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Iowa Hospital Association List Serve Rules and Conditions

Please read the IHA List Serve Rules and Conditions below before using the link at the end of this page to subscribe to a list serve.

The following are the rules and conditions of participation in the IHA list serve. By subscribing to and participating in this list serve, users hereby agree to be bound by and warrant their full compliance with the following terms of participation:

This list serve is a service provided by the IHA in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. This list serve may be used only by IHA members and only for the purpose of discussing matters related to or arising out of the hospital industry represented by IHA.

IHA accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this list serve by others. IHA disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this list serve, whether posted by IHA or others; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall IHA be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages, or damages of any kind whatsoever, resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this list serve.

This list serve shall not be utilized in any manner that violates federal or state antitrust laws or other laws prohibiting anticompetitive practices. The antitrust laws generally prohibit any agreement or understanding inconsistent with the right and obligation of competitors to exercise independent business judgment in pricing their products or services, dealing with their customers and suppliers, and selecting the markets in which to compete. No express agreement or understanding is required; one can be inferred from statements or conduct.

Collection or discussion of wage, benefit or price information through the meeting group is prohibited. (IHA provides survey services that operate within the safety zones specified by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission; these surveys are generally completed through the offices of the Human Resources executives of member institutions.)  Do not post any information regarding specific prices or fees charged or paid, and do not post any information concerning prices, pricing practices, discounts, or other terms or conditions of sale either obtained by or offered to another entity. Do not post any information concerning market shares, salaries, costs, sales territories, profit margins, or encouraging the selection or rejection of customers or suppliers.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal information or material, and do not utilize the list serve in any illegal manner. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. Do not use any words, logos or other marks that would infringe upon the trademark, service mark, certification mark, or other intellectual property rights of the owners of such marks without the permission of such owners. Do not post any confidential information or any information that would infringe upon the proprietary, privacy or personal rights of others.

By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright with respect to such material, has received permission from the copyright owner, or that the material is in the public domain. The posting party further warrants and represents that it otherwise has the full and unencumbered right to post such material and that such posting will not infringe any rights or interests of others. In addition, the posting party grants IHA and users of this list serve a nonexclusive, irrevocable license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or material in any manner, without payment to the posting party.

All postings shall be of an informational nature and for informational purposes only. Commercial use or any other unauthorized use of this list serve is prohibited. Do not use the list serve to solicit or conduct business, including the direct or indirect marketing of users' products or services, in any manner. The list serve may not be used to provide information, materials, products, or services in exchange for compensation of any kind.

IHA does not generally monitor this list serve for inappropriate postings, and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting or unauthorized use of the list serve is brought to IHA's attention, including but not limited to prohibited posting and usage as outlined herein, IHA will take all appropriate action, in its sole discretion. IHA reserves the right to terminate, without prior notice, the list serve access of any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

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