1. License Grant
2. License Restrictions
You may not download, copy or embed AHLA Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Website except with the express written permission of AHLA. AHLA reserves the right to require any party sharing AHLA content to disable or remove the content should its use violate AHLA policies or rights or causes interruption or deterioration of AHLA Content.
4. Personal Login Information
Certain features and areas of the Website are available only with registration or login, such as AHLA Member account number, and/or a paid subscription. If you are required to register and select a unique login and password (“Personal Login Information”), you must keep your Personal Login Information confidential, including taking appropriate measures to maintain the confidentiality, such as logging off and closing the Internet browser, especially when you are connected to the Internet through an unsecured network or when using a public computer. Your Personal Login Information is personal to you and you may not allow any third party to use it under any circumstances. AHLA is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure, or unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information. You must notify AHLA immediately if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information, or otherwise wish to deactivate your Personal Login Information due to security concerns.
5. Privacy and Security Statement
6. User Obligations
You warrant that you will abide by, without limitation, all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations with respect to your use of the Website and not interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Website by other users or with the operation and management of the Website by AHLA. You will, at all times, provide true, accurate, current, authorized, and complete information when submitting information or materials on the Website, including, without limitation, information required to be provided through an AHLA Website registration form. If any false, inaccurate, untrue, unauthorized or incomplete information is submitted by you, AHLA reserves the right to terminate your access and use of the Website. You warrant that you will not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, when using the Website, or defame or otherwise harm any party through your use of the Website. Additionally you agree to abide by AHLA’s Social Media Policy.
In addition, you also agree that you will not use the Website to:
(a) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content, including through any attachments thereto, that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(b) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content, including through any attachments thereto, that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as, but not limited to, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(c) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content, including through any attachments thereto, that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
(d) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available, including through any attachments thereto, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
(e) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available, including through any attachments thereto, any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(f) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, and any regulations having the force of law;
(g) download, republish, resell, duplicate (in whole or in part), or use any directory search results for commercial purposes, including to market products or services, compile mailing lists or any other lists, and establish independent data files or compendiums; and
(h) engage in political discussions, like advocating for or opposing any particular candidate or position.
AHLA may appoint volunteer and/or staff moderators to monitor discussions and engagement with the Website. Moderators will report any violations of the above user obligations to AHLA’s Membership Department for further review and action. If you are contacted by a moderator and have concerns, please contact AHLA at [email protected].
Users will abide by AHLA’s Code of Conduct at all times while engaging with the Website.
7. Proprietary Rights
The content of the Website includes, without limitation, (i) the trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, and brand names, trade dress and trade names and other distinctive identification of AHLA (collectively the “AHLA Marks”); and (ii) information, data, materials, interfaces, computer code, data bases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photographs, audio and video material, including podcasts, and artwork, and (iii) the design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, look and feel, and arrangement of any content contained in or available through the Website (the items identified in subsections (i) (ii) and (iii) shall be collectively referred to herein as the “AHLA Content”). AHLA Content is the property of AHLA, its licensors, sponsors, partners, advertisers, content providers or other third parties and is protected by law including, but not limited to, copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other state, national and international laws, treaties and regulations. The reproduction, transmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation or dissemination of any AHLA Content by you, or by you through any other person or entity, is prohibited unless express written consent is separately obtained from AHLA or the owner of such content if AHLA is not the owner. For reprints, contact AHLA. Any use of AHLA Marks without the express written consent of AHLA is strictly prohibited. You may not alter, delete, obscure or conceal any copyright or other notices appearing in AHLA Content, including any such notices appearing on any AHLA Content you are permitted to download, transmit, display, print, or reproduce from the Website.
8. Responsibility for Use of the Website and Exclusion of Liability
Use of the Website is solely at your risk and is subject to, without limitation, all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Unless expressly required by law, AHLA does not guarantee the confidentiality or security of any communication or other material transmitted to or from the Website over the Internet or other communication network.
9. No Legal Advice and Disclaimer as to Accuracy of Information
All the content on the Website, including AHLA Content and User Content as defined in Section 23, is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. Because legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, nothing provided on the Website Content should be used as a substitute for advice of competent counsel. The materials on the Website do not necessarily reflect the opinions of AHLA.
The Website Content may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Accordingly, information on the Website is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete, and should not be relied upon as such. AHLA is not obligated to correct or update any of the Website Content, and shall not be liable for omissions, typographical errors, or out-of-date information that may appear on the Website.
10. Third Party Information
The Website may feature materials, information, products, and services provided by third parties. Any such information, including but not limited to articles, press clippings, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information made available by third parties such as content providers and other users of the Website are those of the respective third party and not of AHLA or its affiliates. AHLA makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse, the quality, non-infringement, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of such third party materials, information, services or products.
The Website may contain advertisements. The inclusion of advertisements on the Website does not imply endorsement of the advertised products or services. AHLA shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such advertisements on the Website. Further, AHLA shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third party advertisers appearing on the Website. You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions you have with any third party advertisers.
Any third party advertiser wishing to advertise with AHLA should contact [email protected]. Unauthorized job postings, announcements, and advertising may be removed from the website and the user could be banned from accessing the website.
12. Links to Third Party Websites
For your convenience, the Website may provide links (including links through on-line advertisements) to other websites on the Internet. These other websites are maintained by third parties over which AHLA exercises no control. The publication of any such third party links on the Website is not intended to endorse any particular company or product. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
13. Links to the Website, Content, Sharing of Content
Links to the Website and to AHLA Content that are posted by third parties to their websites may not include AHLA trademark or logo and or suggest that AHLA promotes or otherwise endorses any third party products, business relationships, services, causes, campaigns, websites, content, or information. Any links to any portion of the Website shall be the responsibility of the linking party. AHLA reserves the right to require any linking party to disable or remove any link that violates the policies or rights of AHLA or causes interruption or deterioration of AHLA Content.
14. Warranties Disclaimed
THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” NEITHER AHLA, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, OR TRUSTEES NOR ANY OF ITS AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, CONTRACTORS, PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, “AHLA PARTIES”) PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
15. Exclusion of and Limitation of Liability
AHLA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, AND DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR DAMAGE, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH, AS A RESULT OF, OR ARISING (i) OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES AND/OR ANY AHLA CONTENT; (ii) FROM STATEMENTS, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE; OR (iii) OUT OF ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR AHLA CONTENT.
16. Exclusions Permitted by Law
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN SECTIONS 14 AND 15 WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND THE LIABILITY OF AHLA WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
17. Term and Termination
18. Governing Law
19. Waiver and Severability
20. Complete Agreement
21. Contact Information
Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the Website must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
23. User Generated Content
We welcome your views, comments and other communications, pictures, trackback URLs, or videos on the Website which may include discussion boards, blogs and other services that allow users to provide feedback, comment or content (“User Content”). By adding User Content to the Website or to one of AHLA’s social media sites, users understand and acknowledge that this information may be available to the public and grant AHLA a nonexclusive license to display, reproduce, transmit, modify such User Content, and the right to use it for internal and external marketing purposes. Please note that other users may access and distribute posted information beyond the control of AHLA. Users who do not wish to have their User Content used, published, copied and/or reprinted, should not post on these sites.
You are solely responsible for the User Content you submit, and agree to indemnify AHLA against any and all claims and liabilities resulting from that content. AHLA does not approve, endorse, or adopt any User Content, and AHLA assumes no liability for any User Content submitted by you or others. If you believe any User Content infringes on your proprietary rights, contact the AHLA Vice President of Professional Resources.
AHLA retains the right to remove any content for any reason, including but not limited to, content that it deems threatening, demeaning, profane, obscene, a violation of intellectual property rights or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or promotion of organizations or programs, or otherwise injurious or illegal. AHLA also retains the right to ban or block a user from posting on the Website and social media pages without notice for a pattern of inappropriate postings or as it deems necessary. All User Content must comply with AHLA’s Social Media Policy.
24. Infringement Complaints - Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice
AHLA respects others’ intellectual property rights and has made every effort to secure appropriate clearances for all content that AHLA directly makes available on the Website, and we ask our users to do the same. AHLA 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”), AHLA has a designated agent to receive notices of alleged copyright infringement claims.
If you believe any material on the Website is infringing and has been posted by AHLA, our users or any other party, you may notify AHLA of the alleged infringement by contacting AHLA’s designated DMCA Agent at:
AHLA Publishing Department
American Health Law Association
1620 Eye Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006-4010
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.