Terms and Conditions of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (“TERMS OF USE”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE.

URAC may revise and update these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued usage of the URAC web site (“Site”) will mean you accept those changes.

This Site is protected by the U.S. and foreign copyright laws. All copyright protection of the content on the Site extends to text and graphics, the selection, arrangement and presentation of all materials, including but not limited to the description of the URAC accreditation process, the URAC accreditation standards, URAC’s official interpretations of its accreditation standards, and the overall design of the Site. All rights are reserved and content may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted, downloaded, distributed, modified, sold, licensed, published, broadcast, displayed, disseminated, or transferred in any form or by any means, and no derivate works of any such content may be created, except with the prior written permission of URAC or as otherwise expressly permitted herein.

THIS SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY MEDICAL ADVICE

Information on this Site is provided for informational purposes only regarding the URAC accreditation process, its standards and other information of general reference regarding quality improvement activities that may be relevant to the operations of organizations that may be subject to URAC accreditation and related health information, and is not intended as medical advise of any kind or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not use the information on this Site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

DISCLAIMERS

THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR USE ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY PROVIDING THE SITE HEREUNDER, URAC IS NOT PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE OR OTHER HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY ACT OR FAILURE TO ACT RELATING THERETO, IN ADDITION TO ANY LIMITATION OF LIABILITY PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS OF USE. ADDITIONALLY, ALTHOUGH URAC DOES ITS BEST TO ENSURE THAT EACH URAC ACCREDITED ORGANIZATION CONDUCTS ITS OPERATIONS IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH URAC STANDARDS, URAC CANNOT AND DOES NOT ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, WARRANT, OR RECOMMEND ANY SPECIFIC ORGANIZATION, COMPANY, PRODUCT OR SERVICE DISCUSSED OR ADVERTISED ON THE SITE OR LINKED FROM THE SITE. FURTHERMORE, WE, ALONG WITH OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE, DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RELIABILITY, TRUTHFULNESS, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT AND THE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE USE OF OUR SITE. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED EXPRESSLY, ANY OPINION, VIEW OR IDEA EXPRESSED, OR ANY CONTENT CONTRIBUTED OR PUBLISHED BY THIRD PARTIES IS THE AUTHOR’S OWN AND DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF URAC OR ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE. URAC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. URAC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR FILES AVAILABLE ON OUR SITE WILL BE FREE FROM CORRUPTED DATA, COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR DESTRUCTIVE OR CONTAMINATING CODE. NEITHER URAC, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE, ARE LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, INJURY, LIABILITY, CLAIM OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE, DISSEMINATION OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS EXPRESSLY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

USE OF THE SITE

Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, URAC grants to you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use the Site from a single computer and to use the Site solely as permitted under these Terms of Use. In using the Site, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use, as amended from time to time.

You agree to use the information that is available on the Site only for your own personal use. You agree not to copy, download, publish, redistribute or create new works from content provided on this Site without the prior written permission of URAC as further described in the “Intellectual Property” section below. However, URAC does permit users to make for personal use a single copy or download of materials provided in our Resource Center sections of this Site without further permission. You may not make any unauthorized or commercial use of our Site and its content, and you may not engage in any conduct or action that is prohibited by or violates any federal, state or local laws.

In order to obtain access to the Member Service portions of the Site, such as My Profile, you must be a current member of URAC and insert your User identification or name, and password. You agree that you will be responsible for maintaining your user account as confidential and for any activity that occurs as a result of your enabling or permitting another person or entity to use your account. You agree to immediately notify us in the event that (i) your account is lost or stolen, or (ii) you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or of any other breach of security that might affect the Site. URAC is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the provisions of this section.

You acknowledge and agree that URAC may terminate your access privileges without notice to you for any reason, including without limitation, if (i) you do not use the Site for what URAC, in its sole discretion, deems to be an extended period of time, (ii) URAC believes that you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use, and/or (iii) you have otherwise acted in any manner that URAC deems objectionable. You agree that any termination of your access to the Site shall not result in any liability or other obligation of URAC to you or any third party in connection with such termination.

You shall not deliberately or knowingly transmit over or through the Site any information, data or property, such as a virus, bug, worm, or Trojan horse, that could be disruptive to the Site or to the systems of URAC or any third party that accesses the Site. At no time shall you use the Site in any illegal or otherwise proscribed manner.

USE OF LINKED SITES

The links to other web sites, if any, are provided only as a convenience to you and do not constitute any endorsement of the linked web sites or of any information, services or products that are provided or offered by the linked web sites. You agree that you use any linked web sites entirely at your own risk. You are encouraged to review the terms of use of the linked web sites as you may be subject to such terms of use. BECAUSE SOME WEB SITES EMPLOY AUTOMATED SEARCH RESULTS OR OTHERWISE LINK YOU TO WEB SITES CONTAINING INFORMATION THAT MAY BE DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE OR OFFENSIVE, WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE, LEGALITY, OR DECENCY OF MATERIAL CONTAINED IN THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES, AND YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST URAC WITH RESPECT TO SUCH WEB SITES. FURTHER, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICES OR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION FOUND ON OTHER WEB SITES THAT CONTAIN LINKS TO OUR SITE.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

URAC owns and operates this Site and the information available on it. All content including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, and images are the property of URAC, its licensors, sponsors, partners or its content providers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. The compilation (collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this Site is the exclusive property of URAC and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this Site is the property of URAC or its content providers, suppliers, sponsors, or partners and is protected by U.S. and international copyrights laws. You agree not to decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to misappropriate any software (including but not limited to source code) contained in or used with this Site. You agree not to publish, copy, reproduce, redistribute, download, disseminate, transmit, broadcast, publicly display, sell, license, transfer, create any derivative work from, or commercially exploit, any such information, or link to or from, adapt or alter the Site in any manner, without prior written consent of URAC or the applicable content provider or as otherwise expressly permitted herein. Furthermore, the names, trademarks, service marks, and logos used on this Site are the property of URAC, its affiliates, content providers, sponsors, partners and/or vendors, and you agree not to use any such name, mark or logo in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate the sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without prior written consent of the owner of such name, mark or logo. In addition, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trade name, trademark, service mark, logo or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on this Site.

THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Entities and individuals who believe that their intellectual property rights have been infringed by unauthorized use of their protected works, names, trademarks or logos appearing on this Site may contact URAC at 1-202-216-9010 or e-mail us at communications@urac.org and request that the infringing materials be removed or that access to it be blocked. URAC will use reasonable efforts to investigate complaints, and to take any action that it, in its sole discretion, believes is appropriate under the circumstances.

INDEMNIFICATION

By visiting and using the Site, you signify your agreement to hold URAC, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, merchants, sponsors, partners, licensors, or the like, harmless from any and all damages, legal actions or causes of action that may now or hereinafter arise as a result of your use of the Site and your breach of these Terms of Use and/or any representations and warranties related to the content.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY STATED ON THIS SITE, NEITHER URAC NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE, WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY, AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES. URAC’S LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF YOUR COST, IF ANY, OF MEMBERSHIP FEE TO USE THE SITE.

APPLICABLE LAW; JURISDICTION AND VENUE

URAC makes no representation that the content on the Site is appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations outside the United States. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any claim relating to the Site or the content shall be governed by the internal laws of the District of Columbia, without reference to its choice of law provisions. If there is a dispute between you and us, you expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue reside in the federal courts located in Washington, D.C.

PRIVACY

Use of this Site is also governed by our Privacy Notice, which is incorporated into this Terms of Use by this reference.

TERMS OF USE CHANGES

If URAC makes changes to any of the Terms of Use, the changes will be posted in this document so that you will always know what changes have been made. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of the Terms of Use at any time, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless URAC advises you otherwise. Your continued use of the services and/or the Site after the Terms of Use have been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the Terms of Use, as amended. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then current Terms of Use because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms of Use may be superseded by legal notices or terms located on particular pages of this Site.

Please contact us at 1-202-216-9010 or email us at webmaster@urac.org if you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use were created on April 21, 2008 and last modified on September 20, 2012.

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