Purpose of Gladstone Website

The Gladstone website is intended to provide general information about Gladstone and its science. It is not intended for practicing medicine or to provide medical advice, and should not be used to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. We strongly encourage visitors to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to health-related questions.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of Use

By using this website, you are agreeing to accept and comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions of Use”), which Gladstone may update at any time without notice. You should visit this page periodically to read and review the current Terms and Conditions of Use, as your continued use of this website signifies your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Proprietary Rights

This Gladstone website—including all Gladstone content—is the property of Gladstone and is protected under applicable intellectual property laws. Nothing on this website grants any license or right to use any materials on this website, including, but not limited to, images, illustrations, designs, icons, logos, photographs, video clips, digital downloads, or data compilations. For information with regard to obtaining permission for certain content or materials, please contact the Communications Team.

Disclaimer of Warranty/Limitation of Liability

In no event will Gladstone be liable for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, indirect or inconsequential loss of damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of this website

You acknowledge and agree that your use of this website is solely at your own risk.

This website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.


Gladstone Network

The Gladstone computer network has reasonable safeguards in place to protect loss, misuse, and alteration of information under Gladstone’s control.


The Gladstone website may contain links to other resources, but is not responsible for the security, maintenance, and upkeep of those links. Gladstone does not control these links, nor does it endorse their content, products, policies, or services.

Privacy and Information

Privacy Statement

Gladstone respects your privacy with regard to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information gathered from you, through your access to or use of this website. Gladstone may collect information, only when you voluntarily provide it to us on this website, such as when you register, sign up to receive e-mails, make donations, or complete applications. You can choose what information you give us, but you may not be able to access certain features on this website as a result. You can request to be removed from any Gladstone mailing list at any time.

Gladstone is not liable for any damage, loss, misuse or alteration of information you have provided on the Gladstone website. By providing your personal information, you agree to do so at your own risk.

Information Gathering and Use

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying which parts of our site are most heavily used, and which portion of our audience comes from within the Gladstone network. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, meaning that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous unless further action has been officially warranted.

Our staff occasionally monitors search terms that users enter into the Gladstone Search Engine, however, this tracking is not associated with individual users.

Gladstone may use the information gathered to tailor site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time will we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses, except at the request of U.S. and state agencies as required by law. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted regularly and completely from our systems.


Gladstone is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website for all interested parties. We are currently in the process of updating our website according to the standards set forth in the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA). During our ongoing updating efforts, if you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular web page, or any other accessibility concerns, please contact us at communication@gladstone.ucsf.edu. We will make all reasonable efforts to timely address such issues.


Access to and use of this website, and these Terms and Conditions of Use, are governed by the laws of the State of California and any applicable U.S. Federal laws. You consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal courts within California and agree that any claim related to your access or use of this website and these Terms and Conditions of Use must be brought in State or Federal court located in California.