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Terms of service of GPCL

Welcome to the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited (GPCL)! We are deeply grateful for the trust you place in us by utilizing our services, and we are committed to upholding the highest standards of privacy protection, intellectual property rights, and user experience. This comprehensive guide outlines our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and other relevant information to ensure a transparent and enriching experience for all users.

1. License to use website

In our dedication to establishing a collaborative and inclusive environment, we extend to users a limited, revocable, non-exclusive license. This license allows for:

1.1. Personal exploration

The ability to view, download, and print pages for personal use, encourages the dissemination of information.

1.2. Creative commons endeavor

The option to reproduce, duplicate, copy, edit, modify, and redistribute content under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License, with the stipulation of proper citation and credit.

However, responsible use is paramount, and users should abstain from activities that could compromise the integrity of our platform, including:

  • Republishing material on external websites.
  • Engaging in the commercial exploitation of materials.
  • Publicly displaying material without consent.
  • Editing or modifying website content.
2. Intellectual property rights

All content showcased on the website is safeguarded by copyright, either owned by the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited or reproduced with explicit permission from the copyright owner. Additionally, trademarks, encompassing but not limited to “Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited,” journals, associated logos, and any other product or service names referenced on the website, are the exclusive property of the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited or its licensors. These trademarks hold legal protection, and any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

It is essential to emphasize that these terms do not, in any way, diminish, modify, or obstruct your statutory rights under intellectual property laws. Your rights remain intact in accordance with the relevant laws. Any rights not explicitly granted to you by these terms continue to be the exclusive property of the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited, and any unauthorized use or reproduction is subject to legal consequences.

We want to assure users that respecting intellectual property rights is crucial to maintaining the integrity of our platform. Unauthorized use not only violates our terms but may also lead to legal actions. We encourage users to engage responsibly and be mindful of the legal framework surrounding intellectual property rights.

3. Acceptable use

To cultivate a positive and respectful online community, users are required to uphold ethical standards and abide by relevant laws. The promotion of a collaborative and supportive environment is integral to our platform. Therefore, users must refrain from engaging in activities that go against these principles, including but not limited to:

Transmitting malicious software: Users must not engage in the distribution or transmission of any form of malicious software that could compromise the security or functionality of the platform, or pose a threat to other users.

Unlawful activities: Users are strictly prohibited from participating in any unlawful activities while interacting with our platform. This includes but is not limited to activities that violate local, national, or international laws and regulations.

Fraudulent behavior: Engaging in fraudulent activities, such as misrepresentation, impersonation, or any form of deceptive conduct, is strictly prohibited.

Harmful purposes: Users must not employ the platform for any purposes that could cause harm, damage, or distress to others, whether it be individuals or the community at large.

We believe that adhering to these guidelines will contribute to a harmonious and constructive online environment for all users. Violations of acceptable use policies may result in appropriate actions, including the suspension or termination of access to the platform. We appreciate the cooperation of our users in maintaining a positive and respectful community.

4. User content

“Your user content” encompasses the valuable contributions you provide to our community, including but not limited to text, images, audio, video, or audio-visual content. By submitting such content, you are granting the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited an extensive license to utilize, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute your contributions. This allows us to maintain an engaging and informative platform for the benefit of the community.

However, it is imperative that your user content complies with legal boundaries and does not infringe upon the rights of any third party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the material you submit is original, does not violate intellectual property laws, and respects the rights of others. By contributing to our platform, you acknowledge the importance of maintaining legal and ethical standards in your submissions.

We encourage users to share their insights and knowledge responsibly, fostering a collaborative and respectful community. Any user content that violates these terms may be subject to removal, and the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited reserves the right to take appropriate actions to address such breaches. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in maintaining the integrity of our platform.

5. Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s rights and responsibilities

Ensuring the fundamental aspects of quality, accuracy, and appropriateness in the content featured on our platform is paramount to the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited. In pursuit of this objective, we retain the right to edit or remove any material submitted to the website.

5.1. Upholding editorial guidelines

Our commitment extends to the moderation of content, ensuring strict adherence to editorial standards. This involves maintaining a high level of quality, accuracy, and appropriateness in the materials shared on our platform. By upholding these editorial guidelines, we aim to foster an inclusive and constructive environment conducive to effective knowledge-sharing.

5.2. Transparency in moderation

Users can expect transparency in our moderation process. We are dedicated to providing clear communication regarding content decisions, ensuring that our community is informed about the reasons behind any edits or removals. This transparency aims to build trust and understanding among our users, reinforcing our commitment to maintaining a platform that values openness and accountability.

By engaging with our platform, users acknowledge and accept the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s rights to uphold editorial standards and take appropriate actions to maintain the quality and integrity of the content shared within our community.

6. Service accessibility

At the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited, we are committed to maintaining a website that is consistently accessible to our users. Our dedicated team strives to ensure 24/7 availability, allowing you to seamlessly engage with our platform. However, it is essential to note that despite our best efforts, there may be instances where our website becomes temporarily unavailable.

6.1. Reasons for unavailability

6.1.1. System failure

In the event of unexpected system failures, we may need to temporarily suspend access to the website. This could be due to unforeseen technical glitches that require prompt attention and resolution.

6.1.2. Maintenance or repair

To enhance user experience and ensure the optimal functioning of our platform, routine maintenance or repairs may be necessary. During such periods, access to the website might be temporarily suspended. We assure you that these interruptions are kept as brief as possible to minimize inconvenience.

6.1.3. Beyond our control

There are instances when factors beyond our control, such as external disruptions or unforeseen circumstances, may impact the availability of our website. In such cases, we appreciate your understanding and patience as we work diligently to restore normal operations.

6.2. Liability disclaimer

While we are dedicated to providing continuous service, the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited cannot assume liability for any inconvenience or loss arising from the unavailability of our website. Users are encouraged to acknowledge that occasional interruptions may occur, and we shall not be held responsible for any resulting consequences.

6.3. User notification

In situations requiring the temporary suspension of service access, we aim to provide users with timely notifications whenever possible. However, in cases of emergency or unforeseen events, immediate action may be necessary without prior notice.

6.4. Continuous improvement

We view service interruptions as opportunities for improvement. Our team diligently addresses any challenges to enhance the reliability and availability of our website, ensuring a seamless and rewarding user experience.

By utilizing our services, you acknowledge and accept the occasional necessity of service interruptions. The Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited remains dedicated to minimizing disruptions and appreciates your understanding as we continuously work towards maintaining a high standard of service accessibility.

7. Terms and conditions for third-party submission system

At Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited, we aim to facilitate a streamlined and efficient submission process for authors, ensuring a seamless experience through the use of a submission system provided by Open Journal System (OJS) created by Public Knowledge Project (PKP), a trusted third-party website.

7.1. Submission platform collaboration

Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited utilizes the submission system provided by OJS to streamline the manuscript submission process. Authors engaging with our platform acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth by both Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited and OJS.

7.2. User responsibilities

Authors are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the submission guidelines and terms specified by OJS. Submission through the OJS system implies acceptance of their terms and conditions in addition to Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s policies.

7.3. Data security and privacy

The submission system employs robust security measures to safeguard the confidentiality and integrity of submitted manuscripts. Authors are encouraged to review OJS’s privacy policy to understand how personal data is handled during the submission process.

7.4. Technical support

Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited and OJS jointly strive to provide technical support to authors during the submission process. Authors encountering technical issues are encouraged to reach out to the dedicated support channels provided by OJS.

7.5. Submission guidelines

Manuscripts submitted through the OJS system must adhere to the specific formatting and content guidelines outlined by Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited. Authors should carefully follow the instructions provided on both Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s and OJS’s websites to ensure a successful submission.

7.6. Collaborative updates

Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited and OJS may collaboratively update and improve the submission system to enhance user experience and efficiency. Authors will be informed of any significant changes or updates through appropriate communication channels.

7.7. Author communication

Authors will receive communications regarding the status of their submissions through both Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s and OJS’s communication channels. It is the responsibility of authors to regularly check for updates and respond promptly to any queries related to their submissions.

7.8. Intellectual property rights

Authors retain the intellectual property rights of their submitted manuscripts. By utilizing the OJS submission system, authors grant Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited the necessary licenses to process, review, and publish their work as per the terms outlined in Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s broader intellectual property policy.

7.9. Policy updates

Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited reserves the right to update its submission system terms and conditions in collaboration with OJS. Authors are advised to periodically review the terms and conditions for any updates.

7.10. Feedback mechanism

Authors are encouraged to provide constructive feedback on their experience with the submission system to aid in continuous improvement efforts.

By engaging with the OJS submission system on Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s platform, authors acknowledge and agree to comply with the joint terms and conditions outlined herein. This collaborative approach aims to ensure a user-friendly and secure manuscript submission process for the benefit of authors and the broader scholarly community.

8. No warranties

While our endeavor is to offer a reliable platform, it is crucial to understand that this website is provided “as is” without any guarantees. The Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited does not make representations or warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, or completeness of the information and materials provided on this website.

8.1. Disclaimer of advice

Users should be aware that nothing on this website constitutes professional advice of any kind. The content presented is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users are encouraged to seek professional advice or consult relevant experts in specific areas when needed. The Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited disclaims any liability for reliance on the information presented on the website without professional consultation.

9. Limitations of liability

While Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited is dedicated to creating a platform that encourages positive engagement, it is important to recognize that we cannot be held liable for any losses incurred during your use of this website. By choosing to engage with our platform, you acknowledge the reasonableness of these exclusions and limitations.

9.1. Acknowledging reasonableness

Users explicitly agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability outlined in these terms and conditions are fair and reasonable. This acknowledgment is essential to establishing a mutual understanding between the users and the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited regarding the limitations placed on liability.

9.2. Continuous improvement

As part of our commitment to excellence, the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited remains devoted to continuous improvement. We actively seek and value user feedback to enhance the overall platform and user experience. By incorporating feedback, we aim to adapt and improve our services to meet the evolving needs and expectations of our user community. Your input is instrumental in shaping a platform that aligns with your preferences and requirements.

10. Other parties and indemnity

Acknowledging the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s interest in mitigating personal liability for its officers and employees is a fundamental aspect of these terms and conditions. Users expressly agree not to initiate personal claims against Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited officers or employees for any losses suffered in connection with the website.

10.1. Extending protection

The limitations of warranties and liability outlined in this disclaimer are specifically designed to safeguard Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, and sub-contractors from personal liability. This provision is intended to establish a protective framework around these parties, recognizing their role in the operation and management of the platform.

10.2. User responsibility

Users are strongly encouraged to act responsibly and respectfully within the community, fostering a collaborative and supportive atmosphere. By doing so, users contribute to the overall positive engagement within the platform. This shared responsibility helps maintain a community-oriented environment where all participants can benefit from the collaborative exchange of knowledge and ideas.

11. Breaches of these terms and conditions

Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited regards breaches of these terms and conditions with utmost seriousness. In the unfortunate event of a breach, we retain the right to take necessary actions to rectify the situation, including, but not limited to, the suspension or termination of access to the website.

11.1. Swift action for breaches

Maintaining our commitment to platform integrity, Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited pledges to take swift and appropriate actions to address any breaches of these terms and conditions. This ensures the preservation of a secure and respectful environment for all users.

11.2. Fair and transparent process

Users can expect a fair and transparent process in handling breaches. Clear communication will be provided regarding the actions taken to address the breach, fostering an environment of openness and accountability. Our aim is to ensure that users fully understand the reasons behind any actions taken in response to a breach, reinforcing the principles of fairness and transparency in our enforcement processes.

12. Variation

To meet the evolving needs of our community, the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions periodically. It is incumbent upon you to stay informed about any updates, as the revised terms will take effect from the date of publication on this website.

12.1. Staying informed

Regularly checking this page is essential to ensure that users remain acquainted with the most current version of our terms and conditions. By staying informed, you contribute to maintaining a clear understanding of the guidelines governing your use of the platform.

12.2. Community involvement

In fostering a collaborative environment, users are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on proposed changes. This involvement in the feedback process contributes to a sense of community governance, where the perspectives and insights of our users play a valuable role in shaping the rules and guidelines that govern the platform. Your input is vital in creating an inclusive and user-responsive community.

13. Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Any disputes arising from or related to these terms will be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

13.1. Commitment to legal compliance

The Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited is steadfast in its commitment to legal compliance. Users are encouraged to seek legal advice in case of uncertainties or questions regarding the interpretation of these terms and conditions. This commitment ensures that interactions with our platform align with applicable laws and regulations.

By interacting with this website, you express your consent to adhere to these terms and conditions. If any aspects are found disagreeable, we encourage you to reconsider your use of this platform. Your continued use implies an acceptance of any revisions made to these terms, demonstrating your ongoing agreement to abide by the rules and guidelines set forth by the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited.

Thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with the Terms of Use of the Genesis Publishing Consortium Limited. We value your participation in our community and are dedicated to providing you with a safe, enriching, and collaborative platform for knowledge-sharing. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these terms, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together, let us embark on a journey of discovery and innovation, advancing scientific knowledge for the betterment of society.

History:

Last updated: 02 March 2024

Valid since: 05 November 2024

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