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The Terms of Use and other rules, guidelines, licenses, and disclaimers posted via the site or in connection with the materials and services constitute the entire agreement between IADR and you with respect to your access to or use of the site, materials and services superseding any prior agreements between you and IADR on such subject matter (including any prior versions of the Terms of Use). Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that any terms set forth in the Terms of Use expressly contradict any terms of a written agreement between you and IADR regarding the use of specific services or materials (including Service-specific terms of use and Software-specific licenses) ("Executed Agreement"), such contradictory terms set forth in the Executed Agreement shall govern. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use other IADR services, third-party content, or third-party software. You may not assign or otherwise transfer the Terms of Use nor any right granted hereunder without IADR's prior written consent. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by IADR to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms of Use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing or using the IADR website in any way, including using any services, downloading materials, or merely browsing the website, you agree to and are bound by the Terms of Use set forth in this document and in any changes thereto that IADR may publish from time to time. The terms "you," "your," and "user" are used to refer to anyone who is accessing the IADR website.

If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, do not access or use the site.

IADR may change the Terms of Use and other guidelines and rules posted on the site from time to time at its sole discretion. Your continued access or use of the site, or any materials or services, constitutes your acceptance of the changes. Your access and use of the site, materials, and services will be subject to the most current version of the Terms of Use, rules, and guidelines posted on the site at the time of such use. Please regularly check the "Terms of Use" link on the home page of www.iadr.org to view the then-current terms. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to access or use the site, services, and materials automatically terminates, and any materials downloaded or printed from the site in violation of the Terms of Use must be immediately destroyed.

The Site

IADR makes the site and the materials and services available for your access and use subject to the Terms of Use. "Materials" means all information, data, documents (e.g., white papers, press releases, datasheets, Technical Reports, technical documents, directories, publications, FAQs), communications, downloads, files, text, images, photographs, graphics, videos, webcasts, publications, content, tools, resources, software, code, programs, and products made available or enabled via the site by IADR or users of the site. "Services" means all services and resources offered or enabled via the site by IADR and users of the site, including download areas, product and other information services, and communications services, such as bulletin boards, calendars, chat areas, communities, e-mail, forums (including lab and user to user forums), newsgroups, personal webpages, photo albums, social media outlets, and other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (collectively, "Communications Venues").

Intellectual Property; Limited License to Users; Trademark Information

The materials and services, as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and all other intellectual property and proprietary rights (collectively, "Intellectual Property Rights"), and any unauthorized use of the materials or services may violate such laws and the Terms of Use. For further information regarding IADR's Copyrights, please review the Copyright Policy within the Terms of Use.

Except as expressly provided herein, IADR and its suppliers do not grant any express or implied rights to use the materials and services. You agree not to copy, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, adapt, create derivative works based on, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, display, perform, license, sublicense, or reverse engineer the site, materials, or services, any portions of the site, materials, or services or the selection and arrangement of the site, materials, or services, except as expressly authorized herein. In addition, you agree not to use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction methods in connection with the site, services or materials.

The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on the site are the property of IADR or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of IADR or such third party that may own the Marks. IADR and the IADR logo are trademarks of the International Association for Dental Research.

Use of the site and services

You shall pay all costs and charges, including phone charges and telecommunications equipment costs, that you incur to access or use the site, services, and materials. You must adhere to all limitations on dissemination, usage, and reproduction of any materials that you download from the site that are subject to such limitations. You agree to use the services only to access, download, utilize, post, send or receive materials in an appropriate manner as related to the particular materials or services being accessed or used by you. As some examples of improper activities when accessing or using the site, services, or materials, you agree that you shall not:

  • Collect, harvest, mine, or engage in any other activity to obtain email addresses, phone numbers, personal information, or any other information about others.
  • Use or attempt to gain access to or use another's account, password, service, materials or computer systems or networks connected to any IADR server or to the site without authorization from IADR, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means.
  • Remove or falsely add to any uploaded materials any copyright, trademark, or other legal or proprietary rights notices, author attributions, or other information, such as origin or source of the material.
  • Access or attempt to access any material that you are not authorized to access or materials through any means not intentionally made available through the site or services.
  • Make available any files containing materials where you do not own or control, or have not received the necessary licenses to, all Intellectual Property Rights, rights of privacy and publicity, and all other rights in and to such materials.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that visitor does not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
  • Use any materials in any manner that infringes any Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of any party.
  • Disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the site, or any services, materials, systems resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the site or any affiliated or linked sites.
  • Transmit unsolicited or bulk communications to any IADR account holder or to any iadr.org or affiliated email address.
  • Post or otherwise submit any software, programs, or files that are harmful to or disruptive of another's equipment, software, or other property, including any corrupted files, time bombs, Trojan horses, viruses, and worms.
  • Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others, and forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the service.
  • Download any materials posted by another that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, distributed, performed, or displayed in such manner.
  • Disrupt, interfere with, or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the site or other affiliated or linked sites, materials, or services.
  • Breach any guidelines or other codes of conduct applicable to a particular Service or materials.
  • Access or use the site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any IADR server/host or the network(s) connected to any IADR server/host.
  • Violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including, but not limited to, antitrust laws and securities laws.
  • Post or otherwise submit any topic, name, material, or information that is child pornography, harmful to minors, defamatory, excessively violent, harassing, inappropriate, indecent, lascivious, lewd, obscene, profane, racist, unlawful, anti-competitive, or otherwise objectionable.
  • Prepare, compile, use, download, or otherwise copy any site user directory or other user or usage information or any portion thereof, or transmit, provide or otherwise distribute (whether or not for a fee) such directory or information to any third party.
  • Engage in any chain letters, contests, junk email, pyramid schemes, spamming, surveys, or any other duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
  • Violate the rights of IADR or any third party (including rights of privacy and publicity) or abuse, defame, harass, stalk or threaten another.
  • Use any IADR domain name as a pseudonymous return email address.
  • Market any goods or services for any business purpose (including advertising and making offers to buy or sell goods or services), unless specifically allowed to do so by IADR.

When using services or materials, you will be subject to any posted guidelines, rules, or licenses applicable to such services or materials, in addition to the Terms of Use. Materials and services provided by third parties (collectively, the "Third-Party services") are governed by separate agreements accompanying such materials and services. IADR offers no guarantees and assumes no responsibility or liability of any type with respect to the Third-Party services, including any liability resulting from incompatibility between a Third-Party Service, IADR materials, IADR provided services, or another Third-Party Service. You agree that you will not hold IADR responsible or liable with respect to the Third-Party services.

Certain services and materials will only be made available to users who are current IADR members. Such users may additionally be required to enter into a subscription agreement or other use agreement for that particular service or material. In addition to these Terms of Use, users of any services that include Communications Venues may be required, in IADR's sole discretion, to agree to a separate legal agreement on the site or otherwise. Your access to such Communications Venues will be denied for violation of either the Terms of Use or the applicable agreement.

IADR, in its sole discretion, may (but has no obligation to) monitor or review the materials and services at any time. IADR may at any time without notice and in its sole discretion: (a) terminate a Service, access to or use of any materials or an area of the site where materials are posted or submitted; and (b) disclose any information related to your use of a service or material, or the substance of any of your posted or submitted materials, as IADR deems necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request. You acknowledge that all information you post on the public areas of the site is available to IADR members and, in some instances, the public at large. You further acknowledge and agree that IADR is not responsible for the availability of such information to the public. IADR strongly encourages you not to post any sensitive information in public areas of the site; and if you so post such information on the site, you assume all risks associated with such postings and agree to hold IADR harmless from any inappropriate or misuse of such sensitive information by third parties.  Information collected by IADR as part of its agreements, forms, and other collection of information is subject to the Privacy Policy.

If you are required to establish an account in connection with the site or a particular service or material, you must complete the designated registration process. All required registration information that you provide must be current, complete, and accurate and kept up to date on a prompt, timely basis. If required, you must also choose a user name and password for such account. It is your sole responsibility to keep your account number, user name, password, and other sensitive information confidential and you are responsible for all activities that occur under such user name and password. IADR’s membership benefits, including the site, materials, and services, are intended for your personal and individual use. You agree not to share IADR’s membership benefits or the materials and services contained in or derived from the site, including your account number, user name, or password, with any other individual or third party. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security, you shall notify IADR immediately. If any services or materials allow you to provide password-restricted access to your sensitive information (including customer lists and contractual terms) to other users you have authorized access (the “Authorized Users”), then by providing such authorized access to the site, you consent to IADR's display of such information to such Authorized Users via such services or materials and accept all risks of unauthorized access to such information by the Authorized Users. You further acknowledge that IADR, its agents, affiliates, and employees are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the Terms of Use. You acknowledge that, in order to keep you informed of IADR’s business items and events, IADR will on a periodic basis send email-based communications to you notifying you of such items and events. You agree that receiving these emails is a part of the services and, if you wish not to receive these emails, you must terminate your account.

Restriction and Termination of Use

IADR may terminate User's account for any of the following reasons: (a) breach of the Terms of Use, (b) requests by law enforcement and other government agencies, (c) user's request, (d) unexpected technical problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. IADR may, at its own discretion, pursue all legal remedies available to it for any breach of the Terms of Use by User or any other rights infringed by User's action. In addition, IADR may block, restrict, disable, suspend, or terminate User's access to all or part of the site, services, and materials at any time in IADR's sole discretion, without prior notice or liability to User.

Waiver of Liability

IADR does not screen or censor User Submissions content made available on the site. IADR shall not be liable for any content posted on the site. User assumes all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom User comes in contact through the site. Should a dispute arise between User and another user, User hereby agrees to release IADR from all claims, demands, and damages associated with such a dispute.

IN NO EVENT SHALL IADR OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE AND THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT IADR IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

No Warranties

THE CONTENT THAT IS POSTED ON THE SITE MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. IADR MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE SITE, THE MATERIAL OR OTHER POSTED CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

THE SITE AND MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. IADR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

IADR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, IADR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.

Links to Third Party Sites

The site, services, or materials may include links that will take you to other sites outside of the site ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are provided by IADR to you as a convenience and the inclusion of the links do not imply any endorsement by IADR of any Linked site. IADR has no control of the Linked Sites and you therefore acknowledge and agree that IADR is not responsible for the contents of any Linked site, any link contained in a Linked site or any changes or updates to a Linked site. You also acknowledge and agree that IADR is not responsible for any form of transmission (e.g., webcasting) received from any Linked site.  You further acknowledge that when accessing such Linked Sites, you may be subject to the Linked Sites’ terms of use and other policies, which are in no way related to IADR.

Linking on the Site

You agree not to establish a link to the site on another website without the prior written authorization of IADR. If you establish a link from any other website to the site, you agree to immediately deactivate the link upon receiving notice of objection to the link from IADR. You further agree not to "frame" or otherwise simulate the appearance of any of the pages of the site.

Indemnity

User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless IADR, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, resulting from your use of the site or your breach of the Terms of Use. IADR shall provide notice to User promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.

Spam Email and Postings

In the event of your or others' access to or use of the site, services, or materials in connection with the transmission of spam newsgroup postings or unsolicited email in violation of these Terms of Use, you acknowledge and agree that IADR would be irreparably harmed thereunder and that monetary damages would be an insufficient and ineffective remedy; therefore you agree that IADR is entitled to obtain immediate injunctive relief against any such transmission (in addition to all other remedies available at law or in equity). IADR may without restriction block, filter or delete unsolicited email or posts.  The ability to post messages and other User Submissions is a benefit provided to you by IADR.  IADR may at its sole discretion and without notice remove, delete or deny access to User Submissions.

Advertisements

IADR may run advertisements and promotions from third parties via the site, services, or materials in any manner or mode and to any extent. Your communications, activities, relationships, and business dealings with any third parties advertising or promoting via the site, services, or materials, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, shall be solely matters between you and such third parties. You acknowledge and agree that IADR is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such non-IADR advertisers on the site or in connection with the services or materials.

Access from Non-US Entities

If User accesses the site from outside the United States, User does so at User's own risk.  User agrees to comply with all applicable local rules and laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under these Terms of Use shall lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within the Commonwealth of Virginia. If any provision of these Terms of Use are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.

Security

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the site. The site has security measures in place to protect from loss, misuse and alteration of the information under IADR's control. Please see our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety, for further details concerning the site's privacy practices.

Copyright and Proprietary Rights

Copyright protects original works of authorship, including literary works, commercial and non-commercial works, pictorial and graphic works and other intellectual property. Works that are created and fixed in print, electronic, fax, CD-ROM, and other formats, including electronic mail, now known or developed hereafter are protected by copyright. Information received from or posted on the Internet is not free to be reproduced or transmitted to others without appropriate permission or without a license agreement from the author if your use is beyond a fair use a determined under the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Copyright notices are not required by law, so if you do not see a copyright notice on any item, do not assume that it is free to use or transmit to others.

The entire contents of the www.iadr.org website, including the text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, HTML code, and other "material" are copyrighted by IADR under the copyright laws of the United States. User agrees not to remove or obscure copyright notices appearing on this website. IADR grants no copyright or ownership interests to User for any of the material and proprietary information referred to herein belonging to IADR. Permission to use www.iadr.org content may be granted in special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Please direct any request to use content to research@iadr.org.  

User agrees not to use the name of IADR or its logo for any promotional or commercial purpose or any other purpose without the prior written consent of IADR.