TERMS OF USE

Your use of Profolus, including your consumption of content, is subject to terms and conditions set forth below. By visiting our website and browsing through our pages and contents, you accept and agree to the stipulations contained herein. Thus, these terms and conditions represent a binding contract between you, our audience, and Profolus, including the parent company—Esploro Company.

Profolus and Esploro Company reserve the right to modify the terms and conditions at any time. Users are provided with on-page prompts in case of any modifications nonetheless.

GENERAL WEBSITE USE POLICY

Complying to our terms and conditions grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use Profolus.

However, you cannot use this website in any manner that is illegal or in connection with any activity undertaken to cause harm to individuals or organizations. You are also prohibited to conduct automated data collection activities including but not limited to scrapping, data mining, data extraction, and data harvesting. You must not use the website in any way that causes damage or impairment to its availability or accessibility.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Contents published on Profolus are either the property of Esploro Company or of those who have allowed us to republish their works. You are free to consume these contents nonetheless.

Consumption entails reading articles or multimedia contents. In addition, consumption also involves referencing and attributing portion of our contents in another publication or medium. Sharing of contents through social media also constitutes consumption. We do not restrict anyone from sharing, citing, or copying portions of our contents, granted that proper attribution is provided.

We strictly prohibit plagiarism nonetheless.

By its general definition, plagiarism is the practice of using the work of someone and passing it off as an original work. For the sake of specificity, however, the following practices are also considered plagiarism: (1) Using or lifting words, statements, or passages from other materials without proper attribution or citation and referencing; (2) Cosmetic paraphrasing is also considered a form of plagiarism despite having proper attribution or citation and referencing. It occurs when an individual merely copies words, statements, or passages, while employing minimal changes in diction or choice of words, sentence structure, and/or paragraph structure; (3) Lazy writing is also considered as plagiarism despite having proper attribution or citation and referencing. It occurs when an individual merely uses too much directly quoted materials or block quotes to substantiate his/her work.

CONTENT CONTRIBUTION

Profolus is also a distributor of contents from third party publishers and content creators. Hence, we accept content contribution from individuals and even organisations. Take note that if you wish to have your work published, we need some rights. This means that whenever you forward your content through appropriate mediums of communication, including email, you grant Profolus and Esploro Company relevant rights.

It is also important to highlight the fact that your submitted work should be free from any infringement of intellectual property rights.

Profolus provides our contributors proper byline and when needed, an additional profile section within the content.

Several portion of our website contains interactive areas including comment sections or discussion forums. Anyone who wish to post on these areas must be not younger than thirteen years of age. Hence, by posting, you confirm that you are thirteen years old.

In addition, while the Internet is a medium for free expression and while we advocate free speech and free flow of information, we also believe in moderation. We do not tolerate expressions that contain hate speech or that degrades or ridicules an individual, organisation, culture and religion, or race and ethnicity. We also do not tolerate profanity.

ADVERTISEMENTS & PROMOTIONS

To ensure that our contents and overall service are always free, Profolus runs advertisements and promotions from third parties. Note that your transactions with featured advertisers are solely between you and them. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred from such transactions. In addition, please read our privacy statement to understand more how advertising and promotion works.

NO WARRANTIES & LIABILITIES

All information contained on Profolus are provided without warranties or liabilities of any kind. While we provide stories and analyses that contain objective facts and subjective statements or advice, you are strongly advised to use all of these information at your own risk—especially if you are using these information for personal and professional decision-making.