CaseNetwork hopes that you will find the Service useful but reminds you that the Service is intended for general education and information purposes only, and is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always exercise your professional judgment in evaluating your patients, and should carefully consider any treatment plan based upon any Content (as defined below). CaseNetwork encourages you to confirm the information made available or otherwise obtained through the Service with other reliable sources before undertaking any treatment based on such Content. We also encourage you to review from time to time the American Medical Association’s Policy for Professionalism in the Use of Social Media located at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics/opinion9124.page.
As a condition to using the Service, you will be required to register with CaseNetwork using your email address and password chosen by you (collectively, your "CaseNetwork ID"). You shall provide CaseNetwork with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. CaseNetwork reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a CaseNetwork ID in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible for all activity that occurs under your CaseNetwork ID and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You shall never use another Participant’s account or allow any third party to use yours. You will immediately notify CaseNetwork in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware. You grant us and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Service the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your CaseNetwork ID and related registration information in connection with the operation of the Service.
The term "Content" includes, without limitation, any tools, services, advertisements, advice, suggestions, videos, audio clips, written forum comments, information, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible by CaseNetwork, its content providers or other partners, or other Participants on or through the Service including all Participant Submissions (as defined below).
You agree that the Service contains Content specifically provided by CaseNetwork or its partners, and that as between the parties such Content (except for Participant Submissions provided by you) is the property of CaseNetwork and is protected under U.S. and international intellectual property laws, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any such Content. You shall not sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, create derivative works from, display in frames, link to, or otherwise commercially exploit any Content or third party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you, (i) without the express written consent of the respective owners or other valid right, and (ii) in any way that violates any third party right. You may print or download a single copy of the Content from the Site solely for personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
The Service provides you with the ability to upload, submit, disclose, distribute or otherwise post (hereafter, "posting") content, videos, audio clips, written forum comments, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, works of authorship or other information to the Site (the "Participant Submissions"). You own all rights, title and interests in and to all Participant Submissions provided by you. Such Participant Submissions are non-confidential and are the property of the originating Participant. By posting Participant Submissions on the Site or otherwise through the Service:
CaseNetwork does not endorse any Participant Submissions. CaseNetwork has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Site, Service, Content, or Participant Submissions. CaseNetwork may remove any Participant Submission at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Participant Submission), or for no reason at all. CaseNetwork will consider requests to remove Participant Submissions on a case-by-case basis once we are contacted by the Participant.
Under no circumstances will CaseNetwork be liable in any way for any Participant Submissions, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Participant Submissions, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred in connection with use of or exposure to any Participant Submissions posted, emailed, accessed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content on or through the Service, that:
Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by CaseNetwork in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on CaseNetwork’s (or its third party providers’) infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures CaseNetwork may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service); (iv) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service (or other computer system or networks connected with the Service); (v) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting; or (vi) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any page of the Site. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liabilities. CaseNetwork will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service, or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any or all of the rights that you receive hereunder.
The Site may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the Internet. When you access a third party website, you do so at your own risk. These other websites are not under CaseNetwork's control, and you acknowledge that CaseNetwork is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such website or resources, or for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by your use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by CaseNetwork or any association with its operators.
The Content available through the Service is for informational and educational purposes only and is not an alternative to physical examination or a substitute for the professional judgment of a Clinician in diagnosing and treating patients on an individual basis. All Content, including any advice, suggestions, and/or recommendations, has not been generated as part of any direct professional evaluation where the Clinician has the benefit of information that would be obtained by examining a patient in person and observing his/her medical condition. You are expected to use your own professional judgment when utilizing Content found on the Site. We encourage you not to advise, diagnose, or otherwise treat patients solely by use of this Site. The Participant accessing the Site assumes full responsibility for any use of the Content and agrees that CaseNetwork, its partners, associates, and any other providers of Content are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage arising from the use of the information. No professional fee has been charged by or paid to CaseNetwork and CaseNetwork does not recommend or endorse any specific drugs, tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, "off-label" drug uses, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
Please remember that any information disclosed on Site becomes public information and that you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information.
In addition, you should exercise caution and be aware of professional ethical guidelines and laws that restrict the disclosure of certain personal and health information about patients. You represent and warrant that you will at all times comply with all laws as well as institutional and professional guidelines directly or indirectly applicable to you that may now or hereafter govern the gathering, use, transmission, processing, receipt, reporting, disclosure, maintenance, and storage of such patient information. The Participant is, at all times during the term of this Agreement and thereafter, solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining all patient consents, if applicable, and all other legally necessary consents or permissions required or advisable to disclose, process, retrieve, transmit, and view patient data. CASENETWORK CANNOT AND DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE USE OR MISUSE OF PATIENT DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED, MONITORED, STORED, OR RECEIVED BY THE PARTICIPANT WHILE USING THE SITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO AMEND OR DELETE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING ANY PARTICIPANT SUBMISSION) IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION.
SOME COUNTRIES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS, SO THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
CASENETWORK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FOR THE DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION (SUCH AS POSTING OF ANSWERS OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY OTHER PARTICIPANT SUBMITTED CONTENT) SENT THROUGH CASENETWORK TO ANYONE. IN ADDITION, CASENETWORK NEITHER WARRANTS NOR REPRESENTS THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. ANY MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY DESCRIBED OR USED ON THE SITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OWNED BY THIRD PARTIES WHO HAVE LICENSED SUCH MATERIAL, SERVICES, OR TECHNOLOG TO CASENETWORK.
CASENETWORK DOES NOT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSONS SUBSCRIBING TO ITS SITE, NOR DOES IT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO MONITOR THE USE OF ITS SERVICE BY OTHER PARTICIPANTS. THEREFORE, CASENETWORK DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR IDENTITY THEFT OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF YOUR IDENTITY OR INFORMATION.
CASENETWORK DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS. IN PARTICULAR, THE SERVICE MAY BE MOMENTARILY INTERRUPTED DUE TO MAINTENANCE, UPDATES, OR TECHNICAL IMPROVEMENTS. CASENETWORK DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY SUCH INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. FURTHERMORE, CASENETWORK DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONS, LIMITATIONS ON ACCESS, OR POOR USE CONDITIONS OF THE DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, DISTURBANCES LINKED TO THE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER, TO THE SATURATION OF THE INTERNET NETWORK, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON UNRELATED TO THE SITE.
THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT ARE MADE AVAILABLE AND DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CASENETWORK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL, OR IDEAS SUBMITTED ON THE SERVICE. MORE SPECIFICALLY, CASENETWORK DOES NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THE TRUTHFULNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OR ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS POSTED BY OTHER PARTICIPANTS, NOR DOES IT ENDORSE ANY OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY OTHER PARTICIPANTS. CASENETWORK AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
SOME COUNTRIES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS, SO THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Neither CaseNetwork nor any of its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, employees, stockholders, or directors, suppliers and consultants shall be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential damages or loss of use, profit, revenue or data to you or any third person arising from your use of the Service, any of the Content or other materials on, accessed through or downloaded from the Service even if CaseNetwork is aware or has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability will apply regardless of whether you base your claim on contract, tort, statute or any other legal theory, and will also apply even if CaseNetwork knew or should have known about the possibility of such damages. If you are dissatisfied with the Service, your only remedy is to stop using the Service.
As the Service is intended to foster candid and collegial collaboration between healthcare professionals, as such, you hereby consent and agree that no other Participant shall be liable to you for any damages, losses, claims, or other amounts arising from your use of the Service, any of the Content, or other materials on, accessed through or downloaded from the Service.
Your use of the Service is subject to export and re-export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") maintained by the United States Department of Commerce and sanctions programs maintained by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. You may not, directly or indirectly, sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, or otherwise dispose of any Services without obtaining any required authorizations from the appropriate government authorities. You also warrant that you are not prohibited from receiving US origin products, including services or software.
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Service infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Service by contacting CaseNetwork Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the following information:
You may contact CaseNetwork by email at email@example.com.