Terms of use and privacy policy

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
www.fhcrc.org Web site Terms Of Use

PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS OF USE (THE "TERMS") FOR FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER www.fhcrc.org WEB SITE (THE "SITE"). BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

Changes to Terms

Please review the Terms regularly. The Terms may change at any time. By using the Site after a change in the Terms, you agree to follow and be bound by the Terms as changed.

Table of Contents

  • Site Content
  • Third Party Content
  • Your Use of the Site
  • Use by FHCRC Employees
  • Use by Children
  • Use of the Arnold Digital Library
  • Medical and Other Information
  • Links to Other Sites
  • User Comments and Submissions
  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • Privacy Policy
  • State Fundraising Notice
  • Disclaimers
  • Indemnification
  • Termination
  • Applicable Law
  • Miscellaneous

Site Content

Unless otherwise expressly noted, you should assume everything you see, hear, or otherwise receive from or on the Site (the "Content") is copyright, trademark, trade dress or other intellectual property owned or licensed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ("FHCRC"). The Content includes, without limitation, images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, trademarks, logos, text, sounds, music, the Site as a whole and any other materials at the Site.

The information in this Site is provided as a courtesy by FHCRC. The views and opinions of individual authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of FHCRC. References to specific products, processes or services do not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement by FHCRC.

If you would like to request reprints, copy or distribute materials contained on the Site, other than for noncommercial, personal use, please contact FHCRC Web and Interactive  Communications.

Third Party Content

Nothing in the Terms transfers to you any right, title or interest in any Content, including any intellectual property or content of third parties included on the Site.

Your Use of the Site

You may use or download Content for research or educational purposes, or for your personal, noncommercial purposes, provided you keep unchanged all copyright and other notices with them. No other use of any Content is permitted unless a specific use is expressly sated as to particular Content.

You agree that you will make only lawful use of the Site, and will use the Site only in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. You agree that you will make no use of the Site that violates anyone else's rights, including copyright, trademark, patient, trade secret, privacy, publicity or other rights.

You agree that you will not upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on or to the Site ("Publish") any materials that contain a software virus or other harmful component. You agree that you will not Publish any materials that contain advertising or commercial material of any kind. You agree that you will not Publish any materials that are false, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise unlawful, or that violate any rights of privacy or publicity or any trademark, copyright, patent or other rights. You are solely responsible for the content of any material you Publish. FHCRC is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any person using the Site.

FHCRC may change, suspend, discontinue or remove any aspect of the Site at any time, without prior notice, including the availability of any Site feature, services or Content or any material you have Published. FHCRC may restrict your access to certain features, services or Content at any time, without prior notice.

Use by FHCRC Employees

If you are an employee, agent, contractor, or are otherwise employed by FHCRC, these Terms supplement the FHCRC policy on Acceptable Use of FHCRC Information Technology Resources. In the event of a conflict between these documents, the policy on Acceptable Use of FHCRC Information Technology Resources will control.

Portions of the Site are not public. Use of non-public portions of the Site is restricted to authorized FHCRC personnel and authorized scientific affiliates. All use of restricted portions of the Site may be monitored and/or recorded by FHCRC system administration staff.

By using restricted portions of the Site, you expressly consent to any monitoring and recording of your activities while in such restricted areas. In the event monitoring reveals any indications of criminal activity, system administration staff will have the right, but not the obligation, to provide any such information to law enforcement personnel.

Use by Children

The Site is intended for adults aged 18 and older. It is not intended for or directed at persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may not register or submit personally identifiable information to or through the Site. FHCRC does not collect personally identifiable information through the Site from any person FHCRC actually knows to be under the age of 18.

Use of the Arnold Digital Library

Use of the Arnold Digital Library is limited to FHCRC library cardholders, including FHCRC faculty, staff, students and scientific affiliates. All use of the Arnold Digital Library must comply with the guidelines set forth in the Arnold Digital Library's Borrowing Privileges and Policies. All use of the Arnold Digital Library must also comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, copyright law.

Medical and Other Information

This information is designed only for research and educational purposes and is not provided as a professional service or as medical advice for specific patients. It is not a substitute for professional medical care and if you have, or suspect you may have, a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

Links to Other Sites

The Site may contain links to third party sites. Any outside links are provided only as a convenience. Your use of outside links is at your sole risk. Any links from the Site do not constitute FHCRC's endorsement of any third party, its Web site, or its goods or services.

FHCRC is not responsible for any Web sites, services or other materials linked to or from the Site, and disclaims all liability for any injury you may experience by using such materials. If you have any concerns regarding any Web site linked to or from the Site, please direct them to the owner or operator of the Web site.

You may not create hyperlinks to the Site that portray FHCRC in a false or misleading light. You may not use any "framing" or similar techniques to enclose any portion of the Site.

User Comments and Submissions

We welcome your comments regarding our Site and services. To submit your comments regarding our Site or services, e-mail them to webadm@fhcrc.org. However, if you are dissatisfied with the Site, any of its Content, or any of the Terms, your sole and exclusive legal remedy is to stop using the Site. Any comments, ideas, suggestions or other information you transmit to the Site are not confidential or proprietary. FHCRC will be free to use any comment, idea, suggestion or other information you transmit to us through the Site on an unrestricted basis. This may include personal information about you and your use of the Site. Please review FHCRC's Privacy Policy for more information.

Copyright

FHCRC respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been infringed on the Site, please send a statutory notice to FHCRC's copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement:

[Add individual's name if desired]
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Web and Interactive Communications
J2-200
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Trademarks

The Double Helix Design FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER, ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE, SAVING LIVES, THE HUTCH, THE GREGORY FUND and CLIMB TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER are registered trademarks of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Other trademarks appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners. Use of any FHCRC trademark is subject to the prior written permission of FHCRC. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is not affiliated with, or sponsored by, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

Privacy Policy

FHCRC has a Privacy Policy that describes how we collect information from you or about you, why we collect this information, how we will use or disclose this information. In addition, FHCRC's Privacy Policy sets forth our general policies on information security. To review FHCRC's Privacy Policy, click here.

State Fundraising Notice

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Fred Hutchinson Center Research Center relies on private support, applying the majority of each dollar contributed to its world-renowned research efforts. In connection with FHCRC's fundraising activities, certain states require us to advise you that a copy of our financial report is available from them. FHCRC's principal place of business is located at 1100 Fairview Avenue North, J5-200, Seattle WA 98109-1024. Financial disclosures may be obtained by contacting the Washington Secretary of State at 1-800-332-GIVE, or at the Washington Secretary of State's website. You may obtain additional financial information by writing to the Office of the Secretary of State, Charitable Solicitations Program, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504-0234. Registration with a state agency does not constitute or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by that state.

Disclaimers

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, FHCRC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE. FHCRC PROVIDES THIS SITE, ALL CONTENTS, ALL INFORMATION AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE "AS IS." FHCRC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT OF ANY CONTENT OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.

FHCRC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, EVEN IF FHCRC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. FHCRC does not warrant that your use of the Site, the operation or function of the Site, or any services offered on or through the Site, will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or its server are free of viruses or other harmful elements. FHCRC does not make any representations regarding the currency, accuracy or reliability of information on the Site.

Indemnification

You assume full responsibility for any use of any information, goods or services offered on or through the Site. You understand and agree that FHCRC will not be responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of any information, goods or services.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless FHCRC and its officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, affiliates, licensees and licensors from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the Site in violation of any of the Terms.

Termination

Your failure to comply with the Terms automatically revokes your authorization to use the Site and terminates any and all rights granted to you under the Terms. Your obligations to FHCRC will continue upon termination of your rights under the Terms, including restrictions regarding the Content, disclaimers, indemnification obligations and liability limitations under the Terms. Upon termination of your rights, you must promptly destroy all Content downloaded or obtained from this Site, as well as all copies of any Content.

Applicable Law

The Terms will be construed according to Washington law, without regard to provisions governing conflicts of laws. Any dispute arising under or relating to the Terms, the Content, the use of the Site, or any services obtained using this Site, will be resolved exclusively by the state and federal courts of the State of Washington. Your use of the Site constitutes your consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts with respect to any such dispute.

Miscellaneous

If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms, or any portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms will remain in full force and effect. The Terms are the entire agreement between you and FHCRC relating to the Site. Any other agreements between you and FHCRC regarding the subject matter of the Terms are superseded and have no force or effect. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
www.fhcrc.org Web site Privacy Policy

PLEASE REVIEW THE PRIVACY POLICY FOR FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER www.fhcrc.org WEB SITE (THE "SITE"). BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Please review the Privacy Policy regularly. The Privacy Policy may change at any time. By using the Site after a change in the Privacy Policy, you agree to follow and be bound by the Privacy Policy as changed.

Privacy Policy

This document describes how we may collect information from you or about you, why we collect this information, and how we may use or disclose this information. In addition, this document sets forth our general policies on information security.

Information Collection

There are several kinds of information we collect. For all visitors to the Site, we collect and log your IP address. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. We collect IP address information to better administer our system and to gather aggregate information on visitors to our site, on how our site is being used, and on the pages visitors are viewing. This aggregate information may be shared with other organizations. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We may use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.

Cookies

We may also place small data files, called "cookies," in the browser file of your computer's hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server when you interact with the Site. Most browsers automatically accept these cookies. We may use cookies to determine whether you are logged in to the Site, and to temporarily store application data.

Personal Health Information

We may collect personal health information that you choose to share with us in the risk-assessment and disease management portions of the Site. This information may include e-mail addresses and your answers to health questions. This information will only be collected with your permission.

Surveys

At times, you may be asked to complete survey questions that appear on the Site. If you agree to participate in the survey, you will be asked to review and accept certain additional terms and conditions relating to use of the information you furnish, which may include personally identifiable information. Any survey terms and conditions are in addition to the Privacy Policies set forth in this Agreement.

E-mail Communications, Newsletters and Related Sites

The Site provides you with the opportunity to receive communications from us or third parties. Once you have decided to receive such communications, you may later decide to stop receiving them. To stop receiving communications, email webadm@fhcrc.org or visit the News & Publications page to manage any subscriptions. Please be aware that e-mail communications may not be secure and may be susceptible to interception by third parties.

Information for Online Transactions

Some areas of the Site may allow you to make online donations or other transactions. In connection with such transactions, we collect data necessary to complete the transaction and other information that is furnished by you. This information may be furnished to a third party in order to facilitate the transaction.

Aggregate Information

We use general traffic, site usage, and length of stay information for statistical reporting and may share such reports with organizations with which we have a business relationship. This aggregate information does not personally identify you.

Children's Privacy

The Site is intended for adults aged 18 and older. It is not intended for or directed at persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may not register or submit personally identifiable information to or through the Site. FHCRC does not collect personally identifiable information through the Site from any person FHCRC actually knows to be under the age of 18.

Other Sites

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Site. The Site contains links to third party sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. While we do not disclose personably identifiable information to the parties operating linked sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

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