Terms

Terms and conditions for access to BAAS platform

This document sets out the terms and conditions on which BAAS will make access to its platform available via its World Wide Web server (the “Server”) to anyone accessing the service (the “Service”). Please read these terms and conditions carefully before accessing the Service. By accessing the Service, you will be deemed to be giving your confirmation that you have read and agree to be bound by all these terms and conditions. Do not access or use the Service if you are not willing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The Service is available only to persons over the age of legal majority who can form legally binding agreement(s) under applicable law. If you do not qualify, you are not permitted to access or use the Service.

BAAS reserves the right to amend or replace these terms and conditions at any time. If BAAS makes any substantial changes it will post a notice on the Server that these terms and conditions have been changed. Your continued usage of the Server after any such changes to these terms and conditions are posted means you accept those changes.

Permitted Use

You may access, download, store, search and print hard copy of text. Copying must be limited to making a single printed copy or electronic copies of a reasonable number of individual images or other similar items. No text accessed via the Service may be made available to a third party, either for commercial reward or free of charge. In the USA, such copies may only be made in compliance with Section 108 of the Copyright Act of the USA and within CONTU guidelines.

If you are accessing the Service in a commercial context then you may only access it for internal research, testing or training purposes in accordance with these terms and conditions.

If you are accessing the Service in a personal or educational context then you may only access it for private study or research for a non-commercial purpose. You may make brief quotations from the content, provided you include the customary acknowledgement of the source, and copy and transmit content from individual online content in “person-to-person” and non-systematic scholarly exchanges of information.

You may only use this online access in a way that does not breach the laws of the country in which you are accessing the Service.

Prohibitions

Reverse engineering, altering, recompiling, systematic or programmatic copying, reselling, redistributing, supplying, retransmitting, translating into any language or computer language, publishing or republishing (beyond the brief quotations permitted above) of any text, output, search results or other information from any part of the Service, including, without limitation, copyright, proprietary or other legal notices, in any form or medium is prohibited. Systematic downloading, service bureau redistribution services, printing for a for-fee-service purpose, document delivery services and/or the systematic making of print or electronic copies for transmission to third parties (beyond that permitted above) are prohibited.

Copyright

All content made available by the Service is subject to all applicable copyright, database protection and other rights of copyright owners and publishers under the laws of all countries, states and provinces and other governmental authorities. You shall not claim ownership or other rights by reason of your use of or access to the Service. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Withdrawal of Service or Content

BAAS reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Service or any or all of its content at any time.

Availability of Access

BAAS reserves the right to suspend access to the Service, including, without limitation, in order to carry out maintenance, repairs, testing, reconfigurations or upgrades. The Service may also be unavailable for circumstances beyond BAAS’s reasonable control including, without limitation, downtime relating to telecommunications lines or any Internet nodes or facilities. BAAS shall not be liable for any suspension of service, delay, downtime, transmission error, software or equipment incompatibility, force majeure or any failure of performance.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

The Service is for general information only and is provided “as is.”

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BAAS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR UNDERTAKINGS:

  • THAT THE CONTENTS OF THE SERVICE WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE AND ERROR-FREE OR THAT SUCH CONTENT WILL BE USEFUL OR SATISFY YOUR REQUIREMENTS;
  • WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, ORIGINALITY, SUITABILITY, ABILITY TO SEARCH, OPERATION, PERFORMANCE, COMPATIBILITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE SERVICE OR ITS CONTENTS;
  • AS TO THE CONTENT OF ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY WEBSITE REFERRED TO OR ACCESSED BY HYPERTEXT LINK THROUGH THE SERVICE; OR
  • THAT YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR FREE FROM SO CALLED COMPUTER VIRUSES. YOU SHOULD CHECK FOR SUCH VIRUSES BEFORE DOWNLOADING ANY CONTENT.

IF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE NOT PERMITTED, YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS THAT CANNOT BE WAIVED, IF ANY, ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THESE PROVISIONS.

YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BY USING THE SERVICE YOU AGREE THAT BAAS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS, PENALTIES, LOSSES, EXPENSES OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF CONTRACTS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR FOR LOSS OF DATA, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, ANY RELIANCE PLACED ON THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICE, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, THE DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS FROM THE SERVICE, OR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION TO THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, DELICT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BAAS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE REMEDIES STATED FOR YOU IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE LIMITED TO THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE SUCCESS OR EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER REMEDIES.

Complete Agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and BAAS with respect to the Server, use of the Service, and any content, and supersede all discussions, communications, conversations and agreements concerning the subject matter of these terms and conditions.

Written Document

You may preserve these terms and conditions in written form by printing them for your records, and you waive any other requirement that these terms and conditions be evidenced by a written document.

Publishing through the Service

Additional terms and conditions will apply if you wish to publish through the Service.

Uploading material to the Service

Other than personally identifiable information, any material you transmit or post to the Service shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. BAAS has no obligations to you with respect to any such material and it will have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. If you post materials to the Service, BAAS will have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that such material constitutes a violation of his or her intellectual property rights or right to privacy.

Without limitation, you shall not post material to or from the Site:

  • that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, or in breach of privacy rights;
  • you do not own or for which you have not obtained all necessary third party licenses and/or approvals;
  • that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any other country in the world; or
  • which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).

You shall not misuse the Site (including, without limitation, by hacking).

BAAS has the right to remove any posting made to the Site if, in its opinion, such material does not comply with the provisions set out above or for any other reason whatsoever.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia.