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We have dedicated SonoWorld to providing the highest quality information. To ensure that, we employ peer review of medical information and our editors review information before it is made available to the public through SonoWorld.com. However, it is not possible to assure that all information on SonoWorld is always complete and up-to-date on any given subject. Therefore, SonoWorld makes no representations or warranties about the suitability of this information for use for any particular purpose. All information is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. The information made available through the SonoWorld web Website should not be considered medical advice. Opinions and statements expressed in materials attributed to specific author(s) is the opinion of the author(s) and may not reflect the policy of Sonoworld.
 
On-Line Terms and Conditions of Use Legal Notice
This page states the "Terms and Conditions" under which you may use SonoWorld. Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use this Website and service. By using this Website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms of these Terms and Conditions. SonoWorld (the "Company") may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions, because they are binding. The terms "You" and "User" as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this Website for any reason. SonoWorld.com is a registered Internet domain. All other names, products and services mentioned or displayed on Website are trademarks/service marks/domains (registered or otherwise) of their respective owners or holders. The information contained herein may not be displayed or reproduced without the prior written permission of SonoWorld. The information provided through the Website is property of and proprietary to SonoWorld.
 
Use of Material
The contents of this Website, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software, and other "Material", are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark, and other laws. All Material is the property of the Company or its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this Website is the exclusive property of the Company and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service-mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Material on any other Website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that the Company creates to generate its pages. It is also protected by the Company's copyright.

 
Acceptable Site Use
General Rules: Users may not use the Website in order to transmit, distribute, store, or destroy material (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others, or (c) in a manner that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive, or hateful.

Website Security Rules. Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing", (d) sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. The Company will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

 
Specific Prohibited Uses
The Website may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking education and information. The Company specifically prohibits any use of the Web Site, and all users agree not to use the Website, for any of the following:

Using any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Website or any activity being conducted on this site.

Taking any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this Website's infrastructure.

If you have a password allowing access to a non-public area of this Website, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties, or using your password for any unauthorized purpose.

Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Website.

Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the materials or information available from the Website.

 
User Information
When you register for the Website, you will be asked to provide the Company with certain information including, without limitation, a valid email address (your "Information"). In addition to the terms and conditions that may be set forth in any privacy policy on this Website, you understand and agree that the Company may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous basis, certain aggregate information contained in your registration application. The Company will not disclose to any third party your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number without your prior consent, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant. The Company reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you based on the preferences that you identify in your registration and at any time thereafter; such offers may be made by the Company or by third parties. Please see the Company's Privacy Policy for further details regarding your Information.
 
User Submissions
As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not, and by using this Website you agree not to, do the following things: post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; post a sexually explicit image or statement; post advertisements or solicitations of business, post chain letters or pyramid schemes; impersonate another person; or post material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or information.

The Company does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.

The Company acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of information. If notified by a user of communications which allegedly do not conform to these Terms and Conditions, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. The Company has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. The Company reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the Website for violating the Terms and Conditions or the law, and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive. The Company may take any action with respect to user-submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for the Company or may cause the Company to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.

By submitting content to any public or non-public area of the Web Site, including message boards, forums, contests, and chat rooms, you grant the Company and its affiliates the loyalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), non-exclusive right (including any moral rights), and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform, and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store, and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the Website retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.

 
Registration and Password
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.

Identification Of Agent To Receive Notification And Elements Of Notification Of Claimed Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been uploaded, posted or copied to this Website and is accessible on this Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us by providing our designated copyright agent with the following information:

  1. The physical or electronic signature of either the copyright owner or of a person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, and a description of the activity that you claim to be infringing;
  3. Identification of the URL or other specific location on this Website where the material or activity you claim to be infringing is located or is occurring; you must include enough information to allow us to locate the material or the activity;
  4. Your name, address, telephone number and, if you have one, your e-mail address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that use on the Website of the copyrighted work in the manner you are complaining of is not authorized by the copyright owner, any agent of the copyright owner, or the law; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information you have provided in your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Policy Regarding Termination Of Users And Account Holders Who Repeatedly Infringe The Copyright Or Other Intellectual Property Rights Of Others

SonoWorld, and all of our affiliated companies respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users, account holders, and content partners to do the same. The unauthorized reproduction, copying, distribution, modification, public display, or public performance of copyrighted works constitutes infringement of the copyright owner's rights. As a condition to your use of this Website, you agree not to use the Website to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. We will terminate the accounts of any account holders, and block access to our Website of any users, who are repeat infringers of the copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, of others. We reserve the right to take these actions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, and without any liability to the account holder who is terminated or to the user whose access is blocked.

 
The Company’s Liability
The content of the Website is for educational and informational purposes only. All information provided on the Website is on an as is basis. No warranties or warranty, express or implied, of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is offered or implied by posting of the information to the Website. The accuracy and completeness of the information included therein cannot be guaranteed. All information is subject to errors and omissions and change, prior modification or withdrawal without notice. You agree to assume full responsibility for all information you obtain from or provide to the Website. SonoWorld will not be held liable for any damages (real or implied; tangible or intangible; direct or indirect; incidental, special or consequential) that you or any other party may incur as a result of the possession or use of information so provided. You may download material displayed on the Website for non-commercial, personal use provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the Website for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without SonoWorld’s written permission.

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "trademarks") displayed on the Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of SonoWorld and others. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Website without the written permission of SonoWorld or such third party that may own the trademarks displayed on the Website. Your misuse of the trademarks displayed on the Website, or any other content on the Website, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited.

THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.

THE WEBSITE AND MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE COMPANY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

 
Links to Other Sites
SonoWorld has not reviewed all of the Websites linked to the Website and is not responsible for the content of any off-Website pages or any other Websites linked to the Website. Your linking or transfer to any other off-Website pages or other Websites is at your own risk.

REFERENCE TO ARDMS, OR REPRINT AND CREDITING OF ARDMS COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL, DOES NOT IMPLY THAT SONOWORLD IS AFFILIATED WITH ARDMS. ARDMS HAS NOT EVALUATED AND EXPRESSES NO OPINION CONCERNING SONOWORLD OR THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

 
Disclaimer of Consequential Damages
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
 
No Resale or Unauthorized Commercial Use
You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Term of Use. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of the Website.
 
Limitation of Liability
The aggregate liability for the Company to you for all claims arising from the use of the Materials is limited to $100.
 
Termination
The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including, but not limited to, deletion of your postings from this Website and immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access the Website and/or any other service provided to you by the Company, upon any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or if the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to the Website registration with or ability to access the Website.
 
Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees, and agents; from and against any claims, actions or demands; including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees; alleging or resulting from your use of the Material or your breach of these Terms and Conditions. The Company shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
 
General
The Company makes no claims that the Materials may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within Boston, Massachusetts. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are 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 and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in additional terms of use for areas of the Web Site a particular "Legal Notice," or Software License or material on particular Web pages, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to the use of the Website. No changes to these Terms and Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on this page.
 
Additional Terms of Use
Certain areas of this Website are subject to additional terms of use. By using such areas, or any part thereof, you agree to be bound by the additional terms of use applicable to such areas.

SonoWorld a division of The Monroe Companies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Inteleos, Inc. Inteleos is a non-profit certification organization that delivers rigorous assessments and cultivates a global community of professionals dedicated to the highest standards in healthcare and patient safety.