Terms of Usage for betacell.org
The Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC) website provides online information, communication, and resources of interest to beta cell biologist and the scientific community at large. The terms discussed as follows apply to all materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on the BCBC website. By accessing and using the BCBC website you agree to abide by these terms and any modifications thereto.
In connection with the use of the BCBC website, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement. The information available on the BCBC website may include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries ("Intellectual Property Laws"). Such Intellectual Property Laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, and other protected materials. The violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.
You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content of the BCBC website. You may download copyrighted material for your personal use only.
Prohibition Against Rogue Programming
You shall not post, transmit or make available in any way through the BCBC website any software or other materials which contain a computer virus or other rogue programming. The BCBC has no obligation to detect the presence of any rogue programming. Any downloading of software or other materials or any other use of the information on the BCBC website is at your own risk, and you are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by rogue programming, including use of anti-virus programs and proper backup of files.
Content of Information
You are responsible for the content of any information you put on the BCBC website. The BCBC has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any information that is or becomes available on the BCBC website. The BCBC reserves the right to review any information that is or becomes available on the BCBC website.
The BCBC reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information that is, in The BCBC's sole discretion unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these usage terms. However, the BCBC has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights.
Except for information, products or services clearly identified a being supplied by the BCBC, the BCBC does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the BCBC website in any way.
Except for BCBC identified information, products or services, all information, products and services offered on the website are assumed to be offered by third parties that are not associated with the BCBC.
The BCBC website provides links to other internet sites only for the convenience of users, and is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does the BCBC endorse, warrant or guarantee any products, services or information described or offered at these other internet sites.
These terms and conditions may be modified by the BCBC from time to time and any future modifications will be binding on you immediately upon posting.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the terms and conditions for use of the BCBC website and online resources, please contact the BCBC Webmaster at .
The Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC) website provides online information, communication, and resources of interest to beta cell biologist and the scientific community at large. The BCBC expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of the information or resources provided on the website.
The policy below outlines the BCBC disclaimer of warranties, damages, and release and indemnity.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The BCBC website is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without limitation warranties of title, non-infringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither the BCBC nor its affiliates warrant that any information is complete or accurate, that the BCBC website will be uninterrupted or error free, or that any information is free of rogue programming.
Limitation of Damages
Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the BCBC or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result from the use or inability to use the BCBC website, including without limitation use of or reliance on information available on the BCBC website, interruptions, errors, defects, mistakes, omissions, deletions of files, delays in operation or transmission, non-delivery of information, disclosure of communications, or any other failure of performance. The BCBC specifically disavows legal responsibility for what you may find on sites external to the BCBC website, or for personal opinions of individuals posted on this or any website, whether or not sponsored by the BCBC, established for the purpose of permitting free exchange of personal opinions or discussion.
Release and Indemnity
You hereby release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against the BCBC and/or affiliates arising from or in connection with your use of the BCBC website. You also agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, the BCBC and affiliates, from and against, any and all claims or liability, including costs and attorneys fees, arising from or in connection with your use of the BCBC website or failure to abide by applicable law.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the legal disclaimers of the BCBC website and online resources, please contact the BCBC Webmaster at .
The Beta Cell Biology Consortium (BCBC) is committed to protecting your privacy. Any information we collect is stored on servers owned by the BCBC which are held in physically secure locations and are protected by firewall and password based security measures.
The policy below outlines what information we collect, why we collect it, and how we use that information.
Basic Information We Collect and What We Do With It
When you search or request information on the BCBC website, we may ask you to supply your name and email address. This establishes a minimal "user profile" for you on the BCBC website. We do this so that we can personalize your use of the website.
Information We Collect for Requests or Orders
If you place a request or order through the BCBC website, we will prompt you for address and contact details that will allow us to accurately fulfill and invoice you for the items you request or order.
If we ask you for particularly sensitive data, such as credit card information for payment, then this is passed over a secure encrypted (SSL) connection and we provide a third-party certificate which can be used to verify the credentials of the BCBC server you are supplying the details to. In the case of credit card information, this is stored on a server separate from other customer's information and is destroyed after any payment has associated with an order has been processed. In particular, this information is not stored with your user profile and is not accessible via this mechanism.
Other Information We May Collect
You may be asked to supply minimal contact information, such as your email, when posting reviews or comments to the BCBC website. You may choose to provide this information, or you may choose to remain anonymous. If you choose to remain anonymous, we do not reveal your contact details on the website, which allows comments to be posted without compromising the security of your personal information.
Statistical Website Usage Information
The BCBC also uses data collected from our website logs in aggregate form in order to spot general patterns of use of our website. We do this in order to understand what users are interested in on our website and to help us improve the design of our website or resources offerings.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
The BCBC respects your right not to be contacted unless you want to, and we do not sell, trade, give, or rent information that can identify you personally to any third party. However, the BCBC does use third parties in order to fulfill certain functions on your behalf. For example, in order to ship a package to you, we have to tell the shipping company your name and address and possibly phone/fax number. In these cases, we only disclose the information necessary to perform that specific function.
By using the BCBC website, you are consenting to us collecting and using the information as stated above.