Acceptance of Terms
The Service is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old or possess legal parental or guardian consent. If you do not so qualify, do not attempt to use the Service. Dalhousie University may refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity at any time and may change its eligibility criteria, at any time, in its sole discretion.
Rules and Conduct
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (or permit others to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content using any communications service or other service available on or through the Service, that:
Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Dalhousie University in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Dalhousie University's (or its third party providers') infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; or (iii) bypass any measures Dalhousie University may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service).
You shall abide by all applicable local, provincial, national and international laws and regulations.
The Service provides you with the ability to upload, submit, disclose, distribute or otherwise post (hereafter, "posting") content (including, without limitation, information, data, and images) to the Service ("User Submissions") and to allow other users to do so. The Service provides you with the ability to display, organize, and accept content through creating a Dataverse.
An important part of the mission of the Dalhousie Libraries is to acquire and preserve research data and provide access to it. The Dalhousie Libraries reserve the right to select content for archiving that will facilitate preservation, verification, management, and use, and to permanently archive these versions of the Content at multiple locations. The Dalhousie Libraries will use good archival practices, as identified by Dalhousie University and the data management community, to retain and preserve Content deposited into the Site. You acknowledge that Dalhousie University and Third-Party Dataverse Administrators will not be liable for any loss of or damage to the User Submissions, either in whole or in part.
You shall not provide Dalhousie University with any confidential or proprietary information that you desire or are required to keep secret. You are solely responsible for the User Submissions you post on or through the Service. Dalhousie University does not endorse and has no control over any User Submission.
By posting User Submissions on or at the Site, or otherwise through the Service, to your Dataverse or other Dataverses, or by allowing others to do so, you make the following representations and warranties to Dalhousie University and to the Third-Party Dataverse Administrator:
Dalhousie University has no obligation to monitor the Site, Service, Content, or User Submissions. Dalhousie University may remove any User Submission at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such User Submission), or for no reason at all. Retention periods may be specified in the data management plans.
You represent and warrant you are lawfully entitled and have full authority to license Dalhousie University to use the Content in the ways described in these Terms and Conditions; and you are not under any obligation or restriction created by law, contract or otherwise that would prevent you from entering into and fully performing these Terms and Conditions.
THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND USER SUBMISSIONS) IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE CONTENT OR USER SUBMISSIONS ARE TIMELY, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; (B) THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (C) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (D) THE CONTENT OR USER SUBMISSIONS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (E) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, REGARDING OR RELATING TO THE SERVICES OR CONTENT PROVIDED.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT OR USER SUBMISSIONS (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), (III) FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR USER SUBMISSIONS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT OR USER SUBMISSIONS POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR (IV) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) $10 (CANADA).
Integration and Severability
Copyright and Trademark Notices
You acknowledge that the copyright in any additional data added by Dalhousie University or Third Party Dataverse Administrators to the user Content, and any search software, user guides, documentation and any other intellectual property that is prepared by Dalhousie University or by Third Party Dataverse Administrators to assist users in using the User Submissions will belong to Dalhousie University or the Third Party Dataverse Administrator(s) creating the Content (respectively).
The Dataverse Network and Dataverse Network logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IQSS.