Terms of Use

Welcome to MLabs’ Web site, an online information and communications service provided by The University of Michigan, Department of Pathology, MLabs ("MLabs" or "We" or "Us"), subject to your agreement with all of these terms and conditions. MLabs may modify these terms and conditions at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified terms and conditions on MLabs. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications, and your accessing or using the service constitutes your acceptance of the agreement as it appears at the time of your access or use. From time to time MLabs may offer Web site visitors the opportunity to participate in additional features or services through MLabs’ Web site. You may be required to enter into additional agreements or authorizations before you can access such features or services.

Medical Emergencies

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL HEALTH ISSUES, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF AN URGENT NATURE, AND MLABS MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF ANY PARTICULAR RESPONSE TIME TO ANY INQUIRY YOU MAY MAKE. ACCORDINGLY, IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS WEB SITE FOR ASSISTANCE, BUT SHOULD INSTEAD SEEK APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

Privacy

Please read our Web Privacy Policy to understand how any personally identifiable information will be treated.

Security

This security of any data you submit via this site is very important to us. This site uses encryption technology, and we constantly review our security practices to help ensure that your data is maintained securely. However, no system can perfectly guard against risks of intentional intrusion or inadvertent disclosure of information sent to us. Moreover, when you transmit information via the Internet, your information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond our control, and therefore the security of the transmission may be compromised before it reaches us. Accordingly, MLabs makes no guarantee as to confidentiality or security. IN ADDITION, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AND SOLELY ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR INTENTIONAL INTRUSION, OR OF ANY DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF MLABS’ WEB SITE. Your user name and password should be kept confidential. Failure to do so may also compromise the confidentiality of your information.

No Warranties

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT MLABS AND ANY SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED BY MLABS IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. MLABS DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE OR ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE. IN ADDITION, MLABS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT USE OF MLABS’ WEB SITE WILL BE FREE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, UNAVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION, DOWNTIME, SERVICE DISRUPTIONS, VIRUSES OR WORMS AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND CHECKPOINTS TO SATISFY YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCURACY OF DATA INPUT AND OUTPUT.

Limitation of Liability

THE USE OF THIS SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL MLABS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR ANY OTHER MONETARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, FEES, FINES, PENALTIES, OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS SERVICE, OR SITES ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SERVICE, AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE.

User Agreements

You agree that you will not:

Upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate any rights of any party;

Use this Web site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws;

Use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party;

Use this Web site to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity;

Attempt to disable, "hack" or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this Web site.

Discontinuance of Services

MLabs’ Web Site is being provided as a courtesy to you, and MLabs reserves the right to modify, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this site, or any part thereof, at any time, with or without notice. In addition, your access to the site may be discontinued at any time if you violate the terms of this agreement or if we determine, for any other reason, that it is no longer appropriate for you to have access to the site.

Dispute Resolution

You agree that any dispute or claim (including personal injury claims) related to your use of the Web site is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the appropriate court in the state in which your care was originally given on-site by MLabs, or at which care was requested, and will be adjudicated pursuant to the laws of that state. This agreement also applies to anyone claiming on your behalf.

Links to Third Party Sites

The MLabs Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of MLabs and MLabs is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. MLabs is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. MLabs is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by MLabs of the site or any association with its operators.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the MLabs Web Site, you warrant to MLabs that you will not use the MLabs Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the MLabs Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the MLabs Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the MLabs Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the MLabs Web Sites.

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Copyright and Trademark Notices:

All contents of the MLabs Web Site are: Copyright 2012 by University of Michigan, Department of Pathology, MLabs and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

Trademarks

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.