BEACON Terms of Use Policy


The International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) presents BEACON℠, a suite of navigational tools, resources, and programs that enable our members to advance cell therapy. As part of BEACON℠, the Cell Therapy Bioprocessing Tools and Reagents Database, Regulatory and Quality/Operations Knowledge Bank, Image Bank, and Commercialization Roadmaps provide cell therapy experts with a portal to world-wide cell therapy collaborative resources created by ISCT Members, for ISCT Members. By using BEACON℠, you indicate your agreement to these Terms of Use.

ISCT respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. All members of ISCT are encouraged to contribute to BEACON℠ as long as the content is not infringing on intellectual property or copyright, nor is illegal, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate. ISCT reserves the right to remove content deemed inappropriate. Users may report inappropriate use of the database here.

Intellectual Property - License

By posting content you agree to grant an irrevocable, royalty-free license to ISCT to use, display, publish, exhibit, distribute, reproduce, share and provide public access to such content. You expressly agree that ISCT may alter, edit or modify the content if in ISCT’s sole discretion such changes would enhance or be beneficial to the site. You agree that you will not post content containing images of individuals or company logos or other trademarks or service marks unless you have the right to such images, logos and marks, and that such content may be used or reproduced by ISCT or any of its third-party users. You agree to waive all rights of privacy, publicity, and defamation in and relating to the posted content.

ISCT is the exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in BEACON℠. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access BEACON℠ in accordance with these Terms of Use. The foregoing limited license shall not be construed as conferring any right in any copyright or other intellectual property right in the BEACON℠ software or content.

User Upload

Users uploading materials to BEACON℠ affirm that the content does not infringe on intellectual property or copyright, nor is illegal or defamatory. References, where applicable, must be included in the comment box.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

ISCT expressly prohibits the use of BEACON℠ for the illegal transmission of copyrighted material, and will respond if notified by content owners to prevent copyrighted material from being transmitted via the web site. In addition, ISCT may deny access to the site to users who are found to be illegally transferring copyrighted material.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide ISCT the written information specified below:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

For these purposes, ISCT can be reached at

User Download and Use

Users downloading materials from BEACON℠ for use in presentations, publications, or other public forums must cite primary source authors and publications where provided.By using BEACON℠ you indicate your agreement that you will not hold ISCT accountable for any technical errors, including loss of files. This resource is for informational purposes only and ISCT makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information presented, that it is free from errors or omissions, or that it is exhaustive. ISCT expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to, warranties as to the information’s quality, accuracy, completeness, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from computer virus, or non-infringement of proprietary rights. ISCT and its directors, officers, and members, accept no liability for any loss, cost, expense, injury, or damages, whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or other, arising from the use or reliance on the information contained in BEACON℠. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of certain warranties or conditions, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

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