Having the rights to post

You must respect all intellectual property rights that belong to third parties.

In particular, you must:

  • only post material to SRI-CONNECT to which you have the appropriate rights, and
  • not provide to SRI-CONNECT and/or other users information whose publication you know would be an infringement of existing copyright restrictions.

Content you supply to the website should only be posted if you are the author or owner of the copyright in the Content, or have obtained entitlement to publish the Content either because such publication represents fair use or because you have acquired the right to do so.

In addition, you must ensure that information you provide to us does not infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties (such as in registered trademarks or copyright in photographs).

You also agree to indemnify SRI-CONNECT and its Suppliers, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns for all future claims resulting from material you provide. SRI-CONNECT and its Suppliers, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns disclaim any responsibility and assume no liability for any material submitted by you.

How to protect your content

Three mechanisms exist to protect your content (from universal visibility)

  • Restrictions based on the membership / subscription status of the viewer
  • Restrictions applied to groups and events via use of privacy settings – these may be set by the host of the group or event
  • Restrictions based on your ‘friendship’/’Connections’

Users are responsible for understanding these capabilities and for using them accurately to protect the visibility of any Content that they post.

SRI-CONNECT will accept no liability for any user’s failure to protect, from universal visibility, items that they post.

What goes on the site, must stay on the site

There are three principal rules that apply to usage of Content published on the site:

  • the first legal intellectual property rule, which prevents users from reproducing significant sections of copyright work without permission of the copyright owner (where ‘significant’ means “in a proportion violating the accepted terms of copyright law”);
  • the second legal intellectual property rule, which recognises the right of the author of a copyright work to be acknowledged; and
  • the Chatham House rule, which prevents users from revealing the identity or affiliation of a ‘Poster’ of Content.

The net effect of this is to reflect “what goes on the site must stay on the site”. The second and third rules interlock to make republication impossible without permission of the copyright author.

For the avoidance of doubt, unless the author of Content published on the site first gives explicit permission to the contrary or unless the Content is not entitled to copyright protection, you may not republish Content outside the site.

Rights that you grant to other users

When you contribute Content to the site, you permit other users to view and use such Content, royalty-free, as they wish - subject to them abiding by the Chatham House rule (discussed above).

Rights that you grant to SRI-CONNECT

Any time you post Content to our website, you grant to SRI-CONNECT a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your Content. Such license includes, without limitation, the right to use your Content for any of the following purposes:

  • Showing your content on the site – in a way that makes it visible to all registered users;
  • Distributing your content in aggregated form by email to site users depending on their interests;
  • Enhancing the overall provision of the Services supplied by SRI-CONNECT.

It also includes the right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

SRI-CONNECT credits authorship

SRI-CONNECT endeavours to credit your authorship whenever displaying, reproducing or distributing copies of your Content, or Content as incorporated into a collective work.

Agreement to notify of any copyright violation

If you believe that any work of yours is accessible on the SRI-CONNECT website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you must notify us in writing.