Terms of Service

What We Provide

Currently, SocialSci is a tool for connecting the online community with academic researchers. We allow academic researchers to create accounts and post their research studies online. These studies are made available to the public, so that they may contact researchers and participate in their studies both online and live in the researcher's lab.

Who Our Services Are For

The use of SocialSci is available to all persons age 13 and over who agree by these terms of service. SocialSci is available for non-commercial use only and may not be used for purposes not in accordance with local law.

What is Allowed

SocialSci makes it easy for academic researchers to post their scientific studies, so that the online community and general public may participate. You may NOT:

  • Post unlawful, harmful, or obscene content.
  • Forge headers or otherwise impersonate someone.
  • Post content you do not have the right to transmit.
  • Post content that infringes on trademarks or copyrights.
  • Post viruses or malicious scripts.
  • Post spam or link bait.
  • Share your account with others.

Rights Reserved

SocialSci reserves the right to filter any content posted and to remove objectionable posts without notice. SocialSci may also cancel accounts for users who violate the Terms of Service.

SocialSci respects your copyright. You retain full copyright of any original content that you send us. By posting to SocialSci, you grant us a license to distribute your content on this site.

SocialSci reserves the right to view linked sites in order to fix issues, to look for inappropriate material, and to keep participants safe.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your account.

User Posts

Materials, including but not limited to text, software, data, images, graphics, photos, audio recordings, audiovisuals, videos, and content of any nature provided by SocialSci (“Content”) or by other users of SocialSci (“User Submissions”) to SocialSci are owned by the party contributing such content. As a user of SocialSci, you are solely responsible for your own User Submissions. By transmitting your User Submissions to the Website or otherwise through or via SocialSci you represent that you have all rights and authorizations necessary to post, submit, display, produce, or otherwise transmit such content. You agree that you will not submit material that is or contains the intellectual property of a third party that you do not have permission to use.

You shall retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions; however, by submitting material to SocialSci you grant SocialSci the irrevocable, fully transferable rights to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit, prepare derivative works of, display, and produce the material in connection with SocialSci and SocialSci’s business, but solely in accordance with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. To the extent you do not have ownership rights to any of your User Submissions, you shall indemnify SocialSci for any claim regarding SocialSci’s use of your User Submissions.

When using SocialSci, you may be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources. SocialSci is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions, which may be inaccurate, infringing, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through SocialSci is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that we are not and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that we cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using SocialSci. Additionally, we cannot and do not guarantee the authenticity or accuracy of any data that users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe.

We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions and will not treat any User Submissions as confidential.

Disclaimer

While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with SocialSci, we are not obligated to do so. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any content submitted by users to SocialSci. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using SocialSci, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact our Customer Service Department to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content, or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. We also, however, reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the Website.

The Services that SocialSci provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services that SocialSci provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, SocialSci may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.

Indemnity

By accepting these Terms of Use, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless SocialSci, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from i) your use of SocialSci; ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through SocialSci, or iii) any other matter relating to SocialSci. Any business transactions which may arise between users from their use of SocialSci are the sole responsibility of the users involved, and we disclaim any and all responsibility for such transactions.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY EXCEED US $10.00.

These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with the Services will be brought solely in Somerville, Massachusetts, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum. If you are accepting these Terms on behalf of a United States federal government entity that is legally unable to accept the controlling law, jurisdiction or venue clauses above, then those clauses do not apply to you but instead these Terms and any action related thereto will be will be governed by the laws of the United States of America (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of Massachusetts (excluding choice of law).

Trademarks

SocialSci, the SocialSci logo, and other SocialSci logos and names are trademarks of SocialSci. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without our prior written permission. The section titles of these Terms of Use are displayed for convenience only and have no legal effect. Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of these Terms of Use, to our support team.

Need to Contact Us?

Should you have other questions or concerns about these terms of service, please contact us or send us an e-mail.

Disclaimer

SocialSci is provided ‘as-is’ with no warranty of any kind. You use the service at your own risk. SocialSci expressly disclaims any warranty, express or implied, regarding the site or its content, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.