The terms and conditions described below shall govern all use of the software available on the Classical Genetics Simulator website (CGS).
CGS is designed to be used by instructors and students in higher education and AP Biology courses. Via the account settings, instructors have control over whether or not students are asked to provide their names to the software. CGS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. In the case that it is discovered that a child under 13 has provided personal information to the software or website it will be immediately deleted from the servers.
The CGS website and software are copyright © 2008 - 2021 Ben Adamczyk.
3. License to use CGS
Some of the features in the CGS software do not require a paid license or login credentials. Examples include the population builder tool and practice populations. CGS also offers instructors the ability to create custom populations for students to investigate. For this, a paid license is required and account credentials are issued to the course instructor. A single license can be shared among a team of instructors who are affiliated with a course (for example, professors and teaching assistants).
4. License Conditions for Instructors
Instructors may request an instructor account by completing the registration form at cgslab.com/request. Instructor accounts are not issued to students. New instructor accounts may be issued with a free trial period. After the trial period has ended, the instructor will be required to renew the account to continue using the features of the software that require a paid license. If an instructor account has expired, access to most features will be unavailable for the instructor and all associated students.
5. Payments and Refunds
Online payments for license renewals are handled securely by PayPal. A credit card is needed to make a payment, but a PayPal account is not required. CGS does not have view or store any sensitive credit card information (full credit card number or expiration date) when payments are made through the website. Payment by check is also available. For this, please contact us by email. Payment by other means is not possible at this time.
Receipts are automatically sent by email when payments are made online. Invoices are available upon request.
In most cases, the six month license interval (described above) will extend beyond the time that a course will require CGS. Refunds are not issued for partial use of a license. For example, if CGS is used for two months a refund will not be issued for the remaining four months.
If you are not happy with CGS and would like to request a refund, please contact us by email.
6. Unacceptable Use
The following is not permitted:
Instructors are responsible for any activity on CGS that arises out of any failure to keep password information confidential.
7. Third Party Websites
CGS includes hyperlinks to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties. CGS is not responsible for the content on third party sites and accepts no responsibility for them.
8. Updates to Terms
These terms and conditions were last updated in January 2021. They may be updated periodically and older versions will not be available on the CGS website. We recommend that you consider saving a copy of these terms for future reference.