Terms of Use

1. Agreement Between User and ARRS: This is a binding agreement between the American Roentgen Ray Society, a not-for-profit organization (ARRS), and you, the user. ARRS’ Web site and any related mobile applications, collectively referred to hereafter as ARRS’ Web site, are offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. By using ARRS’ Web site you confirm your acceptance of, and agree to be bound by, this agreement and all such terms, conditions and notices.

2. Modification of These Terms of Use: ARRS reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices under which the ARRS Web site is offered. You are responsible for regularly viewing these terms and conditions. Your non-termination or continued use of ARRS’s Web site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified by the posted changes.

3. Privacy Policy: Because your privacy is important to you and ARRS, ARRS will operate ARRS’ Web site in accordance with its privacy policy. By consenting to this terms of use agreement, you consent to this privacy policy.

4. ARRS Web Site Usage: As a condition of your use of the ARRS Web site, you represent and warrant to ARRS that you will not use the ARRS Web site for any unlawful purpose or in any manner prohibited by this agreement’s terms, conditions and notices. In particular, you represent and warrant that you will comply with all laws and regulations that govern confidential or personally identifiable patient information, including without limitation gathering, transmitting, using, disclosing, or storing such patient information. You also agree to comply with the requirements detailed below in the personally identifiable patient information section of this agreement.

You represent and warrant that you will not use the ARRS Web site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the ARRS Web site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the ARRS’ Web site. By way of an example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using ARRS’ Web site you will not:

  • violate any applicable laws;
  • upload information that contains material protected by intellectual property laws, including, without limitation, material protected by patent, copyright, trademark (such as the ARRS’ logo), or trade secrets or by rights of privacy of publicity unless you own or control the rights hereto or have received all necessary consents;
  • falsify or delete author attributions, legal, or other proper notices or proprietary designations indicating the origin or source of information that is uploaded or downloaded from ARRS’ Web site;
  • upload viruses, corrupted files, or any other software or information that may damage the operation of another’s computer or network.

5. Personally Identifiable Patient Data: Unless prior written individual authorization is obtained, you agree to not use or disclose on ARRS’ Web site any health information that identifies or with respect to which a reasonable basis exists to believe that the information can be used to identify an individual. Health information identifies an individual or creates a reasonable basis to identify an individual if: (1) it is created by or received from a health care provider, health plan, employer or health care clearinghouse; and (2) it relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of the individual, the provision of health care to the individual, or the past, present or future payment for the provision of health care to the individual.

Health information that identifies or creates a reasonable basis to identify an individual includes the following types of information: name, address (including street address, city, county, zip code, or equivalent geocodes), names of relatives and employers, birth date, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, Social Security number, medical record number, health plan beneficiary number, account number, certificate or license number, any vehicle or other device serial number, Web URL, Internet Protocol (IP) address, finger or voice prints, photographic images, radiographic images or other diagnostic images that include identifying data, and any other unique identifying number, characteristic or code (whether generally available in the public realm or not) that you have a reason to believe may be available to an anticipated recipient of information.

Health information may be used or disclosed without written individual authorization only in the very narrow circumstance where it has been de-identified by eliminating the specified identifying information listed above and you have no reason to believe that a reasonably anticipated recipient could use the remaining information either alone or in combination with other information to identify the individual. You agree that you shall be solely responsible for any such determination and agree to indemnify ARRS for the consequences of such determination.

If federal or state requirements protecting individual health information are more restrictive than the regulations in this section of the agreement, then you agree to abide by the federal or state requirements.

6. Copyright and Trademark Ownership, Notices and Infringement:

Copyrights — All contents of the ARRS Web site are: Copyright © American Roentgen Ray Society, All Rights Reserved.

The content of the ARRS Web site is proprietary to ARRS and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. The compilation of the content on the ARRS Web site is the exclusive property of ARRS and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other countries.

You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the ARRS Web site without prior written permission of ARRS. For information, address the American Roentgen Ray Society, 44211 Slatestone Ct., Leesburg, VA 20176-5109.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Trademarks — Nothing in this agreement or its performance shall grant you any right, title, interest, or license in or to ARRS’ names, logos, logotypes, trade dress, designs, or other trademarks.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

7. Links to Third-Party Web Sites: ARRS’ Web site may contain links to third-party Web sites. The third-party Web sites are not under the control of ARRS, and ARRS is not responsible for the contents of any third-party Web site, and the inclusion of any link is as a convenience and does not imply endorsement by ARRS of the site or any association or relationship with its operators.

8. No Professional Advice: The information and materials available through the ARRS Web site is for information and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for the professional judgment of the health care professional in diagnosing and treating patients. The medical, scientific, and general information included on the ARRS Web site may reflect innovations and opinions not universally shared and does not necessarily reflect the view of ARRS. ARRS and ARRS’ Web site do not give medical advice or provide medical or diagnostic services. Your reliance upon information and materials obtained by you at or through the ARRS Web site is solely at your own risk.

9. General Disclaimers, Exclusion of Damages, and Limitation of Liability: The information, software, products and services included in or available through the ARRS Web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. ARRS may make improvements and/or changes in the ARRS Web site at any time. Advice received via the ARRS Web site should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions, and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice.

ARRS makes no representations about its Web site, including without limitation ARRS Web site’s suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness and accuracy of the information, materials, software, products, services, and graphics. ARRS provides ARRS’ Web site, including without limitation all information, materials, software, products, services and graphics “as is” without warranty of any kind.

Your sole and exclusive remedy if you are dissatisfied with any portion of the ARRS Web site is to discontinue using it. ARRS in no event under any circumstances whatsoever shall be liable for any direct, indirect, compensatory, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever, including without limitation damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the ARRS Web site, with the delay or inability to use the ARRS Web site, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, materials, software, products, services, and graphics obtained through the ARRS Web site, security breaches, or otherwise arising out of the use of the ARRS Web site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, even if ARRS has been advised of the possibility of damages.

Also in particular, in no event shall ARRS be held liable for any direct, indirect, compensatory, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising out of in connection with the information provided on ARRS’ Web site, including without limitation in connection with the use of techniques or procedures discussed on the ARRS Web site.

Some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or the exclusion of certain types of damages. Therefore, if and only if required by applicable law, some of the foregoing exclusions may not apply to you.

10. Indemnity: You agree to indemnify ARRS from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees) and damages arising out of claims based upon your use of ARRS’ Web site, including without limitation any claim of libel, defamation, violation of rights of privacy or publicity, loss of service by other members and infringement of intellectual property or other rights. ARRS will notify you promptly of any claim which ARRS seeks indemnification and will afford you the opportunity to participate in the defense of such a claim, provided that your participation will not be conducted in a manner prejudicial to ARRS’ interests as reasonably determined by ARRS.

11. Governing Law: This agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Virginia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of ARRS’ Web site.

12. Construction: If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including without limitation 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.

13. ARRS Contact Information:

American Roentgen Ray Society
44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176-5109
Phone: (703) 729-3353 or (866) 940-2777
Fax: (703) 729-4839
Webmaster, webmaster@arrs.org