TERMS & CONDITIONS



Introduction 

Welcome to dnasimple.org. "DNAsimple.org" and "DNAsimple" both mean DNAsimple, Inc.
This website is owned and operated by dnasimple.org. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (hereafter referred to as 'User Agreement'), along with the terms and conditions as stated in our Privacy Policy (please refer to the Privacy Policy section below for more information). 

This agreement was last updated on September 1st 2015. 

We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions. 

Responsible Use and Conduct 

By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as 'Resources'), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, and (b) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines. 

Wherein, you understand that: 

a. In order to access our Resources, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself (such as identification, contact details, etc.) as part of the registration process, or as part of your ability to use the Resources. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date. 

b. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our Resources. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account/s. 

c. Accessing (or attempting to access) any of our Resources by any means other than through the means we provide, is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of our Resources through any automated, unethical or unconventional means. 

d. Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Resources, including the servers and/or networks to which our Resources are located or connected, is strictly prohibited. 

e. Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited. 

f. You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability. 

g. We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that generally we do not pre-screen or monitor the content posted by users of these various communication tools, which means that if you choose to use these tools to submit any type of content to our website, then it is your personal responsibility to use these tools in a responsible and ethical manner. By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools as mentioned, you agree that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that: 

i. Is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language;
ii. Infringes on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right of any party;
Iii. Contains any type of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising;
Iiii. Impersonates any person or entity, including any dnasimple.org employees or representatives.


We have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that, we feel in our judgment does not comply with this User Agreement, along with any content that we feel is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. We are not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If you post content that we choose to remove, you hereby consent to such removal, and consent to waive any claim against us. 

h. We do not assume any liability for any content posted by you or any other 3rd party users of our website. However, any content posted by you using any open communication tools on our website, provided that it doesn't violate or infringe on any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks, becomes the property of dnasimple.org, and as such, gives us a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, publicly display and/or distribute as we see fit. This only refers and applies to content posted via open communication tools as described, and does not refer to information that is provided as part of the registration process, necessary in order to use our Resources. All information provided as part of our registration process is covered by our privacy policy. 

i. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless dnasimple.org and its parent company and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this User Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this User Agreement. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us. 

Privacy 

Your privacy is very important to us, which is why we've created a separate Privacy Policy in order to explain in detail how we collect, manage, process, secure, and store your private information. Our privacy policy is included under the scope of this User Agreement. To read our privacy policy in its entirety, click here

Limitation of Warranties 

By using our website, you understand and agree that all Resources we provide are "as is" and "as available". This means that we do not represent or warrant to you that:
i) the use of our Resources will meet your needs or requirements.
ii) the use of our Resources will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from errors.
iii) the information obtained by using our Resources will be accurate or reliable, and
iv) any defects in the operation or functionality of any Resources we providewill be repaired or corrected.


Furthermore, you understand and agree that: 

v) any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our Resources is done at your own discretion and risk, and that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or other devices for any loss of data that may result from the download of such content.
vi) no information or advice, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, obtained by you from dnasimple.org or through any Resources we provide shall create any warranty, guarantee, or conditions of any kind, except for those expressly outlined in this User Agreement.


Limitation of Liability 

In conjunction with the Limitation of Warranties as explained above, you expressly understand and agree that any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of products and/or services. Dnasimple.org will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary loss or damages which may be incurred by you as a result of using our Resources, or as a result of any changes, data loss or corruption, cancellation, loss of access, or downtime to the full extent that applicable limitation of liability laws apply. 

Copyrights/Trademarks 

All content and materials available on dnasimple.org, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images and logos are the intellectual property of dnasimple.org, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any inappropriate use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of any content on this site is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by dnasimple.org. 

Termination of Use 

You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of our website and Resources with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this User Agreement. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use the Resources we provide will immediately cease, and we reserve the right to remove or delete any information that you may have on file with us, including any account or login information. 

Governing Law 

This website is controlled by dnasimple.org from our offices located in the state of Pennsylvania , United States. It can be accessed by most countries around the world. As each country has laws that may differ from those of Pennsylvania , by accessing our website, you agree that the statutes and laws of Pennsylvania , without regard to the conflict of laws and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website and the purchase of any products or services through this site. 

Furthermore, any action to enforce this User Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in United States, Pennsylvania You hereby agree to personal jurisdiction by such courts, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. 

Guarantee

UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSED, dnasimple.org EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. 

Acceptance of Terms

Your use of DNAsimple's Services (excluding any services provided by DNAsimple under a separate agreement) is subject to the terms of the legal agreement between you and DNAsimple set forth in these Terms of Service ("TOS"). Except as specified herein, these TOS apply to any use of the Services, including but not limited to a) submitting a saliva sample for DNA extraction and processing, b) allowing us to make the saliva sample available to researchers for a fee after hiding your identity to the researchers so that they cannot know who you are c) using DNAsimple.org without providing your saliva sample or Genetic Information. In order to use the Services, you must first agree to the TOS. You may not use the Services if you do not accept the TOS. You can accept the TOS by (1) clicking to accept or agree to the TOS, where this option is made available to you by DNAsimple for any Service; or by (2) actually using the Services. In this case, you acknowledge and agree that DNAsimple will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the TOS from that point onwards. In addition, when using particular DNAsimple Services, you shall be subject to any guidelines or rules applicable to such services that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS. DNAsimple also may offer other services from time to time that are governed by different terms of service.

Your Account

You must provide accurate and complete registration information when you register to use the Service, including a non-ephemeral email address that is established by, primarily used by, and primarily checked by you or your legal caretaker. You are responsible for the security of your passwords and for any use of your account. We are not responsible for a user’s loss or misuse of his or her password. DNAsimple reserves the right to restrict who is eligible for an account. You must be at least 18 years old to use the Service. DNAsimple reservers the right to revoke any account at any time without liability. DNAsimple may enable you to create accounts for minors or other members of your family over whom you have legal authority. You may only do so if you are the Authorized Individual/Authorized Individual-Representative, and by doing so, you certify that you have such authority. DNAsimple may enable you to give access to your account to Authorized Individuals. When you give access to an Authorized Individual, you grant permission to such Authorized Individual to access the information contained within, and/or perform certain transactions through, your account. 


Referral Program

DNAsimple reserves the right to investigate any and all referrals and to withhold partial or all payment from users whose referrals are reasonably determined to not be in good faith, those which do not themselves abide by the Terms of Service, or that have been referred by a user who does not abide by the Terms of Service. DNAsimple also reserves the right to suspend or delete accounts involved in bad faith referral activity or, under severe circumstances, to seek repayment of disbursements based on fraudulent referrals. All users who are found to have bad faith referrals and who have payment denied shall be notified and given an opportunity to appeal their case to DNAsimple staff regarding acceptance of the referral payment. Decisions rendered by DNAsimple staff at this level are considered final.


Contact Information 

If you have any questions or comments about these our Terms of Service as outlined above, you can contact us at:

dnasimple.org
1234 S 17th St #3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
United States