Terms of Use

Last Updated: August 1, 2019

These Terms of Use (this “Agreement”) set forth the terms for accessing and using International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Inc.’s (“IAVI,” “we” or “our”) website located at www.iavi.org (the “Website”). By accessing the Website you consent to the terms of this Agreement, as amended. We may update or amend this Agreement from time to time in the future. When revised, the new Terms of Use will be posted on our website and the “Last Updated” date above will reflect the date of the most recent amendments. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically visit our Terms of Use to review the most recent form.

1. Description of Website

IAVI is a nonprofit scientific organization whose mission is to develop vaccines and other biomedical innovations for HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). Subject to the terms of this Agreement, IAVI provides the Website indiscriminately to visitors for informational purposes and to further its charitable purpose.  

IAVI’s Website contains general information about HIV, TB, and EIDs. We do our best to ensure that this information is accurate and current, but we do not represent, warrant or guarantee the accuracy of this data. Please note that in the Archived Publications section of the Website, we provide an archive of non-current publications by IAVI-affiliated researchers, for informational and historical purposes.  

2. Third-party Websites

IAVI’s Website contains links to third-party websites. Our inclusion of a link is not intended to constitute an endorsement of or affiliation with the owner or sponsor of such websites. IAVI is not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website.

Through the Website, you can find a webpage containing the name of certain clinical trials, certain basic trial details and a link to much more detailed information on the trial. This link takes users to the www.clinicaltrials.gov website. This website is not associated with IAVI and is provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, through its National Library of Medicine. Access to and use of this data is subject to the ClinicalTrials.gov Terms and Conditions.

3. IAVI Does Not Provide Medical Advice

Data contained on the IAVI Website is for informational purposes only. Proper medical diagnosis, treatment, and other medical advice should always be obtained from a qualified health care provider.

4. Use of the Website

You must access and use the Website, and any content or data contained therein, in compliance with applicable law.

5. Disclaimer of Warranties

IAVI provides the site on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, IAVI makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use of the Website, in terms of the correctness, accuracy, or reliability of any information contained therein, or otherwise.

6. Limitation of Liability

To the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, IAVI shall not be liable for any special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to the Website, its content or any related  information, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or otherwise, even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages. IAVI’s Liability to any user shall be limited to proven direct damages in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00).

7. Indemnification

User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold IAVI, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, managers, officers, employees, and agents, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising from a user’s violation of these Terms of Use.

8. Governing Law

This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with IAVI, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, agents, and content providers, that in any way relates to your use of the IAVI Website, or the information contained therein, resides in the courts of the State of New York.

9. Copyright and Trademark Information

All content included or available on the Website, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is copyrighted material of IAVI, with all rights reserved, or is the property of third parties protected by intellectual property rights. Any use of materials on the Website, including reproduction, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of IAVI is strictly prohibited. User agrees not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the Website or the content contained therein without prior written permission of IAVI.

“International AIDS Vaccine Initiative,” “IAVI” and the IAVI logo are trademarks of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Inc. Neither the trademark nor any confusingly similar mark may be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public, or in any manner that disparages IAVI.

All other trademarks displayed on the Website are the trademarks of their respective owners and do not constitute any affiliation with or represent an endorsement of such businesses, or their goods or services.

10. Entire Agreement

This Agreement and IAVI’s Online Privacy Policy found on IAVI’s website, as modified from time to time in accordance with their respective terms, constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.

11. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent.