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Terms and Conditions of Use

The Site www.massbio.org (the ‘Site’) is made available by Massachusetts Biotechnology Council ("MassBio"). These are the Terms and Conditions under which you may use this Site. Please review these Terms and Conditions carefully. By using this Site you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of your organization, if any, to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Where the word "you" or "your" appears in the remainder of these Terms and Conditions it shall be deemed to include both you and your organization, if any. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use this Site. MassBio may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review these Terms and Conditions because they are binding on you.

Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained in or through the Site constitutes, nor is intended to constitute, an offer, recommendation, inducement, promise, or contract of any kind. This Site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, nor should anyone consider that it provides, specific medical, business, legal or other advice. Such advice should only be rendered in reference to the particular facts and circumstances appropriate to each situation. MassBio encourages you to contact appropriate professionals and consultants to assess your specific needs and circumstances and to render such advice accordingly.

Your Use of Site Contents

MassBio authorizes you to view, copy, and reproduce for your own internal use any of the Materials (defined below) on this Site provided that you agree to and abide by the Terms and Conditions contained herein.

The contents of this Site, such as text, graphics, images, trademarks, and other content ("Materials"), are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws, and are owned or licensed by MassBio. Unauthorized use of the Materials may violate such laws. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials on any copy you make of the Materials. You may not sell or modify the Materials or reproduce, display, publicly perform, externally distribute, or otherwise use the Materials in any way for any purpose other than as expressly permitted. The unauthorized use of the Materials on any other Site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Except as specifically stated on the Site, nothing on this Site shall be construed as granting any license under any intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. All rights not specifically granted herein are hereby reserved by MassBio.

Links to Other Websites

The Site includes links to non-MassBio information and references to unaffiliated organizations. These links and references are provided as a courtesy and convenience to visitors. Such links and references are not intended to, nor do they constitute, MassBio's endorsement of the linked materials or referenced organizations or their views. The advice and views found at such links does not necessarily reflect the advice and views of MassBio, or its officers, directors, employees or associates, and MassBio shall not be liable for any damages arising out of your use of any information from linked materials or a referenced organization.

Careers Page

The Careers Page on our Site is hosted by YourMembership and as a convenience to you, directly links to their website. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of this website.  Before utilizing the Careers Page, please read their website Terms and Conditions and Internet Privacy Policy to understand how that website uses and protects personally identifiable information.

The Gateway

The MassBio Gateway on our Site is hosted by OnDeck Biotech and as a convenience to you, directly links to their website. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of this website.  Before utilizing the MassBio Gateway, please read their website Terms and Conditions and Internet Privacy Policy to understand how that website uses and protects personally identifiable information.

Social Media

MassBio uses a variety of social media pages including Twitter, LinkedIn and others, to facilitate conversations about business, industry, trends, news and our core value and mission related initiatives.  These pages are for informational and/or conversational purposes only.  MassBio is not responsible for any comments from third parties.  MassBio did not create, does not control, and does not necessarily support or endorse third party comments. MassBio, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to remove content from our social media pages and/or block users.

Public Communications

Our Site offers areas where uses can post or exchange information, news and content.  These postings on the Site in no way represent the opinions or endorsement of MassBio or its officers, directors, employees, agents, and consultants and MassBio makes no warranties, either express or implied, as to the content.  MassBio does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of statements or facts posted under user postings on the Site. MassBio accepts no liability for errors, omissions or representations.  The copyright of user-posted content belongs to the author and/or poster and any liability with regard to infringement or intellectual property remains with the author and/or poster.  MassBio reserves the right to restrict or prohibit use and remove or edit content at any time.

Disclaimer

The content provided on this Site is presented as a courtesy on an "as is" basis to be used only for informational purposes and is not represented to be error free. MassBio makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, of any kind with respect to this site or its content, such representations and warranties being expressly disclaimed. MassBio does not warrant that the functions contained in the Materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, the server that makes it available or any advertised or hyperlinked site are free of viruses or other harmful components or that the Site, server(s), and advertised or hyperlinked sites will be accessible at all times. Moreover, MassBio does not represent or warrant that the content of its Site is accurate, complete or current for any specific or particular purpose or application.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall MassBio, its officers, directors, employees, associates, affiliates, or any third parties mentioned at this Site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use, inability to use or reliance on the Site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not MassBio is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Choice of Law and Forum

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us at http://www.massbio.org

 

Privacy Statement

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council ("MassBio") takes the privacy of our visitors very seriously, and maintaining your privacy is important to us. The following statement will help you understand how, and to what extent, MassBio collects and uses the personal information you provide to us on our Site. Please note that this policy applies only to our Site and not to other organizations' websites or information we collect offline. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on the MassBio Site, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. We suggest that you access these other websites’ policies regarding their own data collection practices.

What Information Do We Collect?

You can visit this Site without providing any information about yourself or your organization. You may, however, provide us with the following types of information: (1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis (through the Site's "Contact Us" and “Registration” web pages), and (2) non-personal information acquired via cookies (described below). When you provide such information to us you are agreeing to share that information with MassBio, its agents, representatives, and affiliates.

Use of Cookies

Our Site may store some information on your computer by using "cookies" to enhance your experience. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for a variety of purposes including record-keeping and sometimes to track information. To disable or limit the use of cookies, please refer to the options provided by your Internet browser.  If you do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. MassBio does not link the information it collects to any of your personal information.

MassBio may collect and use your personal information to send emails or requested information, run a survey or other site features, and improve customer service and/or Site capability.

MassBio does not share information collected about individual users with any third party other than: (1) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; and (2) with other parties we are working with who assist us in providing our services including data analysis, email delivery, research, hosting and customer services. 

Please note that any information that we have collected may remain in back-up storage, archival, and/or our database, for some period of time.  This may be the case even though no information about your account remains actively used as described in this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

In connection with "Contact Us" submissions, we ask for contact information such as an e-mail address and a name. This initial contact information may be used by MassBio, its agents, representatives and affiliates to send you information regarding the Site, our organization, and our services.

E-Mails

If you have provided us with your e-mail address, we may use this to respond to inquiries, questions or other requests.  You may also subscribe to one of our services or to receive notifications or updates about one of the offerings.  If you wish to change your address or no longer wish to receive these communications, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions that appear at the bottom of our e-mail communications.

Non-Public Areas

We will ask you to provide personal information through a registration form before providing you access to restricted areas of the Site. Regardless of any other provision of this Privacy Policy, we will permanently store any personal information provided by you via such registration form.

Information Correction or Changes

You have the ability to correct or change certain information in our records, such as your company address, individual employee contact information and the types of content and communication you receive from MassBio.  Generally, you may change this information at any time and as often as necessary.  If you need assistance or have questions about correcting information, you can contact us via e-mail at www.massbio.org.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from minors under the age of 13, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 

Security

When you submit personal information to us on our Site, although we maintain reasonable safeguards to protect your personal information, no system is completely secure.  For this reason, you should not send confidential or other sensitive personal information to MassBio, as we do not guarantee complete security of sensitive data.

Your Consent

By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of information by MassBio as outlined in this Privacy Statement. If we decide to change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on this page so that you always have the opportunity to be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Modification of Terms

MassBio may, at any time, revise these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Statement.  You are bound by any such revisions and should periodically review these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement.  Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms.

Effective Date

This Policy is effective as of January 28, 2016.

Contact Us

If you would like to be removed from MassBio's mailing list, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or our information collection and usage policies, please contact us at Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139, http://www.massbio.org.