Terms & Conditions.

STOS MEDIA LTD (academia.media) owns and operates this website. These terms and conditions apply to Users of the Website and pertain to the Services provided through it. Users agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If Users do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, (you) Users should stop using the Website immediately. Within these terms and conditions, "including" means "including without limitation".

Please read these terms and conditions carefully as they pertain Users legal rights. By using the Website, Users confirm that they have read, understood, agree to these terms and conditions in their entirety. We will keep this page updated.

For matters concerning terms and conditions, contact Us by email sent to help@academia.media

Definitions

  • STOS MEDIA LTD, or Us, or We: STOS MEDIA LTD, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 11247475 whose registered office is at 37 St Clair House, British Street, London, E3 4LU;
  • User(s): any person that accesses the Website and is not (i) both employed by STOS MEDIA LTD and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) actively providing services to STOS MEDIA LTD;
  • Website: the website https://academia.media and any sub-domains of it unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions;
  • Services: the functionality of the website and efforts of STOS MEDIA LTD that enables Users to communicate and access and share information (personal or other);
  • User Content: any and all information Users publish on the Website excluding User Messages; and
  • User Messages: any and all information Users send on the Website via the Messages module.

Personal information

We process Users personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, by using this site Users are giving us permission to use their personal information in the ways set out in it. We make reasonable endeavours to ensure that the personal information on the Website is accurate but give no warranties as to its accuracy.

Use of the Website

Users agree not to use the Website to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory or that could negatively impact upon the functioning of the Website. Users may never attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which it is stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

Users who create an account on the Website may never share their account password. Users are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on their account. Users may never access the Website using another User’s account. When creating an account, Users must provide accurate and complete information. Users must notify Us immediately if they become aware of unauthorised use of their account.

Users with accounts have the ability to publish content on the Website: User Content. In doing so, Users warrant that all data provided by them is accurate and that all personal information is representative of them. We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Content.

User Content

Users are solely responsible for their User Content and the consequences of the publication of said content. Users affirm that they are not in breach of any intellectual rights or copyright property rights or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations when publishing User Content.

Users give Us permission to use and share their User Content. Specifically, when Users publish User Content they grant Us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free and worldwide licence to host, use, distribute, copy, display, prepare derivative works of, and perform that content in accordance with our privacy policy and these terms. Additionally, Users give Us permission to retain but not distribute, display, or perform User Content that has been archived and/or hidden from Users. We reserve the right to remove User Content without notice.

Users give other Users permission to personally use but not share their User Content. In other words, Users are not permitted to share another User’s User Content unless they are given consent by that User. Users automatically consent for other Users to both use and share any and all information they publish on the Website in the Stories module.

User Messages

Users are solely responsible for their User Messages and the consequences of the sending of said messages. Users affirm that they are not in breach of any intellectual rights or copyright or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations when sending User Messages.

We will never share a User’s User Messages unless explicitly requested to do so by that User.

Users accept that User Messages are intended to be private communications between two individuals or - in cases of User Messages sent between individual academics and individual media professionals - between an individual media professional, an individual academic and the communications professionals representing that academic.

Copyright

The copyright in material on the Website is either owned by or licensed to Us. You may not reprint, reproduce, republish, or otherwise distribute content that appears on the Website in any way except for their own personal, non-commercial use, in accordance with these terms, without explicitly expressed permission in writing from a Director of STOS MEDIA LTD.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, We provide the Website on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis, without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any representations, warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy; We do not guarantee that it will always be safe and/or secure or that it will always function without disruptions, delays or imperfections. We do not endorse any User Content or User Messages and disclaim any and all liability in connection with them.

In no event shall We be liable for any loss or damage arising as a result of the use or inability to use the Website. We do not exclude or limit any liability for: (i) death or personal injury resulting from our negligence; (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iii) any other liability that cannot by law be limited or excluded.

The Website may contain links to and from third parties. We have no control over the contents of third party websites and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from Users use of them. We are not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of Users or third parties, or correspondence between them.

You may link to our site 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.