is very sensitive to the privacy concerns of the
visitors to its sites on the Internet. As a general
policy, no personal information of visitors is recorded
by the standard operation of UMR's Internet servers.
This information is primarily used to provide an
enhanced online experience for the visitor. Information
tracked includes non-personal information such as the
type of operating system in use (e.g., Macintosh,
Windows) and the type of browser being used by the
visitor (e.g. Netscape, Internet Explorer).
of this information include internal review of the
number of visitors to the site but only in an aggregate
and non-personally-identifiable form. E-mail addresses
and other personally identifiable data about visitors to
this site are known only when voluntarily submitted by
submit personal information (for example, your name and
email address), you agree that UMR may keep a record of
the personal information. UMR also may use personal
information to help us in our business, including but
not limited to improving this Website and marketing and
product development, or to contact you. You also agree
that we may share personal information with other
businesses who help us with these activities. Also, UMR
may share personal information with other companies we
do business with, such as business partners, affiliates,
or successors. UMR may share personal information if
required to comply with a law, regulation, court order,
or other legal process. Finally, UMR may share personal
information to protect our rights or property.
Updating or Deleting Personal Information
YOU MAY INSTRUCT UMR TO DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
(for example, if you do not want to receive any
communications from UMR or our affiliates or business
partners) by Unsubscribing.
UMR web sites should be aware that when they voluntarily
disclose personal information (e.g., user name, e-mail
address, etc.) on a bulletin board or in a chat area,
the information could be collected and used by other web
surfers. This may result in unsolicited messages from
other posters or parties. In addition, UMR website may
contain links to other sites. We make every possible
effort to link only to sites that share our high
standards and respect for privacy. However, we are not
responsible for the content or the privacy practices of
website is owned and provided by UMR. Your use of this
website or any other websites owned or provided by UMR.
is subject to the following terms and conditions. Your
use of the website(s) constitutes your acceptance of
these terms and conditions and your agreement to be
bound by them.
what you see or hear on UMR, Inc.'s websites, including
the trademarks, service marks, brand identities, trade
names, graphics, designs, copyrights, trade dress, and
all other intellectual property ("Content") is protected
intellectual property of UMR, Inc. with all rights
reserved. This includes the entire Content of the
website copyrighted and protected as a collective work.
"FiberChoice" is an example of a registered trademark of
UMR Inc, all rights reserved, that may be included in
of this website is limited to personal and
non-commercial use only unless other uses are granted
expressly to you. You may download or make a single copy
of material from this website for your personal and
non-commercial use, provided that the UMR Inc. copyright
notice (Copyright 2001 UMR, Inc.) and the World Wide Web
Address (http://www.usmedicalresearch.org) are
prominently displayed on the material.
Agreement for UMR websites
As a condition of your reviewing or using this website,
you agree to the Terms and Conditions that follow.
Please read them carefully, because by using or
reviewing our sites, you automatically agree to them.
agree not to re-use material from
www.usmedicalresearch.org or from any other World Wide
website operated by UMR, Inc. In particular, you agree
not to copy, distribute, republish, upload, post, or
transmit anything unless you first get our written
consent. There's one exception: you may download
material onto one computer for your personal,
non-commercial use only, provided you don't delete or
change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary
notices. If you modify the materials or use them for any
other purpose, you'll be violating our intellectual
property rights, unless you do so as part of our
Everything you download -- the software, plus all files,
all images incorporated in or generated by the software,
and all data accompanying it -- is considered a limited
license to you by UMR. That means that we retain full
and complete title to the software and to all of the
associated intellectual property rights. So, you're not
allowed to redistribute (except as part of our "e-mail
this page to a friend" program) or sell the material --
or to reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert
it to any other form that people can use.
It's very important for you to read the next two
sections carefully -- so important, in fact, that the
law requires us to put this material in capital letters.
UMR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT
ACCOMPANY OR RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OUR SITES.
INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO) DAMAGES OR INJURY
CAUSED BY ANY USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE SITES,
USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) ANY SITE TO WHICH YOU
HYPERLINK FROM OUR SITES; FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR,
OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR
TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE FAILURE.
MIND THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING
DAMAGES INTENDED TO COMPENSATE SOMEONE DIRECTLY FOR A
LOSS OR INJURY; DAMAGES REASONABLY EXPECTED TO RESULT
FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (LEGALLY CALLED "CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES"); OTHER MISCELLANEOUS DAMAGES AND EXPENSES
RESULTING DIRECTLY FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (CALLED
FURTHERMORE, WE ARE NOT LIABLE EVEN IF WE'VE BEEN
NEGLIGENT OR IF OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES -- OR BOTH.
IN CERTAIN STATES THE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW US TO LIMIT OR
EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR THESE "INCIDENTAL" OR
"CONSEQUENTIAL" DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY, AND YOU MAY INDEED HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECOVER
THESE TYPES OF DAMAGES.
BUT IN ANY
EVENT, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES,
INJURIES AND CLAIMS OF EVERY KIND (WHETHER THE DAMAGES
ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, OR THEY'RE
CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER WRONGFUL
CONDUCT, OR THEY'RE CLAIMED UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL
THEORY) WILL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO
ACCESS OUR SITES.
THE MATERIALS IN OUR SITES ARE PROVIDED AS IS. THIS
MEANS THAT (SUBJECT TO THE EXCEPTION BELOW) UMR
DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ABOUT THE
MATERIAL IN THE SITES. THIS INCLUDES (BUT IS NOT LIMITED
TO) WARRANTIES. . .
MATERIAL IS OF ANY PARTICULAR LEVEL OF QUALITY OR FIT
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.
SITES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE
OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
IN CERTAIN STATES, THE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW US TO DISCLAIM
OR EXCLUDE WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
We may provide access to other World Wide websites from
our sites, but we don't endorse or approve any products
or information offered at sites you reach through our
site. Check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address
provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in
a UMR-operated site or have moved to another site.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in our sites
are presented to provide information about UMR and its
products. UMR controls and operates its sites from the
company's headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, in
the United States of America. We in no way represent
that the materials on the sites are appropriate or
available for use outside of the United States. If you
use our sites from locations outside of the United
States, you are responsible for complying with
applicable local laws. Some software from our sites may
be subject to export controls imposed by the United
States and may not be downloaded or otherwise exported
or reexported. . .
(or to a national or resident of) any country to which
the United States has placed an embargo (as of today,
these include Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea,
Syria and Yugoslavia); or. . .
anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's Specially
Designated Nationals List or the U.S. Commerce
Department's Table of Deny Orders.
If you download or use the software, you are, in effect,
confirming to us that you are not located in, are not
under the control of, and are not a national or resident
of any such country and that you are not on any such
This agreement is effective until terminated by either
You may terminate this agreement at any time, by
destroying all materials obtained from all UMR sites,
along with all related documentation and all copies and
terminate this agreement at any time and without notice
to you if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or
condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must
destroy all materials and keep no copies of them.
UMR may modify these Terms and Conditions, and the
agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating
this posting and without notice to you.
In addition, by providing material on our websites, we
do not in any way promise that the materials will remain
available to you, and UMR is entitled to terminate all
or part of any of its websites at any time, without
notice to you.
MISCELLANEOUS POINTS ABOUT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
These Terms and Conditions, and the agreement they
create, shall be governed by and interpreted according
to the laws of the State of Minnesota (without applying
the state's conflict-of-law principles). If any
provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or
unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and
enforceability of any remaining provisions. All of what
you see or hear on UMR, Inc.'s websites, including the
trademarks, brand identities, trade names, graphics,
designs, copyrights, trade dress, and all other
intellectual property ("Content") is protected
intellectual property of UMR, Inc. with all rights
reserved. This includes the entire Content of the
website, which is protected by copyright law as a
collective work. "FiberChoice" is an example of a
registered trademark of UMR, Inc., that may be included
in Content. This is the entire agreement regarding all
the matters that have been discussed in the preceding
THIS POLICY IS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 28, 2004
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