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Terms of Use

Last updated: June 2018

The Independent Study Course (ISC) series is owned and operated by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Inc.

General

These terms of use govern your access to and use of ISC digital products and services, including orthoptlearn.org, and unless other terms and conditions expressly apply, any other electronic service of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy that may be made available from time to time (each a “service”). Any use of the services shall constitute acceptance of these terms of use.

Copyright Ownership and Permitted Use

Unless otherwise indicated, the content available through the services is protected by copyright and may be used only in accordance with copyright and other applicable laws. Content available through the services is for your personal noncommercial use only.

For permissions information, please refer to the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy's Copyright Notice and Permissions information.

Modifications of Terms of Use

The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy reserves the right to modify these terms of use at any time. Any such modification will be posted and the continued use of the services after any such posting shall constitute acceptance of the terms of use as modified.

Website Modifications and Availability

The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy will make reasonable efforts to keep the services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, owing to technical failures, routine maintenance, or other unforeseen circumstances, availability may be limited, and the Academy will not be responsible for the non-availability of the services. The Academy reserves the right to modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict access to all or any part of the services at any time.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

Content made available through the services is the result of research and/or contribution by independent individuals or organizations. The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any data or conclusions reported in such content. The services are intended for educational, research, and reference purposes only. The content available through the services should not be substituted for the advice of a qualified health care professional. Do not disregard or avoid professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of materials made available through the services.

YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES IS ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE BASIS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL THE ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY, ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE INABILITY TO USE, OR THE USE OF, THE SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES, OR ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES.

User-Generated Content

The following provisions apply to user-generated content submitted to the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in connection with the services. By submitting content, you agree to the following provisions, which may be amended from time to time:

  1. You agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you submit. You agree that you will not post or submit any content that (i) is defamatory, obscene, or abusive, (ii) violates or infringes upon the proprietary, publicity, or privacy rights of any third party, (iii) violates or encourages the violation of any applicable local, state, national, or international law, rule, or regulation, or (iv) is otherwise inappropriate. You agree not to submit any personal information of another (including, without limitation, Protected Health Information). You will indemnify the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of the content you submit. You understand and agree that the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is not responsible for content submitted by third parties.
  2. The editors of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s Independent Study Courses (ISCs), in their sole discretion, reserve the right to reject, edit, remove, or otherwise alter any content submitted for any reason. The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy reserves the right, in its sole discretion to revoke a user’s privilege to submit content.
  3. You agree that by submitting content, you hereby grant to the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, sublicense, modify, publicly perform, display, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute that material, in whole or in part, and incorporate it into other Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy publications and services, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You authorize the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy to publish your name and location (city, state and/or country) in connection with any use of your submission and in identifying yourself and location, you represent that you have done so accurately. Once your submission is posted, you will not have the right to have it removed or edited.
  4. You agree to post or submit only for noncommercial purposes.
  5. Submissions to the user-generated content portions of the services must be legible, comprehensible, and written in the English language.
International Use

The services are controlled and operated within the United States of America. The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy makes no representation that the services or content made available through the services are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If you access the services from outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

Choice of Law and Forum

Your access and use of the services, these Terms of Use, and all actions contemplated by these Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Wisconsin as if these Terms of Use were an agreement wholly entered into and wholly performed within the State of Wisconsin. The exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising from or relating to these Terms of Use or the use of orthoptlearn.org shall be with the state or federal courts located in the State of Wisconsin, USA.

Endorsements

Descriptions of, references to, or links to other products, publications, or services does not imply endorsement of any kind unless expressly stated by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

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Privacy

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Copyright Complaints

The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy respects the intellectual property ownership rights of others. If you believe your work has been reproduced in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us by following the instructions in our Copyright Notice about making claims of copyright infringement.

Independent Study Courses

Testimonial From a Registrant...

“I wanted to thank ISC Editor Dr. Christopher Hughes, authors, and the entire team at the Orthopaedic Section for creating an amazing study course to prepare for the APTA OCS exam. I am convinced the Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (4th ed) was one of the keys for me to successfully pass the OCS this June.”

- Z Altug, California

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