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By using this website (the “Site”), you agree to follow and be bound by the following terms and conditions concerning your use of the Site ("Terms of Use") and our Privacy Policy. We may modify or terminate our services from time to time, for any reason, and without notice. We reserve the right to modify the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy from time to time, for any reason, without notice. Please review the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy periodically so that you will be apprised of any changes.

Mappings, triples, and other resources provided by the Open PHACTS Consortium may be used to query databases integrated by the Open PHACTS Consortium, or to other local databases provided that the end user has obtained the appropriate licenses required by the developers of the accessed materials.

The subset of mappings, triples, and other resources provided by the Open PHACTS Consortium that are licensed to the public under open copyright / open data licenses (“OKD Distribution”) are not governed by these terms of use. Please check the terms of use associated with the OKD Distribution, available at the CKAN repository site for Open PHACTS.

Use of Web Site Information

You may download, view, copy, distribute, make derivative works, and otherwise use documents and graphics incorporated in these mappings and related documents (the "Documents") from the Site under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (“CC BY 3.0”) license. The Open PHACTS Consortium reserves the right to move to more recent versions of the CC BY license as they become available. Attribution should be made to the Open PHACTS Consortium.

Use of Databases Integrated in Open PHACTS

In general, any database submitted to the Open PHACTS Consortium will be freely available for public querying via API and browser based query systems, but not for download. Databases available under a copyright and/or database license compliant with the Open Knowledge Definition will be freely available for download and local use in Open PHACTS Consortium formats in a separate repository. The Open PHACTS Consortium may provide mappings and other tools for databases that carry commercial or proprietary restrictions, and those mappings will be provided as part of the OKD Distribution, but users wishing to use these databases must be in possession of appropriate licenses. The ontologies provided by the Open PHACTS Consortium may be used without restriction provided that their origin is acknowledged and their content is not altered, or, if their content is altered, that they are not distributed under the same name.

Use of Software

Any software that is made available to download from the Site ("Software") is the copyrighted work of The Open PHACTS Consortium and/or its collaborators. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the Software Distribution Agreement which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"), or as expressly stated on the website pages accompanying the software. The Software is made available for download solely for use by end users according to the License Agreement. Absent a License Agreement that accompanies the Software, use of the Software will be governed by the Terms of Use.

Use of Documents and Publications on the Site

The Open PHACTS Consortium website may contain copies of documents other than the web site information and mappings, including but not limited to scientific publications, presentations, posters, and more. Except as expressly prohibited on the documents themselves, you are permitted to view, copy, print and distribute publications and documents within this Site, subject to your agreement that:

  1. Your use of the information is for informational, personal, and non-commercial purposes only; 
  2. You will not modify the documents, publications or graphics;
  3. You will not copy or distribute graphics separate from their accompanying text and you will not quote materials out of their context;
  4. You will display the copyright notice and other proprietary notices pertaining to the individual sources if you redistribute or use them.

Submissions

To make a submission of any copyrighted material to the site you must either be the copyright owner or have the explicit permission of the copyright owner to do so. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

Passwords and Security

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access the Site, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). You agree to notify The Open PHACTS Consortium immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s). The Open PHACTS Consortium is concerned about the security of personal information we have collected from you and has taken reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to that information. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

Termination of Use

You agree that The Open PHACTS Consortium may terminate or suspend your access to the Site and any account(s) for Cause, wherein Cause shall mean (1) misconduct by the user of the Open PHACTS Consortium Web site, (2) material breach of any provision of the Terms of Use, if such breach is susceptible to cure, such breach is not cured within 10 days of notice to the user, and (3) fraud or any other illegal or wrongful conduct by the user. In the event of terminating a user account, the user will receive notice stating the reasons for the termination or suspension. Access to the Site may be monitored by The Open PHACTS Consortium for research purposes as well as to enforce provisions of the Terms of Use.

Third Party Web Sites, Content, Products and Services

The Site provides links to Web sites and access to content, products and services from third parties, including users, advertisers, affiliates and sponsors of the Site. You agree that The Open PHACTS Consortium is not responsible for the availability of, and content provided on, third party Web sites. You should refer to the policies posted by other Web sites regarding privacy and other topics before you use them. You agree that The Open PHACTS Consortium is not responsible for third party content accessible through the Site, including opinions, advice, statements and advertisements, and understand that you bear all risks associated with the use of such content. If you choose to purchase any products or services from a third party, your relationship is directly with the third party. You agree that The Open PHACTS Consortium is not responsible for:

  1. The quality of third party products or services; 
  2. Fulfilling any of the terms of your agreement with the seller, including delivery of products or services and warranty obligations related to purchased products or services.

You agree that The Open PHACTS Consortium is not responsible for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with any third party.

Notice/Takedown Procedure

The Open PHACTS Consortium processes and redistributes data and mappings from other parties and is committed to responding to notices of alleged infringement under applicable laws. As part of our response, we may remove or disable access to material residing on a site that is controlled or operated by the Open PHACTS Consortium that is claimed to be infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter notification.

Medical/Clinical Use Disclaimer

Materials on this Site have not necessarily been reviewed or approved by relevant clinical authorities. All materials on this Site are provided for informational and review purposes. It is not intended to and does not in any way substitute for professional medical advice.

The materials should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment, nor should you disregard the advice of your physical or other health care provider or delay seeking such advice due to anything you have read on or accessed through the Site. The Open PHACTS Consortium assumes no responsibility for any injury and/or damage to person(s) or property as a matter of products and/or services liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, service, instruction or ideas contained in the material provided by the Site.

Disclaimer

EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE, THE SITE, AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THE OPEN PHACTS CONSORTIUM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE OPEN PHACTS CONSORTIUM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT:

  1. THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; 
  2. THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS (though we will undertake best-efforts to ensure continual uptime and availability of its semantic content);
  3. THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE;
  4. THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. THE OPEN PHACTS CONSORTIUM SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE. THE OPEN PHACTS CONSORTIUM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OPEN PHACTS CONSORTIUM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, BUSINESS, GOODWILL, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Open PHACTS Consortium, its staff and associates, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site.

Viruses, Hacking and Other Offenses

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the legislation in some countries. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our Site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Links from our Site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The Austrian courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site [although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country].

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Austria.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

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