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TERMS & CONDITION
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Intellectual property rights
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The trademarks and logos which are displayed on the websites are the trademarks of the epcco Publishing Limited and its licensors. Any use including framing, meta-tags or other text utilizing the epcco Publishing Limited's trademarks or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without our (or our licensor's) express written consent.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to any of our sites constitutes a violation of their rights, including without limitation, their intellectual property rights, and reputational rights or of their right to privacy.
Permission for use of our intellectual property
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Epcco Journals “Open Access articles”
Some epcco Journals articles have expressly marked on then that they are an “Open Access article”. Where this is so, certain extended rights of use are allowed without obtaining further permission from the epcco. The rights of use for such articles is as set out in the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- see a summary of rights and the full license:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial.
Where use is to be made of any epcco Journal marked “Open Access article”, you must attribute use as follows:
author name(s), date, article title, journal name, the URL for the original article on the relevant epcco website and include any copyright notice from the original article.
You must also check that where any third party rights within all images, diagrams, photographs or other illustrative material are indicated within such an article as not being owned by the authors or epcco( and its co-owners for any co-owned journal) that these are cleared independently and appropriately with the owner indicated.
We also require that all epcco (and any co-owners) trademarks are removed from any derivative works. For translations (other than where a prior translation agreement with epcco has been established) you must include a prominently statement which states as follows:
“This is an unofficial translation of an article that appeared in a epcco [and insert co-owner if applicable] publication. epcco [and insert co-owner if applicable] has/have not endorsed this translation”.
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In order for us to provide reliable, continuous, and timely access to epcco Careers and Record for all readers, we ask that you configure your offline browser to not request more than one page per 60 seconds. Be aware that non-compliance with this rule will result in your access to epcco Careers .
Disclaimers and limitations of liability
a) General disclaimers
Description or reference to a product or publication does not imply endorsement of that product or publication, unless it is owned by the epcco and in which case it is subject to the disclaimers limitations of liability herein and within any licence or other agreement with you the latter of which shall prevail in the event of a conflict. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the material and information displayed on our websites is provided “as is” without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to accuracy.
We try and ensure our websites are available for use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week other than for a small period for scheduled down time, however we do not warrant that at other time our websites will be available. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we will be not be liable to you for damages or refunds should our sites become unavailable or access to a site becomes slow or incomplete due to system back-up procedures, internet traffic volume, upgrades, overload of requests to the servers, general network failures or delays, or any other cause which may from time to time make the any of our websites inaccessible to you.
We rely on our authors of articles, contractors and third party data providers to confirm the accuracy of information and advertisements presented and to describe generally accepted practices and therefore we as the publisher and editors cannot warrant its accuracy. Differences may occur also between the print and online text of articles and advertisements. Readers should be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in a research we strongly recommend that readers independently verify any information that they chose to rely upon. Ultimately it is the reader’s responsibility to make their own professional judgements. Opinions posted on Rapid Responses, the Advice Zone, International Experience and any other parts of . Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in medical research we strongly recommend that readers independently the sites are those of the individuals posting them and not the views of the epcco.
Epcco Learning and epcco Quality Improvement
We do not warrant that the completion of any Modules or use of other material on the epcco Learning website or use of the epcco Quality Improvement tools and resources will be all the necessary continuing professional development you need nor that it is accurate. We rely on our authors of articles, contractors and third party data providers to confirm the accuracy of information presented and to describe generally accepted practices and therefore we as the publisher and editors cannot warrant its accuracy or that this meets all or any requirements for professional development. Readers should be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions verify any information that they chose to rely upon. Ultimately it is the reader’s responsibility to make their own professional judgements. epcco
Limitation of Liability
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i. ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND OTHER TERMS WHICH MIGHT OTHERWISE BE IMPLED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR THE LAW OF EQUITY;
ii. ANY LIABILITY CAUSED BY A FORCE MAJEURE EVENT;
iii. ANY OBLIGATION OF EFFECTIVENESS OR ACCURACY; AND
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You must not use the website in any way that causes or is likely to cause the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. You understand that you are solely responsible for all electronic communications and contents sent from your computer to us. You must use the website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the website for any of the following:
For fraudulent purposes or in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise carry out any unlawful activity
To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, harmful, defamatory, obscene or menacing racist, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, in breach of confidence, infringes any intellectual property rights, or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam
To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
To impersonate any third party or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content
Governing law and jurisdiction
To the fullest extent permitted by law, these terms will be governed by the laws of Saudi Arabia and shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of K.S.A whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction, unless as at the date of formation of any agreement with you either i) the laws of K.S.A would not be upheld in the Courts in the users stated country location; ii) an Kingdom judgement could not be enforced in the user stated country location; or iii) it would take six months or more for the epcco to enforce an English judgment in the users stated country location, then it is hereby agreed that this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the subscriber’s stated country (or state if applicable) and their courts. Notwithstanding any of the above, this clause is governed by the laws of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.