e are delighted to see that our web site has grown tremendously
in the last few years. With this growth, comes a number
of challenges and opportunities about how our site is
used by individual patients, members of the medical
community and the medical industry.
In order to ensure that visitors to our site enjoy
their time with us, it is now necessary to implement
some rules about how our web site, and the information
it contains, is to be used. We have modeled these rules
on those established by leading and well known web sites.
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modify them at any time. Please review these terms and
conditions periodically for changes. By using this site
after we have posted changes to these terms and conditions,
you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you
have reviewed them. If you do not agree to all of these
Terms and Conditions, do not use this site.
Scope of Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to your use of all
of the sites and services owned or operated by Synechion,
Inc. (“Synechion”), or the International
Adhesions Society (IAS) and any other site that we have
owned or operated, do own and operate or may own or
operate in the future (collectively, the "Sites").
Unless stated otherwise, all references to the Sites
in these terms and conditions include all such sites.
Of course these terms and conditions do not apply to
your use of unaffiliated sites to which any of the Sites
THE SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL OR OTHER PERSONAL
The contents of the Sites, (including but not limited
to information contained on message boards, in text,
in text files, in chats, graphics, images, information
obtained from our licensors, and other material ("Content")
contained on the Sites) are for informational purposes
only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute
for professional advice in any field, including, but
not limited to financial, medical, or legal matters.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified
health provider with any questions you may have regarding
a physical or mental medical condition. Never disregard
professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because
of something you have read on the Sites!
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call
your doctor or 911 immediately. We do not recommend
or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures,
opinions, or other information that may be mentioned
on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by
Synechion, the IAS or their employees, agents, representatives,
volunteers or others appearing on the Sites at our invitation,
or other visitors to the Sites is solely at your own
The Site may contain health or medical-related materials
which you find sexually explicit or otherwise offensive.
We, our licensors, and suppliers have no control over
and accept no responsibility for such materials. You
are solely responsible for compliance with the laws
applicable to your country of residence.
We and our licensors or suppliers make no representations
or warranties concerning any treatment, action, or application
of medication or preparation by any person following
the information offered or provided within or through
the Sites. Neither we, nor our partners, or any of their
affiliates, will be liable for any direct, indirect,
consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that
may result, including but not limited to economic loss,
injury, illness or death.
Restrictions on Use of Materials
The contents of our Sites are protected by copyright
and trademark laws, and are the property of their owners.
Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials
located within the Sites only for your personal and
non-commercial use. This means you may download one
copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal,
noncommercial home use only, so long as you neither
change nor delete any author attribution, trademark,
legend or copyright notice. When you download copyrighted
material you do not obtain any ownership rights in that
material. You must not use the IAS logo, or name unless
it is with our permission.
You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit,
adapt or in any way exploit the content of the Sites.
Only if you obtain prior written consent from us --
and from all other entities with an interest in the
relevant intellectual property -- may you publish, display
or exploit any material from the Sites. To seek our
permission, you may write to Synechion, Inc., 6757 Arapaho
Road, Suite 711-238, Dallas, TX 75248. firstname.lastname@example.org
(Phone 972 931 5596). If permission is granted by us,
all other entities with an interest in the relevant
intellectual property, may not change or delete any
author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice.
You must abide by all additional copyright notices
or other restrictions contained in any of the Sites.
You may not use our Sites for any purpose such as the
marketing of a product or service, or for the conduct
of a research or other project, whether commercial or
non-commercial. By way of illustration and not limitation,
this includes the use of email addresses posted in our
message board, volunteer listings, adhesions quilt or
other place for the purposes of soliciting for or developing
your own private or commercial product, service or project.
Although individual information posted on our
Site by its visitors may still belong to an individual,
any collective aggregate of information posted is considered
by us to be protected under copyright laws. Accordingly,
you may not attempt to circumvent us by contacting the
originators of such postings in order to reconstruct
any part of the aggregated information.
If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your
permission to use the Content automatically terminates
and you must immediately destroy any copies you have
made of any portion of the Content.
These terms and conditions apply only to the Sites,
and not to the sites of any other companies or organizations,
including those to which any of the Sites may link.
We are not responsible for the availability of any other
site to which any of the Sites links. We do not endorse
or take responsibility for the contents, advertising,
products or other materials made available through any
other site. Under no circumstances will we be held responsible
or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage
that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you
in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any
content, goods or services available on the Sites, or
on any other site. You should direct any concerns to
that site's administrator or webmaster. These sites
and services may have their own privacy policies and
customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at
all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies
of any third party sites or services before providing
any of them with your personal information.
Other sites may link to any of the Sites only through
a plain-text link. Permission must be granted by us
for any other type of link to the Sites. To seek our
permission, you may write to Synechion, Inc., 6757 Arapaho
Road, Suite 711-238, Dallas, TX 75248, or email us at:
We reserve the right, however, to rescind any permission
granted by us to link through a plain-text link or any
other type of link, and to require termination of any
such link to any of the Sites, at our discretion at
A Word to Medical Companies, Drug Companies and Suppliers,
and Medical Professionals
We appreciate your visiting our site and hope that
we have provided you with useful information about adhesions.
We are very much interested in presenting information
about products or services that will benefit our visitors.
We therefore ask that you contact us to discuss advertising
and sponsorship opportunities as well using some of
the content from our site for your commercial purposes.
Unfortunately there have been a number of cases of
abuse of not only the content of our site, but also
of exploitation of our visitors. In most cases it seems
that the perpetrators have been well-meaning but over-zealous
sales people trying to promote products by sending messages
to email addresses harvested from our site. In other
cases, patients have been offered sums of money to help
promote products or services (money that was in some
cases never paid as promised).
In still other instances, companies have deliberately
attempted to circumvent the IAS for their own purposes.
However well-meaning (or not), we must point out to
you that these activities are highly unethical, and
in some cases illegal. If this site has value to you,
then we ask that you recognize it by offering your financial
support so that we may continue to help the thousands
of visitors that we see every month.
A Word to Patients who are contacted directly by Medical
Companies, Drug Companies and Suppliers, and Medical
In this regard (see previous section), if you are contacted
by anyone with a product or service to sell, PLEASE
report this to us immediately. Please make sure you
get as many details as possible (name of person, name
of company, contact address and phone number, date,
content of communication etc.). Please forward any emails
or printed materials to us. It goes without saying that
you should exercise extreme caution in disclosing to
anyone any personal details.
We welcome your comments and suggestions about any
of the Sites and their projects, either by email or
by posting somewhere on our Sites. However, we will
not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions.
We hope you will understand that this policy is intended
to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings
in the event that projects developed by us might seem
to others to be similar to their own creative work.
Accordingly, we must ask that you not send us any original
creative ideas or materials. If, despite our request,
you send us any creative idea or material ("Submission"),
it shall become our property. No Submission will be
subject to any obligation of confidence by us, and we
will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any
Submission. We will exclusively own all known or later-existing
rights to the Submission worldwide, and will be entitled
to the unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose,
without compensation to the provider of the Submission.
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any
communications or content of any type that infringe
or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications
or content to any part of this Site, you agree that
such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any such upload or transmission, you automatically
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expressly granted—Synechion, Inc., a royalty-free,
perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive 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. Synechion, Inc. may sublicense its rights
through multiple tiers of sublicenses.
A "forum" means any message board, chat room,
user review forum or other interactive service appearing
on any of the Sites and includes both public boards
and private folders. You must register in accordance
with instructions that you will find on the Sites in
order to contribute to any forum.
If you use a forum, you are solely responsible for
your own communications, the consequences of posting
those communications, and your reliance on any communications
found in the Public Areas. We are not responsible
for the consequences of any communications in the Public
Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe
someone else is in danger, you should contact your local
law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you
may have a medical emergency, please call your doctor
or 911 immediately.
In consideration of being allowed to use forums or
Sites in general, you agree you will have materially
breached these Terms and Conditions if:
- You use the Sites or forums for any purpose in violation
of local, state, national, or international laws;
- You post material that infringes on the intellectual
or other property rights of others (this means that
you must have copyright ownership of all material
that you post on our Sites. No articles, recipes,
song lyrics, art or graphics may be posted without
the express written consent of the copyright holder.
- You post material that infringes on the privacy
or publicity rights of others; (this means the posting
of someone’s phone numbers, addresses, social
security numbers or any other private information
- You post or send to any other forum user or our
employee material that is unlawful, obscene, vulgar,
defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous,
libelous, defamatory, hateful, racist, or embarrassing
to any other person or entity as determined by us
at our sole discretion;
- You post material known to be false.
- You use the Sites for commercial purposes, by soliciting
for business; or advertising goods or services;
- You post solicitations for funds. Unfortunately,
it is impossible to verify the validity of each and
every organization that solicits donations; therefore
in an effort to protect our visitors from fraud we
must prohibit solicitations for charities.
- You use a forum to promote another web site. One
time posts to links where information useful to our
visitors is acceptable, but repeated postings containing
references, solicitations or links to other sites
(including their subsidiary pages) is not permitted.
Postings of this nature made by owners of other sites
or their agents will be deemed to have granted us
a perpetual royalty-free and worldwide license to
any or all of the content of that site.
- After receiving a warning, you continue to disrupt
the normal flow of dialogue, or post comments that
are not related to the topic being discussed (unless
it is clear the discussion is free-form);
- You post chain letters, pyramid schemes or stock
- You impersonate another person;
- You distribute viruses or other harmful computer
- You harvest or otherwise collect information about
others, including email addresses, without their consent;
- You allow any other person or entity to use your
identification for posting or viewing comments;
- You post the same note more than once or "spamming";
- You engage in any other conduct that restricts or
inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the
forum of the Sites, or which, in our judgment, exposes
us or any of our customers or suppliers to any liability
or detriment of any type.
- If you have an idea for a project that will be benefit
to our visitors and is consisted with the objectives
of our web site, please contact us before posting
it on the site.
- You participate at your own risk on the Sites, its
forums and email. You take responsibility for postings
under your identification and use the information
provided here at your own risk. We take no responsibility
for the content or opinions posted here.
We reserve the right (but are not obligated) to do
any or all of the following:
- Record the dialogue in public chat rooms.
- Investigate an allegation that a communication(s)
do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and
determine in its sole discretion to remove or request
the removal of the communication(s).
- Remove communications which are abusive, illegal,
or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform to
theseTerms and Conditions.
- Terminate a user's access to any or all forums and/or
the Sites upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
- Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in
- Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the
Sites, regardless of whether such communication(s)
violate these standards.
- Notify law enforcement officials regarding any postings
that may be construed as stalking
We reserve the right to take any action it deems necessary
to protect the personal safety of our guests or the
public. We have no liability or responsibility
to users of the Sites or any other person or entity
for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned
We are not responsible for material appearing in any
forum on the Sites, except for material signed by one
of our identified representatives. We are not responsible
for screening material posted by users for libel, obscenity,
invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement,
accuracy, or for any other reason. We retain, however,
the right to modify or remove messages or other material
that we, in our sole discretion, consider infringing,
offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, stale, or otherwise
We also reserve the right to edit materials for any
other reason. Whether or not we modify or remove such
material, users remain solely responsible for the content
of their messages or postings.
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relevant affiliated companies the worldwide, perpetual,
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and use of such content by us will not infringe the
rights of any third party. Additionally, you warrant
that any "moral rights" in posted materials
have been waived.
You are not entitled to any compensation for any materials
you may post on the Sites.
Although individual information posted on our Site
by its visitors may still belong to an individual, any
collective aggregate of information posted is considered
by us to be protected under copyright laws.
We may, at our discretion, suspend or terminate the
registration of any forum user who violates any of these
terms and conditions of use, any of the member guidelines
or for any other behavior that we in our discretion
believe is inappropriate.
All Questions and Answers to the Forum should be presented
in a medical, supportive, and/or personal life experience
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Humorous or funny personal anecdotes relevant to the
topic of the post are not JOKES and are fine, but canned
jokes DO NOT belong on the Sites. Please remember, what
is funny to one person might be offensive to another.
Please do not use the words Help, Worried, Urgent,
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of the senders and those words only encourage EVERY
post to begin with Urgent, thus defeating the purpose
of trying to get an answer. A far more effective method
is to state the nature of your post in the subject heading.
Please remember, the Sites ARE NOT Debating Forums;
so therefore we must insist that people with a strong
difference of opinion do not slam, flame, bait, insinuate,
or "name/names" in postings. We are all entitled
to our own and different opinions. The Sites are not
places for Debate on treatments, personal lifestyle
decisions, or moral or religious judgments.
Sharing information about products or services is encouraged.
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PLEASE search the archives for your
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same. In appropriate circumstances, we will terminate
the registration of any forum user who engages in any
activity which may infringe on the intellectual property
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irreparable damages, and we reserve the right to seek
immediate injunctive relief. If any of these terms and
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unenforceable, then that provision will be considered
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any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements
including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting
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