SIR Legal Notice

General Terms of Use

By accessing or using any of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Web site, you agree to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions of use (Terms of Use). Please read these Terms of Use carefully as well as SIR's Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you must immediately terminate use of the SIR Web site. These Terms of Use will take effect at the time you begin using the SIR Web site. SIR reserves the right, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the SIR Web site or any portion thereof, and to terminate these Terms of Use. If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use theWeb site automatically terminates.

Terms of Use for Forum

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 agree to defend, indemnify and hold SIR, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

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.

These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Copyright and Trademarks

All SIR content, including the name and logo and all related product and service names ("SIR Content") on this site is owned by SIR, its licensors, sponsors, partners, content providers or other third parties and is protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, patent and trademark law. Reproduction, retransmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation, reprinting or dissemination of any SIR Content is prohibited without the prior written permission from SIR or other copyright owner if SIR is not the owner. You may not alter, delete, obscure or conceal any copyright or other notices appearing on the SIR Content, including any such notices appearing on any SIR Content you are permitted to download, transmit, display, print or reproduce from SIR Web sites. Any use of the SIR Content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. SIR Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of SIR. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to SIR and its licensors.

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.

If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the SIR Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the SIR Content.


Legal Disclaimers

Warranty Disclaimed

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 Privacy Policy

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.

This privacy policy applies to the SIR Web site (www.SIRweb.org), together with all other Web sites operated by SIR, including - without limitation - the SIR Foundation Web site (www.SIRFoundation.org) and the Legs For Life Web site (www.LegsForLife.org).

General Public

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.

SIR Members

The SIRweb.org site requires you to provide certain personally identifiable information in order to use certain "Members" features and functions of the site. By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this privacy policy.

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 may share your information with carefully selected and screened organizations, including other associations, educational institutions, government agencies, corporate members, etc. These other organizations are not bound by this privacy policy, and you should contact them directly for information on their use of your data.

Personal Information

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.)

Visit Information

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.

Cookies

The SIR Web site sends all visitors a cookie (small computer file) that contains a unique serial number that recognizes repeat users and facilitates ongoing access to and use of the Web site. SIR does not use cookies to monitor the use of its Web site by individual users. Cookies do not collect personally identifying information; they collect information related to the characteristics of your computer, or when and how you reached the SIRweb.org site. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. They do not pose a threat to a user's system or files. Each time our Web server receives a request for a page, it checks to see if the cookie is present; this enables us to determine how much of our traffic is from repeat visitors. We use this information only for purposes of planning and tracking, as well as assessing the technical function of our site. By understanding how our site is accessed, we can continually improve it to respond to user's interests. Please note that cookies are necessary to enable SIR members to use SIR's Forum on the SIRweb.org 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.

No Guarantee

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.

Contact Us

We invite your comments and questions about the SIRweb.org site, your experience with our site and services, and our privacy policy. Please contact us.