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Thank you for visiting the Simons Foundation website. The following policy describes how the Simons Foundation collects and uses information from visitors to this site.
Researchers are invited to participate in the Simons Foundation scientific community.
Only registered researchers can submit comments on website articles and for On SFARI (autism blog). If you comment, your user name can be seen by all visitors to those website pages.
Use of Information
The information collected from you will be used to grant access for comments and to participate in discussions with other registered researchers on the website. We need your email address in order to send you confirmation of your user identity and password.
The Simons Foundation may also track and use aggregate information about visitors for internal purposes, to assess and improve the content of our web pages. From time to time we may ask visitors to respond to inquiries regarding content or web features.
The information collected from you is not distributed to any third party for any purpose.
Your registration information is secured by current, reasonable industry standards. You may opt out of SF communications at any time by contacting us.
Simons Foundation Conditions of Use Policy
Third Party Submissions
If you make any submission to any areas of this website allowing comment, blogs, message postings or any other submission of third-party content, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted, the Simons Foundation a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute and display the submitted content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. If you make such a submission, you are solely responsible for your own submissions, the consequences of making those submissions, and your reliance on any third-party submissions found in such areas of this website. The Simons Foundation is not responsible for the content or consequences of any such third-party submissions.
The Simons Foundation reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
- Investigate an allegation that a submission do not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the submission.
- Remove or refuse to post any submissions which, in the sole discretion of The Simons Foundation, are inappropriate, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Conditions of Use, regardless of whether such submission violate these standards.
- Terminate a user's access to any or all areas of this website.
Not Medical Advice
The contents of this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and do not constitute the provision of medical advice. The Simons Foundation does not recommend any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on this website.
Protection of Content
You are authorized to download one copy of the material on this website solely for your personal, noncommercial or scientific research use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © 2007, The Simons Foundation. All rights reserved" and such other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the downloaded material. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on this website may be included elsewhere within the website and are incorporated into these Conditions of Use by reference. The contents of this website are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to such content remains with The Simons Foundation or its licensors. Any use of such content not expressly permitted by these Conditions of Use is a breach of these Conditions of Use and may violate applicable laws. The contents of this website are subject to change or termination without notice in the discretion of The Simons Foundation. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to The Simons Foundation and its licensors. If you violate any of these Conditions of Use, your permission to use the content available on this website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of such materials.
Changes in this Policy
If our information practices change in the future, we will post policy changes on the SF website. Please check this portion of the site for any changes.
Policy Effective December 2007
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