Terms of Use

 

THIS AGREEMENT WAS LAST UPDATED ON September 2, 2010.

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This Terms of Use Agreement (the "Agreement" or "Terms of Use"), and our Privacy Policy, which are hereby incorporated by reference, governs your use of the RetinalResearch.org site, products and services ("RetinalResearch.org" or the "Service"). RetinalResearch.org is a service of the MACULA FOUNDATION, INC. (“we” or “us”) and provides information relevant to the organization's activities and services. By accessing and using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.

RetinalResearch.org reserves the right, at our discretion, to update or revise these Terms of Use at any time. You should check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to RetinalResearch.org that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful, or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site. RetinalResearch.org reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and RetinalResearch.org as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. RetinalResearch.org’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of RetinalResearch.org’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by RetinalResearch.org with respect to such use.

CONTENT

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PRIVACY

Your use of the Site is also subject to RetinalResearch.org’s Privacy Statement.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

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TRADEMARKS

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GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATIONS

You agree that the laws of the state of New York, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions, shall govern these Terms of Use and all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including any dispute that may arise between you and RetinalResearch.org or its affiliates. You agree to the personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Manhattan County, New York, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms of Use or otherwise relating to your access to or use of the Site must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause is barred.

MISCELLANEOUS

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void, unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and RetinalResearch.org with regard to your use of the Site, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous representations, communications, agreements and understandings between you and RetinalResearch.org with respect to the subject matter hereof. These Terms of Use cannot be modified or supplemented except in a writing expressly stated for such purpose and signed by you and RetinalResearch.org. RetinalResearch.org’s failure to insist upon strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use or to exercise any right arising out of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or right, in whole or in part, in that instance or in any other instance.

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