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Terms of Service

By using the https://research-engine.appspot.com web site ("Service"), or any services of Research Engine, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service"). IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY, ITS AFFILIATES AND ALL USERS WHO ACCESS OUR SERVICES THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS "YOU" OR "YOUR" SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY, ITS AFFILIATES AND USERS ASSOCIATED WITH IT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.

If Research Engine makes material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on our site before the changes are effective. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: https://research-engine.appspot.com/terms

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account. While Research Engine prohibits such conduct and Content on the Service, you understand and agree that Research Engine cannot be responsible for the Content posted on the Service and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials. You agree to use the Service at your own risk.

A. Account Terms


  1. You must be 13 years or older to use this Service.
  2. You must be a human. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
  3. You must provide a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
  4. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Research Engine cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
  5. You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account (even when Content is posted by others who have accounts under your account).
  6. One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one free account.
  7. You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright or trademark laws).

B. API Terms


Customers may access their Research Engine account data via an API (Application Program Interface). Any use of the API, including use of the API through a third-party product that accesses Research Engine, is bound by these Terms of Service plus the following specific terms:

  1. You expressly understand and agree that Research Engine shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Research Engine has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from your use of the API or third-party products that access data via the API.
  2. Abuse or excessively frequent requests to Research Engine via the API may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account's access to the API. Research Engine, in its sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage of the API. Research Engine will make a reasonable attempt via email to warn the account owner prior to suspension.
  3. Research Engine reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, your access to the API (or any part thereof) with or without notice.

C. Cancellation and Termination


  1. You are solely responsible for properly canceling your account. An email or phone request to cancel your account is not considered cancellation. You can cancel your account at any time in the settings page for your account
  2. All of your account information will be immediately deleted from the Service upon cancellation. This information can not be recovered once your account is cancelled.
  3. Content and activity that occured under your account may be preserved and remain accesible to other users
  4. Research Engine, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other Research Engine service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service may result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all Content in your Account. Research Engine reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

D. Modifications to the Service


  1. Research Engine reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
  2. Research Engine shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

E. Copyright and Content Ownership


  1. We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours. However, by setting your pages to be viewed publicly, you agree to allow others to view your Content.
  2. Research Engine does not pre-screen Content, but Research Engine and its designee have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service.
  3. You shall defend Research Engine against any claim, demand, suit or proceeding made or brought against Research Engine by a third party alleging that Your Content, or Your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement, infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of a third party or violates applicable law, and shall indemnify Research Engine for any damages finally awarded against, and for reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by, Research Engine in connection with any such claim, demand, suit or proceeding; provided, that Research Engine (a) promptly gives You written notice of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding; (b) gives You sole control of the defense and settlement of the claim, demand, suit or proceeding (provided that You may not settle any claim, demand, suit or proceeding unless the settlement unconditionally releases Research Engine of all liability); and (c) provides to You all reasonable assistance, at Your expense.

F. General Conditions


  1. Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
  2. Support for Research Engine services is only available in English and Spanish, via email.
  3. You understand that Research Engine uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.
  4. You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service, Research Engine, or any other Research Engine service.
  5. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by Research Engine.
  6. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and Accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
  7. Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Research Engine customer, employee, member, or officer will result in immediate account termination.
  8. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may be transfered unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
  9. You must not upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited email, SMSs, or "spam" messages.
  10. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  11. If your bandwidth usage significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage (as determined solely by Research Engine) of other Research Engine customers, we reserve the right to immediately disable your account or throttle your file hosting until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.
  12. Research Engine does not warrant that (i) the service will meet your specific requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the Service will be corrected.
  13. You expressly understand and agree that Research Engine shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Research Engine has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; (v) or any other matter relating to the service.
  14. The failure of Research Engine to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Research Engine and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Research Engine (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). You agree that these Terms of Service and Your use of the Service are governed under California law.
  15. Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to .