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The Service provides a venue for fund-raising, commerce and provision for gifts. The Service allows certain users ("Project Investigators") to list projects (“Projects”) and raise funds for such Projects from other users ("Donors"). All funds are collected for Project Investigators through PayPal. iAMscientist releases funds net of credit card and PayPal transaction fees and any other applicable fees, to the Project Investigator upon achievement of the threshold amount as identified in each Project. iAMscientist may partially release funds based on specific milestones identified in a Project. iAMscientist shall not be liable for your interactions with any organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery of goods and services in any form, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with listings on the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, iAMscientist shall have no liability to Donors for failure of a Project Investigator to perform in any way, or otherwise in connection with any Project. iAMscientist does not oversee the performance or punctuality of Projects, nor does iAMscientist oversee the delivery of any gift offered as a result of a donation. iAMscientist is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred as a result of any such dealings. All dealings are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. iAMscientist is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between Donors and Project Investigators, or between Members and any third party. In the event of a dispute, you hereby release iAMscientist, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, damages and demands of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and our service.
Though iAMscientist cannot be held liable for the actions of any Project Investigators, Project Investigators are nevertheless wholly responsible for fulfilling obligations both implied and stated in any Project listing they create.
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Project Investigators may initiate refunds at their own discretion. iAMscientist is not responsible for issuing refunds for funds that have been collected by Project Investigators.
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Under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement is:
Michael H. Bison, Esq.
Goodwin Procter LLP
Boston, MA 02109
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