TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING USE

  1. This document governs your use (the “Terms of Use”) of the HudsonAlpha iCell application for mobile devices (the “App”). Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you download, install or use the App. By downloading, installing or using the App, you accept these Terms of Use and agree to abide by them. Your download, installation or use of the App constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use, which take effect upon download, installation or use of the App. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you should cease downloading, installing or using the App immediately and if necessary, delete it from your mobile device.
  2. The App is owned and operated by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, an Alabama non-profit corporation with an office at 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806 (and we refer to ourselves as “we”, “us” or “our” in these Terms of Use).
  3. We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you by posting changes on the hudsonalpha.org/education/digital/terms/icell website (the “Website”) or by updating the App to incorporate the new terms of use. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of the App after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the amended Terms of Use.
  4. Our privacy policy may be viewed at hudsonalpha.org/education/digital/privacy. By using the App, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in our privacy policy as amended by us. “Processing” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information.
  5. We operate the software underlying and required for your use of the App from the United States of America and it is possible that some uses of the App could be subject to government export controls or other restrictions.  If you use the App, you represent that you are not subject to such controls or restrictions.  We make no representation that anything is appropriate, permissible or available for use outside the United States, and using the App from territories in which such use or the information available from such use is illegal, restricted or not permitted, is expressly prohibited.  If you choose to access or use the App from or in locations outside of the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for:

a)         ensuring that what you are doing in that country is legal; and

b)         the consequences and compliance by you with all applicable laws, regulations, bylaws, codes of practice, licences, registrations, permits and authorisations (including any laws that relate to businesses providing services).

  1. Use of the App does not include the provision of a mobile device or other necessary equipment to access it. We shall not have any responsibility or liability for any telephone or other costs you may incur from your wireless carrier or other party.
  2. You shall not in any way use the App which in any respect:

a)         is in breach of any law, statute, regulation or bylaw of any applicable jurisdiction;

b)         is fraudulent, criminal or unlawful;

c)         may be obscene, indecent, pornographic, vulgar, profane, racist, sexist, discriminatory, offensive, derogatory, harmful, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, malicious, abusive, hateful, menacing, defamatory, untrue or political;

d)         impersonates any other person or body or misrepresents a relationship with any person or body;

e)         may infringe or breach the copyright or any intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, trademark rights and broadcasting rights) or privacy or other rights of us or any third party;

f)         may be contrary to our interests;

g)         is contrary to any specific rule or requirement that we stipulate on the App in relation to a particular part of the App or the App generally; or

h)         involves your use, delivery or transmission of any viruses, unsolicited emails, trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, easter eggs, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

  1. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell the App or any part of the App.
  2. You agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

a)         any part of the App;

b)         any equipment or network on which the App is stored;

c)         any software used in the provision of the App; or

d)         any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

  1. You hereby grant to us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, assignable, sub-licensable licence to use any material which you submit to us or the App for the purpose of use on the App or for generally marketing (by any means and in any media, including, but not limited to, on our website or in our journals) our services. You agree that you waive your moral rights to be identified as the author and we may modify your submission as we deem necessary or appropriate, in our sole discretion.
  2. Any commentary and other materials available on the App are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any user of the App, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
  3. You agree to comply at all times with any instructions for use of the App which we make from time to time.
  4. 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.

Availability of the App, Security & Accuracy

  1. We make no warranty that your access to the App will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free. Due to the nature of the Internet and wireless networks, this cannot be guaranteed. In addition, we may occasionally need to carry out repairs, maintenance or introduce new facilities and functions which may result in the App being unavailable.
  2. Access to the App may be suspended or withdrawn to or from you personally or all users temporarily or permanently at any time and without notice. We may also impose restrictions on the length and manner of usage of any part of the App for any reason. If we impose restrictions on you personally, you must not attempt to use the App under any other name or user or on any other mobile device.
  3. We do not warrant that the App will be compatible with all hardware and software which you may use. We shall not be liable for damage to, or viruses or other code that may affect, any equipment (including but not limited to your mobile device), software, data or other property as a result of your download, installation, access to or use of the App or your obtaining any material from, or as a result of using, the App. We shall also not be liable for the actions of third parties.
  4. We may change or update the App and anything described in it without notice to you. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the App, or close it indefinitely.
  5. We make no representation or warranty, express or implied, that information and materials on the App are correct, no warranty or representation (express or implied) is given that they are complete, accurate, up-to-date, fit for a particular purpose and, to the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions. This shall not affect any obligation which we may have under any contract that we may have with you to provide you with products.

Independence from Platforms

  1. The app is independent of any platform on which it is located. The app is not associated, affiliated, sponsored, endorsed or in any way linked to any platform operator, including, without limitation, Apple, Google, Android, Amplify or Rim Blackberry (each being an “Operator”).
  2. Your download, installation, access to or use of the App is also bound by the terms and conditions of the Operator. You are responsible for understanding and complying with any terms and conditions of the Operator.
  3. You and we acknowledge that these Terms of Use are concluded between you and us only, and not with an Operator, and we, not those Operators, are solely responsible for the App and the content thereof to the extent specified in these Terms of Use.
  4. The license granted to you for the App is limited to a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal license to use the App on a mobile device that you own or control and as permitted by these Terms of Use.
  5. In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify the relevant Operator and that Operator will refund the purchase price for the App (if any purchase price has been paid) to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, that Operator will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be our sole responsibility.
  6. You and we acknowledge that, in the event of any third party claim that the App or your possession and use of the App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, we, not the relevant Operator, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defence, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim; provided such infringement was caused by us.
  7. You must comply with any applicable third party terms of agreement when using the App (e.g. you must ensure that your use of the App is not in violation of your mobile device agreement or any wireless data service agreement).
  8. You and we acknowledge and agree that the relevant Operator, and that Operator’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Use, and that, upon your acceptance of these Terms of Use, that Operator will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Use against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties

  1. You hereby waive and release us, our officers, directors, agents, and employees from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of, or in any way, connected with any disputes arising out of or relating to your use of the App.
  2. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE APP.  THE APP IS AVAILABLE “AS IS,” AND “AS AVAILABLE”.  YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE APP, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  WE DO NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY COMPUTER VIRUSES, BUGS, MALICIOUS CODE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, OR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY OR USEFULNESS OF THE INFORMATION DISCLOSED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE APP.  WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE OR MODIFY THE APP AND WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR OUR FAILURE TO DO SO. IN NO EVENT, UNDER NO LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (WHETHER TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), SHALL WE OR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS OR AFFILIATES, BE LIABLE HEREUNDER OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM THE APP, THE USE OF THE APP OR OUR AGREEMENT WITH YOU CONCERNING THE APP, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST ANTICIPATED PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.   IF WE ARE HELD LIABLE TO YOU IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION FOR ANY REASON, IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS (US$150.00).  IF ANY LIMITATION ON REMEDIES, DAMAGES OR LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, WE SHALL REMAIN ENTITLED TO THE MAXIMUM DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS AVAILABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, AT LAW AND/OR IN EQUITY.

Your Representations and Warranties

  1. You represent and warrant that your use of the App will be in strict accordance with these Terms of Use and with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Indemnification

  1. You agree to indemnify and hold us and each of our affiliates, successors and assigns, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, advertisers, suppliers, and operational service providers harmless from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees), resulting from your use of the App and/or any violation of these Terms of Use.  We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to assume the exclusive defenses and control of any demand, claim or action arising hereunder or in connection with the App and all negotiations for settlement or compromise.  You agree to fully cooperate with us in the defense of any such demand, claim, action, and settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by us.

Trade Marks

  1. The “HudsonAlpha” name and logos and all related names, trademarks, service marks, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of us or our licensors.

Intellectual Property Rights

  1. As between you and us, we are the sole and exclusive owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the App, and in the material published on it.  These works are protected by copyright and trademark laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.
  2. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
  3. You must not use any part of the materials on the App for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us.
  4. If you print, copy or download any part of the App in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the App will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Third Party Websites

  1. We have no control over and accept no responsibility for the content of any website or mobile application to which a link from the App exists (unless we are the provider of those linked websites or mobile applications). Such linked websites and mobile applications are provided “as is” for your convenience only with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them. We do not provide any endorsement or recommendation of any third party website or mobile application to which the App provides a link. The terms and conditions, terms of use and privacy policies of those third party websites and mobile applications will apply to your use of those websites and mobile applications and any orders you make for goods and services via such websites and mobile applications. If you have any queries, concerns or complaints about such third party websites or mobile applications (including, but not limited to, queries, concerns or complaints relating to products, orders for products, faulty products and refunds) you must direct them to the operator of that third party website or mobile application.
  2. You must not without our permission:

a)         use or copy any material from the App, including, but not limited to, onto other websites or in other mobile applications; or

b)         frame any of the App onto your own or another person’s website or mobile application.

General Provisions

  1. If any of these terms should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted and the remaining Terms of Use shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
  2. You shall not assign or transfer or purport to assign or transfer the contract between you and us to any other person, and any such purported assignment is void.
  3. These Terms of Use contain all the terms agreed between us and you regarding the subject matter and supersedes and excludes any prior terms and conditions, understanding or arrangement between us and you, whether oral or in writing, related to such subject matter.  No representation, undertaking or promise shall be taken to have been given or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us and you prior to these Terms of Use except as expressly stated in these Terms of Use.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither us nor you shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other upon which that party relied in entering into these Terms of Use and that party’s only remedies shall be for breach of contract as provided in these Terms and Conditions.
  4. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, these Terms of Use and any access to or use of the App will be governed by the laws of the state of Alabama, excluding its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the App will be subject to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts sitting in the Northern District of Alabama, Northeast Division, or in Madison County, Alabama, respectively. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. We may assign our rights under this agreement without condition. This agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns.

 

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