Terms and conditions for use of the website


THIS SITE AND RELATED MATERIALS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. BY USING THIS SITE YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE EXIT THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.


1. General.


These Terms and Conditions of Use (the "Terms and Conditions") govern your use of the vitiligobiobank.org (http://vitiligobiobank.org) website, including use of all services, content, data, images, information and other materials posted on or available through this Site (collectively, the "Site") without limitation.


2. Not Medical Advice.


This Site is designed for informational purposes only and NOT for the purpose of rendering medical advice. It is a tool to help you get the best from your interaction with your physician, but all individual medical cases require the consultation of a fully qualified physician to make sound medical decisions. The information represented on this website is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. It is important that your doctor be consulted before undertaking or altering anything in your treatment. Vitiligobiobank.org does not specifically endorse any medications, products, equipment or treatments for vitiligo.


3. Your use of The Site.


Vitiligobiobank.org hereby grants the user a non-exclusive license to use the Site solely for personal, non-commercial use. As a condition of your use of this Site, you guarantee to Vitiligobiobank.org that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. You may not reverse engineer, deconstruct, disassemble, decompile or copy any software or technology underlying the Site, or provided through the Site, except in the manner and to the extent permitted by the applicable laws. If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, your authorization to use this Site shall automatically terminate.

The contents of the Site may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Vitiligobiobank.org, except that you may download content from the Site to any single computer, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. Any use of these materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited except in cases outlined by these Terms and Conditions.


4. Copying Terms and Condition.


It is permissible to print a copy of these Terms and Conditions using the print button or feature in your browser. We suggest retaining a copy for your future reference.


5. Terms and Conditions; Updates.


You should be aware that these Terms and Conditions may be revised at any time, and by your continued use of the Site you are agreeing to be bound by any and all future revisions. It is your responsibility to periodically visit the "Terms and Conditions" link on the Site to review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions. You may use your browser to print copies of any updated Terms and Conditions.


6. Ownership.


Vitiligobiobank.org is owned and operated by the Vitiligo Research Foundation, Incorporated (referred to as "the VRF" or "the VR Foundation", "we," "us," or "our" hereinafter). All services, content, data, information and other materials on or directly accessible from Vitiligobiobank.org are owned by the VR Foundation, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors and/or vendors. The Site is protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws. Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any other agreement with the VR Foundation are reserved by the Foundation and/or its vendors and licensors. Any copies that you make of material or other content provided through the Site must contain the same copyright and other proprietary notices that appear with the material or content.


7. No Framing.


You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to use, surround or enclose any portion of the Site without the express written consent of the VR Foundation.


8. Jurisdictional Issues.


Vitiligobiobank.org is controlled and operated by the VR Foundation from its offices in the State of New York, United States of America. Vitiligobiobank.org makes no representation that materials in this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local or national laws, if and to the extent local or national laws are applicable.


9. Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.


In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 512), the VR Foundation is registered with the United States Copyright Office as a Service Provider. Any notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to Yan Valle, VR Foundation, 1 Penn Plaza, 36th floor, Office 3606, New York, NY10119, USA.


10. Warranty Disclaimer.


THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, AND TITLE/NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME THE TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND HYPERLINKED WEB SITES. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY THE VITILIGOBIOBANK.ORG, THE VR FOUNDATION OR THE FOUNDATION'S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES WILL CREATE A WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND.


11. Limitation of Liability.


VITILIGOBIOBANK.ORG, THE VR FOUNDATION AND ITS AFFILIATES, VENDORS, LICENSORS, AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE SITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, AND/OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEB SITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


12. Accuracy and Integrity of Information.


Although we at Vitiligobiobank.org try to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Site, Vitiligobiobank.org makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the accuracy of the Site. It is possible that the Site could include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform the VR Foundation so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice.


13. Your License to Us.


Any communications or material of any kind that you e-mail, post, or transmit through the Site (excluding personally identifiable information of students), including, questions, comments, suggestions, and other data and information (your "Communications") will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You grant Vitiligobiobank.org and the VR Foundation a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable license to reproduce, transmit, display, disclose, and otherwise use your Communications on the Site or elsewhere for our business purposes. We are free to use any ideas, concepts, techniques, know-how in your Communications for any purpose, including, but not limited to, the development and use of products and services based on the Communications.


14. Your Communications.


The VR Foundation may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas of the Site where user Communications may be made available, including, but not limited to, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and other user forums. The VR Foundation, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, defamation, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The VR Foundation retains the right to remove, in its sole discretion, Communications that include any material deemed abusive, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.


15. Acceptable Use Policy.


You may not transmit any material on or through the Site that (a) restricts any other user's enjoyment of the Site, (b) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, profane or otherwise offensive, (c) constitutes or encourages criminal conduct, gives rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law, (d) violates or infringes the rights of any third party including, without limitation, patent, copyright, trademark, privacy or any other proprietary right, (e) contains a virus or other harmful component, or (f) contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact. The VR Foundation reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, government request, court order, subpoena or other legal process, or to edit or remove any information, in whole or in part, that in the VR Foundation's sole discretion is objectionable, disruptive to the Site or in violation of these Terms and Conditions. The VR Foundation reserves the right to immediately suspend your access to the Site in the event of any violation of this provision.


16. Links or Pointers to Other Sites.


The VR Foundation makes absolutely no representations whatsoever about any other Web site that you may access through this Site. When you access a non-VR Foundation site, please understand that it is independent from Vitiligobiobank.org, and that the VR Foundation has no control over the content on that Web site. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-VR Foundation Web site does not mean that the VR Foundation endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked site. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other content or objects of a destructive nature. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to Vitiligobiobank.org, you do this entirely at your own risk.


17. Entire Agreement.


Except as provided below, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the VR Foundation and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof. In its sole discretion, the VR Foundation may from time-to-time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. Therefore, you should periodically visit this page to review our current Terms and Conditions, so you are aware of any such revisions to which you are bound. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by designated legal notices, local laws and regulations, or terms located on particular pages within this Site.