Legal Terms

Acceptance of Terms

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. THEY GOVERN YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE. By accessing and using this website (“Site”) owned and operated by Sound Inpatient Physicians, Inc. (“Sound”), you acknowledge that you have read and expressly agree to the Terms of Use set forth below. You further agree that these Terms of Use may be modified from time to time, without prior notice to you. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you are directed to immediately exit the Site.

Terms of Use

The Site and any and all services of Sound available via the Site are provided subject to the terms set forth herein. Upon visiting the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter or update these Terms of Use, and any such modification, alterations or updates to the Terms of Use will be effective upon posting. In the event we modify, alter or update these Terms of Use, your continued use of the Site will signify your acceptance of any such changes.

Intellectual Property

SoundInstitute™, SoundConnect™, SoundImpact™, SoundInside™, SoundAmbassadors™, SoundTransitions™, Path to Partnership™, Path to Leadership™, Patients. Our Greatest Concern. Physicians. Our Greatest Asset.®, Patients are our greatest concern. Physicians are our greatest asset™, Defining Hospital Medicine™, and other marks displayed on the Site are the proprietary trademarks or service marks of Sound or its licensors. Sound’s marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Sound’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or to disparage or discredit Sound. All other marks not owned by Sound that appear on the Sound Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with or connected to Sound.

All content on the Site, including, but not limited to, design, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, software, videos, audio clips, and data compilations (“Content”), plus any improvements or modifications to such Content and any derivative works thereof, and the collection, arrangement and assembly of all Content on the Site is the property of Sound or its licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws.

We retain title, all intellectual and proprietary rights (including, without limitation, patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret rights), and all other rights in and to the Site, all information, resources, content, tools, services and other features accessible thereon, all our business methods and processes, and all modifications, improvements, enhancements and new functionalities added to any of the foregoing. Except for the access and usage privileges that we specifically grant to you in and subject to these Terms of Use, nothing shall be construed to grant to you or any other user any license, title, interest or right in or to any of the foregoing.

Copyright Notice and Use of the Sound Site

© 2016 Sound Inpatient Physicians, Inc. All rights reserved.

Any of the content or materials contained on the Site may not be distributed, reproduced, publicly displayed, downloaded, modified, reused, reposted or otherwise used in any format or media except as provided in this Section 2 without the express prior written permission of Sound. The unauthorized copying,reproduction, distribution, display, modification or use of any portion of the Site constitutes actionable copyright infringement.

The Site may include information, articles, newsletters, documents and other Content. You may download, view, copy and print information, documents and other materials on or from the Site (i) solely for personal, informational purposes; and (ii) provided that neither the materials, nor any proprietary notices therein, are modified or altered. You agree not to upload on or transmit to or via the Site any information or other Content which: (i) infringes or otherwise violates any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right; (ii) is defamatory, libelous, expresses hate, or is unlawfully threatening; (iii) is pornographic, obscene or exploitative of a minor; (iv) contains or embodies a virus, worm, Trojan Horse or other contaminating or destructive feature; or (v) otherwise violates any applicable law, regulation or treaty.

You agree to access the Site through a web browser. You further agree you will not use any robot, spider or other automatic device, manual process or application or data mining or extraction tool to access, monitor, copy or use the Site. You agree not to take any other action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionate large load on the Site. You agree you will not interfere, in any way, with others’ use of or access to the Site and will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the computer system of any other Site user.

Except as expressly provided herein, you may not use, download, upload, reproduce, copy, duplicate, print, display, perform, republish, sell, license, post, transmit, disseminate, redeliver using “framing technology,” otherwise distribute, or commercially exploit in any way the Site or any portion of or information on the Site, without the prior written permission of Sound.

Sound assumes no liability, and shall not be held responsible for, any action you take in connection with your use of the Site.

Links to the Sound Site

You may include on your website a link to the Site, provided that (i) you have received the prior written consent of Sound to include on your website a link to the Site; (ii) the link leads solely to the homepage of the Site; (iii) your website does not contain content that infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary right of Sound or a third party; is defamatory, libelous or expresses hate; is pornographic, obscene or exploitative of a minor; or otherwise violates any applicable law, regulation or treaty; and (iv) neither the link nor any other content on your site suggests your site is sponsored by or affiliated with Sound or the Site. We reserve the right to revoke, at any time, any consent we may grant to link your website to the Site.

Privacy

The terms of our Privacy Policy, to the extent applicable, are hereby incorporated as part of these Terms of Use. The protections for any information you post or otherwise provide to Sound via the Site are described in our Privacy Policy. YOU SHOULD REVIEW THE PRIVACY POLICY AND CONSIDER THE PRIVACY IMPLICATIONS CONCERNING ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO SOUND BEFORE YOU PROVIDE SUCH INFORMATION.

Not Medical Advice

No aspect of the Site is intended to provide, or should be construed as providing, any professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any kind. The Site may contain Content relating to various medical, health and fitness conditions and their treatments. Such Content is intended for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information contained on the Site for diagnosing a medical, health or fitness related condition or disease. If you have any concerns or questions about your health or medical condition, you always should consult with a physician or other health care professional. Never disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health care advice or assistance from your health care professional because of something you may have read on the Site, or otherwise consider any Content on the Site to be a substitute for professional medical advice. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR OTHER EMERGENCY NUMBER.

THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE OR THE PRACTICE OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES BY SOUND. YOUR USE OF THE SITE DOES NOT CREATE A PHYSICIAN / PATIENT, CONFIDENTIAL, OR OTHERWISE PRIVILEGED RELATIONSHIP, OR ANY OTHER RELATIONSHIP THAT WOULD GIVE RISE TO ANY DUTY ON THE PART OF SOUND.

Third-Party Advertisements and Links to Third-Party Sites

The Site may provide links to the websites of third parties. Such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. Sound is not responsible for the content of such advertisements or links, or any products, services or other materials relating to such advertisements, any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site. The display of any advertisement or link does not imply endorsement by Sound of the advertisement or linked site or any content therein. IN NO EVENT WILL SOUND BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANYONE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY USE, CONTINUED USE OR RELIANCE ON ANY ADVERTISEMENT DISPLAYED ON THE SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIALS RELATING TO ANY SUCH ADVERTISEMENT, ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED WEBSITE. Prior to navigating or purchasing products via any third party website, you should carefully review the privacy statements of such third party and the third party’s terms and conditions of sale and website use.

Sound is not responsible for third-party linked websites nor is Sound responsible for the content of any of the linked websites. Sound provides these links as an additional resource for its users and does not endorse the companies that own, control or manage the linked websites, nor does Sound endorse or support any views expressed or products or services offered by or through any linked websites.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

SOUND MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL, REPRESENTATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, OPERATION AND USE OF THE SITE OR THAT THE CONTENTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE SITE ARE ACCURATE OR SUITABLE FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE OR INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT ALL SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NEITHER SOUND, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, ITS EMPLOYEES OR ITS AGENTS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE, INFORMATION MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED ON THIS SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO OUTSIDE WEBSITES. SOUND, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES RELATED TO ANY COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN ADDITION, SOUND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT, AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY ASPECT OF THE SITE. SOUND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT A USER’S ACCESS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

IN NO EVENT WILL SOUND, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ITS OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, RELIANCE ON, INABILITY TO USE OR IMPROPER USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL OR REVENUE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF DATA), AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PARTY’S USE OF THE SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, LINE SYSTEM FAILURE, LOSS OF DATA, OR LOSS OF USE RELATED TO THIS SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OPERATED BY ANY THIRD PARTY OR ANY CONTENTS OF THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE, EVEN IF SOUND IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Certain state laws do not permit limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damage, and thus some or all of the disclaimer, exclusions or limitations above may not apply to you. Such disclaimers, exclusions and limitations apply to the maximum extent permitted by law. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our Site or the services available via our Site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue access.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold Sound harmless from and against any and all damages, liabilities, actions, causes of action, suits, claims, demands, losses, costs and expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising from or in connection with (i) your use of the Site or any information or materials contained or displayed therein; (ii) your violation of these Terms of Use; (iii) any materials, information or content you post on the Site or otherwise provide to Sound; or (iv) your violation of any rights of any third party.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of Washington will govern these Terms of Use, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. You agree that any action arising out of the Terms of Use, your use of the Site, or any other dispute with Sound shall be brought in state or federal court in the Western District of Washington, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.

Miscellaneous

Sound reserves the right to investigate and take legal action against any illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Site. Sound’s decision not to pursue legal action for any violation of the Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of the Terms of Use or Sound’s legal rights. If any portion of these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, that portion will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of remaining provisions. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding between you and Sound with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, or agreements, whether oral or written, between you and Sound with respect to such subject matter.

Contact

If you have any questions relating to these Terms of Use, the Site or Sound, please contact: marketing@soundphysicians.com.


Copyright Notices

Except as otherwise expressly stated, all content on the Sound Physicians website, including but not limited to design, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, software, videos, audio clips, and data compilations (“Content”), plus any improvements or modifications to such Content and any derivative works thereof, and the collection, arrangement and assembly of all Content on the Sound Physicians website are the property of Sound Physicians or its licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you may not copy, transmit, display, perform, distribute (for compensation or otherwise), license, alter, frame, store for subsequent use or otherwise use in whole or in part in any manner works of authorship contained at the Sound website without Sound’s prior written consent, except to the extent permitted by the Copyright Act of 1976 (17 U.S.C. § 107), as amended, and then, only with notices of Sound’s proprietary rights. You may view and download information and print out hard copies for your personal use subject to the Terms of Use and so long as you do not remove any copyright or other notice as may be contained in information, as downloaded.

We retain title, all intellectual and proprietary rights (including, without limitation, patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret rights), and all other rights in and to the Site, all information, resources, content, tools, services and other features accessible thereon, all our business methods and processes, and all modifications, improvements, enhancements and new functionalities added to any of the foregoing. Except for the access and usage privileges that we specifically grant to you in and subject to the Sound Terms of Use, nothing shall be construed to grant to you or any other user any license, title, interest or right in or to any of the foregoing. All privileges granted to you are limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable.

Notification of Claimed Infringement

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any material or content on the Sound Physicians website constitutes copyright infringement, you may submit a written notice of infringement pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512 (the “DMCA”) by forwarding the following information in writing to the e-mail address listed below (a “Notice”): (i) your address, telephone number, and email address; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the alleged infringing material is located; (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you, the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (v) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and (vi) 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. Anyone who knowingly misrepresents that material is infringing in such a notice will be liable for any damages and any associated costs incurred by Sound Physicians, any alleged infringer, or any copyright owner or its authorized agent or licensee.

Notice must be e-mailed to: marketing@soundphysicians.com.