Welcome to the website for BrainSpan, an atlas of the developing human brain. The information on this website was developed by a consortium consisting of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Yale University, the University of Southern California, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and University of California, Los Angeles and is subject to the following terms of use (these "Terms"). The Allen Institute for Brain Science ("Allen Institute") is hosting and presenting the data on this website. If you use this website, you accept these Terms. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, please do not use this website. Make sure to review the Terms regularly, since they may change at any time. You agree to the new Terms if you use this website after the Terms change. We may change, suspend, discontinue, or remove any part of this website at any time, without prior notice, including the availability of any website feature, services or content.

Short Version
Without limiting the specific terms below, which are important to read and understand, we encourage you to use the data and tools that are provided at this website and generally have three specific requirements:

  • Any of your use of the data and tools that is not an Improvement must be for noncommercial use unless otherwise agreed to in writing by us;
  • Your use must be in accordance with the Freedom to Innovate section below, which generally prohibits you from obtaining intellectual property rights that would limit our freedom to continue innovation; and
  • If you use the data and tools provided on this website, you must follow the citation policy in these Terms or, if your use is not specifically described in the citation policy, provide proper attribution of the source.
You can email info@alleninstitute.org if you have any questions regarding these Terms.

The Allen Institute hosts this website as a public service, in collaboration with Yale University, the University of Southern California, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and University of California, Los Angeles. The Allen Institute does not collect personal information about you when you visit this website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Personal Information Collection, Use and Disclosure
When you visit and navigate this website and when you communicate with us, we will not collect personal information about you unless you provide us that information voluntarily. By "personal information," we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, Social Security number, e-mail address or telephone number.

Information Automatically Collected by This Website
When you visit this website, we may automatically collect non-identifiable information that helps us provide better customer service, such as your computer's IP address, or the number of users clicking on a particular link. We use this information to help identify problems with servers, administer the website, and understand how visitors navigate through this website. This allows us to enhance your experience while using this website, and to make the materials we post as valuable to visitors as possible. We may use aggregate information about the users and usage patterns on this website, but we do not link any information to personally identifiable information.

We collect the information mentioned in the previous paragraph through the use of various technologies, including "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer but not you. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some websites may not work properly, including this website.

Disclosures Required by Law
Please be aware that in certain circumstances, it is possible that we may disclose any information collected through this website when we believe that the disclosure is necessary to:

  • comply with the law;
  • protect and defend any rights or property of the Allen Institute; or
  • protect the personal safety of the public or users of the website.
Links to Third Party Websites This website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites. This Privacy Statement applies only to the information collected through this website.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please e-mail the webmaster at info@alleninstitute.org.

The data and associated tools on this website are provided as free open resources for the global scientific community. You are encouraged to use these resources to support your research, teaching, grant applications, publications, and presentations. At the same time, we want to ensure that our resources are afforded proper citation in any publications.

If you cite or display any Materials, for example in a publication, presentation or grant application, or if you publish any research based on your use of the Materials, or if you develop any technologies based on the Materials, you must acknowledge the source. Please use the following appropriate citation when citing or displaying any Materials:

BrainSpan: Atlas of the Developing Human Brain [Internet]. Funded by ARRA Awards 1RC2MH089921-01, 1RC2MH090047-01, and 1RC2MH089929-01. © 2011. Available from: http://developinghumanbrain.org.

Website Content
Unless otherwise stated, the Allen Institute owns or has a license to everything you see, hear or otherwise receive from this website (collectively, the "Materials"). The Materials include images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, trademarks, logos, text, sounds, music, and the website as a whole. The Materials and their selection and arrangement are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark and other laws. You do not acquire any rights to use the Materials, express or implied, other than those rights expressly permitted by these Terms. Nothing in these Terms transfers to you any right, title or interest in any Materials, including any intellectual property or content of third parties included on the websites.

License
You may use, copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display or create derivative works of the Materials for research or noncommercial educational purposes or for your own personal noncommercial purposes. Any derivative works of the Materials (defined as "Improvements" below) are subject to the "Freedom to Innovate and Rights to Improvements" section of these Terms. Where this website contains links to downloadable software applications or tools, you may download and use such applications or tools as long as you adhere to any additional license terms and conditions provided with those applications or tools.

You may not redistribute the Materials or Improvements for commercial purposes without our written permission. You may not create hyperlinks to this website that portray the Allen Institute or the atlas in a false or misleading light. You agree that you will only make lawful use of this website in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. You agree that you will not use this website in any manner that would violate anyone else's rights, such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or other rights. This includes removing any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from the Materials.

The license granted in these Terms is subject to all of the terms and conditions of Title 35 United States Code Sections 200 through 204, including any and all rights of the United States Government to a non-transferable, paid-up, non-exclusive, irrevocable license in the Materials to use the same for United States Government purposes where such Materials have been created with financial support of the United States Government.

Freedom to Innovate and Rights to Improvements
You may, and are encouraged to, develop new methods, applications, interfaces or other inventions or works that improve the use of, and build upon, the Materials (collectively, "Improvements"). In order to make the Materials available to you and others in the research community, however, we must preserve our freedom to innovate. If you develop an Improvement based on or utilizing the Materials, and you obtain any proprietary rights in or to that Improvement, you and your successors or assigns agree not to assert such proprietary rights against (i) the Allen Institute (ii) its licensees, (iii) or their successors or assigns for its or their use of any underlying Material or Improvement independently developed by or on behalf of the Allen Institute and its licensees that might otherwise infringe such proprietary rights. Additionally, we retain our rights, title and interest in any Materials that are part of or are used by you to create an Improvement.

Trademarks
Allen Institute for Brain Science, Fueling Discovery, Allen Brain Atlas, Allen, and other Allen trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress on this website are owned by or licensed to the Allen Institute, and may not be used in connection with any product or service (except for those offered by the Allen Institute), or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion or that disparages or discredits the Allen Institute. All other trademarks not owned by Allen Institute that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners.

Copyright
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and requests that you do the same. Anyone who believes that their work has been reproduced in this website in a way constituting copyright infringement may provide a statutory notice to the designated Copyright Agent for the website in the following manner:

  • by mail: 551 N 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
  • by phone: (206) 548.7200
  • by fax: (206) 548.7083
  • by email: info@alleninstitute.org
To notify us of any other suspected infringement or other misconduct, please contact: info@alleninstitute.org.

Miscellaneous

Third Party Websites
This website contain links to third party websites. These websites are provided as a convenience to you. We are not responsible for the content found on any linked website, and do not endorse any third party website, goods, or services. If you choose to use a third-party website, you will be subject to the terms and conditions of use that apply to such website.

Disclaimer
THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE ALLEN INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ALLEN INSTITUTE, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, CONTRIBUTORS OR ADVISORS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION OR PRODUCTION OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS (COLLECTIVELY, "RELEASED PARTIES"), BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, THE INABILITY TO USE, OR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF A RELEASED PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL A RELEASED PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification
You assume all responsibility for any use of information, goods or services offered on or through this website. You understand and agree that the Allen Institute will not be responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of any information, goods or services.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Allen Institute, its officers, directors, agents, employees, contributors, licensees and licensors from and against any claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of this website in violation of any of the Terms.

General
The laws of the United States and the State of Washington govern these Terms, without reference to conflicts of law principles. You agree that any legal action arising out of your use of this website shall be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Seattle, Washington, USA, and you hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts. If any provision of these Terms is determined to be unenforceable for any reason, that provision will be severed and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. Our failure to enforce any rights under these Terms or to take any action against you in the event of any breach of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver by us as to subsequent enforcement of its rights in the event of a future breach.

Severability
If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms, or any portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms will remain in full force and effect. The Terms are the entire agreement between you and the Allen Institute relating to this website. Any other agreements between you and the Allen Institute regarding the subject matter of the Terms are superseded and have no force or effect. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Termination
We may suspend or terminate your access to all or part of this website, at any time, without notice, with or without cause. If you fail to comply with these Terms, you no longer have authorization to use the website and any and all rights granted to you under the Terms are revoked. Your obligations under these Terms will continue upon termination of your rights, including restrictions regarding the Materials, disclaimers, indemnification, and liability.

Last Updated: June 16, 2011