TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Legal Notices
NOTICE: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE AND ANY PAGES THEREOF, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE EXIT THE WEB SITE IMMEDIATELY.

COPYRIGHT © VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC 2002. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE and LIMITATIONS ON USE.
All of the information, content and related graphics within this internet site (collectively, the "Content") are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. The Content is owned by Valent BioSciences LLC and its affiliated companies. The Content is intended for personal use only. While you may interact with or download a single copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, noncommercial information, entertainment or use, you may not reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, repost or otherwise use any portion of the Content in any other way or for any other purpose without the written consent of Valent BioSciences. Requests for use of the Content for any purpose other than personal, noncommercial use should be directed to vbcwebmaster@valent.com.

TRADEMARKS
The Content includes certain trademarks, trade names, service marks and logotypes owned by Valent BioSciences and its affiliated companies, as well as its licensors, suppliers and other information providers. By using this web site you agree not to copy, use or otherwise infringe upon these trademarks or service marks. You further agree that you will not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from any copies of the Content.

SUBMISSIONS
All information submitted to Valent BioSciences via this site shall be deemed non-confidential and will remain the property of Valent BioSciences. Please note that Valent BioSciences does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information through our web site and that any information or material sent to Valent BioSciences will be considered and treated as NOT confidential. By sending us any information or material, you grant Valent BioSciences an unrestricted, world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, copy, modify, display, distribute, and transmit those materials and information in any medium, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. You also agree that Valent BioSciences is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose. We will not, however, release your name or otherwise publicize the fact the you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) we obtain your permission to use you name; or (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law. For more information about our privacy practices, go to our Privacy Policy.
Valent BioSciences shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information except as specifically agreed to in writing by Valent BioSciences or as required by law.

LINKS
This site may contain links to web sites controlled or offered by third parties (non-affiliates of Valent BioSciences). Valent BioSciences hereby disclaims liability for any information, materials, products or services posted or offered at any of the third-party sites linked to this web site. By creating a link to a third party web site, Valent BioSciences does not endorse or recommend any products or services offered or information contained at that web site, nor is Valent BioSciences liable for any failure of products or services offered or advertised at those sites. Such third party may have a privacy policy that differs from that of Valent BioSciences and the third party web site may provide less security than the Valent BioSciences site.
If you operate a web site and wish to link to valentbiosciences.com, you must link to the site's home page unless permission otherwise has been granted in writing by Valent BioSciences, which reserves the right to reject or terminate any links to the web site.

COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENTS
It is the policy of Valent BioSciences to respond to claims of intellectual property infringement. Valent BioSciences will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement including those relating to this site, and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws.

Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to a Service Provider's Designated Agent. Notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent for these sites:

Valent BioSciences LLC
Office of Counsel
870 Technology Way, Suite 100
Libertyville, IL 60048
USA
Phone: 847-968-4700
Fax: 847-968-4802
Email: vbcwebmaster@valent.com

To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

NO WARRANTY
THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS OR OTHER ITEMS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE." VALENT BIOSCIENCES DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS INFORMATION AND MATERIALS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, IS GIVEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER and LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU MAY USE THIS SITE ONLY AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT WILL VALENT BIOSCIENCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE OR USE THEREOF OR INABILITY TO USE BY ANY PARTY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF VALENT BIOSCIENCES, OR REPRESENTATIVES THEREOF, ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES.

MISCELLANEOUS
Valent BioSciences reserves the right at our discretion to change these Terms and Conditions, and will notify users of any such changes by on-line postings. Your continued use of the web site after the posting of any amended Terms and Conditions shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Valent BioSciences may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of the site, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability.

AVAILABILITY
This site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

GOVERNING LAW
Use of this site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with all applicable Federal laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to the web site must be filed in the federal or state courts located in Lake County or Cook County, Illinois, within one year after the cause of action arises or the cause is barred.

COPYRIGHT (c) VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC 2002. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.