Terms and Conditions

This website, which is accessible at www.ikot.ph is made available by IKOT.PH. Our contact details are listed in our Contact Us page at www.ikot.ph/contact-us/.

The Terms and Conditions set below govern the use of this website and it shall apply to the “User”, which is defined as any person who views, accesses, refers to, or uses any part of this website.

Making use of this website signifies your agreement to comply with these Terms and Conditions. We may, at any time, amend, or impose additional terms and conditions relating to any content, service, facility or functionality using this website. We may or may not post notices when such changes occur. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

Website Contents

This website and its contents may only be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement. All materials displayed or performed on this website (including, but not limited to text, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright. Users (including but not limited to, readers, contributors, writers, and photographers) shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through this website (Services).

Content produced by www.ikot.ph is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation. IKOT.PH enables its Users to copy, distribute, and perform the works on this website as well as create derivative works with proper attribution and links to original work only for non-commercial use. IKOT.PH grants its Users a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right under www.ikot.ph’s intellectual property rights to copy, distribute, display, perform and create derivative works of the Content solely for non-commercial use with proper attribution and links to original content.

If a User wishes to use any Content from this website for commercial purposes, the User must submit a business inquiry at info@ikot.ph. Copying, using or storing any Content for other than non-commercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from IKOT.PH.

IKOT.PH requests that, according to standard academic practice, if a User uses the Service for any research that results in an article, a book, or other publication, the User lists www.ikot.ph as a resource in User’s bibliography using proper citation.

The User acknowledges and agrees that if a User uses any of the Services to contribute Content to the website, www.ikot.ph is hereby granted a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable right to fully use such Content (including all related intellectual property rights) and to allow others to do so. The User warrants, represents and agrees that it will not contribute any Content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party. IKOT.PH reserves the right to remove any Content from the website at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if IKOT.PH is concerned that a User may have breached the immediately preceding sentence), or for no reason at all.

Restrictions

The User is responsible for all activities in connection with the Services and accessing the website. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of the User’s right to Services or to access the website. The User may not post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any IKOT.PH User.

The Use of the website or Services to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including that which are deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind of illegal activity, is expressly prohibited.

Warranty Disclaimer

IKOT.PH has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to the User. The User acknowledges that IKOT.PH has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding:

  • which Users gain access to the website;
  • what Content the User accesses via the website;
  • what effects the Content may have on the User;
  • how the User may interpret or use the Content;
  • or what actions the User may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content.

The User releases IKOT.PH from all liability for the User having acquired or not acquired Content through the website. The website may contain, or direct the User to other websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. IKOT.PH makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through other websites, and IKOT.PH will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of the materials contained in or accessed through the other websites. The Services, Content, website and any software are provided on an “AS IS” basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Some countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to the User.

Indemnity

The User will indemnify and hold IKOT.PH, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of the User’s access to the website, use of the Services, the violation of this Agreement by the User, or the infringement by the User, or any third party using the User’s account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall IKOT.PH be liable with respect to the website or the Services (i) for any amount in the aggregate in excess of the fees paid by the User therefor; or (ii) for any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever. Some countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to user.

Termination

Either party may terminate the Services at any time by notifying the other party by any means. IKOT.PH may also terminate or suspend any and all Services and access to the website immediately, without prior notice or liability, if the User breaches any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.

Miscellaneous

The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. IKOT.PH shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond IKOT.PH reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by the User except with IKOT.PH’s prior written consent. Both parties agree that this Agreement and other policies posted by IKOT.PH on the website are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.