Terms & Conditions of Use

Welcome to HL7.org (the "Site"). Health Level Seven International (HL7) is one of several American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Standards Development Organizations (SDO) operating in the health arena. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this Site. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. The provision of information and services on this Site by HL7, their affiliates, and their suppliers is subject to your agreement to the terms and conditions below.

1. Scope of These Terms

These terms of use apply to your use of our HL7.org web site (the Site). The Site is owned and operated by Health Level Seven International, defined from this point on as HL7, a not-for-profit international organization headquartered within the United States of America.

We have other web sites that are covered by these same terms of use including but not limited to:

2. Disclaimer of Content

This site provides information about HL7, its products, work efforts, ballots, standards, MOU relationships, work group meeting schedules, events, tutorials, and services offered.

While HL7 attempts to keep all the information on the Site up-to-date, this Site should not be considered error-free or as a comprehensive source of all information on a particular topic. HL7 makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the content of the Site, and assumes no responsibility for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based upon the information and material on this Site. Your use of the Site is subject to the additional disclaimers and caveats that may appear throughout these terms and conditions and the HL7 Site. You assume the entire risk of loss in using this Site and materials contained in the Site.

Features and specifications of products or services described or depicted on the Site are subject to change at any time without notice.

3. Copyright, Trademarks and other Intellectual Property

This Site contains material that is available as public domain information as well as Intellectual Property that belongs exclusively to HL7. Intellectual property is protected as outlined in the HL7 bylaws and its Governance and Operations Manual (GOM). Copyright, trademark, patent, and other applicable laws protect the services and materials appearing on the Site. All materials on the Site may be accessed, downloaded or printed provided that you comply with the HL7 bylaws and GOM based on your applicable membership level. No other use of these materials may be made without express written permission of HL7. Any unauthorized use of the words or images on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statutes.

The Site includes material that is derived in whole or in part from materials that are copyrighted, including the format and layout of the Site. The copyrights are owned by HL7, or for licensed content, the content providers.

HL7.org is owned by HL7 and none of the names, trademarks, service marks and logos of HL7 appearing on this Site may be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate HL7 sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service without express written permission of HL7. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, waiver or otherwise, any license or right of use to any trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of HL7 or the third party owner of the trademark, if any. This Site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed.

4. Right to Change Terms and Conditions

HL7 may, at any time and from time to time, change these terms and conditions. Any changes to these terms and conditions will be effective immediately upon posting of the changed terms and conditions on the Site. You agree to review these terms and conditions periodically, and use of the Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms and conditions as changed.

5. Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain third party-owned content (e.g., articles, data feeds, abstracts, logos, etc.) and may also include hypertext links to third party-owned web sites. We provide such third party content and links as a courtesy to our users. We have no control over any third party-owned web sites or content referenced, accessed by, or available on such sites and, therefore, we do not endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept any responsibility for such third party web sites or content or for the availability of such web sites. IN PARTICULAR, WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF ANY ALLEGATION THAT ANY THIRD PARTY-OWNED CONTENT (WHETHER PUBLISHED ON THIS, OR ANY OTHER, WEB SITE) INFRINGES THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON OR ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF ANY INFORMATION OR OPINION CONTAINED ON SUCH THIRD PARTY WEB SITE OR CONTENT. If you link to third party sites from HL7.org, we encourage you to consult the policy statements of each site you visit.

6. Advertising and Sponsorships

We do not accept paid advertisements or sponsorships on this Site.

7. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability

HL7 AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION, SERVICES AND MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ACCESS TO THIS SITE MAY BE INTERRUPTED AND INFORMATION, SERVICE, AND MATERIALS MAY NOT BE ERROR-FREE. NONE OF HL7, ITS SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, AND MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN ASSUMES ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES, AND MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE; THEY ALSO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE. ALL INFORMATION, SERVICES, AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THIS SITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU ABSENT SUCH LIMITATIONS. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

8. Privacy Policy

HL7 will treat as confidential all information submitted by you or other visitors to the Site, in accordance with the HL7 Privacy Policy. The purpose of our privacy policy is to identify the information we collect online for the purposes of registration or other purposes, the steps we take to protect it, and your choices regarding how that information is used.

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless HL7 and its suppliers and their respective affiliates, our affiliates, employees, officers, directors, and representatives of each from any liability, loss, claim, suit, damage, and expense (including reasonable attorneys´ fees and expenses) related to (i) your violation of these terms and conditions and (ii) your posting of material to this Site.

10. Applicable Law

These terms and conditions and the resolution of any dispute related to these terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan in the United States of America. Any dispute between HL7 and you related to these terms and conditions shall be resolved exclusively by the state of Michigan and federal courts of the United State of America.

This Site can be accessed worldwide. Since the laws of each State or country may differ, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Michigan and United States of America, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this Site.

HL7 makes no representation that material on this Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

11. Termination

These terms and conditions are effective unless and until modified as noted above, or terminated, at any time, by HL7. If, in the sole discretion of HL7, you fail to comply with these terms and conditions, HL7 may terminate these terms and conditions without notice and deny you access to the Site.

12. Contact Information

HL7 International is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the United States of America.

Corporate Headquarters Health Level Seven International:

3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 227
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-4261
United States of America;
Telephone +1 (734) 677-7777;
Fax +1 (734) 677-6622;
URL: http://www.HL7.org

Specific questions and comments should be directed to HL7, our Contact Us page or at the information provided above. While we make every effort to respond to all emails within 1 business week, we cannot guarantee a response to every electronic communication.