Terms of Use

SFL Scientific and its affiliates (“SFL Scientific” or “we”) provides its content on its websites or applications that post a link to this Terms of Use (the “Site”) subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). We may periodically change the Terms without prior notice, so please check back from time to time. These Terms were last updated on June 16, 2020. By accessing and using this Site, you agree to these Terms. For an explanation of SFL Scientific’s practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of our users’ information, please read our [link Privacy Policy]. Any such additional or different terms will be posted on the applicable section of the site. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, please do not use the site. Please read this Agreement carefully and be aware that SFL Scientific may, in its sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.

1. Copyrights

All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images, website design and “look and feel,” and videos and the selection and arrangement thereof, in addition to any concepts, know-how, tools, frameworks, software, applications or other technology, algorithms, models, processes, and industry perspectives underlying or embedded in the foregoing, along with any enhancements to or derivative works thereof (the “Site Content”) is the exclusive property of SFL Scientific or its licensors and, to the extent applicable, is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. Neither the Site Content nor functionality of the Site, may be copied, reproduced, modified, reverse engineered, altered (including the removal or disabling of any security or technological safeguards, disclaimers, or legends) uploaded, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without our written permission, except for those uses specified in Section 3.

2. Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of SFL Scientific and its licensors. You agree that, except as expressly permitted by us (e.g., through social media sharing tools provided on the Site) or by our licensors, where applicable, you will not refer to or attribute any information to SFL Scientific or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, websites, or public social media) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, SFL Scientific or its licensors.  The use of any service marks or trademarks on the site is prohibited without express written permission from us and/or the owner of any such service mark or trademark.

3. Use of site content

SFL Scientific hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the Site Content on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way (including creating derivative works thereof), that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content, and that you otherwise comply with these Terms. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, reverse engineer, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without SFL Scientific’s prior written consent. In addition, you may not “mirror” the Site Content or any portion thereof without SFL Scientific’s express written consent. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting directly or indirectly, or by implication any license or right to use any SFL Scientific intellectual property other than as expressly set forth herein. The license granted in this section terminates automatically and immediately if you do not comply with these Terms.

4. User postings

You acknowledge and agree that SFL Scientific shall own and have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish on the Site in postings, forums or message boards, questionnaire, survey responses, and otherwise, and you acknowledge and agree that, by providing us any such submission, you automatically grant, and hereby do grant, to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sublicensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license and right to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, modify and otherwise exploit such submission for any purpose, and in any form or media, not prohibited by applicable law. In addition, you hereby waive any claims against SFL Scientific for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, intellectual property rights, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with SFL Scientific’s use and publication of such submissions. You covenant that you shall not post or otherwise publish on the Site any materials that (i) are threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene; (ii) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law, rules, or regulations; (iii) infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (iv) contain a computer virus, malicious software, or other destructive elements; (v) contain advertising; (vi) constitute or contain false or misleading statements; or (vii) violates these Terms.

SFL Scientific does not represent or endorse the accuracy of the reliability of information posted to the Site by users. In addition, SFL Scientific does not and cannot review all information posted to the Site by users and is not responsible for such information. However, SFL Scientific reserves the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.

5. Takedown by SFL Scientific

SFL Scientific prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity.

If you believe that a web page hosted by SFL Scientific is violating your rights under U.S. copyright law, you may file a complaint thereof with SFL Scientific’s designated agent in the manner described below.

By Mail:

Copyright Agent
SFL Scientific Legal Department
3 Batterymarch Park, Suite 405
Quincy, MA 02169

By e-mail: legal@sflscientific.com

For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled as well as information reasonably sufficient to permit SFL Scientific to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

See 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for more details.

You should be aware that, under the DMCA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the wrongfully accused material, court costs, and attorneys’ fees. U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely.

SFL Scientific will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)).

Under appropriate circumstances, persons who repeatedly submit infringing or unlawful material will be prohibited from posting further submissions.

6. Disclaimers

THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT SFL SCIENTIFIC IS NOT HEREIN ENGAGED IN RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR SERVICES TO YOU, NO SITE CONTENT IS INTENDED TO SERVE AS OR SHALL BE DEEMED PROFESSIONAL, LEGAL, CONSULTING, TECHNOLOGY OR OTHER ADVICE, AND THAT YOU SHALL REMAIN SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF ALL SITE CONTENT AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE UPON THE SITE CONTENT SHALL BE ENTIRELY AT YOUR SOLE OPTION AND RISK. ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SFL SCIENTIFIC AND ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OWNERSHIP, ACCURACY, OR ADEQUACY OF THE SITE CONTENT. SFL SCIENTIFIC SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON LINKED WEBSITES, CONTAINED IN ANY USER SUBMISSIONS PUBLISHED ON THE SITE, OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. NEITHER SFL SCIENTIFIC NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES OR FOR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY.

7. Indemnification

You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SFL Scientific and all of its predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, investors, employees, agents, representatives, and attorneys and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns (“SFL Scientific Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability, expenses, costs, or other losses (“Losses”) incurred by SFL Scientific and/or SFL Scientific Indemnified Parties in connection to any claims arising out of your use of the Site and/or any breach by you of these Terms, including the representations, warranties and covenants you made, if any, by agreeing to these Terms. SFL Scientific reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

8. Third-party websites & Providers

We may provide links to third-party websites, and some of the content appearing to be on this Site is in fact supplied, supported, or provided directly or indirectly by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third-party websites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third-party servers. SFL Scientific has no responsibility for these third-party websites, which are governed by the terms of use and privacy policies, if any, of the applicable third-party content providers. Our site may contain links to other websites, including various social media websites. We do not regularly review materials on websites linked to from this site and do not necessarily endorse the materials appearing on any websites linked to from this site. We assume no responsibility for the content or the policies and practices of such other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of any other website that you visit.

9. Governing law; jurisdiction

These Terms are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction resides in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with any dispute or claim involving SFL Scientific. If any part of these terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.