GRNET Persistent Identifiers Service - PID Service
The GRNET Persistent Identifiers Service - PID Service (hereinafter referred to as “service”) is provided by the Greek Research and Technology Network SA / GRNET SA to the academic and research community, in order to promote academic, educational and research aims.
The service is addressed to the Academic and Research community (students, professors, researchers etc).
- Disallowed use
The service is available to beneficiaries in order to cover their wider educational, research and academic needs. The direct or indirect use of the service in order to promote any kind of commercial aim is expressly prohibited as well as any use, which violates by any means the laws and provisions in force.
It is prohibited to use the service in order to download, publish or distribute content:
- Which is inappropriate, defamatory, illegal, or obscene.
- Which infringes the patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets or other proprietary rights of any party.
- Which promotes and / or provides educational information with regard to illegal activities and / or promotes natural violence and / or damage against groups or persons.
- The malicious use of the service for any kind of electronic attacks aiming to obstruct the use of the service itself or the use of third services, to take advantage of vulnerabilities, to have illegal access to the systems of third parties and to hack personal data is prohibited. More specifically but not exclusively:
- Interruption or cancellation
In order for GRNET SA to provide its service without any impediments, GRNET SA can collect general statistical data regarding the flow and optimization / development of the network and computer resources of the infrastructure. The information, which will eventually be collected through the service by GRNET SA, will be used according to the institutional framework in force in Greece and in the European Union. This data can be used in order to monitor the function of the service, to improve the quality of its function, or for research purposes, and can be published or distributed to third parties after a prior appropriate elaboration so that personal data of the managers and / or of the final users are not disclosed.
- Disclaim of the responsibility
GRNET SA does not bear any responsibility for the content and the data distributed through the service. The decision on the lawfulness of the content – data and / or the decision for the posting and distribution of specific content and data belongs exclusively to the user.
GRNET SA takes all necessary measures in order to prevent any abuse, arbitrariness, damage, content and data loss; however, GRNET SA does not warrant that such a possibility does not exist in any case and does not bear any responsibility in such an event. The users of the service must guard their own backups to deal with such incidents.
GRNET SA takes all necessary measures in order to achieve the greatest availability of the service; however, GRNET SA does not provide any availability warranty in any case such that it can be held accountable and/ or responsible for direct or indirect damages which are due to loss of the service for any time period.
GRNET SA can not be held accountable and / or responsible in any case whatsoever for the data and content loss distributed through the service as well as for any relevant damage. Moreover, GRNET SA does not guarantee nor bears any responsibility for the accuracy of the data and of the content available through its service.
Opinions expressed or texts published through the service do not represent in any case whatsoever official opinions of GRNET SA, which can not be held responsible for its content.
According to the law concerning personal data protection GRNET SA does not control or monitor in any way the content of the distributed information and of the distributed data, so GRNET SA disclaims any kind of responsibility for eventual distribution on its network, products, services or through which the ownership or distribution constitutes copyright infringement or other offence.
GRNET SA will make every possible effort towards the uninterrupted and reliable operation of the service. Notwithstanding, GRNET SA can cease providing the service and / or modify certain configurations of the service at any time without prior notification. The interruption of provision of the service automatically means the interruption of its use by its users without any right of indemnification.
- Application of the terms