Terms of Service

Last Updated:  9 January 2024

Please carefully review these Terms and Conditions ("Terms") before utilizing the website (the "Service") operated by Asothia ("us," "we," or "our").

Your access to and use of the Service are contingent upon your acceptance of and adherence to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms are applicable to all visitors, users, and any other individuals who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service, you affirm your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Asothia reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to and use of the Service.

Our Services

Asothia offers intelligent matching services and is accessible at and associated domains.

Acceptable Use Policy

By utilising the Service, you pledge not to engage in any activities that could potentially damage the Service, impair its availability or accessibility, or employ it for illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purposes. Such prohibited activities encompass, but are not limited to, hate speech, harassment, violence, political manipulation, spam, or the dissemination of malware.

Furthermore, you agree not to conduct systematic or automated data collection activities (including scraping, data mining, data extraction, and data harvesting) concerning the Service without our explicit written consent. Unauthorised data collection encompasses using the Service as input for other services, websites, or databases. You are also prohibited from republishing any content generated by the Service without proper attribution to the Service and the context associated with the content. Misrepresentation of the content's source or creation is strictly prohibited.

User Data and Its Usage

Asothia collects and utilises user data to provide its matching services effectively. This data is primarily obtained through the grant matching questionnaire provided by users and may include information such as your name, email address, nationality, age, career stage, disciplinary area, clinical conditions studies, bios, abstracts, and specific funding preferences.

Purpose of Data Collection

The data collected from users is instrumental in generating our matching algorithms, which enable us to provide tailored funding opportunities and recommendations to researchers. By providing this data, you agree to the processing and utilisation of your information for the purpose of improving our matching services and enhancing your user experience.

Ownership and Rights

Users retain ownership of their data, including any intellectual property rights associated with the information they provide. However, by submitting data through the grant matching questionnaire, users grant Asothia a worldwide license to use, store, process, and analyse this data for the sole purpose of operating, promoting, improving our service, and developing new features. This license also includes the creation of derivative works to optimise the matching process.

Data Accuracy and

Users are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the data they provide through the grant matching questionnaire. Asothia does not verify the accuracy of user-provided data and cannot guarantee its integrity or quality.

Data Retention

As of the last update of these Terms and Conditions (16 December 2023), Asothia retains user data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, which includes maintaining and improving our matching services. If there are any changes to our data retention practices in the future, we will update our privacy policy accordingly.

Data Security

Asothia takes data security seriously and employs reasonable measures to protect the personal information we collect. However, no security measure is entirely foolproof, and while we strive to safeguard your data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

Disclosure as Required by Law

Asothia may preserve and disclose user data as required by applicable laws, regulations, or legal processes, such as in response to a valid court order or government request.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall Asothia, its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages. These may include, without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, arising from (i) your access to or use of, or inability to access or use, the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; or (iv) unauthorised access, use, or alteration of your transmissions or content. This limitation holds whether the claim arises from warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), or any other legal theory, even if we have been informed of the possibility of such damages, and even if a remedy set forth herein fails in its essential purpose.