Welcome to the International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP®) / Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA) web site (the “Site”).  By accessing and using the Site, you agree to each of the terms set forth below, and to the IASP / GAPPA Privacy Policy incorporated into and made a part of these Terms.  IASP / GAPPA Discussion Lists are subject to the Discussion List Guidelines in addition to and not in limitation of these Terms.  IASP / GAPPA reserves the right to modify the Terms at any time, effective upon posting of the revised Terms to the Site.  Your access or use of the Site following such posting constitutes your agreement to the revised Terms.

Disclaimer

The Site and its content (including any discussion posts, forums, etc.) are provided for educational and informational purposes and are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.  You should not rely on the Site or its content to diagnose or treat any medical or health issue, nor should you rely on the Site or its content to disregard any professional advice or to delay seeking such advice.  IASP / GAPPA is not responsible for the information provided and opinions expressed on or through the Site.  Ideas or opinions expressed by visitors and content providers do not necessarily reflect those of IASP / GAPPA or its officers, employees and agents.  IASP / GAPPA and its officers, employees and agents do not assume any liability or responsibility for damage to person or property, including any damage arising from use of content or information provided on or through the Site or the Discussion Lists. 

Proprietary Notice/Visitor Content

IASP, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN, WORLD CONGRESS ON PAIN, THE UPLiFT CONFERENCE, IASP PRESS, GLOBAL YEAR AGAINST PAIN, the IASP / GAPPA logo and other names of IASP / GAPPA or its programs, products and services are trademarks of IASP / GAPPA.  You may not use the IASP / GAPPA trademarks without the express, written permission of IASP /GAPPA.  Other product and company names which appear on the Site may be subject to trademark or other rights of third parties.

The content located on or accessed through the Site, including the graphics, images and layout of the Site, is the property of IASP / GAPPA and protected by United States and international copyright laws.  IASP / GAPPA grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the Site and to download and print a single copy of the Site content solely for your personal, non-commercial use and provided that you do not delete or modify any copyright or other proprietary notice.  Any other copying, use, distribution, transmission or modification of the Site’s content or any other property of IASP / GAPPA, whether in electronic, printed or other form, is prohibited without IASP / GAPPA’s prior written consent.  You may link to the Site for non-commercial purposes only, provided that you agree to remove any such link upon demand by IASP / GAPPA, in its sole discretion.

Notwithstanding the above, IASP / GAPPA does not claim ownership of materials or content you post or upload or otherwise submit to IASP / GAPPA through the Site, including the Discussion Lists (“Visitor Content”).  However, by posting, uploading or submitting Visitor Content you grant IASP / GAPPA and its affiliates and licensees the irrevocable, unlimited right to use such Visitor Content, including, without limitation, the right, but not the obligation to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat such Visitor Content and to publish your name in connection therewith, without payment of any kind.  IASP / GAPPA may modify or remove any Visitor Content at any time, in IASP / GAPPA’s sole discretion.  By posting, uploading or submitting Visitor Content you warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights necessary for use by IASP / GAPPA as provided herein, including, without limitation, all of the rights necessary for you to post, upload or submit the Visitor Content.

Copyright Infringement

If you believe any content on the Site infringes any person’s copyright interest, please provide the following information, in writing and signed by you, to the IASP / GAPPA Copyright Agent at the address listed below:

  • A description of the allegedly infringing content and of the copyrighted work which you believe is infringed, including an assertion that you either own such copyright interest, or are the authorized agent of the owner.
  • Your address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Your statement that all information provided is accurate and that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the disputed content is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or by law.

IASP / GAPPA Copyright Agent

Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA)
1510 H Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-1020 USA

Telephone: +1-202-856-7417
Fax: +1-202-856-7401
gappa@iasp-pain.org

Use of the Site

You agree not to use the Site, including the Discussion Lists, in any manner so as to (a) adversely affect the Site’s resources or the availability of the Site to others; (b) violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, laws regarding the export of data from the United States or the country in which you reside or laws governing the privacy of healthcare information; or (c) delete or revise any content on the Site.  You further agree not to use the Site to harass any other person or to collect or store personal information about other visitors to the Site.

Any personal information you post or submit to the Site may be collected and/or used by third parties.  IASP / GAPPA is not responsible for the security of any personal information you post or submit to the Site.  IASP / GAPPA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as required under any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

Discussion List Guidelines

The IASP / GAPPA Discussion Lists are developed and maintained for the exclusive use of IASP / GAPPA members or others authorized by IASP / GAPPA to access and use the Discussion Lists.  IASP / GAPPA may limit or restrict access or use of the Discussion Lists in IASP / GAPPA’s sole discretion.  IASP / GAPPA Discussion Lists are moderated or unmoderated at the sole discretion of IASP / GAPPA.  The Discussion Lists are intended to facilitate the exchange of information among IASP / GAPPA members.  Use of the Discussion Lists is subject to these Guidelines.  Violation of these Guidelines may result in a warning or cancellation of your subscription.

  1. All messages should be related to issues that concern the Discussion List topic.   Commercial content is prohibited.
  2. Include a subject line describing the topic(s) of your message, and identify yourself in each message.
  3. The Discussion List software does not automatically detect viruses. It is up to you to install and use virus protection software on your computer.
  4. Please conduct yourself professionally.  Do not use or distribute abusive, profane, obscene or derogatory language or content or submit any message that violates any proprietary or privacy right.

You warrant to IASP / GAPPA that messages you post to the Discussion Lists are not illegal, obscene, vulgar, threatening, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy or infringing of intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any person or entity or violative of any law, statute or regulation, including, without limitation, laws protecting the privacy of healthcare information.

You agree not to submit messages or other content that contain software viruses, corrupt data or which might otherwise disrupt the operation of the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site or the ability of visitors to access or use the Site, or which consist of commercial solicitations, or mass mailings or any form of “spam.”  You further agree not to use a false e-mail address or to impersonate any person or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any message or information you submit or post.

IASP / GAPPA has the right, but not the obligation, to review, remove or edit messages or other content you submit, at IASP / GAPPA’s sole discretion.  IASP / GAPPA has no responsibility and assumes no liability for messages or content posted by you or any other party, including but not limited to any errors or omissions, lost or intercepted data, or any loss or damage of any kind you may incur.

ALL CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE DISCUSSION LISTS IS PROVIDED “AS IS.”  IASP / GAPPA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE DISCUSSION LISTS IS MERCHANTABLE OR FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL IASP / GAPPA BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO ANY VISITOR OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, COMPENSATORY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS AND LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES), SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM OR RELATE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER TO (a) USE OF CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE DISCUSSION LISTS OR RELIANCE ON SUCH CONTENT, OR (b) ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, DEFECTS, UNTIMELINESS, SECURITY BREACHES, OR ANY OTHER FAILURES CONTAINED IN SUCH CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IASP / GAPPA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain types of damages. Therefore, some or all of the exclusions above may not apply to you. You may have other rights which may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Questions about the Discussion Lists?  Contact:  gappa@iasp-pain.org

Links

The Site may include links to web sites owned or operated by third parties.  IASP / GAPPA is not responsible for the content of any third party web site or for the practices of its owner or operator.  Links are provided as a convenience to visitors and do not constitute an endorsement of any third party web site or any product or service or any affiliation with the owner or operator of such web sites.  Acceptance of corporate support for IASP / GAPPA or the Site does not indicate or imply endorsement of the company or its products by IASP / GAPPA.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”  IASP / GAPPA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE IS MERCHANTABLE OR FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. 

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL IASP / GAPPA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF (a) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE DISCUSSION LISTS OR THE CONTENT; (b) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE OR THE CONTENT; (c) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (d) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE, THE DISCUSSION LISTS OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF IASP / GAPPA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, THE DISCUSSION LISTS, THE CONTENT OR WITH THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, IASP / GAPPA’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BUT IASP / GAPPA’S TOTAL LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED $100.00.

Indemnification

You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your access and use of the Site, including the Discussion Lists.  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless IASP / GAPPA and its officers, employees, affiliates and agents and any third-party information providers from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the Site, the Discussion Lists or content, or any violation by you of these Terms.

General

The Site is controlled and operated by IASP / GAPPA its headquarters in Washington D.C., United States of America.  IASP / GAPPA makes no representation that any content on the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations.  You are solely responsible for ensuring that your access to and use of the Site complies with all applicable laws of your jurisdiction.  IASP / GAPPA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and/or the Discussion Lists, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and IASP / GAPPA as a result of these Terms or your access or use of the Site or Discussion Lists. 

These Terms, and any dispute that may arise between you and IASP / GAPPA shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A., without regard to its conflict of laws principles.  The Terms, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth the entire understanding of you and IASP / GAPPA as to the subject matter hereof.  You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the courts located in the District of Columbia, U.S.A. for all disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms and/or the Site.  If any provision of the Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms shall remain in full force and effect, and all provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.  No waiver or failure to assert any provision of the Terms shall be valid unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of IASP / GAPPA.  A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. 

Questions about the Terms or the Site?  Please contact:

IASP / GAPPA Secretariat
1510 H Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-1020 USA

Telephone: +1-202-856-7417
Fax: +1-202-856-7401
Email: gappa@iasp-pain.org


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