Legal Notices: Terms of Use

Welcome to the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement, LLC Websites

These Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and Link Policy govern the use of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) websites and the information, services, products, messages, and other content and materials ("Materials") provided to our visitors and subscribers. By using our websites, you agree to these Terms of Use.

USE OF PQI WEBSITES MATERIALS

The Materials contained on the PQI websites are provided for educational and information purposes only.  PQI is an organization that was formed to increase the effectiveness of perinatal quality improvement efforts, enhance communication and collaboration among perinatal quality improvement leaders, disseminating the lessons learned from morbidity and mortality reviews, and supporting the development and implementation of customized action plans that are designed to improve perinatal outcomes. The PQI materials are designed for use by healthcare professionals. The PQI materials or content are not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment or consultation with qualified physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding your individual health needs. We encourage you to take note of the date of publication provided on all of our documents. Ongoing advancements in scientific, medical, health care, technology and other related fields may outdate or alter the overall usefulness and accuracy of the Materials we have made available to you. 

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The websites serve as an information resource provided primarily as a service and support for healthcare professionals and health care consumers. The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) uses reasonable care in the preparation and posting of materials on the websites, but does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the materials available on the site. Unless otherwise stated, PQI does not endorse any information or opinions that may be offered by others (non-PQI personnel). The material on these sites is provided without any warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied. The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement assumes no liability, loss, damage or expense from errors or omissions in material available on these sites.

As a convenience, the PQI websites may offer links to other websites developed by other organizations. PQI has no ability to influence or edit the information available on these sites, and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of their contents.

COPYRIGHT
Individual documents provided for download are copyrighted by PQI. Permission to otherwise reprint, copy, electronically reproduce, or use any document on the PQI sites, in part or in whole, is expressly prohibited unless prior written consent is obtained from PQI. In order to obtain consent please contact the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement, 418 Pershing Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or by email at info@perinatalqi.org.

The PQI sites and all other content include text, illustrations, graphic material, designs, photographs, video, or audio clips, product listings and descriptions, and the organization of the database is protected by copyright and is owned by or licensed to PQI and may not be copied in any manner, reprinted, modified, distributed or otherwise exploited.

Text, graphics, illustrations, photographs, videos, images and other content that have been posted, uploaded or otherwise submitted by users of the PQI sites are owned by the user and in some instances licensed to PQI and may not be reproduced, displayed, modified or distributed in any way. 

We encourage you to use the widgets, badges and other tools available through the PQI sites. You agree that in using these tools, you will not modify their content, and that you will include all copyright notices and trademark symbols, without modification, that you will not use them in a manner that would imply endorsement by PQI of your or any third party's website, products or services or any causes other than those of PQI, and that you will not use them in any way that is illegal or harmful to any third party or that would demean, defame, embarrass, diminish or cause any harm to PQI.

TRADEMARKS

The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement ( or PQI) or event and program names and logos ("PQI Marks") are trademarks or service marks of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) and may not be used without the prior written consent of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI), except that you shall have the right and obligation to include the name of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement in the copyright notice on any Materials.

CREATING ACCOUNTS

When you sign up to take part in events, submit photographs or video, participate in online discussions or message boards or communities, or purchase products, you will be asked to create an account and provide a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and agree to accept responsibility for all for all activities that occur under your account or password.

When you communicate with PQI in any way, you may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or mislead as to the origin of your communication. The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content represented by you or any third party. 

USING the PQI SITES and SUBMITTING USER MATERIALS

At the PQI sites, you may post, upload, transmit ("Submit") comments, messages, text, photographs, videos, or other content and materials ("User Materials") and information about quality improvement (QI) initiatives.  When you Submit any User Materials or information about QI initiatives, you represent that such User Materials are unique to you or are used with permission of the copyright holder and you have received the permission of any person appearing in the photograph or video. However, by submitting the User Materials to the PQI Sites, you hereby grant to PQI a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable license to copy, transmit, modify, display and otherwise use the User Materials in any and all media in the sole discretion of PQI in support of its mission and its fundraising efforts.  

User Materials submitted by users to the PQI sites are the sole responsibility of the person who posts them and any opinions or views expressed are those of the individual user or organization they represent.  You understand that you may be exposed to User Materials that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable. 

PQI does not control any User Materials, is not responsible for their accuracy, and is not liable in any way for such User Materials. However, PQI reserves the right in its sole discretion to 1) edit or delete any User Materials submitted to or appearing on the PQI sites, and 2) refuse access to the PQI Sites to any user.

By using the PQI sites, you agree to abide by the following rules:

1) You may not submit User Materials:

  • That are libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful.
  • That infringe on the property rights of others (including, without limitation, another person's copyright or trademark), or violate privacy or publicity rights of others,
  • That violate any law.

2) You may not use the PQI sites:

  • To conduct any activity that is illegal.
  • To harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any other party.
  • To advertise or sell products or services to others without a written agreement with PQI.
  • To send unwanted email or "Spam."

3) You may not transmit software viruses or other code, files or programs designed to interfere with the functionality of the PQI sites or the ability of other visitors to use the PQI Sites as intended, or interfere in any other way with the use and enjoyment of other visitors to the PQI Sites.

4) You may not crawl, scrape or cache any content from the PQI sites, including personal information or User Materials, or collect or store any personal information of other users without their express permission.

5) You may not exploit the PQI sites in any unauthorized way, including but not limited to, by trespass or burdening network capacity.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

When you create an account, purchase products or contact us by email, you are communicating with us electronically and you consent to receive communications from us electronically and agree that such communications satisfy any legal requirement that these communications be in writing.

ONLINE PRODUCT CATALOG

The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) attempts to be as accurate as possible when describing its products and services. However, PQI does not warrant that the descriptions of its products and services or other content are accurate complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If you are under 18, you may use the PQI Online Product Catalog only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. PQI reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

LINKS to the INSTITUTE FOR PERINATAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (PQI)

PQI encourages you to appropriately link to our web site, subject to our Link Policy. You may not frame the content of the PQI Sites or use metatags or other "hidden text" that incorporates the PQI name or any PQI Marks without our prior written consent.

The PQI Sites contain links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you.  The linking to such websites does not constitute endorsement of those websites, content, or materials. PQI has no control over those websites, and makes no representation as to the quality, content, copyright compliance or accuracy of those websites, and assumes no liability with respect to them. These websites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies to which you are directed.

DISCLAIMER

THE INSTITUTE FOR PERINATAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (PQI) SITES AND ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, USER MATERIALS, FEATURES OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE PQI SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. PQI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE ON THE PQI SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, "TROJAN"HORSES" OR OTHER SIMILAR FEATURES. PQI DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE PQI SITES OR ENDORSE, RECOMMEND, OR MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, USER MATERIALS, FEATURES, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OR STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE PQI SITES OR THROUGH LINKS ON THE PQI SITES. THE USE OF THE PQI SITES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT WILL THE INSTITUTE FOR PERINATAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, ITS ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, OR OWNER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY AND WHETHER OR NOT PQI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO 1) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PQI SITES; 2) ANY CONTENT OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE PQI SITES; OR 3) ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR MATERIALS (INCLUDING USER MATERIALS) OR THE DEFAMATORY, INFRINGING, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland applicable to contracts made and performed there, without regard to its conflict of laws principles, and where applicable, the laws of the United States. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the State of Maryland, Montgomery County, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections in such courts.

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