SIR Legal Notice
The SIR Web Site makes its Forum available to its members only. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information among members, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information. In the event you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information using such a service, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication or post, can be collected, correlated and used by third parties. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of SIRweb.org.
Indemnification; Applicable Law
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with SIR, or in any way relating to your use of the Web site, resides in the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving the Web site or SIR or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.
Copyright and Trademarks
Use of Content
SIR authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Web site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © 2011, Society of Interventional Radiology. All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the SIR Content.
All other reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting of all or part of any SIR Content found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless SIR has expressly granted its prior consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or reprint the material. All other rights are reserved.
The use of the Web site and the SIR Content is at your own risk. When using the Web site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of SIR and its suppliers. Accordingly, SIR assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Web site.
This Web site and the SIR Content are provided on an "as is," "as available" basis. SIR AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE.
Disclaimer of Liability
Users assume all responsibility for the use of this Web site. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall SIR or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this Web site be liable for any claim, loss, or damage (including, without limitation, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS of any kind whatsoever) in connection with, as a result of, or arising from the use or inability to use the Web site and/or any other Web sites that are linked to this site, including, but not limited to: (i) reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the Web site; (ii) mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access; ) any interruption in the availability of the Web site or SIR Content; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the Web site; (iv) any other matter relating to the Web site. In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference to any product, service, hypertext link to a third party or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by SIR. SIR shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such third party content. You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions with third parties.
SIR provides information and services on the Internet as a service to SIR members, other medical professionals and the general public for the purpose of advancing interventional radiology. Materials on the SIR Web site are copyrighted unless otherwise indicated.
Although the SIR site includes links, the Society has not participated in the development of those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites.
SIR provides information of interest to members and the general public from third-party sources such as news, news services, press releases and the federal government. SIR is not responsible for any errors or omissions in any materials obtained through third-party sources and assumes no liability for any risk assumed by readers of such information.
The portion of the SIR Web site accessible to the general public will not expressly ask for information that personally identifies you or that allows the SIR Web site to contact you.
Patient Information and Medical Disclaimer
Information posted on this Web site by SIR should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation or discussion with an interventional radiologist. It is very important that individuals with specific medical problems or questions consult with their doctor or other health care professional. SIR does not answer specific medical questions or offer referral to a particular interventional radiologist; however, the Society does provide an online Doctor Finder list of SIR members for individuals who wish to locate interventional radiologists according to geographic and practice areas.
The Members only portion of the SIR Web site (Members site) will expressly ask for your Web site identification and your password to access the Members site. The information that you provide to SIR to become a Member during the SIR member registration or renewal process (including name, address, phone and payment information, together with any additional information you provide to SIR and information regarding the manner in which you use your SIR membership) will not be processed or disclosed by SIR except as permitted by this policy or as required or allowed by applicable law or legal process.
This information will be used to process your order and if necessary, to contact you regarding the status of your order. You agree and acknowledge that your order may be processed, fulfilled or serviced by third parties other than SIR and you understand that such third parties are not limited by SIR in their use of the information provided to them to process, fulfill or service your order. Therefore, in order to process, fulfill or service your order, you expressly consent to our sharing your information with any necessary third parties.
SIRweb.org may use your contact information to get in touch with you regarding the status of your membership, registration or any orders you may place, for instance. You may also be contacted by us or our agents regarding additional services and features, or we may request your feedback about your experience with SIRweb.org. We also reserve the right to make your contact information available to third parties whose products and services you may find useful. If you prefer that we do not use your contact information as described here, you may send us an email at any time to Membership@SIRweb.org.
SIR is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, customers and the public and will collect no personal information from you unless you choose to provide that information. If you purchase an SIR product online, we collect personal information required to support the purchase of products, including names, addresses and e-mail addresses. When existing demographic information in our database is incorrect or incomplete, that information will be updated. SIR only shares your personal information when necessary to complete your order (for example, your credit card and billing information is shared with our bank for authorization, and your delivery address is shared with our fulfillment center and shipper).
SIR sends e-mails to let you know about changes to its Web site and communicate with you about issues that matter to the professions of interventional radiology, but we do not sell e-mail addresses to third parties. (But see above regarding our possible sharing of your contact information with selected third parties.)
When you visit the SIR Web site, the Society's tracking agent automatically collects some basic information about your computer, including the following: your most recently visited URL, IP address (your computer's unique signature), operating system and browser software.
The information collected reflects the user population as a whole rather than focusing on individuals. It is used to better understand the people who visit SIRweb.org. This information allows SIR to identify the most popular pages on the Web site. Aggregated data of non-personally identifiable information may be disclosed to the SIR Executive Council to inform them of the number and categories of people who have visited the Web site.
SIRweb.org reserves the right to perform statistical analyses and profiling of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform third parties of such information. SIRweb.org will provide only aggregate data from these analyses to third parties; no personally identifiable information will be disclosed.
Security and E-commerce
While information is critical to our ability to provide high quality service to you, our most important asset is the trust that our visitors place in how we provide that service. Keeping visitor information secure, and using it only as our visitors would want us to, is a top priority for all of us at SIR. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, SIR has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online. . Our secure server certificate is issued by Equifax.
Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, despite our efforts, SIR cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
Change of Policies
The Society may modify these policies at any time by posting revisions on SIRweb.org. Only the posted statement is effective with respect to current use of the site.