Terms & Privacy

This Agreement was last modified on 30 January 2021.

Please read these terms of service ("terms & privacy", "terms") carefully before using https://figbox.co/ website ("website", "service") operated by Figbox an online platform built by volunteering scholars for scholars. Figbox is open and free without any major corporations being involved. it is also not a predatory journal or a part of a larger company posing as an academic institution. We are not interested in intellectually or financially exploiting academic scholars for their scholarly efforts but are intently focused on inspiring scholars around the world by providing an online environment where scholars at different levels can receive or gain academic mentorship experience. Please also review our FAQs page.

Conditions of use

By using this website, you certify that you have read and reviewed this Agreement and that you agree to comply with its terms. If you do not want to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, you are advised to leave the website accordingly. Figbox only grants use and access of this website, its products, and its services to those who have accepted its terms. Please continue reading for more.

Privacy policy

Before you continue using our website, we advise you to read our privacy policy below regarding our user data collection. It will help you better understand our practices. You agree that all materials, products, and services provided on this website are the property of Figbox, including all copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and other intellectual property. You also agree that you will not reproduce or redistribute the figbox’s intellectual property in any way, including electronic, digital, or new trademark registrations. You grant Figbox a royalty-free and non-exclusive license to display, use, copy, transmit, and broadcast the content you upload and publish. For issues regarding intellectual property claims, you should contact the company in order to come to an agreement.

User accounts

As a user of this website, you may be asked to register with us and provide private information which we will never share with third party companies. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of this information, and you are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of your identifying information. You are also responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password. Please do not share your password with anyone. If you think there are any possible issues regarding the security of your account on the website, inform us immediately so we may address it accordingly. We reserve all rights to terminate accounts, edit or remove content.

Fees associated with optional cash donation (lunch money) to postdoc

Cash donations from mentees are optional. However, we encourage mentees to consider a small cash donating (minimum of $1) especially if the feedback and content being provided by the postdoc will help advance their careers. Indeed, this will also help the postdoc pay for their living expenses such as food and transportation cost. To this end, in the event a postdoc is supported by a cash donation from a mentee, we collect a very small fee in order to keep the service we provide free and independent from any major corporations, predatory journal advertisement or company posing as an academic institution. For mentees note that your cash donation is final and cannot be refunded under any circumstances. Further note, that our payment partner Stripe collect fees which may vary slightly based on your location which you will be responsible for. This amount is not dictated by figbox.

About other websites and links

figbox may contain links to other websites. (For instance, user websites pages, user profiles, and comments that may link to other sites.) When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We don’t control or endorse those sites. Note figbox partners with other companies (such as Stripe) for payment processing. When you support a mentor or receive support from a mentee, you’re also agreeing to the payment processor’s terms of service.

Applicable law

By visiting this website, you agree that the laws of the country Figbox is registered in and the law within the country you have accessed Figbox from, without regard to principles of conflict laws, will govern these terms and conditions, or any dispute of any sort that might come between Figbox and you, or its business partners and associates.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify Figbox and its affiliates and hold Figbox harmless against legal claims and demands that may arise from your use or misuse of our services. We reserve the right to select our own legal counsel.

Limitation on liability

Figbox is not liable for any damages that may occur to you as a result of your misuse of our website. Figbox reserves the right to edit, modify, and change this Agreement any time. We shall let our users know of these changes through electronic mail. This Agreement is an understanding between Figbox and the user, and this supersedes and replaces all prior agreements regarding the use of this website.

Questions and Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about our terms of use, please contact us directly at https://twitter.com/figboxsupport