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AOCS Blog Terms of Use

The goal of the AOCS Blog (“Blog”) is to harness the collective knowledge of our community by providing a place for the compilation of content of interest to our members.  However, you should consider the source of the content to be the contributors to the Blog, not AOCS. These Terms of Use are intended to help you as a user or contributor understand appropriate use of the Blog.

The Terms of Use are an agreement between the AOCS and you.  By accessing, contributing content, or otherwise using the Blog, you agree to be bound by these terms.  AOCS may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting; your continued use of the Blog following the posting of notice of a change will confirm that you accept the change.

Submission Guidelines

1.    Exercise common sense and courtesy in submitting content, comments or replies for posting on the Blog (“Submissions”).  For example, don’t post Submissions that are false, defamatory, obscene, harassing, or spam; that encourage illegal activity; or that include personal information about someone else without their consent.

2.    Only post content that you have the right to use.  Don’t post anything that may violate someone else’s copyrights, trademark rights or other proprietary rights.

3.    Don’t disclose proprietary or confidential information without authorization.

4.    Don’t use the Blog in a manner or for a purpose that could violate federal or state antitrust laws. For example, do not use the Blog to communicate with competitors about prices, discounts, market shares, sales territories, or other terms or conditions of trade.

5.    Don’t use the Blog for commercial purposes. That means no advertising, solicitations, surveys, or the like.

6.    Always include your identifying information (i.e., no anonymous postings) and maintain a professional level of dialogue.

While this is an open-content collaborative community, AOCS reserves the right to remove any Submissions that it believes are not in the best interests of AOCS.

Ownership of the Blog and Blog Contents

All postings originated by AOCS and published on the Blog are protected by copyright and owned by AOCS (or used with permission).  Except as permitted under U.S. Copyright laws, the Blog and its contents may not be copied, reproduced, republished, sold, re-posted, transmitted, distributed, modified, or used for the creation of derivative works without AOCS’s prior written consent. AOCS grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access, display and/or download the Web pages within this Blog, solely on your computer and for your personal, non-commercial use.

Although AOCS does not claim ownership or copyrights in your Submissions, by contributing to the Blog, you are granting AOCS and other Blog users the right to use your Submissions. You understand that Submissions are not confidential and AOCS will be free (without compensation to you) to publish, distribute or otherwise use your Submissions on an unrestricted basis for any purpose and in any manner.

Disclaimers & Notices

YOU USE THIS SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. AOCS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THE BLOG IS ACCURATE, SUFFICIENT, VALID, COMPLETE OR ERROR-FREE. AOCS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE BLOG, OR ANY COMPUTER, DEVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH THE BLOG, IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. 

•    As an open-content collaborative encyclopedia, the views and content reflected on the Blog are those of the individual participants.  They do not represent, and should not be construed as representing, the views of the AOCS, its staff or volunteers.

•    AOCS does not vet or review any Submissions posted to the Blog. Submissions have not undergone a formal peer review process. Submissions may be added and edited by users, and may change at any time. You should not assume that the most recent or up-to-date information is included here.

•    Submissions may not be relied on as professional opinions or advice. Submissions are not intended to constitute technical or legal guidelines or to replace individual judgment with respect to particular situations. Please note! Many of the procedures used in the analysis of lipids require the use of solvents and other hazardous materials. You must exercise independent professional judgment in any situation.

•    AOCS does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, process, method, product, service or organization presented or mentioned on the Blog, and information from the Blog should not be referenced in any way to imply such approval or endorsement. 

•    AOCS does not represent or warrant that the Blog or its contents are appropriate or available for use in locations other than the United States.  If you choose to access this site from locations other than in the United States, you do so at your own initiative and your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with applicable local laws.

NEITHER AOCS NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO (i) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE BLOG, (ii) ANY USE OF THE BLOG OR RELIANCE BY THE USER ON ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN, (iii) ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM BLOG CONTENT, (iv) ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN ANY BLOG CONTENT, or (v) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE BLOG.

Representations By Users; Indemnification

YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO THE BLOG.  YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE ALL RIGHTS NECESSARY TO POST THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO THE BLOG WITHOUT VIOLATING THE COPYRIGHTS OR ANY OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OTHERS.  YOU HEREBY INDEMNIFY AND AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS AOCS AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ASSERTED AGAINST THEM AND ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, DAMAGE, COSTS OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES) INCURRED OR SUFFERED BY THEM IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO THE BLOG.

DMCA Notice & Takedown Procedures

AOCS abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of our response, we may remove or disable access to material residing on a site that is controlled or operated by AOCS (such as www.aocs.org and any of its sub-domains or http://www.lipidsfatsoilssurfactantsohmy.com/ ) that is claimed to be infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter notification, also in accordance with the DMCA.

Notice of Infringing Material

To file a notice of infringing material on a site owned or controlled by Creative Commons (such as www.aocs.org and any of its sub-domains or http://www.lipidsfatsoilssurfactantsohmy.com/ ), please provide a notification containing the following details:

1.    Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL);

2.    Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material);
3.    Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your address, telephone number, email address);

4.    A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in (2) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

5.    A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.

6.    Your physical or electronic signature.

Then send this notice to:
By Mail:
Attn: Gloria Cook
AOCS
P.O. Box 17190
Urbana, IL 61803-7190 USA
By Fax:
+1 217-693-4853
Email: gloriac@aocs.org

Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, if you submit a notice and you materially misrepresent that content on the site is infringing.

Counter-Notification

If material that you have posted to a site controlled or operated by AOCS (such as www.aocs.org and any of its sub-domains or http://www.lipidsfatsoilssurfactantsohmy.com/ ) has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:

1.    Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;

2.    A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;

3.    Your name, address and telephone number;

4.    A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for any judicial district in which Creative Commons may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted a notice in compliance with the section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as generally
described above;

5.    Your physical or electronic signature.

Then send this notice to:
By Mail:
Attn: Gloria Cook
AOCS
P.O. Box 17190
Urbana, IL 61803-7190 USA
By Fax:
+1 217-693-4853
Email: gloriac@aocs.org

Please note that the above is no substitute for legal advice and you should obtain legal advice to better understand your rights and obligations under the DMCA and applicable laws.

Privacy Policy

The AOCS privacy policy is available at http://www.aocs.org/files/AOCS-website-privacy-policy.pdf 

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