DNASTAR Legal Information

Welcome to DNASTAR websites (DNASTAR.com, SeqBuilderPro.com). DNASTAR websites provide you with features, products and services when you visit or shop at a DNASTAR site, use DNASTAR products or services, use DNASTAR applications for mobile, or use software provided by DNASTAR in connection with any of the foregoing (collectively, "DNASTAR Services"). DNASTAR provides the DNASTAR Services subject to the following conditions.

By using DNASTAR Services, you agree to these conditions. Please read them carefully.

This page provides the terms of use and policies governing this site, as well as trademark and copyright information for the site and DNASTAR products, logos and services. In these terms and conditions, DNASTAR Inc. may be referred to as “DNASTAR”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”, “Lasergene”, “SeqBuilder Pro” or by the name of any other software owned by DNASTAR.

Acknowledgements and References

  • Documents published by DNASTAR on this website may not be copied other than for non-commercial individual reference, with all copyright or other proprietary notices retained, and thereafter may not be recopied, reproduced or otherwise distributed.
  • To print photographs or files of computational results (figures and/or data) obtained using DNASTAR software; acknowledge the source in an appropriate format. For example: "Alignment results obtained and images created using Lasergene MegAlign Pro software from DNASTAR, Inc."

Request for Permission to Reprint and Acknowledgment

DNASTAR may grant permission to republish or reprint its copyrighted materials.

Requests should be submitted to DNASTAR support electronically or by mail to: DNASTAR, Inc., 3801 Regent Street, Madison, WI 53705, Attention: General Manager.

Please include an acknowledgement "Reprinted with permission from DNASTAR, Inc., Madison, WI", when granted permission to reprint DNASTAR copyrighted materials.

Privacy Policy

DNASTAR is committed to protecting your privacy. We recognize your right to privacy, and have developed this policy to inform you about our privacy practices. Personal data will be collected on our websites in a purchase order process and when making inquiries using a form, requesting a software trial or using our application. The collected information will never be misused, sold or shared with unauthorized parties. When you visit or use these pages, you are declaring that you are in agreement with DNASTAR Privacy Policy terms of use.

This privacy statement covers the following subjects:

Owner and Data Controller

DNASTAR is the controller of your information in some circumstances for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR); expectations are included in this policy.

Your Rights

We respect your right to access and control your data; we will attempt to process your request in a timely manner. Please note that we will require evidence of your identity before we are able to act on your request.

Right of access: You have the right to contact us to obtain confirmation whether or not your personal data is being processed by us. If this is the case, you have the right to access to your personal data.

Right of rectification: If information we have in our systems about you is inaccurate, out of date, or incomplete, and requires an update or correction, you have a right to request that data to be rectified, updated or completed.

Right to erasure: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information. Nonetheless, in some cases this may not be possible due to legal requirements, obligations, contracts, billing or other factors that may need to be fulfilled or addressed before the request is processed.

Right to restrict data processing: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your data, as long as there is no statutory requirement to prevent that.

Right to data portability: You have the right to receive data that you have provided to us in an unstructured form. This is data that is commonly used in machine-readable format, depending on technical feasibility, you may request the data be transferred to a third party. 

Right to object: You have the right to object to our data processing of your personal information. If you object to us processing your data, we will stop the processing as needed. However, in some instances this may not be possible due to legal requirements, obligations, contracts, billing or other factors that may need to be fulfilled or addressed before the request is processed.

Right to object to direct marketing:  You have the right to object to receiving any direct marketing communication from us.

Consent: We process your information based on your consent.  You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and stop receiving any marketing or sales communications from us. You can do that either through the unsubscribe link when you receive an email from us or by emailing us at support@dnastar.com. Please make sure to include a full and clear description of what you want to withdraw your consent from, whether it’s certain communications you don’t want to receive or all communications.

You can exercise any of the above rights by emailing us at support@dnastar.com. Please make sure to include a full and detailed description in your request.

In general we don’t charge for such requests. However and in accordance with Art 12 of the GDPR, if we deem that such a request from a data subject is manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of its repetitive character, we may elect to charge a fee or refuse to act on that request. In either case, we will make sure to communicate sufficient information via email, mail, or phone about our decision to the requester.

Data That We May Collect About You

Personal Data

The types of Personal Data that we collect, through our websites, forms, surveys, live chat, phone, fax and cloud applications include but are not limited to: title, password, cookies, first name, last name, username, email address, phone number, company name, transaction history, billing information, credit card details, city, country, comments, address, IP address, other relevant data that might be needed for fulfilling requests, legal requirements, billings or obligations.

Cookies and Beacons

We only use "cookies" as described in this section. A "cookie" is a piece of information that our website sends to your browser, which then stores this information on your system. The cookies are used to improve our website performance and your user experience. Use of cookies is essential for certain parts of our websites. Without enabling cookies, some sections of www.dnastar.com or www.seqbuilderpro.com may not function properly. Our websites uses cookies to "remember" your log-in information in order to help you navigate as seamlessly as possible. You should be aware that cookies contain no more information than you volunteer, and they cannot access your hard drive and return to the sender your personal or other information from your computer.

Some of our third party service providers might use cookies on our website for advertising purposes; however we have no control over these cookies. To control and/or delete cookies see http://www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to achieve this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. Please note that DNASTAR does not endorse or take responsibility whatsoever for the content or you visiting the cookie opt-out link provided; if you choose to visit the link you will be doing so at your own risk.

We may also collect information through web beacons about your web browsing activities, including user activities, visited URL, referrer page, time on page, browsing environment and your display settings.

Why Provide Personal Information

Providing personal information is completely voluntary, there is no obligation whatsoever in providing any personal information when you are visiting our websites. If you are only interested in browsing our websites, you may do so without providing any information. If you want to request a quote, download a free trial; receive our newsletter, request support, chat online with our team or request any other information of interest you may need to provide personal information. You may choose to withhold personal data requested by us for such services; in that case, however, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of our services nor for us to respond to your query.

How We Collect Personal Data

We collect personal information in several ways. Personal information is collected in person, when you submit you information on DNASTAR.com or SeqBuilderPro.com, by phone, live chat feature, email, mail or any other electronic method. We may receive personal information about you from third parties that legally acquired the information and that have the right to share it with DNASTAR.

DNASTAR uses cookies and other technologies, such as web beacons, JavaScript, and tags to collect online information.

How We Use Your Personal Data

Statistical Data and Web Analytics

When you visit our websites, our computers will automatically collect statistics about your visit. This information does not identify you personally, but rather provides information about your visit to our websites. We monitor statistics such as total visits to our websites, which pages visitors are viewing on our sites, referring domains, browsers, country and similar metrics. We use these statistics about your visit for aggregation purposes, and to help us improve the performance of our website and user experience.

Surveys or Polls

From time-to-time we may request information from customers via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of, and satisfaction with this website, and improving our customer service and product offerings.

Responding to Requests

We use personal information to respond to any questions, requests for product information, and other inquiries that we receive. Our response may be in the form of an e-mail, telephone call, fax, chat or letter. We may retain this correspondence to improve our products, services, websites, and for other disclosed purposes.

We provide an "Opt-in" e-mail service for regular updates on our products and services. However, we may, from time-to-time, use additional contact information, such as e-mail addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers, to share important product announcements. We retain contact information so that we can send individuals updates or other important information about our services and products.

Facilitating the Support, Renewal, and Purchase of Our Products and Services

We may use the information you submit to respond to your correspondence, provide updates on services and benefits, contact you to discuss the support, renewal, purchase of our products and services, and help you complete a transaction or order.

Marketing and Events Purposes

We may use your information for marketing communication about our promotions, events or newsletters regarding DNASTAR products and services.

Fulfill Legal Obligations

In some cases, we may be required to use and retain personal information for legal and compliance reasons, such as the investigation, detection or prevention of a crime; loss prevention; or fraud. We may also use personal information to meet our internal and external audit requirements, information security purposes. We may also use you information if we believe it to be necessary or appropriate: under applicable law, which may include laws outside your country of residence; to respond to requests from courts, regulatory agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other public and government authorities, which may include such authorities outside your country of residence; to enforce our terms and conditions; and to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or those of other persons.

Job Applications

Job applicant’s data will be used for internal processing only. If we are not able to offer you a position, your personal data will be deleted in accordance with legal requirements. In some instances, we may request your consent to hold your information for future opportunities.

Data Retention

DNASTAR retains personal data for as long as needed for the business purposes for which it was collected. In some instances, we may need to retain the collected personal data for a longer period based on regulations or laws that apply to our business or that are necessary to fulfill legal obligations.

Who We Share Your Information With

Sometimes we share you information with other parties that are not part of DNASTAR, Inc.  These parties are described below:

Distributors & Resellers: We may provide the information you have submitted to us to a licensed reseller or a distributor of DNASTAR products and services. Our resellers and distributors help us provide our customers with support, assistance, and the provision of our products and services in certain markets. You may receive a communication directly from one of our representatives. Please be assured that if you are contacted by one or more of these entities for one of these purposes, they have agreed to use the information we supply only in accordance with a confidentiality agreement.

Third parties for legal reasons: We may share personal information if we believe it is required for legal and compliance reasons, such as the investigation, detection or prevention of a crime; or fraud. Also if we believe it to be necessary or appropriate: under applicable law, which may include laws outside your country of residence; to respond to requests from courts, regulatory agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other public and government authorities, which may include such authorities outside your country of residence.

Third party service providers: We work and are supported by service providers. We make personal information available to our providers to fulfill the services they provide for us, such as transaction and billing processing, analytics, advertising, email marketing and direct marketing services. Our third-party service providers are not allowed to share, use, sell, or provide access to personal information we provide to them for any other reason other than to provide services to us.

Collection of Information From Minors

DNASTAR websites, software and services are intended to be used and accessed only by adults age 18 and older. DNASTAR Inc. does not knowingly collect or process personal information of anyone under the age of 18.  You should not provide us with any personal information if you are under the age of 18.

Keeping Your Data Secure

We have several structural, organizational and technical procedures in place to protect the privacy of your personal data. DNASTAR data is stored on a secure host server. Only DNASTAR and authorized personnel have access to such data.  We are also periodically working on enhancing our security to keep up with technological advancements and to make sure that your data is safe from manipulation, loss, access by unauthorized personnel and destruction. Although we do our best to secure the privacy of your data, we cannot guarantee the security of gathered information.

Links to Other Sites

Our websites contain links to third party websites. DNASTAR is providing these links only as a convenience. The inclusion of any such links does not imply endorsement by DNASTAR of such third party websites. DNASTAR does not have any knowledge of or control over the information contained in such third party websites, and therefore, does not take any responsibility whatsoever for any information or content contained in such third-party websites, links contained on such third-party websites or changes to such third-party websites. Visitors viewing links to other websites do so at their own risk and will be using these sites in accordance with privacy policies and terms and conditions of the visited website.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

DNASTAR reserves the right to amend and update its policies at any given time. When an amendment or update is done it will be published on this page for review. Depending on the amendment or update, and if DNASTAR deems it suitable, we may notify our contacts via email. Whenever we execute an amendment or an update to our privacy policy, DNASTAR will make sure to include the last updated date. 

How to Contact Us

For any comments, questions, requests and complaints regarding this privacy policy, you may contact our support by email, mail, phone or fax:
3801 Regent St.
Madison, Wisconsin, 53705 USA
E-mail: support@dnastar.com
Phone: +1.608.258.7420
Fax: +1.608.258.7439
Please address our support team in your communication


Privacy Statement for DNASTAR’s Usage Logging Feature

DNASTAR is committed to understanding and anticipating user needs. That’s why we are continuously improving our software to meet your needs. For this purpose DNASTAR has developed this Privacy Statement for DNASTAR’s Usage Logging feature.

Information We Collect

Some personal information will be collected, and participation status may be changed at any time. DNASTAR’s Usage Logging feature is voluntary, and users may generally opt out at any time.

By default, DNASTAR’s Usage Logging Feature is enabled in Lasergene version 11 and later. If a user decides to opt out on a Macintosh or Windows computer, they may do so from the Lasergene preferences within DNASTAR Navigator. Linux users may opt out by creating an empty file named reportusageoff and placing it in the folder /usr/lib/DNASTAR. Users of certain DNASTAR cloud-based products may not be able to opt out. For instructions on opting out of the usage logging feature in earlier versions of Lasergene or for more information, please contact DNASTAR at support@dnastar.com. Include information about your company, software information and add “Opt Out from Usage Logging” in the email subject-line.

Customers who choose to participate agree to share information regarding computer hardware, operating systems, and DNASTAR product usage including, the name and version of the DNASTAR application being used, the date and time the application was launched and quit, basic system information (version, architecture, available RAM), the DNASTAR subscriber number or other unique device identifier, and type of DNASTAR license in use (e.g., standalone, free trial, or network).

How We Use Collected Information

Information will be recorded to a log file stored on a user’s machine when DNASTAR applications are launched and shut down. Once every day, the log will be transmitted to DNASTAR via an Internet connection.

If the computer is not connected to a network or the log is otherwise unable to be transmitted to DNASTAR, information will continue to be stored in the log file, and an attempt will be made to resend the information after the next seven-day interval.

Because no direct personally identifiable information is gathered as part of DNASTAR’s Usage Logging Feature, the information will not be meaningful to anyone other than specific DNASTAR software or product teams. Further, DNASTAR strives to protect information that is gathered. For example, we store the information gathered on computer systems with limited access located in controlled facilities in the United States or any other country in which DNASTAR or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities. However, despite DNASTAR’s efforts, no security controls are 100% effective and DNASTAR cannot ensure or warrant the security of gathered information.

DNASTAR uses the information to improve its software products and applications over time. DNASTAR may share gathered information with partners or other companies providing limited services on its behalf, but these partners and other companies are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

DNASTAR may need to access or disclose the gathered information to comply with the laws or legal process and to exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims. DNASTAR may also share gathered information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential safety threats, violations of DNASTAR’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Terms of Use

This website has been designed to provide general information about DNASTAR, Inc. and its affiliates. DNASTAR has attempted to provide accurate and current information on this website; however, DNASTAR makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained or published on this website for any purpose. All such information is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. No warranty or representation is made, express or implied, that the information contained or referenced herein is accurate, current or complete. Furthermore, DNASTAR shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for direct, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages resulting from the use of, or inability to use, this information or any information provided through linked websites.

DNASTAR websites may contain third party information. DNASTAR does not accept responsibility for the content of other sites that we might be linking to, directly or indirectly. Such information is, wherever reasonably possible, marked with the name of the source. Such third party information does not represent the views or opinions of DNASTAR and DNASTAR takes no responsibility whatsoever for such information.

Our websites also contain links to third party websites. DNASTAR is providing these links only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such links does not imply endorsement by DNASTAR of such third party websites. DNASTAR does not have any knowledge of or control over the information contained in such third party websites, and therefore, does not take any responsibility whatsoever for any information or content contained in such third-party websites, links contained on such third-party websites or changes to such third-party websites. Visitors viewing links to other websites do it at their own risk and will be using these sites in accordance with privacy policy and terms and conditions of the visited website.

Should any viewer of this website provide DNASTAR feedback, information or data, whether in the form of questions, comments, suggestions or otherwise, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential. DNASTAR shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information, and shall be free to use any information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever and to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such information to third parties without limitation. (Note that personal contact information is covered by our privacy policy above).

DNASTAR reserves the right to alter the content of its website in any way, at any time and for any reason, without prior notification, and will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes or for inaccuracies, typographical errors or omissions in the contents hereof.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of DNASTAR or any third party. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any right or license under any DNASTAR copyrights. The use or misuse of any such trademarks, patents or copyrights provided hereunder, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of patent law, trademark law or copyright law, the law of slander and libel, the law of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes. Please be advised that DNASTAR actively and aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Trademark Information

This section contains the most current information on DNASTAR trademarks. The absence of a name or logo in this list does not constitute a waiver of any intellectual property rights that DNASTAR, Inc. has established in any of our product, feature, or service names or logos.

DNASTAR®, DNA*®, Lasergene®, Lasergene99, GeneMan™, MapDraw™, the Method Curtain™, Seq-Easy®, StarBlast®, EditSeq™ (©1988-2017), SeqMan™/SeqMan II™/SeqMan Pro™ (©1988-2017), Protean™ (©1992-2017), MegAlign™ (©1993-2017), PrimerSelect™ (©1993-2017), GeneQuest™ (©1998-2017), GenVision™ (©2000-2017), GenVision™ Pro (©2016-2017), SeqMan NGen® (©2001-2017), SeqBuilder™ (©2004-2017), SeqBuilder Pro™ (©2017), ArrayStar® and QSeq® (©2005-2017), Navigator™ (©2010-2017), Protean 3D™ (©2011-2017), SeqNinja™ (©2012-2017), MegAlign Pro™ (©2013-2017), NovaFold® (©2013-2017), NovaFold® Antibody (©2016-2017), NovaDock® (©2016-2017), DNASTAR Cloud™ (©2013-2017), DNASTAR Cloud Desktop™ (©2014-2017), DNASTAR Cloud Assemblies™ (©2014-2017), and DNASTAR Cloud Data Drive™ (©2014-2017) are registered trademarks or trademarks of DNASTAR, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA. 

Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Vista®, and PowerPoint® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.  Intel® and Pentium® are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.   Macintosh®, Mac OS® and BootCamp® are registered trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc.  Parallels Desktop® is a registered trademark of Parallels, Inc.  Adobe® Illustrator® and Adobe® PostScript® are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc.  Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  Ubuntu® is a registered trademark of the Ubuntu Project .  CentOS compliments of the Community Enterprise Operating System.

Affymetrix®, NetAffx™, Expression Console™, and Affymetrix GeneChip-compatible™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Affymetrix, Inc.  NimbleGen™ is a trademark of Roche NimbleGen, Inc.  Illumina® and BeadStudio™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Illumina, Inc.  454™ is a trademark of the Roche Diagnostics Corporation.  Agilent® is a registered trademark of Agilent.  PacBio and Pacific Biosciences are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.  MacVector™ is a trademark of MacVector, Inc. Sequencher® is a registered trademark of Gene Codes Corporation.  pGEM is a registered trademark of Promega Corporation.  GenePix® is a registered trademark of MDS Analytical Technologies™. Gibson Assembly® is a registered trademark of Synthetic Genomics, Inc. In-Fusion® is a registered trademark of Takara Bio USA, Inc. Corporation. Hyperladder™ is a trademark of Bioline. GelPilot® is a registered trademark of the QIAGEN Group. Enduro™ is a trademark of Labnet International, Inc. Mini-Sub® and Sub-Cell® are registered trademarks of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Axygen® is a registered trademark of Corning Incorporated. Carolina® is a registered trademark of Carolina Biological Supply Company.

The pPSU1 and pPSU2 plasmids have been deposited in the Addgene repository to facilitate distribution, and are available without licensing restrictions to nonprofit academic users.

The following products are registered trademarks, trademarks or copyrighted materials of Thermo Fisher Scientific: ABI, AmpliSeq, Applied Biosystems, BioEase, BLOCK-iT, E-Gel, FastRuler, Fisherbrand, Gateway, GeneArt®, GeneBLAzer, GeneRuler, Invitrogen, Ion Torrent™, Lumio, MassRuler, O'RangeRuler, Owl, pcDNA, pDEST, pDONR, pENTR, SOLiD™, TOPO®, TrackIt, Xpress, Zeocin, ZipRuler. Use of Gateway and TOPO vectors and reagents to perform in vitro or in vivo experiments that are simulated using DNASTAR’s Lasergene software may require a license from Thermo Fisher Scientific. Permission for academic and government use of Gateway clones is outlined in the Gateway Open Architecture Policy.

PROSITE® is a registered trademark of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB). The InterPro Consortium is authorized to redistribute PROSITE. DNASTAR incorporates PROSITE® data from InterPro into Lasergene. Access to other versions of PROSITE® requires a user license which can be obtained by contacting GeneBio. Copyright © 2001 The InterPro Consortium. This manual and the accompanying database may be copied and redistributed freely, without advance permission, provided that this Copyright statement is reproduced with each copy.

DNASTAR Cloud Assemblies uses 7-Zip which is licensed under the GNU LGPL license. The source code for 7-Zip can be found at www.7-zip.org.

DNASTAR genome template packages contain mutation data obtained from the Sanger Institute Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer web site, http://www.sanger.ac.uk/cosmic Bamford et al (2004) The COSMIC (Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer) database and website. Br J Cancer, 91,355-358.

The A List is copyrighted material of Kyle Hammond © 1997-2001.

Apache Commons IO (© 2002-2011, The Apache Software Foundation; all rights reserved) and Guava (© 2009-2012, Google Inc. and contributing authors; all rights reserved) are licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0.

BioJava (©2000-2012, BioJava and contributing authors; all rights reserved) is licensed under the LGPL Version 2.1.  Java Native Access (JNA, © 2006-2011, Timothy Wall, Wayne Meissner and contributing authors; all rights reserved) is licensed under the LGPL Version 2.1.  The Chemistry Development Kit (CDK) (© 1997-2012, the CDK Development Team, all rights reserved) is licensed under the LGPL Version 2.1. Java OpenGL (JOGL, © 2003-2007, Sun Microsystems, Inc.; all rights reserved) is licensed under the BSD license.  KSDSSP courtesy of the University of California-San Francisco under an open source software licenseYale Morph Server courtesy of Mark Gerstein and Yale University.  The Protein Data Bank courtesy of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB).

Clustal Omega (© 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.).

Clustal 2.1 is released under the GNU Lesser GPL.

Larkin MA, Blackshields G, Brown NP, Chenna R, McGettigan PA, McWilliam H, Valentin F, Wallace IM, Wilm A, Lopez R, Thompson JD, Gibson TJ, Higgins DG (2007). "ClustalW and ClustalX version 2". Bioinformatics. 23 (21): 2947–2948. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btm404. PMID 17846036.

LIBSVM (© 2000-2012, Chih-Chung Chang and Chih-Jen Lin; all rights reserved), ANTLR (© 2010, Terence Parr; all rights reserved), and Prefuse (© 2004-2011, Regents of the University of California; all rights reserved) are licensed under the BSD license.

Property List Library (© 2011, Yørn de Jong; all rights reserved) and JTS Topology Suite (© 2002-2011, Vivid Solutions Inc.; all rights reserved) are licensed under the LGPL Version 2.1. Monte Media Library (© 2012, Werner Randelshofer; all rights reserved) is licensed under the LGPL Version 3.

The MAFFT: multiple sequence alignment program is copyrighted ©2006 Kazutaka Katoh.

Mauve is licensed under the GNU General Purpose License.

Darling AE, Mau B, and Perna NT (2010). "progressiveMauve: Multiple Genome Alignment with Gene Gain, Loss, and Rearrangement." PLoS One. 5(6):e11147.

Parasail is licensed under the Academic Free License 3.0.

Daily, Jeff. (2016). Parasail: SIMD C library for global, semi-global, and local pairwise sequence alignments. BMC Bioinformatics, 17(1), 1-11. doi:10.1186/s12859-016-0930-z

Mesa 3D Graphics Library (© 1999-2007, Brian Paul; all rights reserved) is licensed under the MIT license.

TM-align (© 2005-2012, Yang Zhang and Jeffrey Skolnick; all rights reserved) and EDTSurf (© 2009-2012, Dong Xu and Yang Zhang; all rights reserved) are licensed under an open-source license.

OpenSSL (© 1998-2011, The OpenSSL Project; all rights reserved) and SSleay (© 1995-1998, Eric Young eay@cryptsoft.com) are both BSD-style Open Source licenses.

The license management portion of this Licensed Technology is based on SentinelLM®, (© 1989-2012, SafeNet, Inc.; all rights reserved).  Sentinel® is a registered trademark of SafeNet, Inc.  KeyServer®, KeyAccess®, and KeyVerify® are registered trademarks of Sassafras Software Inc.  VMware® is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc.  Some DNASTAR applications use the Eclipse platform, supplied by the Eclipse Foundation under an Eclipse Public License (EPL).

QSeq for Mac OS and Linux uses Mono runtime libraries which are licensed under the GNU LGPL 2.0 license. The source code for Mono can be found at www.mono-project.com/download.

The Mono class libraries utilized by QSeq are licensed through:

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright © 2016 DNASTAR

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.


NovaDock is a protein-protein interaction prediction software based on SwarmDock developed in Dr. Paul Bates’ laboratory at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, and ongoing at the Francis Crick Institute. It is provided under license from Cancer Research Technology Limited.

M. Torchala, I. H. Moal, R. A. G. Chaleil, J. Fernandez-Recio, P. A. Bates, 'SwarmDock: a server for flexible protein-protein docking', Bioinformatics 29, 807-809 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btt038

M. Torchala, I. H. Moal, R. A. G. Chaleil, R. Agius, P. A. Bates, 'A Markov-chain model description of binding funnels to enhance the ranking of docked solutions', Proteins 81, 2143-2149 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/prot.24369

M. Torchala, P. A. Bates, 'Predicting the Structure of Protein-Protein Complexes Using the SwarmDock Web Server', in: Protein Structure Prediction 3rd Edition (Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1137), Humana Press, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0366-5_13


All other copyrights, trademarks, and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  DNASTAR, Inc. does not encourage the infringement of any patents owned by any other party.

Disclaimer & Liability

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

DNASTAR, Inc. makes no warranties, expressed or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, regarding the software. DNASTAR does not warrant, guaranty, or make any representation regarding the use or the results of the use of the software in terms of correctness, accuracy, reliability, up-to-date status, or otherwise. The entire risk as to the results and performance of the software is assumed by you. The exclusion of implied warranties is not permitted by some states. The above exclusion may not apply to you.

In no event will DNASTAR, Inc. and their directors, officers, employees, or agents (collectively DNASTAR) be liable to the licensee of any DNASTAR software for any consequential, incidental or indirect damages (including damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information and the like) arising out of the use of, or the inability to use the software even if DNASTAR, Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.

DNASTAR, Inc. reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes to it from time to time without obligation of DNASTAR, Inc. to notify any person or organization of such revision or changes.

License and Access

Subject to your compliance with these Conditions of Use and your payment of any applicable fees, DNASTAR or its content providers grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the DNASTAR Services. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of any DNASTAR Service, or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of any DNASTAR Service or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. All rights not expressly granted to you in these Conditions of Use or any Service Terms are reserved and retained by DNASTAR or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rightsholders, or other content providers. No DNASTAR Service, nor any part of any DNASTAR Service, may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of DNASTAR. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of DNASTAR without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing DNASTAR's name or trademarks without the express written consent of DNASTAR. You may not misuse the DNASTAR Services. You may use the DNASTAR Services only as permitted by law. The licenses granted by DNASTAR terminate if you do not comply with these Conditions of Use or any Service Terms.

Your Account

If you use any DNASTAR Service, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.

Export Policy

You acknowledge that some goods licensed or sold on the DNASTAR Site are subject to the customs and export control laws and regulations of the United States of America and may also be subject to the customs and export laws and regulations of the country in which the products are manufactured and/or received and agree to comply with all applicable laws. By purchasing, downloading or using technology or software from the DNASTAR Site, you agree to abide by the applicable laws, rules and regulations and you agree, represent and warrant that no DNASTAR Materials will be accessed from, downloaded in, released in, carried to transferred to, transshipped through, exported to, or re-exported to any restricted territory (or national resident thereof), any person, entity or organization on the U.S. Treasury Department’s List of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List or Entity List, or otherwise in violation of law.

Order Acceptance and Billing

This section covers payments done through process of purchase orders and online payments that are processed through our e-commerce platform (SeqBuilderPro.com), over the phone, email, fax or post.

All sales are final. There are no refunds on any software licenses purchased from DNASTAR.

All billing information provided must be truthful and accurate. Providing any untruthful or inaccurate information constitutes a breach of this Agreement and may result in order cancellation. Prior to accepting an order we may also request additional information from you. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel an order for any reason including limitations on quantities available for purchase, inaccuracies, or errors in product or pricing information, or problems identified related to credit and fraud avoidance. We will contact you if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. DNASTAR may request a pre-authorization for some orders placed online with a credit or debit card. This pre-authorization will not be billed to you; however, your card issuer may hold this amount for a short period. Your card issuer determines the length of time the pre-authorization is held. We do this to ensure that the card details are valid and that you have sufficient funds to complete the transaction.

To protect your privacy, we do not store your credit card information in our system after a transaction has been processed.

By confirming your purchase at the end of the checkout process, you agree to accept and pay for the item(s).

DNASTAR reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased per person, per organization or per order for any reason. These restrictions may apply to orders placed by the same account, the same credit card, and also to orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. We will notify the customer should such limits be applied. DNASTAR also reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to prohibit sales to dealers or resellers. For purposes of this Agreement, reselling shall be defined as purchasing or intending to purchase any product(s) from DNASTAR for the purpose of engaging in a commercial sale of that same product(s) with a third party.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless DNASTAR and its affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the DNASTAR websites or any breach by you of this Agreement.

Applicable Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under Wisconsin law without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or your use of the DNASTAR websites must be brought in the state or federal courts of Wisconsin and you consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts.

Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

We reserve the right to make changes to our websites, policies, Service Terms, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining conditions.

DNASTAR Software Terms

  1. Standard Internal Research Site and Internal Research Purposes License Agreement
  2. Use of the DNASTAR Software. You may use DNASTAR Software solely for purposes of enabling you to use and enjoy the DNASTAR Services as provided by DNASTAR, and as permitted by the Conditions of Use, these Software Terms and any Service Terms. You may not incorporate any portion of the DNASTAR Software into your own programs or compile any portion of it in combination with your own programs, transfer it for use with another service, or sell, rent, lease, lend, loan, distribute or sub-license the DNASTAR Software or otherwise assign any rights to the DNASTAR Software in whole or in part. You may not use the DNASTAR Software for any illegal purpose. We may cease providing any DNASTAR Software and we may terminate your right to use any DNASTAR Software at any time. Your rights to use the DNASTAR Software will automatically terminate without notice from us if you fail to comply with any of these Software Terms, the Conditions of Use or any other Service Terms. Additional third party terms contained within or distributed with certain DNASTAR Software that are specifically identified in related documentation may apply to that DNASTAR Software (or software incorporated with the DNASTAR Software) and will govern the use of such software in the event of a conflict with these Conditions of Use. All software used in any DNASTAR Service is the property of DNASTAR or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
  3. Perpetual Licenses. In the normal course of business, DNASTAR frequently grants the user of our software a perpetual license for the use of such software. AA perpetual license is defined as the use of the license for the software version purchased, for an unlimited period of time on the computer on which it was originally installed. A perpetual license does not permit users to place DNASTAR's software on more computers than were licensed for use in the initial purchase. DNASTAR is not under any obligation to provide users of the software with support or additional copies of the original version of software purchased for backup, upgrades to new computers, or for any other purpose. In addition, DNASTAR is under no obligation to update its software for new computer operating systems, hardware configurations or for any other reason after initial purchase of the license by the customer. Users may continue to use a particular software version after DNASTAR support has been discontinued as long as the use of such software is not in conflict with any more recent license agreement agreed upon by the customer and only on the number of computers originally covered in the purchase agreement with DNASTAR or one of its distributors or agents.
  4. Use of Third Party Services. When you use the DNASTAR Software, you may also be using the services of one or more third parties, such as a wireless carrier or a mobile platform provider. Your use of these third party services may be subject to the separate policies, terms of use, and fees of these third parties.
  5. No Reverse Engineering. You may not, and you will not encourage, assist or authorize any other person to copy, modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble, or otherwise tamper with, the DNASTAR Software, whether in whole or in part, or create any derivative works from or of the DNASTAR Software.
  6. Updates. In order to keep the DNASTAR Software up-to-date, we may offer automatic or manual updates at any time and without notice to you.
  7. Government End Users. If you are a U.S. Government end user, we are licensing the DNASTAR Software to you as a "Commercial Item" as that term is defined in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (see 48 C.F.R. § 2.101), and the rights we grant you to the DNASTAR Software are the same as the rights we grant to all others under these Conditions of Use.
  8. Commercial Services. If you use DNASTAR software as part of a service you or your organization provides to others for a fee, you are required to have a "Commercial Services" license provided by DNASTAR.


This Agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or DNASTAR. You may terminate this Agreement at any time, provided that you discontinue any further use of the DNASTAR Site. DNASTAR also may terminate this Agreement at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the DNASTAR Site, if in DNASTAR’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement by either you or DNASTAR, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from the DNASTAR Site, as well as all copies of such materials, whether made under this Agreement or otherwise.


This Agreement represents the complete agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements and representations between them. Headings used in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and in no way define or limit the scope of the section. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and the other terms of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of DNASTAR to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not constitute a waiver and shall not limit DNASTAR's rights with respect to such breach or any subsequent breaches.


Content Submission

DNASTAR allows users to submit and share comments, feedback, submissions, suggestions, questions, reviews, and other content through DNASTAR websites (“Content”). Content should be written in English.

By submitting Content, you warrant that (1) you are the sole author and owner of the Content; (2) you are at least 18 years old; and (3) use of any Content you supply will not violate any term of this Agreement and will not cause injury to any person or entity.

License Grant for Submitted Content

If you make any submission to a DNASTAR website, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted DNASTAR, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unlimited, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content material in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. DNASTAR may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. You should not submit any Content to us that you do not wish to license to us. DNASTAR is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Content in confidence; (2) to pay any compensation for any Content; or (3) to respond to any user Content. You grant DNASTAR the right to use the name that you submit in connection with any Content.

Prohibited Content

You represent and warrant that you will not submit the following Content:

  1. Content that is false, inaccurate, or misleading;
  2. Content that contains any confidential identifiable information of yourself or others;
  3. Content that violates any local, state, federal, or international laws;
  4. Content that infringes on the rights of others, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, publicity or privacy rights;
  5. Content that is unlawful, obscene, derogatory, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by DNASTAR in its sole discretion;
  6. Advertisements, solicitations or spam links to other web sites or individuals, without prior written permission from DNASTAR;
  7. Chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  8. Content that impersonates another business, person or entity, including DNASTAR, its related entities, employees and agents;
  9. Content that contains viruses or other harmful computer code;
  10. Content that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability;
  11. Content for which you were compensated or granted any compensation by any third party unless otherwise authorized by DNASTAR in writing; or
  12. Content that violates any policy posted on the DNASTAR Site, or interferes with the use of the DNASTAR Site by others.

Although DNASTAR cannot monitor all Content, you understand that DNASTAR shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Content of the DNASTAR Site to determine compliance with this Agreement and any other operating rules that may be established by DNASTAR from time to time. DNASTAR shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, move, delete, or refuse to post any Content submitted to or posted on a DNASTAR Site for any reason, including violation of this Agreement, whether for legal or other reasons. You are solely responsible for any Content you submit and you agree to indemnify DNASTAR and its affiliates for all claims resulting from any Content you submit.

Information Submitted on a DNASTAR Site

DNASTAR and our customers post a variety of material on the DNASTAR websites including without limitation, merchandise information, product descriptions, reviews, comments, and similar information (collectively, “Materials”). The Materials that appear on the DNASTAR websites are for educational and informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you have found on the DNASTAR websites, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. DNASTAR and its information providers make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, or completeness of the information on the DNASTAR websites. DNASTAR is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by others to whose sites we link. Product information contained on the DNASTAR Site may be different from information contained on the product materials due to manufacturer changes.


Copyright Complaints

DNASTAR respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact DNASTAR to the attention of General Manager at our corporate address, 3801 Regent Street, Madison, WI 53705. DNASTAR is not responsible or liable for User generated content.

Last updated on May 21, 2018

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