Terms of use

Terms of use

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (“AIMS-NEI,” “we,” us” or “our”) provides you with access to nexteinstein.org and other features, applications, emails, content, downloads, surveys, reviews, newsletters, panels, communities or other products and services (collectively, the “site”) subject to the following terms of use. Please read the following terms carefully before using the site.

By accessing the site, you agree to follow these terms and conditions and agree you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing the site.

AIMS-NEI may revise these terms of use at any time without notice. By using the site, you agree to follow the current version of the terms of use.

Intellectual Property
The site and its related content, services and derivative works or enhancements of the same (collectively, “site content”), as well as all intellectual property rights, are owned by us or our licensors. All trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress that appear on the site are owned by us or our licensors. You shall not acquire any right, interest or title of the site or any site content, except for the limited use rights granted in these terms of use. Any rights not expressly granted in these terms of use are expressly reserved.

Access or Use of the Site

  1. Use of the site and certain site content (including applications) require you to be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Whenever you submit information to us, you agree to provide true, accurate and complete information.
  3. We may impose restrictions on your ability to establish an account or register for certain activities (e.g., age limits, limitations on the number of accounts). When registering an account, you may need to select a username (“ID”) and password. You are responsible for keeping your username, password and other account information confidential, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, whether or not you authorized such activities. You agree to notify us immediately of any security breach or unauthorized use of your account, username or password.

Limitation, Suspension or Termination

  1. We may, in our sole discretion, temporarily or permanently change, limit, suspend or terminate your access to the site (including any site content or user content) without prior notice. We may do so based on changes to our business practices (e.g., eliminating a service) if you violate these terms of use, or for any other lawful reason. You agree that we are not liable to you or any third party for such action.
  2. Any limitation, suspension or termination we impose will not alter your obligations to these terms of use. The provisions of these Terms of Use which still apply after any such action will continue.

Use License & Acceptable Use

Permission is granted to temporarily download site materials for personal, non-commercial, transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title. This license will automatically terminate if you violate the terms of use, and AIMS-NEI may terminate the license at any time.

Acceptable Use
Under the license to use the site, you may not:

  • Modify or copy materials;
  • Use materials for any commercial purpose or public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • Attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any portion of the site;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or proprietary notice, or interfere with security-related features of the site;
  • Transfer materials to another person or “mirror” materials on any other server;
  • Use the site in an unlawful or fraudulent manner, or for the purpose of collecting personal information, or to impersonate other users;
  • Use the site to transmit data, or upload data to the site that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any harmful programs or computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of computer software or hardware;
  • Use the site to send, knowingly receive, upload/post or download any material which does not comply with our content standards;
  • Use any robot, spider, other automated device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained on the site, or use network-monitoring software to determine architecture or extract usage data from the site; or
  • Engage in conduct that restricts or inhibits other people from using the site.

Revisions and Errata
Materials appearing on the site may include technical, typographical or photographic errors. AIMS-NEI does not warrant that all of the materials on the site are accurate, complete or current. AIMS-NEI may make changes to site materials at any time without notice.

AIMS-NEI has not reviewed every external site linked to the site, and is not responsible for content on any such linked site. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by AIMS-NEI. Visiting any such linked website is at the user’s risk.

Limits on Our Liability

  1. Under no circumstances shall AIMS-NEI or its officers, directors, employees, partners, successors, suppliers, agents, distribution partners, affiliates, subsidiaries or related companies be liable for indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages (even if AIMS-NEI has been advised of the possibility of such damages), arising out of, relating to or connected with the site or these terms of use.

Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the site, including all AIMS-NEI original or curated content, is to stop using the site. These limitations apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  1. You agree that any cause of action arising out of, related to or connected with the site or these terms of use must commence within one year from the cause of action. Causes of action brought outside this time period are waived.
  2. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted, and some of the above limits may not apply in all instances.

Disclaimer of Warranties

  1. The site and its content are provided “as is.” AIMS-NEI makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including implied warranties, conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Furthermore, AIMS-NEI does not warrant or make representations concerning the accuracy, likely results or reliability of the use of materials on the site or any sites linked to the site.
  2. Certain laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions or limitations may not apply, and you may have additional rights.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AIMS-NEI and its officers, directors, employees, partners, successors, agents, distribution partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of or related to: (i) your access to or use of the site; (ii) your user content; (iii) any actual or alleged violation or breach of these terms of use by you; (iv) any actual or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or covenant that you have made to us; or (v) your acts or omissions. You agree to cooperate fully in the defense of any claim that is the subject of your obligations hereunder.

Governing Law
These terms of use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa, without regard to its conflict of laws. You consent to jurisdiction in South Africa.

Other Terms

  1. No waiver of any breach or default under these terms of use shall be deemed a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used in these terms of use are for convenience only, and shall not be given legal import.
  2. Except where specifically stated otherwise, if any part of these terms of use are deemed unlawful or unenforceable for any reason, we both agree that only he unlawful or unenforceable part of the terms of use shall be stricken. The remaining terms shall not be affected, and shall remain in force and effect.
  3. You may not assign these terms of use, assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent.
  4. These terms of use constitute the entire agreement, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between you and AIMS-NEI in connection with the site.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our terms of use, you may contact us using the information below:
Email: info@nexteinstein.org