Website Terms of Use

Introduction

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) encourages the use of websites as a way to share information and knowledge in support of the University's mission of advancing health worldwide. UCSF websites are owned by The Regents of the University of California and operated by UCSF. Site content is subject to change without notice. While most webpages are publicly accessible, certain services and information offered on-line may be restricted to specific users or segments of the UCSF population.

Content

Consistent with University policies and regulations, UCSF upholds the principles of academic freedom and shared governance, freedom of speech, and privacy in the use of electronic resources by our faculty, students, and staff. The UCSF web space contains official pages in support of the core mission of the University or related administrative business. It also contains websites generated by groups or individuals whose expressed views do not necessarily represent the views of UCSF or The Regents.

The University does not actively monitor or control all the web content on this site. However, when the University receives a notification of an alleged violation of law or policy, we investigate and address violations accordingly. 

Medical information of any kind on a UCSF website does not constitute professional medical advice. Your use of a UCSF site confirms that you understand and agree that information on these site do not contain professional medical advice. UCSF disclaims any representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on UCSF web sites.

In no event shall UCSF be liable for any damages resulting from or arising out of or in connection with the use of this site.

Privacy

This site may collect information to improve functionality and content and to monitor performance. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the website or individual webpages. See the full UCSF Website Privacy Policy.

UCSF works in a distributed information technology environment; therefore, policies and procedures may vary from site to site. 

Accessibility & Usability

UCSF is committed to providing a user-friendly environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, visitors, and the community, and one that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities.

Report an accessibility issue via the web form if a content barrier is encountered for users of assitive technologies or send an email to [email protected] and your accessibility issue will be directed to the Web Standards Program Manager.

Official UCSF Websites

Some sites hosted by UCSF servers are not official UCSF sites, including personal websites of students, faculty, and staff, whether or not they carry a disclaimer. Unofficial sites do not represent the University in any way. Any content contained in or accessible from unofficial websites does not reflect the views of The Regents of the University of California and The Regents do not endorse, warrant, or otherwise take responsibility for the contents of unofficial websites or of any material accessible from unofficial websites.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

UCSF complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to UCSF and The Regents of the University of California, unless noted otherwise. No material from any official UCSF website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without explicit permission, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of UCSF's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited.

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the University must specify an agent to receive notices of infringement from an owner alleging that a UCSF website is infringing its copyright. View the current contact information for the UCSF DMCA agent.

Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to UCSF and The Regents of the University of California, unless noted otherwise. No material from any official UCSF website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without explicit permission from UCSF, except one copy of the materials may be downloaded on any single computer for one’s personal, non-commercial home use only, provided all copyright and other proprietary notices are kept in tact. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of UCSF's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited.

Endorsements

Links from a website located on a UCSF server to any non-University site do not imply University endorsement of the site's products or services. References to non-UCSF products, services, or organizations do not imply University endorsement of such products, services, or organizations.

Site Contact Information

Because UCSF works in a distributed information technology environment; the contact information varies from site to site. Please refer to the contact information listed on the respective site, typically located in the footer, towards the bottom of webpages, or in a sidebar.