Last updated: March 9, 2017
The term OVID as it appears on the Website, or on the OVID platform are unregistered trademarks of the Company. The brand logo is also an unregistered design mark. Any other trademarks displayed on the Website are the sole property of their respective companies. All use of these trademarks by Website users is prohibited.
Ownership of Website Content
The Website, its content, and content created using the Website platform, are protected to the maximum extent possible by trademark, copyright and intellectual property rights law and applicable international treaties or conventions. All content displayed on or through the Website including but not limited to: images (containing architecture, urban spaces, cities, interior design, domestic spaces, and built environments); design elements, words, and text are either exclusively owned by OVID (and/or its affiliated companies, suppliers and licensors) or is licensed by OVID and is protected by trademark, copyright and intellectual property rights laws and applicable international treaties or conventions, both as a collective work and/or compilation, as these terms are defined by applicable law. Any copying, reproduction, redistribution, modification, display, or creation of derivative works from the Website, the content on the Website or the collective work is prohibited including but not limited to reproduction to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution, unless you have the express prior written consent of OVID. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Website.
You may not use the Website or its content for any commercial purposes unless expressly authorized to do so by OVID. This includes but is not limited to not using the content for: the promotion or advertisement of any goods, services or opportunities, and you may not use the Website to solicit other Website visitors or users to visit or become members of, subscribe to, or register with any commercial online service or other organization, and/or collect or store personal data or attempt to collect or store personal data about other users of the Website.
Any questions, comments, suggestions, or other information about OVID products or services submitted to OVID through this Website (“Feedback”) shall be deemed non-proprietary and non-confidential. OVID is free to use, reproduce, disclose and distribute such Feedback in any manner without limitation. OVID specifically prohibits you from sending us any information that you consider to be confidential or proprietary through this Website. Please note that if you do send us any such information or material, the information will be non-proprietary and non-confidential and we can use such information without any obligation or liability to you.
You agree not to transmit to OVID any information or post, email, or otherwise make any Submission of User Content that: (i) is unlawful, abusive, harassing, harmful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way; (ii) is pornographic or depicts a human being engaged in sexual conduct; (iii) harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, race gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or disability; (iv) impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a OVID employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; (v) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent; (vi) is false, deceptive, misleading, or deceitful; (vii) infringes any trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any party, or is a Submission that you do not have the right or authority to make available pursuant to any law or under any contractual duty or fiduciary relationship; (viii) that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement; (ix) constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if posted in areas of the Website which are not designated for such purposes or emailed to OVID users who have not indicated in writing that they consent to your contacting them about other services, products or commercial interests; (x) advertises any illegal service; (xi) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment; (xii) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of Submissions (flooding attack) to the Website, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Website; (xiii) that employs misleading email addresses, forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Submissions transmitted through the Website.
Additionally, you agree not to: (i) contact anyone who has requested not to be contacted, or make unsolicited contact with anyone for any commercial purpose; (ii) stalk or otherwise harass anyone through or on the Website; (iii) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes; (iv) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Website; (v) post irrelevant User Content, repeatedly post the same or similar User Content or otherwise impose unreasonable loads on our infrastructure; (vi) post any deceptive events; or (vii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to OVID computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of the Website.
The Website may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third party vendors and other third parties (“External Sites”). You acknowledge that OVID is not responsible for the unavailability of, or the content located on, any External Site. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such External Sites.
Copyright and Use and Submission of Content
This Website is protected under copyright law with all rights reserved except as expressly provided herein. Individual documents or content may contain different copyright notices and/or additional proprietary notices.
As an OVID account holder you may submit Content to the OVID website. Such Content includes responses to questions submitted on the Website. You understand that OVID does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Content you submit.
Use of Content
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of Content.
Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by OVID on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of OVID or the respective licensors of the Content. OVID and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.
A. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of OVID or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the Content therein.
B. You understand that when accessing the Website, you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that OVID is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against OVID with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless OVID, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Service.
OVID does not endorse any Content submitted to the Service by any user or other licensor, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and OVID expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content. OVID does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its website, and OVID will remove all Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. OVID reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
A. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
• A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
• Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
• 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 the service provider to locate the material;
• Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
• 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 the law; and
• A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You may direct copyright infringement notifications to our DMCA Agent, Michael Jones, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDD ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. OVID DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE WEBSITE DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE, OR ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON THE WEBSITE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. OVID DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties. This does not affect the applicability of the disclaimers where otherwise permitted by law.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY OF OVID
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Disclosure – Forward-looking Statements
Some of the information on this Website may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of OVID. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially, and that these statements should not be relied upon by you for any purpose. You are hereby notified that there are a number of important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including but not limited to potential fluctuations in quarterly results, technological developments, changes in market factors, dependence on new product development, acquisition strategy, manufacturing risks, risks associated with Internet infrastructure, volatility of stock price, financial risk management, and volatility of future growth.
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