TERMS OF USE

TERMS OF USE / PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.irbservices.com, a Canadian based central Ethics Review Board (IRB/REB), which is owned and operated by IRB Services (with parent organization Chesapeake IRB). This Agreement contains the Terms of Service upon which you and any organization(s) on whose behalf you use irbservices.com may access the information available on this website. Before accessing irbservices.com, please read the following terms and conditions carefully, as they govern the use of irbservices.com and all products, services, information, and other materials available through it. Your access to the Website is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this document, the Privacy Policy, the Privacy Code and elsewhere on the Website (known collectively as "Conditions of Use"). Your use and/or continued access to the Website constitutes your agreement to the Conditions of Use. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE CONDITIONS OF USE, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE. We have created these rules and guidelines to protect you and our other users.

1. Acceptance of Terms of Service

By accessing, viewing, or using the information, or other materials available on or through irbservices.com, you, the User, indicate that you understand these Terms of Service and that you accept such Terms of Service and agree to comply with them. Chesapeake IRB reserves the right to change these Terms of Service from time to time. Your continued use of irbservices.com following any such change will be conclusively deemed acceptance of such change.

2. Privacy Policy

IRB Services will not trade, rent or sell personal information or any other specific details about a user without the user’s authorization. We may provide aggregate statistics to reputable parties about the visitors to our Site, but these statistics will not include any personal or private identifying information.

Collection of Your Personal Information

IRB Services collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. IRB Services may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by IRB Services This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by IRB Services for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics (in aggregate) regarding use of the IRB Services website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through IRB Services public forums, this information may be collected and used by others. IRB Services is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the IRB Services family of websites.

Use of Your Personal Information

IRB Services collects and uses your personal information to operate the IRB Services website and deliver the services you have requested. IRB Services also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from IRB Services and its affiliates. IRB Services may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

IRB Services may, from time to time, contact you about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. Your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to any third parties. In addition, IRB Services may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to IRB Services, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. IRB Services does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

IRB Services does not use or disclose sensitive personal information without your explicit consent. IRB Services keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within IRB Services, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising within IRB Services to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

IRB Services websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on IRB Services or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IRB Services; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of IRB Services, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The IRB Services website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize IRB Services pages, or register with IRB Services site or services, a cookie helps IRB Services to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same IRB Services website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the IRB Services features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can typically modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the IRB Services offerings or websites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information

IRB Services takes reasonable steps to secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. IRB Services secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers (either at IRB Services or at third parties) in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Changes to This Statement

IRB Services will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. IRB Services encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how IRB Services is protecting your information.

Contact Information

IRB Services welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that IRB Services has not adhered to this Statement, please contact IRB Services at info@irbservices.com we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy any identified problems.

IRB Services will not trade, rent or sell personal information or any other specific details about a user without the user’s authorization. We may provide aggregate statistics to reputable parties about the visitors to our Site, but these statistics will not include any personal or private identifying information.

3. Termination

Chesapeake IRB reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately suspend or terminate these Terms of Service without cause and without notice.

4. Modifications to irbservices.com

IRB Services may modify or discontinue irbservices.com without notice or liability to any user.

5. Intellectual Property Rights

You understand and acknowledge that: (a) IRB Services permits you access to content that is protected by intellectual property and proprietary rights (“Rights”); (b) the Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (c) except as otherwise set forth, these Terms of Service govern your use of such content. You may not copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit, or otherwise transfer any material on irbservices.com subject to any Rights. You shall have the burden of proving that any information, software, image, or any other content on irbservices.com is not protected by Rights.

Should any viewer of an IRB Services-published document respond with information including feedback data such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of any such IRB Services material, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute the information to others without limitation. We shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing, improving, delivering and marketing services incorporating such information.

The contents of irbservices.com are protected by Copyright © 2016 IRB Services All Rights Reserved.

6. Links to Other Sites

IRB Services may provide links, in its sole discretion, to other sites on the World Wide Web for the convenience of its users. While we make every effort to ensure a high level of quality in our content, these sites are maintained by third parties over which IRB Services exercises no control. Accordingly, IRB Services expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information or other materials, and/or quality of products or services provided by these third-party web sites.

7. Confidentiality on the Internet

Use of the Internet, including, without limitation, irbservices.com, is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations. While IRB Services uses reasonable efforts to create a safe, secure, and reliable web site, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from irbservices.com or IRB Services over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, IRB Services is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on irbservices.com, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. You assume all risks involved in using the Internet, including, without limitation, irbservices.com and must make your own determination as to these matters.

8. Security of irbservices.com

Any actual or attempted unauthorized use of irbservices.com including, without limitation, “hacking,” may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. For your protection, IRB Services reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on irbservices.com without notice or your permission. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording activity on irbservices.com is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity. IRB Services will comply with all court orders and subpoenas directing the production of such information.

9. Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand and expressly agree that:
Your use of irbservices.com is at your own risk. Irbservices.com is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

IRB Services disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions other than those expressly set out in these Terms of Service and without limitation, disclaims any and all warranties, representations or conditions implied by law, convention, course of dealing or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

IRB Services makes no warranty that irbservices.com will meet your requirements, or that irbservices.com will operate uninterrupted or in a timely, secure, or error-free manner. You may download or otherwise obtain material through the use of irbservices.com at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data resulting from such material. IRB Services is not responsible for any errors or omissions in such information.

10. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold IRB Services, its, officers, directors, employees, consultants and IRB members, harmless from any claim or demand (including, but not limited to, reasonable legal fees) made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of irbservices.com.

11. Assignment

IRB Services may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Service at any time without notice to you.

12. Applicable Law

These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, USA. Any action to enforce these Terms of Service will be brought in the federal or state courts in and for the State of Maryland, and all parties to these Terms of Service expressly agree to be subject to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

13. Contact Information

Any questions regarding irbservices.com and any requests for additional information concerning IRB Services and its products and services may be directed to IRB Services at info@irbservices.com

14. IRB Services

As used herein, “IRB Services” means 0988560 B.C. LTD. and/or its parent or subsidiaries.