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Terms and Conditions of Use

  1. Introduction

    The following Terms and Conditions apply for use of Genetics Home Reference data. Downloading Genetics Home Reference data indicates your acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all data obtained from Genetics Home Reference, independent of format and method of acquisition.

  2. Genetics Home Reference Database

    The U.S. National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed the Genetics Home Reference to provide healthcare professionals, patients, family members and members of the public current information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions. The Genetics Home Reference is updated regularly. You should check Genetics Home Reference frequently for updated information.

  3. Availability

    Genetics Home Reference data are available to all requesters, both within and outside the United States, at no charge.

  4. Use of Genetics Home Reference Data

    1. Neither the United States Government, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, nor any of its agencies, contractors, subcontractors or employees of the United States Government make any warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to data contained in the database, and, furthermore, assume no liability for any party's use, or the results of such use, of any part of the database.
    2. In any publication or distribution of these data (1) you should attribute the source of the data as the Genetics Home Reference; (2) you should update the data such that they are current at all times; (3) you should clearly display the date the data were processed by the Genetics Home Reference; (4) you should state any modifications made to the content of the data, along with a complete description of the modifications.
    3. You shall not assert any proprietary rights to any portion of the database, or represent the database or any part thereof to anyone as other than a United States Government database.
    4. The Genetics Home Reference data carry an international copyright outside the United States, its Territories or Possessions. Some Genetics Home Reference data may be subject to the copyright of third parties and you should consult these entities for any additional terms of use.

These terms and conditions are in effect as long as the user retains any of the data obtained from the Genetics Home Reference.

Published: January 23, 2009