Agreement for use of the Child Neurology Society Website

The Child Neurology Society Website is an online information and communications website provided by the Child Neurology Society for its members and the public using material originating from the CNS as well as other sources. Use of the Website is governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. Throughout this Agreement, “Child Neurology Society” is referred to as "Child Neurology Society,” CNS,” “we" or "us"; “Website” refers specifically to the “Child Neurology Society Website” (http://www.childneurologysociety.org).

General Terms & Conditions

By accessing or using the Child Neurology Society Website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This Agreement is intended to be fully effective and binding upon you and us.

We may modify this Agreement at any time, and you agree that such modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Agreement on the Website. You agree to review the Agreement posted on the Website each time you use the Website so that you are aware of any modifications made to this Agreement. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement as posted on the Website at the time of your access or use.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THE WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL CONSUMER UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN, NURSE OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU UNDERGO ANY TREATMENT OR FOR ANSWERS TO ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. NOTHING CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO BE OR IS TO BE USED FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT.

You understand and agree that, except for information, products, services or merchandise clearly identified as being supplied by us, we do not operate, control, supply, endorse, warrant or guarantee any information, products, services or merchandise available on the Website or through the internet generally in any way. You also understand and agree that we cannot and do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the Website will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for implementing sufficient precautions, procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your own requirements for the accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Website for the reconstruction of any lost data. We do not assume any responsibility for the loss of any information, data or other materials resulting from your use of the Website.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE WEBSITE, OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, SERVICE, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

The Website is presented by us for the intended purpose of facilitating the professional practice and training of child neurologists, as well as disseminating general information related to neurologic and neurodevelopmental disorders of interest to a wider public for their educational benefit. THE WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE, AND YOU AGREE THAT THEY DO NOT CONSITUTE, THE PRACTICE OF OR FURNISHING OF MEDICAL, NURSING, OR PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, CONSULTATION OR TREATMENT OR SERVICES IN ANY JURISDICTION. THE WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS NOT TARGETED TO USERS IN ANY PARTICULAR LOCALITY, NOR ARE THEY INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE, AND YOU AGREE THAT THEY DO NOT CONSTITUTE, DOING BUSINESS IN ANY JURISDICTION OR THE SOLICITATION OF BUSINESS ANYWHERE BY US OR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARY OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES OR ORGANIZATIONS, NOR DO THEY CONSTITUTE ANY CONTACTS WITH ANY JURISDICTION OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA WHERE THE CHILD NEUROLOGY SOCIETY IS INCORPORATED AS A NON-PROFIT 503-C PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION.

If you are located in any jurisdiction in the world where the common, statutory, regulatory or codified law of such jurisdiction would void this Agreement in whole or in any essential part (the essential parts being at least, but not only, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue and exclusive remedy provisions, the warranty disclaimers, the limitations of liability and the privacy guidelines and terms of use), or would make accessing the Website illegal, then you are not authorized to use the Website and, if you do so, you do so entirely at your own risk.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER USER OF THE WEBSITE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR ANY OTHER MONETARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, FEES, FINES, PENALTIES, LOSS OF REVENUE OR BUSINESS OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS WEBSITE, OR SITES ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE.

You agree to indemnify us and any of our parent or subsidiary companies or organizations, and any of our successors, assigns or licensees, together with any of their respective officers, directors and employees, against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to your use of the Website, or any breach or violation of this Agreement or any other term or condition contained on the Website.

In the event we determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, that you have breached any of your obligations under this Agreement, then, in addition to and not in lieu or limitation of any other right or remedy we may have, we may advise you that you have violated this Agreement; delete or remove any communications or content furnished or posted by you to the Website; discontinue your registration and remove you as a registered member; block your access to the Website; notify and/or send communications or content to and cooperate with applicable law enforcement authorities; and/or take any other action we deem appropriate.

You agree that this Agreement is entered into between you and us in the State of Minnesota, United States of America, and is performed within the State of Minnesota and governed by and shall be construed in all respects under the laws of the State of Minnesota, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action by you directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to the Website, you and we each irrevocably agrees to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the Minnesota State District Court sitting in Hennepin or Ramsey County, Minnesota, or if such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction, then you and we each irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the United States Court for the District of Minnesota, and whichever of those two courts has jurisdiction, you and we each waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court.

If any of the provisions of this Agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be not enforceable, then such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges herein any prior promises, agreements, or understanding between you and us relating to any of the subject matters of this Agreement. This Agreement may not be modified, in whole or in part, except as described elsewhere in this Agreement. Anything contained on the Website inconsistent with or conflicting with the terms of this Agreement is superseded by the terms of this Agreement.

The marks "Child Neurology Society," "CNS," "childneurologysociety.org," and the Child Neurology Society logo are marks of the Child Neurology Society.

The materials on the Website are copyrighted by us and/or other applicable rights holders. You may download and reprint a single copy of the materials from the Website for your own personal, noncommercial use only, provided you include all applicable notices and disclaimers. Any other use of the materials is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s).

Privacy Policies

This portion of the Agreement describes how we collect information from you or about you, why we collect this information, how we will use or disclose this information and how you can update or delete personally identifiable information collected about you from our records. In addition, this portion of the Agreement sets forth our general policies on security.

IP addresses
IP addresses of all visitors to the Website are or may be collected and logged. We collect IP address information to properly administer our system and to gather aggregate information on visitors to our site and how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. This aggregate information may be shared with advertisers, sponsors and others businesses. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.

Cookies
We also place small data files, called "cookies," in the browser file of your computer's hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with the Website. Most browsers automatically accept these cookies. Both cookies and javascript must be enabled for registration and login and for use of interactive tools. We usually collect the domain name of the server from which you are visiting. This can provide us with information relating to the sources of our traffic. Collecting this information does not allow us to personally identify you.

How to update or delete personally identifiable information
Registered users (i.e., Child Neurology Society members) may update information kept by the CNS National Office on-line on a limited basis, or may contact the CNS National Office independently to register changes.

Surveys
At times, you may be asked to complete survey questions that appear on the Website. If you agree to participate in the survey, you will be asked to review and accept certain additional terms and conditions relating to use of the information you furnish, which may include personally identifiable information. These terms and conditions are in addition to the Privacy Policies set forth in this Agreement, including sharing such personally identifiable information with non-profit or for-profit organizations providing services of professional interest to CNS members, including, but not limited to other professional medical organizations, medical book publishers, pharmaceutical and equipment manufacturers, and physician recruitment services.

E-mail communications, newsletters and related services
The Website provides you with the opportunity to receive communications from us or third parties. Once you have decided to receive such communications, you may later decide to stop receiving them. To stop receiving communications, you may send an e-mail message to nationaloffice@childneurologysociety.org, or send mail to the following postal address: CNS National Office, 1000 West County Road E, Suite 290, St. Paul, MN 55126.

Aggregate information
The CNS reserves the right to use general traffic, site usage, and length of stay information in reports to Website sponsors with whom we have a business relationship. This sort of information is shared only on an aggregated basis and does not personally identify you.

Children's privacy
The Website is intended for adults age 18 and over. It is not intended for or designed to attract persons under the age of 18. We do not permit registration by, nor do we collect personally identifiable information from, any person we actually know to be under the age of 18.

Other sites
Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Website. The Website contains links to other sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. While we do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating these linked sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Changes to our privacy and security policies
Just as with the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, we may change the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policies at any time by posting revisions on the Website. You agree to review the Privacy Policies portions of this Agreement each time you use the Website so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement as posted on the Website at the time of your access or use, including the Privacy Policies then in effect.

Contact information
If you have any questions about the Website, please contact us at:nationaloffice@childneurologysociety.org

January 18, 2003