This Copyright Policy is a part of the BioCrowd Authorized User Agreement (the User Agreement). You accepted this policy when you registered for access to BioCrowd website (the Site) and agreed to the terms and conditions of the User Agreement. BioCrowd may amend this policy from time to time by posting a revised version on the Site, and without giving you notice, so please check this policy each time you visit the Site and note the date of publication.
BioCrowd’s mission of facilitating communication between members of the professional scientific community and life sciences industry must be pursued in strict compliance with copyright law. A copyright gives the creator of an original work of authorship ownership and control of intellectual property in such work. Generally, a copyright is enforceable once an idea has been reduced to tangible form in a fixed medium. A copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the form or manner in which these things are expressed.
BioCrowd users must therefore secure appropriate permission when including copyrighted material, such as text, photographic images, video, sound or graphic illustration, in any of their postings on the Site. Fair Use provisions of copyright law, however, do allow the use of copyrighted material without authorization from the copyright owner for the limited purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research.
Infringing material discovered on the Site will be removed or access to it disabled, the user who posted the infringing material will be notified of the action taken, and such user's Site privileges may be terminated.
In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, to notify BioCrowd that suspect content (which may constitute copyright infringement or may be otherwise unlawful) has been posted on the Site, please contact BioCrowd's copyright agent by email at copyright@BioCrowd.com or by mail at 153 Dorchester Drive East Windsor, NJ 08520 (please send to the attention of the copyright agent), and provide the following information:
1. Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
2. A description of the suspect content you claim either infringes upon your copyright or is otherwise unlawful. This description should identify the specific portions of the suspect content otherwise unlawful;
3. A description of the exact location of the suspect content on the Site.
4. If you believe that the suspect content infringes upon your copyright, state in detail the copyright you are asserting and why the suspect content infringes upon it.
5. If you believe that the suspect content is otherwise unlawful, state in detail which laws are being breached and why the suspect content breaches such laws.
6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you believe in good faith that you have been damaged by the suspect content (or that you are authorized to act on behalf of such a person), and that the information you provided is true and accurate; and
7. Your electronic or physical signature.
You may wish to seek independent legal advice before filing a notice or responding to a notice filed by someone else.