Terms and Conditions
HSPA: Instrumental to Patient Care
The Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) is the premier association representing Sterile Processing (SP) professionals worldwide. Because SP professionals are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, sterilizing, and distributing medical and surgical instrumentation, they are among the most vital contributors to the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care. For more than 60 years, HSPA (formerly IAHCSMM) has been providing these professionals with the broadest range of certification and continuing education offerings available, along with the unsurpassed support that only a full-service membership organization can bring.
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management
WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AGREEMENT
Welcome to the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), website (Site). This website is provided as a service of IAHCSMM.
- DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE. The Site consists of several sections, some of which may have restricted access.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. The entire contents and design of the Site, including all trademarks, logos, trade names, documents, databases, graphic representations, and other information, are the property of IAHCSMM, or are used by IAHCSMM with permission, and are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws, whether or not a notice of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights appears on the screen displaying the information. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of the Site may save and use information contained on the Site only for personal or other non-commercial, educational purposes. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, retransmission, or editing, of Site information may be made without the prior written permission of IAHCSMM, which may be requested by contacting IAHCSMM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. In no event shall IAHCSMM or its officers, directors, members, staff, or agents be liable for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability whatsoever, arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of the Site or any content appearing on the Site.
- DISCLAIMER. IAHCSMM makes no warranty, guaranty, or representation regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within the Site, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and non-infringement of proprietary rights. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented within the Site are for general information only. Unless specifically stated otherwise, IAHCSMM does not endorse, approve, recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service, or organization presented or mentioned on the Site, and information from the Site should not be referenced in any way to imply such endorsement or approval. Moreover, IAHCSMM makes no warranty that the Site, or the server that makes it available, is free from viruses, worms, or other elements or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. IAHCSMM expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or other damages arising out of any individual’s use of, reference to, reliance on, or inability to use the Site or the information presented on the Site. In any jurisdiction that does not permit such a disclaimer of liability, IAHCSMM’s liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law.
- EXTERNAL LINKS. Links or pointers connecting the Site with other Internet sites are provided as a courtesy only and do not imply, directly or indirectly, the endorsement, sponsorship, or approval by IAHCSMM of the linked site, the organization or individual operating the linked site, or any product, service, individual, or organization referenced in the linked site. In general, any website that has an address (or URL) that does not contain “iahcsmm.org” is a linked site. The content of any linked site does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards, or policies of IAHCSMM. Linked sites are not under the control of IAHCSMM, and IAHCSMM is not responsible for the content of any linked site, any links contained within a linked site, any changes or updates to such sites, or the compliance with applicable laws of such linked sites.
- CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM. This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of Illinois, United States of America, and is governed by the laws of Illinois, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to the Site, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state courts located in Cook County, Illinois, or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, whichever has jurisdiction, and each party waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such court.