Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using this website. The Terms and Conditions contain important information about your rights and obligations, as well as limitations and exclusions. By using this website, you confirm, to the fullest extent permitted by law, your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Terms and Conditions. If you elect not to accept these Terms and Conditions, immediately exit and do not use this website. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms and Conditions and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind the International Protein Board (“IPB”) in any respect whatsoever. The failure of the IPB to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

Website Content

All content on this website is subject to change at any time without notice. The IBP attempts to ensure that information on this website is complete, accurate, and current. Despite our efforts, the information on this site may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete, or out of date. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the IPB makes no representation as to how complete, accurate, or current any information is on this site.

The IPB may make changes to its website design, functionality and/or content at any time, and may provide links to other sites that are not maintained by the IPB. The IPB does not endorse those sites and is not responsible for the content of such other sites.

While the site is available for use outside of the United States, you are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws concerning the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country you reside in.

Use of Website

The entire contents of this site are copyrighted under United States law. Individual articles on the site may be copied in full, without specific permission, for not-for-profit purposes, provided that your copy of the article includes full copyright and contact information, along with the promotional graphic and link of the IPB. If possible, it would be appreciated if the article included an endorsement and encouragement to subscribe to the IPB website. Any other use of these materials is forbidden without the prior written consent of the IPB. The design of this website and all of its content, text, graphics, information, and other material displayed thereon, or that can be downloaded, are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws and may not be used except as permitted in these Terms and Conditions or with prior written approval from the IPB. Any unauthorized use of any such information or materials is strictly prohibited.

All material on this website is provided for lawful purposes only. The material on this site shall not be used for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes or may infringe the intellectual property or other rights of another or that violates any federal, state, or local laws. In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, we may take any action we deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, the immediate removal of the related materials from this site. The IPB will cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities, court order, or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

Termination of your user account for any reason, including but not limited to your violation of any of these Terms and Conditions, results in the immediate revocation of your license to use the site content and material, and obligates you to immediately destroy any copies of the site content in your possession.

Notice of Claims of Intellectual Property Violations

The IPB respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. The IPB abides by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. In appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, that response may include removing, disabling and/or terminating access to material residing on the site that is claimed to be infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter notification, also in accordance with the DMCA.

If you believe that your work has been copied in the site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide us with the following information:

  • Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website, with enough detail that we may find it on the site;
  • Your contact information so that we can contact you (including your name, address, telephone number, and email address);
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified above is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed; and
  • The electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest.

If the material that you have posted to the website has been taken down in response to a claim of copyright or other intellectual property infringement, you may send us a counter-notification containing the following details:

  • Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the material that has been removed to which access has been disabled, together with the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
  • Your contact information so that we can contact you (including your name, address, telephone number, and email address);
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the United States, in any judicial district in which our website may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted a notice in compliance with the section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as generally described above; and
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

Our contact for copyright purposes is as follows:

International Protein Board
c/o Dr Robert Wildman
2311 W Grapevine Mills Circle
Suite# 10007
Grapevine TX 76051
proteinboard@gmail.com

Before serving either a Notice of Infringing Material or Counter-Notification, you may wish to contact a lawyer to better understand your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. These notice requirements are intended to comply with our rights and obligations under the DMCA and, in particular, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), and do not constitute or act as a substitute for legal advice.

Website Modifications

The IPB reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the website as a whole and/or any or all of the website features and information appearing on, or available through, any or all of the website with or without notice to you. The IPB shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any modification or discontinuance of such features or information on the website or the website itself.

Health Information

The information contained in the website is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other health care professional. You should not use the information available on or through this website (including, but not limited to, information that may be provided by healthcare and/or nutrition professionals employed by, or contracting with, the IPB) for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration unless specifically so stated.

Submission of Information and/or Materials

No personal information is required to utilize this website. If you voluntarily choose to provide your personal information, this information is covered under our Privacy Policy. We do not encourage you to disclose private information on publicly accessible portions of this website. The IPB and its directors, officers, employees, and agents are not liable for the disclosure of any personal information which you voluntarily include on the website. You recognize that you have no legitimate expectation of privacy in any information which you voluntarily disclose to the IPB, and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, waive any constitutional, statutory, or common law right to privacy which you might otherwise claim in such information. The IPB may collect and utilize any personal information, which you voluntarily provide, and may combine the personal information collected from you with information collected from others to provide a better user experience.

Other than personally identifiable information, any information, including but not limited to video, software, data, text, photographs, music, sound, remarks, comments, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other submissions, transmissions and/or postings that are communicated to us through this site will be considered non-confidential / non-proprietary and will become, to the fullest extent permitted by law, exclusive property of the IPB.

You acknowledge the originality of any submission you communicate to the IPB and accept responsibility for its accuracy, appropriateness and legality. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself if and when you elect to provide personal information to us. You are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for any consequences resulting from these communications.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the IPB is entitled to use any information you submit for any purpose anywhere, anytime and for any reason whatsoever without restriction or compensation. We may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review any User Communications. We will have no obligation to use, return, review, or respond to any information we receive from you. We will have no liability related to the content of any such User Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The IPB retains the right to remove any or all User Communications that includes any material we deem inappropriate or unacceptable and may terminate your account or your use of this Website.

Web Links

Creating or maintaining any link from another website to any page on this website without our prior written permission is prohibited. Running or displaying this website or any information or material displayed on this website in frames or through similar means on another website without our prior written permission is prohibited. Any permitted links to this website must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

From time to time, this website may contain links to websites that are not owned, operated or controlled by the IPB or its affiliates. These links are for your convenience only and are not under our control. We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse any such site, its use or contents and we are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. Neither we nor any of our affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other websites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other websites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other websites. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Indemnity

To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and hold the IPB and its parents, affiliates (and their franchisees and licensees), and subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, successors and assigns, harmless from any claim, loss or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of our website, your connection to our website, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another party. This indemnity survives termination of these Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF OUR WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE IPB AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES (COLLECTIVELY, "AFFILIATES") EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. THE IBP AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES THE IBP OR ITS AFFILIATES MAKE ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND NEITHER THE IPB NOR ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY COMMITMENT OR ASSUMES ANY DUTY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION OR MATERIALS.

Liability Restrictions

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the IPB and its affiliates shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, resulting from the use or the inability to use the website or any information obtained on or through the website, website interruption, suspension or termination, even if the IPB or its affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damages, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent, including, without limitation, damages from: downloading any material contained on or accessed through the website; linking to any third party website from this website; any unauthorized access to any information on the website and/or submitted by you to or through the website; messages received or entered into through or from the website; and/or loss of profits, use, data or other intangible losses.

Any material and/or information downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of or from the website is done at your own discretion and risk. You are solely responsible for your use or nonuse of such information, including, without limitation, any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or information. The IPB is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; service degradation (including "line-noise" interference). Under no circumstances will the IPB or its affiliates be liable for any damages or injury that results from the use of the materials on this site. In the event of any problem with this website or any content, your sole remedy is to cease using this site.

Revisions to these Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions may be revised at any time and from time to time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the current Terms and Conditions. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by legal notices or terms located on particular pages of this website.

Enforcement of these Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. To the fullest extent permitted by law, our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision by us. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the court should endeavor, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of our Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect. YOU AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE WEBSITE OR OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED.

Termination

The IPB may suspend or terminate your use of this website at any time, without notice, for any reason or for no reason.

Additional Assistance

If you do not understand any of the foregoing Terms and Conditions or if you have any questions or comments, we invite you to contact us at:

International Protein Board
c/o Dr Robert Wildman
2311 W Grapevine Mills Circle
Suite# 10007
Grapevine TX 76051
proteinboard@gmail.com