StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

StatPearls is subject to the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. The most current version of these policies are located in each user profile. By using StatPearls, you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policies, whether or not you are a registered member of StatPearls. These Terms govern your use of StatPearls and create a binding legal agreement that we may enforce against you in the event of a violation. If you do not agree to all of these Policies, please do not use StatPearls.

Terms of Use

Scope of Terms of Use

StatPearls Publishing, LLC includes the website StatPearls.com, mobile device applications, eBooks, Learning Management System, and CME/CE.  The Terms of Use and Privacy Policies refer to this legal entity.

Account Registration

You must register an account with StatPearls to access the content. Registration requires you to provide us with your name, email address, profession, specialty and other information, and to select a username and password that will be associated with your account. You agree that your Registration Information is complete, and you will promptly update your Registration Information as necessary to keep it current. We may verify the accuracy of the Registration Information that you have provided and update it as necessary. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your StatPearls username and password and you may not permit another person to access StatPearls. If you believe the security of your account has been compromised, you should change your username and password. We shall have no liability for any unauthorized access to your account.

Use of the Services

StatPearls is intended for healthcare professionals. By using StatPearls, you warrant that you have the capacity to agree to these Terms. StatPearls is provided for educational purposes only. StatPearls is in no way intended to serve as a diagnostic service, to recommend treatment, or to substitute for the clinical judgment of a qualified healthcare professional. You are solely responsible for evaluating and using the information obtained.

If you are a consumer who chooses to access StatPearls, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it as a replacement for any relationship with your healthcare professional. For medical concerns, consumers should consult their own health professional or seek assistance from emergency medical personnel.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use StatPearls and to view the information made available.  You agree not to copy, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, transmit or otherwise exploit the Services, StatPearls content, StatPearls Apps or eBooks, or StatPearls CME/CE except as expressly permitted in these Terms. All rights not expressly granted are reserved to StatPearls and their respective licensors.

The StatPearls website, Apps, and eBooks may contain links to third-party websites which are not part of StatPearls. You agree that we do not endorse, nor are we responsible or liable for these resources.

You agree that you will not engage in any of the following activities in connection with StatPearls:

Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any StatPearls content; Use, display, mirror or frame a StatPearls website, App or eBook, or any component thereof, or StatPearls or StatPearls's trademark, logo or other proprietary information, without the written consent of StatPearls; Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained within StatPearls; Use the StatPearls brand, logos, or trademarks in any business name, email, URL or other context unless approved in writing by StatPearls;

Misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity; Fail to respect another user's privacy. This includes revealing another user's password, phone number, address, or any other personally identifiable information; Use a StatPearls website, StatPearls App or eBook, or any StatPearls content in any manner not permitted by these Terms.

We may do any or all of the following without notice:

Record or pre-screen content submissions to public areas within the StatPearls; Investigate your use of StatPearls as we deem appropriate to comply with any applicable law, regulation, government request or legal process; Remove content we believe does not comply with these Terms of Use; Terminate your access to the StatPearls upon our determination that you have violated these Terms of Use; Edit any StatPearls content.

StatPearls users may submit content, which may include, text, images, photographs, figures, charts, graphics, reports, data and sound. When you submit content through StatPearls you automatically grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, transferable, sub-licensable license to distribute, transmit, copy, host, publicly display and perform, excerpt, index, tag, modify, adapt, sell, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit such content in any media, form, or format now known or hereafter developed, both within and outside of StatPearls for any purpose that is consistent with the StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. You agree that you are solely responsible for all content that you submit. You represent and warrant that you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all content you submit or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such content as specified in these Terms.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that the content that you make available through StatPearls complies with applicable laws including, without limitation, those relating to privacy, and also best clinical and ethical practices. Prior to submitting any User Content, you must remove any information that identifies an individual or could reasonably enable the identification of an individual, e.g., name, e-mail address, social security number, insurance number or other unique identification number, biometric identifiers, facial photographs, photographs of identifying marks such as tattoos or scars. You shall be solely responsible for any claims arising from your failure to de-identify User Content that you submit.

You agree that you will not use StatPearls to make available content that: you do not have the right to make available under any contractual or fiduciary agreement or law; infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; results in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable privacy laws; is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, offensive, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; promotes illegal activity; is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; constitutes an advertisement or solicitation of business; or contains viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls software used in connection with the StatPearls contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by us or the applicable licensor, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform, create derivative works from, or "scrape" for commercial or any other purpose, the StatPearls content or the software, in whole or in part. Any use of StatPearls not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate our and third parties' intellectual property rights.

You may view information provided through the StatPearls online, download individual articles to your computer or mobile device for later reading or print a copy of an article for yourself. You may not remove any copyright notices from our materials. You agree not to access StatPearls by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Services.

Privacy Policy

The StatPearls Privacy Policy, provides information about our collection, use and disclosure of information about users. By accessing and using StatPearls, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy and acknowledge and agree that the Privacy Policy forms an integral part of these Terms.

Dealing with Third Parties

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties found on or through StatPearls, including requests for and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the introduction of such third parties through StatPearls.

Laws that Govern this Agreement

We control those components of StatPearls made available through our website from our offices in Treasure Island, FL, United States of America. By accessing StatPearls, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Florida will apply to all matters relating to use of StatPearls.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be subject to certain obligations and responsibilities associated with the jurisdiction in which you practice medicine or another health profession. We make no representation as to the legal compliance of the StatPearls content and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction, with respect to your use and misuse of the StatPearls content.

Termination and Modification

You agree that we may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the StatPearls or eliminate your account and remove any content that you have made available through StatPearls, with or without notice, for any of the following reasons (which are not intended to be exclusive): (a) breaches or violations of these Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to the content (or any part thereof), (e) technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, and/or (g) your engagement in fraudulent or illegal activities. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made at our sole discretion, and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to StatPearls.

Disclaimer

StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBooks are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, we expressly disclaim any warranties, express implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. We make no warranty that the StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBook content will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or reliability of any content obtained through the services. No information provided through the services or by us in oral or written form will create any warranty not expressly made herein your reliance upon the content obtained or used by you through the services is solely at your own risk. You are solely responsible for all of your communications and interactions with other users of StatPearls. You understand that we do not assume responsibility for screening any user of the StatPearls nor do we verify or take responsibility for user content. We do not provide medical advice and we do not recommend or endorse any specific products, product users, therapies, tests, physicians, healthcare professionals or opinions.

Liability

In no event will StatPearls or any other person or entity involved in creating, developing or delivering the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks or the content be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to access or use StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks, or the StatPearls content, or from any communications or interactions with other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of StatPearls, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not we, our licensors, ours suppliers, or any third parties mentioned with StatPearls are advised of the possibility of such damages. We, our licensors, our suppliers, or any third parties mentioned within StatPearls are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of StatPearls or any information provided through StatPearls. Any claims arising in connection with your use of StatPearls must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold each of us and our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your access to or use of the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps and eBooks, and the StatPearls content or your violation of these Terms.

Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent

If you believe any materials within the StatPearls infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by contacting StatPearls Customer Support at Support@StatPearls.com and providing the following information:

Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.

Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.

Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative. We may terminate the account of any user who we determine is a repeat infringer.

Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate any of the StatPearls content or these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms in a material way, we will provide notice of such modification within the StatPearls users. By continuing to access or use StatPearls after we have modified these Terms, you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you agree to immediately stop using the StatPearls.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the website, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you, StatPearls and StatPearls with respect to your use (and prior use) of the StatPearls the associated and the StatPearls content.

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding StatPearls and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding use of StatPearls.

Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without StatPearls and StatPearls's prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. StatPearls or StatPearls may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Notices

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding material modifications to these Terms, will be in a written form and given: (i) by us via email (in each case to the email address included in your Registration Information); or (ii) by posting within the StatPearls. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

No Waiver

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

Survival

All provisions of these Terms shall survive termination of your StatPearls account except for your license to access and use the StatPearls content.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Services or these Terms, or you wish to provide feedback, please contact us at Support@StatPearls.com. By submitting feedback and suggestions, you grant a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to any intellectual property rights you may have in your feedback and suggestions to us to use to improve StatPearls.

Privacy

This Privacy Policy applies to the websites www.StatPearls.com which is operated by StatPearls Publishing, LLC, including the mobile optimized versions of these websites. Except where otherwise noted, statements in this Privacy Policy with respect to the Sites also apply to the StatPearls Device Applications (or "Apps" or “eBooks”) for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, which include StatPearls Mobile and eBooks.

This Privacy Policy describes how we may collect, use and disclose information about users of StatPearls. StatPearls for purposes of this Privacy Policy means the Sites, the Apps, eBooks, and all information and services provided to you in connection with your use of the Sites and Apps including, without limitation, reference content, tools, applications, sponsored programs, advertising, email communications, continuing medical education and discussions. We may share information collected under this Privacy Policy among the respective Sites and Apps that we each own or control, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information That We Collect

In this section of our Privacy Policy, we discuss the information we may collect about you in connection with your use the Services, which can include "Personal Information" (i.e., information that we can use to identify you, such as your name or email address) and "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that we do not use to identify you). As described below, we may associate Non-Personal Information with Personal Information and upon doing so such information will become Personal Information.

Registration

When you register to become a member of the StatPearls, we request certain Personal Information from you such as your name and e-mail address, zip code, profession, occupation and specialty. You may choose to update and/or supplement the Personal Information that you provided at registration at any time through your account settings.

Sponsored Programs

When you use the StatPearls you may be presented with advertisements and opportunities to engage in industry-sponsored informational programs consisting of sponsor-selected materials. All advertisements and Sponsored Programs (including any links to Sponsored Programs) will be identified to you by the label Advertisement, Information from Industry, Sponsored, StatPearls Professional or some similar designation indicating that the content has been selected by a third-party sponsor. Examples of Sponsored Programs include information resources featuring branded or unbranded commercial content, interactive programs that provide information about medical conditions, treatments and products, and multi-media presentations including videos featuring key opinion leaders. We may make Sponsored Programs available to you through email or on-site or in- App or eBook media units, all of which will be identified as described above. When you choose to engage in a Sponsored Program, you may be asked to provide Personal Information which may be provided directly to the third-party sponsor and also used by us as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, you may be presented with polling questions from the sponsor. We also collect Non-Personal Information about your use of Sponsored Programs through cookies and web beacons, as described below.

Market Research

From time to time, we may invite you to participate in market research surveys for StatPearls and market research surveys conducted on behalf of third party sponsors either by StatPearls or a third party, where in this context "sponsor" means the provider of products and services who commissioned the survey. StatPearls surveys may be administered by one of our companies or by a third party acting on our behalf. For some surveys, you may be asked to provide contact information for honoraria fulfillment.

Continuing Medical Education

When you participate in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) or a Continuing Education (CE) activity made available to you through StatPearls, you may be asked to provide Personal Information as required by that particular activity.

Tools

Clinical tools may be available through the Services. These tools may require you to provide Personal Information for the tools to operate.

Additional Forms

From time to time we may offer you the opportunity to receive additional information or services from us or from third parties (e.g., sample request, sales rep visit, etc.). If you wish to receive such information, you may be asked to provide additional Personal Information to fulfill the request. We may use such information as described in this Privacy Policy and the third party, if applicable, will use such Personal Information as described at the point of collection.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Sites and the Apps, as further described in the Mobile Device Application section, below, through the use of cookies and web beacons. "Cookies" are small data files that we assign to your computer's hard drive when you visit a Site, an App or eBook, or open an email. "Web beacons" are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located and the content viewed, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. Most browser software can be set to reject all cookies, however, if you choose to reject cookies then your ability to access and use StatPearls will be limited.

We use cookies to: (i) track usage of the StatPearls; (ii) help us deliver more relevant advertising and content to users of StatPearls; (iii) assess which StatPearls users access; (iv) track who has opened our emails, (iv) track question scoring for quality improvement. If you are a member of the StatPearls, we may elect to associate our cookies and the information collected by our cookies with your registration information, thereby making the cookie information Personal Information.

Third parties under contract with StatPearls may use cookies to help StatPearls deliver advertising to you within the StatPearls  or on properties that are not owned and operated by StatPearls. Advertisers that market to you through StatPearls may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies in the sponsored content served to you, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. Some advertisers use companies other than StatPearls to serve their sponsored content on their behalf and to monitor users' responses to this content. These companies may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of cookies or web beacons. We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or web beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through them. However, our Advertising Policy prohibits advertisers and their Ad Servers from collecting Personal Information from our users based on their use of StatPearls. Our Advertising Policy also prohibits advertisers from linking any Non-Personal Information that they collect from our users' use of the StatPearls to Personal Information about our users that they or others collect in other ways or from other sources.

Mobile Device and eBook Applications

You must register with the StatPearls to purchase access to Apps and eBooks which means that all information that we collect about your use of the Apps and eBooks is Personal Information that we may use in the same manner as information about your use of the StatPearls content as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not want us to collect Personal Information about your use of our Apps or eBooks, then please do not use our Apps or eBooks. We do not obtain any information about your mobile device other than its brand, make and model and the type of operating software that it uses.

Non-registered Users

You must register with the StatPearls to access all of StatPearls content, however, you may be able to access certain limited content without registering. Even if you have not registered, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of StatPearls through the use of cookies. The Non-Personal Information we collect includes the referring website, if applicable, the type of browser you use, the material viewed, and the time and date that you accessed the Services.

Emails Sent To Us

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to us by email or other non-StatPearls communication. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them to us via mail, email, or pony express.

Information Shared With Third Party Sources

We may also collect additional information about members of the StatPearls from third party sources to assist us. For example, we may use third party information to verify and update your registration information and to personalize the StatPearls access provided to you, including advertising.

Our advertising partner eHealthcare Solutions may collect and store certain information automatically when you visit our website or those website partners in the eHealthcare Solutions Network. eHealthcare Solutions may collect certain personally identifiable information you voluntarily submit on our website or on other websites who partner with eHealthcare Solutions. eHealthcare Solutions may also automatically collect and store information when you view advertisements that appear on our website. Your personally identifiable information may be used to verify the accuracy of the information you submit, and all information collected (personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) may be used for marketing purposes, to deliver more relevant advertising and content, and to improve your overall experience at this website. Please review the eHealthcare Solutions Privacy Policy at http://www.ehealthcaresolutions.com/privacy-policy/ to obtain more information about how this information is utilized. You can opt out of targeting based on your personal information or non-personally identifiable information (i.e., cookies, pixel tags, clear gifs and/or similar devices) gathered on this and other Network sites by visiting http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151 and following the instructions.

Communications

By registering for the StatPearls, you are consenting to receive certain communications. Specifically, we may use your registration information to send you communications about our products and services and the products and services of our third party sponsors through pop-ups, banners and e-mails. You may also subscribe to receive certain e-mail questions or articles sent to registered users, which you may manage through the personal area within your account settings.

Marketing and Advertising

In connect with advertising and marketing activities, StatPearls may:

Target advertising and marketing communications based on information that we collect about your use of StatPearls and information about you that we obtain from third party sources. For example, a user that StatPearls believes is a cardiologist may be served cardiology-related advertisements on both StatPearls-owned and third party websites that a user that StatPearls believes is a neurologist will not see. Similarly, a user that StatPearls believes is a healthcare professional that treats diabetes may be served advertisements for new diabetes therapies that other users would not see. StatPearls serves these ads through the use of cookies and web beacons, as described abov

StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

StatPearls is subject to the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. The most current version of these policies are located in each user profile. By using StatPearls, you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policies, whether or not you are a registered member of StatPearls. These Terms govern your use of StatPearls and create a binding legal agreement that we may enforce against you in the event of a violation. If you do not agree to all of these Policies, please do not use StatPearls.

Terms of Use

Scope of Terms of Use

StatPearls Publishing, LLC includes the website StatPearls.com, mobile device applications, eBooks, Learning Management System, and CME/CE.  The Terms of Use and Privacy Policies refer to this legal entity.

Account Registration

You must register an account with StatPearls to access the content. Registration requires you to provide us with your name, email address, profession, specialty and other information, and to select a username and password that will be associated with your account. You agree that your Registration Information is complete, and you will promptly update your Registration Information as necessary to keep it current. We may verify the accuracy of the Registration Information that you have provided and update it as necessary. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your StatPearls username and password and you may not permit another person to access StatPearls. If you believe the security of your account has been compromised, you should change your username and password. We shall have no liability for any unauthorized access to your account.

Use of the Services

StatPearls is intended for healthcare professionals. By using StatPearls, you warrant that you have the capacity to agree to these Terms. StatPearls is provided for educational purposes only. StatPearls is in no way intended to serve as a diagnostic service, to recommend treatment, or to substitute for the clinical judgment of a qualified healthcare professional. You are solely responsible for evaluating and using the information obtained.

If you are a consumer who chooses to access StatPearls, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it as a replacement for any relationship with your healthcare professional. For medical concerns, consumers should consult their own health professional or seek assistance from emergency medical personnel.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use StatPearls and to view the information made available.  You agree not to copy, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, transmit or otherwise exploit the Services, StatPearls content, StatPearls Apps or eBooks, or StatPearls CME/CE except as expressly permitted in these Terms. All rights not expressly granted are reserved to StatPearls and their respective licensors.

The StatPearls website, Apps, and eBooks may contain links to third-party websites which are not part of StatPearls. You agree that we do not endorse, nor are we responsible or liable for these resources.

You agree that you will not engage in any of the following activities in connection with StatPearls:

Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any StatPearls content; Use, display, mirror or frame a StatPearls website, App or eBook, or any component thereof, or StatPearls or StatPearls's trademark, logo or other proprietary information, without the written consent of StatPearls; Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained within StatPearls; Use the StatPearls brand, logos, or trademarks in any business name, email, URL or other context unless approved in writing by StatPearls;

Misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity; Fail to respect another user's privacy. This includes revealing another user's password, phone number, address, or any other personally identifiable information; Use a StatPearls website, StatPearls App or eBook, or any StatPearls content in any manner not permitted by these Terms.

We may do any or all of the following without notice:

Record or pre-screen content submissions to public areas within the StatPearls; Investigate your use of StatPearls as we deem appropriate to comply with any applicable law, regulation, government request or legal process; Remove content we believe does not comply with these Terms of Use; Terminate your access to the StatPearls upon our determination that you have violated these Terms of Use; Edit any StatPearls content.

StatPearls users may submit content, which may include, text, images, photographs, figures, charts, graphics, reports, data and sound. When you submit content through StatPearls you automatically grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, transferable, sub-licensable license to distribute, transmit, copy, host, publicly display and perform, excerpt, index, tag, modify, adapt, sell, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit such content in any media, form, or format now known or hereafter developed, both within and outside of StatPearls for any purpose that is consistent with the StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. You agree that you are solely responsible for all content that you submit. You represent and warrant that you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all content you submit or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such content as specified in these Terms.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that the content that you make available through StatPearls complies with applicable laws including, without limitation, those relating to privacy, and also best clinical and ethical practices. Prior to submitting any User Content, you must remove any information that identifies an individual or could reasonably enable the identification of an individual, e.g., name, e-mail address, social security number, insurance number or other unique identification number, biometric identifiers, facial photographs, photographs of identifying marks such as tattoos or scars. You shall be solely responsible for any claims arising from your failure to de-identify User Content that you submit.

You agree that you will not use StatPearls to make available content that: you do not have the right to make available under any contractual or fiduciary agreement or law; infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; results in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable privacy laws; is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, offensive, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; promotes illegal activity; is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; constitutes an advertisement or solicitation of business; or contains viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls software used in connection with the StatPearls contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by us or the applicable licensor, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform, create derivative works from, or "scrape" for commercial or any other purpose, the StatPearls content or the software, in whole or in part. Any use of StatPearls not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate our and third parties' intellectual property rights.

You may view information provided through the StatPearls online, download individual articles to your computer or mobile device for later reading or print a copy of an article for yourself. You may not remove any copyright notices from our materials. You agree not to access StatPearls by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Services.

Privacy Policy

The StatPearls Privacy Policy, provides information about our collection, use and disclosure of information about users. By accessing and using StatPearls, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy and acknowledge and agree that the Privacy Policy forms an integral part of these Terms.

Dealing with Third Parties

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties found on or through StatPearls, including requests for and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the introduction of such third parties through StatPearls.

Laws that Govern this Agreement

We control those components of StatPearls made available through our website from our offices in Treasure Island, FL, United States of America. By accessing StatPearls, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Florida will apply to all matters relating to use of StatPearls.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be subject to certain obligations and responsibilities associated with the jurisdiction in which you practice medicine or another health profession. We make no representation as to the legal compliance of the StatPearls content and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction, with respect to your use and misuse of the StatPearls content.

Termination and Modification

You agree that we may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the StatPearls or eliminate your account and remove any content that you have made available through StatPearls, with or without notice, for any of the following reasons (which are not intended to be exclusive): (a) breaches or violations of these Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to the content (or any part thereof), (e) technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, and/or (g) your engagement in fraudulent or illegal activities. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made at our sole discretion, and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to StatPearls.

Disclaimer

StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBooks are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, we expressly disclaim any warranties, express implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. We make no warranty that the StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBook content will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or reliability of any content obtained through the services. No information provided through the services or by us in oral or written form will create any warranty not expressly made herein your reliance upon the content obtained or used by you through the services is solely at your own risk. You are solely responsible for all of your communications and interactions with other users of StatPearls. You understand that we do not assume responsibility for screening any user of the StatPearls nor do we verify or take responsibility for user content. We do not provide medical advice and we do not recommend or endorse any specific products, product users, therapies, tests, physicians, healthcare professionals or opinions.

Liability

In no event will StatPearls or any other person or entity involved in creating, developing or delivering the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks or the content be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to access or use StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks, or the StatPearls content, or from any communications or interactions with other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of StatPearls, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not we, our licensors, ours suppliers, or any third parties mentioned with StatPearls are advised of the possibility of such damages. We, our licensors, our suppliers, or any third parties mentioned within StatPearls are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of StatPearls or any information provided through StatPearls. Any claims arising in connection with your use of StatPearls must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold each of us and our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your access to or use of the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps and eBooks, and the StatPearls content or your violation of these Terms.

Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent

If you believe any materials within the StatPearls infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by contacting StatPearls Customer Support at Support@StatPearls.com and providing the following information:

Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.

Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.

Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative. We may terminate the account of any user who we determine is a repeat infringer.

Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate any of the StatPearls content or these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms in a material way, we will provide notice of such modification within the StatPearls users. By continuing to access or use StatPearls after we have modified these Terms, you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you agree to immediately stop using the StatPearls.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the website, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you, StatPearls and StatPearls with respect to your use (and prior use) of the StatPearls the associated and the StatPearls content.

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding StatPearls and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding use of StatPearls.

Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without StatPearls and StatPearls's prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. StatPearls or StatPearls may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Notices

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding material modifications to these Terms, will be in a written form and given: (i) by us via email (in each case to the email address included in your Registration Information); or (ii) by posting within the StatPearls. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

No Waiver

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

Survival

All provisions of these Terms shall survive termination of your StatPearls account except for your license to access and use the StatPearls content.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Services or these Terms, or you wish to provide feedback, please contact us at Support@StatPearls.com. By submitting feedback and suggestions, you grant a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to any intellectual property rights you may have in your feedback and suggestions to us to use to improve StatPearls.

Privacy

This Privacy Policy applies to the websites www.StatPearls.com which is operated by StatPearls Publishing, LLC, including the mobile optimized versions of these websites. Except where otherwise noted, statements in this Privacy Policy with respect to the Sites also apply to the StatPearls Device Applications (or "Apps" or “eBooks”) for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, which include StatPearls Mobile and eBooks.

This Privacy Policy describes how we may collect, use and disclose information about users of StatPearls. StatPearls for purposes of this Privacy Policy means the Sites, the Apps, eBooks, and all information and services provided to you in connection with your use of the Sites and Apps including, without limitation, reference content, tools, applications, sponsored programs, advertising, email communications, continuing medical education and discussions. We may share information collected under this Privacy Policy among the respective Sites and Apps that we each own or control, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information That We Collect

In this section of our Privacy Policy, we discuss the information we may collect about you in connection with your use the Services, which can include "Personal Information" (i.e., information that we can use to identify you, such as your name or email address) and "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that we do not use to identify you). As described below, we may associate Non-Personal Information with Personal Information and upon doing so such information will become Personal Information.

Registration

When you register to become a member of the StatPearls, we request certain Personal Information from you such as your name and e-mail address, zip code, profession, occupation and specialty. You may choose to update and/or supplement the Personal Information that you provided at registration at any time through your account settings.

Sponsored Programs

When you use the StatPearls you may be presented with advertisements and opportunities to engage in industry-sponsored informational programs consisting of sponsor-selected materials. All advertisements and Sponsored Programs (including any links to Sponsored Programs) will be identified to you by the label Advertisement, Information from Industry, Sponsored, StatPearls Professional or some similar designation indicating that the content has been selected by a third-party sponsor. Examples of Sponsored Programs include information resources featuring branded or unbranded commercial content, interactive programs that provide information about medical conditions, treatments and products, and multi-media presentations including videos featuring key opinion leaders. We may make Sponsored Programs available to you through email or on-site or in- App or eBook media units, all of which will be identified as described above. When you choose to engage in a Sponsored Program, you may be asked to provide Personal Information which may be provided directly to the third-party sponsor and also used by us as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, you may be presented with polling questions from the sponsor. We also collect Non-Personal Information about your use of Sponsored Programs through cookies and web beacons, as described below.

Market Research

From time to time, we may invite you to participate in market research surveys for StatPearls and market research surveys conducted on behalf of third party sponsors either by StatPearls or a third party, where in this context "sponsor" means the provider of products and services who commissioned the survey. StatPearls surveys may be administered by one of our companies or by a third party acting on our behalf. For some surveys, you may be asked to provide contact information for honoraria fulfillment.

Continuing Medical Education

When you participate in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) or a Continuing Education (CE) activity made available to you through StatPearls, you may be asked to provide Personal Information as required by that particular activity.

Tools

Clinical tools may be available through the Services. These tools may require you to provide Personal Information for the tools to operate.

Additional Forms

From time to time we may offer you the opportunity to receive additional information or services from us or from third parties (e.g., sample request, sales rep visit, etc.). If you wish to receive such information, you may be asked to provide additional Personal Information to fulfill the request. We may use such information as described in this Privacy Policy and the third party, if applicable, will use such Personal Information as described at the point of collection.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Sites and the Apps, as further described in the Mobile Device Application section, below, through the use of cookies and web beacons. "Cookies" are small data files that we assign to your computer's hard drive when you visit a Site, an App or eBook, or open an email. "Web beacons" are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located and the content viewed, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. Most browser software can be set to reject all cookies, however, if you choose to reject cookies then your ability to access and use StatPearls will be limited.

We use cookies to: (i) track usage of the StatPearls; (ii) help us deliver more relevant advertising and content to users of StatPearls; (iii) assess which StatPearls users access; (iv) track who has opened our emails, (iv) track question scoring for quality improvement. If you are a member of the StatPearls, we may elect to associate our cookies and the information collected by our cookies with your registration information, thereby making the cookie information Personal Information.

Third parties under contract with StatPearls may use cookies to help StatPearls deliver advertising to you within the StatPearls  or on properties that are not owned and operated by StatPearls. Advertisers that market to you through StatPearls may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies in the sponsored content served to you, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. Some advertisers use companies other than StatPearls to serve their sponsored content on their behalf and to monitor users' responses to this content. These companies may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of cookies or web beacons. We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or web beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through them. However, our Advertising Policy prohibits advertisers and their Ad Servers from collecting Personal Information from our users based on their use of StatPearls. Our Advertising Policy also prohibits advertisers from linking any Non-Personal Information that they collect from our users' use of the StatPearls to Personal Information about our users that they or others collect in other ways or from other sources.

Use of cookies as described, and consent to the collection and storage of your information in the United States where your information will be subject to United States law and level of data protection.

Mobile Device and eBook Applications

You must register with the StatPearls to purchase access to Apps and eBooks which means that all information that we collect about your use of the Apps and eBooks is Personal Information that we may use in the same manner as information about your use of the StatPearls content as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not want us to collect Personal Information about your use of our Apps or eBooks, then please do not use our Apps or eBooks. We do not obtain any information about your mobile device other than its brand, make and model and the type of operating software that it uses.

Non-registered Users

You must register with the StatPearls to access all of StatPearls content, however, you may be able to access certain limited content without registering. Even if you have not registered, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of StatPearls through the use of cookies. The Non-Personal Information we collect includes the referring website, if applicable, the type of browser you use, the material viewed, and the time and date that you accessed the Services.

Emails Sent To Us

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to us by email or other non-StatPearls communication. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them to us via mail, email, or pony express.

Information Shared With Third Party Sources

We may also collect additional information about members of the StatPearls from third party sources to assist us. For example, we may use third party information to verify and update your registration information and to personalize the StatPearls access provided to you, including advertising.

Our advertising partner eHealthcare Solutions may collect and store certain information automatically when you visit our website or those website partners in the eHealthcare Solutions Network. eHealthcare Solutions may collect certain personally identifiable information you voluntarily submit on our website or on other websites who partner with eHealthcare Solutions. eHealthcare Solutions may also automatically collect and store information when you view advertisements that appear on our website. Your personally identifiable information may be used to verify the accuracy of the information you submit, and all information collected (personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) may be used for marketing purposes, to deliver more relevant advertising and content, and to improve your overall experience at this website. Please review the eHealthcare Solutions Privacy Policy at http://www.ehealthcaresolutions.com/privacy-policy/ to obtain more information about how this information is utilized. You can opt out of targeting based on your personal information or non-personally identifiable information (i.e., cookies, pixel tags, clear gifs and/or similar devices) gathered on this and other Network sites by visiting http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151 and following the instructions.

Communications

By registering for the StatPearls, you are consenting to receive certain communications. Specifically, we may use your registration information to send you communications about our products and services and the products and services of our third party sponsors through pop-ups, banners and e-mails. You may also subscribe to receive certain e-mail questions or articles sent to registered users, which you may manage through the personal area within your account settings.

Marketing and Advertising

In connect with advertising and marketing activities, StatPearls may:

Target advertising and marketing communications based on information that we collect about your use of StatPearls and information about you that we obtain from third party sources. For example, a user that StatPearls believes is a cardiologist may be served cardiology-related advertisements on both StatPearls-owned and third party websites that a user that StatPearls believes is a neurologist will not see. Similarly, a user that StatPearls believes is a healthcare professional that treats diabetes may be served advertisements for new diabetes therapies that other users would not see. StatPearls serves these ads through the use of cookies and web beacons, as described abovclass="NoteLevel1CxSpFirst">StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

StatPearls is subject to the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. The most current version of these policies are located in each user profile. By using StatPearls, you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policies, whether or not you are a registered member of StatPearls. These Terms govern your use of StatPearls and create a binding legal agreement that we may enforce against you in the event of a violation. If you do not agree to all of these Policies, please do not use StatPearls.

Terms of Use

Scope of Terms of Use

StatPearls Publishing, LLC includes the website StatPearls.com, mobile device applications, eBooks, Learning Management System, and CME/CE.  The Terms of Use and Privacy Policies refer to this legal entity.

Account Registration

You must register an account with StatPearls to access the content. Registration requires you to provide us with your name, email address, profession, specialty and other information, and to select a username and password that will be associated with your account. You agree that your Registration Information is complete, and you will promptly update your Registration Information as necessary to keep it current. We may verify the accuracy of the Registration Information that you have provided and update it as necessary. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your StatPearls username and password and you may not permit another person to access StatPearls. If you believe the security of your account has been compromised, you should change your username and password. We shall have no liability for any unauthorized access to your account.

Use of the Services

StatPearls is intended for healthcare professionals. By using StatPearls, you warrant that you have the capacity to agree to these Terms. StatPearls is provided for educational purposes only. StatPearls is in no way intended to serve as a diagnostic service, to recommend treatment, or to substitute for the clinical judgment of a qualified healthcare professional. You are solely responsible for evaluating and using the information obtained.

If you are a consumer who chooses to access StatPearls, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it as a replacement for any relationship with your healthcare professional. For medical concerns, consumers should consult their own health professional or seek assistance from emergency medical personnel.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use StatPearls and to view the information made available.  You agree not to copy, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, transmit or otherwise exploit the Services, StatPearls content, StatPearls Apps or eBooks, or StatPearls CME/CE except as expressly permitted in these Terms. All rights not expressly granted are reserved to StatPearls and their respective licensors.

The StatPearls website, Apps, and eBooks may contain links to third-party websites which are not part of StatPearls. You agree that we do not endorse, nor are we responsible or liable for these resources.

You agree that you will not engage in any of the following activities in connection with StatPearls:

Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any StatPearls content; Use, display, mirror or frame a StatPearls website, App or eBook, or any component thereof, or StatPearls or StatPearls's trademark, logo or other proprietary information, without the written consent of StatPearls; Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained within StatPearls; Use the StatPearls brand, logos, or trademarks in any business name, email, URL or other context unless approved in writing by StatPearls;

Misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity; Fail to respect another user's privacy. This includes revealing another user's password, phone number, address, or any other personally identifiable information; Use a StatPearls website, StatPearls App or eBook, or any StatPearls content in any manner not permitted by these Terms.

We may do any or all of the following without notice:

Record or pre-screen content submissions to public areas within the StatPearls; Investigate your use of StatPearls as we deem appropriate to comply with any applicable law, regulation, government request or legal process; Remove content we believe does not comply with these Terms of Use; Terminate your access to the StatPearls upon our determination that you have violated these Terms of Use; Edit any StatPearls content.

StatPearls users may submit content, which may include, text, images, photographs, figures, charts, graphics, reports, data and sound. When you submit content through StatPearls you automatically grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, transferable, sub-licensable license to distribute, transmit, copy, host, publicly display and perform, excerpt, index, tag, modify, adapt, sell, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit such content in any media, form, or format now known or hereafter developed, both within and outside of StatPearls for any purpose that is consistent with the StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. You agree that you are solely responsible for all content that you submit. You represent and warrant that you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all content you submit or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such content as specified in these Terms.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that the content that you make available through StatPearls complies with applicable laws including, without limitation, those relating to privacy, and also best clinical and ethical practices. Prior to submitting any User Content, you must remove any information that identifies an individual or could reasonably enable the identification of an individual, e.g., name, e-mail address, social security number, insurance number or other unique identification number, biometric identifiers, facial photographs, photographs of identifying marks such as tattoos or scars. You shall be solely responsible for any claims arising from your failure to de-identify User Content that you submit.

You agree that you will not use StatPearls to make available content that: you do not have the right to make available under any contractual or fiduciary agreement or law; infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; results in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable privacy laws; is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, offensive, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; promotes illegal activity; is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; constitutes an advertisement or solicitation of business; or contains viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls software used in connection with the StatPearls contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by us or the applicable licensor, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform, create derivative works from, or "scrape" for commercial or any other purpose, the StatPearls content or the software, in whole or in part. Any use of StatPearls not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate our and third parties' intellectual property rights.

You may view information provided through the StatPearls online, download individual articles to your computer or mobile device for later reading or print a copy of an article for yourself. You may not remove any copyright notices from our materials. You agree not to access StatPearls by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Services.

Privacy Policy

The StatPearls Privacy Policy, provides information about our collection, use and disclosure of information about users. By accessing and using StatPearls, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy and acknowledge and agree that the Privacy Policy forms an integral part of these Terms.

Dealing with Third Parties

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties found on or through StatPearls, including requests for and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the introduction of such third parties through StatPearls.

Laws that Govern this Agreement

We control those components of StatPearls made available through our website from our offices in Treasure Island, FL, United States of America. By accessing StatPearls, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Florida will apply to all matters relating to use of StatPearls.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be subject to certain obligations and responsibilities associated with the jurisdiction in which you practice medicine or another health profession. We make no representation as to the legal compliance of the StatPearls content and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction, with respect to your use and misuse of the StatPearls content.

Termination and Modification

You agree that we may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the StatPearls or eliminate your account and remove any content that you have made available through StatPearls, with or without notice, for any of the following reasons (which are not intended to be exclusive): (a) breaches or violations of these Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to the content (or any part thereof), (e) technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, and/or (g) your engagement in fraudulent or illegal activities. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made at our sole discretion, and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to StatPearls.

Disclaimer

StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBooks are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, we expressly disclaim any warranties, express implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. We make no warranty that the StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBook content will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or reliability of any content obtained through the services. No information provided through the services or by us in oral or written form will create any warranty not expressly made herein your reliance upon the content obtained or used by you through the services is solely at your own risk. You are solely responsible for all of your communications and interactions with other users of StatPearls. You understand that we do not assume responsibility for screening any user of the StatPearls nor do we verify or take responsibility for user content. We do not provide medical advice and we do not recommend or endorse any specific products, product users, therapies, tests, physicians, healthcare professionals or opinions.

Liability

In no event will StatPearls or any other person or entity involved in creating, developing or delivering the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks or the content be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to access or use StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks, or the StatPearls content, or from any communications or interactions with other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of StatPearls, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not we, our licensors, ours suppliers, or any third parties mentioned with StatPearls are advised of the possibility of such damages. We, our licensors, our suppliers, or any third parties mentioned within StatPearls are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of StatPearls or any information provided through StatPearls. Any claims arising in connection with your use of StatPearls must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold each of us and our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your access to or use of the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps and eBooks, and the StatPearls content or your violation of these Terms.

Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent

If you believe any materials within the StatPearls infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by contacting StatPearls Customer Support at Support@StatPearls.com and providing the following information:

Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.

Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.

Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative. We may terminate the account of any user who we determine is a repeat infringer.

Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate any of the StatPearls content or these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms in a material way, we will provide notice of such modification within the StatPearls users. By continuing to access or use StatPearls after we have modified these Terms, you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you agree to immediately stop using the StatPearls.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the website, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you, StatPearls and StatPearls with respect to your use (and prior use) of the StatPearls the associated and the StatPearls content.

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding StatPearls and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding use of StatPearls.

Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without StatPearls and StatPearls's prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. StatPearls or StatPearls may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Notices

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding material modifications to these Terms, will be in a written form and given: (i) by us via email (in each case to the email address included in your Registration Information); or (ii) by posting within the StatPearls. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

No Waiver

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

Survival

All provisions of these Terms shall survive termination of your StatPearls account except for your license to access and use the StatPearls content.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Services or these Terms, or you wish to provide feedback, please contact us at Support@StatPearls.com. By submitting feedback and suggestions, you grant a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to any intellectual property rights you may have in your feedback and suggestions to us to use to improve StatPearls.

Privacy

This Privacy Policy applies to the websites www.StatPearls.com which is operated by StatPearls Publishing, LLC, including the mobile optimized versions of these websites. Except where otherwise noted, statements in this Privacy Policy with respect to the Sites also apply to the StatPearls Device Applications (or "Apps" or “eBooks”) for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, which include StatPearls Mobile and eBooks.

This Privacy Policy describes how we may collect, use and disclose information about users of StatPearls. StatPearls for purposes of this Privacy Policy means the Sites, the Apps, eBooks, and all information and services provided to you in connection with your use of the Sites and Apps including, without limitation, reference content, tools, applications, sponsored programs, advertising, email communications, continuing medical education and discussions. We may share information collected under this Privacy Policy among the respective Sites and Apps that we each own or control, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information That We Collect

In this section of our Privacy Policy, we discuss the information we may collect about you in connection with your use the Services, which can include "Personal Information" (i.e., information that we can use to identify you, such as your name or email address) and "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that we do not use to identify you). As described below, we may associate Non-Personal Information with Personal Information and upon doing so such information will become Personal Information.

Registration

When you register to become a member of the StatPearls, we request certain Personal Information from you such as your name and e-mail address, zip code, profession, occupation and specialty. You may choose to update and/or supplement the Personal Information that you provided at registration at any time through your account settings.

Sponsored Programs

When you use the StatPearls you may be presented with advertisements and opportunities to engage in industry-sponsored informational programs consisting of sponsor-selected materials. All advertisements and Sponsored Programs (including any links to Sponsored Programs) will be identified to you by the label Advertisement, Information from Industry, Sponsored, StatPearls Professional or some similar designation indicating that the content has been selected by a third-party sponsor. Examples of Sponsored Programs include information resources featuring branded or unbranded commercial content, interactive programs that provide information about medical conditions, treatments and products, and multi-media presentations including videos featuring key opinion leaders. We may make Sponsored Programs available to you through email or on-site or in- App or eBook media units, all of which will be identified as described above. When you choose to engage in a Sponsored Program, you may be asked to provide Personal Information which may be provided directly to the third-party sponsor and also used by us as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, you may be presented with polling questions from the sponsor. We also collect Non-Personal Information about your use of Sponsored Programs through cookies and web beacons, as described below.

Market Research

From time to time, we may invite you to participate in market research surveys for StatPearls and market research surveys conducted on behalf of third party sponsors either by StatPearls or a third party, where in this context "sponsor" means the provider of products and services who commissioned the survey. StatPearls surveys may be administered by one of our companies or by a third party acting on our behalf. For some surveys, you may be asked to provide contact information for honoraria fulfillment.

Continuing Medical Education

When you participate in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) or a Continuing Education (CE) activity made available to you through StatPearls, you may be asked to provide Personal Information as required by that particular activity.

Tools

Clinical tools may be available through the Services. These tools may require you to provide Personal Information for the tools to operate.

Additional Forms

From time to time we may offer you the opportunity to receive additional information or services from us or from third parties (e.g., sample request, sales rep visit, etc.). If you wish to receive such information, you may be asked to provide additional Personal Information to fulfill the request. We may use such information as described in this Privacy Policy and the third party, if applicable, will use such Personal Information as described at the point of collection.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Sites and the Apps, as further described in the Mobile Device Application section, below, through the use of cookies and web beacons. "Cookies" are small data files that we assign to your computer's hard drive when you visit a Site, an App or eBook, or open an email. "Web beacons" are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located and the content viewed, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. Most browser software can be set to reject all cookies, however, if you choose to reject cookies then your ability to access and use StatPearls will be limited.

We use cookies to: (i) track usage of the StatPearls; (ii) help us deliver more relevant advertising and content to users of StatPearls; (iii) assess which StatPearls users access; (iv) track who has opened our emails, (iv) track question scoring for quality improvement. If you are a member of the StatPearls, we may elect to associate our cookies and the information collected by our cookies with your registration information, thereby making the cookie information Personal Information.

Third parties under contract with StatPearls may use cookies to help StatPearls deliver advertising to you within the StatPearls  or on properties that are not owned and operated by StatPearls. Advertisers that market to you through StatPearls may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies in the sponsored content served to you, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. Some advertisers use companies other than StatPearls to serve their sponsored content on their behalf and to monitor users' responses to this content. These companies may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of cookies or web beacons. We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or web beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through them. However, our Advertising Policy prohibits advertisers and their Ad Servers from collecting Personal Information from our users based on their use of StatPearls. Our Advertising Policy also prohibits advertisers from linking any Non-Personal Information that they collect from our users' use of the StatPearls to Personal Information about our users that they or others collect in other ways or from other sources.

Mobile Device and eBook Applications

You must register with the StatPearls to purchase access to Apps and eBooks which means that all information that we collect about your use of the Apps and eBooks is Personal Information that we may use in the same manner as information about your use of the StatPearls content as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not want us to collect Personal Information about your use of our Apps or eBooks, then please do not use our Apps or eBooks. We do not obtain any information about your mobile device other than its brand, make and model and the type of operating software that it uses.

Non-registered Users

You must register with the StatPearls to access all of StatPearls content, however, you may be able to access certain limited content without registering. Even if you have not registered, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of StatPearls through the use of cookies. The Non-Personal Information we collect includes the referring website, if applicable, the type of browser you use, the material viewed, and the time and date that you accessed the Services.

Emails Sent To Us

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to us by email or other non-StatPearls communication. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them to us via mail, email, or pony express.

Information Shared With Third Party Sources

We may also collect additional information about members of the StatPearls from third party sources to assist us. For example, we may use third party information to verify and update your registration information and to personalize the StatPearls access provided to you, including advertising.

Our advertising partner eHealthcare Solutions may collect and store certain information automatically when you visit our website or those website partners in the eHealthcare Solutions Network. eHealthcare Solutions may collect certain personally identifiable information you voluntarily submit on our website or on other websites who partner with eHealthcare Solutions. eHealthcare Solutions may also automatically collect and store information when you view advertisements that appear on our website. Your personally identifiable information may be used to verify the accuracy of the information you submit, and all information collected (personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) may be used for marketing purposes, to deliver more relevant advertising and content, and to improve your overall experience at this website. Please review the eHealthcare Solutions Privacy Policy at http://www.ehealthcaresolutions.com/privacy-policy/ to obtain more information about how this information is utilized. You can opt out of targeting based on your personal information or non-personally identifiable information (i.e., cookies, pixel tags, clear gifs and/or similar devices) gathered on this and other Network sites by visiting http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151 and following the instructions.

Communications

By registering for the StatPearls, you are consenting to receive certain communications. Specifically, we may use your registration information to send you communications about our products and services and the products and services of our third party sponsors through pop-ups, banners and e-mails. You may also subscribe to receive certain e-mail questions or articles sent to registered users, which you may manage through the personal area within your account settings.

Marketing and Advertising

In connect with advertising and marketing activities, StatPearls may:

Target advertising and marketing communications based on information that we collect about your use of StatPearls and information about you that we obtain from third party sources. For example, a user that StatPearls believes is a cardiologist may be served cardiology-related advertisements on both StatPearls-owned and third party websites that a user that StatPearls believes is a neurologist will not see. Similarly, a user that StatPearls believes is a healthcare professional that treats diabetes may be served advertisements for new diabetes therapies that other users would not see. StatPearls serves these ads through the use of cookies and web beacons, as described abov

StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

StatPearls is subject to the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. The most current version of these policies are located in each user profile. By using StatPearls, you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policies, whether or not you are a registered member of StatPearls. These Terms govern your use of StatPearls and create a binding legal agreement that we may enforce against you in the event of a violation. If you do not agree to all of these Policies, please do not use StatPearls.

Terms of Use

Scope of Terms of Use

StatPearls Publishing, LLC includes the website StatPearls.com, mobile device applications, eBooks, Learning Management System, and CME/CE.  The Terms of Use and Privacy Policies refer to this legal entity.

Account Registration

You must register an account with StatPearls to access the content. Registration requires you to provide us with your name, email address, profession, specialty and other information, and to select a username and password that will be associated with your account. You agree that your Registration Information is complete, and you will promptly update your Registration Information as necessary to keep it current. We may verify the accuracy of the Registration Information that you have provided and update it as necessary. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your StatPearls username and password and you may not permit another person to access StatPearls. If you believe the security of your account has been compromised, you should change your username and password. We shall have no liability for any unauthorized access to your account.

Use of the Services

StatPearls is intended for healthcare professionals. By using StatPearls, you warrant that you have the capacity to agree to these Terms. StatPearls is provided for educational purposes only. StatPearls is in no way intended to serve as a diagnostic service, to recommend treatment, or to substitute for the clinical judgment of a qualified healthcare professional. You are solely responsible for evaluating and using the information obtained.

If you are a consumer who chooses to access StatPearls, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it as a replacement for any relationship with your healthcare professional. For medical concerns, consumers should consult their own health professional or seek assistance from emergency medical personnel.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use StatPearls and to view the information made available.  You agree not to copy, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, transmit or otherwise exploit the Services, StatPearls content, StatPearls Apps or eBooks, or StatPearls CME/CE except as expressly permitted in these Terms. All rights not expressly granted are reserved to StatPearls and their respective licensors.

The StatPearls website, Apps, and eBooks may contain links to third-party websites which are not part of StatPearls. You agree that we do not endorse, nor are we responsible or liable for these resources.

You agree that you will not engage in any of the following activities in connection with StatPearls:

Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any StatPearls content; Use, display, mirror or frame a StatPearls website, App or eBook, or any component thereof, or StatPearls or StatPearls's trademark, logo or other proprietary information, without the written consent of StatPearls; Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained within StatPearls; Use the StatPearls brand, logos, or trademarks in any business name, email, URL or other context unless approved in writing by StatPearls;

Misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity; Fail to respect another user's privacy. This includes revealing another user's password, phone number, address, or any other personally identifiable information; Use a StatPearls website, StatPearls App or eBook, or any StatPearls content in any manner not permitted by these Terms.

We may do any or all of the following without notice:

Record or pre-screen content submissions to public areas within the StatPearls; Investigate your use of StatPearls as we deem appropriate to comply with any applicable law, regulation, government request or legal process; Remove content we believe does not comply with these Terms of Use; Terminate your access to the StatPearls upon our determination that you have violated these Terms of Use; Edit any StatPearls content.

StatPearls users may submit content, which may include, text, images, photographs, figures, charts, graphics, reports, data and sound. When you submit content through StatPearls you automatically grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, transferable, sub-licensable license to distribute, transmit, copy, host, publicly display and perform, excerpt, index, tag, modify, adapt, sell, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit such content in any media, form, or format now known or hereafter developed, both within and outside of StatPearls for any purpose that is consistent with the StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. You agree that you are solely responsible for all content that you submit. You represent and warrant that you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all content you submit or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such content as specified in these Terms.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that the content that you make available through StatPearls complies with applicable laws including, without limitation, those relating to privacy, and also best clinical and ethical practices. Prior to submitting any User Content, you must remove any information that identifies an individual or could reasonably enable the identification of an individual, e.g., name, e-mail address, social security number, insurance number or other unique identification number, biometric identifiers, facial photographs, photographs of identifying marks such as tattoos or scars. You shall be solely responsible for any claims arising from your failure to de-identify User Content that you submit.

You agree that you will not use StatPearls to make available content that: you do not have the right to make available under any contractual or fiduciary agreement or law; infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; results in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable privacy laws; is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, offensive, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; promotes illegal activity; is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; constitutes an advertisement or solicitation of business; or contains viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls software used in connection with the StatPearls contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by us or the applicable licensor, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform, create derivative works from, or "scrape" for commercial or any other purpose, the StatPearls content or the software, in whole or in part. Any use of StatPearls not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate our and third parties' intellectual property rights.

You may view information provided through the StatPearls online, download individual articles to your computer or mobile device for later reading or print a copy of an article for yourself. You may not remove any copyright notices from our materials. You agree not to access StatPearls by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Services.

Privacy Policy

The StatPearls Privacy Policy, provides information about our collection, use and disclosure of information about users. By accessing and using StatPearls, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy and acknowledge and agree that the Privacy Policy forms an integral part of these Terms.

Dealing with Third Parties

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties found on or through StatPearls, including requests for and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the introduction of such third parties through StatPearls.

Laws that Govern this Agreement

We control those components of StatPearls made available through our website from our offices in Treasure Island, FL, United States of America. By accessing StatPearls, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Florida will apply to all matters relating to use of StatPearls.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be subject to certain obligations and responsibilities associated with the jurisdiction in which you practice medicine or another health profession. We make no representation as to the legal compliance of the StatPearls content and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction, with respect to your use and misuse of the StatPearls content.

Termination and Modification

You agree that we may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the StatPearls or eliminate your account and remove any content that you have made available through StatPearls, with or without notice, for any of the following reasons (which are not intended to be exclusive): (a) breaches or violations of these Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to the content (or any part thereof), (e) technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, and/or (g) your engagement in fraudulent or illegal activities. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made at our sole discretion, and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to StatPearls.

Disclaimer

StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBooks are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, we expressly disclaim any warranties, express implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. We make no warranty that the StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBook content will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or reliability of any content obtained through the services. No information provided through the services or by us in oral or written form will create any warranty not expressly made herein your reliance upon the content obtained or used by you through the services is solely at your own risk. You are solely responsible for all of your communications and interactions with other users of StatPearls. You understand that we do not assume responsibility for screening any user of the StatPearls nor do we verify or take responsibility for user content. We do not provide medical advice and we do not recommend or endorse any specific products, product users, therapies, tests, physicians, healthcare professionals or opinions.

Liability

In no event will StatPearls or any other person or entity involved in creating, developing or delivering the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks or the content be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to access or use StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks, or the StatPearls content, or from any communications or interactions with other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of StatPearls, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not we, our licensors, ours suppliers, or any third parties mentioned with StatPearls are advised of the possibility of such damages. We, our licensors, our suppliers, or any third parties mentioned within StatPearls are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of StatPearls or any information provided through StatPearls. Any claims arising in connection with your use of StatPearls must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold each of us and our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your access to or use of the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps and eBooks, and the StatPearls content or your violation of these Terms.

Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent

If you believe any materials within the StatPearls infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by contacting StatPearls Customer Support at Support@StatPearls.com and providing the following information:

Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.

Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.

Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative. We may terminate the account of any user who we determine is a repeat infringer.

Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate any of the StatPearls content or these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms in a material way, we will provide notice of such modification within the StatPearls users. By continuing to access or use StatPearls after we have modified these Terms, you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you agree to immediately stop using the StatPearls.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the website, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you, StatPearls and StatPearls with respect to your use (and prior use) of the StatPearls the associated and the StatPearls content.

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding StatPearls and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding use of StatPearls.

Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without StatPearls and StatPearls's prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. StatPearls or StatPearls may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Notices

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding material modifications to these Terms, will be in a written form and given: (i) by us via email (in each case to the email address included in your Registration Information); or (ii) by posting within the StatPearls. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

No Waiver

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

Survival

All provisions of these Terms shall survive termination of your StatPearls account except for your license to access and use the StatPearls content.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Services or these Terms, or you wish to provide feedback, please contact us at Support@StatPearls.com. By submitting feedback and suggestions, you grant a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to any intellectual property rights you may have in your feedback and suggestions to us to use to improve StatPearls.

Privacy

This Privacy Policy applies to the websites www.StatPearls.com which is operated by StatPearls Publishing, LLC, including the mobile optimized versions of these websites. Except where otherwise noted, statements in this Privacy Policy with respect to the Sites also apply to the StatPearls Device Applications (or "Apps" or “eBooks”) for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, which include StatPearls Mobile and eBooks.

This Privacy Policy describes how we may collect, use and disclose information about users of StatPearls. StatPearls for purposes of this Privacy Policy means the Sites, the Apps, eBooks, and all information and services provided to you in connection with your use of the Sites and Apps including, without limitation, reference content, tools, applications, sponsored programs, advertising, email communications, continuing medical education and discussions. We may share information collected under this Privacy Policy among the respective Sites and Apps that we each own or control, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information That We Collect

In this section of our Privacy Policy, we discuss the information we may collect about you in connection with your use the Services, which can include "Personal Information" (i.e., information that we can use to identify you, such as your name or email address) and "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that we do not use to identify you). As described below, we may associate Non-Personal Information with Personal Information and upon doing so such information will become Personal Information.

Registration

When you register to become a member of the StatPearls, we request certain Personal Information from you such as your name and e-mail address, zip code, profession, occupation and specialty. You may choose to update and/or supplement the Personal Information that you provided at registration at any time through your account settings.

Sponsored Programs

When you use the StatPearls you may be presented with advertisements and opportunities to engage in industry-sponsored informational programs consisting of sponsor-selected materials. All advertisements and Sponsored Programs (including any links to Sponsored Programs) will be identified to you by the label Advertisement, Information from Industry, Sponsored, StatPearls Professional or some similar designation indicating that the content has been selected by a third-party sponsor. Examples of Sponsored Programs include information resources featuring branded or unbranded commercial content, interactive programs that provide information about medical conditions, treatments and products, and multi-media presentations including videos featuring key opinion leaders. We may make Sponsored Programs available to you through email or on-site or in- App or eBook media units, all of which will be identified as described above. When you choose to engage in a Sponsored Program, you may be asked to provide Personal Information which may be provided directly to the third-party sponsor and also used by us as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, you may be presented with polling questions from the sponsor. We also collect Non-Personal Information about your use of Sponsored Programs through cookies and web beacons, as described below.

Market Research

From time to time, we may invite you to participate in market research surveys for StatPearls and market research surveys conducted on behalf of third party sponsors either by StatPearls or a third party, where in this context "sponsor" means the provider of products and services who commissioned the survey. StatPearls surveys may be administered by one of our companies or by a third party acting on our behalf. For some surveys, you may be asked to provide contact information for honoraria fulfillment.

Continuing Medical Education

When you participate in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) or a Continuing Education (CE) activity made available to you through StatPearls, you may be asked to provide Personal Information as required by that particular activity.

Tools

Clinical tools may be available through the Services. These tools may require you to provide Personal Information for the tools to operate.

Additional Forms

From time to time we may offer you the opportunity to receive additional information or services from us or from third parties (e.g., sample request, sales rep visit, etc.). If you wish to receive such information, you may be asked to provide additional Personal Information to fulfill the request. We may use such information as described in this Privacy Policy and the third party, if applicable, will use such Personal Information as described at the point of collection.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Sites and the Apps, as further described in the Mobile Device Application section, below, through the use of cookies and web beacons. "Cookies" are small data files that we assign to your computer's hard drive when you visit a Site, an App or eBook, or open an email. "Web beacons" are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located and the content viewed, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. Most browser software can be set to reject all cookies, however, if you choose to reject cookies then your ability to access and use StatPearls will be limited.

We use cookies to: (i) track usage of the StatPearls; (ii) help us deliver more relevant advertising and content to users of StatPearls; (iii) assess which StatPearls users access; (iv) track who has opened our emails, (iv) track question scoring for quality improvement. If you are a member of the StatPearls, we may elect to associate our cookies and the information collected by our cookies with your registration information, thereby making the cookie information Personal Information.

Third parties under contract with StatPearls may use cookies to help StatPearls deliver advertising to you within the StatPearls  or on properties that are not owned and operated by StatPearls. Advertisers that market to you through StatPearls may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies in the sponsored content served to you, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. Some advertisers use companies other than StatPearls to serve their sponsored content on their behalf and to monitor users' responses to this content. These companies may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of cookies or web beacons. We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or web beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through them. However, our Advertising Policy prohibits advertisers and their Ad Servers from collecting Personal Information from our users based on their use of StatPearls. Our Advertising Policy also prohibits advertisers from linking any Non-Personal Information that they collect from our users' use of the StatPearls to Personal Information about our users that they or others collect in other ways or from other sources.

Mobile Device and eBook Applications

You must register with the StatPearls to purchase access to Apps and eBooks which means that all information that we collect about your use of the Apps and eBooks is Personal Information that we may use in the same manner as information about your use of the StatPearls content as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not want us to collect Personal Information about your use of our Apps or eBooks, then please do not use our Apps or eBooks. We do not obtain any information about your mobile device other than its brand, make and model and the type of operating software that it uses.

Non-registered Users

You must register with the StatPearls to access all of StatPearls content, however, you may be able to access certain limited content without registering. Even if you have not registered, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of StatPearls through the use of cookies. The Non-Personal Information we collect includes the referring website, if applicable, the type of browser you use, the material viewed, and the time and date that you accessed the Services.

Emails Sent To Us

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to us by email or other non-StatPearls communication. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them to us via mail, email, or pony express.

Information Shared With Third Party Sources

We may also collect additional information about members of the StatPearls from third party sources to assist us. For example, we may use third party information to verify and update your registration information and to personalize the StatPearls access provided to you, including advertising.

Our advertising partner eHealthcare Solutions may collect and store certain information automatically when you visit our website or those website partners in the eHealthcare Solutions Network. eHealthcare Solutions may collect certain personally identifiable information you voluntarily submit on our website or on other websites who partner with eHealthcare Solutions. eHealthcare Solutions may also automatically collect and store information when you view advertisements that appear on our website. Your personally identifiable information may be used to verify the accuracy of the information you submit, and all information collected (personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) may be used for marketing purposes, to deliver more relevant advertising and content, and to improve your overall experience at this website. Please review the eHealthcare Solutions Privacy Policy at http://www.ehealthcaresolutions.com/privacy-policy/ to obtain more information about how this information is utilized. You can opt out of targeting based on your personal information or non-personally identifiable information (i.e., cookies, pixel tags, clear gifs and/or similar devices) gathered on this and other Network sites by visiting http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151 and following the instructions.

Communications

By registering for the StatPearls, you are consenting to receive certain communications. Specifically, we may use your registration information to send you communications about our products and services and the products and services of our third party sponsors through pop-ups, banners and e-mails. You may also subscribe to receive certain e-mail questions or articles sent to registered users, which you may manage through the personal area within your account settings.

Marketing and Advertising

In connect with advertising and marketing activities, StatPearls may:

Target advertising and marketing communications based on information that we collect about your use of StatPearls and information about you that we obtain from third party sources. For example, a user that StatPearls believes is a cardiologist may be served cardiology-related advertisements on both StatPearls-owned and third party websites that a user that StatPearls believes is a neurologist will not see. Similarly, a user that StatPearls believes is a healthcare professional that treats diabetes may be served advertisements for new diabetes therapies that other users would not see. StatPearls serves these ads through the use of cookies and web beacons, as described abov

StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

StatPearls is subject to the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. The most current version of these policies are located in each user profile. By using StatPearls, you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policies, whether or not you are a registered member of StatPearls. These Terms govern your use of StatPearls and create a binding legal agreement that we may enforce against you in the event of a violation. If you do not agree to all of these Policies, please do not use StatPearls.

Terms of Use

Scope of Terms of Use

StatPearls Publishing, LLC includes the website StatPearls.com, mobile device applications, eBooks, Learning Management System, and CME/CE.  The Terms of Use and Privacy Policies refer to this legal entity.

Account Registration

You must register an account with StatPearls to access the content. Registration requires you to provide us with your name, email address, profession, specialty and other information, and to select a username and password that will be associated with your account. You agree that your Registration Information is complete, and you will promptly update your Registration Information as necessary to keep it current. We may verify the accuracy of the Registration Information that you have provided and update it as necessary. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your StatPearls username and password and you may not permit another person to access StatPearls. If you believe the security of your account has been compromised, you should change your username and password. We shall have no liability for any unauthorized access to your account.

Use of the Services

StatPearls is intended for healthcare professionals. By using StatPearls, you warrant that you have the capacity to agree to these Terms. StatPearls is provided for educational purposes only. StatPearls is in no way intended to serve as a diagnostic service, to recommend treatment, or to substitute for the clinical judgment of a qualified healthcare professional. You are solely responsible for evaluating and using the information obtained.

If you are a consumer who chooses to access StatPearls, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it as a replacement for any relationship with your healthcare professional. For medical concerns, consumers should consult their own health professional or seek assistance from emergency medical personnel.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use StatPearls and to view the information made available.  You agree not to copy, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, transmit or otherwise exploit the Services, StatPearls content, StatPearls Apps or eBooks, or StatPearls CME/CE except as expressly permitted in these Terms. All rights not expressly granted are reserved to StatPearls and their respective licensors.

The StatPearls website, Apps, and eBooks may contain links to third-party websites which are not part of StatPearls. You agree that we do not endorse, nor are we responsible or liable for these resources.

You agree that you will not engage in any of the following activities in connection with StatPearls:

Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any StatPearls content; Use, display, mirror or frame a StatPearls website, App or eBook, or any component thereof, or StatPearls or StatPearls's trademark, logo or other proprietary information, without the written consent of StatPearls; Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained within StatPearls; Use the StatPearls brand, logos, or trademarks in any business name, email, URL or other context unless approved in writing by StatPearls;

Misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity; Fail to respect another user's privacy. This includes revealing another user's password, phone number, address, or any other personally identifiable information; Use a StatPearls website, StatPearls App or eBook, or any StatPearls content in any manner not permitted by these Terms.

We may do any or all of the following without notice:

Record or pre-screen content submissions to public areas within the StatPearls; Investigate your use of StatPearls as we deem appropriate to comply with any applicable law, regulation, government request or legal process; Remove content we believe does not comply with these Terms of Use; Terminate your access to the StatPearls upon our determination that you have violated these Terms of Use; Edit any StatPearls content.

StatPearls users may submit content, which may include, text, images, photographs, figures, charts, graphics, reports, data and sound. When you submit content through StatPearls you automatically grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, transferable, sub-licensable license to distribute, transmit, copy, host, publicly display and perform, excerpt, index, tag, modify, adapt, sell, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit such content in any media, form, or format now known or hereafter developed, both within and outside of StatPearls for any purpose that is consistent with the StatPearls Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. You agree that you are solely responsible for all content that you submit. You represent and warrant that you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all content you submit or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such content as specified in these Terms.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that the content that you make available through StatPearls complies with applicable laws including, without limitation, those relating to privacy, and also best clinical and ethical practices. Prior to submitting any User Content, you must remove any information that identifies an individual or could reasonably enable the identification of an individual, e.g., name, e-mail address, social security number, insurance number or other unique identification number, biometric identifiers, facial photographs, photographs of identifying marks such as tattoos or scars. You shall be solely responsible for any claims arising from your failure to de-identify User Content that you submit.

You agree that you will not use StatPearls to make available content that: you do not have the right to make available under any contractual or fiduciary agreement or law; infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; results in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable privacy laws; is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, offensive, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; promotes illegal activity; is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; constitutes an advertisement or solicitation of business; or contains viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls software used in connection with the StatPearls contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that the StatPearls content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by us or the applicable licensor, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform, create derivative works from, or "scrape" for commercial or any other purpose, the StatPearls content or the software, in whole or in part. Any use of StatPearls not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate our and third parties' intellectual property rights.

You may view information provided through the StatPearls online, download individual articles to your computer or mobile device for later reading or print a copy of an article for yourself. You may not remove any copyright notices from our materials. You agree not to access StatPearls by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Services.

Privacy Policy

The StatPearls Privacy Policy, provides information about our collection, use and disclosure of information about users. By accessing and using StatPearls, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy and acknowledge and agree that the Privacy Policy forms an integral part of these Terms.

Dealing with Third Parties

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties found on or through StatPearls, including requests for and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the introduction of such third parties through StatPearls.

Laws that Govern this Agreement

We control those components of StatPearls made available through our website from our offices in Treasure Island, FL, United States of America. By accessing StatPearls, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Florida will apply to all matters relating to use of StatPearls.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be subject to certain obligations and responsibilities associated with the jurisdiction in which you practice medicine or another health profession. We make no representation as to the legal compliance of the StatPearls content and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction, with respect to your use and misuse of the StatPearls content.

Termination and Modification

You agree that we may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the StatPearls or eliminate your account and remove any content that you have made available through StatPearls, with or without notice, for any of the following reasons (which are not intended to be exclusive): (a) breaches or violations of these Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to the content (or any part thereof), (e) technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, and/or (g) your engagement in fraudulent or illegal activities. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made at our sole discretion, and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to StatPearls.

Disclaimer

StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBooks are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, we expressly disclaim any warranties, express implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. We make no warranty that the StatPearls services, StatPearls sites, StatPearls apps and StatPearls eBook content will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or reliability of any content obtained through the services. No information provided through the services or by us in oral or written form will create any warranty not expressly made herein your reliance upon the content obtained or used by you through the services is solely at your own risk. You are solely responsible for all of your communications and interactions with other users of StatPearls. You understand that we do not assume responsibility for screening any user of the StatPearls nor do we verify or take responsibility for user content. We do not provide medical advice and we do not recommend or endorse any specific products, product users, therapies, tests, physicians, healthcare professionals or opinions.

Liability

In no event will StatPearls or any other person or entity involved in creating, developing or delivering the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks or the content be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to access or use StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps, the StatPearls eBooks, or the StatPearls content, or from any communications or interactions with other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of StatPearls, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not we, our licensors, ours suppliers, or any third parties mentioned with StatPearls are advised of the possibility of such damages. We, our licensors, our suppliers, or any third parties mentioned within StatPearls are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of StatPearls or any information provided through StatPearls. Any claims arising in connection with your use of StatPearls must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold each of us and our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your access to or use of the StatPearls, the StatPearls Sites, the StatPearls Apps and eBooks, and the StatPearls content or your violation of these Terms.

Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent

If you believe any materials within the StatPearls infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by contacting StatPearls Customer Support at Support@StatPearls.com and providing the following information:

Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.

Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.

Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative. We may terminate the account of any user who we determine is a repeat infringer.

Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate any of the StatPearls content or these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms in a material way, we will provide notice of such modification within the StatPearls users. By continuing to access or use StatPearls after we have modified these Terms, you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you agree to immediately stop using the StatPearls.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the website, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you, StatPearls and StatPearls with respect to your use (and prior use) of the StatPearls the associated and the StatPearls content.

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding StatPearls and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between StatPearls, StatPearls and you regarding use of StatPearls.

Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without StatPearls and StatPearls's prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. StatPearls or StatPearls may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Notices

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding material modifications to these Terms, will be in a written form and given: (i) by us via email (in each case to the email address included in your Registration Information); or (ii) by posting within the StatPearls. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

No Waiver

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

Survival

All provisions of these Terms shall survive termination of your StatPearls account except for your license to access and use the StatPearls content.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Services or these Terms, or you wish to provide feedback, please contact us at Support@StatPearls.com. By submitting feedback and suggestions, you grant a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to any intellectual property rights you may have in your feedback and suggestions to us to use to improve StatPearls.

Privacy

This Privacy Policy applies to the websites www.StatPearls.com which is operated by StatPearls Publishing, LLC, including the mobile optimized versions of these websites. Except where otherwise noted, statements in this Privacy Policy with respect to the Sites also apply to the StatPearls Device Applications (or "Apps" or “eBooks”) for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, which include StatPearls Mobile and eBooks.

This Privacy Policy describes how we may collect, use and disclose information about users of StatPearls. StatPearls for purposes of this Privacy Policy means the Sites, the Apps, eBooks, and all information and services provided to you in connection with your use of the Sites and Apps including, without limitation, reference content, tools, applications, sponsored programs, advertising, email communications, continuing medical education and discussions. We may share information collected under this Privacy Policy among the respective Sites and Apps that we each own or control, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information That We Collect

In this section of our Privacy Policy, we discuss the information we may collect about you in connection with your use the Services, which can include "Personal Information" (i.e., information that we can use to identify you, such as your name or email address) and "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that we do not use to identify you). As described below, we may associate Non-Personal Information with Personal Information and upon doing so such information will become Personal Information.

Registration

When you register to become a member of the StatPearls, we request certain Personal Information from you such as your name and e-mail address, zip code, profession, occupation and specialty. You may choose to update and/or supplement the Personal Information that you provided at registration at any time through your account settings.

Sponsored Programs

When you use the StatPearls you may be presented with advertisements and opportunities to engage in industry-sponsored informational programs consisting of sponsor-selected materials. All advertisements and Sponsored Programs (including any links to Sponsored Programs) will be identified to you by the label Advertisement, Information from Industry, Sponsored, StatPearls Professional or some similar designation indicating that the content has been selected by a third-party sponsor. Examples of Sponsored Programs include information resources featuring branded or unbranded commercial content, interactive programs that provide information about medical conditions, treatments and products, and multi-media presentations including videos featuring key opinion leaders. We may make Sponsored Programs available to you through email or on-site or in- App or eBook media units, all of which will be identified as described above. When you choose to engage in a Sponsored Program, you may be asked to provide Personal Information which may be provided directly to the third-party sponsor and also used by us as described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, you may be presented with polling questions from the sponsor. We also collect Non-Personal Information about your use of Sponsored Programs through cookies and web beacons, as described below.

Market Research

From time to time, we may invite you to participate in market research surveys for StatPearls and market research surveys conducted on behalf of third party sponsors either by StatPearls or a third party, where in this context "sponsor" means the provider of products and services who commissioned the survey. StatPearls surveys may be administered by one of our companies or by a third party acting on our behalf. For some surveys, you may be asked to provide contact information for honoraria fulfillment.

Continuing Medical Education

When you participate in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) or a Continuing Education (CE) activity made available to you through StatPearls, you may be asked to provide Personal Information as required by that particular activity.

Tools

Clinical tools may be available through the Services. These tools may require you to provide Personal Information for the tools to operate.

Additional Forms

From time to time we may offer you the opportunity to receive additional information or services from us or from third parties (e.g., sample request, sales rep visit, etc.). If you wish to receive such information, you may be asked to provide additional Personal Information to fulfill the request. We may use such information as described in this Privacy Policy and the third party, if applicable, will use such Personal Information as described at the point of collection.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Sites and the Apps, as further described in the Mobile Device Application section, below, through the use of cookies and web beacons. "Cookies" are small data files that we assign to your computer's hard drive when you visit a Site, an App or eBook, or open an email. "Web beacons" are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located and the content viewed, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. Most browser software can be set to reject all cookies, however, if you choose to reject cookies then your ability to access and use StatPearls will be limited.

We use cookies to: (i) track usage of the StatPearls; (ii) help us deliver more relevant advertising and content to users of StatPearls; (iii) assess which StatPearls users access; (iv) track who has opened our emails, (iv) track question scoring for quality improvement. If you are a member of the StatPearls, we may elect to associate our cookies and the information collected by our cookies with your registration information, thereby making the cookie information Personal Information.

Third parties under contract with StatPearls may use cookies to help StatPearls deliver advertising to you within the StatPearls  or on properties that are not owned and operated by StatPearls. Advertisers that market to you through StatPearls may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies in the sponsored content served to you, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. Some advertisers use companies other than StatPearls to serve their sponsored content on their behalf and to monitor users' responses to this content. These companies may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of cookies or web beacons. We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or web beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through them. However, our Advertising Policy prohibits advertisers and their Ad Servers from collecting Personal Information from our users based on their use of StatPearls. Our Advertising Policy also prohibits advertisers from linking any Non-Personal Information that they collect from our users' use of the StatPearls to Personal Information about our users that they or others collect in other ways or from other sources.

Mobile Device and eBook Applications

You must register with the StatPearls to purchase access to Apps and eBooks which means that all information that we collect about your use of the Apps and eBooks is Personal Information that we may use in the same manner as information about your use of the StatPearls content as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not want us to collect Personal Information about your use of our Apps or eBooks, then please do not use our Apps or eBooks. We do not obtain any information about your mobile device other than its brand, make and model and the type of operating software that it uses.

Non-registered Users

You must register with the StatPearls to access all of StatPearls content, however, you may be able to access certain limited content without registering. Even if you have not registered, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of StatPearls through the use of cookies. The Non-Personal Information we collect includes the referring website, if applicable, the type of browser you use, the material viewed, and the time and date that you accessed the Services.

Emails Sent To Us

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to us by email or other non-StatPearls communication. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them to us via mail, email, or pony express.

Information Shared With Third Party Sources

We may also collect additional information about members of the StatPearls from third party sources to assist us. For example, we may use third party information to verify and update your registration information and to personalize the StatPearls access provided to you, including advertising.

Our advertising partner eHealthcare Solutions may collect and store certain information automatically when you visit our website or those website partners in the eHealthcare Solutions Network. eHealthcare Solutions may collect certain personally identifiable information you voluntarily submit on our website or on other websites who partner with eHealthcare Solutions. eHealthcare Solutions may also automatically collect and store information when you view advertisements that appear on our website. Your personally identifiable information may be used to verify the accuracy of the information you submit, and all information collected (personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) may be used for marketing purposes, to deliver more relevant advertising and content, and to improve your overall experience at this website. Please review the eHealthcare Solutions Privacy Policy at http://www.ehealthcaresolutions.com/privacy-policy/ to obtain more information about how this information is utilized. You can opt out of targeting based on your personal information or non-personally identifiable information (i.e., cookies, pixel tags, clear gifs and/or similar devices) gathered on this and other Network sites by visiting http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151 and following the instructions.

Communications

By registering for the StatPearls, you are consenting to receive certain communications. Specifically, we may use your registration information to send you communications about our products and services and the products and services of our third party sponsors through pop-ups, banners and e-mails. You may also subscribe to receive certain e-mail questions or articles sent to registered users, which you may manage through the personal area within your account settings.

Marketing and Advertising

In connect with advertising and marketing activities, StatPearls may:

Target advertising and marketing communications based on information that we collect about your use of StatPearls and information about you that we obtain from third party sources. For example, a user that StatPearls believes is a cardiologist may be served cardiology-related advertisements on both StatPearls-owned and third party websites that a user that StatPearls believes is a neurologist will not see. Similarly, a user that StatPearls believes is a healthcare professional that treats diabetes may be served advertisements for new diabetes therapies that other users would not see. StatPearls serves these ads through the use of cookies and web beacons, as described above. StatPearls may also geographically target advertising and marketing communications based on your Internet Protocol ("IP") address.

Advertising may be personalized on StatPearls, including the content and advertising that registered users see within the StatPearls, on third party sites and through other communications such as e-mail, based on your interests. For example, you may see different articles and advertisements in different places on www.StatPearls.com and in e-mails that we send to you based on (i) information you have shared with StatPearls such as your specialty; (ii) information that StatPearls has obtained by observing your previous activity within the StatPearls; or (iii) information that StatPearls has received from third party sources, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Work with third parties to allow advertisers to serve you ads within the StatPearls using information that such advertisers have collected from third party sources. For example, if you looked at an advertisement for an automobile on a third party website you may receive an advertisement for that automobile on StatPearls through the use of cookies.

Member Profiles

As described above, we use web beacons and cookies to track your use of StatPearls, including content consumption, and may associate this information with other information that we have about you, including Personal Information, thereby creating a profile of you that we may update from time to time ("Member Profile").

Research, Development and Evaluation Activities

We use information that we collect about users of StatPearls, including Personal Information, to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of StatPearls, to develop new services and for usage analysis. We may combine this information with information that we obtain from third parties.

Account Management

We may use your account information to administer your account, respond to your inquiries you send to us and to send you administrative communications about StatPearls.

Disclosure of Your Information to Third Parties

Companies and People Who Work for Us

We each contract with other companies and individuals to help us provide StatPearls and to otherwise assist us in the operation of our businesses. For example, we may host our content on another company's computers, hire technical consultants to maintain our clinical tools, work with companies to analyze data, provide marketing assistance or to provide customer service or fulfillment services. In addition, if you are a healthcare professional, we may request that a third party validate your licensure status and other information against available databases of healthcare professionals. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, we may provide these companies and individuals with Personal Information about users of StatPearls so that they can fulfill their responsibilities to us, however, we do require that they agree to limit their use of this Personal Information to the fulfillment of these responsibilities.

Aggregated Information

We may provide aggregated information about users of StatPearls to third parties as we deem appropriate in our sole discretion. For example, StatPearls may tell a customer what percentage of registered users of the StatPearls reside in a particular geographical area or specialize in a particular clinical area, or what percentage of participants in a market research survey selected a particular response to a survey question. We may also use Personal Information to evaluate the performance of an advertising campaign and may provide aggregate outcomes information to the advertiser.

Advertising and Sponsored Programs

We may provide your Personal Information to third party sponsors of advertisements and Sponsored Programs. Specifically, when you are exposed to an advertisement through the Services, StatPearls may provide your Personal Information, such as your name and specialty, but not your contact information such as email address and postal address, to the sponsor of the advertisement or Sponsored Program and/or its agents on the sponsor's behalf. We may also provide such third parties with details about your engagement with the advertisement or Sponsored Program (e.g., whether you viewed or otherwise interacted with certain content), your answers to any polling questions contained in the Sponsored Program that you have chosen to provide and information about you that we have received from third parties. Additionally, when you register as a member of StatPearls, we may provide your Personal Information, excluding contact information, to potential sponsors of advertisements and Sponsored Programs that may be offered or provided to you through StatPearls. We are not responsible for how these third parties use your information and manage your privacy.

Member Profiles

StatPearls may provide Member Profiles (excluding contact information, such as email address and postal address, and information about your participation in specific named CME and CE activities) to third parties, including our pharmaceutical manufacturer customers, which they may use for their business purposes including marketing. We require these third parties to agree that they will use Member Profiles in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. By registering as a member of StatPearls using our content, you consent to StatPearls's disclosure of your Member Profiles to third parties.

Market Research Surveys

If you receive remuneration for participating in a Sponsored Survey, we may be required to provide the sponsor with your Personal Information for the sponsor's recordkeeping and/or regulatory reporting purposes. If you chose to access a Sponsored Survey that is conducted by a third party market research company, we may identify you to this company through the survey link. Sometimes market research companies send us lists of individuals they wish to reach with particular Sponsored Surveys, and we may inform these companies which of these individuals are members of the StatPearls so that they can manage their survey recruitment needs accordingly. Also, certain market research survey opportunities made available to you through the Services require the market research company to contact you directly to conduct the Sponsored Survey. We will inform you in the associated survey invitation that we intend to provide your contact information to the market research company that is conducting the Sponsored Survey so that you can decide at such time if you wish to proceed with the opportunity. We do not disclose your Sponsored Survey responses to the associated sponsor in a manner identifiable to you.

Continuing Medical Education

We may share your Personal Information with the accreditors of our continuing education programs. Supporters of StatPearls continuing medical education activities will receive only aggregated data about CME/CE activities that they support including participation and outcomes measurement.

Logging in to Another Website Using StatPearls Credentials

Certain third party websites permit you to log in using your StatPearls username and password. If you choose to log in to one of these websites using your StatPearls log in credentials, we may give this website information included in your registration profile including Personal Information such as your name, specialty, occupation and email address, which the operator of the website has agreed to use in accordance with its website's privacy policy. You should review the third party website's privacy policy before logging in. If the privacy policy of the third party site permits, we may receive information about your use of this third party site, which we may use in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Consent

We may disclose your Personal Information in a manner not addressed by this Privacy Policy subject to your consent.

Business Transfers

If we transfer your information to another company, that company will be required to treat any Personal Information collected under this Privacy Policy consistent with the applicable terms of this Privacy Policy.

Legal Requirements

We may release account and other Personal Information when we believe release (1) is required to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) is reasonable in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights of us or others.

Security of Information

We have implemented technology to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. We also require that all of our employees and others who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data respect your confidentiality.

We use security methods to determine the identity of registered users. We use both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining the security of their StatPearls login credentials.

Account Information

You may update your registration information at any time through the Personal Information feature. You may also contact Customer Support at support@StatPearls.com and request that your registration information be updated or deleted.

Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookies, your access and use the Services will be limited.

Email Communications

If you no longer wish to receive e-mail communication from StatPearls, you may unsubscribe by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in your personal area.

Users Outside of the United States

StatPearls is located in the United States. We will collect and store your information for use of the Services in the United States and you agree that United States laws and regulations shall govern these activities.  In addition, we may transfer your information outside the United States to service providers and customers with operations in other countries. By using the Services, you consent to such collection, storage and processing in the United States and elsewhere, though the United States and other jurisdictions may not afford the same level of data protection as considered adequate in your own country. We will take reasonable steps to protect your information.

Children's Privacy

The StatPearls Services are designed for use by health professionals and are not intended for children under the age of 18. Please do not register if you are less than 18 and/or not a health professional.

Privacy Changes In Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon posting. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not register or use the Services. By using our Services after changes are made to this Privacy Policy, you are consenting to such changes.

Privacy Concerns

For privacy questions or concern, please contact us at support@StatPearls.com.

Effective Date

May 1, 2016

 


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