Terms of Use

User Agreement

This World Wide Web site with its home page in the domain "www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org" (the "Website") is a complimentary information and interactive community service offered by the Institute of Palliative Medicine ("IPM") at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement. IPM reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of this User Agreement each time you visit the Website. Use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.

Description of Service
IPM currently provides users access to an extensive amount of resources, including, but not limited to, health and medical content, online resources and tools, calendars of events, e-mail, bookmarks, other personalization features, book/publication offerings, and various communication tools (the “Service”). IPM assumes no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, not delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization data or settings. All such risks shall be borne by you.
The Website Content does not contain any advertisements. The IPM is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Website, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. The IPM does not endorse any product advertised in websites linking to this Website.
Registered User Account, Password, and Security
As an option, users may register and create a personal account profile to provide more personalized information. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the user ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under their account. IPM does not retain liability or responsibility for such use.
General Practices Regarding Use and Storage
Users acknowledge that IPM may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Website, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded content is retained by the web site. The maximum number of emails that can be sent or received by an account, the maximum disk space allotted on servers for an account, and the maximum duration for which an account can be accessed in a given period of time. You acknowledge that IPM has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the IPM web site servers. You acknowledge IPM has the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that IPM reserves the right to change these general practices at any time with or without notice.
Registered User Conduct
You understand that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages, or other materials ("Content") publicly posted is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This means that you, and not IPM, bear all risks and liabilities for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the service.
You acknowledge that IPM and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, move, edit, or delete any Content that is available via the Service. IPM and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content regardless of whether such communication(s) violate the User Agreement. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
You acknowledge and agree that IPM may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(a) comply with legal process;
(b) enforce the User Agreement;
(c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or
(d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of IPM, its users and the public.
User Submissions
By submitting communications or content to any part of this Site where such content would be viewable by the public (e.g. posting on a public forum/bulletin board or public chat or other public communication), you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. Any submission to this Website will be deemed and remain the property of IPM. You grant or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted IPM a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive 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.
Modifications to the Service
IPM reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that IPM shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.
Medical Disclaimer
You acknowledge that the information on the Website is provided "as is" for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs. Specifically, the IPM and the Web site administration make no representations or warranties about the following: the updating of all content to the standards of medical treatment and care in your country or community.
Disclaimer of Warranty
IPM makes no warranties of any kind regarding this Website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.
Limitation of Liability
You agree that you will hold harmless IPM and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Website or the information contained in this Website or other websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Website or another website to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will IPM or the contributors of information to this Website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Website are not necessarily those of the IPM or endorsed by IPM. IPM may provide links on the Website to other websites which are not under the control of IPM. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by IPM of the organization or individual operating the website or a warranty of any type regarding the website or the information on the website.
Usage of Content
Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this web site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to the Institute of Palliative Medicine, and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without IPM's prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer's RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the website. The user may also make a single copy of the Content displayed on any page of the website to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of the IPM, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright and any other notice contained in such content.
Institute of Palliative Medicine, the Institute of Palliative Medicine Logo Design, and other marks, are registered service marks of the Institute of Palliative Medicine. The mark, Institute of Palliative Medicine Logo is a registered trademark of the Institute of Palliative Medicine.
This Website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by IPM which head Office is quartered in Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. It can be accessed from any other country around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of India, by accessing this Website both you and IPM agree that the statutes and laws of India, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Website.
IPM makes no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Linking Information
Hypertext Linking. The IPM encourages and permits text links to content on the IPM Web site, www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org provided:
(a) any text-only link must clearly be marked "Institute Of Palliative Medicine" ;
(b) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with IPM' name and trademarks;
(c) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not create the false appearance that an entity other than IPM is associated with or sponsored by IPM.

Contact Us
This privacy statement will be updated periodically and posted on our Web site. It applies only to our on-line practices and does not encompass other areas of the organization. Please click on one of the links provided under Internal Links to read other IPM privacy statements. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting revisions. You agree to review the Privacy Policies each time you use our Web site so that you are aware of any modifications. By accessing or using the Web site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the IPM Privacy Policy as posted at the time of your access or use. If you have any questions about our policy or our compliance, you may send us an email at privacy@instituteofpalliativemedicine.org or write to:
Terms of Use Requests
IPM Head Office
Medical college P.O.
Kozhikode – 673008
Kerala. India.
Policy Updates
We reserve the right to update this policy at any time. If a material change is made to the policy, we will email all registered users at the email address provided at time of registration.

Revised: 10/05/2013