AVMA Discussion Group User Agreement

DISCLAIMER AND AGREEMENT

PARTICIPATION IN THE AVMA ONLINE DISCUSSION GROUPS AND MEMBER AREAS OF THE AVMA WEB SITE, BY OBSERVATION OR COMMENT, MEANS THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER AND AGREEMENT.

DISCLAIMER:

Material in the online discussion group of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Web site (www.avma.org) is provided by the AVMA as a service to its volunteers and members, and may be used for informational purposes only. The AVMA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information contained herein. The AVMA makes no, and expressly disclaims any, representations or warranties, express or implied, the AVMA Web site, including without limitation the accuracy, completeness or reliability or text, graphics, links and other items accessed from or via this server or the Internet.

 

In addition, the AVMA cannot control and cannot edit content provided by a third party prior to transmission, on the removal of inappropriate or unlawful content after transmission. Third party postings are not reviewed for truth or accuracy and do not represent the opinion, beliefs, or statements of the AVMA. Under no circumstances shall the AVMA, or any of its councils, committees, officers, boards, trusts, affiliates, respective partners, directors, or employees be held liable for any damages, whether incidental, indirect, special or consequential arising from or in connection with the use or performance of the information on the AVMA Web site.

The AVMA name and logo and all related products and service names, design marks and slogans are the trade names, service marks, registered marks, or trademarks of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and may not be used without the prior written consent of the AVMA.

The AVMA retains the copyright in all of the material on the AVMA Web site as a collective work under copyright laws. You may not copy, republish, redistribute or exploit in any manner any material from these pages without the express written consent of the AVMA. You may, however, download copyrighted material for your individual and non-commercial use only.

AGREEMENT:

User hereby agrees to the terms and conditions contained herein:
 

The online discussion group area of the American Veterinary Medical Association's Web site is a private, restricted area, accessible exclusively by AVMA members and other authorized parties.

The American Veterinary Medical Association reserves the right to remove any Web page from any area on the AVMA Web site at any time in it's sole discretion. (User) agrees to use the AVMA Web site in an ethical and professional manner to provide his/her services to the veterinary profession.

User agrees to refrain from posting information and/or messages that are libelous and/or malicious in nature. If any information provided by User is untrue, misleading, inaccurate or in any other way offensive, the American Veterinary Medical Association reserves the right to refuse any and all future use of the service by User.

User agrees to refrain from posting information and/or participating in online discussions having antitrust implications, and that may lead to, whether expressed or implied, price fixing, boycotting of any industry, company or business, or any other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade.

User agrees to refrain from posting information that is commercial or promotional in nature.

User is responsible for his/her ID and password and all activity and content posted under User's ID and password. User agrees that content and information contained in the American Veterinary Medical Association service is protected by proprietary rights and laws. User shall not copy, reproduce and/or distribute any content and/or information without express written authorization by American Veterinary Medical Association.

American Veterinary Medical Association reserves the right:

  • to modify the terms of this Agreement at any time without notice;
  • to deny or terminate access to anyone for any or no reason;
  • to modify, change or discontinue the service with or without notice to User;
  • to remove any content and/or posted material the AVMA deems to be libelous, i.e. that contains (1) false information, (2) malicious information, and/or (3) statements that are injurious to the reputation of another;
  • to remove any content and/or posted material that the AVMA deems to have antitrust implications or in any other ways constitutes illegal activities; and
  • to remove any content and/or posted material that the AVMA deems to be commercial or promotional in nature.

The American Veterinary Medical Association makes available this World Wide Web site and the information and services contained herein in furtherance of AVMA's not-for-profit status. While AVMA makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, AVMA does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary and reliance on it should be only undertaken after an independent review of qualified experts. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the AVMA.

USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT USER'S SOLE RISK THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON THE AVMA WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THE AVMA PROVIDES NO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE AVMA WEB SITE'S ABILITY TO MEET USER'S REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

USER AGREES THAT THE AVMA WEB SITE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE AVMA WEB SITE, OR FROM MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE AVMA WEB SITE, OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF USER'S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF THE AVMA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

 

USER FURTHER AGREES THAT THE AVMA SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM, THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF ACCESS TO THE AVMA WEB SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER SUCH INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION WAS JUSTIFIED OR NOT, NEGLIGENT OR INTENTIONAL, INADVERTENT OR ADVERTENT.