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EOLSS -Online Registration Form and UNESCO-Encyclopedia of
Life Support Systems (EOLSS) grants the Licensee
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Systems, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and
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Conditions for Use as given herein.
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words, from individual chapters in EOLSS-Online in his/her scientific,
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discretion to suspend or terminate such Licensee's access to the EOLSS-Online
immediately without notice, in addition to any other available remedies.
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limited to the sale of Licensed Materials or bulk reproduction.
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c) The Licensor may terminate this License Agreement early if the Licensee
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computer equipment, telephone or Internet connections and access
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online access to and continuous availability of the EOLSS-Online to the
Licensee in accordance with this License Agreement, and to restore access to
the EOLSS-Online as promptly as possible in the event of an interruption or
suspension of the service.
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not limited to Acts of God, Government restrictions (including the denial or
cancellation of any export or other necessary license), wars insurrections
and/or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the party whose
performance is effected.
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notice thereof, which may be given by means including but not limited to
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you obtain actual knowledge.
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Agreement be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or
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