Terms of Use
Before using or registering on Lippincott's NursingCenter.com, we ask that you read the following Terms of Use to ensure that you understand the policies of NursingCenter and its parent, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW). By using this site, you understand, agree to, and accept the terms of this document.
 
Overview
NursingCenter provides reference material specifically for nurses and is designed to provide clinical information for research and other health-related purposes. The site is intended for use by health care professionals, not consumers.

The information contained in the site should not be construed as medical advice. If you have a medical condition for which you seek information, please first seek the advice of a medical professional.
 
Registration
Registration may be requested for certain areas of NursingCenter to help us provide information, products, and services that better serve the needs of our members. Registration is required for use of the forums and other public communication areas. To make a purchase on NursingCenter, you may be asked to provide personal information to complete the purchase, but complete registration is never required to make purchases.

Registration and other information you give NursingCenter is kept strictly confidential. Please see the NursingCenter Privacy Policy for more on how we use this information.

You will have the opportunity during registration and at any time afterward to cancel, or opt out of NursingCenter promotions, announcement messages, or electronic publications delivered by e-mail. Messages broadcast to announce renewal notifications, new or altered policies or services, and new features of the site are sent to all registered members.

All information provided during your registration process must be valid. Invalid information may be grounds for discontinuation of your registration and the benefits it offers.
 

Payment
NursingCenter works with leading online credit card-processing organizations to ensure that your personal information is maintained as securely as possible. Bear in mind, however, that 100-percent, risk-free participation in online purchases is impossible to ensure. NursingCenter and LWW cannot be responsible for information stolen from our system or the systems of vendors that provide goods and services to NursingCenter.
 

Copyright
Lippincott's NursingCenter.com content is copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. All rights reserved. Copyright in the documents ("Contents") on the LWW Web servers is owned by LWW, unless otherwise indicated.

All materials on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, or otherwise published without the prior written permission of LWW. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice.

Patient-education materials may be downloaded for your own use and distributed to your own patients. Widespread, institutional use of patient-education materials requires written request for permission from NursingCenter. You may obtain that permission through a request to the Customer Service department at CustomerService@NursingCenter.com. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy made of these documents shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the documents.


 

Correspondence
All correspondence with NursingCenter becomes the property of NursingCenter and may be used for promotional purposes, letters to the editor, or other reasonable and customary uses unless the sender specifically indicates that the correspondence is private and not for publication.
 

Forums / Social Media Sites
Participation in forums and social media sites is voluntary. These areas are considered public. Members are encouraged to protect their personal information and to carefully consider the risk inherent in sharing personal information in a public venue.

Participants are subject to the stated rules of the forums and may be forced to cease participation if their comments are considered slanderous, libelous, inappropriate, or otherwise disparaging to another participant. Because NursingCenter cannot control the actions of third parties, it cannot be held responsible for statements made in the forums, nor for third-party breach of policy, including inappropriate contact outside of the forums or use of a participant's personal information provided in the forums and social media sites.
 

Privacy
NursingCenter cares deeply about privacy concerns of its users. Please see our full privacy statement for more information.
 

Disclaimer
The contents of this site include information relating to general principles of nursing care and should not be considered specific instructions for individual patients. Application of the information in a particular situation remains the professional responsibility of the nurse. NursingCenter assumes no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions in the use of such information.

The clinical procedures, drug information, treatment schedules, and other clinical information offered on NursingCenter are based on research and consultation with leading nursing, medical, and pharmaceutical authorities. The information contained here reflects generally accepted standards in the United States at the time the information was posted to the Web site. However, as new information becomes available, changes in therapy and the use of drugs may become necessary. Therefore, the information contained on this site cannot be considered as recommendations and is not intended to substitute for independent professional judgment or treatment.

The authors and publisher of NursingCenter disclaim all responsibility for the use and application of this information and for adverse effects resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this data, from undetected errors, or from the user's misunderstanding of the text. Manufacturers? product information and package inserts should be reviewed for current information, including contraindications, dosages, and precautions.

Without limiting the foregoing, everything on this Web site is provided to you "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. NursingCenter assumes no liability for any loss, damage, or expense from errors or omissions in the information, whether arising in contract, tort, or otherwise.

This Web site also provides links to other Web sites. However, the publisher disclaims all responsibility for the content of other Web sites and shall not be liable for damages or injuries arising from that content.
 

Contact
If you have questions regarding the terms of use of this site or of your participation in NursingCenter, please contact us at:

NursingCenter Customer Service
Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

E-mail: CustomerService@NursingCenter.com
 


General
NursingCenter may at any time reissue these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

This agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with New York law. Any action to enforce it shall be brought in the federal or state courts in New York City.