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The Burden of Musculoskeletal Disease in the United States Web Site (www.boneandjointburden.org)

Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers

Please read this agreement carefully before using the website. By accessing or using the website, you agree that you are competent and of age to enter into this Agreement and to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the website.

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative, NFP which retains ultimate copyright for The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States (hereinafter BMUS) on behalf of all contributing partner organizations (hereinafter “USBJI”) present the information on this website as an educational service to the public and to our members. While the information on this site is about health care issues, it is not medical advice. People seeking specific medical advice or assistance should contact a qualified physician or other professional through the website of one of the organizations listed as supporting BMUS or from another source.

No Warranties

Although we believe the information on this site to be accurate and timely, because of the rapid advances in the field of medicine, the updating of statistics which comprise the source of the data presented in BMUS, and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. When clinical matters are discussed on this website, the opinions presented are those of the discussants only. The material discussed on the website is not intended to present the only or necessarily the best medical method or procedure or data, but rather presents the approach or opinion of the discussant.

This website and the information, software and other material available on or accessible from this website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The USBJI does not warrant that the website service will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software or other material available on or accessible through the website is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components.

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Under no circumstances shall the USBJI be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use this website, your reliance on or use of the information, services or merchandise provided on or through this website, or that result from mistakes, omissions interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance. The USBJI specifically disclaims any and all liability for injury and/or other damages that result from an individual using techniques discussed on the website, whether a physician or any other person asserts these claims.

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Indemnification

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Political Activities

The USBJI does not participate in any political activities. You are prohibited from participating in political activities while in sections of this website.

Governing Laws and Venue

The USBJI is incorporated in the State of Illinois in the United States of America, which laws and regulations you agree shall govern the website regardless of where you reside or where you made your posting, transaction or connection with the website. You agree to be bound by all applicable laws that may pertain to the site, including U.S. export and re-import laws and regulations. If any case or controversy arises regarding your use of the website, you agree that such case or controversy will be arbitrated or decided in the State of Illinois in the United States of America.

Linked Websites

In addition to all other disclaimers stated on the website, the USBJI explicitly makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the content or reliability of the content on the site or of the content or reliability of the content of the web sites that are linked to the website.

USBJI, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to amend or cancel any linking arrangement to any web site regarding the website at any time.

Changes in Terms and Conditions

The USBJI reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, and you agree to give effect to such changes or modifications upon their being posted to the website.

By participating on the website, you acknowledge that you are aware of these Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, that you understand these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you agree to be bound by them. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the website.

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