Floss4Science Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the information Floss4Science collects about you as a user of Floss4Science sites, services, and the software we use to provide you our services. Some of these services may provide you with additional information and choices about your privacy, which you should review.

This policy does not apply to information about you collected by third party websites and offerings linked to or otherwise accessible from Floss4Science . The information collected or received by third parties is subject to their own privacy policies.

Collection of Your Floss4Science Information

We collect or receive information about you when you interact with Floss4Science . Registering with Floss4Science is optional and we may collect information even if you do not register. Depending on how you use Floss4Science ‘s Services, your Floss4Science information may include:

* registration-related information (such as name, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, birth date, or gender);
* information about the Floss4Science Services that you use, how frequently you use them; and your responses to the offerings and advertisements presented on Floss4Science or other features made available by Floss4Science , including those available on third party websites;
* transaction-related information (such as credit card or other preferred means of payment, billing or shipping information, or a history of products purchased through Floss4Science );
* customer service information about you as an Floss4Science user;
* location data and other information about mobile devices used to access and interact with Floss4Science ; or
* other information specifically related to your use of particular Floss4Science services or offerings, including information that you publicly post using tools made available by Floss4Science .

Floss4Science may also receive or collect certain technical information when you use our services. This may include: the type of browser or operating system you are using, your manner of connecting to the Internet and the name of your Internet service provider; your Internet protocol address; information about Floss4Science services that you used prior to registering with Floss4Science ; and data relating to computer malfunctions or problems occurring when you use your computer with Floss4Science services. Additionally, we may collect information about other software on your computer for the limited purpose of protecting your security or improving your online experience.

How Your Floss4Science Information is used

Your Floss4Science information is used for purposes that include:

* to operate and improve the sites, services, and offerings available through Floss4Science ;
* to personalize the content and advertisements provided to you (including to present offers to you on behalf of business partners and advertisers);
* to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services;
* to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries;
* to conduct research about your use of Floss4Science ; and
* to help offer you other products, programs, or services that may be of interest.

Floss4Science may use cookies, web beacons, or other technologies in combination with your Floss4Science information to enhance and personalize your experience on Floss4Science .

Sharing of Your Floss4Science Information

Floss4Science does not rent or sell your Floss4Science information (such as name, address, telephone number, screen name and credit card information) to third parties for their marketing purposes. Floss4Science may share your Floss4Science information with third parties to provide products and services you have requested, when we have your consent, or as described in this Privacy Policy.

The contents of your online communications, as well as other information about you as an Floss4Science user, may be accessed and disclosed in response: to lawful governmental requests or legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena), in other circumstances in which Floss4Science has a good faith belief that a crime has been or is being committed by an Floss4Science user, that an emergency exists that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person, when necessary either to protect the rights or property of Floss4Science , or for us to render the service you have requested.

Please note that if you use Floss4Science communications tools to disclose information about yourself publicly (for example, commenting in posts in Floss4Science ), others outside of Floss4Science may obtain access to information you provide.

Floss4Science ’s offerings may include features or functionalities provided by third parties. In the process of providing such functionalities within Floss4Science services, your browser may automatically send certain technical information to the third party provider. The use of these third-party provided features or functionalities is subject to their own privacy policies.

We may use agents and contractors in order to help operate Floss4Science . Their use of information is limited to these purposes.

In the event that ownership of Floss4Science was to change as a result of a merger, acquisition, or transfer to another company, your Floss4Science information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your Floss4Science information, you will be provided notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer.

Using Our Services

To use our Services, you must:

1. Comply with applicable laws and regulations and not participate in, facilitate, or further illegal activities;
2. Immediately notify us if you learn of a security breach or other illegal activity on the Services;
3. Protect your username and password;
4. Not post content that contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts or is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, or tortious;
5. Not engage in an activity that is harmful to us or our customers, advertisers, affiliates, vendors, or anyone else;
6. Not use any automated process to access or use the Services or any process, whether automated or manual, to capture data or content from any Service for any reason; and
7. Not use any Service or any process to damage, disable, impair, or otherwise attack our Services or the networks connected to the Services.

To prevent violations and enforce this TOS and remediate any violations, we can take any technical, legal, and other actions that we deem, in our sole discretion, necessary and appropriate without notice to you.

You are responsible for obtaining at your own expense all equipment and services needed to access our Services. If you are accessing our Services by a mobile device, your wireless carrier may charge you fees for data, text messaging, and other wireless access or communications services. We do not guarantee that our mobile Services can be accessed through all wireless devices or service plans or are available in all geographical locations.

If you elect to store authentication information, such as a username and password, where others may access it, we are not responsible for any loss of personal data or other consequences if someone other than you uses that information to access our services. If you lose a device, such as a laptop, desktop, or smartphone, or a device is stolen containing your username and password, it is up to you to take all the steps necessary to protect yourself.

Our Services

When providing you with our Services, we may display advertising within them and you agree to accept the advertising on whatever devices, including a wireless phone, you are using to access our Services.

We may, in our sole discretion, change any aspect of a Service or discontinue a Service without notice.

The Services are based in the United States. They are not designed or customized for any other country. You may use them only if they comply with the laws of the country from which you are accessing our Services.

Posting Content on Our Services

You can post content to a Service only if (a) you created and own the rights to the content or you have the owner’s express permission to post the content; and (b) the content does not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights (including the copyrights, trademarks, or privacy rights) or violate any applicable laws, this TOS, our Community Guidelines, or any other posted policies. We can remove content for any reason.

You are responsible for any content you post to our Services and the consequences of sharing or publishing such content with others or the general public. This includes, for example, any personal information, such as your home address, the home address of others, or your current location. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF SHARING OR POSTING ANY PERSONAL OR OTHER INFORMATION ON OUR SERVICES.

You may not post content intended to provide professional advice, including the provision of medical treatment, legal advice, or investment advice. You may not post content to solicit, recommend, endorse, or offer to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments, tout stocks, or recommend that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for you or any specific person.

Except as otherwise provided in this TOS, you or the owner of any content that you post to our Services retain ownership of all rights, title, and interests in that content. However, by posting content on a Service, you grant us and our assigns, agents, and licensees the irrevocable, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, display, remix, perform, distribute, redistribute, adapt, promote, create derivative works, and syndicate this content in any medium and through any form of technology or distribution. We own all rights, title, and interests in any compilation, collective work or other derivative work created by us using or incorporating your content (but not your original content).

When you use a Service that allows users to share, transform, readapt, modify, or combine user content with other content, you grant us and our users an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, display, remix, perform, distribute, redistribute, adapt, promote, create derivative works, and syndicate your content in any medium and through any form of technology or distribution and to permit any derivative works to be licensed under these same license terms.

Copyright and trademark owners can report alleged violations by following the instructions for reporting claims of copyright and trademark infringement.

Using Our Content and Trademarks

Some content on our Services is created and supplied by us or by a vendor, and we or our vendor own all rights, title, and interests in that content and in any compilation, collective work or derivative work created by us using or incorporating this content.

The Services and the content provided on the Services are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, international treaties, laws, and other proprietary rights, and also may have security components that protect digital information. You agree that you will not take any action to interfere with anyone’s rights in their content and you will not attempt to circumvent any mechanisms for preventing the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of content.

You may be given the opportunity to download certain content. You may do so only to the extent authorized for that particular content. You may not use the content in a manner that exceeds the rights granted for your use of the content nor may you copy or distribute the content or create a derivative work unless you are authorized to do so.

The content provided on the Services, including content posted by users, is for general information, discussion and entertainment purposes only. We make no representations or guarantees about any aspect of the content on the Services and do not endorse any opinions expressed by any users. ALL CONTENT IS POSTED “AS IS” AND YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF USING OR RELYING ON ANY CONTENT.

You may not use any of our trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.

No Spam

You may not access the Services to harvest or collect any information about our users for any purpose. You may not send unsolicited bulk communications or post advertising or other notice on any Service.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations on Remedies and Liability




General Legal Terms

This TOS along with any supplemental terms for some Services constitutes the whole legal agreement between you and Floss4Science and replaces any prior agreements between you and Floss4Science .

We may modify this TOS from time to time. If you do not agree to the changes, stop using our Services (and remember to cancel any fee-based services) before the changes take effect. Your use of a Service after the effective date of any changes means that you agree to the changes.

If a court of law finds that any provision of this TOS is invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable.

We may assign this contract at any time without notice to you. You may not assign this contract to anyone else.

In any dispute with us, your sole remedy is to stop using your account and cancel any fee-based services. This includes any dispute related to, or arising out of: (1) any term of this TOS or our enforcement or application of this TOS; (2) any of our policies or practices, including our Privacy Policy, or our enforcement or application of these policies; (3) the content available on the Services or the Internet or any change in content provided by us; (4) your ability to access or use the Services; or (5) the amount or type of fees, surcharges, applicable taxes, billing methods, or any change to the fees, applicable taxes, surcharges or billing methods.

Registrations, agreements, and terms presented by us electronically to you have the same effect as one in writing and are legally enforceable as a signed writing. You also consent to receive all communications regarding our Services electronically from us. The delivery of any communication from us is effective when sent by us, regardless of when you receive or read the communication. In addition, we are not responsible for communications that do not reach you if you have not provided us with your current contact information. If you decided not to receive notices from us electronically, we may cancel your account and terminate access to the Services.

We may be required by law to release information to a third party about your use of this web site. Except as prohibited by law, we will send you notice if we plan to comply with a civil subpoena related to your information. You agree to hold us harmless for the release of any information related to you in connection with a civil subpoena including, but not limited to, any claims that you did not receive notice of the civil subpoena from us.

This site accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This site abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this site.

The owner(s) of this site is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this site are purely the site owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This site does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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