Terms and Conditions
As of August 28, 2017
CRI Genetics is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below (the “Agreement”). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE CRI Genetics WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING CRI Genetics YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE CRI Genetics. THE RIGHT TO USE CRI Genetics IS FOR YOU PERSONALLY AND CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY.
CRI Genetics MAY MODIFY THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME BY POSTING A MODIFIED VERSION AT CRIGenetics.com. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT, YOU MAY CANCEL THE AGREEMENT BY SENDING US NOTICE OF TERMINATION TO THE E-MAIL OR POSTAL MAIL ADDRESS IDENTIFIED IN SECTION 12 BELOW. UNLESS AND UNTIL WE RECEIVE SUCH NOTICE, YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF CRI Genetics FOLLOWING POSTING OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT SHALL BE DEEMED YOUR ACCEPTANCE THEREOF. CRI Genetics SHALL ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO CHANGE OR DISCONTINUE ANY ASPECT OR FEATURE OF CRI Genetics INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL OF ITS CONTENT, AND ITS HOURS OF AVAILABILITY.
CRI Genetics is an interactive online service on the Internet, owned and operated by CRI Genetics. (“CRI Genetics”), and consisting of independent reviews and evaluations based on our judgement of work of third party experts across multiple categories, as well as presentations where consumers can obtain conclusions, recommendations, or suggestions about what products or services are either ‘best bets’, ‘top-rated’, ‘suggested’, or in some way ‘recommended’, and rankings of third party reviews and other information sources across multiple categories. “Content” means the evaluations, presentations, rankings, reviews, other information, advertisements, chat room discussions, photos, video, graphics, music and sound contained on, distributed through, linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on CRI Genetics, whether such Content is owned by CRI Genetics or third parties. “User” means each person who establishes or accesses a connection for access and for use of CRI Genetics.
Users of the DNA Service.
The DNA Service includes (1) us sending you a DNA Sample Kit, (2) you submitting a saliva sample for DNA testing and returning the DNA Sample to us as instructed, and (3) an online service where Users can create a free User Account and view their results.
By using the CRI Services, you agree to, acknowledge, and represent as follows:
A. You acknowledge that the information you learn from CRI Genetics is not meant to independently diagnose, treat, or prevent any condition or disease, or to determine the status of your health. You acknowledge that the CRI Services are intended for personal research, informational, and educational purposes only.
B. You acknowledge that some of the information you receive may be prove to be unwanted or unexpected, and may provoke strong emotion.
C. Genetic information that you choose to share with your physician or other health care provider may become part of your medical record and could become accessible to other health care providers and/or insurance companies in the future. You are responsible for all possible consequences resulting from your disclosure of your DNA Results and Genetic Information to others.
D. By submitting a DNA Sample for testing, you represent that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and the DNA Sample you are submitting is your own or of a person under the age of eighteen (18) for whom you are the legal guardian or have obtained legal authorization to provide their DNA to CRI Genetics. If you submit a DNA sample of a minor, you must provide written confirmation of our authority to do so, in a format acceptable to us, as requested prior to the DNA Results for the relevant minor being provided.
E. You warrant that you are not an insurance company or an employer attempting to obtain information about an insured person or an employee.
F. You acknowledge and agree that you shall acquire no rights of any kind in any of the research or commercial products that may be developed by CRI Genetics due to your submittal of your DNA Sample. You specifically understand that you will not receive compensation for any research or commercial products that include or result from your DNA Sample or Genetic Information.
(A) A. User shall use CRI Genetics for lawful purposes only. User shall not post or transmit through CRI Genetics any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others (including intellectual property rights), which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, harassing, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without CRI Genetics to products or services. Any conduct by a User that in CRI Genetics discretion restricts or inhibits any other User from using or enjoying CRI Genetics will not be permitted. User shall not use CRI Genetics to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of Users to become subscribers of other online information services competitive with CRI Genetics.
CRI Genetics includes a blog with a User comments section which allows Users to post information, provide feedback to CRI Genetics and its affiliates, and interact in real-time. Users will be responsible for, and indemnify and hold harmless CRI Genetics, its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents and representatives against, any claim arising from any material that they post or transmit. Although CRI Genetics and its affiliates may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and other User and member generated pages on CRI Genetics neither CRI Genetics nor its affiliates is under any obligation to do so. Users acknowledge that CRI Genetics and its affiliates do not control the information available in the blog comments section, bulletin boards, and other User generated pages and that any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content presented or disseminated on any blog comments section, bulletin board or on any other User generated pages are those of their respective authors who are solely liable for their content. CRI Genetics and its affiliates reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the User comments section, bulletin boards or on any other User generated pages.
(B) CRI Genetics contains copyrighted material, trademarks of CRI Genetics as well as third parties and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, the Content, and this Content is protected under the United States copyright laws and international laws and treaties. CRI Genetics owns all rights in the preparation, selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content, as well as in the Content original to CRI Genetics. User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any other way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. User may download the Content for User’s non-commercial personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of CRI Genetics and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. User acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
(C) User shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on CRI Genetics any material in violation of any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with User. User shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to CRI Genetics, User automatically grants and warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. User hereby grants CRI Genetics the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on CRI Genetics by User.
Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability.
A. USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF CRI Genetics IS AT USER’S SOLE RISK. THE CONTENT IS NOT PROMISED OR GUARANTEED TO BE CORRECT, COMPLETE OR UP-TO-DATE. CRI Genetics IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS “AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT.
B. NEITHER CRI Genetics , ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT CRI Genetics WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF CRI Genetics , OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH CRI Genetics. FURTHERMORE, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE CONTENT.
C. IN NO EVENT WILL CRI Genetics , OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING CRI Genetics , BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE CRI Genetics. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON CRI Genetics. IN ANY EVENT, CRI Genetics’ MAXIMUM TOTAL LIABILITY TO USER FOR ANY REASON AND UPON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT DAMAGES NOT TO EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE PRICE, IF ANY, PAID BY USER FOR ACCESS TO CRI Genetics OR 25 DOLLARS ($25.00).
D. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. THIS DISCLAIMER FURTHER APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE CONTENT OR ANY OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES REFERRED TO IN THE CONTENT. CRI Genetics SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES RELATING TO ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES REFERRED TO AT ANY TIME IN THE CONTENT, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT CRI Genetics IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH USER.
E. CRI Genetics DOES NOT INTEND ANY REFERENCES TO ENTITIES, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES IN THE CONTENT OR ANY LINKS ON CRI Genetics TO BE ENDORSEMENTS OF SUCH ENTITIES, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. CRI Genetics IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH, OR SPONSORED OR ENDORSED BY ANY OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCT RATING SERVICE, AND ANY REFERENCE TO SUCH THIRD-PARTY RATING SERVICES IS SOLELY FOR THE GENERAL INFORMATION AND CONVENIENCE OF USERS USING CRI Genetics.
CRI Genetics shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Content of CRI Genetics, including chat rooms and forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by CRI Genetics, and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. CRI Genetics shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any material submitted to or posted on CRI Genetics. Without limiting the foregoing, CRI Genetics shall have the right to remove any material that CRI Genetics, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof, or otherwise objectionable.
User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CRI Genetics , its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, based upon or arising out of the use of CRI Genetics by User.
Either CRI Genetics or User may terminate this Agreement, and the right to access CRI Genetics, at any time. The provisions of Sections 3(B), 3(C), 4, 6, 8, 10 and 11 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
CRI Genetics is a registered trademark, and CRI Genetics is intellectual property owned by CRI Genetics. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on CRI Genetics are the property of their respective owners.
This Agreement and any operating rules for CRI Genetics constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Delaware, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or its breach, with the exception of injunctive relief sought by CRI Genetics for any violation of CRI Genetics’ proprietary rights, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the then-current rules of the American Arbitration Association. Before entering into arbitration, the parties shall each appoint an arbitrator, and these two arbitrators shall select a third arbitrator to be a member of the panel. Should the two arbitrators not be able to agree on a choice of the third, then the American Arbitration Association shall make the appointment of the third arbitrator, and it shall be someone who is neutral to the parties. None of the arbitrators shall be officers or employees of the parties to this Agreement. Such arbitrators shall be natural persons and shall be experts in the computer/information technology field. The cost of arbitration, including fees per arbitrator, shall be borne equally by the parties. The location of arbitration shall be Los Angeles, California, USA.