TERMS OF USE

& LICENSE AGREEMENT

terms of use

This Terms of Use and License Agreement (the “Terms” or “Agreement”) is made by and between you (“you”, “your”, or “user”) and Silverchair Science + Communications, LLC (d/b/a Silverchair Information Systems, hereafter “we”, “us”, “our”, or “Silverchair”) as the operator of https://www.silverchair.com, including the mobile version and any related mobile applications (collectively, the “Site”) and any additional sites we have now or in the future.

YOU MAY ONLY USE THE SITE PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT.  By accessing or otherwise using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.  If you do not accept these Terms, you are not permitted to access or use the Site.

We may update or change the Terms from time to time, at our sole discretion, with or without notice to you.  We may also update, modify or replace the Site, and we reserve the right to discontinue offering access to the Site.  Your continued use of any part of the Site constitutes acceptance of such change.  Although we may endeavor to notify you when major changes are made to the Terms, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version prior to using the Site.  If you do not agree to any modifications of these Terms, you must not continue to use the Site.

 

  1. License Use and Restrictions. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Silverchair hereby grants to you the non-transferable, non-sublicensable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, limited license to access and use the Site for personal and non-commercial purposes, without any right to re-license, sublicense, distribute, assign or transfer such rights.

 

In exchange, you agree that you will not:

  • copy or duplicate, in whole or in substantial part, the Site;
  • distribute, transmit, publish, transfer, sell or commercially exploit in any way the Site, in whole or in part, or cause others to do so;
  • reverse engineer, decompile or modify the Site, in whole or in part;
  • use the Site or any information contained therein or results derived therefrom to develop any products or services that could be competitive with the Site or any other products or services provided by Silverchair or its affiliates;
  • alter, remove, or otherwise hinder the delivery of any copyright, disclaimer, or other proprietary notice appearing on the Site;
  • use the Site in any way that could interfere with, disrupt or negatively affect the Site or its servers or networks;
  • upload viruses or other malicious code or otherwise compromise the security of the Site;
  • forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted to or through the Site;
  • probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our Site or any system or network; or
  • encourage or promote any activity that violates this Agreement.

Silverchair may investigate and take any available legal action in response to illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site.

 

  1. Proprietary Rights. All information, graphics, photographs, format, design and other material on the Site (collectively, “Content”) and the operation and interface of the Site are protected by copyright law and other intellectual property laws, and are owned by or licensed to Silverchair or its affiliates with permission of the owner. Unless you are such an owner, you may not copy, modify, duplicate, crate derivative works from, republish, display, transmit, or distribute the Content in any way without the prior written consent of Silverchair.  Any breach of this Agreement shall immediately terminate the license and rights granted by Silverchair hereunder, and may subject you to civil and/or criminal prosecution. Silverchair®, The Silverchair Platform® and Semedica® are registered trademarks of Silverchair.

 

  1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. SILVERCHAIR, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

For purposes of clarification, but not limitation, of the foregoing: neither Silverchair nor any of its employees or agents warrant that use of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to (i) the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability or content of any information or service offered through the Site; (ii) that the quality of any services, information, or other material that you obtain will meet your expectations; or (iii) that the files available for downloading or sharing from the Site, if any, will be free from infection, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties.

 

  1. Limitation of Liability. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SILVERCHAIR OR ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR, AFFILIATE, EMPLOYEE OR AGENT THEREOF BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE. SILVERCHAIR SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COSTS OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE.  FOR PURPOSES OF CLARIFICATION, AND NOT LIMITATION, OF THE FOREGOING, SILVERCHAIR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SILVERCHAIR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SILVERCHAIR ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY LOST DATA, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY CONTENT OR USER COMMUNICATION.  SILVERCHAIR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OR LIABLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF ANY NETWORK, COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEM, SERVER OR PROVIDER, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, MOBILE DEVICE, SOFTWARE, OR FAILURE OF EMAIL DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE INTERNET, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INJURY OR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER OR MOBILE DEVICE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE SITE.

 

  1. Use of Your Information. For more details regarding the information we collect from you and how we use it, please consult our Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and sharing of your information as set forth in the Privacy Policy.

 

  1. Dispute Resolution. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without regard to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts in Virginia with respect to any dispute, disagreement or cause of action arising out of or related to the Site.  YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.

 

  1. Third Party Websites. The Site may contain links to third party websites. Silverchair is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by Silverchair.  Inclusion of any linked third party websites on the Site does not imply approval or endorsement by Silverchair.  When you access these third party websites, you do so at your own risk and become subject to any terms of use and/or privacy policies of those third party websites.

 

  1. Miscellaneous. Silverchair’s failure to enforce any provision hereof shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce it or any other provision at a later time. Silverchair may, at any time, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, assign some or all of its rights and obligations under this Agreement.  You may not assign your rights or delegate your duties under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Silverchair.  If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be deleted and shall not affect the existence or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement.

Please direct any questions or comments concerning these Terms to info@silverchair.com.

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