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Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are a contract between you and CTOR PRESS. CTOR PRESS operates websites (“CTOR PRESS Sites”) through which it endeavors to make the world’s innovative scientific and biomedical literature a freely available public resource. By using the CTOR PRESS Sites and any services accessible from the CTOR PRESS Sites you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not visit or use the CTOR PRESS Sites.
 
REPRODUCTION OF ARTICLES
Articles and accompanying materials published by CTOR PRESS on the CTOR PRESS Sites, unless otherwise indicated, are licensed by the respective authors of such articles for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
 
OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT
The copyright in the material contained on the CTOR PRESS Sites belongs to CTOR PRESS or its licensors. The trademarks and other elements appearing on the CTOR PRESS Sites are protected by New Jersey, US, and international copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions and other relevant and applicable laws.
 
USE OF CTOR PRESS’s ONLINE TOOLS AND SERVICES
CTOR PRESS provides access on its websites to certain software tools and functionality (“Services”) for the purposes of allowing and facilitating the submission or posting of research outputs and results in various forms including articles in whole or part, manuscripts, and comments on and reviews of such content, and the like. By using CTOR PRESS’s Sites and/or Services, you agree to not interfere with or otherwise disrupt any of the Services, the operation or proper functioning of the Services, or any person’s use of or access to the Services. This includes but is not limited to employing Trojan horses, viruses, and other malware, breaches of or tampering with the Services, or attempts to probe, scan, or test for vulnerabilities in the Services or CTOR PRESS’s websites or our computer systems, networks, usage rules, or any of our security components, authentication measures or any other protection measures applicable to our websites or the Services, or the content or any part thereof.
 
OWNERSHIP OF SITES
Unless otherwise indicated, the CTOR PRESS Sites are the property of CTOR PRESS. You acknowledge and agree that the CTOR PRESS Sites, and any necessary software used in connection with the CTOR PRESS Sites, may contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable laws governing intellectual property, proprietary rights and the like. All CTOR PRESS Sites code and specifications are subject to their stated or implied licenses.
 
PRIVACY
You confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy.
 
GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE
CTOR PRESS reserves the right to limit, suspend or terminate your access and use of the CTOR PRESS Sites at any time without notice.
 
ARTICLE AND CONTENT SUBMISSION
By submitting articles for publication or other content for posting on the CTOR PRESS sites, you agree to (i) comply with these Terms of Use, (ii) have the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license applied to material you submit, and (iii) provide any information required by CTOR PRESS during or as part of the submission process. You are responsible for all content that you submit for posting or publication on the CTOR PRESS Sites.
 
IMPERMISSIBLE ACTS
As a condition to your use of the CTOR PRESS Sites, you agree NOT to:

  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any information, materials or other content that is illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or offensive; or that infringes another’s rights, including any intellectual property rights.
  • impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; or obtain, collect, store or modify personal information about other users.
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation.
  • modify, adapt or hack the CTOR PRESS Sites or falsely imply that some other site is associated with the CTOR PRESS Sites or CTOR PRESS.
  • use the CTOR PRESS Sites for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the CTOR PRESS Sites, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

 
VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE
You acknowledge that CTOR PRESS has no obligation to pre-screen or monitor your access to or use of the CTOR PRESS Sites or any information, materials or other content provided or made available through the CTOR PRESS Sites, but has the right to do so. You hereby agree that CTOR PRESS may, in the exercise of CTOR PRESS’s sole discretion, remove or delete any entries, information, materials or other content that violates these Terms of Use or that is otherwise objectionable.
 
MODIFICATIONS TO THE CTOR PRESS SITES AND TERMS OF USE
CTOR PRESS reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the CTOR PRESS Sites (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time. You agree that CTOR PRESS shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the CTOR PRESS Sites. CTOR PRESS reserves the right to change these Terms of Use by posting changes on this page of the CTOR PRESS Sites. By using the CTOR PRESS Sites, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then-current Terms of Use to which you are bound.
 
LINKS
The CTOR PRESS Sites may provide links to other web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that CTOR PRESS is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and that CTOR PRESS does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Your business dealings with any third parties through the CTOR PRESS Sites, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You further acknowledge and agree that CTOR PRESS shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
 
NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that a creative work that you or an entity you represent owns has been used on a CTOR PRESS website in violation of copyright laws, and you want to request that the material be taken down, please go to CTOR PRESS Licensing Agreement page.
 
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOUR USE OF THE CTOR PRESS SITES, CTOR PRESS API OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH THEY LINK IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE CTOR PRESS SITES AND THEIR CONTENT ARE PROVIDED FOR USE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. CTOR PRESS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE CTOR PRESS SITES OR THEIR CONTENTS AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT RELATING TO THE CTOR PRESS SITES, THEIR CONTENT OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH THEY ARE LINKED.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM CTOR PRESS OR THROUGH OR FROM THE CTOR PRESS SITES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE.
 
INDEMNIFICATION, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You agree to indemnify and hold CTOR PRESS, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the CTOR PRESS Sites, your violation of these Terms of Use, your violation of any rights of another, or any breach of the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You are solely responsible for your actions when using the CTOR PRESS Sites, including, but not limited to, costs incurred for Internet access. CTOR PRESS reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.
 
IN NO EVENT SHALL CTOR PRESS OR ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, COST, CLAIM OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE CTOR PRESS SITES, THE CTOR PRESS API, THEIR CONTENT OR ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH THEY ARE LINKED.
 
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
 
GENERAL TERMS
These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and CTOR PRESS and govern your use of the CTOR PRESS Sites, superseding any prior agreements between you and CTOR PRESS (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use) and any prior representations by CTOR PRESS. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without regard to conflicts of law principles. The failure of CTOR PRESS to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action brought against CTOR PRESS and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners and employees, arising out of or related to use of the CTOR PRESS Sites or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.