The website at growkudos.com (“our site”) is published and maintained by Kudos Innovations Limited (“we”, “us”), a company registered in England under number 08642156 with its registered office at 100 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 2AT, UK.
This acceptable use policy (together with our Terms and Conditions of Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which you may access and use our site. This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site and your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy.
You may not use our site: - In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
In any way that is fraudulent, or has any fraudulent purpose or effect.
For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards below.
To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains harmful programs or computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in bulk, wholesale or through any automated process except with written permission from Kudos.
Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
Comments on articles
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will try to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any material you contribute to our site (“contributions”), and to any interactive services associated with it.
Kudos is a platform for researchers to communicate about their work to reach a broad audience. It is essential for the credibility of our service that information you add to the site is credible, reliable, impartial (based on underlying evidence) and references authoritative sources where possible (peer reviewed publications etc). If you add information about your research projects to the Kudos public showcase, we reserve the right to remove this at our discretion, if we feel it doesn't comply with our Acceptable Use criteria.
You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
Be accurate (where they state facts).
Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
Contain any claim to authorship of any works that is untrue.
Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
Be likely to deceive any person.
Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
Promote sexually explicit material.
Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
Promote any illegal activity.
Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
We will determine, in our sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms and conditions of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
Issue of a warning to you.
Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
Further legal action against you.
Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
If you discover content on our platform that you believe does not comply with our Acceptable Use Policy please report this immediately to email@example.com. Please include the address of the page(s) concerned and a brief description of your concern. Our team will then investigate and respond.
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You must check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this Acceptable Use Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.
Last updated on 17-Feb-2023