1DegreeBio Website Terms of Use

Welcome to the 1DegreeBio website (the "Website" or the "1DegreeBio" site). This Website is provided to assist contributors in gathering antibody product information and posting opinions of antibody product related issues. The terms "we", "us", "our" and "1DegreeBio" refer to LabX Media Group, an Ontario corporation. The term "you" refers to the contributors visiting the Website and/or providing content on this Website.

This Website is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of any/all the terms, conditions, and notices set forth below (collectively, the "Agreement"). By accessing or using this Website in any manner, you agree to be bound by the Agreement. Additionally, when using particular 1DegreeBio services, you agree to abide by any applicable posted guidelines for all 1DegreeBio services, which may change from time to time.

Please read the Agreement carefully. If you do not accept all of these terms and conditions, please do not use this Website. Be sure to return to this page periodically to review the most current version of the Agreement. We reserve the right at any time, at our sole discretion, to change or otherwise modify the Agreement without prior notice, and your continued access or use of this Website signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified Agreement. 1DegreeBio has the right, but is not obligated, to strictly enforce the Terms of Use through self-help, community moderation, active investigation, litigation and prosecution.


As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that (i) all information supplied by you on this Website is true, accurate, current and complete, (ii) if you have a 1DegreeBio account, you will safeguard your account information and will supervise and be completely responsible for any use of your account by anyone other than you and (iii) you are 18 years of age or older in order to register for an account and contribute to our website. 1DegreeBio does not knowingly collect the information of anyone under the age of 18. We retain the right at our sole discretion to deny access to anyone to this Website and the services we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of this Agreement.


Unless otherwise indicated, the 1DegreeBio Site is the property of LabX Media Group. You acknowledge and agree that the 1DegreeBio Site, and any necessary software used in connection with the 1DegreeBio Sites, may contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable laws governing intellectual property, proprietary rights, and the like. All 1DegreeBio Site code and specifications are subject to their said or implied licenses.


The content and information on this Website (including, but not limited to, messages, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, video, maps, icons, software, code or other material), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us. You agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through this Website. Additionally, you agree not to:


1DegreeBio website is owned and operated by LabX Media Group, Inc. Because we gather certain types of information from our users, we feel you should understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture, use, and sharing of that information. This privacy policy discloses what information 1DegreeBio gathers at this site and how we use it.


1DegreeBio gathers two types of information about users:

1DegreeBio gathers user information through the following processes: Voluntary Information We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. Electronic newsletters policy
    We offer free electronic newsletters to users. 1DegreeBio gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
  2. Gateways policy
    We offer topic specific gateways as a resource to users. Each gateway has been developed in collaboration with a sponsoring partner. Users must register to access the information in these gateways, and this includes providing a password, which the user is responsible for safeguarding. Users are required to provide their name, email address, and password and may submit optional demographic information about their area of work. This information is shared with the gateway sponsor, which may use the information for marketing purposes. Gateway users may also subscribe to the sponsoring partner’s electronic newsletters via a link to the sponsor’s website newsletter registration process. 1DegreeBio will send registration confirmation emails to gateway registrants and will store the registration information to authenticate users returning to gateways. Gateway registrants also may be provided with an opportunity to opt-in to receive information from 1DegreeBio.
  3. Message boards/comments posts policy
    Users of the site may post messages and comments in response to articles and blog topics. Although registration is not required to contribute comments to articles or blogs, we do ask for your name and e-mail address. Although your email address will not be visible to users of the site, members of 1DegreeBio staff may use it to contact you to clarify any points of your post.
  4. Polling We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable with respect to any particular user. 1DegreeBio may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
  5. Surveys 1DegreeBio may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. In our surveys, we also offer an "opt-in" area to receive communications from participating vendors of that topic survey; in this case you will be granting permission to share the information you specifically indicate but only if you choose to "opt-in."

Usage tracking

1DegreeBio tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. We may correlate this information with data about individual users only for the purpose of displaying topic relevant content and products of interest to your demographic type. 1DegreeBio does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the HTTP request (information sent from every user’s browser).

1DegreeBio sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We may track what individual users read which enables us to provide more relevant and "related" content and products. This helps us continue to build a better service for you that is targeted to your specific interests.


We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The only personal information a cookie can capture is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. 1DegreeBio uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, gateways, polling and surveys.


1DegreeBio uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

Information collected about subscribers and users may be used by us, our publications, and our affiliates and partnering third-party companies to provide subscribers and users with the features of the site, to enable us to provide the products information you requested, to personalize content and advertising, to inform advertisers as to how many users have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners, to send you e-mail notifications about our services and products, to perform statistical analysis of subscriber and user behavior to develop new features and offers for our publication and website.

From time to time, we may make individual subscriber or user information available to carefully selected third parties relevant to the topics of our publication to send you information through e-mail or postal mail about their products or services. If you prefer not to have your personal information disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please send an e-mail stating this preference and including your full name and e-mail address to customerservice@the-scientist.com. Subscribers can opt out of future contact at any time by unsubscribing to any future correspondence. We retain the right to contact subscribers and users regarding subscriptions, account status, orders for products or services, changes to their registration or to enforce our subscription agreement.

We reserve the right to disclose information about individual users in order to comply with applicable law or valid legal process, and to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

1DegreeBio uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers, sponsors and partners better understand our audience’s demographics. This allows us to maintain a high-quality level of service at little or no cost to our subscribers and users.


1DegreeBio operates secure data networks protected by firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our site users.


We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

If you have any questions about our privacy, site usage, or opt-out policies, you can contact us at customerservice@the-scientist.com.


By using this site, you agree to the terms of the privacy policy and consent to the collection, use and sharing of information that you provide via this site. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.


We appreciate hearing from you. Please be aware that by submitting content to this Website by electronic mail, postings on this Website or otherwise, including but not limited to any reviews, questions, comments, suggestions, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sound, ideas or other materials contained in any submissions (collectively, "Submissions"), you grant 1DegreeBio an exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to (a) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform such Submissions throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter devised; and (b) use the name or username that you submit in connection with such Submission. You acknowledge that 1DegreeBio may choose to provide attribution of your comments or reviews at our discretion. You further grant 1DegreeBio the right to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or 1DegreeBio’s rights in the Submissions by a breach of this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that Submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary. Notwithstanding any other provision herein to the contrary, 1DegreeBio shall have the right to lease, sell, license, or share any Submission with any third party, for compensation to 1DegreeBio exclusively, or without any compensation to 1DegreeBio, in its sole unfettered discretion.

The Site may contain review services, discussion forums or other services in which you or third parties may post reviews of antibody products or other content, messages, materials or other items on the Website ("Interactive Areas"). If 1DegreeBio provides such Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you expressly agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:

1DegreeBio takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is 1DegreeBio liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. As a provider of interactive services, 1DegreeBio is not liable for any statements, representations or Content provided by its contributors in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although 1DegreeBio has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Content posted to or distributed through any Interactive Area, 1DegreeBio reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit without notice any Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense.

To detect and prevent any malicious, premeditated or spam attacks that may affect the quality of website content, 1DegreeBio implements a Content Protection Program. This program works to protect content through three initiatives: process-based content protection, automated monitoring of content, and human monitoring of suspect contributors.

If it is determined that you retain moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in the Content, you hereby declare that (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Content, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the Content by 1DegreeBio or its licensees, successors and assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the Content; and (d) you forever release 1DegreeBio, and its licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against 1DegreeBio by virtue of any such moral rights.

Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Website. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas or court orders, to protect 1DegreeBio's systems and customers, or to ensure the integrity and operation of 1DegreeBio's business and systems, 1DegreeBio may access and disclose any information it considers necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, contributor profile information (i.e. name, email address, etc.), IP addressing and traffic information, usage history, and posted Content. 1DegreeBio's right to disclose any such information shall take precedence over any terms of 1DegreeBio's Privacy Policy.


For Antibody Companies: Biased activity on 1DegreeBio by owners, employees, or third-party vendors hired on behalf of the company is subject to severe and long-lasting penalties. We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to write your own reviews as these will be subject for removal and other sanctions.

Visit the Client Relations page on the Website to learn how you can present information about your company and products on our site and respond to the feedback left by your customers.

If you'd like to talk to us about or report a concern about a review attached to your product, please contact us.

For our Contributors: 1DegreeBio takes review fraud very seriously and we invest a great deal of resources and energy to ensure the integrity of our content. In the rare instances in which we detect an incorrect, fraudulent or otherwise unsatisfactory review, in our sole unfettered discretion, we may take the following steps: remove the review from our site; monitor the contributor and the company for potential further attempts to manipulate its ranking; and penalize the contributor or company in our ranking index and alert our contributors to their actions, together with any other actions which we deem appropriate.

If you have further questions about our review quality, please contact us at info@1degreebio.org


The information, software, products and services published on this website may include inaccuracies or errors. 1DegreeBio does not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaim all liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information and descriptions of the antibody products displayed on this website (including, without limitation, the pricing, photographs, list of features, general product descriptions, etc.).

1DegreeBio makes no representations about the suitability of the information, software, products, and services contained on this website for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering of any products or services on this website does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by 1DegreeBio All such information, software, products, and services are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. 1DegreeBio disclaims all warranties and conditions that this website, its services or any email sent from 1DegreeBio, are free of viruses or other harmful components. 1DegreeBio hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

In no event shall 1DegreeBio (its officers, directors and affiliates) be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to, display of or use of this website or with the delay or inability to access, display or use this website (including, but not limited to, your reliance upon opinions appearing on this website; any computer viruses, information, software, linked sites, products, and services obtained through this website; or otherwise arising out of the access to, display of or use of this website) whether based on a through of negligence, contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, and even if 1DegreeBio has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these terms inure to the benefit of 1DegreeBio

By agreeing to these Terms of Use and/or by using the Website, you acknowledge and agree that reviews or other material posted by users on the Website, are the opinions and views of third parties and do not necessarily represent the views of 1DegreeBio, and that 1DegreeBio is not responsible for such opinions and views, and you agree to hold 1DegreeBio harmless from any claim arising or in connection with any third-party opinion or view appearing on 1DegreeBio.


You agree to defend and indemnify 1DegreeBio and its affiliates and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:


If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify 1DegreeBio for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement, at:



1DegreeBio c/o LabX Media Group
478 Bay Street
Midland, ON

Please include the following information in your correspondence:

1DegreeBio will remove the infringing posting(s), subject to the procedures outlined in the Copyright Act of Canada.


This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than 1DegreeBio. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from this Website or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. In some cases you may be asked by a third party site to link your profile on 1DegreeBio to a profile on another third party site. Choosing to do so is purely optional, and the decision to allow this information to be linked can be disabled (with the third party site) at any time.

The 1DegreeBio Site and Content available may contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of 1DegreeBio, including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Website, including price, payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that 1DegreeBio shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between contributors and any third party, you understand and agree that 1DegreeBio is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other contributors, you hereby release 1DegreeBio, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service.


Prices listed on the Website are quoted in the currency of the choice of the producing/distributing companies and 1DegreeBio is not responsible for any changes in price nor any currency exchange rates or risks. Currency rates are based on various publicly available sources and should be used as guidelines only. Rates are not verified as accurate, and actual rates may vary. Currency quotes may not be updated on a daily basis. The information supplied by this application is believed to be accurate, but 1DegreeBio does not warrant or guarantee such accuracy. When using this information for any financial purpose, we advise you to consult a qualified professional to verify the accuracy of the currency rates. We do not authorize the use of this information for any purpose other than your personal use and you are expressly prohibited from the resale, redistribution, and use of this information for commercial purposes.


All contents of this Website are: © 2017 1DegreeBio All rights reserved. 1DegreeBio is not responsible for content on websites operated by parties other than 1DegreeBio. The name "1DegreeBio" and the beaker logo are registered and are common law trademarks of 1DegreeBio, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of 1DegreeBio or the applicable trademark holder. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, trade words and/or trade designs of 1DegreeBio and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of 1DegreeBio. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by 1DegreeBio.


This Website is operated by a Canadian entity and this Agreement is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Ontario, Canada and stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceedings in such courts for all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Website. You agree that all claims you may have against 1DegreeBio arising from or relating to the Site must be heard and resolved in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction located in the Province of Ontario. Use of this Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.

You agree that no joint venture, agency, partnership, or employment relationship exists between you and 1DegreeBio as a result of this Agreement or use of this Website.

Our performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement limits our right to comply with law enforcement or other governmental or legal requests or requirements relating to your use of this Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. To the extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising from or relating to your access or use of this Website within two (2) years from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued or such claim or cause of action will be irrevocably waived.

If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions in the Agreement shall continue in effect.

This Agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between you and 1DegreeBio with respect to this Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and 1DegreeBio with respect to this Website. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters, and/or data mentioned on this Website are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product, or event.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.