Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

What's in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.citeab.com (our site). Click on the links below to go straight to more information on each area:

Who we are and how to contact us

www.citeab.com is a site operated by CiteAb Limited (we or us). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 08530854 and have our registered office and main trading address at 14 New Bond Street, Bath, United Kingdom BA1 1BE. Our VAT number is 179706954.

To contact us, please email hello@citeab.com

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our privacy policy. For further information about how we will collect and use your personal information, please read our privacy policy.
  • Our acceptable use policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this acceptable use policy.
  • Our cookie policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

If you create an account on our site, our terms and conditions of service for registered users, will also apply to you.

We may make changes to these terms

We may amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on March 24th 2020.

We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time, for example to reflect changes to our service, our users' needs, our business priorities, or for any other reason. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes by posting information about them on our site, via our blog, or by emailing you if you have subscribed to our mailing list.

We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

We may transfer this agreement to someone else

We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will post information about this on our site if it happens, and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.

You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at hello@citeab.com.

How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use, and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

You must not engage in any web scraping, web harvesting or web data extraction in relation to our site or the content on our site, by any method whatsoever whether manual, automated or otherwise.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for third party products or services or for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties (such as information and pricing provided by reagent suppliers or providers of other products and services), any such material or links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability in relation to any third party product or service referred to on our site, the supply of which will be governed by the terms and conditions of the relevant third party provider. You are solely responsible for any contract you enter into with a third party following a visit to our site. Any questions, complaints or claims related to any product or service you purchase following a visit to our site, must be directed to the third party provider in question. We do not endorse the products or services of any third party, nor do we provide any warranty or guarantee whatsoever in relation to any products or services you may acquire from them.

User-generated content is not approved by us

Our site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

How to complain about content uploaded by other users

If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users, please contact us at hello@citeab.com.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • If you create an account on our site, different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of services to you, which will be set out in our terms and conditions of service for registered users .

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
    • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
    • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site; or
    • purchase or use of any third party product or service referred to on our site.
  • In particular, we will not be liable for:
    • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    • business interruption;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our privacy policy.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described below in Rights you are giving us to use material you upload below.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy acceptable use policy .

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

We do not store terrorist content.

Rights you are giving us to use material you upload

When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us the following rights to use that content:

  • a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to us to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that content in connection with the service provided by our site (including without limitation for use by us to promote our site or the service in any way and in any media, for use in datasets, and for use in any public-facing search tool or engine which we may make available on our site from time to time), and in all and any media; and
  • a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to other users of our site and to third parties such as our advertisers, business associates and affiliates, to view that content in connection with the service provided by our site.

You warrant to us that you have the authority and permission to grant such licences, and you agree to indemnify us against any liability, claim or demand, including reasonable legal costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of such warranty and / or the infringement of any third party intellectual property rights in connection with such breach.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact hello@citeab.com.

Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction, except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Our trade mark is registered

"CiteAb" is a registered trade mark of CiteAb Limited in Europe, the United States of America, and China, and registration is pending in Canada. You are not permitted to use it without our approval, unless it is part of material you are using as permitted under How you may use material on our site above.

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