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The Patient Safety Group
Terms of Use
The Patient Safety Group Inc. is a Massachusetts corporation (the “The Patient Safety Group”) that owns and operates an Internet site that provides education, information, and data resources to its users in an effort to improve health care (the “PSG Site”). The PSG Site is intended to support entire health care organizations including, physicians, nurses, clinicians, managers, executives, policy-makers and educators.

The entire contents and design of the PSG Site are protected under U.S. and international copyright laws.

By using our website and/or registering with us, you agree to the following Terms of Use, which constitute an agreement between you and The Patient Safety Group. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, (a) you should not use our website and (b) you will not be allowed to register with us.

These Terms of Use may change from time to time. Updates become effective when posted, and you are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Use which apply to your use of the PSG Site. Use of any other website associated with The Patient Safety Group, such as the Josie King Foundation website and the Johns Hopkins University website, may include different terms which should be reviewed once you leave this website.

When we refer to ourselves as "we," "us," "our," or similar terms we are referring to The Patient Safety Group.

Permitted Use
Subject to these Terms of Use, The Patient Safety Group hereby grants you a revocable and limited license to access and use the PSG Site. Unless otherwise specified herein or agreed upon by The Patient Safety Group, this site is for your personal, educational, and noncommercial use. The Patient Safety Group retains all rights except those expressly granted to you in this agreement. You agree not to duplicate, publish, display, modify, create derivative works from, or otherwise distribute the material on the PSG Site unless The Patient Safety Group specifically authorizes your right to do so in writing. You agree not to frame, or assist third parties in framing, any of the web pages contained in the PSG Site. Such framing is strictly prohibited under this agreement. The information, artwork, text, video, audio, pictures, content, software, trademarks, service marks, and other intellectual property on this site is the proprietary property of The Patient Safety Group and/or its suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. In the event that you print materials found on the PSG Site, you must include any copyright notice originally included with the materials on all copies.

Information on The Patient Safety Group
The PSG Site is a resource provided for the sole purpose of helping health care professionals improve care for the patients that they serve. Information on the PSG Site includes educational materials, audio, videos, animations, articles, references, reporting tools, databases, and advertising. While we hope you find the information helpful, if you are a health care professional you should remember that the content on the PSG Site is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own clinical judgment. If you are a consumer who chooses to use the information on the PSG Site, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified health care professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. Individuals with any type of medical condition are specifically cautioned to seek professional medical advice before beginning any sort of health treatment. HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, CONSUMERS AND ALL OTHER USERS WHO RELY ON INFORMATION ON THE PSG SITE DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.

WE DO NOT OFFER YOU ANY WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE RELATED TO THE INFORMATION INCLUDED ON THE PSG SITE. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES; EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH THE PSG SITE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE PSG SITE.

It is your responsibility to evaluate the information and results from the tools we provide. If you are a health care professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we encourage you to confirm the information contained on our website with other sources before undertaking any treatment or action based on it.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE PSG SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE PSG SITE, HOWEVER ARISING, EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000), REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY YOU OR ANYONE MAY HAVE.

You understand and agree that we cannot and do not operate, control, supply, endorse, warrant or guarantee any information, products, services or merchandise available on the PSG Site or through the Internet, in general, in any way. You also understand and agree that we cannot and do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the website will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for implementing sufficient precautions, procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your own requirements for the accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the PSG Site for the reconstruction of any lost data. We do not assume the responsibility for the loss of any information, data, or other materials resulting from your use of the PSG Site.

Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, we do not assume any responsibility for any websites that are linked to our site or that you browse to after following a link from the PSG Site.

While we welcome your feedback on the PSG Site, we must make the final decisions about the content that is posted on the site to make sure it meets the needs of all our users. You can send us comments and criticisms via email at info@patientsafetygroup.org. However, if you are dissatisfied with our response or with the contents of the PSG Site, your only remedy is to stop using the website.

Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the PSG Site you warrant to The Patient Safety Group that you will not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the PSG Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the PSG Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the PSG Site.

Information that You Put on The Patient Safety Group
THE PSG SITE DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY PATIENT SPECIFIC INFORMATION, INCLUDING NAMES, DATES, OR INFORMATION THAT CAN BE TRACED BACK TO A SPECIFIC PATIENT. We reserve the right to remove any such content at any time without your consent.

In addition, you may not post any messages, links or code that would be misleading, false, vulgar, inappropriate, or harmful. We reserve the right to remove any such content at any time without your consent.

Privacy Policy
We are very cognizant of privacy issues. The success of the programs within the PSG Site is contingent on the comfort that our users feel with respect to their privacy. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any sensitive information on the PSG Site. Never identify a patient.

The purpose of our Privacy Policy is to (a) identify the information we may collect about you, (b) describe the uses we may make of your information and the security measures we take to protect it, and (c) discuss your options for controlling your information. Please review our Privacy Policy.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold The Patient Safety Group and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees harmless from any liability to third parties, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your breach of these Terms of Use, or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

Governing Law
This agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions. Both you and The Patient Safety Group submit to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Suffolk County, and further agree that any cause of action arising under this agreement shall be brought in such venue. If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe, or describe the scope or extent of such section. The Patient Safety Group's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This agreement and the terms and conditions contained herein set forth the entire understanding and agreement between The Patient Safety Group and you with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior or contemporaneous understanding, whether written or oral.

Consequences
If you do not comply with these Terms of Use, we have the right to block your access, suspend or eliminate your registration and remove any information you have placed on our site.

Questions or Concerns about Our Terms of Use
For questions or concerns about these Terms of Use, please send an email to info@patientsafetygroup.org.