Qualiten Press believes in increasing accessibility and promoting collaboration for advancement of science, while taking necessary measures to safeguard user privacy, intellectual property, public safety and environment.
ALL WEBSITE POLICIES
Usage, disclaimer, privacy, etc.
- Usage of Website
- No Warranties
- User Content
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy
- Scholarly Articles at Qualiten Journals
- Articles at Qualiten Insight
- Website Design & Structure
- Website Text, Artwork & Other Components
- Qualiten Names, Taglines, Logos, etc.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
In the website policies references to “company”, “we”, “our”, “us”, “Qualiten Press”, “Qualiten Journals”, and “Qualiten Insight” shall be deemed to refer to Qualiten Services LLC and its products and services. Qualiten Services LLC is California incorporated entity and is hereinafter referred to as “Qualiten Press” in website policies.
These terms and conditions contain rules and regulations related with the authoring and use of content at Qualiten Press website. By continuing to use the website, users agree to be bound by all the terms and polices mentioned on this webpage. Users must leave the website if they have any objection regarding these terms and conditions.
1. Usage of Website
Qualiten Press publishes “Qualiten Journals” and “Qualiten Insight” content in the areas of science, technology, and healthcare for the informational and educational purposes only. By using this website or our services, you represent and warrant that you are above the age of 13 and are legally qualified to enter any information in various forms on this website such as contact us form, submission forms, comments, and alert subscriptions. Any individual using the website or services on behalf of an organization represents and warrants that they are authorized to act on behalf of that organization.
2. No Warranties
“Qualiten Journals” and “Qualiten Insight” accept content created and submitted by worldwide authors from a variety of fields. Qualiten Press performs plagiarism check, submission quality check, and facilitates standard reviews before any content is accepted for publication. However, it is not possible to check complete authenticity and accuracy of the data provided to us by authors. Author of the content holds the responsibility for accuracy and correctness of data, statements and views presented in the published content. Qualiten Press does not take responsibility or warranty for the content published on “Qualiten Journals” and “Qualiten Insight“. Qualiten Press does not guarantee that the website or its content will be available all the time, up to date, and without any errors or issues.
3. User Content
Qualiten Press provides a professional platform for submission, review, and publication of scholarly content. By submitting materials, you grant us permission to use, modify and reuse the materials for review and publication on Qualiten Press and its associated platforms, provided that due credit is given to the author(s).
By using this website, you represent and warrant that:
- you will not upload, post, or transmit any content or materials that are defamatory, abusive, racist, threatening, offensive, damaging, obscene, violent, or illegal.
- you will not submit false, misleading, and inaccurate information.
- you will not upload, post, or transmit any content or materials that infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
- you will not attempt or use any software, tools, agents, programs, etc. to harvest information about our users and clients.
- you will not use malware, viruses, spamming etc. to interfere with the function of our website or attempt to harm the Qualiten Press, its authors, editors, reviewers, and other users.
- you will not attempt to copy, modify, or reverse engineer the source code of the website.
Qualiten Press is not responsible for content submitted, posted, or transmitted by users of the website. Also, we reserve the right to reject and retract any content submitted or published at “Qualiten Journals” and “Qualiten Insight” without any explanation.
Qualiten Press website may contain links of third-party websites to help our users to understand the content published at Qualiten Press. Presence of these links does not mean endorsement of those websites by Qualiten Press, nor Qualiten Press is responsible for the content contained on those websites. You agree to take all responsibility and liability for any damage or harm resulting from your use of the third-party websites.
Users may share the content published at “Qualiten Journals” and “Qualiten Insight” with open access “CC BY 4.0 License“, given that appropriate credit is provided to authors and publisher. User may also use the website links to share information if sharing is done with good faith and does not harm Qualiten Press, its authors, editors, or reviewers.
6. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy
Qualiten Press respects the copyright of creator and takes appropriate actions necessary as per Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner and have evidence of copyright infringement related to any content published on our website, then you can send us your notice containing following information:
- Copyright work and its location on website, that can help us in identification and removal of the content.
- Provide complete contact address including telephone number and email address.
- Full name and electronic or physical signature of the person submitting request.
- Include following two statements in your Notice:
“I have a good faith belief that the use of the mentioned copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
“The information in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
Send the notification to: Qualiten Services LLC, 2888 Loker Avenue East, Carlsbad, CA 92010, USA
By using our website and services, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Qualiten Press, against all claims, loss, damages, cost, fine or expense (including attorneys’ fees) related to any allegation or claim regarding or arising out of use of the website or services provided.
Qualiten Press believes in accessibility of scientific content for everyone. Therefore, Qualiten Press has not only followed open access model but also developed and/or implemented various accessibility features for wider audience, including people with disabilities who may face difficulties in using and understanding the published scholarly content. Qualiten Press follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) published by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and strives to improve the technology and increase accessibility of our content. We also make certain that our content throughout the website including journal articles, announcements, news, etc. have same features that facilitate accessibility.
Qualiten Press has added additional features such as Article-level Dictionary and Text-to-Speech to improve accessibility for all users, including people with visual impairments or reading difficulties. We also ensure not to use flash, flickering content, pop-ups, or high contrast ratio content to avoid discomfort for people facing visual difficulties. We encourage our authors and collaborators to submit content by keeping the WCAG in mind.
DISCLAIMER & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Qualiten Journals publish scholarly articles submitted by researchers in the field of science, medicine, and healthcare. Qualiten Journals perform plagiarism check and coordinate standard peer review process before any manuscript is accepted by handling editor for publication in Qualiten Journals.
Qualiten Insight publishes easy-to-understand, appealing and interactive content to educate readers about the interesting body of scientific knowledge. Qualiten Insight performs plagiarism check, internal review, and other due diligence before publishing any content on its website.
- Although, Qualiten Press takes measures to check articles before publication, but neither Qualiten Press nor handling editors or peer-reviewers can be held liable for any errors or omissions in relation with the content of the manuscript.
- Any statement, data, illustrations, views, and opinions expressed in the Qualiten Journal articles or in Qualiten Insight content are those of the author(s) and do not represent or reflect those of Qualiten Press. Qualiten Press does not endorse or is not responsible for accuracy or correctness of data, statements or opinions provided by the author(s) of the content.
- The humor and artwork presented in Qualiten Insight content are products of author’s imagination and inspired by the field of science. Content is meant for education and/or entertainment purposes only and does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, group or organization.
- The content on Qualiten Press website is meant for informational and educational purposes only, AND IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR INTEND TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. If you have any questions or concerns about any medical matter, you should consult your physician or other professional healthcare provider.
- All content published at Qualiten Press is checked using software (such as plagiarism check softwares) and manually, still softwares and humans could make mistakes and users should use website and its content at their own risk. Qualiten Press, its staff, handling editors or peer-reviewers, are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage relating to the access or use (or misuse) of this website or published content. Nonetheless, once it comes to our notice, Qualiten Press tries to take appropriate measures to remove any content that might constitute a legal violation, such infringement of copyright or found to be hazardous for public safety.
- While Qualiten Press strives to take reasonable measures to safeguard the website and content from malware, viruses, or other harmful or invasive files, Qualiten Press shall not be responsible for data breach, data loss, intellectual property infringement or damages caused to your computer or any loss arising from the use of our website and content.
- Qualiten Press tries to maintain the backup of website content and submit content at standard repositories. However, a natural calamity or other event could result in the loss of partial or all the content of this website. Authors agree and understand that it is important that they keep copy of their articles post-publication in case any such circumstances arise.
- The publication or mention of third-party products, services, organizations, or advertisements are not to be construed as an endorsement of the products, services, or organizations. Qualiten Press is not responsible for any damages or injury resulting from the use of information, products, and services present in the content or advertisements.
Readers are encouraged to report any errors or issues faced with related to usage of this website at firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualiten Press is considerate towards the privacy of our users and we understand the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998, which “prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with the collection, use, and/or disclosure of personal information from and about children on the Internet”. Qualiten Press website and its content are not intended for the children and we do not knowingly collect personal information of children who are aged under 13. We discourage users under 13 to provide any information on our website. However, a child under age 13 may provide personal information inadvertently. Upon such discovery, Qualiten Press deletes the personal information about the child immediately.
COPYRIGHT & PERMISSIONS
Articles published in Qualiten Journals are the copyright property of its Author(s). Content at Qualiten Journals and Qualiten Insight are published with CC BY 4.0 (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International) license; and can be shared and reused without prior permission by providing citations to author and publisher (Qualiten Journals or Qualiten Insight).
All other content, codes, designs, and materials available on Qualiten Press website are exclusive property of Qualiten Press or are the property of its licensors, partners, and suppliers. Copying and use of these contents are not permitted; and explicit and specific permissions are required from Qualiten Press before any use.
1. Scholarly Articles at Qualiten Journals
Qualiten Journals publish peer-reviewed scholarly articles in the field of science, technology, and medicine. All articles published at Qualiten Journals are open access and are licensed under CC BY 4.0 license, which allows the sharing, use and reuse of article by providing proper citation to author(s) and publisher.
Authors pay the article processing fee (APC) if article is accepted for publication and they retain the copyright of their article. Authors also grant permission to Qualiten Press to reuse, reproduce, derive work, and publicize the articles by different means for promotional activities. Authors cannot remove article from Qualiten Press without providing sufficient reasons and cannot produce same content in other journals, other than for archiving. However, in cases of errors, omissions, or potential of public harm (because of the presence of article in the public domain), authors can provide corrections or request for retraction of the manuscript. Likewise, Qualiten Press may retract the article, if any misconduct or potential of public harm is discovered and reported by the users.
2. Articles at Qualiten Insight
Qualiten Insight is an online platform that publishes latest news, analysis, opinions, interviews, infographics, quizzes, humor, etc. to educate and inform public about the latest developments in science and medicine. All content (news, opinions, infographics, humor, multimedia, etc.) published at Qualiten Insight are open access and are licensed under CC BY 4.0 license, which authorizes the sharing and use of content by providing proper citation to author(s) and publisher.
Qualiten Insight is not a scholarly journal and its content are not peer reviewed by external subject matter experts. All content submitted at Qualiten Insight are checked for plagiarism and quality by Qualiten Press staff and internal editors. They undergo additional formatting, refining of artwork and production before publication. Qualiten Insight does not charge content processing fees for publication in Qualiten Insight, and Qualiten Press holds the copyright on all content published at Qualiten Insight.
3. Website Design & Structure
Qualiten Press website and its features (other than any features purchased or used from third-party provider) are designed and developed solely for use of Qualiten Press. Rights to all content, graphics, designs, features and presentations (including website UI/UX and web codes), etc. used on this website (except for the content of articles published in Qualiten Journals) are reserved by Qualiten Press.
4. Website Text, Artwork & Other Components
Qualiten Press has complete ownership on website text, graphics, illustrations, artwork, and multimedia (other than journal articles, any third-party logos, or third-party content used on website). Reuse and reproducing of these contents (other than Journal Articles and Qualiten Insight content) are disallowed without proper permission from Qualiten Press.
5. Qualiten Names, Taglines, Logos, etc.
The name “Qualiten”, “Qualiten Press”, “Qualiten Insight”, “Qualiten Care”, “Qualiten Services”, the tagline “Discoveries from Basic to Beyond”, Qualiten logo, etc. are trademarks of Qualiten Press. Unauthorized usage of Qualiten brand name, tagline, logos, etc. in a way which can be harmful, competitive, or deceptive is strictly prohibited.
PATENT & TRADEMARKS
Qualiten Press website contains trademarks of Qualiten Press and may contain trademarks of its licensors, suppliers, and partners. Your use of this website and services does not grant you any right to license, use or reproduce these trademarks of Qualiten Press or the third-party. Reuse of Qualiten Press trademarks in any shape or form is completely prohibited without explicit permission from Qualiten Press.
1. Qualiten Names
The name “Qualiten”, “Qualiten Press”, “Qualiten Insight”, “Qualiten Care”, “Qualiten Services” and related names are intellectual property and trademarks of Qualiten Press. Reuse of Qualiten name in a way which can be harmful, competitive, or deceptive is strictly prohibited.
Qualiten Press tagline “Discoveries from Basic to Beyond” is a property of Qualiten Press. Reuse of this tagline whether intentional or unintentional is restricted.
Qualiten logo and other related designs present at various places on this website are created by Qualiten Press and are trademarks of Qualiten Press. Explicit permission by Qualiten Press is required for the use of its logo or designs.
4. Logo & Banner Usage
Qualiten partners such as patient advocacy groups, institutes, and news agencies may be allowed to use the Qualiten logo or banners to showcase their association with Qualiten Press. The partnership agreements should contain more information on usage of logo and banners of Qualiten Press. Usage of Qualiten logo and banner by other individuals or organizations require explicit permission from Qualiten Press. Usage which can be harmful, competitive, or deceptive is strictly prohibited.
Qualiten Press is socially and environmentally responsible service provider. We believe in minimizing consumption of natural resources, incorporating environmental considerations in business practices, supporting tree plantation drives, and building our planet for long-term sustainability of humankind and other lives. All our services – whether Qualiten Journals, Qualiten Insight or Rare Is Special – operate through secure and fully online platforms, significantly decreasing usage of paper, ink and other resources.
In honor of contribution towards scholarly content by our authors, editors and peer-reviewers, we support National Forest Foundation (a non-profit partner of United States Forest Service) in plantation of 10 plants for each article that we publish in Qualiten Journals.
Qualiten Press respects the privacy and personal information of its users and takes measure to protect the information collected from the users. The data collected from the user helps us in making our services and website experience more useful and relatable. In this policy we outline how we collect the data of the user, why is it important for us and how we store or share the data with third parties (such as during article indexing and article promotion). By using Qualiten Press website, publishing with us, submitting any forms or e-mails, you consent the collection of certain information related to you.
1. Information we Collect
When you visit our website or publish with us, we collect necessary information about you as well as your usage of our website.
We collect information in multiple ways. During manuscript submission process, author directly submits information such as name, affiliation, and contact addresses, using our submission forms or by directly writing to us through email communications. Submission of these details is the standard part of scholarly publishing and is required during publication of article after peer review process. Other users may submit their personal identifiable information while submitting forms such as contact us form, subscribe alert form, and e-mail communication forms. These data are stored on our database to keep a record of our users and provide services to them.
Qualiten Press also collects the data from the supported third-party websites and application where you have authorized and connected with us, such as various social media platforms.
Qualiten Press uses analytical services such as Google Analytics to evaluate the scholarly content published on our website and performance of the website. We collect information related to users’ browsing of our website such as page visits, browser type, devices, data, and location of visit. Such information helps in understanding what pages on our website are browsed by our users, which provides insight on how to improve our website to serve our audience more efficiently.
2. Information we Use
Collected data is stored on our database to keep a record of our authors, editors, reviewers, and website visitors; and to provide services and interact with them in relation to services provided to them. Interaction and feedback from our users help us in maintaining our website, finding the flaws, and making our content and interface more useful for the audience.
3. Sharing of Information to Third Party
Qualiten Press never sells or trades your data with any third-party. Your information is used only for the purpose of providing Qualiten Press related services such as indexing of articles, promotion of articles, invitation for publication, and invitation for manuscript review, which are standard procedures in the scholarly publishing.
We share the users’ data with our supporting staff and trusted third parties to customize your experience. These third parties include (a) Affiliated third parties which provide publishing services, peer review coordination, website maintenance, event management, etc. (b) Societies and our partner advocacy organization who seeks the information for networking and promotion of science research.
4. Your Privacy Rights
Users have complete rights over their privacy, and they can choose what information they want to submit in forms submitted at our website. However, submission of incomplete forms or messages may affect the experience of users.
Data is stored on our server or third-party host servers, we take variety of measures to secure the personal information of our users from accidental loss, data theft, misuse, or unauthorized access. Our third-party hosts also take necessary precautions to safeguard the servers where website and database are hosted. Qualiten Press uses SSL certificates that help to secure and encrypt information that is passed throughout website. Additionally, Qualiten Press website is proudly McAfee Secure Certified website, which means our website is regularly and thoroughly checked for malware, viruses, phishing attacks, and other malicious activities to ensure the safety of all visitors.
However, despite our best intentions, storing and transmission of the data on the internet is not secure. The website and servers run on various software, hardware and network which could experience problem and breaches. We can not guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to us through internet.
6. Data Retention
Qualiten Press retains the data for as long as necessary to identify the users and provide the services desired by the users. We further store the data in case the information is required for any legal or accounting purposes.
Qualiten Journals and Qualiten Insight publish content primarily in English (US) language. However, with our global reach and open access, we expect that readers with different linguistic backgrounds from all over the world are using our content. We did not implement any automated language translation software on the website because the translations provided by automated translator may not provide the correct context of the data and statements available in scholarly content. Thus, use of automated translators for reading scholarly content, especially medical literature, can be potentially harmful. Despite the complexity of scholarly literature, we are planning and working to publish few content such as news, blogs, and infographics in a few different languages in future. Subscribe alerts to keep yourself updated with upcoming publications and other developments in Qualiten Press.
GOVERNING LAW & DISPUTE RESOLUTION
By publishing or using Qualiten Press content, you agree that all matters related to the access and use of website, including all disputes, will be governed by, and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of California and Federal Laws of the United States of America.
In event of any dispute, each party should assign representative and try to make a reasonable and good faith effort to resolve such disputes by mutual communication. If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute, any related legal actions must be brought in and adjudicated exclusively by the state and federal courts located in county of San Diego, California, United States of America.
Qualiten Press retains the rights to change the website policies according to the requirement. These website policies are updated time to time and all the changes are posted on this page.
HELP & CONTACTS
Qualiten Press publishes scholarly content to foster further innovation and advancements in science, technology and healthcare for public benefit. We are always available to assist you with your requirements and get your feedback. To explore further and stay in touch with us check following:
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3. Subscribe Alerts
We send newsletters to our users with their consent to inform them about latest scientific discoveries and updates on our website at a frequency chosen by them. You can also manage notifications to get alerted based on your specific interests.
Your contact information is never sold to any third party and used only for the purpose of providing you Qualiten related information that might be useful to you and your work. Check our flexible Subscribe Alerts option.
4. Contact Us
Our team is committed to learn about your needs and provide appropriate answers to your queries. We believe in providing solutions and building a stronger relationship through our professional and timely communication. Contact us with your questions. We will be happy to assist you.