Terms of Service

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
    The Protein Society (PS) provides its service, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by the PS or its representatives from time to time. The most current version of the TOS can be reviewed at any time through the use of our website (www.proteinsociety.org). The Terms of Service govern both the PS Member organizations, Affiliate Organizations and the Vendors/Clients it has granted access to the PS website (collectively referred to hereafter as Client).

  2. PS REPRESENTATIVES
    The PS has contracted with Socious, Inc. to act as a representative of the PS with respect to the PS website.

  3. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
    The PS website currently provides Clients and other users with access to a rich collection of resources, including, various communications tools, forums, file areas, and personalized content through its online interface (the "Service"). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service shall be subject to the TOS.

    Client is responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). Client is responsible for those fees. In addition, Client must provide and is responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.

  4. REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
    In consideration of use of the Service, Client agrees to the best of their abilities to: (a) provide current and complete information about themselves, their organization and its users (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and update the Registration Data to keep it current and complete. In addition, Client understands that in order to keep them informed of PS business items and events, that the PS will on a periodic basis send email based communications to the Client notifying them of such items and events. Client agrees that receiving these emails is a part of their use of the Service, and if they wish to not receive these emails they must terminate their account.

  5. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
    Client's users will receive a username and password as part of the Service's registration process. Client is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and is fully responsible for all activities that occur under such password or account. Client agrees to (a) immediately notify the PS or its representatives of any unauthorized use of Client's password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that Client exits from its account at the end of each session. The PS and its representatives will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Client's failure to comply with this Section 5.

  6. MEMBER CONDUCT
    Client understands that all information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that the Client, and not the PS or its representatives, is entirely responsible for all Content that it uploads, posts, emails, transmits or otherwise makes available via the Service. The PS and its representatives do not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.
    Client agrees to not use the Service to:
    ** upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially or ethnically objectionable;
    ** harm minors in any way;
    ** impersonate any person or entity, including, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent its affiliation with a person or entity;
    ** forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
    ** upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that Client does not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
    ** upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
    ** upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," or "pyramid schemes,";
    ** upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
    ** disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
    ** interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service;
    ** intentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
    ** "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or
    ** collect or store personal data about other users.

    Client acknowledges that the PS and its representatives do not pre-screen Content, but that the PS and its representatives shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to reclassify within the Service any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, the PS and its representatives shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS.

    Client understands that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including its Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

  7. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
    Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, Client agrees to comply with all applicable laws of the United States regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, Client agrees to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which Client resides.

  8. INDEMNITY
    Client agrees to indemnify and hold the PS and its representatives, their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, due to or arising out of Content Client submits, posts, transmits or makes available through the Service, or breach of the TOS.

  9. NO RESALE OF SERVICE
    Client agrees not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.

  10. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS
    Client's correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between Client and such advertiser. Client agrees that the PS and its representatives shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.

  11. LINKS
    The PS website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because the PS and its representatives have no control over such sites and resources, Client acknowledges and agrees that the PS and its representatives are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Client further acknowledges and agrees that the PS and its representatives shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any third party sites or resources, or any goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

  12. PS's PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
    Client acknowledges and agrees that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Client further acknowledges and agrees that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to Client through the Service or advertisers may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by the PS and its representatives, or advertisers, Client agrees not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.

    The PS grants Client a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on their computer; provided that Client does not (and does not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Client agrees not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. Client agrees not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by the PS and its representatives for use in accessing the Service.

  13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
    CLIENT EXPRESSLY UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT:

    **CLIENT'S USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT ITS SOLE RISK TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THE PS AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM 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 PS AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE AND INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET CLIENT'S REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE, OR VIRUS-FREE, (iii) ANY INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

    **ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED, VIEWED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT CLIENT'S OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT CLIENT WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO CLIENT'S COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD, VIEWING OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

  14. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTION 13 MAY NOT APPLY TO CLIENT.

  15. SPECIAL ADMONITION FOR SERVICES RELATING TO FINANCIAL MATTERS
    If Client receives or requests any news, messages, alerts or other information from the Service concerning companies, stock quotes, investments or securities, such information is provided for informational purposes only, and no Content included in the Service is intended for trading or investing purposes. The PS and it representatives, and its licensors shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Service, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information.

  16. NOTICE
    Notices to Client may be made via email. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service. Any Notice that Client is required or may desire to give to the PS and its representatives under or in conjunction with the TOS or any agreement between the parties shall be made via email to staff@proteinsociety.org and shall be deemed to have been duly delivered based on the date that the electronic mail is received by the PS mail servers.

  17. TRADEMARKS AND LOGOS.
    All trademarks, service marks, trade names or other words or symbols ("Marks") identifying the PS and its representatives will remain such Party's exclusive property. Client agrees to not take any action that jeopardizes the other Party's proprietary rights or acquire any rights in the Marks. Except as specifically stated otherwise in an addendum or amendment hereto, no license to use any PS logo, or the logos of their representatives is granted in this section.

  18. COPYRIGHTS and COPYRIGHT AGENTS
    The PS and its representatives respect the intellectual property of others, and requires Clients to do the same. If Client believes that its work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or its intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Socious the following information:
    ** an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
    ** a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that Client claims has been infringed;
    ** a description of where the material that Client claims is infringing is located on the site;
    ** Client's address, telephone number, and email address;
    ** a statement by Client that Client has a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    ** a statement by Client, that the above information in Client's notice is accurate and that Client is the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
    Upon receipt of such information, the PS and its representatives, at its sole discretion, may perform an investigation and may take appropriate action if it desires.

  19. GENERAL INFORMATION
    The TOS and any Subscription Agreement between Client and the PS and its representatives constitute the entire agreement between client and the PS and its representatives and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and the PS and its representatives. The failure of the PS or its representatives to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS.  The Protein Society (“PS”) provides its services and access to this website (www.proteinsociety.org, together with all subpages thereof, the “Site”), subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), including the PS Privacy Policy

 

By visiting the Site or using the Service (as defined below), you accept the TOS, including the Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully.  The PS reserves the right to modify these TOS and the Privacy Policy at any time, in its sole discretion.  The most current version of the TOS can be reviewed at any time at https://www.proteinsociety.org/p/cm/ld/fid=2.  Your continued use of the Site or Service (as defined below) following the posting of revised TOS means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so that you are aware of any changes, as they are binding upon you.

 

If you are accepting these TOS on behalf of a company, organization, or entity, (a) the terms “you” and “your”, as used throughout the TOS, apply to both you and your company, organization, or entity and (b) you represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant all permissions and licenses provided in these TOS and to bind your company, organization or entity hereunder. 

 

        This Site and the Service are offered and available to users who are 13 years of age or older. If you are not 13 years of age or older, you must not access or use the Site or Service.

 

  1. PS REPRESENTATIVES.  The PS has contracted with Socious, Inc. to act as a representative of the PS with respect to the Site. 
  2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE.  The Site provides users with access to certain resources, including various communications tools, forums, online content, file areas, and personalized content through its online interface (collectively, the “Service”). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new or additional features that augment or enhance the current Site or Service shall be subject to the TOS. The PS reserves the right to make changes to the Site and the Service at any time.

    You are responsible for obtaining access to the Site and Service, and you acknowledge that such access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Site and Service. 
  3. REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS.  To access some aspects of the Service offered via the Site, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. If you elect to register at the Site, you shall be deemed a “Member” for purposes of this TOS, and you agree to: (a) provide current and complete information about yourself, your organization and its users (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and update the Registration Data to keep it current and complete. In addition, you understand that (i) all Registration Data is governed by the Privacy Policy and (ii) in order to keep you informed of PS business items and events, the PS may on a periodic basis send email-based communications to you notifying them of such items and events. You consent to receiving electronic communications from the PS and acknowledge that if you do not wish to not receive such electronic communications, you must terminate your account. 
  4. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY.  Members will receive a username and password as part of the registration process. If you elect to become a Member, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Member account credentials and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under such credentials. You agree to (a) immediately notify the PS or its representatives of any unauthorized use of your account credentials or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you log out of your Member account at the end of each session. The PS and its representatives will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 5 or any activities that occur under any Member account. 
  5. CONDUCT.  You understand that all information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not the PS or its representatives, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Site or Service. The PS and its representatives do not control or monitor the Content posted via the Site or Service and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and assume no liability for any Content posted by you or any third party. 

You agree to not use the Site or Service to:

 

  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially or ethnically objectionable;
  • harm minors in any way;
  • impersonate any person or entity, including, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent its affiliation with a person or entity;
  • forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Site or Service;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available (i) any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (ii) any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party; (iii) any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” or “pyramid schemes,”; any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Site or Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Site or Service or servers or networks connected to the Site or Service;
  • violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
  • “stalk” or otherwise harass another; or
  • collect or store personal data about other users.

You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Site or Service, that such Content is accurate, and that the use of such Content does not and will not violate these TOS and will not cause injury to any person or entity.  Unless otherwise expressly agreed, if you make available any Content via the Site or Service, you grant to the PS a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, display, and otherwise exploit such Content throughout the world in any media and for any purpose.

 

You acknowledge that the PS and its representatives do not pre-screen Content, but that the PS and its representatives shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to reclassify or remove any Content that is available via the Site or Service, including any Content that violates the TOS. 

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site and Service, including the content thereof, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. 

  1. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE.  Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable laws of the United States regarding online conduct, acceptable Content and your use of the Site and Service. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country from which you access the Site or Service, and you agree not to access the Site or Service from any jurisdiction in which such access is unlawful. 
  2. WARRANTIES.  You represent and warrant that (a) your use of the Site, Service and all information, Content, materials, products and services included on or otherwise made available to you through the Site and Service will be in strict accordance with these TOS 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 including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which the Site resides or the country in which you reside); (b) your use of the Site, Service and all information, Content, materials, products and services included on or otherwise made available to you through the Site and Service will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party; and (c) you will use current virus monitoring software when using the Site or Service.

 

  1. INDEMNIFICATION.  You agree to indemnify and hold the PS and its representatives, their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, due to or arising out of (a) Content that you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Site or Service, (b) your breach of the TOS or (c) any activity related to your Member account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Site or Service using your account. 
  2. RESTRICTIONS ON USE.  You agree not to: reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, all or any portion of the Site or Service or the use thereof or access thereto, create any derivative works from or modifications or improvements to the Site or Service or its contents; download or copy any Content or account information; or make use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools with respect to the Site or Service. You agree that any use of the Site or Service that is not expressly authorized under these TOS is prohibited.
  3. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS.  Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Site or Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that the PS and its representatives shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such correspondence or dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Site or Service. 
  4. LINKS.  Links to third-party websites or resources may be made available via the Site or Service. You acknowledge and agree the PS and its representatives have no control over such third-party sites and resources and that the PS and its representatives are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the PS and its representatives shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any third-party sites or resources, or any goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. 
  5. PS's PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.  You acknowledge and agree that the Site and the Service contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that all content (including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and data compilations) included in and information presented to you via the Site and Services and the compilation of such content is the property of the PS, its content suppliers, and its licensors, as applicable, and is protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property rights and laws. The PS, its content suppliers, and its licensors reserve all rights therein. Except as expressly authorized by the PS and its representatives, or an applicable advertiser, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based, in whole or in part, on the Site, Service or any content of information included in or presented to you via the Site or Service. 

    You agree not to access the Site or Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by the PS and its representatives for use in accessing the Site or Service. 

 

  1. TRADEMARKS AND LOGOS.  All PS trademarks, service marks, trade names, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names or other words or symbols (“Marks”) made available via the Site and Service are the intellectual property of the PS, and the PS reserves all rights therein. You agree not to (a) take any action that jeopardizes the PS’s proprietary rights in and to the PS Marks or (b) acquire any rights in the PS Marks. Except as specifically stated otherwise in an addendum or amendment hereto, no license to use any PS Mark, or any logo of the PS’s representatives, for any purpose is granted under these TOS. For the avoidance of doubt, the PS Marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not offered by the PS, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the PS.  All other Marks not owned by the PS that appear on this Site or via the Service are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the PS. 
     
  2. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. 

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: 

**YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE SITE AND SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE PS AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE AND SERVICE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU VIA THE SITE.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE PS AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. 

**THE PS AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE OR SERVICE OR INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE, OR VIRUS-FREE, (iii) ANY INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.

**YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED, VIEWED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TOCOMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD, VIEWING OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. 

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

 

THE PS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE COST OF PROCUREMENT FOR SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; OR DAMAGES FOR INTERRUPTION OF USE OR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

 

  1. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS. 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 15 AND/OR 16 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

  1. SPECIAL ADMONITION FOR SERVICES RELATING TO FINANCIAL MATTERS.  If you receive or request any news, messages, alerts or other information from the Site or Service concerning companies, stock quotes, investments or securities, such information is provided for informational purposes only, and no Content included in the Site or Service is intended for trading or investing purposes. The PS and it representatives, and its licensors shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Site or Service, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information. 
  2. NOTICE.  The PS and its representatives may provide notice to you via email. The Site or Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Site or Service. You acknowledge that all agreements, noticed, disclosures and other communications that the PS or its representatives provide to you electronically satisfy any requirement that such communications be in writing. Any notice that you are required or may desire to give to the PS and its representatives under or in conjunction with the TOS or any agreement between the parties shall be made via email to staff@proteinsociety.org and shall be deemed to have been duly delivered based on the date that the electronic mail is received by the PS mail servers. 

 

  1. DMCA COPYRIGHT AGENT. The PS and its representatives respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that all Members and other users of the Site and Service do the same.

 

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide to the PS’s designated DMCA agent the following information: 

  • the full name and electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; 
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site, including a link thereto;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address; 
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. 

 

Please send all complaints of copyright infringement to our designated agent for purposes of the DMCA, which can be reached as follows:

 

Address:               Copyright Compliance Manager

c/o The Protein Society

18336 Soledad Canyon Road #1217

Canyon Country, CA 91386

 

Phone:                  844-377-6834

 

Email:                   copyrightcompliance@proteinsociety.org

Upon receipt of such a complaint of copyright infringement, the PS and/or its representatives will take whatever action it deems appropriate, up to and including removal of the infringing or allegedly infringing content from the Site or Service.  It is the policy of the PS and its representatives to terminate the access and/or use privileges of any person or entity who has been determined to be a repeat infringer of copyrights.

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION.  The TOS, including the Privacy Policy, constitutes the entire agreement between you and the PS with respect to the subject matter hereof, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and the PS and its representatives with respect to the same. The failure of the PS or its representatives to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.  By visiting the Site and/or using the Service, you agree that the laws of the state of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these TOS and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the PS or its representatives.