IAHPC disclaimer and policy statement

DISCLAIMER

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care ("IAHPC") maintains this website ("Site") for use by its members and the general public for their personal information, education, and communication. This Site is not intended to provide legal or medical advice. Users seeking this type of advice are instructed to consult their own legal counsel or healthcare provider. The information on this Site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for medical care. Although the information and recommendations at this Site (hereinafter "Information") are presented in good faith and believed to be correct, IAHPC makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the Information. Information contained on this Site is subject to change without notice. IAHPC expressly disclaims any obligation to update the Information.Information is supplied upon the condition that the persons receiving same will make their own determination as to its suitability for their purposes prior to use. In no event will IAHPC be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon Information contained at this Site.

NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OF ANY OTHER NATURE ARE MADE HEREUNDER WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION AT THIS SITE.

Through your access to and use of the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") set forth below.

WEBSITE PRIVACY STATEMENT

Personal privacy has become an important issue to those who use the Internet as a major source of information. IAHPC is committed to respecting your privacy and therefore does not collect personally identifiable information without your prior knowledge. In brief we do not share or sell any visitor/member information. IAHPC collects personally identifiable information from you only when you voluntarily choose to register at this Site. Our primary purpose in collecting and processing your personally identifiable information is to provide you with the services you request. We may also use your personally identifiable information to provide you with additional information concerning your members in IAHPC. Upon request the IAHPC Newsletter will be electronically transmitted to you. Members of IAHPC will receive electronic notification of updates on programs and meetings. Persons interested in becoming members of IAHPC may apply for members at the Site and pay the required members fees through the use of a credit card. The credit card information submitted to IAHPC on this Site will only be used for the purpose of payment of the members fees in the amount authorized by the applicant. IAHPC will not sell or make available any collected information to any third party except where required by law or in a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal process. As a resource to our visitors, we provide links to other web sites. We try to carefully choose web sites that we believe are useful and meet our high standards. However, because web sites can change so quickly, we cannot guarantee the standards of every web site to which we link or be responsible for the content of these sites.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

You may freely download material from the Site. Any and all downloaded materials may be used by you for personal, non-commercial use. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use any of such materials for public or commercial purposes without the express written permission of IAHPC. All copyright and other proprietary notices contained in downloaded materials must be retained. Unless otherwise noted all material on this Site may not be used except as provided herein and without the express written permission of IAHPC. Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of or used with permission by IAHPC. The use of these images by you is prohibited without the express written permission of IAHPC. Unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, and/or publicity laws, as well as communications regulations and statutes. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. Neither IAHPC nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. This includes, but is not limited to, damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to you "AS IS", without warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered trademarks of IAHPC and others. Nothing contained in this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right in and to the Trademarks without the express written permission of IAHPC or such third party. Your misuse of the Trademarks on the Site and in its contents, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited. IAHPC may not have reviewed all of the material on all of the sites that may be linked to this Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-Site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to any other off-Site pages or other sites is at your own risk. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, would give rise to civil liability, or would otherwise violate the law. IAHPC will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing IAHPC to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials. IAHPC reserves the right to alter or delete material from the Site at any time. IAHPC may, at any time, revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should, therefore, periodically visit this page to review the then-current Terms and Conditions. The IAHPC does not sell banner space nor do we sell advertising space on our web site.

January 1, 2009.