User Agreement

User Agreement

Thank you for visiting the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (“AAAASF”) website. By using this website, you agree to abide by all terms and conditions contained herein.  You are directed to read these terms and conditions carefully, as they, along with the referenced Privacy Policy and Legal Disclaimer, constitute a legally binding agreement between you and AAAASF (the “Agreement”). If you do not accept all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may not use the website.

Modifications to Agreement.
AAAASF reserves the right to amend its policies and change the terms and conditions of the Agreement from time to time. Such amendments, changes and modifications shall be effective immediately upon being posted on this website, unless otherwise expressly noted.  Your continued use of the website constitutes your acceptance to future amendments, changes and modifications to the Agreement. Please review the Agreement frequently to remain current with AAAASF’s policies and to insure that the Agreement comports with your understanding of the terms of your usage of the website. 

Restrictions on Use.
No minor child under the age of 13 years old may use this website. Any person rightfully using this website is permitted to view and print its content for personal and non-commercial purposes only. These uses must not alter the original website content. Any unauthorized use of the content of this website may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

You agree not to use the website in any unlawful manner or one that would damage, disable, corrupt or overburden the website or impair other parties’ use and enjoyment of the website. To the extent that this website links to additional materials or websites, AAAASF is only responsible for the content of its own website. AAAASF encourages you to review the privacy policies and user agreements of all other websites that you visit. AAAASF may include links to third party websites or offer third party products or services on this website. These third party websites have separate and independent privacy policies. AAAASF has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of such linked websites.

Change, Suspend or Terminate Access.
AAAASF may, in its sole discretion, change, suspend or terminate access to, or discontinue the website, at any time without any advance notice or future obligation to you. In addition, AAAASF terminate your access to the website for: (a) violations of the Agreement; (b) abuse of the resources of the websites, such as hardware or network bandwidth; (c) unauthorized access to website computer files or data belonging to AAAASF or any other user; or (d) when required by law or court order. Termination of access to the website may be made without notice in the sole discretion of AAAASF. AAAASF will not be liable to you or any other party for any termination of access to the website. AAAASF reserves the right to delete or save a user's account information or content upon a termination in its sole discretion.

Ownership.
All content included on AAAASF’s website, or linked thereto, is the property of AAAASF and is protected by copyright and other laws. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos displayed on AAAASF’s website are proprietary in nature and nothing on the website may be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark or intellectual property displayed on the website without the written permission of AAAASF.  Any other use of AAAASF’s trademarks or intellectual property is strictly prohibited.

Legal Disclaimer.
Additional legal disclosures governing AAAASF’s website and your usage thereof are set forth in AAAASF’s Legal Disclaimer, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference and may be linked to at the bottom of AAAASF’s homepage.

Privacy Policy.
Your privacy is important to AAAASF.  AAAASF operates its website pursuant to the terms of is its Privacy Policy which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference and may be linked to at the bottom of AAAASF’s homepage.

General Disclaimers, Exclusion of Damages, and Limitation of Liability.
AAAASF makes no representations about its website, including, without limitation, the website's suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness and accuracy of the information, materials, software, products, services and graphics found on or through the website. The website, including all information, materials, software, products, services, and graphics contained therein, is provided on an "as is" bases, without warranty of any kind. To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, AAAASF disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the website, including, without limitation, all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement or warranties arising by course of dealing, custom or trade. The information, software, products and services included in or available through the website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the website, your sole remedy is to discontinue using the website. In no event and under any circumstances whatsoever shall AAAASF be liable for any direct, indirect, compensatory, punitive, incidental, special, or 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 website, with the delay or inability to use the website or AAAASF's services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, materials, software, products, services or graphics obtained on or through the website, security breaches, or otherwise arising out of the use of the website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. AAAASF assumes no responsibility for any damages, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, which may result from your use of this website, including any damages caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction.

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

Indemnity.
You agree to indemnify AAAASF from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including without limitation attorneys' fees) and damages arising out of claims based upon your use of AAAASF’s website, including without limitation any claim of libel, defamation, violation of rights of privacy or publicity, loss of service or the infringement of intellectual property rights or other rights.

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.

Notices.
Notices given by AAAASF to you will be given by a general posting on the website or by an e-mail, if an e-mail address is available. Notices to AAAASF must be sent by conventional and registered mail to:

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
5101 Washington Street, Suite 2F
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
Attn: Theresa Griffin-Rossi, Executive Director

Governing Law.
Your use of AAAASF’s website and any disputes relating to any matter regarding the website or this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. Any dispute relating to this website or Agreement shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in the City of Chicago and County of Cook, Illinois.

Entire Agreement.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and AAAASF with respect to AAAASF’s website, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the parties.