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--- Copyright © Quantisle 2010-2015. All rights reserved.
--- Updated 5 February 2015
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By using Qiqqa, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Qiqqa is Copyright © Quantisle 2010-2015. All rights reserved.

Qiqqa, Qiqqa Premium and the Qiqqa Web Library (from now on “Qiqqa”) are offered as 
Services to you by Quantisle Ltd.

These Terms and Conditions cover the Services currently provided by Qiqqa. However, as we
strive to improve our service to you, new features may be made available to you. In the
event of material change (as determined by Quantisle Ltd.) to our service to you, we will
update these Terms and Conditions and notify you of the changes when you upgrade. We also 
reserve the right to modify or discontinue any of the Services we provide to you. Any 
changes to the Terms and Conditions come into immediate effect as soon as we make them 
publicly available.

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Your Content
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You use Qiqqa to manage your research, be it the management of your PDF documents, the 
metadata for those documents (not limited to titles, authors, abstracts and references), 
and any annotations that you may have added to those documents (not limited to ratings 
and keywords) (collectively, “Content”).

By adding Content to Qiqqa and/or syncing your Content with a Web Library, you grant 
Quantisle Ltd. a world-wide license to use this Content for the provision of PERSONALISED 
services to you (not limited to parsing, indexing, transmission and storage) and for the 
provision of ANONYMIZED AGGREGATED services to other users of Qiqqa (not limited to 
aggregated crowd-sourced metadata and group recommendations).  The rights to the 
ownership of the Content remain entirely yours.

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Acceptable Content
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The following points must be followed in spirit as well as in letter to all forms of your
use of Qiqqa:
•	Quantisle Ltd. is not responsible for the management of any Content provided 
		by you from other parties. If you believe that third-party Content has been, 
		or is being made available to you through Qiqqa in breach of their license or
		rights please let us know immediately via the Qiqqa support website.
•	You will provide only Content, 
		(i) to which you are permitted; 
		(ii) which was produced within, and complies with applicable law in your country 
		and the United Kingdom.
•	You will not provide Content, 
		(i) that encourages illegal activity; 
		(ii) that contains information whose publication (accidental or not) will
		cause financial damages or violate applicable law; 
		(iii) that infringes third-party rights, or that breaches data protection
		or privacy rights; 
		(iv) that will cause detriment to the health of any person.
•	Quantisle Ltd. will not be liable for any losses, damages or claims that arise 
        because of your use of Qiqqa or the provision, storage, loss, transmission, 
        distribution or publication of your Content.

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Acceptable use
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You will not use Qiqqa,
	(i) to bring Quantisle Ltd. into disrepute;
	(ii) to knowingly reduce our capacity to provide our services,
	(iii) to cause undue cost or damages to Quantisle Ltd.;
	(iv) to reverse engineer our products.

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Your non-personal information
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Qiqqa continuously collects non-personal information about how you use our services. You
agree that we can use this information to improve our service to you and to others, and
that we may disclose some of this information if required to comply with applicable law.

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Services
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Qiqqa provides various for-pay Services (not limited to Unlimited Web Libraries, Qiqqa
Premium and Qiqqa Premium+).

Use of these Services can be purchased, earned (not limited to various promotional 
campaigns and social media incentive programmes) or awarded by an authorised Qiqqa
representative.

Unless otherwise provided by law, all charges resulting from purchases of Services are
earned by Quantisle Ltd. when received and are nonrefundable, and the costs of any 
returns will be at your expense.

Quantisle Ltd. may cancel or suspend your purchased Services at our discretion.  If we 
cancel a Service in its entirety without cause, we'll refund to you on a pro-rata basis 
any payments that you have made based on the portion of the Service that would otherwise 
remain. 

Unless otherwise provided by law, earned and awarded Services have zero monetary value 
whatsoever, are not transferrable, and can be revoked by Quantisle Ltd. at our 
discretion.

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Payments to Quantisle Ltd. for the provision of Services
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You must be authorized to use the payment method with which you pay Quantisle Ltd.  You 
authorise us to charge you up-front for the Service at the time of purchase or shortly 
after purchase using your payment method.

When you make a payment to Quantisle Ltd. for a Service, you understand that Qiqqa 
endeavours to provide the Service immediately.  To this effect you will not be entitled 
to a cancellation or "cooling off" period, except if the law requires a cooling off 
period despite your waiver and even when a Service starts right away.

Services are provided on an account top-up basis by your instruction, and therefore 
there is no basis nor need for you to cancel a Service.

The price stated for the Service includes all taxes and PayPal fees. You're responsible 
for all other charges accrued to your payment method.

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Termination
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Quantisle Ltd. reserves the right to terminate at our discretion your use of Qiqqa and 
delete from Qiqqa any Content you have stored with Qiqqa. At our discretion we will 
endeavour to give you reasonable notice in this eventuality unless you are materially 
in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

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Disclaimer of warranty
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Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, Quantisle Ltd. provides Qiqqa 
on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or 
implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of TITLE, 
NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. You are solely 
responsible for determining the appropriateness of using or redistributing Qiqqa and 
assume any risks associated with your exercise of permissions under these Terms and 
Conditions.

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Limitation of Liability
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In no event and under no legal theory, whether in tort (including negligence), contract, 
or otherwise, unless required by applicable law (such as deliberate and grossly negligent 
acts) or agreed to in writing, shall Quantisle Ltd. be liable to you for damages, 
including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any 
character arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions or out of the use or 
inability to use Qiqqa (including but not limited to damages for loss of goodwill, work 
stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or 
losses), even if you had been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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Trademarks
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These Terms and Conditions do not grant permission to use the trade names, trademarks, 
service marks or product names of Quantisle Ltd, including the product name Qiqqa, except 
as required for reasonable and customary use in describing the origin of Qiqqa.




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Qiqqa Champion Affiliate Programme
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The following are the terms and conditions (this "Agreement" or the "Terms") for 
affiliates that direct potential customers to any Qiqqa web site (the "Site") and where 
Qiqqa has agreed to pay that affiliate ("you") for directing those potential customers to 
the Site.

1. Acceptance
By submitting your application for being an affiliate of the Site, you agree to be
bound by the Terms as stated herein without modification.

2. Site's Terms and Conditions
In addition to these terms and conditions, you are bound by the terms and conditions 
of the Site.

3. Nature of the Relationship
The nature of the relationship between Quantisle Ltd. and you will be that of 
independent contractors for all purposes and in no event will any person employed 
by you be held or construed to be employees of Quantisle Ltd.  Specifically, 
Quantisle Ltd. is not a member of any partnership, joint venture or franchise 
arrangement with you.

4. Ownership and use of Qiqqa Materials
"Qiqqa Materials" include any legal materials, documents, contracts, software, 
products, web links, promotional material, email, information, partial Qiqqa 
Material or any other materials provided by Quantisle Ltd., the Site or any 
Qiqqa service in any way. Quantisle Ltd. retains complete ownership and all rights 
to the Qiqqa Materials. You do not have the right to use or change any of the 
Qiqqa Materials without prior written consent of Quantisle Ltd. You do not have the 
right to use any Qiqqa Materials for third party or competitive use. All use of 
Qiqqa Materials, with or without prior written consent, will cease after termination 
of this agreement.

5. Term
This Agreement will be for an indefinite term and can be terminated immediately 
without cause by either Quantisle Ltd. or you providing notice to the other 
party. Upon termination, you will stop using Qiqqa Materials and you will 
discontinue any use of any Qiqqa or Quantisle Ltd. trademarks.

6. Your Compensation
Quantisle Ltd. agrees to pay you a commission of 25% of all Qiqqa Premium and Qiqqa 
Premium+ sales (excluding fees paid to external service providers and fees paid to 
external suppliers) generated from Qiqqa users with your Referral Code.  This 
Referral Code is applied by a new Qiqqa user as part of the creation of their Qiqqa 
account.  You will get credit for such sales each time an account with your Referral 
Code purchases a Qiqqa Premium or Premium+ subscription.  In lieu of a commission 
(or in lieu of part of it), you can elect to purchase Qiqqa services of equivalent 
value (but not applicable to fees paid to external service providers or fees paid 
to external suppliers).  Payments are calculated on a monthly basis and payment will 
be sent within five business days when commissions payable total $50 or more.  
The total commission you can earn per month is capped at $5,000 per month.	You will 
have access to sales and commission reports available through the Qiqqa Champion 
Affiliate Program.

7. Content Development
You are solely responsible for all content development (and its cost) that you use to 
promote Qiqqa.

8. Confidentiality
You may be given or obtain access to non-public information of Quantisle Ltd. that 
Quantisle Ltd. considers to be of a confidential, proprietary, or trade secret nature, 
including, but not limited to, customer information, pricing, financial and operational 
information, business information and marketing information, in whatever form or media, 
whether or not marked as confidential (collectively "Confidential Information"). You agree 
not to use any Confidential Information disclosed to you by Quantisle Ltd. for your own use 
or for any purpose other than to carry out your obligations under this Agreement. You will 
not disclose any Confidential Information to third-parties or to your employees or agents, 
other than employees and agents who are required to have the information in order to carry 
out your obligations under this Agreement. You agree to notify Quantisle Ltd. immediately and 
in writing of any misuse or misappropriation of Quantisle Ltd.'s Confidential Information, 
which may come to your attention and to return Quantisle Ltd.'s Confidential Information upon 
the request of Quantisle Ltd.

Confidential Information shall not apply to: (a) information that is or becomes a matter 
of public knowledge through no fault of or action by you, (b) information that prior to 
disclosure was rightfully in your possession as a result of disclosure by a third-party 
under no obligation or restriction of confidentiality, (c) information that, subsequent 
to disclosure, is rightfully obtained by you from a third-party under no obligation or 
restriction of confidentiality, and (d) information that is independently developed by 
you without use, knowledge or access to the Confidential Information of Quantisle Ltd.

9. Return of Confidential Property
Upon Quantisle Ltd.'s request (and upon termination of this Agreement), you will deliver to 
Quantisle Ltd. all Confidential Information, memoranda, notes, records, drawings, manuals, 
disks, or other documents and media pertaining to Quantisle Ltd.'s business including all 
copies, extracts, summaries and analyses.

10. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold Quantisle Ltd., its directors, officers, shareholders, 
successor and predecessor companies, attorneys, agents and employees harmless from any claim, 
demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, asserted by any third 
party due to or arising out of the your actions (including but not limited to 
advertising, web site content or how you otherwise direct potential customers to our 
site).

11. Limitations of damages
Quantisle Ltd. will not be liable to you for any exemplary, punitive, special or consequential 
damages, including lost revenues, lost profits or lost prospective economic advantage 
arising from any act or omission in performance or failure to perform under this 
Agreement, even if Quantisle Ltd. is at fault and/or knew or should have known of the 
possibility thereof, and you hereby release and waive any claims against Quantisle Ltd. 
regarding such damages.

12. Trademarks and other Intellectual Property
You acknowledge that all rights in any registered trademarks or any pending trademark 
registrations associated with the business of Quantisle Ltd. (i.e., trademarks, service marks, 
slogans, logos, designs and other similar means of distinction), including all goodwill 
pertaining thereto, shall be the sole property of Quantisle Ltd. You may use and display such 
trademarks only in the manner and for the purpose authorized by Quantisle Ltd., and only during 
the Term of this Agreement. Quantisle Ltd. reserves the right to add to, change or discontinue 
the use of any trademark it owns, on a selective or general basis, at any time. You shall not 
use any trademark or trade name of Quantisle Ltd. in any corporate, partnership or business 
name without Quantisle Ltd.'s prior written consent. Qiqqa is a trademark of Quantisle Ltd.

13. Media
No press releases mentioning your affiliate program participation may be made without 
prior written consent of Quantisle Ltd. to a release being made. You will provide a copy of 
any press releases to Quantisle Ltd.

14. Conduct
You agree to conduct yourself with due regard to public conventions and morals and agree 
that you will not do or commit any act or thing that will tend to degrade Qiqqa or Quantisle Ltd.
or bring it into public hatred, contempt, scorn or ridicule or that will tend to shock, insult or 
offend the community or ridicule public morals or decency. Further, you will not market 
Qiqqa's Site or products using illegal, unethical, or misleading methods, or through 
inaccurate content.

15. Modification to Terms
Quantisle Ltd. reserves the right to change these terms at any time and to notify you by 
updating and posting these terms on its Site. Quantisle Ltd. is not bound by any other 
modifications to these terms and conditions unless signed in writing by an authorized Quantisle 
Ltd. officer.

16. Entire Agreement
This Agreement and the Site's terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement 
between you and Quantisle Ltd. which is the owner of the Qiqqa trade name, brand and 
trademark.

17. Assignment
This Agreement cannot be assigned.

18. Waivers
No failure or delay, on the part of Quantisle Ltd., in exercising any right or power under 
these Terms will operate as a waiver of such right or power.

19. Severability
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms or the Site's terms 
and conditions are intended to be read and construed independently of each other. If any 
term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent 
jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, it is the parties' intent that such 
provision be reduced in scope by the court only to the extent deemed necessary by that 
court to render the provision reasonable and enforceable and the remainder of the 
provisions of this Agreement will in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated as a 
result.

20. End User
The end user of Qiqqa's Material will be subject to the Site's terms and conditions and 
disclaimers.

21. Binding Effect
This Agreement will pass to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective heirs, 
executors, administrators, successors of Qiqqa and you.

22. Headings
The headings, captions, titles, and numbering system are inserted only as a matter of 
convenience and may under no circumstances be considered in interpreting the provisions 
of this Agreement.

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After 10 years of your support we have decided to make Qiqqa open source so that it can be grown and extended by its community of thousands of active users.

NB: We will be discontinuing Web Library support for Qiqqa at the end of 2020. So you’ll have one year within which to install the latest version of Open Source Qiqqa (which is improving daily), migrate your Web Libraries into Intranet Libraries, and enjoy all the Premium and Premium+ features of Qiqqa for free (except Web Libraries)!

Go to the Qiqqa Open Source GitHub website.

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