Legal Notice

TERMS OF USE
(Effective September 22, 2009)

This Site is owned and operated by the Medical & Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland d/b/a/ MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society  (“MedChi”, “we”, “us”).  All information contained on this site is provided for educational and informational purposes only.   By using this website (“Site”), you agree to the terms and conditions set forth herein and elsewhere in this Site (“Terms”).  You may only use this Site for purposes that are allowed by law and for noncommercial, personal or educational use.  Your rights to use this Site may be further limited by federal law and/or the laws or regulations in your jurisdiction.  Your access and use of the Site is subject to these Terms and all applicable laws.  YOUR RIGHT TO USE THIS SITE WILL TERMINATE AUTOMATICALLY IF YOU BREACH ANY OF THESE TERMS.

This Site is owned and operated by
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
1211 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland   21201
Telephone: (410) 539-0872; (800) 492-1056
Fax: 410-547-0915
www.medchi.org
info@medchi.org

USE OF SITE CONTENT

This Site and its contents are provided for educational and informational purposes only.  You may download a copy of content found on the Site to a computer for legal purposes and for personal and noncommercial use.  You may print material from the Site for your own personal use, but you may not further publish or distribute copies of any material from the Site.

You are not authorized to delete or change any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice on the Site or on any material you print from the Site.  Except as provided in these Terms, you may not reproduce, download, retransmit, republish, distribute, or make multiple copies of the Site content without the prior written permission of MedChi.  You may not take any actions that alter or interfere with the content or functioning of the Site, or "mirror" any content contained on this Site on any other server.   You may not use automated information gathering devices or programming routines such as “bots” or “spiders” to gather information from the Site for display on a website or service sponsored by a third party.
Any unauthorized use of the Site or any content found on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Any legal or other technical or specialized information provided on this Site is provided for informational purposes only, is not intended as legal or other professional or technical advice and is not intended to replace the services of legal counsel or other trained specialists or professionals.

Receipt of it does not create an attorney-client relationship or other relationship of a professional nature.  Although MedChi has attempted to present materials that are accurate and useful, some material may be outdated and MedChi shall not be liable to anyone for any inaccuracy, error or omission, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting.  Any legal forms are only provided for the use of physicians in consultation with their attorneys.  You should not rely on this information when dealing with individual legal matters; rather legal advice from personal legal counsel should be sought.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

You use the Site at your own risk.  MedChi and its affiliates do not warrant that the Site or its content or operation will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that it will be free of viruses or other harmful components.  Without limiting the foregoing, the Site is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from computer viruses, non-infringement, security, or completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or accuracy.  These limitations may not apply or may be restricted in certain jurisdictions.  In any such jurisdiction, these limitations are intended to apply to the full extent permitted under applicable law.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Neither MedChi  nor any third party involved in creating or delivering the Site will be liable under any theory whatsoever for any damages, direct or indirect, including, without limitation, incidental, consequential, special, or punitive damages arising out of your access to or use of the Site, or your inability to use the Site, even if we (MedChi) have been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Without limiting the foregoing, MedChi shall not be liable for any lost data, lost profits, loss or damage of goodwill arising from or related to the use of or inability to use this Site.

LINKS

The Site may from time to time display links to web sites sponsored by third parties, which may or may not be related to MedChi.  These links are provided for your convenience and are for reference only.  We are not responsible for the content or operation of third-party sites, and the presence of links to third-party sites does not imply that we endorse those sites or their third party sponsors.  Access to those sites is at your own risk.  No links to or from the MedChi Site will imply an endorsement, agency, joint venture, or similar relationship between MedChi and any third party unless and except as explicitly stated.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

By your use of this site, you agree and acknowledge that MedChi is the owner of all rights in this Site and the materials that appear on the Site and that you will not challenge those rights or do anything that might impair or damage those rights.   This Site is protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States and other countries.  Any unauthorized use of any material on this Site may violate such laws.  The trademarks, logos, and service marks used and displayed on this Site (“Trademarks”) are registered and unregistered trademarks of MedChi and others.  Nothing on this Site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or any other means, any license or right to use any Trademarks without the written permission of the Trademark owner.

If you make any copies of the Site, or portions of the Site, such copies must include the appropriate copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices.  You may not modify, copy, redistribute, retransmit, sell, display or create derivative works, or use the Site, or any portion of the Site, for a commercial purpose without our prior written permission.

No links may be established to any part of this Site and no information on this Site may be framed without our prior written permission.  Any questions concerning the use of the Trademarks or to request approval for linking and/or framing should be referred to info@medchi.org.

If you believe that any of your work was copied by another in a way that infringes your copyrights and is posted on this Site, please provide us with the following information:

1.  A description of your work that you believe was infringed;
2.  A description of the work believed to be infringing and where it appears on the Site; and
3.  Your contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address).

This information should be accompanied by a statement that you believe in good faith that the infringing use is not authorized, and that, under penalty of perjury, all of the information in this notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or have authority to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

This notice should be signed and provided to MedChi's agent designated below:
Stephen H. Johnson
General Counsel
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
1211 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD   21201

COPYRIGHTS

All content included on the Site, including without limitation text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips, and software, is the property of MedChi or its content suppliers, and is protected by U.S.  and international copyright laws.  The compilation (that is, the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on the Site is the exclusive property of MedChi and is protected by U.S.  and international copyright laws.

TRADEMARKS

The trademarks, service marks, and logos used and displayed on this Site ("Trademarks") are registered and unregistered Trademarks of MedChi or third-parties that permit MedChi to use their Trademarks on the Site.  Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark.  No person is authorized to display a Trademark without the written permission of the Trademark owner.  You are not authorized to use a Trademark as a link to the Site unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by MedChi.  You may contact MedChi to request such approval by email at info@medchi.org.

ENFORCEABILITY

These Terms of Use will be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland.  Any dispute arising out of these Terms or your use of the Site will be heard only in the state or federal courts located in Baltimore City or County, Maryland, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. 

If any provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.  These Terms state the entire agreement between the parties relating to use of the Site.  The Terms may be amended by us at any time by publication of the amended version on the Site.  By continued use of the site following publication you are deemed to consent to the Terms as amended.