Terms and Conditions

Welcome to summitatthesummit.org/letmydoctorpractice.org, hosted by the United Physicians and Surgeons of America (UPSA). This webcast is open to all who hold an M.D. or D.O. degree. Once you are registered, you will be identified ONLY by your username, unless you choose to reveal further information. By registering for the conference, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Intellectual Property Policy, set forth below.

To assist in the lawful, orderly and successful operation of this conference, we ask that you follow the general rules below.

By registering for the webcast, you are certifying that you are a licensed or formerly licensed physician.

Please respect the privacy of others and treat others with courtesy and respect.

When posting to the webcast, please make sure you have permission from the content owner and that the content does not violate any laws or rights of others.

Please do not copy our content or the content of others without permission of the owner.

The views of others on this webcast do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Physicians and Surgeons of America. We are not responsible or liable for any third-party content posted to this webcast. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor third-party content on this webcast.

This webcast is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional, legal or medical advice.

You are responsible for any personal information you choose to disclose publicly on this webcast, so please proceed with caution when doing so. We are not responsible for personal information you choose to share.

We reserve the right to remove content or terminate your access to this webcast for any reason.

For information on how to submit copyright or intellectual-property claims or how to respond to such claims made against you, please see our Intellectual Property Policy.

The information above is intended as only a basic summary of certain key components of our Terms of Use. Please read our complete Terms of Use below. By registering for the Webcast, you agree to be bound by the full and complete Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Intellectual Property Policy.

TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: July 15, 2015.

These Terms of Use set forth the standards of use of the webcast summitatthesummit.org (the “Webcast”), operated by the United Physicians and Surgeons of America (“UPSA”). UPSA reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms of Use. Modifications shall become effective immediately on being posted on the in the Webcast and/or on the website hosting the Webcast. Your continued use and/or viewing of the Webcast after amendments are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Terms of Use and its modifications. Except as provided in this paragraph, these Terms of Use may not be amended.

1. Authorized Users

This Webcast is intended for use only by licensed or formerly licensed physicians, that is, individuals who hold or formerly held an M.D. or D.O. degree. If you are not a licensed or formerly licensed physician, you may not use this Webcast. This Webcast is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use this Webcast, register as a user of this Webcast or otherwise submit personal information to UPSA.

2. Accounts

If you register for this Webcast, you are representing and warranting that you hold an M.D. or D.O. degree and agree to provide, maintain and update true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself in the registration process. You shall not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person’s username, password or other account information, or another person’s name, likeness, voice, image or photograph. You also agree to promptly notify UPSA with any questions of any unauthorized use of your username, password, other account information, or any other breach of security of which you become aware involving or relating to the Webcast.

3. Warranty and Indemnification

You warrant and represent that all content added to the Webcast by or at the behest of you or your agents or representatives, including, without limitation, messages, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, sounds, music, videos, information, content, and/or other materials (“User Content”), is free of third-party claims and does not infringe the rights of any third party. By adding or uploading User Content, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all rights to the User Content. You agree to indemnify and hold UPSA and its owners, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, insurers, sponsors and service providers harmless from any claim, demand, liability, loss, damages, or cause of action, including attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of the warranties and representations herein, your use of the Webcast, the violation of these Terms of Use, or infringement by you, or other user of the Webcast using your computer, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. UPSA reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any such matter without USPA’s written consent.

4. User Content

UPSA is not responsible or liable for any User Content on the Webcast. User Content does not necessarily express the views of UPSA. UPSA does not guarantee that it will edit or delete User Content. UPSA has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Content. UPSA reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information UPSA knows about you) if a complaint or legal action arises from your behavior. Unless otherwise specified, UPSA does not claim ownership of the User Content on the Webcast. You acknowledge that UPSA is not responsible for the accuracy of any User Content and that you and not UPSA are solely responsible for any User Content you post or upload to the Webcast.

The User Content is not intended to, nor does it constitute legal, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis, and may not be used for such purposes. UPSA provides this Webcast for informational and educational purposes only. You may not rely on any information or opinions expressed on the Webcast for any other purpose. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or usefulness of the content on this Webcast. Under no circumstances will UPSA be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any content on this Webcast.

You acknowledge that public interaction offered on the Webcast is for public and not private communications. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content you post on these forums and the Webcast and for the consequences of submitting and posting the same. You should be skeptical about information provided by others, and you acknowledge that the use of any content posted on the Webcast is at your own risk.

By posting or uploading User Content to this Webcast, you are granting UPSA permission to use the User Content in connection with the Webcast.

UPSA may discontinue operation of the Webcast, or your use of the Webcast, in either case in whole or in part, in its sole discretion. You have no right to maintain or access your User Content on the Webcast, and UPSA has no obligation to return your User Content or otherwise make it available to you.

The rights granted by you hereunder may not be terminated, revoked or rescinded and are not subject to reversion. If you become aware that User Content you have submitted includes any material for which you lack the unrestricted right to grant us the rights set forth above without obligations or liability to any party, you agree to promptly provide UPSA with the proper information pursuant to the procedures outlined in USPA’s Intellectual Property Policy.

5. Compliance with Laws and Prohibited Uses

You assume all knowledge of applicable law and are responsible for compliance with all such laws. You may not use the Webcast in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations, or other government requirements. You shall not post or transmit through the Webcast any material that violates or infringes in any way on the rights of others, including, without limitation, any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other third-party right of UPSA or any other person or entity; material that impersonates another or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, pornographic, lewd, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable; material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation; material that is an advertisement for goods or services or a solicitation of funds; material that includes personal information such as messages that identify phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references; material that contains a formula, instruction, or advice that could cause harm or injury; material that is a chain letter or “spam” of any kind; or material the licensed use by UPSA of which would result in UPSA having any obligation or liability to any party. UPSA reserves the right to refuse service to you for violation of this paragraph or any of these Terms of Use.

6. Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise noted, all content on the Webcast is subject to intellectual-property rights including copyrights and trademarks held or licensed by UPSA. Subject to these Terms of Use, UPSA grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and view this Webcast and the information thereon, including, without limitation, all text, files, designs, graphics, drawings, illustrations, images, photographs, video clips, music and sounds, and/or other materials and all trademarks, service marks and trade names used at this Webcast and the selection and arrangements thereof (collectively, the “Webcast Content”), solely for your own personal use, provided, however, that you may not, nor may you allow others to, directly or indirectly sell, license, rent, reproduce, modify or attempt to modify or create derivative works from the Webcast Content in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, transmit or distribute or otherwise use the Webcast Content for any public or commercial purpose, including, without limitation, use of the Webcast Content on any other webcast or in any environment of networked computers, or transfer the Webcast Content to any other person without the prior written explicit consent of UPSA. Except as expressly provided herein, no license to use or reproduce the Webcast Content is given to you and all intellectual-property rights therein are expressly reserved. Systematic retrieval of data or other Webcast Content from this Webcast to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without express prior written permission from UPSA is prohibited.

For information on how to submit copyright or intellectual-property infringement claims or how to respond to such claims made against you, please see UPSA’s Intellectual Property Policy below.

7. Privacy Policy

UPSA respects your privacy and will handle your personal information pursuant to UPSA’s Privacy Policy, set forth below. By registering to use this Webcast, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

8. Denial of Access

UPSA, for any reason and at its sole discretion, may decide that any person shall be denied access to any part of the Webcast. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you agree to cease and desist immediately from any attempt to access the Webcast upon issuance of a denial.

9. Modifications and Interruption to Service

UPSA will in good faith endeavor to provide uninterrupted service to the Webcast, but you acknowledge and accept that UPSA does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Webcast, and operation of the Webcast may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of UPSA’s control.

10. Third Parties and Third-Party Sites

The Webcast may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned, operated, and/or maintained by online merchants and other third parties or advertisements by third parties. You acknowledge that UPSA is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party site and that your use of these third-party sites is at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses and other destructive elements. UPSA is not responsible for the content, operation or privacy practices of these other webcasts, nor does it operate, control, or endorse the content found on these third-party webcasts. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those third-party sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such sites. Your use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each site, and UPSA is not responsible therein. If a third party links to the Webcast, it is not necessarily an indication of an endorsement, adoption, authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or partnership by or with UPSA or the Webcast. UPSA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any product provided or offered by any vendor or other third party, and you acknowledge that any reliance on representations and warranties provided by any vendor or other third party shall be at your own risk. You assume sole responsibility for your use of third-party links. UPSA is not liable to you for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of your dealings with any third-party or their webcast.

If there is a dispute between persons accessing the Webcast or between persons accessing the Webcast and any third party, you understand and agree that UPSA is under no obligation to become involved. If there is such a dispute, you hereby release UPSA and its owners, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, insurers, sponsors and service providers from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature arising out of, relating to, or in any way connected with such dispute.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly agree that use of the Webcast is at your sole risk. The Webcast is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, UPSA makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of the Webcast in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. UPSA shall have no liability for any interruptions, errors, computer viruses or other harmful components in the use of this Webcast. UPSA DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE WEBCAST AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. THIS INCLUDES LOSS OF DATA OR PROFIT ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBCAST. UPSA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBCAST WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBCAST OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

12. Limitations of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL UPSA OR ANY OF ITS OWNERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, INSURERS, SPONSORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR LOSS OF USE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO ANY USE OF THE WEBCAST OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBCAST, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF UPSA OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow for the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. In those jurisdictions, UPSA’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

13. Governing Jurisdiction of the Courts of Ohio

The Webcast is operated and provided in the State of Ohio. As such, UPSA is subject to the laws of the State of Ohio. Any legal issues arising from or related to your use of the Webcast shall be construed in accordance with, and all questions with respect thereto shall be determined by, the laws of the State of Ohio applicable to contracts entered into and wholly to be performed within Ohio. The state and federal courts of Adams County, Ohio, shall be the exclusive forum and venue to resolve disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the use of or visit to the Webcast. By using the Webcast, and thereby agreeing to these Terms of Use, you consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Adams County, Ohio, with respect to all such disputes. UPSA makes no representation that the Webcast is appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations. Accordingly, if you choose to use the Webcast, you agree to do so subject to the internal laws of the State of Ohio.

14. Other Terms

If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent. These Terms of Use shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between UPSA and you in relation to the Webcast. UPSA’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. The Privacy Policy and the Intellectual Property Policy are binding parts of these Terms of Use, and together with these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between UPSA and you with respect to your use of this Webcast. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Webcast or that is the subject of these Terms of Use must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: July 15, 2015.

UPSA is committed to maintaining the privacy of the information you provide to us in using or viewing the Webcast. The following privacy policy applies to the information UPSA collects from you and how UPSA uses and protects it. This privacy policy applies only to the Webcast and does not apply to any third-party websites linked to the Webcast or the website hosting the Webcast. UPSA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any third-party linked website.

What information does USPA collect?

When you register as a user of the Webcast, USPA collects your email address, username and password, your first and last names, your birth date and your state of licensure as a physician. Once you are registered, you will be identified on the Webcast only by your username unless you choose to reveal further information. If you use a public forum on the Webcast and choose to disclose personally identifiable information on the forum, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. UPSA is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through its public forums.

Additionally, when you visit the Webcast, UPSA automatically collects some non-personally identifiable computer information, such as the type of computer operating system and web browser you are using, information regarding your Internet service provider, and the frequency with which you visit the Webcast. UPSA uses this information to manage the Webcast and make it more interesting and useful to you.

How does UPSA use the information it collects?

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, UPSA will not trade, sell or share your personal information for use by any business, without your consent, unless required by law. However, USPA does make available to its sponsors a list of emails of those registrants of the Webcast who have not opted out. Unless you opt out, your email address will be transferred to the sponsors. To opt out, send an email to UPSA at hello@letmydoctorpractice.org.

In addition, the information UPSA collects is used to verify that you are a physician and to communicate with you regarding your account. The information UPSA collects is shared as necessary with its agents or contractors who assist in providing support for its internal operations. The information UPSA collects is disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Webcast and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Webcast, and to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting the Webcast.

How to opt out of receiving email

If you are a registered user of the Webcast, you may choose whether you wish to receive e-mail about the Webcast. If you do not give permission for UPSA to send e-mail to you, UPSA will not send unsolicited e-mail. In this case, UPSA will communicate with you only for the purpose of maintaining your registration with us.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from UPSA in the future, you should let UPSA know by sending a removal request to USPA at hello@letmydoctorpractice.org. USPA honors all removal requests.

What are cookies, and how does USPA use them?

A cookie is a small piece of information that USPA places in your computer browser to collect information regarding your preferences. UPSA uses cookies to identify you when you visit the Webcast and to keep track of where you go so UPSA can provide you with a personalized version of the Webcast. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. Cookies could enable UPSA to relate your use of the Webcast to personal information you have provided, but UPSA does not use them for this purpose. You can use your browser settings to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. If you turn off cookies, you will not have access to some of the features that make your experience on the Webcast smoother, and some of UPSA’s services may not function properly.

Linked websites

The Webcast and the website that hosts the Webcast may contain links to other websites. The information practices on those sites may be different from that of UPSA and is not covered by UPSA’s privacy policy. UPSA encourages you to consult the privacy notices on those sites.

How to request information maintained about you

Upon request, UPSA will provide you with access to all information (including proprietary information) that UPSA maintains about you. You can access this information by emailing UPSA at hello@letmydoctorpractice.org.

UPSA cannot guarantee the security of the Webcast

UPSA takes seriously its obligation to safeguard the confidentiality, security and integrity of personal information collected from its users and has established and will maintain procedures that are designed for that purpose. You should be aware, however, that no system is completely secure from hackers, network failure and error, and UPSA cannot guarantee the confidentiality, security and integrity of information maintained on the Webcast.

Modification of privacy policy

To accommodate new services and features on the Webcast and to ensure up-to-date compliance with privacy laws, UPSA may modify its privacy policy from time to time. When UPSA modifies its privacy policy, UPSA will notify you by a posting on this webpage. Any changes will become effective as of the date of posting with respect to information USPA then collects in the future. UPSA will treat all personal information it collects, however, in accordance with the privacy policy in effect at the time the information is collected. UPSA urges you to review this privacy policy often so you are always fully informed.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about UPSA’s privacy policy, please contact UPSA at:

By email: hello@letmydoctorpractice.org

By regular mail: United Physicians and Surgeons of America
P. O. Box 54824
Cincinnati, OH 45245

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY

Last Updated: July 15, 2015.

Ownership of Webcast, Website Hosting the Webcast, and Content

The Webcast and its contents are intended for your personal use. All content included or available on or in the Webcast and the website hosting the Webcast, including, without limitation, design, text, graphics, files, interfaces, drawings, illustrations, images, photographs, video clips, music and sounds, source code, object code, trade dress, trademarks, service marks and other materials and the selection and arrangements thereof (the “Content”), are the property of UPSA and/or its affiliates or licensors unless otherwise indicated. UPSA reserves all rights in such Content.

Procedure for Reporting Copyright or Other Intellectual-Property Infringement

You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of UPSA to terminate the privileges of any user who infringes the intellectual-property rights of others upon receipt of prompt notification to UPSA by the intellectual-property owner or the owner’s legal agent. Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, UPSA designates the following as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright or other intellectual-property infringement:

By email: hello@letmydoctorpractice.org

By phone: (513) 486-6113

By regular mail:
Intellectual Property Claim
United Physicians and Surgeons of America
P. O. Box 54824
Cincinnati, OH 45245

To notify UPSA of a claimed infringement of your copyright or other intellectual-property right by material residing on or accessible through the Webcast, you must contact UPSA in writing by regular, fax or email at the addresses provided above and provide the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works on or in the Webcast are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the Webcast;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit UPSA to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit UPSA to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
  • The following statement by you: “I have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”; and
  • The following statement by you: “The information in this notification is accurate, and I, as the complaining party, declare under penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

Inquiries that do not follow this procedure may not receive a response. Upon receiving a claim of infringement, UPSA may, in our discretion, remove or disable the material claimed to be infringed.

Please be advised that if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing your intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). If you are not sure whether the material infringes on your intellectual property, you should consider contacting an attorney before contacting UPSA.

How to Respond to a Claimed Infringement

If UPSA removes or disables the material claimed to be infringing, UPSA will take reasonable steps to notify the owner of the material of the claim, and the owner will then have the option to send UPSA a counter-notice why the content does not infringe another’s intellectual-property rights and requesting reinstatement of the content. The counter-notice must be in writing and include the following information:

  • The owner’s physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • The following statement by the owner: “I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good-faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”; and
  • The owner’s name, address, and telephone number, and the following statement by the owner: “I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which my address listed in this notice is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which United Physicians and Surgeons of America may be found, and I will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of infringement or an agent of such person.”

If UPSA receives a counter-notice under these provisions, UPSA may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that UPSA may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the original complaining party files an action seeking a court order against the individual or entity who placed the content, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice, at UPSA’s discretion.