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The website (“Site” or “Sites”) is registered and operated by Gigvvy Limited, a company registered in New Zealand with company number. 6334627and registered address at 18 Creedon Glen, Casebrook, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand. Use of Gigvvy Science Site is subject to Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) stated below.

By using this Site you agree to be bound by these Terms which form a binding contract between you and Gigvvy Limited (“Gigvvy”), as well as the services rendered through the Site ("Service" or "Services") which include the download and use of certain content. These Terms set out the basis on which you may browse and use our Site, available at and its subdomains and any services offered through the site. By browsing or using the Site and/or any services, platform, content, images, figures, tables, data, or materials made available through the Site you are agreeing to be legally bound by the Terms. You agree that you have read and agree to be bound by the Terms of the agreement to the exclusion of all other terms.

If you do not unconditionally agree to all the Terms of this agreement, you have no right to use the Site or any services provided by this Site. Use of Gigvvy service is expressly conditioned upon your assent to all the Terms of this agreement, to the exclusion of all other Terms. Services includes, but not limited to, use of the Site, any service Gigvvy performs for you, and the Content (as defined in the “Publication Terms and Conditions (Contents)”) offered by Gigvvy on the Site. Gigvvy may discontinue, suspend or change the Services at any time, including the availability of any Contents, database or feature. Gigvvy may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. Giggvy reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify this Agreement at any time by posting a notice on the Site. You shall be responsible for reviewing any modifications. Your use of the Services following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement as modified.

You accept all information, trademark rules, copyright notices, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services. All user comments and peer reviews are licensed by their respective authors for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution License. With the exception of Content that is marked with the Creative Commons Attribution License, which may be used in accordance with that license, you shall not use, reproduce, copy, translate, publish, modify, broadcast, distribute, transmit, upload, sell, perform, display, license, or exploit for any purposes whatsoever any Content or Third-party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you; without the express prior written consent of the respective owners, and in any way that violates any Third-party right.

The Site and the Services are protected by copyright as works and/or compilations, international conventions, and other copyright laws. You agree not to participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works based on, transmit, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, software or Services in whole or in part, except in accordance with this Agreement and the Creative Commons Attribution License. You acknowledge and agree that the Site, and any necessary software used in connection with the Site, may contain confidential information that is protected by laws governing proprietary rights, intellectual property, and the like. You represent and warrant to Gigvvy: all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful; you are an individual at least 13 years or age or older and is legal to form a binding contract; and you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You also certify that you are legally permitted to use and access the Services and take full responsibility for the selection and use of and access to the Services. Gigvvy does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services. In any case that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you suspect that we have any information from an individual under 13 years old, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration Terms

You may access and or browse the Site as an unregistered user but will need to register with Gigvvy for an account and select a password and a custom profile URL in order to submit, edit or review any articles intended for publication in one of the Journals. You will be required to provide your Username to gain access to some of this Site. Any submissions, edits, images, figures, information or data in any form, you make via our platform including without limitation uploading of any articles or edits to articles are described in these Terms as your Contents. You shall provide Gigvvy with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Any changes to that information such as your email address, update your details via the platform or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You acknowledge that some parts of this Site may be subject to registration and additional Terms and Conditions which will be made available for you to read at the time of registration. You acknowledge and agree that you will comply with any Editorial Workflows, Author Guidelines, Publication Ethics or other policies applicable to the journal you contribute to via your account. Failure to provide accurate information of yourself is a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. On registration with Gigvvy you agree to be automatically registered with other sites operated by Gigvvy using these login credentials so that you can seamlessly transfer between the Site. You acknowledge you will not select or use as a Username a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or use as a Username a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization. Gigvvy reserves the right to refuse registration or cancel a Username in its discretion. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and shall not share with anyone else.You must not permit any other person to share use of your Username or permit multiple users to access this Site using your Username. Each registration is for a single user only. You are responsible for all use of this Site using your Username and for preventing unauthorized use of your Username. If you suspect there has been a potential breach of your Username security please notify us immediately by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You must not breach any applicable laws, statutes, rules, regulations, guidelines, directives and codes. You must not publish, post, upload, store, distribute or disseminate anything which solicits or harvests another user’s password or other account information. You must not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to obtain the Site’s source code. You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs, third-party or external links or other malicious or harmful material. Do not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site. A failure to comply with our conduct expectations set out in the “General Conduct” section, or any other part of these Terms, all of which we reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion, may result in the suspension or termination of your account, deletion of your Contents, and suspension or termination of your right to use the Site.

General Availability of the Site

It is not guarantee the Site, or any content on this Site, including the platform, will always be available, uninterrupted, up to date, or otherwise free from errors, omissions, bugs or viruses. Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary and “As Is” basis. Gigvvy may withdraw, discontinue, change all or any part of the Site, or suspend without notice. Gigvvy will not be liable to you if for any reason the Site or extended of this Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. It is your responsibility for regularly creating backup copies of your Contents.

We will collect and use their personal information of who access the Site through your internet connection. You agree not to create a database in electronic form or manually by downloading and storing any such content in any storage or repositories in any form. Any registered and unregistered trade-marks, service marks, patents, domain names, registered designs and design rights, database rights and moral rights, copyright, and all similar rights anywhere in the world including those subsisting in inventions, designs, drawings and computer programs are “Intellectual Properties Rights”. We may revise the Terms at any time without giving any notice. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most recent version of the Terms available on the Site. Gigvvy reserves the right to change these Terms by posting changes on the Site and you will be deemed to have accepted such changes if you use this Site after gigvvy has published the amended Terms on the Site or any extended website linked to the Site. You must also ensure that everyone who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and Privacy Policy and that they comply with them.

You will indemnify and hold Gigvvy, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees harmless including, but not limited to from all liabilities, costs, attorney’s fees, damages, settlements, loss of income or profit, any nature and consequential loss, or any other loss, claims of third parties, loss of or damage to property, claim or expense of any kind or character arising out of or in connection with the use of this Site, its content or any Site due to or arising out of your access to the Services, use of the Services, your violation of this Agreement, or the infringement by you or any Third-party using your account of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Gigvvy reserves the right to amend or delete any Content that in our discretion violates the above.

Publication Terms (Contents)

All materials displayed on the Site and Services, including, but not limited to manuscript, graphs, gif, graphics, articles, photographs, images, text, words, illustrations, are hereafter ‘Contents’. The Site, Services, and their Contents may only be used in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. All Articles and Contents on the Gigvvy Site are licensed by the respective authors and/or publisher of such articles for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source, unless otherwise indicated.

Prior to publication of your Contents on the licence terms set out in the section below, you grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to us a non-exclusive, transferable, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, sub-licensable, royalty-free licence to publicly perform, make available, communicate to the public, manage, reproduce, copy, display, distribute, modify, edit, store Contents and publish any and all of your Contents in all forms, prints, digital, electronic form, or any formats and media whether now known or yet to be developed, in order to prepare an article for publication on Gigvvy Sites or platform and or in our journal(s) through the original publisher(s).

By submitting or making a Contents, including but not limited to, figures, tables, abstracts, images, illustrations, photographs, data, diagrams and other materials (Contents) for the purposes of publication by the original publisher or Journal, you represent and warrant that:

You agree that, once editorially accepted for publication, your Contents shall be published by the publisher accordingly to copyright outlined by the original publisher. Gigvvy reserve the right to refuse to publish any Article or other Contents for any reason; Contents submitted are original, has not already been published in any other form or is not currently under consideration for publication by another journal; You are the sole author of the Contents, or, if not, you have been authorized by and have the full permission, licence and consent of all co-authors to submit the Contents and any personal data associated with the Contents; You have disclosed to us in accordance with any Policies all potential conflicts of interest, including without limitation, personal or political interests, commercial associations or financial interests held by you and any co-authors; You have all licences and permissions for any third-party data, code or material contained in the Contents and does not infringe any copyright, trade mark right or any other rights of any third party; Nothing in the Contents infringes any duty of confidentiality which you may owe to anyone else or violates any contract, and all of the institutions in which work recorded in the Content was carried out have authorized publication of the Contents. Due diligence and all other requisite investigations were carried out in the preparation and submission of the Contents to ensure its accuracy and are true and correct; The Contents and all information supplied by you through your Account contains nothing that is legally privileged, defamatory, unlawful, defamatory, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidentiality or breach of privacy; You have adhered to the Policies in your preparation and submission of the Contents.

Gigvvy Services and the Contents provided from the Site are for educational and informational purposes only, and are not a substitute for the professional judgment and advice of health care and medical professionals. Gigvvy is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage arising from the use of the information.

Third-party Websites

This Site and the Services provide may contain links to Third-party websites or services (“Third-party Site” or “Third-party Sites”) that are not owned or controlled by Gigvvy. Links do not necessarily imply that we are or that the Site is affiliated to or associated with such Third-party Sites. Third-party Sites are in no way vetted, checked, approved, or endorsed by Gigvvy. It is your own risk when you access Third-party Sites, and you agree that Gigvvy does not account for any responsibilities and liabilities for any lost, damages, any consequential loss, or any other loss, claim or expenses of any kind or character arising out of or in connection with the use of Third-party Sites. By using the Services from Third-party Sites, you relieve and hold harmless Gigvvy and employees from any and all liability arising from your use of any Third-party Sites. You understand and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by all applicable policies of any Third-party Sites, and you will act in accordance with those policies, in addition to your obligations under this Agreement. Your interactions with any Third-party Sites and/or linked from Gigvvy, organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services, including payment, delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such company organizations, publisher, and/or individuals. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users or individuals, you hereby release Gigvvy, contractors, and employees in rights from damage, demands, and claims of any kind or nature, disclosed or undisclosed, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes. Gigvvy has no control over, and no liabilities and responsibilities for the accuracy, content, privacy policies, or opinions expressed in any Third-party Sites. In addition, you agree you should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of the Third-party Sites. Gigvvy will not and cannot verify, censor, edit, or monitor, the content of any Third-party Site. If there is a dispute between any individual or participants on this Site and any Third-party Sites, you understand and agree that Gigvvy is under no obligation to become involved.

Some parts of this Site may contain advertising. Gigvvy is not responsible for the content of any advertising material or any errors or inaccuracy in any advertising or sponsorship, which is the responsibility of the advertiser. Some parts of this Site provide users to exchange opinions, post materials, contents, articles, information, and data ('Comments') in areas of the Site. Gigvvy does not edit, published, review, or screen any Comments prior to their appearance on the Site and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of Gigvvy. Gigvvy does not and will not have association or affiliation to Comments, and Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. Gigvvy shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this Site. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.


Gigvvy use a third-party payment provider ("Payment Provider") to bill you through a payment account linked to your Membership Plan or Article Processing Charge (“APC”) on the Services for use of the Paid Services. The processing of payments will be subject to the conditions, privacy policies and terms of the Payment Provider in addition to this Agreement.

In any case an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author originally submitting the article intended for publication will be invoiced for the applicable APC. Payments of APC must be made in the period stipulated on the invoice. Payments must be made in full via the Payment Provider and in accordance with such provider’s terms of service. Payment by any other means is permitted only in our sole discretion. Publication of an article with the original publisher requires payment of a non-refundable APC in accordance with publisher’s APC Policy listed for each journal. You agree that payment of an APC does not guarantee publication of an article by the Journal or the original publisher. You authorize us, through the Payment Provider, to charge your chosen payment provider ("Payment Method") and you agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and is agreed between you and the credit card issuer, financial institution, or other provider of your chosen Payment Method. If Gigvvy do not receive payment from you through the Payment Provider, you agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account upon demand. Gigvvy is not responsible for error by the Payment Provider. By choosing to use Paid Services, you agree to pay through the Payment Provider. You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Provider and Gigvvy reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment.

Gigvvy reserves the right to require payment of fees for certain or all Services provided. You shall pay all fees as described on the Site in connection with such Services selected by you. Gigvvy reserves the right to change its price list, upon notice to you, which may be sent by email or posted on the Site. Your use of the Services following such notification constitutes your acceptance of any new or increased charges. Gigvvy offers a fee waiver for Service on request, to Publisher from countries which are classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies. Gigvvy only allow one waiver per Publisher, per year.

Warranty Disclaimer


By browsing through this Site, you acknowledge that Gigvvy has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Services or the platform; what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content via the Services or the platform; what Content you access via the Services or the platform; how you may interpret or use the Content; and or what affects the Content may have on you. You agree to release Gigvvy from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to Site containing information that you or some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Gigvvy makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services or the platform, and Gigvvy will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services or the platform. Gigvvy makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of colors or textures displayed anywhere on the Services or the platform, or regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Services or the platform. Products and services purchased are provided "AS IS" without any warranty of any kind from Gigvvy or others unless, with respect to others, otherwise made expressly and unambiguously in writing by a designated Third-party for a specific product or service. Intellectual Property Rights and Confidentiality

This website contains content that is the property of Gigvvy. The trademarks appearing on this Site are protected by the laws of New Zealand and international trademark laws. You confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy policy. Gigvvy reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use of this Site at any time without notice. All Intellectual Property Rights in the Site are owned, and will remain owned by Gigvvy or our licensors at all times. You may not copy or use any part of the Site other than as expressly permitted by the Terms; You acknowledge and agree that Articles, including but not limited to, all preprints, manuscript, notes, all drafts, and preparatory material and/or other Contents related to the article prior to first publication are highly confidential. You warrant and agree that you will; use confidential information solely for the purpose of performing any services authorized by us and for no other purpose whatsoever; hold all confidential information at all times under conditions of secrecy and will take all reasonable steps to preserve its confidentiality; You will not disclose confidential information to any Third-party or use it for the benefit of any Third-party other than as permitted by us.