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Use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions of Use.

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology owns and operates this website and maintains this site for general information and communication purposes. It should not be used or relied on to obtain information about any specific medical information. This webpage contains these Terms and Conditions of Use governing your access to and use of the website of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (the "Website", www.apscardio.org). The term "Website" as used in these Terms and Conditions of Use refer to the Website and its contents. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions of Use or you do not meet or comply with the provisions, you may not use the Website.

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology is a non-profit organization registered in Japan with its Permanent Secretariat (offices) domiciled in Japan (see Contact Us for the current address). The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology is referred to interchangeably as the APSC. The official language of the APSC is English and the Website is in English.

A. TERMS APPLICABLE TO ALL USERS

1. Overview

Your use of the Website is expressly conditioned upon your accepting and agreeing to these Terms and Conditions of Use. By accessing and browsing the Website, you accept without limitations or qualification these Terms and Conditions of Use.

For users who are not registered with the Website, your use of the Website will be deemed to be acceptance of Section A of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

For users who are registered with the Website, your use of the Website shall be subject to (i) certain designated terms (see Section B below) in addition to those terms applicable to all users and (ii) shall be further conditioned on your accepting these terms by clicking the "I AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE" button.

IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE ARE NOT COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

2. Changes To Terms

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology may, at any time, for any reason and without notice, make changes to (i) the Website, including its look, feel, format, and content, as well as (ii) the products and/or services as described in the Website. Any modifications will take effect when posted to the Website. Therefore, each time you access the Website, you need to review these Terms and Conditions of Use upon which access and use of the Website are conditioned. By your continuing use of the Website after changes are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

3. Disclaimer

The Website is directed to persons and entities located throughout the Asian Pacific region. It is not directed to any person or entity in any jurisdiction where (by reason of nationality, residence, citizenship or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Website and its content, including its products and services, are unavailable or otherwise contrary to local laws or regulations. If this applies to you, you are not authorized to access or use any of the information on the Website. The APSC will not liable for any damages of any kind arising from unauthorized access or use of the Website. The Website may contain information, communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images, and other material and services known collectively as "Content" and is provided by the APSC or by licensors of APSC.

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology makes no representation that Content of the Website, including opinions and/or advice, meets any individual or fact-specific requirements. Content of the Website is intended to provide only general information, and should not be relied on or considered as a substitute for any advice. Any opinions or views expressed in any articles, reports, or other materials that may appear on the Website are solely those of the authors of those materials and do not represent the views or opinions of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology, its directors, officers, employees, agents, consultants, contributors, volunteers, affiliated organizations, website contributors, or sponsors. The posting of these materials and all Content etc. do not imply nor should they be inferred that the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology endorses or supports such views or opinions, unless otherwise expressly stated in a written statement.

4. Scope of Use of the Website and E-Mail

You are only authorized to view Content of the Website, and use, copy for your records and download small portion of Content of the Website for your informational and non-commercial use, provided that you leave all the copyright notices, including copyright management information, or other proprietary notices intact.

You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute a significant portion of Content of the Website, or the design or layout of the Website or individual sections of it, in any form. The systematic retrieval of data from the Website is also prohibited.

E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure and are subject to the risk of interception by third parties. Please consult our Privacy Policy. You agree not to submit or transmit any e-mails or materials through the Website that: (i) are defamatory, threatening, obscene or harassing, (ii) contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse or any other harmful component, (iii) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material of any third party without its permission or (iv) otherwise violate any applicable laws. The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any information or materials that you submit online except as otherwise specified in these Terms and Conditions of Use, or as otherwise set forth in any additional terms and conditions relating to specific products or services, or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any Content, software or other material available through the Website without the prior written consent of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology is strictly prohibited.

5. Copyrights and Trademarks

Content of the Website, as well as the organization and layout of the Website, are copyrighted and are protected by international copyright laws and treaty provisions. You may access and print Content, and download small portion of Content of the Website solely for your personal and non-commercial use; provided that any print out of the Website, or any downloaded portion of the Website, must include the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology's copyright notice. No right, title or interest in any of Content of the Website is transferred to you as a result of accessing, downloading or printing such materials. You may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license any part of the Website; create derivative works from, link to or frame in any other website, use on any other website, transfer or sell any Content obtained from the Website without the prior written permission of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology.

Except as otherwise expressly provided under the Section 4 above, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate the Website without the prior written permission of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology. You may not use any Content of the Website on any other website, without the prior written permission of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology.

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects the users of the Website (the "Users") to do the same. The policy of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology is to terminate the accounts of the Users who are repeated copyright offenders and/or who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement by the Users, please contact us at secretariat@apscardio.org.

6. Links

Solely for your convenience, we may provide links to various other websites that may be of interest to you and are for your convenience only. However, the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology does not control or endorse these websites and is not responsible for their Content, including the accuracy or reliability of such Content, of the websites. Please read the terms and conditions or terms of use policies of any other company or website you may link to from the Website. These Terms and Conditions of Use applies only to the website of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology and Content of the Website which the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology offers. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked from the Website, you do so at your own risk. The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology disclaims all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, and legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on linked sites.

You may not link to the Website without the written permission of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology. The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology does not allow framing of the Website. If you are interested in linking to the Website, please contact us at secretariat@apscardio.org.

7. No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions of Use and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any Content through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.

8. Spamming

Gathering e-mail addresses from the Website through harvesting or automated means is prohibited. Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to the other Users is prohibited. Inquiries regarding a commercial relationship with the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology should be directed to: secretariat@apscardio.org.

9. No Warranties

The Website and all Content are provided "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESSED, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, ALL OF WHICH THE ASIAN PACIFIC SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE ASIAN PACIFIC SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, AVAILABILITY, SUITABILITY, QUALITY OR RELIABILITY OF CONTENT, AND THE ASIAN PACIFIC SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT. WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE. THE ASIAN PACIFIC SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS OR OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND USING CONTENT, AND FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ASIAN PACIFIC SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY.

10. Governing Law, Location and Miscellaneous

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the country of Japan, where the Permanent Secretariat of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology is located. If an applicable law is in conflict with any part of the Terms and Conditions of Use, these Terms and Conditions of Use will be deemed modified to conform to the law. The other provisions will not be affected by any such modification.

11. Separate Agreements

You may have other agreements with the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology. Those agreements are separate and in addition to these Terms and Conditions of Use. These Terms and Conditions of Use do not modify, revise or amend the terms of any other agreements you may have with the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology.

12. No Professional Advice

The information available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered, and is not tailored to your specific circumstance. You should not construe this as medical or other professional advice. The Website is not intended for use by minors.

13. Users Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.

14. User Submissions And Communications; Public Areas:

You acknowledge that you own, are solely responsible for or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms and Conditions of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. You are expressly prohibited from placing any message in an area of the Website accessed or accessible by the public ("Public Area") or any Content, or otherwise transmitting through or posting on the Website, including in any e-mail message or member forum, any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racial, ethnic, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

If you make any submission to Public Area , you automatically represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.

Some of the forums (individual bulletin boards and members forums, for instance) on the Website are not moderated or reviewed. Accordingly, the Users will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of messages that are posted. While not moderating the forums, the Website reviewer will periodically perform an administrative review for the purpose of deleting messages that are old, have received few responses, are off topic or irrelevant, serve as advertisements or seem otherwise inappropriate. The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology has full discretion to delete messages. The Users are encouraged to read the specific forum rules displayed in each discussion forum first before participating in that forum.

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

  • (a) Record the dialogue in Public Areas.
  • (b) Examine an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
  • (c) Remove communications that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions of Use.
  • (d) Terminate the User's access to any or all Public Areas and/or the Website upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
  • (e) Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.
  • (f) Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Website, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of the User or the public. The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology has no liability or responsibility to the Users or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

15. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

B. ADDITIONAL TERMS APPLICABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED USERS

16. Accounts And Security

The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology does not warrant that the functions contained in the service provided by the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this service or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

As part of the registration process, each of the User will select a password ("Password") and Login Name ("Login Name"). You shall provide to the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology accurate, complete, and updated account information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your account.

You may not:

  • (a) select or use a Login Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
  • (b) use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization;
  • (c) use a Login Name that the Website, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive.

You shall notify the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your Password. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Password.

Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at the sole discretion of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.

Contact us: If you would like to request additional information regarding these Terms and Conditions of Use, please contact us at secretariat@apscardio.org.