Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are a contract between you and the “Association for Advancement of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities Education and Research” (“AAASSHER”). AAASSHER operates https://aaassher.org/ and other websites (“AAASSHER Sites”) through which it strives to make the world’s Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities literature a freely available public resource. By using the AAASSHER Sites and any products or services accessible from the AAASSHER Sites you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not visit or use the AAASSHER Sites. 

1. License to use articles and related content

Unless otherwise indicated, articles and accompanying materials published by AAASSHER on the AAASSHER Sites, including peer reviews, are licensed by the respective authors for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

2. Use of aastemer’ online tools and services

AAASSHER provides access on its websites to certain software tools and functionality (“Services”) for the purposes of allowing and facilitating the submission or posting of research outputs and results in various forms including articles in whole or part, manuscripts, and comments on and reviews of such content, and the like. By using our website(s) and/or Services, you agree to not interfere with or otherwise disrupt any of the Services, the operation or proper functioning of the Services, or any person’s use of or access to the Services. This includes but is not limited to employing trojan horses, viruses, and other malware, breaches of or tampering with the Services, or attempts to probe, scan, or test for vulnerabilities in the Services or AAASSHER’ websites or our computer systems, networks, usage rules, or any of our security components, authentication measures or any other protection measures applicable to our websites or the Services, or the content or any part thereof.

3. Ownership of sites

Unless otherwise indicated, the AAASSHER Sites are the property of AAASSHER.

4. Privacy

For information on how we treat personally identifiable information, please read our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

5. General practices regarding use

AAASSHER reserves the right to limit, suspend or terminate your access and use of the AAASSHER Sites at any time without notice.

6. Article and content submission

By submitting peer reviews, articles for publication, or other content for posting on the AAASSHER Sites, you agree to (i) comply with these Terms of Use and any AAASSHER guidelines and policies made available to you on a AAASSHER Site, (ii) have the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license applied to material you submit, and (iii) provide any information required by AAASSHER during or as part of the submission process. You are responsible for all content that you submit for posting or publication on the AAASSHER Sites.

7. Your content

To the extent you submit content such as comments, peer reviews, manuscripts and other research outputs on a AAASSHER Site, you grant AAASSHER a royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable right to publish, reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, store, translate, create derivative works from and otherwise use your content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, manner, format, or medium, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world and in any language, for the entire duration of any such right and to permit/sublicense others to do any or all of the foregoing. To the extent permitted by law, you waive all moral rights in your review. To the extent that you are unable to waive any such moral rights, you agree not to assert the same.

AAASSHER will determine in its sole discretion whether to publish your content and we reserve the right not to publish anything that does not meet our standards, guidelines or policies.

8. Impermissible acts

As a condition to your use of the AAASSHER Sites, you agree not to:

Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any information, materials or other content that is illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or offensive; or that infringes another’s rights, including any intellectual property rights

Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; or obtain, collect, store or modify personal information about other users

Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation

Modify, adapt or hack the AAASSHER Sites or falsely imply that some other site is associated with the AAASSHER Sites or AAASSHER

Use the AAASSHER Sites for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the AAASSHER Sites violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws)

9. Violation of these terms of use

You acknowledge that AAASSHER has no obligation to pre-screen or monitor your access to or use of the AAASSHER Sites or any information, materials or other content provided or made available through the AAASSHER Sites, but has the right to do so. You hereby agree that AAASSHER may, in the exercise of AAASSHER’ sole discretion, remove or delete any entries, information, materials or other content that violates these Terms of Use or that is otherwise objectionable.

10. Modifications to the AAASSHER sites and terms of use

AAASSHER reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the AAASSHER Sites (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time. You agree that AAASSHER shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the AAASSHER Sites. AAASSHER reserves the right to change these Terms of Use by posting changes on this page of the AAASSHER Sites. By using the AAASSHER Sites, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then-current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

11. Links

The AAASSHER Sites may provide links to other web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that AAASSHER is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and that AAASSHER does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Your business dealings with any third-parties through the AAASSHER Sites, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You further acknowledge and agree that AAASSHER shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

12. Notification of claims of infringement

If you believe that a creative work that you or an entity you represent owns has been used on a AAASSHER website in violation of copyright laws, and you want to request that the material be taken down, please contact AAASSHER: aaassher@aaassher.org

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