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Terms of Use

I. OWNERSHIP AND GENERAL CONDITIONS

These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms of Use”) apply to the Saint Luke Institute, Inc. (“SLI”) website located at www.SLIconnect. org (“Site”). This Site is the property of SLI.

BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE.

SLI reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. It is your obligation upon accepting these Terms of Use to periodically review these Terms of Use for changes. Your continued use constitutes consent to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to enter and use this Site for non-commercial purposes. This right is revocable by SLI at any time.

YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY ADVISED THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE CONTAINS GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TOPICS COVERED. THE INFORMATION IS NOT INDIVIDUAL CASE SPECIFIC AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE FOR ANY SPECIFIC CASE. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEEK SPECIFIC ADVICE AS TO SPECIFIC CASES.

II. CONTENT

All text, information (unless readily available from public sources), graphics, sounds and information (collectively “Content”), including computer code, website design and arrangement of Content is owned and controlled by SLI and is subject to copyright, intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. Your utilization of the Site does not grant to you any intellectual property right in or ownership interest in the Content.

Except as expressly permitted in writing by SLI, no Content or part thereof may be copied, reproduced, republished, publicly displayed or redistributed in any manner or utilized for any commercial purpose.

SLI reserves the right to cancel, interrupt or reschedule any course or webinar and to modify any course content. Courses offered are subject to the Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability section below.

We continually update the SLIconnect website, including the content library. In addition, we continually test various aspects of our service, including our website, user interfaces, service levels, plans, promotional features, availability of courses, delivery and pricing. We reserve the right to, and by using our service you agree that we may, include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this website, and any service or material we provide on the website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

III. YOUR USE

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or sections of the Site by hacking or any other illegitimate means.

You may not reverse lookup or trace the identity of or any information on any other user of the Site.

You agree not to use any software or hardware to interfere or attempt to interfere with proper working of the Site or of any other user’s access to or use of the Site.

You agree that you will not link any post or advertisement to this Site.

Unless otherwise explicitly indicated by a credit-granting institution, participation in or completion of a course does not confer any academic or licensing credit. You agree not to accept credit for completing a course unless you have earned a Course Completion Certificate (or other equivalent SLIconnect credential) for that course. Saint Luke Institute has no obligation to have a course recognized by any education institution or accreditation organization.

IV. SECURITY

The Site may require you to open an account or gain access through the use of a password. You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your account information and password. You agree to notify SLI of any unauthorized use.

While we work to protect the security of your account and related information, Saint Luke Institute cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account by emailing sliconnect@sli.org.

V. LINKED SITES

As a part of our service to you, we may provide links to other third-party websites. These third-party websites are neither owned by SLI nor does SLI have any control over them. SLI does not ensure, warrant or make any representation as to the accuracy of any content that may be on the third-party website. The fact that such website is linked to our website does not constitute any endorsement of such site. Your accessing any such site or utilization of any information found on such site is at your own risk. You must exercise your own independent judgment as to use of such third-party site. Since we do not control such site, we cannot ensure that the site will not import information from you. We cannot ensure the privacy of such imported information.

VI. DISCLAIMER

SLI does not promise or warrant that the Content will be error free or uninterrupted. We will make reasonable attempts to correct defects but do not promise, represent or warrant that any defects will be corrected. We do not guaranty any specific result from your use of the information provided on the Site. All Content is provided “As Is”. We reserve the right at our sole discretion to withdraw or change any Content without notice to you. We disclaim any responsibility for any virus or contamination that may have become imbedded and impact your system upon download. SLI disclaims any liability related to the use of the Site by any third parties. You assume full responsibility for the use of the Site and the consequences of such use. Your exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the Content of the Site is to cease use of the Site. Any claim for refund will be governed by the Refund Policy.

The above Disclaimer applies to any damage, liability or injury caused by or related to the use of the Site.

VII. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

Except where prohibited by law, SLI shall not be liable to you for any consequential, incidental or punitive damage.

To the extent that any liability may be found, it is limited to an amount equal to a six (6) month charge for use of the Site.

VIII. REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

Payments are non-refundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used subscription periods.

SLIconnect annual subscriptions are for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Upon the expiration of the year, the subscription will automatically renew for a successive year unless you cancel your subscription or we terminate it. You must have Internet access and provide a current, valid and accepted method of payment. We will bill each annual subscription fee to your payment method on file at the beginning of the renewal term. You must cancel your subscription before the existing term ends to avoid a charge to your payment method.

SLIconnect subscriptions can be canceled at any time by visiting the Account page or by contacting us at sliconnect@sli.org. You will continue to have access to the purchased subscription content through the end of the subscription period. Any courses purchased individually will remain in your account.

At any time, and for any reason, we may provide a refund, discount or other consideration to some or all of our users. The amount and form of such refunds, and the decision to provide them, are at our sole and absolute discretion.

IX. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify SLI, its officers, directors, agents and employees against any damages, demands, losses, liabilities, claims and expenses (including costs and attorney’s fees) made against SLI by a third person arising from or related to your use of the Site.

X. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

(a)  You agree that any communication received from you through the Site may be retained by SLI and disclosed if required by law.

(b)  You agree that SLI may terminate your access to the Site if you have violated these Terms of Use.

(c)  You agree that if SLI is required to proceed against you for violation of these Terms of Use that you will be liable for all SLI costs and attorney’s fees if SLI is successful in its action.

(d)  These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of Maryland and any action brought by you or by us arising from these Terms of Use may only be brought in the courts of Maryland. You agree to personal jurisdiction in the courts of Maryland.