Last updated on September 21, 2021
The owner of this webSite (this "Site") is Learning Bits, Inc., a limited liability company with registered office in C/OGLSC & CO 6303 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE, SUITE 200 MIAMI, FL 33126 and TIN: 47-4586856. Contact email: [email protected]
Science Bits collaborates closely as a service provider with the International Science Teaching Foundation, a non-profit organization with registry number 08474113 and registered office in 12a Marlborough Place, Brighton, England, BN1 1WN. Contact email: [email protected]
Please read this document carefully before accessing this Site or using the services it offers. [By accessing this Site or using the services that it offers, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement. You represent that you are at least 18 years old and legally able in your jurisdiction to agree to these terms and conditions and that you have the authority to enter into this agreement. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions and/or are not 18 years old, then you cannot access or use our Site. The information and the services of this Site are provided by Learning Bits Inc. (hereinafter, "Science Bits)," "the company," "we," "our," or "us"), in collaboration with the International Science Teaching Foundation, and its providers, provided that the user accepts the terms and conditions detailed below.
All the services provided and offered by Science Bits are governed by current legislation.
Science Bits shall not be held liable for access to the webSite by natural and/or legal residents in jurisdictions where, for any reason, said services are contrary to their laws and/or regulations.
By accessing this Site, you acknowledge and understand that you acquire the capacity of a user and where we refer to “user” herein we are also referring to you.
On our Site, we provide you with the option to communicate with us. By providing your name, email address, school name/company, and any other personal information (as applicable), you agree that we may contact you electronically or in any other manner about our company, the services, or to otherwise address your inquiry. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
This Site does not provide personal, professional, or medical advice
The information (including but not limited to the advice and recommendations) and the services of the Site (for example, the question and answer service by means of email) are offered only as a general educational tool and do not constitute any type of medical assessment or health care advice for any individual problem, nor do they replace advice or medical or professional services that a qualified health care provider knowledgeable of the particular situation of the interested party may offer.
Always seek the opinion of your physician or another qualified health care professional about any doubt that you may have concerning an illness or issue and before starting any new treatment. No content or information that appears on this Site has the purpose of making a diagnosis or starting a medical treatment. The information and the services are provided under the explicit understanding that neither Science Bits nor its suppliers or users are dedicated to providing legal, medical, psychological, or similar services or to provide any guarantee as to outcomes. The use of the Site means that users are subject to the notices and warnings that may appear on this Site. Science Bits and its agents assume no liability for any consequence that results directly or indirectly from any action taken or inaction based on the information, the services, or other materials that appear on this Site. Although Science Bits makes an effort so that the information which appears on this Site is truthful and up-to-date, Science Bits and its suppliers cannot guarantee, nor shall they be liable for any damage or loss related with the truth, integrity or usefulness of the information.
The users who publish materials on this Site (for example, on message boards, chat rooms or teacher created contents) will be governed by the following rules: (1) users may not post or transmit dishonorable, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening or malicious material that violates the property rights of third parties (including, but not limited to, any use that violates a copyright or registered trademark), any use that infringes the privacy or publicity rights of third parties, or any use that violates the laws in force; (2) users cannot interfere with the use and enjoyment of this Site by other users; (3) users cannot use this Site to carry out activities that are illegal or that violate the rights of third parties; (4) users cannot use this Site to advertise or sell products or services to third parties; and (5) users should immediately inform Science Bits if they have reason to suspect that a user is using materials that infringe the copyright of third parties. Moreover, users agree to not impersonate any person or entity, or misrepresent their affiliation with a person or entity, or misrepresent the origin of any information that is provided by them. Users who publish materials understand that they have exclusive rights to such materials or are using them with permission from the copyright owner, and grants Science Bits ownership of such materials. Science Bits shall not be liable for the content of any material published by the users, but reserves the right, at its discretion, (1) to correct or delete any documents, information or other materials sent or which appear on this Site, and (2) to deny access to the Site by any user who does not comply with these terms and conditions.
For the avoidance of doubt, we reserve the right to terminate or restrict any users’ access or use of our Site at any time, without notice or liability, if we determine or reasonably believe in our sole discretion that such user has breached these terms and conditions, violated any law, rule, or regulation, engaged in other inappropriate conduct, or for any other reason. We may use technical measures to block or restrict your prohibited access to or use of the Site, and you agree not to circumvent, avoid, or bypass such restrictions.
We also reserve the right to take appropriate legal action against you, and you acknowledge that, in violating these terms and conditions, you will have caused substantial harm to us and that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to measure. Moreover, evidence of use of this Site for illegal purposes may be provided to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
If we do take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these terms and conditions, we will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to us. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third-party for termination or limitation of your access to the Site as a result of any violation of these terms and conditions.
The contents published by the users include the opinions and points of view of the author of said content. Science Bits shall not be held liable for the veracity of any message created by a user, and individuals must always consult a physician or another qualified health care professional before proceeding to make use of any information found on this Site.
General restrictions and obligation to use the services properly
Users agree to use the services provided by Science Bits in accordance with the law, these terms and conditions, as well as the generally accepted practices online. Users must abstain from using the services for illegal purposes or effects or those contrary to what is established in these terms and conditions.
Users further agree that:
- they are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. or European Union embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. or another government as a "terrorist supporting" country;
- they are not on any list of individuals prohibited from conducting business with the U.S. or the European Union; and
- they have not previously been blocked or otherwise restricted from accessing our Site, unless such user has our express written permission to now access our Site.
Users agree and are aware that advertisements, chain email messages and other content which does not provide an opinion or debate about articles or news are not allowed to be posted in the forum services, news comments, blogs, as well as any other spaces that allow for the users' opinions to be published. By using the services, users agree to not use the services to send messages that defame or insult, or which contain false, inappropriate, abusive, harmful, pornographic, or threatening information, or information that damages the public image and/or private life of third parties or which for any reason infringe upon any law.
All users, regardless of whether they specifically publish materials to this Site, further agree to not:
- use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism to navigate or search the Site, other than the search engines generally available (such as Google);
- directly or through the use of any device, software, internet Site, web-based service, or other means copy, record, reproduce, duplicate, archive, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, offer for sale, license, or transmit or retransmit any content viewed through or on and/or listed to the Site, except as otherwise expressly permitted by us;
- remove or obscure any proprietary information on the Site that violates the rights of others, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity, or other proprietary rights;
- use technology or other means to access, index, frame, or link to the Site (including any content accessed using the Site) that is not authorized by us (including by removing, disabling, bypassing, or circumventing any content protection or access control mechanisms);
- access the Site (including the content) through any automated means, including "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers";
- decipher, decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Site;
- circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade, or thwart any of the Site’s content protections;
- upload or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or any other contaminating or destructive features or computer code, files, or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- damage, disable, overburden, impair, or gain unauthorized access to the Site;
- post any content viewed or obtained from the Site on any publicly available webSite, forum, or on social media;
- use the Site to advertise or promote products or services that are not expressly approved in advance in writing by us;
- attempt to do any of the foregoing.
If at any time you cease to meet any the above requirements, you must promptly stop accessing and using our Site.
Links to other webSites
This Site may include links to other webSites solely for the user's ease of use. Science Bits does not endorse any of these Sites, nor the information, materials, products or services contained or accessible through these Sites. Users access and use these Sites, including the information, materials, products and services that they contain under their own risk.
Science Bits shall not be held liable for the legality of third-party webSites to which one can access from this webSite.
Science Bits and its providers are exempt from any express or implicit warranties regarding the information, services and materials contained on this Site, including, but not limited to, any implicit warranties of the marketability, suitability for a particular use, title, non-infringement, and of not violating the rights of third parties. The company makes no warranty as to the security, reliability, availability, accuracy, quality, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, completeness, or suitability of the Site. All the information, services and materials are offered "as is" and "if available", without any type of guarantee. The foregoing does not affect any warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Limitation of liability
SCIENCE BITS SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ENSURING THE ABSENCE OF WORMS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL SOFTWARE ELEMENTS, AND THE USER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE IN ALL CASES FOR HAVING THE APPROPRIATE TOOLS TO DETECT AND GET RID OF HARMFUL SOFTWARE ELEMENTS. THEREFORE, SCIENCE BITS SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE EITHER FOR DAMAGES CAUSED TO ANY PARTY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IT DEVICES OF THE USERS OR THIRD PARTIES) DUE TO THE USE AND PROVISION OF OUR ONLINE SERVICES.
Nor shall Science Bits be held liable for the use that any parties make of the information published on the Site, nor of the damage suffered or economic losses which, directly or indirectly, cause or may cause economic or material harm or damage to any data caused by the use of said information. However, taking into consideration articles 11 and 16 of the Law on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, Science Bits is committed to removing or, in any case, blocking contents that could affect or contravene law, the rights of third parties and public order.
Science Bits shall not be held liable for damages that may be caused due to software errors or incorrect settings installed on the user's device. Any liability for any technical incident or error which is caused when the user is connected to the Internet is excluded. Likewise, Science Bits cannot guarantee the lack or interruptions or errors in accessing the webSite.
We hereby inform you that any price and/or offer that you can see on our webSite is strictly indicative. If the user wants to know the exact price or offer, they should contact Science Bits through the following email address: [email protected]
IN NO EVENT WILL SCIENCE BITS COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN ANY ACTION IN WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE OR FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, RELIANCE ON, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE. SCIENCE BITS WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR THE TRUTH, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONVEYED TO YOU OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
TO THE EXTENT ANY OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW, SUCH LIMITATIONS WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH RESTRICTIONS.
The user agrees to exempt Science Bits, its affiliates and its providers of liability for any damage, loss, claim and cost (including the reasonable fees of a legal service) related to (1) the non-compliance of these terms and conditions by the user, and (2) the publication of material on this Site by the user.
When a user acquires a Science Bits license, they obtain the right to access a series of multimedia digital contents (including interactive tools) during a limited period of time, which coincides with the school year in course.
According to the type of license acquired, the right to access the contents is limited to:
- Student licenses: these licenses only give the right to access the Science Bits contents that a teacher linked to said license duly assigns them according to the teacher's educational criteria and class schedule. Therefore, a student license does not provide access to contents by default and is only functional if it is linked to a teacher's license at a school registered with Science Bits. This particular feature is explicitly stated when these licenses are purchased.
- Teacher's licenses: these licenses give the right to access a set of contents determined by the official curriculum of the educational levels in which the teacher gives their classes in their country.
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The user may not copy, distribute or transfer any material from this Site, in whole or in part, without the written authorization of Science Bits or its providers.
Science Bits is the owner of all the software rights of the digital publication, as well as the industrial and intellectual property rights concerning this Sites contents, with the exception of the rights over those products, services and/or publications of a public nature which are not the company's property.
Science Bits can provide this from their web file or downloadable applications for users. This is the case of its educational units in PDFs, which users can download and print on their own accord. This downloadable and printable version in PDF is an inseparable part of a digital multimedia learning unit by Science Bits. Its content comes from an online multimedia digital work on a webSite owned by Science Bits and its objective is to complement the digital contents with a printable, offline format to facilitate classroom work without having to procure a device for each student. The copy and reproduction of this version in PDF is allowed without the need for authorization under the following joint conditions:
- Its use shall complement the legal use of the digital multimedia version.
- Its use will remain restricted to the academic and educational sphere.
- This version shall be distributed free of charge.
- In no case can its content be modified.
For any other use, the reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this PDF version is expressly prohibited without the authorization of the copyright holder, Science Bits.
We are committed to protecting our users’ personal data. While we take reasonable data protection precautions, no security measures are completely effective, and we do not guarantee the security of user data at any time. We cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or administrative safeguards. Even though there are many benefits to using our Site, as with all electronic communications there are some risks such as (i) failure of hardware, software, and/or Internet connections; we are not responsible for failures, distortions, delays, or other problems resulting from equipment configuration, connection, signal power, hardware, software or any equipment used to access the Internet; and (ii) no guarantee that the confidentiality or security of electronic transmissions via the Internet can be assured due to potentially unsecure computers and links. This could result in your data becoming lost or intercepted during transmission. It is your responsibility to protect the security of any information you choose to share with us and to use good judgment before deciding to send information via the Internet. We will not be liable for any breach of the security measures on the Site or any loss, misuse, or alteration of information resulting therefrom or from communications through the Internet.
We may assign these terms and conditions at any time, including, without limitation, to any parent, subsidiary, or any affiliated entity, or as part of the sale to, merger with, or other transfer of our association to another entity. You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense these terms and conditions to anyone else and any attempt to do so in violation of this section shall be null and void.
Changes to the Site
Science Bits and its providers may make improvements, modifications, corrections or changes to the information, the services, the products and other materials on this Site, including removing them, or taking down the Site, at any time, without prior notice. Science Bits may modify these terms and conditions at any time, and these modifications shall immediately enter into force after the pertinent modified document has been published. Consequently, the user agrees to review the conditions regularly, and their continued access to this Site, or its use, shall be interpreted as the user's acceptance of the new conditions. If any change to these terms and conditions are not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease using this Site.
If any provision of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or rule in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect the effectiveness or validity of any provision in any other jurisdiction, and these terms and conditions will be reformed, construed, and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such provision had never been contained herein. Any headings or titles herein are for convenience only.
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