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.
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:
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.
Note the following.
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.
Genentech USA, Inc.
Merck & Co Inc.
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 email@example.com.
ONS may offer meeting attendees the opportunity to obtain a roster of meeting attendees. Meeting rosters will contain attendee names and email addresses.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 125 Enterprise Drive Pittsburgh PA 15275 Attention: Customer Service.
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 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
Oncology Nursing Society
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
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 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.
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.
All advertising is subject to the approval of ONS and/or its Affiliated Organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ONS Board of Directors Approved 7/06; 3/07; 10/09; 12/11
Revised October 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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 email@example.com. For emergencies, call 9-1-1 immediately. Notifying ONS does not constitute or replace a notification to law enforcement.