Agreement between website users and the Iowa Hospital Association
The Iowa Hospital Association website is comprised of various webpages operated by the Iowa Hospital Association. This website is offered based on acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices here. Use of this website constitutes an agreement to these terms, conditions and notices.
The Iowa Hospital Association may change the terms, conditions and notices under which its website is offered, including charges for products and services.
Links to third-party sites
The Iowa Hospital Association website may contain links to other websites. The linked sites are not under the control of the Iowa Hospital Association and the Iowa Hospital Association is not responsible for the contents of linked sites, including links on a linked site or changes and updates to a linked site.
The Iowa Hospital Association is not responsible for webcasting or other forms of transmission received from linked sites. The Iowa Hospital Association provides these links as a convenience. The inclusion of links does not imply endorsement by the Iowa Hospital Association of the site or any association with its operators.
No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of the use of the Iowa Hospital Association website, site visitors warrant that they will not use this website for purposes that are unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. Visitors may not use the Iowa Hospital Association website in any way that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the website or interfere with any other party’s use of the website. Visitors may not obtain or attempt to obtain materials or information through means not intentionally made available or provided for through the website.
Use of communication services
The Iowa Hospital Association website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal webpages, calendars or other message or communication facilities designed to allow communication with the public at large or with a group. Visitors agree to use the communication services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the communication service. For example, visitors agree that when using a communication service on this website, they will not:
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy goods or services for business purposes unless such communication service allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Download files posted by another user of a communication service that they know, or should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices, proprietary designations, labels of the origin or source of software, or other material contained in an uploaded file.
- Harvest or collect information about others, including email addresses, without consent.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topics, names, material or information.
- Restrict or inhibit any user from using the communication services.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, or by rights of privacy of publicity, unless they own or control the rights or have received necessary consent.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
- Violate applicable laws or regulations.
- Violate codes of conduct or other guidelines that may be applicable for a communication service.
The Iowa Hospital Association is not obligated to monitor the communication services, but it will review materials posted to a communication service and remove materials in its sole discretion. The Iowa Hospital Association can terminate access to communication services at any time without notice and for any reason.
The Iowa Hospital Association can disclose information as necessary to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request or edit, refuse to post or remove information or materials at its sole discretion.
Visitors should use caution when giving out personally identifying information about themselves or their families in a communication service. The Iowa Hospital Association does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in a communication service and denies liability regarding the communication services and actions resulting from participation in a communication service. Website managers and hosts are not authorized Iowa Hospital Association spokespeople. Their views do not necessarily reflect those of the Iowa Hospital Association.
Material uploaded to a communication service may be subject to limitations on usage, reproduction and dissemination. Visitors are responsible for adhering to these limitations if they download material.
Material provided to the Iowa Hospital Association or posted to the Iowa Hospital Association website
The Iowa Hospital Association does not claim ownership of provided material – including feedback and suggestions – or posts, uploads, input or submissions to its website or associated services. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting information, visitors are granting the Iowa Hospital Association, its subsidiaries and necessary sublicensees permission to use these submissions for the operation of its online business including the right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat and publish the names connected to submissions.
Compensation will not be provided for the use of submissions. The Iowa Hospital Association is not obligated to post or use submissions and may remove submissions at any time at its sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting submissions, visitors warrant and represent that they own or control the rights to their submissions including the rights necessary to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content.
Information, software, products and services included in or available through the Iowa Hospital Association website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the website. The Iowa Hospital Association and its suppliers may make improvements or changes to the website at any time. Advice received through the Iowa Hospital Association website should not be relied on for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions. Visitors should consult appropriate professionals for specific advice.
The Iowa Hospital Association and its suppliers make no representations for any purpose about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the Iowa Hospital Association website. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition. The Iowa Hospital Association and its suppliers deny warranties and conditions regarding this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Iowa Hospital Association and its suppliers are not liable for direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including:
- Damages for loss of use, data or profits arising from or connected with the use or performance of the Iowa Hospital Association website.
- Delay or inability to use the Iowa Hospital Association website or related services.
- Failure to provide services or information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Iowa Hospital Association website.
- Use of the Iowa Hospital Association website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Iowa Hospital Association or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages.
For more information, email ihadonotreply@IHAonline.org.
Termination and access restriction policy
The Iowa Hospital Association can terminate access to its website and related services or portions at any time and without notice. This agreement is governed by Iowa law. Visitors consent to the exclusive authority and venue of Iowa courts in disputes arising from or relating to the use of the Iowa Hospital Association website. Use of this website is unauthorized in jurisdictions that do not give effect to provisions of these terms and conditions including, without limitation, this termination and access restriction policy.
Visitors agree that joint ventures, partnerships, or employment or agency relationships exist between them and the Iowa Hospital Association because of this agreement or use of this website. The Iowa Hospital Association’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal processes, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of the Iowa Hospital Association’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements for visitor’s use of this website or information provided to or gathered by the Iowa Hospital Association for such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable according to applicable law, including warranty disclaimers and liability limitations, the invalid or unenforceable provision will be superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision. The remainder of the agreement will continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and the Iowa Hospital Association for its website, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals – whether electronic, oral or written – between the user and the Iowa Hospital Association for its website.
A printed version of this agreement and notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based on or related to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and related documents be drawn up in English.
Copyright and trademark notices
This website’s content is copyrighted by the Iowa Hospital Association. All rights are reserved.
Company and product names mentioned on this site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Example company organizations, products, people and events depicted on the site are fictitious. No association with real company organizations, products, people or events is intended or should be inferred.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Notices and procedure for making claims of copyright infringement
Pursuant to Title 17, United States code, section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under U.S. copyright law should be sent to the service provider’s designated agent at ihadonotreply@IHAonline.org. Nonrelevant inquiries will receive no response.