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Attention: Please read all of these provisions ("Terms") carefully before using this website. Using this website indicates your agreement and acceptance of these Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, do not use this website.

Agreement to Terms of Use

This Site is owned and operated by the American Professional Wound Care Association (referred to herein as the "APWCA," "we," "us," or "our"). The information contained on this Site, including documents, audio and video files, and all data is provided for educational and informational purposes only.

By using this website (the "Site"), you agree to the terms and conditions set forth on Terms. You may only use this Site for legal purposes and for non-commercial, personal or educational use. Your rights to use this Site may be further limited by federal law or the laws or regulations in your particular state or locality.

Please feel free to browse the Site; however, your access and use of the Site is subject to these Terms and all applicable laws.

APWCA—in its sole discretion, and at any time—reserves the right to:

  • Modify or discontinue the Site.
  • Limit, terminate or suspend your use of the Site.
  • Revoke any or all access and use authorizations granted to you in regards to this Site.
  • Remove postings or other information uploaded to the Site that the APWCA deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate.
  • Change these Terms at any time. Such changes are effective immediately upon posting on this Site and you are deemed to receive notice of such revisions at the time of posting, and are bound by any such changes to the Terms.

Forums, Chat Rooms, Bulletin Boards

The APWCA offers discussion forums and bulletin boards as a service and convenience to its members. You must be a member of the APWCA and establish a user account to use these portions of the Site. Also, you should understand the risks involved with using this portion of the Site. Therefore, before you can participate in these portions of the Site it is important that you read, understand and agree to the following terms and conditions and all of the Terms on this Site.

You agree that you will not:

  • Upload any material to this Site that infringes any proprietary right, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks.
  • Upload any material that is obscene, libelous, defamatory, harassing, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
  • Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • "Stalk" or otherwise harass another user.
  • Upload protected health information about patients. Such information is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as applicable state laws protecting the confidentiality of information pertaining to HIV and AIDS diagnoses, mental health information, and drug/alcohol abuse and treatment information. You will be held accountable for posting information that violates a patient's right to privacy under these laws.
  • Store personal data about others.

The APWCA is not responsible for the information or material provided on this Site and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided by any other party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the APWCA reserves the right to remove any posting to the Site that the APWCA deems inappropriate in its sole discretion. In addition, the APWCA may revoke your user account in the event that the APWCA determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated the posting rules set forth herein.

Remember that there are risks in dealing with people you do not know and that the APWCA has no control over such risks. You need to exercise care in these transactions. Because we do not control the transactions between you and other users, you hereby acknowledge that the APWCA is in no way liable for any claims arising from your use of this Site. As a condition of your use, you agree to indemnify the APWCA for all claims relating to any material or information posted by you on this Site.

This chat room is not intended to provide a health diagnosis, treat a medical condition, or provide medical advice. This chat room is provided as a member-to-member forum for discussion of wound care scientific issues. All content provided on this website is for informational purposes only. APWCA makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or any links provided on this site. APWCA cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions in the information provided. APWCA will not be held liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. The content provided are the opinions expressed by the contributors and do not reflect the opinions of APWCA.

DISCLAIMER

APWCA is a professional membership organization of multiple medical specialties and is not a certifying nor licensing board. The APWCA does not assume any responsibility for any information obtained from this site, nor the care or advice delivered through its members, sponsors, or any entities or individuals who may be affiliated with APWCA or whose links appear on this site. The APWCA strongly recommends, as with all medical care, that the patient, their family or caregivers should thoroughly investigate any health care provider with whom they seek and engage in treatment or medical advice.

This site contains external links that are not the responsibility of, or under the control of, the American Professional Wound Care Association.

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