Terms of Use

The Terms of Use covers SciExaminer.com (“Science Examiner”) and any associated content, including, but not limited to, email and RSS feeds. Please read this statement carefully before proceeding to access Science Examiner content. Your use of the SciExaminer.com indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms of Use in effect.

1. Use of Content

Science Examiner is pleased to make its original content available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, for non-commercial reproduction with credit to the source site. This license permits anyone to reproduce the original Science Examiner content, in any medium as long as the logo is displayed and credit is given. However, Science Examiner doesn’t allow to reproduce its content without any explicit permission.

2. RSS Feeds

Science Examiner provides an excerpt RSS feed at SciExaminer.com/feed. If you are using the feed, we ask that you do not modify it in any way, including the stripping out of advertisements and abide by the following guidelines:

  • Full ad-supported feeds are intended only for personal use in RSS readers.
  • For all other feed uses, including reproduction on websites, you should only use the Excerpt feeds, unless otherwise agreed with the company.
  • Please do not splice the RSS feeds into or otherwise redistribute them via third-party RSS providers.
  • Please do not add content, including any advertisements or other promotional content, to the RSS feeds.
  • Science Examiner reserves the right to object to your presentation of the RSS feeds and the right to require you to cease using the RSS feeds at any time.
  • Science Examiner further reserves the right to terminate its distribution of the RSS feeds or change the content or formatting of the RSS feeds at any time without notice to you.

3. Web Syndication of Science Examiner Content

  • Internal links in the Site content must not be removed.
  • The Site logo and/or URL should appear on each page displaying site content.
  • The format or branding of the headlines, text and other information provided in the RSS feeds must not be modified.
  • “More From…” links back to original Site at the end of each post must be included on content pages and may not be removed.

4. Print Syndication Terms of Use

  • Reproduction of screenshots from any Site is permissible, without prior written approval, as long as the site logo and URL is fully visible or otherwise included on the page. See above for general permissions on partial content.
  • The Site logo and URL must appear prominently at the top of each section displaying site content.
  • Content must be unedited, except for replacement of hyperlinks with full URLs and use of product manufacturer’s site links where appropriate.
  • Images from a Site must not be used in print without you obtaining the appropriate copyright clearances yourself.

5. General Terms of Use

Science Examiner provides content “as is” and Science Examiner shall not be held liable for your use of the information, the feeds, or your use of Science Examiner. Use of a Site’s content, including text and images, on your site, or in print, is entirely at your discretion. Science Examiner is not responsible for any complaints regarding content or images that you choose to display on your site or in print.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED, SCIENCE EXAMINER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING WARRANTIES FOR MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. By accessing the RSS feeds provided above, you indicate that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Use.

6. Corresponding with Science Examiner

Any correspondence with Science Examiner, or submission of content to us, including any documentation or images, is considered property of Science Examiner. Science Examiner reserves the right to reproduce such content, in whole or in part, on any of Science Examiner or its affiliates, and to use it in any way we choose, including sub-licensing the content and allowing third parties to republish the material. In submitting something to us, you are representing that the content is yours to give to us, does not infringe on any third party’s rights – copyright, trademark, privacy rights and the like – and is not libelous or unlawful in any other way.

7. Comments

The comments sections on site are accessible to users by after successful approval. Science Examiner will not accept responsibility for information posted in the Comments. In order to make our comments useful and interesting, the following guidelines have been established for comment users:

  • Do not post threatening, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material.
  • Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements.
  • Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service.
  • Do not post material that infringes copyright or any other intellectual property interest.
  • Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law.
  • Keep all comments relevant to the particular content where the comment is being posted.

Please note that once you post a comment to one of our sites, it becomes part of the public conversation. Our policy is that we will not remove a user’s comments unless we deem them to be in violation of our Terms of Use. So if you want to say something that you will later regret personally, it is advisable that you use a username that does not identify you. We cannot remove your comments simply because you have a change of heart about making them.

Additionally, it is our policy not to delete comment accounts. Science Examiner, however, reserves the right to remove comments and comment accounts entirely at its discretion, including for alleged violations of Terms of Use or legal rights.

Science Examiner is not responsible for the content of user comments. If a third party complains that your comment violates our Terms of Use or their rights, we will invite them to respond in the comments themselves. If they pursue the complaint, we will make reasonable efforts to contact you by the means you have provided us, to alert you to the situation. We will protect your contact information as described in our Privacy Policy, but may be compelled to turn it over pursuant to legal process.

8. Image and Video Terms of Use

Science Examiner typically displays images, audio, and video (the “Material”) as part of blog posts written by our editors. The types of Material editors are authorized to use on Science Examiner sites include:

  • Material licensed from photographic archive and video vendors;
  • Material supplied to our editors or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes;
  • Reader-submitted Material, with the implied representation that the person submitting the material owns the copyright in the material and the right to give it to us for use on Science Examiner;

9. Notices

If Science Examiner receives notice that Material posted is not in keeping with the Terms of Use or the intended use of the Comments section where it is posted, we reserve to right to remove the material. If you think we have published Material that infringes your copyright, we will address your concerns; however, if the material falls into one of the categories listed above, we believe that our use is legitimate and we will not remove it from the site.

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by email with an attached and signed PDF) that sets forth the items specified below. Please do not send us regular mail, as we may not receive it in a timely fashion. Spam blockers sometimes devour important emails from strangers!

To enable us to address your concerns, please provide the following information:

  1. For each allegedly infringing image, video or piece of text that you wish to have removed from one of our sites, provide the exact permanent URL for the page containing the material.
  2. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you: an email address is preferred, as well as a telephone contact number.
  3. For images, provide the following information detailing your claim to ownership of the copyright in the allegedly infringing image:
  4. Proof of copyright in the image concerned, namely proof of registration of the Image under the DMCA; OR, absent such registration, a detailed description of where the photograph was taken, by whom, who or what the subject of the image is, and evidence to support your claim that you own the copyright in the image. We will not comply with requests to remove an image where the complainant cannot prove that they own the copyright in the image in question.
  5. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
  6. Sign the document and email it to: admin[at]SciExaminer[dot]com

10. External Links Disclaimer

Science Examiner routinely contain links to external, third party websites. By providing links to other sites, Science Examiner does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to the Science Examiner in question.

Science Examiner does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor do such links represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchant-ability or fitness for a particular purpose. Visitors to Science Examiner assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

11.  General Disclaimer

All of Science Examiner titles are gossip sites. The sites publish both rumors and conjecture in addition to accurately reported information. Information on the sites may contain errors or inaccuracies; the sites’ proprietors do not make any warranty as to the correctness or reliability of the sites’ content. Links to content on and quotation of material from other sites are not the responsibility of Science Examiner.

12.  Information Security

Science Examiner has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use or disclosure of user information we maintain. Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are to be retained only as long as necessary for business or legal needs and destroyed before disposal.

Although we work hard to protect personal information that we collect and store, no program is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose personal information.

If you become aware of a security issue, please email us at contact[at]SciExaminer[dot]com. We will work with you to address any problems.

13.  Notification of Changes

Whenever Science Examiner changes its Terms of Use, we will post those changes to this Terms of Use page, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

14.  Effective Date

This statement of the Terms of Use is effective from Dec 06,2016.