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ACCF reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove any part of these terms and conditions and to discontinue or revise any or all aspects of the Site, in its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. Please check this page periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted the changes.
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Copyrights and Limitation on Use
All content in this Site, including site layout, design, images, programs, text and other information (collectively, the "Content"), is the property of ACCF, ACC or our affiliates or licensors, and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not copy, display, reproduce, retransmit, store, distribute, disseminate, modify, publish, broadcast, circulate, create derivative works from, or sell or license any part of the Content, products or services obtained from this Site in any medium to anyone, including but not limited to others in the same company or organization, without the express prior written permission of ACCF, except as otherwise expressly permitted under applicable law or as described in these Terms and Conditions or relevant license or subscriber agreement.
You may print or download Content from the Site for your own personal use. We expressly reserve all other rights, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not engage in systematic retrieval of Content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without the express prior written permission of ACCF. You may not sell, write, modify, redistribute or otherwise use the Content for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission.
The use of robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs or devices for any purpose, including but not limited to harvesting other's postal or email addresses from the Site to send unsolicited or unauthorized commercial material, is prohibited. ACCF may take all reasonable steps to cease such excessive and unauthorized activity and to prevent any recurrence thereof, including terminating your access to the Site.
Any questions about whether a particular use is authorized and any requests for permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, display or make derivative works from the Content should be sent to ACC Member Care.
You may not use the services on this Site to publish or distribute any information (including software or other content) which is illegal, which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, which is abusive, hateful, obscene, profane, pornographic, or threatening, which contains errors, viruses or other harmful components, or which is otherwise actionable at law. ACCF may at any time exercise editorial control over the content of any information or material that is submitted or distributed through the Site.
You may not, without the approval of ACCF, use the Site to publish or distribute any advertising, promotional material, or solicitation to other users of the Site to use any goods or services. For example (but without limitation), you may not use the Site to conduct any business, to solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law, or to solicit other users to become subscribers of other information services. Similarly, you may not use the Site to download and redistribute public information or shareware for personal gain or use the Site to distribute multiple copies of public domain information or shareware.
Disclaimer of Warranties, Liability, and Assumption of Risk
Neither ACCF, its affiliates, nor any third-party content providers or licensors make any warranty whatsoever, including without limitation, that the operation of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free; that defects will be corrected; that this Site, including the server that makes it available, is free of viruses or other harmful components; as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Content or other materials on the Site; or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, availability, suitability, quality, non-infringement or operation of any Content, product or service provided on or accessible from the Site.
This Site and all content, products and services included in or accessible from this Site are provided "as is" and without warranties or representations of any kind (express, implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of title and non-infringement and the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose), all of which ACCF disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of the Site is at your sole risk.
The Content on the Site is presented as an educational service intended for licensed healthcare professionals. While the Content on the Site is about specific medical and healthcare issues, the Content is not a substitute for or replacement of personalized medical advice and is not intended to be used as the sole basis for making individualized medical or health-related decisions.
Certain Content on this Site may include information or discussion about drugs or devices, or uses of drugs or devices that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. The inclusion of any Content about such devices, drugs or uses of same does not imply an endorsement by ACCF or its collaborators of the uses, products or techniques presented.
To the extent permissible under applicable laws, no responsibility is assumed for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use of operation of any methods, products, procedures, instructions or ideas contained in the Site. No suggested test or procedure should be carried out unless, in the reader's judgment, its risk is justified. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, we recommend that the independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should be made. Discussions, views, and recommendations as to medical procedures, products, choice of drugs, and drug dosages are the responsibility of the authors. Although all advertising material on the Site is expected to conform to ethical and medical standards, inclusion on this Site does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement by the publisher of the quality or value of such product or of the claim made of it by its manufacturer.
ACCF endeavors to select credible medical material for inclusion on the Site. The editors consult sources they believe to be reliable and competent. However, in view of the possibility of human error by others, editors or publishers of works contained on the Site, and the inherent hazards of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in such information. This information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians. ACCF does not assume any responsibility for the content of this site nor for any errors or omissions contained in the displayed search results or this Site. ACCF does not and cannot guarantee that the service will be uninterrupted. The use of this Site and any download is at your sole risk.
The Site may include facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest to our subscribers. ACCF does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse these views, opinions or recommendations.
Neither ACCF nor any of its affiliates, agents or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury, caused in whole or part by its negligence or contingencies beyond its control in procuring, compiling, interpreting, reporting or delivering information through the Site. In no event will ACCF, its affiliates, agents or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information. ACCF and its affiliates, agents and licensors shall not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages (including, without limitation, consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or similar damages) even if advised of the possibility of such damages. You agree that the liability of ACCF, its affiliates, agents and licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) in any way connected with the information provided by ACCF shall not exceed five hundred dollars.
ACCF neither endorses nor takes responsibility for any products, goods or services offered by outside vendors through our services or advertised on the Site.
ACCF endeavors to keep the Site available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week and to maintain saved information. However, due to technical failures, acts of God or routine maintenance, availability may be limited and/or information may be lost. ACCF shall not be liable for lost information or non-availability of services on the Site.
Links to Other Sites
This Site may contain links to other sites or resources that are provided solely as a convenience to you. ACCF is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources linked to the Site, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Transactions that occur between you and the third party are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of ACCF. Because ACCF is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these outside resources or their contents, you should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these linked sites, as their policies may differ from ours.
Intellectual Property Policy
ACCF reserves the right to terminate this Agreement in appropriate circumstances if you infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party. ACCF respects others' intellectual property rights and has made every effort to secure appropriate clearances for all content that ACCF directly makes available on the Site, and we ask our users to do the same. ACCF may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who it suspects to be infringers of intellectual property. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), ACCF has a designated agent to receive notices of alleged copyright infringement claims.
If you believe any material on the Site is infringing and has been posted by ACCF, our users or any other party, you may notify ACCF of the alleged infringement by contacting ACCF's designated DMCA Agent at:
Lisa M. Hix
American College of Cardiology Foundation
2400 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Please include the following information in your notice:
- Identification of the work(s) claimed to have been infringed and a statement of ownership to such work(s);
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number and e-mail address at which you may be contacted;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
- Your physical or electronic signature.