Legal Notice

      This is a University of Pittsburgh owned computer system managed by the Center for Vaccine Research. This system must be used for authorized business and/or educational purposes only. Any misuse or unauthorized attempt by employees or other persons to access this computer system or any information on it may result in termination of employment and legal penalties. Use of this system is your consent to CVR and University computer usage policies. For further explanation please refer to the University of Pittsburgh Policies and Procedures located at

      All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software is the property of the University of Pittsburgh or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of the University of Pittsburgh and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

      This site may contain links to sites owned or operated by parties other than the owner of this web site. Such links are provided for your convenience only. The web site owner does not control and is not responsible for, the content of the privacy policies on, or the security of, such web sites. If you decide to leave our web site and access these third party sites, you do so at your own risk.

      The provisions of this document are subject to change at any time at the departmentís sole discretion. It is intended to serve only as a general source of information about the department and is in no way intended to state contractual terms.

Privacy Policy

      Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the manner in which this information is used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and on every primary page linked to our navigation menu.

      As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track usersí movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

      We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

      If you have any questions or concerns regarding security on our web site or our privacy policy, please call us at (412) 624-4480 or send us an email at

Additional Information

Library of Congress: United States Copyright Office:
      This is a major source of official government information on copyright. This site provides fact sheets covering copyright basics, copyright laws, how to search for copyright information, and a FAQ page. Many links to other Internet resources on copyright law are provided, making this an excellent starting point for doing research on this topic.

University of Pittsburgh Policy 11-02-02: Copyrights:
      Scope: This policy establishes the rights and responsibilities of the University and of faculty, staff, and students regarding the creation and dissemination of original works of authorship, copyright interest, and distribution of royalties.

University of Pittsburgh Policy 10-04-01: Copying Copyrighted Material:
      Scope: This policy affirms the guidelines for making reproductions of copyrighted material, adopted by the University of Pittsburgh in compliance with the Copyright Act, Title 17 U.S. Code. [This covers library reserve use, photocopying, Interlibrary loan, classroom use and prohibits certain activities.]

University of Pittsburgh Procedure 10-04-01: Copying Copyrighted Material:
      Scope: To define the criteria for making copies of copyrighted material without written permission of the copyright owner, and to outline the necessary steps for requesting permission when it is required.

University of Pittsburgh Policy 10-02-05: Computer Access and Use:
      Scope: This policy establishes restrictions regarding the access and use of University owned and maintained computers, computer systems, computer networks, electronic communications facilities, and other related computing facilities used to store and process data, text, and software used by the University.

Guidelines for University Web Pages:
      From the University Marketing Communications Office of Public Affiars, which develops general guidelines on Web site publication for the University of Pittsburgh and approves the design and content of the University of Pittsburgh's homepage and various subsidiaries, referred to as Top Level Pages (TLPs).

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