Terms and Conditions

Last updated: March 2, 2024

1. Introduction

These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) establish the legal framework governing your access to and use of our website available at https://www.extrica.com, its subdomains, and any products or services offered therein, including the Extrica Manager (collectively, “the Site”).

The Site is owned and operated by JVE International, UAB, a company registered in Lithuania with registered no. 303214891 and registered address at Skruzdynes g. 9a-6, Nida, Lithuania, LT-93123 (“we”, “us”, “our” or “the Company”). Herein, “Customer” refers to any natural person or legal entity that intends to engage in, or has already engaged in, transactions for services or products with the Company. Collectively, the Company and the Customer are referred to as “the Parties” and individually as “a Party”.

By browsing or using the Site and/or any services, content, or materials made available through the Site, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the Terms. By agreeing to these Terms, you also acknowledge and commit to adhering to the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement, and any other policies (collectively, “Policies”) applicable to the journal(s) you contribute to via your Extrica Account.

By using the Site, you also acknowledge that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Site signifies your acceptance of the most current version of the Terms as posted on the Site. We encourage you to regularly review the Terms on the Site to ensure you are informed of any revisions that may affect you.

Any submissions, edits, information, or data you provide through the account registered at the Site including but not limited to the uploading of articles or article edits, are referred to as your “Contribution”.

2. Account Registration and Use

You may access the Site as an unregistered user. However, to submit, edit, or review articles intended for publication in any of our journals, or use other services or products you must create an account on our Site (“Extrica Account”). The Company is entitled to turn down individual registrations for Site without stating any reasons.

You must ensure that the information you provide during your registration is complete, accurate, and kept up to date. We reserve the right to validate your Extrica Account information supplied at any time.

The Extrica Account is intended solely for your personal use and must not be shared with, transferred to, or utilized by any other person or entity. As the Extrica Account holder, you are obligated to safeguard the confidentiality of your account details, including your password, and are accountable for all actions taken through your Extrica Account. Should you become aware or have suspicions that your password has been accessed or known by someone other than yourself, we encourage you to promptly change your password.

You shall be liable for all consequences of third-party actions if your Extrica Account is misused (including payment for orders if such orders are placed without authorization). Breaching this provision may lead to the termination of your Extrica Account.

3. Products and Services

On the Site, the Company provides a range of services and products, including but not limited to publication services, registration fees for conferences, editing services, books, journals, reprints, hardcopy subscriptions, pens, booklets, and clothing items for sale. Detailed information regarding specific items, prices, or subscription terms is available on the Site for each case.

4. General Availability of the Site

We do not guarantee that the Site, or any content on it, 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. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue, or change all or any part of the Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for regularly creating backup copies of your Contribution.

You are responsible for your access to the Site, including that your internet-enabled device and telecommunications systems carry the appropriate anti-virus software necessary to minimise the risk of any harmful viruses infecting your internet-enabled device.

5. General Conduct

At all times when using or accessing the Site you represent, warrant and undertake that you:

  • are 18 (eighteen) or older.
  • will not breach any applicable laws, statutes, rules, regulations, guidelines, directives, and codes;
  • will not use the Site to seek or offer any goods or services;
  • if you are an Extrica Account holder, respond promptly to communications from us or any other Extrica Account holder;
  • will not publish, post, upload, store, distribute, or disseminate anything which solicits or harvests another Extrica Account password or other account information;
  • will not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to obtain the Site’s source code;
  • will not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs, third-party or external links, or other malicious or harmful material;
  • will not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer, or database connected to the Site;
  • will not attack the Site via a denial of service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; and
  • will comply with the Policies and all reasonable instructions given by us from time to time.

A failure to comply with our conduct expectations set out above, 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 Extrica Account;
  • deletion of your Contribution; and/or
  • suspension or termination of your right to use the Site.

The actions above shall be without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which may be available to us.

6. Intellectual Property Rights and Confidentiality

Within the context of these Terms, “Intellectual Property Rights” shall refer to all forms of intellectual property rights and protections, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks (both registered and unregistered), design rights, patents, trade secrets, database rights, rights in confidential information, and any other proprietary rights or forms of protection legally recognized in any jurisdiction, whether arising by operation of law, contract, registration, or otherwise, in relation to Site, its content, and any materials related thereto.

The Intellectual Property Rights associated with the Site are and will remain the exclusive property of us or our licensors at all times. You are not authorized to copy or utilize any portion of the Site except as expressly permitted by the Terms. However, articles published on our Site labelled as “Open Access” may be used in compliance with the terms specified in the Publication of Contributions section below.

By “Open Access” we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use for commercial purposes, or any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

If you are an Extrica Account holder you may deal with any Contribution in accordance with these Terms, our Policies, and our instructions to you.

You acknowledge and agree that articles (including all drafts, notes, and preparatory material and/or other Contributions related to the article) prior to first publication are highly confidential (Confidential Information). You warrant and agree that you will (a) hold all Confidential Information at all times under conditions of secrecy and will take all reasonable steps to preserve its confidentiality; (b) use Confidential Information solely for the purpose of performing any services authorised by us and for no other purpose whatsoever; and (c) not disclose Confidential Information to any third party or use it for the benefit of any third party other than as permitted by us (which may only be given on obtaining undertakings similar to those in this paragraph from such parties).

Prior to the publication of your Contribution under the license terms outlined in the Publication of Contributions section below, you hereby grant, and represent and warrant that you possess the right to grant to us, a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free license to publicly perform, copy, reproduce, display, make available, communicate to the public, modify, edit, manage, distribute, store, and publish your Contribution in both printed and electronic formats, for the purpose of preparing an article for publication in our journal(s)

7. Publication of Contributions (Articles)

You acknowledge and agree that, if and once your article is accepted for publication, your Contribution shall be published by us under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License and any data relating to the article (including without limitation any reference lists) is distributed according to the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver.

For the avoidance of doubt, you shall retain the non-exclusive right to publish or otherwise use your Contribution and shall be the “Licensor” of the “Licensed Material” as defined under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence and Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver.

If we consider that the copyright in your Contribution has been or is likely to be infringed, we shall be entitled (on giving notice where possible to you) to take such steps to deal with the matter as we may consider appropriate. You undertake not to do anything which may compromise or prejudice our conduct of such claim and we shall be entitled on giving notice to you to use your name and the name of any other co-author as a party to such proceedings, along with any other data, and to control, settle, or compromise such proceedings as we see fit. You shall (and shall procure that any other co-authors shall) co-operate with and give all reasonable assistance to us in the conduct of such claim.

We reserve the right to refuse to publish any article or other Contribution for any reason.

By submitting or making a Contribution (including without limitation all tables, abstracts, illustrations, data, diagrams, and other materials accompanying the text of the Contribution) for the purposes of publication by us you represent and warrant that:

  • you are the sole author of the Contribution, or, if not, you have been authorised by and have the full permission, licence, and consent of all co-authors to submit the Contribution;
  • you are legally able and entitled to submit the Contribution and authorise us to publish the Contribution in accordance with the Terms and other Policies;
  • the Contribution is original, has not already been published in any other form or is not currently under consideration for publication by another journal;
  • you have obtained all necessary permissions and licences for any third-party material, data, or code contained in the Contribution (including without limitation all illustrations, charts, photographs, maps, or other material) and the Contribution does not infringe any copyright, trademark right, or any other rights of any third party;
  • 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;
  • the Contribution contains nothing unlawful, defamatory, legally privileged, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract, or of confidentiality, or breach of data protection laws;
  • no advice, recipe, formula, or instruction in the Contribution will if followed or implemented by any person cause loss, damage, or injury to them or any other person;
  • any research conducted for the Contribution has been conducted in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice;
  • you have adhered to the Policies in your preparation and submission of the Contribution; and
  • due care, diligence, and all other requisite investigations were carried out in the preparation of the Contribution to ensure its accuracy and all statements contained in it purporting to be factual are true and correct.

8. Article Processing Charges

Publication of an article with us requires payment of a non-refundable article processing charge (“APC”). Some of the Journals are free and do not require the payment of APC.

In the event an article is accepted for publication in a Journal that requires the payment of an APC, the author who originally submitted the article (whether himself/herself or on behalf of a group of authors or an institution) will be invoiced for the applicable APC. Payments of APCs must be made in the period stipulated on our invoice.

You acknowledge and agree that your agreement to pay the APC does not guarantee publication of the article.

9. Prices, Payment

The price of our products and services (which includes value-added tax or other applicable sales tax) will be the price indicated on the order summary page when you place your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct.

It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of our products or services may be incorrectly priced. If the product’s or service’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order. If we accept and process your order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could reasonably have been recognized by you as a mispricing, we will refund you any sums you have paid and require the return of any goods provided to you.

After you order our products or services, you will receive the proforma invoice. We will start to carry out your order from the moment the proforma invoice is fully paid.

If you pay by transferring the purchase price to our account, you are required to submit documents confirming the payment within 1 (one) working day. You can do so by sending them via the Contact Us page or by uploading the documents through the payment page.

10. Publication & Delivery

To have an article, conference paper, or book published, it must successfully pass a similarity inspection, undergo peer-review, editorial check, and be subjected to proofreading, and the associated charges must be paid before the publication date.

Articles is published within 12 months following acceptance contingent upon receipt of payment.

For business derivatives, payment is required before receiving the product or service. In terms of delivery for business derivatives:

  • Hardcopies, bags, notepads, reprints, pens, t-shirts, and other accessories will be delivered within a period of 3-6 weeks (worldwide);
  • Yearly Subscription is delivered twice a year by post within a period of 3-6 weeks (worldwide);
  • Language Editing services will be delivered within a period of 2-5 business days.

11. Refund and Return

Before the publication date, a full refund option is available (with any bank transfer fees borne by the Customer). After the publication date, refunds are not possible, as the service has already been provided and has undergone numerous steps, including review, plagiarism checks, layout editing, and publication in both print and electronic formats.

Conference registration fee refund is only possible 4 weeks before the conference date.

For business derivatives, a full refund applies if the products were not delivered due to force majeure. You also have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and request a refund for the ordered products.

12. Reporting

You acknowledge that, other than for the purposes of verifying Extrica Account registrations and article submissions in accordance with the Policies, we do not actively monitor Contributions and/or any of the other content that is made available on the Site.

If you believe that any part of the Site:

  • infringes your Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights;
  • is defamatory to you; and/or
  • is otherwise in breach of these Terms,

please notify us by writing to us via the Contact Us form on the Site.

13. Third-Party Links and Resources

The Site may contain links to other sites and resources. These links are provided for your information only and we make no warranties or representations whatsoever about any third-party websites which you may access through the Site. We assume no responsibility for the content of sites linked to the Site. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of any such third-party sites.

Third-party websites are in no way approved, vetted, checked or endorsed by us and you agree that we shall not be responsible or in any way liable for the content, accuracy, compliance with relevant laws, or accessibility or any information, data, advice, or statements, or for the quality of any products or services available on such sites. Links do not necessarily imply that we are or that the Site is affiliated to or associated with such third-party sites. If you decide to visit any other site, you do so at your own risk. In addition, use of any other site may be subject to your acceptance of additional terms and conditions which we suggest you read carefully before proceeding.

14. Linking to Extrica

You may link to the Site provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. However, you must not suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part where none exists and you must not establish a link to the Site in any site that is not owned by you.

The Site must not be framed on any other site.

You may link to any part of the Site but we reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

15. Data Protection

We will need to process your (Customer and/or its representatives) personal data for the performance of these Terms.

Information on the processing of your personal data, as well as the rights under applicable laws and regulations, is detailed in our Privacy Policy. You confirm that you have familiarized yourself with and understood the information provided in our Privacy Policy.

Where you process personal data outside the course of a purely personal or household activity, the Parties shall act as independent data controllers and each of the Parties shall individually exercise their duties under applicable data protection laws and regulations.

You shall inform all natural persons about the transfer of their personal data to us in compliance with applicable data protection laws and you are responsible for obtaining all necessary consents or establishing other legal grounds, as required by data protection laws, for transferring personal data to us.

16. Our Liability

The Company’s liability under the Terms and Purchase Documents shall be limited to the value of the products or services purchased, and such liability shall only arise in the event of proven fault actions by the Company as established by the Customer.

17. Applicable Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive law of the Republic of Lithuania.

All and any disputes or claims arising from these Terms shall be settled in the courts of the Republic of Lithuania according to the registered address of the Company.

18. Force Majeure

A Party shall not be held liable for a breach of these Terms if the Party can demonstrate that such default resulted from force majeure circumstances that were beyond the Parties’ control, could not have been reasonably foreseen, prevented, or eliminated by any means. Force majeure circumstances shall refer to those specified in Article 6.212 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania.

If a Party, due to force majeure circumstances, is unable to fulfill its obligations according to the Terms, it shall promptly, and in any case no later than within 3 (three) working days, notify the other Party in writing, along with supporting evidence. In such a case, the deadline for fulfilling the obligations shall be extended until the cessation of the force majeure circumstances.

19. Miscellaneous

Any failure or delay by us to enforce any of our rights under these Terms will not be taken as or deemed to be a waiver of that or any other right unless we acknowledge and agree to such a waiver in writing.

These Terms are not intended to be for the benefit of, nor exercisable by, any person who is not a party to these Terms.

You shall not assign the performance of these Terms without our approval.

If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.

All notices to us should be sent via email Show email address. All notices to you will be sent to the email address you provide during registration

The clauses in these Terms that pertain to confidentiality shall remain in effect following termination