PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.covidence.org (our site).
Covidence is a service dedicated to improving the production of systematic reviews so that health decision-making can draw on the best available evidence.
www.covidence.org is a site operated by Veritas Health Innovation Ltd (We or us).
We are a public company limited by guarantee, registered in Australia (ACN 600 366 274, ABN 41 600 366 274). Our registered office is at Level 10, 446 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia.
We are also a registered charity, regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
We recommend that you save or print a copy of these terms for future reference.
We amend these terms from time to time. The current terms are posted on our site.
We may update and change our site from time to time, including to reflect changes to our products, services, our users’ needs, regulatory requirements and our business priorities. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.
We will not exercise our rights under this clause in a manner that would intentionally cause you to lose access to your Review Data (defined in item 5 below) or fundamentally decrease the utility of our site to users, other than in accordance with these terms.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
You may use our site by registering as a User including by providing a valid email address and other information we ask for.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
You are responsible and liable for any use of our site through your account, whether authorized or unauthorized, including any conduct which breaches these terms.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at email@example.com.
You must not:
If we suspect any breach of this clause, we may suspend your access to our site without advanced notice, in addition to any other remedies we may have.
If you are on a free trial there are no fees. If you register as a User as part of a University or other organisation which already has a written agreement with us to pay the fees, then we will charge the fees to that organisation rather than to you directly.
If you are required to pay any fees, you must pay them in advance by credit card or other payment method we accept. No refunds of fees are offered other than as required by law.
The fees are quoted exclusive of all taxes, duties and charges. We will increase the invoiced amount to take account of any such taxes, which may include GST in Australia, VAT in the United Kingdom, sales taxes in the USA and similar taxes elsewhere.
(This section does not apply if your usage is paid for by a University or other organisation.)
The fees you pay give you access to Covidence for a fixed period of time (and with a fixed number of reviews). If you want to keep using Covidence, you will need to extend your access by paying our then-current fees, which are available on our site.
Review Data means data used in a systematic review created in our site which you upload or input into our site, but does not include derivative data, such as analytics.
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, including Review Data, you are responsible for the accuracy, quality and legality of any such content. You warrant that any such contribution or Review Data does not infringe the rights of any third party, and complies with these terms, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
We accept no liability for the content of Review Data. We may prevent the publication of Review Data where we believe publication might breach the rights of any third party or otherwise be unlawful. We may disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their rights or is unlawful.
The input and output formats to transfer data in and out of our site are limited to those available from time-to-time. It is your responsibility to ensure that those formats are appropriate for your needs. You are solely responsible for the regular export of your Review Data as a backup mechanism.
As part of our mission to improve the efficiency of evidence production we may develop services that enable the sharing of this data with other Covidence users and others in the scientific community. You retain all of your ownership rights in your Review Data, but you grant to us a perpetual, royalty-free and worldwide license to use, copy, modify and distribute Review Data (not including your personal information) for non-commercial purposes, including:
You acknowledge and agree that:
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it (except for Review Data), and in our trademarks. Those works are protected by copyright, trademarks, patents, proprietary rights and other laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You must not copy our site or materials from it or the services that it provides for any purpose other than using our site, or directly or indirectly copy, recreate, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise obtain, modify or use any source or object code, architecture, algorithms contained in our site or any documentation associated with it.
All content (with the exception of Review Data) remains our intellectual property, including any source code, analytics, insights, aggregations, ideas, enhancements, feature requests, suggestions or other information provided by you or any other party with respect to our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Certain rights and remedies may be available under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and may not be permitted to be excluded, restricted or modified. Apart from those that cannot be excluded, we exclude all conditions and warranties that may be implied by law. To the extent permitted by law, our liability for breach of any implied warranty or condition that cannot be excluded is restricted, at our option to: