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EDITORIAL POLICY

ABLinfo.org is a website providing information and resources on the Internet about Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL), also referred to in medical literature as Fecal Incontinence (FI). The audience includes people affected by ABL, healthcare providers, the medical research community, caregivers, the general public and media. The effectiveness of the website is dependent upon the quality of our content. Therefore, we form our content from published medical research papers and with experts in the field of ABL (Accidental Bowel Leakage) and related conditions. 

All articles on this website have either been authored by a healthcare professional or reviewed by Dr. Heidi Brown of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. Other trusted reviewers and contributors to the site include other ABL clinical experts who are listed on the Editors page.

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only, and are not intended as medical advice. For medical care and advice, you should consult your healthcare provider on a regular basis. 

Physicians, nutritionists, patients, caregivers, and healthcare community members may submit content for use. However, the managing editor reserves the right to determine whether the material will be used for the website. The managing editor also reserves the right to edit for length, accessible language and grammatical errors. 

Users may find content on our website that links to third party websites. We do not control the content or links that appear on these websites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing.

Last updated on April 16, 2014


ADVERTISING POLICY

By using the ABLinfo.org website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. Please read them carefully. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the ABLinfo.org website.

Always consult your healthcare provider before trying anything recommended on this or any other website that speaks to general health issues.

ABLinfo.org’s website material is based on professional advice, published experience and research, and expert opinions, but not does not represent individual therapeutic recommendations or prescription. For specific medical advice, consult your personal physician or other knowledgeable healthcare provider. ABLinfo.org does not endorse any products and services of third parties through this website, ABLinfo.org publications, or otherwise.

ABLinfo.org adheres to a framework for the application of ethics in its relationship with for-profit and other commercial entities, including but not limited to purchases, advertising, sponsorships, health message promotions, licensing, certification, strategic alliances, and cause marketing.

The ABLinfo.org website is free of paid advertisements.

If specific sections of the ABLinfo.org site are sponsored by commercial entities, they will be recognized as such by the display of the sponsor's logo and website link. The ABLinfo.org website is free of paid advertisements.

The materials contained herein include information and facts and the opinions and recommendations of various individuals and organizations regarding medical studies and resources, and governmental regulations, statutes and practices, and potential changes to same. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated or implied in any of the materials available herein, ABLinfo.org and its agents, affiliates, employees, and contractors cannot and do not make any representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee, express or implied, regarding (i) the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any such information, facts, or opinions or (ii) the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose thereof, nor shall any of such materials be deemed the giving of medical or legal advice by ABLinfo.org, its agents, affiliates, employees, or contractors. All users should consult their own medical or legal advisors, applicable regulatory entities, and other sources of medical or legal information and advice for any opinions or recommendations with respect to their own situation.

Neither ABLinfo.org nor its agents, affiliates, employees, or contractors shall be liable to you or any other person or entity for any loss or injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or similar damages, or any other damages of any nature whatsoever arising out of any of the materials (or any portion thereof) contained or not contained herein.

BY ACCESSING THE ABLINFO.ORG WEBSITE, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST ABLINFO.ORG AND ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AND CONTRACTORS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE ABLINFO.ORG WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.

We have provided links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Neither ABLINFO.ORG nor any of its agents or employees operates or controls in any respect any information, products, or services on these sites, or endorses or makes any representation or warranty regarding these sites. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of these third party sites.

Neither ABLINFO.ORG nor its employees, affiliates, or contractors controls the messages, information, or files which will be delivered via the listserve herein made available, all of which will normally be automatically forwarded by the listserve program in the form submitted by you and other users. Neither ABLINFO.ORG nor its employees, affiliates, or contractors makes any representation or warranty that any information, software, or other material delivered by the listserve will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful components. However, it is a condition of your use of the listserve that you not:

1. Port or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or indecent information of any kind including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law;

2. Port or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbot, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component;

3. Post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way any information, software, or other material on or from the listserve for commercial purposes; or

4. Upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way information, software, or other material which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or right-holder.

You understand that ABLINFO.ORG has no obligation to monitor the listserve. However, you agree that ABLINFO.ORG has the right to monitor the listserve from time to time and to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions.

The materials displayed on the ABLINFO.ORG website, including without limitation all editorial materials, informational text, photographs, illustrations, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos, trademarks and service marks, are the property of ABLINFO.ORG or of the parties furnishing such materials to ABLINFO.ORG and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Any such content may be displayed and printed solely for your own use, and you agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material to any other person or entity without the express prior written consent of ABLINFO.ORG.

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend ABLINFO.ORG and its agents, affiliates, and employees from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs and losses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from any violation of these terms and conditions by you.

If any portion of these terms and conditions is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. ABLINFO.ORG's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between parties, nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these terms and conditions.

ABLINFO.ORG intends to comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please direct any notices of claimed copyright infringement to the address or telephone number below:

The Healthy Mature Living Foundation 
ABLinfo.org 
PO Box 1100
Los Gatos, CA 
95031-1100 
info@HealthyMatureLiving.org
1-800-559-4716

Last updated on April 16, 2014


PRIVACY POLICY

ABLinfo.org regards all personal information as confidential. Therefore, we do not sell our database records or e-mail addresses to anyone for any purposes. Our website visitors' privacy and identity are always preserved and protected.  Furthermore, we have implemented policies to protect the confidentiality of personal information.

Disclaimer

By using the ABLinfo.org website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. Please read them carefully. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the ABLinfo.org. The materials contained herein include information and facts and the opinions and recommendations of various individuals and organizations regarding medical studies and resources, and governmental regulations, statutes and practices, and potential changes to same. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated or implied in any of the materials available herein, ABLinfo.org and its agents, affiliates, employees, and contractors cannot and do not make any representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee, express or implied, regarding (i) the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any such information, facts, or opinions or (ii) the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose thereof, nor shall any of such materials be deemed the giving of medical or legal advice by ABLinfo.org, its agents, affiliates, employees, or contractors. All users should consult their own medical or legal advisors, applicable regulatory entities, and other sources of medical or legal information and advice for any opinions or recommendations with respect to their own situation.

Neither ABLinfo.org nor its agents, affiliates, employees, or contractors shall be liable to you or any other person or entity for any loss or injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or similar damages, or any other damages of any nature whatsoever arising out of any of the materials (or any portion thereof) contained or not contained herein.

BY ACCESSING THE ABLINFO.ORG WEBSITE, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST ABLINFO.ORG AND ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AND CONTRACTORS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE ABLINFO.ORG WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.

We have provided links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Neither ABLinfo.org nor any of its agents or employees operates or controls in any respect any information, products, or services on these sites, or endorses or makes any representation or warranty regarding these sites. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of these third party sites.

Currently ABLinfo.org is using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here.

Neither ABLinfo.org nor its employees, affiliates, or contractors controls the messages, information, or files which will be delivered via the listserve herein made available, all of which will normally be automatically forwarded by the listserve program in the form submitted by you and other users. Neither ABLinfo.org nor its employees, affiliates, or contractors makes any representation or warranty that any information, software, or other material delivered by the listserve will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful components. However, it is a condition of your use of the listserve that you not:

1. Port or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or indecent information of any kind including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law;

2. Port or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbot, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component;

3. Post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way any information, software, or other material on or from the listserve for commercial purposes; or

4. Upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way information, software, or other material which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or rightholder.

You understand that ABLinfo.org has no obligation to monitor the listserve. However, you agree that ABLinfo.org has the right to monitor the listserve from time to time and to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions.

The materials displayed on the ABLinfo.org website, including without limitation all editorial materials, informational text, photographs, illustrations, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos, trademarks and service marks, are the property of ABLinfo.org or of the parties furnishing such materials to ABLinfo.org and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Any such content may be displayed and printed solely for your own use, and you agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material to any other person or entity without the express prior written consent of ABLinfo.org.

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend ABLinfo.org and its agents, affiliates, and employees from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs and losses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from any violation of these terms and conditions by you. If any portion of these terms and conditions is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. ABLinfo.org’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between parties, nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these terms and conditions.

ABLinfo.org intends to comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please direct any notices of claimed copyright infringement to the address or telephone number below:

The Healthy Mature Living Foundation 
ABLinfo.org 
PO Box 1100
Los Gatos, CA 
95031-1100 
info@HealthyMatureLiving.org
1-800-559-4716

Last updated on April 16, 2014


FUNDING POLICY

This site is a non-profit website that has been funded by an unrestricted educational grant. 

Last updated on April 16, 2014

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