AACE Privacy, Filming and Intellectual Property Policy

Below you'll find information about your online privacy, which AACE will protect. You'll also learn about our copyrights, disclaimer of liability, legal matters, and endorsement. Please review the listserv policy as well. 

Copyright, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property

© 2020, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Inc. (AACE). All material published on the website is the property of AACE and may not be reproduced in any form or by any electronic means including information, storage and retrieval systems without the written consent of AACE.

You Will Not Violate the Copyrights, Trademarks or Intellectual Property Rights of AACE or Others. 

A. Copyrights: All of the content of this Website, including text, art, graphics, logos, buttons, images, pictures, audio clips, software, and code is the property of AACE, our partners or content providers and is protected by US and international copyright laws. Except as granted in the Limited License below, any other use of such content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution or re-publication is PROHIBITED WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF AACE. 

B. Trademarks: All trademarks, trade names logos, brand names and service marks of AACE, whether registered or unregistered, are the property of AACE and are protected by the US and international trademark laws. These trademarks include, without limitation, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; AACE; American College of Endocrinology; ACE; AACE/ACE Advanced Neck Ultrasound Training Course; AACE/ACE Principles of Endocrine Neck Sonography Course; AACE American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists The Voice of Clinical Endocrinology Founded 1991; ACE Self-Assessment Program; ASAP; ECNU; Endocrine Certification and Neck Ultrasound; Endocrine Practice; FACE; The First Messenger; EmPower; Endonomics; Endocrine University; ACE Master of the American College of Endocrinology; MACE; and My Diabetes Emergency Plan.  Except as set forth in the Limited License below, any use of these assets is prohibited without the express prior written consent of AACE. In no event may any such assets be used in connection with any product or service that is not the AACE's, in any matter likely to cause confusion as to the source of the product or service or in any matter that discredits, disparages or misrepresents the AACE. All other trademarks, trade names, brand names or logos appearing on this Website are the property of their respective owners.

Privacy Statement

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Inc. (AACE) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses AACE's information gathering and dissemination practice for this Web site.

AACE monitors and retains information regarding the traffic on its website, including the links utilized by the site's users. Unless noted otherwise, however, and with the user's consent, no personally identifiable information is retained by AACE, although AACE cannot make any representation as to the practices of the organizations for which links are provided.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to documents available on this website, neither the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) nor its Board of Directors nor its Members makes 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, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

At certain places on this website live links to other websites can be accessed. Such external links contain information created, published, maintained or otherwise posted by institutions, individuals, or organizations independent of AACE. AACE does not control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of information located on them.

Medical Treatment Information

Portions of this website contain information regarding medical treatment or upon which medical treatment discussions may be based. That information is subject to the same policy and disclaimer notices set forth herein. No decisions regarding medical care or treatment should be made on the basis of information contained on this Web Site alone. The responsibility for filling out any forms, or for proper medical treatment rests with the individual and his or her treating physician.

Disclaimer Regarding Legal Matters

This website does not contain any legal 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 decisions. Decisions regarding legal matters should only be made after consulting with an attorney.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference on this website to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by AACE, its Board of Directors or Members. The views and opinions of independent authors regarding such products or processes do not state or reflect those of AACE, its Board of Directors or Members and reference to this Association shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement.

AACE Listserv Policy

AACE Listserv is provided as a service of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). AACE accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. AACE disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by AACE or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall AACE be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal material. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants AACE and users of this list the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms of conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

AACE reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

Filming, Photography and Recording Policy

When you participate in an AACE event and any affiliated events, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

By entering the event premises (in-person or virtual), you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecast, advertising, inclusion or websites, social media, or any other purpose by AACE and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos, and/or videos may be used to promote similar AACE events in the future to highlight the event capabilities of AACE.

You release AACE, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. By entering the event premises (in-person or virtual), you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee of admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, vided, or audio recording taken by AACE or the person or entity designated to do so by AACE.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

PCI Compliance

AACE is committed to protecting consumer credit card data in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS).