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ADDITIONAL TERMS: RESEARCH MICROFINANCE PLATFORM
The OSSP manages the research microfinance platform (the "Platform"), which matches Users seeking to invest in proposed research projects (each, an "Investor" and, collectively, "Investors") with Users proposing, and seeking to conduct, research projects in various countries and institutions (each a "Researcher" and, collectively, "Researchers") in need of capital. In most instances, these Researchers are considered "high risk" by traditional lenders for a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the Researchers' lack of credit history, financial instability, use of the investment proceeds for scientific research endeavors and the risks inherent in all scientific inquiry, and geographic location.
Funds forwarded to research project proposals classified as "Basic Research" and "Non-Commercial Applied Research" shall be considered grants (each, a "Grant") with no offered rate of return. All Grants forwarded via the Platform are philanthropic in nature with no offered rate of return and, as such, are not intended as, and cannot be considered as, an investment in a financial instrument or security. The OSSP makes no representation, warranty, covenant or guarantee that any funds forwarded to a Researcher via the Platform will be repaid in whole or in part.
Funds forwarded to research project proposals classified as "Applied Research" shall be considered Loans (each, a "Loan") with no offered rate of return. All Loans forwarded via the Platform are philanthropic in nature with no offered rate of return and, as such, are not intended as, and cannot be considered as, an investment in a financial instrument or security. The OSSP makes no representation, warranty, covenant or guarantee that any funds forwarded to a Researcher via the Platform will be repaid in whole or in part.
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ADDITIONAL TERMS: RESEARCH-BASED CURRICULA
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