A custom collaboration with: Quintiles

Terms & Conditions

Print

Welcome to www.sa-pathways.com, a site that is jointly sponsored byScientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. and Quintiles. Please read these Terms of Use; by using this website, you accept all the terms and conditions below.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

The Web is an evolving medium; we may change these Terms of Use from time to time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Use, as modified. We may change, restrict access to, suspend, or discontinue operation of this service, or any portion of this service, at any time.

Scientific American and Quintiles respect the privacy of our users. Please take a few minutes to review our privacy policy.

We invite you to bring to our attention any material on this website that you believe to be inaccurate. Please forward a copy of the material to our Webmaster at webmaster@sciam.com, along with an explanation of the error.

ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF THE SITE

The material that appears on sa-pathways.com is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you’ve found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. We are not responsible if information we make available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information necessarily is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on the site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to the site.

OWNERSHIP AND PERMISSIONS

This site and the contents thereof (including but not limited to software, interfaces, files, graphics, text and data found on the site) is the property of and owned by Scientific American and/or Quintiles or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States and other countries. Scientific American and/or Quintiles, as applicable, grants you a revocable license to display and electronically copy, download and print hard copy versions of the material contained on the site for your personal and noncommercial use, provided you do not modify or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice that appears on the material you copy, download or print. No other use of any of the contents of the site is licensed, and you agree that you will not make any other use of the material on the site, including but not limited to the copying, modification, distribution, transmission, performance, broadcast, publication, licensing, reverse engineering, transfer or sale of, or the creation of derivative works from, any of the contents of the site. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on our website should be sent to Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc., Permissions Department, 75 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10013-1917, or permissions@sciam.com and to Quintiles, 4820 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC, 27709, attn: General Counsel.

No Framing. Without the prior written permission of each of Scientific American and Quintiles, you agree that you will not frame or establish inline links to any of the content of our website, nor may you incorporate into another website or other product or service any intellectual property of Scientific American, Quintiles, or any of its or their licensors. For Scientific Amercian, requests for permission to frame, or to establish inline links to, our content may be sent to the Permissions Department, at the email or physical address above; for Quintiles, such requests may be sent to the physical address above.

Trademarks. This site features trademarks, service marks and logos that are the property of Scientific American, Quintiles and/or its or their licensors. The site also may include trademarks, service marks or logos of other third parties. All of these trademarks, service marks and logos are the property of their respective owners, and you agree not to use them in any manner without the prior written permission of the applicable owner.

Materials You Submit
This section applies to any materials you submit to or through this website, including, without limitation, any comment you post to the site. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make, including the legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright of any such material. You represent, warrant, and agree you own all rights to the content you post or otherwise control sufficient rights to grant the rights you grant by these Terms of Use; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; that you will not upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this site any content that (i) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable, (ii) may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law, or (iii) may contain software viruses, political campaigning, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content. You may not upload commercial content onto the site. We reserve the right (but are not under an obligation) to remove or edit any content you provide.

If you do submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Scientific American, Quintiles and their affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, display and perform such content throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented. You grant Scientific American, Quintiles and their affiliates the right to use the name you submit in connection with such content, if they so choose. You will retain any ownership rights you may have in the materials you submit, subject to the licenses granted to Scientific American and Quintiles in these Terms of Use. You also understand and agree that users of this site who may access the content you submit are granted a non-exclusive license to access, use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform your content.

Waiver: By submitting content to this site, you waive, and agree not to bring at any time, any claims of any type whatsoever against Scientific American, Quintiles or their affiliates, or their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors or suppliers in any way arising from or relating to the submitted content, including without limitation any claims asserting: (a) infringement of rights of publicity or misappropriation of likeness or image; (b) invasion of privacy; (c) false light (such as any allegedly false or misleading portrayal of you); (d) infliction of emotional distress (whether intentional or negligent); (e) breach of contract; (f) copyright or trademark infringement; (g) defamation; (h) fraud; or (i) false designation of origin.

Intellectual Property Rights of Others
Scientific American and Quintiles respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we request that our visitors do the same. If you think your work has been copied or used in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our copyright agent, who can be reached at:

175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Attention: Legal Department
e-mail: copyrightagent@hbpub.com

Please include all of the following in your notification:
1. A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed;
2. a description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed;
3. a description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site;
4. your address, telephone number, email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you;
5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

DISCLAIMER

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR ANY FEATURE OR PART THEREOF AT ANY TIME. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN AND QUINTILES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE NONINFRINGING; THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT THE SITE WILL BE SECURE; THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE WILL BE VIRUS-FREE; OR THAT INFORMATION ON THE SITE WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR TIMELY. IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANY MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIALS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, QUINTILES OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. NEITHER SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN NOR QUINTILES MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

IN CERTAIN STATES, THE LAW MAY NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. IN SUCH CASES, THE DISCLAIMER WILL APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, QUINTILES NOR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE YOU ACCESS THROUGH A LINK FROM THIS SITE OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF EMAIL MESSAGES YOU SEND US. THESE INCLUDE DAMAGES FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS, COMPUTER VIRUSES, YOUR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS AND DATA, AND OTHER TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE LOSSES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, AS THE RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE, AND EVEN IF WE OR OUR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ALL OR A PORTION OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Scientific American, Quintiles and their affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors and suppliers, from and against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising or resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use. If you cause a technical disruption of the site or the systems transmitting the site to you or others, you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising or resulting from that disruption.

Links
Scientific American and Quintiles may provide as a convenience to you, links to websites operated by other entities and persons, but make no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this one. Any link to a non-Scientific American or non-Quintiles website does not mean that Scientific American or Quintiles endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use of such Web site. If you use these sites, you do so at your own risk. Neither Scientific American nor Quintiles makeany warranty or representation regarding, and does not sponsor or endorse, any linked websites or the information or materials appearing thereon or any of products and services described thereon. Furthermore, links do not imply that either Scientific American or Quintiles is affiliated or associated with, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright of Scientific American or Quintiles, as applicable.

Jurisdiction
Scientific American is organized under the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America, Quintiles is organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina, and this site is operated in the United States. The laws of the State of New York, without reference to the principles of conflicts of law thereof, govern these Terms of Use and your use of the site, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts located in the City and State of New York for any action to enforce these Terms of Use. In the event of any legal action arising from or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the site, you hereby waive the right to a jury trial. We recognize that it is possible for you to obtain access to this site from any jurisdiction in the world, but we have no practical ability to prevent such access. This site has been designed to comply with the laws of the State of New York and of the United States. If any material on this site, or your use of the site, is contrary to the laws of the place where you are when you access it, the site is not intended for you, and we ask you not to use the site. You are responsible for informing yourself of the laws of your jurisdiction and complying with them.

Changes to These Terms of Use
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting revised terms on the site. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any changes we may make to these Terms of Use. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms or other policies means you accept the changes.

Miscellaneous
If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the agreement will remain in place. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you, Scientific American and Quintiles with respect to use of the website and the contents thereof, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications. A printed version of these Terms of Use shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based on or relating to use of the website to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, please write us at:

Scientific American
c/o Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Attention: Legal Department

Or:

Quintiles
4820 Emperor Boulevard
P.O. Box 13979
Durham, NC 27709-3979
Attn: General Counsel

Thank you for visiting our site.

PrintShare  |
  • email
  • LinkedIn
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter