Terms of Use

Dated: 1 May 2015

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

This terms of use agreement (together with the documents referred to in it) (the “Terms of Use” or the “agreement”) is a legal agreement between you and Sci-Pub.Net of Switzerland (“Sci-Pub.Net”, “us” or “we”) for use of our website, www.sci-pub.net (the “Website”), and the purchase of services and products from us.  By using the Website and/or purchasing goods from us, you must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this agreement. This agreement includes all platforms affiliated to the Sci-Pub.Net, such as the Drug Discovery International publishing platform.

This agreement is provided to you and concluded in English. You agree that any use by you of the Website and/or the purchase of goods through the Website shall constitute your acceptance of the agreement. We recommend that you store or print-off a copy of the agreement (including all policies) for your records.  If you do not agree to the terms of this agreement, please refrain from using the Website.

1. ACCESS AND USE OF WEBSITE

1.1     In consideration of you agreeing to abide by the terms of this agreement, we hereby grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to use the Website on the terms of this agreement. 

1.2     Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis for your private purposes only and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. 

1.3     From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us. 

1.4     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, and 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 opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use. 

1.5     You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.  

1.6     You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.  

1.7     If you breach clause 1.6, you will be committing 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, we reserve the right to immediately cease your right to use the Website. 

1.8     We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it. 

1.9     When you visit this Website and/or submit an order, you are communicating with us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we send to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. 

2. OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS 

2.1     These Terms of Use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Website:  (a)       our privacy policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate; and  (b)     our cookie policy, which sets out information about the cookies on the Website. 

2.2     If you subscribe for any of our other services you will also have to agree to the terms that govern the service you have subscribed for.  

3. YOUR CONDUCT 

3.1     In order to use this Website you must be over 18 years of age or have the consent of a parent or guardian. 

3.2     You must not use the Website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the Website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. 

3.3     You must not use the Website for any of the following: 

(a)     for fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity; 

(b)     to send, use or reuse any material that is (i) illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing, and/or (ii) in breach of copyright, design, trade mark, confidence, privacy or any other right, and/or (iii) otherwise injurious to third parties, and/or (iv) objectionable, and/or (v) which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any "spam"; and 

(c)     to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.  

4. YOUR INDEMNITIES AND UNDERTAKINGS 

4.1     You agree that when using the Website and/or any services and products sold on our Website you will comply with all applicable laws and this agreement. In particular, but without limitation, you agree not to: 

(a)     use the Website and/or any services & products sold on our Website in any unlawful manner or in a manner which promotes or encourages illegal activity; or 

(b)     breach any law, statute, contract, or regulation; 

(c)     act in a manner that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; 

(d)     provide false, inaccurate or misleading information; 

(e)     use an anonymising proxy; or 

(f)     use the Website and/or any services & products sold on our Website to attempt to gain unauthorised access to any computer network, server or system. 

4.2     Notwithstanding clause - you agree to indemnify us in full and on demand from and against any loss, damage, costs or expenses which we suffer or incur directly or indirectly as a result of your use of the Website and/or any services & products sold on our Website other than in accordance with this agreement or any applicable laws.

4.3 Use of Third Party services – Sci-Pub.Net at times will use Third Party services to validate User information, host content, and enhance services on Sci-Pub.Net sites.  Sci-Pub.Net may, at times, direct the user to a specified Third Party Platform as required. Users must adhere to the Terms of Use of Third Party Platforms to continue using services on Sci-Pub.Net, that are enabled by such Third Party services.

4.4 Users must not publish content hosted on Sci-Pub.Net on other websites, platforms, or media formats, without the expressed written consent of Sci-Pub.Net. Re-publication of original content hosted on Sci-Pub.Net, violates publication copyright. Re-publication of content that have Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) conferred by Sci-Pub.Net and it’s assigned Third Party Vendors, will result in multiple DOI assigned to the same content, which would violate publication standards used by the industry. Any penalties levied by international organizations monitoring DOI content for duplicated work will be passed on to the User.

4.5 Preprint Conference material:  Specific content hosted on Sci-Pub.Net’s Preprint servers, such as data in Poster and Presentation PDF files, can be re-worked into full scientific article submissions for publication in Sci-Pub.Net’s peer reviewed article stream, or any other peer reviewed journals by the original submitting author, who retains copyright of this content.  Sci-Pub.Net does not guarantee the correctness or accuracy of files in Pre-print servers, and should not be held liable for this content.

4.6 Content that has been accepted or published on Sci-Pub.Net will remain permanently hosted on Sci-Pub.Net systems and associated, where appropriate, to functionalities hosted by Third Party Vendors as stipulated in 5.0 “Intellectual Property, Software, and Content”. Content known to violate Terms of Use of Sci-Pub.Net and associated sites will be removed.

5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SOFTWARE AND CONTENT 

5.1     All content, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data and software included or used in the Website is the exclusive property of Sci-Pub.Net, its affiliates or its suppliers and is protected by national and international laws protecting intellectual property and other rights.  

5.2     All intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, all copyrights, database rights, rights in trade marks (except as specifically provided below), rights in designs, rights in know-how, rights in patents and inventions as well as all other intellectual or industrial property rights, relating to any information, content, materials, data or processes contained in the Website belong to Sci-Pub.Net, its affiliates and/or its content suppliers. All such intellectual property rights of Sci-Pub.Net, its affiliates and/or its content suppliers are hereby reserved. 

5.3     You may not extract and/or re-utilize parts of the contents of the Website without Sci-Pub.Net's express written consent. In particular, you may not utilize any data mining tools, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools to extract (whether once or many times) for re-utilization of any parts of this website, without Sci-Pub.Net's express written consent. You also may not create and/or publish your own database that features substantial (e.g. our prices and service & product listings) parts of this website without Sci-Pub.Net's express written consent. 

5.4     Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all persons (including their names and images), third party trade marks and images of third party products, services and/or locations featured on this Website are in no way associated, linked or affiliated with Sci-Pub.Net. Any trade marks/names featured on this Website are owned by the respective trade mark owners. Where a trade mark or brand name is referred to, it is used solely to describe or identify the products and/or services and it is in no way an assertion that such products or services are endorsed by Sci-Pub.Net. 

6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

6.1     Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law. 

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

6.3     We will not be liable to any user 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: 

(a)     use of, or inability to use, the Website; or 

(b)     use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website. 

6.4     If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for: 

(a)     loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; 

(b)     business interruption; 

(c)     loss of anticipated savings; 

(d)     loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or  

(e)     any indirect or consequential loss or damage. 

6.5     If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide the Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Website 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. 

6.6     We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. 

6.7     Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any goods by use to you, which will be set out in our terms and conditions of supply.  

6.8     Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law. 

6.9     To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the purchase of the Service or the Product, any content on it, whether express or implied. 

7. LINKING TO THIS WEBSITE 

7.1     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, but 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. 

7.2     You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. 

7.3     This Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of this Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. 

8. INDEMNITY 

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sci-Pub.Net, its directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use of this Website or your breach of these Terms of Use. 

9. NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION 

9.1     The content on our Website 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 the Website. 

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

10. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS 

10.1    We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.  10.2   Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. 

11. APPLICABLE LAW 

11.1  These Terms of Use and any matter arising out of or in connection with it are to be construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland. Each party irrevocably agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Switzerland over any claim or matter arising from or in connection with this Agreement.  TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY   This page (together with the documents expressly referred to in it) tells you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (“Terms”) on which we sell any of the services and products listed on our website, Sci-Pub.net (the “Website”).   These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Services and Products to you (“Contract”). Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before ordering any Services and Products from the Website. Please note that by ordering any of our Services and Products, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the other documents expressly referred to in it.  Please click on the button marked "Accept" at the end of these Terms if you accept them. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Services and Products from the Website.  You should print a copy of these Terms or save them to your computer for future reference. We amend these Terms from time to time as set out in clause 7. Every time you wish to order Services and Products, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time.   These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.

1. INFORMATION ABOUT US

1.1     We are Sci-Pub.Net, a company registered in Switzerland. 

1.2     To contact us, please see our Contact Us page mailto:info@sci-pub.net. 

2. OUR PRODUCTS

2.1     The images of the Services and Products on the Website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colors accurately, we cannot guarantee that your computer's display of the colors accurately reflect the color of the Services & Products. Your view may vary slightly from those images. 

2.2     The display of the Services & Products on your computer may vary from that shown on images on the Website. 

2.3     All Services and Products shown on the Website are subject to availability. We will inform you by e-mail as soon as possible if the Service or Product you have ordered is not available and we will not process your order if made.  

2.4     Time is not of the essence for any obligation in this agreement. 

3. USE OF THE WEBSITE

Your use of the Website is governed by our Terms of Use. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.

4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We only use your personal information in accordance our Privacy Policy. For details, please see our Privacy Policy. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.

5. RESTRICTIONS

5.1     You may only purchase Services and Products from the Website if you are at least 18 years old or have the consent from a parent or guardian. 

5.2     You acknowledge that in entering into this Contract you do not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms or any document expressly referred to in them. 

5.3     You and we agree that neither of us shall have any claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this Contract. 

6. HOW THE CONTRACT IS FORMED BETWEEN YOU AND US

6.1     Our order process allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your order to us. Please take the time to read and check your order at each page of the order process. 

6.2     After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. However, please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Our acceptance of your order will take place as described in clause 6.3.  

6.3     We will confirm our acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail (“Dispatch Confirmation”). The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.  

6.4     If we are unable to supply you with a Service or Product, for example because that Service or Product is no longer available or because of an error in the price on the Website as referred to in clause 12, we will inform you of this by e-mail and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Service or Products, we will refund you the full amount as soon as possible. 

7. OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS

7.1     We may revise these Terms from time to time. Every time you order Services or Products from us, the Terms in force at that time will apply to the Contract between you and us. 

7.2     Whenever we revise these Terms in accordance with this clause 7, we will keep you informed and give you notice of this by stating that these Terms have been amended and the relevant date at the top of this page. 

8. YOUR CONSUMER RIGHT OF RETURN AND REFUND

This clause only applies if you are a consumer. 

8.1     If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a Contract under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000) during the period set out below in clause

This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or for any other reason you decide you do not want to keep a Product, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the Contract and receive a refund.  

8.2     However, this cancellation right does not apply in the case of:  

(a)     any custom-made services or products made to your specification or clearly personalized; 

(b)     Services that have been provided or delivered; or  

(c)     software, DVDs or CDs which have a security seal which you have opened or unsealed. 

8.3     Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date of the Dispatch Confirmation, which is when the Contract between us is formed. If the Services or Products have already been delivered to you, you have a period of 30 (thirty) working days in which you may cancel, starting from the day after the day you receive the Products. Working days means that Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays are not included in this period.  

8.4     To cancel a Contract, please contact us in writing to tell us by sending an e-mail to info@sci-pub.net. You may wish to keep a copy of your cancellation notification for your own records. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail or by post, then your cancellation is effective from the date you sent us the e-mail or posted the letter to us.  

8.5     You will receive a full refund of the price you paid for the Products and any applicable delivery charges you paid for. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 calendar days of the day on which you gave us notice of cancellation as described in clause 8.3. If you returned the Products to us because they were faulty or mis-described, please see clause 8.6. 

8.6     If you have returned the Products to us under this clause 8.6 because they are faulty or mis-described, we will refund the price of a defective Product in full, any applicable delivery charges, and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the item to us. 

8.7     We refund you on the credit card or debit card (or other payment method) used by you to pay. 

8.8     If the Products were delivered to you: 

(a)     you must return the Products to us as soon as reasonably practicable;  (b)  unless the Products are faulty or not as described (in this case, see clause 8.6), you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Products to us; 

(c)     you have a legal obligation to keep the Products in your possession and to take reasonable care of the Products while they are in your possession.  

8.9     Details of your legal right to cancel and an explanation of how to exercise it are provided in the Dispatch Confirmation.  8.10  As a consumer, you will always have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not affected by the returns policy in this clause 8 or these Terms.  

9. DELIVERY

9.1     Your order will be fulfilled by the estimated delivery date set out in the Dispatch Confirmation, unless there is an Event Outside Our Control. If we are unable to meet the estimated delivery date because of an Event Outside Our Control, we will contact you with a revised estimated delivery date.  

9.2     Delivery will be completed when we deliver the login credentials to you and you are able to access the Service or Products.

9.3     The proper use of the Service and Products will be your responsibility from the completion of delivery, in particular, heeding the rules and regulations as stipulated in this agreement and all terms of use on Sci-Pub.Net and its affiliates.

10. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

10.1    We enable all citizens of the planet to access Sci-Pub.Net and use the services and products on the Sci-Pub.Net platform and its affiliates. 

10.2    If you order Services and Products from the Website and reside in one of the International Destinations, your order may be subject to duties and taxes which are applied. Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount.  

10.3    You will be responsible for payment of any such duties and taxes. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. 

10.4    You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country in which you reside and where the Services and Products are used. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law. 

11. PRE-ORDERS

11.1    You acknowledge and agree that where you pre-order Products from us: 

(a)     processing of pre-orders may begin earlier than the release date to ensure that orders can be delivered to you as soon as possible; 

(b)     Sci-Pub.Net will use its reasonable endeavors to deliver the Service or Product to you but does not provide any promises or guarantees that it will do so. In the event that Sci-Pub.Net has to cancel your order, we shall provide you with a full refund;  

(c)     Sci-Pub.Net cannot promise when the Service or Product will be delivered and any date of delivery provided by us is an estimate only.  

12. PRICE OF PRODUCTS AND DELIVERY CHARGES

12.1    The prices of the Services or Products will be as quoted on the Website from time to time. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the prices of Services or Products are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. However if we discover an error in the price of Services or Product(s) you ordered, please see clause 12.5 for what happens in this event. 

12.2    Prices for our Services or Products may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order, which we have confirmed with a Dispatch Confirmation. 

12.3    The price of a Services or Product includes VAT (where applicable) at the applicable current rate chargeable in the Switzerland for the time being. 

12.4    The price of a Product does not include delivery charges. Our delivery charges are as quoted on the Website from time to time. To check relevant delivery charges, please refer to our shop page.  

12.5    It is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts, some of the Services or Products on the Website may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices as part of our dispatch procedures so that:  

(a)     Where the Service or Product's correct price is less than the price stated on the Website, we will charge the lower amount when dispatching the Products to you. However, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could have reasonably been recognized by you as a mispricing, we do not have to provide the Services or Products to you at the incorrect (lower) price; and 

(b)     If the Service or Product's correct price is higher than the price stated on the Website, we will contact you as soon as possible to inform you of this error and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the Service or Product at the correct price or cancelling your order. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you in writing.

13. HOW TO PAY

13.1    You can pay for Services or Products using PayPal or a debit card or credit card. We accept the following cards: nnn-nnn-nnn-nnn. 

13.2    Payment for the Services or Products and all applicable delivery charges is in advance. We will charge your debit card, credit card or PayPal account as soon as you place your order. 

14. MANUFACTURER GUARANTEES

14.1    Some of the Products we may sell to you come with a manufacturer's guarantee. For details of the applicable terms and conditions, please refer to the manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Products.  

14.2    If you are a consumer, a manufacturer's guarantee is in addition to your legal rights in relation to Services or Products that are faulty or not as described. 

15. OUR WARRANTY FOR THE PRODUCTS

15.1    For Products which do not have a manufacturer's guarantee, we provide a warranty that on delivery and for a period of [12] months from delivery, the Products shall be free from material defects. However, this warranty does not apply in the circumstances described in clause 15.2. 

15.2    The warranty in clause 15.1 does not apply to any defect in the Products arising from: 

(a)     fair wear and tear; 

(b)     willful damage, abnormal storage or working conditions, accident, negligence by you or by any third party; 

(c)     if you fail to operate or use the Products in accordance with the user instructions; 

(d)     any alteration or repair by you or by a third party who is not one of our authorized repairers; or 

(e)     any specification provided by you. 

15.3    If you are a consumer, this warranty is in addition to your legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. 

16. OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS

This clause 16 only applies if you are a business customer. 

16.1    We only supply the Services or Products for internal use by your business, and you agree not to use the Services or Products for any re-sale purposes. 

16.2    Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for: 

(a)     death or personal injury caused by our negligence; 

(b)     fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; 

(c)     defective products under the Swiss Consumer Protection laws. 

16.3    Subject to clause 16.2, we will under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for: 

(a)     any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; 

(b)     loss or corruption of data, information or software; 

(c)     loss of business opportunity; 

(d)     loss of anticipated savings; 

(e)     loss of goodwill; or 

(f)     any indirect or consequential loss. 

16.4    Subject to clause 16.2 and clause 16.3, our total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the Products. 

16.5    Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Products. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products are suitable for your purposes. 

17. OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER

This clause 17 only applies if you are a consumer. 

17.1    If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into the Contract. 

17.2    We only supply the Services or Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the product for any commercial, business or re-sale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. 

17.3    We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for: 

(a)     death or personal injury caused by our negligence; 

(b)     fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; 

(c)     defective products under the Swiss Consumer Protection laws. 

18. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL

18.1    We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 18.2.  

18.2    An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport. 

18.3    If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract: 

(a)     we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and  (b)  our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of Services or Products to you, we will arrange a new delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.  

19. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US

19.1    When we refer, in these Terms, to "in writing", this will include e-mail. 

19.2    If you are a consumer:  

(a)     To cancel a Contract in accordance with your legal right to do so as set out in clause 8, you must contact us in writing by sending an e-mail to info@sci-pub.net. You may wish to keep a copy of your cancellation notification for your own records. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail or by post, then your cancellation is effective from the date you sent us the e-mail or posted the letter to us.  

(b)     If you wish to contact us in writing for any other reason, you can send this to us by e-mail at info@sci-pub.net. 

19.3    If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail or by pre-paid post to the address you provide to us in your registration and contact information.

19.4    If you are a business:  

(a)     Any notice or other communication given by you to us, or by us to you, under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, e-mail, or posted on our Website. 

(b)     A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at our registered office; if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; if sent by e-mail, one Business Day after transmission; or, if posted on our website, immediately. 

(c)     In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.  

(d)     The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.

20. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS

20.1    We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organization, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.  

20.2    You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.  

20.3    This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999 or otherwise.  

20.4    Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect. 

20.5    If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.  

20.6    These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Switzerland.  

20.7  The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of Switzerland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).