Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the University of Washington (“UW”) Liver Imaging Atlas web site (the “Site”). Please read the following Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms") carefully before using the Site; it governs your relationship with UW Liver Imaging Atlas regarding your use of the Site.

You should not substitute information on UW Liver Imaging Atlas Site for professional advice. This Site provides an image-based approach to analyzing hepatic pathology and general educational information. This information is not provided in the course of a professional relationship between a health care provider and a patient. It is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional.

PERMISSION

You may only use the Site for educational and research purposes. Any commercial uses of this Site are prohibited without prior written consent from UW. Your permission to use this Site terminates immediately, without any further action by UW, if you breach these Terms. You may not transfer or assign your permission to any other party.

TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT

Logos, names, graphics, and other identifiers (“Marks”) that appear on the Site, are registered and/or unregistered trademarks of UW or its affiliates. Any use of the Marks without the written permission of UW or its affiliates is prohibited.

Content maintained on this Site, such as selected text, information, arranged data, images, graphics, and other material found on this Site is copyrighted works owned by UW. Parties other than UW may also own copyright in other content on the Site. UW specifically retains any other rights it may have in content on in the Site. Content contained on the Site and owned by UW may be reproduced, distributed, and publically displayed in any format solely for educational and research purposes. Any commercial uses of content on this Site are prohibited unless prior written consent is obtained from UW.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You alone are responsible for your use of the Site. You agree to be solely responsible for your use of this Site. This Site has been developed as part of research and education conducted at UW Liver Imaging Atlas. The Site is provided as an academic courtesy and made available "AS IS" witthout obligation by UW to provide accompanying services or support. UW MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY, WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE. UW, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE.

THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE ASSERTED LIABILITY OR DAMAGES ARE BASED IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BREACH OF WARRANTY), TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE GROUNDS.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

This Site may contain links to other Web sites, and other Web sites may provide links to this Site. These links are provided for your convenience only. UW does not control these other sites and assumes no liability or responsibility for them, including any content or services provided to you by such sites. You should not consider any link to or from another site as an endorsement of that site by UW unless expressly stated by UW.

MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms constitute the entire and only understanding between you and UW regarding your use of this Site. No modification or attempted modification of these Terms by you shall be binding on UW unless made in writing and physically signed by an authorized representative of UW. UW may modify these Terms at any time without notice.

These Terms are severable to the extent any term is deemed invalid, illegal or unenforceable. UW’s failure to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of that or any other provision of these Terms.

Your use and continued use of this Site reflects your agreement to these Terms and any modifications of these Terms made by UW. We may occasionally update these Terms. Inquiries about the terms of use of this Site should be sent to license@u.washington.edu

Direct questions or comments about the contents of the Liver Imaging Atlas Site livatlas@u.washington.edu

Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

UW Liver Imaging Atlas recognizes the public's concern about privacy on the Internet. This privacy statement establishes how information from your visit to our Site is gathered and used by this Site's operators. By accessing the site, you are agreeing to the data collection and use practices described below.

This Privacy Policy supplements the “University of Washington’s Electronic Information Privacy Policy on Personally Identifiable Information” provided at: http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/policy/privacypolicy.html.

Depending on your activities at this Site, certain information may be collected as detailed below.

DATA GATHERED AND STORED AUTOMATICALLY

We may collect and store information for statistical purposes so that we can track usage of our Site in order to make improvements or respond to your correspondence. This information collected may include: the domain name of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access the site, the approximate geographic region of the IP address, URLs of pages you access and the date and time you access them, or the type of browser and operating system you use. This information is anonymous; it does not identify you personally and it is not used to contact you.

To better serve our users, we may store information that identifies you as a user, such as with "Cookies" to customize your browsing experience with the Site. Such data gathering methods (like Cookies) created on your computer by using this Site do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. This Site uses such methods for technical purposes to enable better navigation through the Site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.

UW Liver Imaging Atlas Site may also make use of persistent cookies to remember you between visits so, for example, you can save your customized preference settings for future visits.

DATA SECURITY AND POTENTIAL DISCLOSURE

UW only collects personal information that you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, donating funds or sending us an e-mail or other correspondence. We take measures to protect the transmission of the information you submit to us when you use our Site. However, if you choose to send us e-mail or provide information to our Site, you should be aware that the information submitted is not necessarily secure against interception. It may also be subject to legal disclosure requirements.

No personal information maintained by UW Liver Imaging Atlas is sold to third parties. We do not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease any personal information collected at our Site. However, you should be aware that the University of Washington, which owns and operates UW Liver Imaging Atlas, is an agency of the State of Washington and as such is subject to the provisions of the Washington Public Records Act, RCW 42.56 et seq., (the “Act”), which potentially requires us to provide Web site records if requested under the Act. Disclosure might also occur pursuant to court order or a subpoena or other document requests issued in connection with litigation or as a result of a break-in to the site's computers, either physical or electronic, or if a University of Washington employee, University of Washington student, or other contractual partner violates University of Washington privacy rules.

LINKS

This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that UW is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. Inquiries about this policy should be sent to license@u.washigton.edu

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