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Terms and Conditions

Here at the Student Research Accelerator (herein referred to as SRA), we’re deeply passionate about student research mentorship. 


The following “Terms” define the relationship between you as the “User” (any student, parent/guardian, Mentor, or person that uses the Website or Services), the “Mentor” (a User that is an expert, educator, or trainer that is contracted by us to provide the Services only to the student they are assigned to)  and us (SRA) regarding the use of our “Services” (our research mentorship Program), our “Website” (, and any “Content” ( information of any form such as videos, emails, textual info created or exchanged Users and us). Prior to using our Services, please take the time to read through our Terms below. 


Agreeing to our Terms

Please regularly review our Terms as they have been updated. We reserve the right to change or update our Terms at any time without providing prior notice. If you do not agree with our Terms, then please do not use our Services, Website and Content. At our sole discretion, we can terminate a User’s access to our Services if we decide that the User has violated our Terms. 


Liabilities, Limitations, and Indemnification 

You agree that, under any and all circumstances, we are not liable to you or any third party. You are exclusively liable for any content. We are not liable to you or any third party for the following: 

  • any indirect damages

  • any omissions or errors

  • damages relating to data

  • damages relating to any kind of loss

  • damages that prevents the ability to use the Services or Content 


As a User of our Services, you agree to indemnify us, and hold harmless SRA's owners, directors, coordinators, agents, officers, and employees harmless from any and all losses, expenses, liabilities, damages and claims. This includes any legal costs that arise in any way involving a third party in connection with the User's use of Services, Content or Website. As a User, not only do you agree to defend us from any legal claims, you agree that we are entitled to recovering our court costs and fees associated with the use of attorneys if we demonstrate any violation of our Terms. 


You acknowledge that you are exclusively responsible for any communication or Content between yourself and another User. SRA is not responsible in this regard in any way or form. Should there be any concerns regarding communications, please contact us


Intellectual Property

As a User or general visitor to our Website, you acknowledge and agree that

  • the organization, setup, infrastructure, and ideas used in connection with the Services are proprietary and belong entirely to us

  • you will not allow anyone else or a third party to use the Services in any way shape or form

  • change, improve, or make derivative works of the Services, or decompile, reverse assemble or reverse engineer, transfer, disclose, sell or display the Services or Content

  • any and all Content in the Services or Website is protected by trademark law, copyright law, and intellectual property law, and belongs to the Provider (and/or its affiliates)

  • any suggestions, ideas, drafts, feedback, or designs, whether related or not to our Services, Website or Content, that are shared with us become the property of SRA and we can use them in any way, shape or form, to enhance our Services, Website and Content as we see fit 

SRA requests its Users to also respect the intellectual property belonging to other organizations. While SRA is a platform where students and mentors connect to do research together with the aim of publishing their work in academic journals, we are not responsible for any communication or exchange of Content between the Users as previously mentioned. 


Confidential information refers to any information regarding the Services, Mentors, the mentorship program or structure, research methodologies, methods of collaboration with the mentor, concepts, drafts, ideas, calculations, financial information, and technical details disclosed to the User using the Services including but not limited to information relating to the Mentors, the people affiliated with the Services or the Provider, using the Services including but not limited to information relating to personal information, name, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religious affiliation, institutional affiliation, political affiliation, disability or any other personally identifiable information. Confidential information also includes any information of a sensitive nature such as trade secrets or confidential or proprietary information but not limited to our legal documents, pricing, relationships between customers and us, and compensation details. “Maintain confidential” includes the dissemination or sharing of confidential information in written, verbal or digital form (i.e., posting on a website). You agree to maintain confidential any and all confidential information received from the Provider, as well as its past, current or prospective customers, including but not limited to students, affiliates, institutions, or other companies or organizations). You agree to compensate and pay us for any losses or damages arising from the disclosing confidential information.

Dispute Resolution
The users agree that all disputes pertaining to the interpretation or implementation of these Terms shall be resolved first by good-faith negotiation between the parties or Users. In the event that a dispute cannot be resolved by negotiation between the Users, the Users agree to use the services of a mediator to attempt to resolve their differences, and failing agreement on the procedure to be followed, it shall be conducted in accordance with the “Rules of Procedure for the Conduct of Mediation” of the ADR Institute of Ontario. In the event that the mediation does not result in a settlement of the dispute, any unresolved issues may be taken to any other appropriate dispute resolution process agreed to by the Users, including arbitration or an appropriate Ontario court process provided that the matter can only be heard in Small Claims Court and that decision will be final. Should arbitration be chosen, it will be conducted in accordance with the “Rules of Procedures for the Conduct of Arbitration” of the ADR Institute of Ontario pursuant to the Arbitrations Act. 


Governing Law and Attornment to Ontario  
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein. Any and all disputes arising under this Agreement, whether as to the interpretation, performance, or otherwise, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario, and each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably attorns to the jurisdiction of the courts of such province.

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