Terms of Use

The JAMS website is operated by MDPI and adheres to its Terms of Use, which can be found at http://www.mdpi.com/about/termsofuse. See the privacy policy for this site here.

§ 1
These Terms of Use govern the use of MDPI websites or any other MDPI online services that can be accessed. This includes any updates or releases thereof. By using our online services, you are legally bound by and therefore consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These Terms of Use form a contract between MDPI AG, registered at St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland (“MDPI”), and you as the user (“User”). These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss law, applicable at the place of jurisdiction of MDPI in Basel, Switzerland.

§ 2
Unless otherwise stated, the website and affiliated online services are the property of MDPI and the copyright of the website belongs to MDPI or its licensors. You may not copy, hack or modify the website or online services or falsely claim that another site is associated with MDPI. MDPI is a registered brand protected by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

§ 3
Unless otherwise stated, articles published on MDPI websites are labeled as “Open Access” and licensed by the respective authors in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. Within the limitations mentioned in §4 of the Terms of Use, the “Open Access” license allows for unlimited distribution and reuse as long as appropriate credit is given to the original source and any changes made compared to the original are indicated.

§ 4
Some articles published on this website (especially articles labeled as “Review” or similar) may make use of copyrighted material for which the author(s) have obtained a reprint permission from the copyright holder. Usually, such reprint permissions do not allow author(s) and/or MDPI to further license the copyrighted material. The licensing described in §3 of these terms and conditions is therefore not applicable to this kind of material enclosed within the articles. It is the user’s responsibility to identify the reusability of material provided on this website, for which they may directly contact the authors of the article.

§ 5
You may register or otherwise create a user account, user name, or password (your “Registration”), which allow you to access or receive certain content and/or to participate or utilize certain features of our online service, including features in which you interact with us or other users. You represent and guarantee that the information provided in your registration is accurate to the best of your knowledge. You are responsible for the use of any password you create as part of your registration and for maintaining its confidentiality, and you agree that MDPI may use this password to identify you. We reserve the right to deny, terminate or restrict your access to any content or feature reached via the registration process for any reason at our sole discretion. MDPI reserves the right to block or to terminate a user’s access to the website at any time and without prior notice.

§ 6
The MDPI website and online services may provide links to other websites or external resources. As part of the Terms of Use, you acknowledge that MDPI is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and that MDPI is not liable for any content, services, advertising, or materials available from such external sites or resources.

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The website may contain advertising. MDPI does not endorse any responsibility of any kind for the content of the advertisement or sponsorship or the advertised product or service, which is the responsibility of the advertiser or sponsor, unless the advertised product or service is offered by MDPI.

§ 8
There is no warranty for the website and its content to the extent permitted by applicable law. MDPI, the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the website and its content “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose relating to this website, its content or any content to which it is linked. No representations or warranties are given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this website or any website to which it is linked.

§ 9
In no event, unless required by applicable law, shall MDPI, its employees, agents, suppliers, contractors, or any other party be liable to the user for any damages of any nature, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages, losses, costs, claims or any expense of any kind arising from the use, inability to access, or in connection with the use of the website, its content, and information, even if the user has been informed of the possibility of such damages.

§ 10
MDPI reserves the right to change the Terms of Use at any time by posting changes to this page of the website without prior notice. Please check the Terms of Use periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of any service following the publication of any changes will mean that you have accepted and agreed to the changes.

§ 11
Basel, Switzerland shall be the place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from the Terms of Use, even if the Customer has their domicile outside of Switzerland.

§ 12
Swiss law, which is applicable at the place of jurisdiction of MDPI, shall exclusively apply.

§ 13
If any provisions of the Terms of Use should be found invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In any such case, the contracting parties shall negotiate a substitute to the invalid clause via a valid arrangement as close as possible to the original provision.
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