Welcome to Research Central
Research Central operates a platform which allows you to easily aggregate and manage your subscriptions to content publishers ("Publishers"). You can access this platform using the Research Central website http://www.researchcentral.co/, api or mobile app we make available for download on your mobile device (the "Service").
The Service is operated by Responsive Labs Limited (t/a Research Central) ("Research Central", "we", "our", or "us").
The Service makes content from third parties (e.g. the Publishers) available and may contain links to other sites and resources provided by our users and third parties ("Third Party Content").
We do not produce this Third Party Content and cannot be responsible for it in anyway. You access the Service and use the Third Party Content and take any decisions based on Third Party Content entirely at your own risk.
Your relationship with us
These Terms of Service set out the basis of your relationship with us. It is important that you read and understand the Terms of Service before using the Service. If there is anything within them that you do not understand, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what this means for you.
By setting up an Account with us or using and accessing the Service you agree to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please do not access or use the Service.
Information about us
Information about you and cookies
Setting up an Account and Restricted Content
To use certain features of our Service (including accessing our App), you must register with us and set up an account with an email and -if required- password (your "Account"). We encourage you to use 'strong' passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your Account.
You may be able to view certain content made available by Publishers via our website at www.researchcentral.co or via our mobile app.
You must be of legal age and capable, in your country of residence, of entering into a legally binding agreement to use the Service.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login details and any activities that occur under your Account. If you have any concerns that your Account may have been misused, you should contact us at email@example.com straight away to let us know.
Publishers may restrict access to certain content to approved users ("Restricted Content"). To access Restricted Content through the Service, we will need to verify that you have been approved by the Publisher in which event you will be permitted to access the Restricted Content.
Research Central App - End User Licence
As part of the Service, we allow you to download our App (including any updates) from our site or via an app store (our "App") for use on your mobile device for the sole purpose of accessing and using the Service in accordance with these Terms of Service and we grant you a non-exclusive, personal, non-transferable licence for this sole purpose.
Unless allowed by these Terms of Service or as permitted by any local law, you agree:
not to copy our App;
not to give or sell or otherwise make available our App to anybody else;
not to change our App in any way;
not to look for or access the source code of our App that we have not expressly published for general use.
You agree that all confidential information, copyright and other intellectual property rights in our App belong to us or the people who have licensed us to use those rights.
You agree that you have no rights in or to our App other than the right to use the App in accordance with these Terms of Service.
The following terms also apply where you acquire our App from the iTunes Store ("iTunes-Sourced Software"):
You acknowledge and agree that these Terms of Service are solely between you and Research Central and not Apple, Inc ("Apple") and that Apple has no responsibility for the iTunes-Sourced Software or content thereof whatsoever.
Your use of the iTunes-Sourced Software must comply with the Apple app store Terms of Service.
You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the iTunes-Sourced Software.
In the event of any failure of the iTunes-Sourced Software to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will (if applicable) refund the purchase price for the iTunes-Sourced Software to you; to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other obligation whatsoever with respect to the iTunes-Sourced Software, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be solely governed by these Terms of Service and any law applicable to Research Central as the provider of the iTunes Sourced Software.
You acknowledge that Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party have relating to the iTunes-Sourced Software or your possession and/or use of the iTunes-Sourced Software and all such claims are governed solely by these Terms of Service and any law applicable to Research Central.
You and Research Central acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple's subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service and have the right to rely on these Terms of Service as it relates to your license of the iTunes-Sourced Software.
The following terms also apply where you acquire our App from the Play Store ("Play-Sourced Software"):
You acknowledge and agree that these Terms of Service are solely between you and Research Central and not Google, Inc ("Google") and that Google has no responsibility for the Play-Sourced Software or content thereof whatsoever.
Your use of the Play-Sourced Software must comply with the Google app store Terms of Service.
You acknowledge that Google has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Play-Sourced Software.
In the event of any failure of the Play-Sourced Software to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Google, and Google will (if applicable) refund the purchase price for the Play-Sourced Software to you; to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Google will have no other obligation whatsoever with respect to the Play-Sourced Software, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be solely governed by these Terms of Service and any law applicable to Research Central as the provider of the Play Sourced Software.
You acknowledge that Google is not responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party have relating to the Play-Sourced Software or your possession and/or use of the Play-Sourced Software and all such claims are governed solely by these Terms of Service and any law applicable to Research Central.
You and Research Central acknowledge and agree that Google and Google's subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service and have the right to rely on these Terms of Service as it relates to your license of the Play-Sourced Software.
You agree that you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a "terrorist supporting" country and you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
Your right to use the Service
The materials and content (including Third Party Content but excluding User Content, as defined in clause 8 below) available through and comprising the Service ("Site Content") belongs to us, our Publishers or our licensors and we give you permission to use Site Content for the sole purpose of using the Service in accordance with these Terms of Service.
We do not grant any other rights to use the Third Party Content and you must read any disclaimers, and comply with any licence terms, made available with the Third Party Content and agree to use the Third Party Content in accordance with such disclaimers or terms.
You should not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Site Content and you should only use such Site Content as intended through and permitted by the normal functionality of the Service. Where the functionality of the Service does not give you the option to share Site Content you must seek our prior written approval before distributing Site Content to any third party.
Your right to use the Service is personal to you and you are not allowed to give this right to another person or to sell, gift or transfer your Account to another person. Your right to use the Service does not stop us from giving other people the right to use the Service.
Other than as allowed in these Terms of Service you are not given a right to use the "Research Central" name, or any of the "Research Central" trademarks, logos, domain names and other distinctive brand features.
You must not use Site Content for unlawful purposes or purposes which are not permitted by these Terms of Service.
You must not create, structure, develop, manage, trade, market and/or promote any financial instrument or other investment product that uses Third Party Content as its source of financial data for calculating the value, income or other financial measure of the instrument or product without the relevant Publisher's consent. For example, you will not use Third Party Content to manage a security whose capital and/or income value is calculated based on changes in the financial data which is regularly made available by the Publisher through the Service.
In the event that our right to give you access to any Third Party Content is revoked by our Publishers or licensors, your access and right to use the Third Party Content will end and we may immediately restrict your access to the relevant Third Party Content through the Service.
Our Publishers and licensors may enforce this clause 7 in respect of any Third Party Content they have given us permission to make available to you through the Service.
Sharing on the Research Central Service and Your Content
For selected Publishers, we may from time to time provide social features on the Service such as allowing you to share your content on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or other services ("Research Central Social Features"). Any use of the Research Central Social Features should comply with our Rules of Acceptable Use set out below.
You confirm that images, sounds, text or information that you submit or create ("User Content") whilst using the Service will meet the Rules of Acceptable Use.
You grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free and perpetual licence to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, adapt, re-format, modify, publish, translate, licence, sub-licence, assign, transfer and exploit the User Content anywhere and in any form for the purposes of providing the Service or for any purpose in connection with the operation of our business.
Our right to use your User Content does not in any way affect your privacy rights.
We do not check or moderate any Research Central Social Feature or any User Content before it is added to the Service by users. We may later check, moderate, reject, refuse or delete any User Content if anybody objects to it, or we think that it breaks any of the Rules of Acceptable Use.
Rules of Acceptable Use
In addition to the other requirements within these Terms of Service, this section describes specific rules that apply to your use of the Service (the "Rules of Acceptable Use").
When using the Service you must not:
circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of the Service, features designed to restrict access to Restricted Content without approval or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of the content accessible via the Service;
use the Service if we have suspended or banned you from using it;
create more than one Account on the Service (however, you may connect all your social networks' accounts, that we support, to your Account on the Service), give any false or misleading information in your Account details, impersonate any other person, misrepresent your identity, or falsely give the impression that your User Content comes from someone else;
modify, interfere, intercept, disrupt or hack the Service, misuse the Service by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which would harm the Service or any user of the Service's own equipment, send any junk, spam or repetitive messages, collect any data from the Service other than in accordance with these Terms of Service, or engage in any illegal or unlawful conduct;
submit or contribute any User Content (including comments and descriptions relating to any Publishers) that contains nudity or violence or is abusive, threatening, obscene, misleading, untrue or offensive;
submit or contribute any User Content without the permission of the content owner or otherwise infringe the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties or submit or contribute any information or commentary about another person without that person's permission.
Your User Content – in particular when you are posting reviews or comments on Third Party Content – must:
be based upon an actual experience with the relevant Publisher;
be accurate (where facts are stated), truthful, non-misleading and non-deceptive;
not contain any defamatory content or any other content that is or could be reasonably considered obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory, and
reflect opinions genuinely held by you.
Failure to comply with Rules of Acceptable Use constitutes a serious breach of these Terms of Service, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions (with or without notice):
immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Service;
immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any User Content;
issuing of a warning to you;
legal action against you including proceedings for reimbursement of all costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
The responses described in clause 9.4 are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Notice and takedown policy
Any person may contact us by sending us an "Infringement Notice" if any content available through the Service infringes their rights or fails to comply with our Rules of Acceptable Use. The Infringement Notice should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the information described below in the Infringement Notice:
your name and contact details;
a statement explaining in sufficient detail why you consider that the content available through the Service infringes your rights or fails to comply with our Rules of Acceptable Use; and
a link to or such other means of identifying the problematic content.
We will take the action that we believe is appropriate depending on the nature of the Infringement Notice and will aim respond to you within a reasonable period of time on the action we propose to take.
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Ending our relationship
If at any time you do not feel that you can agree to these Terms of Service or any changes made to the Terms of Service or the Service, you must immediately stop using the Service.
If you wish to end your use of the Service uninstall the App from the device or devices you use to access the Service.
We may immediately end your use of the Service if you break the Rules of Acceptable Use, any other important rule(s), or terms and conditions we set for accessing and using the Service including these Terms of Service.
If we decide to terminate the Service for any other reason we will do our best to notify you that the Service is ending. We will not be liable for any loss you suffer as a result of us ending the Service.
If you or we end your use of the Service or we withdraw the Service as described in this section, we may delete or modify your User Content, Account or any other information we hold about you. You will also lose any rights you have to use or access the Service or your User Content. We will not offer you compensation for any losses.
Our liability/responsibility to you
The Service makes content from third parties (e.g. the Publishers) and may contain links to other sites and resources provided by our users and third parties ("Third Party Content"). We do not produce this Third Party Content and cannot be responsible for it in anyway. You access the Service and use the Third Party Content at your own risk.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Internet and technology, the Service is provided on an "as available" and "as is" basis. This means that we are unable to promise that your use of the Service will be uninterrupted, without delays, error-free or meet your expectations and we do not give any commitment relating to the performance or availability of the Service in these Terms of Service and, to the extent we are able to do so, we exclude any commitments that may be implied by law.
To the extent permitted by the law, we do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any claims arising out of the provision of the Service (as the Service is provided to you for free).
In every case, we will never be responsible for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable.
Third party content provider liability to you
Third Party Content is provided for general reference purposes only and does not constitute legal, financial, tax or other professional advice. You should seek independent professional advice before relying on any Third Party Content on this Service. As Third Party Content is provided for your general reference purposes only and not for you to rely on, the third parties who provide the Third Party Content are not responsible to you for the accuracy or completeness of the information in Third Party Content.
Third Party Content is not investment advice and a reference to a particular investment or security, a credit rating or any observation concerning a security or investment provided by the third party is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold such investment or security or make any other investment decision.
As the third parties that provide Third Party Content do not provide the Service they are unable to promise that your use of the Service will be uninterrupted, without delays, error-free or meet your expectations and they do not give any commitment relating to the performance or availability of the Service.
To the extent permitted by law, third parties who provide Third Party Content do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any claims arising out of the provision of the Service and the Third Party Content. Each third party who provides Third Party Content may rely on this clause 14 to defend any claim you bring against them in respect of the Service and Third Party Content.
If you have a dispute with us relating to the Service, in the first instance please contact us at email@example.com and we will attempt to resolve the dispute informally.
In the unlikely event that Research Central has not been able to resolve a dispute informally, we will discuss and agree with you the most effective way of resolving our dispute.
Changes to the Service
We are constantly updating and improving the Service to try and find ways to provide you with new and innovative features and services. Improvements and updates are also made to reflect changing technologies, tastes, behaviours and the way people use the Internet and the Service.
In order to do this, we may need to update, reset, stop offering and/or supporting a particular part of the Service, or feature relating to the Service ("changes to the Service"). These changes to the Service may affect your past activities on the Service, features that you use and your User Content ("Personal Elements"). Any changes to the Service could involve your Personal Elements being deleted or reset.
You agree that a key characteristic of the Service is that changes to the Service will take place over time and this is an important basis on which we grant you access to the Service. Once we have made changes to the Service, your continued use of the Service will show that you have accepted any changes to the Service. You are always free to stop using the Service or deactivate your Account by emailing [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com?subject=Deactivate Account).
We will try, where possible and reasonable, to contact you to let you know about any significant changes to the Service.
Changes to the documents
We may revise these Terms of Service from time to time but the most current version will always be here.
Changes will usually occur because of new features being added to the Service, changes in the law or where we need to clarify our position on something.
We will try, where possible and reasonable, to contact you to let you know about any significant changes to these Terms of Service. We may contact you through the Service (for example by asking you to accept the changes before you continue to use the Service) or via a separate email.
Normally, we will try to give you some warning before the new terms become effective. However, sometimes changes will need to be made immediately and if this happens we will not give you any notice.
Documents that apply to our relationship with you
The current version of the Terms of Service contains the only terms and conditions that apply to our relationship with you. Older versions of the Terms of Service will no longer apply to our relationship and will be completely replaced by the current version.
We intend to rely on these Terms of Service as setting out the written terms of our agreement with you for the provision of the Service. If part of the Terms of Service cannot be enforced then the remainder of the Terms of Service will still apply to our relationship.
If you do not comply with these Terms of Service and we do not take action immediately, this does not mean we have given up any right we have and we may still take action in the future.
Contact, feedback and complaints
If you need to contact us in relation to these Terms of Service or any other document mentioned in them, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We value hearing from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can improve the Service. By providing your feedback you agree that you are giving up any rights you have in your feedback so that we may use and allow others to use it without any restriction and without any payment to you.