TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND DISCLAIMERS

Last Updated: April 25, 2012

This web site and the SequenceBase Research Portal are provided by SequenceBase Corporation.

Use of this web site or of the SequenceBase Research Portal is covered under the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use"). If you do not agree with the terms and conditions, as set forth, DO NOT use this web site or the SequenceBase Research Portal. Your first use of this web site or of the SequenceBase Research Portal constitutes agreement to the following.

We may revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice and at our sole discretion by updating this page. You should visit this page periodically to review the then-current Terms of Use.

SequenceBase Corporation is not affiliated with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) nor any other U.S. government agency. USGENE is a registered trademark of SequenceBase Corporation.

SequenceBase Corporation provides information gathered from a large variety of internal and external sources over which the SequenceBase Corporation and/or its suppliers have no control. We believe these sources of data to be relatively accurate and reliable, but sometimes they are inaccurate. Although reasonable care is used in compiling this information, these are fallible electronic and human sources and there can be absolutely no warranty expressed or implied as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or availability of the data, nor to the fitness for the purpose of the recipient of such records.

The information provided may be limited or not totally current. There can be absolutely no guarantee the information pertains, or pertains exclusively to, the search criteria information that was submitted by the requesting party. SequenceBase Corporation is not liable for any errors or delays in the content or transmission of the data. Further, SequenceBase Corporation disclaims liability for any and all damages arising out of the use of its data or reliance on or use of such information.

Any copyrighted materials provided by the SequenceBase Corporation in the course of supplying the data are to be controlled and distributed by the customer in accordance with U.S. copyright law and the specific licensing requirements of such material.

This web site may link to other web sites that we think may be of interest to you. Unless otherwise specified, SequenceBase Corporation has no financial or legal relationship to those other web sites.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SequenceBase Corporation, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your or use of the data or this web site.

In addition to the above general disclaimers, terms, and conditions, the following special usage terms apply to the SequenceBase Research Portal.

The search results delivered online are only for the internal use of the customer. Results from searches carried out by the customer on behalf of another party outside his own institution, (third party searching) may only be given to the single institution for their explicit internal use. The transmitted search results must include the USGENE copyright. For archival purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties. The customer must obtain written permission from the SequenceBase Corporation for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, in particular for the re-transmission of search results in either electronic form or distribution in hardcopy.

You agree to use due diligence and best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent and the illicit dissemination of the records.

You agree that any direct or indirect comparisons of the USGENE database to other databases, with respect to database content or coverage, is to be considered confidential information. Release, publication or transmittal of said comparison outside of your organization in any form whatsoever would violate the terms of this agreement.

Database producers, vendors and online information service providers are strictly prohibited from searching, analyzing or displaying USGENE data, for the purpose of direct or indirect comparisons of USGENE database content or coverage to other databases, without the prior written consent of the SequenceBase Corporation.

It is strictly prohibited to use the USGENE data for the creation of a database of any kind without the express written consent of the SequenceBase Corporation.

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YOU MUST READ AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE TERMS OF USE BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. WE MAY REVISE OUR PRIVACY POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME, AND THIS PRIVACY POLICY MAY BE UPDATED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE AND AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION BY UPDATING THIS PAGE. YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS PAGE PERIODICALLY TO REVIEW THE THEN-CURRENT PRIVACY POLICY. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS WEB SITE WILL SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

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