The American Hospital Association, its subsidiaries and affiliated organizations (together, “AHA”) operates various websites, including, without limitation, The term “Site” is used in these Terms of Use to refer to all websites and Web pages operated by AHA and all Content (defined below) and functionality available through these websites and web pages. The term “Content” is used in the Terms to refer to all content on the Site, including without limitation, data, designs, text, files, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, and other materials, and their selection and arrangement. The term “Services” is used in the Terms to refer to the Site and all AHA products, software and services provided on or through the Site. The term “User” is used in the Terms to include any party visiting or viewing the contents of the Site; sending or supplying information to the Site or AHA; and any party uploading, publishing or displaying information on or through the Site. By using the Services or visiting the Site, you, a User, acknowledge and agree that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use. THE TERMS OF USE FORM A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND AHA. PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS. IN THE EVENT A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND AHA GOVERNS YOUR USE OF ANY SERVICES, TO THE EXTENT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THAT AGREEMENT CONFLICT WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, THE TERMS OF THAT AGREEMENT SHALL CONTROL. BEFORE YOU CONTINUE, YOU SHOULD PRINT OFF OR SAVE A LOCAL COPY OF THESE TERMS FOR YOUR RECORDS. 1. Who Provides the Services The American Hospital Association is affiliated with other legal entities. These entities may be providing Services on behalf of one another or on behalf of the American Hospital Association. You acknowledge and agree that affiliates or other third-parties will be entitled to provide Services to you, in addition to the particular AHA entity with whom you contract or interact. 2. Your Use of Services You agree to use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation and generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions (including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other countries). You agree not to access or attempt to access any Services by any means other than through the interface as provided by AHA, unless specifically allowed to do so in a separate written agreement. You agree to not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services, or the servers and networks connected to the Services. You agree to not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services, unless otherwise agreed to in a separate written agreement with AHA. You agree that you are solely responsible for any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences, including any loss or damage that AHA may suffer, of any such breach. 3. Code of Conduct You warrant that you will abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations with respect to your use of the Services and not interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Services by other users or with AHA’s management and operation of the Service. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited, to the following: a. You will not send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications on the Site. b. You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access the Site, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission. c. You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on the Site. d. You will not upload viruses or other malicious code. e. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else. f. You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working of the Site. g. You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of the Terms. h. You will not post content or take any action on the Site that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law. i. You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on the Site. j. You will not tag Users. k. You will not send email invitations or otherwise market or promote the Services or the Site to non-users without AHA’s consent. 4. Access to Certain Services In order to access certain Services, you may be required to provide personal information (such as identification or contact details) as part of a registration process. You agree that any registration information you give to AHA will always be correct and current. You agree not to register for any User account or use the Services on behalf of any party other than yourself unless you have the legal authority to act as an agent on behalf of another individual or entity. You acknowledge you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services. You agree that you will be solely responsible to AHA for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify AHA of any unauthorized use of your password or account. 5. Privacy and Personal Information Click Here to review AHA’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into the Terms of Use by reference. You acknowledge have read and agree to AHA’s Privacy Policy, including the use of your information in accordance with AHA’s Privacy Policy. 6. Changes in Services; Denial of Access The form and nature of the Services which AHA provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. AHA may stop providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to Users generally, including by denying access to your account, at AHA’s sole discretion, without prior notice. If AHA disables access to your account, you may be prevented from access your account details or any files or other content which is contained in your account or accessible through your account. AHA, at its sole discretion, may set fixed upper limits on the number of transmissions you may send or receive through the Services or on the amount of storage space used for the provision of any Service. 7. Content in the Services You understand that all Content is the proprietary property of AHA, its users or its licensors with all rights reserved. You understand that Content presented to you as part of the Services, including but not limited to content submitted by third-parties, user-posted content or advertisers, may be protected by Intellectual Property rights owned by AHA, third-party individuals or other legal entities. You are not allowed to modify, copy, distribute, frame, reproduce, republish, create derivatives based upon, download, display, post, transmit, link, sell, rent, lease, loan or trade any Content, in whole or in part, without written permission from AHA or the rightful Intellectual Property owner, except the foregoing does not apply to your Content that you legally post on the Site (“User Content”). Subject to your compliance with the Terms of Use, you may access and use the Site and the Content and download or print a copy of any portion of the Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. AHA reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all Content from any Service, and, in its sole discretion, restrict suspend, or terminate your access and use of the Services, Site and the Content at any time without notice. 8. Proprietary Rights You acknowledge and agree that AHA, or its licensors, own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Services, including the Content and any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Services, whether registered or not. You acknowledge that the Services may contain information which is designated confidential by AHA and that you shall not disclose such information without AHA’s prior written consent. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use any of AHA’s tradenames, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names and other distinctive brand features. If you have been granted an explicit right to use AHA’s intellectual property in a separate written agreement, you agree that such use shall be in compliance with that agreement and you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights. You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices, including copyright and trademark notices, which may be affixed to or contained within the Services. You agree that in using the Services, you will not use any trademark, servicemark, tradename, or logo of any company or organization in a way that is likely or intended to cause confusion about the owner or authorized user of such marks, names or logos. 9. Content License from the User You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in any User Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the Content you give AHA a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. You agree that this license includes a right for AHA to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom AHA has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services. You understand that AHA, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to its Users, may (i) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (ii) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit AHA to take these actions. You confirm and warrant to AHA that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license. 10. Website or Software Updates The Site or software utilized may require automated downloads or install updates from time to time. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules or completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates and permit AHA to deliver them to you as part of your use of the Services. 11. Exclusion of Warranties; Disclaimers AHA DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. AHA FURTHER MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS AND DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY USER CONTENT. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” AHA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (A) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF ANY USER CONTENT, (B) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMANGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCES TO AND USE OF THE SITE, (C) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (D) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (E)ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (F) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, VIA ANY METHOD OF COMMUNICATION, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM AHA SITES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS. AHA DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORESE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND THE SITE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. Services may include hyperlinks to other websites or content or resources. AHA may have no control over any websites or resources which are provided by companies or persons other than AHA. You acknowledge and agree that AHA is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that AHA is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such websites or resources. 12. Limitation of Liability Under no circumstances will AHA or its affiliates be liable to Users for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from any provision of the Terms of Use or your use of the Site. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AHA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. 13. Indemnity You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AHA, its owners, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from : (A) your use of and access to the Site; (B) your violation of any term of the Terms of Use; (C)your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, property, or privacy right; or (D) any claim that your User Content caused damage to a third party. This section 14 shall indefinitely survive the termination of the Terms of Use and your use of the Site. 14. Digital Millennium Copyright Act For information regarding making a claim under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please CLICK HERE. 15. No Data Storage/Shared Server The Site is not a tool for storing or preserving User Content. AHA expressly disclaims any liability for lost or deleted Site Content or User Content. You shall not rely on AHA for preservation of any Site Content or User Content, and shall maintain all Site Content or User Content in a separate manner. All Site Content and User Content is posted on a shared server. You acknowledge that there is no assurance that Site Content or User Content will remain confidential and there is no assurance that Site Content or User Content will not be lost or deleted. 16. Advertisement Services provided by AHA may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Services, queries made through the Services or other information. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by AHA on the Services are subject to change without specific notice to you. In consideration for AHA granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that AHA may place such advertising on the Services. 17. Changes to these Terms AHA may make changes to the Universal Terms or Additional Terms from time to time. When these changes are made, AHA will make a new copy of the Universal Terms available at [LINK] and any new Additional Terms will be made available to you from within, or through, the affected Services. You understand and agree that if you use the Services after the date of which the Universal Terms or Additional Terms have changed, AHA will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Universal Terms or Additional Terms. 18. Miscellaneous Failure by AHA to enforce any provision(s) of the Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. The Terms of Use, and all other aspects of use of the Site, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. All claims and disputes arising out of the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, or use of the Site, other than an action for specific performance or injunctive relief brought by AHA, shall be exclusively brought in the federal, state or local courts located in Chicago, Illinois; and with regard to such claims and disputes, Users hereby irrevocably (A) submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over them by these courts, and (B) waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. If any provision of the Terms of use is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The User may not assign, transfer, or otherwise convey any rights granted hereunder; provided that, AHA may assign any of the foregoing without notice or prior written consent. The Terms of Use shall inure to the benefit of AHA, its successors and assignees. The Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, and any other legal notices published by AHA on the Site, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and AHA Regarding use of the Site. 19. Contact Information If you have any questions or comments about the Terms of Use, please send an email to