Our Rights and Responsibilities
REVISIONS. These Terms and Conditions may be revised, modified, deleted, or otherwise changed by NASS at any time and without any notice.
PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. All trademarks, logos, brands, trade names, information, data, materials, interfaces, computer code, databases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photographs, audio, video, artwork, design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, and arrangement of all of the content on this website is the property of NASS, its licensors, sponsors, partners, advertisers, content providors, or other third parties and is protected by all local, state, federal, and international laws.
USER SUBMITTED CONTENT. NASS does not claim responsibility over any content submitted by you or any other user of this website. Any user who submits content to this website is fully responsible for all information and representations contained in that content, and provides such content on a non-exclusive, royalty free, and perpetual basis. All users agree that any content submitted to this website may be used, downloaded, displayed, distributed, or modified by NASS. You are solely responsible for obtaining consent to use any confidential patient information, or any other confidential information.
WAIVER. NASS’ failure to exercise any of its rights contained in these Terms and Conditions does not constitute a waiver of that right. Furthermore, NASS’ waiver of any provision in these Terms and Conditions does not constitute a further or continuing waiver of that provision or any other provision.
Your Rights and Responsibilities
LICENSE. You are hereby granted a limited license to use this website for personal and noncommercial uses. This license is non-transferable and non-negotiable, and is conditioned on your continued acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and Conditions. NASS reserves the right to revoke or suspend this license with or without cause at any time.
LEGAL USE OF WEBSITE. As part of this license, you agree to follow all local, state, federal, and international laws, and all applicable professional regulations, in relation to your use of this website, and will not transmit, distribute, store, or destroy any content on this website in violation of those laws, including but not limited to all applicable copyright, trademark, patent, and intellectual property laws regarding the rights of NASS or any third party. You agree not to post on this site any harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or obscene material, or any material may give rise to any criminal or civil liability on any portion of this website. You agree to only provide true, accurate, authorized, and current information when submitting any personal information or other materials to NASS’ website.
RESTRICTIONS. You agree not to modify, translate, create derivative works of, copy, remove, alter, reverse engineer, or otherwise use any of the content of this website for purposes of sale, lease, distribution, display, reposting, marketing, or other publication without prior written consent from NASS. You also agree not to use this website for any unauthorized or illegal purpose, including but not limited to commercial purposes, or to interfere with any other person’s access to this website through any virus, worm, trap door, back door, timer, clock, Trojan horse, or other computer program, instruction or design.
TERMINATION OF TERMS. These Terms and Conditions begin upon the initiation of your use of this website, and terminate upon the termination of your use of this website.
NO MEDICAL ADVICE. Nothing posted on this website is meant to be, or should be considered, medical advice. All of the information posted on this website is strictly intended to serve a general educational and informational purpose, and should never be used as a replacement for medical advice obtained by a physician. If you are seeking medical advice, you should consult a physician. NASS will not be held liable for any bodily harm or other damages caused by your reliance on the information contained in this website.
NO WARRANTIES. All the information presented on this website is provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis. NASS does not provide any warranty, express or implied, or guarantee, as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained in this website, and NASS reserves the right to change any such information without notice at any time. NASS does not provide any warranty, express or implied, that: any products, services, physicians, medical institutions, offers, processes, methods, procedures or any other materials or resources shown, mentioned, advertised or made available through this website by link or otherwise are safe, effective, reliable or will otherwise meet your expectations; your use of this website will be continuous and uninterrupted; this website is free of any defects, including viruses or any other harmful defects; and/or, the opinions or representations discussed or provided on this website represent the best most reliable, accurate, complete and timely information regarding spine health. NASS hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, freedom from computer viruses, and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance.
NO LIABILITY. You assume all the risks of using this website and the internet in general, and will not hold NASS liable for any injuries, including personal injury or wrongful death, or damages, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, compensatory, or consequential, or lost profits, resulting from: your use of any products, services, physicians, medical institutions, offers, processes, methods, procedures or any other materials or resources shown, mentioned, advertised or made available through this website by link or otherwise; any interruptions in this website’s availability; any defects in this website, including computer viruses; any inaccuracies and/or omissions made in the opinions or representations contained in or made available through this website by link or otherwise, whether made by NASS or any third-party; any unauthorized uses of personal, confidential, and/or private information, including your personal login information for this website, obtained by a third-party through your use of this website; your accessing any website controlled, operated, and/or maintained by a third party through this website by clicking on or otherwise following a link contained in or made available through this website by link or otherwise; and/or, your reliance on any materials, products, opinions, advice, statements, services, physicians, medical institutions, offers, processes, methods, procedures or any other representations contained in or made available through this website by link or otherwise, whether by NASS or any third party, through any action for negligence, breach of contract, or any other unnamed action.
INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold NASS harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, settlements, costs, and/or expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of this website or any of the content contained in or made available through this website by link or otherwise.
TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT. All of the content contained in and made available by this website is the property of NASS or a third-party unless otherwise noted, and you hereby agree that you will not violate the copyrights, trademarks, and/or intellectual property rights of NASS and/or any third-party in connection with this website, and are prohibited from reproducing, using, displaying, transmitting, distributing, selling, publishing, broadcasting, circulating, or otherwise disseminating the opinions, representations, materials, logos, brand names, service marks, text, art, graphics, buttons, images, pictures, audio clips, video clips, photographs, software, code, and/or other information contained in or made available through this website by link or otherwise without prior and express written consent from NASS or the third-party owner of the content.
NO ENDORSEMENT. NASS does not control or endorse the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any materials, opinions, advice, statements, processes, methods, procedures or any other representations made or provided by any third-party contained in or made available through this website by link or otherwise. NASS also does not control or endorse the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any products, services, physicians, medical institutions, offers, processes, methods, procedures or any other materials advertised on this website or made available through this website by link or otherwise.
MEMBER INFORMATION. The Spine Care Provider Search is compiled and published by the North American Spine Society (NASS) as a reference source of demographic and professional information of NASS members. The only permitted uses of the Spine Care Provider Search are for (i) the personal convenience of members of the general public to facilitate quick access to information about spine care providers with whom they may be consulting regarding services, (ii) NASS members or their staff to view their personal listings and (iii) colleagues of members for professional purposes such as patient referrals. NASS reserves the right to monitor all use of this site for compliance with the terms and conditions above. Neither the Spine Care Provider Search nor any of its data, listings or other constituent elements may be downloaded, republished, resold, duplicated or "scraped", in whole or in part, for any purpose other than the personal uses permitted above.
Other Legal Disclaimers
CHOICE OF LAW. The substantive laws of the State of Illinois govern the use of this website and these Terms and Conditions regardless of any conflicts of law principles. By using this website, you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of Illinois state and federal courts regarding any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action which may arise from or is in any way related to your use of this website.
ARBITRATION. Any case or controversy arising from your use of this website will be arbitrated in the State of Illinois on an individual basis. No arbitration will proceed on a class basis, and no individual arbitration proceeding will be consolidated with any other arbitration proceeding.
SEVERABILITY. If any provision contained in these Terms and Conditions is found invalid, that provision’s invalidity does not effect the validity of any other provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions, and all other provisions of these Terms and Conditions are fully effective.
COMPLETE AGREEMENT. These Terms and Conditions constitute the complete and entire agreement between NASS and any user of this website relating to any use of this website. These Terms and Conditions may not be modified by any oral communications, and can only be modified in writing signed by both NASS and the website user.
SPINEPAC. NASS members who are U.S. citizens and pay dues or have are voting privileges may contribute to SpinePAC, as may NASS candidate members. All contributions must be drawn on personal accounts. Contributions to SpinePAC are used for political purposes, contributions are voluntary, and you may choose whether and how much to give without concern of favor, disadvantage or reprisal by the National Association of Spine Specialists or SpinePAC. SpinePAC may not accept corporate contributions or contributions from foreign nationals, and you may not be reimbursed for your contribution. If you send a payment in response to this solicitation drawn on your corporate practice account (check or credit card), the payment will be deposited to a NASS6 administrative account and used for permitted political purposes by NASS6 in accordance with Federal Election Commission regulations. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal tax purposes. Federal law requires SpinePAC to make its best effort to report to the Federal Election Commission the name, address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.
BY ACCESSING AND USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU UNDERSTAND, AGREE TO, AND ARE BOUND BY THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR AGREE WITH THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DISCONTINUE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE.
THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.