1. Privacy Generally.
As part of BBAM's services, we may collect personal information submitted by our guests and other information regarding services, products or information requested. This helps us improve our Site and tailor our services to our guests' needs. You can opt not to provide personal information to us by choosing not to use this Site or BBAM's services.
2. Collection and Use of Information.
We collect information in several different ways. When you visit our Site, we may track information such as your internet protocol address, the kind of browser or computer you use, the links you use to reach our Site, the date and time of your visit, pages you view on the Site, and user-specific information on the pages you access. In order to help us customize content to your interests, we may also use available internet technologies, such as small text files called “cookies,” or other tracking mechanisms. At certain times we may ask you to volunteer your name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal information. We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information is correct and current. You may review this information by contacting us at the address provided below.
We use the information we gather to help us improve our Site and our services, and to protect against fraud and misuses of our services. Occasionally we may communicate with you regarding administrative notices, special offerings and upgrades to our services. You may have the choice to opt-out of receiving communications from us by specifying your request when you register, by contacting us in writing at the address below or by following an unsubscribe process included in our ongoing communications.
3. Sharing of Personal Information.
If you provide us with personal information, it may be used in the operation of this Site or shared with third parties that offer related products or services. If there is a change of control in BBAM's business, this Site's user databases could be sold as part of a merger or sale transaction and your personal information may be used by the purchaser. If requested as part of a legal proceeding, we will provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities upon receipt of the appropriate documentation.
4. Third Party Sites and Services.
5. Retention of Information and Submissions.
Any material, content or information collected by us or sent through the Site by you will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and will immediately become the property of BBAM to be used at our discretion in accordance with this Policy.
We do not knowingly request information from children under the age of 13, and we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about protecting the privacy and safety of minors online, we recommend you visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and TRUSTe websites. We urge parents to regularly monitor and supervise their children's online activities.
7. Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
BBAM respects the intellectual property rights of others, and expects its users to do the same. Upon receiving proper notice, BBAM will act to remove or disable access to material as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Any notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to BBAM at address below. When notifying BBAM of the alleged copyright infringement, please provide complete and sufficient information, including identification of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed, the alleged infringing material, the address and contact information for the owner of the alleged copyrighted material, and a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the alleged copyright.
8. Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights; Permitted Use of this Site.
All content included or available on this Site, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is protected as the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual properties of BBAM or its licensors with all rights reserved. BBAM grants you a limited license to access and use this Site, including to display, copy, distribute and download its content, only for your personal, non-commercial and lawful use and provided that you do not modify the Site, its content or any copyright or other proprietary notices. Any other use of materials on this Site, including reproduction, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind without prior written permission of BBAM is strictly prohibited. BBAM reserves the right to make changes, update, suspend or discontinue any aspect or feature of this Site at any time without notice.
BioBusiness Alliance and BioBusinessAlliance.org are the property of BBAM and are protected, without limitation, by U.S. copyright and trademark laws and international treaties. They may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not provided by BBAM, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits BBAM. Other titles, logos, designs, products, services and company names displayed on this Site may be the trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of those owners. This Site's use of trademarks or links to the websites of third parties is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those third parties endorse or have any affiliation with BBAM.
9. Virus Protection.
BBAM is not responsible for any electronic virus or viruses, worms, Trojan horse or other harmful or intrusive components (exploits) that you may encounter through your connection to the Internet. BBAM strongly suggests that you routinely scan your personal computer, diskettes or other storage media using a reliable up-to-date virus protection software product to detect and remove any viruses found. An undetected or unrepaired virus, intrusion or exploit may corrupt data and/or destroy your software programs, files or hardware.
10. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER.
ALTHOUGH CARE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE, BBAM AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS (ALL OF THE FOREGOING, COLLECTIVELY, THE “REPRESENTATIVES”) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT OR ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. THIS SITE, AND ALL CONTENT, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. BBAM AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. BBAM ALSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS SITE, OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND OTHER MATERIAL ON THIS SITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.
11. LIMITED LIABILITY OF BBAM.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL BBAM OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS CAUSED BY A COMPUTER OR ELECTRONIC VIRUS, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY), CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER LOSSES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER RELATED TO THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE, EVEN IF BBAM OR ANY OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
12. Legal Notice and Acceptance of Policy.
By using this Site after this Policy has been revised, you agree to be bound by the revisions. This Site is created and controlled by BBAM in the State of Minnesota, and this Policy is governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota (excluding any applicable conflict of laws provisions). The exclusive jurisdiction and venue concerning all disputes arising out of or relating to this Policy or use of this Site shall be Hennepin County, Minnesota.
If you have questions related to this Policy, you may contact us at:
BioBuisness Alliance of Minnesota
1550 Utica Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
BY USING THIS SITE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS POLICY AND AGREE TO ALL OF ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT SO AGREE, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE.
This Policy was last revised July 2008.
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