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Your use of this site (SNPedia) and associated software such as Promethease constitutes your acceptance and understanding of the following terms, conditions and guidelines.


Please note that all contributions to SNPedia are considered to be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (see SNPedia:Copyrights for details). SNPedia and the information in it is intended to remain available for free access by individuals for their personal use in perpetuity.

By posting information to this wiki, you grant full publishing and redistribution rights to it. Do not post copyrighted materials without permission, unless you are the author. Submitted information should be written by you, or copied from a public domain or similar free resource. If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here.

License Grant to SNPedia. By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to SNPedia a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sub licensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to host, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute, re-distribute, relicense and otherwise use, make available and exploit your User Postings, in whole or in part, in any form and in any media formats and through any media channels (now known or hereafter developed).

License Grant to SNPedia Users. By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access and use your User Postings in connection with their use of the Site for their own personal, non-commercial purposes.


Through the use of this wiki and related software, certain information may be collected that is personal in nature. We recognize and respect the need to take care when handling your personal information. However, especially in the world of "genetic privacy", there are no guarantees.

We do log IP addresses, operating systems and browser software. We analyze this data in whole to determine traffic patterns, determine web page design, and in turn, hopefully, build a better website. This data does not contain your name or your email address. We may provide this anonymized log data to third parties such as advertisers, potential licensors or advertisers, and other business associates.


The purpose of this wiki is for the exchange of information about genetic variation. This wiki may not be used as a springboard to launch personal attacks of any kind, nor to denigrate groups of individuals based on ancestry, illnesses, or other traits or conditions.


"Cookies" are files transferred back and forth between the server and your browser. Cookies can be used to keep track of the number of times you've visited a specific web page and more. We do not log cookies.


Due to the world-writable nature of this wiki, it contains links to other Internet sites, particularly those of scientific and medical interest. SNPedia is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.


You may not.... Spam other users through private messages or email.

You may not.... Abuse, defame, harass, threaten, stalk, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

You may not.... Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise make available any misleading, inappropriate, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, vulgar, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, or unlawful content.

You may not.... Post content that falsely expresses or implies that such content is endorsed by SNPedia.

You may not.... Create user accounts under false or fraudulent pretenses.

You may not.... Post, upload, email or transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary right of any party, unless You are the owner of the Rights or have the permission of the owner to post such content.

You may not.... Post, upload, email or transmit chain letters or otherwise make available messages that promote pyramid schemes, or disruptive commercial messages or advertisements, or anything else prohibited by law.

You may not.... Impersonate another person or entity.

You may not.... Use this wiki's services for any illegal purpose.

You may not.... Use any robots, spiders, site search/retrieval applications, or other such devices to retrieve or index any portion of this wiki's services or collect information about users for any commercial purpose including sending spam unless licensed to do so.

You may not.... Provide instructional information about illegal activities.

You may not.... Advertise for or offer for sale, or for trade, any items or services.

You may not... Promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual or transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, or any items of a destructive nature.

You may not... Post email messages from other people that were intended or assumed were solely for you.

SNPedia is not responsible for removing or editing any posted information. Information you post WILL NOT be considered copyrighted or otherwise protected from use by anyone else. We make no guarantees or warranties as to the length of time posted information will remain online. We reserve the right to delete or modify any post, or image, at any time, and for any reason. We reserve the right to limit any users' access to any feature, including the ability to search, post, browse, etc. We reserve the right to ban any user, and/or delete any user account (including all posts) at any time, for any reason. Bans are not subject to review, approval, protest, or appeal.

Persons who post on behalf of, or act as proxies for, banned users will also be subject to banning.

You agree to keep your password confidential.


"SNPedia" is a website located at http://www.SNPedia.com/. "Promethease" is a software application working in conjunction with SNPedia and other sources of information. Both SNPedia and Promethease are owned and operated by River Road Bio (Email: info <AT> snpedia <DOT> com). "Visitor" is anyone who establishes a connection with, or directly or indirectly accesses pages from the SNPedia server.

Visitor will assume all risk for using SNPedia and Promethease, including but not limited to, unsupported or unreplicated research or medical data and information, the possibility of reading vulgar or adult material (unlikely), the possibility of being harassed by other visitors (unlikely), the possibility of downloading a computer virus (unlikely), and/or any other foreseen or unforeseen possibility.

Visitors who access SNPedia or use Promethease, agree to indemnify, and hold harmless, River Road Bio, River Road Bio advertisers, and other River Road Bio related entities, including our editors and curators, for any and all damages arising from the use of SNPedia and related software such as Promethease.

Trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. All rights including, but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, and website content are reserved.

Most pages and areas of this wiki are world writable. Visitor assumes all risk for downloading information from this website.

River Road Bio does not guarantee the veracity or truthfulness of any person or information listed herein.

There are no warranties expressed or implied as to the results obtained from the use of the information contained herein. Visitor uses this information and related software at their own risk.

This policy is subject to change. We encourage our visitors to review this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of our operating practices. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our terms of use, contact us at webmaster <AT> snpedia <DOT>com