Terms of Use

These Terms of Use and Privacy Policy govern your use of Science Use and its website (www.scienceuse.com), any subdomains of that website, mobile site, apps, and APIs.


Access to and use of this site is provided by the Science Use subject to the following terms:

By using Science Use you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of Science Use. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use Science Use.

The Science Use may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by the Science Use. Your continued use of Science Use after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

Use of Science Use

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use Science Use content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Science Use content except for your own personal, non-commercial use.

Students, teachers, and professors are free to use, reproduce articles and copy Science Use content for academic purposes without obtaining prior written approval. The only request is users shall provide a credit and source URL link of the original Science Use article. Any other use of Science Use content requires the prior written permission of the Science Use. If you would like to request permission to use any of the content on our sites, please review our copyright notice.

Our site contains content that we create as well as content provided by third parties. This content includes, among other things, product reviews and services offered by parties other than Science Use. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or the quality of the content on our sites, and you may not rely on any of this content. Without limitation, we are not responsible for postings by users in the user opinion, message board, or feedback sections of our sites.

You may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent, or objectionable or that is inaccurate, and you bear all risks associated with using that content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable.

You agree to use Science Use only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of Science Use. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within Science Use.

Age requirement for Science Use Account

Due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, Science Use Account is available only for individuals who are over thirteen (13) years of age. Science Use is relying on your representation that you are at least 13 years of age. Children under the age of 13 may not sign up for Science Use Account and parents or legal guardians may not enter into to this Agreement on their behalf.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

While Science Use tries hard to ensure that these websites are functioning correctly and are as accurate as possible, this will not always be achievable and therefore the following disclaimer applies.

Science Use content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the Science Use, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided “AS IS” and on an “IS AVAILABLE” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made.

Science Use does not guarantee or represent that the content and/or facilities available or accessible via these websites will always be accurate, complete or current or that access to the websites will be uninterrupted.

Science Use expressly disclaims all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage occasioned from the use or inability to use these websites, whether directly or indirectly resulting from inaccuracies, defects, viruses, errors – whether typographical or otherwise, omissions, out of date information or otherwise.

Accessing these websites and the downloading of material from them is done entirely at the user’s own risk. The user, and not Science Use, will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data even if Science Use has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

Science Use makes no representations whatsoever about any third party websites which you may access. When you access a third-party website via this website, please understand that it is independent of Science Use and that Science Use has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link from this website to a third party website does not mean that we endorse or accept responsibility for the content, the privacy practices, or the use of such a website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you access is free of items such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice:

  1. Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of our Services;
  2. Change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of our Services;
  3. Refuse, move, or remove any material that you submit to our sites for any reason;
  4. Refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on our sites;
  5. Deactivate or delete your accounts and all related information and files in your account;
  6. Establish general practices and limits concerning use of our sites.

Medical disclaimer

Information provided on Science Use is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. Please refer to the full text of the Medical Disclaimer.

Intellectual property

The names, images, and logos identifying the Science Use or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of the Science Use and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of the Science Use or any other third party.

Contributions to Science Use

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to Science Use (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant the Science Use a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the Science Use’s privacy policy. If you do not want to grant to the Science Use the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to Science Use.

Further, by submitting your contribution to Science Use, you:

  1. warrant that your contribution:
    • is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the Science Use for all the purposes specified above;
    • is not defamatory; and
    • does not infringe any law; and
  2. indemnify the Science Use against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by the Science Use as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
  3. waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on Science Use and the purposes specified above.


These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the European Union.

Privacy policy

All of the information that we collect from you is subject to our privacy policy. Please click here to see our full privacy policy.

General Data Protection Regulation

Starting on May 25, the GDPR legal obligations take effect. You can read details about our GDPR compliance and the kinds of data we collect on our GDPR page.

Corrections and retractions

Science Use policy on corrections and retractions can be found here.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Updated:  October 10, 2019