Revised August 2011
The Oncology Nursing Society ("ONS") along with the ONS Foundation, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), and ONSEdge (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. Like any other service, in spite of our best efforts the information in these Sites may become out of date over time.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 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 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 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 accepts no liability for the accuracy or completeness or use of, nor any liability to update, the information contained on the Sites.
ONS does 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 does 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.
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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.
All users who register for members-only areas of the Sites are required to provide accurate name and electronic mail address information. 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.
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Links to Third Party Sites
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Copyright and Intellectual Property
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Should any viewer of an ONS published document respond with information including feedback data such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of any such ONS 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
Comments by Users Are Not Endorsed by ONS
ONS does 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.
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