Terms of Use 

National Quality Forum Website
Terms, Conditions, and Notices

Agreement Between Customer and National Quality Forum
Access to and use of this website and the products and services available through this website (collectively, the "Services") are subject to the following terms, conditions and notices. By using the Services, you agree to all of these terms, conditions and notices, without modification.

Personal and Noncommercial Use Limitation
This website is for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not modify, reformat, copy, display, distribute, transmit, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, products, or services obtained from the Services, except as permitted by these Terms of Use or under applicable laws. This restriction means, among other things, that you may not mirror on your own website any of the pages of this website.

Copyright and Trademark Notices
All contents of this website are: Copyright © 1999-2009 National Quality Forum, 1030 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.

Disclaimer of Warranties
The services and all information, products, and other content (including third-party information, products, and content) published on or accessible from this website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors, and are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. They are also subject to change at any time without notice to you.

The National Quality Forum makes no representations regarding the suitability of the services and all information, products and other content (including third-party information, products and content) published on or accessible from this website for any purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the National Quality Forum disclaims all representations and warranties (express, implied, and statutory) including, but not limited to: the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of proprietary rights as to the services and all information, and products and other content (including third-party information, products, and content) published on or accessible from this website.

Liability Disclaimer
In no event shall the National Quality Forum be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive, or incidental damages, or damages for loss of use, profits, data or other intangibles, or the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services, arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, unauthorized use, performance or non-performance of this website, or the services, even if the National Quality Forum has been advised previously of the possibility of such damages and whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law or otherwise.

No License Granted
Nothing on this website or your use of the Services shall be construed as conferring any license or other rights under the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of the National Quality Forum or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant to the National Quality Forum that you will not use this website or the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.

Links to Third-Party Sites
This website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than the National Quality Forum. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. The National Quality Forum does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents. The National Quality Forum's inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

Modification of These Terms and Conditions
The National Quality Forum reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this website is offered.

Feedback Information
Any information provided to National Quality Forum in connection with this website or the Services shall be provided by you and received by National Quality Forum on a non-confidential basis and shall become the sole and exclusive property of National Quality Forum. National Quality Forum shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.

The laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A, govern this agreement without regard to any choice of law provisions. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website or the Services. Use of this website and the Services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the National Quality Forum as a result of this agreement or use of this website or the Services.

The National Quality Forum's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of the National Quality Forum's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this website or information provided to or gathered by the National Quality Forum with respect to such use.
If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the customer and the National Quality Forum with respect to this website and the Services and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and the National Quality Forum with respect to this website and the Services. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters, and/or data mentioned herein are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product, or event.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Please direct any questions concerning these Terms of Use to:

National Quality Forum
Legal Department
1099 14th Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005