Scope and Purpose of this Disclaimer
This disclaimer document governs your use of our informational website. By using the website located at www.HITSConsortium.org and its sub directories, you agree to accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use our website, as that condition prohibits you from doing so. THE HEALTHCARE INFECTIONS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (HITS) reserves the right to modify these terms at any time, and thus, you should check for changes before proceeding to utilize the services and content of Hitsconsortium.org. By using this site after changes have been made to this document, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them.
Rights to information published
All materials on this site are protected by copyright and intellectual property laws and are the property of THE HEALTHCARE INFECTIONS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (HITS). Unless stated otherwise, you may access and download the materials located on www.HITSConsortium.org only for personal, non-commercial use. You may not reproduce this material on your personal website, blog, social network, or any other online or published resource.
Any and all content (including user and visitor generated content) submitted either via email, comment forms, or any other page hosted at www.HITSConsortium.org or its content aggregation systems becomes the property of the HITS Consortium. HITS reserves the right to alter, remove, re-post, repurpose, market, or trade any such content.
Our Rights to Remove or Reproduce any User-Generated Material
For the purposes of this condition, the term “user-generated material” shall refer to any information, content, or any other media uploaded, posted, emailed, submitted, or otherwise communicated to www.HITSConsortium.org or any other content communication or submission medium or forum.
By sharing any contribution or user-generated content (including any text, photographs, graphics, video, audio or any other type of media or content) with www.HITSConsortium.org you agree to grant us, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way we deem fit (including the modification, reproduction, repurposing, or deletion of it). You hereby confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe upon any laws of the country from which you are utilizing this site, nor the laws of Canada or The United States of America, and that you have the full rights to accept this condition.
Site content (quality, accuracy and use)
This Web site and its contents are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Information found at www.HITSConsortium.org will not always be up to date.
The information should not be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or information, as circumstances will vary from person to person. The information provided is not intended to be actionable professional advice.
By using this website, you hereby forfeit any and all claims, past, present, and future, against the owners, editors, contributors, administrators, and other staff of Hitsconsortium.org (THE HEALTHCARE INFECTIONS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (HITS) web property).
Restrictions on who can use the website
If you are under 18, please get permission from a parent or guardian before taking part in the www.HITSConsortium.org online community. Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).
By visiting any page at www.hitsconsortium.org you understand that you must be at least 18 years of age or have a parent/guardian present while having correspondence on the website, (which includes all content and code from any page hosted at or within www.HITSConsortium.org, or any content or code relating to or from this site that was transmitted via email or other means). The HITS Consortium cannot be held responsible for any harm that is experienced, real or perceived, from viewing, following, or contributing, of any sort of content on this site.
External Links – limiting liability for links to other web sites
We are not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link, and we do not, expressly or otherwise, endorse the views and/or content expressed within those sites.
The Actions and Opinions of Other Users: You must not use this website in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. Some content found on the pages within www.HITSConsortium.org and its subdirectories is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and, unless specifically stated, are not those of Hitsconsortium.org. We accept no responsibility for any loss or harm incurred from the use of this website or any of its information or content.
Viruses, Damage and Availability
The HITS Consortium makes no warranty or claim that functions available on this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server that makes it available, nor the content itself is and/or will be free of viruses, bugs, or other malicious code. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output, and for the security of yourself and the device used by you to view any content from this website.
The Federal laws of the United States of America shall otherwise govern your use of the site where these terms and conditions are not clear or incomplete and you hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Federal court system.
Hitsconsortium.org and its officers, employees, volunteers, contractors or content providers shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or otherwise in connection with your use of any content, information, function, or any location within www.HITSConsortium.org or other related location (such as content feeds, links, emails, letters, documents, and other company products or correspondence).
Last Updated: March 28, 2018