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USBJI Website
Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers

Please read this agreement carefully before using the website. By accessing or using the website, you agree that you are competent and of age to enter into this Agreement and to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the website.

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (hereinafter "USBJI") present the information on this website as an educational service to the public and to our members. While the information on this site is about health care issues, it is not medical advice. People seeking specific medical advice or assistance should contact a qualified physician or other professional through the website of one of the organizations listed as supporting the Bone and Joint Initiative or from another source.

No Warranties

Although we believe the information on this site to be accurate and timely, because of the rapid advances in the field of medicine and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. When clinical matters are discussed on this website, the opinions presented are those of the discussants only. The material discussed on the website is not intended to present the only or necessarily the best medical method or procedure, but rather presents the approach or opinion of the discussant.

 

This website and the information, software and other material available on or accessible from this website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The USBJI does not warrant that the website service will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software or other material available on or accessible through the website is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components.

No Liability or Other Damages

Under no circumstances shall the USBJI be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use this website, your reliance on or use of the information, services or merchandise provided on or through this website, or that result from mistakes, omissions interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance. The USBJI specifically disclaims any and all liability for injury and/or other damages that result from an individual using techniques discussed on the website, whether a physician or any other person asserts these claims.

Unauthorized Downloading or Distribution

Any unauthorized downloading and distribution of any copyrighted material from this website or the sites to which we link, without the copyright owner's permission, is strictly prohibited.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the USBJI harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions by you.

Political Activities

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative does not participate in any political activities. You are prohibited from participating in political activities while in the Initiative sections of this website.

Governing Laws and Venue

The USBJI has applied to be and expects to be incorporated in the State of Illinois in the United States of America, which laws and regulations you agree shall govern the USBJI website regardless of where you reside or where you made your posting, transaction or connection with the USBJI website. You agree to be bound by all applicable laws that may pertain to the site, including U.S. export and re-import laws and regulations. If any case or controversy arises regarding your use of the USBJI website, you agree that such case or controversy will be arbitrated or decided in the State of Illinois in the United States of America.

 

Linked Websites

In addition to all other disclaimers stated on the USBJI website, the USBJI explicitly makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the content or reliability of the content on the site or of the content or reliability of the content of the web sites that are linked to the USBJI site.

USBJI, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to amend or cancel any linking arrangement to any web site regarding the USBJI site at any time.

USBJI PRIVACY POLICY

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (hereinafter  "USBJI") is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintains the following privacy policy to protect the personal information you provide. Some of the personal information USBJI collects may be provided online.

 

What Information May be Collected?

  1. Information from USBJI Members, Participating Organizations and other Supporters of the Initiative

USBJI collects certain personal information from its members and supporters to insure that USBJI membership records are accurate and up-to-date. This information may include:

    • First and last name
    • Home or office mailing address, including street name and name of city or town
    • E-mail address (where available)
    • Telephone number(s)
    • Fax number(s)
    • Personal website address (where available)
    • Birth date
    • Social Security Administration (SSA) number
    • Membership status
    • USBJI identification number
    • Credit card information (if purchases are made)
    • For purchases, a record of all USBJI books, CD-ROMs, videotapes, audiotapes and patient education materials ordered

  1. Information from others who are not USBJI Members or supporters

       USBJI collects certain personal information from others who are not USBJI members or supporters who wish to purchase or obtain USBJI materials or to register for an activity or program. This information includes:

      • First and last name
      • Home or office mailing address, including street name and name of city or town
      • E-mail address (where available)
      • Telephone number(s)
      • Credit card information

       USBJI collects certain personal information online from others who contact the USBJI to participate in research surveys or to obtain particular medical information. This information includes:

      • First and last name
      • Home mailing address, including street name and name of city or town
      • E-mail address (where available)
      • Telephone number(s)
  1. USBJI does not knowingly collect information from children under age 13.
  2. USBJI encrypts sensitive personal data, such as credit card information, while being transmitted on the Internet. Credit card information is transmitted securely using SSL encryption.
  3. The USBJI website is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information about its visitors. It does recognize the home server of visitors, but not e-mail addresses. For example, USBJI can determine which Internet service provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our sites.

How may this Personal Information Be Used?

  1. Personal information may be used for internal USBJI purposes by authorized USBJI staff.
  2. Personal information will not be released to third parties except as noted below:
    • The USBJI may publish a Membership Directory. 
    • Certain limited information (i.e., name and address of USBJI Members and supporters) may be provided to other not-for-profit organizations whose missions are consistent with the mission of the USBJI, upon the review and approval of the Executive Director.
    • Members of the public, through the USBJI website or through links to supporting organization sites, may in certain circumstances obtain limited information about the USBJI Members or supporters, including the Member or supporter's name, address, and telephone or fax number or email address.
  3. At the current time, we are aware of no other circumstances under which USBJI will provide or sell personal information collected online to third parties.
Changes in Terms and Conditions

USBJI reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, and you agree to give effect to such changes or modifications upon their being posted to the USBJI website.

 

By participating on the USBJI website, you acknowledge that you are aware of these Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, that you understand these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you agree to be bound by them. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the website.

 

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