Legal Information and Privacy Policy

The Foundation for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Blastocystis ‘hominis’ (dba Blastocystis Research Foundation), its collaborating researchers, and board members, hereinafter referred to as BRF, make no representations about the suitability of the information contained on this web site for any purpose. This web site and all of the information it contains is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event shall BRF be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this web site or any other web site to which this site is linked even if BRF has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.

Content Disclaimer

BRF shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this web site and reserves the right to make changes without notice. User therefore acknowledges and accepts that the information published on this web site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

License Disclaimer

Nothing on this web site shall be construed as conferring any license under any of BRF or any third party’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise

Privacy Notice – Data Collection and GDPR Notice

The following information is provided to comply with GDPR regulations, in case that is necessary.

We do not sell or provide information to any third parties.

If you use the Message Form to send us a message, then the message is sent to us.  If you give your email to us in the Newsletter Signup form, then we get your email address, and we use it to send you a newsletter.

The site is run on shared hosting Word Press running on an Apache Server with the default settings.   This tool collects log files.  This isn’t something we decided to do, but is just part of the system that we were given, and we are not exactly sure how to turn it off.  It’s apparently something that almost every web site does.  The Apache Server collects log data, like IP addresses, time of access, and files accessed.  Usually, the files just sit there, but sometimes we look at them to write reports to justify the web site by showing people are actually looking at things on it, and also to see what things people like to view.  Also we look at which countries are accessing the site.  More information on these log files can be found online here:

  webserver – Privacy policy & Web Server Log data on Shared hosting? – Webmasters Stack Exchange

  internet – Do default Apache logs violate the GDPR? – Law Stack Exchange

WordPress is a free, open source tool for hosting blog sites like this.  We use the default downloaded version with its default settings.  We are not aware of any personal information collected by this tool.