Legal Notice

Updated on: 04/09/2016
Effective from: 04/09/2016
This legal notice is specific to (referred as "Website") and overrides any other legal notices appearing elsewhere on Porto Biomedical Journal or PBJ - Associação Porto Biomedical websites. By using the Website, you are agreeing to the practices set out in this statement.

PBJ – Associação Porto Biomedical (referred as “Porto Biomedical Society” or “PBS”) and any company and legal entity owned or controlled by PBS from time to time are referred to in this Legal Notice as the “PBS”, "we", "us" or "our". You may access certain parts of the Website without registering or providing PBS with your details.

As the information on the Website may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, Porto Biomedical Society reserve the right to update the Website at our sole discretion. Thus, such information may be changed or updated without notice.

We reserve the right to make changes to this legal notice. Any changes we may make to this legal notice will be posted on this page and, whenever appropriate, we will also notify you by e-mail. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the Website.
Usernames and Passwords
Where you have registered on the Website and have been provided with a username and password, you agree not to make available your username and/or password to anyone. If there has been a disclosure of your username and/or password, you agree to notify us promptly of such disclosure so that PBS can take appropriate security measures and to provide you with a new username and password.
Registered users

Under the licence to access restricted content on the Website accepted by a registration, you are permitted for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study to:

  1. search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content;
  2. electronically save portions of restricted content; and/or
  3. print out single copies of portions of restricted content in each case, subject to any specific restrictions which appear on particular pages of the Website.

Under the licence accepted by the registration, you may not:

  1. remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear on the Website;
  2. systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts for any purpose except as permitted by law or as authorised by PBS;
  3. display or distribute any restricted content on any electronic network, including without limitation on the Internet and the World Wide Web;
  4. permit anyone to access or use restricted content; and/or
  5. use any content on the Website whether restricted content or otherwise for any commercial use.
Unrestricted content
PBS may make certain content available on this Website (and/or send you our newsletter or web feed if requested), which is available for you to view without restrictions or need for registration.

You may view, reproduce or store copies of such content provided that the content is used only for your personal, non-commercial use. Any use of such content in whole or in part must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article title, journal title, and URL and MUST include a copy of the copyright notice.

The rights granted above are personal to you and may not be exercised by any other person. If you make use of the content described above, you may not:
  1. remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear in the content;
  2. systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of the content for any purpose except as permitted by law or as authorised by PBS;
  3. display or distribute any part of the content on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web;
  4. permit anyone to access or use the content; and/or
  5. use all or any part of the content for any commercial use.
Open Access Articles
Notwithstanding the above rights, Porto Biomedical Journal is an open access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Permitted third party (re)use is defined by the Creative Commons user license CC BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives, for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the articles.
Intellectual Property Rights
We and/or our licensors are the owners of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and the Website and the materials on the Website are protected by intellectual property laws around the world including copyright and trade mark laws. Subject to the terms of this legal notice and any other licence agreements between you and PBS, all such rights are reserved and no materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without our prior written permission. PBJ is a registered trademark of PBJ – Associação Porto Biomedical.

Notwithstanding the foregoing and where applicable, copyright in each illustration that appears on the Website is owned by the rights holder(s) named in ‘Picture Details’ window for that illustration. All rights are reserved. No illustration from the Website may be copied, modified, published or broadcast or otherwise distributed.
Porto Biomedical Society makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on the Website for any purpose. All such information is provided "as is" and with a specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and/or non-infringement. Porto Biomedical Society makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this Website will be uninterrupted, error-free or that the Website or the server that hosts the Website are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code.

You are solely responsible for your choice in selecting this Website product.

In no event shall Porto Biomedical Society, its associates or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of opportunity, loss of data, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated savings or loss of profits resulting from the use of the Website even if PBS has been advised of such loss.  Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, PBS’s liability arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website and/or this legal notice whether in contract, tort, misrepresentation, under statute or otherwise will not exceed the eventual price you paid for your subscription to access to this Website. Neither party's liability for personal injury or death caused by negligence or for fraud is excluded or limited.

The exclusion and limitation set out in this legal notice only applies to the extent permitted by law and is without prejudice to any express provisions to the contrary in any written licence or registration agreement which you have with Porto Biomedical Society in respect of the use of any online service provided via the Website.
PBS provides links to other websites in good faith and for information only. PBS disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any website linked to the Website. In addition, a link to a non-PBS website does not mean that PBS endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website or the products and/or services offered on such website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojans and other items of a destructive nature.
Service Access
While we endeavour to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:
  1. that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience;
  2. for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals;
  3. which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world;
  4. or which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).
Global Nature of Websites
You recognise the global nature of the Website and thus, agree to comply with all applicable local laws in your jurisdiction when using the Website.

Information we publish on the Website may contain references or cross-references to our services and/or products offered that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that we intend to announce such services and/or products in your country.
Governing Law
You agree that this legal notice shall be exclusively governed in accordance with the laws of and the courts in Portugal. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this legal notice will preclude PBS from applying to any court to bring an action for the infringement of its intellectual property rights.
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