Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Introduction

By subscribing to an American Academy of Audiology community, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use in their entirety. The Academy reserves the right to change these terms at any time and from time to time with or without notice. Your continued use of a community after a change constitutes agreement to the revised terms.

The Academy reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue the community with or without notice. The Academy will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or termination of the community.

The Academy, in its sole discretion, may terminate your subscription and remove and discard any content posted by you, for any reason, including, without limitation, if The Academy believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms of Use. Any termination of your subscription under any provision of the Terms of Use may be effected without prior notice.

Rules of Conduct

As with any community, there are rules governing behavior on e-mail discussion lists. If you do not understand any of the rules of conduct and need clarification, contact the community administrator. The Academy monitors the community to ensure adherence to the Terms of Use, but does not undertake editorial control of postings. In the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the Academy's attention, the Academy, in its sole discretion, may take any and all appropriate action, including suspension or termination of community membership or access. 

  • Advertising of any kind (by the members of the community) is prohibited within the community. This includes any and all products, services, events, surveys or job opportunities.
  • Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
  • Use caution when posting messages concerning other individuals, products, or services. Comments posted on the community are considered public and are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws. Review the Academy’s Antitrust Policy and Guidelines for further clarity.
  • Do not post information that may encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either directly or indirectly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Information that encourages or facilitates an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
  • Do not post information that attacks others. The discussions on the community are meant to stimulate conversation—not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, you warrant and represent that you own the copyright with respect to such material or have received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, you grant The Academy and users of the community the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Internet Etiquette ("Netiquette")

The following guidelines are not intended as rules or requirements for participating in the community. Instead, they are general tips for participating in the community in a responsible and courteous manner.

  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Try to keep the signature brief, but make sure it includes at least your name and affiliation. Because commercial messages are prohibited, be sure to remove any marketing or promotional statements that may be in the signature.
  • Make the subject line meaningful and useful. Summarize the message's topic concisely and clearly so that others on the list can tell if it interests them right away.
  • Warn the list of a lengthy message either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message with something like "Long Message."
  • If you are responding to a posting, place your comments at the top of the message and include only the relevant portions of the previous message in your reply. Also, delete any extraneous header and footer information.
  • Using the reply button in your e-mail application will automatically send your response to the entire community. To reply directly to a member of the community, forward the e-mail and copy/paste or type his or her e-mail address into the "To" line.
  • Only send a message to the entire list if it benefits everyone. Direct messages such as "Thanks for the information" or "Me, too" to individuals—not to the entire list. Do this by cutting and pasting or typing an individual's e-mail address into your e-mail reader's "Reply" (not "Reply All") area.
  • Do not send administrative messages (e.g. unsubscribe requests) to the list. Instead, use the Web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you will need to first unsubscribe your old address from the list and then subscribe your new address to it.

Legal Disclaimer

The Legal Stuff
 YOUR USE OF THE LIST IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE LIST IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTIES AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE CONTENT POSTED TO THE LIST. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CONTENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PROVIDERS OF SUCH CONTENT. IN NO EVENT WILL THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY BE LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF CONTENT POSTED TO THE LIST. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, INTEGRITY, OR QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES YOU FIND ON OR THROUGH THE LIST. NOT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE LIST IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY'S EMPLOYEES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VARY THESE TERMS.

We respect your privacy

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.

With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Site

Our Service Providers.
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

Business Transfers.
Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Government and Legal Disclosures
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

External Sites.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Cookies

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site (personalization, etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as newsfeeds.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us page.