Education Development Center, Inc. ("EDC") maintains this website as a service to its customers. By using this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms, which EDC may change at any time.
1. The Innovations Site Is Proprietary To EDC.
Except for On-line Discussion Content, discussed below, all the text, images, marks, logos and other content of the Innovations site ("Site Content") is proprietary to EDC. EDC authorizes you to view, download, and print the Site Content subject to the following conditions: (i) you may only do so for your own personal and non-commercial use; (ii) you may not modify the Site Content; (iii) any displays or print outs of the Site Content must be marked "© Education Development Center, Inc. 2000. All rights reserved."; (iv) you may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed in the Site Content by EDC. Except as expressly permitted above, reproduction or redistribution of the Site Content, or any portion of the Site Content, is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of EDC. To request permission you may contact Stacy Piszcz, (617) 969-7100, or email@example.com.
2. The On-line Discussion Is An Unrestricted Forum And Content Is Not Proprietary.
The On-line Discussion provides an unrestricted forum for the exchange of ideas and information by participants. EDC does not edit or control the information or materials posted to or distributed through the On-line Discussion, will not be in any way responsible or liable for On-line Discussion Content, and claims no proprietary rights of any kind arising from the posting or distribution of information or material in the On-line Discussion. By posting or distributing information or material through the On-line Discussion you expressly abandon any proprietary rights you may have in such On-line Discussion Content, and such information or material may be freely copied and distributed by others without your permission. Of course, if a participant posts or distributes proprietary material of a third party, such as a copyrighted article or news story written by another person, then that third party may retain its rights and its permission may be required before such an article or news story could be further copied or distributed.
While On-line Discussion participants are free to communicate as they see fit, EDC asks On-line Discussion participants to observe the following etiquette on a voluntary basis:
- Register with the Site before posting or distributing material through the On-line Discussion.
- Identify yourself in each posted communication; do not post or distribute materials anonymously.
- Use a professional tone in your communications.
3. While the Site Discusses Medical Issues, It Does Not Provide Specific Diagnosis Or Treatment Advice.
The Innovations Site is designed to provide useful publications and a discussion forum for medical professionals and others concerned with end-of-life care. Information or materials obtained from the Innovations Site are not and do not provide specific diagnostic or treatment recommendations for any particular patient. Such recommendations can only be provided by a qualified health care professional who is familiar with the patients condition, medical history and other relevant information.
4. Links To Third Party Sites Are Not Endorsements.
The Innovations Site contains links to third-party webs sites. The linked sites are not under the control of EDC, and EDC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. EDC provides these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site by EDC.
5. Warranty Disclaimer And Limitation of Liability.
EDC makes no representation of any kind regarding the Site Content,
or any portion thereof. All Site Content is provided in "AS
IS" condition, and EDC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR USE. You
use the Innovations Site at your own risk and neither EDC nor the
parties who provide information and materials for publication
within the Site Content will be liable for any damages arising from your use of this Site.
6. Applicable Law And Jurisdiction.
The Innovations Website (excluding links) is controlled by EDC and operated by EDC from its offices in and around Newton, Massachusetts. While EDC has made no effort to publish the Innovations Site elsewhere, because this Site is published on the World Wide Web it is accessible in all fifty states and other countries. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Massachusetts and from each other, and as you and EDC both benefit from establishing a predictable legal environment in which to publish, access and use the Site, by publishing, accessing, and/or using this Site you and EDC agree that all matters arising from or relating to the use and operation of this Site will be governed by the laws of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree that all claims you may have arising from or relating to the operation or use of this Site will be heard and resolved in the courts of Boston, Massachusetts. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any object to proceeding in such courts. If you chose to access this Site from locations other than Boston, Massachusetts, you will be responsible compliance with all local laws of such other location.