Terms and Conditions of Use
The following terms and conditions apply to “NOW HEAR
THIS” in connection with the World Wide Web site located
at www.Stay_Independent.com (the "Site"). This site
is owned by IDEAS, Inc., and was originally funded by the
Department of Health and Human Services under grant number
1. Proprietary Rights
All works of authorship, information, content, and material
appearing on or contained in this Site ("Site Materials")
are protected by law, including but not limited to, United
States copyright law.
Removing or altering any copyright notice or any other proprietary
notice on any Site Materials is strictly prohibited. Any commercial
use of any or all Site Materials, in whole or in part, without
the prior written consent of I.D.E.A.S., Inc., is prohibited.
Any reproduction, distribution, performance, display, preparation
of derivative works based upon framing, capturing, harvesting,
or collection of, or creating of hypertext or other links
or connections to any Site Materials or any other proprietary
information of NOW HEAR THIS, without I.D.E.A.S., Inc's advance
written consent, except for personal or individual facility-based
use, is prohibited.
2. Nature of the Internet
Given the nature of the Internet, the transmission of any
communication or material to NOW HEAR THIS via the Site or
Internet electronic mail, whether encrypted or otherwise,
cannot be guaranteed as secure. Alternative to communicating
via the Internet or electronic mail, I.D.E.A.S., Inc. can
be contacted by regular mail at 8055 Chardon Rd., Kirtland
OH 44094-9580, or by phone at 440-256-1880.
3. Privacy Statement
NOW HEAR THIS has a Privacy Statement setting out NOW HEAR
THIS's online information gathering and dissemination practices
with respect to the Site. Click here to view
the Privacy Statement, which is incorporated into these
Terms and Conditions by reference, as if set forth fully herein.
4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability
The contents provided on this Site are for information purposes
only. IDEAS, Inc has not examined, reviewed, or tested any
product, device, or information contained on this Site.
With respect to information and documents available on this
Web Site, neither I.D.E.A.S., Inc, its respective officers
or employees, nor the US Department of Health and Human Services
make any warranty express or implied, including the warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or
assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus,
information, product, or process disclosed, or represents
that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
At certain places on this Web Site live links to other Web
Sites can be accessed. Such external links contain information
created, published, maintained or otherwise posted by institutions,
individuals, or organizations independent of I.D.E.A.S., Inc.
I.D.E.A.S., Inc does not control these external sites and
does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness
of information located on them.
DISCLAIMER REGARDING LEGAL/MEDICAL MATTERS.
This Web Site does not contain any legal or medical advice,
nor should it be relied on for such. Anything contained herein
is solely for informational purposes and should NOT be relied
on when making legal or medical decisions.
DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT. Reference on
this Web Site to any specific commercial products, process
or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise
does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation,
or favoring by I.D.E.A.S., Inc, its officers or employees,
or by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The
views and opinions of independent authors, including published
papers, white papers or Web site users regarding such products
or processes do not state or reflect those of I.D.E.A.S.,
Inc, its officers or employees, or the US Department of Health
and Human Services and reference to The Site shall not be
used for advertising or product endorsement.
NOW HEAR THIS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL,
OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY OR DOES
RESULT FROM THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS
SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS ON AND IN AND MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH
THIS SITE, OR THE SERVICES, INFORMATION, AND PRODUCTS OFFERED
IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER
OR NOT ANY PARTY HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OR PROBABILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF THE REMEDIES OTHERWISE AVAILABLE
FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL
THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF NOW HEAR THIS TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON
OR ENTITY IN CONNECTION WITH, BASED UPON, OR ARISING FROM
THIS SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS ON AND IN AND MADE AVAILABLE
THROUGH THIS SITE, OR THE SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR PRODUCTS
OFFERED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH EXCEED THE PRICE PAID BY YOU
FOR USE OF THIS SITE.
These Terms and Conditions may be changed at any time. Notice
of any new or revised Terms and Conditions, as well as the
location of the new or revised Terms and Conditions, will
be posted on the Site for at least 60 days after the change.
It is the obligation of users visiting the Site before the
change to learn of changes to the Terms and Conditions since
their last visit. Any change to these Terms and Conditions
shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site
before the change was made.
Your privacy is very important. We recognize that when you
choose to provide us with information about yourself, you
trust us to act in a responsible manner. We believe the information
you provide should only be used to help us provide you with
better service. That is why we have put a policy in place
to protect your personal information.
This Privacy Statement sets forth the information gathering,
use, and dissemination practices of "NOW HEAR THIS"
in connection with the World Wide Web site located at www.stay-independent.com
(the "Site"). This Privacy Statement addresses the
Site’s practices regarding information collected directly
through or from the Site. It does not address or govern any
information gathering, use, or dissemination practices related
to information collected through other means or media.
NOW HEAR THIS and its owner (I.D.E.A.S., Inc) are the sole
users of all information collected on this Site. We do not
sell, share, or rent this information to others. We will not
provide any of your personal information to other parties
or individuals without your permission. However, non-identifiable
visitor information and data which visitors voluntarily provide
to NOW HEAR THIS may be provided to third parties for I.D.E.A.S.,
Inc. business purposes. In addition, identifiable or non-identifiable
data also may be disclosed or distributed to another party
pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal
process, or if determined by NOW HEAR THIS in its sole judgment
that such disclosure or distribution is appropriate to protect
the life, health, or property of NOW HEAR THIS or any other
person or entity.
What personal information do we collect on our Site?
We gather four types of information on the Site: (1) personal
information you provide when you register to take the course,
(2) tracking information collected as you navigate through
the Site, (3) credit card information you use to pay for the
course and (4) post-test data assessing knowledge gained after
taking the course.
Optional personal information for registration purposes.
To use certain features on the Site, we ask you to register.
When you do this, we collect basic information about you such
as your email address, profession, state and whether you are
in a position to make purchases. Personal data collected by
NOW HEAR THIS may be used by NOW HEAR THIS for a statistical
analysis of users' behavior, for product development, for
content and functionality improvement, or to customize the
content and layout of the Site.
Aggregate tracking information.
When you use the Site, we may collect tracking information
such as how long you use the Site or what pages you have searched.
None of this information identifies you personally; we collect
it for aggregate reporting on Site activity. For example,
we may want to know how long the average user spends on the
Site, or which pages or features get the most attention.
Post-test data assessing knowledge gained after
taking the course.
After taking the course, you will be required to take a short
post-test. This data is used for purposes related to awarding
CEU credits. Depending on the organization providing the CEUs,
these results may be shared with the CEU providers, in order
to process your CEUs. They will not be shared with other organizations,
or used in other ways. Aggregate (non-personally identifiable)
data may be used in publications about this course.
The Site does not use persistent cookies that are stored on
your computer. However, the use of session-based cookies enable
you to personalize the Site to your needs and interests when
revisiting our Web site. These cookies do not track individual
information and are not stored on your computer.
Links to other Web sites.
The Site provides links to other sites, and advertisements
for or placed by third parties. Please be aware that we are
not responsible for the privacy practices (or other practices,
goods, services, or content) of other sites, advertisers,
or third parties. It is possible that these links or advertisements,
themselves, may be used by third parties or others to collect
personal or other information about Site visitors. We encourage
you to review the privacy policies of these other sites and
of these advertisers and third parties.
The Site's owners have implemented security features that
it considers reasonable to prevent the unauthorized release
of or access to personal information. Please be advised, however,
that the confidentiality of any communication or material
transmitted to or from NOW HEAR THIS via this site or e-mail
cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, the owners are not responsible
for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.
Instead of communicating with NOW HEAR THIS via e-mail or
the Internet, visitors can contact NOW HEAR THIS by mail at
I.D.E.A.S., Inc. at 8055 Chardon Rd. , Kirtland OH 44094.
Phone 440-256-1880 or facsimile 440-256-1881.
Except as necessary for NOW HEAR THIS to provide the information
requested by a visitor, the visitor may opt out of having
his or her personally identifiable information (which has
been voluntarily provided to NOW HEAR THIS through an account
registration) prospectively retained by NOW HEAR THIS or used
by NOW HEAR THIS for secondary purposes. The visitor may opt
out of these uses by contacting NOW HEAR THIS via postal mail,
e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or telephone at the
addresses set out above. (This does not apply to collection
of the type of Web browser of the visitor to the Site or to
information provided or collected that does not meet the above
Right to Change Privacy Statement.
NOW HEAR THIS may change this Privacy Statement at any time.
Notice of any new or revised Privacy Statement, as well as
the location of the new or revised statement, will be posted
on the Site for at least 60 days after the change. It is the
obligation of users visiting the Site before the change to
learn of changes to the Privacy Statement since their last
visit. Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective
as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change