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Last updated: 22 April 202116 September 2022

Introduction. ResearchGate (“we”, “us”, or “our”) operates a testing program to make alpha, beta, development, experimental, untested and/or other pre-release features, functionalities, tools, apps, information, and materials (together “Test Features”) available to selected users from time-to-time, for the purpose of obtaining feedback on the quality, performance, and usability of the Test Features (“Testing Program”). By participating in the Testing Program, you agree to be bound by these Testing Program Terms (“Terms”) in addition to our Terms of Service.

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Feedback. As part of the Testing Program, you may be invited to provide comments, suggestions, and feedback, submit bug reports, answer surveys, and provide other information (together “Feedback”) to ResearchGate. If you choose to provide Feedback, you agree that we can (but do not have to) use and share such Feedback for any purpose without compensation to you. We will only use information you provide us in connection with your Participation for the purposes for which it was given. We will not use it for any other : (i) you transfer any intellectual property right or other right, title or interest in or to the Feedback to us free-of-charge; (ii) we may have development ideas similar to the Feedback; (iii) Feedback does not contain confidential information or proprietary information from you or any third party; and (iv) we are not under any obligation of confidentiality with respect to the Feedback. In the event the transfer of the ownership to the Feedback is not possible due to applicable mandatory laws, you grant us and our affiliates an exclusive, transferable, irrevocable, free-of-charge, sub-licensable, unlimited and perpetual right to use (including copy, modify, create derivative works, publish, distribute and commercialize) the Feedback in any manner and for any purpose. 

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