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AASP Directory Member Agreement
The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) offers FREE Directory Member status to certified/licensed healthcare professionals who care for individuals with spine disorders and who agree to remain informed about opportunities and trends in spinecare. I understand this opportunity is provided as a public service and as a courtesy to spinecare professionals.
I accept the terms of this agreement and hereby agree to receive periodic communication from the AASP, which will include notices, alerts, Academy News and featured member benefits. I also agree to maintain a good email on file and an accurate listing on the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals, official directory of the AASP. Furthermore, as an AASP Directory Member I am prohibited from listing myself as a "Member" of the AASP on marketing and/or professional correspondence. (As a Directory Member I have access to a personalized Member Dashboard and limited free resources. I can update my status relative to membership with the AASP at any time).
I understand that if I opt out or fail to comply with any element of this agreement, my AASP Directory Member status may be discontinued.
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archive downloadable materials which can be disseminated in their original
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the member name and contact information. Authorization for this type of use
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and all losses, expenses, third-party claims, liability, damages and costs
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site or the violation of these Legal Terms, including without limitation, your
infringement, or infringement by any other users of your account, of any
intellectual property or other right or policy of any person or AASP.
which are incorporated into these Legal Terms by reference.
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for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of using any third
party's web site. Mention of third party companies and web sites on the AASP Web site is for
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Agreement to Legal Terms; Changes
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benefit of AASP's
successors, assigns and licensees.
X. No Healthcare Advice
information posted here by the AASP or any third party should not be considered
medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified
healthcare professional. The AASP does not answer specific healthcare questions
or refer people to a particular healthcare professional.
XI. Third Party Content
The AASP is a
DISTRIBUTOR (NOT PUBLISHER) of the content supplied by members, visitors and
other third parties. Accordingly, the AASP has no more editorial control over
this content than does a public library. Any opinions, advice, statements,
services, offers or other information or content made available by members,
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AASP is not responsible for any material posted by third parties. The AASP
cannot and does not endorse it in any way, nor does it vouch for its accuracy
or usefulness. Furthermore, the AASP expressly disclaims any liability
associated with material posted by third parties.
XII. Disclaimer of Endorsement
any products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other
information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute
or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the AASP.
XIII Online Conduct
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posting on the Site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing,
defamatory or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any
material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense,
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national or international law.
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There may be
opportunities for you to contribute to the Site. These may include, among
others, uploading your user profile, participating in chats, using our bulletin
boards, etc., which collectively, we call "Contributions". AASP is
not liable or responsible for any Contributions provided by its users or other
third parties to the Site ("User Contributions"). The contributions
of third parties do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the AASP.
The AASP cannot preview User Contributions before they appear. You can be held
liable for any illegal or prohibited User Contributions you provide to the
Site, including, among other things, infringing, defamatory or offensive
materials. If you discover this kind of material on the Site, please notify us
with the words "User Contribution Complaint" in the subject line. We will
investigate your claim and may then take the actions deemed appropriate.
submit or post material, you grant to us the royalty-free, perpetual,
irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt,
publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and
display it (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other
works in any form, media or technology. This grant shall include the right to
exploit any proprietary rights in any such material. You also grant us, and
anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your
postings or submissions by name, email address or Member name, as we deem
XV. Information Subject to Change
Any information on this Site may include
technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information
may change from time to time without any notice.
XVI. Correcting and Updating Personal
hereby acknowledges that members are required to periodically update their
personal and professional information regularly online. The AASP does not
accept responsibility for out of date information which is the sole
responsibility of the member to keep current.
Interpretation and Disputes
Terms are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois,
without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. All disputes under this
Agreement that cannot be resolved by the parties shall be submitted to
arbitration in Kane County, Illinois under the rules and regulations of the
American Arbitration Association. Either party may invoke this paragraph after
providing 30 days written notice to the other party. The dispute(s) arising
under this Agreement shall be decided by a panel of three arbitrators with each
party hereto selecting one arbitrator and the two selected arbitrators to
choose the third arbitrator. An arbitrator sitting in any arbitration arising
hereunder shall not have the authority or power to modify or alter any express
condition or provision of this Agreement or to render any award which by its
terms has the effect of altering or modifying any express condition or
provisions hereof. All costs of arbitration shall be divided equally between
the parties. Any award may be enforced by a court of law. User agrees that,
regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any dispute arising out of or
relating to this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim
or cause of action arises or will be forever barred.
If you have
any other questions or concerns regarding these Legal Terms, please contact the
e-mail at AASP@spinephysicians.org
or by phone at (847) 697-4660.
privacy is important to us at the American Academy of Spine Physicians,
to information collected about you. The phrase Personally Identifiable
Information in this policy shall refer to information or a combination of
information that you provide to us through the Internet that can be used to
Collection and Use of Information by AASP
The AASP may collect any
content, record, or electronic communication of any kind, including
Personally Identifiable Information, subject to applicable laws. This
includes both information that you physically type into the computer
keyboard, as well as other information collected, for example through
on your computer when you access the site.
visiting the AASP
website you may occasionally encounter a Web page that employs cookies. A
cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer's hard
disk allowing our server to remember specific information about your
session while you are connected. This helps to provide the AASP with insight
about areas of interest on the website. The patterns of website use
provides us with necessary information to help us streamline the web
development process. Requests to send cookies from the AASP Web pages are
not designed to collect information about you, but only about your browser
session. The cookies also make it easier for you to use the dynamic
features of the AASP
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when a cookie is being placed on your computer. However, if you choose not
to accept cookies your ability to navigate this site may be hindered.
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you expressly consent to AASP
sharing your personal information with third parties including our agents,
partners and members. You also consent to AASP contacting you with information we
feel may be of interest to you. If you do not wish for AASP to share your
information, please do not register to be an AASP member. AASP maintains full
rights to any information collected on this site, and may freely collect
and use such information, unless otherwise prohibited by this Privacy
Policy or applicable law.
Requests for Access to Your Information, or Corrections to Errors or
Changes in This Information
wish to have access to Personally Identifiable Information about you in our
records, please contact us with your request at the mailing address or
e-mail address located under the Contact Us paragraph of the website. You
may also request that we update Personally Identifiable Information about
you, or request correction of any factual errors that you believe may exist
regarding this information. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to
accommodate such requests.
Chat Rooms and Privacy Practices of Third Party Sites; Advertisers, Vendors
to time, we might offer chat rooms or posting boards. Keep in mind that if
you choose to post information in any chat rooms or on any posting boards,
you may be revealing your personal information to the public. If you do not
wish for your personal information to be disclosed to the public, you
should not include any personal information in your postings, or you should
refrain from using the chat rooms or posting boards. By using AASPchat rooms or
posting boards, you acknowledge that AASP
has no control over what third parties may do with that information. You
also acknowledge and agree that AASP
may disclose your personal information if AASP reasonably believes it is required
to do so by law, to protect itself, or to protect other users.
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RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY POLICIES OR PRACTICES OF ANY ADVERTISERS OR
LINKED SITES OR FOR THE PRIVACY POLICIES OR PRACTICES OF ANY OTHER THIRD
PARTIES. To the extent that you disclose Personally Identifiable
Information to any advertisers, linked sites or other third parties,
different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of Personally
Identifiable Information you disclose to them, and we encourage you to
review their privacy policies before disclosing Personally Identifiable
Information to them.
Information on Spinal Conditions and Diagnostic Tests
information on the AASP
website is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or
advice but is to be used only as an educational aid. A physician should
always be consulted for spinal and related problems. The AASP health-related
material is provided for informational purposes only and does not
necessarily represent endorsement by or an official position of the American
Academy of Spine Physicians, Inc. Advice on the treatment or care of an
individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician
who has examined the patient or is familiar with that patient's medical
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