Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of whatisuniverse.com website (hereinafter “the Website”) and all content, services and products available at or through the Website.

The Website is owned and operated by Crocotta R&D Limited – a company incorporated and registered in Cambridge, United Kingdom; Registered office at 10 Wellington Street, Cambridge CB1 1HW, United Kingdom; Registered number 8451298; Tax number 1458807354. All rights reserved. The "What Is Universe" brand, the "What Is Universe" logo, and the "whatisuniverse.com" domain are trademarks of Crocotta R&D Limited.

The following terms and conditions, and any content or action produced or undertaken by What Is Universe, is not representative or the responsibility of Crocotta R&D Limited. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on this site.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least the age of 13 years.

1. Your whatisuniverse.com Account and Site.

If you create a blog on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must not describe or assign keywords to your account in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, or tarnish the reputation of others. and What Is Universe may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause What Is Universe liability. You must immediately notify What Is Universe of any unauthorized uses of your your account or any other breaches of security. What Is Universe will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

2. Responsibility of Contributors.

If you operate an account, comment on articles, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the Content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

By submitting Content to What Is Universe, for inclusion on the What Is Universe Website, you grant What Is Universe a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content in any form, both on the Website and elsewhere.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, What Is Universe has the right (though not the obligation) to, (i) refuse or remove any content that, in What Is Universe's reasonable opinion, violates any What Is Universe policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Account to any individual or entity for any reason, in What Is Universe's sole discretion. What Is Universe will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Payment of Service.

Currently What Is Universe is a free service, but the entire or part of any service featured on the Website may be charged for at any point.

4. Validity of Information.

Much of the information, on whatisuniverse.com website and other What Is Universe channels, is speculative and unverified. The verification of any information published by What Is Universe, on the website or other, is up to You, and any damage caused by the wrongful dissemination of information is, in no way, the fault of What Is Universe.

5. Responsibility of Website Visitors.

What Is Universe has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software and content of chat forums, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By owning the Website, What Is Universe does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, by itself or others, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful, as content can be published without the consent or knowledge of What Is Universe. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website, and linked websites, may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. What Is Universe disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

6. Content Posted on Other Websites.

What Is Universe has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which whatisuniverse.com links, and that link to whatisuniverse.com. What Is Universe does not have any control over other websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-What Is Universe website or webpage, What Is Universe does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. What Is Universe disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-What Is Universe websites and webpages.

7. Copyright Infringement and EUCD Policy.

As What Is Universe asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by whatisuniverse.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify What Is Universe. What Is Universe will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. What Is Universe will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of What Is Universe or others. In the case of such termination, What Is Universe will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to What Is Universe, if charges for the Website ever arise.

8. Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from What Is Universe to you any What Is Universe or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with What Is Universe. What Is Universe, whatisuniverse.com, the What Is Universe logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with What Is Universe, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crocotta R&D Limited. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any What Is Universe or third-party trademarks.

9. Social Experimentation.

As a platform exploring science and society, What Is Universe may, at times, conduct social experiments on the community. The experiments will be none invasive and will be only conducted with prior warning on the Website. By using the website you are agreeing to participate in social experimentation and become an unnamed statistic in all data produced, and a named statistic only with Your consent. All social experiments will adhere to the safest possible practice. What Is Universe accepts no responsibility for any resulting damage due to social experiments and their results.

10. Events

All events and functions hosted by What Is Universe or hosting What Is Universe may use any information posted on the Website at What Is Universe's discretion. By uploading content, including text uploaded in chat forums, you hereby give What Is Universe permission to share and disseminate this information in any way.

11. Changes.

What Is Universe reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. What Is Universe may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

12. Termination.

What Is Universe may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your whatisuniverse.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

13. Disclaimer of Warranties.

The Website is provided “as is”. What Is Universe and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. What Is Universe does not makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

14. Limitation of Liability.

In no event will What Is Universe, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data. What Is Universe shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

15. General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the What Is Universe Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from England or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

16. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless What Is Universe, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

17. Miscellaneous.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between What Is Universe and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of What Is Universe, or by the posting by What Is Universe of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of England, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the courts of England. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court). The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and legal fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; What Is Universe may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.