The Science News Web sites include the ScienceNOW and ScienceINSIDER Web sites (collectively, the “Web sites,” and shall be defined as the top-level domain news.sciencemag.org, as well as all related domains or sub-domains including this address and all other sites operated by AAAS and expressly identified as a Science News Web site.
Data will be stored
and processed in whole or in part in the
(b) Throughout this Policy, “AAAS”, “Science’s News Sites”, and “the Web site” may be used interchangeably.
In order to access some features of the Web site, you will have to register and create an account. You may not use another person’s account. When creating your account, you agree to provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on or in connection with your account, and you agree to make all reasonable efforts to keep your account password secure. You agree to notify AAAS immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
(a) The Web site and the contents thereof is proprietary to AAAS. The content of the Web site is owned by or licensed to AAAS, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. You may access and use the Web site or its content for personal, non-commercial use.
(b) AAAS grants permission to Users to download materials available to the User for educational or professional use in keeping with the purpose of the Web site. You agree that you will not reproduce, distribute or make derivative works of the Web site or any of the contents thereof for any commercial purpose without the express consent of AAAS.
(c) You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Web site. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Science’s News Web sites or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Web site or the Content therein. You agree that you will not systematically retrieve data or other content from the Web site by any means, and you will not compile a database or directory of information extracted from the Web site.
(e) You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers" that accesses the Web site in a manner that sends more request messages to the Science News Web site servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line Web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, AAAS grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Web site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for the creation of publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not for the creations of caches or archives of such materials. AAAS reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names and e-mail addresses, from the Web site, or to use the communication systems provided by the Web site for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Web site with respect to their User Submissions.
(f) AAAS reserves all rights not expressly granted herein.
(a) A User may, where allowed on the Web site, submit textual content (“User Comments” or “User Submissions”). By submitting any User Submission to the Web site, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such User Submission, including to any comments, photo, video or other data or information submitted by you to the Web site.
(b) You acknowledge and agree that any User Submission submitted by you to the Web site may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public. You acknowledge and agree that, once submitted by you and made accessible to users, AAAS shall have no obligation to remove, delete, or disable access to any User Submission made by you, or to return any submission to you.
(c) You retain copyright in your User Submissions. By submitting User Submissions to the Science News Web sites, however, you hereby grant AAAS a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform and use in any other manner that may be hereafter developed the User Submissions in connection with the Science News Web site and the Science News Web site (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Science News Web site (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels that exist now or may be developed. You also hereby grant each user of the Science News Web site a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to access your User Submissions through the Web site, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted by AAAS.
(d) You agree not to submit a User Submission that contains any material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant AAAS all of the license rights granted herein. By posting a User Submission, you represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to do so.
(e) You agree not to submit material that is contrary to the Science News Web site Guidelines[A1] (which may be updated from time to time, without notice), or that is offensive, derogatory, obscene, infringing of any third party’s rights, or contrary to local, national, and international laws and regulations.
(f) AAAS does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and AAAS expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions.
AAAS may, at its sole discretion, remove or prevent access to, in whole or in part, any material submitted by you, for any reason or no reason, including any material it deems in violation of this its standards.
AAAS has a policy of protecting copyrights and of complying with the take-down procedures established under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512 (“DMCA”).
(a) If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA to Jue Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org), including the following elements (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright
Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other
communications should be directed to Science
News Web site customer service through
(b) Counter-Notice. If you believe that your User Submission that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, AAAS may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at AAAS’s sole discretion.
8. Access/Account Termination Policy
AAAS may terminate a User's access to its Web site, or account where registration is required, at its sole discretion.
You agree that your use of the Science News Web sites shall be AT YOUR SOLE RISK. To the fullest extent permitted by law, AAAS, its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Web site and your use thereof. AAAS makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this Web site’s content or the content of any Web site linked to this Web site, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any
(a) errors, mistakes or inaccuracies of content;
(b) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting you’re your access to and use of our Web site;
(c) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein,
(d) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our Web site;
(e) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through our Web site by any third party; and/or
(f) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Science News Web site.
AAAS does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume any responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the Science News Web site or any hyperlinked Web site or featured in any banner or other advertising, and SCIENCENOW will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and the third-party providers of products or services.
In no event shall AAAS, its officers, Directors, employees or agents be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any:
(a) errors, mistakes or inaccuracies of content;
(b) personal injury or property damage of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our Web site;
(c) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein;
(d) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from out Web site;
(e) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our Web site by any third party, and/or
(f) Any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Web site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not AAAS is advised of the possibility of such damages.
THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AAAS SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF
ANY THIRD PARTY
The Web site is controlled and offered by AAAS from its facilities in the United States of America. AAAS makes no representations that the Science News Web site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Science News Web site from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
You agree that any dispute arising from,
relating to or in any manner connected with this agreement shall be construed
under and resolved in accordance with the laws of the