Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply to the website at SciPEP.org (the “Site”) owned and operated by The Kavli Foundation (“The Foundation,” “we,” “our” or “us”). Use of this Site signifies your agreement to these “Terms of Use.”


The following Terms of Use apply to the Site. By accessing, browsing and/or using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use in their entirety, any modifications to the Terms of Use, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. In addition, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations governing your use of the Site. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you are not permitted to access, browse or use the Site.

Please return to the Site and review these Terms of Use from time to time, as they may be amended without notice to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Terms of Use at the Site. Please note that your use of certain content and features of the Site may be subject to additional terms. By using such content and features, you also agree to be bound by such additional terms.

The Site is only intended to be accessed and used by individuals that are 18 years of age or older. If you are below the age of 18, then your parent or legal guardian must read and accept the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use on your behalf. If you become aware of anyone using the Site who is under the age of 13, please report this to info@scipep.org. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Site to any person or entity for any reason.


The contents of the Site—including text, photos, images, design, logos, videos, music, art, publications and all other materials and information (“Content”) is the property of The Foundation, its licensors or its third-party providers, unless otherwise noted, and is protected, without limitation by U.S. and foreign copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the designs, art and videos on this site are licensed to you under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 United States License (“Creative Commons License”). As more fully described in here, this license permits you to copy, distribute, and display such content so long as you mention and link back to the Foundation and do not change the content or use it commercially. Photos, logos, images, music and publications on the Site are not licensed under the Creative Commons License; they may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of The Foundation or its third-party licensors.

All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and other indicia of origin (collectively, “Marks”) appearing on the Site are the property of The Foundation, its affiliates, licensors, and/or third-party service providers. Except for the Creative Commons License set for above, you may not make any use of any Content or Marks without the prior written consent of The Foundation and/or any applicable affiliates, licensors or third-party service provider. Except as except as permitted by the Creative Commons License set forth above, no Content from the Site may be copied, reproduced, republished, translated, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of Content on any single computer for your personal non-commercial use, only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the Content or use of the Content for any other purpose may be a violation of copyright, trademark, trade secret rights and others’ proprietary rights belonging to The Foundation and its affiliates, licensors and/or third party service providers.


In using or accessing the Site you agree:

  • not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the Site, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or affiliated or linked Sites;
  • not to use the Site for a purpose that is unlawful, tortious, libelous, defamatory, harassing, abusive, obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, intrusive on another’s privacy, or inappropriate with respect to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or other intrinsic characteristic;
  • not to disrupt or interfere with any other user’s enjoyment of the Site;
  • not to use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Marks or other proprietary information (including the images and information available through the Site or the content of any text) without The Foundation’s express written consent;
  • not to use meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing a Mark, videos or other materials without the Foundation’s express written consent;
  • not to use the Site for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by Foundation in writing, including without limitation, unsolicited advertising junk mail or spam;
  • not to monitor, scrape, index or otherwise copy any of the material on the Site by means of any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means, regardless of whether such use my be considered a fair use under United States copyright law;
  • not to disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the Site, except as permitted by applicable laws;
  • not to “deeplink” to the Site without The Foundation’s express written consent; and
  • not to attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Site or portions of the Site that are restricted from general access.

You agree to immediately notify us if you suspect fraudulent or abusive activity, or any activity in violation of these Terms of Use. If you so notify us, or we otherwise suspect fraudulent or abusive activity, you agree to cooperate with us in any fraud investigation and to use any fraud prevention or other measures we prescribe.


Links on the Site to third party Sites that you encounter via the Site are solely provided as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. You agree that the Foundation will not be responsible or liable for any dispute, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any such third parties. In addition, you acknowledge that the Foundation does not endorse, verify, or make any representations regarding any third-party advertisements, products or services. It is your sole responsibility to research and verify the legitimacy of any entity and content linked to the Site, and you are solely responsible for your decision to submit personal information to any third party. Any personal information that you submit through such third-party site with be subject to the privacy policy and terms of use on that site.


The Foundation may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any portion of the Site at any time, without notice.


The Foundation reserves the right, without notice and at its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate these Terms of Use and/or your ability to access or use the Site, and to block or prevent future access to and use of the Site for any reason, including your breach of these Terms of Use or other conduct by you that the Foundation considers inappropriate. The Foundation reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Except as otherwise expressly stated in the Terms of Use, you agree that The Foundation shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuation of the Site (or any portion thereof).


The foundation makes no representation or warranty with respect to the site or content, all of which are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The foundation hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, with respect to the site, content and any linked site. The foundation does not warrant the functionality, information or links contained on the site or that content will meet your requirements, that the site or content are fit for any particular purpose, that the operation of the site or content will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses, worms, trojan horses, cancelbots or other harmful components. The foundation does not warrant or make any representation regarding the use or the results of the use of any content in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not the foundation) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.


In no event and under no cause of action, including, without limitation, negligence, shall the foundation and its affiliated entities or any of their respective officers, directors, employees or authorized agents (collectively “the foundation parties”) be liable for any damages, claims or losses incurred (including, without limitation, compensatory, incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages), however caused, and under any theory of liability arising in connection with: (a) the site, including, without limitation, any content; (b) your use or inability to use the site, including, without limitation, any content; (c) any third party site or service used in connection with or available through the site; (d) unauthorized access to or alteration or loss of your transmissions or data or other information that is sent or received in connection with the site; or (e) errors, system down time, network or system outages, file corruption or service interruptions, even if a foundation party is advised of the possibility of such damages, claims or losses.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the foundation’s cumulative liability to you arising from any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you for access to the site. If no amounts were paid, your sole remedy under these terms of use shall be to discontinue any use of the site.

Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

You hereby acknowledge that you understand that by accessing the site and agreeing to these terms of use, you may be waiving rights with respect to claims that are at this time unknown or unsuspected, and in accordance with such waiver, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and hereby expressly waive, the benefits of section 1542 of the civil code of california, and any similar law of any state or territory, which provides as follows: “a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his/her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him/her must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”


By using the Site, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Foundation Parties from and against any actual or alleged claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and other legal fees and costs) arising out of or relating to: (1) your violation of these Terms of Use or any law, rule or regulation; (2) your use of the Site, including, without limitation, any Content available on the Site and any activity of yours on the Site; (3) loss of any data or account information; and (4) any material uploaded by you or through your computer to the Site or otherwise sent by you to the Foundation. You will cooperate as fully and reasonably as required by The Foundation in the defense of any claim. The Foundation reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of the Foundation.


If you link to the Site, you may only link to the home page, and the link must be in plain text, unless otherwise approved in writing by The Foundation. Any such link must not damage, dilute or tarnish the goodwill associated with The Foundation and/or any Foundation intellectual property, nor may the link create the false appearance that your Site or organization is sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated or associated with The Foundation, and you may not “frame” the Site. You may not link to the Site from any Site that is unlawful, abusive, indecent or obscene, that promotes violence or illegal acts or that is otherwise inappropriate in The Foundation’s sole discretion. The Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any link from any Site.


The Foundation will not be responsible for any delay, failure in performance or interruption of service, resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, acts of civil or military authorities, civil disturbances, wars, strikes or other labor disputes, fires, transportation contingencies, interruptions in telecommunications or Internet services or network provider services, failure of equipment and/or software, other catastrophes or any other occurrences which are beyond the Foundation’s reasonable control.


These Terms of Use shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California within the United States of America without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any dispute arising from these Terms of Use or the Site shall be resolved in the state or federal courts residing in Los Angeles, California and you irrevocably agree to the jurisdiction of such courts. The Foundation makes no representation that Content contained on the Site is appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside the United States, or that the Terms of Use comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If any provision of these Terms of Use are 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.

You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to your Terms of Use, including without shall be resolved solely by mandatory, confidential mediation, with each party paying their respective attorney’s fees.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the website at SciPEP.org (the “Site”) owned and operated by The Kavli Foundation (“The Foundation,” “we,” “our” or “us”). Use of this Site signifies your agreement to the Site’s “Privacy Policy.”

We are committed to respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. Unless otherwise noted, this Privacy Policy does not cover our offline data practices. If you do not agree with any part of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. This Privacy Policy is subject to the Terms of Use set forth above.


Information You Provide to Us. When you use the Site, we or our service providers may collect information that could reasonably be used to contact you or to identify you personally, such as your name, email address, telephone number, mobile phone number, geographic location or mailing address (“Personal Information”).

Information We Collect Automatically. Whenever you visit or interact with the Site or interact with our advertising, we may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how you access or use the Site (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include your browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, and the preceding page views. This information is collected in an aggregate or anonymous form.

Device Identifiers. We may also automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively, “Device”) you use to access the Site. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a web site or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. We may use a Device Identifier to, among other things, administer the Site, help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze trends, track users’ web page movements, help identify, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Cookies and Do Not Track. We may collect information about you or your use of the Site through cookies, tracking pixels, mobile identifiers, or other technologies. We use this information to better understand, customize and improve the Site, services and offerings as well as to manage our advertising. The information we collect through cookies, tracking pixels, or mobile identifiers may help us understand how visitors use and engage with the Site. If you have provided us with your Personal Information, for example, when you signed up for our newsletter or requested information from us, we may associate this Personal Information with information we have collected through cookies, tracking pixels, mobile identifiers or other technologies. We do use Google Analytics and share information with Google to help improve this Site. To learn more about how Google uses this data please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

Cookies. A “cookie” is a file that Sites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of the Site. When you use the Site, neither we nor any third parties collect Personal Information about your online activities, over time or across third party Sites. The Help section of your browser may tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. To find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Tracking Pixels. A “tracking pixel” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag, web beacon or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies, and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. You can remove web beacons by disabling HTML images or refusing HTML (selecting Text Only) emails.

Mobile Identifiers. We may use software development kits (“SDKs”) or mobile advertising identifiers (for example,“IDFA” on Apple mobile devices or “Advertising ID” on Android mobile devices), which function similarly to cookies on mobile devices. You may reset your IDFA or Advertising ID in the settings on your mobile device.

Do Not Track. Currently the Site is not designed to respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent from your browser. For more information more about “Do Not Track,” please visit www.allaboutdnt.org.

Social Media. The Site may contain links to social media platforms that give us personal information about you that they have collected either directly or indirectly from you. The Site may also contain plug-ins and other features that allow you to connect with third party social media platforms. If you do so, the third parties who operate these platforms may be able to identify you, they may be able to determine how you use this Site and they may link and store this information with your social media profile. Please consult the privacy policies of these social media platforms to understand what they will be doing with your personal data. If you activate these plug-ins and other features, you will be doing so at your own risk.


Any information you submit on the Site may be used for a variety of purposes, including, for example, to:

  • respond to your questions and requests;
  • provide you with access to certain features of the Site, as is necessary;
  • verify your identity;
  • to administer the website and for our internal operations and security purposes;
  • improve the Site and present more interesting features to you;
  • communicate with you and provide you information;
  • for security, due diligence, and safety purposes, including to detect and investigate fraud and illegal activities;
  • to keep our Site and users safe;
  • comply with, and as permitted by, applicable regulations, statutes and laws;
  • in our discretion, to make changes to the Site or any of our policies.

We will use the information you provide to us in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy, with your consent or as we notify you.

We may use your Personal Information to send you relevant information about us, or updates or newsletters with information that you have requested or that may interest you. If you wish to not receive information, updates or newsletters please unsubscribe to our emails or contact us at info@scipep.org.

We also combine information we have collected about you. For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. Or we may combine information we get from another party with information we already have.


Service Providers. We may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (“Service Providers”) to carry out your requests, respond to your inquiries or make various features of the Site available to you. These Service Providers may help us to host or operate the Site, analyze data, provide customer service, conduct marketing or administer surveys or questionnaires, send marketing emails and newsletters, and they may share this Personal Information with their Service Providers.

Business Transfers. We may share your information, including your Personal Information, with our and affiliates for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes. We may share or transfer your information, including your Personal Information in connection with a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change of ownership or control by the Kavli Foundation or any affiliated company (in each case, whether in whole or in part). If the Kavli Foundation applies for loans, or opens bank accounts, we may disclose your personal information to the prospective buyer, lender or bank, as the case may be, as part of certain due diligence processes. We also share information for the purpose of management and administration of the Kavli Foundation’s business.

Legal Disclosure. We may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Information, to third parties to comply with a legal obligation, when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, at the request of governmental authorities, to verify or enforce our agreements, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or other applicable policies, to respond to an emergency or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of the Site, third parties, visitors to the Site or the public. We may share any or all personal information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We might share your information when we are investigating potential fraud.

We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you from time to time as permitted by law.


You may always direct us not to send you newsletters, updates, emails or other communications by:

  • sending us an email at info@scipep.org; or
  • following the removal or unsubscribe instructions in the communication that you receive.

We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information or archival or residual storage of such Personal Information.


We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 years of age. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with any Personal Information without first receiving their parent or guardian’s verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Site. We will then dispose of such Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you believe we may have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at info@scipep.org.


As is applicable, California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. As is applicable, we comply with this law by giving users the ability to tell us not to share personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, send an email to info@scipep.org. We may need additional information to process your request.


The Site is governed by and operated in, and in accordance with the laws of the United States. We make no representation that the Site is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of any other nation. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect may be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Site, or providing us with any information, you (a) acknowledge that the Site is subject to the laws of the United States, (b) consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen, and (c) waive any claims that may arise under those laws. We acknowledge that our service provider’s suppliers may transfer your data outside of the United States in accordance with applicable laws.


We use certain reasonable security measures to help protect your Personal Information. The information is collected and stored in a manner that is appropriate to the nature of the data that we collect. If you have any questions on the security of your data please reach out as indicated in the Contact Us section below.


We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review this Privacy Policy frequently for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site or otherwise noticed to you in accordance with applicable law, and will be effective when posted. If you continue to use the Site, then you have acknowledged that you have read and understood this revised Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. We encourage you to review this page for the latest information about our privacy practices.


If you have any questions or concerns about this Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@scipep.org.

We will address any issue in a reasonable time period.

Questions? Contact Us