GAPPS is committed to providing its users with an Internet experience that respects and protects their personal privacy choices and concerns.
We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Website.
This Website contains links to other websites. GAPPS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
This Policy is designed to help you understand generally how gapps.org and gappsseattle.org (the "Website") collects personally identifying information about you and how it uses and discloses that personal information. GAPPS.org is a Website of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth ("GAPPS," "we," "us" etc.), an initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital, a not-for profit entity existing under the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A. This Policy applies to information that personally identifies you (other than publicly available information) ("personal information") collected on gapps.org or, where indicated, other information you provide to us.
Web Traffic Data Collected
When you use our Website, your web browser transmits information, including the time and date, your IP address, geographic location, type of Web browser, and other non-personally identifiable information. Our servers are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information (e.g. names and addresses) about our visitors. We compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our site, the daily requests for particular files on the site, the countries that requests are coming from, and browser and operating systems used. This information is used internally to help us improve the content and scope of the site. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
Personal Information Collected
It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide personal information. However, some must be provided to participate in certain programs or activities (such as to apply for a grant), so the decision not to provide information might limit or eliminate certain functions of the Website or the ability to participate. Other information is up to your good judgment, e.g., do not provide personal information about yourself that could be misused by others in a chat room, bulletin board, blog or similar forum and do not provide personal information about others without their permission. The kinds of personal information we tend to request about you or others include but are not limited to your name, email address, organization name, job title, city, state / province, region, and authorized official.
In general, we use personal information we collect to pursue our mission and operations and to engage in the activity (and related activities) for which we collect it. For example (and without limitation), if you apply for a grant, we'll use the information to find out about you and share it with the reviewers and others we view as relevant to the grant making process. You should assume that we will use all information for all lawful purposes. Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right voluntarily or involuntarily to make all lawful, worldwide uses of personal information, including without limitation, to : collect, use, access (or bar access), process, fulfill, disclose, display, share, respond to legal process or otherwise exercise our rights under applicable law, transfer, store, sell, lease, retain, commingle, investigate, verify, prove, enforce, delete, and otherwise deal with personal information, and information other than personal information, voluntarily or involuntarily (collectively "Disclose").
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION IN ANY FORM.
• Consent to International Transfer and Disclosure of Personal Information. We are involved in programs and activities in a variety of countries. You agree that GAPPS and those with whom we share personal information ("Recipients") may Disclose and transfer your personal information worldwide (including outside the European Economic Area, if you are based in the European Economic Area) for any purpose relating to our or their mission, operations, programs, or otherwise that is not allowed or prohibited by this Policy.
• Consent to Electronic Notice If There is a Security Breach: If we or a Recipient is required to provide notice of unauthorized access or other invasion of certain security systems, you agree that we (or they) may do so when required (or voluntarily) by posting notice on our Website or sending notice to any email address we have for you, in our (or their) good faith discretion. You agree that notice to you will count as notice to others for whom you are acting, and agree to pass the notice on to them.
This website has what we consider to be reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Information is stored on servers we believe to be reasonably secure. Access to change or edit content/information is restricted to those authorized by GAPPS and Seattle Children's to do so.
Copyright and Reuse
© 2008-2011 GAPPS. All rights reserved. “GAPPS” is a registered trademark and trade name of Seattle Children’s Hospital.
1100 Olive Way NE
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
SCH owns the copyright or hold electronic publishing rights for all documents and related graphics (our Materials) available from this Website.
Except for material in the public domain under United States copyright law, all material contained on the Website (including any and all images, text, lists, pages, software, code) is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the Website without the prior consent of the copyright owner. None of the material contained on the Website may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of SCH. Violation of this provision may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.
You may make single copies of materials displayed on this Website for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided any copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the Website. Any such copies may not be distributed to others, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written permission from SCH or the copyright owner of the copied material.
Linking to GAPPS.org
GAPPS reserves the right to modify, break or delete hyperlinks at any time, and takes no responsibility for any inbound links established by others that are affected by such changes. Under no circumstances may the Website or any of its content be "framed" or portions of the Website copied to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider's or Internet search engine’s incidental caching of pages. Each page within the Website must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the Website.
Linking from GAPPS.org
This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites offered by parties other than GAPPS. Such hyperlinks are provided for reference and convenience only. GAPPS is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such websites; nor does GAPPS inclusion of hyperlinks imply any endorsement of material on such websites.
The information on this Website is provided as a courtesy. We expressly disclaim any representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of the information.
Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of the information.
References to specific products, processes, resources, websites or services do not constitute or imply our recommendation or endorsement. The views and opinions of the document authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of GAPPS.
The information published on this Website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information on this Website.
Advertising and Publicity
You shall not use our name or logo in any form of publicity or promotional or advertising material, or in any communications with the media without our prior written consent to the specific contemplated use.
Questions or Comments?
1100 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
Attn: Christy Van Pelt
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We reserve the right at any time to, among other actions:
• Change these Terms;
• Change the Website, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Website; or
• Deny or terminate your use of and/or access to the Website.
Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon our making such changes available on the Website or otherwise providing notice thereof. We may provide notice of any such changes by posting updated Terms with the date of the update noted. You agree that by entering, re-entering, or continuing to use the Website thereafter, you accept any and all such changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms.
YOU USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED: (1) WITH ALL FAULTS AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU; AND (2) WITHOUT ANY ASSURANCE, OR WARRANTY, CONDITION OR DUTY OF OR REGARDING: FUNCTIONALITY; PRIVACY; SECURITY; ACCURACY; AVAILABILITY; LACK OF: NEGLIGENCE, INTERRUPTION, VIRUSES OR OF OTHER HARMFUL CODE, COMPONENTS OR TRANSMISSIONS; OR THE NATURE OR CONSEQUENCES OF AVAILABLE CONTENT SUCH AS (WITHOUT LIMITATION) WHETHER SOFTWARE OR OTHER CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO ANY PARTICULAR LICENSE, OR WHETHER IT IS SUBJECT TO ANY RESTRICTIONS OR CONSEQUENCES THAT MIGHT BE TRIGGERED BY ANY EXERCISE OF A RIGHT GRANTED UNDER THESE TERMS. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL OBTAIN (INCLUDING THROUGH DOWNLOAD) ANY CONTENT ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING INFRINGEMENT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, CONSEQUENCE OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.
NEITHER WE NOR OUR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, LICENSORS OR THE LIKE WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR ITS OPERATION WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. NO AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE WEBSITE ON OUR BEHALF.
Exclusion of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, STORING OR DISTRIBUTING THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND EXPENSES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, HEALTH PROBLEMS, LOST PROFITS, LOST PRIVACY OR SECURITY, LOST REPUTATION, OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH USE OF THE WEBSITE, DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT NO LICENSOR, SUPPLIER OR INFORMATION PROVIDER TO US OR OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, OR ANY OF THEIR SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY REASON OR UNDER ANY THEORY WHATSOEVER, BASED UPON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. NO INFORMATION OR SERVICE WE PROVIDE ON THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE OR BE CONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE AND LIKEWISE NOT A SUBSTITUTE TO YOUR PRIMARY OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS AND TO COMPLY WITH ANY ORDERS, PRESCRIPTIONS OR OTHER DIRECTIONS OF YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, our officers, directors, employees and agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Website, or any content, product or service offered through the Website, in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms.
Restrictions on Use of Content
The Website may contain a variety of information, including without limitation information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, that we upload post or otherwise provide in connection with the Website (Content). Much of the Content on the Website is not available for downloading, such as our copyrighted works that we do not distribute or works of others that we are not permitted to distribute. However, we also have a significant amount of Content that we have designated as Content that may be downloaded by you pursuant to these Terms (Available Content). YOU MAY REVIEW, DOWNLOAD, COPY, DISTRIBUTE AND USE AVAILABLE CONTENT SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FURTHERING YOUR MISSION IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF YOUR GOVERNMENTAL OR CHARITABLE PURPOSE AND ATTENDANT OPERATIONS. YOU MAY NOT SELL THE AVAILABLE CONTENT OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE IT FOR A FEE. YOU WILL NOT REPUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE TO ANY THIRD PARTIES EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THESE TERMS.
This Website is controlled by us from our offices within the United States of America (U.S.). If you choose to access this Website from locations outside the U.S. you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with any local laws. You may not use or export anything (including information) from the Website in violation of U.S. export laws, regulations or the Terms.
Any communication or material you transmit to the Website by electronic mail or otherwise, including data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, may be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary. You acknowledge that you are responsible for all information you send to the Website.
You agree that you will not:
• Upload, post or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate anyone's intellectual property rights, including any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or right of publicity;
• Upload, post or transmit any communications or content of any type that may contain any software viruses or any other harmful computer code, files, or programs, including any designed to disable, “hack,” interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of the Website, any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
• Upload, post or transmit any communications or content of any type that may contain protected health information;
• Use the Website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws;
• Use the Website as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material;
• Use the Website to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, defamatory, hateful or embarrassing to any person or entity; invades the privacy of another person; or any other information or materials that constitute a crime, gives rise to a civil action or otherwise violate any law or confidentiality agreement.
Without undertaking a duty to do so, GAPPS reserves the right to delete or refuse to post any such message inappropriate for this Website or that in any other way violates these Terms, as well as any applicable law.
Registration and Creating Profiles; Attribution of Electronic Acts to You.
For some areas of the Website, you may have to complete a registration process or create a profile for use in applying for something (e.g., a grant). Completion of the process will usually create an account with a user name and password or other identifier that you agree to guard as confidential information—if you are careless with it, others may be able to access the information. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information at all times. You also agree that you will review, maintain, correct, and update such information in a timely manner to maintain its accuracy and completeness by using the means allowed for the relevant information or, when appropriate, by contacting us. If you provide (or GAPPS has reasonable grounds to believe that you provided) any information that is inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, GAPPS may suspend or terminate your access, grant or participation in a program, in addition to exercising all rights and remedies allowed by law.
You agree that all uses of the identifier established for you during a registration or similar process will be attributed to and legally bind you and may be relied upon by us and our agents, affiliates, and third parties with whom we work in order to provide the Website, Content, services or pursue our mission (including but not limited to our and their respective affiliates, officers, employees and agents) (collectively "Third Parties"), as being a use made by you, even if someone else used your identifier.
User Generated Content -- Your Responsibility and License to Others.
Sometimes you may wish to provide Content, such as by uploading a video or information, or submitting comments in a chat room. When you provide Content, you:
• represent and warrant that the Content is (a) wholly your original work, or (b) that you have all necessary right, title, interest and licenses to upload it and make it available to GAPPS and other users for download, distribution and use under these Terms without (i) violation (by you, us, Third Parties, users or anyone else) of any applicable license, restriction or law, or (ii) a potentially adverse consequence to us, Third Parties, users or anyone else that you have not conspicuously disclosed in the Content. As used here, "adverse consequence," means a restriction governing the Content that could be triggered if we or others exercise a right under the license you grant below and that imposes an obligation, liability or impairment of rights on us or others that was not conspicuously disclosed by you before exercise of a right. To disclose an adverse action, you agree to conspicuously place on or in the Content notice that adverse actions can result and that you may be contacted at the email address and telephone number in the notice to obtain your full disclosure of applicable licenses and restrictions applicable to the Content;
• grant GAPPS, our affiliates, Third Parties sub-licensees and successors and assigns, and each Website user who downloads the Content under these Terms, a perpetual, nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, irrevocable license to (i) use, copy, distribute, modify and create derivative works from the Content; (ii) publicly perform or display, license and distribute copies of the Content, modified Content and derivative works of the Content; and (iii) sublicense to third parties the foregoing rights, including the right to sublicense to further third parties, as necessary or advisable (as determine by GAPPS in its sole discretion) to allow GAPPS to fulfill its charitable or governmental mission, to further its related operations, and to create, advertise, operate and manage the Website.
In addition to the rights above, you acknowledge and agree that we may keep Content indefinitely and disclose it for any purpose, including but not limited to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) without undertaking a duty to do so, protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GAPPS, our users and the public.
GAPPS anticipates that substantial Content or even assistance will be made available to you and others through the Website or otherwise. Content may be outdated or contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or problematic or defective functionality, and assistance (such as GAPPS help with a report you are obligated to make) will need your review. YOU AGREE NOT TO RELY ON CONTENT OR ASSISTANCE AND TO DETERMINE ALL RELEVANT FACTORS ON YOUR OWN, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) ACCURACY, FUNCTIONALITY, QUALITY, RELIABILITY AND OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS. We reserve the right to monitor and exercise all other rights of ours, and also to modify or remove any Content or assistance at any time, but do not undertake any duty to do so.
Any opinions, advice, statements, assistance, services, offers, or information expressed or made available by third parties, including users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of GAPPS.
GAPPS will not pay for any services or products unless we intentionally enter into a written contract, duly executed by our authorized representative, to do so. This means, for example, that we do not pay commissions or other sums to anyone who helps arrange a grant or anything else unless we have expressly contracted to do so in writing prior to any such arrangement. For example, if you submit an application for someone else without such a contract, we will not pay you (or anyone else) a commission or other amount even if we accept the application, or make the grant, etc. We may also use, delete or ignore any information you provided without paying you anything and without undertaking any duties to you or anyone else. If you do not want that result then do not submit any information without first entering into a written contract, duly executed by our authorized representative.
Personal and Noncommercial Use
The Website is for your personal and noncommercial use.
Governing Law and Exclusive Jurisdiction
These Terms and your use of the Website are governed by the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A., without regard to its choice of law provisions. You hereby consent to exclusive jurisdiction of a state or federal court of general jurisdiction sitting in King County, Washington, U.S.A. except to the extent you are prohibited from doing so by law.
Legal and Other Notices or Disclosures
Notice to You: You agree that we may give all notices we are required to give you by posting notice on the Website or, if we have your email address, by sending notice by email at our discretion, including without limitation, disclosures that we may be required to give you, legal notices, notice of subpoenas or other legal process (if any), and all other communications. When we communicate by email, we may use any email address you provide when communicating with us or that we otherwise have in our records, so only supply to us an email address at which you are willing to receive all communications, including legal or potentially sensitive communications such as information about a job or grant application. You agree to check for notices posted on the Website.
Notice to Us (Our Legal Notices Address): We receive many emails and not all employees are trained to deal with every kind of communication. Accordingly, you agree to send us notice by mailing it to the following ("Our Legal Notice Address"):
1100 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
Attn: Christy Van Pelt
With a copy to:
Jeff Sconyers, SVP and General Counsel
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, M/S T-0111
Seattle, Washington 98105
GAPPS and each of the Third Parties may deal with you electronically now and in the future in their respective discretion during the entire course of activities pursued with you (e.g., applying for, obtaining, implementing, terminating and enforcing a grant or anything else), including but not limited to having you electronically sign documents and receive electronic notices. GAPPS and each of the Third Parties also reserves the right to deal non-electronically and to require you to do so.
YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS BY USING THIS WEBSITE.