In our experience, it has become an undeniable fact that Internet users, and the public generally, have become increasingly concerned that they are not being fully informed with regard to the collection and use of their personal information. The intent of our Site is to inform you about many collaborative and individual opportunities in the field of tissue engineering. The intent of this document is to:
- Inform you of our commitment to you to make your exploration of our Site a safe and secure experience;
- Inform you about the legal limitations we place on the Site; and
- Gain your understanding and agreement that you will comply with our "Netiquette" and legal rules concerning use of the Site.
THIS SITE IS NOT A MEDICAL ADVICE SITE. NO PERSONAL MEDICAL INFORMATION SHOULD BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF MEDICAL ATTENTION, OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR OR OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.
ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED TO PTEI FOR THE "TE DIRECTORY" ON THIS SITE - WILL BE POSTED TO A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE "SEARCHABLE DATABASE" THAT IS VIEWABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. THIS INCLUDES YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION. THE PTEI SITE AND THE “TE DIRECTORY” IS NOT INTENDED OR DESIGNED TO ATTRACT USERS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN. WE DO NOT COLLECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE DATA FROM ANYPERSON WE KNOW TO BE UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN AND INSTRUCT USERS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN NOT TO SEND US ANY INFORMATION FOR COLLECTION ON THE SITE. YOU SHOULD NOT REGISTER WITH THE "TE DIRECTORY" FOR THE "SEARCHABLE DATABASE" ON THIS SITE IF YOU ARE A MINOR UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN. PTEI WILL NOT KNOWINGLY POST INFORMATION TO THIS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE DATABASE FROM MINORS. PTEI DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR POSTING INFORMATION THAT IS PROVIDED TO US WITH A FALSE AND/OR FRAUDULENT REPRESENTATION.
Data posted to this website will be housed on a server in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Users from outside the United States are advised that United States privacy laws may be different than the laws that apply in your home country. If you post information to this website, you must first consent and agree that your information will be used and processed in accordance with United States law.
If PTEI is requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide information on individual users, PTEI may, without your consent, provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety or in litigation where the data is pertinent, PTEI may use or disclose your personal information without your consent or court process.
We are the owner of data you supply to us. In the event that PTEI and some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, the information collected on our websites, including this one, may be transferred to third parties as part of that transaction. PTEI may also provide information or provide access to information to any of our affiliated businesses or to our business partners.
PTEI recognizes you may be concerned about the security of your personal information, and we are committed to employing reasonable technology in order to protect the security of our website. Even with such technology, no website is 100% secure. We will take reasonable measures which we believe are appropriate to protect your information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction, and, where possible, will ask that any third parties to whom we may transfer your information take comparable steps to protect that security.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your access information and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your password.
1. License to Use the Site; Restrictions.
3. No Obligation for Submission of Comments, Ideas, and Other Information.
From time to time, the Site may afford you the opportunity to submit comments, ideas, and other information that is to be shared with PTEI or other Users of the Site. You understand and agree, by sending Submission to us, that such Submissions shall not be subject to any obligation on our part, including, without limitation, any obligation of compensation, confidentiality, or retention and that PTEI shall not be liable for any use or disclosure (including publication in any medium) of any Submissions.
4. Links to Third-Party Web Sites.
5. No Warranties; As Is
THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS", AND YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE. EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NEGLIGENCE, INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE SITE OR AGAINST INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GIVE ANY WARRANTIES OR UNDERTAKE ANY DUTIES WITH REGARD TO: THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME, FUNCTIONALITY, TIMELINESS OF SERVICES, ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF CONTENT, PRESENCE OF VIRUSES OR OTHERWISE.
6. No Incidental, Consequential or Other Special Damages.
7. Limitation of Liability and Exclusive Remedy.
8. Your Representations & Warranties.
9. Prohibited Uses.
11. Claims of Copyright Infringement or Legal Impropriety.
While we disclaim any warranties or liability for Intellectual Property infringement to the fullest extent provided by law, we do not wish to encourage such activity on our Site. We rely on our Users to bring alleged instances of copyright infringement or other legal improprieties to our attention. Anyone who believes that his or her work has been reproduced in such a way that constitutes copyright infringement or other legal violation may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Claims of copyright infringement or other alleged violations of intellectual property rights and documentary proof thereof should be sent by registered or overnight mail to Administrative Director, PTEI, 100 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Claimant's documentary proof must contain proof of claimant's ownership rights, details of the alleged misuse of such property, contact information of such claimant and/or their legal representative, including full name, address, e-mail (if available), address, telephone and fax numbers.
This Agreement is effective upon User's acceptance as set forth herein and shall continue in full force until terminated. All temporary usage licenses granted to User expire on termination. User may terminate this Agreement for any reason by ceasing to use the Site. PTEI reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, at any time and for any reason, to: (a) remove or disable access to all or any portion of the Site; (b) suspend User's access to or use of all or any portion of the Site; and (c) terminate this Agreement.
13. Pennsylvania Law Governs; Exclusive Allegheny County Jurisdiction.
14. Severability; No Waiver; Entire Agreement.
Please forward any questions or comments to:
Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, Inc.
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219