Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing the "nciphub.org" site (NCIP Hub). NCIP Hub is operated by a community of researchers and administered by Purdue University. Your access to NCIP Hub is subject to your agreement to these Terms of Use. By accessing NCIP Hub, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use.

Modification of the Agreement

We maintain the right to modify these Terms of Use and may do so by posting modifications on this page. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting the modification unless otherwise stated. Your continued use of NCIP Hub following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance of that modification. You should regularly visit this page to review the current Terms of Use.

Eligibility, Registration, Access, and Termination

The NCIP Hub is a site for collaboration and sharing of data, tools, and standards among the cancer research community and is limited to non-commercial, educational and research activities. Use for unrelated purposes, such as advertising, is a violation of these terms and may result in sanctions such as, but not limited to, bans, restriction of privileges or termination of your account.

Certain portions of NCIP Hub are limited to registered users and/or allow a user to participate in online services by entering personal information. You agree that any information provided to NCIP Hub in these areas will be complete and accurate, and that you will neither register under the name of nor attempt to enter NCIP Hub under the name of another person or entity.

If you setup an account on NCIP Hub, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password and for restricting access to your computer.  You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. NCIP Hub does not authorize use of your User ID by third-parties.

We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to and use of NCIP Hub without notice and for any reason, including for violation of these Terms of Use or for other conduct that we, in our sole discretion, believe to be unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access NCIP Hub.

Data Handling

Users must not knowingly or unknowingly upload incorrect or inappropriate data and/or share it with unauthorized users. Unauthorized data sharing is a violation of these Terms of Use. This may occur through uploading and sharing sensitive materials publicly on NCIP Hub, emails, screenshots, screen sharing and/or monitor viewing. When a violation becomes known, it must be reported to NCIP Hub Administrators and the Privacy Officer at the user’s Institution within 24 hours. Any violation will be remediated by steps including, but not limited to, the following: destroying and/or unpublishing data, revoking Group/Project membership, revoking NCIP Hub membership.

For data belonging to a Group or Project, authorization and control over access to the data is the responsibility of the Group/Project Manager(s). It is also the responsibility of the Group/Project Manager(s) to ensure that Group/Project members are educated on NCIP Hub's requirements and sanctions for misuse.

Privacy and Confidentiality

You must agree to our Privacy Policy.

Conduct

You must agree to our Conduct (Abuse) Policy.

Accessibility

NCIP Hub encourages users to format their content contributions so that they are accessible to everyone, as described in the NCIP Hub Accessibility Statement.

Licenses

When you upload or contribute materials to NCIP Hub, you grant this license to NCIP Hub. You may choose a license to grant to other people when NCIP Hub redistributes it, if applicable, as described in Intellectual Property Considerations.

Disclaimers

NCIP Hub AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NCIP and Purdue University do not warrant, and hereby disclaim any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any good, service, or information obtained from NCIP Hub. NCIP and Purdue University do not warrant that NCIP Hub will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that NCIP Hub is free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of NCIP Hub is at your own risk.

You agree that NCIP and Purdue University shall have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to your use of NCIP Hub or any resource that you access through NCIP Hub.

NCIP Hub hosts content from a number of authors. The statements and views of these authors are theirs alone, and do not reflect the stances or policies of NCIP, Purdue University or their sponsors, nor does their posting imply the endorsement of NCIP, Purdue University or their sponsors.

Choice of Law/Forum Selection/Attorney Fees

You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to NCIP Hub, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by federal law and by the laws of the State of Indiana, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Tippecanoe County, Indiana as the exclusive legal forums for any such dispute.