Terms of Use for the STS Discussion Forum

Terms of Use

 

By using the STS message board (the “Forum”), you agree to the following Terms of Use:

FORUM POSTS

Posting to the Forum is a privilege reserved to STS Members.  In posting to the Forum, Members are responsible for ensuring that their posts comply with the STS Bylaws, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, and all other Policies adopted by STS.  Members must log in to post any communications, and posts will reflect the identity of the Members who post them.  All posts to the Forum are public and do not constitute private communications by Members with each other or with STS.

The opinions and viewpoints expressed by Members in posts to the Forum are wholly their own and not necessarily those of STS.  STS reserves the right to moderate the Forum in whole or in part and to remove any posts without notice for failure to comply with these Terms of Use. STS also reserves the right to bar any Member making one or more inappropriate post from further posting to the Forum.

THE COMMUNICATIONS AREAS OF THE FORUM SHALL BE USED FOR LAWFUL PURPOSES ONLY. NO MATERIAL SHALL BE POSTED ON OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE FORUM WHICH VIOLATES OR INFRINGES IN ANY WAY UPON THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS SUCH AS COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK RIGHTS; IS UNLAWFUL, THREATENING, ABUSIVE, DEFAMATORY, INVASIVE OF PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY RIGHTS, VULGAR, OBSCENE, PROFANE OR INDECENT; ENCOURAGES CONDUCT THAT WOULD CONSTITUTE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE; GIVES RISE TO CIVIL LIABILITY; OR IS OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE.

LINKS/ADVERTISING

No advertising or promotion statements are permitted in the Forum. STS reserves the right to remove any message with promotional or advertising statements or links. STS is not responsible for the content of any site (other than STS-owned websites) that is linked within the Forum.

SPAM PROHIBITED

The Forum is not to be used to post “spam.” “Spam” includes identical and irrelevant submissions posted repeatedly on the same or multiple message boards, and often includes advertising. STS may bar from the Forum any Member, at any time, without notice, for intentional posting of “spam” messages on the message boards.

DO NOT POST PERSONAL INFORMATION

STS encourages users not to disclose personal information on the Forum, whether relating to themselves or to others. STS cannot be held responsible or liable for the use of any information that users provide within this public forum. STS RECOMMENDS THAT MEMBERS NOT SHARE THEIR OWN PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS POSTAL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, AND THE LIKE.  IN ADDITION, MEMBERS ARE CAUTIONED TO REFRAIN FROM POSTING ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION REGARDING PATIENTS, OR INFORMATION THAT COULD BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES TO IDENTIFY ANY SPECIFIC PATIENT.  Users are reminded that they can be held legally responsible for their posting of personal information of others.

INDEMNIFICATION

By posting to the Forum, you agree to indemnify STS, its employees, representatives, and agents, and hold them harmless from any and all claims (including claims for legal fees) which may arise from such participation in the Forum.

PERMISSION TO PUBLISH YOUR POSTS

By posting to the Forum, you grant STS a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message or content, in whole or in part, that you post on the Forum.

DISCLAIMERS

STS makes no claims that information posted in the Forum is accurate or reliable. STS is not liable for any statements made by users of the Forum. Users are responsible and liable for all of their activities while participating in the Forum, including anything they post, and are responsible for any actions they may take based on advice or information they receive on line. Users should use their own good judgment in evaluating any information obtained through the Forum.  Users also are responsible for protecting the security of their own computer systems while making use of the Forum. STS recommends that users install a virus protection program on any device used to access the Forum.

STS makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the information found on the Forum.  Information in the Forum is published upon the condition that the persons receiving same will make their own determination as to its suitability for their purposes prior to use. In no event will STS be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon information from this site or any products to which the information refers.  STS does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the materials in the Forum and has no liability for any errors or omissions in such materials.

 

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