This web site is an international recourse with its home page in the domain "ycancer.org" (the "Website"). The Website is a complimentary information and interactive community service offered by the yCancer Foundation (“We”) at no charge to users worldwide. These terms of service (the “Terms of Service”) apply to and govern the conduct of everyone who enters this Website (“Visitors” or “Users”), User Accounts as well as visitors’ use of this Site and the Services (as defined below). We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service at any time, without notice. Visitors must consult the most recent version of this User Agreement (not an older cached version) each time you view the Website. Use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.
Proprietary Rights and Limitations on Use
yCancer.org contains proprietary material which may include but shall not be limited to graphics, data, text, images, audio, photos, video, data, sound and software ("Content"). All Content is the property of yCancer Foundatoin, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. This Website and the Content may be used by anyone only for personal and non-commercial use. Except as provided below, you agree not to copy, reproduce, modify, display, perform, publish, create derivative works from, or store any Content from the Web Site.
You may not reproduce, distribute, display or transmit contents of yCancer.org anywhere or post any Content from yCancer.org to newsgroups , forums, mail lists, electronic bulletin boards, or other web sites, without the prior written consent of yCancer.org. After you receive a written consent from yCancer.org, you may, on an irregular basis, reproduce, an insubstantial portion of the Content, for a noncommercial purpose and without charge, to a limited number of individuals, only if you include all copyright and other proprietary rights notices with such portion of the Content in the same form in which the notices appear at the Website, the original source attribution, and the phrase "Used with permission from yCancer.org." In addition, you agree not to use any of the trademarks that appear on this Web Site in any way, including use as metatags on other web sites.
Usage of Content
Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on the Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to yCancer Foundation, and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without yCancer Foundation’s prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer's RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the website. Users and Visitors may also make a single copy of the Content displayed on any page of the website to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of the yCancer Foundation, provided that Users and Visitors do not remove any trademarks, copyright and any other notice contained in such content.
Description of Service
The Website provides users access to cancer research, an extensive amount of resources, including, but not limited to, cancer statistics, health and medical content, online tools, public forums, calendaring, email, to-do lists, bookmarks, other personalization features, book/publication offerings, and various communication tools (the “Service”). yCancer.org assumes no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization data or settings. All such risks shall be borne by Visitors and Users.
Registered User Account, Password, and Security
On yCancer.org users may register and create a personal account profile to provide more personalized information. Users also may be able to link a social site account with yCancer.org personal accounts. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the user ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under their account. yCancer does not retain liability or responsibility for such use.
Note: The connection between accounts is established and provided in a secure manner by a social network connection provider. Neither your User Name or Password is stored by this provider.
General Practices Regarding Use and Storage
Users acknowledge that the We may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Website, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded content is retained by the web site. The maximum number of emails that can be sent or received by an account, the maximum disk space allotted on servers for an account, and the maximum duration for which an account can be accessed in a given period of time. You acknowledge that We have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the the Website servers. You acknowledge We have the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that We reserve the right to change these general practices at any time with or without notice.
Registered User Conduct
You understand that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages, or other materials ("Content") publicly posted is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This means that you, and not yCancer.org, bear all risks and liabilities for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the service. You agree to not use the service to:
• 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," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. (Posting the same note more than once can be considered "spam" or "spamming");
• 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;
• upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
• impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an yCancer Foundation official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your 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;
• 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;
• intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
• "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or
• harvest or otherwise collect or store personal data about other users.
You acknowledge that We shall have the right (but not the obligation) in our sole discretion to refuse, move, edit, or delete any Content that is available via the Service. We shall have the right to remove any Content regardless of whether such communication(s) violate the User Agreement. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
You acknowledge and agree that We may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the User Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of yCancer Foundation’s members, its Users and the public.
By submitting communications or content to any part of this Site where such content would be viewable by the public (e.g. posting on a public forum/bulletin board or public chat or other public communication), Users and Visitors agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. Any submission to the Website will be deemed and remain the property of yCancer Foundation and the Website. You grant--or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted yCancer Foundation and the Website a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non exclusive license to use for any purposes, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.
Modifications to the Service
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Users agree that we shall not be liable to any Visitors, Users or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that the Website, in its sole discretion, may terminate User’s password, account (or any part thereof) or use of this Service, and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if yCancer Foundation believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this user agreement. Users agree that any termination of access may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that We may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar further access to such files or the service. Further, users agree that We shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.
You acknowledge that the information on the Website is provided "as is" for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.
Disclaimer of Warranty
yCancer Foundation and the Website makes no warranties of any kind regarding the content of this Website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.
Limitation of Liability
You agree that you will hold harmless yCancer Foundation and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Website or the information contained in this Website or other websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Website or another website to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will yCancer Foundation, the Website, or the contributors of information to this Website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in the Website are not necessarily those of the yCancer Foundation or endorsed by yCancer Foundation. We may provide links on the Website to other websites which are not under the control of yCancer Foundation. In general, any website which has an address (or URL) which does not contain "ycancer.org" is such a website. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by yCancer Foundation of the organization or individual operating the website or a warranty of any type regarding the website or the information on the website.
Hypertext Linking. yCancer Foundation encourages and permits text links to content on the Web site, www.ycancer.org, provided: (a) any text-only link must clearly be marked "yCancer.org" (b) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with yCancer Foundation name and trademarks; (c) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not create the false appearance that an entity other than yCancer Foundation is associated with or sponsored by yCancer Foundation; (d) the link, when activated by a user, must display this Website full-screen and not with a "frame" on the linked website; and (e) yCancer Foundation reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion by amending this User Agreement.
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