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TERMS OF USE:


The Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice.

The contents of the HOPE website, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from users and others, and other material contained on the HOPE website ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the HOPE website!

By accessing “Health Organization for Pudendal Education” (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Health Organization for Pudendal Education”, “http://www.pudendalhope.info/forum”), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms then please do not access and/or use http://www.pudendalhope.info/forum. We may change these at any time and we will do our best to inform you, although it would be for you prudent to review this page regularly yourself, as your continued usage of http://www.pudendalhope.info/forum after changes, means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

Our forums are powered by phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Group”, “phpBB Teams”) which is a bulletin board solution released under the “General Public License” (hereinafter “GPL”) and can be downloaded from www.phpbb.com. The phpBB software only facilitates internet based discussions, the phpBB Group is not responsible for what we allow and/or disallow as permissible content and/or conduct. For further information about phpBB, please see: http://www.phpbb.com/.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws, be they of your country, the country where Health Organization for Pudendal Education is hosted (currrently USA), or any International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification to your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that Health Organization for Pudendal Education has the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree for any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither Health Organization for Pudendal Education nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

Our database is at the data center of Bluehost webhosting company. It is a standard phpbb3 mysql database on a unix-box. It is a site that uses PHP as the server language and http between browser and application so it is not encrypted but the information is password protected and the database is saved and protected by Bluehost. The information is retained until deleted by site administrators. The website and the forum database are backed up daily and weekly by Bluehost; however, if a post or thread on the forum is deleted from the main database by the forum administrators or moderators, it is gone permanently. If a post is edited by a forum user or by a moderator, the original post cannot be retrieved.

You agree to disseminate only information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. If you give medical information as a health professional, you agree to state your status as a medical professional.
You agree to give references (links, for example) to the health/medical information you provide when it is not personal experience. Personal experience is any symptom, test, treatment, etc., undergone by you or a close family member.
You agree to obtain permission from the author/owner before posting copyrighted material.
You agree to obtain permission before posting content from private messages.
You agree that any posts you make become the property of Health Organization for Pudendal Education (HOPE). HOPE moderators decide if posts are published, for how long, whether they will be removed or kept even after a member has abandoned or left the forum. However, as long as you do have access to your account (which HOPE is not obliged to give you), you can alter posts in the way the forum software and settings allow you. In other words, you grant HOPE a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, and distribute such content. This license continues even if you stop using our Services.
You agree not to post with more than one username. Only moderators will be allowed to post from a moderator username in addition to their regular username.
You agree that you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and will report unauthorized use of your account to the administrators or moderators.
You agree that signature links can be removed by the moderators at any time. It is agreed that you may link to products or websites that you have found helpful. Health Organization for Pudendal Education has no control over these other websites and does not endorse any of the linked products/websites.
You agree not to post personal information about other people. You may be held criminally liable if you do.
You agree that if you do not activate your account within one week of registering, your account may be deleted by the moderators. Please check your junk email box if your activation email does not show up in your inbox.
You agree that we cannot guarantee against the loss of data or information on the website/forum. You agree that if you want something saved you must save it to your own personal files. We cannot guarantee that the site will not be interrupted or terminated without notice.
You agree not to use the forum for advertising.
You agree not to delay in getting medical advice based on something you read on the forum. If you are suicidal please get professional help immediately. If you are having a medical emergency, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number for medical assistance.


Views and opinions expressed on the forums are those of the individual members and do not represent the views of Health Organization for Pudendal Education (HOPE) including the moderators/administrators of the forum, website advisers, the webmaster, or the directors of HOPE (except for posts made by these people). The information provided on the HOPE forum is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. The information on the forum is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY:
MATERIALS, SERVICES AND OTHER INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” BY Health Organization for Pudendal Education (HOPE) FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HOPE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, TITLE, OR NON INFRINGEMENT.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, BY ITS VERY NATURE, A WEBSITE CANNOT BE ABSOLUTELY PROTECTED AGAINST INTENTIONAL OR MALICIOUS INTRUSION ATTEMPTS. FURTHERMORE, HOPE DOES NOT CONTROL THE DEVICES OR COMPUTERS OR THE INTERNET OVER WHICH YOU MAY CHOOSE TO SEND CONFIDENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CANNOT, THEREFORE, PREVENT SUCH INTERCEPTIONS OF COMPROMISES TO YOUR INFORMATION WHILE IN TRANSIT TO HOPE. THEREFORE, HOPE HEREBY MAKES NO GUARANTEE AS TO SECURITY, INTEGRITY OR CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE, OR STORED WITHIN THIS WEBSITE.
BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CARE TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION WHILE IN TRANSIT, HOPE CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ABSOLUTE SECURITY OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS OR TRANSMISSIONS SINCE ANY TRANSMISSION MADE OVER THE INTERNET BY ANY ORGANIZATION OR ANY INDIVIDUAL RUNS THE RISK OF INTERCEPTION. IN ADDITION, WE HEREBY MAKE NO GUARANTEE AS TO SECURITY, INTEGRITY OR CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE, OR STORED WITHIN THIS WEBSITE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
YOU ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF TRANSMITTING YOUR INFORMATION AS IT RELATES TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, AND FOR ANY DATA CORRUPTIONS, INTENTIONAL INTERCEPTIONS, INTRUSIONS OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO INFORMATION, OR OF ANY DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS TO, OR FAILURES PREVENTING THE USE THIS WEBSITE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL HOPE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR MONETARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING FEES, AND PENALTIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF MATERIALS POSTED ON THIS SITE OR CONNECTIVITY TO OR FROM THIS SITE TO ANY OTHER SITE.
BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS.


This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by HOPE which is headquartered in the State of New Mexico, in the United States of America. It may be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. Because each of these places has laws that may differ from those of New Mexico, by accessing this website you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of New Mexico, without regard to conflicts of law principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to the use of this website. You also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive legal jurisdiction and venues of the Courts of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico with respect to such matters. You further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of New Mexico in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving HOPE or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers. HOPE makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is hereby prohibited. Individuals or organizations choosing to access this website from other locations do so of their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Without limiting the foregoing, HOPE makes no representations or warranties about the following:

1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the HOPE website.
2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the HOPE website.
In no event shall HOPE be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the HOPE website or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not HOPE is advised of the possibility of such damages. HOPE shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $100. HOPE is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or forums. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, Content, or forums must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.
The personal information you submit to HOPE is governed by the HOPE Privacy Policy. To the extent there is an inconsistency between this Agreement and the HOPE Privacy Policy, this Agreement shall govern.

Advertisements, Searches, and Links to Other Sites
HOPE may provide links to third-party web sites. HOPE does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. HOPE is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites or sites framed within the HOPE website, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. HOPE does not endorse any product, service, or treatment advertised on the HOPE website.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless HOPE, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and suppliers, from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your use of this site.

Notice and Takedown Procedures; and Copyright Agent
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting HOPE's copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:
1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
3. Your name, address, telephone number, and (if available) e-mail address.
4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the materials in complaint is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
HOPE's agent for copyright issues relating to this web site is as follows:
Ian Bezpalko
The Bezpalko Law Firm
P.O. Box 7635
Albuquerque, N.M. 87194
Tel: (505) 341-9353
Fax: (505) 341-9423
Email: ian@bezpalkolawfirm.com
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, HOPE maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers.

Compliance with Terms of Use
All website users by default are considered non-medical professionals. The forum is not moderated by physicians. The forum is moderated daily by volunteers. A list of moderators and their qualifications will be provided in the announcement section of the forum. Platform users who violate these Terms of Use, including the Code of Conduct Rules below, are warned to adhere or are asked to edit their posts. If they refuse to comply within 24 hours they may be banned. Platform users who are clearly spammers will be banned immediately with no warning. Moderators will be allowed to post as a member and as a moderator from the same IP address but are otherwise subject to the same rules of conduct as other forum members.
Our Code of Conduct Rules are as follows:
1. Respect each other - and accept that we can disagree at times.
2. Discuss and debate important issues without personal attacks.
3. Express differences of opinion using factual statements and reasoning without arguments.
4. Be supportive and non-judgmental to others and try to reflect on how your statements might affect another member of this forum.
5. Bearing in mind we are all in pain, please try to see things from the other person's point of view.
6. Hidden agendas are not permitted.
7. People communicate differently, depending on their cultural background, which is fine, as long as the rules above are abided by.
8. Respect other members' privacy.
9. NEVER share sensitive or personal information given to you via Private Messaging (PM), email, or telephone. Please ask permission of the person who shared the information.
10. NEVER make assumptions or insinuations about people, members or otherwise.
11. NEVER abuse your position as a member of HOPE.
12. ALWAYS forgive - We are all human and can make mistakes.
13. ALWAYS be willing to "agree to disagree" when a discussion reaches an impasse.
14. NEVER use sarcasm, obscenity, or "attack language" against other members. "Attack language" can be defined as straying from maintaining a professional, respectful dialogue, and attacking another member's persona, intelligence, and/or emotions.
15. ALWAYS respect the requests and actions of moderators when discussions reach difficult points.
16. ALWAYS be honest.
17. Please be aware that moderators of this forum will take action as necessary whenever they deem a breach of these rules has occurred.

Complete Agreement
Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the HOPE website, these Terms and the HOPE Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and HOPE with respect to the use of the HOPE website, and its Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the HOPE website helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted at http://www.pudendalhope.info/contact.

Privacy Policy:


This policy explains in detail how “Health Organization for Pudendal Education” along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “Health Organization for Pudendal Education”, “http://www.pudendalhope.info/forum”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Group”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).

Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, your browsi ng Health Organization for Pudendal Education will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded to your computer's web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within Health Organization for Pudendal Education and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.

We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software while you are browsing Health Organization for Pudendal Education, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended only to cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on Health Organization for Pudendal Education (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and while logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).

Your account at a bare minimum will contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter “your e-mail”). Your information for your account at Health Organization for Pudendal Education is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your e-mail address required by Health Organization for Pudendal Education during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of Health Organization for Pudendal Education. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated e-mails from the phpBB software.

Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at Health Organization for Pudendal Education, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with Health Organization for Pudendal Education, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password” feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your e-mail, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

We do not inspect, extract, store, or save any of your private information from you or your computer other than what is required in order for us to authenticate you and to make sure someone else is not trying to access your account. Our server software allows you to save into small text file "cookies" on your own local computer certain kinds of this information that we require containing your log-in username, secure ciphered one-way hash of your password into another coded value (but not your password itself), your log-in session ID, and your e-mail address that you use to register. Cookie information like passwords, auto log-in data, and browser preferences displaying what you may have typed (such as in auto-completion fields) are all stored locally on your computer. We do not store it on our server. The Internet Protocol address of your computer connected through your Internet Service Provider is visible to the moderators. Moderators/site administrators do not know or have access to your password. We can reset your password manually at your request. After we reset your password we encourage you to change it as soon as possible (and then we will no longer know or have access to it).
Passwords will only be reset manually by the site administrators at your request. If you click on "I forgot my password" on the log-in page and reset your password yourself, the site administrators will not know your new password. Any other information that you choose to supply is optional. Your username and signature if you choose to have a signature are publicly viewable.

We do not sell or make available to third parties or companies any data collected or any information provided by you during registration. Only site administrators can access this data. All e-mail addresses used by members to register will be kept confidential by the website-forum administrators and will not be disclosed unless required to do so by law; however, we cannot take any responsibility for any tracing of your personal information posted on the forum. Site administrators are appointed by the Health Organization for Pudendal Education Board of Directors and may change at any time. This is a public forum and is therefore open to anyone to read and use your posts without registering. Search engines will lead people to forum messages. This allows members searching for answers to their questions about pudendal neuralgia to find us, and permits us to provide help and advice to them.

We would like to remind you that you should keep your personal identity private. Here are some suggestions that should assist you in retaining your privacy:

1. Keep your personal information private.
2. Do not post your full name, home address, telephone number, email address, or anything else you want to keep private on the forum, unless you want the world to know about it.
3. If you do want to exchange personal information with another member, you should do so using private messaging, so long as you are comfortable doing so and you are confident about the recipient.
4. We recommend that you should use a real first name and a single letter for your last name or a number or an abbreviation which is familiar to you. This way we are communicating with actual people, but not revealing our full names. It is acceptable to use an alias if you prefer not to use your real name but please choose an alias that is like a real name. Please make sure that you choose a username and password that you will be able to remember!
5. There is no minimum age requirement to use the forum since we are unable to monitor with any accuracy the age of the forum posters.
6. You can edit your own posts but only moderators can fully delete posts. If you edit the content out of your post, there will still be a blank post that shows you posted there.

 
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