Parallel Archive (PA) is a not-for-profit, freely available, internet-based service. PA is available for all users, however, its services are intended solely for research and educational purposes.
Anyone can use PA, however, certain services are available only for registered users. Searching, reading and downloading of information
in PA is available for non-registered users, too. Other services, such as uploading, downloading, annotating, collecting, commenting or tagging documents, entering and editing metadata, sorting and organizing files and folders, or creating and editing user profiles, participating in forum discussions are reserved only for registered users.
PA is based on the concept of the Institute of Record, a charitable organization registered in Hungary, and maintained by OSA Archivum at Central European University (OSA). Technically, PA has been developed by Itent Informatikai Kft. and is being hosted by the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
OSA will do its best to maintain the service for the long run, including the preservation of the digital content uploaded by its users. OSA will ensure the necessary HW and SW and the functional and technical developing and expanding of the service. However, OSA cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss etc. resulting from the temporary unavailability or the termination of the service.
By maintaining PA, OSA provides a collaborative tool for researchers and other users, however, OSA is not responsible for the authenticity, completeness and accuracy of the documents uploaded by the users of PA, nor for the content of any comments or other information posted by the users of PA. Therefore OSA is not responsible for any damage to third persons resulting from documents and information uploaded or posted by its users.
Users of PA declare that they observe all legal and ethical rules that are applicable to their use of PA. Users are aware that legal rules may be differing in different countries or regions, and due to the nature of the internet, their activities during the use of PA may be subject to various jurisdictions.
OSA does not intend to control, or interfere with, the activities of the users of PA, however, OSA reserves the right to moderate discussions or other forms of public exchange of information among users of PA in order to avoid misuse of the system, such as marketing or spamming, or breach of copyright or privacy rules.
OSA does not alter the content of uploaded documents, comments or other information, but in case of serious or repeated breach of legal or ethical rules, it may remove documents and information in any form, or terminate the account of users. In such cases OSA will notify the users concerned accordingly.
OSA will try to resolve any disputes between OSA and the users of PA through negotiations. In case if these negotiations prove to be unsuccessful, legal disputes are governed by Hungarian law. In such cases OSA stipulates the Central District Court of Pest as court
of competent jurisdiction.
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Last edited October 2008.