Effective December 10, 2010


A. These terms of use (“Terms of Use”) govern your conduct associated with use of this website service (the “Service”) offered by Life Technologies Corporation (“Life”). To the extent of any conflict between the Terms of Use and Life's Privacy Policy (available at these Terms of Use shall control with respect to the Service. By using or accessing the Service, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy and any guidelines (“Guidelines”) and rules and regulations (“Rules”) posted on the site in connection with the Service, whether or not you have read them. If you do not agree to any of these, you must not use the Service.

B. Life reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Use from time to time at any time, without notice, and in its sole discretion. If Life decides to change these Terms of Use, Life will post a new version on the site and update the effective date set forth above. Any changes or modifications to these Terms of Use will be effective upon posting of the revisions. Your continued use of the Service following posting of any changes or modifications constitutes your acceptance of such changes or modifications and if you do not agree with these changes or modifications, you must immediately cease using the site. You should frequently review these Terms of Use and any other applicable policies, including their dates, to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Service.


We endeavor to collect personal data about you only with your knowledge and consent. Personal data is information that could identify a specific individual such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers (“Personal Information”). You are solely responsible for all Personal Information and content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Service, including the submission of all data, profile information, documents, text, software, applications, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, ratings, forum postings, comments, questions, answers or other materials (collectively, “Content”). 


A. Life, as a provider of interactive services, provides the Service, the site and the applications and services therein as a forum only. Life is not liable for any statements, representations, or Content provided by its users in any public forum on the site or any third-party site, including without limitation in the Service. Any Content, if displayed, is displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only. More generally, Content posted via or on the site or any third-party site, including the Service, is not controlled by Life. Life cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable and Life shall not be liable for any such Content and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you. The views, opinions and statements expressed on this Service and any discussions contained therein do not represent the views of Life or any of its affiliates. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL LIFE BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FOR (I) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT; OR (II) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE) OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED OR OTHERWISE TRANSMITTED VIA OR TO THE SITE OR THE SERVICE.

B. You may access the Content and any other content on the site only as permitted under these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy and you agree to not engage in the use, copying or distribution of any of the Content other than as expressly provided herein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the site or features that prevent or restrict use of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the site or the Content therein. Life reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Content.

C. If you choose to provide us with Personal Information it may be used by other users of the site to search for expertise and areas of affinity for the purpose of building personal networks. You may be contacted by other users of the Service as a result of these searches and consent to such contact. For example, if you complete a profile and include a biography which includes that you have in a past career had experience in business continuity impact assessments you may be contacted by other users of the Service who may want some advice in this area. Life may use your contact details to send you information about the status and plans for the Service.

D. Many products discussed on this site are labeled For Research Use Only, and are not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use. You acknowledge that if you elect to use the research-use only products discussed on this site for a purpose that would subject you or the products to the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) or any other applicable regulatory laws, you will be solely responsible for obtaining any required approvals or testing and otherwise ensuring that your use of the product complies with FDA or other applicable regulatory laws.


E. The views, opinions and statements expressed on this website and any discussions contained herein do not represent the views of Life Technologies Corporation or any of its affiliates. Postings containing discussions of unapproved uses are subject to removal at the sole discretion of Life Technologies Corporation or its affiliates.


A. By submitting any Content to Life, you represent and warrant that:

B. You further represent and warrant that you shall not submit any Content:

C. Life does not endorse any Content or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and Life disclaims all liability with respect to the Content.

D. For any Content that you submit, you grant Life a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, communicate, distribute, copy, modify, delete in its entirety, edit, adapt, publish, translate, display, perform, use, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such Content and/or incorporate such Content into any form, medium or technology whether now or hereafter known throughout the world without compensation to you. This license will survive the termination of these Terms of Use and your use of the Service.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Life (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, employees and third-party service providers), from all claims, demands, losses, liabilities, costs, expenses, obligations and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of or related to (a) your use of and access to the Service; (b) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (c) a breach of your representations and warranties set forth above; (d) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party (including, without limitation, any copyright, property or privacy right); or (e) any claim that any Content you submitted caused damage to a third party. This indemnification obligation will survive the termination of these Terms of Use and your use of the Service.


A. All Content that you submit may be used at Life's sole discretion. Life does not regularly review posted content, but reserves the right to change, condense or delete any Content on the site that Life deems, in its sole discretion, to violate the Content Guidelines or any other provision of these Terms of Use. Life does not guarantee that you will have any recourse through Life to edit or delete any Content you have submitted. Life reserves the right to incorporate any Content you have submitted into any account you may have, now or in the future. Life reserves the right to remove or to refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not Life, are responsible for the contents of any Content you submit. None of the Content that you submit shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Life, its agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners or third-party service providers and their respective directors, officers and employees.

B. Life reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Service and the site and to block or prevent future access to and use of the Service. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.


If you believe your work or content has been copied and posted to the site or used in the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Life's designated copyright agent the following written information in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”):

Life's DMCA designated copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the site is its General Counsel, who can be reached as follows:

Life Technologies Corporation

5791 Van Allen Way

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Attention: General Counsel


By submitting your email address in connection with use of the Service, you agree that Life and its third-party service providers may use your email address to contact you about use of the Service and/or the content therein, for other administrative purposes and for any other purpose permitted or required by law. As noted above, Life's Privacy Policy provides further detail on the manner in which Life may collect and use personally identifiable information about you, including any information you supply in connection with the Service.


You agree that the site shall be deemed solely based in California. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Life that arises in whole or in part from the site shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in San Diego County, California. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Life's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. It is the express wish of the parties that these Terms of Use and all related documents be drawn up in English. C’est la volonté expresse des parties que cette convention ainsi que tous les documents qui s’y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, YOU AND LIFE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE LIFE WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.


Life values your feedback!


We reserve the right not to post your Content if it contains any of the following types of content or violates other guidelines:


When posting a picture, please consider the following guidelines:

When posting a video, please consider the following guidelines:

In addition, if you wish to share feedback with us about product selection, pricing, ordering, delivery or other customer service issues, please do not submit this feedback through a product review. Instead, contact us directly.