Terms and Conditions

Last updated March 2016


These terms and conditions of use describe your rights and responsibilities with regards to use of the ASCO websites, social media, content and web or mobile based applications as described in more detail below; please read them carefully before you start using any of the foregoing.


1. Acceptance of Terms of Use; Reliance on Information Posted

These terms and conditions of use are entered into by and between You and American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (“ASCO,” “we,” “us” and “our”).  The following terms and conditions of use, together with any documents expressly incorporated by reference (collectively, these “Terms of Use”) govern your access to and use of (a) the websites operated by ASCO, including, without limitation: the ASCO website, the Cancer.Net website, the Journal of Clinical Oncology website, the Journal of Oncology Practice website, the Journal of Global Oncology website, the Oncology Career Center™ website, the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative website, the ASCO University website, the CancerProgress.net website, the ASCO Connection website, the ASCO Photo Gallery, the TAPUR Study website, the ASCO University Meeting Library website, meeting related sites managed or run by ASCO, and all social media pages managed or run by ASCO, including the ASCO Social Media Channels, and including any functionality or services offered on or through any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Sites”), (b) any mobile or web-based applications managed or run by ASCO (collectively, the “Apps”), and (c) any and all information or materials available on the Website or Apps, including without limitation, any data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, and other materials (“Content”). In these Terms of Use, the Sites and the Apps are also referred to for convenience as the “Website”. The Terms of Use apply whether or not you access the Website as a guest or a registered user.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start using the Website. By using the Website in any manner, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to any or all of the Terms of Use, you must not access or use the Website.

The Website and the Content is made available solely for your personal use, educational advancement, professional development, and general information purposes. Any materials that you download or copy for your own use must maintain all copyright or other notices.  Except as approved in writing by ASCO, redistribution, retransmission, commercial exploitation, or other uses of the Website or the Content are strictly prohibited.

Certain additional terms applicable to your use of specific services are located below, including the following:


2. Notices; Modification and Termination of Services; Amendment of the Terms

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or persons (as used herein, “post”) them and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.  ASCO may also provide notice to you regarding changes to the Website or these Terms of Use via e-mail, regular mail, or posting notices or links to notices on the Website.

ASCO reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to modify, suspend, withdraw or terminate the Website, the Content or any services provided through the Website (or any part thereof), and/or your use of or access to them, with or without notice. ASCO may also delete, or restrict or bar access to or use of, some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, and any related Content and files, to users, including registered users.

ASCO will not be liable to you or any third-party if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. We will not be liable for any modification, suspension, withdrawal or termination of the services or Content provided through the Website, or loss of related information.

If you are dissatisfied with the services provided through the Website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the Website.


3. Accessing the Website; Registration Data

To access the Website or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information (collectively, “Registration Data”). It is a condition of your use of the Website that the Registration Data and all information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password and other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

In consideration of your use of the Website, you agree to (a) maintain the security of your password and identification; (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to ASCO, and keep all such information accurate, current, and complete; and (c) accept all risks of unauthorized access to all such information, including the Registration Data. ASCO’s use and disclosure of your Registration Data is governed by ASCO’s Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your Registration Data and information consistent with our Privacy Policy

You have sole responsibility for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website, and ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection or device are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with the Website.

We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provisions of these Terms of Use.


4. Geographic Restrictions

ASCO is a New York not-for-profit corporation based in the state of Virginia in the United States. ASCO makes no representation that the Website, the Content or the services available through the Website are appropriate or accessible outside of the United States or in all locations. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


5. Prohibited Activities

Prohibited Uses

You agree that you will not use the Website or Content:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US and other countries).
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm other individuals, including minors, in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter,” “spam,” bulk,  or similar solicitations;
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate ASCO, any ASCO employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing or by spoofing ASCO’s or someone else’s identity).
  • To forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Website.
  • To misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • To disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to use the Website.
  • To engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary or contractual relationship.
  • To collect or store personal data about other users of the Website unless specifically authorized by such users.
  • In any other manner that violates these Terms of Use.

Prohibited Forms of Access and Interference

You agree that you will not use the Website:

  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm ASCO or users of the Website or expose them or us to liability.
  • In any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
  • Access the Website using any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the Content, without our prior written consent.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the Content or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.

In using the Website, including the interactive features of the Website, you agree not to post any content or material that:

  • Is inaccurate, harmful, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racist, violent, offensive, or harassing; causes duress, distress, or discomfort to another; or is otherwise objectionable to ASCO or other users of the Website.
  • Includes unauthorized disclosure of the personal information of third parties.
  • Violates or infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights.
  • Is a form of advertising not approved in advance in writing by ASCO.
  • Constitutes electioneering, such as exhortations to vote for or against any candidate for public office.


6. Security Measures 

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to circumvent the security of the Website. You agree not to:

  • Access data not intended for users or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access.
  • Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website or with service to any user, host or network.
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, software, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
  • Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting.
  • Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots or other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl," or "spider" any Content contained on the Website.
  • Engage in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Website.
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, bots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt or otherwise impair a computer's functionality or operation.

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. ASCO will investigate occurrences which may involve violations of system or network security and may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in these violations.


7. Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly agree that ASCO has no responsibility for or control over the content, materials, or information that you or other Website users post on the Website. ASCO makes no representation that your use of the Website will comply with applicable laws. Additionally, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, quality, usefulness or reliability of the Website or the Content. Any of the Content may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. Any reliance you place on the Content is at your own risk, and we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from such reliance by you or by anyone who may be informed of the Content.

This Website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services.  All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by ASCO, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials.  These materials do not necessarily express the opinion of ASCO. We also do not endorse any opinions expressed in or through any Content available on the Website.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AND CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. ASCO DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (1) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND (2) ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE USEFULNESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT.

YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING THE WEBSITE OR OBTAINING ANY CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 8 BELOW) RESULTING FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.


8. Limitation of Liability

The Content does not constitute medical or legal advice, and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. The Content is not comprehensive, and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed medical professional or other traditional source of medical information. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy on the Website should not be construed as an ASCO endorsement. ASCO assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to the Content or the Website.

Patients with health-care related questions should call or see their physician or other health care provider promptly, and should not disregard professional medical advice, or delay seeking it, because of the Content.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ASCO AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, “ASCO PARTIES”) DISCLAIMS AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED ORDERS OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) (“DAMAGES”) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ASCO HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF, OR REASONABLY COULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, HOWEVER THEY ARISE, WHETHER IN BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES DUE TO: (a) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED, OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO, THROUGH, OR FROM THE WEBSITE; (c) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, MALICIOUS OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR OR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS; OR (d) CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU MAY DOWNLOAD, USE, MODIFY OR DISTRIBUTE.

To the extent that any jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion or limitation of direct, incidental or consequential damages, portions of the above limitation or exclusion may not apply.

In the event you have any dispute with one or more third parties as a result of your use of the Website, or are in any way damaged as a result of any third party in connection therewith, you hereby release the ASCO Parties from and covenant not to sue or otherwise make a claim, demand or file any legal action or institute any legal or regulatory proceedings against the ASCO Parties for, any Damages of whatever kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, whether foreseeable or not, disclosed or undisclosed.


9. Intellectual Property Rights and Use of the Content

The Website and all of its features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design selection and arrangement thereof) and all of the Content are owned by ASCO, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. All rights relating to the same are reserved.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only.

You agree not to reproduce, modify, publicly display, publicly perform, store, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, mirror, frame, republish, download, transmit or create derivative works of any of the Content, in whole or in part, by any means, except:

  • As expressly authorized by ASCO in writing.
  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You pay print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution.
  • If we provide desktop, mobile or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
  • If we provide social media features with certain content, including the ASCO Social Media Channels, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.

The foregoing permissions are granted on the condition that:

  • You do not remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices or disclaimers from Content or copies of materials from the Website.
  • You add a permission notice (e.g., "Used with permission") to such Content.
  • You do not access or use any part of the Website or Content for any commercial purpose.
  • Your use of the Content does not imply that ASCO endorses, sponsors or is affiliated with any product or service.
  • Content will not be copied or posted on any networked computer or published in any medium, except as explicitly permitted by valid permission or license covering such materials.
  • You do not modify, decompile or reverse engineer any Content.
  • You do not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics without permission from ASCO.
  • The use of such Content is in compliance with these Terms of Use.

This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of the terms or conditions in these Terms of Use. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and/or printed Content.

No right, title or interest in or to the Website or any Content is transferred to you, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of the Terms of Use and may violation copyright, trademark and other laws.

Photo Gallery

News services may use the materials posted in the ASCO Photo Gallery solely for the purpose of disseminating information and other reporting purposes, so long as such use is otherwise in compliance with these Terms of Use.

ASCO Trademarks

As used herein, “ASCO Trademarks” means all company names, product and service names, related names, terms, marks, brands, logos, designs, trade dress, slogans, and other designations ASCO or its affiliates use in connection with the Website and their respective products and services. You must not use any of the ASCO Trademarks without the prior written permission of ASCO. You may not remove or alter any ASCO Trademarks without ASCO’s prior written permission. You acknowledge ASCO’s rights in the ASCO Trademarks. You agree not to incorporate any ASCO Trademarks into your trademarks, service marks, company names, Internet addresses, domain names or any other similar designations, for use on or in connection with your or any third party’s products, services or information. Contact licensing@asco.org with any requests concerning use of ASCO Trademarks. 

If you wish to make any use of any Content or other material on the Website other than as set out in these Terms of Use, you may use the Permission Request Form or contact us at permissions@asco.org.


10. Identification of Agent for Receipt of Copyright Infringement Notices

ASCO is committed to respecting others’ intellectual property rights, and we ask our users to do the same. It is ASCO’s policy to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on the Website, please send a written notice of claimed copyright infringement to ASCO’s registered agent:

Teri L. Champ, Counsel
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc.
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
e-mail: copyright@asco.org

In your notice, please provide the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website, including but not limited to the URL.
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.


11. Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right to:

  • Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website or the Content.
  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website for any or no reason, including without limitation any violation of these Terms of Use.
  • Fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website.
  • Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions (defined below) for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
  • Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion.

However, we do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE ASCO PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE ASCO PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY SUCH ASCO PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.


12. Confidentiality of ASCO Information

You may obtain direct access via the Website to certain confidential information of ASCO and certain third-parties that should reasonably be understood as confidential (“Confidential Information”). You agree to hold Confidential Information in strict confidence. Title to Confidential Information remains with ASCO and any third-party providers of Confidential Information. Upon termination of the Terms of Use or ASCO’s written request, you must cease use of Confidential Information and return or destroy it.

If, in response to a valid order by a court or other governmental body, as otherwise required by law, or as necessary to establish the rights of either party under these Terms of Use, you are required to disclose Confidential Information, then you may do so, but only to the minimum extent required and only after prior notice to ASCO adequate to afford ASCO the opportunity to object to the disclosure.


13. User Contributions

The Website may contain message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Features”) that allow users to post content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Website.  All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use.

Any User Contribution you post will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns, an irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide, transferrable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, adapt, resell, and publish and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material, in whole or in part, in any form or media (including in digital form), whether known or unknown. You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above.  You represent and warrant that all of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you post and you, not ASCO, have the responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. None of the ASCO Parties are responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.


14. Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services.  User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other protected class.
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others.
  • Contain any material that could give rise to criminal or civil liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist in any unlawful act.
  • Be likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
  • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, barter or advertising.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.


15. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ASCO and the other ASCO Parties from and against any and all Damages arising from, incurred as a result of, or in any manner related to (i) your User Submissions or other content posted by you; (ii) your use of or connection to the Website (including any use by you on behalf of your employer and any use by third parties under your accounts); (iii) your use of the Content; and/or (iv) your violation of the Terms of Use. ASCO may, if necessary, participate in the defense of any such claim or action and any negotiations for its settlement or compromise. No settlement which may adversely affect ASCO’s rights or obligations shall be made without ASCO’s prior written approval. ASCO reserves the right, at ASCO’s own expense and on notice to you, to assume exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action; in such case your corresponding indemnification obligation will end.


16. Advertisements and Promotions

ASCO may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Website. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than ASCO found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. ASCO is not responsible or liable for any Damages of any sort arising from or relating to any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such non-ASCO advertisements or promotions on the Website.


17. Links and Third Party Services

The Website may contain links to other sites, applications, and resources provided by third parties or references to specific medical professionals by name, address, or affiliation.  You acknowledge and agree that (a) ASCO is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, (b) all links and identifications are provided solely for your convenience and for other informational purposes, and (c) ASCO does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites, resources, or medical professionals or their affiliations.


18. Information about You and Your Visits to the Website; ASCO’s Privacy Policy

All information we collect on this Website is subject to our Privacy Policy, the terms of which are expressly incorporated herein.  By using this Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in accordance with the Privacy Policy. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and the terms of ASCO’s Privacy Policy, with respect to any access, use, and/or submission by you of any personal information in connection with the Website.


19. Parental Notice

Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, ASCO hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filter services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protection is available on Wikipedia


20. General Terms

Content, services and products derived or obtained from this Website may be subject to the U.S. export laws and the export or import laws of other countries. You agree to comply strictly with all such laws and, in particular, shall: (a) obtain any export, reexport or import authorizations required by U.S. or your local laws; (b) not use the Content, services, or products from this Website to design, develop or produce missile, chemical/biological, or nuclear weaponry; and (c) not provide Content, services, or products from this Website to prohibited countries and entities identified in the U.S. export regulations.

The Terms of Use and any documents expressly incorporated herein constitute the entire agreement between you and ASCO relating to their subject matter, and cancel and supersede any prior versions of the Terms of Use and any other prior or contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website and the Content. No modification to the Terms of Use will be binding on ASCO, unless in writing and signed by an authorized ASCO representative or posted by ASCO to the Website. You may not assign, sublicense, delegate or otherwise transfer the Terms of Use or any right granted hereunder.

Rights and obligations under the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive will remain in full effect after termination or expiration of the Terms of Use, including without limitation those of Sections 7 (Disclaimer of Warranties), 8 (Limitation of Liability), 9 (Intellectual Property), 12 (Confidentiality of ASCO Information), and 15 (Indemnity).

You agree that any material breach of Sections 5 (Prohibited Activities), 6 (Security Measures), 9 (Intellectual Property Rights and Use of Content), and 12(Confidentiality of ASCO Information) of the Terms will result in irreparable harm to ASCO for which Damages would be an inadequate remedy and, therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, ASCO will be entitled to equitable relief, including both a preliminary and permanent injunction, if such a breach occurs. You waive any requirement for the posting of a bond or other security if ASCO seeks such an injunction.

No waiver by ASCO or failure to exercise promptly any right of ASCO under the Terms of Use will create or be deemed to create a further or continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement.

If any provision of the Terms of Use is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any law or regulation of any government, or by any court or arbitrator, such provision shall be replaced with a new provision that accomplishes the original business purpose, or eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

You may send your questions regarding the Website and Content to the appropriate contact, listed below:

ASCO
The American Society of Clinical Oncology
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-483-1300
Fax: 571-366-9530
E-mail: asco@asco.org

Journal of Clinical Oncology
ASCO Publications
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 888-273-3508 (within United States)
571-483-1300 (outside United States)
Fax: 571-366-9566
E-mail: jcoservice@asco.org

Journal of Oncology Practice
ASCO Publications
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-483-1300
Fax: 571-366-9566
E-mail: jopcontact@asco.org

Journal of Global Oncology
ASCO Publications
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-483-1300
Fax: 571-366-9566
Email: jgo@asco.org

JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics
ASCO Publications
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-483-1300
Fax: 571-366-9566
E-mail: jcocci@asco.org

JCO Precision Oncology
ASCO Publications
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-483-1300
Fax: 571-366-9566
E-mail: jcopo@asco.org

Oncology Career Center™
ASCO Publications – Oncology Career Center
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 888-273-3508 (within United States)
571-483-1300 (outside United States)
Fax: 571-366-9566
E-mail: careercenter@asco.org

Cancer.Net
Cancer.net
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Attention: Managing Editor
Telephone: 571-483-1780
Fax: 571-366-9537
E-mail: contactus@cancer.net

ASCO University
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-483-1300
Fax: 571-366-9566
E-mail: university@asco.org

Meeting Library and Meetings Related Websites
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Attention: Meetings
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-483-1300
Fax: 571-366-9566
E-mail: MeetingServices@asco.org

TAPUR Study
2318 Mill Road, Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-483-1300
Fax: 571-366-9566
E-mail: TAPUR@asco.org

The Terms of Use and all matters relating hereto or to the Website or the Content shall for all purposes be governed, interpreted, construed, and enforced solely and exclusively in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, without regard to conflicts of law provisions thereof. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any dispute with ASCO or its licensors, or any of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, representatives or suppliers, arising out of or in any way relating to the Terms of Use or your use of or inability to use the Website, services, or Content shall reside in the federal and state courts serving the city of Alexandria, Virginia, United States. You expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by such courts and agree that you will not object to jurisdiction of or venue in such courts on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, or otherwise.


21. Additional Terms Applicable to Specific Services Provided Through the Website

Additional terms of use may apply to your use of particular services provided through the Website. Such terms may be set forth below, posted on areas of the Website where particular services are provided to you, or posted on pop-up windows which may appear in connection with your use of specific services. Without limiting the provisions of Section 1, above, within the Website, the phrase “I Agree,” “Agree” or words of like import are intended to be an additional way in which you confirm your binding assent to such additional terms, and by clicking on an “I Agree,” “Agree” or similar button you enter into a binding contract.

In the case of a conflict between the Terms of Use and any additional terms you may encounter on the Website, the Terms of Use shall govern, except to the extent as may be explicitly set forth in those additional terms.


22. The Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Oncology Practice, JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, and JCO Precision Oncology

The following additional terms apply to your use of the Journal of Clinical Oncology website, the Journal of Oncology Practice website, the JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics website, the JCO Precision Oncology website and any other subscription-based journal websites managed or operated by ASCO (collectively, the “Journal Websites”). Unless otherwise specified by you during the registration process, we will automatically charge your registered subscriber account for renewal of your subscription to fee-based content provided via the Journal Websites. The renewal charge will be at the then-current published rates for the term or renewal term of your subscription. If you are an individual registered subscriber (i.e., any subscriber other than a bulk or institutional subscriber) who has purchased an annual subscription and you elect to cancel such subscription during the subscription year, you will be entitled to a refund of the remainder of your subscription fees on a pro-rata basis within a reasonable period of time following the effective date of our receipt of your cancellation (partial months will not be refunded). No other refunds of fees will be provided including, without limitation, refunds for cancelled bulk or institutional subscriptions.


23. The Oncology Career Center™

The following additional terms apply to your use of the Oncology Career Center™. The Career Center provides, among other things, career management information, content, resources, and tools enabling (a) oncology professionals seeking employment (“job seekers”) to search and apply for potential employment opportunities and post their resumes to the Career Center in furtherance thereof; and (b) oncology professionals, suppliers, and providers seeking to fill job positions (“employers”) to search for potential candidates and post-employment listings and opportunities to the Career Center in connection therewith.

You acknowledge and agree that (a) the Career Center merely provides you with a venue to solicit employment and respond to offers for employment; (b) ASCO does not and has no obligation to screen or monitor the profiles, resumes or other information posted by job seekers or to censor any employment listings posted by employers; (c) ASCO is not involved in and has no obligation to endorse, participate in or otherwise facilitate any communications, dealings or transactions between employers and job seekers; and (d) ASCO is not and shall not be considered an employer with respect to your use of the Career Center and shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason, made by any entity posting jobs or resumes to the Career Center. As a consequence, ASCO has no control over the adequacy, quality, safety or legality of the job listings or resumes posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability or willingness of employers to offer job opportunities to job seekers or the ability or willingness of job seekers to fill job openings. In addition, and consistent with the Terms, you acknowledge and agree that there are risks including, but not limited to, the risk of physical harm or dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Career Center.

ASCO prohibits without limitation any employer or job seeker from (a) posting jobs or content on the Career Center that contain hyperlinks, "hidden" keywords or any keywords that are irrelevant to the job or are otherwise misleading; (b) using the Career Center for any purpose other than as an employer seeking employees or an individual seeking employment, including but not limited to using the information in the Career Center to sell or to promote any products or services; and (c) taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure supporting the Career Center. ASCO has the right to expel you and prevent your further access to the Career Center for violating the foregoing. ASCO may review and delete any job posting that, in the sole judgment of ASCO, violates these Terms; violates applicable law, rule or regulation; is offensive or illegal; or violates the rights of, harms or threatens the safety of any users.

You understand and agree that ASCO does not control, monitor, manage or regulate your communications, transactions, activities or dealings with other job seekers or employers (as applicable), the manner in which you use the Website, or the information you send or receive from others (beyond the rights and obligations specifically set forth in this Agreement) through the Website.


24. ASCO Connection

Disclaimer of Liability

The ideas and opinions expressed on the ASCO Connection website, including in the Groups and Forums sections (collectively, “ASCO Connection”) do not necessarily reflect the views of ASCO. ASCO provides ASCO Connection for the sole purpose of facilitating an exchange of information between member and non-member physicians, practice staff, vendors, and other interested parties. None of the information posted on ASCO Connection is intended as medical, legal, or business advice, or advice about reimbursement for health care services. ASCO is not responsible for, and does not monitor, content on ASCO Connection, including user profiles, comments, recommendations, forums, photos, videos, sounds, images, documents, text, files, listings, postings, messages, external links, or other materials. The mention of any product, service, or physician practice on the social networking sites should not be construed as ASCO’s endorsement of the products, services, or practices mentioned. ASCO is not responsible for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of the material posted or linked to this site, or for any errors or omissions

Confidentiality

Information posted on ASCO Connection is not confidential. Posting identifiable patient information may not comply with HIPAA or other federal and state privacy laws.

Advertising and Solicitation

Advertising and solicitation is generally prohibited on ASCO Connection. However, vendors may post information about vendor events including webinars and user group meetings on ASCO Connection. ASCO reserves the right to remove any advertisements or solicitations from ASCO Connection, and may deny access to users who post advertisements or solicitations.

Prohibition on Restraint of Trade

Users of ASCO Connection must abide by state and federal anti-trust laws. Use of ASCO Connection in any manner to limit competition or restrain trade is not permitted. Users should give careful consideration to compliance with anti-trust laws when considering posting information about the prices of products and services, or other products and services in the health care sector.


25. ASCO Social Media Channels and Linking

ASCO engages in a number of social media activities to connect with members and spread its message. These include maintaining Twitter feeds, Facebook, YouTube profiles for ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation, as well as social channels connected to major initiatives – e.g., Cancer.Net on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube; and the ASCO Exchange and ASCO Connection networks for ASCO membership. In addition, ASCO maintains a LinkedIn group, whose membership is limited to current ASCO members. All of the foregoing are referred to in these Terms of Use as the “ASCO Social Media Channels” and are included in the definition of the Website.

This Website and ASCO Social Media Channels may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Website or the ASCO Social Media Channels.
  • Send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content.
  • Cause limited portions of Content to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third party websites.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the Content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
  • Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage.
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this Website that is inconsistent with any other provisions of the Terms of Use.

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.


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In the event you have any questions concerning these Terms of Use, please contact us at privacy@asco.org.