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Terms of use

  1. Website terms of use

    1. GenieUs Genomics Pty Ltd ACN 632 115 096 (GenieUs) owns and operates this website. Access to and use of this website is subject to these terms and conditions (Terms). By using the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms as amended from time to time.

    2. GenieUs reserves the right to amend these Terms from time to time. Such amendments will be effective immediately upon publication on the website. Your continued use of the website following such publication will be an agreement by you to be bound by the Terms as amended

  2. Intellectual property

    1. The intellectual property rights in all software and content (including photographs) published on this website remain the property of GenieUs or its licensors and are protected by copyright laws in Australia and other jurisdictions. All such rights are reserved by GenieUs and its licensors. You may store, print and display the content supplied solely for your own personal, non-commercial use.

    2. You must not publish, manipulate, distribute or otherwise reproduce, in any format, any of the content or copies of the content published on this website.

    3. You must not use any content on this Website in connection with any business or commercial enterprise.

  3. Privacy

    1. The privacy policy for the website sets out how your information will be used and disclosed. The privacy policy can be accessed here: By using this website, you consent to the use of your information as set out in the privacy policy.

  4. Purpose of website

    1. The content on this website is published for informational purposes only.

    2. The 12 Week Drug Discovery Challenge (Project) is a research project only.

    3. No content on this website is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease including but not limited to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    4. The content on this website should not be used for medical purposes or as a substitute for medical advice from your own health professional.

  5. User generated content

    1. This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the website, including comments on the content of this website. Such information and materials have not been verified or approved by GenieUs. The views expressed by other users of the website do not represent the views or values of GenieUs.

    2. The website may contain a comments function and other interactive features that allow users to post, submit, display or transmit to other users or other persons (User Contributions) content or materials on or though the website.

    3. All User Contributions must comply with the content standards set out in these Terms.

    4. Any User Contribution posted by you will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, however by providing any User Contribution to the website, you grant GenieUs, its related bodies corporate, service providers and contractors, and each of their and GenieUs' respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

    5. GenieUs has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any User Contribution made by you to the website constitutes a violation of any of their rights including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

    6. GenieUs has the right to modify, moderate or remove any User Contribution or part of a User Contribution made by you, if in its opinion, the User Contribution does not comply with these Terms.

    7. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your User Contributions.

    8. You represent and warrant that:

      1. you own or control all rights in and to your User Contributions and have the right to grant the licence in clause 5.4 above to GenieUs, its related bodies corporate, service providers and contractors, and each of their and GenieUs' respective licensees, successors and assigns;

      2. all of your User Contributions comply with these Terms;

      3. you understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions made by you and you are solely responsible for its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness; and

      4. without limiting clause 8, GenieUs is not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contribution posted by any user of the website.

  6. Content standards

    1. The content standards in this clause 6 apply to any and all User Contributions. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable laws regardless of jurisdiction.

    2. Whenever you make a User Contribution to the website or make contact with other users of the website, you must comply with this clause 6.

    3. In addition to clause 5.8, you warrant that your User Contributions will not:

      1. contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable;

      2. contain or promote sexual or pornographic material, violence or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

      3. infringe any patent, trade mark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person;

      4. violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms and our privacy policy;

      5. be likely to mislead or deceive any person;

      6. promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act;

      7. cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;

      8. impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organisation, including with GenieUs;

      9. involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising; and

      10. give the impression that they were created or are endorsed by GenieUs or any other third party, if that is not the case.

    4. Without limiting anything else in these Terms or any other remedies available to GenieUs, GenieUs may take such action as it considers appropriate to bring about an immediate and  permanent or temporary termination or suspension of your access to this website or any other services via which the User Contribution may be accessed, and a take down of that User Contribution.  GenieUs may do this without notice or liability to you if GenieUs (in its sole discretion) determines that you have not complied with these Terms.

  7. Disclaimer

    1. Subject to any warranties or guarantees that cannot be excluded by law, GenieUs does not provide any express or implied warranties nor does it make any representations in relation to this website or its content. The content on this website is provided without any guarantees as to its accuracy, currency, completeness or reliability. GenieUs reserves the right to amend the information or content on this website at any time and without notice to you.

    2. In addition to clause 7.1, GenieUs does not warrant or guarantee that the Project will result in finding any treatment for or lead to advances in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of ALS.

  8. No liability and indemnity

    1. You will not hold GenieUs, its directors, officers, employees, agents and contractors liable for any damages whatsoever and however arising, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages, damages arising from negligence, damages for death or personal injury, or damages for loss of use, profits, data or other intangibles, damage to goodwill or reputation, arising out of or relating to the use or inability to use of this website and any content posted on this website, irrespective of whether such damages were foreseeable or arise in contract, tort, statute, common law, equity or otherwise.

    2. You agree to indemnify GenieUs, its directors, officers, employees, agents and contractors from any and all claims, liability, damages or costs (including but not limited to legal fees) arising from your use of this website including but not limited to User Contributions or your breach of these Terms.

  9. Severability

    1. If a provision of these Terms would otherwise be illegal, void or unenforceable or impose an obligation or liability that is prohibited by law, the provision (or relevant part) is to be read down to the extent necessary to be enforceable or to comply with the law whilst still substantially reflecting the intentions as apparent from these Terms.

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