Terms of Use

Terms of Service for stanleylab.org


This website is owned and operated by The Stanley Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide (“Resources”), you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (hereafter referred to as ‘User Agreement’), along with the terms and conditions as stated in our Privacy Policy.


These Resources are offered for general education only and are not medical advice. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please immediately seek appropriate medical assistance, like calling “911.” Please always speak with your medical professional about what treatment may be right for you.

Changes to the User Agreement

We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.

Responsible Use and Conduct

By visiting our website and accessing the Resources offered, you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, and (b) applicable laws, regulations, and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.

User Information

In order to access our Resources, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself (such as identification, contact details, etc.) as part of the registration process, or as part of your ability to use the Resources. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our Resources. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account(s).

Prohibited Actions

Accessing or attempting to access any of our Resources by any means other than through the means we provide is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access or attempt to access any of our Resources through any automated or unethical means. Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Resources, including the servers or networks to which our Resources are located or connected, is strictly prohibited. Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited. You are solely responsible for all consequences, losses, or damages that we may incur due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained in this Terms of Use, and may be held criminally or civilly liable for those consequences, losses, or damages.

Open Communication Tools

We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that generally, we do not pre-screen or monitor the content posted by users of these various communication tools. You agree that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language. You also agree not to upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that infringes on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party. You understand and agree that we have the right, at our sole discretion, to remove any content that does not comply with this User Agreement.

Content Ownership

We do not assume any liability for any content posted by you or any other third-party users of our website. However, any content posted by you using any open communication tools on our website becomes the property of The Stanley Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University, and as such, gives us a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, publicly display or distribute as we see fit.


You agree to indemnify The Stanley Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University, its parent company and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, and damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this User Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account.


Your privacy is important to us. Please refer to our Privacy Policy section located at the bottom of our web page for information on how we collect, use, and disclose personal information.

Limitation of Warranties

By using our website, you understand and agree that all Resources we provide are “as is” and “as available”. We do not represent or warrant to you that the use of our Resources will meet your needs or requirements, be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or free from errors, and that the information obtained by using our Resources will be accurate or reliable. Any content downloaded or obtained through the use of our Resources is done at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In conjunction with the Limitation of Warranties, you agree that we will not be liable for any damages that may be incurred by you as a result of using our Resources, or as a result of any changes, data loss or corruption, cancellation, loss of access, or downtime to the full extent that applicable limitation of liability laws apply.


All content and materials available on this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images, and logos are the intellectual property of The Stanley Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any unauthorized use, reproduction, distribution, display, or transmission of any content on this site is strictly prohibited.

Termination of Use

We may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of our website and Resources with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this User Agreement. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent, or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your access. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use the Resources we provide will immediately cease, and we reserve the right to remove or delete any information that you may have on file with us.

Governing Law

This website is controlled by The Stanley Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University. By accessing our website, you agree that the statutes and laws of our state located in the United States of America will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website and the purchase of any products or services through this site. Any action to enforce this User Agreement will be brought in the federal or state courts of the United States of America.


Unless otherwise expressed, The Stanley Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Notice and Takedown Procedures

If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by contacting us at [email protected] and providing the necessary information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, you can contact us at [email protected].
These Terms of Use were last updated on 9:22:2023.