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BetaCellsInDiabetes.org is a resource for physicians and healthcare professionals. The information found here is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Thank you for visiting BetaCellsinDiabetes.org. We respect the privacy of our users, and have created this privacy statement in order to apprise you of our information gathering and dissemination practices. We reserve the right to modify this information at any time, so please check back periodically for our latest privacy practices.
Collection and Use of Information
Personal Identifying Information
Personal identifying information is your name, street or e-mail address, phone number or any other information which, when used by itself or with other data, might identify you individually. The Endocrine Society does not collect this information from you on this Website, except where you send it to us voluntarily. For example, when you order materials from us online, we will ask you for personal identifying information so that we can contact you. We will not collect personal identifying information from you without your knowledge.
The Endocrine Society will use the personal identifying information that we collect to contact you in the future. Specifically, we will send promotional e-mails notifying you of events, products and services, significant developments, or other information that we believe might be of interest. We will not disclose your e-mail address to third parties.
The Endocrine Society will rent to third parties the names and mailing addresses that it gathers (but not e-mail addresses or phone numbers). These third parties may subsequently contact you by mail.
If you do not wish to have your personal identifying information used or disclosed for these purposes, you may "opt-out." To do so, please contact us at societyservices@endo-society.org. In your e-mail, please indicate one of the following opt-out choices:
  • NO OUTSIDE DISTRIBUTION (please do not disclose my name or address on a commercial mailing list)
  • NO EMAIL (please do not include me in lists for Society email correspondence)
  • NO MAIL (please do not include me on any internal promotional Endocrine Society mailings or on any commercial mailing lists) 
Notwithstanding any of the above, we may release membership lists or personal identifying information if we determine that release is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce or apply our contractual rights or obligations, to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Endocrine Society, our members, or others, or to establish a legal claim or defense.
Non-Personal Information
In order to serve our members and Website visitors better, The Endocrine Society tracks and analyzes the traffic to our Website. We may collect information about your computer, and the sections of our Website that you have visited. For example, we may collect IP Addresses and use information on the types of computer or Web browser you use. This information is used in the aggregate to create statistics for our site and for our system administration. It enables us to analyze the use of our Website and design it to better reflect our users' interests. We do not use it to identify you on an individual basis.
In addition, we may place so-called "cookies" on the computers of visitors. This will enable you to return to our Website and use its services without logging in and identifying yourself each time. We do not use the cookies to track your activities other than on our Website.
Access and Correction of Information
If you wish to review the information that we have collected from you (for example, to confirm that we have the correct address), please contact us at societyservices@endo-society.org. We will respond to you promptly, and provide you with opportunity to correct any errors.
The Endocrine Society has certain security practices in place to ensure the privacy of our users. Current forms of security are utilized to protect our databases. However, while we have safeguards in place to prevent interception or unauthorized access, there is no absolute guarantee of security. In the unlikely event of a breach despite our efforts, The Endocrine Society shall not be responsible for the breach.

This section states the "Terms of Use" for the www.betacellsindiabetes.org. By accessing, viewing, or otherwise using this site, you agree to be bound by Terms of Use. The Endocrine Society may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use, including any revision, do not access or view the site. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, you may not use nor access the site.

The website and the entire contents of the website, including the text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, HTML code, and other material are copyrighted by The Endocrine Society under the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). You agree not to remove or obscure copyright notices appearing anywhere in or on the website. The Endocrine Society grants no copyright or ownership interests to you for any of the material and proprietary information referred herein belonging to The Endocrine Society.

Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site are the property of The Endocrine Society or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to The Endocrine Society. The Endocrine Society and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to The Endocrine Society retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this site. Unauthorized use of the trademarks, service marks and logos of The Endocrine Society or any third party is unlawful and will be grounds for exclusion from future use of this website.
Access to This Site
The Endocrine Society reserves the right to refuse to any person access to this site or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend any person’s access at any time.
The Endocrine Society does not warrant, endorse, approve or certify the information on this site, nor does it make any representation as to the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary on your part. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by The Endocrine Society.
The information, products and services offered on or through the website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
The Endocrine Society does not warrant that the website or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that any part of this website is free of viruses or other harmful components.
The Endocrine Society assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from use of the information contained herein, or from use of the information obtained at linked sites, or in any respect for the content of such information. The Endocrine Society is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, reliance on, or performance of such information, as well as for any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record. You also acknowledge that The Endocrine Society is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other third parties, subscribers, members or other users and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with each user.
Links to Other Websites
This site may be linked to other sites that are not maintained by, or related to, The Endocrine Society. Links to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this site or The Endocrine Society. These sites have not been reviewed by The Endocrine Society, and The Endocrine Society is not responsible for the content of those sites. Links are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and The Endocrine Society makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these links or the sites linked to this site.
Further, the inclusion of any link to a third-party site does not imply endorsement by The Endocrine Society of that site.
You do not have to submit anything, but if you choose to submit something (including any user-generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and data, you must grant, and you actually grant by agreeing to these Terms of Use, a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up, and royalty-free right to The Endocrine Society to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to The Endocrine Society, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or any third parties. By submitting any information to The Endocrine Society, you represent and warrant that the submission is accurate to your best knowledge, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. The Endocrine Society is under no obligation to exercise control over any content you or others submit when using the site.
Notice of Copyright Infringement
If you are a copyright owner who believes your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed via the website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please report the violation to our designated copyright agent by sending written notice by U.S. Mail to The Endocrine Society, 8401 Connecticut Ave., Suite 900, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, Attn: Deputy Executive Director and COO, or by email to societyservices@endo-society.org.
Please include the following information in your written notice:
  1. A detailed description of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed;
  2. A description of the location of the allegedly infringing material on the website;
  3. Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and, if available, email address;
  4. Your statement that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  5. Your statement, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and
  6. An electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.
Limitation on Liability
The Endocrine Society, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, service providers, content providers, employees, agents, officers, and directors will not be liable for any incidental, direct, indirect, punitive, actual, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages, including loss of revenue or income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or similar damages, even if any of such persons has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If you are dissatisfied with the website, any materials, products, or services on the site, or with any of the site’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

You will indemnify and hold The Endocrine Society, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, content providers, service providers, employees, agents, officers, directors, members, and contractors (the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from any breach of these Terms of Use by you, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use. You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection therewith. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of from your use of the Website or failure to comply with these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, your submission of content that violates third party rights or applicable laws.

Controlling Law; Forum Selection
These Terms shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to conflicts principles. A court of competent jurisdiction in Montgomery County, Maryland shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any dispute between you and The Endocrine Society, and you irrevocably consent to the personal and subject matter jurisdiction, and venue, of such court.