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Infona: Terms of Service

  1. General provisions

    1. The present Terms of Service govern the use of the scientific communication portal Infona (hereinafter referred to as “Portal”) administered by the Interdisciplinary Centre of Computational and Mathematical Modelling, University of Warsaw, with its seat at Warsaw (00-927), ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 (hereinafter referred to as “ICM UW”), via the Internet site available at: www.infona.pl.

    2. The Portal serves as a tool for accessing the Synat platform resources and other tools integrated with the Synat platform.

    3. Using the Portal signifies an agreement to abide by the present Terms of Service.

    4. Using the Portal is free of charge.

    5. It is possible to use the Portal without registering, but a number of functions (for instant, related to adding and generating content) may be impossible without registering. A registered user is responsible for any actions performed from their account. Registering with the Portal using false personal data is not allowed. One person can only own one account in the Portal.

    6. All current functions of the Portal are available to both registered and unregistered users including:

      1. Finding items by the specified criteria

      2. Accessing the metadata of the resources (hosted in the system and external sites) and the content of those resources according to the terms of licence agreements

      3. Finding and accessing the collections created by Portal users (according to their set privacy parameters)

      4. Finding other Portal users and viewing their profiles (cards)

      5. Accessing tools for metadata and resource processing

      6. Other functions made available in the Portal for both registered and unregistered users.

    7. A registered Portal user can take advantage of additional Portal functions, including:

      1. Storing and publicly sharing content (resources, collections, posts in discussion groups – hereinafter referred to as “Materials)

      2. Editing and deleting the added Materials with or without the use of tools provided by the external websites cooperating with the Portal

      3. Creating and managing on-hand element lists

      4. Contacting other users

      5. Creating their own user profile (card), publishing ID data.

    8. In order to use the Portal a user is not obliged to meet any specific technical requirements, but it may be necessary to take advantage of some of its functions. Information on such special requirements are made available on a case-by-case basis in the Portal.

  2. Using Materials

    1. Uploading content of illegal nature is not allowed, in particular, storing and sharing Materials:

      1. that the user does not have the appropriate distribution rights to (for instance: content material to which the copyrights have been transferred to a third party);

      2. whose propagation otherwise violates the rights of a third party, including their personal rights;

      3. whose distribution violates other provisions of the law.

    2. It is not allowed to upload content inconsistent with good morals, including content that violates scientific integrity.

    3. It is not allowed to upload content which does not constitute Materials as understood by the provisions of the present Terms of Service.

    4. For all the uploaded Material the user shall make a statement on:

      1. granting the Creative Commons licence – Attribution 3.0 PL for the Material, the full provisions being available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/pl/legalcode (hereinafter called “CC-BY”),

      2. granting the Creative Commons licence – Attribution – Under the same conditions 3.0 PL for the Material, the full provisions being available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/pl/legalcode (hereinafter called “CC-BY-SA”),

      3. granting the Creative Commons licence – Attribution – Non-Commercial – Under the same conditions 3.0 PL for the Material, the full provisions being available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/pl/legalcode (hereinafter called: “CC-BY-NC-SA”),

      4. granting the Creative Commons licence – Attribution – Non-Commercial 3.0 PL for this Material, the full provisions being available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/pl/legalcode (hereinafter called: “CC-BY-NC),

      5. granting the Creative Commons licence - Attribution – No Derivative Works 3.0 for this Material, the full provisions being available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/legalcode (hereinafter called: “CC-BY-ND),

      6. granting the Creative Commons licence – Attribution – Non-Commercial – No Derivative Works 3.0 PL for this Material, the full provisions being available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/pl/legalcode (hereinafter called: “CC-BY-NC-ND)

      7. waiving their own copyrights (permitting the widest possible use of the Material) by submitting a declaration identical with the contents of the Creative Commons 0 form, whose full text is available under http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode

      8. confirming that the Material comes from the public domain and is not subject to proprietary copyrights

        The above-mentioned statement is made by submitting the appropriate form, available to registered users.

    5. ICM UW will inform the Portal users about the granted CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, CC-BY-NC-SA, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-ND and CC-BY-NC-ND licences, or the statement referred to in art. 2 par. 4g above, by marking the Material page with an appropriate symbol.

    6. Should in the relation between the user and ICM UW, the parties be bound by the present Terms of Service and the provisions of CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, CC-BY-NC-SA, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-ND or CC-BY-NC-ND licences, or the statement referred to in art. 2 par. 4g , and should any discrepancies between the two documents arise, the Terms of Service take precedence.

    7. The Portal may allow to process the Materials using tools and services provided by external websites, which can entail sending, storing or sharing the Materials by third parties, according to the rules set by the parties themselves.

  3. Complaints

    1. Any complaints should be mailed via registered mail to: Interdisciplinary Centre of Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw, ul. Pawińskiego 5a, 02-106 Warsaw.

    2. The submission should include an identification of the sender, and a short description of the problem.

    3. ICM UW will process the claim immediately and contact the sender under the address given in the claim.

  4. Personal data

    1. The personal data entered by the users into their profiles in the Portal is administered by ICM UW. The data is processed for the purpose of managing the Portal.

    2. The person whose data is being processes has a right to access the content of their data and correct it, and in the cases mentioned in art. 23.1.4 and 5 of the Personal Data Protection Act has a right to submit a reasonable request in written form, asking the administrator to abstain from processing their data should the administrator wish to use them for marketing purposes or hand it over to another data administrator.

  5. Privacy policy

    1. ICM UW respects the privacy of all Portal users.

    2. In the course of managing the Portal, it collects the following data:

      1. Name, last name, e-mail address, the password required for registering with the Portal and communication between ICM UW and the user;

      2. Furthermore, Portal users can voluntarily submit the following data: name of their town, their institution and their role within the aforementioned institution, which would enable other users to make use of the Portal's full functionality, like searching for users;

      3. other data entered by the users into the forms provided in the Portal;

      4. the data collected automatically in the course of using the Portal – including:

        1. public IP address of the computer from which the query came

        2. name of the client workstation – identification performed via the http protocol

        3. query arrival time,

        4. URL address of the site previously visited by the user

        5. data on the user's browser

        6. errors encountered during the http transaction

    3. Administrator uses cookies, javascript and other mechanisms for providing the functions to be used in the Portal, like: remembering logins, usage statistics, etc. When cookies or javascript are turned off, the Portal might not function properly or some of its functions might be unavailable.

    4. The data provided in the user's profile is visible to registered Portal users. The user can adjust their visibility with profile settings.

    5. The data collected in the Portal can be transferred to third parties in particular cases, as specified by the law, regardless of any profile settings.

    6. External websites may allows users to login using their Portal registration data (the principle is similar to using a social network account outside of the network's website). If a user chooses to use this option, ICM UW shall transfer the login data to the external website, which shall act as a separate personal data administrator.

  6. Responsibility

    1. ICM UW shall use its best efforts to run the Portal without major breaks or other disruptions and provide the largest possible number of possible equipment and software. ICM UW cannot, however, provide any guarantees, in particular, pertaining to the Portal's quality, its usefulness for any sort of project and lack of apparent or non-apparent defects, either physical or legal.

    2. If ICM UW receives an official notification or obtains credible information on any content (including the Materials) of illegal nature being uploaded into the Portal by its users, or any unlawful actions concerning the hosted data being carried out, it will immediately block access to this data.

    3. ICM UW shall be able to block access or remove from the Portal, as well as refuse to store and publicly share any data (including the Materials) that would go against the present Terms of Service.

    4. ICM UW shall be able refuse to register or delete an account of a user who does not abide by the present Terms and Conditions.

  7. Final provisions

    1. The present Terms and Conditions are binding as of 2013-09-01.