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Terms and Conditions of Data Use

The TBDB is for research purposes only. Patients and doctors should NOT make treatment decisions based on the information in the TBDB as it is purely a research resource.

This data is provided "as is", "where is" and without any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Stanford University or Broad Institute, nor their agents, employers or representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way or form out of the use of this data, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

All users assume the risk and responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness, or lack thereof, of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed or that the use hereof would or would not infringe the rights of any other party.

Public Access

Anyone with an internet connection may access the published data on the TBDB site. There is no need to sign in to view the public data. These data may be used for further research and analysis as long as the authors of the primary data are cited.

Private Data

Researchers are encouraged to use TBDB as a repository to manage their microarray or RT-PCR data and share it with collaborators. These data will be kept private according to the policy supplied by the agency that funded the generation of the data. Usually, the data are made public at the request of the researcher (user/owner) after publication or intellectual property legalities are resolved.

Entering data or accessing pre-publication microarray or RT-PCR data requires that a user have an account and sign in. If you would like such an account, please register.

The privacy policies for data entered under grants funded by the Gates Foundation are currently being defined.

Privacy Statement

During registration you are required to give contact information (name, email address). We will not share the information you provide with third parties or use it to send information to you about anything not directly related to TBDB. Contact and address information that you provide to TBDB will be made public to foster and facilitate community interactions. We will display your e-mail address in a manner that will make automated spamming difficult.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy or data usage policies feel free to contact us.