Terms of Use

SciMed's Terms of Use

Welcome to SciMed LLC. By using our Web site, you agree to the following terms of use, which constitute an agreement between SciMed and you. We may change these terms from time to time. You will always be able to view the most current version by clicking on a link at the bottom of any page on our site.

Scope of These Terms

SciMed (www.SciMedny.com) is owned and operated by Medical Knowledge Group LLC. SciMedny.com is our Web site for physicians and allied health care professionals. SciMed is also the name we use to refer to our entire company. When we refer to ourselves as "we" or "SciMed," we mean our company, including any subsidiary we control (for example, a subsidiary we own). We may share information among our subsidiaries that we own or control, but it is always protected under the terms of this privacy policy.

Our Information

We include a variety of information on SciMedny.com, including articles, references, continuing education for medical professionals, and advertising. Please remember that all of the information on SciMedny.com is meant for adults who are licensed health care professionals. Although we hope you find it helpful, you should remember that it is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own clinical judgment as a health care professional.

We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we put on SciMedny.com. However, we do not offer you any warranty or guarantee related to this Web site. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. It's your job to evaluate the information and results from tools we provide. If you are a health care professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we encourage you to confirm the information contained on our Web site with other sources before undertaking any treatment based on it.

Some information on our Web site may come from you or from other users. We are not responsible for that information. Whether the information comes from us or from you, we are not liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information on our Web site.

Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, we do not assume any responsibility for any Web sites that are linked to our site or that you browse to after following a link from our site.

Our Tools and Databases

We include clinical tools and databases intended for the use of health care professionals on our Web site. Our tools do not give professional advice or recommend particular products. Physicians and other health care professionals who use our tools or databases should exercise their own clinical judgment as to the results.

Ownership of SciMedny.com

Copyright

We or our partners own the information on SciMedny.com. In fact, the entire contents and design of SciMedny.com are protected under U.S. and international copyright laws. You may look at our Web site online, download individual articles to your personal or handheld computer for later reading, and even print a reasonable number of copies of pages for yourself, your family, or friends. You must not remove any copyright notices from our materials. We reserve all our other rights. Among other things, this means you must not sell our information, rewrite or modify it, redistribute it, put it on your own Web site, or use it for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission.

Trademarks

We also own the names we use for our products and services on SciMedny.com, and these names are protected by trademark laws in the U.S. and internationally. An ® following a name on our site indicates that the trademark has been registered in the United States. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. If your activities are noncommercial, you may make use of our trademarks by linking to us or discussing us with others, as long as you make it clear that we are the owner of the trademark. Any other uses of our trademarks require our prior written approval.

You may not use SciMed's trademarks in any of the following ways:

  • In a non-SciMed product name or publication title.
  • Within or as part of your own trademarks.
  • To identify non-SciMed products or services.
  • In a manner which will likely cause confusion.
  • In a manner which implies that SciMed sponsors, endorses, or is otherwise connected with your own activities, products, or services.
  • In a manner that disparages SciMed.

Linking to Us

Usually, we do not mind if you have a simple link from your Web site to ours. However, you must first ask our permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that is not clear to our users. You aren't allowed to link to us if you engage in illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.

Information That You Put on Our Web Site

When you place materials or information on our Web site that are available publicly, you give us an irrevocable, perpetual license to use that information. For example, we have the right to display a comment that you post on one of our discussion boards for as long as we want. We will consider requests to remove information that you make publicly available on our Web site on an individual basis (contact us at the e-mail address we give at the end of this document).

For information and materials you place on our Web site that are not publicly available, please see our privacy policy for an explanation of how we use that information and your rights to change or delete it. We provide the link for our privacy policy later in this document.

We ask that you not post any messages with misleading, false, or inappropriate language or statements. We reserve the right to remove any offensive or fraudulent content at any time without your consent.

Software Products

We make some software and accompanying documentation available for downloading from our Web site. These materials are the copyrighted work of SciMed or companies that have licensed the software to us. We do not transfer any ownership rights in software and documentation to you when you download it from our Web site; rather, you are allowed to use the software and documentation under the terms of a license agreement. You must read the license agreement that accompanies each product and indicate your agreement to those terms prior to downloading. You are not authorized to attempt to recreate or reverse engineer our software. In addition, some software available on our Web site is subject to United States export controls. By downloading or using such software, you are representing to us that your download of such software complies with these controls.

Laws That Govern This Agreement

SciMed controls the SciMed Web site from its offices within the State of New York in the United States of America. The Web site can be accessed from anywhere in the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each State or country able to access the Web site may differ, by accessing the Web site both you and SciMed agree that the statutes and laws of the State of New York, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of our Web site.

SciMed makes no representation that materials on this Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. SciMedny.com is intended for United States physicians only.

Acceptance Procedure

By accessing materials on our Web site or registering, you agree with all the terms and conditions of this agreement.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time, and your continuing use of our Web site constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions. We will post any such changes in a timely manner, and draw your attention to any significant changes.

Privacy Policy

Because we are in the health care area, we pay special attention to privacy issues. The purpose of our privacy policy is to identify the information we may collect about you, describe the uses we may make of your information and the security measures we take to protect it, and discuss your options for controlling your information. You can review our privacy policy for SciMed.

Consequences

If you do not comply with these terms, we have the right to suspend or eliminate your account, and remove any information you have placed on our site. We may also take any legal action we think is appropriate. If your violation of this agreement causes harm to others, you agree to hold SciMed harmless against any liability for that harm. If there is any dispute between us concerning this agreement or your use of our Web site, we both agree to submit the dispute to a nonbinding mediation, followed by a binding arbitration. Both the mediation and the arbitration will be governed under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and the venue for the arbitration will be either Oregon or New York at the discretion of the complaining party.

Questions or Concerns About Our Terms of Use

For questions or concerns about these terms of use, please send an e-mail to info@SciMedny.com.

Revision date: These terms of use were last updated on December 5, 2005.