AASCIT Web Site Terms of Use

(Last Updated: September 13, 2013)

aascit.org and its affiliated sites (the "Site") are owned and operated by the American Association for Science and Technology("we" or "us"). By using this Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available through the Site. Accessing the Site, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use or to impose new conditions on use of the Site, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Use on this Web site and change the "Last Updated" date above to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Use, as modified.

Intellectual Property Rights Our Limited License to You

This Site and all the materials available on the Site are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use, by the owner of the materials, or in additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by e-mail or other electronic means) any material from the Site. You may, however, from time to time, download and/or print one copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, noncommercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Information about requesting permission to reproduce or distribute materials from the Site, please e-mail service@aascit.org

Your License to Us

1. Certain material that you may post or submit to us via the Site, including materials submitted to AASCIT journals, will be subject to specific terms and conditions that apply to those specific sections of the Site. Any such terms and conditions will be presented to you at the time of submission or otherwise posted on the submission page(s).

2. All other material (including, without limitation, photos and videos) that you submit to us via the Site (i.e., material not governed by additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site) is subject to the following terms. By posting or submitting the material to the Site, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material. In addition, when you submit or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, e-mail address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

Limitations on Linking and Framing

You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another Web site or other service any of our material, content, or intellectual property.

Membership, Contributions, and Online Commerce

Certain sections of the Site may allow you to renew your membership, make a gift, or purchase different types of products and services online. When you renew your membership, make a gift, or purchase products or services on or through the Site, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your renewal, registration, donation, or purchase or use of the products or services. You agree to be financially responsible for all registration fees, monetary gifts, and purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to only purchase goods or services or make a gift for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase or gift for a third party that requires you to submit the third party's personal information to us, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party's personal information.


To access certain features of the Site, you may be asked to register with us on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address. You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof). Our use of any personally identifiable information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Throughout the Site, we have provided links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products, or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, neither we nor our parent or subsidiary companies nor any of our respective affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Site or on Web sites linked to by us on the Site.

AASCIT Accounts

1. The main AASCIT Web site does not require registration.

2. In order to access some features of the Web sites, you will have to create an AASCIT account. You may not use another person's account. When creating your account, you agree to provide accurate and complete information. By registering, you consent to the collection of your data, including, without limitation, registration data, by AASCIT and processing of such data by AASCIT in connection with your use of the site. For further information on data collection and storage, please refer to our Privacy Policy. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on or in connection with your account, and you agree to make all reasonable efforts to keep your account password secure. You agree to notify AASCIT immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

Access Termination Policy

AASCIT may terminate a user's access to its Web site at its sole discretion.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

You agree that your use of the Site shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, AAASCIT, its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Site and your use thereof. AASCIT makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this Site's content or the content of any sites linked to this Site, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors, mistakes or inaccuracies of content.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AASCIT, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (a) your use of and access to the AASCIT Web site; (b) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (c) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (d) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of the AASCIT Web site.


These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by AASCIT without restriction.


AASCIT may modify these Terms of Use and/or the Privacy Policy effective immediately upon notice to you either by (1) electronic mail or conventional mail or (2) posting to the site (which shall be deemed constructive notice). Your continued use of the site following notice of any modification to shall be conclusively deemed an acceptance of all such modification(s).