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Terms of Use & Privacy Statement 

Legal Terms & Conditions of Use

The American Academy of Audiology ("the Academy") offers the Terms and Conditions ("Terms") outlined herein as guides for both Academy members and nonmembers ["User(s)"] utilizing the American Academy of Audiology Web site ("Site" and "the Site"). Please read all information carefully. By using this Web site, Users agree to be bound by these Terms. If Users accept these Terms, they should periodically review these Terms as the Academy may revise them from time to time as may be necessary.

Copyright

The entire contents of this Site are copyrighted, unless otherwise indicated, by the Academy. This copyright notice applies to all proprietary pages, images, text, programs, and other material available throughout this Internet site (collectively, "Site"). All rights are reserved and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of the Academy.

Users of this Site may download/print pages or other content for their personal, noncommercial use on a single computer. The use of any of the contents of this Site on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Any information contained on Web sites linked FROM this Site are not copyrighted by the Academy, but may be copyrighted by the owner(s) of such linked Web site(s). This copyright notice also binds visitors linking TO this Site from other Web sites.

Notice Specific to Documents Available on this Web Site

Permission to use Academy documents (such as press releases, datasheets and frequently asked questions "FAQs") from this Site is granted where specifically provided under the condition that: (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such documents from this Site is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any documents are made. Copyright notice: "Copyright © 2001–2008 American Academy of Audiology. All rights reserved."

Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of the Web site or any other Academy owned, operated, licensed or controlled site. Elements of the Academy Web sites are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound, or image from any Academy Web site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by the Academy.

Trademarks

Unless otherwise noted, product names, designs, logos, titles, words or phrases within this Site are the trademarks, service marks, trade names or other property of the Academy. All other unregistered and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Warranties

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ACADEMY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. THE ACADEMY PROVIDES NOTICE THAT THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON ITS BULLETIN BOARD DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE ACADEMY. THE ACADEMY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS AND DENIES ANY ENDORSEMENT OR SUGGESTION OF CONTENT PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES.

THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE ACADEMY MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCTS(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME.

Disclaimers

This Internet Site may be used for information purposes only. Unless specifically agree to in writing by the Academy, no part of the information on this Internet Site can be redistributed, copied, or reproduced for commercial or non-personal use without the prior written consent of the Academy. Any information provided to the Academy through this Internet Site or through electronic-mail transmission becomes the exclusive property of the Academy, shall not be deemed to be confidential, and freely and without restriction may be reproduced, disclosed, published, disseminated or otherwise used by the Academy and its affiliates. Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications not owned by the Academy or its affiliates do not imply endorsement of that product or publication. The Academy makes no warranties of any kind with respect to such products or publications or the completeness or accuracy of such information. Changes periodically are made to the information contained in this Internet Site. The Academy assumes no responsibility for and disclaims all liability for any errors or omissions in this Publication or in related publications that may be discovered through this Internet Site. Although the Academy Site includes links providing direct access to other Internet Sites, the Academy takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites.

This Internet Site is available internationally and may contain references to products or services not available in all countries. References to a particular product or services does not imply that the Academy intends to make such products or services available in such countries. This Internet Site was developed in the United States of America in accordance with and use of this Site shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The links to this area will let you leave the Academy's Site. The linked sites are not under the control of the Academy and the Academy is not responsible for the contents of any linked or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Academy is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Academy of the site.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall the Academy or any of its affiliates, or the officers, directors, employees, members, or agents of each of them, be liable for any damages of any kind, including without limitation any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use of performance of this Internet Site.

Use

Individuals under the age of 18 desiring to use the site must first obtain parental consent.

Privacy Statement

The Academy does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from a contest or sweepstakes registration, the registration process for subscription sites or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., chat and bulletin boards), suggestions, voting/polling activities and transactional areas. Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate marketing information about other products, services and offerings from the Academy and/or any third parties. Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, the Academy reserves the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.

The Academy reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. The Academy will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. Also, users should be aware that the Academy may sometimes permit third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through the Academy Site. The Academy is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties and users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information.

Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the bulletin boards or in the chat areas of the Academy Site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of the Academy.

Users also should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of the Academy's Internet servers or through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a Web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Users should be aware that the Academy cannot control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for the Academy. If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the Site.

The foregoing policies are effective as of January 1, 2001. The Academy reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.