Terms and Conditions

Web site Terms and Conditions ("Agreement")

Welcome to Public Population Project in Genomics" (“P3G”) web site: www.p3g.org, (the "Site"). The P3G Site is an open and publicly accessible database of expertise, resources and innovative tools, and is integral to the P3G's mission to enable the international research community to share expertise and resources and facilitate knowledge transfer for the health of populations. THE SITE IS COMPRISED OF INFORMATION, TOOLS, VIDEOS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIAL EITHER CREATED AND THEREBY OWNED BY THE P3G, OR OWNED AND MADE FREELY AVAILABLE BY USERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH P3G'S PHILOSOPHY OF INTERNATIONAL SHARING AND COLLABORATION.

 

1. Acceptance of Terms & Conditions

YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITES IS CONTINGENT ON THE FOLLOWING AGREEMENT. Please review the terms & conditions carefully before proceeding. By visiting or using the Site you agree on your personal behalf, and as an agent of the entity for which you act, to accept and abide by these terms and conditions of use. If you do not accept and agree to these terms and conditions, you must discontinue your use of the Site and its content.

2. User Submissions and Third Party Information

Any material, information or idea submitted or posted on the Sites ("User Submissions"), whether unsolicited or solicited by the P3G for the purposes of use on the Site, will be considered non-confidential. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the P3G, you agree that the P3G may share and reproduce User Submissions for any purpose whatsoever in accordance with the P3G's philosophy of international sharing and collaboration. You hereby waive the right to receive any financial or other consideration in connection with any User Submissions, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by P3G. If any of the information submitted constitutes personal data, you allow it to be treated in accordance with the P3G's Privacy Policy.

You are solely responsible for User Submissions you submit, transmit through or upload to the Site and the consequences of posting or publishing them. 

In connection with uploading material to the Site, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize the P3G to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Site.  For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your uploaded material.  However, by submitting User Submissions to the P3G, you hereby grant the P3G a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform your User Submissions in connection with the Site.  You also hereby grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Site and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform them as permitted by these Terms of Use.  Although the license granted to the P3G to post the User Submissions on the Site terminates within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Submissions from the Site, anyone who may have accessed or downloaded the User Submissions prior to such removal or deletion may continue to use all or any part thereof for the purposes set forth in these Terms of Use and as contemplated by the Site provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices on the User Submissions are included with each use. 
You further agree that you will not submit User Submissions that violate the Permitted Uses and Responsibility, are copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the User Submissions and to grant the P3G and other Site users the license rights granted herein. 
With regard to any third party User Submissions, you understand and agree that P3G:

(i) does not guarantee its accuracy, completeness or validity;
(ii) shall not be responsible for, and is hereby released of liability in any way connected with any User Submissions.
That said, the P3G does not permit activities on the Site that constitute infringement of any intellectual property rights and reserves the right to remove User Submissions without prior notice or liability.  

 3. User Submissions to P3G and/or Maelstrom catalogues

You should send to the P3G any updates of your User Submissions to the P3G and/or Maelstrom catalogues, as they become available. The P3G wants to offer a reliable and high quality web site to the international community. It will make every effort to keep its catalogues up to date. However, you should hold the P3G and/or Maelstrom harmless should there be discrepancy between the data posted in the catalogues and the data submitted. The P3G and/or Maelstrom do not collect or disclose to any third party research project data pertaining to identifiable participants. The P3G has a Privacy Policy. In order to respect your right to privacy, the P3G and/or Maelstrom will make available on its web site only the personal information provided in the questionnaire for the purpose of sharing on our web site, such as the name of the lead researcher, the coordinators and the contact information you provided to the P3G and/or Maelstrom for the purpose of posting it on the Site. You are responsible to obtain all the authorizations pertaining to private information disclosed in the questionnaire, prior to filling the form. At any time, you may revoke your consent to the foregoing by providing the P3G and/or Maelstrom with a written notice requesting that your User Submissions to P3G and/or Maelstrom catalogues be withdrawn from the P3G and/or Maelstrom catalogues. The P3G and/or Maelstrom will answer and comply with your request within ten (10) working days, and provide you a written confirmation of the deletion. Also, the P3G and/or Maelstrom reserve the right to withdraw your material from the catalogues at any time.

4. Third Party Links

The Site contains links, including hyperlinks, directing access to a third party's web sites ("Linked Sites"). The P3G provides these links only as a convenience and does not control, monitor, or endorse the Linked Sites or the information, tools, or materials appearing, available or described thereon. The P3G makes no representation or warranties as to the content of any Linked Sites and shall not be responsible for any materials, information, or content posted on the Linked Sites. When you access such sites, you are doing so at your own risk and you should abide by the terms and conditions of use of the third party sites. The inclusion of the Linked Sites on the Site does not imply any relationship or association between the P3G and the owner of the Linked Sites or any endorsement or sponsorship by the P3G of the Linked Sites.

5. P3G’s Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge that any and all information, tools, catalogues, reports, guidelines, articles, data, databases, charts, graphics, maps, interfaces, videos, web pages, text, files, software, product names, company names, institution or organization names, trade-marks, logos, trade names and any and all material contained on this Site (collectively, the "Content") including the manner in which the Content is presented or appears and all information relating thereto, are protected under applicable copyright, trade-marks and other proprietary rights are the property of the P3G, of its Contributors or its respective owners, as the case may be.

The P3G retains all copyrights and any related IP right on the organization of the Site, database and catalogues. Reproduction of a substantial part of the database or Web site is strictly forbidden. 
Your use of this Site does not provide you with any ownership rights to the Content or any other real or implied right that might arise through the use of this Content. The posting or addition to any Content, such as information, tools or material on this Site, does not constitute a waiver of any rights by the respective owners of such Content. Some of the material posted on this Site, such as articles and other documents, expresses the views of the author and may not be the views of the P3G, its employees, directors, officers or funders.

6. Information Usage

The P3G is committed to placing the tools it develops in the public domain so as to support the international scientific community in improving the health of populations. Therefore, you are encouraged to access, read, use and download the Content placed on the Site for personal, educational, research, public non-commercial use and for not-for-profit use only. Use of the password-protected areas of the Site and authorized users are subject to additional terms and conditions. Except for the password-protected area, the Content provided on this Site is open and made available to all users, whether or not members of the P3G. However, all users are encouraged use the Content, such as data and tools, contained on the Site responsibly. Users must recognize the intellectual property rights related to any of the documents, tools (including but not limited to the EXPRESSO Power Calculator) or guidelines offered on the Site by: (i) acknowledging the original authors, and; (ii) if applicable, referencing the Site as its original source (see the P3G guidelines on publication on how to make such reference). In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted in the course of your usage of the Site.
The P3G does not consider the deposition of its proceedings, standards, and methods on the Site to be the equivalent of publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

7. Prohibited Uses

In connection with your Use, you agree NOT to, directly or indirectly:
i) Violate any local, provincial, or federal laws that apply or may apply to your use of the Site or the Content. The P3G will investigate occurrences which may involve violations of such laws and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations;
ii) export any of the Content accessible through the Site in violation of applicable export laws and regulations (see "Governing Laws", below)
iii) infringe on any intellectual property and privacy rights, including, but not limited to:
      a. infringing patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secrets of P3G or any third party
      b. removing copyright or other proprietary notices contained herein
      c. reproducing a substantial part of the Content including, but not limited to, the databases or catalogues on another site
iv) selling, modifying or attempting to modify the Content in any way
v) framing, mirroring, scraping or data-mining this Site or any of its Content in any form and by any means;
vi) using this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, impair, interfere with the security of, negatively affect the
vii) functioning of, or otherwise abuse, the Site and its Content, or linked sites connected to or accessible through the Site;
viii) disrupting or interfering with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Site or affiliated or linked sites, or any services thereof;
ix) transmitting on, to, or from the Site spam, chain letters, junk mail or any other type of unsolicited mass e-mail or advertisement
x) posting notices or advertisements, commercial or otherwise, or solicit business from users of the Site; or
xi) deleting or revising any content posted by any other person or entity;
xii) posting or transmitting any threatening, obscene, libellous or otherwise offensive material on the Site.

8. Changes to the Agreement

P3G reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, update, modify or otherwise change any part of this Agreement without advance notice or incurring liability. You are responsible for periodically reviewing the Agreement and must discontinue your use of the Site and its Contents if you do not accept and agree to these terms and conditions. Use of the Site and its Content after any amendments have been made shall constitute your acceptance of the amended terms and conditions.

P3G may at any time, for any reason whatsoever, and without prior notice or incurring liability, terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including: i) changing the availability of, restricting access to, or imposing limits on any or all features or Content, or links to, the Site, and; ii) removing, adding, modifying or otherwise changing any Content on the Site.

9. Login Names and Password

Certain activities, features or portions of the Site may by accessible only through a login name and/or password (collectively "Codes") issued by the P3G. After being issued a Code, you agree to:

i. assume full responsibility for the security of your Codes and any and all uses and misuses of your Codes or liability arising therefrom;
ii. ensure that your password remains secure and confidential at all times;
iii. immediately notify the P3G by e-mail at secretariat@p3g.org if your Code is lost or stolen, or you know or suspect that its confidentiality has been compromised in any way.

The P3G retains ownership of the Codes and may at any time, in its sole discretion, and without providing prior notice to the user or incurring liability, cancel or suspended the use of the Code. The P3G may at any time require proof of the identity of any person seeking to access and use the Site and deny access to or use of the Site or any of its Content if the P3G is not satisfied with such proof. The P3G is under no obligation to verify the actual identity or authority of any person using Codes to access and use this Site.

10. Privacy

P3G may in its discretion monitor your use of the Site. The P3G collects, uses, stores and discloses personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy (please see the P3G's "Privacy Policy" for more information). The P3G reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, update, modify or otherwise change any part of its Privacy Policy without advance notice or incurring liability. You are responsible for periodically reviewing the Privacy Policy and must discontinue your use of the Site and its Contents if you do not accept and agree to its terms and conditions. Use of the Site and its Content after any amendments have been made the Privacy Policy shall amount to your consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information by the P3G according with the Privacy Policy as it then reads.

11. DISCLAIMER

THE P3G MAKES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT THE GENERAL CONTENT ON THE SITE IS ACCURATE AND CURRENT. HOWEVER, THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY OF ITS TOOLS, DATABASE AND CATALOGUES, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS: (i) UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, VIRUS-FREE, OR ERROR-FREE OPERATION; (ii) THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, VERACITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, SUITABILITY, OR PRIVACY; OR (iii) THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THOSE ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE P3G, ITS CONTRIBUTORS, MANDATORIES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES, BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOSSES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, OR RESULTING FROM VIRUSES, DATA CORRUPTION, FAILED MESSAGES, TRANSMISSION ERRORS OR PROBLEMS, LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, TOOLS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT EVEN IF THE P3G OR ANY OF ITS LAWFUL MANDATORIES, EMPLOYEES OR CONTRIBUTORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIM. THE P3G ASSUMES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF THE SITE AND SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY CONTENT THAT YOU MAY FIND UNDESIRABLE OR OBJECTIONABLE.

12. Indemnity

You agree at all times to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the P3G, its Contributors, mandatories, suppliers, service providers and their respective directors and employees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, damages, demands, liabilities and expenses whatsoever, including but not limited to legal and other fees incurred or paid by the Indemnified Parties directly or indirectly as a result of your use of the Site or its Content, your User Submissions, or your violation of any of these terms and conditions. You agree to assist and co-operate as fully as reasonably required in the defense by the Indemnified Parties of any such claim or demand.

13. Termination

The P3G shall all have the right, in its sole discretion, remove any Materials from the Site, terminate any services of the Site and prohibit use of the Site in the event of a violation of any provision contained herein.
In the event of termination for whatever reason: (i) this Agreement will nevertheless continue to apply and be binding upon you in respect of your prior use of the Site and anything connected with, relating to or arising from that use; and (ii) the P3G may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 persist indefinitely after the termination of this Agreement.

14. Governing Laws

The P3G is incorporated under the laws of Canada. This Site is controlled, operated and administered by the P3G, from its offices in Québec, Canada. This Agreement is governed by the provincial laws of Québec and the federal laws of Canada and shall be treated in all respects as a Québec contract, without reference to the principle of conflict of laws. All disputes arising from or in connection with the Sites and this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Québec courts.

15. Other matters

This Agreement, as it may be amended from time to time, and any and all other legal notices and policies on the Site, constitute the entire Agreement between you and the P3G with respect to the use of this Site and the Content.

 16. Contact Us

The P3G hopes that you find the Site to be a valuable resource and welcomes your feedback.

If you have any comments or questions about this Agreement or your use of the Site, please contact us. The P3G hopes that you find the Site to be a valuable resource and welcomes your feedback.

Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G)
2155 Guy Street, 4th Fl.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada, H3H 2R9

secretariat@p3g.org