Terms of Service
Last Updated August 10, 2020
Welcome to the website (the “Site”) of LuMind IDSC Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity (“LuMind IDSC,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). LuMind IDSC is dedicated to accelerate research to increase availability of therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical care options for individuals with Down syndrome and to empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families through education, connections, and support.
The Site has been created to further LuMind IDSC’s mission. LuMind IDSC also makes available through the Site the myDSC program (“myDSC”) (collectively, including the Site, the “Service”), a membership program available to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, caregivers and loved ones, which grants access to resources such as informative videos, articles, podcasts, webinars, infographics, polls, and challenges to help members reach their loved one’s personal goals for a healthy and independent life with Down syndrome as well as access to third party products, research participation opportunities, surveys, evidence-based research and medical care information, and other services or opportunities to take action.
2. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In return for use of the Service, you agree that you are more than 18 years of age. You also agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if the Service administrators have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the Service has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service.
4. Passwords and Security
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) used to access the Service, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). You agree to (a) immediately notify LuMind IDSC of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Service. LuMind IDSC will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
5. Member Conduct
The Service may include e-mail services, message boards, news, events, chat rooms, communities, personal profile Web pages, calendars, photo albums, file libraries, Instant Notes and/or other communication services. You agree to use the Service only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular communication service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the Service, you will not:
a) Use the Service in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise;
b) Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
c) Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
d) Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property or other proprietary rights, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same;
e) Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Service in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party;
f) Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another;
g) Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such communication services specifically allow such messages;
h) Download any file posted by another user of the Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner;
i) Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
j) Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Service;
k) Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses;
l) Solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
m) Violate any applicable laws or regulations;
n) Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others;
o) Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the Service or other user or usage information or any portion thereof;
p) Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service; or
q) Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for any particular service.
6. International Use
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
7. Service Content, Software and Trademarks
You acknowledge and agree that the Service may contain content or features (“Service Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by LuMind IDSC, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Service. In connection with your use of the Service you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. If you are blocked by LuMind IDSC from accessing the Service (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any use of the Service or the Service Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Service or distributed in connection therewith are the property of LuMind IDSC, our affiliates and our partners and licensors, including iModules Software, Inc. (the “Software”). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by LuMind IDSC.
The LuMind IDSC name and logos, and myDSC name and logos, are trademarks and service marks of LuMind IDSC (collectively the “LuMind IDSC Trademarks”). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Service may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to LuMind IDSC. Nothing in this Terms of Service or the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of LuMind IDSC Trademarks displayed on the Service, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of LuMind IDSC Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.
8. Content submitted to this Service
With respect to the content or other materials you upload through the Service or share with other users or recipients (collectively, “User Content”), you represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to such User Content, including, without limitation, all copyrights and rights of publicity contained therein. You agree that all member information and transactional data received or collected by the Service is the property of the Service. By uploading, emailing, posting, publishing or otherwise transmitting or submitting any User Content to this Service, you automatically grant the Service a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, transmit and distribute such User Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.
You acknowledge and agree that the Service may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Service, its users and the public. Without limiting the foregoing, the Service shall have the right to remove any User Content that violates the Terms of Service or is otherwise determined as objectionable.
Under no circumstances will Company be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including users), including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. You acknowledge that Company does not pre-screen content, but that Company and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Company and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed by Company, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Service (“Submissions”), provided by you to the Service are non-confidential and LuMind IDSC will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
9. Copyright Complaints
Company respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify Company of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
Notification Procedure: Company will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to Company’s Copyright Agent at myDSC@LuMindIDSC.org (Subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail at:
LuMind IDSC Foundation
20 Mall Road, Suite 200
Burlington, MA 01803-4126
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:
• an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
• a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
• a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service, with enough detail that we may find it on the Service;
• your address, telephone number, and email address;
• a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
• a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Counter-Notice: If you believe your User Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to upload and use the content in your User Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
• your physical or electronic signature;
• identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
• a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
• your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Company will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Repeat Infringer Policy: In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Company has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Company’s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Company may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Service and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
10. User Disputes
You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Service and LuMind IDSC will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto. LuMind IDSC reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other user of the Service.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Service, its administrators, LuMind IDSC, iModules Software, Inc., and their officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your content, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.
12. No Resale of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
13. Modifications to Service
The Service reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the Service shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
14. Termination of Use
You agree that Company, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Company believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of Service, may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Company may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this Terms of Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Company may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that Company will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.
15. Third Party Web Services, Content, Products and Services
The Service may provide links to Web sites and access to content, products and services from third parties, including users, advertisers, affiliates and sponsors of the site. You agree that the Service is not responsible for the availability of, and content provided on, third party Web sites. You should refer to the policies posted by other Web sites regarding privacy and other topics before you use them.
If you choose to purchase any products or services from a third party, your relationship is directly with the third party. You agree that the Service is not responsible for: (a) the quality of third party products or services; and (b) fulfilling any of the terms of your agreement with the seller, including delivery of products or services and warranty obligations related to purchased products or services. You agree that the Service is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with any third party.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE, THE SITE, AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE SITE, LUMIND IDSC AND IMODULES SOFTWARE,INC. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT; AND MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT:
a) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS;
b) THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS;
c) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR
d) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. THE SITE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
17. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SITE OR LUMIND IDSC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA, GOODWILL OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Notices to you may be made via either e-mail or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the Terms of Service or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and LuMind IDSC and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and LuMind IDSC with respect to the Service. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or third party services, third party content or third party software. These Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to its conflict of law provisions. The failure of Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You may not assign this Terms of Service without the prior written consent of Company, but Company may assign or transfer this Terms of Service, in whole or in part, without restriction.
Please report any violations of these Terms of Service to: myDSC@LuMindIDSC.org.