Terms of Use

Last updated on July 7, 2013

Welcome to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) website. By visiting or using this site, you agree to abide by the terms of use noted below. 

Terms of Use

UCSF encourages the use of this site and other UCSF sites, regardless of domain address, as a way to share information and knowledge in support of the University's mission of advancing health worldwide™. These sites are owned by The Regents of the University of California and operated by UCSF. Site content is subject to change without notice. While most sites are publicly accessible, certain services and information offered on-line may be restricted to specific users or segments of the UCSF population.

Accuracy and Completeness

Due to constant advances in technology and medicine, you are encouraged to confirm the information on our site with other reliable sources. Corrections and additions will be made as allowed by the availability of time and resources.

Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained in this site, all material that is provided here or could be reached by using this as a starting point is supplied "AS IS" without warranty of quality or accuracy of any kind. Neither the Regents of the University of California, OSR or any author contributing to this site is responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information.

The views and opinions of the document authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Regents of the University of California, or its affiliates.

Links to Other Sites

Links to other websites are provided as a service to our users and do not imply endorsement by the OSR. OSR is not responsible for the content of these websites.

Confidentiality and Privacy

This website does not require personal information to use the site, nor does it gather personal information. OSR does not track visitors' identification or use of this website. However, we do collect aggregate information on what pages are visited in order to assess and improve the content of our site. These procedures do not provide us with personal information of visitors.

Names and addresses submitted by visitors through mailing-list or registration forms are used solely for the announced purposes. This website may provide links to external sites, both within and outside UCSF, that require and/or store personal information. OSR is not responsible for the policies of external sites.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

UCSF complies with the provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). All trademarkes, service marks and trade names are proprietary to UCSF and the Regents of the University of California, unless otherwise noted.  No material from any official UCSF web site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way, without explicit permission, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of UCSF's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. 

For more information about UCSF's policy on DMCA and the process for the submitting claims of alleged copyright infringement, please see here.

Legal Compliance

Users shall not post or transmit any threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, inflammatory, pornographic, or otherwise unlawful material, any proprietary information belonging to others, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.


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