Legal Stuff

Science Marketplace (SM) is an online marketplace that allows scientists (including academics and students) to showcase their expertise and services as well as advertise jobs, studentships, conferences and items for sale. Please read carefully below the terms and conditions of use, copyright information, disclaimer and privacy policy associated with SM. By accessing or using this website it is implied you understand and agree with these conditions in full. SM may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Please visit this page often to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Last updated: July 19, 2015.


This website is provided "as is" without any representations or warranties, express or implied. SM makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or content (including user content) provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, SM does not warrant that: 1) this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or 2) the information (including as it refers to services, products or any other user content) on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

SM makes no warranty regarding the services, products and other user content available on the website. We also make no warranty regarding the conduct of users.

Limitations of Liability

SM will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website: 1) to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss; 2) for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or 3) for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if SM has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

We are also not liable for any harm resulting from user content or user conduct, including illegal user conduct.

You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against SM's developers in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or its content.

You hereby indemnify SM and undertake to keep SM indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by SM to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of SM's legal advisers) incurred or suffered by SM arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit.

To the extent permitted by law, your access and use of SM are at your own risk.

User Content

You grant to SM a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute in any existing or future media content you post. You also grant to SM the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your posts must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or SM or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). You must not submit any posts to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

SM reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on SM's servers, or hosted or published upon this website. We also reserve the right to suspend or disable your account.

Notwithstanding SM's rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, SM does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

Acceptable Use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without SM's express written consent.

Breaches of These Terms and Conditions

Without prejudice to SM's other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Copyright and Credits

Science Marketplace, its services and content are copyrighted. Copyright © 2015 by João Pedro de Magalhães. This refers to text, graphics, layout and other original works that were designed and developed by Dr João Pedro de Magalhães.

SM grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to: 1) view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser; 2) copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and 3) print pages from this website for your own use. SM does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website. In other words, all other rights are reserved.

Many of the images, text and code used in this website was taken from other sources, as follows. SM is based on Osclass with a heavily modified and customized OsclassWizards theme. The main page figures came from, respectively, the Idaho National Laboratory, the European Southern Observatory and University of Salford Press Office. The drop down menu on the main page employs code by Catalin Rosu. Lastly, this legal document was created using a Contractology template available at

Privacy Policy

SM may collect and use the following kinds of personal information: 1) information about your use of this website (including IP address, pages accessed and time spent on our website); 2) information that you provide for the purpose of registering with the website (including your name, affiliation and e-mail address); 3) data you post on SM or send us directly.

We may use your personal information to: 1) administer this website; 2) enable your access to and use of the website services; 3) publish information about you on the website; 4) send you occasional information about important updates to SM. We will not send you unsolicited marketing e-mails. In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

We take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Although we make reasonable efforts to store data securely, we make no guarantees. Our data is stored in servers located in the United States.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, we may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

Information that SM collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which SM operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy. You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

We may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Privacy policy last updated on: July 17, 2015


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Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

SM only uses cookies to store the required session/login data.


If you have any questions or concerns about these conditions, please contact us. We can also be reached at (# = @).