all information regarding our website, consistent with our Privacy Policy. 

Effective Date:  Jan. 1, 2014

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