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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE ARIN WEB SITE (the "Site"). By accessing any areas of this Site or by using any product or service through the use of this Site, you agree to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site. The ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING ("ARIN") is a scientific, educational, and professional nonprofit organization devoted to the discipline of medical dosimetry. The information provided in this Site is offered for the benefit of its members and the general public; however, ARIN does not independently verify or substantiate the information provided on other websites that may be linked to this Site. ARIN is committed to the exchange of scientific and medical education. Inclusion of any presentation does not imply an endorsement by ARIN of the uses, products or techniques presented.

1. ARIN Web Site Usage

As a condition of your use of the Site, you represent and warrant to ARIN that you will not use the Site for any unlawful purpose or in any manner prohibited by this Terms of Use. You represent and warrant that you will not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site.

The Members Only portion of the Site ("Members' Site") will be accessible only to dues paying members of ARIN ("Members"). Members are responsible to input and update their Member information posted on the Site so that it is reasonably current, accurate and complete. If ARIN at any time discovers any error or omission in the information you provide, ARIN may, in its sole discretion, terminate the right to access and use the Members' Site by any Member. You may not permit anyone other than yourself to use your ARIN Member information to access any portions of the Site which are restricted to Members only, and you are responsible for the acts or omissions by third parties who are under your control for their use of the Members' Site, and for any damages incurred by you as a result thereof.

The Members' Site may contain chat areas, forums, news groups, bulletin board services and other facilities ("ARIN Web Services") that permit you to communicate with other Members of ARIN. You agree to use these ARIN Web Services only to post, send and receive messages and materials that are appropriate and related to the facility or service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using ARIN Web Services, you will not:

  1. Violate any applicable laws or regulations;
  2. Upload information that contains material protected by intellectual property laws, including, without limitation, material protected by patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secrets, or by rights of privacy of publicity unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
  3. Falsify or delete author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations indicating the origin or source of information that is uploaded or downloaded from the Site;
  4. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information. Inappropriate topics, names, material or information may include, without limitation, personal, non-topic related, criticisms or attacks, confrontational speech, such as "flaming" or all caps posts, jokes, resumes, personal material and patient protected data;
  5. Harass, abuse, threaten or otherwise violate any legal rights of others;
  6. Upload viruses, corrupted files, or any other software or information that may damage the operation of another's computer or network;
  7. Use the Site for commercial purposes, including, but not limited to, advertisements, promotions, offers to buy or sell goods or services, surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or sponsorship banners;
  8. Use the Site to forward chain letters;
  9. Permit anyone other than yourself to use your ARIN Member information to access any portions of the Site which are restricted to Members only, including the Members' Site;
  10. Use any name other than your professional Member name, including without limitation nicknames or impersonations;
  11. Forward any material or information contained in one of ARIN's Web Services to anyone who is not a Member of ARIN; or
  12. Violate any of ARIN's policies, guidelines or other codes of conduct which are applicable to the Site or in particular to one of ARIN's Web Services;

Unless prior written individual authorization is obtained, you agree to not use or disclose on ARIN's Web Site, including without limitation on ARIN's Web Services, any health information that identifies, or with respect to which a reasonable basis exists to believe that the information can be used to identify, an individual.

ARIN has no obligation to screen or monitor ARIN's Web Services; however, ARIN reserves the right to review information or materials posted to any of ARIN's Web Services and to remove any such information or materials in its sole discretion. ARIN reserves the right at all times, in its sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials from the Site, including without limitation to ARIN's Web Services, regardless of whether such material does or does not violate this Agreement or any ARIN policies, guidelines, or other codes of conduct which are applicable to the Site or in particular to one of ARIN's Web Services.

ARIN does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any of ARIN's Web Services, and ARIN specifically disclaims any liability with regard to ARIN's Web Services such as areas related to forums or member submitted information. ARIN does not endorse or otherwise verify the accuracy, truthfulness or reliability of any information provided on ARIN's Web Services unless it is provided by an authorized ARIN spokesperson. Any statements made on ARIN's Web Services reflect only the views of their authors, and your reliance on any such content is at your own risk. ARIN's Web Services will be managed or hosted by either employees or Members of ARIN, who are not authorized ARIN spokespersons, and their views or actions in managing or hosting ARIN's Web Services do not necessarily reflect those of ARIN.

ARIN reserves the right to pursue legal action against anyone performing illegal activities that include, but are not limited to abuse and uploading of viruses. Usage of this Site indicates acknowledgement and acceptance of these terms.

2. Third Party Content

ARIN is a distributor and not a publisher of content supplied by third parties and has no more editorial control over that content than a public library or a newsstand. ARIN is not responsible for any opinions, advice, statements, services or other information that constitutes Content and is provided by third parties. ARIN does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of that content. The user is responsible for evaluating such content.

3. Copyright and Trademark Information

This Site contains information, data, software, and other material (collectively, "Content") that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights. ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING, ARIN and other ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING. ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING', in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING. All other trademarks not owned by the ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING that appear on this site or through links to other sites are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the ASSOCIATION FOR RADIOLOGIC & IMAGING NURSING. These rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereafter developed.

4. Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability

ARIN is providing this site and its content on an "as is" or "as available" basis and without warranties of any kind, expenses or implied, with respect to this site and the content to the fullest extent permissible by law, this site and the content are provided without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. ARIN, its representatives, and its licensors do not warrant that the content is accurate, reliable, or correct; that the site will be available at any particular time or location; that any defects or errors or that the content is free of viruses or other harmful components; your use of the site is solely at your risk. Because some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties, these exclusions may not apply to you. Under no circumstances shall AAM, its representatives, or its licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use, the site. This limitation applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if ARIN has been advised of the possibility of such damage, because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, ARIN's liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

5. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold ARIN harmless from and against any and all claims, costs, expenses (including, without limitation, attorney's fees), liabilities, and damages arising from or related to your use of the Site.

6. Links to Third Party Web Sites

This Site may be linked to third party web sites that are not maintained by or under the control of ARIN. ARIN is not responsible for content, accuracy, relevancy, copyright or legality of material contained in such web sites. The inclusion of any link to such web sites is as a convenience and does not imply endorsement by ARIN.

7. Security Policy

The Members Only Site is intended by ARIN to require a user ID and password to access and use. Certain ARIN Web Services may require additional codes. You are solely responsible for (1) maintaining the strict confidentiality of the user IDs, passwords and codes ("Member Information") assigned to you; (2) charges, damages or losses that may be incurred or suffered as a result of your or your personnel's failure to maintain the strict confidentiality of Member Information; and (3) promptly informing ARIN in writing of any need to deactivate and replace any Member Information due to security concerns. ARIN is not liable for any harm related to the theft of your Member Information, your disclosure of your Member Information, or your authorization to allow another person or entity to access and use the Members Only Site using your Member Information. You agree to notify ARIN immediately as soon as you become aware of any unauthorized use of your Member Information. Notice to ARIN under this section may be sent by mail or email at the address set forth in Section 11 below.

8. No Professional Advice

Information on the Site is provided with the understanding that ARIN is not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on the Site in lieu of consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.

9. Termination of Access

ARIN may terminate your access to all or part of this Site without notice, for any conduct that ARIN, in its sole discretion, believes to be harmful to individual users, ARIN or any of its affiliates; believes to violate or not comply with any terms or provision of these Terms of Use; or believes to violate or be harmful to any rights of ARIN or any third party; or believes to violate applicable laws.

10. Change to ARIN Web Site or Terms of Use

ARIN reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Site or these Terms of Use at any time. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these Terms of Use will mean you accept such changes.

11. How to Contact ARIN

If you have questions or comments concerning these Terms of Use; please contact ARIN at:


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