Legal Notices

Privacy Policy

The Oncology Nursing Society ("ONS"), the Oncology Nursing Foundation, the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, and affiliates (together, "affiliated organizations") respect the privacy needs and concerns of their customers.

This policy applies to any personal information that a customer provides in connection with activities, transactions, and websites of ONS and its affiliated organizations. This policy describes the personal information that ONS or its affiliated organizations may gather from customers, what is done with it, safeguards for its protection, and customer control of its use.

Personal information is collected and used in accordance with U.S. law. If a customer shares information with ONS or its affiliated organizations, U.S. law dictates how that information is collected, stored, processed, and used. This policy shall not be construed to limit or prohibit access to or use of personal information for legitimate and legal functions of ONS or its affiliated organizations.

Collection of Personal Information

Personal information means information that relates to an individual who can be identified from that information. Personal information does not include information that has been deidentified. Examples of personal information include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address

Deidentification means altering or removing personal identifiers (e.g. name, Social Security number) from personal information.

Use of personal information of customers means when ONS and its affiliated organizations collect personal information from individuals or customers, ONS and its affiliated organizations endeavor to notify individuals or customers how their personal information will be used. Personal Information will be used in a manner consistent with the notice given to an individual at the time of collection of personal information or when other consent for the use of personal information is given by the individual. Individuals have the choice to opt-out such that ONS and its affiliated organizations will not thereafter use Personal Information.

ONS and its affiliated organizations are committed to employing reasonable technology to protect the security of collected personal information and websites. ONS and its affiliated organizations will take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect customer information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction, and, where possible, will ask that any third parties to whom they may transfer personal information take comparable steps to protect that security.

ONS and its affiliated organizations may collect personal information related to the following activities.

  • Purchases, orders, returns, exchanges, or requests for information about membership, products, and services, including information needed to process transactions, prevent fraud, and/or provide customer assistance
  • Participation in advisory panels, mentoring programs, project or planning teams, boards, and other activities or projects sponsored by ONS and its affiliated organizations
  • Registration with a website or feature of a website managed by ONS or its affiliated organizations, including chapter or online communities
  • Administration of surveys
  • Collection of information provided by service providers to assess and improve products and services

Note the following.

  • Registration with websites of ONS and its affiliate organizations is optional. Not registering may preclude you from accessing specific members-only or registration-required pages or completing specific transactions online.
  • Although users do not have to provide information in order to access ONS or its affiliated organizations' main websites, information such as Internet protocol addresses, page requests, browser type, operation system, and average time spent on sites may be collected and monitored for quality improvement.
  • ONS or its affiliated organizations may elect to restrict access to specific website content to members and/or individuals willing to register and allow some use of personal information. All potential uses of personal information will be made known to nonmember registrants at the time of registration. Nonmember registrants may then elect to not register if they do not agree to the use of their personal information.
  • Individuals using ONS or its affiliated organizations' websites are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their access information, including user name and password, and for restricting access to their computers. Users agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under use of their user name. ONS will never ask for user names or passwords in any unsolicited communications, including correspondence such as letters, phone calls, or email messages.
  • All customer data provided to ONS and its affiliated organizations becomes the property of ONS and its affiliated organizations.
  • California residents have the right to request one Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure per year that will identify the third parties with whom ONS and its affiliated organizations have shared the information they have collected from you. Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure may be requested by contacting ONS and its affiliated organizations at help@ons.org or 125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh PA 15275 Attention: Customer Service. A response to a request for a Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure will be sent within 30 days.
  • ONS and its affiliated organizations use session, persistent, and third party cookies, which are tiny data elements that ONS websites can send to individual browsers to be stored on hard drives and recognize users upon return. Users may set their Web browsers to provide notification when cookies are received. Users can opt to not accept cookies, which will limit functionality on ONS and its affiliated organizations' sites. Cookies may be used to identify customers, access account information (stored on ONS and its affiliated organizations' computers) to deliver products and personalized services, understand browsing habits and buying activities, and personalize sites according to user preferences. Cookies are also required to optimize shopping experiences.
  • ONS and its affiliated organizations use web beacons, either directly or from partners), along with cookies, to determine if a user has visited a particular website. These beacons aid in providing more relevant advertising to the user, as well measuring the success of an advertising campaign, but provide no personally identifiable information.
  • A session cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user is using a site but is deleted once the browser session is finished.  A persistent cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user utilizes a site and stores and uses that information in connection with future visits of the user to the site.  Third party cookies and/or web beacons are cookies or web beacons provided by technology and/or advertising partners.  Any third party cookie or web beacon authorized for use on the site collects that information described herein for the same stated purposes as if we were directly collecting the information. For a third party cookie or web beacon, the third party will have access to the collected information in order to provide us with information or services to enhance the performance and functionality of the site.
  • The cookies and web beacons used on the sites collect non-personally identifiable information about users of the site, including: browser used to access the site, date and time, the URL of the page being loaded, users who have visited a particular website(s), any previously assigned cookie identification (a unique identifier assigned to a user to identify repeat visitors), browser window size, the geographic location of the user, device and operating system used to access the site. The information collected from these cookies and web beacons is used to determine information about a user’s visit to the sites, including the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website, and other statistics. This information is used to enhance the users experience while visiting the sites and to improve the performance of the sites by, among other things, allowing us to monitor site performance, making the site easier to use, measuring the effectiveness of promotional placements, and tailoring the site (including the ads and offers a user receives) to better match a user’s interests and preferences. 
  • Users who prefer not to accept cookies can set their Internet browser to notify them when they receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being placed on their hard drive.
  • If you consent to our collection of cookies and you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent, you will need to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. Please note that disabling cookies on your browser will prevent tracking of your activities in relations to the sites, however, it may also disable some of the functions and features of the sites and the site may not work properly

Use of Personal Information

To serve members and customers better, ONS and its Affiliated Organizations may combine Personal Information received on websites or via phone or mail with publicly available information and information received from or cross-referenced with marketing partners or others. This information may be used to generate demographic summaries that are disclosed in summary form only to third-party development partners and industry supporters for the express purpose of evaluating funding opportunities and services. These summaries contain non-identifiable, aggregated information.

Some ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' operations may be managed by unaffiliated companies. These companies may have access to customer information to perform their functions.

ONS rents mailing lists to companies and organizations seeking to reach ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' customers with information related to oncology nursing, cancer care, and other healthcare issues. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations provide customer names and preferred addresses (home or work as specified by each individual customer) to list renters that may be used only for a mail piece approved by ONS and its Affiliated Organizations. Phone numbers and fax numbers are not made available for purchase or rental. Email addresses are not released to any third party except service providers who act on behalf of ONS and its Affiliated Organizations. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations reserve the right to send email communication to ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' customers via email on behalf of a third party, subject to approval by ONS and its Affiliated Organizations. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' customers have the ability to opt-out of such mailings and email communications, resulting in such customer's name and address not being included in mailing list rentals and customer's email address being excluded from third party communications.

ONS includes a personally identifiable barcode on attendee badges at national conferences. By scanning a badge at an exhibitor booth, session, registration, satellite symposia, or other location, an attendee agrees to release Personally Identifiable information, including demographics, name, business address (or preferred address if business address is not available), credentials, email address, business phone number, and fax number. Such information has been released by the customer who uses a bar code badge. ONS maintains no further obligation regarding further use of the Personally Identifiable information.

ONS Bridge: ONS Bridge is a virtual event produced by Oncology Nursing Society (“ONS”). For ONS Bridge, we rely on our legitimate business interest to collect and use your personal information. We have balanced our interests with yours and do not believe these activities will negatively impact your privacy rights. For ONS Bridge, we believe it is a legitimate interest for your information to be shared with select ONS Bridge exhibitors and sponsors, which are listed below for your reference.

AbbVie
Kite Pharma
Verastem Oncology
Astellas Pharma
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bayer Healthcare
CVS Specialty
GlaxoSmithKline
Incyte Corporation
Lilly Oncology
Mylan
Takeda Oncology
Bristol-Myers Squibb
AstraZeneca
Novartis Oncology
Genentech USA, Inc.
Amgen Inc
Merck & Co Inc.
Pfizer Oncology

These exhibitors and sponsors have information that is relevant and worthwhile to oncology nursing professionals who register to attend ONS Bridge. Sharing your information enables those exhibitors and sponsors to contact you about ONS Bridge and the information they make available during ONS Bridge. The information shared with these exhibitors and sponsors will be limited to your name and the email address that you used to register for ONS Bridge. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to be excluded from this arrangement, please email us at help@ons.org.

ONS may offer meeting attendees the opportunity to obtain a roster of meeting attendees. Meeting rosters will contain attendee names and email addresses.

The ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' websites provide multiple opportunities for customers to share Personally Identifiable information. Some examples include communicating via event registration, community and discussion forums, and opting-in to electronic newsletters. All Personally Identifiable information collected by the ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' websites are subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use contained on each website.

ONS and its Affiliated Organizations occasionally publish customer information via electronic and printed materials. Some examples include listings of Boards of Directors and editorial contacts. Any published customer information shall be limited to the customer's name, credentials, email address, city, state, and country.

In the event that ONS and its Affiliated Organizations or some of their assets are sold or transferred or used as security, customer information may be transferred to third parties as part of that transaction. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations may also provide information or provide access to information between Affiliated Organizations or to ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' business partners.

If ONS and its Affiliated Organizations are requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide information on individuals or customers, ONS and its Affiliated Organizations may, without consent and without notice, provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety or in litigation where the data is pertinent, ONS and its Affiliated Organizations may use or disclose Personal Information without consent or court process. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations will provide Personal Information in response to a search warrant or other legal inquiry or court order, or to an investigative body or in litigation involving ONS and its Affiliated Organizations. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations may also disclose Personal information to assist in debt collection.

ONS and its Affiliated Organizations may use Personal Information of customers to contact customers about the marketing of future events and meetings.

ONS and its Affiliated Organizations may use Personal Information in ways that are not restricted by its policies or legal requirements if ONS and its Affiliated Organizations determines that the uses are consistent with ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' nursing and cancer care mission and of the type of interest to ONS and its Affiliated Organizations customers.

Opt Out

Customer may opt out by visiting the manage email preferences link within their ONS account and updating their preferences accordingly or by contacting ONS and its Affiliated Organizations at help@ons.org or 125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh PA 15275 Attention: Customer Service.

Agreements With Third Parties

Third parties, who perform services for ONS and its Affiliated Organizations (e.g., mailing houses) with access to customer information provided by ONS and its Affiliated Organizations will be required to maintain use of customer information only to perform the requested service.

This Privacy Policy only applies to ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' activities. Websites may contain links to other website that are beyond the control or oversight of ONS and its Affiliated Organizations. These websites may collect customer Personal Information, which is governed by separate privacy policies and terms of use. Consult individual websites' privacy statements and terms of use.

ONS's Privacy Policy May Be Modified or Amended

This statement may be modified or amended to comply with new laws or regulations or to reflect changes in business practices. Changes in policies are immediately communicated on the ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' websites via the "Legal Notices."

Questions about the handling of personal information may be directed to
Customer Relations
Oncology Nursing Society
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
866-257-4ONS
help@ons.org

 

Terms of Use

The Oncology Nursing Society ("ONS") along with the Oncology Nursing Foundation, and Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) (together, "Affiliated Organizations") through ONS and Affiliated Organizations websites (together "Sites") provide information about ONS and Affiliated Organizations services and products. The Sites are sponsored by ONS and Affiliated Organizations and may be funded, in part, by unrestricted educational grants from corporate sponsors.

The Sites are owned and operated by ONS. Your use of the Sites, including participation in blogs and other social media and social networking offerings, is governed at all times by the following Disclosures, Disclaimers, Usage Rules (collectively, the "Terms of Use" or "Terms"), and our Privacy Policy, as they may be amended from time to time. Please read these Terms and the Privacy Policy carefully. You must be 18 years of age to use the Sites. Your use of the Sites will constitute your representation of the accuracy of such age eligibility and your agreement to comply with these Terms. If you are not at least 18 years of age and/or cannot agree with these Terms, please do not use the Sites. ONS reserves the right to modify, revise or amend these Terms and the Privacy Policy from time to time in its sole discretion. When you visit the Sites, you are bound by the version of these Terms and the Privacy Policy that is in effect at the time of your visit. If you cannot agree with such revised terms, signify this by discontinuing use of the Site.

The intent of this document is to: (1) inform you about the legal limitations we place on the Sites; and (2) gain your understanding and agreement that you will comply with our Terms of Use concerning use of the Sites. In essence and in fact, we are contracting with you and you with us (should you accept) to honor these legal Terms of Use for our mutual benefit.

THE INFORMATION AND OPINIONS ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITES ARE NOT MEDICAL ADVICE.

The Sites have been developed as a service of ONS and its Affiliated Organizations. Like any other service, in spite of our best efforts the information in these Sites may become out of date over time. Nothing on the Sites should be construed as the giving of advice or the making of a recommendation and it should not be relied on as the basis for any decision or action, health related or otherwise. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent clinical judgment. Some of the information in the Sites may cite the use of a product in a dosage, for an indication, or in a manner other than that recommended in the product labeling. Accordingly, the official prescribing information should be consulted before any such product is used.

ONS, its Affiliated Organizations, and ONS' contractors and service providers do not assume responsibility for the content presented within the Sites nor do the parties assume responsibility for or endorse the content presented within any Web site associated with or linked to the Site. In addition, ONS and its Affiliated Organizations assumes no responsibility for the content presented in the event recordings, or transcripts of such recordings, available for download in any media format on the Sites nor does ONS or its Affiliated Organizations endorse or assume liability for any of the speakers' content of such event recordings. WE DO NOT, AND CANNOT, WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE INFORMATION ON THE SITES IS THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT OR TOPIC. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations accepts no liability for the accuracy or completeness or use of, nor any liability to update, the information contained on the Sites.

ONS and its Affiliated Organizations do not guarantee that the electronic publications or transcripts of live presentations, available on the Sites are free of errors or omissions. Readers are advised to consult the print edition of each publication for the authoritative text.

Some features and functionality discussed in these Terms may not be available on the Sites.

Translation

The information on the Sites is originally published in English. Sections of the Sites may offer machine translation software that allows for real-time translation of information into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Turkish, and other languages. Translations from English may not always be accurate or precise. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations do not warrant such translations and disclaims any responsibility, including all alleged direct and consequential damages, for inaccurate translations. Readers relying on precise information should check the original English versions.

Advertising

All advertising is subject to the approval of ONS and/or its Affiliated Organizations.

Rules of Usage 

The Sites are intended to provide a forum for a robust and free-flowing exchange of oncology nursing information, opinions, and comments. Since the Sites are designed to provide an enjoyable and informative experience for all users of the Sites, you agree to abide by certain rules regarding your participation and your comments.

User Identity

All users who register for members-only areas of the Sites are required to provide accurate name and electronic mail address information for the purpose of ONS and its Affiliated Organizations providing services. As a Site user, your right to use the service is personal to you—you may not authorize others to use the Sites with your account, further you are responsible for all use of the Sites through your account, whether or not you actually authorized such use. Accordingly, you should not supply or allow access to your password to anyone. If you want to change your password, you may do so at any time by accessing your account and selecting a new password. It is recommended to change your password on a regular basis. NOTE: You can increase the protection provided by a password system by choosing different passwords for use at other Web sites.

Prohibited Materials and Activities

User agrees that he/she is solely responsible for material he/she submits to the Sites and agrees not to engage in unacceptable use of the Sites, including blogs and other social media and social networking offerings and email, which includes, without limitation, use of same to: (a) disseminate, store or transmit unsolicited messages, chain letters or unsolicited commercial email; (b) disseminate or transmit material that, to a reasonable person may be abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, harassing, grossly offensive, vulgar, threatening or malicious; (c) disseminate, store or transmit files, graphics, software or other materials that actually or potentially infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any person; (d) create a false identity or to otherwise attempt to mislead any person or ONS or its Affiliated Organizations as to the identity or origin of any communication; (e) interfere, disrupt or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other accounts on the Sites or any other computer network; (f) disseminate, store or transmit viruses, Trojan horses or any other malicious code or program; (g) engage in conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation; or (h) engage in any other activity deemed by ONS or its Affiliated Organizations to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Terms of Use.

Access, Editing and Deletions

ONS and its Affiliated Organizations reserve the right to, without notice, at any time and for any reason, remove or disable access to all or any portion of the Sites and included in same is the right to: (1) review, edit, move, or delete any inappropriate or inaccurate material provided for display or posted in blogs and other social media and social networking offerings, and (2) to limit, restrict or deny access to those who violate the Terms of Use or otherwise do not observe appropriate professional decorum, all as determined in its sole discretion.

Links to Third Party Sites

This U.S.-based Site may link you to other Web sites on the Internet, including the Web sites for ONS and its Affiliated Organizations affiliates in other countries. ONS and its Affiliated Organizations cannot take responsibility for information found on third party Web sites outside its control. While ONS and its Affiliated Organizations attempts to provide links only to third-party Web sites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and ONS and its Affiliated Organizations' standards, please understand that the content on these third-party Web sites is subject to change without notice to ONS or its Affiliated Organizations. We therefore cannot be responsible for, and accept no liability for, any information or opinion contained in any third-party Web site.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

ONS and its Affiliated Organizations hereby authorizes you to use materials published by it on the Sites for non-commercial use only, provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices and any disclaimer contained thereon and on the Sites. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorized use by publication, retransmission, distribution, or otherwise, of material obtained through the Sites, except as permitted by the Copyright Act or other law. By accessing or using ONS Guidelines, you agree to the Terms and Conditions for ONS Guidelines™.

All rights reserved. Content on this site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Except as expressly stated on this site or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, no content on this site may be used or reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder. For permissions, please email help@ons.org

ONS and its Affiliated Organizations claim no ownership in, nor any affiliation with, any third-party trademarks appearing in the Sites. Such third-party trademarks are used only to identify the products and services of their respective owners, and no sponsorship or endorsement on the part of ONS or its Affiliated Organizations should be inferred from the use of these marks.

Should any viewer of an ONS or its Affiliated Organizations published documents respond with information including feedback data such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of any such ONS or its Affiliated Organizations material, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute the information to others without limitation. We shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such information.

Submission of Comments, Ideas, and Other Information

Postings to blogs and other social media and social networking offerings are not private, but specific information about individual users will not be made available to industry supporters (see Privacy Policy). You grant ONS and its Affiliated Organizations a royalty-free, irrevocable, unrestricted, nonexclusive worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, translate, sublicense, display and distribute in any medium (now in existence or hereafter developed) any material you post to the Sites or provide to us, including but not limited to feedback or ideas regarding the Sites, content, comments, suggestions, ideas, concepts, or other information including personal contact information (collectively, "Submission") for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, as determined by ONS or its Affiliated Organizations in its sole and absolute discretion without compensation to you, subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Except as expressly provided, submissions shall not be subject to any obligation on our part, including, without limitation, any obligation of confidentiality, and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure (including publication in any medium) of any Submissions.

Comments by Users Are Not Endorsed by ONS or its Affiliated Organizations 

ONS and its Affiliated Organizations do not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted in blogs and other social media and social networking offerings or otherwise contained within the Sites. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views of those who post the statements and do not necessarily represent the views of ONS or its Affiliated Organizations.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify ONS and its Affiliated Organizations, subsidiaries, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, and representatives and to hold them harmless from any and all any action, cause, claim, damage, debt, demand or liability (including attorney fees and costs) that may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorized use of material obtained through the Sites, from your breach of these rules, or from any such acts conducted through your account. You further agree that ONS and its Affiliated Organizations are not responsible and shall have no liability to you with respect to any posting on the Site, including postings made by ONS or its Affiliated Organizations themselves.

No Warranties; As Is

THE SITES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE SITES, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS", AND YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SITES. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THE SITES OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NEGLIGENCE, INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE SITES OR AGAINST INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GIVE ANY WARRANTIES OR UNDERTAKE ANY DUTIES WITH REGARD TO: THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITES AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME, FUNCTIONALITY, TIMELINESS OF SERVICES, ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF CONTENT, LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHERWISE.

No Incidental, Consequential, Or Other Special Damages 

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OR CAUSE OF ACTION OR THE ALLEGED BASIS OF THE CLAIM, YOU AGREE THAT ONS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IF THE REMEDIES OTHERWISE PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, AT LAW, OR IN EQUITY, FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. Pennsylvania Law Governs; Exclusive

Allegheny County/Pennsylvania Jurisdiction 

These Terms of Use and any dispute arising hereunder will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., without giving effect to the principles of its conflict of law provisions. The parties to this Agreement agree and consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in the state or federal courts in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement.

Privacy Policy Effective Date: September 2006
ONS Board of Directors Approved 7/06; 3/07; 10/09; 12/11

Revised October 2018

ONS Bridge Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (these “Terms”) apply to exhibitors and sponsors for ONS Bridge (the “Event”). By applying to exhibit or sponsor the Event or by exhibiting or sponsoring the Event, the exhibitor or sponsor, as applicable (the “Company”) agrees to, and intends to be legally bound by, these Terms. 

Payment. In connection with the Event, Company shall pay the fees stated in Company’s application. All fees are due and payable at the time of the application, and by submitting the application, Company agrees to pay the applicable fees. If fees are not received in full when the application is submitted, ONS reserves the right to deny sponsorship or exhibition privileges to the Company. Fees are nonrefundable. Checks should be made payable to ONS and mailed to Oncology Nursing Society Exhibits, P.O. Box 3500, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-3500. Company is responsible for payment or all taxes, which are not included in the fees.

Funding. Funding provided through an exhibition or sponsorship is not contingent on the purchase, recommendation, or referral of Company’s products and is not intended to encourage ONS to order, prescribe, or recommend Company’s products.

Events. No entertainment, meetings, networking or social events, private functions involving attendees of the Event will be permitted during any scheduled Event activity unless approved in writing by ONS. 

Fundraising. Unless a special exception has been granted by ONS in writing, exhibitors and sponsors may not engage, directly or indirectly, in any fundraising at the Event.

Compliance. Company shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to data privacy laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, any code of conduct or venue rules and regulations applicable to the Event. Company shall not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party. Company shall not engage in unethical conduct or conduct that, in ONS’s estimation, may adversely affect ONS’s business interest or the Event.

Violations. In its sole discretion and without liability, ONS may (a) grant or deny an application or terminate or revoke sponsorship or exhibition privileges upon an actual or threatened breach of these Terms, and (b) control or prohibit any Company activity, advertisement, or any part of such which in its opinion, is not suitable or in keeping with the character of the Event (e.g., people, things, conduct, printed matter, souvenirs). ONS may dismiss Company and its representatives from the event, without a refund.  

Event Changes; Cancellation. ONS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the venue, hours, dates, or format of the Event. ONS will notify the Company of any such changes as far in advance as possible. ONS may cancel the Event, in whole or in part, due to circumstances beyond ONS’s control, including but not limited to acts of God, natural disasters, fire, flood, earthquake, epidemic, pandemic, labor strikes or shortages, acts of civil or military authority, war, terrorism, government regulation, acts or omissions of carriers or suppliers, internet outage, loss of any necessary utility, or any other emergency or non-emergency condition that makes the Event impossible, illegal, impractical, or inadvisable. If ONS cancels the Event in whole or in part, all exhibits, symposia, ancillary events, and product theaters will be transferred to another ONS virtual event, and no refunds will be issued. 

Data Privacy. If connection with the Event ONS discloses to the Company any information (“Personal Data”) relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (the “Data Subject”), then with respect to Personal Data, the Company shall: (a) collect, store, use, and disclose such Personal Data only for the purpose of providing services in connection with the Event unless ONS provides written instructions otherwise; (b) not disclose Personal Data to any third party other than employees of the Company needing access to such Personal Data to provide services in connection with the Event, unless ONS has consented to the disclosure and entered into a written agreement with the third party that imposes restrictions on use and disclosure of Personal Data at least as restrictive as those stated herein; (c) not place ONS in violation of any applicable laws or regulations; (d) promptly notify ONS of (i) any legally-binding request for disclosure of Personal Data, (ii) any accidental or unauthorized access of Personal Data, or (iii) any request received from or on behalf of a Data Subject, without responding to that request unless ONS has in writing authorized the Company to do so. The Company acknowledges that Personal Data, if any, is provided or made available to the Company solely for the purpose of enabling the Company to perform services in connection with the Event. Personal Data will not become property of the Company. The Company shall maintain technical and organizational processes and procedures that ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks represented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected to safeguard all personal information received from ONS and/or Data Subjects from and against any accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. By registering for the Event, you consent to ONS collecting, storing, using, and disclosing data on the application or any written agreement. ONS may share collected information with certain third parties, including authorized vendors, exhibitors, sponsors and service providers.

Music. No copyrighted music, if published via ASCAP or BMI, may be played in connection with the Event, unless the Company has obtained written permission in advance. This prohibition does not apply to unpublished original music used in promotional materials. Written permissions should be sent to SmithBucklin.
Use of Name and Logo. Company hereby grants to ONS a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license, to use Client’s name, logos, and trademarks in connection with the Event. Use of ONS’s name, logo, and trademarks (including but not limited to the Event logo) is prohibited without ONS’s prior written consent.

Company Content. If Company provides any content for use in the Event, Company permits ONS and its service providers the right to use such content in connection with the Event and up to 1 year from the last date of the Event. Thereafter, ONS may use the content for its own internal business, legal, and archival purposes. For any content provided by the Company, the Company warrants that (a) it owns or has the right to provide such content for use in the Event, (b) such content does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, and (c) such content will not portray ONS or the Event in a false, misleading, derogatory, or defamatory manner or in any way that may adversely affect ONS’s business.

Release. Company agrees to obtain sufficient rights and releases from any individuals involved with Company’s activities at the Event, and Company hereby grants to ONS a perpetual, unrestricted, and royalty-free right to use such individuals’ likeness, photograph, voice and or name in any recording or any portion thereof, for advertising, publicity, trade or any other lawful purposes, in any medium now known or hereafter to be developed, and Company hereby releases and forever discharge ONS from any and all claims resulting directly or indirectly from such use.

Recordings. The Company shall not record, download, broadcast, or stream all or any part of the Event outside of any Company-owned content

Giveaways/Activities. Contests, sweepstakes, raffles, and similar activities are prohibited without ONS’s prior written approval. Requests should be submitted to SmithBucklin at ONSsponsorships@smithbucklin.com.

Third Party Links. In connection with the Event, ONS may link to third party applications, such as plugins and websites (“Third Party Applications”). ONS does not control these Third Party Applications and is not responsible for their content, operation, or use. Third Party Applications may be modified or disabled at any time, and ONS has no obligation to provide notice of such modifications. By linking to Third Party Applications, ONS does not provide any representation, warranty or endorsement, express or implied, with respect to the legality, accuracy, quality or authenticity of information or services provided by such Third Party Applications. ONS hereby disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for any harm resulting from Company’s use of Third Party Applications. 

NO WARRANTIES. ONS DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE EVENT, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING ACCURACY, QUALITY, CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, COMPREHENSIVENESS, CURRENCY, TIMELINESS, SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY, COMPATIBILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR OTHERWISE, AND REGARDLESS OF ANY COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM, OR TRADE USAGE. ALTHOUGH THE EVENT MAY ADDRESS MEDICAL TOPICS, NO PART OF THE EVENT IS MEDICAL ADVICE OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL JUDGMENT OR INDIVIDUAL PATIENT ASSESSMENT. WHILE THE EVENT MAY REFER TO CONCEPTS OF DIAGNOSIS OR THERAPY, THE EVENT SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC OR TREATMENT DETERMINATIONS. ONS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE EVENT WILL MEET THE COMPANY’S EXPECTATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE EVENT ATTENDANCE, TRAFFIC, OR INTERACTION. ONS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE EVENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ONS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, FOR ANY INTERCEPTION OR INTERRUPTION OF ANY COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE INTERNET, OR FOR CHANGES TO OR LOSSES OF DATA THROUGH THE INTERNET. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; LIMITATION OF ACTIONS. ONS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ONS WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY IN ADVANCE. FOR ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER LAW, ONS’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO THE COMPANY WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT RECEIVED BY ONS FOR THE SPONSORSHIP GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY. COMPANY SHALL NOT COMMENCE AN ACTION AGAINST ONS MORE THAN 1 YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. 

Indemnification. The Company shall defend and indemnify ONS (including its affiliates and its and their directors, officers, employees, members, agents, and representatives) from any actions, claims, damages, liabilities, losses, and costs of expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or related to (a) Company’s violation of these Terms, (b) Company’s acts or omissions, including its negligence or willful misconduct, (c) the Company’s violation of any applicable law or regulation, (d) infringement of any third party rights arising out of any content provided by Company, (e) the Company’s participation in the Event or any Third Party Applications.

Waiver. Company expressly and irrevocably (a) waives all rights, if any, to assert any claims against ONS (including its affiliates and its and their directors, officers, employees, members, agents, and representatives), and (b) releases such parties from all liability for property damage of any kind and for any reason in connection with the Event. Company accepts all responsibility for any injury or public liability incurred as a direct result of the acts or omissions of its employees and representatives relating to the Event.

Insurance. Company shall maintain insurance coverage in such amounts and against such risks as is commercially reasonable to maintain, and shall name ONS as an additional insured. Upon request, Company shall provide certificates of insurance and policy endorsements evidencing such coverage, and shall not do anything to invalidate such insurance. 

Amendments. Any matters not specifically covered by these Terms are subject to the sole and absolute discretion of ONS. These Terms may be amended at any time by ONS, and all amendments will be binding on Company. 
Assignment. If Company is acquired by, merges, consolidates, or otherwise combines with another entity, Company or that entity will remain or be liable for all fees due to ONS. 

General. These Terms (together with any written agreement or application incorporating these Terms) are the complete and exclusive agreement between the Company and ONS concerning the subject matter hereof, superseding all other oral or written agreements relating thereto. If Company submits to ONS a purchase order or other documentation with terms and conditions different from or in addition to these Terms, ONS rejects those terms and conditions and they will not become part of the parties’ contract, unless expressly agreed to by ONS in writing. These Terms cannot be modified by printed or handwritten additions, changes, or strikethroughs. If any provision of these Terms is illegal or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement remain in force and the provision at issue be reformed and enforced to the maximum extent permissible under law. Excluding conflicts of law principles, Pennsylvania law governs these Terms and any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms. In any action to enforce these Terms, the federal and state courts in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania will have exclusive jurisdiction, and the Company waives objections to jurisdiction, venue, and inconvenience of forum for those actions. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to these Terms. If ONS succeeds in an action to enforce these Terms, the Company shall pay ONS’s costs and expenses for the action, including ONS’s legal fees. If ONS seeks injunctive or equitable relief to curtail an actual or threatened breach of these Terms, the Company shall not (a) object to ONS’s request for injunctive relief because equitable remedies are not appropriate, or (b) require ONS to post bond or other security. ONS’s remedies are cumulative. ONS and the Company are independent contractors. ONS’s rights under these Terms may only be waived through a written document expressly waiving such rights. 
Any questions about these Terms should be directed to help@ons.org.

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Code of Conduct

Oncology Nursing Society (“ONS”) fosters engagement, collaboration, community, and conversations in a diverse and open learning environment at its events, both live and virtual.   

Nursing is seen as one of the most trusted and ethical professions. As such, we hold our attendees to a high standard and expect them to demonstrate integrity, courtesy, and respect for others throughout our conferences.  

ONS believes that everyone—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion—should be free from inappropriate behavior. ONS will not tolerate inappropriate behavior of any kind, whether in-person, online or via social media, or in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local laws.   

Inappropriate behavior is behavior that is contrary to ONS’s mission and contrary to the spirit of its events. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, harassment, offensive comments (related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, or otherwise offensive), sexual imagery, obscenity, intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate or unwelcome physical or sexual contact or attention, derisive comments, and unwelcome solicitation or sales. Advocating for, or encouraging, inappropriate behavior is also considered inappropriate. Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.  

ONS may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take whatever actions it deems necessary or appropriate to enforce this code of conduct. These actions include, but are not limited to, expelling an individual from an event or revoking event credentials, in any case without a refund. ONS will also cooperate with law enforcement as appropriate.  

Reporting  

If you are at a live ONS conference, please report inappropriate behavior to an ONS staff member, who can be identified by his or her navy blue ONS logo shirt or sweater. If you are participating in a virtual event, you can report inappropriate behavior by emailing help@ons.org. For emergencies, call 9-1-1 immediately. Notifying ONS does not constitute or replace a notification to law enforcement.