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User Agreement

This document governs content copyrights on Data Science Central (DSC). By submitting content on DSC, you accept the following rules.

User submissions

Certain areas of the DSC Websites may permit you to submit feedback, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials (each, a “User Submission”). By submitting a User Submission; whether blog posts contributed via RSS, blog posts written directly on the site, or comments, the contributor agrees to give DSC a perpetual, non-exclusive license to the content that DSC publishes; you grant to DSC an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide, license (sublicensable through multiple tiers) to (a) use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display your User Submissions (or any modification thereto), in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or later developed and (b) use (and permit others to use) your User Submission in any manner and for any purpose (including, without limitation, commercial purposes) that DSC deems appropriate in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, to incorporate your User Submission or any modification thereto, in whole or in part, into any technology, product, or service). DSC reserves the right to display advertisements in connection with User Submissions and to use User Submissions for advertising and promotional purposes. DSC may, but is not obligated to, pre-screen User Submissions or monitor any area of the DSC Websites through which User Submissions may be submitted. You agree that you are solely responsible for all of your User Submissions. DSC is not required to host, display, or distribute any User Submissions on or through the DSC Websites and may remove at any time or refuse any User Submissions for any reason. DSC is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage of any kind to any User Submissions. DSC does not want to receive any User Submission that is confidential. You understand and agree that any User Submission will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and that DSC will be free to disclose your User Submission to any third party absent any obligation of confidence on the part of the recipient. DSC does not guarantee that you will have any recourse through DSC or any third party to edit or delete any User Submission you have submitted. By posting you agree to be solely responsible for the content of all information you contribute, link to, or otherwise upload to the website and release Data Science Central LLC from any liability related to your use of the Website.

By submitting any User Submission, you represent and warrant that:

  1. you are at least 18 years old;
  2. you own all rights in your User Submissions (including, without limitation, all rights to the audio, video, or digital recording and the performance contained in your User Submissions) or, alternatively, you have acquired all necessary rights in your User Submissions to enable you to grant to DSC the rights in your User Submissions described herein;
  3. you have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of your User Submissions;
  4. you are the individual pictured and/or heard in your User Submissions or, alternatively, you have obtained permission from each person (including consent from parents or guardians for any individual under the age of eighteen (18)) who appears and/or is heard in your User Submissions to grant the rights to DSC described herein;
  5. your User Submissions do not infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
  6. you voluntarily agree to waive all “moral rights” that you may have in your User Submission;
  7. any information contained in your User Submission is not known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;
  8. your User Submission does not violate any law (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising);
  9. your User Submission is not, and may not reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically, religiously, or otherwise biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, or invasive of another’s privacy;
  10. you were not and will not be compensated or granted any consideration by any third party for submitting your User Submission;
  11. your User Submission does not incorporate materials from a third party web site, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than your own);
  12. your User Submission does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other potentially damaging programs or files;
  13. your User Submission does not contain any information that you consider confidential, proprietary, or personal;
  14. your User Submission does not contain or constitute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation;
  15. you are solely responsible for the content of all information you contribute, link to, or otherwise upload to DSC Websites; and
  16. you release and indemnify DSC and sponsors of DSC Websites from any claims and/or liability related to your use of those Websites.

Content Contributors

DSC publishes user contributed content in the form of blog posts and comments. By providing blog posts either via RSS feed or directly on the site, comments or other content to the site, contributors agree to the following:

  1. Contributors may cease contributing new content at any time by emailing the site editorial team
  2. DSC reserves the right to not publish contributed content at DSC’s discretion.
  3. DSC will attribute content to the author.
  4. DSC reserves the right to syndicate all contributed content in summary form via RSS to third parties.
  5. All contributed content may contain the author’s byline, a very brief biography of the author, and, in the case of material provided to us via RSS from the author’s own blog, a link back to the original post in the footer of the full post.
  6. Contributing authors are solely responsible for the originality and accuracy of their submissions.
  7. DSC has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. DSC recognizes that blogging is a heavily referential medium and that bloggers frequently cite and quote from each other’s work. Such citations might be protected under the legal doctrine of fair use. However, DSC will remove any post that crosses the line from fair use to plagiarism, at DSC’s sole discretion. Authors who knowingly submit plagiarized work may be banned from DSC communities.
  8. DSC reserves the right to remove any sharing links or advertising accompanying contributed posts.
  9. DSC reserves the right to set fonts and styles, adjust image alignments, and otherwise alter post layout to insure that posts comply with DSC’s global site styling.
  10. From time to time, DSC may need to display summary versions of contributed content. In such cases, DSC may edit posts in summary form. Such summaries will contain a link to the full and unaltered post. In such circumstances, DSC will strive to preserve the original meaning and intent of the content.
  11. DSC reserves the right to edit post headlines for clarity or search engine optimization (keyword inclusion).
  12. DSC reserves the right to make corrections for spelling and grammar.
  13. DSC reserves the right to reproduce blogger bios and accompanying pictures in DSC’s marketing and promotional materials.


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