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ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE
Pathpedia ("Pathpedia") is proud to be your online pathology resource and encourages you to read this document in its entirety. Pathpedia provides SERVICES & PRODUCTS (described below) at its wholly-owned website, Pathpedia.com (and affiliate domains Pathpedia.net and Pathpedia.org) to you subject to the following Terms of Use described in this document ("TERMS"), which may be updated from time to time without notice. By accessing and using Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS at Pathpedia.com (“SITE”), you accept and agree to abide by this agreement in its entirety. In addition, when using particular Pathpedia owned or operated SERVICES & PRODUCTS, you and Pathpedia shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such SERVICES & PRODUCTS, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TERMS. Pathpedia may also offer other SERVICES & PRODUCTS that are governed by different Terms of Use.

USE OF INFORMATION
The information provided by Pathpedia at the SITE is for educational, informational, and promotional purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for supervised medical training, medical advice, treatment, and interpretation of diagnostic tests by health-care professionals. The educational content is intended to benefit pathologists, other physicians, laboratory professionals, in-training health-care individuals, and public in-general with different levels of medical knowledge, experience, health-care background, and training and which, therefore, may result in differing interpretations of the same information. The users are also encouraged to verify any medical/technical information contained in this SITE with other sources. Alteration, modification, deletion, addition, or any substitution of information contained in this SITE may not convey the original intended meaning and must not be considered the same as the original information.

PATHPEDIA SERVICES AND PRODUCTS
Pathpedia provides a host of SERVICES & PRODUCTS, including but not limited to educational content, practice tools, informational resources, communication channels, networking services, promotional items (described below), personalized content management services, and third-party services and products through affiliate partners (“3rd party products”) all of which may be accessed using the SITE and/or by mail in case of 3rd party products. Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS may include 3rd party advertisements and marketing items (“promotional items”) and such promotional items are essential for Pathpedia to provide many SERVICES & PRODUCTS free of charge to you. You, as a user of the SITE and/or affiliate partner, also understand and agree that the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS may include certain communications from Pathpedia, and such service announcements, administrative messages, and replies to your queries and comments, are considered part of Pathpedia membership and you will not able to opt out of receiving them. However, you may opt out of receiving certain optional communications, such as alert services set by you, optional periodic subscriptions, and promotional emails from Pathpedia and its affiliate partners sent directly or indirectly using 3rd party email marketing tools. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that would augment or enhance the current Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, including the release of new versions, editions, and upgrades, shall be subject to the TERMS. You understand and agree that the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS are provided "AS-IS" and that Pathpedia assumes no responsibility, financially or otherwise, for the timeliness, deletion, lack of delivery, or failure to store any personalized settings, user communications, or saved items. You are encouraged and responsible for keeping and maintaining a backup of your personalized items on the SITE. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS over internet, and that access may involve 3rd party fees (such as Internet service provider and/or airtime charges).

REGISTRATION, LOG-IN OBLIGATIONS, AND PASSWORD SECURITY
In consideration of your use of the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, you represent that you intend to use the SITE for yourself and/or for your legally established organization(s). You also agree to: (a) provide accurate, true, complete, and current identity information about yourself as prompted by the Pathpedia registration form under required and optional fields (the "Registration Data") and, (b) maintain and promptly update all the Registration Data to keep it accurate, true, complete, and current. If you provide any information that is inaccurate, untrue, incomplete, or outdated, or if Pathpedia has reasonable grounds of doubts that such information is inaccurate, untrue, incomplete, or outdated, Pathpedia has full right to suspend indefinitely or terminate your account, with or without penalty, and refuse the current and future use of the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS (or any portion thereof). You are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the password and other account information and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur with your registration email and password information. You understand and agree to: (a) promptly notify Pathpedia of any unauthorized use of account or any other security breach, and (b) ensure that you promptly log-off from your account when done. Pathpedia will not be liable for any loss incurred or damages arising from your failure to comply with account security guidelines. You must not disclose or share your Log-in email for Pathpedia and password information (“Log-in”) with any other individual or entity unless any such Log-in information is the de-facto modus operandi for the use of selected Pathpedia administration service modules and authorized by Pathpedia explicitly in a written notice to you. You also understand and agree that you must not use the Log-in assigned or used by other individuals or entities to gain access to the SITE unless any such Log-in information is the de-facto modus operandi for the use of selected Pathpedia administration service modules and authorized by Pathpedia explicitly in a written notice to you. Pathpedia allows the creation and use of unique nicknames and/or alias (“Screen name”) by users to be used for communication on certain pages and modules at the SITE. Such Screen names help quickly identify the user.

USER CONDUCT GUIDELINES
You understand and agree that all information, including data, text, images, photographs, graphics, drawings, video, messages, communications, postings, tags, and other materials (collective called "Content"), whether posted publicly or privately, is the sole responsibility of the individual from whom such Content originated. This indicates that you, and not Pathpedia, are entirely responsible for all the Content that you post, upload, email, communicate, share, transmit or otherwise make available to other users via Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS. Pathpedia does not control certain Content posted via the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, including community web postings, direct messages, group postings, forums, comments, reviews, content ratings, email messages and, as such, does not guarantee the validity, accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, you may be exposed to Content that is disagreeable, graphic, explicit, or contrary to your beliefs. You understand and agree that Pathpedia will not be liable under any circumstances in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any mistakes, errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage financially or otherwise of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS.

CONTENT POSTING GUIDELINES
Pathpedia in its capacity of a global online pathology resource promotes posting, sharing, uploading, communicating, disseminating, transmitting, and providing useful educational, informational, and promotional resources by all user. You understand and agree to not use Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS to post, upload, email, communicate, share, transmit or otherwise make available any Content to that: is illegal, threatening, demeaning, abusive, defamatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, hateful, and/or racially, ethnically, religiously or otherwise unacceptable;  you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret,  or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any person or entity; is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk or spam emails, deceptive schemes, and other forms of solicitation;  contains firmware and software malicious viruses, Trojans, or any other computer code, files, folders, or programs designed to harm, interrupt, stop, distort, destroy or limit the functionality of any software, hardware, and/or telecommunications devices; interfere with or disrupt Pathpedia hosting servers or networks connected to the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, and disregard any requirements, policies procedures, and regulations of networks connected to the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, including using any cryptic devices, software, illegal network to bypass Pathpedia robot exclusion headers; collects or store personal data about Pathpedia users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in this section; provide support and/or resources in an capacity (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support and/or resources in any capacity) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Pathpedia may or may not screen certain Content and has the full and unrestricted right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to screen, reject, refuse, delete, block, correct, improve, make suitable for viewing, any Content that is available via the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS. You understand and agree that you must evaluate, approve, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content including accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of such Content. You also understand and agree that Pathpedia has the full and unrestricted right to block, remove, blacklist, delete, and report any users engaged in illegal, prohibitory, and unapproved activities as described above in this section. You acknowledge, consent and agree that Pathpedia may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the TERMS; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Pathpedia, its users and the public. You understand that the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS and software embodied within the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by Pathpedia and/or content providers who provide content to the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.

POSTED CONTENT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PATHPEDIA SERVICES & PRODUCTS
Pathpedia does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Pathpedia paid SERVICES & PRODUCTS unless such permission is explicitly obtained from you by Pathpedia. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, you grant Pathpedia the following worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable: with respect to text, images, photographs, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available, and the above license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS and will terminate at the time you remove or Pathpedia removes such Content from the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS; with respect to Content other than text, images, photographs, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS, the perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. The "Publicly accessible" areas of the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS are those areas of the Pathpedia network of properties that are intended by Pathpedia to be available to the general public, and include but not limited to Pathpedia community postings, forums, case sharing, imagepedia, wikibook, billing updates, management updates, guidelines updates, blog postings, expert reviews, profile in pathology, comments, and portions of Pathpedia that are open to both members and visitors. However, publicly accessible areas of the Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS would not include portions of Pathpedia that are limited to paid memberships, Pathpedia SERVICES & PRODUCTS intended for private communication such as Pathpedia emails, or areas of the Pathpedia network of properties that are accessible via external links but are not hosted or served by Pathpedia.

INTANGIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO PATHPEDIA
By submitting your suggestions, comments, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") to Pathpedia through its comment or feedback pages, you acknowledge and agree that: (i) your Contributions do not contain any confidential or proprietary information; (ii) Pathpedia is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to all the Contributions; (iii) Pathpedia shall be entitled to use and/or disclose (or choose not to use and/or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any media, in any way, worldwide; (iv) Pathpedia may already have something similar to the Contributions under consideration, in development, or developed but not disclosed to the public yet; (v) your Contributions automatically become the property of Pathpedia without any obligation of Pathpedia to you; and (vi) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement in any form or any kind from Pathpedia under any circumstances.

COPYRIGHT
Unless otherwise indicated, all and any educational and other Content contained in this SITE including text, graphics, images, audiovisual production, the web page design and programming source code are copyrighted by Pathpedia® 2006-2011, according to the United States copyright protection law 17 U.S.C. 107. The educational content is to promote the discipline of human pathology. No part of Content or any other information, items, or components, can be reproduced, distributed, copied, displayed, or utilized, in any form electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, broadcasting or by any other information storage and retrieval system for commercial and business purposes in its original or altered form without the written content and permission of the publisher. Part or full educational content can be copied or reproduced for personal educational use only by individuals provided that full credit is given to Pathpedia and no part of content is distributed or reproduced on other websites, journals, books, articles, or any other communication media for profit or business intent. Request for commercial and business use may be obtained by contacting Pathpedia.com at admin@pathpedia.com.

DISCLAIMER
Pathpedia strives to provide accurate, authentic, current, relevant, and useful information to its users for the promotion of knowledge in the field of pathology; however, we do not absolutely guaranty the accuracy of any such information as unintentional and unavoidable human errors are likely to happen. The information is presented "AS IS" and may include incorrect information, expired information, irrelevant information, technical errors, typographical errors, and other mistakes. Pathpedia encourages its users to notify the SITE of any such inaccuracies and appreciates any corrections, suggestions, and contributions.

LEGAL LIABILITY
The information and resources contained in this web SITE are for educational, informational, and promotional purposes and to promote the discipline of human pathology. The content is authored and edited by board-certified, board-eligible and in-training pathologists, medical technologists and medical scientists. The publisher, editors, and authors of the content have made every reasonable effort to check for the accuracy and authenticity of the content. However, in consideration of the possibility of human error, new discoveries, new standards, and revisions of factual/conceptual information, neither the publisher nor the authors/editors nor any other party involved in the preparation and publication of the information contained herein warrants that the information is complete, accurate, or up-to-date in every and all respects. The publisher and authors/editors expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any errors or omissions and for the management and outcome of patients based on the use of information contained in this SITE. Users of this SITE are encouraged to verify information from additional reputable and authentic sources. Furthermore, users agree to indemnify and hold Pathpedia and any of its owners, shareholders, managers, SITE administrators, publishers, authors/editors, and affiliates not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising from the access, distribution, use or interpretation of data and information contained in this SITE.

ENDORSEMENTS
Unless specifically mentioned, references made directly at this SITE or in other websites via links to any agency, laboratory, vendor, company, products, or information are not endorsed by Pathpedia or intended to indicate the official position of Pathpedia. Similarly, failure to include the name of an agency, laboratory, vendor, company, product, or information should not to be construed as disapproval or rejection. Sponsorship by agencies, vendors, companies, laboratories, and product holders neither influence the selection of information included herein nor the integrity of the data.

EXTERNAL LINKS
Certain web pages on this SITE may provide links to other websites (external links) for the use and convenience of users. Pathpedia is not responsible for the availability, correctness, completeness, or usefulness of content or other information on these external websites, and it does not endorse, warrant, or guarantee services or products, or information described or offered at these websites. You should not assume that the external websites will abide by the same policies to which Pathpedia adheres. It is your responsibility to examine, evaluate, and follow the copyright and other information and restrictions of linked pages.

Updated: March 30, 2013