Terms of Use

 

Use of content from this Website

The Marcel Reyes-Cortez Website (‘MRC’) provides the content on this site in support of its mission for the increase and diffusion of knowledge. The MRC invites visitors to use its online content for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes. By using the MRC Website, you accept and agree to abide by the following terms.

Intellectual property rights in content

The MRC is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on the MRC Website, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, codes and software (‘Content’). However, MRC does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. The Content that the MRC makes available on the MRC Website may be owned by the MRC, owned by others and used with their permission (such as user-generated content), or used in accordance with applicable law. Some Content is in the public domain and some Content is protected by third party rights, such as copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, and contractual restrictions.

MRC Content is identified as having ‘no known copyright restrictions’ when the MRC is unaware of any copyright restrictions on its use. This may mean that: (I) a copyright existed at one time but was not renewed, or the copyright may have expired, or the owner may have intentionally placed the Content into the public domain; or (II) the Content was never eligible for copyright protection because it was created by an employee as part of his or her official duties, or (III) there are no copyright markings or other indications on the Content to indicate that it was copyrighted or otherwise restricted; or (IV) MRC records do not indicate any evidence of copyright restrictions. These facts do not necessarily mean that the Content is in the public domain, but rather indicate that no evidence has been found to show that copyright restrictions apply.

The MRC endeavours to provide information that it possesses about the copyright status of the Content and to identify any other terms and conditions that may apply to use of the Content (such as trademark, rights of privacy or publicity, donor restrictions, etc.); however, the MRC can offer no guarantee or assurance that all pertinent information is provided or that the information is correct in each circumstance. It is your responsibility to determine what permission(s) you need in order to use the Content and, if necessary, to obtain such permission. If you have specific questions or information about Content on the MRC Website, please contact the MRC or program that is associated with the Content.

Permitted uses

The MRC welcomes you to make fair use of the Content as defined by copyright law and information on The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c 48), available from UK Legislation.gov.uk: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/contents. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

In addition, the MRC allows personal, educational, and other non-commercial uses of the Content on the following terms:

• You must cite the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work.
• You must also cite and link to, when possible, the MRC Website as the source of the Content.
• You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, and notices, that are placed in or near the text, images, or data.
• You must comply with all terms or restrictions other than copyright (such as trademark, publicity and privacy rights, or contractual restrictions) as may be specified in the metadata or as may otherwise apply to the Content.

Unauthorised uses require prior written permission

You may not use the Content for commercial purposes. This means that you may not sell the Content or sell materials, products or services that use and incorporate the Content, nor may you use the Content to promote or advertise products or services. If you wish to use the Content for any purpose beyond the permitted uses, such as a commercial use or publication (except as may be permitted by fair use under the copyright law), you must obtain prior written permission from the MRC (or other third party owner of the Content as applicable).

Send your permission request or other inquiries, including requests for higher quality formats, including high resolution digital images, to the MRC that is associated with the Content you wish to use. Contact information for each third party Content and program needs to be sent to it’s copyright owner or agent as listed on the page of this Website.

If you are uncertain on who to contact or are seeking permission to include the Content in any form, commercial product or other item of consumer merchandise, please contact the MRC.

Trademarks

Many of the names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on the MRC Website are registered or common law (unregistered) marks of the MRC. With the exception of fair use, you may not use the MRC trademarks without prior written permission.

Trademarks of third parties may also appear on the MRC Website from time to time. You agree that nothing on the MRC Website shall be construed as granting any license to use any Trademark displayed on the MRC Website without the express written permission of the owner of the trademark.

Interactive features and user-generated content

The MRC provides certain interactive features, such as blogs, for the exchange of ideas and information by visitors in furtherance of its mission. Accordingly, the MRC encourages you to interact with its site, subject to the following conditions:

• You are solely responsible for the content that you submit.
• By posting content, you are giving the MRC and those authorised by the MRC permission to use it for any educational, promotional or other standard educational purpose.
• You will not post any content that is off-topic, partisan-political, contains personal attacks or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, pornographic, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.
• You will only post content that is yours or for which you have received permission from the person or entity that owns the content and the related intellectual property rights.
• You will not insert your own or a third party’s advertising or promotional content into your posting.
• You understand that the MRC may monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards or any other postings from time to time.
• You understand that the MRC assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the posting of your content or for any error, defamation, libel, omission, obscenity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any posted information or from any failure or delay in removing such content.
• You will not introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.
• You agree that you will not collect information about the users of this Website or use such information for any purpose.
• You are not under the age of 18.

The MRC reserves the right to monitor content or information provided by Website visitors in its sole discretion, to edit or remove any content that, in the MRC’s judgment, does not comply with the foregoing rules. The MRC is not responsible for any user-generated content that is posted on the MRC Website or for any failure or delay in removing such content.

Copyright complaints

If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the MRC Website because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact the MRC, with your contact information and a link to the relevant Content.

Links to third party sites

The MRC may link to third party sites, which are not under the control of the MRC. These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only, and they do not indicate the MRC’s endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content of the linked Website, including any advertisements that may be posted. The MRC has no control over, makes no representation or warranty and bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the externally linked sites.

Links from third party sites

Linking is an important feature that facilitates searching and making connections among Website. If you link to the MRC Website, you agree to present the link in a manner that does not give the impression that the MRC endorses, whether expressly or implicitly, any products, services or opinions provided on your Website and that the link contain a clearly written notice that the user is leaving your Website and accessing another.

Disclaimer

The Content is provided ‘as is’ without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. The MRC shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of MRC Website or downloading any Content from the MRC Website.

Reservation of rights

The MRC reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Failure of the MRC to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms.

Warranty and indemnity

By using the MRC Website, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Use, including fair use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the MRC harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including any legal and attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of the MRC Website.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These ‘Terms of Use’ and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable law and the laws of the UK, London, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these ‘Terms of Use’ shall be brought in the appropriate court in London.

Privacy

By using the MRC Website, you agree that the MRC may collect, use and disclose information that you provide as described in the ’Privacy Policy’.

 

Questions and answers

 

You may place MRC Content on a non-commercial Website, blog or Facebook® (or other social networking) page so long as you:

• Identify and register the author and source of the Content.
• Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other notices that are placed in or near the Content you use.
• Do not use the Content to promote, advertise, or sell your own products or services or for any other commercial or unauthorised purpose.
• Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

You may not use the MRC logo or other trademarks without the MRC’s prior written permission. All commercial use of MRC Content is prohibited.

The MRC makes its content available for personal and non-commercial educational uses consistent with the principles of fair use. If you decide to use the Content for commercial or other purposes without undertaking to clear all rights, you will be responsible if someone else owns the rights and the owner objects to your use.

You may quote, describe, or include a copy of MRC Content so long as you:

• Identify the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work.
• Identify the relevant MRC Website as the source of the Content.
• Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, or notices that are placed in or near the text, images, or data that you use.
• Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

MRC content in lectures and lesson

There are many opportunities to include MRC Content in your teaching. The MRC invites you to make educational or fair use of its Content so long as you:

• Identify the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work.
• Identify the relevant SI Website as the source of the Content.
• Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, or notices that are placed in or near the text, images, or data.
• Do not use the Content to promote, advertise, or sell your own products or services or for any other commercial or unauthorised purpose.
• Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this ‘Terms of Use’, please contact us.


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