Published October 2021
Your use of this site and the submission of any materials described herein are subject to the following Terms and Conditions.
Acceptance of terms:
By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with these Terms and Conditions, all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, please do not use or access this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.
Amendments to these Terms and Conditions may be made and effected by us at our discretion from time to time and will become effective immediately when posted to the site unless otherwise specified. The Terms and Conditions currently posted on the website reflect the latest version, and you should carefully review the same before you use our site.
Use of the site and description of service:
The goal of SIDB.org.uk is to make scientists’ work easier by keeping them informed of the latest news, opinion and information about autism research, and by providing cutting-edge tools for research.
This site allows all visitors to post comments in response to news articles and blog postings regarding the field of autism research, but comments are expected to meet standards described in the “Accepted standards of behaviour” section (below). This website is not intended for use by persons under 18 years of age.
You understand that by using the site, you may be exposed to content that may include technical, typographical, scientific or photographic errors or that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable. You acknowledge if you find any inaccurate, out-of-date or incomplete information or content on this website, or if you suspect that any content posted on this site is an infringement of another’s intellectual property rights or is otherwise unlawful, please let us know immediately by contacting the SIDB Centre Administrator. We will take reasonable measures to review and investigate all inquiries, and we reserve the right to take any action (or to refrain from action) as we deem appropriate under the circumstances.
Intellectual property rights:
All content on this site is the property of SIDB or its affiliates, licensors or third party content providers, including our visitors. SIDB reserves all right and title to all original and copyrightable materials on the site of which we are the author or for which we have otherwise obtained title, including but not limited to the text, design, manuals, information, content, graphics, images, pictures, sound and other files, and the selection, compilation and arrangement thereof in its collective sense. You will not copy, modify, redistribute, broadcast, publish, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, commercially exploit, sell, license, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any of our services, software, content or documentation, or create or attempt to create a substitute or similar service or product through use of or access to this site or any related site or proprietary information related thereto, without our prior written consent. Reprinting or any other public display of our original content without express written permission is prohibited. Furthermore, you may not remove or obscure the copyright notice or any other notices contained in the site or in anything retrieved or downloaded from it.
The names, trademarks, service marks and design marks (including logos) used on this site are the property of the Simons Foundation or its affiliates, licensors or third party content providers, and you will not use any such name or mark in any advertising or publicity or otherwise to indicate the sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without the prior written consent of the owner of any such name or mark.
Acknowledgment of user rights:
The Web allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations with us.
Please do not upload, post or submit material to this website for which you do not own the rights or have the permission of the rights holder.
Accepted standards of behaviour:
We encourage visitors to contribute to this website, but to do so responsibly. You agree to abide by the following rules:
i. not to submit any profanity or obscenity, even if disguised with asterisks or other typography;
ii. not to make any personal attack on any person, firm or company;
iii. not to submit, or create any link to, any defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, offensive, insulting, threatening, menacing, unlawful or blasphemous material;
iv. not to submit, or create any link to, any material that is an invasion of privacy, a breach of any data protection principle or legislation, a malicious falsehood or seditious libel, a contempt of court, or that is likely to incite or is capable of inciting violence, racial hatred, sadism or cruelty or that encourages any unlawful or illegal act or omission;
v. not to submit, or create any link to, any material that is intentionally false or that is misleading, or that causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, or that is potentially damaging or harmful;
vi. not to impersonate anyone else, whether a public figure, a member of our staff, a forum moderator, administrator or host, or other visitor of this site;
vii. not to state or represent falsely that you are connected to, or affiliated with, any individual or entity;
viii. not to promote or advertise, or engage in any other form of marketing, including (without limitation) chain letters or pyramid selling, even if you are acting on behalf of a non-profit organization or a charity;
ix. not to upload or post any form of spam, multiple submissions to forums or comments which are identical or other forms of promotion for other sites;
x. not knowingly to violate any law or regulation while using our website;
xi. not to use our website to collect personal data about other individuals;
xii. not to submit, or create a link to, any file that contains any virus, corrupted data, Trojan horse or anything else that might damage, destroy or render inaccessible any data or files on any computer;
xiii. not to use the website as a forwarding service to another website;
xiv. not to ’stalk‘ or otherwise harass another person; and
xv. not try to circumvent the security features of this website, or tamper with, hack into, or in any other way disrupt or disable any computer system, server, website, router or other device used to host this website or make it available.
Revisions and errata; non-reliance; and waiver of liability:
THE MATERIALS APPEARING ON SIDB.ORG.UK MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL, TYPOGRAPHICAL, SCIENTIFIC OR PHOTOGRAPHIC ERRORS. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE MATERIALS ON OUR WEBSITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT, OR THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, OR YOUR DISSEMINATION OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST US AND OUR EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND AGENTS REGARDING YOUR USE OF, DISSEMINATION OF OR RELIANCE ON THIS SITE.
SIDB.org.uk may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However, SIDB.org.uk does not make any commitment to update the materials.
You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through other websites that are linked to this site, even if they are owned or run by affiliates or partners of ours. We have no control over their content or availability.
Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, or information or content provided or made by any third party on this website, or on any website to which this website is linked, is that of the author or provider, and not of SIDB.
You should direct any concern about any other website to that site’s website administrator or webmaster.
You agree not to disclose confidential information you obtain from us and/or from our visitors, including, but not limited to, our members. You agree not to reproduce, disseminate, sell, trade, distribute or commercially exploit any such proprietary or confidential information in any manner without the owner’s prior written consent.
We are committed to conducting our site in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
Failure of SIDB.org.uk to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms, conditions and covenants herein shall not be deemed a relinquishment or waiver of any rights or remedies that we may have, nor shall it be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the terms, conditions or covenants hereof, which terms, conditions and covenants shall remain in full force and effect.
These Terms and Conditions describe and encompass the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the site, the contents and materials provided by or through the site, and the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions.
Governing law and jurisdiction:
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive UK laws, without any reference to conflict-of-laws principles. Any dispute, controversy or difference which may arise between the parties out of, in relation to or in connection with these Terms and Conditions is hereby irrevocably submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the UK courts, to the exclusion of any other courts without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence.
If any of these Terms and Conditions is (for any reason) held to be unenforceable, illegal or in some other way invalid, the unenforceable, illegal or invalid provision will not affect the remainder of these Terms and Conditions; and they will continue in full force and effect.
No addition to or modification of any provision of these Terms and Conditions that you propose will be binding on us unless made in writing and signed by our duly authorized representative. “Writing” includes email.
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