Last updated July 7, 2023
2. Data We collect
Data You Provide To Us.
- Registration. To become a Registered User, you need to provide certain personal identifiers, such as your name, email address and a password. At the time of registration we may ask for other types of data about you, some of which will be “required” and other that will be optional, but relevant to the Services. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile and to make that sensitive information public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.
- Posting Content. We collect personal data from Registered Users when you provide, post or upload it to our Services, such as when you fill out a form, respond to a survey, like or follow or post “content” or links to the Service.
- Messages and Support. We may collect personal data from you if you should contact us for support, or when we engage with you in messaging about the Services.
- Sensitive Personal Information. Unless you decide to post sensitive personal information to the Services, we do not collect, use, or disclose sensitive personal information.
Data From Others. Others may post or write about you in connection with the Services. For example, another Registered User may post content on our Services that includes information about you such as a citation to an article you have written.
Data From Your Browser or Device.
Whenever you use any online service, certain information gets created and logged automatically; the same is true when you access or use the Services. Here’s what we collect:
- Log. When you access or use the Services (whether on your computer or on a mobile device), we gather certain internet or other electronic network activity information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, the Internet Service Provider, referring/exit pages, date/time stamps, clickstream data, login/logout times, and duration of time spent on the Services.
- Device. In addition to log data, we collect information about the device you’re using to access the Services; this includes the type of device, browser type, operating system, settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data that helps us understand when something goes wrong.
3. How We Use Your Data
CZIF does not share your information for behavioral advertising purposes or sell, rent, or lease your personal data to others. We use your data for the following business purposes:
- Services. We use the information we collect to provide or serve our Services, and maintain and improve the Services, including understanding the content that Registered Users find valuable.
- Communications. We may also use your information to directly communicate with you about your use of the Services or to respond to an email, submission, or takedown request from you.
- Aggregate Insights. We use your data to produce and share aggregated insights that do not identify you. For example we may use your data to generate statistics about location of our Registered Users, and how many active Registered Users engage in the Registered Services on a monthly basis.
4. Retention and Deletion
We retain your personal data while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you Services. This includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services.
5. How We Disclose Information
Except in the instances listed below, we will not disclose your personal information to others unless you consent to it, nor will we ever sell your personal information to advertisers or other third parties. However, we disclose your information in the following ways:
- Our Services. Any data that you include on your user profile (except for your contact information) and any content you post you take on our Services will be seen by others. Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts, and comments. When you share an article or a post (e.g., an update, image, link or article) it may be viewed by others (and can possibly be copied by them).
- Legal and Safety Reasons. We may disclose information if we believe in good faith that it’s necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (c) to protect or defend our rights or property or Registered Users of our Services or others; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation of the law.
6. Choices and Rights
You have the following rights with respect to the personal data we have about you:
- Delete data. You can use features of the Service to delete your personal data, and you can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data.
- Change or correct personal data. You can edit some personal data through the Services. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
- Object to, limit, or restrict use of personal data. You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
- Right to access and/or take your personal data. You can ask us for a copy of your personal data in machine-readable form.
- The right not to be discriminated against. CZIF will not discriminate against you in any manner for exercising any of the above rights with respect to your personal data.
- Right to notice. You have a right to receive notice of our personal information collection, use, retention, and disclosure practices at or before collection of personal information.
If you would like to exercise your right to any of the above, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, please provide us with your name, the country (and state if within the United States) in which you live, which of the above rights you would like to exercise, and sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information. If you would like an authorized agent to make a request for you, have that agent email email@example.com with the above information along with additional information sufficient for us to verify that the authorized agent is acting on your behalf. Please also let us know if you have questions or concerns related to exercising any rights you have under applicable law to control your personal information.
If you would like to appeal a CZIF decision with respect to a request to exercise any of these rights, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain the basis for your appeal.
If you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority.
Account Closure. Registered Users have the right to close their account. If you choose to close your account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 3 business days. We generally delete or de-identify closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below. We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-identified information after your account has been closed.
7. Data Transfers.
CZIF is based in the United States; when you engage with the Services, you are sending personal data into the United States which may have different data protection rules than those of your country. We process data both inside and outside of the United States.
8. Our Legal Bases.
We will collect, use and share your personal data only where we have a legal right to do so. This section explains our legal bases for processing personal data, including under GDPR.
- Consent. We rely on consent to engage in certain data collection activities, like through cookies.
- Legitimate Interests. We rely on legitimate interests to process the data we collect when you use the Services. We process this data based on our legitimate interest in understanding how the Services are being used, and your legitimate interest in accessing the Services.
- Contract. We rely on contract where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (e.g. to deliver the Services you have requested).
Where we rely on consent, you have the right to revoke your consent and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object by emailing us at email@example.com. If you have any questions about the lawful bases on which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us.
9. Additional Information for California Residents
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires certain businesses to give California residents a number of rights regarding their personal information. We are offering these rights to you, including the right to have your personal information deleted (subject to certain exceptions), the right to change or correct your personal information, the right to limit the use or disclosure of your sensitive personal information (if applicable), the right to access your personal information, the right to opt-out of the “selling” or “sharing” of personal information (if applicable), and the right not to be discriminated against for exercising these rights.
The Right to Know. This right allows you to request the following information about the personal information that we’ve collected about you in the past 12 months:
- Information about Data Collection
- The categories of personal information that have been collected.
- The categories of sources from which we have collected personal information.
- The business purpose for which we have collected personal information.
- Information about Data Disclosure
- The categories of personal information, if any, that have been sold, shared, or disclosed for a business purpose to third parties.
- The categories of third parties to whom personal information was sold, shared, or disclosed for a business purpose.
- Identification of the specific business purpose for disclosing the personal information.
Information about Data Collection
- Information we collect. We have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the past 12 months: (1) identifiers; (2) internet or other electronic network activity; (3) geolocation data; (4) user generated content such as your posts; and (5) inferences drawn from internet or other electronic network activity.
Information about Data Disclosure
- Information we disclose. We have disclosed the following categories of personal information within the past 12 months: (1) identifiers; (2) internet or other electronic network activity; (3) geolocation data; (4) user generated content such as your posts; and (5) inferences drawn from internet or other electronic network activity.
10. Additional Information for Residents of Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah
Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah also have adopted privacy laws that give consumers certain rights, including the right to confirm whether businesses are processing the consumer’s personal information, the right to access that data, the right to obtain a copy of that data, the right to correct inaccuracies in that data, and the right to delete that data. As discussed above in Section 6, CZIF provides these rights to all consumers, regardless of where they reside.
Additionally, these four states have adopted rights to opt-out of: (1) targeted advertising; (2) the sale of personal information; and (3) profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer. CZIF does not: use your information for targeted advertising, sell your information, or profile consumers in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects.
11. Other Important Information
- Security. Security of personal data is important to us. We implement security safeguards designed to protect your personal data, including reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal data from unauthorized access, use, alteration and destruction. Despite these efforts, we cannot guarantee that your data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, technical, or administrative safeguards. Please notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org if you become aware of any security issues relating to our Services.
- Direct Marketing and Do Not Track Signals. We don’t currently share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, nor do we support any Do Not Track signals since there’s currently no standard for how online services respond to those signals.
- Children. The Services are not designed or intended for children under 16 and we do not have actual knowledge that we have sold or shared the personal information of users under 16 years of age. If we become aware that we have the information of such children collected through the Services, we will promptly delete it.
See Section 10 of the User Agreement for contact information.
This User Agreement applies to everyone who visits our website (“You”) and those who access and use our services, as described below.
The purpose of these services is to provide a space for scientists participating in the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network (NDCN) to learn more about, communicate, and collaborate with their fellow grantees. Any discussions which include confidential information or data about individuals should happen through more private and secured communication methods and should not be included in this “community” platform.
- Contract and Services
1.2 Services. This User Agreement applies to chanzuckerberg.com/rareasone (“Web Services”) and the NDCN Network forum (“Registered Services”; together with the Web Services, the “Services”). This User Agreement applies to those who have registered as users of the Services (“Registered Users”).
2.1 Visitors. Visitors to the Web Services who are not Registered Users may be given the opportunity to request an invite to the community or contact us in connection with the Services (see below). Registered Services are only available for Registered Users.
2.2 Registered Users and Registered Services.
(b) Accounts and Passwords. Registered Users are account holders. As a Registered User, you agree to: (1) choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer or share your account; and (4) follow applicable law and the terms of this User Agreement, including our Community Participation Guidelines. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you report misuse.
(c) No Payment: The Services are provided at no charge.
(d) Notices and Messages: You agree that we will provide notices and messages to you related to the Services within the Service.
- Rights and Limits.
3.1. Your License to Us. Our Services include features that require you (e.g. registration) and enable you (e.g. when you volunteer to answer a survey) to provide information and content. As between you and us, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services, and you are granting us only the following non-exclusive license:
A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, and process feedback, information and content that you provide through our Services (including any surveys responses), without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. The license rights you grant to us are limited in the following ways:
- If we agree to additional restrictions on use of content in the context of our collection of it, we will honor those additional limits.
- By submitting suggestions or other feedback related to our Services to us, you agree that we can – but are not required to – use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you. Any limits we agree to with respect to feedback, information and content provided by you, does not apply to any ideas you may provide to us.
- Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others,.
3.2 Your Content. You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate applicable law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights and privacy rights).
3.3 Service License and Availability. We may change, suspend or end any Service in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes will be effective upon notice provided to you. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law.
3.4 Limits. You agree that your use of the Service is subject to compliance with these terms and our Community Participation Guidelines. We reserve the right to limit your use of the Services. If we believe that you may be in breach of this User Agreement, applicable law, or are misusing the Services, we reserve the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to the Services.
3.5 Intellectual Property Rights. Subject to the terms of this User Agreement, we grant you a limited right to access the Services and we reserve all other of our intellectual property rights in the Services. Using the Services does not give you any ownership in our Services or the content or information made available through our Services that is not already yours. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners. Our logos and other service marks, graphics, and logos used for our Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of ours and this User Agreement does not grant you any rights to use them.
- Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
4.1 Tools and Information. The Service may include information about third-party tools, resources and advice that we or other Registered Users who have posted information believe that you may find useful. Please exercise your own due care in deciding whether to use a third-party service, rely on information or follow advice; this information has not always been vetted for accuracy, and even if accurate may not be appropriate for you or your purposes. PLEASE ALWAYS USE YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND CONSULT WITH YOUR OWN ADVISORS BEFORE USING ANY SUCH TOOL, RESOURCE OR ADVICE. THIRD-PARTY TOOLS AND SERVICES ARE NOT UNDER CZIF’S CONTROL, AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CZIF WILL NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THESE TOOLS OR SERVICES. If you believe that any tools, resources or advice is incorrect, unsafe or violates our terms, you can report it to us by sending a message to email@example.com].
4.2 No Warranty. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, WE (AND THOSE THAT WE WORK WITH US TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE, LLC (“CZI LLC”)) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA AND INFORMATION, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
4.3 Exclusion of Liability. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS WE HAVE ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT OVERRIDES THIS CONTRACT), WE (AND THOSE THAT WE WORK WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION CZI LLC) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OF, OR CHANGES TO, YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT). IN NO EVENT SHALL PROVIDER’S LIABILITY (OR THE LIABILITY OF THOSE THAT WE WORK WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS $US 1000.
THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND US AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF WE AND OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
4.4 YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THESE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS OR OUR LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS AND DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Either of us may terminate this User Agreement at any time without notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination (1) our rights to use and disclose your content and feedback; (2) sections 4, 5, 6 and 7; and (3) any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
- Governing Law and Dispute Resolution and Mutual Agreement to Arbitrate
THIS SECTION CONSTITUTES AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT (“Arbitration Agreement”); IT REQUIRES YOU AND CZIF AND ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE, LLC (COLLECTIVELY, THE “CZI PARTIES”) TO AGREE TO RESOLVE ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN US THROUGH BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, SO PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
- Applicability. You and the CZI Parties agree that all Disputes, including Enforceability Disputes, will be resolved exclusively in binding arbitration on an individual basis, except that you and the CZI Parties are not required to arbitrate IP Disputes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or the CZI Parties may bring an individual action in small claims court.
- A “Dispute” means a dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the CZI Parties’ products or these Terms; or whether that dispute is (1) based on past, present or future events; and (2) in contract, warranty, state, regulation, or other legal or equitable basis.
- An “Enforceability Dispute” means a Dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement, including the formation of the contract, the arbitrability of any Dispute, and any claim that all or any part of this agreement is void or voidable.
- An “IP Dispute” means a Dispute relating to the ownership or enforcement of intellectual property rights.
- Waiver of Jury Right. YOU AND THE CZI PARTIES ARE EXPRESSLY GIVING UP ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL OR COURT TRIAL BEFORE A JUDGE. The arbitrator’s decision will be final and binding on both you and us, subject to review solely on the grounds set forth in the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).
- Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. YOU AND THE CZI PARTIES AGREE THAT ALL DISPUTES MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS, COLLECTIVE ACTION, OR REPRESENTATIVE BASIS. The validity of this waiver – and whether an action may proceed as a class, collective or representative action – must be decided by a court.
- Initiating a Dispute.
- To initiate a Dispute, a party must send to the other party written notice of that Dispute containing: (a) the name, address, and contact information of the party giving notice; (b) the facts giving rise to the Dispute; and (c) the relief requested.
- You and we agree that we shall (in good faith) meet and attempt to resolve the Dispute within 30 days. If the Dispute is not resolved during that time period, then you and a representative of the applicable CZIF Party shall (in good faith) meet and attempt to resolve the Dispute through non-binding mediation with a mutually agreed-upon mediator within 30 additional days. If you and we do not reach an agreement to resolve the dispute within that 60-day period, you or we may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court.
- Arbitration Rules and Procedure.
- Rules. The FAA governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement. Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) will administer the arbitration before a single arbitrator, and the arbitration will be initiated and conducted according to the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “JAMS Rules”), to the extent they are not inconsistent with the terms of this agreement. The JAMS Rules and instructions about how to initiate an arbitration are available at https://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration (as of the date of this agreement) or 1-800-352-5267.
- Fees. Pursuant to the JAMS Consumer Arbitration Minimum Standards, the CZI Parties will bear all costs of the arbitration (including any JAMS Case Management Fee and all professional fees for the arbitrator’s services), except for the filing fee if you are the party initiating the arbitration.
- Manner and Location of Arbitration. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, in writing, online, or in person. If in person, you may choose to have the arbitration conducted (a) in San Mateo County, California, (b) in the county where you live, or (c) at another location that you and we agree upon.
- Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration, including without limitation the record of the proceeding, are confidential and will not be open to the public, except (a) to the extent both parties agree otherwise in writing, (b) as may be appropriate in any subsequent proceedings between the parties, or (c) as may otherwise be appropriate in response to a governmental agency or legal process, provided that the party upon whom such process is served shall give immediate notice of such process to the other party and afford the other party an appropriate opportunity to object to such process.
- Opt-Out. You may opt out of this Arbitration Agreement by notifying us by mail no later than 30 days after first becoming subject to it. Your notice must include your name, address, and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement.
- Severability. If any portion of this Arbitration Agreement is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that portion shall be severed and the remainder of this Arbitration Agreement shall be given full force and effect.
- Governing Law and Jurisdiction.
7.1 This User Agreement and any dispute between you and the CZI Parties will be governed by California law and/or applicable federal law (including the Federal Arbitration Act), without regard to its choice of law or conflicts of law principles.
7.2 Subject to and without waiver of the arbitration provisions above, and unless prohibited by the laws of your country, you agree that any judicial proceedings (other than small claims actions as discussed above) will be brought in and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state courts in the City and County of San Mateo, California, or federal court for the Northern District of California. For countries where this is not permissible, this won’t deprive you of any protection you have under the law of the country where you live, or access to the courts in that country.
- General Terms
If any provision in this User Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be modified to a valid and enforceable provision that most accurately reflects the parties intentions.
- Community Participation Guidelines
You agree that you will comply with our Community Participation Guidelines (see below, and incorporated here) and that you will not:
- Use or attempt to use another’s account or share your account with another;
- Use the Services to violate the law or any school or institutional policies which apply to your use of the Services;
- Disable, circumvent or intentionally bypass any security feature, access controls or use limits of the Service;
- Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose, such as confidential information of others;
- Violate the intellectual property rights of us or others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. For example, do not copy or distribute (except through the available sharing functionality) the posts or other content of others without their permission, which they may give by posting under a Creative Commons license;
- Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code; and/or
- Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms).
- Complaints Regarding Content.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Registered Users be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties.
If you believe in good faith that your work has been reproduced or is accessible on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated agent with the following information in writing and include “Rare As One Copyright Report” in the subject line:
- identification of the copyrighted work or a representative list of copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed;
- identification of the allegedly infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available, so that we may contact you if necessary;
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Our designated agent is: NDCNfirstname.lastname@example.org, 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite i, Redwood City, CA 94063
Upon receiving a complete notice of claimed infringement, we will expeditiously remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content. We will terminate the privileges of users who repeatedly infringe copyright. Please note that United States law provides significant penalties for falsely submitting a notice of copyright infringement.
- How To Contact Us
Notice under this User Agreement must be in writing and deemed to have been given on the date delivered by a nationally recognized express mail service, such as Federal Express, or by certified and registered mail (signature for receipt required) to CZIF as follows:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation
c/o The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Attn: General Counsel
2682 Middlefield Road, Suite i
Redwood City, CA 94063
With a courtesy copy via email to: email@example.com (email does not constitute notice)
We provide Services for letting our Registered Users engage with each other and us (“Community” by sharing valuable information relevant to the the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network (NDCN) (“Purpose”). We believe that Purpose can best be achieved in a safe and respectful Community where relevant information is shared among real people who seek to share useful information.
The Community is intended to provide helpful, relevant content to users. Content you post should be relevant and authentic. Do not post content you know or believe to be wrong or inaccurate and then portray it as accurate.
We value opinions on relevant topics, and find value in a diversity of opinions. Something that you disagree with, does not necessarily violate our Rules. We believe that being respectful to even those with differing opinions can lead to more participation and information sharing related to the Purpose. You may question the beliefs and expertise of others as long as it is relevant and done in a respectful and non-threatening manner.
The community is not private or confidential. Do not post information that is intended to be kept private and confidential– including information that you have a legal obligation to keep confidential, including health information related to identifiable people.
Do No Harm
- Don’t post content that is hateful, cruel, threatening or bullying. That includes not posting content that expresses hatred or intolerance for people on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender or gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, immigration status, education levels, health status, or disability. Do not promote or support policies or organizations where such hateful views are core to the mission or ideology of the organization.
- Don’t post content that is libelous, defamatory, harassing, or inflammatory (e.g. profanity). Don’t post content that is obscene, pornographic, or lewd, or that contains nudity or sexually explicit images.
- Don’t post content that is intended or likely to terrorize or shock.
- Don’t post content that violates others’ rights, such as their intellectual property rights or privacy rights. Don’t post other people’s contact information or other personal information without their consent.
- Don’t post content that is or links to harmful, such as phishing or malware sites.
- Don’t impersonate other people or organizations or pretend to be someone or something you’re not.
- Don’t repeatedly post the same content and don’t attempt to drown out other people’s opinions, including coordinating with others.
- Don’t post content that violates law, or encourages others to violate laws or widely recognized ethical standards.
Do not post ads, spam or other commercial promotions into the Registered Services.
No Illegal or Unethical Activity
Do not post content that encourages or supports behavior that is illegal or unethical, including violence or fraud, such as advocating, threatening, or joking about physical or financial harm to yourself or others, including terrorism.
Enforcement and Reporting Abuse
We take the integrity of the Community seriously. If you violate our Rules, we will take down or block the relevant content and we have the right to restrict your ability to use Community or suspend or terminate your account. Misconduct may also violate laws, and can lead to legal action and civil and criminal penalties.
We encourage anyone who suspects a violation of these policies to notify us, either through “flagging features” in the product or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will investigate and take any actions in accordance with our policies and practices.