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Terms of Service

These Terms of Service govern your access to and use of OAE products and services, including OAE and all journals it owns. Please read this document carefully. By accessing or using any part of this website, you are agreeing to be bound by all of these Terms of Service.

Using Sites

This website is maintained by OAE for personal use. For the purposes of these Terms of Service, all references to the "user" are to any person who accesses or uses this website or any of the services provided by it, whether on their own behalf or on behalf of an organization or institution that they represent.

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, the content available through OAE website is protected by United States copyright law except that no copyright is claimed in any work of the US government. Users may download material from this site for personal, non-commercial use only. Except as otherwise permitted below, any further reproduction, distribution, transmission, display, publication, or broadcast requires the prior written permission of OAE. Articles published under Attribution 4.0 International License or Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. The logos of OAE and its journals are owned by OAE. Any use of these trademarks in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution, or advertising of any goods or services, which is likely to cause confusion, mistakes, or deception, is strictly prohibited.

User Account

In order to access some features of the website, you will have to register and create an account. Different services available on the website might require the registration of separate accounts specific to those services. You may not use another person's account. By creating your account, you expressly 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 OAE immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

User Responsibility

  • User names and passwords are not transferable and the user must keep them strictly confidential and secure.
  • The user will use this website only in accordance with these Terms and Service and only for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner.
  • If the user submits information for display on this website then they are responsible for ensuring that it is true, accurate, complete and up to date, and for updating it whenever necessary. The user is also responsible for ensuring that no data are uploaded or submitted that are defamatory, obscene, abusive or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable laws or third-party rights.
  • By submitting data for display on this website, the user warrants that they have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that they are free from viruses and anything else that might have a contaminating or destructive effect on any part of this website or any other technology.
  • The user will make no attempt to undermine the integrity of this website or any of its content, and will not adapt or circumvent the systems in place in connection with this website nor access it other than through normal operations.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

    You agree that your use of the website shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, OAE makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this website's content or the content of any website linked to this website, 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 from your access to and use of the website;
  • (c) any unauthorized access to or use of OAE's secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein;
  • (d) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the website;
  • (e) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the website 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, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the website.
    OAE does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume any responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the website or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner or other advertising, and OAE 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 OAE 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 the website;
  • (c) any unauthorized access to or use of OAE's secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein;
  • (d) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the website;
  • (e) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our website 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, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not OAE 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 OAE shall not be liable for user submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you. The website is controlled and offered by OAE from its facilities in the United States of America. OAE makes no representations that the website is appropriate or available for use in other locations.

Those who access or use the website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

Revisions of Term

We may revise these Terms of Service at any time, including the privacy policy, effective immediately upon notice to you either by (1) electronic mail or conventional mail or (2) posting to the site (which shall be deemed constructive notice). Your continued use of the site following notice of any modification shall be conclusively deemed an acceptance of all such modification(s). Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

Additional Terms

In addition to the terms listed here, certain features of the website may have additional Terms of Service as well as rules of conduct that users must agree to in order to register for and/or use those services.

Privacy

Registration data and other information about you and your use of the service are subject to Privacy Policy.

Complaints

OAE respects the intellectual property ownership rights of others. If you believe your work has been reproduced in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us by following the instructions in our notice about making claims of copyright infringement.

Applicable Law

The law governing these Terms of Service and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States.

Last updated: April 2018