Acceptance of Terms
ACA provides you with access to a variety of resources including without limitation user profile, dues payment, newsletters, online communities and information (known as "Services"), through the Website. The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any Website properties, are subject to the TOU.
The Website and Services provided may be used for lawful purposes only. As one of the conditions of your use of the Website, you represent, warrant, and agree you will not use (or assist others to use) the Website for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by the TOU or by applicable law (including but not limited to any applicable export controls). Altering the Website or Services is forbidden without written permission and approval from ACA. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any ACA server or through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain materials or information not intentionally made available through the Services.
Use of Services
The Services provided may include email, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, calendars, folders and/or other message or communication options designed to enable you to communicate with others (hereinafter known as "Communications"). When using these Communications, you agree you will be entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit through the Website, and understand that any online communications may not be confidential. ACA is not responsible for any information posted by a third party. You agree you will comply with all laws related to copyright and intellectual property, and will not post any materials that violate any laws, advocate illegal activity, infringe upon a third-party copyright, or invade the privacy or publicity rights of others. You further agree that you will not:
- Post, publish, upload, distribute or disseminate anything that is inappropriate, profane, knowingly false, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, threatening, abusive, hateful, pornographic, embarrassing or has potential to cause harm or damage to anyone.
- Post anything of a sexual nature and will not use the Website for junk mail, spam, chain letters or pyramid schemes; and you cannot impersonate anyone or misrepresent who you are.
- Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless Communications specifically allow such messages.
- Use the Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
- Download any file posted or produced by another user that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services in accordance with the TOU.
- Violate any applicable laws, regulations, code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for particular Communications.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
- Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
Any message posted are the express view of the poster and does not reflect the views of ACA. ACA has no obligation to, and does not in its normal course, pre-screen, monitor or review the materials posted online. ACA is not responsible for and does not exert editorial control over any materials posted online, however, ACA reserves the right to pre-screen, monitor and/or review all materials posted, or to refuse to post or remove a post.
You warrant and represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age (21 in some jurisdictions) and have the legal capacity to use the Website. ACA makes no representation or warranty that the content published on the Web Site complies with the local laws of your jurisdiction. You are solely responsible for knowing and understanding your local laws concerning content legality.
YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE ACA BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, ANY CONTENT THAT IS OBJECTIONABLE IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING ANYTHING OFFENSIVE, INDECENT, DEFAMATORY, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE, RELIANCE, READING, OR VIEWING OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, STORED OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED OR MADE AVAILABLE OR KNOWN TO YOU.
Unless otherwise specified, the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use. For purposes of these TOU, non-commercial use does not include your chiropractic practice. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Services.
The information on the Website is provided for informational purposes only. ACA makes every effort to present accurate information but does guarantee accuracy, completeness, efficacy, nor does it represent, warrant, endorse, approve or certify any information displayed, uploaded, downloaded, or distributed.
ACA will not be held liable for any inaccurate information contained on the Website or for any damage caused by reliance on information obtained through the Website. You understand that ACA does not provide and is not responsible for giving clinical, legal, or other professional services. If such services are required, you should consult a knowledgeable professional. Your use of any information or Services on the Website is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. ACA will not be not responsible for any decision made or action taken from reliance on the information provided.
The Website is not intended to act as a verification tool of the credentials, qualifications or abilities of any provider listed herein. Inquiries regarding ACA membership should be directed to ACA member services.
ACA AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL ACA AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THE SERVICES.
ACA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES, MISTAKES, OR TYPOGRAPHIC OR OTHER ERRORS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. ACA AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME.
Limitation of Liabilities
Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall ACA and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and employees be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, data or other intangible losses, resulting from the use or the results of the use of the services or content offered on the Website, from statements or conduct of any third party using the Website, or from failure of performance, error, mistake, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors, acts of god/acts of nature/acts of terrorism, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of this Web Site, or any other matter relating to the Website, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, antitrust, negligence, or under any other cause of action or theory of liability.
Use of Available Documents
Permission to use any documents on the Website (such as white papers, press releases, datasheets and FAQs) is granted, provided that (1) the copyright notice at the end of the TOU appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear (2) use of such documents is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any website not affiliated with ACA, network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any documents are made. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of the Website or any other ACA-owned, operated, licensed or controlled site. Elements of ACA's Websites are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any ACA Website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by ACA.
ACA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
Member Account, Password and Security
You must complete a registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable application or registration form, if any of the services requires you to open an account. You will be required to choose a password and are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account and agree to notify ACA immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. ACA will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by ACA or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder. Any materials downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Website is at your own risk and is at your discretion. Any damage to your computer or the data is your sole responsibility.
Privacy and Protection of Personal Information
See the Privacy Statement disclosures relating to the collection and use of your information.
Materials Provided to ACA and Posted on ACA Web Site
By submitting, posting, displaying or providing any information (including, without limitation, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, drawings, notes, images, photographs, concepts or any other material) to the Website, you automatically grant to ACA, without limitation, a worldwide, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free license, authorization and permission, in any form or format, on or through any media or medium now known or hereafter developed or discovered, to maintain, use, reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, perform, publish, broadcast, transmit, modify, prepare derivative works of, reformat, and otherwise use all or any portion of such information, for any purpose whatsoever without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to you, and the right to license and sub-license and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted in our sole discretion.
You warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such information, or that the copyright owner of such information has granted you permission to use such information or any content and/or images contained in such information consistent with the manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted by the TOU and the Services, (b) you have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in the TOU, and (c) that each person depicted in any of the information, if any, has provided consent to the use of the information as set forth in the TOU, including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such information. By posting images, you are granting (a) to all members of your community (for each such information available to members of such private community), and/or (b) to the general public (for each such information available anywhere on the Services, other than a private community), permission to use your information in connection with the use, as permitted by the TOU, of any of the Services, (including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, making prints and gift items which include such information), and including, without limitation, a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free license to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Images without having your name attached to such information, and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services.
You represent to ACA that you own all information you provide and/or have the unencumbered legal right to grant the above-referenced license with respect to all information you provide. You further represent to ACA that such information does not infringe any third party copyrights or other third-party intellectual property rights. You agree to indemnify ACA for any and all losses resulting from the invalidity or inaccuracy of such representation. You agree that any information or materials that you, or individuals acting on your behalf, provide will not be considered confidential or proprietary.
Notices and Procedures for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.
Ads, Vendors and Links, Third-Party Sites
The appearance of advertisements or vendor information on the Website does not imply approval, endorsement, certification, warranty, or representation. Providers should consult their respective state licensing boards for practice-related issues in their state.
The Website contains links to third-party sites and other third-party materials that ACA does not own or control. ACA does not make any representation about any other website, advertisement, or third-party entity to which you may learn about or access through the Website. When you access another website or company, you do so at your own risk.
THE LINKS IN THIS AREA WILL LET YOU LEAVE ACA's SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF ACA AND ACA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. ACA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBCASTING OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM ANY LINKED SITE. ACA IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY ACA OF THE SITE. ACA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION OR OTHER DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR LINKED TO THE WEB SITE. REFERENCES TO CORPORATIONS, THEIR SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES.
Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy
ACA OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES DO NOT ACCEPT OR CONSIDER UNSOLICITED IDEAS, INCLUDING IDEAS FOR NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS, NEW PROMOTIONS, NEW PRODUCTS OR TECHNOLOGIES, PROCESSES, MATERIALS, MARKETING PLANS OR NEW PRODUCT NAMES. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL CREATIVE ARTWORK, SAMPLES, DEMOS, OR OTHER WORKS. THE SOLE PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY IS TO AVOID POTENTIAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS OR DISPUTES WHEN ACA'S PRODUCTS OR MARKETING STRATEGIES MIGHT SEEM SIMILAR TO IDEAS SUBMITTED TO ACA. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR UNSOLICITED IDEAS TO ACA OR ANYONE AT ACA. IF, DESPITE OUR REQUEST THAT YOU NOT SEND US YOUR IDEAS AND MATERIALS, YOU STILL SEND THEM, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT ACA MAKES NO ASSURANCES THAT YOUR IDEAS AND MATERIALS WILL BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY.
By using any communities, you agree to the following:
You will not use communities for any unlawful purpose or for any purpose that could expose ACA to liability for any matter, including, but not limited to, defamation, negligence and Antitrust.
You will indemnify, save, defend and hold ACA harmless from any and all liabilities, action, demands and damages, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or related to your use of this discussion board.
You will refrain from using any derogatory or inflammatory comments.
ACA does not endorse, approve or sanction any comment, statement or claim that you may make or is made by any person and/or entity.
ACA may, at any time and for any reason determined in its sole discretion, restrict and/or eliminate your use of this discussion board. There is no right of privacy attaching to your discussion in a community, or to that of any other person and/or entity, and ACA may, but shall not be obligated to, monitor your discussions and those of other persons and/or entities for purposes of determining compliance with these policies. Your violation and/or refusal to comply with any of these terms may result in the suspension or termination of your membership in ACA. These rules may, at any time and for any reason determined by ACA in its sole discretion, be amended or modified without notice.
In the event any of the terms and conditions shall be held to be unenforceable, the remaining terms and conditions shall be unimpaired and the unenforceable term or condition shall be replaced by such enforceable term or condition as comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable term or condition. The Web Site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by ACA from an office within the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America. By accessing the Web Site, you and ACA agree that all matters relating to the Web Site shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to choice of law principles. You and ACA also agree that jurisdiction shall be in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
ACA Official Logo and Reprint Permission
The trademarks, logos, service marks, text and content displayed on the Website are the property of ACA or other third parties. You are not permitted to use any intellectual property without the prior written consent of ACA or such third party that may own the intellectual property. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the Web Site and the services, products, or content provided by the Website.
Any party is free to download ACA's official logo for the sole and exclusive purpose of linking to www.acatoday.org. All other uses are strictly prohibited without prior approval.
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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Website and has established the following policies to protect your online privacy.
ACA collects a variety of data for use primarily for purposes of helping the Association better serve its membership. ACA periodically reviews its privacy policies and any and all changes will be updated to the ACA Website:
- ACA does not collect any personal information from general users browsing its Website. Users to the public areas of ACA's website may browse anonymously. ACA collects only cumulative data—number of views, open rates, click rates—to use for internal analytical and marketing purposes.
ACA Members and Registered Users
- Similar information may be submitted to ACA through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and professional development education and training registrations. Additionally, ACA will collect certain information on email disposition sent in HTML format to its members (open and click rates on links provided in the message). Other information collected through tracking capabilities includes: date and time of the user's click, email addresses of specific send lists, URL number and destination page. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.
ACA's Use of Collected Data
ACA uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:
- ACA Member Services and Products. Generally, ACA use data collected to improve its web content; to respond to users' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop and deliver new products and services.
- Disclosures to Third Parties. ACA makes member contact information available through ACA's online directory, Find a Doctor. ACA members in good standing can update their online profile at any time. On occasion, ACA may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services, however, users may request that ACA refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties by opting out electronically in their user profile. Alternatively, users may contact ACA at 703-276-8800 to express their preferences if they determine that they do not wish to have personal information shared.
- Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) of 1984 and 1998 (as applicable, ACA or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this Web site. Users supply consent at the time of application for membership in ACA.
- Credit Card Account Information. ACA does not disclose or store credit card account information provided by its members, users and customers. When uses choose to pay with their credit cards, ACA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse for processing.
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Questions or Concerns
Contact ACA's National Office immediately at 703-276-8800 to notify ACA if you suspect collected data has been handled in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement.