Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the New York Genome Center (“NYGC”) website (“Site”). Please review carefully the terms and conditions described below. By accessing, using, or visiting this website, you agree to abide by these provisions, and if you do not agree, do not use this Site.

NYGC may modify these terms and conditions, in whole or in part, at any time and in its sole discretion. Such modifications will be effective when posted on this Site, so please review these terms and conditions regularly in connection with your use of this Site. Your continued use of this Site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions as modified.

NYGC may also terminate, change, or otherwise modify any aspect of this Site, or impose limits on features or restrict access, in whole or in part, to this Site at any time and in its sole discretion without liability. NYGC may terminate any authorizations, rights, and licenses provided herein, and such termination will be effective immediately.

Site usage

NYGC authorizes you to view and download the materials at this Site, provided that (i) you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials, (ii) your use of such materials is for your personal, non-commercial use only, and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, (iii) you may not modify the materials in any way or reproduce, publicly display, perform, distribute, transmit, or create derivative works from any of the materials on this Site, and (iv) you may not transfer the materials to any other person unless you give them notice of, and they agree to accept, these terms and conditions. The above authorization does not include the design or layout of this Site, elements of which are legally protected and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound, or image from this Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly authorized by NYGC. The materials at this Site are proprietary and any unauthorized use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

Access-restricted areas

Access to password-protected and/or secure areas of this Site is limited to authorized users only and may require creation of an account. You must provide complete and accurate information on your account and update such information as necessary. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password information, and you agree not to share or distribute your password information. You agree to notify NYGC immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. You further agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.

Privacy policy

Information collected

NYGC’s web server may collect information from you during the course of your visit to the Site. This information includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your Internet Service Provider, the content you access, the platform operating system and web browser you use, and the date and time of your visit. NYGC may collect this information through the use of “cookies,” which our web server seeks to place onto the user’s hard drive.

We may also collect information from you through your voluntary submission (e.g., NYGC contact form). For instance, you may be required to register with NYGC via this Site in order to access and use certain portions of this Site. To register, you will be asked to provide basic contact information (e.g. name, title, institution/company, phone number, email). The information that is collected is used only for internal purposes. This information is collected on a strictly “opt-in” basis and users may unsubscribe from emails at any time.

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Use of collected information

NYGC may use the information it collects to improve this Site, to store your interests and preferences in order to customize your visit to this Site, to communicate with you upon your request and to compile and analyze trends.

NYGC occasionally hires other companies to provide services for us, which may require that they have access to some of the information collected. Such companies are required to use the information only to perform the services NYGC hired them to provide, and to maintain the confidentiality of the information. We may obtain additional information about you by using your email address, or other information, to directly, or through one or more services, search over the internet, or elsewhere. We thereby obtain information that appears to be related to such email address or other information, such as a name or participation in social media websites.

NYGC does not provide, sell, or lease information about you to any third parties for their marketing use. NYGC will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law, or if necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of NYGC.

Security of collected information

NYGC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information, and we take reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to help protect your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access. We restrict access to information about you to individuals at NYGC who need to know the information in accordance with their job responsibilities. It is your responsibility to protect the confidentiality of your passwords, account information, and any other access features associated with your use of this Site.


Your use and access of this Site is at your own risk. NYGC and any other party, or their directors, employees or agents, involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site will NOT be liable, on whatever basis, for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or special loss or damages, arising out of your access to, visit of or use of the Site, even if NYGC was advised of the possibility of such damages, and whether arising in tort (including negligence), contract or otherwise. There is no warranty that your access to or use of this Site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that any particular results may be obtained by use of this Site.

Without limiting the foregoing, you recognize that use and access of this Site is without warranty of any kind, and any materials on this Site are provided “as is.”

NYGC also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any loss or damages caused by any viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to or use of the Site or your downloading of any Materials, images, content, data, video or audio files, from the Site or any web sites linked to or from this Site.

Contact Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

New York Genome Center
101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013

E: info@nygenome.org
P: 646.977.7000

Most recently updated: 16 September 2013