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Wisconsin not-for-profit organization (“We,” “Us,” or “SGNA,”). Before accessing or using the Website, please carefully review the terms and conditions of
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parts of the Website without prior notice. Your continued use of the Website following any modification or update means you accept any changes made. We
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selection and arrangement, provided by or accessed through the Website (“Website Content”), and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, and
other intellectual property rights are the property of SGNA or its licensors. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Unless you have agreed
marks, logos, trade dress, domain names, or other distinctive brand features. You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights
notices (including copyright and trademark notices) that may be affixed to or contained within the Website. Unless you have been expressly authorized to do
so in writing by SGNA, you agree that in your use of the Website, you will not use any trademark, service mark, trade name, trade dress, logo of any
company or organization in a way that is likely to cause confusion about the owner or authorized user of such marks, names, or logos.
Any content you submit, including text, photographs, graphics, images, information, multimedia documents, links, and other content enabled by the Website
from time to time (“User Content”) may be accessed by you and other users, subject to the restrictions set forth herein. Do not submit User Content if you
do not want other users to have access to it. Under no circumstance will SGNA be held liable for any errors or omissions in any User Content or for your
exposure to User Content that you deem offensive, indecent, or objectionable. SGNA may, but is not obligated to, review and delete or remove any of the
By submitting User Content to the Website, you grant to SGNA, the non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully
sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, sell, perform, and display
such User Content (in whole or part, including modified or adaptive versions thereof) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media,
or technology now known or later developed, without any obligation to acknowledge authorship or ownership. You warrant you have all rights necessary to
disclose such User Content and post it to the Website, and that submitting the User Content will not violate the rights of any third party, including
without limitation any proprietary or privacy rights.
THE WEBSITE IS NOT A SOURCE OF DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENTS
SGNA assumes no responsibility for the practices or recommendations of any of its members or other practitioners, or for the policies and procedures of any
practice setting. The Website and SGNA are not sources of diagnosis or treatment and any Website Content and User Content should not be regarded as such.
The Website Content and User Content, including but not limited to the text, graphics, images, and information contained on the Website, is for
informational purposes only.
You may be required to register with SGNA as a member to access certain areas of the Website. Champion members may have access to certain information on
the Website not available to the general membership. When you register, you may be required to provide personal information that may be used to identify
you including, but not limited to, your name, address, e-mail address, or other personally identifiable information. You acknowledge and understand that
through your use of the Website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information. Your submission of such personal information to SGNA
is always voluntary; provided, however, certain information may be obtained and used just by your access to the SGNA Website. The personal information you
You agree (a) that any personal information you provide to SGNA will be accurate, correct, and current; (b) to use the Website only for purposes that are
any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other relevant countries); (c) that SGNA may send you certain
communications, such as service announcements, administrative messages, or newsletters, and that these communications are considered part of SGNA’s
membership; and (d) that you are solely responsible for (and that SGNA has no responsibility to you or to any third-party for) any breach of your
You agree not to use any of the Website to:
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, usernames and passwords of users, or computer systems and networks connected to the Website;
- Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening to another person or entity, abusive,
defamatory, vulgar, obscene, tortuous, indecent, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or otherwise objectionable;
- Harm legal minors;
- Impersonate another user, person, or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with another user, person, or entity;
- Collect and store personal data about other users, “cyber stalk” or harass another user or engage in conduct that negatively affects the on-line
experience of another;
- Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any information or content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or
other proprietary rights of any party;
- Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, or any
other form of solicitation;
- Upload or transmit any information that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other harmful or deleterious software
- Reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, trade, resell, or create derivative works based on the Website Content or User Content for any commercial
- Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law;
- Attempt to take any action that, in SGNA’s sole discretion, imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load or burden on the
Website or the infrastructure of the Website; or
- Interfere with the operation of the Website or other computers or internet or network connections.
You acknowledge and agree that SGNA may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and the User Content if required to do so by law or in a
respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect SGNA’s
rights, property, or personal safety, or the rights, property, or personal safety of SGNA users and the public. You understand that use of the Website is
subject to usage rules set by SGNA and/or content providers who provide content to the Website. SGNA may, at SGNA’s sole discretion and without notice,
or circumvent any of the usage rules.
You agree to pay all fees and charges incurred in connection with your membership to SGNA and/or any use of the Website by you including, but not limited
to, any orders or purchases. You also agree to pay all applicable taxes (including sales taxes, use taxes, value-added taxes, or other taxes) and shipping
fees associated with your purchases on the Website. All fees and charged due to SGNA shall be paid by credit card, check or money order. You must be 18
years of age or older to join our membership and/or make purchases or orders on the Website.
SPONSORS AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES
The Website may include the trade names, trademarks, service marks and logos of SGNA’s sponsors. Your correspondence or business dealings with sponsors and
other third parties found on or through the Websites, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions,
warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such sponsor or third party. You agree that SGNA is not responsible
or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such sponsor or third parties
on the Website.
You agree that absent a written agreement to the contrary, SGNA may under any circumstances and without prior notice temporarily or indefinitely suspend
you from the Website or from use of any of the Website. You acknowledge and agree that all of the legal rights, obligations, and liabilities that you and
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE
CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS THAT ARE
LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND SGNA’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE.” SGNA IS
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EVENTS BEYOND ITS CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SGNA WEBSITE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR
MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY TO YOU THAT (A) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED,
TIMELY, SECURE, OR FREE FROM ERROR; (C) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; AND (D) THAT
DEFECTS IN THE QUALITY, OPERATION, OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY OF THE WEBSITE PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
SGNA FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SGNA AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR: (A) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS LIMITATION SHALL INCLUDE,
BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS DUE TO BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS; (B) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED
BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF: (1) ANY CHANGES THAT SGNA MAY MAKE TO THE WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY
CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE WEBSITE (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE WEBSITE); (2) THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT OR
OTHER DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE; (3) YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SGNA WITH ACCURATE PERSONAL INFORMATION; (4) YOUR
ABILITY TO ACCESS, OR THE AVAILABILITY OF, EXTERNAL WEBSITES OR RESOURCES (WITH HYPERLINKS ON THE SGNA WEBSITE), OR YOUR RELIANCE ON THE COMPLETENESS,
ACCURACY, OR EXISTENCE OF ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, OR AVAILABLE FROM, SUCH WEBSITES, CONTENT, OR RESOURCES.
THE LIMITATIONS ON SGNA’S LIABILITY TO YOU IN THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT SGNA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.
You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SGNA (and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its respective
officers, directors, agents, joint ventures, and employees) from any costs, expenses, claims, or demands, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any
SGNA respect the intellectual property rights of others and SGNA asks its users to do the same. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and
believe that any of the Website Content, the User Content, or other content or material on any of the Website infringes upon your copyrights, you may
submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing SGNA’s Copyright Agent with the following information in
writing as outlined in 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3):
- A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a
representative list of the copyrighted works;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the owner or agent, such as an address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement that the owner or agent has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright
owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner or are authorized to act on
behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
SGNA’s designated Copyright Agent for receiving notifications of claimed infringement is:
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
Attn: Dale West
330 N. Wabash Ave, Ste 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, SGNA has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and, at SGNA’s sole
discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. SGNA may also, at SGNA’s sole discretion, limit access to the Website and/or terminate the
memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
The Website may include hyperlinks to other websites, content, or resources. SGNA has no control over any websites or resources that are provided by
companies or persons other than SGNA. You acknowledge and agree that SGNA is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources,
and does not endorse any advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources.
in exercising, any of its rights hereunder will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise by a party of any right preclude any
other or future exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right. No course of dealing between the parties will be deemed effective to modify, amend, or
supersedes any prior agreements or understandings among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may only be amended by a
written document signed by all parties. There are no representations, warranties, or obligations of any party not expressly contained herein.
No Third Party Beneficiaries; No Relationship.
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution.
that the courts of the State of Illinois and/or the Federal Courts located in the State of Illinois will have exclusive jurisdiction over each of the
parties and over the subject matter of any such proceedings, and that the venue of any such action will be in Cook County, Illinois and/or the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The substantially prevailing party in any judicial action brought to enforce the provisions of these
for, investigation of, and the filing and prosecuting or defending such action.
reduced to be enforceable to the maximum extent compatible with the law as it shall then appear. The total invalidity or unenforceability of any particular
unenforceable provision were omitted.
LAST UPDATED: January 2013