Terms of Use

By accessing or using any of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (“ACOS” or the “College”) website, you agree to comply with and be bound by these “terms of use.”  Please read these “terms of use” carefully as well as the College’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference.  If you do not agree with these “terms of use,” you must immediately terminate use of the College website.  These “terms of use” will take effect at the time you begin using the College website.  The College reserves the right, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the College website or any portion thereof, and to terminate these “terms of use.”   If you violate any of these “terms of use,” your permission to use the website automatically terminates.

Copyright and Trademarks

All College content including the name and logo and all related product and service names (“College Content”) on this site is owned by the College and/or its licensors, sponsors, partners, content providers, or other third parties and is protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law.  Reproduction, retransmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation, reprinting, or dissemination of any “College Content” is prohibited without prior written permission from the College or the other copyright owner if the College is not the owner.  You may not alter, delete, obscure, or conceal any copyright or other notices appearing on the “College Content,” including any such notices appearing on any “College Content” that you are permitted to download, transmit, display, print, or reproduce from College websites.  Any use of the “College Content” not expressly permitted by these “terms of use” is a breach of these “terms of use” and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.  “College Content’ and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of the College.  All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to the College and its licensors.

Use of Content

The College authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the website solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © [YEAR], by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.  All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the “College Content. All other reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting of all or part of any “College Content” found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless the College has expressly granted its prior consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or reprint the material. All other rights are reserved. If you violate any of these “terms of use,” your permission to use the “College Content” automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the “College Content.”

No medical advice

The College is providing information and services on this website as a benefit and service in furtherance of the College’s nonprofit and tax-exempt status. The information posted here by the College or any third party should not be considered medical advice, and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please consult an appropriate health care provider with any medical issues you may have. The College does not answer specific medical questions or refer people to a particular professional. The College is not responsible for any treatment decisions made by any health care provider.

Warranty Disclaimed

The use of the website and the “College Content” is at your own risk.  When using the website, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of the College and its suppliers.  Accordingly, the College assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the website.

This website and the “College Content” are provided on an "as is," "as available" basis. The college, its licensors, and its suppliers, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. Without limiting the foregoing, the College, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the “College Content,” software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the website.

Disclaimer of Liability

You assume all responsibility for the use of this website. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the College or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this website be liable for any claim, loss, or damage (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or lost profits of any kind whatsoever) in connection with, as a result of, or arising from the use or inability to use the website and/or any other websites that are linked to this site, including, but not limited to: (i) reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the website; (ii) mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access; (iii) any interruption in the availability of the website or “College Content;” (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the website; and (iv) any other matter relating to the website.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference to any product, service, hypertext link to a third party or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the College.  The College shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such third party content.  You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions with third parties.