Terms of Service for PubCaseFinder

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PubCaseFinder service (referred to below as the "Service") is a database hosting service, offered by the Database Center for Life Science (referred to below as "DBCLS") and supported by the Life Science Database Integration Project funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. In order to use the Service, you must agree and acknowledge to be bound by the Terms of Service for PubCaseFinder (referred to below as the "Terms"). Any use of the Service shall be subject to the Terms.


DBCLS shall be able to change the Terms without any consent of the user of the Service. Changes become effective when they are displayed in the website of the Service and the user is considered to have agreed to the Terms after the change as far as he/she continues to use the Service.


For information about Copyright, please read the term "Copyright" in the Site Policies of the DBCLS website.


The PubCaseFinder is intended to be used by qualified and licensed physicians in order to provide assistance in reaching the correct diagnosis in patients with hereditary diseases and for use as a teaching aid. The PubCaseFinder does not make diagnoses. Rather, it produces a ranked list of possibilities that can be used by physicians as a part of the diagnostic workup. The PubCaseFinder does not contain information about all possible diagnoses or even all possible hereditary diseases. The PubCaseFinder should not be used to make medical decisions without the advice of a physician. PubCaseFinder provides data in good faith as a investigative tool, but without verifying the accuracy, clinical validity or utility of the data. PubCaseFinder makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any purpose for which the data are used. DBCLS shall bear no liability with respect to damages incurred by the change, discontinuation or termination of the Service.


For information about Privacy Policy, please read the term "Personal Information" in the Site Policies of the DBCLS website.


For information about Prohibited Uses, please read the term "Prohibited Uses" in the Site Policies of the DBCLS website.