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No Medical Advice or Referrals

RadiologyProtocols.com is a web-based reference resource, much like a textbook and not a diagnostic or medical care site. All content and information posted on RadiologyProtocols.com (including text, images, graphics etc…) is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified radiology professional.

The use of content found on RadiologyProtocols.com is at your own risk.

RadiologyProtocols.com does not answer specific medical questions or refer people to a particular radiologic professional. Posted information on this site should only be utilized by those trained in the use of such material.

By using this site you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold RadiologyProtocols.com, it’s owners, consultants, providers, subsidiaries, affiliates, respective officers, agents, partners, employees, and contributors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your submission of content or use of this site.

Use by non-medical persons

Content posted on RadiologyProtocols.com is intended to be used by radiology professionals as a resource and not intended to be utilized or understood by non-medically trained individuals.

Information on RadiologyProtocols.com or any other web site should not be used as a substitute for professional healthcare. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition.

You should always consult your health professional before acting on any information seen on RadiologyProtocols.com or any other web site. Never disregard or delay in seeking professional medical advice because of something you have seen, heard or read on RadiologyProtocols.com.   Again, content posted on RadiologyProtocols.com is intended to be used by radiology professionals as a resource and not intended to be utilized or understood by non-medically trained individuals.

Copyright and Use of Content Information

copyright © 2017 RadiologyProtocols.com. No unauthorized copying permitted. All rights reserved.

With the exception of material on other servers that are linked to RadiologyProtocols.com’s hosting server and posted submissions with corresponding release documents, all materials posted are copyrighted by RadiologyProtocols.com, 209 E. Washington St., Suite 200, Iowa City, IA 52240 USA

No trademark or trade dress of ours may be used in connection with any product or service that is not RadiologyProtocols.com, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits RadiologyProtocols.com.

Prior to linking to any page found on RadiologyProtocols.com please submit a request to info@RadiologyProtocols.com. In most cases, linking will be allowed assuming the link is to the original documents. Copying and/or serving from your local site is only allowed with the WRITTEN permission of the RadiologyProtocols.com. Per copyright regulations,"fair use" of selected portions of the material for educational purposes by individuals and facilities is permitted provided that proper attribution accompanies such use.

The RadiologyProtocols.com copyright notice must appear on all copies. Reproduction for mass-distribution by any hard copy or electronically based reproduction/publication method is prohibited.

The name RadiologyProtocols.com may not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of this information without specific, written prior permission.

RadiologyProtocols.com makes no representations as to the suitability of this information for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without any expressed or implied warranty.

This site and all its contents are intended solely for personal, noncommercial use. You may download or copy the contents displayed on the site for your personal use only. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the contents of this site. Modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the content on this site is strictly prohibited.

References - Real or Implied

References on this website to any names, trademarks, hypertext links to third-party websites, products or services of third party websites or third party information of any type are provided solely as a convenience to the user and do not in any way constitute or imply RadiologyProtocols.com’s endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the third party, information, product, or service. RadiologyProtocols.com is not responsible for the content of any third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of material on such sites, please familiarize yourself with every website’s policies you access through RadiologyProtocols.com.

Prohibited Activity

The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the website and through your use of the services. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communications from the website and reporting the suspected offender to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to content that,i n the sole discretion of RadiologyProtocols.com:

  • Is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual
  • Harasses or advocates harassment of another person
  • Exploits people in a sexual or violent manner
  • Contains sexually suggestive, prurient nudity, pornographic or obscene imagery, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website
  • Solicits personal information from anyone under 18
  • Promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous
  • Is an unauthorized copy of another’s image or copyrighted work, or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated videos or music or links to pirated video or music files
  • Involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming"
  • Contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page)
  • Constitutes, furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, narcotic-trafficking,
  • violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses
  • Solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users
  • Involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes
  • Includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent
  • Uses any unfair, misleading or deceptive content intended to draw traffic.
  • Interferes with, disrupts, or creates an undue burden on the Website or the networks or services connected to the Website
  • Attempts to impersonate another user or person
  • Uses any information obtained from the Services or the Website in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person
  • Uses the Website or Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

Misuse of This Site

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of this site, including but not limited to:

  • Accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account that the user is not authorized to access
  • Attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization
  • Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the site, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing" or "crashing”
  • Sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services
  • Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email, blog or chat room posting.

RadiologyProtocols.com will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations by involving and cooperating with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting individuals who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this site or any activity being conducted on this site.

Web Searches

RadiologyProtocols.com does not conduct searches of websites, literature or any type of information contained on the World Wide Web for any users.

Web Security, Cookies, & Web Beacons

For a complete explanation of RadiologyProtocols.com website security and use of tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Jurisdiction

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with RadiologyProtocols.com, including but not limited to any claim which relates in any manner to your use of RadiologyProtocols.com, resides in the courts of the State of Iowa and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Iowa in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving RadiologyProtocols.com, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Iowa, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Non-Commercial Use

The Website is for your personal use only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Website or Services is prohibited. Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website or Services.

Disclaimer

By using this site, you signify your assent to the Terms and Conditions posted above. If you do not agree to all of these Terms of use, please do not use this site.

RadiologyProtocols.com may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of RadiologyProtocols.com will mean you accept those changes.

This website runs on U.S.-based servers, and we make no attempt to comply with the privacy (or security) policies of any country other than the United States. We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, but cannot assure that it will not be inadvertently disclosed.

Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of RadiologyProtocols.com. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to RadiologyProtocols.com.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

Complete Agreement

This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Website or any of the Services. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and RadiologyProtocols.com regarding the use of the Website and Services. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Limitations of Liability

THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY US AND OUR WEBHOST ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS AGREEMENT THE TERM “RADIOLOGYPROTOCOLS.COM” SHALL REFER TO RADIOLOGY RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL., AN IOWA LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION WHICH DOES BUSINESS AS RADIOLOGYPROTOCOLS.COM AND MRIPROTOCOLS.ORG

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER RADIOLOGYPROTOCOLS.COM NOR ANY OF OUR PROVIDERS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED: (I) AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT,MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED THEREON; (II) THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (III) AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CURRENCY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE, CONTENT, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE; OR (IV) THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM OR ON RADIOLOGYPROTOCOLS.COM ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT RADIOLOGYPROTOCOLS.COM IS NOT RENDERING MEDICAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE. THE CONTENT LOCATED ON THE WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE ADVICE, AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.

NEITHER RADIOLOGYPROTOCOLS.COM NOR ANY OF OUR PROVIDERS GUARANTEES THE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY RELATED SERVICES. THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS BEYOND OUR CONTROL OR THAT OF ANY OF OUR PROVIDERS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE OR ANY OF OUR PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY A USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OUR RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PROVIDERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES OR THE PURCHASE OF ANY PRODUCT THEREFROM, EVEN IF OUR PROVIDER OR WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO A USER, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO SUCH USER, AND SUCH USER MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Severability

The provisions of these Terms of Use are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction.

Please contact us at: Info@RadiologyProtocols.com with any questions regarding this agreement.

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Privacy Policy

About This Privacy Policy

RadiologyProtocols.com understands the importance of privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. The intent of this Privacy Policy is to establish how RadiologyProtocols.com uses personal and non-personal information gathered thru this website.

Your account profile information & email address will not be sold or shared with any other entity for any reason except if compelled to comply with valid legal requests such as a court order or subpoena.

This Privacy Policy applies to RadiologyProtocols.com and any reference to RadiologyProtocols.com means any site or company that is owned or operated by Radiology Resources International LLC. including RadiologyProtocols.com. We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. RadiologyProtocols.com is not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person known to be under the age of 13. If you are not a trained radiology professional you should not be utilizing this website.

For information regarding our privacy policy as it relates to our e-commerce offerings, please see our E-commerce Policy. RadiologyProtocols.com does not knowingly do business with any company that uses spyware. The Privacy Policy of RadiologyProtocols.com does not apply to content of any type that you send to us by email.

Password Protection

You are solely responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your RadiologyProtocols.com password or user profile. It is your sole responsibility to:

  • control the dissemination and use of your password
  • authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your RadiologyProtocols.com profile and password;
  • promptly inform RadiologyProtocols.com of any need to deactivate a password.
  • You grant RadiologyProtocols.com and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Site. RadiologyProtocols.com cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or any third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using RadiologyProtocols.com site, tools and/or services.

Web Security

We do not control and are not responsible in any manner for any third parties' use of cookies or web beacons, or how they manage the non-personal information they gather through them. Cookies and web beacons are computer methods of assisting both the user and website provider to facilitate activities or track a users movement around a website. For example, when you login to RadiologyProtocols.com, a cookie will be placed in your computers memory. This cookie will facilitate a faster log-in during subsequent log-ins. The RadiologyProtocols.com Sponsored Content and Advertising Policy is posted on our web site and will provide additional detail about our relationship with advertisers and the companies that serve ads. Content sponsors or advertisers on RadiologyProtocols.com may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies in the ads posted on RadiologyProtocols.com, emails, promotions or newsletters we send you. Some advertisers use companies other than RadiologyProtocols.com to serve their ads and to monitor users' responses to ads. These companies may also collect non-personal information through the use of cookies or web beacons on RadiologyProtocols.com. In certain situations, information collection may be facilitated by momentarily directing your browser to the web site of an ad server or other third party acting on behalf of the sponsor, partner, or advertiser before re-directing your browser to its selected destination: for example - back to RadiologyProtocols.com to show the ad, or to the advertiser's website and you will most likely not be aware of this routing of your computers connections. RadiologyProtocols.com requires sponsors, advertisers and ad servers who collect cookies or web beacon information through our web site to agree that they will not collect any personally identifiable information from our site without your consent. You should review the privacy policy of other sites you visit or link to from our site to understand how these other sites use cookies and how they use the information they collect through the use of cookies or web beacons on their own sites.

Personal Information Collected

Information collected thru the use of this site is both personal and non-personal and is used to better serve our users and the radiology community as a whole. Personally identifiable information is Information that can be traced back to an individual such as your name, home address, telephone number or email address. RadiologyProtocols.com will collect personally identifiable information when you create a profile with RadiologyProtocols.com and/or when you update your user profile. We use the personally identifiable information that you provide to: Expand and modify site offerings Respond to your questions Provide services such as newsletters Complete sales transactions initiated by the user Site update announcements & surveys Notification of significant changes to this Privacy Policy. When creating your user profile, you may choose to submit personally identifiable information that is not required. Inclusion of this information is voluntary and will assist RadiologyProtocols.com in determining the sites offered content. We may also collect such information as your computer’s IP address when you visit the website, and other usage information, by virtue of your visiting the website, whether or not you submit personal information to us.

Non-personal Information Collected

Non-personal information is information that is not traceable back to any individual and cannot be used to identify an individual. RadiologyProtocols.com may collect non-personal information by the use of cookies or web beacons. This information may consist of the use patterns of the website or the “click thru” choices to our advertisers. This type of information is not linked to your user profile and cannot be traced back to you. Our servers, which may be hosted by one or more third parties, will store this personal information, and may record such usage data as URLs of the websites from which you came to the website, and to which you went from the website, your IP address, what type of browser you use and the date and time of your website visit(s). Usage data may be used by us for administrative, analytical, research, optimization and other purposes, and this data, in anonymous, aggregated form, may be shared with third parties who provide such analytical and/or optimization services.

Use of Personal Information

RadiologyProtocols.com will not disclose personally identifiable information to any third party.

User Profile

When you create your user profile, we compile this data with other users so that we can understand our users’ needs and better define the offerings of RadiologyProtocols.com. Only employees or contractors of RadiologyProtocols.com who need to handle this data will do so and must abide by all terms of the Privacy Policy and RadiologyProtocols.com Terms of Use.

Tell A Colleague

Tell A Colleague is an automated program to assist you in informing your colleagues about RadiologyProtocols.com. If you choose share this site to Tell a Colleague about our site or newsletter, we will ask for your name and email address as well as your colleague’s email address. RadiologyProtocols.com will send your colleague a one-time email inviting them to visit RadiologyProtocols.com using your name & email address in the email’s from field (the email will appear as though it is from you). RadiologyProtocols.com does not archive your colleagues information and will not use the information gathered for this purpose in any other way.

Email Notifications / Newsletters & Surveys

When you register and create your user profile, you will start receiving recurring newsletters or other updates via email from RadiologyProtocols.com. If at any time you decide to discontinue receiving newsletters or announcements, simply choose the opt-out / unsubscribe link at the bottom of the correspondence and an automated response will remove you from the mailing list. Please be aware that mailings may be grouped by category and the opt-in / opt-out process may be separate for each list. For example, you may opt-out of the newsletter but still receive automated announcements of website updates or new postings.

Other

We may also disclose the personal or other information collected if required by law or court order, or if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct, or to investigate and/or take action against illegal activity, suspected abuse or unauthorized use of the website, or to protect the property or safety of others, or in the event of the sale or other transfer of ownership of the website or of us.

Use of Non-personal Information

RadiologyProtocols.com may provide aggregate information (grouped or averaged information) to third parties such as content sponsors and advertisers. For example; we may combine and evaluate the number of users from specific areas or the click-through patterns of users as they navigate the site. This information is useful when soliciting advertisers and content sponsors for RadiologyProtocols.com, as well as improving the functionality of the site. Any disclosure of non-personal information by RadiologyProtocols.com or any third party will be done in a manner to protect your personal information following all policies set forth herein and by applying security features that are standard in the web hosting industry for websites of this nature.

Information Collected by sites visited via RadiologyProtocols.com

The RadiologyProtocols.com site contains links to other sites, which RadiologyProtocols.com cannot control, nor guarantee. Once you enter another website via RadiologyProtocols.com, be aware that RadiologyProtocols.com is not responsible for any policies of these sites including “Terms of Use” & “Privacy Policy”. We encourage you to look for and review all policy statements for any website visited through a sponsored link, advertisement or link posted on RadiologyProtocols.com

Internal Handling of Personal Information

RadiologyProtocols.com protects your privacy by requiring both a personal username (log-in name) and a password in order for users to access our site. All employees and contractors of RadiologyProtocols.com are required to follow all aspects of this Privacy Policy and all additional policies of RadiologyProtocols.com.

Updating Personal Information

Users may update their profile at any time. RadiologyProtocols.com will not alter your user profile for any reason and we recommend that users from time to time verify that information entered in their profile is correct. Failure to do so may result in missed information if we are unable to contact you because your email address is incorrect. You can opt-out of further communications from us at any time by contacting us at Info@RadiologyProtocols.com.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

RadiologyProtocols.com reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time without notification to registered or unregistered users. Any change that fundamentally alters this policy such as changes that effect how personally identifiable information is shared will be announced on the homepage of RadiologyProtocols.com. RadiologyProtocols.com may make non-significant changes to the Privacy Policy that does not affect personally identifiable information. For these instances, RadiologyProtocols.com may not notify you of such non-significant changes.

Corrections or Alterations

If you have a question, complaint or problem, please email us at Info@RadiologyProtocols.com We will make every attempt to contact you within 48 hours to follow up on your email.

Modification

We reserve the right to make changes to the website, posted policies and the Terms of Use at any time without notice. Please contact us at: Info@RadiologyProtocols.com with any questions regarding this agreement.

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Sponsored Content & Advertising Policy

We regularly seek sponsorship from relevant organizations and manufacturers dedicated to the healthcare industry, Radiology, and patient care. Sponsored content of any type will always be identified where it appears. RadiologyProtocols.com restricts content sponsors (companies and individuals), advertisers and ad servers who collect cookie or web beacon information through our website from collecting any personally identifiable information from our site.

The following guidelines have been established by RadiologyProtocols.com to govern various aspects of advertising & content sponsorship on RadiologyProtocols.com. For these purposes, "sponsored content, advertising & advertisements" include any sponsored content, banners, contextual advertising, badges and promotions. This policy governs issues on acceptance of advertisements and promotions by RadiologyProtocols.com, how advertisements and promotions are displayed on RadiologyProtocols.com, and the removal of advertisements and promotions from RadiologyProtocols.com. All levels of support are outlined within our Sponsorship & Advertising policy.

RadiologyProtocols.com has sole and absolute discretion regarding the interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with advertising on RadiologyProtocols.com. RadiologyProtocols.com may change this policy at any time in its sole discretion by posting a revised policy on RadiologyProtocols.com. RadiologyProtocols.com has sole discretion for determining the types of advertising that will be accepted and displayed on RadiologyProtocols.com, and under no circumstances will RadiologyProtocols.com’s acceptance of any advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes the products or services. RadiologyProtocols.com will not accept advertising that, in RadiologyProtocols.com’s opinion, is not factually accurate, inappropriate or violates any policies posted herein.

There are certain categories of advertisements that RadiologyProtocols.com will not permit on RadiologyProtocols.com at any time. These categories include, but are not limited to the following: Fraudulent, deceptive, illicit, misleading or offensive material; Material that misrepresents, ridicules, discriminates (real or implied) or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other status deemed inappropriate for the users of RadiologyProtocols.com; Illegal or objectionable products; Unreasonable, unlikely or extraordinary product or service claims; Alcohol or tobacco use of any kind; Material that directly advertises products to or is intended to attract children; Weapons, firearms, ammunition, or fireworks; Gambling Pornography or related themes; The simulation of news or an emergency Media messages or imagery that strobe or flash; Media or messages that contain unsubstantiated "miracle" weight loss or other miracle claims of cure; Advertising units that extend beyond the defined advertising space or interfere with the content or impact the readability of the content without user initiation; Advertising units that do not retract to the defined advertising space upon user scroll off or contain a “close" or “X" for user to retract or close the ad unit/message after user initiation; Advertising units that mimic computer functions or deceptively indicate a computer or other function that would be reasonable to the average user to assume as a reason to click the unit.

Advertisers must only offer products or services, which are readily available for purchase at the advertised price (with posted tax and shipping fees). The advertising must also clearly identify the advertiser. RadiologyProtocols.com recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising, sponsored content, editorial content and decision-making content. All advertising, promotional, sponsored or marketing content on RadiologyProtocols.com will be clearly and unambiguously identified.

RadiologyProtocols.com will not allow any advertising that is not identified with the label of "Advertisement", “Sponsored Content” or “Because We Care” (offering of non-profit causes or health related organizations that RadiologyProtocols.com feels are worthy of exposure).

Clicking on the ad unit will link you to an advertiser's site, to relevant information on RadiologyProtocols.com, or to an Content Sponsor’s resource page on RadiologyProtocols.com. Content Sponsor’s resource pages are labeled and the name of the sponsoring entity is displayed. RadiologyProtocols.com retains the exclusive right to determine how any and all search results for specific information by keyword or topic are displayed on RadiologyProtocols.com. RadiologyProtocols.com search results are not influenced based on monetary incentives provided by advertisers or Content Sponsors.

RadiologyProtocols.com only accepts sponsored content & advertising from entities that adhere to our advertising policy. Additionally, RadiologyProtocols.com may receive payment from Google in connection with displaying the sponsored link results.

Content Sponsors

RadiologyProtocols.com makes available portions of this website to sponsorship. As a Content Sponsor, the entity wishes to associate themselves with the specific offering they are sponsoring or the website as a whole.  Although there is a commercial benefit for RadiologyProtocols.com, sponsored information also benefits RadiologyProtocols.com users by providing them with information on relevant offerings in the marketplace. RadiologyProtocols.com provides opportunities for sponsors to present their marketing message and information about their products and services by publishing their information or links on our site.

RadiologyProtocols.com reserves the right to reject, cancel, or remove at any time any advertising from RadiologyProtocols.com for any reason and will provide prompt notice to the advertiser upon rejection, cancellation, or removal of any advertising, together with an explanation following the rejection, cancellation, or removal. RadiologyProtocols.com also reserves the right to determine the appropriate placement of the advertising on RadiologyProtocols.com.

It is the advertiser’s responsibility to comply with all applicable domestic and foreign laws, including applicable laws and regulations of regulatory bodies. This includes pharmaceutical advertising to physicians and consumers that must comply with FDA guidelines for Direct to Physician (DTP) and Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising. RadiologyProtocols.com will not monitor compliance with applicable laws and regulations. However, RadiologyProtocols.com reserves the right to review all advertising for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and, if RadiologyProtocols.com becomes aware of any breach or potential breach of any applicable law or regulation or of these guidelines, RadiologyProtocols.com may remove the advertising. No Advertising will be allowed on RadiologyProtocols.com that could damage or harm the good name or reputation of RadiologyProtocols.com.

Modification

We reserve the right to make changes to the Website, posted policies and these Terms of Use at any time without notice. Please contact us at: Advertising@RadiologyProtocols.com with any questions regarding this agreement.

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Editorial & Submission Policy

Editorial Integrity

RadiologyProtocols.com solely determines all decisions relative to posting of content on RadiologyProtocols.com. The following sections detail our content policies and procedures.

Submissions

From time to time RadiologyProtocols.com encourages users to submit content for posting on our site. Posting submitted content serves to educate and inform radiology professionals worldwide. All submitted content must be accompanied by the submitter’s contact information and a Grant of License and Release - Contact us at Submissions@RadiologyProtocols.com for directions relating to submitting content.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold RadiologyProtocols.com harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your submission of content or use of this site. Submitters are responsible for all statements made in the text of their submitted content and accompanying explanations. RadiologyProtocols.com reserves the right to review all media prior to posting to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion.

Restrictions on Submissions

  1. Only submit content such as photos, videos or audio that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy or any other rights of any other person.
  2. Personally identifiable information such as names, phone numbers, email addresses or web site URL’s must be removed from the content prior to submission. RadiologyProtocols.com will not remove the identifiable information of submitted content.  Failure to remove such content prior to submission will cause the content to be rejected.
  3. Uploading images or video of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.
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Types of Submissions Which RadiologyProtocols.com Will Consider Aprroving Include:

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The submitted content and any protocols, imaging ideas and exam specific parameters may be posted by RadiologyProtocols.com and, if not protected by intellectual property rights, may become public domain. RadiologyProtocols.com shall not be liable for any use of contents as contemplated by this License. RadiologyProtocols.com shall pay no compensation, fees, expenses or other charges associated with content submissions. All submissions are made voluntarily and without expectation of any compensation or consideration. Acceptance of submitted materials will not necessarily result in publication or display on RadiologyProtocols.com website.

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Conflicts of interest and/or disclosure statements, if applicable, must be included with all submissions using Submissions@RadiologyProtocols.com and are unique to each submission. The disclosure statement is not intended to prevent authors with potential conflicts of interest from contributing to RadiologyProtocols.com; its only intent is to place on record any relationship that may exist with mentioned or competing products or entities. Submitters are responsible for notifying RadiologyProtocols.com of financial arrangements including, but not limited to, agreements for research support (including provision of equipment or materials), speaker bureaus, consulting, or ownership interests. It is important that disclosure statements be updated promptly to reflect any new relationships that arise after the initial submission of the content. When initiating the submissions process at Submissions@RadiologyProtocols.com you will be asked to read and agree to the following statement.

“I hereby acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Editorial and Submissions Policy as defined in the current RadiologyProtocols.com website. I grant RadiologyProtocols.com a nonexclusive, perpetual license to utilize any and all materials submitted by me for any purpose. The license gives RadiologyProtocols.com the right to use and distribute any materials I have voluntarily submitted to RadiologyProtocols.com. I expect no compensation of any kind for my submission. I confirm the above statements by checking the box next to the “I AGREE” icon below.”

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RadiologyProtocols.com newsletter content is from an array of sources, including but not limited to: Medical Advisory Board contributions, contributing editors, peer-reviewed medical journals, medical conferences, and governmental actions. RadiologyProtocols.com also believes in the value of content from RadiologyProtocols.com content sponsors and advertisers, this type of content will be clearly labeled.

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In using RadiologyProtocols.com you will see that some content, buttons, badges and banners are labeled "Advertisement", “Sponsored Content” or “Because We Care”. This content has not been reviewed by the RadiologyProtocols.com Medical Advisory Board and is not subject to this Editorial & Submissions Policy. Content, buttons, badges or banners labeled "Sponsored Content", "Advertisement" or “Because We Care” are subject to our Sponsored Content & Advertising Policy.

Modification

We reserve the right to make changes to the Website, to posted policies and to these Terms of Use at any time without notice. Please contact us at: Info@RadiologyProtocols.com with any questions regarding this agreement.

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In the event you wish to purchase any products or services, you will need to provide certain personal information, including your full name, address, and credit card information. You agree to provide information that is accurate, complete and current. We take your privacy very seriously and all personal information shall be treated under the same policies as disclosed in the RadiologyProtocols.com Privacy Policy. Your information is only shared when necessary to complete your order. For example, your credit card and billing information is shared with our bank for authorization and your delivery address is shared with our fulfillment center and shipper. This website has security measures in place that are commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information. The RadiologyProtocols.com e-commerce server uses Secure Sockets Layer or SSL, which establishes a secure connection with Web browsers that support SSL. Most current browsers support SSL. If you see a padlock icon in the bottom right corner of your browser when you view your shopping cart, your browser is in secure mode. You will also notice that there has been an ”s” added to the website page address (you should see the website's url in your browser window begin with “https”). Any information submitted or received during the connection is encrypted so it cannot be read as it is sent across the web.

When purchasing, as soon as you enter your payment information and click on the "Send Payment" button, your data will be securely transmitted to Authorize.net payment gateway, which will pass such information via a secure connection to our bank’s processor. We do not have access to your credit card information when we process your payment, nor do we store your credit card information. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your data and information. While no server is completely secure, we believe our measures are appropriate to the confidentiality of the information involved. RadiologyProtocols.com is not responsible or liable for any transactions that you enter into via any linked site off of our site.

Please read all privacy policies and be sure you are comfortable with them before you proceed with your purchase. Please do not send credit card information in any emails or other correspondences to RadiologyProtocols.com, as they are not secure methods of communicating and your information can not be guaranteed to be safe.

Billing

Certain products / services are for sale on this website. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit cards as payment for our products and services. Wire transfers and bank e-checks are also accepted.  You will be responsible for all charges incurred through your account as well as any applicable taxes.

Shipping

Fees will be charged to your credit card at the time your order is placed and the items purchased will be shipped promptly upon our receipt of your payment for such items. Items purchased with Standard Shipping will be sent via United States Postal Service ("USPS") First Class Mail within 72 hours. Items purchased with Express Shipping will be sent via USPS Express Mail within 36 hours. A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent upon shipment. Please note that for Standard Shipping outside the United States, no tracking number is provided. Orders shipped outside the United States are processed and shipped either by AO Mail or Air Parcel Post.

Return Policies

RadiologyProtocols.com will accept the return of merchandise purchased through the Website within 30 days of purchase. Items must be returned in its original, unopened packaging to: RadiologyProtocols.com, Returns Department, 927 Duck Creek Drive, Iowa City, Iowa USA 52246. Credit card charges for damaged or defective items will be refunded. No shipping charges will be refunded unless there was an error in shipping.

Please contact us at: CustomerService@RadiologyProtocols.com with any questions regarding our e-commerce offerings.

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This website runs on U.S.-based servers, and we make no attempt to comply with the privacy (or security) policies of any country other than the United States. We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, but cannot assure that it will not be inadvertently disclosed. RadiologyProtocols.com shall not be held responsible for damage or loss of any kind due to your use of any product purchased on this site. RadiologyProtocols.com reserves the right to limit quantities and to reject orders from dealers and resellers. RadiologyProtocols.com disclaims liability for misprints, incomplete, stale or otherwise inaccurate pricing distributed or provided by other parties or web sites including, but not limited to, shopping, search, or comparison engines or similar entities. In the event that another entity provides inaccurate pricing for any reason, the price listed at RadiologyProtocols.com at the time of order will prevail. Additionally, RadiologyProtocols.com reserves the right to change its prices at any time without notice.

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Modification

We reserve the right to make changes to the website, posted policies and these Terms of Use at any time without notice.

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