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Terms of Use

Last Revised: April 16, 2015

The International Society for Stem Cell Research provides this Site, A Closer Look at Stem Cells, www.closerlookatstemcells.org, to help the public, patients and their families and doctors learn more about stem cells, stem cell research and treatments. The ISSCR will update and expand this Site over time, adding additional information and resources.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE ("TERMS")
YOUR USE OF AND BROWSING OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.  BEFORE USING THIS SITE, PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.  BY ACCESSING AND USING SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AS IF YOU HAD SIGNED THEM.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT, AND YOUR PERMISSION TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE IS AUTOMATICALLY AND IMMEDIATELY REVOKED.

These Terms may be revised or updated by the ISSCR from time to time. You should check the Terms regularly for updates. You can determine when the Terms were last revised by referring to the "Last Revised" legend at the top of this page. Any changes in these Terms take effect upon posting and will only apply to use of the Site after that date. Each time you access, use or browse the Site, you signify your acceptance of the then-current Terms.

DISCLAIMER
Please review the Disclaimer for the Site. If you do not agree with the Disclaimer, you may not use the Site. 

PRIVACY POLICY
Please review the Privacy Policy for the Site. If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, you may not use the Site.

PERMITTED USERS OF SITE
The Site is provided for persons 18 years of age or older, who are the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence.

Children
The Site is not directed to children under 13 years of age nor does the ISSCR knowingly collect information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, you are not permitted to submit any personally identifiable information to the Site. If you are under 18 years of age, you may browse the Site but you may not submit any personal information to the Site.

PERMITTED USE OF SITE
The content available through the Site (the "Content") is the sole and exclusive property of the ISSCR and/or its licensors. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, modify, create derivative works, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the Site or the Content other than as expressly authorized by the ISSCR in writing. Use of the Site or the Content in any way not expressly permitted by these Terms is prohibited, and may be actionable under United States or international law.

So long as you agree and comply with the Terms, and unless these Terms are otherwise terminated or revised by the ISSCR, you are permitted to view, use and print portions of the Site and the Content solely for your own purposes; provided, however, that you may not duplicate, publish, modify, distribute, perform or create derivative works from any part of the Site or the Content unless expressly authorized by the ISSCR in writing.  You agree that you will not remove or modify any acknowledgements, credits or legal notices contained on the Site or in the Content.

You agree not to access the Site by any means other than through a standard web browser. You agree not to access the Site through automated means. You further agree that you will not damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of it.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
You hereby acknowledge and agree that, as between the ISSCR and you, all right, title, and interest in and to the Site and the Content, including without limitation any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, inventions, know-how, and all other intellectual property rights and all text, images, graphics, icons, media, software, data and information, are owned exclusively by the ISSCR or its licensors and are protected by United States intellectual property and other applicable laws.

The ISSCR name, the term “ISSCR,” the ISSCR logo and all related names, logos, designs and slogans are trademarks of the ISSCR. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the ISSCR.  The trademarks and logos used in connection with the Site are trademarks of the ISSCR and/or its licensors. Unauthorized use of any the ISSCR trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of trademark or other laws. Any third party names or trademarks referenced in the Site do not constitute or imply affiliation with, endorsement, or recommendation of the ISSCR by the respective trademark owners, or by ISSCR of the respective trademark owners.

YOUR INDEMNITY OF THE ISSCR
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD THE ISSCR, ITS MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND OTHERS ACTING IN CONCERT WITH IT, HARMLESS FROM ANY LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, ON YOUR BEHALF OR MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF (A) YOUR CONNECTION OR SUBMISSION TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT; OR (B) YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, ANY APPLICABLE LAWS, OR THE RIGHTS OF THE ISSCR OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

LINKS
Links to Other Websites and Search Results
The Site may contain links to websites operated by other parties. The ISSCR provides these links to other websites as a convenience, and your use of these sites is at your own risk. The linked sites are not under the control of the ISSCR, and the ISSCR is not responsible for the content available on these third party sites. Such links do not imply the ISSCR's endorsement of information or material on any other site, or endorsement of the ISSCR by any other site or entity.  The ISSCR disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked websites. You acknowledge and agree that the ISSCR shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, loss or other claim caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with, access to, use of or reliance on any content available on or through any other site or resource.

Links to the Site
Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and the ISSCR, you may link to the Site subject to the ISSCR's linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other aspects of any link may not be such as to damage or dilute the reputation of the ISSCR; (ii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with the ISSCR; (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display the Site on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking website; and (iv) the ISSCR reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.

MODIFICATIONS TO SITE
The ISSCR reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that the ISSCR shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site.

SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION RIGHTS
The ISSCR reserves the right, at its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to suspend or terminate your access to the Site for any reason, including without limitation any breach by you of these Terms. You agree that the ISSCR shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such suspension or termination.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ISSCR MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO AND HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS OF USING THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE.

The ISSCR does not represent that the Site, or the server that makes it available, is free of viruses or other harmful components. By use of this Site, you assume the entire cost of any necessary servicing, repair or correction of your equipment or property. The ISSCR assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or property as a result of your access to, use of or browsing in the Site.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ISSCR DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL LOSSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, EVEN IF THE ISSCR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE ISSCR'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS (U.S.).

Exclusions and Limitations
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. This Limitation of Liability shall be to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTES
These Terms shall be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law principles. Those who choose to access the Site from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You irrevocably agree to the exclusive jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in or for Cook County, in the State of Illinois, U.S.A., to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms, as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning these Terms, the Site or its Content. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to these Terms or the ISSCR, the Site or its Content must be commenced within six (6) months after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action shall be barred.

The Site is controlled within the United States of America. The ISSCR does not represent that the Site or Content are appropriate outside the United States of America. You acknowledge and agree that you access the Site of your own volition and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

FORCE MAJEURE
The ISSCR shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of the ISSCR, including without limitation any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances or causes beyond the ISSCR's control such as acts of nature or God, fire, flood, earthquake, accidents, strikes, war, terrorism, governmental act, failure of common carriers (including without limitation Internet service providers and web hosting providers), or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

CONTACT
Please direct any questions you may have about these Terms, technical questions or problems with the Site, or comments or suggestions to the ISSCR at ISSCR@isscr.org.

MISCELLANEOUS
If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms shall remain in full force and effect. Headings are for reference only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. The ISSCR's failure to act with respect to any failure by you or others to comply with these Terms does not waive the ISSCR's right to act with respect to subsequent or similar failures. These Terms set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and the ISSCR with respect to the subject matter hereof. You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of the ISSCR, and any assignment or transfer in violation of this provision shall be null and void. There are no third party beneficiaries to these Terms.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or the Site, please contact the ISSCR at ISSCR@isscr.org.