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Online Terms of Use

Last Updated July 2013

By accessing the American Association of Neurological Surgeons ("AANS") website (the "Site"), which is operated by or on behalf of the AANS, you agree to the following Online Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the following terms, please discontinue your use of this Site.

The entire contents of the Site are copyrighted by the AANS.

© Copyright 2004 - 2013 AANS. All rights reserved.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Online Privacy Policy

Please review our Online Privacy Policy at the link below to understand our practices related to our collection and use of personal information via the Site.

http://www.aans.org/About%20AANS/Privacy%20Statement.aspx

Legal Disclaimers

No Medical Advice. The information posted here by the AANS or any third party should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified neurosurgical professional. The AANS does not answer specific medical questions or refer people to a particular neurosurgical professional.

No Warranties. ALL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE AS WELL AS LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS” AND “WHERE AVAILABLE” BASIS AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE AANS DOES NOT WARRANT THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED HEREIN OR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY, FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE AANS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, VALIDITY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR DATA PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. THE AANS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE AANS DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE SITE.

Disclaimer of Liability. The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this Site and the Internet generally. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the AANS or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this Site be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from the use or inability to use the Site and/or any other Web sites which are linked to this Site. Nor shall the AANS be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the Site; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access.

In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Third Party Content. The AANS is a DISTRIBUTOR (NOT PUBLISHER) of the content supplied by members, visitors and other third parties. Accordingly, the AANS has no more editorial control over this content than does a public library. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content made available by members, visitors and other third parties are those of the respective author(s) and the AANS is not responsible for any material posted by third parties. The AANS cannot and does not endorse it in any way, nor does it vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. Furthermore, the AANS expressly disclaims any liability associated with material posted by third parties.

Disclaimer of Endorsement. Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the AANS.

Use of the Site

AANS makes this Site available subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing, browsing or otherwise using (collectively, "using") this Site, you acknowledge that you, the individual user of this Site, have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by these Terms, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, without limitation or qualification. By using this Site, you further acknowledge that you have the authority and do hereby legally bind the business entity, if any, to which you serve as an agent, independent contractor or employee thereof to the same Terms, without limitation or qualification. These Terms shall take effect immediately on your first use of the Site. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorized to access, browse or otherwise use this Site.

AANS, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to alter or change these Terms at any time. Any modifications will become effective when posted on this Site. By using this Site after any changes in these Terms, you agree to be legally bound by the Terms as amended. Therefore, you should frequently revisit this page to determine the present terms and conditions to which you are legally bound.

AANS may terminate your right to use this Site without cause at any time and effective immediately. In addition, AANS may terminate your right to use this Site or any of its Sites immediately and without notice for violation of any part of these Terms. In the event of any such termination, the restrictions on your use of the material on this Site shall survive such termination, and you agree to be bound by those terms.

Intellectual Property and Other Restrictions

All information and content provided on this Site, whether explicitly marked or not, are the property of AANS, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies or joint partners, or others, and are subject to U.S. and international copyright and unfair competition laws. The information and content provided includes, but is not limited to, the text, graphics, image, video, audio, animation, software, their related files and their arrangement on the Site.

All trademarks, servicemarks, logos, model and brand names, emblems and protectable trade dress elements (collectively, "Marks"), whether explicitly marked or not, used on this Site are owned by AANS, its subsidiaries, affiliated organizations or joint partners, or used under license, and are subject to U.S. (federal and state) and international trademark and unfair competition laws.

You may not copy, reproduce, download, upload, post, broadcast, transmit, distribute, publish, republish, or otherwise use any information, content or Marks provided on this Site in any form or by any means, or by any information storage or retrieval system for any commercial use without the express written permission of AANS. You may, however, copy, print or otherwise use the information, content or Marks provided on this Site provided that the use is for your personal, educational or internal business use only and further provided that you: (1) maintain all copyright and other intellectual property notices together and intact with any information or content; (2) do not modify or otherwise alter any information or content; and (3) do not expressly or implicitly suggest an association with any services, product, brands or affiliates through the use of any information or content. Other use of any information, content or Marks, except as specifically permitted in these Online Terms of Use or in a written instrument signed by AANS is strictly prohibited.

Nothing contained in this Site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of AANS or any third party.

You are not permitted to create a hyperlink to any page or portion of this Site or frame any page or portion of this Site without the prior written permission of AANS. Please refer to our web site linking policy available at the link below for more information.

http://www.aans.org/About%20AANS/Web%20Site%20Linking%20Policy.aspx

Any use of the information, content or Marks provided on this Site that does not comport with the above Terms shall be an unauthorized use and subject you to civil and criminal penalties as provided by applicable U.S. and international intellectual property laws.

Requests regarding use of the content for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use should be directed to: info@AANS.org

Online Conduct. Members and visitors agree to use the Site only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the Site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.

User Contributions to the Site. There may be opportunities for you to contribute to the Site. These may include, among others, uploading your user profile, participating in chats, using our bulletin boards, etc. which collectively, we call "Contributions". AANS is not liable or responsible for any Contributions provided by its users or other third parties to the Site ("User Contributions"). The contributions of third parties do not necessarily represent the view or opinions of AANS. The AANS cannot preview User Contributions before they appear. You can be held liable for any illegal or prohibited User Contributions you provide to the Site, including among other things, infringing, defamatory or offensive materials. If you discover this kind of material on the Site, please notify us at info@aans.org with the words "User Contribution Complaint" in the subject line. We will investigate your claim and may then take the actions deemed appropriate.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to the Site's Designated Agent:

John Iwanski
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
copyrightinfo@aans.org

ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE.

Violation of the Terms

You understand and agree that in AANS's sole discretion, and without prior notice, we may terminate your access to the Site, cancel your order or exercise any other remedy available and remove any unauthorized User Contribution, if we believe that the User Contribution you provided has violated or is inconsistent with these Online Terms of Use or violated the rights of AANS, another user, or the law. You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to AANS for violations of these Terms and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations. AANS may release user information about you if required by law or subpoena, or if the information is necessary or appropriate to release to address an unlawful or harmful activity. AANS is not required to provide any refund to you if you are terminated as a user because you have violated these Online Terms of Use.

AANS is not responsible for the products, services, actions or failure to act of any third party referenced on the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users and/or third party advertisers, service and/or product providers referenced on or included in the Site to AANS at info@aans.org. We may investigate the claim and take appropriate action, in our sole discretion.

Substantive Laws of the State of Illinois Apply
These Online Terms of Use are governed by the substantive laws of the State of Illinois, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts situated in the State of Illinois with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving this Site. If any provision is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Online Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Online Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in our Site, these Online Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and the AANS with respect to your use of the Site.

Information Subject to Change

Any information on this Site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.

Passwords

Members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their passwords and are liable for any harm caused by disclosing or allowing disclosure of any password.

Miscellaneous

You warrant to AANS that you will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services offered by AANS or computer systems or networks connected to any AANS server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by AANS. When using the Site you agree not to pretend to be someone else or spoof their identity.

You agree to defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless AANS, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, joint partners, licensees and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all liabilities, claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees as incurred, arising out of your use of this Site including any violation or alleged violation of these Terms, and any losses or claims arising out of your use of any products or services you may have obtained on one of our Sites.

THESE LEGAL NOTICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE