These terms have been superseded by our Business Service Terms. For more information see here.
Last updated: October 10, 2018
These Self-Serve Advertising Terms (Ads) (“Terms”) are subject to change at any time in ResearchGate’s sole discretion. Your continued use of your Business Account and the Ads Manager after reasonable notice to you of any changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of those changes.
3. Ads Manager
4. Delivery of Ads
6. Term and termination
7. Intellectual property
9. Privacy and data
10. Representations and warranties
12. Limitation of liability
“Ad” means a commercial or sponsored message displayed on the Service or in an Email.
“Ad Group” means a series of one or more Ads that are subject to the same Daily Budget or Lifetime Budget, Bid, Start Date, End Date, and targeting criteria.
“Ad Materials” means the creative artwork, assets, copy, active URLs, and active target sites for Ads.
“Advertiser” means the party purchasing Ads from ResearchGate pursuant to these Terms.
“Ads Manager” means ResearchGate’s self-service advertising manager for the creation, submission, and purchasing of Ads.
“Bid” means the highest per unit price that Advertiser is committed to pay for Ads in the Ad Group to be delivered.
“Business Account” means a ResearchGate membership that allows the account holder to access and use the Ads Manager.
“Campaign” means a series of one or more Ad Groups that share a single marketing objective, such as increasing brand awareness or traffic.
“Click” means the User activity of pressing a navigation button, touchscreen, mouse command, or enter key on the keyboard on an Ad.
“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.
“Daily Budget” means the total amount per day that Advertiser is committed to spend on delivery of Ads in the Ad Group.
“Email” means a message distributed by electronic means from one electronic device to another.
“End Date” means the date requested by Advertiser in an Order, as the date that Ads in the Ad Group should stop being delivered.
“Impression” means a single display of an Ad on a web page.
“Lifetime Budget” means the total amount that Advertiser is committed to spend on delivery of Ads in the Ad Group within a specified timeframe.
“Order” means an order for delivery of Ads in one Ad Group placed by Advertiser through the Ads Manager.
“Start Date” means the date requested by Advertiser in an Order, as the date that Ads in the Ad Group should start being delivered.
“User” means anyone visiting a web page on the Service.