1. Terms

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2. Use License

There are two ways to login to MD Cases: (1) by creating an MD Cases account using your email (“User Submissions”), and (2) by logging in through the Login with UMich Health Systems feature (“UMich Submissions”). The Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license is applied to all User Submissions. Under the CC BY-SA license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but this license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects. This broad license was developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types. Applying this standard license to your own work will ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available. UMich Submissions are subject to terms and conditions as agreed to with the University of Michigan. The content of those cases are private and only accessible to other users within UMich Health Systems.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on MD Cases' website are provided "as is". MD Cases makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, MD Cases does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall MD Cases or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on MD Cases' Internet site, even if MD Cases or a MD Cases authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. User or UMich Submissions to this Site

You may submit information, text, photographs, graphics, videos, or other material including cases (collectively, "User Submissions" or “UMich Submissions”) to this site.

MD Cases does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and the MD Cases expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions.

Users should be aware that your User Submissions are public, not private communications, and that UMich Submissions are only viewable by other UMich users. When you voluntarily disclose personal information through your User Submissions, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people.

You agree that your User Submissions will comply with our Community Guidelines, below.

By submitting User Submissions to this site, you hereby grant MD Cases an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, use, copy, sell, distribute, create derivative works from, publicly display, or publicly perform the User Submission (or any portion thereof) in perpetuity. All User Submissions will be applied a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC BY-SA) license, as described above. Also as described above, UMich Submissions are subject to terms and conditions as agreed to with the University of Michigan. The content of those cases are private and only accessible to other users within UMich Health Systems.

By submitting User or UMich Submissions to this site, you represent and warrant that the User Submissions is your original work, that the User or UMich Submission does not violate any agreement between you and a third party, and that the User or UMich Submission shall not infringe upon or violate any law, agreement or other rights of any kind, of any third party, without limitation, rights affecting copyright, patent, trademark, unfair competition, contract, defamation, privacy or publicity. You agree that you will, at your own expense, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the MD Cases and its affiliated and related entities, licensees, successors and assigns, employees, officers and directors, representatives, contractors and agents from all claims, losses, damages and expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and disbursements) arising out of or in connection with a breach or alleged breach by you of your obligations or warranties herein.

MD Cases may refuse or remove any User or UMich Submission that, in its sole judgment, violates these Terms & Conditions. MD Cases has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor this site for inappropriate content. You are solely responsible for any User Submission you post on this site.

Users are not permitted to share or disclose protected health information, as defined in the guidelines for the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This includes disclosing any identifiable patient information, including real names or unauthorized photos. A person who knowingly discloses individually identifiable health information in violation of the Privacy Rule may face a civil or criminal penalty, as enforced by The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or The Department of Justice. Additionally, please do not post copyrighted material on MD Cases (i.e. from CaseFiles or other similar series). MD Cases has the right to remove any cases that do not follow these guidelines

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on MD Cases' website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. MD Cases does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete, or current. MD Cases may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. MD Cases does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

MD Cases has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by MD Cases of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

MD Cases may revise these terms of use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to MD Cases' website shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

This document was last updated on November 5, 2018