Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using it, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with them or any part of the conditions, you must not use it.

License to use this website

Unless otherwise stated, the Publisher of this website and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in this website and materials on the website unless otherwise specified on any page.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

Users may view, download for caching purposes only, and print published articles and other pages from this website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in the terms and conditions for each materials published on this website.  

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

We publish Open Access articles that use a funding model which does not charge readers or their institutions for access. You may reproduce, duplicate, copy, edit, modify and redistribute content that is specifically made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License and the Bupdapest Open Access Initiative. However, you may not claim ownership or pretend to be the content owner by republishing without adequate citation and credit with links to the original source of the content.

We do not guarantee that our sites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our sites. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our sites 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 our sites, the server on which our sites is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a 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, your right to use our sites will cease immediately.

Linking policy

This websites contain links which may take you outside our website. All links are provided for your convenience, and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or content. We have no control over the contents or functionality of those sites and accept no responsibility for any loss or damages that may arise from your use of them. We are not responsible for any website outside our website, and such websites use will be subject to relevant terms and conditions and privacy policies.

You may not link to the content of our website without our permission.

Access to this website

We try to ensure that website availability is uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, we cannot, guarantee that your access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time, including to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We do everything to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction. We shall not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Third Party software

Certain functionality on our websites may be using third party components or software and may operate with plug-ins and APIs created by third parties. Your use of Third Party Software that has been incorporated into our sites will be subject to the terms and conditions of the authors and owners of such Third Party Software. Third Party Software utilised on our sites includes but is not limited to:

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

  1. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;

  2. Any liability caused by a force majeure event;

  3. Any obligation of effectiveness or accuracy; and

  4. Other than as set out elsewhere in this website, any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you in connection with this agreement, including  your use or inability to use any information on our website or within any publication subscribed to, via any website linked to our website and any material posted on it, including without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted time and for any other loss or damage of any kind, howsoever and whether caused by tort including negligence, by breach of contract or otherwise, even if forseeable.

Nothing in this provision affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or for liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under the applicable law. These provisions do not affect any applicable statutory rights.

Privacy Statement

Who are we?

Any reference to "Publisher", "we", "us" and "our" is to the Publisher of , except where the relevant service is provided by another company, in which case references to we, us or our shall, in respect of those services, be references to that company.

Your privacy

Protecting your privacy is one of our top priorities. From time to time we may change this Privacy Policy without further notice to you and we will post revisions on the Website. We thus recommend that you regularly review this policy for any changes. It is your responsibility for doing so. 

Our privacy commitment

This document sets out the basis on which we will process any personal data we collect from you.

We will make every effort to protect your privacy by adopting a consistently high level of site security and adhering to strict company policies on how we store and use personal information. This privacy policy has been developed in accordance with our legal obligations and may be updated from time to time.

Language of Terms

These terms are provided in English language. Where they are translated into a language which is not English, it is done for your convenience only to aid your interpretation of the terms.

Accounts and Passwords

If you have registered or subscribed to this website, any user identification code or password must be kept confidential and used only by you (unless agreed in writing with us). We reserve 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.

User content

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content provided for this website in any existing or future media. Here, "your user content" shall mean materials (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video and audio-visual materials) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). You must not submit any user content that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint to this website.

We reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to or published on the website.

Disclosure

Where we disclose your personal information to a third party, the third party in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. 

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, we may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Disclaimer

All expressions of opinions, data and statements appearing in articles or advertisements in this journal are published on the authority of the writer concerned. They are not to be regarded as necessarily expressing the views of the Publisher or product endorsement by the Publisher. Nonetheless, the Editorial Board will do its utmost to ensure that incorrect data, misleading data, opinions or statements do not appear in this journal.

However, we cannot be held responsible for inadvertent errors or omissions, and have no liability to any person or institution regarding claims, loss, or damage, caused or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the use of information or data contained in the journal.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the material and information displayed on this website is provided "as is" without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to accuracy.


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