The ARPHA Platform and its related tools and services are owned and provided by Pensoft Publishers Ltd., with postal address "Geo Milev 13A Str., 1111 Sofia, Bulgaria", hereinafter referred to as "the Provider".
The Provider is not responsible for any content posted by the User on the ARPHA Platform
Email notifications to authors, reviewers and editors who are engaged with authoring, reviewing or editing a manuscript submitted to any of the ARPHA-hosted journals, websites or tools.
Email alerts sent via email subscription service, which can happen only if the User has willingly subscribed for such a service. Unsubscription from the service can happen through a one-click link provided in each email alert notification.
whether his or her personal data have been processed;
for which purposes the ARPHA Platform processes the personal data;
the ways in which his/her personal data are processed;
the types of personal data that ARPHA Platform processes.
Services and Prices
The Provider reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the services provided by the ARPHA Platform. Plans and prices are subject to change upon 30 days notice by the Provider. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the relevant service website.
The User retains full ownership to content uploaded on the ARPHA Platform. We claim no intellectual property rights over the material provided by the User to the ARPHA Platform. However, by setting pages to be viewed publicly (Open Access), the User agrees to allow others to view and download the relevant content. In addition, Open Access articles, being publicly available data, might be used by the Provider or third parties for data mining purposes.
The Provider reserves the rights, in its sole discretion, to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Website.
Unless stated otherwise, the ARPHA Platform websites may contain some copyrighted material (for example, logos and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound - "Copyrighted Material"). The User may not copy, modify, alter, publish, transmit, distribute, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works or, in any way, exploit any of the Copyrighted Material, in whole or in part, without written permission from the copyright owner. Users will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from such a submission.
Exceptions from this rule are e-chapters or e-articles published under Open Access (see below), which are normally published under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (CC-BY), or Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (CC-BY), or Creative Commons Public Domain license (CC0).
Open Access Materials
The ARPHA Platform is a supporter of open science. Open access to content is clearly marked, with text and/or the open access logo, on all materials published under this model. Unless otherwise stated, open access content is published in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (CC-BY). This particular licence allows the copying, displaying and distribution of the content at no charge, provided that the author and source are credited.
Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
Neither Pensoft and its affiliates nor any of their respective employees, agents, third party content providers or licensors warrant that the ARPHA Platform will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they give any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the platform or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information, service or merchandise provided through ARPHA.
Legal, medical, and health-related information located, identified or obtained through the use of the Service, is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for qualified advice from a professional.
In no event will the Provider, or any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing the ARPHA Platform or the contents included therein, be liable in contract, in tort (including for its own negligence) or under any other legal theory (including strict liability) for any damages, including, but without limitation to, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential or similar damages, including, but without limitation to, lost profits or revenues, loss of use or similar economic loss, arising from the use of or inability to use the Platform. The User hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this section will apply to all use of the content on the Platform. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to the User. In no event will Pensoft’s total liability to the User for all damages, losses or causes of action, whether in contract, tort (including own negligence) or under any other legal theory (including strict liability), exceed the amount paid by the User, if any, for accessing the ARPHA Platform and its subordinate services.
Third Party Content
The Provider is solely a distributor (and not a publisher) of SOME of the content supplied by third parties and Users of the ARPHA Platform. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers and Users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of the Provider.