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Terms of Service

Introduction

These terms of service (Terms) set out the basis on which you may browse and use our website, available at https://www.opastpublishers.com and its subdomains and any services offered through it.

Please also read our Privacy Policy, which contains important information regarding the ways in which we collect and use your personal information in connection with our business.

The Site is owned and operated by OPAST Group LLC, a company registered in Overland Park, Kansas, USA with registered no……………………………………………………………..………………..and registered address: OPAST Group LLC, 10807 W 145th TER, Overland Park, KS 66221, USA.

Your use of the site will be governed by these Terms, which serve as a legal contract between us and you. By browsing or using the site and/or any services, content or materials made available through the site, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the terms.

You may access the site as an unregistered user but will need to register with us in order to submit any articles intended for publication in one of our journals. Any submissions you make via uploading of any articles or edits to articles are described in these Terms as your Contribution. In addition to these Terms, you acknowledge and agree that you will comply with any Author Guidelines, Editorial Workflows, Publication Ethics or other policies applicable to the journal(s) you contribute.

In these terms “Intellectual Property Rights” means any patents, registered and unregistered trade-marks and service marks, domain names, registered designs and design rights, copyright (including such rights in computer software and databases), database rights and moral rights (in each case for the full period thereof and extensions, revivals and renewals thereof), applications for the foregoing and the right to apply for any of the foregoing anywhere in the world, and all similar rights anywhere in the world including those subsisting in inventions, designs, drawings and computer programs.

We may revise the Terms at any time by amending this page. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most recent version of the Terms available on the Site. We recommend that you read through the Terms available on the Site regularly so that you can be sure that you are aware of any changes that may apply to you.

General availability of the Site

We do not guarantee that the site, or any content on it, will always be available, uninterrupted, up to date, or otherwise free from errors, omissions, bugs or viruses.

Access to the site is permitted on a temporary and as-is basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for regularly creating backup copies of your contribution.

    You are responsible for your access to the site including:
  • ensuring that all persons who access the site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them;
  • ensuring that all persons who access the site through your internet connection are aware of our privacy policy which sets out how we will collect and use their personal information; and
  • that your internet enabled device and telecommunications systems carry the appropriate anti-virus software necessary to minimise the risk of any harmful viruses infecting your internet enabled device.

Article Processing Charges

Publication of an article with us requires payment of a non-refundable article processing charge in accordance with our Article Processing Charges listed for each journal under the journal menu.

In the event an article is accepted for publication, the author originally submitting the article intended for publication (whether for himself/herself or on behalf of a group of authors or an institution) will be invoiced for the applicable APC. Payments of APCs must be made in the period stipulated on our invoice. Payments must be made in full via our third-party payment service provider and in accordance with such provider’s terms of service. Payment by any other means is permitted only in our sole discretion.

You acknowledge and agree that payment of an APC does not guarantee publication of an article.

Our liability

Nothing in these terms excludes or limits our liability for anything that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

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

    You agree to indemnify us against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, expenses, or legal proceedings arising out of:
  • your use of the site;
  • your contribution (including any articles);
  • your failure to comply with these terms.

General

Any failure or delay by us to enforce any of our rights under these terms will not be taken as or deemed to be a waiver of that or any other right unless we acknowledge and agree to such a waiver in writing.

These terms are not intended to be for the benefit of, nor exercisable by, any person who is not a part to these terms.

If a court deems any part of the terms set out in these terms to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms will remain unaffected.

These terms set out the full extent of our obligations and liabilities concerning the site and replace any previous agreements and understandings between us and you.

We may assign our rights under this agreement and transfer our obligations under this agreement in our sole discretion by providing notice to you via the email address that you provide to us or by notifying you on our site.