Welcome to the Internet Sites of the Biotechnology Industry Organization ("BIO"), the trade association representing the U.S. biotechnology industry. BIO and any affiliated companies (referred to herein as "BIO," "we," "us," or "our") maintain these sites (each a "BIO Site" and collectively "BIO Sites").
BY USING A BIO SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES CONTAINED OR REFERENCED IN THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS (THE "TERMS & CONDITIONS" OR "TERMS") ON OUR SITES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE BIO SITES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR DISCRETION, TO CHANGE, MODIFY, ADD TO, OR REMOVE PORTIONS OF THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK THE TERMS PERIODICALLY FOR CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF BIO SITES FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE CHANGES.
Some BIO Sites or areas of Sites may have different terms and conditions posted. Any such terms will not vary or replace these Terms & Conditions regarding the use of BIO Sites, unless they expressly state otherwise. Additionally, a BIO Site may contain page(s) or areas with their own Terms & Conditions, in addition to those listed here, which you should review and with which you must agree in order to use those areas.
Copyright, Trademarks amd Restrictions
BIO Sites and their contents are protected pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. All materials published on BIO Sites are the copyrighted property of BIO or any affiliated company, third party licensors, or the party credited. BIO claims no copyright in any government or other public domain content that may be on our sites. All trademarks, service marks and trade names, including but not limited to the BIO mark, as well as other marks, owned by BIO are protected by state, federal, and international trademark law. All other trademarks appearing on BIO Sites are the property of their respective owners.
Except where otherwise noted, permission to use Materials (such as white papers, press releases, datasheets, and FAQs) from BIO Sites is granted, provided that (1) none of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices are removed, (2) the Materials are not edited or modified in any way without prior written consent, (3) use of such Materials from the BIO Site is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and may not be used in a misleading or deceptive manner, and (4) you do not use any Materials, without express written permission, in a manner that suggests an association with any of our groups, services, conferences, conventions, programs, initiatives or other activities. Further, you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any material or content on the BIO Sites.
Materials specified above do not include any BIO trademarks, service marks or other protected intellectual property, including the design or layout of the BIO Sites or any other BIO owned, operated, licensed, or controlled site, which remain owned and protected by BIO.
Linking to BIO Sites
BIO has no objection to links made from other sites to BIO Sites, provided that you comply with the following requirements:
Due to the diverse nature of our web activities, websites within the BIO Internet family may have linking policies that differ from this policy. In such cases, the linking policy of the particular BIO Site will be posted, and will supersede the Terms regarding linking to BIO Sites of this document.
If you download authorized software or applications from any BIO Site, the software or applications, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software or applications, and data and instructions accompanying the software or applications (collectively, the "Software") are licensed to you by BIO or our third party licensors for your personal, non-commercial use. We do not transfer title to the Software to you. We (or third-party licensors) retain full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein. Except as expressly authorized by us, you agree not to redistribute, sell, de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works based on the Software, in whole or in part.
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