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Terms of Use

(Effective November 1, 2013)

Please Read These Terms of Use Carefully.

By using this website, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”). This website is owned and operated by Excelen – Center for Bone & Joint Research and Education (Excelen). As used in this Terms of Use, “Excelen,” “we,” “us” and “our” all refer to the owner of this website, including any of the companies that it controls, such as its subsidiaries and affiliates.

We may change the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. Please review the Terms of Use each time you visit the website. By using this website, it means you accept and agree to be bound by the most recent version of the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms of Use, you may not view, access or use this website.

License Grant.

Excelen grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to access and use the web site and its contents for informational and personal purposes. You are not permitted to use the web site for any purposes or in any manner other then as intended. You agree to use the web site and its contents only for proper, lawful purposes and not for any illegal, unethical, fraudulent, deceptive or other unauthorized purposes. You agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere with the proper working of the web site. You agree not to attempt to collect information about others, including email or personal data.

Your Feedback, Comments and Ideas.

While we are pleased to receive feedback, comments and ideas from visitors to this website, we want you to understand that any information that you submit through this website will be considered non-personal, non-confidential and non-proprietary. If you transmit any ideas, information, concepts, know-how or techniques or materials to us through this website, you hereby grant Excelen an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute them in any medium, and agree that Excelen is free to use them for any purpose. You agree that we shall not be under any obligation whatsoever to return any unsolicited submissions from you. You agree that we shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of the unsolicited submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or any other provider of the unsolicited submissions.

Links.

The excelen.org web site includes links to other web pages. These links to web sites are operated by other proprietary and nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private businesses/parties. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the excelen.org site and we are not responsible for any of the content you may see, use, or have access to. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that web site.

Accuracy of Content.

Neither Excelen, or any officer or employee of Excelen, warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system. Neither do they endorse any content, viewpoints, products or services linked from this system. They shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

The excelen.org pages are presented as informational services. Any content should be independently verified with specific entities when an official record of action is required. State and federal agency-authored documents are in the public domain. Copyright and access restrictions apply.

Information We Collect.

When you view Excelen’s website, you do so anonymously. We do not collect any personal information that identifies you unless you specifically provide us with that contact information voluntarily. Personal information includes information that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, social security number, e-mail address or telephone number.  The only personal information that Excelen obtains through its website is supplied voluntarily by website visitors. By submitting personal information, you grant Excelen the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of the website.  You might be asked to provide personal information, such as demographic information, if you choose to complete any of the online forms used for event registration, special events and promotions, appointment requests, and to provide feedback. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on each specific form. Additional questions might be included to help us improve the services we offer.

How We Use This Information.

Excelen may use the information you provide to fulfill online requests and respond to customer service inquiries or in other ways as required by law.  Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide the services that you request, such as event registration, special events and promotions, appointment requests, and to provide feedback.  Only authorized personnel have access to your information, including those who need the information provided to perform a specific task.

Excelen’s website may use “cookies” to determine the number of times a page on the website has been accessed. Cookies are small computer files that a website can transfer to your computer. Examples of information we may collect include how often someone visits our site and their activities while on our site. We use this information in the aggregate to understand how our visitors as a group use different resources. These reports do not contain any personally identifiable information.  Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent.  

Excelen occasionally will engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our website, provide content and information and enable us to interact better with our visitors.

Disclaimer.

EXCELEN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, RELIABLE, SUITABLE, ERROR-FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR OTHERWISE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES AND ANY OTHER POTENTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE COMPUTER CODE.

General.

We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to the right to block access from a particular internet address to our website and its features.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provisions of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provisions.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. The provisions of these Terms of Use shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of both your successors and assignees and our successors and assignees

If you violate these Terms of Use in a way that causes harm to others, you agree to hold Excelen harmless against any liability for that harm.

By using this website, you agree that the only proper jurisdiction and venue for any dispute with Excelen, or in any way relating to your use of this website, is in the state and federal courts in the State of Minnesota, U.S.A. You further agree and consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in these courts in connection with any dispute involving Excelen or its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents or suppliers.

These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Minnesota, without respect to its conflict of laws principles, and the federal laws of the United States.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Excelen related to your use of the website and its content.