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The Agreement

Thank you for visiting the MRODS site. The following guidelines explains
MRODS intellectual property rights and govern your use of this Web site.
Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this web site. Your
use of this Web site constitutes your agreement to be bound by all terms.
If you disagree with one or more of these terms or find them unacceptable
in any way, please do not enter or use our Web site. Any rights not expressly
granted herein are reserved to MRODS.

MRODS reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change,
modify, update, and interpret this Agreement at any time and you agree
to be bound by those changes, modifications, updates and interpretations.
You should therefore review these Terms of Use periodically to familiarize
yourself with any changes, modifications, updates and interpretations.
If you violate any of the Terms of this Agreement, your authorization
to use our Web site terminates automatically.

If any of the provisions of this Agreement are held unenforceable by
a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, then those provisions
shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary to allow
the remainder of this Agreement to retain its full force and effect. This
Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and MRODS applicable
to its subject matter. It may not be modified except as described elsewhere
in this Agreement. Anything on the Web site inconsistent or in conflict
with the terms of this Agreement is superseded by the terms of this Agreement.

Information on this Web site does not Constitute Professional

All data, information, text, graphics, links and other material on MRODS
Web site are provided as a convenience to our site visitors. It is for
general informational and educational purposes only. Information provided
here is not intended to serve as medical advice and is not to be used
for diagnosis or treatment of any condition or symptom. Information provided
on the site does not constitute the provision or practice of medical,
nursing or professional health care advice or services.

You should consult your physician or other qualified health care provider
regarding any specific questions you may have. You should never disregard
professional advice or delay in seeking treatment based on the information
contained on this site or other Web sites linked to or from it.


All access to this Web site is voluntary and at the sole risk of the
user. MRODS does not warrant the accuracy of any materials on the site
or on any other sites linked to or from it. Whereas MRODS strives to present
timely and accurate information, it makes no representations that this
information is free of errors or omissions that may be considered material.
MRODS does not warrant the completeness or correctness, timeliness or
usefulness of any opinions, advice, services, merchandise or other materials
provided through the Web site. MRODS will not be liable for any decision
made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided on the
Web site. Except for information, products or services clearly and specifically
identified as being supplied or endorsed by MRODS, MRODS does not endorse
any products or services this Web site or other Web sites linked to or
from it.

The information contained on or provided by this Web site is for general
educational and informational purposes only. All material on the Web site
is provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind,
express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title
or non-infringement or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. MRODS is not responsible for any loss or damage
resulting from reliance on the information or other content posted on
this site or from sites linked to or from this site. MRODS does not warrant
that the use of this site will be uninterrupted and, although MRODS maintains
virus protection on this site, it cannot guarantee that this site is free
from viruses of other contaminants that may damage your computer or its

By visiting this Web site, you agree to hold harmless MRODS, and any
affiliated MRODS entity, its officers, directors, employees and agents
from and against all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, judgments
and settlements, including, without limitation, from any direct, indirect,
incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or any other claim
you may incur in connection with your use of this Web site, including,
without limitation, any economic harm, lost profits, damages to business,
data or computer systems, or any damages resulting from reliance on any
content or resulting from any interruptions, work stoppages, computer
failures, deletion of files, errors, omissions, inaccuracies, defects,
viruses, delays or mistakes of any kind, even if you have previously advised
MRODS of the possibility of such claim. The user’s sole remedy for
dissatisfaction with the service is to stop using the service.

Users shall not view, use, download, export or copy any content of this
site except in full compliance with all U.S. and other applicable laws
and regulations and the Terms of Use stated here.

Copyright Notice

This Web site is owned and operated by MRODS. The entire contents and
design of the site are protected by U.S. and international copyright law.
All rights regarding the Web site and materials contained on the Web site
are either owned by MRODS, are licensed to it, or are used with permission.
MRODS and its licensors retain and reserve all proprietary rights to the
contents of this Web site.

You may not copy, republish, upload, post, display, transmit, or frame
any of these materials without prior written consent from MRODS. You may
link to, view, download, use, display and print a single copy of the materials
found on this Web site only for personal, noncommercial and informational
purposes as long as: (1) you do not alter or modify the materials in any
way; (2) you include all applicable copyright, trademark and other notices
and disclaimers; and (3) you do not use the materials in a way that suggests
an association with MRODS or an affiliated entity. All such copies must
include, at a minimum, the following copyright notice: “Copyright
© 2003 MRODS Foundation. All rights reserved.” Any other use
of the Web site or the information contained here is strictly prohibited.

Trademark Notice

MRODS names and logos and all related product and service names, design
marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of MRODS. All rights
are reserved. You are not authorized to use any MRODS name or mark in
any advertisement, publicity or in any other commercial manner without
prior written consent of MRODS. All other trademarks appearing on the
Web site are the property of their respective owners.


MRODS is not responsible for the content of any products other than those
specifically published by MRODS and does not guarantee that any product
is currently available, merchantable, or suitable to a particular purpose.

Event Calendar

MRODS’s online Event Calendar provides a listing of MRODS-sponsored
meetings, gatherings and seminars targeted to both professional and lay
audiences. MRODS does not guarantee access to any event and reserves the
right to cancel any event at any time for any reason. Notice of event
cancellations will be posted on the Event Calendar. Whereas MRODS will
attempt to send notices of event cancellations to online registrants by
sending email to the address provided upon registration, it is each registrant’s
responsibility to confirm that a specific event is going forward.

Certain events require payment of admission or other fee to attend. If
payment for such an event has been received and the event is subsequently
canceled, MRODS will return payment.

Jurisdiction and Venue

Information provided on MRODS’s Web site is not targeted to users
in any particular locality nor is it intended to constitute the doing
of business in any jurisdiction.

This Web site is a service provided by MRODS and does not constitute
any contact with any jurisdiction outside the State of Minnesota. Use
of this Web site is prohibited in any jurisdiction having laws that would
void this Agreement in whole or essential part or which makes accessing
the Web site illegal. Users in such jurisdictions visit and use this Web
site entirely at their own risk. Note: the essential parts of this Agreement
include, without limitation, the exclusive venue and exclusive remedy
provisions and the warranty disclaimers.

This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of Minnesota,
United States of America. It is governed by and shall be construed under
the laws of Minnesota, exclusive of any choice of law or conflict of laws
provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under
this Agreement or related to the Web site, each party irrevocably submits
to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the Minnesota State District
Court sitting in Anoka County, Minnesota or of the United States Court
for the District of Minnesota. Each party waives any jurisdictional, venue
or inconvenient forum objections to these courts.

Requests for Information

If you contact MRODS and request information about our programs or services,
we will use your email or postal address only to provide the information
you requested. Providing information to us is voluntary and the information
we collect is used only for the purpose for which it was collected. We
do not share your information without your authorization or unless we
are required to do so by law.

MRODS’s Web site provides secure communication. As long as you
are using a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL)-enabled browser such as Microsoft
Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, information is transmitted over
an SSL line. This encrypts your information as it travels over the Internet.
MRODS stores information on our secure server and uses a firewall designed
to block access from the outside.

While we take all reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality
of your information, no one can give absolute assurance that all information
will remain secure. Under certain circumstances, it is possible that third
parties may be able to intrude on the server and view your information.
By submitting information to MRODS, you agree that you are aware of these
risks. If you do not wish to submit your information electronically, please
telephone us at 1-888-707-HOPE or 1-773-883-3906 or mail a letter request
to the following address:

MRODS, Lincoln Park Hospital, 550 West Webster 2 North Chicago, IL 60614

Links to Other Web sites

MRODS provides links to other Web sites that provide information or services
which may be of help to you. MRODS provides these links for your convenience
only. It is not responsible for the content of these sites or the programs,
agencies, or businesses they describe. MRODS does guarantee that these
sites will meet your particular purposes.

Downloadable Files and Email

MRODS cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that email or files available
for downloading from its Web site will be free of viruses or other code
that may contaminate or destroy data on your computer. You are responsible
for implementing sufficient protective procedures and checks to maintain
the accuracy of your data for maintaining a data back-up or other means
for the reconstruction of any lost data. MRODS does not assume any responsibility
or risk for damage to your computer or its files related to your use of
the Web site.

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