Terms, Conditions, and Disclaimers

By accessing this site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use this site.

  1. Service Provided

    The UNIVERSAL HUB contains and presents information as a service to the ABMS Member Boards, their Diplomates, applicants, other certified healthcare personnel, and approved organizations. Due to the dynamic nature of information and our reliance on information provided by and from outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link.

    You understand we have no control over the content of any external websites linked from the UNIVERSAL HUB and will not be held responsible for any of the information found therein.

  2. Copyright and Restrictions of Use

    Content made available by the activity owner is made available by permission and is protected by copyrights, trademarks or other proprietary rights. These rights are valid and protected in all forms. Any reproduction, publication or public exhibition of such content in whole or in part is strictly prohibited.

    All material on this site is copyrighted and any downloading, distribution or redistribution of any copyrighted or protected material from this website is only allowed for the express purpose of using the functionality of the site. Any unauthorized use of any content of the site or any website to which we link without the copyright owner’s permission is strictly prohibited and may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

  3. Limitations on Use

    Access to the site is for your use only and should not be shared. You are responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password. Your responsibility extends to all activity and use under the username and password.

    You may not post any information from the site to newsgroups, mail lists, electronic bulletin boards, or any other public forum without the prior written consent of the program owner within the site.

  4. User Login and Passwords

    We reserve the right to monitor your use of the site to ensure your compliance with these Terms and Conditions. If it is determined that you are not in compliance with these Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to take action as is deemed necessary, including but not limited to, suspension or termination of your account.

  5. User Submitted Data

    Use or transmission of any material in violation of the Terms and Conditions, prohibited by any law, rule or regulation or the rights of any third party is prohibited. This includes defamatory material, copyrighted material, threatening, obscene, lewd and indecent material, or material protected by trademark, trade secret, or patent laws, or material that results in an invasion of privacy.

    In the event we become aware or are made aware of any violation of the Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to remove the content, terminate your use of the site and pursue any legal action necessary to protect the interests of the ABMS Member Boards and their programs.

  6. No Service Warranties

    The website and the information are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information or material available on or accessible through the site is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful components.

  7. Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

    Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use the website or your reliance on or use of information provided on or accessible through the website, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission, or any failure of performance.

  8. Scope of Use

    These Terms and Conditions only give you some rights to use the features included in the site. The site owner reserves all other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use the site only as expressly permitted in the Terms and Conditions. In doing so, you must comply with any technical limitations in the site that only allow you to use it in certain ways. You may not:

    • work around any technical limitations in the site;
    • reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the site, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation;
    • use the site in any way that is against the law; or
    • use the site for single backup or single hosting services for your organization.

  9. Your Information

    You warrant that information you provide on the website is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and that you have read and agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

  10. Trademarks and/or Service Marks

    The website, including the design and presentation employed, is protected by applicable trademark and copyright law and is the property of the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc. All rights are reserved.

    Nothing contained within the Terms and Conditions or the UNIVERSAL HUB should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark or service mark displayed at the UNIVERSAL HUB without express written permission.

  11. Antihacking

    You may not, nor may you allow others to, directly or indirectly attempt to disrupt, impair or interfere with, alter or modify the Service, collection any information about others, including passwords, accounts, or other information.

  12. General

    We may discontinue or change the site or its availability at any time without notice. We shall not be responsible for delays or performance failures caused by actions or events beyond our reasonable control. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions are deemed illegal or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

  13. Termination

    If it is believed you have violated these Terms and Conditions, we may terminate your access to the site.

  14. Indemnification

    You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the site owner harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you.

  15. Compliance with Laws

    You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your participation in any program within the site and will not engage in any act that has an adverse impact on the performance or availability the site or the programs housed therein.

  16. Notice of Copyright Infringement

    If you are a copyright owner who believes your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted, or distributed via the UNIVERSAL HUB in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please report the violation via U.S. Mail to:

    American Board of Family Medicine
    Attn: Alternative Activities Department
    1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 550
    Lexington, KY 40511

    Please note that the contact information provided in this paragraph should only be used for reporting suspected copyright infringement. Contact information for other matters is provided elsewhere on the website.