Terms and Conditions of Use
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society ("PCVIS") is providing this PVIS website ("PCVIS Site," or the "Site,") under the following Terms and Conditions. By using this Site you agree to be bound by these terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with the Terms and conditions, please do not use the site. PCVIS may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the Site will mean you accept those changes.
The Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
All information and material on this Site is made available only for the purpose of providing information about PCVIS and Pediatric Cortical Impairment. The contents of the PCVIS Site, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials created by PCVIS or obtained from PCVIS's licensors, and other materials contained on the PCVIS Site (collectively, "Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the PCVIS Site!
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Reliance on any information provided by PCVIS, PCVIS employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of PCVIS, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.
Use of the Content
The Content posted on this Site is protected by the copyright laws in the United States and in foreign countries. PCVIS authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the Content solely for your personal, noncommercial use.
Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and other features are subject to change or termination without notice. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to PCVIS and its licensors.
Liability of PCVIS
THE USE OF THE PCVIS SITE AND THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
PCVIS WILL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OF TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR ON-LINE FAILURE. PCVIS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS IN THIS SITE EVEN IF THERE IS NEGLIGENCE BY PCVIS OR AN AUTHORIZED PCVIS REPRESENTATIVE.THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. PCVIS’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS THIS SITE, IF ANY.
User Content and Submissions
The Site contains functionality and other interactive areas, including blogs, user reviews of drug information, user reviews on the Physician Directory, etc. (collectively "Public Areas") that allow users to post or upload content and other information, including comments, images, questions, reviews, and other materials (the “User Content”). You agree that you will not post, upload, or transmit any communications or User Content of any type to the Public Areas that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or User Content to the Public Areas or Social Media Platforms, you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions and other applicable polices. PCVIS reserves the right to remove User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms and Conditions or our other policies. By submitting any communications or User Content to the Public Areas, you further agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any submission or post User Content to a Public Area, you agree that you will not send or transmit to PCVIS by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the "Contact Us" page) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to PCVIS by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any submission or post User Content to a Public Area or a Social Media Platform or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to PCVIS by email, you automatically grant-or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted-PCVIS a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, adapt, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and publicly display such submission or User Content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. PCVIS may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or Social Media Platforms or to PCVIS by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.
User Submissions — Image, Video, Audio Files
You agree to only post or upload media (like photos, videos, or audio) on the PCVIS Site or a Social Media Platform that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy, or any other rights of any other person. Photos or videos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are usually copyrighted by the owner.
To protect your privacy, you agree that you will not submit any media that contains Personally Identifiable Information (like name, phone number, email address or web site URL) of you or of anyone else. Uploading media like images or video of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.
By uploading any media on the PCVIS Site, you warrant that you have permission from all persons appearing in your media for you to make this contribution and grant rights described herein. Never post a picture or video of or with someone else unless you have their explicit permission.
It is strictly prohibited to upload media of any kind that contain expressions of hate, abuse, offensive images or conduct, obscenity, pornography, sexually explicit or any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms and Conditions.
You agree that you will not upload any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or this Web site.
By uploading any media on the PCVIS Site like a photo or video: (a) you grant to PCVIS a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sublicensable right and license to use, copy, print, publicly display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit, create derivative works from, and distribute the media and any material included in the media; (b) you certify that any person pictured in the submitted media (or, if a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) authorizes PCVIS to use, copy, print, publicly display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit, create derivative works from, and distribute the media and any material included in such media; and (c) you agree to indemnify PCVIS and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from the media and/or your failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
PCVIS reserves the right to review all media prior to submission to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion.
User Content Guidelines
If you use, or post User Content on, a Public Area such as blogs, or our Physician Directory, or post on any Social Media Platform, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. PCVIS and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas.
In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:
- Using a Public Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
- Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
- Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by PCVIS in its sole discretion;
- Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
- After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);
- Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
- Impersonating another person;
- Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
- Harvesting, scraping or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments;
- Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments
- Posting the same note more than once or "spamming"; or
- Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Public Area or the Site, or which, in the judgment of PCVIS, exposes PCVIS or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.
PCVIS or its licensors have no liability or responsibility to users of the PCVIS Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.
Advertisements, Searches, and Links to Other Sites
PCVIS may provide links to third-party websites. PCVIS does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. PCVIS is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the PCVIS Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. PCVIS does not endorse any product, service, or treatment advertised on the PCVIS Site.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold PCVIS, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from (a) your use of the Site, (b) any User Content you post or upload, (c) your use of or reliance on any User Content, or (d) your violation of these Terms and Conditions.
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with PCVIS, or in any way relating to your use of the PCVIS Site, resides in the courts of the State of Ohio and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Ohio in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving PCVIS or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Ohio, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
These Terms and Conditions the entire agreement between you and PCVIS with respect to the use of the PCVIS Site, and Content.