An independent organization supporting shared decision making (SDM) between patients and their medical care providers through a collection of comprehensive patient and practitioner resources.
Terms & Conditions of Use
1. Acceptance of Terms.
2. THIS SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE
All of the content contained on or provided through this Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, information, and other material (the "Content"), is general in nature and is provided for informational purposes only. Avaz Decisions does not engage in the practice of medicine. Avaz Decisions does not provide medical diagnoses or recommendations about the course of treatment for your particular circumstances, and does not recommend or endorse any specific services, procedures, tests, products, opinions, or information that may be contained in the Content as it relates to your particular circumstances. None of the Content is intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be used as a substitute for seeking medical advice from your own physician or healthcare provider. The Content is for your personal use only and will not be assessed or reviewed by Avaz Decisions in order to diagnose or treat any medical symptom or condition. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, regardless of any information you may obtain from the Site.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR 911 IMMEDIATELY.
Any diagnosis or treatment decisions made by you should be made in consultation with your qualified healthcare provider. Do not rely solely on the Content or on anything you have read or seen on the Site to make medical or treatment decisions. NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ OR SEEN ON THIS SITE.
This Site Does Not Provide Legal Counsel
3. Use of Content
Except for any licensed Content (for example, stock images), and unless otherwise noted, Avaz Decisions is the owner of, and holds all intellectual property rights in and to, the Content on the Site, including but not limited to, logos, designs, graphics, pictures, and information.
Subject to your adherence with these Terms, Avaz Decisions hereby grants to you a limited license to access and view the Site, and, if you have been provided the appropriate credentials, to download (at your own risk) a single copy of the Content solely for your personal use, provided that you do not modify or otherwise alter the Content in any way. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Avaz Decisions and its licensors. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, you shall not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for commercial gain any portion of the Site or the Content. You shall not circumvent or disable any security measure adopted by the Site (including, without limitation, making available any access codes issued to others.) You further agree that you will not access or use the source code (other than human readable HTML code made available through the ordinary operation of commercial browsers) used to implement and operate the Site by any means, including, without limitation, reverse engineering such source code through reverse engineering, decompilation, or disassembly of executable code made accessible through the Site.
If you wish to use any Content from the Site for research purposes, including but not limited to grant applications, grants, research projects or quality improvement projects with the intent of publication, you must first contact Avaz Decisions to discuss the intended use and seek approval. The Content cannot be used within a defined clinical program or for research purposes, including, but not limited to, quality improvement projects, grants, studies or any form of publication without express permission.
4. Access Control
It is your sole responsibility to (i) control the dissemination and use of your access code; (ii) promptly inform Avaz Decisions Technical Support of any need to deactivate an access code.
If you violate these Terms and Conditions of Use, your license to view the Site will terminate immediately. Avaz Decisions may, in its sole discretion, terminate your access to the Site, or any portion thereof, or discontinue providing the Site, or any portion thereof. These actions are in addition to and not in lieu or limitation of any other right or remedy Avaz Decisions may have available at law. Further, Avaz Decisions shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination or discontinuance.
6. Choice of Law, Jurisdiction & Severability
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Avaz Decisions, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in the courts of the State of Washington and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Washington in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Avaz Decisions or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, or directors. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of these terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, except its conflict of laws rules. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to these terms.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions 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 and Conditions of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.
7. Liability of Avaz Decisions and its Licensors
The use of the Site and the Content herein is at your own risk. The Site and the Content are provided on an "AS IS" basis. You should not assume that the Content is complete or up to date on any particular topic. Avaz Decisions assumes no liability arising from or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Site.
Avaz Decisions and its licensors and suppliers are not liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, of any kind whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the Site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or other legal or equitable theories, even if Avaz Decisions and its licensors and suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damage.
Avaz Decisions is not liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken based on reliance upon the Content or the Site.
AVAZ DECISIONS, AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES FOR THE CONTENT AND THE SITE, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, TITLE, AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Avaz Decisions, and its licensors and suppliers, make no representations or warranties about (i) the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, or timeliness of the Content, software, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Site, and (ii) the satisfaction of government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to Content provided on the Site.
YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST AVAZ DECISIONS FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Avaz Decisions, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements (including without limitation reasonable attorney and accounting fees and expenses), resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Site or Content, or your violation of these Terms.
9. Linked Sites
This Site may contain links to websites that are not operated by or affiliated with Avaz Decisions. These third party websites are not under our control and Avaz Decisions is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. Avaz Decisions provides these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site by Avaz Decisions. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any of these third parties. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Avaz Decisions is not responsible or in any way liable to you for any medical and/or health treatment information set forth on linked sites.
10. Access From Outside the United States
Avaz Decisions has its principal offices in Seattle, Washington, in the United States of America. Avaz Decisions makes no representations that the Content or the Site are appropriate or may be used or downloaded outside the United States. Access to the Site and/or the Content may not be legal in certain countries outside the United States. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your own jurisdiction.
11. Changes to Terms
Any changes to these Terms will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions of Use as posted on the Site at the time of your access or use. You agree to review the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Site each time you use the Site so that you are aware of any modifications made to the Terms and Conditions of Use.
12. Effective Date
These Terms and Conditions of Use are effective as of May 9, 2019.