Terms of Service


Updated: February 25, 2018

Introduction

These terms of service (Terms) together with our Privacy Policy (https://manage.jvejournals.com/privacy/) set out the basis on which you may browse and use our website, available at https://www.jvejournals.com and its subdomains and any services offered through it, including the Journal Management System (JMS) (collectively, the Site).

The Site is owned and operated by JVE International, UAB, a company registered in Lithuania with registered no. 303214891 and registered address at Skruzdynes g. 9a-6, Nida, Lithuania, LT-93123 (we, us or our).

Your use of the Site will be governed by these Terms which serve as a legal contract between us and you. By browsing or using the Site and/or any services, content, or materials made available through the Site, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the Terms and our Privacy Policy (https://manage.jvejournals.com/privacy/).

You may access the Site as an unregistered user but will need to register with us for an account (JVE Account) in order to submit, edit, or review any articles intended for publication in one of our journals. Any submissions, edits, information, or data (in any form) you make via your JVE Account including without limitation uploading of any articles or edits to articles are described in these Terms as your Contribution. In addition to these Terms, you acknowledge and agree that you will comply with any Author Guidelines, Editorial Workflows, Publication Ethics, or other policies applicable to the journal(s) you contribute to via your JVE Account (Policies).

In these terms "Intellectual Property Rights" means any patents, registered and unregistered trade-marks and service marks, domain names, registered designs and design rights, copyright (including such rights in computer software and databases), database rights and moral rights (in each case for the full period thereof and extensions, revivals, and renewals thereof), applications for the foregoing and the right to apply for any of the foregoing anywhere in the world, and all similar rights anywhere in the world including those subsisting in inventions, designs, drawings, and computer programs.

We may revise the Terms at any time by amending this page. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most recent version of the Terms available on the Site. We recommend that you read through the Terms available on the Site regularly so that you can be sure that you are aware of any changes that may apply to you.

General Availability of the Site

We do not guarantee that the Site, or any content on it, including the JMS, will always be available, uninterrupted, up to date, or otherwise free from errors, omissions, bugs, or viruses.

Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary and as-is basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue, or change all or any part of the Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for regularly creating backup copies of your Contribution.

You are responsible for your access to the Site, including:

General Conduct

At all times when using or accessing the Site you represent, warrant and undertake that you will:

A failure to comply with our conduct expectations set out above, or any other part of these Terms, all of which we reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion, may result in the:

The actions above shall be without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which may be available to us.

Your JVE Account

You must ensure that the information you provide during your registration is complete, accurate, and kept up to date. Your JVE Account is personal to you.

We reserve the right to validate the account information supplied at any time.

Once registered, it is your responsibility to keep your password and any other security information confidential. We will be entitled to assume that any person that logs into or uses your JVE Account is you. You must notify us immediately via "Contact Us" link or any JVE email address that is available to you if you know or suspect that anyone other than you have had access to or knows your password.

Intellectual Property Rights and Confidentiality

All Intellectual Property Rights in the Site are owned, and will remain owned, by us or our licensors at all times. You may not copy or use any part of the Site other than as expressly permitted by the Terms. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Site for your personal use and link to the Site as permitted under the Linking to JVE Journals section below.

If you are a JVE Account holder you may deal with any Contribution in accordance with these Terms, our Policies, and our instructions to you.

You acknowledge and agree that articles (including all drafts, notes, and preparatory material and/or other Contributions related to the article) prior to first publication are highly confidential (Confidential Information). You warrant and agree that you will (a) hold all Confidential Information at all times under conditions of secrecy and will take all reasonable steps to preserve its confidentiality; (b) use Confidential Information solely for the purpose of performing any services authorised by us and for no other purpose whatsoever; and (c) not disclose Confidential Information to any third party or use it for the benefit of any third party other than as permitted by us (which may only be given on obtaining undertakings similar to those in this paragraph from such parties).

Prior to publication of your Contribution, you grant, and you represent and warrant, that you have the right to grant to us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free licence to publicly perform, copy, reproduce, display, make available, communicate to the public, modify, edit, manage, distribute, store, and publish any and all of your Contribution in print and electronic form, including on the JMS in order to prepare an article for publication in our journal(s).

Publication of Contributions (Articles)

By submitting or making a Contribution (including without limitation all tables, abstracts, illustrations, data, diagrams, and other materials accompanying the text of the Contribution) for the purposes of publication by us you represent and warrant that:

We reserve the right to refuse to publish any article or other Contribution for any reason.

Article Processing Charges

Publication of an article with us requires payment of a non-refundable article processing charge (APC).

In the event an article is accepted for publication, the author originally submitting the article intended for publication (whether for himself/herself or on behalf of a group of authors or an institution) will be invoiced for the applicable APC. Payments of APCs must be made in the period stipulated on our invoice.

You acknowledge and agree that payment of an APC does not guarantee publication of an article.

Reporting

You acknowledge that, other than for the purposes of verifying JVE Account registrations and article submissions in accordance with the Policies, we do not actively monitor Contributions and/or any of the other content that is made available on the Site.

If you believe that any part of the Site:

please notify us by writing to us via the "Contact Us" link on the Site.

Third-Party Links and Resources

The Site may contain link to other sites and resources. These links are provided for your information only and we make no warranties or representations whatsoever about any third-party websites which you may access through the Site. We assume no responsibility for the content of sites linked to on the Site. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of any such third-party sites.

Third-party websites are in no way approved, vetted, checked or endorsed by us and you agree that we shall not be responsible or in any way liable for the content, accuracy, compliance with relevant laws, or accessibility or any information, data, advice, or statements, or for the quality of any products or services available on such sites. Links do not necessarily imply that we are or that the Site is affiliated to or associated with such third-party sites. If you decide to visit any other site, you do so at your own risk. In addition, use of any other site may be subject to your acceptance of additional terms and conditions which we suggest you read carefully before proceeding.

Linking to JVE Journals

You may link to the Site provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. However, you must not suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part where none exists and you must not establish a link to the Site in any site that is not owned by you.

The Site must not be framed on any other site.

You may link to any part of the Site but we reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Data Protection

Please refer to our Privacy Policy (https://manage.jvejournals.com/privacy/), for details of how personally identifiable information is collected by us and may be processed or shared with others.

Our Liability

Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for anything that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations, or other terms which may apply to the Site or any content made available on it, whether express or implied.

Subject to this section, you agree that we will not be liable for any loss or damage, (whether direct or indirect or arising under contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise) even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with any:

Without limiting the effect of the paragraph above, due to the inherent risks of using the Internet, we cannot be liable for any damage to, or viruses that may infect, your internet enabled device or any other property when you are using the Site. The uploading, posting, downloading, or accessing of any content (including Contributions), material, and/or other information made available by the Site is done at your own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your device or loss of data that results from the downloading or acquisition of any such content, material, and/or information.

You agree to indemnify us against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, expenses, or legal proceedings arising out of:

General

Any failure or delay by us to enforce any of our rights under these Terms will not be taken as or deemed to be a waiver of that or any other right unless we acknowledge and agree to such a waiver in writing.

These Terms are not intended to be for the benefit of, nor exercisable by, any person who is not a party to these Terms.

If a court deems any part of the terms set out in these Terms to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms will remain unaffected.

We may assign our rights under this agreement and transfer our obligations under this agreement in our sole discretion by providing notice to you via the email address that you provide to us or by notifying you on our site.