Term & Use / Return policy
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1. BECOMING A MEMBER AND REGISTRATION.
Without limiting any of the foregoing, you are responsible for ensuring that the email address you submit to the Site as part of your registration and during the course of your membership is valid and that the services, software or systems you use to access your email do not block or filter communication from GAO Forum. Please note that your work email may be subject to additional limitations placed on its use by your employer. We ask that you use your personal email address when registering as a member. If you choose to register with your work email, or use an email System that interferes with the delivery of GAO Forum communications, we may not be able to provide you with certain Services.
C. Your Password. During the registration process you will choose a specific user ID. We will also ask you to create a password. Because any activities that occur under your user ID or password are your responsibility it is important for you to keep your user ID and password secure. Notify us immediately if you believe that someone has used your registration or password without your authorization.
2. MEMBER CONDUCT.
A. Community Guidelines. The Website contains a Forum section that enables members of the community to communicate and share information. When you use the Forum section of the Website, you may have the opportunity to disclose, post, or otherwise upload to publicly accessible portions of the Website, or share with other members, information and other content. While we may provide you with these tools and opportunities, we also wish to remind you that you should choose carefully which information you post on the Website and that you provide to other members.
The following Community Guidelines apply to and govern your use of the Communication Tools:
Do contribute responsibly in the Forum;
Do treat others in the community with respect;
Do let us know if you come across Content that you find offensive, possibly unlawful, or that you believe otherwise violates these Community Guidelines;
Don't post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable;
Don't Provide any Content that encourages a criminal offense or violates the rights of any party;
Don't impersonate anyone else or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
Don't violate any applicable local, state, national and international law or regulation;
Don't harass others;
Don't try to gain unauthorized access to the Website, other members' accounts, or computers connected to the Website;
B. Monitoring and Enforcement. We actively monitor the Forum; however we are not obligated to do so. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using our Website, you may be exposed to Content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact us directly at email@example.com to let us know of Content that you find objectionable. We will investigate the complaints that come to our attention. If we choose to investigate the complaint, we will take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the Content or terminating memberships. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. In such cases, we may not remove Content that you believe is objectionable or offensive. -Please remember that you can always choose to refrain from using any part of the Website that exposes you to something that you are uncomfortable with. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any Content.
3. SUBMITTING OR POSTING CONTENT.
Please remember that you are ultimately responsible for all Content that you provide and you warrant and represent that: (i) the Content does not and will not infringe on any copyright or any other third party right nor violate any applicable law or regulation; and (ii) you have the right to grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided in this Section 3, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the Content, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity.
By posting on the Forum you acknowledge:
Uploaded content does not contain Protected Health Information as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; or YOU have received the required patient’s written consent or authorization to post content that contain PHI.
The information being posted will become public and will not be treated as PHI as that term is defined by HIPAA
Should you post images of yourself, your own biographic information (i.e. name, address, phone number, etc.), or information related to your health, such information will become public and will not be treated as Protected Health Information as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
If you do not want the information to be public, please do not post on the forum or the website
4. GAO Forum PROPERTY RIGHTS.
The Website (and all of the material that it contains) is owned by GAO Forum, LLC, or its third party licensors and is protected by intellectual property and other laws throughout the world. Nothing found on the Website maybe copied, reproduced, republished, distributed, sold, licensed, transferred or modified without the express written permission of GAO Forum. In addition, the trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the website are the property of GAO Forum or its licensors. If you are aware of material on the Website that infringes copyright, please contact us through the Copyright Infringement Policy process, which is described below.
5. AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES.
GAO Forum does not provide you with access to the Internet or the equipment necessary to access the Internet or the Website or Services. You are responsible for the fees charged by other parties to obtain access to our Website and Services (by way of example only, Internet service provider or airtime charges) and for providing the equipment necessary to access the Website and Services. From time to time GAO Forum may modify, suspend or discontinue any of the Services offered on our Website without notice to you. GAO Forum shall not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of Services. GAO Forum may establish certain policies and practices concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the number of days that any items will be retained on our systems. GAO Forum has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure of any Content maintained by our Services. We reserve the right to change our practices and policies at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you.
6. LINKING TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE.
While our Website may have links to the websites of other companies and parties, GAO Forum has no control over those websites. GAO Forum is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from those websites.
7. REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
YOU UNDERSTAND, AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT:
OUR WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. GAO FORUM DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, AND YOU WAIVE, ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, AND GAO FORUM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT OR RELIABLE OR THAT THE QUALITY ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. GAO FORUM DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF LOSS AND DAMAGE DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIRS OR CORRECTIONS TO YOUR HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. GAO Forum IS NOT A HEALTHCARE SERVICES PROVIDER, AND DOES NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION RELATED TO THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF ANY DISEASE OR MEDICAL CONDITION. CONTENT OR OTHER DISCUSSIONS POSTED TO THE GAO Forum FORUM BY USERS DO NOT REPRESENT THE OPINION OR VIEW OF GAO Forum.
11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR SOLE RISK. GAO FORUM AND ITS RESPECTIVE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, WHICH YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF CLASSMATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY GAO FORUM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES ARISING FROM PROVIDING DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT INFORMATION TO OTHER USERS OF THE WEBSITE. GAO FORUM PROHIBITS POSTING OF PHI, AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY GAO FORUM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW FOR ANY BREACH OF PHI PROHIBITION.
12. CHOICE OF LAW & VENUE.
13. MISCELLANEOUS TERMS.