The Terms of Use for the Global Biological Standards Institute® (“GBSI”, “Institute”, “we”, “us”, “our”) website (the “Site”) describe the terms and conditions applicable to your use of our Site. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully. GBSI may modify these Terms of Use at any time by posting the modified version on our Site and revising the “last updated” notice at the bottom of this web page. Modifications to these Terms of Use will be automatically effective upon posting on our Site. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any such changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Scope of Use

This Site is directed towards the scientific and policy communities. You may download portions of the material descriptions, publications, other data, text and graphics on this Site (“Content”) for your individual, informational, non-commercial use only, provided you acknowledge GBSI as the source and also retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in such Content. You may not modify, display, or distribute information contained on the Site or any portion thereof without GBSI’s written permission.

No Warranties

THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE (COLLECTIVELY, “MATERIALS”) ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALTHOUGH GBSI USES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO INCLUDE ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE SITE, THE INSTITUTE MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING THAT THE GENERAL INFORMATION PROVIDED IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION. GBSI AND ITS AFFILIATES TOGETHER WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, AND OFFICERS, ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION. USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. GBSI AND ITS AFFILIATES TOGETHER WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, AND OFFICERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR COMPLETELY SECURE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY MATERIALS YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER POTENTIALLY HARMFUL DEVICES.

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.

Limitation of Liability

GBSI AND ITS AFFILIATES, TOGETHER WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, AND OFFICERS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) ARISING OUT OF ACCESS OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT.

Information Provided on the Site

The information available on the Site is provided as a courtesy and is intended for general, informational purposes only. The information provided on this Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject GBSI to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

Content on the Site is subject to change without notice.

Linking to GBSI Site

Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and GBSI, you must adhere to the Institute’s linking policy as follows: (1) the appearance, position, and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute GBSI’s status as a non-profit tax-exempt organization, or the goodwill associated with GBSI name and trademarks, as determined by GBSI in its sole discretion; (2) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with GBSI; and (3) GBSI reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.

Employment Opportunities

GBSI may post employment opportunities on the Site and/or invite users to submit résumés for these posted opportunities. If you choose to submit your name, contact information, résumé and/ or other personal information to GBSI, you are authorizing the Institute to use this information for all lawful and legitimate hiring and employment purposes, and as described in the Privacy Policy (link to 9.0). Nothing in these Terms of Use or contained in the Site shall constitute a promise by GBSI to interview, hire or employ any individual who submits information to it, nor shall anything in these Terms of Use or contained in the Site constitute a promise that the Institute will review any or all of the information submitted to it by users.

GBSI complies with the requirements of all applicable laws concerning equal employment opportunity. In the recruitment of individuals for employment there will be no unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. GBSI encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Indemnification

If user is a for-profit or private non-profit organization:

User hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GBSI and its affiliates, together with their respective employees, agents, directors and officers, against all third party claims, suits, actions, losses, expenses and damages arising from or relating to use of this Site or a violation of these Terms of Use, including without limitation reasonable litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.

If User is a Federal or State entity or instrumentality or a foreign organization that is prohibited by law from entering into the indemnification obligation set forth in the above paragraph:

User assumes all liability for any and all third party claims, losses, expenses and damages, including reasonable litigation costs and attorneys’ fees arising from or relating to User’s use of this Site.

Governing Law, Location, Entire Agreement

The laws of the District of Columbia shall govern these Terms of Use, without reference to its choice of law rules. Any disputes arising under this Agreement shall be tried exclusively in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia or if subject matter jurisdiction does not exist in that court, then in the District of Columbia, and Users hereby expressly consent to, submit to and waive any objection to the jurisdiction of such courts; provided however, if User is a U.S. Federal or State entity or instrumentality and provides reasonable proof that User is required by the statutory law of a jurisdiction to resolve disputes in an alternative U.S. jurisdiction, then such jurisdiction shall be binding upon the parties.

The Site is operated by GBSI from its offices in Washington, DC. The Institute makes no representation that the information in the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Site from territories where the content of the Site may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between GBSI and user with respect to the Site.

Violations

The Institute reserves the right to immediately block access from a particular Internet address to the Site or to terminate your use of, or access to, this Site at any time if the Institute decides at its sole discretion that you have breached these Terms of Use or any relevant law, rule or regulation or you have engaged in conduct that the GBSI considers to be inappropriate or unacceptable, in GBSI’s sole discretion.

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use or its implementation, please contact us.