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Ontologic terms of service
Last Modified: 2023-12-11
Welcome to Data Management for Open Science Inc. d/b/a Ontologic. (“Ontologic,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). These terms of service (these “Terms”) describe your rights and responsibilities when using our research platform, including all software, or other related services or offerings provided by us (collectively, the “Services”). By accessing or using the Services, whether through a free trial basis, or otherwise, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you are a Customer (defined below), these Terms govern your access and use of our Services. These Terms (or, if applicable, your written agreement with us) and any subscription document procured through the Service interface, or in some cases, via an order form entered into between Customer and us Order Form(s) together with all documents referenced herein form the “Agreement” between Customer and us. Ontologic reserves the right to modify these Terms and will provide notice of material changes as described below. These Terms apply to all visitors and users of the Services, including Authorized Users of a Customer signing an Order Form, and to all others who access the Services (collectively, “Users”).
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION. THESE TERMS CONTAIN A MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION PROVISION IN SECTION 12.2 AND A JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISION IN SECTION 12.3 THAT REQUIRE, THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN TO RESOLVE DISPUTES BETWEEN CUSTOMER AND US, INCLUDING ANY CLAIMS THAT AROSE OR WERE ASSERTED BEFORE YOU AGREED TO THESE TERMS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO SEEK RELIEF IN A COURT OF LAW AND TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON YOUR CLAIMS, AS WELL AS YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS, COLLECTIVE, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.
If you subscribe to, or access or use the Services, create an account or organization, invite users to that account of organization, access the Services on behalf of an account or organization, or use or allow use of that account or organization after being notified of a change to these Terms, you acknowledge your understanding of the then-current Agreement and agree to the Agreement on behalf of Customer. Please make sure you have the necessary authority to enter into the Agreement on behalf of Customer before proceeding.
  1. 1.
    GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1 Eligibility
This is a contract between you and Ontologic. You must read and agree to these Terms before using the Services. If you do not agree, you may not use the Services. You may use the Services only if you can form a legally binding contract with us, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations (“Applicable Law”). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any access to, or use of, the Services by anyone who is a minor (which is under the age of 18 in most jurisdictions) in any applicable jurisdiction (a “Minor”) is strictly prohibited and in violation of these Terms, unless such access and/or use is supervised by a parent or legal guardian (“Parent”) who: (a) has read and understands these Terms; (b) approves all rights granted, and all obligations undertaken, by the Minor hereunder; and (c) agrees to be bound by these Terms. If you are a Parent of a User who is a Minor, then, by allowing such Minor to access and/or use the Services, you are subject to these Terms and responsible for such Minor’s activity on the Services. With respect to the Parent of a User who is a Minor, “you,” as used in these Terms in the context of a license grant, assignment, restriction, obligation, acknowledgment, representation, warranty, or covenant, or in any similar context, means “the Parent, on behalf of the Parent and the Minor,” and “your” has the corresponding meaning. The Services is not available to any Users we previously removed from the Services.
1.2 Customers, Authorized Users, and Customer Content
“Customer” or “you” is either you, if you are an individual entering into the Agreement on your own behalf, or the organization that you represent in agreeing to the Agreement. If your organization is being set up by someone who is not formally affiliated with a business entity or other organization, Customer is the individual creating the organization. If you signed up for a plan using your corporate email domain or are otherwise entering into a plan on behalf of a business entity or other organization, the business entity or other organization on whose behalf you signed up is the Customer. By signing up on behalf of your business entity or other organization, you represent and warrant that you have all right, power, and authority to bind such entity or organization to the Agreement.
Individuals authorized by Customer to access the Services (each an “Authorized User”) may provide content that consists of images, comments, questions, information, documents, spreadsheets, and any other content submitted, posted, or otherwise made available by Customer and its Authorized Users through the Services (“Customer Content”), and Customer will have the sole right and responsibility for managing your use of it. Customer will be solely responsible for all of the acts and omissions of its Authorized Users in relation to the Services and the Agreement.
Customer will (i) inform Authorized Users of all Customer policies and practices that are relevant to their use of the Services and of any settings that may impact the processing of Customer Content; and (ii) obtain all rights, permissions or consents from Authorized Users and other Customer personnel that are necessary to grant the rights and licenses in the Agreement and for the lawful use and transmission of Customer Content and the operation of the Services.
1.3 Accounts
A) Your User Account. Your account on the Services (your “User Account”) gives you access to certain services and functionalities that we may, in our sole discretion, establish and maintain as part of the Services from time to time. You acknowledge that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, you do not own your User Account. We may maintain different types of User Accounts for different types of Users.
B) Connecting Via Third-Party Services. By connecting to the Services via a third-party service, you give us permission to access and use your information from that service, as permitted by that service, and to store your log-in credentials and/or access tokens for that service.
C) Account Security. You may never use another User’s User Account without such User’s permission. When creating your User Account, you must provide accurate and complete information, and you must keep this information up to date. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your User Account, you will keep your User Account password(s) and/or any other authentication credentials secure, and you will not share your password(s) and/or any other authentication credentials with anyone else. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols) to protect your User Account. Any Authorized User with administrator-level access to Customer’s User Account can modify your User Account settings, access, and billing information. We will not be liable for, and expressly disclaim liability for, any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your User Account and/or any changes to your User Account, including, without limitation, changes made by any Authorized User with administrator-level access to your User Account. You will notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your User Account.
D) Account Settings. You may control certain aspects of your User Account and any associated User profile, and of the way you interact with the Services, by changing the settings in your settings page. By providing us with your email address, you consent to our using that email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by Applicable Law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use that email address to send you other messages, including, without limitation, marketing and advertising messages, such as messages notifying you of changes to features of the Services and special offers (collectively, “Marketing Emails”). If you do not want to receive Marketing Emails, you may opt out of receiving them or change your preferences by contacting the Services support team at [email protected] or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link within a Marketing Email. Opting out will not prevent you from receiving Service-related notices.
1.4 Changes, Suspension, and Termination. You may de-activate your User Account at any time. We may, with or without prior notice, change the Services, stop providing the Services or features of the Services to you or to Users generally, or create usage limits for the Services. We may, with or without prior notice, permanently terminate or temporarily suspend your access to your User Account and/or the Services without liability, with or without cause, and for any or no reason, including if, in our sole determination, you violate any provision of these Terms. Upon their termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by these Terms.
1.5 Your Interactions with Other Users. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS, INCLUDING SHARING OF INFORMATION, WITH OTHER USERS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, BUT HAVE NO OBLIGATION, TO MONITOR DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER USERS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS, AND FOR ANY USER’S ACTION OR INACTION, INCLUDING RELATING TO USER CONTENT (AS DEFINED BELOW).
1.6 Beta Products
Occasionally, we look for beta testers to help us test our new features. These features will be identified as “beta” or “pre-release,” or words or phrases with similar meanings (each, a “Beta Product”). Beta Products are made available on an “as is,” and “as available” basis and, to the extent permitted under applicable law, without any warranties or contractual commitments we make for other Services.
1.7 Feedback
Customer and its Authorized Users may choose to, or we may invite them to, submit comments or ideas about the Services, including without limitation about how to improve the Services or our products (“Feedback”). By submitting any Feedback, Customer agrees that its disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place us under any fiduciary or other obligation, and Customer hereby assigns all right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback without any additional compensation by us, whether to Customer, the Authorized User, or anyone else, and/or to disclose the Feedback on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. Customer further acknowledges that, by acceptance of the submission, we do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to us, or developed by our personnel, or obtained from sources other than Customer or its Authorized Users.
  1. 2.
    SERVICES USAGE AND RESTRICTIONS
2.1 Our License to Customer
A) Ownership of the Services, Documentation, and Ontologic Data
We own and will continue to own our Services and Documentation (as defined below) including all related intellectual property and other proprietary rights related thereto. Further, Customer acknowledges and agrees that we may collect data relating to Customer’s and its Authorized Users’ usage of the Services (“Usage Data”) and collect, analyze, and use data derived from Customer Content that has been aggregated and/or anonymized such that it does not identify Customer or any identifiable individual person (“Derivative Data” and, collectively with Usage Data, “Ontologic Data”). All Ontologic Data will be owned solely and exclusively by us and, for purposes of clarity, you agree that we may use the Ontologic Data in perpetuity for any purpose permitted by applicable law.
We may, from time to time, make available certain third-party products and services, including but not limited to open source software (“Third-Party Products”) for use in connection with the Services. Such Third-Party Products may be made available under separate or additional terms and conditions, including but not limited to open source licenses, which we will make available to you as necessary.
B) Licenses to the Services and Documentation
During the Term (as defined below), we grant the Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use, and to permit Authorized Users to access and use the Services, in accordance with the Agreement, for the Customer’s own internal business purposes.
To the extent that we may make downloadable software components available, via app stores or other channels, as part of the Services, during the Term, we grant to Customer a non-sublicensable, non-transferable, non-exclusive, limited license for Customer and its Authorized Users to use the object code version of these components, but solely as necessary to use the Services. Minor updates, bug fixes, and the like to such downloadable software components will be included under this license for the duration of the Term.
From time to time we may make available product documentation for the Services (the “Documentation”) via a method of our choosing (e.g., via the Services). During the Term, we grant to Customer a non-sublicensable, non-transferable, non-exclusive, limited license for Customer and its Authorized Users to use the Documentation to support Customer’s and its Authorized Users’ use of the Services.
All rights and licenses granted herein are subject to you and your Authorized Users’ full compliance with all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement. All rights in the Services and Documentation not expressly granted herein are expressly reserved by us.
2.2 Customer’s Licenses to Us
A) Ownership of Customer Content
As between us on the one hand, and Customer and any Authorized Users on the other, Customer will own all Customer Content.
B) License to Customer Content
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, Customer (for itself and all of its Authorized Users) represents and warrants that it has all rights necessary to grant (including any necessary consents and authorizations from individual persons identified in the Customer Content and licenses from third-parties whose content is included in the Customer Content), and hereby does grant, to us a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, license to access, use, host, store, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, translate, process, copy, distribute, perform, export, display, and make derivative works of all Customer Content, and the names, voice, and/or likeness contained in the Customer Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, (i) to provide, improve, enhance, develop, maintain and offer products or services; (ii) to prevent or address service, security, support or technical issues; (iii) as required by law; and (iv) as expressly permitted in writing by Customer. Customer represents and warrants that it has secured all rights in and to Customer Content from its Authorized Users or any third parties as may be necessary to grant this license.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Customer agrees that we may collect, analyze, use and disclose, during or after the Term (as defined below), data derived from Customer Content, which is anonymized and/or aggregated in a manner, that makes the identification of Customer or any Authorized User or third party impossible, for any business purpose, including without limitation, to operate, analyze, improve, and market the Services and our other products and services and share such anonymized data with our affiliates and business partners. Customer further agrees that we will have the perpetual right to use, store, transmit, distribute, modify, copy, display, sublicense, and create derivative works of such derived data.
To the extent permitted under applicable law, we take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Customer Content that Customer or any Authorized User or third-party submits, posts, or otherwise makes available through the Services. As between Customer and us, Customer shall be fully responsible for the Customer Content and the consequences of submitting, posting, or otherwise making it available via the Services, and Customer acknowledges and agrees that we are acting only as a passive conduit for Customer’s and its Authorized Users’ online distribution of such Customer Content.
2.3 Responsibilities for Customer Content
We are not responsible for the content of any Customer Content or the way Customer or its Authorized Users choose to use the Services to store or process any Customer Content. Customer represents and agrees that Customer is solely responsible for (i) providing notices and obtaining consents as legally required from its Authorized Users for the collection, use, processing and transfer of Customer Content in connection with the Services; and (ii) ensuring compliance with all laws in all jurisdictions that may apply to Customer Content provided hereunder, including but not limited to all applicable international, federal, state, provincial and local laws, rules, and regulations relating to data privacy and security. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, Customer may not submit any Customer Content that includes a social security number, passport number, driver’s license number, or similar identifier, credit card or debit card number, or any other information which may be subject to specific data privacy and security laws including, but not limited to, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HiTECH), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), or the GDPR or any other data which is considered to be sensitive or which could give rise to notification obligations under data breach notification laws. We do not make any representations as to the adequacy of the Services to process your Customer Content or to satisfy any legal or compliance requirements which may apply to your Customer Content, other than as described herein.
2.4 Use of the Services
Customer must comply with the Agreement and ensure that its Authorized Users comply with the Agreement. We may review conduct for compliance purposes, but we have no obligation to do so. If we believe there is a violation of the Agreement that can be remedied by Customer’s removal of certain Customer Content, we will, in most cases, ask Customer to take direct action rather than intervene. However, to the extent legally permissible, we reserve the right to take further appropriate action, when we deem it reasonably appropriate if Customer does not take appropriate action, or if we believe there is a credible risk of harm to us, the Services, Authorized Users, or any third parties.
2.5 Acceptable Use
A) Technical Restrictions
You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities: (i) disassembling, reverse engineering, decoding, or decompiling any part of the Services; (ii) copying, distributing, or disclosing any part of the Services in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”; (iii) using any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Services in a manner that sends more request messages to the servers hosting the Services than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser; (iv) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (v) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Services; (vi) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vii) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Services; (viii) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Services; (ix) using the Services for any commercial solicitation purposes; (x) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (xi) interfering with the proper working of the Services; (xii) using or displaying the Services in competition with us, to develop competing products or services, for benchmarking or competitive analysis of the Services, or otherwise to our detriment or disadvantage; (xiii) accessing any content on the Services through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Services; (xiv) identify or refer to us or to the Services in a manner that could reasonably imply a relationship that involves endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship between you (or a third party) and us without our prior express written consent; or (xv) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Services or the content therein.
B) Customer Content Restrictions
You are solely responsible for the content of any Customer Content you submit through the Services. You agree not to submit any Customer Content that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, or to any other person; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (iii) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; (iv) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort; (v) contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, obscene, or otherwise objectionable; (vi) contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party’s trade secrets); (vii) contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (viii) contains any information or content that you know is not correct and current; or (ix) to the extent applicable, violates any school or other applicable policy, including those related to cheating or ethics.
You agree that any Customer Content that you submit does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including without limitation any intellectual property rights or rights of privacy. To the extent legally permissible, we reserve the right, but are not obligated, to reject and/or remove any Customer Content that we believe, in our sole discretion, violates any of these provisions. You understand that publishing your Customer Content on the Services is not a substitute for registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office, the Writer’s Guild of America, or any other rights organization.
  1. 3.
    PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS
3.1 Billing Policies; Taxes. While aspects of the Services may be provided for free for a certain period of time, certain other aspects of the Services and/or products available via the Services may be provided for a fee or other charge (“Fee”). By electing to use non-free aspects of the Services, including enrolling in a plan via execution of an Order Form, you agree to the pricing and payment terms applicable to you and as described in the Order Form. We may add new products and/or services for additional Fees, add or amend Fees for existing products and/or services, and/or discontinue offering certain aspects of the Services at any time, in our sole discretion; provided, however, that if we have agreed to a specific Term and a corresponding Fee, then that will remain in force for that Fee during that Term unless otherwise provided in the Order Form. Except as may be expressly stated in these Terms or in the Order Form, all Fees must be paid in advance, payment obligations are non-cancelable once incurred (subject to any cancellation rights set forth in these Terms), and Fees paid are non-refundable. Fees are stated exclusive of any taxes, levies, duties, or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including, for example, value-added, sales, use, and withholding taxes, assessable by any jurisdiction (collectively, but, for clarity, excluding taxes based on our net income, “Taxes”). You will be responsible for paying all Taxes associated with your purchases in connection with the Services.
3.2 Your Payment Method
A) General. To use non-free aspects of the Services, you must provide us with at least one (1) current, valid payment card that is accepted by us and the third party payment processor we use, currently Stripe, which we engage to process payments Customers make in connection with the Services (“Payment Processor”) (each such card, a “Payment Method”). By providing a Payment Method, you authorize each of Ontologic and Payment Processor to charge that Payment Method the applicable Fees and Taxes, including, if applicable, on a recurring basis until you cancel your plan under the applicable Order Form. Fees and Taxes will be charged to your Payment Method on the specific payment date indicated in your Order Form. In some cases, your payment date may change, for example, if your Payment Method has not successfully settled, if you changed your plan, or if the Term of the Order Form began on a date not contained in a subsequent term. The length of your billing cycle will depend on the terms specified in the Order Form. Fees are fully earned upon payment. We may authorize your Payment Method in anticipation of Service-related charges through various methods, including authorizing it up to one (1) month of service as soon as you register for the Services.
B) Third-Party Payment Processor. We or Payment Processor will attempt to verify your Payment Method(s), and may do so by processing an authorization hold, which is standard practice. To the extent Payment Processor processes payments made by you, you will be subject to terms and conditions governing the use of Payment Processor’s service. Please review such terms and conditions as well as Payment Processor’s privacy notice (each of which is available on Payment Processor’s website). You acknowledge and understand that Payment Processor may collect and retain third-party Fees whenever you pay Fees. Payment must be received by Payment Processor before our acceptance of an order. We do not view or store your full credit card or other Payment Method information. For all payments, Payment Processor will collect your Payment Method details and charge your chosen Payment Method in connection with an order. If any of your account, order, or Payment Method information changes, you will promptly update such information, so that we or Payment Processor may complete your transaction(s) and/or contact you, as needed.
C) Payment Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that: (i) the account, order, and Payment Method information you supply to us and/or to Payment Processor, as applicable, is true, accurate, correct, and complete; (ii) you are duly authorized to use the Payment Method(s); (iii) you will pay any and all charges incurred by users of your Payment Method in connection with the Services, including any applicable Fees (at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred) and Taxes; (iv) charges incurred by you will be honored by your Payment Method company; (v) you will not allow or enable anyone else to use your User Account (including, without limitation, by sharing your password(s) or any other authentication credentials with anyone else, or by attempting to transfer your plan or User Account to anyone else); and (vi) you will report to us any unauthorized or prohibited access to or use of your User Account and/or password(s) or other authentication credentials.
D) Disclaimer. WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR: (I) ANY SECURITY OR PRIVACY BREACHES RELATED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD, (II) ANY FEES THAT MAY BE CHARGED TO YOU BY YOUR BANK IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLECTION OF FEES, AND/OR (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR CREDIT CARD, DEBIT CARD, OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD BY A THIRD PARTY.
3.3 Free Trials. We may, at our sole option and in our sole discretion, offer free trials to a particular portion of the Services, subject to the terms of the offer. If you are signed up to such a free trial, we or Payment Processor will automatically bill your Payment Method on the day that follows the last day of your free trial, and on the first day of each subsequent Term, subject to these Terms. You may not receive a notice that your free trial has ended and that payment for your plan is due and will be collected. If you wish to avoid charges to your Payment Method, you must cancel your free trial by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the last day of your free trial period. If you cancel your free trial while it is ongoing, your access to the applicable portion of the Services may be terminated immediately upon such cancellation.
  1. 4.
    TERM AND TERMINATION
4.1 Agreement Term
As further described below, a free plan continues until terminated or until Customer exceeds the appropriate use as described in Section 3, while a paid plan has a term that may expire or be terminated pursuant to the Order Form (collectively, the “Term”). The Agreement remains effective until all Order Forms under the Agreement have expired or been terminated or the Agreement itself terminates. Termination of the Agreement will terminate all Order Forms.
4.2 Termination for Cause
We or Customer may terminate the Agreement on notice to the other party if the other party materially breaches the Agreement and such breach is not cured within thirty (30) days after the non-breaching party provides notice of the breach. Customer is responsible for its Authorized Users, including for any breaches of the Agreement caused by its Authorized Users. We may terminate the Agreement immediately on notice to Customer if we reasonably believe that the Services are being used by Customer or its Authorized Users in violation of applicable law.
4.3 Termination Without Cause
Customer may terminate its free plans immediately without cause. We may also terminate the Agreement without cause, but we will provide Customer with thirty (30) days prior written notice.
4.4 Effect of Termination
Upon any termination for cause by Customer, we will refund Customer any prepaid fees covering the remainder of the Term after the effective date of termination. Upon any termination for cause by us, Customer will pay any unpaid fees covering the remainder of the Term after the effective date of termination. In no event will any termination relieve Customer of the obligation to pay any fees payable to us for the period prior to the effective date of termination.
  1. 5.
    COPYRIGHT POLICY
We respect artists and content owner rights, and it is our policy to respond to alleged infringement notices that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (as it may be amended, “DMCA”).
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the Services, please notify our copyright agent as set forth in the DMCA. For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide all of the following information in writing:
A) an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
B) identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
C) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and its location on the Services;
D) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and email address;
E) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and
F) a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
The above information must be submitted to our DMCA Agent, using the following contact information:
Attn:
DMCA Notice
Data Management for Open Science Inc..
Address:
350 Third St #1914
Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel.:
954-881-8586
Email:
Under United States federal law, if you knowingly misrepresent that online material is infringing, you may be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury and civil penalties, including monetary damages, court costs, and attorneys’ fees.
Please note that the procedure outlined herein is exclusively for notifying Ontologic and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with Ontologic’s rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other Applicable Law.
In accordance with the DMCA and other Applicable Law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, Users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also, at our sole discretion, limit access to the Services and/or terminate the User Accounts of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
  1. 6.
    PRIVACY; DATA SECURITY
6.1 Privacy. We care about your privacy. By using the Services, you acknowledge that we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information and aggregated and/or anonymized data as set forth in our Privacy Notice, and that your personal information may be transferred to, and/or processed in, the United States.
6.2 Security. We care about the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or to use your data for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your data at your own risk.
  1. 7.
    ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR PARTICULAR TYPES OF CUSTOMERS
7.1 U.S. Government Customers
If Customer is a U.S. government or U.S. public entity (or use of the Services is for the U.S. Government), the terms in this Section apply.
A) Use By or For the U.S. Government. The Services are a “commercial item,” as defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, and constitute “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation,” as used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202 to §227.7204. This commercial computer software and related Documentation is provided to end users for use, by and on behalf of the U.S. Government, with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein.
B) Indemnification, Auto-Renewal, Venue, Legal Fees. The sections in the contract titled “Governing Law,” “Venue; Waiver of Jury Trial; Fees,” and “Indemnification” are hereby waived to the extent they are inconsistent with federal law.
C) No Endorsement. We agree that Customer’s seals, trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, and the fact that Customer has a presence on one of our sites and uses our Services, will not be used by us in such a manner as to state or imply that our products or services are endorsed, sponsored or recommended by Customer or by any other element of the U.S. Government, or are considered by Customer or the U.S. Government to be superior to any other products or services. Except for pages whose design and content is under the control of the Customer, or for links to or promotion of such pages, we agree not to display any Customer or government seals, trademarks, logos, service marks, and trade names on our homepage or elsewhere on one of our hosted sites unless permission to do so has been granted by Customer or by other relevant federal government authority. We may list Customer’s name in a publicly available customer list on a site or elsewhere so long as the name is not displayed in a more prominent fashion than that of any other third party name.
7.2 State or Local Government Customers
If Customer is a state or local government, the terms in this Section apply, but only to the extent the Services are being used in an Authorized User’s official capacity as a state or local government official. The Sections in the contract titled “Governing Law,” “Venue; Waiver of Jury Trial; Fees,” and “Indemnification” will not apply to Customer only to the extent Customer’s jurisdiction’s laws prohibit Customer from accepting the requirements in those sections.
7.3 Healthcare Customers
If Customer is a Covered Entity as defined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and related amendments and regulations as updated or replaced (“HIPAA”), unless Customer has entered into a written agreement with us to the contrary, Customer acknowledges that we are not a Business Associate or subcontractor (as defined in HIPAA) and that the Services are not HIPAA compliant. Customer must not submit, collect or use any “personal health information” as defined in 45 CFR §160.103 (“PHI”), with or to the Services. Further, we suggest that Customer advise Authorized Users directly that they should not transmit PHI through the Services. Customer agrees that we have no liability for PHI received from Customer, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein.
7.4 Education Professional Customers
If Customer is a school or educator in the United States and wants its students, who are over the age of 13, to use the Services, Customer is responsible for complying with the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and all other law, rules, and regulations protecting the privacy of student data which may be applicable to Customer. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, Customer may not submit Customer Content which contains personal information from a student’s educational record, as defined by FERPA. Customer is responsible for obtaining all necessary consents, if applicable, before permitting its users to submit information through the Services.
  1. 8.
    Representations; Disclaimer of Warranties
Customer represents and warrants that it has validly entered into the Agreement and has the legal power to do so. Customer further represents and warrants that it is responsible for the conduct of its Authorized Users and their compliance with the terms of the Agreement. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR HEREIN, THE SERVICES AND ALL RELATED COMPONENTS AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN TYPES OF WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE AGREEMENT GRANTS SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND CUSTOMER AND AUTHORIZED USERS MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
  1. 9.
    Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE AGREEMENT (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY) EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY CUSTOMER HEREUNDER IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE LAST EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY. THE FOREGOING WILL NOT LIMIT CUSTOMER’S PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 3 ABOVE.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Customer is responsible for all login credentials, including usernames and passwords, for administrator accounts as well the accounts of your Authorized Users. We will not be responsible for any damages, losses or liability to Customer, Authorized Users, or anyone else, if such information is not kept confidential by Customer or its Authorized Users, or if such information is correctly provided by an unauthorized third party logging into and accessing the Services.
The limitations under this Section 9 apply with respect to all legal theories, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, and to the extent permitted by law. The provisions of this Section 9 allocate the risks under the Agreement between the parties, and the parties have relied on these limitations in determining whether to enter into the Agreement and the pricing for the Services.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES, SUCH AS INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE AGREEMENT GRANTS SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND CUSTOMER AND AUTHORIZED USERS MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
  1. 10.
    Indemnification
Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us and our affiliates, licensors, and suppliers, and our and their respective employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) Customer’s and any Authorized User’s use of and access to the Services, including any Customer Content or other content transmitted or received by Customer or any Authorized User; (ii) your violation of any term of the Agreement, including without limitation any breach of Customer’s representations and warranties above; (iii) Customer’s or any Authorized User’s violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy or intellectual property rights; (iv) Customer’s or any Authorized User’s violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) Customer Content or any content that is submitted via Customer’s or any Authorized User’s account, including without limitation misleading, false, or inaccurate information; (vi) Customer’s or any Authorized User’s gross negligence, fraud, or willful misconduct; or (vii) any other party’s access and use of the Services with Customer’s or any Authorized User’s unique username, password or other appropriate security code (provided that such access and use was not our fault).
  1. 11.
    Confidentiality
The Services may include non-public, proprietary, or confidential information of Ontologic and/or of other Users (“Confidential Information”). Confidential Information includes any information that should reasonably be understood to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of disclosure, including non-public business, product, technology, and marketing information. Customer will and will ensure that its Authorized Users will: (a) protect and safeguard the confidentiality of all Confidential Information with at least the same degree of care as you would use protect your own highly sensitive confidential information, but in no event with less than a reasonable degree of care; (b) not use any Confidential Information for any purpose other than to exercise your rights, or to perform your obligations, under the Agreement; and (c) not disclose any Confidential Information to any person or entity, except your service providers or financial or legal advisors who/that (i) need to know the Confidential Information and (ii) are bound by non-use and non-disclosure restrictions at least as restrictive as those set forth in this Section.
  1. 12.
    Governing Law, Arbitration, and Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver
12.1 Governing Law.
You agree that: (a) the Services will be deemed solely based in the State of Delaware; and (b) the Services will be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over us, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Delaware. These Terms will be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Delaware, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The parties acknowledge that these Terms evidence a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the preceding sentences with respect to the substantive law governing these Terms, the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16) (as it may be amended, “FAA”) governs the interpretation and enforcement of the Arbitration provision below and preempts all state laws (and laws of other jurisdictions) to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law. If the FAA is found to not apply to any issue that arises from or relates to the Arbitration provision, then that issue will be resolved under and governed by the law of the U.S. state where you live (if applicable) or the jurisdiction mutually agreed upon in writing by you and us. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded.
12.2 Arbitration
Read this Section carefully because it requires the parties to arbitrate their disputes and limits the manner in which you may seek relief from us. For any dispute with us, you agree to first contact us at [email protected] and attempt to resolve the dispute informally. If we have not been able to resolve a dispute within sixty (60) days of your first contact, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or relating to the Agreement, or the breach or alleged breach thereof by binding arbitration by JAMS, under the Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures then in effect for JAMS, except as provided herein. The arbitration will be conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts unless we agree otherwise. If you are using the Services for commercial purposes, each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules, and the award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses. If you are an individual using the Services for non-commercial purposes: (a) JAMS may require you to pay a fee for the initiation of your case, unless you apply for and successfully obtain a fee waiver from JAMS; (b) the award rendered by the arbitrator may include your costs of arbitration, your reasonable attorney’s fees, and your reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses; and (c) you may sue in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction without first engaging in arbitration, but this does not absolve you of your commitment to engage in the informal dispute resolution process. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed as preventing us from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of our data security, intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights.
12.3 Venue; Waiver of Jury Trial; Fees
The state and federal courts located in Cambridge, Massachusetts will have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising out of or relating to the Agreement or its formation, interpretation or enforcement, including any appeal of an arbitration award or for trial court proceedings if the arbitration provision below is found to be unenforceable. Each party hereby consents and submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. Each party also hereby waives any right to jury trial in connection with any action or litigation in any way arising out of or related to the Agreement. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.
  1. 13.
    Miscellaneous
13.1 Publicity
You may not publicly use our company name, logo, or other trademarks for any purpose without our prior written consent. However, we may identify you as a Customer in our promotional materials.
13.2 Third Party Products, Links, and Information
The Services may contain links to third-party sites, materials, and/or services (collectively, “Third-Party Services”) that are not owned or controlled by us, and certain functionalities of the Services may require your use of third-party services. If you use a third-party service in connection with the Services, you are subject to and agree to, and must comply with, the third party’s terms and conditions made available via, or agreed in connection with, its services. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any third-party services. If you access a third-party service from the Services or share your user content on or through any third-party service, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that these terms and our privacy notice do not apply to your use of any third-party service. You expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your access to and/or use of any third-party service. Additionally, your dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on the Services, including as relates to payment and delivery of goods, and any other terms (such as warranties) are solely between you and such advertisers. You understand and acknowledge that we will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort relating to your dealings with such advertisers.
13.3 Force Majeure
Neither us nor Customer will be liable by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations on account of events beyond the reasonable control of a party, which may include denial-of-service attacks, a failure by a third party hosting provider or utility provider, strikes, shortages, riots, fires, acts of God, war, terrorism, and governmental action.
13.4 Relationship of the Parties; No Third-Party Beneficiaries
The parties are independent contractors. The Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary, or employment relationship between the parties. There are no third party beneficiaries to the Agreement; a person who is not a party to the Agreement may not enforce any of its terms under any applicable law.
13.5 Email Communications
Except as otherwise set forth herein, all notices under the Agreement will be by email, although we may instead choose to provide notice to Customer through the Services. Notices to us must be sent to [email protected]. Notices will be deemed to have been duly given (a) the business day after it is sent, in the case of notices through email; and (b) the same day, in the case of notices through the Services.
13.6 Modifications
We may change these Terms and the other components of the Agreement in accordance with this Section. If we make a material change to the Agreement, we will provide Customer with reasonable notice prior to the change taking effect, either by emailing the email address associated with Customer’s account or by messaging Customer through the Services. Customer can review the most current version of the Terms at any time by visiting this page and by visiting the most current versions of the other pages that are referenced in the Agreement. The materially revised Agreement will become effective on the date set forth in our notice, and all other changes will become effective upon posting of the change. If Customer (or any Authorized User) accesses or uses the Services after the effective date, that use will constitute Customer’s acceptance of any revised terms and conditions.
13.7 Waivers
No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right under the Agreement will constitute a waiver of that right. No waiver under the Agreement will be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the party being deemed to have granted the waiver.
13.8 Severability
The Agreement will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law. If any provision of the Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision will be modified by the court and interpreted so as best to accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of the Agreement will remain in effect.
13.9 Conflicting Terms.
These Terms incorporate by reference the Order Form. These Terms will govern your relationship with Ontologic however, to the extent any terms in these Terms conflict with terms in the Order Form, the terms in the Order Form will control.
13.10 Assignment
Neither party may assign or delegate any of its rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other party (not to be unreasonably withheld). Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may assign the Agreement in its entirety, without consent of Customer, to a corporate affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets. Any purported assignment in violation of this Section is void. Subject to the foregoing, the Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns.
13.11 Entire Agreement
The Agreement, including these Terms and all referenced pages constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals or representations, written or oral, concerning its subject matter. Without limiting the foregoing, the Agreement supersedes the terms of any online agreement electronically accepted by Customer or any Authorized Users. However, to the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between the provisions in these Terms and any other documents or pages referenced in these Terms, the following order of precedence will apply: (a) these Terms; and (b) any other documents or pages referenced in these Terms. Notwithstanding any language to the contrary therein, no terms or conditions stated in a Customer purchase order, vendor onboarding process or web portal, or any other Customer order documentation will be incorporated into or form any part of the Agreement, and all such terms or conditions will be null and void.
13.12 Survival
Any section of the Agreement that, by its terms or its nature, should survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement shall so survive, including but not limited to Sections 2.1(a), 2.2(a), 4.4, and 8 through 13.
13.13 Contacting Us
Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the Terms or any other part of the Agreement. You may contact us at [email protected] or at our mailing address set forth in Section 5 above.
If you are a California resident, in accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112 Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.