Terms of Use

Welcome to www.symed.com (the "Site"). By using the Web pages hosted by Verity, a HealthStream Company (“Verity”), you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Service

Verity reserves the right to modify or discontinue, all or any part of this Site with or without notice, and to establish general guidelines and limitations on their use. You may obtain access to other sites on the Internet through these pages. By providing this service, Verity does not take any responsibility or liability for information or publications of third parties on the Internet, even if you access them through these pages.

Trademarks and Copyrights

This Site and all materials incorporated by Verity on this Site ("Material") are protected by copyrights, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights ("Copyrights"). Some of the characters, logos or other images incorporated by Verity on this Site are also protected as registered or unregistered trademarks, trade names and/or service marks owned by Verity or others ("Trademarks"). Verity respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks users of this Site to do the same.

Your Use of Content

Your right to use this Site and any Material or other content appearing on it is subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use. Modification or use of the Material or any other content on this Site for any purpose not permitted by these Terms of Use may be a prohibited violation of the Copyrights or Trademarks.

Our Use of Content

Verity will consider anything you provide to Verity and/or contribute to this Site as available for our use free of any obligations to you, except where we have expressly solicited Invited Submissions and those submissions are expressly governed by Additional Terms appearing elsewhere on this Site, in which event those Additional Terms will determine how we will treat your Invited Submissions.

Subject to the provisions of any Additional Terms, by posting or uploading any content to this Site and/or providing any communication or material to Verity ("User Content"), you automatically and irrevocably:
(a) grant and assign to Verity any and all rights in the User Content throughout the world including without limitation all copyright, together with all consents (if any) necessary to enable its reproduction, distribution, modification, publishing and/or other exploitation by Verity and/or by any person authorized by Verity, by any means and in all media now known or hereafter devised without payment or other reference to you or any other person, and to advertise and promote such exploitation, for the full period of all such rights (together with any extensions and renewals) and insofar as possible in perpetuity;
(b) waive all moral rights in the User Content which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted;
(c) appoint Verity as your agent with full power to enter into any document and/or do any act Verity may consider appropriate to confirm the grant and assignment, consent and waiver set out above;
(d) warrant that you are the owner of the User Content and entitled to enter into these Terms of Use;
(e) confirm that no such User Content will be subject to any obligation, of confidence or otherwise, to you or any other person and that Verity shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of such User Content.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Verity AND ALL THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, AND OTHER CONTENT IN THIS SITE AND OTHER SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, Verity DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Verity DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT Verity's WEB SITES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Verity DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIAL, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT IN THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

Verity MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR OTHER CONTENT IN THIS SITE OR OTHER SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND Verity ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR OTHER CONTENT OF THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation of Liability

Verity DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNATIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE) RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR OTHER SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE OR THE MATERIAL, INFORMATION, OR OTHER CONTENT ON THIS SITE OR OTHER SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED AND EVEN IF Verity HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.

YOU (AND NOT Verity) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW ALL OR ANY PART OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO APPLY TO YOU, THE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Jurisdiction

These pages are controlled and operated by Verity in the United States and are intended for use within the United States. Verity makes no representation that materials on these pages are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access these pages from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee. Any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in the State of Tennessee.

System Abuse

Without limitation, you agree not to send, create or reply to so called "mailbombs" (i.e., emailing copies of a single message to many users, or sending large or multiple files or messages to a single user with malicious intent) or engage in "spamming"(i.e., unsolicited emailing for business or other purposes) or undertake any other activity which may adversely effect the operation or enjoyment of this Site by any other person. You may not reproduce, sell, resell or otherwise exploit any resource, or access to any resource, contained on this Site.

Investigations

Verity reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use. Verity may seek to gather information from the user who is suspected of violating these Terms of Use, and from any other user. Verity may suspend any users whose conduct is under investigation. If Verity believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms of Use has occurred, it may warn users, suspend users and passwords, terminate accounts or take other corrective action it deems appropriate.

Verity will cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Verity to disclose the identity of anyone making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms of Use. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS Verity FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY Verity DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUNCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER Verity OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Verity and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and affiliates from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing provisions, representations or warranties, or from your placement or transmission of any content onto Verity's servers, or from any and all use of your account.

Please note that these Terms of Use may be revised and reissued without notice at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page regularly to review the current Terms of Use, since your continued use of the Site will be deemed as irrevocable acceptance of any revisions. These Terms of Use were last updated on March 18, 2008.

Privacy Information

Verity recognizes the importance of protecting the information that we collect from clients during the process of registering for a service, product, newsletter, or membership area of the Site. It is our policy to use the information we acquire through the registration process or through user postings at our sites for internal business uses only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. Gathering this information helps us develop Web sites and products to match your interests.

Collected Information

We require clients who register to use the services ("Services") offered on our Site to give us contact information, such as their name, company name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. At the time you express interest in attaining additional information, or when you register for the service, we may also ask for additional personal information, such as title, department name, fax number, or additional company information, such as annual revenues, number of employees, or industry. Clients can opt out of providing this additional information by not entering it when asked.

Verity uses the information that we collect to set up Services for individuals and their organizations. We may also use the information to contact clients to further discuss client interest in our company, the Services that we provide, and to send information regarding our company or partners, such as promotions and events. Clients are invited to receive an email newsletter by providing an email address. Client email addresses and any personal client information will not be distributed or shared with any third parties. Clients can opt out of being contacted by us, or receiving such information from us, at any time by sending an email to oneapp@symed.com. Separately, clients are also asked to provide an email address when registering for the Service, in order to receive a username and password. We may also email information regarding updates to the Service or company, and will send a Client Newsletter. Again, email will not be distributed or shared and clients can opt out of receiving any communication by emailing oneapp@symed.com at the time it is distributed, or at the time any client registers for the Service.

Verity may also collect certain information from visitors to and clients of the Site, such as Internet addresses. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, and to administer our Site in order to constantly improve the quality of the Service. We may also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and clients and provide such information to third parties.

Cookies

When you interact with the Verity Web site, we strive to make that experience easy and meaningful. When you come to our Web site, our Web server may send a cookie to your computer. Cookies are files that Web browsers place on a computer's hard drive and are used to tell us whether clients and visitors have visited the Site previously.

Third-Party Sites

The Site contains links to other Web sites. Verity is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites. Clients and visitors will need to check the policy statement of these other Web sites to understand their policies. Clients and visitors who access a linked site may be disclosing their private information. It is the responsibility of the user to keep such information private and confidential.

Opt-Out Policy

Verity offers its visitors and clients a means to choose how we may use information provided. If, at any time after registering for information or ordering Services, you change your mind about receiving information from us or about sharing your information with third parties, send us a request specifying your new choice. Simply send your request to Support.

Additional Information

Questions regarding this Statement or the practices of this Site should be directed to Verity by e-mailing such questions to Support.