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Last updated: April 17, 2019
If you are entering the Ad Agreement on behalf of a business or third party, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to do so and to bind that business or third party to the Ad Agreement, and your agreement to the Ad Agreement will be treated as their respective agreement. In this event, ResearchGate may hold you responsible for violations of the Ad Agreement by that business or third party and/or any liabilities arising out of the Ad Agreement, and “Advertiser,” “you” and “your” will also refer and apply to that business or third party.
2. Ad Services and Campaigns
3. Delivery of Ad Services
4. Serving, tracking, and reporting of Ad Services
6. Term and termination
7. Intellectual property
9. Privacy and data
10. Representations and warranties
12. Limitation of liability
Annexure 1: Additional Definitions and Terms (Campaign features, Ads for scientific recruitment)
“Activation Date” means the date specified in the Purchase Order by which delivery of the Ad Services must commence.
“Ad” means a commercial or sponsored message displayed on the Service or in an Email.
“Ad Materials” means the creative artwork, assets, copy, active URLs, and active target sites, as well as Customized Content, for Ads.
“Ad Services” means all Campaigns specified in a Purchase Order that Advertiser is purchasing from ResearchGate pursuant to these Terms.
“Advertiser” means the party purchasing Ad Services from ResearchGate pursuant to these Terms and the applicable Purchase Order.
“Campaign” means a plan for the delivery of Ads, including, for example, the Campaign Period, the number and type of Deliverables, Targeting, the total price of the Campaign, and other parameters.
“Campaign End Date” means the date specified in the Purchase Order as the date on which ResearchGate will aim to complete delivery of the Campaign.
“Campaign Period” means the period between a Campaign Start Date and Campaign End Date.
“Campaign Start Date” means the date specified in the Purchase Order as the date on which ResearchGate will aim to commence delivery of the Campaign.
“Click” means the User activity of pressing a navigation button, touchscreen, mouse command, or enter key on the keyboard on an Ad.
“Completion Date” means the date specified in the Purchase Order by which delivery of all Ad Services specified in the Purchase Order must be completed.
“CPC” or cost-per-click means the cost of advertising based on the number of Clicks received.
“CPE” or cost-per-email means the cost of advertising based on the number of delivered Emails.
“CPM” or cost-per-thousand means the cost of 1,000 Impressions.
“Customized Content” means content created or modified on behalf of Advertiser by or with the assistance of ResearchGate.
“Deliverable” means the inventory delivered by ResearchGate (e.g. Impressions, Clicks, Emails, Leads or other desired actions).
“Email” means a message distributed by electronic means from one electronic device to another.
“Impression” means a single display of an Ad on a web page.
“Lead” means a potential customer or prospect of Advertiser.
“Lead Generation” means the process of stimulating interest in a product or service in order to collect Leads.
“Purchase Order” means an order executed by Advertiser that specifies the details and terms under which ResearchGate will deliver Ads for the benefit of Advertiser.
“Targeting” means delivering an Ad to a particular audience.
“User” means anyone visiting a web page on the Service.
a. Campaign features
A Campaign may include one or more of the following features:
“Audience Extension” is the Targeting of Advertiser’s audience or prospects at locations outside of the Service.
“ATS Integration” is integration of ResearchGate’s system with applicant tracking software (“ATS”) used by Advertiser, to enable Advertiser to send ResearchGate Job Ads directly from its ATS.
“Conversion Pixel” is a specific type of web beacon that is triggered to indicate that a User has successfully completed a specific action such as a purchase or registration. This User action is considered a “Conversion.”
“Institution Page” is a web page on www.researchgate.net which contains details about an institution or department, such as the institution’s name and address, a full department list, and/or whether the institution is academic, governmental or medical.
“Institution Post” means a post that Advertiser creates, at its sole direction, on an Institution Page to promote content.
“Job Tab” means a dedicated tab on an Institution Page that, if enabled, shows all Job Ads that Advertiser currently has posted on www.researchgate.net.
b. Ads for scientific recruitment
The Ad options we offer for scientific recruitment are subject to terms that differ from the above Terms, including special payment terms. Where the specific terms outlined below differ from the Terms, the specific terms below prevail
A “Job Ad” is an Ad advertising a job position. A Campaign for a Job Ad can include Emails.
Advertiser pays an agreed price for the Job Ad to be displayed for the Campaign Period (which is 30 days, unless otherwise agreed). The Campaign Period may be subject to extension for an additional fee. If a Job Ad is deactivated before the end of the Campaign Period or the extended period, Advertiser is not entitled to a full or partial refund, credit, or additional token. Each Job Ad can only advertise one job position; it is not permitted to advertise multiple job positions in one Job Ad, or to change the job position being advertised by a Job Ad during its Campaign Period. ResearchGate reserves the right to deactivate Job Ads that contain more than one job position or in cases where Advertiser has changed the job position being advertised, without further notice. This shall not give rise to any compensation claims on the part of Advertiser.
Each Job Ad must be activated by the Activation Date, which is 30 days from the date of execution, unless otherwise agreed. ResearchGate will invoice Advertiser once the Campaign has commenced, or within 30 days of execution, whichever is earlier. For the avoidance of doubt, if Advertiser purchases multiple Job Ads under one Purchase Order, all Campaigns must commence by the same Activation Date and ResearchGate will invoice Advertiser for the entire Ad Services once the first Campaign has commenced, or within 30 days of execution, whichever is earlier.
A “Job Bundle” gives Advertiser a select number of tokens that can each be redeemed in exchange for one Job Ad during the Bundle Period. The tokens may be redeemed at any time during the Bundle Period, however at least one Job Ad must be activated by the Activation Date, which is 30 days from the date of execution, unless otherwise agreed. A Campaign for a Job Ad in a Job Bundle can include Emails. The Bundle Period begins when the first Job Ad is activated, or within 30 days of execution, whichever is earlier.
Each Job Ad can only be displayed for a maximum of 30 days, unless otherwise agreed. A Job Ad may be subject to extension for an additional fee. The activation and deactivation of Job Ads remains Advertiser’s responsibility. If a Job Ad is deactivated before the end of its Campaign Period or the extended period, that token is exhausted; Advertiser is not entitled to a full or partial refund, credit, or additional token. Each Job Ad can only advertise one job position; it is not permitted to advertise multiple job positions in one Job Ad, or to change the job position being advertised by a Job Ad during its Campaign Period. ResearchGate reserves the right to deactivate Job Ads that contain more than one job position or in cases where Advertiser has changed the job position being advertised, without further notice. This shall not give rise to any compensation claims on the part of Advertiser.
Unless otherwise agreed, ResearchGate will invoice Advertiser for the total price of the Job Bundle once the Bundle Period has begun. If the parties agree to a Pay-As-You-Go option, ResearchGate will invoice Advertiser for each Job Ad once its Campaign has commenced based upon the per unit price. At the end of the Bundle Period, ResearchGate will invoice Advertiser for the total price of any unused tokens. Regardless of how many tokens Advertiser redeems during the Bundle Period, Advertiser remains liable to pay the total price of all Job Ads in the Job Bundle. ResearchGate will only invoice one billing entity and one billing contact per Purchase Order.
A “Job Subscription” gives Advertiser the ability to display one Ad for a job position at a time during the Subscription Period (“Slot”). Advertiser can change the Ad being displayed in a Slot an unlimited number of times during the Subscription Period. The “Subscription Period” starts on the date ResearchGate starts the Job Subscription following receipt of the executed Purchase Order from Advertiser, and ends 12 months thereafter (unless otherwise agreed). There is no Activation Date or Completion Date. A Campaign for a Job Subscription can include Emails.
Advertiser pays an agreed price per Slot for the entire Subscription Period. ResearchGate will invoice Advertiser for the total price of the Slot once the Subscription Period has commenced. If Advertiser fails to use the Slot for any or all of the Subscription Period, Advertiser is not entitled to a full or partial refund, credit, or additional Slot.
All Job Subscriptions are subject to automatic renewal, meaning the Job Subscription will automatically renew on the same terms the day after the Subscription Period ends, unless Advertiser notifies ResearchGate in writing at least 14 days prior to the last day of the Subscription Period that it wishes to cancel the Job Subscription.
Additional representations and warranties
In addition to the representations and warranties made under Section 10. Representations and warranties, Advertiser further represents and warrants that it will not, and will not authorize or induce any other party to: