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Center for Biosecurity E-Newsletter Terms of Use

We publish 3 e-newsletters: Biosecurity News Today, a daily update on news and developments in the field; Preparedness Pulsepoints, a weekly monitor of USG action on readiness and response; and Clincians’ Biosecurity News, a bi-weekly analysis of issues and developments in clinical biosecurity. By subscribing to our newsletters and using any of them online, you agree to the terms of use described below, which constitute an agreement between the Center for Biosecurity and you. Subscription to Biosecurity News Today and/or Preparedness Pulsepoints and/or Clinicians’ Biosecurity News serves as permission to any or all of these publications to an email address supplied by you, the subscriber.

Indemnity

A subscriber agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Center for Biosecurity , its managers, operators, contributors, service providers, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, a subscriber’s use of Biosecurity News Today and/or Preparedness Pulsepoints and/or Clinicians’ Biosecurity News or breach of the Terms of Use.

Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of laws rules. A subscriber expressly agrees that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with Biosecurity News Today and/or Preparedness Pulsepoints and/or Clinicians’ Biosecurity News or its managers, operators, contributors, or service providers, resides in the courts of Maryland, and further consent and agree to personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts sitting in the State of Maryland in connection with any such dispute.

Legality of Use

Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News make no claims that their contents may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United States. Access to Biosecurity News Today and/or Preparedness Pulsepoints and/or Clinicians’ Biosecurity News on Center for Biosecurity websites may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If a user accesses the Biosecurity News Today and/or Preparedness Pulsepoints and/or Clinicians’ Biosecurity News websites from outside of the United States, they do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of their jurisdiction. These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of Maryland without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction of any claims arising under these Terms of Use will lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within Maryland. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision. Except as expressly provided in another statement by The Center for Biosecurity on its website, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between a subscriber and the Center for Biosecurity with respect to the use of Biosecurity News Today and/or Preparedness Pulsepoints and/or Clinicians’ Biosecurity News email service (the newsletters are delivered via Constant Contact). No changes to these Terms of Use may be made except by a revised posting on this website.

Information Collection and Use

Subscription to Biosecurity News Today and/or Preparedness Pulsepoints and/or Clinicians’ Biosecurity News will require submission of an email address; registration entails voluntary submission of minimal demographic information. Information submitted for subscription to Biosecurity News Today and/or Preparedness Pulsepoints and/or Clinicians’ Biosecurity News will be used by the Center for Biosecurity solely for the purpose of tailoring content to readership and monitoring interest in this publication. The Center for Biosecurity will will not share, rent, or sell user data.

Disclaimer, Denial of Warranty, Limitation of Liability

Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News consist of 3 separate free email services that are provided as information for individuals who are interested in biosecurity/biodefense issues. The sole purpose of each of the Center for Biosecurity e-newsletters (Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News) is to provide information and/or opinions relevant to biosecurity/biodefense and is intended for research and educational purposes only.

As a condition of use, subscribers also understand that information herein may be inaccurate, incorrect or improper. While the Center for Biosecurity makes every effort to ensure that information distributed through Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News is timely and accurate, information may change rapidly or prove controversial; therefore, the Center for Biosecurity does not warrant the accuracy of material provided via Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News and will not be held liable for errors, omissions, or inaccuracies.

              
Subscribers agree to use their own judgment and to independently investigate any information obtainned from Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News. Information provided herein is not intended to be the sole source of information on any topic, subject, condition, treatment, or event, and any application or use of materials provided through Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News shall be at the sole risk of the user and based upon the subscribers independent and independently exercised judgment.

             
Information accessed through Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News is provided “as is” and without warranty, expressed or implied. Subscribers are hereby warned that the owners, operators and sponsors disclaim all warranties expressed or implied, including any warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness for a particular purpose which may apply or be claimed to apply to any use of Biosecurity News Today, or any information made available through it. The staff of the Center for Biosecurity and/or UPMC cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News will be free of infection from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

Mention of specific products or drugs in Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News does not constitute endorsement by the staff of the Center for Biosecurity and/or UPMC. Regarding specific products or drugs, physicians and other health care providers are advised to consult their normal resources before prescribing to their patients.

Trademarks and Service Marks

Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News are service marks on behalf of the Center for Biosecurity. Its contents are provided by the Center for Biosecurity to their users in good faith. As the principal purpose of Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News is for non-profit educational use, some or all of the contents have been provided pursuant to the doctrine of “Fair Use” as that term is defined in United States copyright law. Users of Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News must also conform to the requirements of “Fair Use.” Unauthorized use may violate copyright, trademark, service mark, or other laws. Users may not reproduce, modify, or sell Biosecurity News Today, Preparedness Pulsepoints, and Clinicians’ Biosecurity News contents without express permission of the Center for Biosecurity .