Web Site Policy and Disclaimer

Web Site Rules and Guidelines
By joining and using Iowa Dental Association's (IDA) web site, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules and guidelines set for this peer discussion group. You also agree to reserve web discussions for topics best suited to the medium.

As with any community, there are guidelines governing behavior on the web site. For instance, violating antitrust regulations, libeling others, selling, and marketing are not permissible. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. IDA reserves the right to suspend or terminate membership on all sites for members who violate these rules.

Disclaimer and Legal Rules
This site is provided as a service of the Iowa Dental Association (IDA). IDA accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. IDA disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by IDA or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall IDA be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants IDA and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

The IDA policy is to scrupulously comply with all antitrust laws, and the IDA reminds all users to guard against activity that could be construed as a violation of the antitrust laws. Do not post any material that:

IDA does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the IDA's attention, IDA will take all appropriate action.

Although the IDA attempts to maintain the security of this web site, it would be a mistake for participants to assume that the web site discussions will always remain confidential or privileged. To the contrary, it is certainly possible, although highly discouraged, that comments made on the web site could be forwarded to nonparticipants either by email or hard copy transmission. Moreover, electronic communications are potentially discoverable in legal proceedings. Likewise, statements made through the web site could easily find their way into public policy debates about dental reimbursement, medical liability, or other topics affecting dentists, as well as specific coverage or reimbursement issues. Thus, participants should use discretion in forming comments, particularly with respect to confidential, proprietary, or otherwise sensitive information.

IDA reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

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