1. Ownership and Use of the Content
All of the content featured or displayed within the Course, including, without limitation, all text, graphics, photographs, images, animations, video, podcasts, music, software, applications and other materials (“Content”), and the selection, coordination and arrangement of such Content, is owned by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (“HHMI”), HHMI’s licensors or other providers of such material and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by HHMI.
You may download the Content made available within the Course that is indicated in the Course as available for download solely for your personal, non-commercial use.
Restrictions on Use; Permission Requests
Permission requests for Content should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must keep intact all copyright notices and provide appropriate attribution to the original author or, if another party is designated in the copyright notice, such party.
The HHMI names and logos, including Howard Hughes Medical Institute, HHMI, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Janelia Research Campus, JFRC, BioInteractive, Tangled Bank Studios, and all other trademarks used in the Course are owned by HHMI or their respective trademark owners. Except as expressly permitted under any additional terms included in the Course, you may not use any such marks without the prior written permission of the owner.
3. Links to Other Websites
Links to other websites and resources provided by third parties contained in the Course or on the website on which it is hosted (the “Site”) are provided for your convenience only and do not indicate any endorsement by HHMI. HHMI has no control over the contents of those websites or resources and you agree that we have no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
4. Prohibited Uses of the Site
To access the Course, you need to register with Moonami by setting up an account. When creating an account, you must provide accurate and complete information, and you are solely responsible for your use of the account in accordance with Moonami’s applicable terms and conditions.
6. Additional Terms and Conditions
Your privacy is valued and respected by HHMI. As such, this section describes the types of information that HHMI may collect from you when you access or use our Course and how we use, share and protect this information. Please note that this section applies only to information that personally identifies you (other than publicly available information) gathered online at the Course. It does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link, or which host our Courses or other materials.
Information You May Provide
It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address or other information about yourself or data which can be reasonably linked to such information by us (“Personal Information”). However, in order to obtain certain materials and services from us and to use certain features of the Course, you will need to provide us with Personal Information about yourself, so the decision not to provide this information will limit or eliminate your ability to receive certain materials or use certain features of the Course.
For example, to participate in the Course, you will need to register with Moonami by creating a password-protected user account. As part of this registration process, you will be required to provide your name, e-mail address and other information about yourself. In a similar fashion, to obtain a certificate demonstrating that you completed the course for professional credit, you will need to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name. Moonami may make some or all of this Personal Information available to HHMI.
How We Use Your Information
In general, we use information collected by or on behalf of us through the Course to pursue our mission and operations and to engage in the activity for which the information is collected. Specifically, we may use your information to:
- communicate with you about the Course and respond to any questions or requests;
- attribute a quote from a completed survey (after permission is granted from you) which we occasionally post to our website to give Course participants further insights into our resources;
- communicate with you regarding our mission, programs and activities;
- fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
- analyze Course participant feedback and track site usage data in order to make improvements to the materials, services and features available on the Course and for other internal purposes;
- recruit participants for possible HHMI focus groups and studies;
- create reports on aggregated Course participant responses to surveys and / or our course assessment questions;
- comply with the law or the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform with the requirements of law or to comply with legal process served on us; and
- undertake other activities in accordance with your consent.
Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to make all lawful, worldwide uses of collected information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will only intentionally share your Personal Information with third parties under the following circumstances:
- we may share Personal Information with affiliates, partners, contractors, service providers and other third parties we work with to support our mission and operation;
- to fulfill the purpose for which you provided the Personal Information or for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide Personal Information. For example, if you agree to participate in an HHMI focus group, we may provide your Personal Information to the consulting firm we engage to help us perform the study;
- to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
- as a result of a reorganization process;
- in aggregated or other non-personally identifiable form (for example, we may publish aggregate information about the number of Course participants from different geographic locations to the Course); or
- in accordance with your consent.
Your Choices and Retention of Personal Information
We use reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the Personal Information received from Course participants from unauthorized use or disclosure. Unfortunately, HHMI cannot guarantee the privacy of any Personal Information that you provide. If we are required to provide notice of unauthorized access to security systems, you agree that we may do so by posting notice on our website, by email, or by regular mail, in our discretion.
Third Party Sites
The Course is designed for teachers over the age of 18. Course participants who indicate they are over the age of 18 may be contacted via email or other electronic means.
Changes in our Privacy Practices
We reserve the right to terminate your access to or use of any or all of the Course, any account you maintain with HHMI, or terminate or cancel this agreement, at any time with or without prior notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for termination of your access to or use of the Course. We also reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Course without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Course or the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
9. No Warranties
Your use of the Course and the Site is at your own risk. The Course is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Neither HHMI nor any person associated with HHMI makes any warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy or availability of the site, or that completion of the course satisfies the professional learning requirements of any particular jurisdiction or accrediting body. Without limiting the foregoing, neither HHMI nor anyone associated with HHMI represents or warrants that the Course will be accurate, reliable, error-free or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components or that the site will otherwise meet your needs or expectations. In certain states, the law may not permit the disclaimer of warranties, so the above disclaimer may not apply to you.
10. Limitation on Liability
To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, in no event will HHMI, its employees, agents, officers or trustees be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, the Course or the Site, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, all or a portion of the above limitation may not apply to you.
You agree that we may give all notices we are required to give by posting notice on our website located at BioInteractive.org, by email, or by regular mail, in our discretion, including, but not limited to, required disclosures, legal notices, and all other communications.
The Course was developed and is owned by:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Except as set forth above for particular communications, all feedback, comments, and other communications relating to the Content should be directed to email@example.com. All feedback, comments and other communications relating to the Site should be directed to the website owner or host as specified in the terms and conditions provided by such website owner or host.