CellKb Terms of Service
Effective Date: 25 August 2020Welcome to CellKb!
Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms") carefully before using the CellKb database and website at http://cellkb.combinatics.com/ ("CellKb", "Site", "Service") developed and owned by Combinatics Inc. ("Combinatics", "Licensor", "us", "we", "our"). It governs the access and use of CellKb by an individual, a company, an academic organization, an individual on behalf of a company, academic organization or legal entity ("you", "your", "Licensee").
By accessing, using and/or subscribing to CellKb, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms, do not use this Site.
CellKb provides a manually curated and annotated database of cell type signatures collected from literature and searchable through a licensed web interface. Subject to the Terms of this agreement and your license plan, Combinatics grants you a limited non-exclusive non-transferable revocable license to use CellKb for internal purposes only. CellKb provides a trial license with limited content and searching ability, and a paid subscription with access to full content and searching capabilities, as provided by the CellKb website. Academic users can use the trial version for an extended period.
You are required to enter authentic information when registering for a license of CellKb. Your access to CellKb will be governed by the type and duration of your license. You may not transfer your license to, or share your username and password with, another individual, company, academic organization or legal entity. You shall immediately notify us of any loss or unauthorized use of your username and/or password.
All payment transactions are processed securely through PayPal on the CellKb website or via bank wire transfer. Combinatics does not access or store your credit card information on our webservers. Combinatics also does not automatically charge your credit card or PayPal account at any time without your express permission. To purchase a new license, or extend/upgrade your existing license, you will be redirected to the Paypal website, where you can complete the payment. If you have problems with the Paypal website, please contact us using the Contact form and we shall send you the wire transfer instructions to make the payment directly to our bank account.
In the event that you cancel your paid license before the end of your license period, you will not receive a refund of any portion of the license fee paid by you for your license period. We reserve the right to terminate your license if you fail to follow any of the Terms of this agreement.
By using a license to the trial version of CellKb for an extended period, you confirm that you work or study at an academic institution, and will use the Services and data of CellKb for purposes of research and education only. We reserve the right to terminate your acccount and license to CellKb in the event of excessive and/or inappropriate usage, or usage other than academic/evaluation purposes.
You shall not, directly or indirectly, sell, assign, transfer, rent, lease, sublicense, lend, give or make available to others or otherwise transfer or dispose of CellKb in its present form or as converted or modified by you or Combinatics.
You shall not, directly or indirectly, and shall not permit any other person, firm, your customer, your subsidiary establishment or a third party, to modify, adapt or translate the CellKb contents, Services and documentation and make it available in any manner for use by any other person, firm, your customer or your subsidiary establishment.
You shall not, directly or indirectly, and shall not permit any other person, firm, your customer, your subsidiary establishment or a third party, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the whole or part of the data, object code, source code or algorithms of CellKb. You shall not knowingly or unknowingly attempt to gain unauthorized access, or introduce malicious or harmful content, to our website, servers, database or any other hardware or software related to CellKb or Combinatics.
You shall not, directly or indirectly, use the Services or data of CellKb other than for intended purposes, or engage in the development or marketing of a product or system commercially competitive with CellKb at any time during the Subscription period. You shall not, directly or indirectly, publish or disclose to third parties any evaluation or benchmarking of the CellKb data or Services without prior written permission from us.
You agree that you shall be directly responsible and liable to us for any violation of these Terms. We reserve the right to change or terminate this agreement at any time.
CellKb does not claim any ownership on the data present in the publications in its original form. In addition, CellKb does not claim any ownership to the user data including the gene lists entered by the user during use of CellKb. Apart from this, the name CellKb, the data formatting, annotating and analyzing methods, and the annotated data along with any text, graphics, images, software, designs and documentation are a proprietary product of Combinatics and are protected by Copyright laws and treaties around the world. Combinatics reserves all rights of ownership and copyright along with all other intellectual property rights in any version of CellKb in any format.
Combinatics warrants that it has the right to license CellKb to you. To the best of our knowledge and belief, the use of CellKb and any other information provided to you does not infringe on any third party copyright or any other intellectual property. If at any time we become aware that CellKb and/or any information provided or used here, potentially or actually, infringes on any third party rights, we shall at our discretion and expense modify, replace or withdraw all or part of the information in CellKb and its authorization to you so as to comply with those rights.
Disclaimer and Liability
CellKb is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind regarding its completeness, accuracy or predictive power. Combinatics shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage whatsoever or howsoever, including but not limited to hardware or software equipment, property, profit, business revenue, loss of contracts, goodwill, anticipated savings or personal health, caused directly or indirectly in connection with this agreement, CellKb, its use or otherwise.
Any data that you upload or submit to the CellKb website, including your personal data during registration and your gene lists during CellKb search will be used only to provide Service, will be stored securely if needed to improve Service, and will not shared with third parties without your permission.
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